Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Here is what I got at the Marshall’s Mega Store in Lake of the Ozarks…….a huge mirror…..6’3” actually…..Kenny had to measure it to see if it would fit in the car… fit, but he had to drive home with his seat WAY up and his knees up to his ears…….I love that man!

We have this closet in our entryway and it’s FULL of Christmas decorations and our artificial tree, so we open this closet twice a year….once to get everything out to decorate and once to put it all up… I’d been thinking that I’d like something to cover up this door….I was thinking a piece of artwork, but I think this mirror might do the trick?  Do you think it would be weird to walk into someone’s house and be faced with a huge full-length mirror?  I think I could put a chair and a table in front of it. to make it not SOOOOO “in your face”….what do you think? Also need to figure out how to hang it….maybe get something so it would hang out beyond the trim….would also have to take off the doorknob….or take off the doorknob ANd the trim, so it would be flush against the wall….any ideas? I want it to hang ABOVE the top of the door and then I’d paint the door, trim and wall all the same color.

Here is a close up of the wood….I love it!

Our house is in wild disarray, due to the painting, listing stuff on ebay and craigslist… that what you call a state of flux? Out with the old and in with the new….a little chaotic, but SO full of POSSIBILITIES!

Kenny took time to bring some hydrangeas inside….I love them….

Random garden pics…..

Drinking margaritas and blogging…..makes things a little “smattered”

Lo-Cal Margarita recipe….these are smooth!

Lower-cal Margaritas

  • 1 tub Crystal Light lemon-lime or lemonade flavored drink mix
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice of one lime
  • 8 oz. tequila
  • 6 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 4 oz. Presidente Mexican Brandy
In a 2-quart pitcher, mix water with the Crystal Light. Add all spirits. Fill with enough crushed ice to make 1 quarts; stir and serve in salt-rimmed glasses. Garnish with a wedge of lime.


  1. I am drinking a Margarita and reading your blog and posting on mine.Makes me feel like I am there with you.
    I would love to see your home and yard in person some day.

  2. I love your yard and garden and can just imagine you and Kenny by the pool drinking those delicious margarita's! Good luck with your mirror....awesome frame! Cathy G

  3. Vicki,
    ...and you shall, see my home in person one day.....anytime you are in Springfield, give me a call! If it's cooler, maybe we could dye together!

  4. Great yard photos! Your pool looks beautiful and that recipe for margaritas sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Tammy, that sounds great,we will have to shoot for the fall.

  6. Tammy:
    One of the things I have always done with a mirror is..........(btw, I simply love the mirror you bought. It's out of sight!!!!!!)........anyhow...... always look at your pictures and see what your mirror is projecting. I always "stage" a mirror to make sure the reflection is saying something "cool and important". To me, it's like putting on an outfit and making sure the back fits as well as the front. Good trick. (I didn't learn this one on my own).
    Love all the garden shots..............your yard just has to be spectacular!!!!!!

  7. Love the mirror ~ the yard ~ and the margarita recipe! Woo Hoo!

  8. What a keeper, squeezing in the car and bringing in flowers. Love your yard photos.