Friday, May 21, 2010

Gardening Day


  • Make any Memorial Day preparations. If you're traveling, do you need to pack? Hosting a party so you need to shop and clean?

  • Need to buy any graduation presents for upcoming June celebrations? Can you fit the gifts into your budget?

  • Freshen up bathrooms for the weekend. Launder towels and rugs, clean mirrors and sinks, wipe down counter, sanitize toilet, mop floor. I have three bathrooms, so expect this to take about 25 minutes tonight.

  • Feel like writing in your journal or diary tonight? Blogging? Updating your Livejournal, Facebook, Myspace or website?

  • Consider writing a quick cheery note to a relative you haven't written to for some time. Maybe snap a quick pic of your kids, print it out and enclose that too.


If it's not raining later this afternoon, I plan to mow my front lawn and do some tidying and weeding in front. I only have a couple hours to spend doing this, since I'll want to shower and get dressed up to go out to dinner and a movie.

Those of you who live in apartments or condos that have your gardening done for you, lucky you! You get to sit around doing something fun today instead! :) But you might check on any houseplants.

LOVELY BATH & BODY: Boots Hawaiian Islands

I'm delighted that my favorite brand of body products, Boots, has a whole new line of scented products. "Hawaiian Islands" features jasmine, coconut, pomegranate, and avocado scents. There are body scrubs, body washes, and body butters. I'm not a big fan of coconut, but my love of jasmine made me try these anyway. So far I'm loving the Avocado Pomegranate body wash. Looking forward to smelling it again tonight after my post-lawn mowing shower.

Boots Hawaiian Islands, at Target

LOVELY DRINKS: Absolut Berri Acai

I just picked up a bottle of the newest Absolut flavored vodka. I love berry flavors, and while I wouldn't call Acai one of my favorite flavors, I can always pretend I'm getting antioxidant benefits in every cocktail!

So far I've tried Berri Acai in cranberry juice with a lime.. Not fabulous. I'll try it again in lemonade tomorrow and see if that is tastier.

Absolut Berri Acai


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