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June 26, 2012

Dumpster Diving Again!

In our quest to transition our front lawn to a dry garden, we have started doing cuttings of succulents and cactus from our rear garden we planted 2 years ago. We plant these cuttings in the plastic pots we got plants in from the nursery. We have always saved these pots after we bought a plant, so we initially had a lot… a least a few dozen. But because of so many cuttings and the large cactus trimming we have done lately, we started running out.

June 18, 2012

Bad Service

Back in the day I worked as a Waitress/ Hostess at a really nice Beverly Hills restaurant. I wasn’t very good at it. As a matter a fact I was terrible. Really terrible….but the manger kept me on because I was so friendly, sweet and honest about mistakes that I made. Somehow customers take stupidity from servers as long as they’re treated nicely and the server apologizes for their fumblings. I was good at that.

So we have patience when we dine out. … to a point.

June 11, 2012

Our New Project

This weekend we got practical. I didn’t go to some of my favorite Sample Sales. It was painful not to go to the Splendid/Ella Moss and Joie sales. But we have a garden project we’ve started. So instead of fun bargain shopping, we did yard work.

We tore out half of our front lawn….

June 04, 2012

Sunglasses for Less

Summer is here! I needed a new pair of sunglasses. My last pair of designer sunglasses have been happily worn now for over 4 years. They’ve stood up to all sorts of abuse and neglect including dropping them more times than I can count. They are prescription, I wear them a lot and I decide it was time to get a new pair so I visited Happy Eyes in Glendale to peruse the pickens.

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