Friday I decided to head back to Kroger for some additional purchases. I ended up saving 55% of my total, thanks to coupons. Perhaps I am getting the hang of this after all?
I will promise, with you as my witnesses, that I will NEVER have a stockpile of 57 toothbrushes just because they were on sale.
I will only buy what I need. Like 16 boxes of pasta. Because it was FREE. I'm just sayin...
(disclaimer...this is NOT my pasta. this belongs to the Krazy Coupon Lady)
Saturday was the Kentucky Derby, of course, and we all headed out to one of Smalltown, VA's Kentucky Derby Parties. This is the first year that I didn't wear a hat, but quite frankly I just didn't want to have to deal with keeping up with it.
(Marilyn Monroe's Derby hat)
(i was freezing cold by this point, and wearing TEN's oxford over my dress)
(BFF & I. check out my HUGE green glass ring from Venice. so much fun to wear!)
(this is the Lilly dress I wore to the Derby Party. for some reason there are no full length pictures from saturday)
No major drama or stories from the weekend, which is always lovely. I do wonder if I'm getting a bit boring in my old age, but perhaps that isn't it at all. Perhaps I'm just settling in to what life is really supposed to be like....
On Mother's Day Louis gave me this lovely "Louis sized" bouquet of red roses.
I've got some cilantro, roma tomatoes, cucumbers and some cayenne peppers growing . I've also got some regular tomatoes in a Topsy Turvy hanging from the hammock hook. Pretty classy, huh?
I really hadn't expected to have any great success with this "garden", but I've got 3 tomatoes growing out of the Topsy Turvy already. AND...I've got about 6 sprouts coming up from the cucumber seeds. I had to cut the cilantro over the weekend because it was simply out of control.
Since I've had such luck, I've decided that I needed to try growing some cherry tomatoes. I've purchased this:
...from ABC Distributing for $4.95 for a Set of 2. Can't beat that!
Perhaps next year I need to look into actually committing a part of the back yard to a real "legit" garden?