Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

You've got a friend

Here's a deal: If you ever tip over, I'll help you out, and if I ever tip over, you do the same for me.

Notice when they walk away that the other turtle is even bigger than the one that helps out.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

in our garden this evening

above: the Elli flower in her jammies


above: The heirloom daylilies are all open this week.

below: The daisies opened today! I love the daisies.

below: the purple clematis is so pretty right now

Monday, June 14, 2010

Garden Walk 2010

Yesterday was the Garden Walk to benefit UNMC's Munroe-Meyer Institiute for Genetics and Rehabilitation. We toured five incredible Omaha gardens.

There is a water garden tour in a couple of weeks.
Will post more pics the rest of the week!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Charlene Sands: Seduction on the CEO's Terms

He’d returned to Napa Valley strictly to help run the family winery…not be distracted by a

beauty on the staff. CEO Joe Carlino had made the mistake of indulging in an office romance once before, and everything about Ali Pendrake practically screamed “make me your woman!”

Frustrated that her boss was judging her solely by her looks, Ali committed to a total reverse makeover. Ironically, when she transformed from glittery Cinderella to mousey plain-Jane, she really caught the wealthy bachelor’s eye. Yet as they moved from boardroom to bedroom, she wondered if Joe would ever see—or love—the real Ali.

A Note from Charlene : Sometimes, fariy tales do come true! Seduction on the CEO's Terms is a fun, fast-paced story about a Clark Kent type hero, (that would be Joe Carlino) who turns into Superman when necessary and a very feisty Cinderella heroine,(that would be Ail Pendrake) who transforms into Plain Jane at the ball, to catch the hero's eye. And you thought Shrek had romance!! What's even better, I have a coupon on my website good for FREE SHIPPING for anything you buy on Eharlequin for the month of JUNE. http://charlenesands.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Check out who's NOT crying in the bathtub!

First time! Whoo hoo!

Mommy tried out the thingie Elli can sit in. Makes it way more difficult to wash her, but the lack of screaming is a plus.

Monday, June 07, 2010

The Wild West on 5 Bits a Day

Board a stagecoach, meet Wyatt Earp, and raise the roof in a cow-town saloon—your guide to traveling, eating, drinking, and surviving in frontier America. Enjoy time-travel through the Old West . . . and enter a world of cowboys, Indians, and cavalry officers, legendary lawmen and gunslingers, gamblers, working girls with hearts of gold, and pioneers building a life on the frontier.
The time is 1880. Railroad travel to California is relatively easy, and you can ride a spur line to towns like Santa Fe, but getting to many places in the mountains and plains calls for a sense of adventure. Cowboys drive huge herds of cattle from Texas ranches to raucous Kansas railheads. The Earps and Doc Holliday are in Tombstone; Jesse James and Billy the Kid are still at large. Booming Leadville has just opened its famous opera house, while Virginia City reigns as Queen of the Comstock.

This rollicking guide to the Wild West draws on contemporary newspapers, memoirs, diaries, dime novels, and guidebooks as it invites you to . . .

explore on horseback, by stagecoach, and in locomotives;
visit Dodge City, Deadwood, Fort Laramie, and other “must-see” locales;
witness gunfights and cattle roundups;
don a special “Yosemite suit” and ride out to marvel at the giant redwoods and dazzling rock formations.

Complete with practical advice on where to stay, what to wear, and what to safely eat, here is the perfect introduction to the exciting days before the West was tamed. 15 color and 65 black-and-white illustrations

ISBN 978-0-500-28872-9 · 51/4" x 77/8" · 80 illustrations, 15 in color · 152 pages · HISTORY / TRAVEL

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Bring Grease to Omaha

GREASE sing-along movie is in theaters around the country this summer, but not in OMAHA! How fun would that be? Go vote to bring it here!


Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Jammies Banned at Grocery Store

A Britain grocery store, Tesco, recently banned shoppers wearing pajamas (nightwear). I guess a bunch of moms are completely honked off about this dress code and are taking their business to Aldi.

The fact that the grocery story had to institute this policy is what surprises me. But apparently in Britain a score of women shop in their nightwear and slippers.

I have seen a few moms at school hurriedly opening car doors and dropping off their kids then jumping back in the SUV with their coat over their jammies, but I've never in my lifetime seen anyone at the grocery store in their jammies. And I even worked at a grocery store many years ago. I have seen slippers, and I thought that was tacky.

I mean, how difficult is it to pull on your clothing in the morning? What? A two minute task? I confess that a time or two I have worn my nightshirt with my jeans and added a coat to drop off kids at school, but it was winter and I didn't get out of the car. I also wondered all the way, what I'd do if I got in an accident or the car died. I'd be mortified to be caught in my nightshirt.

So, I'm wondering...have you ever worn your jammies to drop off kids at school?
And...have to ever worn your jammies to the grocery store?

Aldi - BEWARE!