Friday, August 29, 2008

Colorful Treasures

I just absolutly love these glass bottles I won at my cousin's bridal shower:) They are so full of color and joy, plus they aren't bad for being free lol
They are among a few things that I have that are really cheery and bright. ...hmmm I should get more brightly colored objects...I like 'em:)

Smelling Sweet

I love the smell of lavender...it brings back memories of my first "own" bedroom when I turned 13 (I have 4 bros and sisters). My Grandmother gave me some lavender to make my room "smell good" :) ahh beautiful lavender:)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Black Friday Holiday Shopping

Do you ever want to know about the best sales ever, before anyone else knows about them? Well now you can!
I am already saving for the holidays in the hopes that I can give good gifts (and get them lol). One of the ways I get good gifts is Black Friday, yes the day after Thanksgiving. Last year, my husband got a REALLY great deal on our 42” LCD HDTV at Best Buy, so I know for a fact that Black Friday is the best time of the year to get awesome deals!

I just found out about this site called Black Friday Scans that gives you a whole list (in pdf and zip files) of stores and their great deals for Black Friday! What is so awesome about them is that they list the deals before they even get to you in the newspaper, which is really cool because then you can plan ahead on what you want to buy and have a whole list ready for Black Friday shopping!
They list stores such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Kmart, Kohls, J.C. Penny, Old Navy, JoAnn Fabrics, Sears, Walmart, and my favorite, Target. Plus many, many more stores.
What is also so great about this site is that they offer email alerts so you know when ads have been posted. This site could be very useful in your holiday shopping!

I think they are just great because knowing about awesome deals in advance is the best ever! I am planning on using them because my husband and I love great deals and since we will now know about them in advance I’m sure everyone will get awesome presents this year…not to mention more clothes for me lol!
So whether you just want good deals for yourself or you are shopping for Christmas items, Black Friday Scans is definitely the way to go! Click here to see Black Friday Scans

"The Holiday" Country Cottage take 2

Searching for findings...

Right here is a close up of the candle lanterns in Iris' living room. I looked Everywhere for them and found some, after about 5 hours of searching! They are Verdigris Iron Lanterns and are beautiful!


HERE THEY ARE!!! At tracyporter.com, Iron Lamps by Tracy Porter, also, because sometimes items are out of stock, if the lanterns arent there, just let me know and i have plenty more links as to where you can find these lanterns!

(cottage photographs property of http://www.outnow.ch/)

More findings and updates to follow!

Friday, August 22, 2008

"The Holiday" Country Cottage

Ok, so recently I have been obsessed and i mean COMPLETLY obsessed with trying to figure out the look of Kate Winslet's Character's, Rosehill Cottage in "The Holiday." If you haven't seen this movie by Nancy Meyers, you may want to just for the knowledge of what im talking about haha jk but seriously its a good movie and i love it. Anyways, back to the look of the cottage, I WANT IT!

I found the site that has alot of the set pictures for The Holiday on it, in fact all the pictures of the cottage on here are from that site: http://outnow.ch/Movies/2006/Holiday/Bilder/ . I have to say i prefer the cottage over the house in California.
Another blog i found talks about the look of the cottage and how to get it http://silverscreensurroundings.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Holiday .






Thursday, August 21, 2008

My puppy Draco

OK everyone! I just wanted to let you in to my life a little bit and get to know more about me:) yay! lol

Well, I would like you all to meet my Belgian Shepherd Dog, Draco.

Draco is a little over a year old and is as spunky and full of energy as ever!

He is a, long haired little doggy, and we love him to death!

As of now, he has learned to sit, stay, go to his crate, go to bed, go away, hi-five:), stand(he is REALLY tall lol), shake hands, lay down, and roll over.

I am currently refining those commands with him as well as teaching him some other tricks.

Here are a couple of pictures of him:) Enjoy!

Smiley Draco
Draco and his buddy Scruffy(in-laws' dog), wanting to go upstairs lol

Draco layin around lol yes those are my white legs haha

And yes, he is my inspiration for my blog name:)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Online Photo Editor...


Have you ever wanted to take two or more pictures and put them together?

Or have you ever wanted to do editing/drawing on your computer but dont have the money for the software? (yep thats me...miss computer lover with no money).

WELL, have i got some news for you! There is a site that i found the other day called Pilxr...Its the BEST! OMG I am so glad for it! I just used it to re-do my Zazzle store banner and I couldnt have done it without Pilxr:) Here is the site: http://www.pixlr.com/

Also, alot of good editing tools are available at photobucket.com and flickr.com -(you have to sign up for those sites to use the tools, but they are free:) )

Alot of times I use two of the editing sites listed here to finish a project. For example, I would upload a picture to flickr.com and edit it then save it to my computer and finish editing it on pixlr.com or vice versa.

I hope you find this post useful as I know the info on here helped me alot when I found it all out!

Breathing Thoughts...

I was wondering the other day...why when I breath, does my stomach move out also? Its not like my lungs are down there too...lol. SO I went to do some research and here is what I came up with:

"Some people say proper deep breathing "fills the tummy with air." Of course, really it's your lungs that are filling and it’s your diaphragm pushing all your body parts down and out! That's the proper way to breathe and your body knows it instinctively! (That's a good thing, huh?)"
(By: Lisa B. Marshall at http://publicspeaker.quickanddirtytips.com/How-To-Breathe.aspx)

I had never known this before! I always thought I was wierd...guess Im not wierd afterall lol
Ya learn something new everyday!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Wierdest Things

LOL ok so i was watching a movie on my computer this morning when something out of the corner of my eye caught my attention...




I have no idea why it was so funny to me but this little guy made me laugh so hard. :)

He was just walking along minding his own business and all but he looked so cute, I had to take his picture:)


Friday, August 15, 2008

Music of the Movies

Do you ever just start to daydream while watching a movie and start to think of something totally off track?

Yesterday, I was watching Benny and Joon, which is a really good movie by the way:), and at a certain point in the movie i started to daydream. I was still watching the movie, and don't get me wrong, the movie is not one bit boring in my opinion, but there i was.

What got me thinking was the music. I mean, the type of instrumental music that no one would listen to on a daily basis...the kind that is happy yet will only be played in a movie...like, no one would seriously be walking down the road and all of a sudden out of no where this song starts playing...see what i mean? It just doesn't seem likely. If you watch the first part of this clip of the movie, you will see what i am saying..(from about :30-:45) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYs8cSJNaA4&feature=related

anyways, i don't know why this intrigued me but, what the hey:)

also watched Chocolat (ok ok I'm on a Johnny Depp splurge with all the movies hes been in lol)
anyways Chocolat was a VERY good movie also:) I would give it a 9/10, so if you haven't seen that yet you should.
Benny and Joon was more on the comedic side where as Chocolat was more drama/romance/just very good all round.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Inside the Box




So, a couple of days ago i got a bunch of flowers from my sister-in-law and mother-in-law, and they were so pretty that i never wanted them to die...welll...me being the artist/person who likes to use something to its full advantage and not waste anything, I decided to contribute my flowers to my Zazzle store http://www.zazzle.com/indolilly** .

So, I went out taking pictures of different flowers out of the bunch of them and came up with some amazing pictures (one of them is pictured above). So far as of today i only have one picture up in my store(on different products of course), but am planning on posting some more up later:) This particular picture ^ makes me feel like im back in my moms highschool yearbook of '75 :) I always wanted to venture back into time:D I guess this is one way for me to do it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Christmas....


OK, to put it bluntly, I miss Christmas. There, I said it.
I have been listening to Brenda Lee singing her amazing Christmas songs, and thinking on all the old Christmas movies ALL DAY LONG! Oh how i miss it. Memories are good things:)


Do you ever, in the middle of summer, miss Christmas?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Indolilly's Designs at Zazzle

Hey y'all! I have been busy with my Zazzle store so I thought I would show off some of my products:) If you would like to visit my store, please visit: http://www.zazzle.com/indolilly*


I have lots and lots of products so feel free to look around!!

I would also like to say that all of my designs and photographs were taken/made by me and are copyrighted.

There are many different types of products as well as designs. My Shop offers: Keds Shoes, T-Shirts, Profile Cards, Posters, Greeting Cards, Postage, Mugs, Mousepads, Postcards, Stickers, Magnets, Hats, Bags, Buttons, Ties, Keychains, Aprons, and Calendars!