From Flowers to Reality T.V. Friday’s Fave Five…

Whoa…where has the week gone? It’s time to look back and pick some favorites. There is so much to choose from. Susanne has room for you to join in if you’d like to post your Five Favorites from the past week. Click over to Living to Tell the Story to join on in or see some Favorites.

One of my favorites are these new bookcases that Dear put together and I filled in our Living Area. We are really enjoying the new look this achieved and I’m enjoying seeing some of my pretties out from their hiding places.


My next favorite is being surrounded by live flowers this week. We bought a few Gerber Daisies at the Farmer’s Market and then on Valentine’s Day our kids sent us the beautiful bouquet of Lilies. (Of course that bouquet is my very favorite because they came unexpectedly from our kids) Then I got 2 dozen free roses from the little Thrift store I frequent. I think that God is so good to us to have created flowers of so many colors and varieties for us to enjoy. Don’t flowers just make you smile??

Call my next favorite a confession of my not so secret obsession. I love Reality TV. Not all Reality mind you just Biggest Loser, American Idol, Top Chef, Amazing Race, Project Runway, and Survivor. Can you still be my friend after I’ve made this confession? Good thing we have DVR so I don’t have to be home every night to watch these shows! For those of you who watch Top Chef, Fabio’s restaurant in Moorpark is not that far from us so Dear and I plan to go soon…


Onward and Upward…my next favorite was weather in Southern California this past week. Look at the contrast over a 24 hour period in Southern California. Tuesday Evening we had those great clouds that had brought rain earlier in the day and then the next afternoon not a cloud in the sky. It’s been cooler, too, which is a nice change for us in Southern Cal.

Last for this week are Willow and my walks and the fact that Dear and I continue to work out on the Bowflex and try to get our walking in too. We are starting to see and feel some results which are motivating us to continue. Us older folk need to keep our muscle tone up… Willow and I took photos of each other this week on a fun little path behind her neighborhood. We promised each other not to take photos of our behinds going up the path and steps. Little favors go a long way with body self esteem :0)

Maybe next week I’ll be brave enough for Dear to take a photo of me grimmacing on the Bowflex!

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

16 thoughts on “From Flowers to Reality T.V. Friday’s Fave Five…

  1. I could have live flowers in my home 365 days a week. My biggest blessing in our little town…our local Wal Mart is actually the best place for us….no flower markets for us. My husband used to stop at a beautiful flower shoppe in the city and they NEVER lasted as long as the flowers from our Wally World…crazy. I have never watched a single reality TV show…I have many friends who each have a favorite….maybe I don’t know what we’re missing. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Ellen, I love that you/Dear put the two narrow bookcases together like that – what a smart idea! And haven’t the skies been gorgeous! I meant to bring my camera for my drive in to work today, but forgot…. again. Beautiful snowy mountains.

  3. Lovely photos. The bookcase is wonderful. The flowers are gorgeous. The walks are beautiful. Which mountain range is that I see covered with snow? Love the pictures as always.

  4. Great favs! All the things I love too…even the exercising! Yes…you are right…the chicken wings under my arms must get toned…somehow…before sleeveless weather creeps up on us

  5. As usual, beautiful pics! I especially loved the flowers! I adore flowers … and the bookcases with all your teapots are lovely.

    Have a wonderful week!

    P.S. My favorite reality shows are Jon & Kate + 8 and Little People, Big World.

  6. Yes, I’ll still be your friend. Especially if you tell me about The Biggest Loser when we are walking. I’m intrigued.

    Thanks for posting the more flattering shot 🙂

  7. Isn’t DVR great, you can fast forward through commercials and the boring parts. I would love to see you at work on the Bowflex. After a time the rear shots will be ok? Right? Maybe? Ok, nobody wants photos of their rear!!!! Ever!

  8. You posting a pic of Willow while she posted a pic of you brought a smile. So fun to have a real life blogging friend.

    I heart bookshelves and yours are really a nice addition to that spot, Ellen. Love how you incorporated some lovely tea accessories.

    The flowers are all gorgeous but the tulips are my fave. So pretty.

  9. Reading about your exercise regimen makes me feel embarrassed — as I know I need to get some workout routine in, but haven’t…

    Have a great weekend. By the way, splendid flowers!

  10. Beautiful favorites this week …
    I love bookcases and books displayed beautifully and your flowers are lovely … so are the sky photos in your collage. Thanks for visiting mine at Small Reflections earlier today.
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Ah that was too funny Ellen B.. Real friends don’t take pictures of the others derriere and tackle any one else who is caught trying :0! And yes, I still like you and am happy to consider you my friend.
    Wasn’t the weather just lovely the last few days? I hope your trip to T.O. proved successful!

    🙂 Cori G.

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