Hi everyone! Since I’m feeling rather unfocused lately, today’s post is going to be one of complete randomness…cats, flowers, snow, a dream about my hair…let’s see, what else is there?
Let’s start with these photos. You know how I basically only show you two rooms in my house, the living room and the dining room? Surprise, the first topic is a continuation on that theme. Iย bought some pretty purple flowers, left them in the sink for about a day while I wondered what to do with them and eventually decided to stuff them in a woven bag that’s in the living room. See, right up there? Before too long this plan went all awry when the cats took notice of this new outdoorsy change and things ended up on this order…
Miss Maisy is very mischievous. Did I ever tell you that one day she managed to get up on top of my kitchen cabinets? You know, like eight feet high. Yeah, that was a surprise.
So anyway, it snowed yesterday. I’m not talking about a little bit either, so much that we had to get out the snow blower. As if that all that snow wasn’t bad enough, I was looking at some photos from last year and saw this…
I took this picture one year ago on April 4th! When I look at all the shots from that day, I can see that my daylillies are about a foot tall. There’s practically a tear coming out of my eye as I think about it. Can you all band together and pray that some warmer weather comes my way…and that I don’t go crazy before it gets here?Speaking of crazy, I have to tell you about a dream that I had recently. Oh my goodness, it was awful. Last week, after I went and got my hair colored and cut, I had a dream that my hair-do lady, Sarah, gave me a look reminiscent the 1980’s! Think mall bangs, perms and lots of layers. I remember looking in the mirror, holding up the hair on the top of my head and seeing that it was only a few inches long. I was horrified and she was smiling. It would’ve been funny to have a photo of me from the 80’s right here, wouldn’t it? No. It wouldn’t. FYI, I love Sarah…I have no idea why I dreamt this.

Anyway, myย subconscious more than made up for that nightmare when aย few days later, after I stayed up late and watched Criminal Minds, I had a dream that Shemar Moore was my boyfriend ๐Ÿ™‚



Well okay, on that note, I think that’s all I’ve got.
Hope you have a super weekend!



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  • Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

    I literally laughed out loud when I saw the photo of your cat in the bag! They are such little stinkers sometimes!
    Your photos are so beautiful!! Sorry you got more snow. What a bummer! Spring get yourself to Tricia's house pronto!! Ok, I hope my scolding helps. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I had a dream the other night that the characters from Friends were in. I love that show so I woke up happy.

    April 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    Oh my gosh, this was too funny! I like your random posts…I laughed so hard when I read 'mall bangs!' I had them too. plus I have really curly hair so I was not cute with my bangs.

    I'm still waiting for spring to come to NE. It snowed here too and the wind is about ready to send me over the edge. So I'm praying for you…and me.

    Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm Reply
  • Home and Lifestyle

    Dear Tricia,

    I always like it to read your post! I wish you a wonderful weekend and really hope spring will come soon!

    Hugs, Ingrid

    April 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • Clara {Clover and Violet}

    Too funny! Dreams can be so crazy! Your photos are pretty, thanks for sharing!

    April 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm Reply
  • Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging

    Beautiful shot of your cat, and of the flowers in the basket. The slipcovers, throw and books really complete the story. Nice! As always. Hope your Springtime arrives in earnest, quickly.

    April 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm Reply
  • Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle)

    Miss Maisy is so sweet sitting in that bag! Love your photos as always. They are so dreamy, light and airy. Take care and may you have only pleasant dreams tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    Ha ha, I loved my 80's big hair, the bigger the better right? I am with you on the weather, no snow, but cold rain here. Love the one of kitty…have a great weekend.


    April 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    Oh my… great minds dream alike! Shemar Moore… seriously my most favorite dreamy guy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gorgeous photos as always!!

    April 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • elizabeth

    LOL! Well, the flowers in the basket looked lovely while they lasted! Was wondering where you got your white chair. Looking to get a new chair for a corner in my home office.

    April 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm Reply
    • Tricia

      Hi Elizabeth. It's from Room and Board ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 22, 2013 at 4:45 am Reply
    • Lauren

      Hi, do you know the name of this chair? Also is it a slip cover or one piece? Thank you so much!

      September 16, 2015 at 10:36 pm Reply
    • Tricia

      Hi Lauren. The chair is slipcovered. I know that Room and Board carries a few slipcovered pieces, but they no longer sell this style. Most of their furniture is now midcentury modern. Try looking at Crate and Barrel. I was hesitant to buy from someone other than Room and Board (almost all of my furniture is from there), but a few years ago I bought a new couch from them. The salesman told me that the companies that manufacture their furniture are the same ones that Room and Board uses. So I was happy to find the quality that I was used to, but in a style that was more my taste.

      September 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Bente

    So funny. Love your post, and the photos are beautiful.

    Have a great weekend

    April 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Val

    I could sit in that chair all day with a good book!

    April 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • Tereza

    I love the use of the ladder as a decoration, so beautiful

    April 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm Reply
  • Karin

    Gorgeous, these shots. And that little naughty kitty, very funny ๐Ÿ˜€

    April 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • Robin Johnson

    This snow is awful. Even more so now that you documented what it look like last year at this time. I think I'm crying now too! When will it end. Maybe next week. I think I read a high of 43!!!! break out the gardening tools!

    April 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm Reply
  • Vibeke Sรฆther Svenningsen

    This is just BEAUTIFUL:)

    April 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply
  • Ania4Ese

    Hi Tricia,
    I absolutely adore your "world", you are such an inspiration!!!
    Loving the house and photographs.
    I am quite new to the blogs, and my blog is written in polish at the moment
    but will also write in english in a near future. I am a great fan of cable blankets myself and had a blanket post last week as the weather is chilly in London at the moment:)
    Best wishes and have a wonderful weekend! Anna

    April 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm Reply
  • Caroline

    This post cracks me up…mall hair! Oh yes…I was in high school in the 80's…I was all over "mall hair"! You cat is sweet…and naughty…like most cats! Yep…I feel your pain…freezing here today…and we got just a touch of snow! Ugh! But your photos are so light and lovely…would imagine it was warm out!!!

    April 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • a quiet life

    wild over your kitty bitty shot~

    April 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm Reply
  • Tulla and Catie

    Your armchair is sooo cosy and pretty with the flowers! And your cat is so funny …
    Best wishes from Barbara

    April 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • SeelenSachen โ™ฅ

    ohhhhh !!! LOVE your cute cat!
    Lovely pictures, as usual! ๐Ÿ™‚


    April 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm Reply
  • Blondie's Journal

    Well, the flowers in the basket looked good while they lasted! Had it been one of my dogs, they would have been eaten!

    I do have to laugh over 80's hair, and for me it sort of extended into the 90's, too! My hair is curly so back then, when I curled it even more, it was huge! And then straight bangs. What a combo! lol!

    I hear you on spring. This is our 5th straight day of rain and gloom.


    April 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm Reply
  • Lisa Gordon

    You make me smile, Tricia!!

    Miss Maisy is just adorable. she has that "Who me???" look on her face. ๐Ÿ™‚

    You always make such beautiful photographs. I love the light in each one.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    P.S. Love, love, love Shemar Moore!

    April 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

    I feel like my flowers are very late this year, too. AND we just had a blizzard (with terrible winds and cold but not much snow in the end) and most of my flowering bulbs look like they may be dead before they even had a chance to flower. ๐Ÿ™
    Miss Maisy is the cutest, what a cozy spot she found in your basket. Your photos are gorgeous, as always. I want to see more of your home!


    April 13, 2013 at 1:25 am Reply
  • Nola Grasby

    So love your pics,would love to see other rooms in your house x

    April 13, 2013 at 1:46 am Reply
  • Shelley in SC

    Love those purple flowers!!! Dreamy!

    April 13, 2013 at 3:27 am Reply
  • Sylvia

    I enjoyed the funny 'randomness' of this post… And there must be some meaning to your dreams as well as to the cross that the window frame forms in the first photo ๐Ÿ™‚ smile

    April 13, 2013 at 3:44 am Reply
  • Rosie Grey

    I loved reading your post – it made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚ and I love your photos – so beautiful! Miss Maisy is adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    April 13, 2013 at 5:50 am Reply
  • tinajo

    Lovely pics, your cat is too sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 13, 2013 at 7:40 am Reply
  • Vintage Home

    Oh what a sweet kitty, & beautiful flowers! Your living & dining room are stunning, sure would love to see more but am happy to see what creativity you have put in these two rooms!

    April 13, 2013 at 11:47 am Reply
  • Between You and Me

    i like random posts.
    the pictures are beautiful.

    April 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • Burlap Luxe

    Hello friend,
    Enjoyed your post, i too havรฉ had crazy dated dreams of hair do's when I would get a fresh cut I would dreamt was way shorter in my dream, yikes!

    Your sitting area is so inviting and your kitty looks to enjoy it as well. Love the peacefulness of all things calm in your home, I too would love to see more ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have an inspiring weekend.

    April 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm Reply
  • *Smukke Ting*

    Dear Tricia,
    the pic with the cat is today my favourite!!!
    Very inspiring pictures!!!

    Many greetings from Germany,


    April 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm Reply
  • Junkchiccottage

    Loved this post. The purple popping out of the basket beautiful. Your kitty is so cute too.

    April 13, 2013 at 8:34 pm Reply
  • Deanna

    Oh I know what you mean about looking at last year's photos…what a difference huh! Beautiful little kitty and pansies. Some day soon it will be spring and we will all be smiling!! Sometimes I have crazy dreams, most of the time I can't remember them.

    April 14, 2013 at 4:04 am Reply
  • federica

    Lovely cat! ๐Ÿ˜‰ F.

    April 14, 2013 at 6:49 am Reply
  • Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Such a pretty kitty! Love these beautiful photos…you'd never know it still looks like the dead of winter outside…

    April 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm Reply
  • Just B @ Love Where You Live

    Lovely photos, fun post! Sometimes random is a good thing. It's been a crappy weather mix lately here too, freezing rain, snow, very windy. These gray days don't exactly say "Spring is here". I hope your weather, and ours, straightens up soon! I need to see some GREEN and some COLOR again out my windows. Thanks for posting, Tricia. ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm Reply
  • Epic Thread

    Your cat looks just like my cat!


    April 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm Reply
  • Kristi R Artisan Jewelry

    You're so funny!

    April 14, 2013 at 6:50 pm Reply
  • LizlovesVintage

    Just stunning!! Love the springtime in your home!
    Enjoy it while it lasts ๐Ÿ™‚
    xxx Liz

    April 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm Reply
  • jacqueline

    Dearest sweet tricia, such a beautiful post of randomness and i really adore these gorgeous photo! I hope your week is off to a beautiful start and happy day! Love to you!

    April 16, 2013 at 6:19 am Reply
  • Evelyn S.

    I saw this when you posted, but I guess I didn't comment! As always, there is such peace and beauty in your photos of your home.

    April 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm Reply
  • Anita @Comfyheaven pillows

    love the flowers in the basket and how it complements the pretty oblong pillow on the couch. Beautiful photos!

    April 18, 2013 at 2:32 am Reply
  • trishie

    Your home looks really beautiful and the purple flowers are just perfect, sitting in the woven basket. Miss Maisy is so gorgeous! I used to have cats back home in Singapore and they jumped everywhere…it was ridiculous.

    April 18, 2013 at 2:34 am Reply
  • My Comfy Haven

    love the way you have take these photos, the colors of the flowers are vibrant. Love the decor idea of using the flowers in the basket…so different to just putting them in vase.

    April 18, 2013 at 2:35 am Reply
  • Ghirlanda di Popcorn

    Wonderful! I love your photos so much!


    April 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • rusty hinge

    Tricia, it's just beautiful!

    April 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm Reply
  • Cindy Garber Iverson

    You had the same problem with cats and flowers that I always do. In fact, your mischievous Miss Maisy looks like my Thomasina… Who would be doing the very same thing in the basket. ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 23, 2013 at 7:29 am Reply
  • Deborah

    Hi Tricia!
    I am giggling with you here! Shemar Moore is my favourite! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I watch him, I mean, Criminal Minds all the time! Lol
    I hope I have that dream too (the one with him in it of course) ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love this randomness post! Maisy is so precious and I could flop in that chair and stay all day! I love the warmness of your home…sih. Just so lovely!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxo

    April 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • Anonymous

    Where did you get that chair??? I love it!!!

    April 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply
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