Just some randomness.

Hey all.  I thought I'd just share some random "putterings" & thoughts with you today.  But, first I have a question for all of the seasoned bloggers out there.  I love meeting and following  all the wonderful bloggers, but I'm having trouble staying on top of actually following them & doing my "thank you's" to new followers to my blog.  Any suggestions?

Okay, on to the randomness.  I know this won't mean much to a great many of you and will probably sound like "whining" on my part, but we've had an Arctic blast!  The following pics are of our backyard fountain at noon on Thursday the 3rd.  I know what a lot of you are saying, that this is nothing compared to what's going on in so many parts of the country.  I hear you, but really people, we are in the AZ desert!  This is the land where no one owns heavy coats, so this was a shocker!  I was wearing 3 long-sleeve knit tops -- well, until I had a hot flash, that is!

Abby didn't even want to get out of her little bed.  We had to put extra padding under her bed to get it off the tile so she would stay warmer.

It's almost like a Kiva oven once she gets it warm with her fuzzy little body.  I tried putting my tootsies in there, but she didn't think too much of that idea.

Thursday was my b-day and my sweet neighbor gave me this decorative, glass piece.  She got it from Pier 1, can you tell?  I just love the colors & had to quickly find a spot to display it.

The old singer seemed like a good fit.  This was what I had here first.

I removed the flowers and added my b-day piece.  The colors are certainly perfect for this room.

The other items were either already here or I took them from other vignettes around my home.  I took the ivy topiary from The Man's side table (believe me, he didn't care) & the candle stick and candle came right out of my decor closet.  I like this look.

Have ya'll ever seen one of these?  It's called a "Pouchee" & it's a purse organizer.  I first heard about them at Toni's "A Bowl Full of Lemons" and knew I needed one.  I love to change purses a lot and this makes it so much easier.  It takes the place of my wallet, coupon holder, & a small cosmetic bag.  As you can see, it has card slots on one side, along with a pocket for the cell.

The other side also has 2 pockets that you could use for sunglasses, IPhone, IPod, etc.  They come in numerous colors & fabrics.  The metal rings make it easy to grasp from the depths of my purse.  It also has a very strong snap closure.

Then it opens up and expands to hold numerous items inside.  There is a zippered compartment that I use for change, a section for paper money, another section that I use for coupons, & then a large area for all the misc. stuff that always ended up in the very bottom of my purse.   I would even feel comfortable just grabbing this when I needed to make a quick run to the store.

It fits beautifully in most of my purses.  I'm not getting paid by anyone for an endorsement, but if you want to take a look at these handy-dandy "Pouchees", you can find them Here.

Last, but certainly not least, I just want to shout out a big "THANK YOU"  to Debbie at DebbieDoos for hosting the "Newbie Party" which has been such an awesome experience.  I've been blogging since late Sept. '10 which meant I was considered a newbie, and I also had less than 100 followers.  I gained about 20 new followers and found so many wonderful blogs.  There is so much talent out in blogland with so many kind-hearted blog-sisters (are there any men doing this blog-thing?) willing to share those talents.  If you have become a follower of my blog and I missed thanking you, I sincerely apologize.  I'm really trying to be a good blog "responder", so please know that I do appreciate all of you so much.  Thank you for stopping by and please come again soon.

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  1. Your kitty...so cute all bundled up with extra padding! Hopefully the weather will warm up soon! Love the pouchiee!

  2. Hi CAS, I enjoyed sharing your randomness with you. I love how you have your old Singer displayed, and I'm going to look up one of those Pouchees-looks like a good solution. (Stay warm, or cool, as needed!) Hugs, Kim P.S. Thanks for following CCH - I hope you entered the CSN giveaway.

  3. I cant believe its so cold here! Someone's pool I know here was frozen the other day! That's so crazy that never happens.

  4. Randomness is good! Thanks for the shout out. You asked me how I keep up...I really don't know:) LOL!!~ I just try as comments come in. It is increasingly difficult, and I hope I never slight anyone in the process...but there may come a time that I have to chill out on visiting every single blog every day..like I do now. I try to catch up when my kids and husband are at school and work. I will tell you my house is NOT as clean as it used to be. Have a great day!

  5. Randomness is wonderful. Love your vignette.Singer sewing machine is wonderful...You have created a meaningful vignette. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment about my Pink and Green pretties. Enjoy your day! Linda

  6. Hi Cas! Oh, little Abby looks all comfy cozy! She's adorable!
    Now randomness is good sometimes and I like yours. Wow, that looks like some cold at your house!
    The purse organizer looks like a great thing!
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  7. Hey girl I had some glitches in my blog and had to recreate a new one can you please come follow me there the address is noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com thank u!!

  8. You all sure have had some cold temps down in AZ. Abby looks all warm and cozy and comfy in her little bed. I think that I need one of those purse organizers, because mine is like a bottomless pit and it's so hard to find things no matter how neat I try to be. I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit me sometime soon!

    Susan and Bentley

  9. Awww, your little kitty is precious! As far as keeping up with commenting/following, I get in that same boat....just today I created some new folders in my email to help me sort it out!


  10. Hi Cas, what a sweet comment for Debbie!

    Have to say that Pier 1 piece was beautiful, I liked how you showcased it.

    I'm another one of those new followers! :) Take care!

  11. WOW, it's cold everywhere! I definitely want to see about getting a pouchee. I think it would also be a great gift! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!

  12. Your cat is adorable! Sounds like you had a great Birthday.I am new to your blog. Glad I found it!

  13. Randomness is good...my mind is in a random state quite often. So, some random answers: Sorry it's been so cold there! Here too and I'm sick of it. I love your dough bowl and would love to have one. That new grandbaby is precious!!! And, I was signing in to be your follower and realized I already was...so that means I like you so much I want to be your friend yet again!

  14. That piece is so beautiful! Happy Birthday :) So sick of the cold!

  15. My fluffy one (canine) help keep me warm through this crazy winter. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. aww you little kitty all bundled up is adorable.

    i love the old singer and how you have decorated around it, great colors and style.

    I am hopping around through the newbie hop to welcome everyone to blogging. I love making new bloggy friends and i especially love helping new blogger grow their following.

    Stop by my blog when you have a chance. There are so many FUN things happening over on Dandelion Wishes!!!
    We are .....
    *Taking Back Monday, one Etsy giveaway at a time. Come enter to win something awesome EVERY Monday!
    *Airing our dirty little secrets with Friday Confessional. Confess, link up, feel better...I promise!
    *Keeping it positive every weekend with My Happy List. What's on YOUR Happy List this week? Post and link up...it’s a party y'all!
    *And there are crowning’s happening for Queen for the Day...finally, the royal recognition you deserve.

  17. Oh, I wish you warm weather and sunny skies! I have two little kitties myself...they keep each other warm, and us. And we them. :) This Newbie are great, meeting all kinds of people from around the world. Greetings from Germany.

  18. I love your "pouchee". I haven't seen one before. I need one!

    As far as keeping up... it's not easy. (as least for me) I try to repond to each comment with a comment. An eye for an eye kind of thing. Good luck =D

  19. Hi CAS!
    First , let we say "thank you" for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I LOVE Arizona! I was born there and try to visit there every 3 or 4 years.
    Living where I do, yes, I would say you are whining, BUT, if I lived where you do, I would probably do the same. Living in Yuma, you are suppose to be able to enjoy warm weather 365 days a year. I'm sure it will soon be warm.
    Also, I am your newest follower.
    Hope it is warmer today!

  20. Thanks so much for featuring your pouchee! Don't you love it? I know I sure do. It looks great in your purse too.


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