Friday, October 20, 2017

A Pampered Weekly Link Round-Up

I did finally begin my fall housecleaning. (Have I ever told you how much I hate the end of pool season?) The first room to feel my wrath was the main bathroom, which is the one that Denis and I share. This house was built in 1952 when most ranch-style homes weren't big on master bedrooms with ensuite baths, although we've made modifications that gave the guest room its own bath.

My interior design preferences have changed over the years. For the most part, you can call my style No Frills. It's comfortable. No one's afraid to sit on anything, and I've long gotten over my penchant for dust catchers. My grandmother was the one in the family who caught dust before it had a chance to land on the furniture. Me? I tend to think of it as a protective coating (but I don't want that coating any deeper than needs be).

I do like to have a few touches in our bedroom and our bathroom that are a bit "fancier." In the bathroom, I guess those highly paid designers would call them elements to give the bath a "spa-like feel." Here's one small way that I pamper myself: a teak box filled with handknit facecloths. As you can see by the one that's artistically draped over a corner of the box, I'm already using one. What made me laugh was Denis's remark when he came out of the freshly scrubbed bathroom: "I really like that box with the facecloths. Are they all for you to use...or can I use them, too?" You can deduce my answer by the two-cloth space in the box! It's funny how small touches can make a person feel special, isn't it?

Now that I've got my face and hands washed, I'd better mosey on out to the corral. Those links sure have been noisy this week. Head 'em up!  Moooooooooove 'em out!

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • The 2011 tsunami flushed hundreds of Japanese species across the ocean. 
  • Have children lost touch with nature? (It breaks my heart every time I go to the butterfly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden and see children who have no idea what those beautiful creatures are-- and are scared to death of them.) 
  • Wolf pups have been spotted near Rome for the first time in decades. 
  • Botanic gardens may be endangered species' best bet for survival.
  • A lynx family turns an Alaskan photographer's deck into a playground.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Donald Malarkey, the war hero portrayed in Band of Brothers, has died at the age of 96. 

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. I like those little touches, too, Cathy. For instance, a friend gave me a really nice touch-free hand soap dispenser for my bathroom, and it looks beautiful. I really enjoy using, too. It is those little things. Now, to check out that Native American rock art...

    1. I really like the sound of that soap dispenser!


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