Thursday, June 30, 2011

my first million



You never know what you'll find when you're cleaning out an old junk drawer...









I found this cool million










Now I can finally live out my "what-I-would-do-with-a-million-dollars" fantasy.





Only thing better than finding one million dollars?...finding two million dollars!








I'll race you to the bank:)







Wednesday, June 29, 2011

special wordless

epic win photos - Sand Sculpture WIN
see more Hacked IRL - Truth in Sarcasm

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ghost oak



As I was mowing the grass one day, I saw this amazing little oak sprout:









it has white papery leaves! My first thought was 'albino oak' but that's really a condition for animals - plants need their green color for photosynthesis.






And this plant has a mini-me, too. I've never seen anything like it. . .




Monday, June 27, 2011

crime on a map

Found a great online resource to view various crimes in your area using google maps:












Lets you select your city, zoom in on your neighborhood, set a range for the time and which incidents to map. So, if you're the kind of person that wants to know the registered sex offenders that live nearby - or how many burglaries have occured in the past few months... then you may want to sign up for their alerts, too!






Saturday, June 25, 2011

CATurday evening post

Mimi likes to purr herself to sleep





then she hugs herself







Friday, June 24, 2011

Birding in Tennessee: Eastern Meadowlark






The Eastern Meadowlark was probably named for it's lovely songs - like the larks of Europe. But this species is closely related to grackles and orioles from the blackbird family.






If you were to approach an Eastern Meadowlark, sometimes found perched atop a fence post, it would likely take a quick dive into some tall grass. Their preferred habitat is open grassy fields, and they construct ground nests that sometimes have a dome constructed from dried grasses.





A bright yellow chest and belly with a "V" shaped band resembling a necklace, these birds have the silhoette of a robin but the lifestyle of a songbird. The Eastern Meadowlark's call has a clear whistle tone and beautiful notes that sound like a flute.








You can sample the Eastern Meadowlark's song at WhatBird.com under SONGS AND CALLS






BIRDING is a series of articles from Edge of the Wildwood that covers the wild birds of Tennessee. Visit us again soon for another species of our winged friends.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mimsy the Magnificent






Say hello to the lovable ball of fluff known as 'MIMSY'








My sister took Mimsy into her home in May and it's been non-stop cuteness every since.











Mimsy has excellent manners and bubbly personality that captures my heart. Weighing in at 1.5 lbs. the little darling bounds with energy and always wants to play.








You really have to see the tiny size of this dog to appreciate her charm!








Wednesday, June 22, 2011

the best is yet to come







I was very fortunate to be able to travel to Pensacola for my nephew's Graduation. My darling husband, Jody couldn't go with me this time, but we love to visit our family in Florida every chance we get!





I had a few days to spend with the family; cookouts and picnics!







Then we all attended the graduation ceremony for Nick. We arrived at a very cool local spot called "Soire" in plenty of time to greet the guests and for Nick to get on his cap and gown. The leader of the East Hill Academy opened the event with some very kind words of encouragment for Nick. The guest speaker was a local attorney that had great stories to tell and impressed all of us with his candor.




Nick was the only graduate of EHA for 2011 so we were able to give him our full attention, and he was very patient with all our picture-taking. As we left, we took a big bunch of ballons and hung it out the window for the ride home (a few popped) - and we saw a group of kids on a scavenger hunt in downtown Pensacola.







I'm so glad I was at Nick's graduaton, and I wish Nick all the success in his career in emergency medicine!









Saturday, June 11, 2011

free fish day

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency wants you to catch a fish!

Today is a special event that allows anyone to fish in public waters without a fishing license. Everyone can experience the thrill of throwing a line and hooking a fish. Check out the TWRA website for more info

TWRA fish day

Saturday, June 04, 2011

get up! it's CATurday!



Thursday, June 02, 2011

Tough Times: coupons

Are you a clipper? Do you scout out bargains and specials? If you've never taken the time to cut out a grocery coupon and present it at the register.... you're missing out on some big savings.

My local grocer has online coupons that can be loaded to my shoppers card and redeemed at the register - without any paper coupon! I'm so fond of this service that I visit their site regularly and select as many items as possible for e-coupon. I also learned that e-coupons can be used in conjuction with paper (mfg) coupons for the same item.

So, if my store has a reduced price for an item, and I've loaded an e-coupon, with my mfg coupon (which is often doubled) I can see some amazing savings. I recently paid 29 cents for a large bottle of shampoo.

My savings on a $100 weekly grocery trip range from about $15-23 So I plan to continue clipping and loading those discounts, and watching for store specials.


TOUGH TIMES is a revised series that covers simple, money-saving household tips. Edge of the Wildwood is pleased to bring you some TOUGH TIMES - as strange as that sounds:)

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

wordless wednesday



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