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by Courtney on May 27, 2012

I love pretty flowers.


Jay and I happened to notice these yesterday as we were out working by the pool and I just love them. I have no idea what they are, but I’m sort of confused because I could have sworn that this same exact plant was blooming orange flowers last year?


Who knows. Either way, they’re pretty, so I’ll take ‘em. Smile


Breakfast today was actually not all that exciting.


I went back to hot coffee today, only because I prepared it that way without even thinking. It was good, but it was hot…obviously. Oops.

I also put together a batch of oatmeal but, as you can see, it wasn’t nearly as voluminous as it usually is.


Just a regular batch of oatmeal with raisins mixed in, topped with some very liquidy honey cinnamon peanut butter (got a little heavy-handed with the milk) and a sprinkle of granola.


It was good but not great…you know how that goes.

I’m now currently freaking out because Jay just informed me that we have a snake in our pool supplies bin. You may remember (although you probably don’t, because this post is OLD, no worries) but #2 on my 10 Random Facts list (<—some fun stuff on there!) is that I HATE snakes. Can’t stand ‘em. Won’t even look at ‘em on TV. They are the WORST.

Keep your fingers crossed that he figures out a way to get rid of it, because until then, I’m not going near that pool. No way.

Question for the Afternoon:

What living creatures are on your “ahh get it away from me!” list?

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1 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign May 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Those flowers are gorgeous! I’m sitting here sipping my hot coffee too–even though a batch of iced is in the fridge. I guess I’m on autopilot this morning even though it’s supposed to be 90 and humid by lunchtime.

I agree–snakes are disgusting! Along with mice, rats, geckos, spiders, centipedes, etc.
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2 Lindsey May 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Spiders! They were all over our front porch yesterday so I made my husband pressure wash the house off then I sprayed everywhere with spider killer. Yuck.
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3 Liane May 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Definitely pretty flowers! The purple ones are iris, the orange flowers from last year are daylilies. Both grow out of a clump of long leaves at their base. Enjoy!


4 Courtney May 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

Oh, awesome! Thank you! :)


5 Tiffani May 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

“Wither way, they’re pretty, so I’ll take ‘em.” …Hopefully they don’t wither!!! =P Hahah


6 Courtney May 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

HAHA! Just fixed that one…woops!
Thanks for the heads up ;)


7 Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona May 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

Liane is right, the orange ones are lilies, and the blue ones are irises. Definitely beautiful!
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8 Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files May 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

Gahhh I’m the same with you I absolutely hate snakes!! I would definitely have to put someone else in charge of getting the snake out!!
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9 Khushboo May 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

Don’t hate me but that’s the way I feel about cats- they terrify me!
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10 Courtney May 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

KHUSHBOO! Say it isn’t so?!?!
Even my cutie Cody???? ;)


11 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess May 27, 2012 at 11:02 am

Those flowers are sooo gorgeous. Gotta love something that pretty that lives on its own.
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12 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health May 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

Oh spiders are definitely on that list for me!! I’m pretty sure I’d be freaking out over a snake too haha. I hope Jay gets it out asap. Happy Sunday pretty lady <3
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13 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List May 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

I have nightmares about snakes. Like I’m walking and all of the sudden the ground is FULL of them and I have to run over their bodies.
*just got chills. bleck.
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14 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 27, 2012 at 11:22 am

Love those purple flowers!

And snakes totally scare the bajesus out of me too so I feel ya! Can’t stand em.. spiders, centipedes, and silverfish are also on the list!
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15 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

BTW Courtney – your layout just went all wonky on me! Not sure if it’s just me though
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16 Courtney May 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Really? What does it look like? I’ve been playing a bit with fonts and colors…


17 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I cleared my cache and it’s fixed now! The header was gone and most of the formatting, but I think it was just my machine so no worries :)
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18 Shannon May 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

Those irises are beeeeeeeeeautiful! I wish I had those in my backyard but there is a pretty red flower. I don’t know what kind of flower it is but it’s just the prettiest darker shade of red I have ever seen.

Creatures that are on my ‘ahhhh, get away list': Spiders, Millipedes, Centipedes, Beetles, and Mosquitoes. I always get a bunch of Mosquito bites on my arms and legs in the summer; my parents always kid with me that I must taste sweet to them! Unfortunately, I saw on the Today Show this morning that there is the high chance for more bugs in the summer because of the nice weather we’ve been getting around here. Boo. :(


19 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I’m not a fan of snakes, spiders, or any gross-looking critter!
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20 Michelle@Peachy Palate May 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

All we have to worry about in Ireland are wasps! Fat chance of finding a snake around here that God!
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21 Sam @ Fit for My Fork May 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I don’t like snakes either. Or spiders. Eeep!
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22 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Ewww a snake!!! We have Black Widows, and ugh, they terrify me!!
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23 Angela @ Health, Happiness & Harmony May 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Thousand-leggers or Daddy Long Legs! Bleh!
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24 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Snakes are definitely the worst. We had one in our kitchen when I was in grad school … I came home one day, and it slithered under the stove as soon as I turned on the light. I freaked out and left the house and wouldn’t return until my roommate found it and killed it. Bleck bleck bleck.
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25 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I can’t stand spiders! All bugs, really!
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26 Lisa May 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Pretty flowers! Oh gosh I have a lot of ridiculous fears. I can’t even kill spiders, I am so scared of them. Also moths are the worst! And I have a random intense fear of peacocks, there’s a farm by my house and I freak out if they escape and get into our yard…this has actually happened lots. So darn scary. Ick.
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27 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog May 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Snakes are icky, but I come from a small country town (Cut N Shoot Tx), and our philosophy with snakes is… Just shoot it. Lol.
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28 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I hate all bugs! Especially spiders! Yuck! Good luck with the snack, I don’t like them all that much either!
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29 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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30 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath May 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Your flowers look beautiful–I’m with you on snakes and I would freak if a mouse was around my house! Good luck!!
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31 Kia Snite May 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I like the plant you have posted above. One of my stuff is planting flowers and various orchids. I am not familiar of the plant you have posted in your image. Did you know already what is the name of the plant?
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32 Molly May 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

some flowers change their bloom color depending on the PH of the soil. Don’t know if that’s the case in your situation..but you never know!
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33 Julie May 28, 2012 at 10:53 am

I think those purple flowers are irises!


34 Rose Ann May 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm

The flowers are actually drawf iris. They are beatiful & will multiply so you wind up with a lot! They can be split & divided to put other places, they are very hardy! Love your blog :) -Rose Ann


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