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by Courtney on May 27, 2012

I love pretty flowers.

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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?

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

Breakfast

Breakfast today was actually not all that exciting.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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4 Courtney May 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

Oh, awesome! Thank you! :)

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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

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6 Courtney May 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

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

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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???? ;)

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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…

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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. :(

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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

snake!*
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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!

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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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