Having returned home from our trip only a week prior, my Mother’s Day request was simply family time. And a mani/pedi with Babygirl. And a stopover at Home Goods. Okay, all I really wanted for Mother’s Day was for Mr. Sugarplum to
finally clean up a particular section of the backyard.
The area that happens to be most visible from the Living Room windows.
I mentioned a few years ago that it’d be great to have music while we were outside. Well, being a former professional musician, Mr. Sugarplum busted out some hard-core music gear. Enough, in fact, for a block party.
And while it sounded great, I disliked how bulky and cluttered it looked…and was tired of seeing the back of it from inside. But Mr. Sugarplum is one of those, ‘Why buy a new one when this set from 1982 still works great?!’ kind of people. Enter CSN Stores and their generous offer for me to review one of their products!
I was psyched to find a huge selection of iPod Speaker Systems, and crossed my fingers that this one would sound good enough for Mr. Sugarplum to surrender the beast from the Hair Band era!
I selected ‘Free Shipping’ and expected it to arrive by June, but it was practically there before I logged off the computer! Okay, slight exaggeration…but it was fast. I wish I had videoed Mr. Sugarplum skeptically inspecting it, then looking at me with a surprised expression when this little baby cranked! And according to him, it even has good low end. Whatever, it’s nifty and charges my phone while it plays!
Now this compact system is entertaining us outside!
The little remote is perfect when we have wet hands too.
And the patio now looks like this:
Cleaning up the clutter is always an improvement!
Come on over…the pool is open for the season, and Florence + The Machine is in constant rotation right now!
Some of you uber-observant readers may have noticed the pail from the Kitchen Window Herb Garden. Yeah, well, the cilantro already bit the dust. I’ve got all of them outside for now. And you can read how I made the sunscreen bucket here, and how I textured and painted the back door here.