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Monday, May 30, 2011




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My new neighbors.

My garden is under construction.
I don't think the new neighbor is happy with it.

Happy Monday!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Peace & Tranquility

As I was driving down the lane this morning to run some errands, I saw a baby fawn sleeping in the grass. Of course I didn't have my camera with me and my cell phone was who knows where. It was the prettiest thing I've ever seen. It was so tiny and I had this overwhelming urge to hold it in my arms. Mama deer was watching as I stopped beside her baby to have a look. What an amazing thing to see!
I wish I had pictures to share with you.
After dinner my daughter and I took Jack for his daily walk around the property. Walking Jack is the most peaceful part of my day. Here are some of the things we stopped to admire along the way.
There were several of these huge old frogs at the ponds edge.
This is a giant tree fungus.
Wildflowers are popping out everywhere.

The flowers in my garden are blooming as well.

Not bad for a Monday.
I hope you had a peaceful Monday too.

The Magic Egg

I found so many pretty things last week while I was away.
I stopped at every antique and thrift shop I could find.
I had to bring a few things home with me.

Isn't this egg beautiful?
It's all sparkly and looks kind of magical.
I have it sitting in a bowl of white pebbles that I gathered from the beach.
I just had to have this lovely old pitcher.

The first day of our trip was our 12th wedding anniversary.
There were some students selling flowers along the roadside and my husband stopped and bought me these white roses.

I feel so blessed to have such a dear husband.
I know he would have rather been fishing.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Time To Think

I've just returned from a much needed break.
Some time away from the stress of every day life.
Time to think about what I want to do instead of what is expected of me.
Time to relax and just not think at all.

I've decided to keep my Etsy shops closed for right now, spend less time with my computer and more time doing the things I love to do.

It was so lovely to get away for a while, but as always, it's good to be home again.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Old & Stained

Maybe I'm going crazy, but I'd rather have something old than something new.
I rarely shop in a dept. store these days.
My favorite store is the local thrift shop, well, any thrift shop.
When I'm out running errands, I can't help stopping in to look for treasures.
Today was one of those days.
I found old berry baskets, which I forgot to photograph, and some old dishes.
This bowl has a crack in it, but the birds inside the bowl are so pretty, I brought it home with me anyway.
These little dishes are just lovely.
There are 8 of them.
Some are perfect, but some are stained so badly, I'm not sure what to do with them.

They seem very old and fragile.
Does anybody out there know how to remove the stains without damaging the dishes?
I would appreciate any advise you may have to give.
Thanks so much for stopping in.

Brightened My Day

Yesterday evening the FedEx man showed up at my door.
These beautiful flowers came from Anita & Brian.
Aren't they pretty?

Thank you for thinking of me!
Love you!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother & Daughter Time

I love spending time with my daughter and yesterday was one of those good times.
We were fortunate to have some beautiful weather and took advantage of it by walking and enjoying the fresh air.
Jack was having a "time out" here for misbehaving.
In this photo you can see my neighbors old barn through the trees.

Jamie & Jack

The large white koi fish in my pond.

It's so wonderful that Spring is here and we can be outdoors again.
I hope you've been able to get out and enjoy this beautiful time of year too.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Little Me Time

There are pretty blossoms popping out everywhere in my yard right now.
I took a much needed break today to enjoy the outdoors and work on some projects for myself.
I potted this ivy plant.

Then I walked Jack.
We stopped to smell the flowers and checked a few birdhouses to see if any birds had moved in.

I saw 4 of my giant gold fish swimming around in the pond.

I gathered some old things from the garden shed to use on my porch.

These will be used to display flowers for the summer.
I even finished a project with a recycled door and some chicken wire and painted some old containers.
I'll have photos of those to post sometime soon.
I even managed to cook a fabulous dinner.
It was a perfect day.
What did you do today?