Sunday, May 30, 2010


Happy Memorial day everyone! I'm sure many of you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine and getting all of your flowers planted. I know many of us are struggling with tighter budgets these days. I wasn't even sure if I would plant flowers in my boxes this year. Then I came up with this. I bought one hanging basket of geraniums and cut it down the center. I added some vines from the yard to fill in the gaps and voila! I think it looks pretty good and it cost less than $15. We have been so busy here with boys and baseball, end of the school year activities, and that new and very naughty puppy!! Wishing you all a Happy Memorial weekend!!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Meet Dudly! The newest member of our family! It was love at first sight!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010


A day at the zoo. John Ball Park Zoo! Scratching his butt for the camera.
Always being goofy....Always!

Ice cream break

Easter egg hunting at my sisters house.

Great fun

Great memories

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


So, If you have been here before you might remember that our house is for sale. Well, I was very excited yesterday because we actually had a showing! I cleaned the house from top to bottom...SPOTLESS! The last thing I always do before leaving the house is make sure all of the lights are on, toilet seats down etc. etc. Note to time check all chalkboards because you have naughty boys lurking around the house!! I smell...the perfect touch! Totally changing the subject, I'm sure you will be very happy to know that I bought some cute, springy towels for the kitchen. Due to my love affair with the hot glue gun, I went all out and glued a tail on the bunny. Perfect! Now, you won't even be able to believe this.... Hubby actually thought he would wipe his dirty hands on these??? I screamed and scolded...he thought it was very funny.

I just want to look at them. I don't want to have to wash them. That's OK right?

Since it's Sunday today and spring is in the air, I thought I would set the breakfast table all pretty!

Things are really waking up here! The grass is greening up and the Mama birds are looking very fat!

I just love Spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Wow! It's hard to believe that it has been a good month since my last post! Due to my work schedule, my husbands new job with crazy hours, plus three kids in school and after school activities....I feel like there is just not enough time in the day! We did however take some time off for a much needed vaca to the Sunshine state!!! We had a great time and I thought I'd share a few photos. It took some persuading to get the hubby to let me post this pic of him with his shirt off.Below are my three with their little cousin Mikaia. The dolphins swam right along the shore that night. They were beautiful!
Here is the girl with her cousin Bella.

The beach and the boardwalk on the Gulf of Mexico.

It's nice to be back home and I'm looking forward to catching up with you all!! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


We have been buried in snow!! The kids have the day off and I couldn't make out of the driveway to go to work. Oh darn!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Well, Cabin fever and the winter blues have officially set in!What's a girl to do to brighten up these short and very dark days?
Fill the house with flowers....

of course!

Lots of em!!

Wouldn't ya know it! All these flowers actually brought the sunshine with them. In my neck of the woods, the sun actually shined today. Most of the day in fact!
Hope your weekend is bright and sunny too!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Another Hobby Lobby clearance has added some much needed light to the dungeon(our basement)! I thought the little ruffles were so sweet and the polka dots too.

I found the black picture frame in the clearance isle too. It has a small ding that I will touch up when I feel like it (probably never).
I added the sheet of scrap book paper and a black and white of hubby and his brother. Now I just need to center that picture don't I.

That's all for now folks. It was another busy week and a Saturday of basketball games. Now I'm just snuggling down with some peppermint tea................................
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I'm still doing the happy dance!!!Happy Dance!
Happy dance!!

To my hearts delight...look what I found at Goodwill!!! Brown transfer ware! Not all pieces are in the most pristine condition, but do I care? Nooooooooooooo! I think most of us, love the things that have been really loved on in their past life. Am I right? I started my collection of red transfer ware a few years ago and from then on my love for dishes pretty much spiraled out of control. Not long after my red collection began, I started collecting blue. As of late, I have been patiently waiting for some lonely, brown trasfer ware to turn up in one of my local thrift stores and low and behold my patience paid off! My sick plan is to display the brown in the fall, the red in the winter and the blue in spring and summer.

When I'm finished doing my happy dance over these dishes, I plan on snuggling up with a cup of tea and this book I found for $1.99.

I also found this letter E for $1.

And this clock I thought would be perfect for the girls room!

Definitely a good day a Goodwill!
Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


OK, I ran across this idea on some lovely blog...just can't remember which one. Well, You know who you are and thanks so much for the idea! This was so easy! The most difficult part was finding the burlap. It seemed every store in this town was out. I ended up running across some burlap bags and our local TSC and snatched them right up. I used an old wire hanger and cut the burlap into two inch strips then fed them onto the hanger. I turned this house upside down looking for a cute Valentineish ribbon, but no luck. I ended up using a scrap piece of fabric to make the bow. Now if I could only decide on how to tie the bow, where to place the bow and where to hang the wreath. Pathetic I know. The front door
The mirror

china cabinet
China cabinet


What's your vote?

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Now that all the Christmas garb is packed away and I have cleared the cloud of dust that resides when it's gone, I have been moving things around a bit. This table used to sit clear across the room next to my sofa. Now it sits in the dining area and holds some of my transferware dishes.

This old window has lived in every room of my house. I have just never found a spot where it looks at home. I thought I'd try hanging one of my favorite photos on it and I do like it!

My sister gave me this burlappy looking pillow cover from the Pottery barn...she gives me all her castaways. Thanks sista!! A little wrinkley but nothing around here ever looks perfect.
One of my favorite rooster tassels and my favorite vintage mirror now hangs behind this table.

I found these candle sconces at walmart on clearance. I paid $5 for the pair. I added the glass candle holders and the chandelier crystals to dress them up a little more.

Valentine candies have replaced all the Christmas balls and greens.

A new parade of this and that now displayed on the mantel.

Home Sweet Home!

I found this letter M on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I was going to paint it, but I think I'll wait till spring..............I'm still in hibernation mode!

Hydrangeas saved from last summer in my blue Goodwill pitcher.....always a favorite!

I moved this picture from the boys room to the mantle and the apothecary is full of seashells from last years travels. Going for a bit of a beach theme I suppose. If your wondering why the glass looks broke it's because IT IS! All of my kids had friends over last week and while the boys played quietly, the GIRLS ran around like screaming animals ! Needless to say, my very nice picture with the barn wood frame fell from the mantle and the glass was broke. Booooooo...

Some of my favorite black and white family photos. I love to display family photos. Lots of them!

My favorite barn sale purchase ever!!! My big ole rusty barn star!!!

and last but not least a new urn to help my kitchen utensils look their cutest....and a bowl full of clementines. My kids eat these things like they are going out of style!!!!

The winter actually seems to be going by quickly this year! I'm thankfull for that!! I wish I had more time in my schedule for blogging, but it's hard to juggle it all...I'm sure you know what I mean. I miss getting around to all of your blogs weekly like I used to be able to do!!
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!!