Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

To Kevin, my Dad, and everyone else we tend to take for granted. A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check Made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in This country who no longer understand it.'

Biloxi Gulf Coast

I have been in Biloxi MS the past five days visiting my husband.....he's on military orders until the end of June. I will post more story and photos in a day or two when I get will definitely be bittersweet going home.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thrifty Thursday..OK, it's Only Monday

OK, I know it's not Thursday...believe my I KNOW!! If it were, I'd be in Biloxi Mississippi with my Husband!

I found this set of five Melmac plates for .50 cents at my local thrift store.
They looked so springy, I needed to get them!

I have no idea what I'll do with them, but hey...only .50 cents!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Garden Residents

Baltimore Oriole
Yellow Finch
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Purple Finch
Blue Green Hummingbird

Here are a few of my fine feathered friends that frequent the clothes line and garden. Enjoy their colorful, natural beauty!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Garden 2009, Early in the Season

My granddaughter, Alli, and I made this sidewalk to enter the garden and surround our raised bed.

The old garden door.....where does it go?

Mr. Snail!!! How did you get in the strawberry patch?!

Monday's Daybook

For Today...
Outside my window... warm and very windy.
I am thinking... I need to snap out of it.
I am thankful for...the love of my husband.
From the kitchen... kid friendly meals
I am wearing... pink (yes, pink!) pants and a cute scrub top.
I am reading... Family Fun magazine.
I am hoping... for a safe flight to MS next week.
I am creating... a beautiful, whimsical garden.
I am playing and nature sounds CD..
One of my favorite!
A picture thought:
This will make you smile: Natural Beauty

These are at my front door, to welcome everyone to our home!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

To my Mom, Mother-in-law, and all the Mom's I know.....
do something just for YOU today!!
We deserve it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

20 of My Favorite Things

20 Of My Favorite Things
1. Color-green
2. Dessert-homemade pudding
3. Smell-lemongrass
4. Flower-hyacinth
5. Animal-cat
6. Month-October
7. Beverage-coffee, hot or iced
8. Pair of!
9. Snack-currently...popcorn
10. Song-currently...sounds of Nature
11. Book-currently...Fairy Senses
12. Fruit-apple
13. Hairstyle-my granddaughters golden curls
14. Piece of clothing-currently...capris and retro print top
15. Store to clothes shop-Woman Within (catalog)
16. Season-Autumn
17. Hobby-crafting
18. Thing to collect-Pyrex
19. Movie-OK, don't laugh at me, "Bring it On"
20. Restaurant-Panara Bread (hands down)
Join the fun at:

crafty goodness

I have a new friend over at
She is having a giveaway, and one lucky person will recieve a customized BlockHead!
How cute are these? Make sure to look further into her's full of whimsy!
Make sure to check my blog often.....soon I will be having a giveaway, stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Card

This is the lovely Mother's Day card I have made for a friend, for a Mother's Day card exchange. I was able to use bits and pieces of paper and ribbon to come up with this idea. I just purchased a new notepad of velium sayings for $1.96 and used one of those for the "title".
I'm sure she will enjoy recieving this along with the heartfelt sentiments inside.

I really miss my "good" camera....the pics from the camera I'm currently using just don't compare. My "good" camera is traveling with Kevin (DH) for two months.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I do my menu planning a little different, I focus on lunch for the daycare kids! With that in mind here is my weekly menu for May 4-May 8:

Monday: Chicken and broccoli casserole over rice, peaches, milk

Tuesday: hotdogs, corn, bananas, buns, milk

Wednesday: Salsbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, mix fruit, milk

Thursday: Chicken nuggets, french fries, baked beans, oranges, milk

Friday: homemade pizza w/ham and pineapple, milkshakes, fruit

Monday's Daybook

For Today...
Outside my window... Sun is just rising, the birds are singing. I love to hear the birds, it's my favorite music

I am thankful for... my job and wonderful daycare children

From the kitchen... baking for the daycare week ahead, dinners will be very simple since I am only cooking for myself for two months.

I am wearing...white capris, and a blue flowered, tie in the back scrub daycare uniform!

I am reading... The summer Book by Susan Branch

I am hoping... to weed the garden and finish planting

I am creating... A cute little cupcake reversable apron

I am praying... for Kevin to stay safe while we are apart

Around the house... more organization, that's a never ending process

One of my favorite things... the coffee pot ready for me to start in the morning

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you:A view from my backyard.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!!!

Do you remember making May baskets out of construction paper, filling them with freshly picked flowers (whatever was blooming at the time, even dandelions), and hanging them on your neighbors front door? Those were the days, weren't they? Such an innocent time, I long for those less stressful days.

I have been working hard to relax, hmmm, isn't that a conundrum? In this day and age, life is too fast, hectic, and may I say, chaotic? Technology doesn't always bring happiness. Simplicity is now what I strive for in my life. Do you feel the same way?
Do children today even know what a May pole is? This is so lovely!