Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Top Picks . . .

I've been thinking about doing something a little different.  So I thought since I haven't any words today I would give it a try.
Here are my Top  Pinterest Picks of the last few days . . .

My #1 Favorite because it was so perfect for Memorial Day . . .

Happy Memorial Day, hammock, red,white and blue, vintage quilts, Pottery Barn pillows, vintage stool, pond, summer
The photo is so Patriotic.  I just love the look of the red,white and blue.  I have a RWB pinterest board.
I want to do something similar on my patio.  Minus the hammock.  I loved visiting Kim.  Check out her blog.
Click Here.

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Holy cow. This lady has a billion easy and cheap organization ideas!
Loved the look of this fabulous storage system.  I'd love to have a sewing room big enough to decorate in Black and White.  Added this to my Sewing Space Ideas Board.  Click Here to see the fabulous space.

3
Plant a rainbow garden!
Loved this.  I want to try planting carrots in a pot.  This was a really interesting post.  Check out the fun plant markers her kids made.  Click Here.

4
10 Must-See Small Cool Spaces: Week Three
I love books.  And eclectic decorating.  Brenda at Cozy Little House is writing a series.  She loves tiny spaces too.  This pic is from Apartment Therapy. Click Here.  If you haven't visited Brenda go by and check out her Cozy Little House.  Click Here.

And of course . . .
Budweiser ‘Puppy Love’ commercial for Super Bowl wins America’s heart. See the video here
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Praying your day is Blessed . . . 



                                        Happy Memorial Day
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

"I/We Not Tired"

Sometimes when your 3 your GiGi thinks you need a nap. . .



Sometimes you try to convince your GiGi you don't need a nap . . 

Hmm...'She's not buying it. But she got the camera out.  That's a good sign" (insert 'snicker')

Sometime you enlist help . . . 

Sometimes it takes a really long time to convince 'The GiGi'

Sometimes you really have to 'Put on the charm' . . . 

Sometimes you have to be extra, extra cute . . . 
And extra sweet . . . 

And then if your lucky . . . 
She gives up! 



"See we not tired"












Time flies.  He's 7 now.  These two Critters still make my Saturday sweet!

Linking with Amanda at Sweet Saturday Click Here and Camera Critters Click Here.  

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Five Minute Friday--Follow

Joining Five Minute Friday again.  It's nice to be back writing from a prompt for only 5 minutes.   Simple.
Easy.  No plans, no regrets, no edits etc.  Here goes . . .
Start . . .  
Who do you follow?  That's a big buzz word in the blog world.  I catch myself checking my stats almost daily to see who's stopping by.  Who is following me.  But I wonder why?  Do you follow me because I follow you?  Do you follow because you like what you find here.  Do you follow to build your list of followers?  These are all questions I am sure we've asked ourselves at least a few times.
I know when I choose to follow another blogger I tend to choose bloggers that like the same things I do.
But I also follow bloggers that have different interests.  Bloggers that live in different places.  Single moms, lovely ladies with 1 child or 20.  Working moms, stay home moms.  Yes I do follow a lot of different people.  Please with different hopes, dreams.  Different hobbies.  Different  ways of dressing.  I could go on an on.  I don't know why you follow me. Or if you do.  I do follow bloggers.  But there are footsteps I follow too.

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Linking with Kate at Five Minute Friday.  Click here.

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Alphabet Thursday "A" is for Apple

A few years ago my mother moved back to Texas.   It was a difficult and bittersweet move.  After 52 years
she was setting up house all alone.  There was a part of her that was a little giddy.  I talked to her several
times prior to her move and she talked about decorating her kitchen with apples.


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I wish I had found this phone.  I can just see her sitting and chatting on an apple phone. Is this just not an adorable example of Apple decorating.  I found this when I googled Vintage Apples

Eventually her kitchen was filled with apples.  From canisters, to towels.  Of course there's a clock and a rug.  But I noticed there is no apron.  Now this is interesting because she makes and sells apron!  She just doesn't use on.

I got to wondering how many apple aprons I could find on Ebay.  Here are the results.
Vintage 1960's Colorful Red Apple Fruit Floral Cotton Kitchen Half APRON
This one looks like one my mother would make.  If she made Apple aprons. (Snicker) Click here to buy it on Ebay.  The description says it's from the 60's.

How about one a little older . . .
Red Apple Kitchen  Apron Vintage 1950's Handmade Adorable Never Worn!
I like the '50's version better.  Found here.
Red Bandanna Apple Print Handmade Vintage 1/2 KITCHEN APRON~Rockabilly~Retro 50s
Wow.  This one is supposed to be old too and it's only at .99!  Click here to bid.
Vintage Retro Red Black White Gingham Check Apple Rockabilly Glam Teacher Gift
Another old one.  Click here and here
Full Length Bib Apron White Green Red APPLES Room Essentials
Very cute I think for a newer apron.  Click here
All this talk about aprons makes me want pie . . .

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Yummmmeee!

Linking this fabulous collection with Jenny for Alphabet Thursday.  Join us next week for letter B!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Journey

Linking with Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.
Choose a photo write a story . . .
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The road is long.  The Journey begins and you don't know where it will take you.  You might have an
idea.  Or a hope.  Or a dream.  But you really don't know.

Sometimes when you stumble you wonder whats the purpose.  When you feel pain or hurt you ask questions.  Most of the time there are no answers.

You put one step in front of the other and you press on.  Because you realize your not the only
one on this Journey.  It's not just about me.  Even though its my Journey its decided by other people.  Other circumstances.

The Journey continues. One day at a time.  One adventure at a time. One dream at a time.  One heartache.
And sometimes one Surprise at a time.

Thanks to Linda Kaye for hosting Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.  Click Here.

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Tuesday Garden Party

Sharing a few of the lovely garden areas I get to see on my daily walks.
The begonia are really thriving . . .
Anyone know what the vine on the fence is?
It's always hard to get the flowers and the dog.

And one last one I found in my files . . .
A few zinnias I had planted by our barn.

Today I am restarting my tradition of ending each post with a horse photo. Perfect for garden photo's.
Linking with Mosaic Monday.  Click Here.
Linking with Tuesday Garden Party at Jami's.  Click Here.


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Photo Scavenger Hunt

I enjoy joining Ashley for her weekly photo Scavenger Hunt.  She provides the prompts and a link up.
It's fun to creatively fi go nd photos to match the prompts.

These prompts were petty simple for me.  Some weeks I really have to stretch myself and that is good.

So, without further ado here's this weeks . . .
Makes me happy. . . I put the collage together for another linky.  Going to a horse show with my daughter always made me happy.  Now I get to with my grandson.

This one is a stretch for the prompt but bear with me.  Horizon . . . This one was hard.  But I love this pic.  She is the sunshine of my life and so I think it works.
Favorite Place . . . I enjoy walking the dog.  And getting to do it with the Cowboy is a Blessing.
Doesn't happen often.  This lovely lake is just across the street from where we live.
Another stretch.  Bubbles. . . I was playing with PicMonkey and and added this effect  if you have an imagination it might look like bubbles.

And one lone Yellow shirt in a sea of grey.  This photo was taken where we pastor.  My  Cowboy pastors at a boys prison unit .

Have a wonderful week!

linking with Ashley for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  Click Here.
linking with Sally for Blue Monday.  Click Here



Critters Make My Saturday Sweet

My favorite thing to do on a Spring Saturday is go to a horse show. Makes my Saturday Sweeeeet!

'Wanna a see  a few of my favorite pics?


My daughters horse is named "Cowboy".  This horse is 15 and amazing.  He performs and competes well in her advance classes and then changes gears and settles in for our Sweet little 'Cowboy' to compete.


This is called a Lead Line class.  Young children are led in by a handler.

They all win.  He has been so proud of his prizes.   This was a decorated horse shoe prize.  It's displayed proudly in their living room.

And a few more . . .



We just  love our 'Critters' they make my Saturday Sweet

Linking with these fun parties
Camera Critters click Here
Make My Saturday Sweet  click Here
Mosaic Monday click Here
Blue Monday click Here


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Alphabet Thursday Z is for Zentangle

Z is for Zentangle . . . 

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I first became interested in Zentangle when I was searching for quilting patterns and ideas.  I really didn't
know exactly what it was.  But, I was enchanted.

Here's a definition . . .

Zentangle Method

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.
We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.   (Click Here for more info.)
 Here are a few samples . . . 

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I am very interested in illustrated scripture.  My interest in Zentagle has grown since I realized that it is an excellent method to use for illustrating scripture.

Here's one example . . .

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Lots of ideas . . .
And one perfect for letter Z . . .
 Ehlers Danlos is a genetic condition, and those of us with it are known as ZEBRAS. Because when Dr.s hear hoofbeats, they think horses, not zebras. Our symptoms often are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia or other disorders.
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Z is for Zentangle 

Linking with Jenny for Alphabet Thursday.  Go at visit by clicking here



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