Saturday, July 31, 2010


Jessica and Allison

Remember reading a previous post of mine of my sweet friend Vicki? Well, her daughter and my baby girl are best friends too! I snagged this picture from one of their facebook pages. They just spent a few days together at our church Camp Meeting. I love these beautiful girls!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Little things I do to escape the destruction/construction

Destruction has happened in our master bedroom, bath and closet and we are now on to the construction part. I say we, it has mostly been my hubby. That man can do anything! He is a magician in the construction world! I took a few before pictures but I don't know if I will have enough nerve to post them. Anyway, we are now in the painting stage. Our living and sleeping arrangements are a bit crazy as all of our "stuff" is in the living room and dining room and wherever else I could put things. When I get tired of looking at the chaos of it all I go outside and take pictures of other stuff. heehee!

My leopard wellies bit the dust but they make a great home for my coleous.

A close-up of one of my sunnies. I truly love sunflowers!

I made myself a new burlap pillow while I was hiding trying to avoid work.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Have you ever visited my other blog?

I have been using the name LilShabbyChic for several years and have sold lots of children's one of a kind clothing on Ebay. I recently googled Lilshabbychic Boutique and found someone else is using the same name and is also selling children's clothes! Ahhh! How did this happen?
Anyway, to see the original you can click on my website.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hoping to bring a smile today!

Her favorite flower is a daisy. I don't grow daisies. I grow sunflowers and that is what I am sharing today. I hope it brings her a smile.
Here we are on her wedding day. I was her maid of honor.
Notice the daisy bouquets.

Connie and I grew up together. We are first cousins. I can't remember a time when she was not a part of my life in some way. I am 6 weeks older than her. When we were children people thought we were twins. As teenagers, we lived across the street from each other, went to the same school, had the same friends. Later, we went our separate ways yet we stayed in touch somewhat.

Here she is with her three beautiful daughters awaiting her first grandchild. A little boy. You reckon she's happy about that?

She was recently diagnosed with a serious health condition that could cause her to not feel so well a lot of times. She needs to feel good so she can keep up with that little grandson.
Wishing you well, Connie!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ants and an "Awesome" solution

The ants go marching one by one...hurrah, hurrah!! Heehee...sorry :)
I don't know about everyone else but we have lots of ants coming in the house (mostly the kitchen) since we have been getting all this rain. There's not much one can do to keep them out but I thoroughly enjoy watching them die when I give them a little spray of Awesome! Ever heard of it? It is a great degreaser type cleaner that Dollar Tree sells. It is the best stuff! Anyway, when my countertop is covered with ants I spray them down and they die right on the spot. I know, I am pretty pathetic and probably need another hobby or something. This rain really is driving me crazy!

This Awesome's awesome!

*Hi, Laura (Zack's friend)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fresh flower bouquet

My first fresh flower bouquet of the summer. The rain has really put a damper on my flower and rose production. I'm thankful for what I get though.
Jack Be Little pumpkin bloom. I love the bright sunny color and star shape.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just Peachy!

Don't they look delicious?
I actually made 3 pints and 2 half pints but we wiped 1 half pint out immediately.
Must make more!

You can guess what happened to this after I snapped the picture.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

It finally stopped raining so I snapped a few pics

I made good use of this stump and planted Jack Be Little pumpkin seeds in it along with some coleus and cockscomb. I love the orange star-shaped blooms!

First sunflower bloom this year. Love it!

Hubby's Garden
He does all the outdoor work and I can and freeze what we don't eat fresh. So good!
Roadrunner whirlygig. I love whirlygigs!

A safe landing
Butteryfly Weed

Blackberry Pickin' Time
Hubby has picked 3 gallons so far!
Stars and Stripes