Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday with words

Roses and rusty watering can
Cow grazing
Close-up Geranium
Clematis and cattle
Sneak peek of my new (free) mirror redo

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Whirlwind week

Sneak peek of my new cabinets :)

Well the weekend was a busy time for me taking that trip to KS for the baby girl. I had a lot of fun (if you read my previous post). Sunday I did a little laundry, a little resting up, and attended midday church. Then that horrible tornado hit Joplin, MO! So sad for all those people!
Monday morning it was back to painting those cabinets in the newly remodeled bathroom. I'm almost finished! I just need to finish antiquing some of the cabinet doors and re-do that awesome free mirror today. I can hardly wait to post pictures. I took a few before pics so you will be able to see the transformation.
Dreading bad weather this evening. The forecast is for severe thunderstorms with hail and tornadoes! Hopefully we won't get blown away.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Road Trip

I took a little road trip yesterday through Kansas. Baby girl wanted to meet up with her beau and so I was the taxi. After I dumped her off I enjoyed the rest of the day stopping wherever I wanted. Fun, fun, fun!
This was a wall mural of past governors (I think) of KS. I thought it was photo worthy. Burlington, KS
A neat old theater in Burlington. I think it is vacant. Any takers?
This store was awesome! It was chock full of cool stuff and had a little bistro inside. I will definitely go back there again! I bought a nice little house warming gift for my daughter. If she reads my blog and comments about the gift I will give it to her. Haha!
It is weird that I thought this old silver trailer house was cool and that I thought it would be fun to own.
There were lots of homes like this one. I want this!
I have been searching high and low for a mirror for the new bathroom. Yesterday I stopped in a little shop in KS and was admiring this mirror and the lady working there asked me if I wanted it. "Are you giving it away?" I asked. Yep!
I will probably paint and crackle finish this baby and put it in my new bathroom. Pictures later!
Really, I did not need another piece of old luggage but this was too awesome to pass up! It will probably end up in my new bathroom. Maybe...
I loved the saying on this wooden cutting board. It will hang boldly in my new kitchen someday!
I have a weakness for metal colanders.

Last but not least I could not resist this tea towel with the painted embroidered turkey. I will save this for Thanksgiving holiday. Oh, I only gave .50 for it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Outdoorsy pics

Here is my Buff Laced Polish. He is becoming quite a character.
I named the sweet couple Allison and Spencer. They just happened to be with me the day I bought them at the feed store. Ain't they cute?
His eye is on the sparrow
My first sunflower of the year! Hopefully one of many.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's in my life

The most precious woman in the world to me is my mother. She has taught me so many, many things throughout my life. I remember as a very young girl looking up to her and thinking "I want to be like you, mama". I wanted to grow up and marry a man just like she married. I wanted to have babies and love them like she loved my sisters and me. I wanted to cook good food like she did. I wanted to keep a home like she did where when people came to visit they enjoyed being there. She made my sisters friends and my friends feel like family. There were times when we brought friends home with us because there was turmoil in their lives and she gave them a place to stay and feel safe. Through the years she has helped us through hurting times and hard times. She has been with us when babies, grandbabies and great-grandbabies were born. She has been love and strength for all of us. We truly call her blessed!
Happy Mother's Day, dear Mama!
Grandpa and Grandma Pollard with one of their many baby's.
My daddy always said Grandma Pollard (Ma) was a genius!
Now you know Grandma Pollard had to have a lot of love in her to have 14 children. Here she is with 12 of her kids (she lost her firstborn and had another daughter after this picture was made). A son-in-law and a daughter-in-law and two grandbabies are also pictured. The two older ladies sitting down is my paternal great-grandmother and maternal great-grandmother.
The lovely girl on the left is my mother in law along with two of her sisters.
My mother-in-law Zelma, her mother Mary and her sister Gladys.
These three women are very precious. I had the privilege of knowing my husbands granny.

Happy Mothers Day

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Goings On

Double Pink Knock-Outs
The clematis in full bloom.
Old climbing roses by the porch
Spencer and Allison 5-1-2011

Easter Weekend
It was a rainy Easter. We went to church with Amanda and her family.
After service we had lunch at her house. We had a great time!
Amanda was the music director Easter Sunday.
Here she is playing the keyboard and singing.
My girls
Looks like Chase got started on that Easter candy
Amanda and Chase
Chantry hit the motherload
Best friends Allison and Jessica