Friday, July 22, 2016

 Pretty dishes are definitely my cup of tea.  Calm and comforting!  And tea has a vast variety of choices to choose from.  Its funny though....I always seem to go back to my old favorites.  Lady Grey and Chamomile among a few others.


I love this flower and cannot think of the name of it for love nor money.  We brought home two big pots of it from Lowe's...reduced in price, what a sweet deal!  Its looking like rain here today. & Overcast and moody.

 Our cat, Violet....has fallen fast asleep while looking out of the window watching chipmunks scamper across the patio.  She used to be a mighty 'hunter' before moving indoors.  Hope  you are having a pleasant day....not to many more days left in July.  July seems like the queen of summer to me.  And the month of August rich yet with a tinge of 'good-bye' in it. Does August make you feel like the summer is winding down ?

'But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in his law doth he meditate day and night'  Psalms1:2  Who better to think about?  =)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Things I love....

 Everything that God creates is so full of beauty and wonder.  My husband has been total gardener this year and his diligence is paying off now.  He still keeps an eye out for bargains and gathers when and where he can.  Often Lowe's will have racks of very reduced flowers at the back of the outdoor section.


I treated myself to the currant issue of 'Catster'.  I have simply inhaled almost every article. It only comes out every other month.  I think I'm going to subscribe.  Extravagant me. =)

If you like to read about cats, this site has great pictures and lots of advice.....Paws-and-Effect.com 

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Sunday blessings

'The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.' Proverbs 10:22

(meaning, all worldly things bring care and sorrow, where as they who feel the blessings of God have none)

Tuesday, July 05, 2016


 I've heard of a bed of roses, but never a glider full of pansies, but I like it.


 Don't you like this bench full of pansies?  I love making something useful from old things, rather I enjoy what other people can do!


This shop is such a treat to go through!  It has all sorts of fascinating things for sale, and reasonably priced too.  I love old wooden chairs and most of these are $25.  One was painted yellow with a small sunflower wreath attached to the top.

What a fun day.....even if it is very humid.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  It is a beautiful day, and just right for celebrating, it does look a bit like rain though.  Google has a nice 3 minute video here about the 4th of July history. I enjoyed it =)

Saturday, July 02, 2016

 A good breakfast....I need to do this more often. We enjoy smoothies daily (most of the time) crammed with spinach, kale, carrots and frozen berries & a banana plus a cup or so of liquid like orange juice.  Put that all in the Nutri Ninja and in one minute we are drinking it and  yum!


 Remember the board game 'Othello' with the black and white chips?  I came across this article recently and it is so interesting.  Mr. Hasegawa invented 'Othello' as a child and marketed it as an adult.  He recently passed on at the age of 83.  I like to play  board games, and Othello is a good one, easy yet hard to win.


And isn't this Lenox plate in the back...an eyeful of beauty. I found it at the Goodwill and recognized the Lenox  pattern right away.  Joy comes in small things....often.  Wishing you all a blessed Lord's Day.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Windowsill....

 Although a windowsill is just a small shelf beneath a window, how many different things it can hold.  The stained-glass grasshopper was found at a thrift shop for next to nothing.  The little pink geranium was reduced to 25 cents at Lowe's and found a loving home on my windowsill.  I painted the plastic pot tan and pressed a picture on the front while the paint was still wet.  The smile on the grasshopper pretty much expresses my feelings also. =) ....about 'windowsills'


This beauty fell from the begonia to the windowsill and it was so beautiful I stuck its little bottom in an egg cup full of water and enjoyed it the whole day long.  Wishing you a day full of blessings...