Friday, July 23, 2010

Fresh eggs anyone??

This is the absolutely-too-cute-for-words chicken coop that my husband and I want to build in our backyard!

I can't wait for those fresh eggs!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just a thought!


I totally copied this from another blog!

I cost about $10 to make....I love to big effect it gives.

Hope you're having a great day :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Just hangin' out!

Ok, so I couldn't think of anything really fun or cute to write for my title that involved clothes lines......

.....even though clothes lines are cute and fun!!

oh well, maybe creativity will hit me later and I can change it :)

Here is our latest additon!!

I. love. it.

I wasn't sure {even as my sweet husband was building it} just how much I was going to like it.

Would it be too much trouble to take the clothes out?

Would I get bored with all the clipping and hanging?

Is it going to take too long to dry?

blah, blah, get the picture.

None of those things have been an issue.

It takes the clothes no time to dry {good to know all this Georgia heat is good for somethin'} and I just love looking out of my not-sweltering-hot-from-the-dryer-going-all-day-long-laundry room window and seeing the clothes on the line.

I have to be 100% honest though...... I haven't put any clothes on the line yet.

What?! No clothes on a clothes line??

I know, I know.....but I don't think I ever will.

See, at my crazy house we go through hundreds of bath towels, dish towels, blankets, tablecloths, and washcloths daily. And that doesn't count the bedding that I wash every week. Those are the things that I hang on the line.

Somehow the idea of hanging my unmentionables out in the open for just about eveyone to mention didn't appeal to me.

I end up drying a load of just clothes about every 3 days now instead of 1 or 2 every day.

I can't wait to see if there's a difference in my power bill!!

All that to say....Yay, clothes lines!! I hope yall like the pictures.

I'm thinking of adding just a couple of little touches to the line, and as soon as I do I'll post some pics!!

Hope everyone has a great day!!!! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Time!

Welcome summer.....

I've been waiting on ya!!!

This is my cozy, little deck off of my kitchen. It is my favorite spot to read a book. In the evening it's shaded and away from lots of noise. It feels like a little hideaway for me :)

I love how my hydrangea peeks through the deck railing!

(The round table with the checkered tablecloth would be behind me in this picture....along with a wrought iron bench, just in case you were curious!)

What's your favorite summer tradition? I need to start some good ones and I'd love your ideas!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The objects of my affection!

Hello!! Hope everyone is out planting flowers and playing in the sun!

We have certainly been enjoying these nice temperatures :)

We've been finishing up the backyard garden (will post all about that when it's done!), walking to school almost every morning, and of course, sneaking in a few trips to the ice cream shop that is almost dangerously close to our house :)

I have displayed a few new little items that I wanted to show yall!

Ok, I am totally IN LOVE with the Post Box!! I have been keeping an eye out for one since I saw something similar in a magazine a couple of years ago. I found this one on Ebay for a good price! I have some odd fascination with the mail in general. The fact that you can put a little piece of paper in a box beside your house and it can travel all the way around the world for less than a dollar is just amazing to me! I also have a {small} infatuation with all things British.

I love to wonder just what kinds of letters graced this box. Who owned her? Did she sit outside of a charming Cotswald cottage or a chic London apartment? Were there letters of love and adoration placed inside, a message of a mother to a daughter?? I could go on and on...needless to say I'm thrilled!

The only problem is I just can't decide where to put it. Right now there are about 5 different places where it would be perfect, but for now, she'll stay right there!

See that cute green folder?? I just recently got it from {Walmart}....shhhh, don't tell! :)

This loving cup champagne cooler is also from Ebay. I love the way the plant looks in it!

Now Im not quite sure what this is above, but I know it will be beautiful when I get it cleaned up. It has the initials dEk on it. This came from my a new antique/vintage store I've just happily discovered.

Hope you have a great day!!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We have a winner!!!

Drum roll please.......................

Dan, you won the giveaway!!

Hooray :)

If you will please email me with your mailing address I will send your items right away!

Hope everyone has a beautiful Easter weekend!!

Thanks for all the sweet comments....they are very much appreciated!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

G is for GIVEAWAY and Goodwill treasures!!

Are you starting to see it at your house???

We are, and I couldn't be more excited!

Yep, little bits of spring are popping up everywhere.

Before you know it we'll all be playing in our yards and enjoying the warmth all day long(fingers crossed anyway)!!

I just had to show you some of the great treasures I have found at my Goodwill recently!
**The info. about the giveaway is at the bottom of the post....feel free to scroll on down :)**

I loved this little jar. It came with a bright orange top, which made me think it was a juice holder. However, I decided it hold my spring flowers beautifully!!
To the right of the polka dot frame is a small hand embroidered picture. Even though it did not "fit" with the colors in my bedroom, I loved it too much not to put it up. Now that I have it, I actually think it goes perfectly.
I don't know why, but I am a sucker for these juice pitchers with the matching glasses. Nothing says "cottage home" more to me than these. This set was only $5. Now I want the apple one I've seen before!!
Finally, this is just a tiny little print of Dresden dolls. My aunt always had the figurines around and this picture reminds me of family. The size is great. It's so petite that I can pop it anywhere!!

Now....on to the good stuff!!


I love, love, love giveaways!! So here is a spring one just for you!!!

I thought these just shouted "YAY SPRING!"
Here is a beautiful, little teacup and saucer.

Two cute spring chicks to cheer up your kitchen!

A vintage-inspired Easter decoration!
And, the H-O-M-E banner that you see in the first pic.!! All you have to do is leave me a comment and you're entered, easy-peasy!!
If you want to post about this giveaway on your blog, feel free! Let me know if you do and I'll put your name in 2 more times :o)

The winner will be picked next Wednesday (March 31st)!! Hope everyone has a great week!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

1 camera cord + 1 moment to create something = 1 happy girl!!

Yay, yay, yay!!

I found the camera cord....literally, I found it one minute ago!

Guess where it was???

Right where I left it the last time!! :o)

Who knew?! ha ha ha

I would have promised you that I looked in that spot at least twice...either I didn't, or I did and my brain is not working correctly.

I'd say either one is a solid possibility!

So let's get to it....

I want to show you something that I made today.

I had an old book sitting around and just had to try this. I've seen it done well so many times!

Now, I'm not a big fan of ripping books up (that's just me personally), but I'm a HUGE fan of re-purposing things. The book (which I got for free), was an old copy of "Jo's Boys" by Louisa May Alcott. Several other pages were missing so I knew this would be the perfect test-run item.

I got all my things together....I didn't use the stickers on this particular one, but I do think stickers would be a really cute addition to a banner!

I just used a plain, old Sharpie for the stencil. It worked like a charm!

Those particular stencils came from Hobby Lobby for about $6......I have used them lots of times! I love it when you get your moneys worth out of something!!

Sorry it's sideways.......I still have lots to learn about putting pics on Blogger!

Once I finished all the letters I found some ribbon sitting around and used my scissors to cut little slits in the top of the paper.

I fed the ribbon through and voila!!!

Hope you like it!!

I'm going to post again this weekend and show you some new fun things I've gotten from Goodwill!! I've been hitting the jackpot there lately :o)

Hope y'all have a happy, happy Friday!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

No pictures...but lots of words :o)

Well....the camera cord seems to have won.

I can't find it and apparently it's enjoying its hiding spot way too much to come out.

So since I can't show you any pictures I'll tell you some fun things that have been going on around here!

One of the amazing things about this blog has been the unexpected.

It has been everywhere....unexpected friends, unexpected inspiration, unexpected fun.

So when I received an email about this post, it was quite (well you guessed it) unexpected.

Here is the email:

Katherine Ann,

My name is Susan Jenkins and I am an artist and writer. I am putting together a children’s book for a poem I wrote and I was looking for some inspiration and surfing images on the internet. I stumbled across a photo of what I am assuming must be your daughter with a crown of morning glories on her head. The image just shows the back of her head. This photo would be a great reference for me to use in one of the pages of my book. Even though I when I paint I typically change the image quite a bit, I still wanted to run it by you to see if I could use this pic to work into my painting.

The poem and book is called, “The Mountain Queen”. It is actually a story of my great-grandmother and her life in the Appalachian mountains. She used to weave morning glories to make a crown. I plan to have one of my paintings with a little girl looking out to the distant mountain and I really think this image could work well.

I know that even if I used the photo for reference you most likely would never see it, and even if you did might not recognize that it came from your photo…. But I still just wanted to run this by you. I would be more than happy to provide you with a print of the painting and copy of the book when it is done. I also would be happy to send you the poem if you wish.

Please just let me know if you are okay with me using the photo for my painting.

God bless and I look forward to hearing from you,

Susan Jenkins

WOW! Needless to say I was blown away.

How amazing that someone else would find inspiration from my sweet little girls head!!

I am very protective about images of my children being on the internet (which is why I don't usually post their picture). Since this was of the back of her head I couldn't say no.

I immediately emailed Susan back (after checking her out on Google)! She then sent me a copy of the poem as well as the preliminary art work for the book....both are truly beautiful.

I would love to show the artwork to you, but I want to get her permission first....she may want to save it until the book comes out! But take my word for it...she is very talented :o) fun is that!! She really made my week!

I would love to know what is the most unexpected and wonderful thing that has come your way via your blog?? These stories are too fun to keep to yourself!

....In the I go on the camera cord hunt again :o)

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

where would a camera cord hide??

I have so many fun pictures to show you and I can't find my camera cord!!

....I'm on a mission now :o)

Will be posting once I find it!!

Wish me luck....I'm goin' in {he he he}

Friday, February 5, 2010

Spring.... come out, come out wherever you are!

So, you know it's a sad state of affairs when your current post is about wishing for Spring and your last post was about Autumn! Where have I been??? Wow, that was a long and unintended hiatus.

Other than the usual busyness of life, my oldest little girl has been having major sleep issues. It really has put a strain on the family as a whole. Unfortunately sleep is something I cannot function well I've been in zombie mode a lot.

Oh how I have missed my sweet blogging friends!!

I was a little afraid that I'd log on and all of my buddies would be long gone.....yay for people still being here :o)

So how are YOU?? I want to know the latest from everyone, so expect me to be stopping by your blog soon!