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!!!!