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Thursday, April 25, 2013

~ Blooming Tulips ~

Happy Thursday everyone, we have sun glorious sun, it's an incredible site to see, hardly any wind at all, the birds are singing the frogs are chirping, do frogs chirp? Anyhoo, lots of outdoor critters are making their critter sounds making the day even better. I can't say enough of about today. On the East side of the house I have a few tulips planted and they have really started to pop the last couple of days. 
 I just

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

~Peeking Thru the Shutters ~

I'm stuck in love with shutters, oh the stories they might tell. Opening them for late afternoon viewing only adds to their beauty. They make such a delicious back drop.
Late afternoons

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

~ Vintage Shutters and Tulips ~

Rain, snow and sleet those are the words in our forecast for today, hard to believe yesterday I was mowing. What a difference a day makes. Right now the grass is so green and lush a few of those pesty yellow flowers have popped up here and there, you know the ones as a kid we use to blow on to see what magic they would perform. Dandelions the dreaded flower that takes the beauty right out of a yard. I see some weed and feed in my future. No complaints I love being outside, this year there's quite the "list of things to do" out and about in the yard. 
I'm such a

Monday, April 22, 2013

~ Signs of Spring ~

There are definite signs of Spring around the yard. Buds popping here and there as well as a bit of foliage coming to life after a long winter's sleep
Hydrangeas

Saturday, April 20, 2013

~ The Boston Fern Saga ~

Each year I look forward to buying the Boston ferns for the front porch, my favorite spot during the summer and late fall days. Last year I purchased the ferns on March 29th, this year I purchased them on March 28th.
I buy

Thursday, April 18, 2013

~ Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head ~

The last few days have brought torrential down pours, lots of thunder and lighting. I'm beginning to wonder if Mother Nature is ever going to shower us with her beautiful rays of sunshine.
Spending more

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

~ Mr. P's 80th Birthday Celebration ~

Any time you have a birthday after a "certain" age it's a milestone and should be celebrated. Mr. P hit a big milestone on April 8th. He's not one to enjoy large crowds any longer and didn't want a big birthday bash thrown for him, I would have given anything in the world to have a repeat party like I threw for his 65th birthday. The barn was cleaned out, a hog brought in, a band was playing and lots and lots of friends with laughter filled the air. It was a little quieter this year, this is what he wanted, his birthday his way.
The celebration began

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

~ Garden Ornaments On the Dining Room Table ~

I can hardly believe this is Wednesday already. I hope you are having a super week so far. Ours has been craazzy. Sunday Mr. P had surprise visitors for his 80th birthday. The small celebration

Sunday, April 7, 2013

~ A New Look For the Living Area ~

Hello my friends, You know when you finally hit the "mark" on a decorating delimia  you want to shout it from the roof tops right? You know one of those areas that needs just the right thing, you won't settle for anything less. WELL.... I was sitting on the sofa the other day and the light bulb went off. The perfect solution was here all along. 
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