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Showing posts from May, 2014

A Flowerbed, Finished Bench, and a Pet Portrait

We spent Memorial Day weekend at the's always nice to have a long weekend. Again we had near perfect weather and we got to enjoy it in our peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Before I go on, I'd like to take a moment to remember all who have served or are serving our nation to ensure our freedom. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice. So a huge "Thank you"! I brought a few plants up to put in the flowerbeds. I cleaned out an area by the front door (the liriope/ monkey grass had completely taken over) and planted my oak leaf hydrangea my MIL gave me, plus some Salvia too.  These concrete edger pieces have been sitting by the front door since we bought the place. I finally found the perfect use for them! So much better! And some of the plants I planted last time are actually starting to bloom! The Black and Blue Sage: The Little Buckaroo rosebush: Everything is doing really well. I'm so excited to have lots of places t

Friday This and That

It's Friday!! It's been a busy week but a good one. We got rain and with it very cool temperatures that have us all in Texas singing because, well, Summer is coming and with it very hot temperatures. We are ecstatic for any break from hot weather, trust me. Keeping our Spring long and drawn out is a good thing. The plants love it too as they are all in full and happy bloom mode. Lantana starting to bloom. The butterflies love this! Anyway, I just want to share a few things from around the farm. First off, I found a great treat jar and on sale too! for the dogs' treats. Love the chalkboard label and red lid. I placed it on the top shelf of my etagere: Then I redid the mantel. I found this terrific horse head in Canton. It had $20 on it but when I asked the man how much he'd take for it, he said $5. Sold! You should of seen me carrying it around with the plants we bought too....dumb me, I didn't bring a wagon. Of course, I had to place all my vintage hors

Crawfish, Berries, and a Couple of Painting Projects

We went to the farm this past weekend; our son got to come with us.  Friday night when we got to town, we stopped at a roadside trailer and got crawfish and shrimp for supper. Yum! Good and spicy. I love a good crawfish/shrimp boil! crawfish Saturday, Jay cooked for my Mother's Day  while I painted on a couple of projects. He made shrimp/crawfish Alfredo for lunch ( from supper's leftovers) and then a Caramel Coconut Pie for after supper. (oh, heaven! My two favorite things - coconut and caramel!) He made beef fajitas, guacamole, pico de gallo, Spanish rice, and beans for supper. ( I should of taken a picture!) Yummy! He's a great cook. Bruce did the cleaning up so I was perfectly spoiled. Our daughter, unfortunately, couldn't join us as she was working but she did call and talk to me. So my weekend was complete and I definitely feel loved and cherished. One of my projects was painting the garage side of the kitchen door - it's been needing it. I think I

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I had a fantastic weekend throughly spoiled by my son (more on that tomorrow). The only thing that would have made it better was if my daughter could have been with us too but she had to work. And a hug sent to heaven for my mom. She's been gone for 12 years now and I still miss her. So many things I'd like to ask her. I guess we never get over our need for our moms. My mom I'm very grateful for my wonderful mother-in-law. She's a jewel. I love you, Bonnie! Thank you for all you do for us. Christmas Family picture at Bonnie's Hugs, Cecilia