Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Backyard Birding Fun

Hello friends!  Sorry I have been away for a few days but I have been so busy!  I really enjoyed the holiday weekend.  I was able to finish alot of projects (which I will post very soon) and enjoy some time bird watching in my back yard.  Here are a few pictures that my daughter took for me while we watched the birds having fun at one of my feeders.

Male Cardinal

White Breasted Nuthatcher
Gray Catbird
 I have been searching the internet for some DIY ideas for bird baths and feeders.  Here are a few that I have saved photos of.  They are so cute.  Hope to get some of these made in the near future.


If you have some bird bath and feeder ideas -- please share them with me!  Thanks for stoppin' by to visit.  Come back soon!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blackberry Pickin'

Hello friends!  Can you believe that blackberries are ripe already!?  It seems so early. But -- I was outside trimming back some bushes this afternoon and there they were.  Just hanging on the vine  all plump and juicy and ready to be picked!  I absolutely LOVE blackberries.   I love blackberry cobbler, blackberry pie, blackberry jelly... well.. I could go on and on.   Tonight, I think I am just going to enjoy this little dish full of ripe blackberries (with a little sugar sprinkled on top.) 
Tell me your favorite blackberry recipe!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"What a Ham" scrapbook page

My husband enjoys acting "goofy" around the girls -- always trying to get a laugh.  I snapped this picture of him during one of his "crazy" moments. Later, I found these little adorable "piggy" paper piecing patterns online.  (wish I could remember where I found them!)  They turned out so cute and were very easy to make.  I put them together with his photo and made a page which I entitled,  "What A Ham". Hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Puppy Posing for Pics

I know that I have previously shown you pictures of our four legged babies....  But -- I just HAD to share these two snapshots of our little Choodle named Alaska.  She is posing so pretty for her pictures.  Isn't she the funniest thing? 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fruity Towels

Hello blogging friends!  Back at Christmas, I found these cute hand towels in yellow, red, orange and green colors.  I thought they  were so cheerful looking.  I bought all they had and added some felt fruit appliques.  I made some with pears, apples, strawberries and oranges then gave them as Christmas gifts.   I did not want to post them because they were surprises!  Unfortunately,   I forgot to get pictures of all of them.  Anyhow, just thought I would share them with you today. 

Hope you liked them.  Have a great day!  Come back soon!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Sweet Cracker Barrel Find

I was at Cracker Barrel on Friday and I saw this sweet little leaf bowl marked  40 percent off.  I loved the blue color, and --  of course-- the two little birds.  So, now it sits on my dining room table.  Isn't it just cute?  Happy Mother's Day to me!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Beautiful Lilac Table Setting

Hello blogging friends!  You all know how much I love a beautifully decorated table.  When my mother was alive; I always had so much fun decorating a Mother's Day Table.  Since her passing, I have not been able to bring myself to do it anymore.  And it  is a shame -- because I always invited over my sisters, mother-in-law, grandmother and a very dear cousin.  I really need to start the tradition back up.  It's just a hard day without my mom.  When I saw this table setting done by Ann from Corner of Plaid and Paisley -- I just fell in love.  It is so beautiful!  Lilac was one of my mom's favorite colors.  I know she would have loved this too. Hop on over to her blog and look around.  She has lots of beautiful things there.  You can find her  @ l


I will be spending Mother's Day with my three girls eating at my favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.  Hope you have a great weekend!  Happy Mother's Day to you!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"Sew Mama Sew" Blog Giveaways!

 Don't you just LOVE giveaways?  Well, if you do-- this is YOUR week. It all started on Monday  over @ .  She is having a "giveaway week" FULL of  wonderful stuff from many different bloggers.   Head on over and sign up for them all.  Better hurry because the deadline is this Friday night!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Dancing in the Rain" Scrapbook Card

Hello friends!  It has been a few days since I have blogged.  I was sick over the weekend.  Ugh.. had some kind of virus/sinus thing going on.  Anyhow -- I am much better now.  I have been working on several exciting crafts lately.  I will be posting pictures as soon as I am finished.  In the meantime, I bought this adorable little stamp set at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  I loved the "saying" and it came with lots of stamps.  I have been anxious to make a card or page using it -- so -- last night I made this little card.  Hope you like it!

"Dancing in the Rain"

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