Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

I went to the dentist today and this is what I got to look at while I waited patiently in the dentist chair.  All of the rooms have glass walls overlooking the tooth-pond, which is frozen at the moment.  The birds were everywhere, because they had just filled the bird feeders.  I especially like the cardinals.  Afterall, it is my state bird!  For more outdoor pics, please visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

Tabletop Tuesday

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Monday, December 20, 2010

Graduation Day!

Today my "baby" graduated from college.  Boy do I feel old!  It just seems like yesterday that he started school!  We are so proud of him!  Now, out into the real world to find a job! 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

First Snowfall

HELP!  I am having trouble with the "shrink to fit" button on my header.  Sorry, that's why my header looks that way.  Is anyone else having trouble with their picture fitting in the header?  Any help would be appreciated!  In the meantime, we had our first snowfall of the season today.  It was beautiful!  Here are just a few shots that we took right before it got dark.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chicken Stew

Well it's that time of year again, at least here in the South, when the chicken stews start. It HAS to be cold outside for starters. These are the requirements: Giant pot of chicken stew, boxes of crackers, marshmallows to roast and a table big enough outside to seat everyone! We had ours outside at Mama's house recently. She fixed the stew and we provided the crackers and marshmallows. We had so much fun! My son and niece had a marshmallow toss. Evidently, they go further when they are on fire!! Does anyone else have chicken stews? For more outdoor pics, please visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Anniversary Trip

We recently had our 26th wedding anniversary and took a trip to the mountains. We went to Buck Mountain, which is near Boone, NC. The weather was absolutely beautiful and so was the cabin that we stayed in. We rode 4 wheelers and had a picnic lunch beside a pond. We also found a waterfall that was really beautiful. Later that afternoon, we drove on into Boone and Blowing Rock and shopped and ate supper. We had so much fun that weekend! We are definitely going back!! For more outdoor pics, please visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dreaming of Dessert

It's been like...forever...since I've posted anything. I don't know what happened! I guess life just got in the way, but anyway I'm back and I'm going to try and keep this blog going. I really miss posting things, because it's really an on-line diary. I can look back over the years and read what I was doing on that particular day. I've just gotten slack, plus as it's gotten colder and the days are getting shorter, I've been laying around eating this:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Thrifty Tuesday

I'm linking up with Linda at Coastal Charm today to take part in her Thrifty Tuesday. Usually I'm looking for something for the house to show, but recently a new consignment shop opened close by and I have found the best deals in there, so I thought that I would share a few with you. I did buy other items, but so far, these are the only two that I have worn so far. I don't know about ya'll, but it's really, really hard to take a picture of yourself!!! Of course, the two times I did this, I was all by myself, so I had to make do, but I think you can see them pretty good. I bought this cardigan, that has the cutest embellishments on it for only $6.00. I couldn't believe the price! Then I found this t-shirt with the giant fleur-de-lis on it for only $5.00!! I was so proud of myself. Like I said, I did buy some more items, but I will post them as I wear them later on.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Under the Crepe Myrtle

I moved my white chairs off the front porch and put them under my crepe myrtle tree out by the driveway. I thought they would be pretty sitting under the tree and to relax in the shade. Boy was I's 100 degrees here in the south and no tree has enough shade from the sweltering heat, so for now, they are just for looks!!!! Maybe soon the temps will break and we can enjoy them. Please visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for more outdoor pics. I'm also linked with Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


As of yesterday at 2:30 pm, I have officially become a Great Aunt. My niece had a little boy yesterday, and needless to say, we are sooooo excited!!! They named him Eli and he's such a cutie patootie!!! Hubby has been singing that song from the 70's by Three Dog Night..."Eli's Coming" for months and now he's finally here!! We can't wait to spoil him!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Tomatoes

I don't know about ya'll, but I am so looking forward to Fall!! This 100 degree weather is about to get the best of me! In the meantime, are ya'll over-run with "these"!! We have tomatoes everywhere! We usually only have 3 plants, but this year, we have 5. The funny thing is Hubby is the only one that eats them...and let me tell ya, he eats them...every night for supper. Whether it is a tomato sandwich smothered in mayo, salt and pepper, or he'll just slice one and eat it with whatever else he's eating. So now, we're feeding the neighbors, family, co-workers, church people and anybody else to wants them. Happy Friday!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tiny Bunny

I came home the other day and found this tiny bunny sitting on the sidewalk. It didn't even move...just sat there. Hubby went and got the camera and took its picture. I think it was pretending that it was a statue!! It's living in the bushes in front of our house and comes out to play everyday. I still haven't seen the Mama, but I'm sure she's in there somewhere. It's sooo cute!

Linked to: A Southern Daydreamer - Outdoor Wednesday

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Hairband

Well, I went and did it!!! I bought me a hairband, headband, thingy with a big flower on it. I haven't wore a hairband since my 2nd grade dance recital!!!...and trust me...that was a longggggggg time ago! But, when I was at the beach several weeks ago, I saw it on a table on the way out of the mall. I tried it on, put it back down, tried it on again and put it back down, and tried it on again. Then my sister came around the corner and saw it on me and busted out laughing, so I put it back down again!!! Then when we got to the car, I said I really liked that hairband. She said well go get it. So I did...even if she did laugh at me!! I love it! There's so much freedom, feeling like a kid again, even if it's just by wearing a hairband. Today, I'm joining up with Chatting at the Sky for Tuesday's Unwrapped, because this small thing, just makes me happy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Auction Deal

My mama's best friend moved to Florida this weekend and had an auction at her house to sell the remaining items. We went over there the night before and the only thing that I saw that I wanted was an old white chair that was sitting on the front porch. I couldn't go to the auction on Saturday, but sent Hubby and my son. I told him to bid on the chair. He called and said are you sure you want this's falling apart! I told him it wasn't to sit in, it was for looks! Well, when the time came to bid on the chair, they put everything that was on the front porch together. He got all of this for $15.00!! The table, "my" chair, two rocking chairs and they made him take the frog since it was on the front porch...LOL!!! I was so excited!!! I put the chairs on my front porch and the table out at the pool. But I brought the chair inside....that's it in my header. I love it! For more fab finds, please visit Linda at Coastal Charm to see everyone else's deals. I'm also linking to Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Afterall, everything we bought is white!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cloche Party

I've joined Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life for her Summer Cloche Party. I didn't even know what they were called, but I knew that I loved them. They were just "domes" to me!! Then when I started blogging I noticed everyone calling them cloches. I don't even know how to pronounce that...LOL!!!! I only have 2 and they are so fun to decorate for the seasons. The one with the starfish has my Grandpa's marbles, that he used to play with when he was young. They look like eggs but they aren't. These are so big, I don't know how they played marbles with them. Marty needs to host this every season. I get so many wonderful ideas from everyone else.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - 4th of July 2010

I'm participating with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Bear with me, 'cause this is a lot of pictures! Don't you just love it when people (especially ones you don't know) share their vacation pictures with you???? LOL!!! We always go to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every year for the 4th of July. This year, we also went to see my aunt, uncle and cousins at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. While we were there, we took a ferry ride from Ft. Fisher over to Southport. We showed the kids where the road at our house ends...some 300 miles later. It goes right into the water. They couldn't believe it!! The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed the ride so much!! I was at the front of the boat trying to play Titanic, but it kinda looks like Hubby is trying to push me off instead of hold onto me!!!! We also ate at our favorite mexican restaurant, Abuelo's while we were at Myrtle....and of course, for dessert we had Krispy Kreme. We had a wonderful trip and took a lot of pictures. Thanks for taking time to look at them. Enjoy your day!!