Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm out of school for a week!!!!

Yahoo school is out for the week. I'm looking for a project (when I really need to be cleaning out and organizing) I've got some pretty scarey closets and cabinets...if you know what I mean? Oh well they will be there till I get to them. And besides I have some movie catchin' up to do :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Patti's Christmas In The Country Cook Book Giveaway!

My friend Patti at Nonna's News is having a giveaway. She is giving away a Christmas In The Country Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch. Patti says it is a great cookbook and this gal has some fabulous recipes so it must be good :) So you better go check it out!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

Well, maybe Tuesday night.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cathy is having a giveaway!

Is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen? I love it! Go by Cathy's blog MilleFleur to check it out. She has a beautiful home and blog. Thanks Cathy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pretty blooms and snakes!

Here it is November and I still have a few pretty flowers blooming.
I forgot to mention the other night I had a snake in my kitchen!!! Yes a snake! It was a little garter snake, but it was a snake all the same! I have been watching my step ever since.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Melissa is celebrating her anniversary with a giveaway!

Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home is having a wonderful give away to celebrate her one year anniversary for her lovely blog. Please go by and check it out. There is a link on my sidebar to her place :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Time change....

Don't forget the time change tonight...Fall Back one hour!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Wow...I could really do some dreaming in these rooms....

Southern Accents

Southern Living

Progressive Farmer

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thank you Gracie...

Gracie at A Touch of Grace awarded me this special award...Thanks Gracie, it was so nice of you to think of me.

I am suppose to pass it along, but I enjoy each and every one of your blogs so much that I am going to award it to all who come by and would like to grab it. I follow so many blogs and enjoy each of them so much. I sometimes wonder...what did I do before I started blogging? You are all such inspirations and I have made so many friends. Thanks y'all!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A month later...

Wow it has been a month since I posted...time flies!!! What a beautiful Friday it was here in East Texas. The sun finally came out. It has been so long since we saw sunshine I can't remember when it was?
I just went out back and saw these beauties...morning glories at 7 in the evening! They are just covering my pergola.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bargain Flowers

I had this arrangement for a long had lemons and then grapes and a lot of olive leaves, but I needed some flowers for it and had been looking at Michaels and Hobby Lobby, but never found exactly what I wanted. Well a few weeks ago I went to a Garage sale and this young lady had a big bundle of flowers just tied together laying there (unmarked) I asked how much she wanted for them and she said make an offer...well I hate to do that...I might offend someone, ya I kind of shrugged my shoulders like I don't know and she said how about two dollars. Well, I said Ok...inside I was having a party saying Oh yea!!!! Anyway I added the hydrangeas and little grassy things to the arrangement and this is what I came up with. I sure wish I had a before picture. Not too shabby for 2 bucks. Gotta love Garage Sales!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bella Vista Rooster Party....

OK, I had to add my hens too, because I don't have enough Roosters.
Rooster?Hen? what's the difference??? LOL
Thanks Barb for hosting the Rooster Party!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Grapevine and Roses

Dozen Red Roses Hubby bought me for our 30 year anniversary. They look like velvet. They are so pretty...he did good.

We have had trouble with wild grapevine growing in the azaleas by the deck...well we got tired of fighting them so we're letting them grow over the pergola...we're liking it. Goes to show you... don't fight nature! I have got to get rid of that ugly white pot hanging on there. Actually I really need to clean the whole jungle off the deck. LOL

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New background...

Random pictures of the backyard. (this is an old pic of the deck)

If you've noticed...I put on a new background and header on my blog. Well it seems to take forever to load now. Is it just a me I wonder... I might need to go back. Bummer, what a pain.
Have a great week !

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

30 Years...

Thirty years ago today I married the love of my life...Happy Anniversary Lon I love you!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Katherine Sue Kendall 1956-2009

Sometimes In life your lucky enough to meet a friend who will be your friend forever. I met one 29 years ago. I Love you Kat and I will miss you . Rest In Peace my friend.

Katherine Kendall
Katherine Sue Kendall, born in Atlanta, GA. October 18, 1956, passed away July 25, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents William R.. Kendall "Billy", Lucille Marie Bell-Smith, stepfather, Ronald Smith "Ron". She is survived by her sister, Jackie Cooper, Davenport, FL, brother William R. Kendall, Jr. "Buddy" Kenner, LA., their spouses Robert A. Cooper "Bobby", and Elizabeth Kendall "Liz", her nieces, Lisa Kendall, Angel Cooper-Morales, Nicole Kendall Tines, Bobbian Cooper-Reyes, great nieces Kayla Kendall, Destiny Cooper-Reyes, Adrianna Cooper-Reyes, Nephew Anthony Kendall and great nephew Kendall Tines, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and all her lifelong friends, and loving friends considered as family in Longview, Texas, Davenport, FL.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

No Reason...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

30 Year Award

Lon got this Howard Miller clock for 30 years of service with the company he works for. I wasn't sure if it would go with anything we have, but it goes nicely with our entertainment center. I love it! It has the westminister chime. I am really trying to get back to a more traditional decor.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dream kitchen

Isn't this the prettiest kitchen? I love the shutters. I've been wanting some to put on my little pass through window in my kitchen. What am I saying? I like it all!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Antique Bedroom Furniture...

I got the little night stand at a garage sale. Painted it black.

This was my hope chest... not part of the set.

This was my husband's grandmother's furniture. My Mother in law (she was born on this bed) has had it for years. I have always loved it...well about a month ago she told my husband to come and get it! I could have died. I haven't had anything in that bedroom since my son got married last summer, so it was the perfect time. I am just getting started on decorating in here, I need to find more of this red floral fabric for pillows and things. I had it left over from my dining room, Hancocks doesn't carry it anymore, but it will come together. I'll post more pictures when I get it decorated.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Have a Happy Fourth of July!

Image: Webweavers free clip art

Friday, July 3, 2009

One year anniversary....

I missed my one year Blog anniversary! It was last month...I thought it was this month!

Oh's to one year!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

It's so HOT...

It's so HOT here in Texas...the Sahara Desert is starting to look like Antarctica to us!!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bumble Bees...

I was seeing a lot of bumble bees around the back porch...Well they had built a nest in one of the bird houses hanging on the post. Lots and Lots of bees!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Grandmother's footstool

This was my grandmother's footstool. I recovered it last night with some toile my mother gave me. This toile is so pretty. Thanks Mom!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Mother and Father-in-laws Yard!

This is my inlaws is so pretty...these pictures do not do it justice!
I always tell her if I lived here I'd never go inside.