Saturday, October 29, 2011

Let Love Abide

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"TIME" For A New Vignette!

Sometimes I really struggle with a big wall.
When I changed out the wreath above the armoire for the picture that you see,
the delicate toile and botanical rose prints were no longer working.

I knew I needed something that would be a single statement.... How about a big CLOCK?!
I started looking and man-o-man! Can they be expensive! A clock like this can be close to $100!
Well! You know what is coming next.... I was in TJ Maxx and saw this one for $25. That is a great deal but the arms were bent! Not beyond repair, mind you, bent they needed a little work.
Well I asked and the manager said that she could take 50% off but it would have to be "as is".
I said... "Well... I'll take it!"

The little shabby shelf I got for $24 bucks at Home Goods. So over all....
Some times it just works out that way.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. It is going to be gorgeous here. So I plan on enjoying it. What about you?

linking to:

Show and Tell Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Potpourri Friday

Farmhouse Friday

Home Sweet Home

Show off your Cottage

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Little Birthday Cake!

No... Seriously! A tiny birthday cake!

Isn't it darling!?
My Sister-In-Law brought this to me this morning. Can you believe it?
It came from The Baker's Daughter ... here in Phoenix.
You can read more about her here.

So Yummy!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Girlfriends Lit-n-Latte and What We're Reading

Today I'm joining Ricki Jill for What We're Reading
Make sure you go check out more reviews and recommendations!

I missed last month so I have a lot to share with you!

September's selection for our Girlfriend's Lit-n-Latte Book Club was:
The Help
By Kathryn Stockett

I won't go on and on about this book, although I could. I think most everyone has read it. If you haven't shame on you. It really is wonderful and the movie was delightful.

October's selection was a fun classic!
Murder At The Vicarage
by Agatha Christie

The first in the Miss Marple series, this is so fun and gruesome! I totally have enjoyed it.

The following are books that I read, "just for fun".

The Stranger
by Albert Camus

Hummmmm... boring and no fun was derived from this at all! But I did read it.

The Hunger Games

series 1
by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire
series 2
by Suzanne Collins

series 3
by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Game series is so good!!!!! My Sweet Daughter got me started on these. Fun and fast moving you will be cheering for Katniss Everdeen from page 1. It is easy to understand how this has already been made into a movie and will come out in March of 2012. I hope it is as good as the book!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Bag

Just wanted to show you another vintage bag!

I hope you are having a great week!

P.S ???question???

Would you buy one of these bags in an etsy shop?

What about my e-reader covers?

It's okay to be gently honest.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Starbucks' Salted Caramel Mocha...My New Addiction!

Now this is grown up Hot Chocolate!

Espresso and steamed milk, blended with mocha sauce and toffee nut flavored syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt.

Put down the Pumpkin Spice Latte...

Order up this cup of rich yummy-ness!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thank You!

Just popping in to say "hi"!
It was a busy weekend here.
We got all of the windows done. Inside and out! Whew, what a job!
And we aren't supposed to have rain for the next 10 days.
So they should stay nice for a while. YAY!

Thank you to everyone that participated in Fresh-Cut Friday.
I hope you will join us next time. November 4th we will feature
the Flower of the Month ... which is the Mum. Of course, as always, you
don't have to post about Mum's... just any pretty flowers from your
home or garden. I have always been a Spring flower person... But I am really
loving the Fall flowers this year.

Make the most of your week!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fresh-Cut Friday Marigold Flower of the Month

The "Big Announcement" first!

The winner of the Sweet and Simple Giveaway....

Terry of Cherished Treasures

Thank you to everyone the joined in!
I'll be doing another give away soon... stay posted!

Now for Fresh-Cut Friday!

Welcome to Fresh-Cut Friday!

Hello Marigold!

The gift of Marigolds signifies: Passion, Creativity, Winning Grace, Dignity, Nobility, Humility and a love of nature.

Marigolds, found all over the US, Europe and Western Asia, are hardy, annual plants and are great for cheering up any garden. They bloom almost non stop with few problems. Although they do attract slugs (yuck). French Marigolds are probably the most common and what we, in the US, think of when someone says "Marigold". They grow in tight little bunches 5 to 18 inches high. Easy to grow and perfect for fall flowerbeds with their rich warm shades of red, yellow and orange. Ideal for edging flowerbeds they also do very well in containers and widow boxes. (how cottage is that!?)

October's birth flower is sometimes called "summer bride" or "husbandmans dial," because it’s flower head follows the sun. Also called calendula, holligold, goldbloom, golds, ruddes, Mary bud, bull's eyes, pot Marigolds and the "Herb of the Sun". Marigolds are VERY popular in India because of the shades of gold. Once considered the most sacred of flowers, in India, it was placed around the necks of holy statues. This may have come from an early Christian tradition of placing garlands of "Mary's-Gold" around the necks of Holy Mary statues as a gift of gold from the poor. But the East Indian tradition could have come first too. It's hard to say.

The blossoms are actually edible and the plant it's self has many uses. Marigolds are known to be good for skin issues as well as a good cleanser and a yellow dye for foods. It is touted as a remedy for bee stings. I also read that it is supposed to be very good for ulcers and for the eyes, but I could not find out how you would administer it for these remedies. Maybe a tea? In Mexico, farmers feed their chickens feed that has been salted with Marigold seeds. It causes the eggs to be a more golden yellow and the chicken meat to be a more appealing shade when cooked.

Our ancestors may have used them for love charms and woven them into wedding garlands or placed them on or under a pillow to encourage prophetic or psychic dreams. The Welsh believed that if marigolds were not open early in the morning, then a storm was on the way. There was an old wives tale that eyesight could be improved simply by staring at a Marigold.

Now that I have shared all of that, I can tell you that I was a little surprised that such a simple, little flower like the common Marigold was a flower of the month. But now I realize that it has so many uses and has been around for centuries!

Because Marigolds don't survive once cut, I'm taking you out to the backyard.

I just potted these for you.

Now let's see your flowers!

I'll be linking with:

Show and Tell Friday, Vintage Inspiration Friday, Potpourri Party, Feathered Nest Friday, and Home Sweet Home

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pete's Bag

Remember CeeKay's bag?

Well, I made one for my friend Pete! (yes! that's really HER name)

You might remember that I made her a bible cover...
(you can see that by clicking here)

Perfect for a Fall shopping excursion or a book bag for bible study....

Don't forget:
I'll be announcing the winner of the giveaway in Friday's Fresh-Cut Post.
You can learn about both of those points of interest by clicking on the buttons
at the top of my side bar.

I'll be sharing this with:

Decor to Adore, Today's Creative Blog,TipJunkie,Coastal Charm, Knick of Time Tuesday