Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fresh As A Daisy!

Do you ever just buy yourself flowers? I do. These are some cute little daisies that I picked up at WalMart. They are so simple, but they have that sweet floral smell and last forever.
Just a little pick-me-up.

It is pretty busy here.

This weekend we take Sweet Daughter to Law School. What a mixed bag of emotions. She is my best friend and I will miss her tremendously! But to say that I am also incredibly proud of her choices and accomplishments, would be like saying an ant is small.

She is all that I ever prayed for.

Thank you Lord!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Call me when it's under 100 degrees...

Oh my Gosh! Is it almost August?
Where did this summer go? I was in Target last week and all the garden center was reduced down to just a few aisles and all the school supplies were out.
Ahhhhhhh.... we love school supplies! The paper! The Pens!

These little composition books were on sale for 25 cents each.
Now, I know I'm not the only one that loves to make a pretty journal!
Go! Now! before they are all gone!

But we are still holed up in our air conditioning. There is not one thing to make me think fall!
So instead I thought I would share a little refreshing no calorie Lemonade. See that sweet little scoop and yummy lemon drops? Those are from my friend CeeKay. We had lunch two Saturday's ago and had such a great time! You can read about it here. Thank you CeeKay!

Cheating Lemonade
*Juice of 1/2 lemon
*Lemon Stevia to taste
*8 oz of water
Squeeze lemon juice into a glass. Add the rind of the lemon, stevia and ice.
If you need a little bit fizz use sparkling mineral water instead.

I can drink this all day! And not one once of guilt!
Stay COOL!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mary Carol Garity ~ Part 3 of 3

Okay... I think I have stretched this subject just about as far as I can. (lol)
Like so many other homeowners I am a huge fan of Mary Carol Garrity's designs.

So when my cousin asked what I wanted to do while in KC.... I said
"Take me to Nell Hill's!"

We went to all three locations! Two in Atchison Kansas and one in Kansas City Missouri. I have shared the pictures from Garrity's and Nell Hill's, both in Atchison.

When we went to the location in KC I kind of figured that it would be more of the same and in part it was. But this location is larger and really more of a true design center, I would say. But the VERY BEST part of this location....

Is that MCG works there! Everyday!

We were coming up the stairs and I turned around and saw this pretty, petite, little brunette and then I looked again... "Excuse me... Are you Mary Carol Garrity"? said I
"Why, yes I am!" said she with a big, warm, Midwestern smile. She held out her hand and greeted me as if I was at her front door!
We went on to have a full conversation about what her future plans were in the stores and how long she has been in business (almost 30 years). She asked me all kinds of questions and actually thanked me!

So I bought the only book that I don't have and she kindly autographed it!

So there you have it. My Mary Carol Garrity story. And I'm stickin' to it!

One last thing that I wanted to share. It occurred to me that a beautiful space is just space if you don't fill it with hospitality.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mary Carol Garity ~ Part 2 of 3

As promised...
Today I am showing you Mrs. Garrity's store around the corner,
Nell Hill's.

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! Everywhere you turn, YUMMY!

I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at Marty's blog, A Stroll Thru Life...

Make sure you hop on over and join the fun!

Tomorrow is the final post... stay tuned!

Mary Carol Garity ~ Part 1 of 3

Ever been in a Masonic Temple???

Well go to Atchison KS and visit their local temple ....
You'll find Mary Carol Garrity's FABULOUS Garrity's!

Right now the lobby is full with this incredible library but coming soon will be a wonderful gift and gourmet food section.
Head up the old stairs to the upper level and Boy Oh Boy!
Are you going to be delighted!!
Well... I'll be quiet and let you browse.

But wait! There's more!
Come back tomorrow. I will show you Nell Hill's....