Mar 27, 2010

Pastel Dreams

Sometimes I dream of the softer colors of summer.
* They remind me a cool breeze on a warm muggy day.
* Fresh fruit dripping with juice.
* Cotton candy and little children giggling.
* A sip of pink lemonade to quench a thirst.
* Clouds whisping across the  jetstream.
* Wading along a beachfront with the wind tossling my hair.
* Curtains gently blowing through an opened window.
* The sound of waves gently hitting the shoreline. 
*The scent of a freshly bathed baby.
* Slipping into a bubble bath.                       
* Easter Peeps                                     
* Prayer and God's grace.
* I hope to never outgrow dreaming!
Photos found on the internet.

Button, Button, Who's got the Button?

I've got the button(s)!!
At least once a month I try to stop in to "treasure hunt" at our local Good Will store.  So yesterday I spy this tin of buttons. The tag reads 99 cents so I ask the lady behind the desk to retrieve it from its glass casing.  She looks at me mysteriously and says "that can't be right!" The buttons are sellng for a dime a piece. I did notice some additional buttons marked as such ~ however; this particular container was marked 99 cents. She called another assistant to question her on the price and she  responded "it's marked .99 so sell it for .99"  
Now I'm not a so called "button collector" but when I saw such a variety of buttons it caught my eye right away.  I do have some crafting ideas in mind. 
So that's my "deal of the day!"

Mar 24, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over!

Okay I'll admit I borrowed this from a friend but I found it to be so true ~

…With time, people gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think....... ... Good grief, look how smart I am! Must be where the expression 'Smart Ass' comes from!

Personal note: I am oh so wise ~ My cup runneth over!

Mar 21, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I've discovered a lovely site where you can "Show Off Your Cottage Monday." The link can be found in my right sidebar. 

I'm always up for something new so I decided to do my first posting on their site.  I have such an eclectic home, but I love the little things that make it all seem to come together ~ well at least well enough for my liking.

At first I just hung three little pictures ~ then I came across an empty frame. Of course I had to find the perfect place for it ~ and walla ~ oops, there it is. I love how it made the small grouping transform to a collective picture. 

What once was a simple cup and saucer soon became a collection after my sister's visit. Upon her return visit she presented me with a little box holding matching cups, saucers and dessert plates that she said were just taking up space in her attic.  I wanted to show them off so I put them in a huge fruit bowl with a few cloth napkins and grapes. They now grace my dining room table for all to enjoy.

It really is worth clicking on the picture to enlarge it. The cups are just beautiful.

Mar 20, 2010

Spring's Here ~ or so they say!

Scrapped by CherShots
Well they say Spring is here!
~ and a week ago I would
have believed you ~
we had unseasonably WARM weather

BUT now that SPRING is
officially here
we are ""Chill'n'"" in the 20's again 
with a whisp of snow
wafting in the air.

Mar 16, 2010

Strolling the Boardwalk

Yesterday we took a stroll down to the
river board walk.

As you can see the boardwalk is slightly tipping
due to the frost heaves as the
ground is warming up.
The ice is almost gone!

I just love our old bridge and the old fashioned
lamposts that line the bridge and streets.

Mar 14, 2010

God's Lemon Drop

Roses remind me of blessings in disguise!
~ God's little treat ~
like reaching into a candy jar and finding a sweet little lemon drop

scrapped by CherShots in 2009

Mar 11, 2010

Change of Seasons

Time Flies
whether you're having FUN or NOT!

My complaining about the snow is paying off...
we've graduated to MUD ~ YIPPEE!!

OH ~ we can't forget the FOG !

I did this scrap page last year

the sad thing is ... the seasons are changing once again and I still haven't accomplished half of my "so-called' WINTER projects