Friday, January 30, 2015

Words on the Walls

My goodness...I can't believe it's been over a week since I last posted!  Last week I wasn't feeling well and so far this week time is flying by!  And it has been so cold!!  I guess that's because it's Winter!  I've spent some time sitting in my rocker, bundled in an old quilt,
looking at the words on the walls in my bedroom. 
Since my trusty phone was nearby I decided to snap some photos of some of those words. 
I love words...especially words that make me smile!  These all make me smile!
 A grandma's house is where cousins become Best Friends!

 Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today.




Now and Then it's Good to pause In our pursuit of
Happiness and just Be happy.
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
Oh, and Be happy too!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


It was a snowy day today!
It's the best kind of snow.  I love how it coats the branches of trees, 
and I really love how it looks on the berry bush in my back yard.

I decided that I needed some up close photos of this pretty bush, so into the yard I went.  The snow was coming down fast, and was a couple of inches deep.  I tiptoed through the yard (really need to buy some boots) with my umbrella (had to keep the camera dry), and got some nice photos.  Love the red, green, and white together!

The snow was so soft and fluffy!

Even the naked branches that used to be covered in bright berries 
look beautiful covered in fluffy snow!

Lots of little birds (a Sparrow, I think) hung out by this bush.  
They love the red berries as much as I do!

Besides being fat and fluffy...the snow was perfect packing for snowballs.  
I know because I packed several of them!

Hope you get to play in the snow a little too!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Productive Weekend

I woke with such an AWFUL headache yesterday!  I was sure that I wouldn't be getting much done around the house.  But long about noon my headache finally went away, and I managed to be pretty productive yesterday afternoon. 
I managed to clean the family room, playroom, and laundry room! 
I also made a "to-do" for each room.  Just odds and ends of things that need to get done.  It's displayed prominently in each room so Bill can see it....just in case he wants to do something on said "to-do" list.  He is retired after all!!

One thing on the list is figuring out how to disguise the dryer
vent and cord in the photo above.  Any ideas?

I also want to (finally) get this door painted...but not white. 
I'm thinking a nice, bright yellow or maybe some shade of green.

Then there's this peg board.  It needs to be attached to the wall....centered under the little girl in the blue dress and centered between her and the ledge.  That's written on the note too, so Bill knows exactly where to hang it...just in case he has time!

While I was cleaning I did a little laundry too.  I washed this quilt.  It was a thrift store purchase about a year ago.  I love the colors in's a happy quilt. 
It'll be even happier when I repair the frayed beige squares in it!
Happy Monday!!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lazy Day

Yesterday was my day off....I went to the thrift store and Target. I did a little laundry, watched a little news, took a nap, and was otherwise basically unproductive.  It was a lazy kind of day!

Now I feel a little guilty, having let the day get away from me.
So I thought I'd at least take some photos of my thrift store purchases and share them on my blog.

99 cents worth of buttons...there are some pretty glass ones mixed in.

A small quilt...hand quilted...perfect for a picnic for some little girls I know.

Curtain can make so many things out of curtain rings.  Like SHEEP!

LOVE the tablecloth I sister made the angel, lots of years ago.

Hall Bros. truck....made by Hallmark. I think it was meant for displaying Christmas cards. 

I think it will be perfect for hauling Christmas trees!

My favorite old Brownie camera.  it will join two other vintage cameras on Bill's bookshelves.

Thrift stores are fun!!

It was such a lazy day, that I didn't even use my camera to 
take photos...I just used my phone!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


“Wherever you go,
no matter what the weather,
always bring your own
― Anthony J. D'Angelo

Spent a little time looking through photo files on my laptop.
I really don't mind Winter...but sometimes you just need to see a little bit of GREEN!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Choose Well

I found this on Pinterest and then visited Facebook to read more about it.
It's so totally true!
Sure hope your weekend is full of good choices!
I'm going to work real hard to make sure mine is!!