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Spring Garden and Babies Too!

Saturday, April 25, 2015


This is such a beautiful time of year.

The sights, sounds and smells are wonderful.

It's the perfect time to take a stroll through the garden to see what's blooming.

I admire the flowers while Ellie-Mae hopes to see something she can chase.

She is posing for you,
that little white "dot" just in front of the porch.


While Down South...

Friday, April 24, 2015


We love touring historic homes and gardens

so we were in heaven

while in Georgetown, SC a few weeks ago for a plantation home tour.

I'm just sorting through some of the pictures, so here are some southern scenes for you.

On the way down, I always try to get a picture of the old Sinclair gas station.

sinclair gas station

Easy-Peasy No Cost Centerpiece

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


I've been trying to keep my spring decorating simple,

easy-peasy,

with little to no cost.

So I wanted to share another quick centerpiece I came up with for the keeping room table.


Amaze Me Monday #107

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Welcome to Amaze Me Monday!

"April showers bring May flowers", so the rhyme goes.

We have had SO much rain here lately in NC,
the tune I'm humming these days is,
"rain, rain, PLEASE go away!"
Can you relate...ready for some sunshine?

It's always exciting to see what you have to share with us, so glad you are here for the party!

Enjoy this weeks features...

Chasing Quaintness shares her treasure hunt find in Love of a Crate.



The Old Maple ~ A Sad Day!

Saturday, April 18, 2015



One of the reasons I fell in love with this property was due to the trees.  I love trees and this property had plenty!

A number of different oaks; Willow, Pin, White, and Southern Red.
Several different Magnolias; Southern, Star and Purple Tulip.
There are also Bradford Pear, River Birch, Crepe Myrtle, Fringe, Pussy Willow, Purple Plum, Dogwood, and the list goes on.

There were lots of maples too, one of my favorite trees!
Maples offer great shade on hot summer days and their fall colors of red, yellow, and orange are spectacular!

This beauty is huge and is in the courtyard just off the back of the house.  It's been rainy here lately (I'm ready for some sun!) and the maples are just beginning to get their leaves.  
She is a haven for the birds, three feeders hang from her branches.  She also provides shade for the screened porch during the summer months, her leaves allowing dappled sunlight to shine in on the porch from early morning until the noon of day when it disappears over the roof top.

So it was a very sad day
when
the
decision
was
made
to
cut her down.


Thursday's Musings ~ Our Furry Family

Thursday, April 16, 2015


We are pet lovers, yes we are!

I can't imagine life without them.

Since a little girl we've had horses, cats, dogs, gerbils, hamsters, flying squirrels, hermit crabs, a ferret, fish, and the list goes on.

These days our pets include three cats and a dog.
They truly are a part of the family so I thought I would introduce them to you!

There's Bella, our blue point Himalayan.

She is shy when company is over and usually hides.
She's very sweet and a little feisty too!