Tuesday, October 25, 2011

White Wednesday

This past week-end my #1 tackled a project that has been waiting to be finished for quite some time.

Poor guy, I buy the projects and he finishes them...I don't know...it works for me!

I had a wonderful old pillar that I had found while junking.

The wood was falling apart around the top of the pillar so it needed to be taken down about 4".

Yeah! He got it done so...I replaced it with the one I originally had in my kitchen.

I like it so much better!


The original one wasn't made out of wood, it wasn't old, it wasn't chippy.

All the qualifications I require.

And last, you can't leave anything fluffy and new around our house!

An old crinoline was just to much of a temptation.

Riley couldn't resist!

Happy White Wednesday!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Signs Of Fall

This past Monday was a field trip day at school.

The kids love field trips!

Field trips are a great way to slow down and appreciate the things you might not normally see when you're out and about.

The kids were so excited to show me this wonderful orange mushroom while at the park!

It is pretty fantastic, it maybe poisonous...but I made sure we didn't touch it.

Isn't it pretty!

Another little mushroom, not poisonous!

But still exciting!

Different mushrooms all over the park.

It's great to see things through the eyes of a child.

Another stop we make each year is the Dahlia garden.

The kids got quite excited seeing all the different Dahlia's.

I did too!

Last was the Canby Park.

The kids loved the park and I enjoyed finding acorns in the playground while they were playing.

A beautiful day for a field trip.

So if life gets a little hum drum...find a little buddy and take them to the park.

You'd be amazed at what you can find!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

White Windy Wednesday!

Well, today is just beautiful here in Portland!

70 degrees, sunny, blue skies with a little bit of wind!

The perfect Fall day!

This past Sunday we had people coming over so I hit the garden looking for flowers, roses in particular.

Sad to say, my roses were pretty much gone, so I did the next best thing, the grocery store!

There's just something about fresh flowers in the house!

Mums are another flower I've been enjoying this Fall.

A local barn here in town is selling huge plants for only $4.99.

So, I went a little crazy and bought quite a few plants.

They bloom wonderfully inside the house and have lasted quite awhile.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy White Wednesday!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011


Well, the Monticello Fall Show has come to an end!

It's been a busy few days cleaning, re-organizing a sprucing up our space.

I was able to get a few pictures.

The Mall is looking beautiful right now so even if you didn't make it to the show there are still many wonderful things to purchase.

Be sure to mark your calenders as the Monticello Christmas Show is only 6 weeks away!


It will open December 2nd and run through January 1st.

So much to do...so little time!

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Cone Of Shame


Today was the day Our Miss Brook got spayed!

Oh...talk about the "cone of shame"!

She is so frustrated with the little cone around her neck.

She will have to wear this for 10 days...I don't know if it will last that long.

Hopefully, she's a quick healer.

She's backed herself into a corner here.

She's forgot she can walk forwards and goes backwards all around the house...I'm sure it's the cone.

She's also a little dopey, she's got herself some good drugs they tell me.

Poor little thing!

Some days it's tough being a girl!