Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Just when we were all surrounding a watermelon and slurping away...

...our puppy dog spotted this guy for the second or third time this week.

So we had to share. :)

Have you had watermelon yet this year?
It's a sure sign of summer!

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No Wimpy Pots!

We are off to a great start in the flower pots on the patio.
The weather has been amazing for us this spring.
We've finally been blessed with the rain that has been missing for several years and
every living thing is soaking it up!

There's just something different about rainfall as opposed to water from the hose.
Plants love the real thing.

That's my scientific opinion and I'm sticking to it. :)

We are in the no wimpy pots club meaning large pots work better for us.
They don't dry out as quickly and give plenty of room for plants to grow.

So far so good.
Of course, it's not hot yet and I kind of forgot that we don't 
have that much shade which is needed for some of the plants I selected.

I might have to pop umbrellas over my plants. :)

I want to say thank you to all of you for answering the blogging question that I posed here.
You all are the sweetest!

Also, lately I've gotten several comments from non-bloggers and I'm not able to respond to you because there's no link back to you.
Please know that I love reading what you have to say and would respond if I could.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Precious Babies and Blogging Problems

Sweet Babies

These sweet little baby mockingbirds are nesting in the jasmine right by our garage.
I love knowing they are hiding in there. 
The mama works so hard to feed them and she's always around. 
We love seeing nature's magic. :)

Did you know Mockingbirds are the Texas State Bird?

Blogging Problems

Now that I've shown you something cute will you help me?
A few people have told me that my comments to you don't come through.
That's disconcerting because I try to comment regularly...meaning almost always.

I have AOL email. A message pops up in my mailbox all the time that says:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure:
tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the
recipient domain yahoo.com by mta6.am0.yahoodns.net. [].
Can y'all help me fix this problem?
I have no clue what to do.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ordinary Days :)

Happy Tuesday Friends. 

 This is just a really normal day today. 
Nothing out of the ordinary happening.  I love days like this. 

Made banana and walnut muffins because the bananas were mushy. :)

Vacuumed dog hair and then watched it fall some more.
She's so worth it!

Sometimes "ordinary" days make me wonder if everybody
else is out there having an exciting out of the ordinary life.

Do you wonder that too?

It's silly really... I am so incredibly grateful for my home and my people.
That includes my dog.

Home is where I want to be.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Drifting After the Rain

This year we've had rain.
That might not sound like much but in our part of Texas we've had extreme drought for a few years.
This spring has brought rain and we are all so grateful.

These drift roses were planted a couple of years ago and never did much.
This year is different and so much better. :)

How is your garden growing this year?

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Battle for the Porch

We try to keep our porch welcoming.
We add a new wreath for each season.
We change the plants in the pots to keep them fresh.

But right now I'm battling barn swallows that want to build a nest on our 
porch right over the front door.
Not pretty at all.  Poop everywhere.

I love birds but these beautiful beneficial songbirds aren't welcome on my porch.
They might poop on my wreath. Or somebody's head.

Any suggestions?

Fake eggs on the wreath. :)

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Monday, April 27, 2015

There Are Days

Hi girls! 
 I was thinking...there are days that just don't go the way you think they will. 
We've had so many of those lately.

You know, the days when you have a long list and a plan but things 
haywire for one reason or another.

It could make you crazy but what's the point in that?
Stop and appreciate the little things.
Make a new plan. :)

That's my frame of mind today.
What's yours?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Visit a New Blogger's Beautiful Home

Good Afternoon Friends!

Today I'm so excited to introduce you to a new blogger/Instagram friend.
I found Wendy's Instagram feed a few weeks ago and was instantly smitten.
It will only take a second for you to see why.

Wendy's home is beautiful yet family and pet friendly.

She splashes around color with ease and her accessories span decades of time.
I could sit and look at these all day long.

Wendy just started her blog Life On the Shady Grove last week. 
In talking back and forth with her she shared, 

"my desire is to encourage and help women to be ok with themselves, exactly how 
God made them and to help them make their house a home they love." 

The About Me page on her blog is one of the best I've ever read.
Y'all know that I think of my blog as girlfriend space and Wendy seems like she
could come right in, have a Diet Coke, and be a girlfriend for years to come.
Let me just say that anyone with those red drapes can be my friend.

There are so many pictures I'd love to share with you from her blog but don't want to steal her show.
Please go over and welcome Wendy to the blogging world.

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