Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bad, Bad Blogger

I've been a bad, bad blogger. So sorry that I've not been around for the past week or two. I have been keeping busy with projects and sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I'm doing, I forget to take pictures. Here's something I worked on last week. These pictures were take in Washington DC in March at the botanical gardens by my mother. She was so proud of these photos. I have had them enlarged and framed. Shhhh...don't tell her.

I took this photo in Leota when I went antiquing. I can't believe that fall is here. Soon the leaves will be changing and all color will be gone. Enjoy it while it's here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Grandpa's Love Letter

I haven't mentioned anything about what's been going on around here lately. It's been a sad couple of weeks for my family. Both my grandparents past away within 10 days of each other. They were married for nearly 64 years and just couldn't stand to be apart. God is strengthening us and is helping us each to cope with our loss. I want to post a love letter that my grandpa wrote to my grandma. It was found a few years ago by my aunt. She had it printed and framed to hang in the nursing home where my grandma lived. Today, the original is folded in my grandma's hands.

My Love
It seems I am not able to, or cannot express fully by word the Great Love in my heart I feel for you. It runneth over and wants to burst from my body. You have given me four fine children which I love dearly (which at times) they may not think so, but nevertheless is so. I do not see how I can love you any more for that because you have it all now. I know not why I am writing you this except my heart is uring me to do this. It is all a quiver.

Love you My Darling,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Blog Love

I am so excited to tell ya'll about a new blog I found called The White House of Parkville. Look at this beautiful quaint home just nestled up in all its green landscaping glory. She said that this home just "spoke" to her and I can totally see why.
I can tell you already I'm gonna love this lady. Just take a peek at some the items featured on her blog. My babies would love this pink tutu, and I love the dress form.
She's into flowers
But the thing I really like about her: She takes junking to a completely different level. She owns her own junking business and has even tried to retire from it by selling virtually everything in her home and storage unit, but has found that junking is something that is just "in her blood". So she's back at it again. Ya'll should definitely pay her blog a visit and leave her a comment.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thrifting Finds

This week while thrifting I found this cute milk glass lamp and shade for $6.50
I'm not sure what this is, but I liked it. I have a few ideas running around in my brain about what I could do with it. Whatever I decide, it will need a coat of paint and was only $3.00 at GW.
And I was soooooo very excited to see this brand new prelit Martha Stewart christmas tree in a galvanized steel bucket for only $3.00. This will be my girls' "girly tree" this year.
Ok, so this isn't a GW find. I got it at Hobby Lobby for 30% off. Does that count as a thrifting find? This will be my next project, but you'll have to come back for updates on this.