Helloooooooo!!! (sounding like Mrs. Doubtfire)...lol..On monday Hubbys day off we had a nice breakfast and then went for a walk..we haven't been out in a long time so I had camera in hand..we saw the first of the raspberries starting to ripen..although they could be blackberries..can't tell..we have them growing wild all over where we live..and if the dust or wildlife hasn't eaten them we will take a big bowl and go berry picking and then I will make jam..
there is a little bench in front of someones house here and they always haven't something goofy on it..so here you have two killer gators going after a big shell.;) this always brings a smile to my face..because it is so unexpected.;)
We love this yard..The gal that gave me all my plants that are in my yard..well this is her Daughters and her partners yard and it is glorious...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...if you click on the photo way in the back was this fushia/red colored flower that just caught my eye..will have to ask what it is next time...
Hubby and I are not sure if we like the color scheme on this one..what do you all think?
This is such a cute little cottage..I got to walk in the other that this builder was doing..they are only about 80-900 sq ft..and they have so much charm built into them..I can't wait to see this one all finished..the other one is just up the road and it is yellow..
someone adding on an addition..the houses here are all quite small, originally used as weekender fishing cabins back in the day..nowadays folks live in them full time..so gotta make room for growing families or folks coming for a visit.:)
Love the color that is growing on this roof...(just glad its not my roof)...
love the way this guy used old stumps and logs to decorate around a corner on his lot..
these neigbors live directly behind us and this is their beautiful veggie garden...
This is a nurse tree that has an old stump of a rotting tree inside it...this is how it grew so interesting to see..
This is the little church where the strawberry festival was held..this is on the street before our's..just on the next block..;)
a little history..I used to clean this church back in the day late 90's...
This was monday...after a day working in the yard..we had some of the babies (all but 2) enjoying some catnip..better known here as kitty crack..lol..they love it..
Here is all but 1 now..Nap just came up (he's in the lower middle) and he sniffed Millies tail and it scared them all..
got another photo of the deer eating the rose plants in the neighbors yard..
Monday I spent the day pulling out the spent Foxgloves and other things I didn't want in the front or back.opened up the yard and tidyed it up..now I gotta keep a vigal of watering this week as today we hit the 90's went from 77 yesterday to the 90's today..and for the rest of the week..supposed to be nice next week to...so Summer has finally hit our neck of the woods..we installed our window AC's last night..
Here is a photo of "silent Bob" on a chair..Tucker our puppy just loves him..we took the squeaker out of him because it is soooo annoying..he has a green friend that still has his in..his name is noisy ned..:)
I picked our peas that were growing...making salads tonight for dinner..so I will put some of these in..;)
The basil has gotten huge..had to take a shelf out cause they were hitting the roof..this is the best basil we have ever had..due to this sweet greenhouse that my little sister got me for my birthday this year...I make a great sauce using basil and tomatoes on spaghetti..yummm!!!
I planted my new little strawberry plants under the lilac bush..can't wait till they fill out this box..I ate 2 ripe ones on our other strawberry plants..not quite as good as the ones I made jam with...
I also planted my annual Dahlia in the kitchen window...I love these flowers and hope it will survive here...I usually put in Gerbera daisys..but they don't last long..
This is what I made for dinner on Monday..Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya from Barefoot Contessa..I have never made this before but it looked so good..the work is in cutting up everything..but it is easy..and oh so yummy!!! we will have leftovers for a week..great quick lunches too.;)
Yesterday I set out to do some running around..wanted to go with my best friend Kimmy..but she has a nasty sinus infection..so I went by myself..First stop taking my machine in to be serviced..it hasn't been running right for a while and I don't want to make it worse so I broke down and took it in..so will be using my other machine and getting some sewing done instead of embroidering this week..next stop Joanns..they were having a huge sale on their summer stuff..70% off..I can't be those prices...so I got my little sister some americana stuff for her birthday..(which happens to be today)...happy birthday Melba (her nickname) if you are reading this...she just got some new blue denim slip covers for some 80's couches that are in great conditon..just needing an update..so she is going with an americana theme and she mentioned this for her birthday if I needed any ideas..well I found a few things for her...
This is a watermelon bird feeder on my front porch..see the little chip...they gave me an extra 25% off (regular price) but it was already 70% off..so not bad..made it $5.62..it is filled with bird seed..
cute little garden gloves...might be little gifts or for the garden at home..they were $1.49 each
They are putting out their fall stuff and I couldn't resist this..not on sale..but I did use my michaels 50% off coupon and got it for $10.00...betcha can't guess where this is going come fall..on my front door.;)
another little something for my sister..would look so cute with some flowers in it on her front door step..:)
chicken hooks....I can see some cute chicken towels hanging from these in the kitchen...will make some when my machine gets back and be posting these in my etsy store..
a cute rug for my sister..again 70% off $7.49 not bad..love the colors..they kind of remind me of a watermelon..minus the blue of course..
picked up this americana fabric...will be making her some pillows for her couch..will have to do some embroidery on the fronts too..gotta a great deal on the americana fabric too..little extra discount...;)
picked up some more gingham ribbon, a measuring tape..and some icecream bubbles for my nephews when I send off my sisters gift..
Love these metal chickens..they are on the back deck/patio..photo below..
Picked up these cute little sheep..they were 70% off so they were $2.09 each...
and here is where I put them..in my little shelf in my dining room along with my other sheep items..
This big welcome sign is gracing my front door now..again 70% off..11.99
here is one of the chickens..I just love the way the flowers have filled out and love all the colors..;) truly I love sitting here now and reading a magazine...it is so quiet and peaceful out here..my little oasis..
the other chicken..thats silly Millie sitting up there and you can barely see Tucker in there too..
Well if all that shopping wasn't enough..I got 2 packages in the mail yesterday as well...My good pal Cindy went thrift shopping in her home town in Ohio and found this strawberry jar and knew it had to come live with me..look at the way she had it all wrapped up..strawberry fabric..;)
My good pal Cindy went thrift shopping in her home town in Ohio and found this strawberry jar and knew it had to come live with me..I couldn't be more tickled!!! I love it..it is 2 pieces and in puurrffectt condition..this is where it started out..but...
look in the upper left hand corner..it looks sooooooo gooood up there I love it!!! Thank you my good blogging buddy for thinking of me...You and I would be dangerous together shopping...but we would have so much fun together..;) I hope one day to get to travel and come see you..:)
See the cute little dolly sitting on the pestal? that was my winnings from Southern Blessings..Beryl these smell so good and of course she is holding a little kitty..I love her!!
and the little spools and clothes pins are in with this little dollie..I love the use of fabric and such.;)the little dolly comes from my good pal Robby in Scotland.:)she used to be in that cabinet that is housing my sheep..:)
are you all tired from reading yet? I added my strawberry towel and red gingham towel to the new fridge..it was only a matter of time before I started adding to it..and when I saw the handle..the lightbulb in my head came on..will be making another towel when my machine gets back to add to it...I love my fridge by the way..its the newest toy in the house..;) well I am off to check on the babies and do some watering before the heat wave sets in ...will be doing some serious cramming on the sewing machine..got so many things I want to make and sooo little time..I hope you all are having a wonderful day today..thanks for stopping by to say hi.;)