Monday, October 20, 2014

Let’s take a shortcut across the back yard

Well, watch where you walk!

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Closer..

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closer..

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CLOSEST!

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Now pull the sticky web stuff out of your hair!

And have a beautiful day! Island with a palm tree

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Let’s go to the White Elephant Sale!

AGAIN this year! In fact we have two a year in our community and I try not to miss any of them.

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(the Palm Grove Auditorium)

Let’s go inside!

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You never know what you’ll find or who you’ll see!

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Good friends, Adele and Billy with their “treasures”! 

And you know I won’t come home empty handed.

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I bought all of this for a grand total of $7!!!

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I don’t usually collect little dolls like these but when I asked the price and they were 50 cents, I couldn’t pass them up.

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Always nice to get a good book, movies and holiday decorations.

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(I bought the 2 scarecrows for 50 cents)

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

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Where else can you have this much FUN for so little!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fences at the Beach

We’ve spent time at the beach this week.

It’s my favorite place to be.

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I hope your week is special, too!

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

Have FUN!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Prop your Boots up and ‘set aspell’ Pardner! Updated!

Calling all Cowboys AND Cowgirls!

Show off your boots!

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My blog buddy, Kim at Snug Harbor Bay showed us her Justin’s HERE!

And then my girlfriend, Diane showed us hers HERE!

Maybe we could start a Cowgirl Club!

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My boots are about 25 years old and yes, I wore them a LOT before I moved to Florida.

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Living in Horse Country here in Florida I see a lot of boots but maybe not many are this bright red color! haha!

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If you do a post on your boots, I’ll add the link or send me a photo of your boots and I’ll add the photo and update my post!

Do you wear cowboy boots?

Show us your boots, Pardner!

Damita is showing off her boots HERE!

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You’ll want to see the boot cuffs she’s making to wear with them! Very nice, Damita!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Something on my ‘Wish list’!

I’ve wanted a soft cuddly teddy bear made out of an old quilt for a long time. I’ve spent a lot of time looking for one on Etsy but the few I’ve found were out of my price range.

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Well, I had an old quilt and a book of teddy bear patterns. But I had to have the courage to CUT the old quilt.

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I don’t know why but it was very difficult to cut it even though it was raggedy and not even good enough to fold and display. (it was in a zipper bag under my bed) So I talked it over with a friend and this is what she said, “That old quilt would have more life as a teddy bear than being stored in a bag. JUST DO IT! Save all the little pieces that are left and I'm sure you'll find new uses for them too.” Sherry from Back 2 Vintage

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So I listened…and I CUT!

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And now I’m so glad I did!

Thanks Sherry!

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Meet my cuddly snuggly teddy bear made out of a quilt I’ve had all of my life.

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(he has 2 hearts around his neck now)

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

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Something I’ve always wanted.

Mark it off the wish list!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Do you want to go to the Dentist with ME?

Oh, come on! It’ll be fun interesting!

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What a surprise to walk into the dentist office this week and see it all decorated for Halloween!

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So when I had a follow up visit today, I took a black cat to add to the fun! (and my camera!)

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Thanks Dr. Strange (my periodontist) and all the sweet ladies at your office for making my visits to the dentist more enjoyable.

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Here’s the black cat that lives at the dentist office now! (I made him!)

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There’s something scary cute no matter where you sit!

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Grab a magazine and wait for me! I’ll be right out!

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Wasn’t that FUN? Baawaaahahaha

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

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Have you ever seen holiday decorations at your dentist office? Surprised smile

Friday, October 10, 2014

Photo Challenge “Still Life”

I was wondering what I could do for this month’s challenge, so I went to Donna’s photography blog to find some inspiration.

And this quote brought something to mind. Donna wrote, “Shop around the house for a collection of interesting items that can be used in your compositions. When in doubt, think back to the simplicity challenge. When it comes to composition, less can really be more. Tell a story. Feature an item in a creative and whimsical way. Pay attention to your background and don’t let it distract from your subject matter.”

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Awhile back, I walked in the back door with a ‘thrift store treasure’. I placed her on top of a bar of soap. (laundry soap that you grate to wash clothes) This counter is a nice ‘catch all’ and the soap stayed there, and so did the thrift store lady. So later when I walked by with the camera, I thought she looked very pretty sitting there with this background.

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So that’s how my cutting board, a thrift store pincushion and a bar of sweet smelling laundry soap came together with a few tweaks on the computer.

Let me back up and show you a little more.

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(an original photo)

Join us for the challenge HERE!

Thanks Donna for the inspiration and fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fences and bright blue skies!

Well, I had to ‘cheat’ on the blue skies. These were taken last week when we were having ‘monsoon weather’! haha! So I took them to picmonkey and painted the sky blue!

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Most of the time Florida is indeed the sunshine state. But it’s nice to have enough rain to keep things nice and green, too.

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sewing for the holidays

I love having sweet little dolls in all of my holiday décor.

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So I decided to make a little Halloween doll.

I even made her cat. I still need to go back and do a little embroidery on her face but I think she looks sweet here.

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I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

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Are you having fun decorating this week?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Florida Fall

Well as you might imagine, we are not having Fall like weather here. We will see some pretty Fall colors at about Christmas time. Now we are seeing changes with the way the light slants in the windows and across the Golf Course behind out house.

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This tree even has a few colorful leaves.

It’s beautiful and sunny this weekend and even cooler. (or less hot!) Lots of golfers out today!

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Are you enjoying Autumn colors in your part of the world?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Fence List!

We drove North about 60 miles or so to meet my sweet cousin Cindy this week!

It was a beautiful drive and we had a very nice lunch! We talked and talked and then we walked and walked.

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And our drive up there seemed more like a ‘nature drive’. It was raining lightly so excuse the water droplet on the windshield!

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I came home and made a list of all that we had seen.

And here it is…

Llamas, Emus, white geese, Canada geese, Egrets (flocks of hundreds flying together and landing in a field), herons, wild turkeys (3 times we saw these), a black horse with a white tail, longhorn cattle, baby horses and burros, several hawks, kestrels, a huge flock of doves, chickens and goats as well as wildflowers and locust trees in bloom.

Can you believe I’ve probably forgotten a few sights along the way?

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

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Some days are just so very special.

This one was the best!