Friday, May 30, 2014

Florida’s Horse Country

We live in central Florida in an area known for it’s horse farms.


I took both of these photos while driving home from the mall.


Probably not what you expect to see in Florida but lovely views in my part of the state.


And isn’t this a sweet book I found at the thrift store last week?

good fences

Thanks Tex for the Good Fences party!

I never learned to ride a horse and the few times I’ve been on one, I was skeeered. I should have learned HERE! Your own virtual horse for beginners! lol

Do you like to ride?


Thursday, May 29, 2014

I can’t post Today…

Today is missing.

My ‘Thursday’ is gone…

it’s lost forever!


I went to the thrift store TWICE and no one could find it!


These brand new tea towels were at the old thrift store last week and it was even half price day so they were a great deal. They were folded neatly and were brand new. So I didn’t realize until I got home, Thursday was missing. I went back and asked in the back but no one had seen it.


I looked at the tags and they said wash in cold and air dry with no heat so I followed the directions. But they still bled some. I thought at first I would cry because one was missing. And then I thought I might cry when the red bled onto the white. But then I realized I didn’t feel like a good cry and since it was Thursday I had the day off.


So that’s the story of the day that ‘went missing’ (and perhaps the reason no work is getting done in my house today).


My Dad always said,

“One excuse is as good as another.”

What do YOU think?

Is it Thursday at your house?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

“Wacky Wednesday” Wee Ones!

It has felt like a few wacky days in a row. Long holiday weekends always confuse me and I’m having so much fun that I can’t remember which day it is.


I don’t show my ‘boy dolls’ very often and they are so smart (and I’m SO busy) that they are reading their own bedtime story.


Don’t you LOVE these faces?


Sweetness through and through.


I’m a bit partial to boys after raising 4 sons.


So what am I doing that is so much fun? I have a new ‘toy’! Stay tuned! I’m ‘creating’ and can’t stop myself! But I’ll share soon and visit everyone…SOON! (mug rug created by my cousin, Cindy Winking smile)


What are you doing this week for fun?


Don’t forget to

Take Time to PLAY!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

See you in the funny papers!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!


(I used the HalfTone app for IPADS for the effects on this photo)

I hope everyone has a beautiful holiday!

It’s HOT here in Florida but we’ll still have FUN!

I’ve read several good books lately.


I rate books 1-10 in my journal and I gave Wild a 10!!! I save the highest rating for only a few! It is an amazing memoir! Thanks Linda for telling me about it! You knew I would love it and I DID!!! 


We’ve been watching ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ and loving it, too. I get the DVDs at the library so it’s free entertainment. Have your watched this series? Thanks to my blog buddies that recommended this to me. A few of you mentioned it to me and I so appreciate it.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday, and

Amaze me Monday .

Do you have special weekend plans?

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seashells and Seaglass Treasures

A few of you wanted to see our ‘haul' from Canaveral National Seashore.


You don’t find as much variety on this beach but you do find my favorite shell in abundance, the Calico Scallop. It comes in so many shades of purple and lavender.


It thrills me to find them in the sand!

This was the most seaglass we’ve ever found on one visit and most of it was the very first day we were there.


Hubby found the most unusual piece, a nice large black piece.


It looks somewhat green in the bright sunlight.


A few neat rocks and other shells and I’m a happy shell seeker!


This white rock reminds me of the movie, Something’s Gotta Give when Diane Keaton only picks up the white rocks. I only found ONE!


The shells are sorted in bags and containers and I’ll head to the thrift store soon to find some neat jars to put them in.


Do you like to decorate with things from nature?

Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Another ‘favorite fence’!

We’ve discovered the most wonderful hiking and biking trail a short drive from our house.


It’s the NEW Dunnellon Trailhead, part of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway!


Pack up the bikes and let’s GO!


The main trail is paved which is very nice.


But we like to get off the beaten path, don’t you?


What a beautiful spot to stop for a quick photo! (or 2)


Love driving up and seeing this long fence.


And knowing in just a couple of miles there is a view off the bridge of the Withlacoochee River!


I’m joining Tex for the Good Fences party!

good fences

All photos straight out of my camera!


It’s fun trying to keep up with my honey!


Would you rather hike or bike?

It’s getting hot here in Florida and biking may be cooler!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Put your hands UP!!! Wednesday Wee ‘One’ !

You’re under arrest for putting Christmas decorations out in May! hahaha!


Don’t know who this little guy is or even what he is wearing but I thought he was cute, so he came here to live. (from the old thrift store of course) And he wasn’t quite ready to be packed away until next winter!


And have you ever seen cuter Christmas balls? They looked sweet in this old dish. (They are small!)


I also wanted to show how pretty my bookcase looks with the ‘new’ reader that Judy sent me.


All of my old children’s books that I cherish.


Did you notice the clock is always set on 3:30?


That’s when school was out back in the olden days when I went to school.

Have fun today

and take time to PLAY!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Note Card Party “Color Pages”

Remember getting cards when you were younger that you could color?


I took these to PhotoScape and added the colored pencil effects so that we can have some cards to color in our ‘spare time’ this week!


I ramped up the color a bit but we can still get our crayons or color pencils out and finish them up.


And if you are much younger, you can use markers!


I’m joining Vee at a Haven for Vee

for the Note Card party!

purple button stamp 150

Here’s my box top!


So what will it be?

Crayons, colored pencils or markers?