Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloweenie Cuties

Decorating for Halloween?

We need a few black cats, dollies with smiles and fuzzy bears!


Pumpkin girl is a doll made by Pat at All is Bright. I’ve had her for a long time and love her so much.


This sweet dollie was made by Lee Ann Hinson. I got her at the Festival in McIntosh last year.


I made the foxes last year.


My bunny from Brenda at the Rusty Thimble stays out for every season!


My dollies in the banner were made by Pat at All is Bright, too! I hope they didn’t SCARE you!


Hand out the candy and HAVE FUN!


Happy Halloweenie Hugs!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fences Flying By!

Slow down honey!

I see another fence up ahead!


It’s surprising we ever get anywhere! haha!


Sometimes we slow down, but we don’t stop and get out! Who has time? lol


I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!


Hope you can slow down enough to see the fences!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Month of Pretties!

I love pretty things and I have received some special gifts and giveaway wins this month.


It sure makes blogging fun and going to the mailbox ‘funner’!


Judy from Cranberry Morning let me choose some soaps when I won her giveaway this month.


I chose Sweet Baby Calendula and Vanilla bean & Cocoa. Oh my! I’ve been using the Calendula for quite a while just for my face. It is so very gentle to cleanse and remove make up. Makes you feel baby soft, too! Thanks Judy!


Linda from Itsy Bits and Pieces sent me three sets of letter cards and bingo cards to make some banners! I can’t wait to play with everything and ‘create’! Thanks sweet Linda!


And my girlfriend, Marcia sent me some new tags and this beautiful Miss Hornet…flying across Florida to live here with me. Can you read on her card? It says, “creating for the joy of giving”. Isn’t that a wonderful way to live your life? Thank you Marcia!


I write in a journal every day of my life but I am trying to get in the habit of taking smaller tablets with me on short trips. So I was thrilled to see these little journals in Patty’s new Etsy shop HERE! I thought this cover was perfect for me. Don’t you? I love it Patty from Patty’s Pretty Things!


Don’t you love pretty things?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

McIntosh Florida 1890’s Festival

I look forward to this festival all year round! So do 35,000 other people! Look at those big beautiful Live Oaks with Spanish moss hanging from them, shading the streets!


It’s HUGE and has the best variety of arts and crafts I’ve ever seen.


I was so happy to see Samantha again this year. She blogs HERE.


And do some ‘fun’ shopping.

So what did I buy?


I like getting a lot of little inexpensive things and there was a nice variety this year at all prices.

The little doll quilt was only $10 and made from an old quilt.


This little doll is from Samantha’s booth.


I love the bunny and cute pillow and old bobbins.


My ‘splurge’ was this small leather journal and handmade leather bracelet.


It was GREAT FUN and I didn’t ‘break the bank’!

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

The weather was fabulous! In the 70s the entire time we were there.


When we got there this parking lot was FULL! Time to go home!

Have you been to a Fall Festival this year?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Florida Roads and Highways

We take the back roads for most of our trips but this past week, we got on the ‘big’ interstate when we left St. Augustine to make better time driving down to Daytona and New Smyrna Beach.


I’m not sure you can call an interstate beautiful, but there sure are some beautiful palm trees on stretches of this one and at every exit.

Well, having said that, most of our trip last week was taken on back roads.


Florida has rural areas, too.


Probably not what you would expect if you’ve never lived here or traveled the back roads.


I know it surprised me when we moved here 10 years ago!


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.


Come back another day and I’ll share more beach photos! I love the beach best, don’t you?


And traveling the back roads is always fun!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

St. Augustine, Florida

We spent a few days in St. Augustine this week. It’s one of the reasons we love living in this beautiful state. It only took us a couple of hours to drive to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. (Wikipedia link with more info HERE.)


The beach is wide with powdery white sand and I even found a fence near the dunes below our hotel.


I’ll have more photos to share so please be patient with me as I try to catch up on all of your news in the next few days. I love getting back from a trip and visiting everyone!


I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!


These photos were taken just before sunset when the sky starts to turn lavender and pink.

I hope you are having a wonderful week too?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Let’s take a shortcut across the back yard

Well, watch where you walk!








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.


(the Palm Grove Auditorium)

Let’s go inside!


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


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

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


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


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.


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


(I bought the 2 scarecrows for 50 cents)

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.


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