Monday, June 29, 2015

The Half Moon

We’ll see a full moon soon and thanks to my new camera, I will have lots of moon shots to share.


But first, how about this half moon?

We have three of these windows in our house and I love looking up to see the beautiful white fluffy clouds. (jars are filled with seashells)


Hubby has been sweet to go out in the evenings and take moon photos.


Thanks hubby! Red heart

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday

and Amaze me Monday.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sewing Challenge continues!

We are having fun this summer with a sewing challenge.


JoAnn from Scene through my Eyes sent me fabric and patterns for doll clothes. We are taking turns choosing the fabric and then creating outfits for our dolls.

(My original post is HERE, we both have Madame Alexander 18 inch dolls)

Holly is ready to go to the park with her puppy and book bag.


I made the little ruffled bag for her book. JoAnn made the cute sandals. The pattern I used for the sundress is a free pattern HERE. It was quick and easy. Thanks Blissful Sewing!


Be sure to visit JoAnn HERE to see what she’s made this week.

I’m joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J

and Roses of Inspiration!

It’s Summer time FUN!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Muscovy Duck in Florida

We had a fun sighting last Sunday. We drove over to the mall to buy some new towels and bath mats. After walking through the mall to stretch out legs, we sat in the car to have a little snack. That’s when we saw a large bird fly from the side of the building. And then another one flew by. So we walked over there to see if they had a nest. (camera in hand)


And there they were! We counted 16 large eggs and there were probably even more in their fluffy nest.

But what was funny was coming home to check my blog and see when I had done a post HERE…the Muscovy ducks at the mall in this very same spot 4 years ago, almost to the day!


At that time, a baby had fallen over the wall and my sweet hubby rescued it and put it back in the nest.


Did Mama duck say ‘thank you’?


Not exactly!!!

We hope they survive. They were in a ‘hot spot’. I hope we get a chance to drive back over there and check on our babies!

More on the Muscovy duck HERE.

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Out in the country!

We saw this house out in the country, here in Florida.


(I was careful to ‘zoom out’ to get a fence in the shot, Tex!)

Not exactly a typical design for Florida.

In fact, I’m not at all sure what the design is.


Do you know?

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Fun “Board Games”

I’ve always loved playing board games. I was young when I had my four boys and I played games with them. (I even learned to play basketball when they got older! lol)


So I was happy to find this ‘old’ board game at the thrift store.


“Park and Shop”


I was just a teensy bit disappointed when I got home and found out it was a reproduction.


But that meant it was nice and clean (and the components were still in sealed packages).


Do you need money to play?


Maybe we can start saving in this old money bank.


I had a puppy dog bank when I was little.

Did you have a piggy bank, too?


I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration

and Ivy and Elephants.

Monday, June 22, 2015

When you can’t go outside and play!

It’s HOT!


Too hot to go outside and play.


So I thought I would share some of Wendy’s ideas for summer time FUN!


How about some ‘junk food’?


Now you know what’s been going on this week!


But don’t think I didn’t have help!


Hubby plays with dolls too!




Wendy says she is innocent!


NO dolls OR bears were harmed in the making of this post!!!


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father’s Day!

I’m wishing all of the fathers out there a beautiful day, especially my sweet hubby and our sons.





(it’s really too hot to walk anywhere this weekend but we did take a nice walk at Sholom Park recently)

Have a wonderful day! Island with a palm tree

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Be Quick!

This little guy was in our back yard and it was fun to get a photo of him.

But you had to be quick!

He was gone like a flash! lol

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What a place!

Isn’t this an amazing horse farm?


(they call them horse farms here in Florida instead of ranches)

And don’t you love the sculpture in front of the stables! (I zoomed)


YAY! I wrote this in Live Writer!

It’s BACK!!!


I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beautiful Roses

I call these my 'shabby chic' roses. 

They are from a little spindly rose bush on the hot West side of my house.

But they produce the most beautiful pink roses with the most wonderful fragrance.

I usually keep the buds on the little bar above my kitchen sink. But today I took them to my dresser to take some pretty photos.

The little book is a very old Bible that I found in a torn down house years ago.

And since we are enjoying the beautiful roses, let's sprinkle a little pixie dust to spread some joy.

I would like to dedicate this post to my sweet blog buddy, Donna at Cottage Days and Journeys.

To my beautiful friend, Donna.

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Elements of a Photo

Sometimes when you are driving the 'backroads of America' you don't have time to pull over and take lots of photos of something you find interesting.

In this case, there was a house behind this old garage that was occupied. So it felt a little funny to be hanging out the window taking photos.

But isn't it a neat old rock and brick garage?

 The dates say 1919 and 1933.

 I decided to take the best photo (above) and crop it a few times to look at the details.

 Don't you love the old washtubs filled with pink flowers and the old windows?

Sometimes we miss the elements of a photo at first glance.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.