Monday, August 31, 2015

Fall Fun

We enjoyed some times last Fall.  But I didn't get to share pics because my computer was on the fritz.
Here's a few photo's never before seen . . .
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I loved this house made out of straw.  I had never seen one!

My sweet boy was in a bit of a mood that day.  It was really, really hot and there were a bijillon people
at the Pumpkin Patch . . .

I did share this one Saturday . . .
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It was also my first time in a corn maze.  I was actually a little nervous.  Silly me.  He kept saying
'I think this is the right way GiGi.'

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Can you tell this is one of those I'm not in the mood photos.   Silly boy.

We had a fun day.  The pumpkin patch was at a local farm.  Half of the acreage is planted in corn for the maze.  The other half is a vegtable garden.  When the veggies are done the area becomes the pumpkin patch. Its a great place for a fun Fall outing!

And one more from a few years ago . . .

He does smile!  This is a different pumpkin patch at a local goat farm and dairy.  They have a produce

 I love playing with Pic Monkey and sharing over at  Mosaic Monday.

Here's my attempt at a Mosaic today . . .
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Linking today with
Blue Monday
Mosaic Monday
Strange Visitors In The Garden
Fabulous Fall Linky Party
Picture Perfect
Finding Silver Pennies Linky Party
Sundays at Home

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Happy Saturday

Wishing you and Happy Wonderful Saturday . . . 
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I'm spending my day with my favorite 7 year old. 
The agenda . . . 
Dog with a Blog, Jessie, and all the other Disney shows!  

So what are you going to do to have a Happy Saturday?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fabulous Fall #3

Join me for another Fabulous Fall Party. . . 
T Are your trees turning yet?
I'm in the Fall spirit and I'm looking for decorating ideas, recipes and any Fall themed photo.  I'd love see to your turning trees!  
Join the party and link up.  

Only Fall theme please.  See the sidebar for 
Halloween info.  


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Beach Theme Mantle

Beautiful blue skies and water make you think beach.  Don't they?
Today I'm sharing my Beach theme mantle.  All the sweet elements are from my kids summer vacation . . . 

It's very hard to get a really good shot.  My mantle is long. 
And, I am using my phone.  
The sweet little mermaid and the boat were the inspiration pieces that began this theme.  
When I received the mermaid photo in the mail I told my DIL I wanted to build a mantle display around it. 
Then I saw the boat on Pintrest.

She took the idea and began creating.  My DIL and the mermaid made the felt bunting.  The rice paper laterns I originally bought at $5.00 below for the patio.  (that idea didn't come together. Bummer)
My DIL is a photographer.  So there are a lot of photos.  My 14
year old grandson is her assistant and learning the trade. 
The seashell at dusk photo with the blue ribbon was taken by my grandson.  The couple at sunset is my son and DIL taken by my grandson.
As I began to display the photos I needed some height so I used a silver jewelry box to raise the sail boat drawing.  I didn't mention the ribbons are from the county fair.  They entered 67 items and received ribbons on 60 of the items.
I didn't have a frame yet for the large photo so I taped it to my mirror.  Also taped is the seahorse framed photo of my 6 1/2 year old grand daughter and DIL.  My grand daughter made the frame and received a 3rd place ribbon.  My grandson was the photograper.
Also in this photo is the painting my DIL painter.  You can see at the top the life preserver.  This was a group effort.  My grandson drilled the hole in a piece of plywood and DIL covered it and did the stitchery.  My
initials and Cowboys are displayed and the year we got married.  On the far left is the corsage I wore
at their wedding.

My DIL is very creative and crafty she made all the flowers for their wedding.
I wanted to share this last photo because it displays the sweet hand print heart I made for my daughter and grandsons Valentine dinner.  I haven't had the heart to take it down.
Oh opps...I guess you can see the plug hanging from the lights.  Also in this photo is a print you can't see well with another white ribbon. It's a huge sand castle they built.  The little drink umbrella was in the photo.
I taped it to the mermaid.    I switched all my candles on the candlelabra to white and silver to go with the theme.
Thanks for joining me on the beach.
Today I'm linking with some of my favorite parties.
Blue Monday with Sally
Tweek It Tuesday with Brenda
Tuesday Show and Share
Titues 2uesDay with Darlene
Tuesdays at Our Home
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Linky Party
Tips and Tricks Linky Party
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Brag About It Tuesday
Wake Up Wednesday at Sew Crafty Angel
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle Into Summer
Party In Your PJ's
What's It Wednesday 
Fluster Muster Creative Muster Party
Favorite Things Thursday with Katherine

If you've begun decorating for Fall I'd love you to come over and link at The Fabulous Fall party.  Link any day anytime all Fall themed post.
You can click here for the current party or check the sidebar.  Come over and party with me.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Blue Monday/Fall Trees

The weather is changing here . . . 
                      . . . it's been cooler

Then yesterday it was hot and humid but breezy . . . 

                       . . . we took a walk
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I love the leaves at the top.  I wasn't able to get a shot and barely got this one.  But just after I took this
shop a bunny scurried across our path.  Daisy wanted to chase it sooooo bad!

And a collection of a few of the shots.  I liked how the shadows played on the ground.  You have to look really close on the far right I tried to get a bird feeder in the shot.  Daisy is usually with me when I photo and it's a little hard sometimes.
The leaves are turning on these trees.  Mainly the pines.  I'm not sure what kind of pine they are but they drop their leaves early.

I like to think it's already Fall.  I mean the leaves are turning.
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See I told you. Hehe.  And one more of that Fall tree . . .
I really think this particular tree is changed so because of lack of water.  This area is shaded and is barely watered.  You can't really tell but there is hardly any grass.  It frustrates me.  We asked, begged , asked
again.  And gave up asking.

And one more last one . . .
I couldn't get a shot of what I really wanted.  This pine tree is covered in pine cones.  You can see a couple on the ground.  I'm going to be checking the ground daily.  I picked up 6 yesterday.

Fall is close.  I feel it.

Linking my Fall trees with
Mosaic Monday
Blue Monday
The Fabulous Fall Party

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Sketch

My new favorite place in Blogland on Sunday . . . 
Joining Sunday Sketch
A very, very rough draft. I  quickly copied this one from a Pin. Notice my flower pot is smaller than the words.  
I think this will be one for my Christmas project. 

A few drawings.  Another copy.  I'm liking these images. 
I'll use them later. 
I colored them during 'nap time' at school.  

I want to add ink and some water colors and then use the individual images with scripture for the Christmas project. 

Wanna see some better sketches. Go over to Sunday Sketches.
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         Wishing You A Blessed Day 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Friday Nights/Sweet Saturday

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I enjoy my Friday nights . . . 
                               . . .On the Fridays that we don't go out to dinner
I visit one Crazy Mama that loves quilts as much as I do.  

Amanda Jean is a lovely blogger and quilter that hosts a fun Friday night linky party dedicated to quilts.  
Today I am sharing a few of my favorites from last nights party. Just to make my Saturday Sweet . . . 

First up Amanda Jane shared a few pincushions.  The big one on the right was the focus one.  She shared how she put it together starting with a Hexie blog (that looks like a flower) that she made in the spring. 

I clicked on this one because I loved the title of her link .'Quilting is more fun than housework'.  I found that is also the name of Cynthia's blog.  I loved this fun scrappy quilt when I saw it larger.  I could see the
beautiful details.    This lovely quilt she made from Charm Squares which are precut squares you can buy at quilt shops.  By using Charm Squares instead of buying yardage a quilter is able to get a lot more different pieces of fabric from a particular line.  Plus the squares are already cut making your work faster.
Cynthia happens to have this quilt available for sale in her Etsy Shop.  Click Here.
Cameo Flagstone Quilt Cameo Flagstone Quilt
I chose this one because I really liked the Apples.  I chose this photo of the quilt because of the darling cat.
Kim of Persimmon Dreams is the quilter.  (Don't you just love the names of these blogs!)  Her 
aunt did the quilting.  Check out the story behind this quilt at her blog.  You might find a surprise there. 
We recently lost our sweet kitty.  I used to say a quilt isn't a quilt until Rascal has laid on it.  
Here's one of the last photos of Rascal . . . 
He always got a little of a grumpy look on his face when I took a picture when he was sleeping.  He wasn't a fan of the flash when he was taking a cat nap. 

                       A few more quilts.  I just can't get enough! 
Lynn at the Little Red Hen shared . . .
Lucky Strike
This is a Vintage Modern Quilt.  The pattern is vintage.  The method and use of fabrics and colors is modern.  I love the quilt hanging on the barn door.

I just loved this sweet little quilt.  I've been planning on making someone that loves pink a quilt for Christmas. I know I need to get started right.  But this is a simple pattern and perfect.  I think next Saturday I'll be building pink houses.
Did you notice the fence in the background.  I just love to hang quilts on a fence to photograph.
Click Here to see a post of quilts on fences.  I linked the post over Tex's party Good Fences.
Tex has a weekly party featuring fences.  It's a fun place to visit!

A next fun quilt that celebrates Thanksgiving . . .

What a cute little quilt.  Looks like he's stealing the Thanksgiving Dinner dessert.  He looks like he's a
little 'stuffed'.

And since we just happened to be talkin' Turkey and Thanksgiving I wanted to invite you to share your
Thanksgiving posts.  I'll be starting the Thanksgiving Party on November 1.
Currently The Fabulous Fall linky party is running.  You can come by and day and link Fall Themed
posts.  If the link isn't  the top post just click on the Leaf picture on the sidebar it will take you directly to the current party.

So now that I've been inspired by all these quilts.  I'm going to make my Saturday even sweeter by
finishing up a project!

                                     Happy Trails
                            Wild Mustangs

Halloween One Day Party

One Day Party
Join me on October 31 for a one day event featuring a collection 
of your Halloween themed posts. 
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I'll be featuring family friendly posts including decorations, 
recipes, craft projects and more.  
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If  you would like to have a post featured leave a comment on 
any post.  
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The Fabulous Fall Linky party will continue through October 30th.
Come by and link your Fabulous Fall posts. Click Here.
                        Fabulous Fall Party Week 2

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fabulous Fall Link Up

The leaves are falling here. Fall is around the corner.  And . . .
The Fabulous Fall linky party is here now.  Scroll down to link up! (NOTE: This is NOT a Halloween party.  
I will host a Special Halloween edition)
Just a collection of a few photo's I found before the days of Pinterest.  
I included a few of my favorite things.  
                   So is Fall close where you live?  
And a few plans for this year.  I'm adding Blue . . . 
It's normal to want an orange and blue wedding, right?  Beautiful turquoise pumpkins - full tutorial - using either a real or fake pumpkin
                            Source                                                              Source
I would love to see your plans.  Or your archived posts.  Share them and give us some inspiration. 
This link will run all week.  Come by any time and link.  Please link only Fall themed posts.
No Halloween please.  I have a special week just for Halloween!
(This is not a Halloween party)

Link up now . . . 

Wednesday Wit and Wisdom

Wednesday Wit and Wisdom. . . post a picture and write or tell a story about it . . . 
The above painting was a surprise present for me.  I received this gift from my DIL.  She sent along with a boat that she made and a few other items to decorate my mantle.

I've been planning a beach theme vignette to display the photo's from their summer trip to Florida.
I received the snap shots from the trip earlier this summer.  I liked them so much I asked her to send larger prints for the mantle.
 Then I told her about the boat I saw on pinterest I wanted to make for the display.
She loved the idea and then her creative juices began flowing and she came up with a few more things for the display.  And just in time to enter in the county fair.
 They my DIL 13 year old grandson and 6 1/2 year old  granddaughter entered a total of 67 items.  The won a total of 60 ribbons and prize money.
One of the things my DIL made with help from my grand daughter was a darling bunting to hang across
my mantle.
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My grandson entered some photos he had taken.  Some on the Florida trip which he sent along with his ribbons for my display.
Some of their ideas came from the current mantle display I have now.  You can go here to see it.
There are photo's of my son when he was 13 riding in a rodeo. He placed second.  I have the ribbon displayed with the photo and his worn and scuffed boots.   You  can see the Cowboy Mantle here.
This weekend on my day off I'll be redoing the mantle with my new beach scene displaying
all the treasures and beautiful photo's from their trip.  

I hope you'll come back and visit.  Please visit my Fabulous Fall linky party.  Any Fall themed post is welcome.  Click Here and link up.

And please visit Linda Kay at Wit and Wisdom for stories about photos.
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