Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mt. Dora antique and boat festival

We took a day trip to historic Mt. Dora saturday to the annual antique and boat festival.We usually go from thursday- sunday,but had decided not to go this year,with everything that was happening. Friday night Jim said "how about we get up at 2:00 in the morning and go just for the day"
I said yes,lets do that!
We arrived about 8:00 a.m. Just as it was getting set up. We shopped ,had breakfast,shopped more,had lunch at my favorite English Tea Room.it was wonderful,as I sat there looking out the window over the beautiful garden sipping tea and eating finger sandwiches with my husband I could not help but think,It doesn't get much better than this.

I know he would have rather been at the boat festival all day but he spent all morning doing what he knew I loved. So after lunch we headed over to the boats and spent the afternoon on the lake. It was what we both needed.

Here are some of the boats that were at the boat show.

And these two pictures are my treasures that I purchased at the antique show.

The first picture is an aluminum canister set

And the next is a picture of a milk glass bowl and platter, two cake plates and a depression glass platter.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tornados and homemade laundry soap

It's Friday afternoon,I had hoped to have pictures of my rose garden by today,but mother nature had other plans for us.We have had rain for a couple of days and today We had 3 tornado warnings in our area.I spent 20 minutes in a closet in the interior of our home waiting for one to pass.My husband had a nephew and his wife killed in one last month so i take them more seriously than I use to.
Hopefully weather will cooperate and I can get back to gardening next week.
I did make homemade laundry soap this week. I got the recipe from Lea's blog"farmhouse blessing". I really like it, it smells great,cleans well,saves money and just feels good to make homemade things for my family and home.
Have a blessed weekend!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Morning

It was 45 degrees this morning when I woke up,but it is climbing and should be in the 70's this afternoon.This is the time of year I enjoy the most its not too cold in the morning,just brisk, and not too hot in the afternoon,just nice.
Today i plan to start working on a rose bed just off my porch. I am not much of a gardener so keep your fingers crossed.The first thing I will be doing is taking a wheel barrow to the back of my property and getting a load of dirt to even up the ground,my husband doesn't think i can do this by myself but i will show him.

It was a very nice weekend we celebrated my youngest grandsons 1st birthday
with a family cookout at Wakulla Springs,its only about 5 miles from my home and one of my favorite places. I hope to have pictures to share soon.
Have a great week and check back to see how my gardening goes !

Sunday, March 22, 2009

at "Internet Cafe"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Is Really Here

I just realized it is the first day of Spring, Hoo ray!
I am so glad it is here,a time when everything is new again,new beginnings for all of us.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunflower Apron

I received a package in the mail today and it was the sunflower apron from Leah at sweetly modest. Her work is wonderful. I bought the pink princess dress with purse for my grandaughter and we both love it. It will be her Easter dress.If you haven't yet, check out Leahs' blog,she has beautiful things.pictures will be coming

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Its a beautiful morning

It is 9:oo a.m and about 50 degrees with the sun shining. I just had coffee and reading God's word while setting on my back deck,while looking at the beautiful white blooms on the dogwood trees and my dark pink azaleas blooming,watching the squirrels chase each other and jump from tree to tree and listening to the birds sing,I have a beautiful red bird and blue bird visiting this morning. I feel that all is well with the world and know that God is in control.What a beautiful morning!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thank You

I want to Thank you all for your prayers and comments.
We were able to get everything taken care of with out
too much of a problem,even got an apology and nice
call on the weekend from their attorney.

Friday, March 6, 2009

My 4 Grandchildren

It is 9:00 friday morning and already 50 degrees and will get to the mid 70's today and 78 tomorrow. YEA !

I am so ready for spring and summer and I know you all in the north are.

I haven't posted lately because I have just been "down in the dumps" and I am sure the weather has a lot to do with it. So for the next few days,we are going to have near perfect weather and I am excited about that.

I painted two flower pots sunny yellow yesterday and started decorating for Easter, all the winter decorations are gone. It's Spring at my house !

Monday, March 2, 2009


"Cynthia's Cottage Design" is having a wonderful give-away

Her blog is also wonderful, so if you haven't already you

should check it out.