Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
and simple, for hubby and me.
rimmed plate that I got from Target at an after Christmas sale about 5
years ago. I topped it with a handled salad bowl that I got
My napkin ring is a crazy amber glass beaded candle ring.
Flowers from the garden.
Since I was serving salad a little bunny came by to check
out what kind of lettuce I was using.
But I invited him to stay anyway.
and a delicious tomato, garlic, basil pasta. I will post this recipe tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Hosted by the lovely Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.
Last Thursday, my daughter was expecting an overnight guest. A girlfriend
from high school was going to be in town to visit her husband and herself. So after a frazzled day of working, making cupcakes, doing laundry, and readying the house, she called and asked if she could come over and pick
some flowers to put in the guest room.
This is where I shake my head and ask,
Do you think you are trying to do too much? The answer
is always the same.
A few chuckles later, she shows up and we walk the yard and pick the
flowers she would like for her bouquet. Meanwhile the kids are going crazy
enjoying the yard and Kristi is looking a tad bit stressed. I suggested she
run home, finish the things she needs to finish and I would tend to the kids. I promised to feed them, bathe them and bring them home tired enough to want to go right to bed.
Tall promise don't you think?
This is where our story begins.
Do you remember the story of the one ring, the precious.
Well Riley has 4.
All as precious as the next. Well I take that back, her precious would be the blue one since that is her favorite color.
Eagerly she grabbed pop pops hand and led him to the pool.
Her precious were at the bottom of the pool and pop pop was
needed to rescue them. So out comes the broom to retrieve the precious.
To a thrilled girl.
He lays the precious neatly at her feet.
And she promptly throws them back in.
And the game starts all over again.
As I sat there
and watched I had to smile. Pop Pop spent the next hour
patiently fishing out the rings over and over again for his
Now I know you have a lot of Outdoor Wednesday's to visit but scroll down
to the next post. I have to give the grand kids equal time ;)
and you will want to hear the end of the story.
But if you don't have time I understand. You can head back
to Susan's for more Outdoor fun.
As Riley was fishing with Pop Pop, Madison was exploring
the deepest darkest regions of the jungle.
But alas no, we must get back to the fun of our safari.
The end of the story is, I did my grandmotherly duties. I fed and watered the beasts
and got them safely home to mommy and daddy for bed. And yes
I think we wore them out..... promise fulfilled.
Thanks for visiting, now enjoy your other Outdoor Adventures.
Monday, June 22, 2009
to all you Father's out there. You are our heroes
and it is nice to take a day to appreciate all you mean to us.
This Father's Day the fathers in our family went golfing. I wish
I had taken a picture because they all looked so cute as they went off on their adventure.
Jim - the Patriarch of the family
Our menu consisted of manly foods:
Big Ole Man Steak
Baked Potato with all the fix'ins
Fresh cucumbers and green beans from the Kelley garden
The menfolk were mighty hungry when they came home
from golf so we ate fairly early.
Here's Sean and Jim - What is Jim hiding behind his back?
Jim said it was his best Father's Day ever.
Madison thought it was pretty fun too. This was
her first experience though and had nothing to compare it to.
She was teasing me and wanted to tell Mama all about it.
and Tim and Riley enjoyed some quality father
and daughter spa time.
All in all, I think the dad folk in our
family had a great day.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thank you to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, for hosting this party. I never
like to miss a party so I had to join in.
I do, they live in my garden and every once in a while they let themselves be seen.
My table was filled with flowers. There were magnolias, lilies, roses and such. I guess while I wasn't looking a Flower Fairy moved in.
Now back to Marty's party and Enjoy.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
& Thrifty shoppers
very talented Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
This Thursday happening is a real treat, so don't forget to visit
the other participants. You are in for a a great ride.
and Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville were the fun never stops.
when it is just the two of us I don't fuss over the table.
I used a square place mat that is comprised of beads forming the
You can see the rose pattern on the chairs and on the table.
shape of little flowers. On top of this I used a Waverly plate from Target with flowers and then a black napkin with a flower embroidery and flower napkin ring.
Have you had enough flowers yet?
And since this was all about hubby, we needed to include
his favorite Irish beer ... Smithwicks.
I have covered these chairs several times, but I think this is my favorite.
This tray qualifies for a Thrifty Thursday. It was clearanced for
7.50 - I love it, and use it outdoors on the ottoman all the time.
So hubby came home and asked me who was coming for dinner. I said You.
It was a beautiful evening. I used some white bubble glass water goblets.
Chicken salad sandwiches, fruit, and carrots with hummus
Again we had a delightful evening. It's his turn to plan the next one.
This dresser is left over from my master bedroom set. The Master does not have enough wall space to accommodate it. I like it in this room though.
I need to do something with the window seat too. I will have to ponder on it.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
My 2 year old Jacaranda tree in full bloom.
for a flagship belonging to Henry VIII that sunk in the Solent.
My husband says it reminds him of me.
(does that mean I am fragrant or messy?)
My Gardenias, are blooming.
These are planted around the gazebo which is especially fun because they smell so good.
My Hydrangeas are
just beginning to bloom.
By next week they will be exploding.
Someone told me I would never be able to grow hydrandeas here in my neck of the woods, but
after 5 years they keep coming back bigger and fuller.
my favorites. I enjoy watching them grow every chance I get.
Here they are enjoying our local Splash park
There's nothing like squealing,
giggly little girls.
Thanks for stopping by, now head on back to Susan's to see what special treats blogland's best have in store for you.
Enjoy your day.....