Saturday, May 30, 2009

baby corn

Maybe I'm getting old...I grew up in this county and have lived here most of my life. But it's taken me awhile to appreciate the sincere beauty that's around us. This morning on my walk to the garden, I was struck by the lovliness of the freshly-sprouting cornfield next door.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

queenie & papa

My folks.

thank you

Today, I am reminded of family, friends, neighbors & classmates who have served our country honorably and kept the spirit & freedom of our small town alive. Sincerest thanks.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

garage sales & the tale of two cards

Wow. I'm beat. Friday & Saturday, sweet sister & I had a garage sale. I am kindly reminded of how much work they are. Whew, glad that's over!

Went to a vintage holiday show today...I've never seen so many antique Belsnickels and Halloween candy pails in my life! Pretty fun stuff, but pricey. A couple of Christmas postcards later, I was a happy camper to go home with a little treat.

Stopped at Barnes & Noble to pick up 2 quick greeting cards. TEN dollars for TWO cards, seriously!? So...came home and was inspired to MAKE some cards.
Have a lovely Memorial Day~

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

sweet stamps

Recently, a friend gifted me with some new acrylic stamp sets. I've been stamping on muslin, then's so much fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

some folks just don't get it...

True story.

I'm wearing my sweet-little-girl-cupcake necklace today.

Had to go to Walmart at lunch.

Checking out...

Walmart Lady: "Is that your grandbaby?"

Me: Looking puzzled...?

Walmart Lady: "There, on your necklace."

Me: Oh,

Walmart Lady: "Well who is it then?"

Me (I was so flustered that I said something like): "Oh, it's just my
"made-up" baby, I guess..."

Walmart Lady: "Well at least you ain't gotta feed 'er."

survivor winner

Well, not the "real" Survivor! Cindy from Lucy's Tales from Home gifted me with this sweet-as-can-be vintage print bread bag as I was a commenter on her "Survivor" giveaway. What 2 luxury items would you bring with you on a 3-month trip to the wilderness? Check out the fun answers :) and thanks ever so much, Cindy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

baby heirlooms

Making me happy this weekend...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

kids create

One afternoon.
An after-school enrichment class.
8 little girls.
1 little boy.
Creating journals and flower pins for Mom.
Great fun!

Friday, May 8, 2009

french hen farm

There's a gal in our area that has THE best garage sales...every year, I can't wait to see her ad in the paper. Last year, they built a gorgeous red barn on their property and every time I drive by, I secretly covet it. Last night, while scouring the garage sale ads, there it was...her ad.

Only this year, it was in THE new big red barn and when you stepped inside, it was like you were walking into a magazine shoot. Absolutely. Beautiful.

I overheard that these lovely gals in Marysville, OH will just be opening up the barn for seasonal sales, and that the next sale may be in September. (No website yet.)

Best wishes on your new venture, ladies! And thanks for letting me snap some photos to share.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Snaps from a walk in Urbana, Ohio.

Enjoy the little things this week!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


This is my sister's dog, Wilson. I got to babysit last night.

This is what Wilson does most of the time...we call 'em "pig-belly rubs."