Saturday, May 25, 2013

Making Old Photos Look Even Older

There are some of who came into this world
loving "Old" things.

I'm one of those people.  
Always Have Been and Probably Always Will Be!

That's why I couldn't leave these
old photographs alone.

 I wanted them to look even older!


I scanned them,
then uploaded them to iPiccy. 
They even have a button
that says 
"Old Photo"


Now I can
shamelessly display copies of my photographs
on old pieces of wood
or even this rusty garden trowel.

 I know, I know!

Y'all think I'm a little crazy, 
but I just can't help myself. 

Remember, I'm one of "those" people!

if you're anything like me, 
you'll be doing the same
exact thing.

I Know You!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Front Porch Update

 Some projects take longer than others.

 Like our Front Porch

Even though it's not complete,
I've decided to let you see how it's coming along
I won't even be tempted to tell you about all the parts that aren't finished.

Where we Started

 To this years Changes

Yellow Bird (see below) is one of my favorite Details.
Buzz had carved him years ago and I found just the perfect spot for him

To how it looks Today

 Want a closer Look?

Yellow Bird , Rusty Hearts & A Yellow Caterpillar

The process has been a little bit like putting lipstick on a pig, but we simply couldn't justify tearing down the original deck.  So ... we've just made the best of what we had.  Eventually, we'll have it just right, even though it's taking us a L O N G time to get there.

In the mean time, we're already enjoying our porch time a whole lot more 

We love the sounds of the birds,
the smell of honeysuckle
the friendly little
sparrows who pay us a visit.

Oh the Joy!  

Porch Time is Definitely Improving! 

  I'll keep you posted on upcoming changes
(just in case you were wondering)
Joining the Party at:

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day - 1 Peter 3:4

Some of the Precious Women
who have poured into my life.
(including my Mother on the far right)

1 Peter 3:4 describes them all

This Mother's Day,
while I honor the memory
of some 

the continuing example
of others

 I am so 
for them all

my beautiful

Happy Mother's Day!

Prayer Request
My Aunt - the second to the right passed away yesterday.  Her daughters and husband are celebrating Mother's Day by planning her funeral.  
Please keep them in your prayers.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spring Garden - Because You Asked

We affectionately call our home "Whisper Cottage"
and our gardens reflect the name.

Our Cottage Gardens

 Even with the up and down temperatures this Spring, 
our garden hasn't let us down.

Let Me Show You Part Of Our World

Herb Garden

Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, Oregano, Basil, Mint and Parsley
Texas Native Shrubs & Flowers
A Butterfly Garden

along with a
Kitchen Garden

and a shade garden that I'll show you another time.
When you consider what we started with, 
you'll see we've come a long way.

Even when it looked like this ...
Back in 2011

we could see this
Spring 2013

so we rolled up our sleeves and went to work.

It's been SO Rewarding!!!

art work
(borrowed from my brother Marcus)
with special permission
to honor

PS...Ours is an experimental garden, which means we're constantly trying new plants, and moving things around.  Of course that's what makes it fun!  Later this Summer, I'll share more pictures and give you a list of some of the plants  in our garden.  I'll also share some of the challenges we have with our L O N G narrow garden which at times seems more like a G I A N T flower bed.  
Until then, Happy Gardening!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Galvanized Goodness

 Buzz and I were like a couple of Bee's in the garden today.
The weather was perfect and there was
to do! 
Oh the JOY of being retired!
 There was a time (not so long ago) that I would
have been sitting at a desk all day...
dreaming about getting my finger nails dirty.

Even though the garden is shaping up nicely,
I won't be sharing pictures of it with you today.
Instead, I'm sharing bits of the galvanized goodness that we use in our garden.


And, if you're ever in the vicinity

we hope you'll drop by and give us a hand
(I couldn't resist)

If you like 
 the smell of Honeysuckle,
You'd like it


If you want to see more galvanized goodness
visit my  
and see what's inspiring me!

(Happy Gardening Y'all)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I Sing Because I'm Happy - Psalm 9:2

Photo Edited with iPiccy

I Sing because I'm happy,
I Sing because I'm free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
(words by Civilla D Martin)