Saturday, June 30
Wednesday, June 27
It's Wednesday, which means we are half way to the test. The instructor tries very hard to keep the class interesting so he allows any of the students to get up and give a short presentation on whatever they might be interested in. So far we've had presentations on raising pit bull dogs, interior decorating and what it takes to be a good wedding DJ.
Hey...expanding our minds and eating donuts at the same time? How great is this! ;)
Tuesday, June 26
Notice the gravestone casting to the right...one of my quirks. I am nuts about cemetery stuff and have several castings, old gravestone rubbings and pictures of monument angels. I don't find them creepy...just the opposite. I think they are actually a form of wonderful art. I'll have to share some of those with you and see if anyone agrees.
Gotta go...CRISS ANGEL is getting getting ready to make an elephant appear in a parking lot out of nothing...he rocks!!
Monday, June 25
Aren't these wonderful? I have been drooling over them for several weeks but I knew they were not meant for me. I re-wrapped them in some new tissue paper and using copies of the marriage license and copies of the old lace, I made a tag with Grandma's name. Then I attached some vintage lavender silk ribbon and old millinery flowers to the top of the tag and oh so carefully tucked it in between the tissues. Now they are on their way to California to be taken care of by The Hub's only girl cousin. She is very, very excited...I know these pieces of family history will be loved and taken care of .
Better be off to do my HOMEWORK...or maybe I'll have a piece of cake instead.
Sunday, June 24
Saturday, June 23
Friday, June 22
No time to thrift today cause I have to get lots of errands out of the way. I will be doing my real world job ALL DAY tomorrow. Looking forward to a fun evening out...dinner at the House Of Blues in Downtown Disney and then headed to the Comedy Warehouse in Pleasure Island. The laughs will be great but I'm waiting for my first bite of Rosemary Cornbread. Love. It. Have a Fun Friday no matter what you do!
Thursday, June 21
I have to tell you this in order to tell you the next thing. Our house is in a constant state of "we can't make up our minds what we really want to do''-ness. The Hub and I have...um, shall we say different decorating ideas ("WTF! You want to put talking Star Trek ornaments on the Christmas tree??") so the living areas are always just about done, but not quite. My home office area is my nest, my safe place, the place where the things I really love surround me...and it's off limits to everyone else! But that's for later. So, we can move on into the kitchen where the sign below, given to me by a friend, is prominently displayed for all to see...I am proof positive that having several, many and maybe even hundreds of cookbooks cannot make you a good cook. I mean, those Gooseberry Patch chicks made a dang fortune off of me...I own every one of those books! Salad...no problem, bring it on! Jello...I'm your girl! But, I do put all of my heart into whatever I make and that has to count for something, right? Too bad you can't taste all that heart because everything tastes pretty icky.....
Had a couple of friends view the new blog and their first question was "What's up with that weird banner?" Weird? Really? The name...Mockingbird Hill...like "To Kill A Mockingbird".... still not getting it? Okay...for those of you that know the story, there were 2 main kids, Jem and Scout. Then there was poor ol' Boo Radley. Well, the stuff on the banner is the stuff that Boo left in the knothole in the tree for Jem to find and save in the old cigar box. Remember?? Is it still too weird?? Oh I hope not...
Wednesday, June 20
These weedy looking things are actually a weed! But, they attract butterflies and bumble bees, the flowers are red and purple-y blue and they look so carefree. Porter's Weed...and these are planted around the oak in the center of the front yard.
Heading to the back, there is Carolina Jasmine climbing it's way up the fence..this smells heavenly and really takes no care what-so-ever. Love this.
Backyard. Garden girl from Savannah. Don't know if she is really meant to be displayed in front of a palm tree..this is Florida, people...but, she looks happy no matter where she is.
One last thing...this handsome guy greets everyone as they drive by. Sometimes we see new people walking by the front of the house and watch the double-takes when they catch a glimpse of him. Okay..The Hub has a freak flag, but he just doesn't fly it too often!
Tuesday, June 19
Okay...maybe that's a bit over the top (or I've seen the movie Jawbreaker one time too many, Vylette), but I'm gonna give it a try. Still learning and finding out how to post pictures...that will come soon, I guess. But, I welcome you to my little space, where all the things that The Hub doesn't understand and I know you will, shall be shared. SO glad to be here....!