Monday, August 23, 2010


Scout: grandma i have a BFFFFFFFFFFF.
me: you do? do you know who grandmas bff is?
Scout: no, but mine is Jona. he is sooooo handsome! i think i want to go on a date with him.
me: you do? well you know you will have to wait untill you are sixteen.
Scout: i think i am in love! i just can't stop thinking about him.
me: scout you havn't seen him since pre-school. it's been a year and he is going to another school now. what if you don't see him again?
Scout: if its meant to be, i will.

all of this from a 5 year old going on 21!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Words to live by

Be pretty if you can,
Be witty if you must,
But be gracious if it kills you.
-Elsie de Wolfe

Friday, August 13, 2010

Old Friend

I love this little man! My husband bought this antique whirlygig years ago and it has always had a home in my garden. Since we moved 4 years ago it has been in storage. I was so excited when i brought him out of storage! He once again has a home in my garden!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot

this month has been sooooo hot! i just haven't been in the garden. i decided to enjoy some of my pics from my garden this enjoy them too! i hope you enjoy them too!

pink lilies. i love these lilies! they grow to about 6 feet every year they are very impressive!

hostas and siberian iris.

looking into the center of a pink peony.

Monday, August 2, 2010

divide and conquer

so i finally decided to quit procrastinating and organize this chaos. i am tired of the excuses. since we sold our large three story georgian colonial home and downsized four years ago, many things went into storage. some went into my basement," piled into a corner. my husband has been after me to get rid of "the stuff". i kept justifying myself since we have been remodeling for four years now, that someday i may need it.
well i am now in a organizing and cleaning out mood. i have decided that when we get to the basement if i need something special for a certain spot i will go buy it then. there is always more stuff. so i came up with a pile of antiques and shipped them off to nellys nest.

the next step was making everything organized and functional. i started with the bathroom. i found this cute cabinet ant nellys nest. it is absolutly darling.
it holds everything i need it to.
the next step is the laundry room!