Monday, March 30, 2009


Sue from Vintagesue's is the winner of my first giveaway which is this issue of Porch magazine and a couple of other vintage goodies. I'll post photos later today. CONGRATULATIONS SUE!! Please send me your mailing address.
Warm Hugs,

Veggies From My Garden

Here are some photos of my veggies from my garden. We removed the last of the cabbage, both red and green along with bell pepper, red bulb onions, yellow and zucchini squash, bush beans, lettuce (several types), dill, arrugula (love that nutty taste), sweet basil, parsley, cilantro, chives, mint and chocolate mint.
We end up sharing with our neighbors as we can't eat it all!! I will be making tomato sauce with the tomatoes I already par boiled, seeded and skinned along with the fresh basil and other delicious herbs.
Warm Hugs...Linda

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I was awarded the "Kreativ Blogger Award" by Sandi

I want to thank Sandi for my award. I was away camping and canoing with friends on the Guadelupe river this weekend and came home to find this award. How very special I felt!

There are a couple of things that comes along with the acceptance of this fabulous award which are that I am to list 7 things that bring joy into my life and I am to award the Kreativ Blogger Award to 7 other blogsites.

My Joys In Life:

I love waking up every morning to my boyfriend's singing. It truly makes my heart smile and starts my day off in a magical way.
I enjoy walking on the beach with the sand squishing in between my toes.
I enjoy my grandson, watching him grow and learn each and every day. He is truly the reason for my being.
I enjoy meeting new friends through all of the different venues offered to us today. They are each very special to me.
I love waking up in the morning and going into my garden and picking fresh vegetables for the day's meals.
I love the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven and knowing that soon I will be able to slice it and spread it with sweet creamery butter and sink my teeth into it!
I enjoy passing the time by reading others blogsites and discovering new ones. There is so much creativity and diversity out there and I am so blessed to be apart of the blogging world.

Here are my choices for the "Kreativ Blogger Award". Please take some time away from your busy day and visit these wonderfully creative blogs and leave a comment.

Linda's Bluegate
Cherry Hill Cottage
Rose Vine Cottage Two
Cynthias Cottage Design
Vintage Rose Collection
Romantic Home
Little French Garden House

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

~My New Find~

I found these and had to have them. They are transferware toilet water bottles. I have never seen these so I knew they needed to come home with me. Aren't they the neatest?!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!


~March Give-a-Way~

I will be giving away the newest edition of Porch magazine along with a couple of vintage goodies (will not be revealed till after the drawing). Drawing will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m central time. You MUST comment at the end of this post to have your name entered. Link this give-a-way on your blog and receive 2 it in your sidebar as well and receive 3 entries.
Good luck ladies!
Here are the links featured in this issue:


Porch Magazine....

My Porch magazine arrived the other day and can you believe I actually laid it aside and forgot about it? But what a treat when I came across it while rearranging my rooms. If you haven't seen this magazine yet, you need to, as it is all about the wonderful women who blog and have businesses. Porch was started solely to promote bloggers and their businesses. It's limited to "Eye Candy" and that's such a nice break from all the advertising and articles in those "other magazines". You will truly get your money's worth! Stay tuned for a Special Give-a-way this month.
Here are the blogs featured in this issue:
By the way, the conservatories in the photo above are made by Linda at Linda's Blue Gate. She is such a wonderful lady to deal with, as I have bought a few of her goodies such as the beautiful handkerchief lamp and bell cloches. Shipped promptly and arrived without a scratch. You don't have to go to Canton...I just found them on her blog and commented that I wanted them! Thanks Linda!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Where Are The Days Going?

Well, I thought I would be able to get to my blog daily...okay, well at least weekly. But there is so much to do and the days seem to be getting shorter and shorter.

I have been painting the inside of my house. Rich buttery walls with pure white trim. It looks so fresh and clean. I didn't take before pictures, as usual. I am always just diving into new projects and the camera is NEVER around. I also found two wonderful shabby pieces that will go perfectly in the dining area. See the pictures below. I am still working on filling the cabinet and playing around. It won't look the same tomorrow!

Now, my new project (in between all the house painting) is to remake and paint a console I found on Craigslist. Yesterday I took the drawers out (to be repurposed at a later date), removed the legs and gutted it. Today I will attempt to smooth out the carved wood in front. It doesn't work in the design I will be painting it in, so I'll have to redo it (it won't come off after many wacks with a hammer...hehehe).

So High ho high's off to work I go...yadda...yadda.yadda.

Ya'll have a great day!!