Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Happy first day of Spring! I'm commemorating the occasion with a few photos of the blooms happening around our place. Our weather has been lovely and definitely Springish the last few days. The weatherman says it will turn rainy and cool over the next few days, but I don't mind. Summertime is hellishly hot here so I refuse to complain about a cool rainy day no matter when it shows itself.

On Monday evening I took my camera out of hibernation and walked around the front and back yards snapping pics of our early bloomers.

The forsythia is blooming.

I have no idea what this tree is called but it is blooming too. :) 

Of course the daffodils are showing their pretty yellow bonnets!

For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of this tree - but it is an ornamental pear. I love its dainty cluster of blooms.

And finally, the Carolina Jessamine in the front yard is blooming.  Sadly, once our neighbor's giant pecan tree leafs out, we will no longer have blooms on our Jessamine. We've decided to pull it up after that happens this spring. I'm not sure what we will replace it with. Do you know of any climbing vines that bloom in shade?

So, what's blooming in your world?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fun. And Jason Mraz

I can't get enough of these two songs lately!

Fun. - Some Nights

I adore the quirky little lead singer of Fun. I dig the song and music too. Makes me feel.  And want to stomp my feet and dance around my living room. 

Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up

This one I love lots and lots. LOTS.  The video is growing on me. At first viewing I was Bummed. See the capital B?  But now I see the bigger theme. I guess. 

Do you like these songs?

What songs are you liking right now?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Almost 2 years later...

{I meant to post these pics loooooooonnnnnng ago] :)

On June 19 it will be 2 years since Colleen's wedding. I was blessed to be a part of the planning for my niece's wedding. But even as my tongue agreed to do the flowers, my mind was saying, "Are you crazy? You don't know anything about arranging flowers!" Still, I dove in, doing my best to combine her desires with the trends of the time. I ordered several different stems of calla lily before I decided on these. They were soft, realistic and reasonably priced. The arrangements I came up with didn't have a lot of the frills of professional arrangements, but I think they captured the simple feel she was going for at her beach wedding.

Her bouquet:

MOH bouquet:

Mother's corsages:

The boutineers:

Unfortunately, I cannot find any photos of the bridesmaid's bouquet.

Preparing for and attending the wedding was such a fun time with lots of memories! It's fun to look back and remember!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's Saturday. We just got home from bass lessons, hobby lobby, hair cuts and Indian food for lunch.

It's chilly. Not quite 50 degrees F, but we have the living room windows open. A light breeze is making the wind chimes tinkle and Rainer is outside barking at squirrels and other perceived creatures that are the call of the wild to him.

Lately, I've been hearing lots of coyotes in the evenings. I don't recall any other year that I've heard them so close since we've lived in town. On Thursday night, coming home from working the concession stand (this is the season of life I'm in...concession stand volunteer) for a track meet, one ran in front of me on the busiest street in town. Odd. And then again on the highway that runs through town. Do you call where you live a city or town? With a population of around 1250, I live in a town for certain!

I started an afghan in January for a birthday that happens in September. I'm using Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn brand yarn. It's sturdy, soft and inexpensive.  Win x 3! BUT, now I'm having the hardest time finding coordinating colors because both of the stores nearby have had a very scant selection since Christmas. And they are also sold out on line. I started to panic and emailed Hobby Lobby headquarters. They said they had some trouble with a supplier, but things were straightened out and they would be re-stocked soon. I'm still waiting!! :) And while I'm waiting, I bought some other yarn to make a baby afghan. What's one more WIP?

I'm rethinking my photo wall and have been doing some heavy pinning on the matter. I haven't updated in a while. I'm going to keep some of the photos and mix in some new ones. I want to coordinate the frames in some manner, but not too matchy matchy either. I'm still researching the design, but the other night I did find one of the photos that will go up. It is from Pensacola Beach last year. I think I'll get a 16 x 16 canvas made of it. Looking at it makes me long for June and our next trip to the beach.

Happy Saturday!