Monday, November 29, 2010
poinsettias on Friday. The sweetness of that act of kindness made my day. I've been an Aunt for 41 years. My nieces and nephews are so very special to me, and they make me feel special too. What a blessing.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
If you've never seen or heard of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, you soon will. They have their own show on Planet Green. Josh and Brent are city boys that fell in love with a farm called the Beekman. They purchased the farm, which changed their lives. I opened the latest issue of Country Living, and the Beekman and Josh and Brent are featured in a 10 page spread. These wonderful guys are on the verge of fame and fortune, but I loved them from the first show. They've revived a creative community in Sharon Springs, a town that time forgot. They've started a business selling chemical free goats milk soap and other locally made goods, embraced organic and sustainable farming, and are living a dream that so many have. I really like these guys, and find their story so compelling. Their home shines with warmth and holiday cheer on the pages of Country Living. On Wednesday, December 8th the "Boys" are hosting a Holiday Special, at 8:00pm central on Planet Green. (As they say, check your local listings) You can be sure I will be watching!
It's 4 days till Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see my Daughter and Doug, and my Sons and my Brothers, their Wives, my Nieces and Nephews. I love when my Husband says grace and thanks God for our many blessings. We remember my Mom and Dad, they always come up in our conversations at dinner. The house will smell of cloves and oranges, and then, it will feel like Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for my family.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The cabinet is topped with stuff from every where...
A pretty vignette on Mom's desk with Dad's clock...
When I'm not moving furniture, I'm crocheting...using what I have. Some nice combinations come out of frugality.
I am so grateful for the legacy of creativity, passed down from my Grandmothers and my Mom. I wonder how many generations of women in our family sewed, crocheted, knitted for their families.
Monday, November 15, 2010
attempt has inspired me to make one on plain canvas as in the magazine. Next time I'll line up the words differently, and maybe even try one in back and white with blue line stops, or Manhattan stops or Paris stops! The truth is I still haven't unpacked my stuff from last weeks auction, and that white paint was really for my window sills. Just 9 days till Thanksgiving! Enjoy this beautiful day.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Etsy shop and I was the highest bidder, Yeah!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Our baby turns 26 today. So kind, sweet, smart, talented and funny. He plays bass guitar and is amazing on stage. Really talented, and so cool. He helps people all day at the local library, with patience that amazes me. He's a great guy, with a big heart. I love to hear him laugh, and watch him turn to mush when our little bird says hi. He's the real deal, handsome, strong and thoughtful. We're so proud of you Mike, and love you so very much. Happy happy birthday.
Last night we went to the fireworks at the local fancy pants mall. The show was amazing. We watched a couple of hundred feet away from where the fireworks were launched. I love the feel of the sound hitting you. It was cold, but we were well bundled and hugged to keep warm. I think I prefer cold weather fireworks to summer. Not a mosquito bite, no humidity...and the snuggling, well that never happens on the 4th of July.
As we took our walk around the mall, I had to stop at the Pottery Barn windows. This table setting was beautiful. It had a garden feeling with the paper whites, birds and terra cotta pots.