Sunday, September 30, 2012

Have you ever seen such beautiful children??? My gosh...I don't know how I ended up with such gorgeous grands!
Yesterday my Kindle suddenly stopped connecting to the internet. I was back and forth between ATT (internet service provider) and Kindle. They were both very good and we finally resolved the issue today (mostly due to my sheer determination). Kindle even shipped me a new device, but I will return it to them unopened tomorrow...and I am so happy that MY OWN Kindle is fine and can stay in my family of favorites! You know who else I love in recent months??? I LOVE Vera Bradley! Vera actually sent me a birthday card that made me cry yesterday! Well, I think I was already a little fragile with finding out I have a torn meniscus on my knee, and having the Kindle issue.....but anyway, Vera's birthday card to me featured two of the cutest owls on front and outlined in the fabric pattern of the items I had recently bought from her (a new wallet and e-book reader cover). Inside was more of "my VB pattern", birthday greetings, and a 20 dollar off coupon on my next purchase!!! It was all too much for me, as I had an approximate 34 dollar item I wanted to buy, and now it will only cost me 14 dollars! This makes a non-working girl very happy!!! Seriously though, just the fact that they pay attention to what patterns you buy, your birthdate, and are so generous...I seriously want to buy one of everything she has!!! I do not work for Kindle, ATT or Vera Bradley (but if Vera Bradley wants to hire me as a sales woman, I will accept the position)!!! :) It seems all is well in my world right now. I think I have decided I will cancel my ortho appointment and try to heal naturally. I am NOT IN THE MOOD for surgery! At least I know what the problem is...I can go from there. At a minimum I have ruled out what it is NOT, which relieves my mind. I hope everyone has a devine upcoming week!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A fun day with grands!

School was out yesterday, so we drove an hour south and visited a mall, and then spent hours at the coolest park, and hands on childrens science museum. We love it there. It is called Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, Florida. The picture of the arch we built shows Donovan, my daughter, and Emily underneath. Random pics due to my posting on my phone! Have a lovely Friday and weekend coming up everbody! Xoxo- Julie

Monday, September 17, 2012

A little cardinal, a little vase, a little princess, and a few little zinnias!

Everything is self explanatory, but the little Holly Hobbie vase I found at Goodwill says, " Thoughtfulness starts in a warm loving heart"! It is the perfect size for my cut mini roses.....i could not leave it there!!!  $1.00 in perfect condition!

Post done on my cell phone so pictures are random!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

See where you stand politically!

This is just fun...a quiz to see where you stand on the political spectrum...if you want to take it. I came out just about where I thought I would.
BTW...these are some new zinnias...multicolored...just love them!!! Good fall colors!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bird Seedcakes recipe

For those of you interested in making your own seedcakes for the is my tutorial!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

New addition to succulent/tire garden just in time for the birds to arrive!

I bought a shepard's crook (and my friend, Karen did too)...and put it in the tire garden to hang my bird seed cakes from! I just bought a cake from Lowes, but need to make some in preparation for upcoming northern bird migration through south Florida! They should be arriving in a few weeks, and I am excited over it! My birdbath awaits them as well just feet from the seeds.

My one plant of Siam Tulip, which is a variety of ginger, sits just outside my front door under the shade of the hibiscus I see it when I walk out. It brings happiness. There are little purple orchid-like petals that come out of all the little cups around the base of the pink flower. It is AWESOME, and I love it.

The Black Knight is filling in nicely in front garden (I took this in wind and rain, so it is a bit blurry)...sorry! I am noticing how lovely my lawn is in this photo! We have had so much rain lately, everyone's lawns are just gorgeous around here! Not just mine!

Lastly, I leave you with the cutest picture of LUCIE!!! Taken when she was playing with Malinka, a.k.a., Link Link, yesterday! She is so bright white, isn't she? A real dolly baby!!!

Happy Tuesday! xoxo- Julie

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Busy weekend...

Well, this weekend was a blur! My sister and nephew were in town for a quick 4 days. As we were leaving the restroom we came upon this large oval mirror, and I couldn't resist taking our picture! I am the shorter, fat one on left, and my sister is 1 inch short of 6 ft. tall, so in some ways I can still look like a shrimp! LOL.

Emily had her 4th birthday party and she was, of course a doll. Here she was dressed and ready to go to her party.

Her party theme was "My Little Pony", and the cake was impressive! We used two different cakes from Walmart, topped with 6 small ponies, and a large one with wings that light up, and the pony talks! I added 4 sparkler candles around edge, and I'm telling you it was amazing when lit up in a semi dark venue!

And last I will leave you with another miniature rose bouquet. Never mind the dirty windowsill, screen and windows!!! I am enjoying being able to go out and cut these adorably cute little roses and slipping into a tiny vase! Soon you will see more colors as I want to add a white and orange one!

Have a good rest of the week! I am grateful for you all, and am sending special loving thoughts and prayers to LGW!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

I'm wrong!!!!

I've told all of my family that I had posted pictures of my new little doggy cousin on my blog....but I have searched high and low, and cannot find them!!

So, without further ado, here she brother and SIL's new doggy.....Introducing....LUCIE!!!!!  She was rescued back in April or so, and is housebroken, amd just a doll. Don't you agree??????

In one pic my daughter and the grandkids are posing with her, and the other is with my brother out under a tree in their yard!

Everybody leave me a comment on her super cute adorableness, ok?????