Saturday, July 26, 2014

Random Things Friday

I hope you are all doing well and are enjoying summer, I know I am, just yesterday I went
to Kennywood with three of my kids and all the grandkids. I had such a good time with
all of them! I took pictures with my iphone and loaded them on here but can’t find them,
when I do I’ll be sure to show you.
I haven’t been doing much as far as decorating goes so I thought I’d show some random
pictures today. Do you remember the basket I bought at the antique fair, this is what I did
with it, it also shows how big the basket really is.
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I added some sand and shells to go with the summer season, I think
ironstone and hydrangea’s goes with any season though, don’t you?
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Diningroom for the summer!
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We had such a late start in the back of the house but I’m thankful for what we could do, this is out
by the pool, my flowers have been doing well this year also!
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My Boston ferns are doing good too they are so easy to take care of.
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Here’s my two birdhouses and one feeder, I feel bad that I can’t put any birdseed out but the squirrels
just ruin them. They are all from Marshall's and TJMaxx.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, I so appreciate it, especially with so many  summer things to do.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Yardsale, Boating and Swimming

Did you ever go to an amazing yardsale? I did a few weeks ago, everything priced right
and new…you see the lady who had the sale was a manager of Penny’s and when the
Penny’s closed where she worked everything was on sell super cheap. I guess she bought a lot
because everything had a price tag still on it. I do wish I would have bought the lantern
type candle holders in the front there but I didn’t=)
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I bought to much jewelry but the price was to fantastic to pass up!
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Now the clothes were a dollar a piece a lot of small sizes but I managed to find
a few that fit and was thrilled when I found one item that I’ve looked for all last
winter…I’ll show you in my next post. 
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I’ve been wanting one of these for Buster for a while now but didn’t want to pay
the price for one. I bought it for $5.00, couldn’t believe it, still in great condition!
Buster can eat comfortably now, it also cut down on a lot of mess from the dog
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She also had a duck, not for sale though, he was swimming in a kiddy pool.
The lady said he was going to a farm that weekend because it was getting
to be to much.
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We have also been boating a lot this summer, last Sunday we were on the water all day,
the weather was beautiful.
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Also had a great 4th of July this year, all my kids were here and the grandkids
for the holiday. My oldest grandchild Sydney, she has had the braces on for
over a month!
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This one is so much fun, he isn’t afraid of anything! He loves the water and loves to
jump in even off the diving board, here he is with his mom and dad.
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I’ve been babysitting a lot so far, here he is going down the slide as
you can see he loves Batman
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Well, that’s what I’ve been doing since my last post, as I said before I promised myself
that I would enjoy this summer, the grands are growing up so fast and I do want to
be with them.
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Monday, June 30, 2014

New York is Where I’d Rather Be!

Not really but that song from Green Acres runs thur my mind =) We stayed in China Town which wasn’t bad
but next year we are renting an apartment in either Shoo or on Orchard Street. We had a great time, we
always do shopping and sightseeing and walking, the only time we got a taxi is when we got there and when
we were going home.

Here are some photos I took while there I also have a couple on instagram

1st day in NYC!
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I thought I got more pictures of the apartment, I must not have, you can see the bedroom from
this photo, most of the furniture was from Ikea. In the bedroom were two closets from Ikea that
had frosted glass on the doors, I loved them! I wished I would have got a picture of them.
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China town is mostly all Chinese, most that we encountered couldn’t speak English!

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Oh, the hotdogs on the streets of NYC are so good and only $2.00!
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We passed this market everyday…
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Look at the flowers, I just loved them!
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Pretty sunflowers
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We shopped and stopped in the boutiques, this one below is a vintage one, I saw a lot of 70’s clothes and
they were expensive.

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Now for some beautiful brownstones!

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I loved this one below, if I lived there I think I would
have did the same as she did. The door is fantastic!

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Here is the rent for apartments… not even near Broadway or Times Square!
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This is the Washington Park, I think, they had a couple musicians playing there.
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Further into the park they had jumping rope contest, I could never jump that fast!
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Here was the best thing of all to me,
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A bookstore, sort of like on You Got Mail! I could have stayed in there
all day long, it was so neat and much bigger than this pic shows!

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This is what NYC kids do, they swim in the fountains!

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Of course I could have taken a lot more pictures but I just had my
iPhone with me and got tired of taking it in and out of my handbag and juggling
packages too!
If you ever get a chance to visit NYC do so, I’ve been there four times
and I still haven’t seen everything that the city has to offer. We opted out of
seeing the 911 museum I just didn’t know if I could handle it…maybe next time!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Time Fun

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around lately but I just have been enjoying being outside everyday,
after the winter we had I promised myself that I would enjoy spring/summer this year no matter what!
Plus watching the grandchildren and getting ready for my 4th trip to New York City with my best friend
Lynda,we leave on June 20th, can’t wait!
I’m still checking out your blogs though and loving them, so much inspiration out in  the blog world  that
I can’t help being inspired.
So here is my summer mantle for 2014.
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I actually have two versions for you to look at, I like them both…don’t you hate when that
happens and you have to chose which one to go with?
I made this banner it’s burlap triangles that I bought at Walmart, just hot glued them on
the twine and then used stencils that I had (also from Walmart) and used a black sharpie
to fill the stencils in. Did not take long to make at all!
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I needed a summer wreath and remembered this grapevine wreath in the basement, I had
some burlap ribbon and stuck a starfish in it and I was good to go. It’s nice just shopping from
your home sometimes.
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The burlap ribbon is from Walmart too! You see one just opened a hop skip and a jump from
here so it’s so easy to jump in the car when you need something, but go in for one thing and
come out with five!
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Here you can see the burlap bow I made.
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This time I used seashells, I have a ton of them so it’s a little more neutral
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Close up of the vases I filled with sea shells, the filler is of really teeny, tiny seashells.
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Found the terra cotta pots at a yardsale last weekend.
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Have a wonderful rest of the week  and thank you to my newest followers, you make
my day!
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Thanks also for stopping by and visiting my blog!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Outside …2014

This year I decided to go with a black and white theme, I found the rocking chair pad at
Walmart and the pillow I bought at Goodwill a few years ago!
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The spring/summer has got away from us, the tent/bag worms slowed us down so on
June 6th we are just getting the cover off the pool  and the back porch  settled. You
see the thing with those worms was that when you knocked the nests down they took
the paint right off of where you knocked them down from. My husband said he has
never seen them so bad!
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I saw on one blog to use plants that loved the shade for the areas you
had, mine are growing so much and with out sun.
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My first hydrangea, I’ve been babying it so much, so far so good’ I hope it grows into a
beautiful bush.
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Here is a close up, it’s been in the ground for a couple weeks do you think it’s
doing okay?
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This is on the second step of the front porch, I spray painted the pot black!
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We have had days of rain, pouring so bad as you can tell by the pot and how dirty
it is.
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This is under my favorite tree in the front yard, we were given a few hostas so I planted some
around the tree, I have been trying to grow some for a few years. I heard that deer don’t like
the smell of marigolds so I planted a few around the hostas, hopefully this will be the year
that everything goes well.
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This year they are doing a lot better than before, a friend gave us a few and we have put
them around the house.
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They are pretty and maintensce free, so next year I’ll be able to divide some and
put them along the fence in the back of our property.
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This is right beside the garage door as you can see the pot is aging so well.
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I did get a coat of paint on the tool box I I found a quart of opps  paint at Lowe’s
for $2.00. I can just see it full of red geraniums!
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I boat is still in our drive way, it’s for sale btw, we would love to get a pontoon boat.
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I hope everyone is doing well…I’ll be joining these parties