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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday….My Hibiscus


Hello!  Welcome to  “Outdoor Wednesday” hosted by the lovely Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer.

I have been really passionate here lately about Hibiscus.  I bought two tropical Hibiscus in red.  I also planted three hardy Hibiscus.  This afternoon I went to Lowes and bought another two hardy Hibiscus!  lol  I love the big and vibrant color of the flowers!  Look at these tropical Hibiscus.  IMG_3540

I can see myself in Hawaii where Hibiscus grow abundantly. :)  I can at least imagine I’m in Hawaii. :)IMG_3543IMG_3541IMG_3496

Look at this beauty!  This is a hardy Hibiscus.  I can just imagine how stunning they are going to be once these bushes fill up some more.  I planted the hardy Hibiscus in the ground since these will come back.IMG_3497

And these are the two that I just bought this afternoon at Lowes.  I’m getting ready to plant them. :)  Aren’t they pretty?   They are also hardy Hibiscus so these will be planted in the ground.  IMG_3547IMG_3550IMG_3549     

So did you feel like you were in Hawaii?   I truly wish I was. :)  I hope you all have a lovely Outdoor Wednesday.



Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today’s Thrifty Treasures.


SouthernHospThriftyTreasurescopy Hello!  Welcome to Today’s Thrifty Treasures.   Be sure to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more Today's Thrifty Treasures participants.

My oldest son and I spent some quality time together yard saling!  How cute and funny!  I was planning on going by myself but he wanted to go as well.   I thought it would be fun to take him with me.   We will be moving him soon for medical school so what better way than to spend time with mama. :)  So anyway, we stopped at Starbucks and I got my Cafe Mocha coffee.  I always splurge on a coffee when I go to yard sales.  hee hee!  We  went to a sale and found these lovely egg cups.  She sold them to me for $3.00 for all.   I thought it was a good price.  IMG_3466IMG_3468

  Look at this precious pitcher.  :)  I bought it for $2.00. :)IMG_3467

Aren’t these birdhouses pretty?  I bought them for .50 cents each!  I’m planning on making them into birdhouses with stands.    I hope it is not a hard project. :)IMG_3475

These linens are beautiful!  The lady who sold the pitcher and egg cups to me also sold these to me.  She said that they are very old.  Well she sold them all for $1.00!  For all of them! :)IMG_3472IMG_3473

IMG_3474 There are 4 pieces of each design.  All for a $1.o0! 

And this little table.  As you can see, I’m going to paint it!  It’s new color will be white and I’m going to distress it too.  I think it’ll look pretty.  I’ll eventually have to paint the black chair, don’t you think?  lolIMG_3478

I hope you guys visit Rhoda’s blog  Southern Hospitality and see what everyone else purchased! 



Friday, June 26, 2009

Flaunt your Red!


flaunt_thumb[1] Hello! Please visit to see what the other participants are showing us today!

Well today I’d like to flaunt my purse. :)    IMG_3156

I bought these from Hobby Lobby and they were a brass color.  I thought it would be better to paint them white and I’m glad I did!  I know they’re not red but the background of where i placed them is red.  :)  my red fireplace. :)IMG_3489

Don’t they just pop in the white against the red?  I love’em!!  IMG_3492

I hope everyone has a lovely Flaunt Your Red kind of day!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Three Icons Have Passed


First Ed McMahon,mcmahon-208x300

the beautiful Farrah Fawcett farrah_fawcett0

and now Michael Jackson.  I’m in shock here just watching the news to find out that Michael died from a cardiac arrest.  I remember having posters of him all over my bedroom walls when I was a teenager.  So sad.


Your fans love you Michael Jackson.  Rest in Peace.

I’m in shock.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday….Bouquets of Roses and Precious Stones.

Hello!  Welcome to  “Outdoor Wednesday” hosted by the lovely Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer.


I apologize for running a little late with Outdoor Wednesday.  I have been running around working in my yard.  So as I was working in my yard, my twins and 11 yr old gathered some stones up for me.  I think they are like mama.  They look at the beauty of things even in stones.  Are these pretty?IMG_3440

I worked on my rose bushes.  They took a lot of beating from the hail storm we had a couple of weeks ago.  Anyone else in Texas have hailstorms?  I pruned all of my rose bushes because some looked scraggly (is that word?) and some were really overgrown.  I put these roses in vases and brought them inside. :)IMG_3448

See the stones? :)IMG_3446

I hope everyone has a lovely Outdoor Wednesday! At least what’s left of this day. :)


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Three or More Tuesday….Some of my Barbies

ThreeOrMoreTuesdayLogo Welcome to Three or More Tuesday hosted by the lovely Tam  at  Please visit the link to see the other participants’ posts. 

I’d like to share some of my Barbies.  :)  What is it about Barbies that even though we are now women, we still like to collect them?  I do, anyway. :)    I have just a few and I like to display mine.  I don’t like to have them in the box.  Too pretty to do that.

This is from the Illusion™ Barbie®
Masquerade Gala Collection .  I love this Barbie!  She is probably my favorite!IMG_3380


This is BARBIE Special MILLENNIUM PRINCESS~Happy New Year.IMG_3378

This is  a 1998 ANGEL OF JOY Barbie Doll .IMG_3379

Here is a Special Edition Golden Allure Barbie.  She looks like she needs to brush her hair!  The other one is a 1998 MATTEL BARBIE DOLL HAPPY HOLIDAYS BLACK GOWNIMG_3383

I have about three more that I didn’t take a picture of.  I haven’t bought a Barbie in a long while.  I need to buy one soon now!  :)

I hope everyone has a lovely Three or More Tuesday!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

I Changed My Layout!

I changed my layout to stretch minima.  What do you guys think?  I think I like it.  I’m not too crazy about the header.  The color on the background of the header looks  out of place?  What do you think?   Oh gosh!  I’ve changed it quite a few times but I think with stretch minima, you can see that the pictures are bigger?  Or is it just me?  Oh dear, I am ready to hit the hay.


Let me know what you think of my new layout. 

Night night!


My Roses After the Rain and a Special Award

Sunday Garden To my husband and all the fathers out there…..


I hope your day is filled with love and happiness. 

Today I’m participating in the Share a Garden Sunday. hosted by Color Outside the Lines  Please visit this lovely blog for the rest of participants.

It had been raining for a few days but it finally stopped.  I love taking pictures of my roses when there are raindrops on them.  These are part of my garden in front of my house.   My beautiful roses.  I love them.    You can click on each picture if you’d like.IMG_3405 IMG_3406 IMG_3409 

This rose is part of my Mary Garden.  Stunning color!IMG_3415

I’d like to thank my friend Ashley from for this  lovely award.  :)   It means so much to me.

It's my turn to pass the award along to some bloggers I admire.   I really can’t choose just a few so I hope that Ashley doesn’t mind this, but I’d like to pass this award to all of my followers. :)  Please accept it if you’d like to add it to your blog.  :)

Here are the rules:

Accept the award (if you want), post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

  1. Pass the award to other blogs….
  2. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.


I hope everyone has a lovely and blessed Sunday.


Friday, June 19, 2009

I’m Joining the Cloche Party Too!


Hello!   Welcome to a Cloche Party being given by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. Please visit her blog for a list of participants and all their lovely displays. :)


I felt left out, boohoo, JK, I looked around my house and I do have two jars!  The first one I have on my table in the dining room.   I placed potpourri inside of this one.  I found these two little birds at Kirkland’s and decided that they would be perfect in there.  Sure enough, they are!  Aaaah, they are soo in love!IMG_3354IMG_3357

This one is a little smaller.  I have some seashells that my mother-in-law gave me years ago.  IMG_3398


I had fun joining this party!  I am learning so much from my blogger friends!   Make sure and visit the other participants to see what they created.  I know I will. :)



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Oh The Sound of Rain!

I’m enjoying the sound of rain.  I was going to work in my yard this evening cause I had bought some pretties to plant but mother nature had her own plans.  So here I sit enjoying the rain.  Don’t you just love the sound of the raindrops?  Since I can’t share pictures of my pretties planted, I will show you what I bought. :)  

These are Pentas.  They love the sun!IMG_3353

These grow pretty big.  IMG_3347

And these are Lantanas.  I went to a sale that had these for 1.88 so I bought 6!  IMG_3341 IMG_3348


I love this close up!IMG_3344

These will all grow big and beautiful!  Here is a link with info about Lantanas.  I’m hoping to plant them in the morning. 

I hope everyone has a lovely Thursday evening!