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♥ Kim - blogger since 2006

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

~♥ A New Treasure ♥~

Hello Friends...hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend.  That's what I mostly did...relaxed, napped, journaled,  read, finished watching Season 2 of Downton Abbey, and more relaxing.  I am feeling so much better since my surgery.  I went back to work on Tuesday but I had to take it easy.  My daughter, Emily, came to work with me since she's on break from business school until she starts back for her summer term in June.  She's a good kid, she could be doing other things on her break (I know I'd want to do other things as well) but instead she's helping her mama clean...I love her!
Just look at what I found in our garage...there are quite a few more treasures I spotted if only I can talk my hubby into letting me have them...keep your fingers crossed!

I'm thinking about adding some plants to it...I found some nice herbs that would look great in here.
I'm hoping to get to some church sales this weekend...I'll be sure and post pictures if I find anything.
Thanks for stopping by!
♥ Kim

Sunday, May 27, 2012

~♥ From The Brave Girls Club ♥~

Do you ever read something that you feel was meant just for you?  This was the case when I read what I posted below...I am signed up for emails from the Brave Girls Club...this was the email I received yesterday.

For more information on the Brave Girls Club go to: http://www.bravegirlsclub.com
It's life-changing fun for Women.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

~♥ Cake Makes Everything Better ♥~

I honestly believe this statement...I've been recovering from some minor surgery and my sweet MIL brought me a cake...she knows how much I love cake!  It was chocolate with buttercream icing from our local Giant Eagle...boy was it delicious!  It has to be buttercream or a sweet icing, too, no whipped icing for me! 
We have a tradition in our family that the day after your birthday you can eat cake for breakfast every day until it's all gone...my daughter's 19th birthday is coming up in June so we're looking forward to eating cake for breakfast.
Speaking of cake...I thought I'd share with you this picture of my Gram and Aunt Betty...see, look how happy they are eating cake (I wish I  knew who the other ladies are in the picture or even what year this was taken.) 

What cracks me up about this picture is the size of the cake on the woman's fork beside my Gram.

Thank you so much for stopping by


Sunday, May 20, 2012

~♥ Fern Love ♥~

Hello friends...I finally got around to getting ferns for my porch...here's the before picture:
And here's the after:

Here's another view of the house with the ferns.

Joni, from Old Centennial Farmhouse talked about Wild Phlox in her post:

No matter where we go, the kitties like to follow us.


Thank you so much for stopping by...I always enjoy the company!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

~♥ Flower Love ♥~

Hello to you on this lovely sunny afternoon in Southwestern PA...we were blessed with such a wonderful day...it literally puts sunshine in my soul!

I have finally gotten around to purchasing some flowers for my porch. 

The barrel was a yard sale find.
"Calabrachoa - Hot Pink"

I got this toolbox out of our garage...hubby wasn't using it.
"Gerbera Daisy, Orange Mint, Ivy"

I love milk glass...thrift store find.
"Angelart - Pineapple"
More "Angelart - Pineapple" in milk glass.
Silver bowl from my friend, Josie.

I bought geraniums for my deck...still need to spruce up the deck a little.

I have decided to get ferns to hang on my porch this year. My dear hubby found some big beautiful ones at one of our favorite garden store so hopefully I'll get them this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 11, 2012

~♥ For My Mom ♥~

I miss you more and more each day...there's not a day that goes by that I don't think you!  I still have a hard time believing you've been gone for 22 years...

I'd also like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all of my blogging friends as well.

p.s. I found this picture on Facebook and I wish I would have remembered where I found it so I could give credit to who it belongs to...if you know, please let me know!

Monday, May 7, 2012

~♥ Yard Sales & Crafting ♥~

Hello on this lovely Monday afternoon.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I had the opportunity to do a little yard saling with my friend, Lisa, on Saturday before we headed to a baby shower.  I found this porcelain figurine for $1.00!  I thought it was sweet...I love baby animals.
I also found this Pennsylvania Dutch plate for .50 cents...some of the sayings on it are a hoot!
Here's some of them:

"Papa's at the table and half et already."
"Eat the plate clean and tomorrow will be a good day."
"We grow too soon olde und too late schmart."
"Katie wants marryin' she's 16 already."
"She's chust so wonderful nice."
"You get me all ferhuddled."
"Outen the light."


On Sunday, I met with a few friends for brunch at the local I-Hop...it was so yummy!
I decided to make the girls a little Mother's Day gift from an idea I saw on Pinterest...I love that site.

This is what mine looked like:
I gave each friend a notepad, pen and a packet of "Forget Me Not" seeds.  They can use the tag as a bookmarker as well.
I scanned the picture of four children all dressed in white from a photograph that belonged to my Husband's Grandmother.  My Mother-In-Law inherited a whole box of pictures but she was going to get rid of them because she had no idea who they were...I told her I would gladly take them off of her hands.

Please feel free to use the picture for your crafting purposes.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

~♥ Yard Saling ♥~

Good morning blogging friends...I thought I'd share with you what I found this past Saturday when my closest friends and I went to some sales...we really had a lot of fun searching for treasures!  I wish I would have taken pictures of what my friends found as well...you can be sure I will the next time we are out and about.
  1. My dear friend Josie gave me the greenware items before we even left on our shopping trip...she is one of the most loving and giving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  
  2. The plates and dishes were found at a church sale for $3.00 for a set of 8.  We looked at an antique shop which had something similiar and was very high priced for a set of 4.  I'll use these at my annual Christmas cookie exchange.
  3. A little glass jar for .25 cents.
  4. An oil lamp for .50 cents.
  5. Kitchen utensils given to me by Josie.
  6. VHS tape of Little Women for .25 cents...it was never opened!
My friend Lisa found these great wooden folding chairs...she got them for $3.00 for a set of 2.  My friend Sue got the cutest little school desks...I wish I could remember the price, but I'm almost certain she didn't pay more than $6.00 for both of them (please correct me if I'm wrong, Sue).  Josie found an old wire basket that she is putting on her fence.

After we were done shopping we went for lunch at a local eatery called, "Carol and Dave's Roadhouse".  If you're ever in the Ligonier, PA, area you defnitely need to stop there for some great food!

I'm first in the fuscia jacket, next to me is Sue, then Lisa and then Josie...I really do love these ladies and am so blessed to have them in my life!

xoxo Kim