Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Mother Nature has opened her box of crayons in Michigan ~

"And all at once summer collapsed into fall"

Mother Nature has opened her box of crayons and used the most amazing colors!
I absolutely adore fall colors every year!

It makes me get outside more and snap a few photos. I love being outside, but I tend to
hibernate when it gets colder. Just like a bear...

I bought one mum this year and I love the color of it. I tend to go for pinks and purples.
However, I do throw in a orange or yellow every few years. 

If a year was tucked inside of a clock,then Autumn would be the magic hour".

These trees are all in our front yard and require a lot of cleanup, but aren't they pretty?

My Rosemary plant is still looking great! I can never get enough Rosemary.
I love the intoxicating smell.

"The heart of Autumn must have broken here, and poured it's
treasure upon the leaves".

I did say that I LOVE fall colors, but I will put a disclaimer right here. I don't like the clean up near
as much. I'm getting too old for all this work. lol  Truthfully, if we don't get an Indian Summer, it will
probably stay like this until next Spring. 

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers"
Do you have fall color where you live? I would love to hear about it.
We complain a lot because of the highest car insurance rates in the nation ,but when
you look at all this color, it almost makes up for it, right? :)

Happy Tuesday and may you be blessed!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Forest of Trees!

HELP! I'm living in a forest and I can't get out!!

Hubby has started making wood turned trees and they are absolutely beautiful! I have sold several
for Christmas gifts so I thought I would share them with you in case anyone is interested.

Each one is unique and they are also different sizes. I didn't have time to really stage them so I just took
a few photos. 

He amazes me. He has worked as a machinist with metal for over 40 years and this came
natural to him. His brother-in-law gave him a lathe and he loves playing around with it. One day I
said "you should try and make a tree" and the rest is history. He loves turning wood and that
is a 'good thing' as Martha says.

Has the GM strike hit your household? It just hit ours. His factory supplies parts for GM and this is
his first week of layoff. ugh. I sure hope they get this strike settled soon. In the meantime, he will
keep making trees. It keeps him busy and out of my hair. Just kidding!

Trees range from $20-$45 depending on size, base etc.

Give me a hollar if you think you might want one. My email link is on the left side of my page.
Happy Fall everyone!!

Monday, September 30, 2019

FALL is upon us already!

HELLO EVERYONE! I am sure I have lost my audience by now, but man has life been hard, joyful,
tough, busy and amazing! Where have the years gone?? My son informed my not too long ago that I am
really slipping when it comes to posting on my blog and he is so right! I've been averaging about once
a year for the past couple years or so. I am going to try and do better , but no promises because you know...
LIFE HAPPENS and you better live it while you can! I know I am trying my best to do that.

The hubby and I were in the RTE 127 sale in August with his sister and husband and that is where I scored
this wheelbarrow. The people in the tent right beside ours GAVE it to me because on part of the frame is
rusted through, but it still works for yard art!!
I LOVE IT! Best bargain of the whole sale along with a chippy , white bench for $1. (from the same
people) There are such kind souls in this world today amidst all the yuck if we just open our eyes
and look.

My amazing Sweet Autumn Clematis! I have two of these. One here on my fence and one on the front porch
on a trellis! I love them and I need to get more!

Our granddaughter Annika. I can't believe she is in 7th grade this year. They moved to California
(insert sobbing here) in February and they flew home last weekend so we had a few hours to spend
with them before they flew right back. We had fun in the park and I snapped a few photos with my
actual camera instead of my phone. She sure is a beauty and growing up fast!

Annika and little Liam! Remember our rainbow grand after we lost Eden to stillbirth? This is him!
Isn't he the cutest??!! Adorable! He will be two years old in November. DOES.NOT.SEEM.POSSIBLE!

I love this photo. My son, his daughter Annika and my hubby. Something must have been very funny. lol

Sweet Ainsley and Liam sliding in the park. The visit was way too short, but I am so
very thankful that we got to see them! Six months is a long time to be apart from those
you love for sure!

This post is so random! Ha! My geraniums from my gardens this year were so pretty.

More flowers.  I can do pretty good growing flowers outside, but not inside AT.ALL. 

We found a field of sunflowers one day close by and I had to snap some photos. They are so pretty and
are the epitome of fall!

Well, here we are at the end already! I just picked random pics to post and you got quite a mixture, but it is our
life in real time. God is good and we are so loved by Him!! Always remember that!!

Until next time which is hopefully sooner than later,

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Free canvas winner!

We have our winner! JEANIE you won. Please contact me to
get your info. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Free canvas print giveaway update...

I was planning on picking a winner yesterday, but I haven't
heard back from the canvas factory on the info to give the winner
so until I do...it is on hold...so very sorry! I hope they reply soon!
I thought I should let you know what is going on.