Monday, March 16, 2015

King Arthur's Flour

One of my favorite places my sister took me when we went to Dartmouth to visit my niece, Alissa, was King Arthur's Flour.  We loved it so much, we went back last spring when we took our road trip thru New England.  I'd never heard of it but apparently it's quite famous.  They make all kinds of breads, muffins, pastries, etc, which you can actually watch being made in their bakery and then buy in the café area along with all kinds of different flavors of coffee.  Pure heaven!  It gets better, the other half of the large building is a shop where they sell everything kitchen!  There you can find anything from cookbooks, utensils, mixes to use in your cooking, linens, cookie cutters, pots and pans, you name it they've got it along with yummy things to sample. Enough talking, here are the photos!
( Because there's so much in some of the photos, I made
  them extra large so you could see everything)!

My sister, Sandy and me dressed to shop!




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Red ...2

I think of January and February as the "winter" months.  For some weird reason, I don't really think of December as winter,  just as the month of Christmas.  February is all about Valentines, hearts and flowers but since I'm not that kind of girl,  for me, February is all about the RED which is something I do love.  So......I'm going to share some of my favorite RED things. 

The red Mobile gas Pegasus 

Vintage red luggage

 Vintage red riding jackets (had to put this in again
this year for those of you who might not have seen it
last Feb, it's my favorite)

  Red tennis shoes
Red life preservers
Vintage red travel trailer
Amazing red plaid ball gown
Red skies
Vintage red scale
Classic red Porsche (my dream car)!

Red coffee cups,  (the bigger the better)!

Red tool boxes
Not to forget you Valentine lovers, here is a heart for you!
Till next time.....
This week I will be joining these fun parties:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cape Cod

Last April, my sister and I took my dream trip to New England!  We met in Boston, her from CA and me from TN.  We spent the week driving up the coast and stopping where we wanted on our way to our goal of ending up in Bar Harbor Maine!  It was still a little cold and overcast, spring had not quite arrived and the "summer season" wouldn't start for another week and a half on May1st, but it was still beautiful! This post is of our visit to Cape Cod and some of the gorgeous houses and cottages we saw along with a beautiful cranberry bog.  More of our trip will come later!



Below our some of the TINY cottages for rent during the season at the very tip of Cape Cod.
They were adorable, they all were named after flowers and so small I don't know how you could fit a family in them but I guess people do!


 Hope you enjoyed your tour of some of the beautiful homes on Cape Cod!
Till next time.....
I'm going to give you another peek at little Sarah Kate who's a month old now!

This week I'll be joining these parties:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas at Kate's and Our Sweet Arrival

I thought I'd show you how I helped Kate decorate for her first Christmas last year in the little house they are renting.   She had no decorations but you all know that was ok cuz I have PLENTY!  I went thru my stuff and took over what I thought she'd like.  She is much more of a minimalist then me but she was happy with the things I brought.  Last year Kailyn was to little to understand Christmas, this year she got to help decorate their tree.  Kate told it me it was a lot like the commercial, (target maybe) where all the kids decorate the tree and all the ornaments are on the bottom.  Kailyn wanted to put all hers on the same branch!  Here are the photos, there's kind of a lot so be prepared!
 PS.  I'm having a problem with my line bar, some of the sentences describing the photos would not stay centered and would move all the way to the left, couldn't figure out the problem after fooling with it for a couple of hours.  ( Now as I'm typing this, it's working, I give up)!
Kate's entryway
I got this little table at a neighborhood yard sale for $7.00 the year
Kate and Josh moved into their little house.  I knew they'd love it!

The glass on this yard sale picture, bought for the frame, broke so I flipped the print over and
taped this Hobby Lobby Christmas scrap book paper to the back of the photo 

I got the mirror coat hook at the goodwill for $7.99, made the banner from sale scrap book
paper from Hobby Lobby and made the mittens with ribbon and fabric she picked out

Every thing on the fireplace is from me except the antlers and picture 
I got these stockings at Kohl's the year before after Christmas at 90% off
they were $1.49 each, the glass initials were also half off at Kohl's

This buffet was  given to Kate by my BF, she found it on the side of the road in perfect shape
It fit in the nook next to her fireplace perfectly.   The mirror I got at a yard sale for $5.00 and then painted it black to go with her things.  Every thing here is from me except the  antlers used in the middle, those were Josh's.

Kate used the tree that they found in the attic when they moved in
I got her the bow and skirt on sale at Hobby Lobby
The black and white landscape photos, (the other is behind the tree)
I got at a yard sale for $ 3.00s each
Lamp is a brass one sprayed white and the table was oak, I
painted black, both yard sale finds for under $5.00 each
One of Josh's antler racks decorated for Christmas

Baby's lst Christmas ornament from Hallmark for Kailyn 

Kailyn's baby shoes


The Christmas table runner I got on sale at Hobby Lobby last year, the tray and glass hurricane are yard sale finds.

My sister gave me 2 of these by mistake so I took the ornaments to the mall, flipped them over and had their name put on the front, forgetting to take the moose and have their last name put on.  I'm going to do that this year along with having Sarah Kate's name on the last ornament.

These 2 photos are of Kailyn last year at Christmas, in both she was 16 months old

 Last year visiting Santa

 Kailyn this year visiting Santa

Till next time.........

P. S.  She's here!!  I made it home before Sarah Kate decided it was time to join us for the Holidays!
She was born at 9 am, Monday, December 8th, weighing 7lbs and 13ozs.  Her entrance caused quite a bit of drama and trauma,  will get into that more later but all was fine.  Here are a couple of photos, will have more later.

This week I will be partying at: