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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Come On In, Have Some Punch , I Have Lots To Share

Yep, I have lots to talk about today. Could be because I have not taken the time to sit and do a post in a while. I know I promised to do better and I will.... one day. 

I usually invite you to sit on the porch every Spring but didn't do much changing out here this season.  But it's such a perfect evening out thought you might like to join me as we catch up on happenings here and around the homeplace.

I made some Yummy Pineapple Lemonade Punch to share with you.  Your glass is already poured so if you like it I will share the recipe with you at the end of our visit.  That is if you are still with me. 

I ask Mr. P. to plant some Marigolds for me awhile back.  He has the green thumb in the family.  Wanted them so I could enjoy them from the porch.  You know I don't do outside too well.  I guess because I sat out there with him while he planted them,,,,, they died.  Yep. He could not believe it.  Not being defeated, back he went to the nursery and now I have pretty little plants just blooming so pretty.  Well, maybe I should say Mr. P. has some pretty plants blooming.  (ha)

I added this old coke crate to the porch and we had these old bottles.  Do you remember those heavy glass things?  I remember collecting them and taking them to the store up the road for a refund on the deposit to get spending money during the summer.  Yep, I am THAT old. 

I also added this flag banner on the old ladder for the holidays.  And brought out more seating with the black chair.

Don't you just love sitting on the porch before the bugs get to bad and the weather gets too hot?  Are you enjoying your punch?  Okay,,,, now for what I have been up to.

Saturday was a week ago, we went to a Bridal Shower for my nephew and his bride to be.  You all know Maudie as I talk about my  SIL all the time on my blog.  Well it is one of her sons who is getting married in July.  Everything looked so pretty.

The bride to  be.... Sarah.  Don't she look youmg?  This shower was so much fun.  If you know me, I can have a great time anywhere I go.  And this was no different.  The games,,,,,, boy did they have some good ones.  I was simply AWFUL!!!! at everyone of them. 

See all those X's on my paper.  Spices were passed around and you had to identify what they were.  Now I will be married 39 years next month, and have cooked all those years and I flunked even at this.  At the end I came to the conclusion, I have just been married too long to remember all this stuffl.

Although my progress in the craft room has been a pretty slow go, Mr. P. has been busy in the workshop.  I will show all his goodies before the Sept. Show, but caught this one on the way to storage. 

I think he did a great job, don't you?  Love that it has a drawer in the bottom for storage. Perfect for gloves don't you think? These old wood doors are getting hard to find in our area.

On  Thursday I had a very special day with Holly and Darbee Rae.  Darbee went to cheerleading camp at the High School in town during the week.  They were going to preform on Thursday morning.  She was so excited to know we were coming to watch.  This was my FIRST of many  activities I hope to attend as she starts Pre-K in the fall.

Sorry it is blured.  I had to zoom in too much as she was sitting across the gym.

Giving it her all in front of a gym full of folks.  I was so proud and sad at the same time.  My baby growing up so fast. 

Afterward we went to lunch and got a little shopping in.

Okay, if you want the recipe for the punch.... here it is.  I found it on Pinterest.  If you love pineapple as I do you will love it. 

Yummy Pineapple Lemonade Punch.

I cup of Countrytime Lemonade Mix
1 can Pineapple Juice ( chilled) 46oz.
2 cups cold water
2 can chilled Sprite.
Mis well, add ice if desired.  Garnish with lemon slices.

Well I have really enjoyed your visiting with me tonight.  See, normally you would not find me at home on a Sunday night as I go to night service at church.  But tonight I knew you would be coming to visit so I had to stay home.  I was bad!!   Hmmmmm , got to remember to invite you more often and maybe during the week next time.  

Next time I will share with you a wonderful new purchase Mr. P. bought  for me last week.  Can't wait to show you.   Can you guess what it is?  No, not my clothesline.  Still working on that one. 

Now you all have a wonderful week ahead.  If you miss me, I have promised to be a good girl and plant myself in the craft room next week.  Hmmmmm,,, hope the phone don't ring and someone want to go shopping.  

Until next time......


  1. Hello Angela, You have been busy, indeed! Your granddaughter is so cute! I will jot down the great lemonade/pineapple recipe. MMMM..it sounds delicious! Have a wondeful week.

  2. Love the door hall tree! His flowers are wonderful! The punch sure sounds good! She is just the cutest thing! School is one long run of every kind of activity. You will love it all. Enjoy, it does go too fast!

  3. Angela, I'm gonna sit on your porch one of these days!! It's so inviting, I love porch sitting! The Door is awesome! So creative....Looks like Darbee Ray is going to be very busy, it's great to see her wanting to do social activities at her age:) Have a great week! Hugs, K

  4. That was fun! Thanks for the punch! Oh and I really like the flag banner on the ladder!

  5. Love the porch. Have to plan an evening for us to come and sit soon. The punch sounds delicious! Save a cup for me. Wonder if Darbee Rae would like it with the pineapple? Hmm..I'll be sure and phone home one day to drag you out of your craft room. Ha! Thanks for going with me Thurs. to watch Darbee. She will have those wonderful memories of the support that I don't have ya know. Love ya!

  6. Well I enjoyed the punch and the visit. I do love porch sittin'. Loved the story of Darbee and her cheering. If she follows through until she finishes high school there will be lots of bench sitting. Ask me how I know.lol

  7. Hi Angela, The punch looks so refreshing. I enjoyed our visit...as usual!!! So much to talk about. Love sitting on the porch with you and just "chillin"!!!!

  8. Love your porch!! Thanks for having us over for some punch and it sit and visit for a little while.
    My granddaughter is a cheerleader...it seems like yesterday that she was just starting to cheer like Darbee Rae, but she will be in 7th grade next year.
    I need to get into my sewing/crafting room this week too. Those Fall craft shows will be here before I know it.
    Have a great week.

  9. Angela
    Thank you for the recipe-it sounds refreshing.
    I like what you did with your old ladder-so neat.
    And I also love the door bench your husband has made.
    He is really creative.
    Darbee Rae will make a cute cheerleader, for sure.

  10. Wow...so much info! Loved the restored door/chair...what a good idea...flowers looked lovely, loved the bridal shower with the 'child' bride and as for the perfomance...lovely. Can I have another glass of that lovely punch?? Joan

  11. Morning
    Love the bench Mr.P made.
    Just awesome. Your porch looks awesome too.
    So cozy. Yummy punch too .I will have to give that one a try.
    Love pineapple.
    Have a great week.


  12. Wonderful visit.Miss that southern charm up here in the north..smile..I remember collecting the pop bottles too 10 cents each as a child that was alot especially if you could collect like $2 worth.LoL..Darbee looks great in her cheers.Yes they grow up to fast,but I'm sure as close as you and holly are Darbee will be just as beautiful and loving as the years go on.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  13. Such a nice post! I feel all caught up with ya! and your lemonade was delicious :)

  14. Angela ... I am tired just reading about all you have been doing! You make me look like a slug! I've got to try that lemonade recipe! I might have to get a trailer hook (or whatever they're called) on the back of our SUV & come down there & rent a U-Haul to fill up with Mr. P's wares one of these days! It sure looks like he does marvelous work!

  15. LOL at the flowers. At least he tried again and they lived!

    Love the ladder ont he porch and Mr. P's door creation is awesome!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  16. Yum, the punch was delish! Can't wait to try some here in Michigan. There is nothing much better than porch sitting. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday morning. I've got to get busy and finish LOTS of things before the antique show on Saturday. Wish you could come! Enjoy, Dawn

  17. Angela~ yummy pineapple punch recipe, I do love pineapple so I am going to try it~Sarah is a pretty~ yes, she looks so young~ I always say that then look back when we were 20 & realize we were young~ giggles~
    Holly is such a little cutie~ she always looks full of life~ smiling ear to ear~
    wishing you luck on flowers~
    have a great week~

  18. Cute pics Angela - it is bittersweet watching them grow. Your punch looks so yummy! ~*~Lisa

  19. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. They are all great. Have a great week.


  20. Thank you for inviting us out on your porch. Love the flag draped on the ladder...and that scrumptious punch. Take care Angela, Janice

  21. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your lovely blog post. I really like the hall chair your hubby made. The drawer is great for storage too. The yellow prettys in the bottles are a neat display. Hope you have a great week. -Steph-

  22. The punch sounds good right now. You've had a busy beginning of summer already! Enjoy your week!

  23. Oh, Missy Angela - I have a major case of porch envy right now!! My "porch" (if you can call it that) isn't big enough to even sport a chair. Love the hallbench! (Sigh, no room for THAT either!) Thanks for sharing the punch recipe - I love pineapple and will definitely be giving this a try! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin