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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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Hello friends.  Hope your week has gotten off to a great start.  Here at the home place things couldn't be much better. And for that reason I chose to visit with you again so soon. 

Today has been a wonderful day as I was in the midst of  some great friends.  We have been slack about getting together as life has been busy for us all, however we all made time to come together today here at the home place for lunch.  You have met all of the ladies before so no introduction is needed  We have cried, laughed, shared secrets, and have eaten more hot wings together than even I like to admit.  Good friends are hard to come by these days, and I count my blessings to have them in my life. 

Lynn is one of the newest friends to join in our little gatherings.  As you remember I did a post about this special lady a while back.  We became friends 7 years ago when Mother was admitted into the nursing home.  This lady was such a special nurse to my Mother.  I am sure it wasn't an easy job sometime as Mother could get rowdy.
.  Today was bittersweet for us because Lynn has retired after over 40 years in the nursing field and is moving to Florida.  She won't be with us on our outings but we will definitely keep in touch.  I am so thankful that God saw fit for our paths to cross.  She will never be forgotten.  She means so much to our family. This picture was taken at Christmas last year when we were having a craft day together

There is always enough food to feed an army.  I tried a new recipe for chicken salad and you used puff pastry sheets.  They turned out so cute and were supper easy and good as well.

I also made a pasta salad, grape salad, and garbage bread. It don't look great, but is delicious. 
Can't be a southern feast without home made tea cakes.  There was also cupcakes that were delicious.
And the list of food continues,,,Fried chicken, okra, potato salad, deviled eggs, sub sandwiches ,and sausage appetizers.  Have I  made you hungry yet?? You just never know what all these ladies are bringing when we spend the afternoon together. We have lunch, the congregate in the great room, and talk and then later, we all snack again. Why not just make a day of it, and we do!!  There was plenty left over , wish you all had some.  Mr. P. ate good when he came in this evening. 
I am so thankful that we have a home where everyone can come and feel right at home and have a good time together.  There is nothing like having friends that you feel closer to than some family.  I love all these ladies and my girls so much. 
I will leave you tonight with a few silly photos from today.  Darbee Rae found the perfect spot in the floor by the door to do her thing.  Guess she got tired of all our "old folk" gossip.

Trying out her new selfie stick
Don't know what I would do without this precious daughter of mine.  God has surely blessed Mr. P. and I with a wonderful daughter and Mommy to Darbee Rae.  Love you Holly.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.  Take time to call a friend and maybe get together for lunch, a shopping trip or go junking.  You never know what it might mean to someone and it will make for a great day!! 
Until next time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Let's Visit and Catch Up.. Come On In

Good evening friends.  I know it has been awhile since we have visited so let's just sit  a bit and catch up on all the news. 

You have visited with me by way of the front porch, we have even sat there and chatted sipping on lemonade, and also thru the back door and straight into the heart of the home the kitchen.  However, I am bringing you in a different way this evening.  By way of our new deck.  You got a brief view of the deck in the last post.  And I must say when I showed the huge plant on the deck, I called it a pregnant onion.  Mr. P. informed me when he read the blog, I was so wrong.  It is a ponytail plant.  Sorry,  I am not to good with plants and names.  After our new windows and slider was installed, my mister got busy and built us a deck.


It's a perfect spot to sit and have coffee in the early morning.
It's not a big deck but you might wonder why I am so proud of it.  Let me share with you a picture of the same area before our renovations began.
Such a big difference, huh?  Most of the work was done when we were getting sooo much rain, so when Mr. P. transplanted the plants they never knew they had been moved.  Okay, enough about the deck.  We would sit out here and visit but it has been quite muggy and hot here in West Central Georgia this week, so let's step on inside.
When we last visited , if you remember I was not pleased with the area where the piano once sat.  Well after several attempts at decorating that space, I have finally found something I am pleased with.
We got this old dresser from an estate sale, and it has been in the barn for a year or so.  Our plans are to have it in the bathroom as a vanity.  We have the large old mirror that goes on the back.  But until that day comes, it has a new home and purpose here.  I now have my reading nook and more storage.  What do you think?
Now lets catch up.  Hope you all are enjoying your Spring.  It just seems to be going by so fast. The end of April, Mr. P. and I took a trip.  Our first stop was on the outskirts of Nashville to the Country Living Fair.  It was a first for me and I have to say it was wonderful.  The weather was great and comfortable.  Although I  had blisters on my feet from all the walking,  But I was not disappointed.  Here are a few pictures I will share with you,.

I just loved the sheep cut outs.  They looked so real.  Would have loved one of them for my yard.  I will definitely be on the look out when the fair comes to Atlanta.
We went on up to Dover, TN, where we stayed a few days with our friends.  They took us over  into KY,  We had such a good time junking and antique shopping.  Got lots of goodies and I am still playing with them to get them just where I want them.
Also this Spring, we went to our first pasture sale.  It had rained all week, so parking was a mess as you could not park in the field and it was quite muddy, but we still had fun.
Most of the set ups had vintage and farmhouse items, but I can always find something calling my name to bring home with me.  It was a neat experience.  We don't have many sales like this here in our parts.  In fact this was only the second year for this one.  I hope it will become an annual event.
The first weekend in May, we went to the annual Cotton Pickin Festival here in Gay, GA.  It is the biggest craft show around here.  We love it and Mr. P. sales to several exhibitors that set up there.  So we always go and visit with them.  Caught PaPa explaining all about cotton to Darbee Rae.
And then there was Memorial Day weekend.  We celebrated all weekend. On Friday night we had a cook out at Holly and Stacys.  Was wonderful being with family and as usual it ended with a fire and roasting marshmellows.
On Sunday afternoon, everyone came here and we grilled again.  It was so much fun just spending time together.  I am so blessed even though we have such a small family.  I always miss my Daddy when we have a gathering.  He always enjoyed it so much.  Caught a picture of a few of the family hanging out on the front porch before everyone arrived.  Mr. P. had his coffee and everyone was reading the paper.  A perfect Sunday afternoon.

Loved this picture captured at night of the flag on the swing.

I am so excited to tell you I am beginning to love cross stitch.  Nothing hard and complicated, however I am so enjoying all the free patterns I am finding on Pinterest and blogs. I have finished these two  pinkeeps but don't have a clue whose patterns they are.  However I am so thankful to those who are so talented and share with us.
This one took me forever.  I still have to finish it off but love it. 
I am still working on Fall /Christmas in the craft room.  It feels so good to be ahead of the game for the show in September.  And so much more fun creating when I am not rushed and in a hurry. 
Last week, I played in the kitchen one full day.  Those that know me well, know I love to cook sweets, but hate to prepare a meal.  So,,, this is a sample of what I did.
This was a recipe I found on Facebook for a Fresh Strawberry Roll Cake.  I was scared, but it turned out perfect.  I really think the longer it sat in the fridge, the better it was.  I will definitely make this again.  It rolled and cut beautifully.
And these were little individual lemon pies.  Our neighbor was in a bad wreck almost a month ago, and had just come home from the hospital.  I did force myself to cook supper for the mister to take to them and several of these pies.  I have also made chocolate pies this way and they were a big hit. 
So,,, hope you have enjoyed your visit with me.  And I haven't bored you too much.  I will leave you with a recent picture of Darbee Rae.  She is getting so tall and growing up so fast.  Looking forward to a fun summer with my girls.  Hoping you have a great summer planned with family and friends.  We will talk again soon, I promise. 
Until next time...... Know that you are blessed.