Monday, May 23, 2011

We spur the moment popped over to Samantha's Garage Sale this past Saturday. We got there later on in the morning & the majority of the goods were picked over... but after only spending $4.00, we scored two rolls of wall paper, a silver deer head bowl, & a chic little graphic bud vase. Not bad huh? O boy, does this girl here love a great deal & digging for the goods... typically estate sales are my venue of choice, however, this garage was too enticing to pass up!
Anyone score any great deals lately? It really is such a great high.

Mimi's Manor.

A few weekends ago, we loaded up the whip with an excited Senga, some charcoal, fully packed coolers and our boots & headed out to East Texas to my Mimi's Manor. Mimi's Manor is aptly named after my grandmother & owned by my grandpa, my dad, & his three brothers. It really was the greatest time to get away, play horseshoes, eat a lot, shoot some guns, ride some four-wheelers, go on walks, & just lounge. There is just something about getting away without the laundry sitting there, waiting to be folded, or the backyard, staring at you, needing to be tended to that you can't replace.

Sigh... looking at these pictures on this rainy, muggy day, is not helping the Monday Blues.
Hey, we work hard to play hard, right?

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I can't believe I am blogging about this... maybe its my recent apethetic attitude towards technology (ie. my major absence from the blogging world, my forgetfulness to bring my cell phone along with almost daily, the fed-up, "over-it" deactivation of my Twitter account (& almost facebook), and my new attemped efforts at recycling) OR maybe its because of these little sets of new life in our front yard & spending time with buddies in nature last weekend at my family's place. (more to come on that.)
ABOVE: One of THREE of the new little sets of baby ducklings in our front yard. I love this time of year at our home... this particular photograph is from me getting out of my car in front to snap a pic & stopping traffic to safely let them cross.
I digress... however, I read this article & the combination of my aforementioned mentality towards technology & our naivety as a society left me slightly disturbed & saddened. The human race WILL NOT survive without bees... I don't know the solution, but awareness is the first step, correct? Its a quick, great read with FINALLY an answer to "Where are all the bees going?"

Happy Thursday & glad to be back. :)

** Thank you to those sweet readers who have questioned my absence, I'm alive... just soaking up other aspects of life, working 'juiging' up our home & moreover, being swamped with my day job & night job, as well. (which has yet to majorly be updated.) {sigh} I'll get there. one day. :)