Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Mr. Wells, I love you!
Here's to another 20!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We had such a great weekend! Mr. Bear got out his patriotic wardrobe to welcome summer to the neighborhood.
The gardenias began to pop. You can smell them walking out the door! They have always been one on my favorites. You can just barely see in the background the oakleaf hydrangea that is also beautifully fragrant.
The grapes are getting wonderfully plump! I forget from year to year how much I love to watch these fill in.
We even got to play in the rain a bit! I hope your long weekend was just as good. Now I am off to work on a slipcover that I'm dying to have, but not sure how to make. Wish me luck!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
While on the subject of really great art...Shelly Beson's super fun, ultra happy, jewelry blogspot (http://shellybeson.blogspot.com) introduced me to Welcome to the doghouse (www.welcometothedoghouse.net). Shelly calls it "Insanely Cool Art", and I totally agree! These two bulldog prints are from some lucky person's custom doggy portrait. The one on the bottom is "Porter". My Etouffee' is pictured in the middle. Porter looks so much like her, slobbery ball and all, that I think I need to own the print. Actually, they both look like her. No, I know what you're thinking. Not all bulldogs look alike.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Kathy Womack is the greatest ever. Her Women & Wine series is always on my wish list. I'd be thrilled to have any or all of them. I've got mini prints in my kitchen, but need some really cool ornately carved, painted, heavy wooden frames to re-frame them in! Knowing what I want has never been an issue! Womack is just one more reason to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Austin, TX! I think this would be a great 20th anniversary gift to myself.
YIKES....WE GOT GREMLINS!!!!!
They got my key board and my camera, so it will be a bit before I tell you about the Big Event this past weekend. No it is not the table, and yes I do know the date. The skinny is Gary is picking it up in El Paso on Thursday. It is on its way from Phoenix to Albuquerque today. Ha Ha, like I'm believing that!
Funny, Gremlins look so cute!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Here in Texas we know better than to complain about the rain. Once it stops it is done for the summer, but if it doesn't stop soon we're going to need one of these. Our animals are already lining up by twos.
I really wouldn't mind having the one below. I'll add it to my ever-growing recreational vehicle wish list. Check out my sidebar for numbers 1 and 2. I keep telling my hubby how useful these could be, but he just doesn't seem to get it.
Since I stayed home and cleaned yesterday -I tried out Mrs. Meyer's clean day...Angela Henrie was right, the house does smell fresh and clean! I used the lavendar. Thanks for the suggestion:)- I think I'll go make some garden cupcakes for Race's class. They've been waiting for days to plant their garden!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Audrey at Tiffany's keeping watch. As well as her own glass enclosed library, lit by great grandmother, Cockle's (soon to be 100 years old!) hanging lamp covered in a vintage pink and black tutu from the Homestead in Fredricksburg.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
When we got back to the classroom, the kids were surprised to see that the first of their chickie eggs had hatched!! They have been turning the eggs and keeping them warm for days. So far this is the only little guy, but they've been hearing chirps from inside one of the other eggs, and checking on it with a candle. I probably won't be serving Race hard boiled eggs for a while!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Maybe if I was to get a new backyard McMansion for Mother's Day, I could be re-trained!! If nothing else it would give me someplace to go to get out of their way while they clean the real house for me for Mother's Day!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Burlap is hot, hot, hot!!! From placemats, and runners to slip covers. I even found SMOCKED Burlap Curtains at "My Favorite Room", which , by the way, is my favorite shop!!
Layla of The Lettered Cottage has coupled with Grace of Coastline with an awsome May give-away. You can find Layla and all the details at the following link: http://theletteredcottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/coastline-contest.html or you can find Grace's Etsy shop by clicking on the Coastline picture to the right.
While your visiting Layla, be sure to check out her awesome kitchen. She is the extremely gifted designer who inspired my on-going kitchen re-do. Hopefully I can post some photos soon.
Have a super Cinco De Mayo!!