Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Nights...lights!

I love summer of my favorite parts of summer! Eating outside, watching the stars and maybe catching a falling star to wish upon, a night swim, the list goes on! I have actually fallen asleep here on the front porch several times, day & night. 
I made some little hanging lights for the tree in the front yard that can be used inside or outside.  
At night they look like fireflies/lighting bugs (which we do not have in CA) and sparkle like a chandelier during the day.
  A couple pictures of them inside. They make sweet night lights too!
This year I will be adding them to the backyard trees!
Now, here is a tree full of real fireflies! Amazing! 
What do you love to do in the "good old summertime"?
Enjoy your summer nights!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Two White Rocking Chairs!

Do you have a little place on earth where you can relax and forget your cares for a moment? 
Remember the song "Up on the Roof " by the Drifters? (It's on my Playlist at the very bottom of this page #3). I LOVE that just warms my heart and makes me smile. This is my place where hubby & I sit each evening in our backyard courtyard. It is horseshoe shape. The courtyard can be seen from the kitchen/family room, living room and master bedroom. A cozy setting. I go out many times during the day to eat a apple, ponder and watch the chickens to the far right of the yard. I rock to my hearts content!
In the afternoon a ocean breeze comes through that is heavenly.

It's a time to...
and enjoy nature at it's best!
 Can you see my tiny Maltese Samatha in this picture? 
She is hidding!  
Now time to share a cute idea...
Daughter Shelli made this for her Daddy on Father's Day! 
This idea can be used anytime of the year.

Hubby shared because he knows I love Cream Soda!
Now go and enjoy your day and take time to smell the roses! 
Ahhhh, the pleasures of summer.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Etsy Finds!

I love Etsy! 
I shop and sale on Etsy. 
"Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace." ~Etsy 
 Martha Stewart features Etsy shop owners on her show often to share their crafts. I am waiting to be picked! LOL! ;)
Above is a print I bought to frame at The Wheat Field
Love her artwork...
I bought some pillow cases from Rose Hip. I LOVE her vintage style fabric and hand crocheted edges. I am going to teach myself how to do this...
these are some tags from my Beehive Cottage shop.
a yo~yo pad & and newly listed retro kitchen & sewing journals from my Sassy Sadie Lee shop.
Check out
You might be inspired to open up your own shop! 
If you have a Etsy shop, let us know the link in your comment so we can come visit you!
Yes, "Life is Beautiful". Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas!

This past weekend I attended a bridal shower. I love watching a young bride~to~be and sweet, pretty Mandy was just adorable! As usual, I made my gifts. Just a little something from the heart. Here is a basket filled with goodness for a Successful Marriage! ;)
crocheted dishcloths...
yo~yo pad...
little cookie jar just for her hubby, with pretend cookies and cookie mixes...
some yo~yo clothespins...LOVE, dream, inspire, enjoy & imagine... 
idea from Aunt Ruthie~Sugar Pie Farmhouse!
 and one of my recipe journals...
for Mandy...
all in the name of love! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Journals Unveiled !

 Last month I made 5 sewing journals for sweet Lori at  
Bee In My Bonnet 
I posted about it but could not show you the journals because Lori hadn't reveiled her fabric line "Sew Cherry" at Market yet (Quilting Show in Salt Lake City, Utah). I used images of her fabric, her quilts and buttons and some of my own images. I even put real patterns in the inside! The quilt show brought Lori much success of a "sale out" of her fabrics and patterns! 
You go Lori! 
Please go visit her dArLiNg blog to see more of the journal and lots more! 
Tell her hello for me!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!

Off to have some fun! Our little Samantha is always ready to roll in my little trailer!
 June: flower is a Rose and birthstone Pearls! 
What more could a girl ask for! Oh, how I love June!
Have a wonderful week!