Tuesday, December 4, 2012

back porch pictures

I had fun decorating my back porch today.
Lots of pinecones, greenery, and acorns were used to make it look wintery!
Many of the objects I used are from nature...so pretty and very inspiring!
My Mom brought me lots of pinecones from her yard.  Love her!
(I thrifted the green bowl and the copper lantern)

We're ready to build some fires this winter!
(I found these cute black boots at a thrift store)

Saturday, November 24, 2012


This year I am so very thankful for being able to spend 
precious time with family and friends.
I am thankful for beautiful colors that inspire me.
And I am thankful for this blog...my special space to share with you! 
Hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I did it...

I knew I would love it.  
And, of course, I most definitely do!
Instagram is so much fun!
This is my favorite picture so far...
many, many more to come!
Click here to see my instagram profile page.

Monday, November 5, 2012

a walk in the woods...

I love to walk in the woods anytime of year,
but especially during fall.

Orange leaf...you are beautiful!

Don't forget to look up!

Mr. Tidy went with me:)

I love taking photos at ground level.

I really love this red and green leaf.

These sweet wildflowers greeted us at the beginning of our walk.

The reds, yellows, and oranges are fantastic this year!

I love green moss growing on a tree.

I hope you are enjoying fall, too!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


I have been harvesting my tomatoes...

enjoying pretty green apples...

baking lots of banana bread...

and watching my mums bloom:)

hope you are enjoying fall, too!

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Wanted to share a few more photos of my garden.
These really make me happy!!
Hope they brighten your day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

special snack

Banana cupcakes...
With just a little cream cheese frosting:)

Such a yummy afternoon snack!
My sweet sister gave me this milk glass cake stand for my birthday.
She is such a blessing to me!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

more inspiration...

I took a little walk around my backyard and found these blooms.
They are so beautiful.
The patterns are so amazing.

Don't you agree?

Monday, August 20, 2012

inspirational raindrops

Nature always inspires me.
Yesterday, I noticed beautiful patterns
created from raindrops falling in my birdbath.
Each design is so individual, so unique, so original,
just like us!
I am longing to get back in my studio...
this may just be the beginning of a new painting:)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

morning light

There is something so very enchanting about the light this time of year.
It's perfectly golden.  Have you noticed?  

Friday, August 17, 2012

mama's garden

One of my favorite things about visiting mama's house is 
to walk around her yard and see all the lovely flowers she has tended to all summer.
She had so many pretty ones this year.
Thought I would share the beauty with you:)
I love that my mom and grandmothers taught me to love gardening.  
Hoping I pass the desire to garden along to my kiddos!

Beautiful hydrangeas...

Wish you could smell this gardenia...

And I wish you could taste these blueberries!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

comfort food

We've had cooler weather the last few days.  It's such a treat!
I am longing for fall.  Are you?
This time of the year, I want comfort food.  
Last night I made banana bread.  
It was so yummy. 

Monday, August 13, 2012


I'm super excited that Trader Joe's opened last week!
We enjoyed french toast Sunday morning using their 
delicious Country White Organic Bread and organic strawberries.
Shopping at Trader Joe's is awesome!!

Sunday evening I used Trader Joe's pizza dough and Sauce to make a yummy veggie pizza.
I used zucchini, basil, and tomatoes from our garden.
It was delish:)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Orleans Favorites

Fountain at Pat O'Briens...

Lafayette Cemetery

Piano Playing

Beautiful Sunset

Trolley Rides...

yummy cuisine

Many stops at Cafe Du Monde...

Mr. Tidy snapping me enjoying the beignets:)