Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
My daughter-in-law is arriving on Sunday afternoon with my oldest granddaughter. Em will be staying with me for 2 weeks. This is something we do every year and is the highlight of the summer for me. She is 12 now and I don't know how much longer she will want to do this so I am going to enjoy every moment that I can with her. She is signed up for two "camps" - first week is a sewing camp and the second is a cooking camp. She sews pretty well (did a sewing camp also last year) so she is looking forward to making a "flirty skirt" this year. Em also loves to cook (and is an excellent baker!) so cooking camp will also be great fun. I will work at the office in the mornings and then spend the rest of the day with Em. I can hardly wait!
I am going to finish planting the very last of my perennials this weekend and get down 3 more bags of mulch. (I think I am going to put my DIL to work!) That will be it for the garden except for maintenance. It is hard work building a garden from a nasty patch of grass! I think there will be one more "building" year and then I hope to be reasonably satisfied with it. Everything I planted last year came back beautifully with the exception of my bee balm. It looks terrible. I think it has some sort of mildew. Anyone know of a good home remedy for that?
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Last weekend a nearby town was having their community yard sale. The name of the town is Stouchburg and it is a darling little hamlet with some really beautiful homes. My sister’s friend is beginning to collect items for her daughter’s first apartment. She is hoping not to spend too much money so a big yard sale was just the ticket. I really had so much to do at home (and I haven’t cleaned house in weeks) so I thought about backing out…but changed my mind. I am so happy that I did!
I have wanted some antique shutters to hide the laundry area in my kitchen. I have seen some that were priced reasonably but were not as tall as I was hoping to find. At last! I have a pair!! One is right side up and the other is down but aren’t they great?! Chippy old white and green paint. They stand about 6’ tall.
I am not going to tell you what I paid for them because if I did you would hate me!
This is the back of my sister’s car. Looks like a pretty successful day, doesn’t it?!!
Once again, I am linking up with Rhonda’s blog, Southern Hospitality.