Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunshiney Days

This weekend was my son Connor's senior prom. He and his sweetie, Lea Anna, (how is that for a great Southern name!) made some cute photos before they left for dinner in Ocean Springs and then back to the school for Prom. Yep, they were going "old school" this year by having the Prom on campus. Hard economic times affect everything!

This is one of my favorite shots...a giant wood bee was buzzing around the barn. Con said through gritted teeth, "Hurry up, mom...a giant bee-a really giant bee is coming!"

Lea had some gorgeous heels, but this softball girl loved her bare feet better!

Now that Prom is over, maybe I can get back in the groove of making and creating things. We are hosting a movie night with some couples from our church next month and boy, my honey-do list is getting longer by the moment! I know we need to build a long serving table, a frame for our outdoor screen, and I am thinking of placing some dividers in the garden trug (below) I made back in January.

 Right now it is housing some flowers, but I think I could make some slip in/slip out dividers for cutlery and napkins.  Maybe just fill with some tin cans for dividers? That would be a cute, easy fix. Any ideas? Tell me what you think. Blessings to you and yours as the days of sunshine get longer and hotter here in Mississippi. May your days be blessed as the changing of the season comes your way.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Let's Get Gardening, Mississippi!

It seems I only get to post on the weekend, but my weeks are always so full! Spring is beginning to show her face around here, so it has spurred me to get busy with some outdoor projects. My oldest son, Jameson, gave me a tiller that I absolutely HAD to have for Mother's Day in 2010 and can you believe this weekend he finally taught me how to use it? And yes, I love it, but my biceps know I used it! Our high school FFA has been selling tomatoes and I could not resist, so we tilled, amended, and planted. Now hurry up, Mississippi sunshine, and make me some tomotoes for my tomato sandwich craving!

The other project I worked on today is still in progress. About 10 years ago I bought this old settee at a shop in Pass Christian. It was all chippy white then, and over time needed repainting. I did a quick job last fall, but the color was somewhat off. Not what I had in mind at all.  I will show you the before, even though it is dreadfully drab. I still have to finish the cushion cover, so when that is done, I will give you the "after".

See what I mean? Good lines, but the color is just blah, blah, blah! I think we can do much better. When it is done, I think you will approve. Then I can sit in the sun (or shade, as it sits now) and enjoy good times.

Blessings to you and yours,


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring's Coming!

The "week-end" did not exist for me. My Saturday was spent in a workshop getting some credits to keep my administrator's license current. The content was very pertinent and the information good; it just wasn't what I had in mind for my Saturday! Today we celebrated my youngest son's 18th birthday, which was March 1. He had a little help from a friend blowing out the candles. I spent a short while this morning before church looking at a perennial catalog and a new Flea Market Style magazine. Other than that, it has been church, dinner with family and friends, and a little more browsing and dreaming.

The sun is bright, the sky is blue, and the breeze is still cool. I took just a few shots of the flowers that are beginning to pop in our yard. I can hardly wait to get my hands dirty with more. Spring is welcome to arrive any time now at our Mississippi farm.  Maybe next time I can share some of my make-over works in progress. Blessings to you for a wonderful week.