Monday, June 29, 2009

2nd Time Around-Pictures for the kitchen

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by creating a post of something that is ‘new’ to you but not new-examples are something inherited, from an estate sale, garage sale, thrift store, etc.

These pictures were found at a garage sale last summer, and I never have gotten around to hanging them, When I returned home from our vacation, they were hung on the kitchen wall in just the right spot. You might be wondering how that happened. My son was here looking after everything while we were gone, and he found them and took care of it for me! They originally came from Kirklands-but I paid $2 each for them. IMG_1614IMG_1616

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing all your 2nd Time Around treasures!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vacation Pictures

Sally of Smiling Sally hosts Blue Monday. Be sure and visit her for lots of blue inspirational pics!

We just returned from an extended vacation. We visited four countries including Italy, Croatia, Greece and France. Most of the time was spent aboard the Splendor of the Seas. We sailed from Venice, Italy to five ports. The weather was beautiful and sunny…lots of blue skies and water! Here are a few of my favorite scenes captured on the trip.



Venice, Italy

IMG_0894 Acropolis in Athens


Mykonos, Greece…a beautiful island –once a hangout for Jackie O IMG_1278 Katakaylon, Greece


And last but not least-Paris, France


Our trip around the world has left me pretty exhausted! I enjoyed it, but am glad to be home and get back into my routine!

Please join me tomorrow as I resume hosting 2nd Time Around!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 26, 2009

Pink Saturday and Happy Birthday Kelli!

Today is a special day! It is pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and it is also my daughter Kelli’s birthday!

So, I chose this picture of the two of us for my post today. It is one of my favorite pictures of Kelli and I! I showed it to Connor one day this week, and he didn't know who I was-guess I've changed as much as Kelli has. LOL

Kelli and me baby

I know Kelli would love to hear your birthday wishes!

Thanks for stopping by today….I’m back from our trip and will blog about it some in the days ahead. Also, I will be hosting 2nd Time Around again starting this Tuesday.


Monday, June 8, 2009

2nd Time Around: $1.00 plant basket


Welcome to 2nd Time Around! Please create a post showing off your second hand treasures, and link to Mr. Linky below.

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite things to hunt for at garage sales, thrift stores, etc. is accessories for my porch. This basket is from Southern Living at Home and was only $1.00 at a yard sale! The original cost was 19.95. The piece has been discontinued, so I’m glad I found it!  


This photo was made last summer…you can see how huge the elephant ears are outside the porch. I moved them early this spring because they were crowding out my shrubs, and obstructing the view of the wooded area behind the porch.

I will be taking a little break from blogging for a couple of weeks, so I won’t host 2nd Time Around until the end of June. Mr. Linky is so temperamental, and I hate to schedule a post with him if I can’t check on it!

Thanks for understanding!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pink Saturday: More Bargain Plants

 Beverly at How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her for lots of pink posts! Thank you Beverly for hosting once again!

A few days ago, my daughter and I rode to a nearby town to shop for clothes. While we were there, we decided to check out the plants on sale at Lowes. These packs of impatiens in shades of pink were only 50 cents a pack with 9 plants in each pack! I bought four of them, so I have 36 new impatient plants that I can use to fill in empty spots in my pots and flower beds. You may be wondering where the fourth pack is…read on!


When I unloaded the plants, they were on the driveway near the car. I didn’t realize til I started backing out that one of them was too close. I realized as I rolled over it, that I had run over some of the plants! Guess I’ll be more careful next time. Live and learn as they say! Amazing thing is, the ‘injured’ plants are still thriving! Tough little things aren’t they?

IMG_0865 Thanks for coming by, and be sure to check the sale rack at Lowe’s for some great buys in plants!


Monday, June 1, 2009

2nd Time Around: Estate Sale Bird Bath

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. I would love for you to join us by creating a post featuring something that is 2nd Time Around for you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, etc. Just link the title of the post to Mr. Linky below.

This week I would like to show you a bird bath that my son bought at an estate sale. It is in my front flower bed. I love the older aged finish of the concrete. IMG_0869

A close up view……IMG_0870

Thanks for stopping by!