Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Fever, Pinterest Plague, and such…

How has your spring been?  I’m loving the sun, the rain, the blooms – there is such a sweet scent in the air of honeysuckle and jasmine right now.  Perfect for an evening walk in the woods!


We have had a lot going on and our yard is looking wild and un-kept as a result.  The whimsy in me kinda likes it – I’ll just keep telling myself it is Secret Gardenish to tame the perfectionist in me, because it is a mess!


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Nonetheless, everything is blooming up a storm.



All the rain God has blessed us with has made it a beautiful spring!


My Double Knockout roses are putting on a show.  If you don’t have any you may want to give them a try.   They are disease resistant and here in the south, they bloom profusely throughout spring, summer, and a good part of fall!  I love, love, love them!


Aren’t these little blooms sweet?  I wish I knew what they are.  This heirloom plant is from my kids great, great grandmother.  Isn’t that a treasure?!

Recently, my mom fell and fractured her lower spine.  She is in much pain so I stayed with her for a couple weeks. 

My family got sick and needed me, so now I am back home.  I thank the Lord for some sweet friends that are helping my mom as she recovers.

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My sick daughter has her best friend by her side too…that is, unless one of us is eating something.  I have never see such a hog dog love food as much as her!  Apparently though, she isn’t the only one who has an appetite for a tasty treat…

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or chewing an orange squeaky toy when there is birthday cake to be had!

My youngest is just about to get our homeschool year all wrapped up.  She is sad to finish up her beloved history book, but has found an alternative and great summer reading at a used bookstore…

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She squealed with delight, hugging me multiple times in the middle of the store when I told her that I would go in half with her for this beautiful set of history books!  Have you ever heard of such from a 15 year old? 


She made this banner for me for Mother’s Day.


A framed drawing of Queen Victoria was a special gift from her for Mother’s Day.  It works perfectly with my Victorian theme, don’t you think?  What a total sweetheart which brings much joy!

You know what I did?  I finally joined Pinterest.  If you haven’t seen me around lately, that’s why!


I haven’t done a lot with it yet, but OHHHHHH!  I caught the Pinterest Plague!  Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to quarantine myself and stay on my computer all day for entertainment… Winking smile

I have always intended to craft a little, but have been more into decorating over the years.  I guess you could say that I’m a procrastinator procraftinator.  But Pinterest has given me a “can do” attitude. 

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Although I’m afraid that I may end up setting aside my piano pursuits for the time being…

Here’s hoping that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend and will have a great week ahead!



Mrs.T said...

Oh, those roses are just beautiful! The other flowers too, of course. Your landscaping is so lovely.

And isn't Pinterest so much fun? I rarely go there, but just pin things as I come upon them here and there. When I saw that you were following me, I had to go and check out your Pinterest boards as well. Love those Ginghams paper dolls! My girls used to have those!

Stephanie said...

Your pictures are so lovely and dreamy :) I am eager for the flowers to begin blooming here. My Peonies are just starting to pop up out of the ground.
Have a beautiful day!

Hugs to you!

Pam said...

I loved this wonderful update and all of the beautiful photos! Your daughter is a sweetheart. Thanks for the tip about the roses! I haven't tried roses yet, but those sound terrific. I'm glad you're having such a lovely spring!

Betty Smith said...

I think the pink flowers you wondered about are called flowering almond.

Mrs. Smith said...

Thank you, Mrs. T. Pinterest is so much fun and wonderfully convenient. It was so good to see you here, and over at Pinterest!

Thank you for your visit and comment, and it was good to see you over at Pinterest too! Hugs back, and I hope you have a beautiful day as well!

I don't think you will be disappointed if you try Knockout roses. I don't exactly have a green thumb, more like a brown one and yet these roses still thrive. I love them! Thanks for visiting!

Betty, you have cleared up a mystery for me! No one in the family seems to know what this little plant is called. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see you on Pinterest!


Anonymous said...

I love the photo of the porch steps, the brick path, and the flowers...truly beautiful!


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