Thursday, April 28, 2011

School Pictures ~ Spring 2011

Griffin brought his spring school pictures home from school today.

Doesn't he look so grown up?

Where is the time going? Just yesterday he was an infant and he needed me for everything. Now? He's Mr. Independant and can do most things on his own.

But, he'll always be my baby. =)

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm Still Blogging ...

Hi ya'll ...

I *am* still blogging ... I have lots of pictures and stories to share. I haven't had time to look through my pictures to do that lately.

I will be back to blogging soon!

In the meantime, why don't you join my Missy Made It! community on Facebbook?

It is a bit easier to share pictures and such there ... plus I share my newest paper piecings, discounts and freebies too!

Here's the link:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finding His Name In Flowers.

We visited Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for our first day of spring break yesterday.

In the Conservatory they currently have an "Alphabet Garden".

We decided to locate all the letters in Griffin's name.

It was great fun looking all over the Conservatory for all of the letters.

Click on the picture for a closer look. =)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Always Listen To Daddy.

The other day Griffin wanted to take his buggy for a spin down the road ... We've done this on a number of occassions ... but this time Daddy mentioned we might want to make sure the battery was good and charged up. Griffin and I both said, it will be okay it's a short drive. mmmmmmmmm..... Suddenly on our way home his buggy just stopped. The battery was dead as a door nail. It was Daddy to the rescue! Good thing we had Daddy available for "road side service". The moral of this story? It's always good to listen to Daddy ... and keep the buggy battery charged up!

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Summer Porch.

Hey ya'll ... welcome to my summer porch.

I've always wanted a pretty, plant filled porch for the summer. That dream is now a reality and I'm beside myself with joy. I'm actually doing a little
♫♪♫ {happy dance} ♫♪♫

Those that know me in real life know I do NOT have a green thumb. I try. I really do. This year I'm going to give it my all and keep up with our flowers and plants. I want it to thrive so we can enjoy it all summer.

This is our sweet little house. I've always wanted four ferns to hang from the porch ... and I finally go them!

Don't they look pretty?

See all those azaleas and pansies planted in the front? Well my sweet husband planted the azaleas last summer and the pansies just a couple of weeks ago. This weekend we bought 2 dozen bags of mulch from our handy dandy home improvement store and we mulched them up!

Pretty, right?

Here's a closer look at my pretty, pretty ferns. =)

Why don't you take a stroll up the steps with me and I'll share a few of my favorite things? So many of the things on my summer porch mean alot to me and they have little stories behind them.

Gosh, I wish you were really here because I'd turn on the southern hospitality and offer you a nice tall glass of iced pink lemonade.

First thing I want to point out is the sweet family name sign you see on the right of my door. That was a wedding gift from my dear friend Robin. It's a handpainted sign with our last name and date of 1995. So sweet.

See the flag hanging on the front of the house? That's actually made from a piece of old barn tin. I love, love, love it! I found it while antiquing with my sister Joy in North Carolina.

The two Coca-Cola benches we found while traveling in Vermont. Mike was on a business trip there and I joined him. I went shopping and found these lovely benches. I never dreamed I could get them because we had flown there of course. The plant manager of the plant Mike was working for told Mike to get them and he would ship them to Florida for us. That was wonderful! They sat in the garage in Florida for years and we never put them together until we moved here to Virginia.

And finally ... the fern in the pickle barrel. That fern was repotted from a broken pot. The pickle barrel is one of my first antique finds when we moved here to VA. I love a good yard sale especially when I can find something as wonderful as this old pickle barrel.

Our latest find is this cute little wicker bicycle planter. I found that at a yard sale the other weekend for only $3. I repotted a fall mum plant that I thought had died. It was in the "plant graveyard" however it sproutted some green and it is doing wonderfully right now!!

And finally ... my chair plant holder. I love this little chair. It's sat vacant on my porch for a couple of years now. I love the way it's a little bit grungy and banged up. I love it's original green paint is peeling. It gives it character. And now, it's a plant holder. I planted a hostas and some ivy pulled from my yard to fill the pot. I think it's pretty cute.

I am just thrilled with my summer porch ... I {L♥♥♥VE} it!

Did You Miss Me?

Hi there ... anyone out there?

It's been tooo long since I've last posted.

Well, I'm back with a blog coming soon!

I hope you will let me know you are still here!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Sam I Am ... No Wait ... It's Griffin!

Thursday was "Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Day" at Griffin's school. Green Eggs And Ham by Dr. Seuss is his absolute favorite book. We read it over and over ... and over and over and over and over. So when it was time for him to choose the book character he wanted to be it was not a hard decision at all.

He wanted to be "Sam I Am" from "Green Eggs And Ham" of course!

When I went looking for a costume I immediately thought of trying Etsy. I found the darling red Sam I Am hat at
mojo3777creations on Etsy. And I also found the adorable Felt Green Eggs & Ham Food at FeltFoodKids on Etsy at well.

Griffin created the shirt by ironing the letters on himself, with a little help from Mommy. He was beyond thrilled to dress up for school!