Month: August 2014

Peace and Quiet Place

Really enjoy my stress free days now that I have stopped working.

I worked for a while in my garage today, and also out in my yard trimming and taking care of all my plants and flowers.  My daisies are in bloom!

IMG_0031[1]I shared my project of updating my “crooked little back porch” a couple of weeks ago, but never took it to completion, so I thought today I would finish.

This is the photo of the area that needed something else!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI moved an old small table and chairs from my barn to the porch, touched up with some white paint, and as you can see it works!

IMG_0040[1]Added some bright green pillows which helped to pull all the colors together.

IMG_0041[1]So very pleased with the entire update.

I love the time I spend on my porch, it is my peace and quiet place.

Back Porch with Blackie“Blackie” is always there with me!

Added some other little things too!

Found this colorful plate at Pier One on the sale table.  It added a special touch to my small table between our chairs.

Plate from Pier One

Below you can see that I made some coasters from clay pot saucers.  Hobby Lobby offers 6 for $2.99, but I used my 40% off coupon, for an additional $1.20 off!  I used hot glue to add some cork to the inside, that was it!  The terracotta matches the brick.

Terracotta Coasters

These coasters would make a great “thank you” gift for the hostess of an outdoor gathering.

Just one more thing to share, this silly, but useful watering jug.  I made it from an empty jug that held spring water.  I loved the blue handle and didn’t want to just pitch it!  All I needed to do was to poke holes in the lid with a nail and hammer.

Watering JugHope you all enjoyed seeing my completed “crooked little back porch” project.

Fun to put together with very little money, and using things I already had.

I wish peaceful days to all of you!

See ya tomorrow!





“Let it Go”

Folks can be so hurtful, or are they just unaware of what they have done?  Regardless, today was my day to “let it go”.

Such a gorgeous morning, so I pulled out my little box of watercolors, and I headed to my quiet place, my back porch.

WatercolorsTrying to express my feelings I painted this sweet artwork.

I know it is not a Van Gogh, but it is special because it was painted by “me”.

"Let it Go"!

So that we can be happy and find peace and joy in our lives, we need to sometimes just let go of the things that cause us so much pain and unhappiness.  Many times these are things that are out of our control.

Forgive and “let it go”.

The sadness and hurt I have felt this past week from some I love is over.

We are all made in different ways, some more sensitive than others.

After prayers and quiet reflection I realize that my problem most of my life is my darn heart that I wear on my sleeve!

I placed my simple artwork on my desk as a reminder of what we all might need to do sometimes in our lives.

let it go desk

Just love those who hurt you, and “let it go”!