Friday, August 19, 2016

SUMMER'S BOUNTY: Cucumbers & Peaches

I moved my planter box off my deck area into the yard..
.and boy did that make a difference in GROWth for my plants.
My OLW is GROW :)

At this point, I had to box in the vines a bit to prevent them from getting chopped up from the landscapers/lawn mowers.
And then finally, I found the cucumbers. 
Many were overgrown which was my fault for not checking enough.

Tony, on the other hand, has peach and pear trees in his yard.  And boy did the peaches grow this year for him.  It's a nice reminder of something that his mom left behind for him.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

LOVE HIM: Duluth, GA

August 7-9, 2016
Tony had some training for his job so we decided to make it a quick getaway too. And the sweet man had a bouquet of flowers waiting for me. 

Love him so.. for his sweet gestures thanking me for going through all I have been through the past few months.  It was much appreciated. 

We grabbed some food from TGIFriday's (if you call an hour wait "grabbing food")...and that was an entire too long of a wait to get the food plus it was cold & my chicken + shrimp pasta was actually without shrimp...hence the next night was on them.

The following day I ventured out to the local park, Shorty Howell Park, to get in some exercise.
Along the nice paved walk/run way was a lake with a plethora of ducks and geese.
I tried my first Bubble/Boba Tea with macaroons for lunch(not a fan at all, but staff was very nice and helpful with my first selection.) Shopped a little (p.s. Don't go to the Duluth mall...there is nothing there.) Then went back to the hotel...whom hadn't cleaned our room yet, so I headed to the pool for some rays.
And then that night, we tried to figure out my new selfie stick (it was a freebie from Sprint).
The following day I headed home stopping at a few outlet malls and grabbing some deals, but all-in-all it was a relaxing time away.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WHAT A DAY!: July 4, 2016

Celebrating the 4th in Anderson, SC!! 
(where you can actually light all types of fireworks)
I travelled down to Anderson after work, so got there a little after dinner.  So we went out and lit a few fireworks.

(this was probably the moment that Tony got a spark in his eye...that was a total panic moment for us, but luckily he is ok after washing it out)

Then we watched a few of the neighbors light off fireworks and tried for a selfie, but the flash blinded us.  Still a fun captured moment.
The next day was sleeping in, movie, cooking out, and more fireworks.

The Total Circus firework was the best on.  Small but mighty!

I just love celebrating these moments with Tony!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

WHAT A DAY!: June 27, 2016

Greenville, SC
It's always fun to mix things up and have a fun date day. . .
 Movie "Free State of Jones" and Dave & Buster's.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

DANIELLE DONALDSON "all creatures lovely and small": Squares & Sketches

I was so happy when March rolled around and an email popped up with a message stating Danielle Donaldson's class was up and ready a day early....
YES!!!  And boy did I jump right in...starting with the squares...

then switched to hexagons...

fit in a little sketching during a meeting ....notes always look better with doodles

Someone posted this image on FB of an animal posse....and I love it.
I plan on sketching it and can't wait to see how it turns out.
The next weekend I went to B&N to seek some inspiration...and did the dirty to make sure someone else discovers Danielle's talent.
After Easter service, I plotted out some animal sketches to watercolor in my journaling Bible.
And then finally worked on making my animals small...sometimes it isn't always about the size ;)
I also added a 1 year in Heaven bday tribute to my Barkley. (He would have been 8 hence the number on his hat :) Miss him so!!