Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Fall from Buttercup Bliss

I hope everyone is enjoying the first few days of Fall.  We are eagerly
 anticipating the arrival of cooler temps in south Alabama. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mosaic Monday ~ Patriotic Style

My friend and fellow blogger, Lynda, introduced me to Mosaic Monday at the Little Red House recently.  I had very limited experience with Pic Monkey, but decided to give it a try.  This summer I assembled a patriotic tablescape for Memorial Day and The 4th of July.  There is just something so cheerful about the colors red, white and blue.  Even though I wasn't blogging then, I did take pictures of the table, because you know.... you never know when you might want to share. :-)  Mosaic Monday seemed like to perfect opportunity to improve my skills on Pic Monkey and share the tablescape! 

 So... there it is!  I realize I have a lot to learn about creating mosaics, but I think the first one turned out pretty well! I have created several red, white and blue tablescapes  over the years ~ I think they are perfect any time of year!  Denim, bandannas  grosgrain ribbons, gingham checks, daisies, and white ironstone are a winning combination!  

Happy Monday!! 


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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Catching Up, Again....

Jon, Seth and me at my sister's wedding in December

So... it's been a while since I have last posted.  I didn't mean to take such a long break from blogging.  I looked up and eight or nine months have rushed by without one blog post!  I have been reading my favorite blogs all along so I haven't totally been out of the loop. Over the last few weeks and months though,  I realized that I have truly missed blogging! We are approaching my absolute favorite time of year - FALL! I am ready to make something... not sure exactly what yet, but my creative juices are flowing!!  Here is a little bit of what we have been up to the last few (well, quite a few) months:

My sister got remarried in December.  This is the happy couple: Anita and Barry 

The three grandkids: Paige, Spencer and Seth

Seth turned 10!!!  As you can tell, my cake/cookie decorating skills have not improved since last year.  I must take a class!!! On the plus side, they always taste delicious!!

Seth always chooses Carrabbas for his birthday lunch.  Yummy! 

Of course, we have been playing a lot of baseball! 

During spring break we went to see the Blue Angels practice in Pensacola.  It was amazing!! 

We also toured the Naval Aviation Museum.  

Seth's latest obsession is the military so he really enjoyed this day! 

We ended the day touring the Pensacola Lighthouse.  Seth and Jon climbed to the top!!  
Not me - I am terrified of heights! 

There were MANY steps to the top!! 
The view from the top! 

In May my oldest stepson, Matt, graduated from high school.  We are very proud of him. 

Jon and all of his boys:  Matt, Drew and Seth.  

Along the way, I did some pretty sweet (if I do say so myself) tablescapes.  I won't share them now since they are not "in season" at this time.  Even if I wasn't blogging, the house was looking nice - a pretty table is a must!!! 

I turned the big 5-0!! Jon went to my office the night before and placed a LOT of pigs and cows in the lawn surrounding the building -along with a sign that said "Holy Cow! Somebody Squealed!"  It was hilarious!!!! (Try to ignore the fact that I was overdue for a cut/color!!)  Getting older is not easy :-)

I had been really dreading this day, but Jon made it really special and fun! He also sent roses and cupcakes for my friends at work! 

Restaurants in Fairhope Al
We also spent a wonderful weekend at The Grand Hotel, Pointe Clear, AL.  It is just beautiful - the perfect place for a sweet birthday weekend! 

So now you are up to date.  School has started and Seth is playing football this fall.  It feels great to be back!!  I am ready to share some recipes, maybe a project or two and some other small updates we've been doing.  Life is good!!  

See you soon!!