Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gnome Sweet Gnome and Bella

Late last summer, I picked up these two cute little houses for next to nothing with the intention of using them in a Fairy Garden.  However, it turned into a Gnome Garden.

I love this little one with the moss roof.  

I went to Lowe's and bought some little plants - a few of them I only paid $1.00 for.  Sometimes, they put plants on those sale racks that just need a little water and love.

We have a wonderful neighbor Betsy who takes care of Bella when I'm gone.  She loves Bella so and Bella returns the favor.  However, anytime Betsy is out in her front yard which is across the street - Bella stands at the gate and throws her head back and howls and howls and howls.  She does that until Betsy comes over and talks to her and lets her know she is one of her favorite dogs.  (Betsy has two dogs, but Bella still thinks she is the favorite!  We don't tell her any different).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Little Playhouse For The Girls

I had so much fun making this fabric playhouse for the twins.  I think Laynee is too tall, but we'll see about that when it gets to their house,

I made it out of a canvas fabric and added all of the trim.  It's very hard to tell, but it is suspended by two tension rods as noted below.

The ruffled roof has a slant to it but you cannot tell it by these photos.  It was very hard to photograph because of my hallway being dark - even with the lights on.

The door is just free hanging from the top so they can go in and out.  

There is a little window that is partially open complete with lace curtains.  At the bottom, I sewed strips of ruffled green fabric and then hot glued silk flowers in "girly" colors.  These really help by weighing down the bottom of the playhouse.

I think the girls will enjoy this, don't you?



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A New Addition to Our Family

Meet Bentley Howard - the newest addition to our family.  He is my fifth great-grandbaby.  He was born on Thursday and weighed in at 7lbs 7 ozs. and is just beautiful!!

Babies are truly a miracle from the Lord.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

A New Meaning for Memorial Day

This Memorial Day Weekend brought on a whole new meaning to what Memorial Day means to me.

As a child growing up, we always celebrated Memorial Day by going to Tahlequah where most of my Mother's family was buried and decorated the graves.  This was a family ritual.

My Grandmother - Nana - who lived with us, started in January after Christmas making the most beautiful crepe paper flowers.  She could make them almost life-like.  Then, she dipped them in paraffin and made cemetery arrangements out of them.

We took a full day trip to go down and decorated all of the graves.

So, on Tuesday of this week, my sister Rita and I went out and decorated the graves of our family in Pryor.  My Dad bought a whole section in the old cemetery at Pryor so we could all be together.The above photo is my Mom and Dad's stone.

my youngest sister, Jane....

and precious little Landen.

My Dad has a military plaque at the bottom of his grave.

They encouraged me to have John's military plaque put on his headstone.  The ones in the ground get scratched up pretty bad from the lawmowers, etc.  And they did an awesome job on it.

So, this Memorial Day, remember those who have passed and love on those that are still here.



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