Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Day in the Life of Lindy

You may have noticed I've been away from my blog for awhile. One of my BFF's, Susan, calls it my bi-annual slump. I go through a period of time when I feel dried up, creatively, emotionally, etc. Feeling like I have nothing to say, nothing to offer. I have come to accept this side of me, knowing that 'this too, shall pass'.
But I wasn't exactly moping around the house all the time~just part of the time. LOL!
One sure-fire way to pull one out of a slump is to spend time with this little cutie-pie. I recently had the opportunity to fly down for a visit and had the joy of watching her for two days of my five day visit while her parents were away.

So this is Lindy  first thing in the morning..happy and ready for her and bunny to be picked up...

We watched a little Barney while Lindy had her milk and Grandma, I mean MiMi (that's what she's named me!) had her coffee..

Breakfast, then packed a snack and off we went on a walk. They live 500 ft. from the ocean, but I took the long way around, ending up there...

Purty flower to show me..

On the pier..

Lunch time, then a nap! Oh, and Lindy took a nap too.. ;-)

After nap, Play-Doh! We had so much fun..she made me laugh constantly..what is that verse? "A cheerful heart is good medicine" (Proverbs 17:22)

That night Zac and Amy got home and the next day Amy, Lindy and I were off to go shopping!!

Lindy with her beautiful Mama, Amy.

..and her handsome Daddy, Zac.

Morning on the beach..

"A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head,
and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot"

~ Allan Beck ~

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tabletop Tuesday

I have been craving color as of late..and added some to our family room just as summer is waning.

Here is a little vignette I put together on our coffee table. I have a huge wooden tray with a glass insert that I've displayed my vintage hankie collection~all protected behind the glass! Set on top is a grouping of fun thrift shop/garage sale finds..except for the roses from our garden, and the lovely mirrored plateau~a treasured gift from one of my BFFs, Laura!

I've been really attracted to blue and turquoise recently, and I think when I start my fall decorating I will incorporate it into my autumn embellishments! I'm thinkin' it'll be beautiful with coppers and browns..

Why keep jewelry in a drawer in the bedroom? I've wrapped a gorgeous necklace (another giftie from Laura!) around the top of the cloche and displayed a few others as offerings from the bunny...heirloom pieces from my mom and Steve's the added sparkle! I think I'll continue the theme with amber and yellow jewels when I set about to do my Fall decor. Until then, enjoy! Hope you have a wonderful day!
I am linking up with the lovely Marty, at A STROLL THRU LIFE for her Tablescape Tuesday party!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Met Monday...a little Blog Friend Swap!

A little while ago I arranged a little 'swap' with my blog friend, CeeKay at Thinkin' of Home..

Mainly because when I saw this wine bag at our local grocery store, I thought of her (because this is just her style), and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!! First, I glued down one side and cut open the other side and glued the flaps down. . Next, I began decorating each section and creatively covering up the logo.

 Then I folded it accordion- style and glued at each crease creating 'pockets'.

 Next, I began decorating each section and creatively covering up the logo.

I then created tags to fit inside each pocket..

So my  metamorphosis was turning a wine bag into a "Tag Journal"!! :-)
And here is what the lovely CeeKay sent me!!

A beautiful work of art hanging!

Isn't it just gorgeous? I love it! Our swap was so much fun!!
I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch,
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. {Mrs. Dunwoody}