Tuesday, June 29, 2010

my screen porch...

I love my screen porch.  It is my favorite part of my home.  Mosquitos are in swarms at my house;  we live in the woods of the Missouri River bluffs and we have woods surrounding us. The patio and deck require me to use bug spray.  I just retire to the screen porch instead.

Our property is adjoined on the east by a camp.  During the day and well into the evenings, we can hear the beloved sounds of campers and all their regalia.  It is my favorite part of summer - hearing, distantly through acres of deeply wooded hills, the sound of kids enjoying what will become their favorite memories of a lifetime.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

my new home

How wonderful it is to have a home - a home for my junk.  I have found this wonderful boutique in Kansas City's Zona Rosa, just a couple miles south of the airport.  It is called Vintage Market and I am a vendor there now. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Vintage Market Pics Coming!

I've missed blogging.  I knew I'd be swamped these past 2 weeks.

 Last Saturday, June 12, was Kansas City Convoy of Hope, of which I'm involved.  Meetings and set-up took up a chunk of the week.  Over 2,000 were served.  I'm so thankful for the chance to have been involved.

Then, Sunday started with preparations for moving into the Vintage Market at Zona Rosa.  I moved in Monday and have already sold my heart out!  In a couple of days should have pics on my blog - it takes awhile to get it all set up, especially when large pieces sell. 

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Gnome Memorial

While sweeping the porch one day, I knocked over my precious gnome.  He was older, even though I had only purchased him a couple of years ago at a yard sale for nearly nothing.  I loved him, but he has cracks on the front.  So, I decided to give him a proper burial beside the butterfly bush.

In his place popped up 3 new old gnomes.  Well, actually, I bought them at Good Juju last Friday and they are a different style - shorter, less childish-looking, and more expensive.  Now I have them until I sweep the porch one day or knock one over with a rake.   And I'll give them a proper burial. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

happy birthday to me

I celebrated my birthday yesterday.  My husband, Ron, grilled steaks and cedar plank salmon.  Delicious!  I told him not to buy a store-bought cake because my newly-discovered chocolate recipe is the best and it is so simple;  topped, of course, with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting.  Then I opened gifts.

My sis and a couple girlfriends took me to lunch.  I came home with wonderful gifts!

The best gift is spending time with family and friends.  It was a wonderful day.  I feel loved.