Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Hello to all my Sweet and Dear Friends. I hope every one out in blog land is having a great week. Our weather is not to bad here, after all the rain, everything is growing pretty well again. The nights have been cool, which is nice for leaving open the window. So next Monday is the first day of our Free Fall Fair, I am still trying to figure out why they call it  Free, when you have to pay for everything, I guess it is only free to walk around the court square. lol;  I am taking my camera for photos, we get some really strange looking people during fair time. ha ha Where I work we are setting up a booth in a huge tent called the Industrial Tent, lots of businesses have booths in there and hand out all kinds of  free advertisements and such. So I am going to have to sit at our booth until  9 pm every night. yipppppyyyy.  :{  My co boss is going with me so I don't have to be alone, so that is good. We are putting together bags to hand out the kids with some neat goodies inside, that will be fun, oh and helium balloons. It is going to be a very long week. 

  Now on this Saturday I am going to the Johnny Apple Seed Festival. I am not letting any thing stop me this time. I will have my trusty camera with me too.  Oh and speaking of photos, I did take some of the fall plants I bought  not too many, I still have to plant my Lavender and Hydrangeas.


This is my big flower pot at the front of our house I love the blue green of it.  I have three mum plants and two kale and the plant in the back that looks like corn, I can't remember what it is. So if any one knows what it is please let me know...   lol;


Now this is the Mums we call April's Mum. It is on the left side of the garage, they really brighten up the corner of the house.


This little cutie  I found at the Dollar Tree, are they not the cutest things. Just love them.  My little garden angles are protecting Aprils Mum.


My Coleus I planted on the right side of the garage, I bought some spray paint  called hammered black, to paint the pot. It is a great color I can't wait to use it.


And my flower bed after I trimmed them all back, but I have some new growth starting I was surprised to see that. My cone flowers and yarrow and Shasta daisy's  and Phlox.  Oh and look who had to get in the photo, my two babies, Izzy and Gracie.


This one is hard to see, it blends in with the mulch pretty good.

And as usual I don't know what kind of plant it is, but it is very pretty with long stems with tiny pink flowers. I had this in the pot that the mums and kale is now in.

Well that is it for now, I do have some new plants I bought at Wal Mart this afternoon they were on sale for only a  dollar. I bought two deep purple pansies and some more kale, I am going to plant them around the coleus Pot. they will look very pretty there. When I get the others planted I will take photos and show them.

Now for my goodie box, When I opened my front door and saw a goodie box sitting  there my heart jumped a beat.  It was from my Sweet Friend Dawn from Dawn's Day Break.  I was a second runner up in her give a way, her Cutie pie of a Son Tim drew out my name.   Oh I should call him Handsome his is to big to call a Cutie Pie.  Sorry about that big guy.  She has a way with knitting needles, she sent me a very pretty dish cloth and a bottle of dish soap,  Dawn,,,,,   now I wonder why she picked that one....... hmmmm. :}   It is too pretty to use on dirty dishes, I will have to use it after they are clean.... he he  and she wrote me a very cute note,  I would have taken a photo but my batteries are dead, but when I get new ones I will post the photo of it. If  you have not been by her blog you should stop and take a look see. I love reading  about her son Tim and her every day life, she is very witty and funny.  You won't be disappointed.

Now I have been tagged, by  Miss Rhea  from Miss Rhea's.  So I am going to try my best to give some very interesting answers, that don't make me sound like I really am......    Get it.......    So here are the rules.


If you have been tagged, here is what is requested:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird...
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a post on their blog. So here we go......

1;  I am a neat freak  if there is something out of place or crooked it drives me nuts till I fix it.  Not just at home either. 

2'  My money has to be in the order of largest to smallest, and all the heads have to go the same way.

3;  I don't like going shopping for food, not sure why but I don't, I go but I don't if I don't have to.  Poor Hubby does most of the shopping for food..

4;  My third toe on my right foot has a slanted toe nail, it does not go straight across. My grandson has the same toe... It is very hard to paint.

5;   When I clean my house I put on my I pod and sings loud and dance around the house, it makes the hum drum cleaning faster and more fun.

6;   I have a huge love affair with shoes,, I can't help it, when I see a pair I have to buy them if I can. I have so many that it is hard to wear them all.  When I am have a bad day or week  hubby says is it time for a new pair of shoes.  When I go to the GW I am always finding a pair to bring home.

7;  I start more projects then I will ever get done. My bad habit, I will have good intentions when I start one, then I get another idea and start that one. So I have lots of  unfinished projects. Some day I will get some done.  

Well I hope  I have not disappointed or offended any one.  I know  some of you have put me up on a pedestal, and now I think I just fell off....   ha ha   hope you are laughing cos it is a joke...  Really though I hope you enjoyed  my seven things random or

wearied.   My whole life is weird.  I could write a book on it.  Hey maybe I should.  I could be one  of Opera's  book of the month now how cool would that be...   Or a very scary movie,  oh well, one can dream...   Not sure if any of that made sense.

I wish to thank every one for you sweet comments and taking the time to visit my blog and read about my little every day life. You are all so special to me more then you will ever know.  I am surely Blessed to have such caring and up lifting friends.

God Bless


OOPS!  I forgot, to tag  someone else....   So I am tagging;;;;;;;

I try to pick someone who I don't think has been tagged before.

Darlene;  Darlene's Days

Libby; My Thrifty Victorian Home

Lea;  Shabby Olde Potting Shed

Michele;;  Country Vintage

Kim;  Daisy Cottage

Lori;  Katie's Rose Cottage

Katherine;  Yellow Rose Arbor.

So have fun you all, can't wait  to read what your seven things are. I love the tags great way to know every one a little better.




Smilingsal said...

I line up my bills the same way.

Darlene said...

I love all of your beautiful flowers...they are so pretty!! And of course, the animals always want to be in the

Thanks for tagging is always fun to learn a bit more about our blogging friends isn't it? I also keep my money large to small denom. and facing the same way...I think that comes from being a teller way back when and I also have so many projects going that I may never get them all done!!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m asking to all the Bloggers to support our dear FRIEND Mandy!
Please do come over, and DO LEAVE A COMMENT!

Debbie Moss

Thanks so much for your SUPPORT!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Thankyou so much for your support and lovely comment left on Debbies blog. Everyone has been so kind. I appreciate the time you took to pop over to my friends blog to leave a message. Hopefully the person concerned will get bored. Thanks again, Mandy XXX

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for tagging me, but I did do this onea quite a while ago! I have plenty of weird things tho! LOL!

P.S. - I'm sorry to hear you have lost a child, I can't imagine how painful that would be.

Miss Rhea said...

I hate food shopping too. I make a list, in order of the aisles so I can just run through really fast and throw stuff in my cart and leave !! lol !! I hate clothes shopping even more. I try on a few things and then buy 3 or 4 of each. lol !! Lovely photos of your garden. We are pretty much dead here at the end of summer in the desert, but next month I can start planting pansies and snapdragons that winter well here. :)

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Alaura,
I LOL reading your 7 random things. I have a weird toenail that's slanted too.. how does THAT happen? Glad I'm not alone! heehee Ohmigosh... I know someone who sorta has orangatang.. toes so it can always be "worse." How do you spell that anyways?
Okay, I'll be sure and think of 7 things!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Enjoyed looking at your pics. Conrgats on the goodie box! And I also have some quirky things about me. One is the opposite of one of your's. I hate to start a project and NOT finish it! LOL!

aunties said...

Your flowers are so pretty! Hope you enjoy the fair and I am looking forward to see the photo's of the all the people watching you will be able to do.
Also enjoy the the laughs you will have!

Dawn said...

Your fall plants are looking good! I haven't even given any thought to that at all yet!

I am glad you package arrived. That was some fast postal service!!! I do hope you enjoy it!

take care,

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

Ooooo, U know as I sit here in Arizona in the heat, that I want your pretty garden.....that's what I miss about