Sunday Sayings . . .

let things go:

The air is off.  The windows are open.  The need to make a large pot of soup is tugging at me.  "Football" is the word of the day.  GO GIANTS!!  : )   It must be fall!!!  Happy first weekend of fall if you're celebrating!!!

Have a beautiful Sunday and a peaceful week ahead my friends ~ Wendy


Sunday Sayings . . .

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It looks like we're finally going to get some rain here today in New York.  It is much needed!!  I'm looking outside of my studio window right now and the poor bushes look so tired and thirsty.  We have the air conditioning back on after two days without it.  It was so nice to feel air coming thru the windows but the humidity is back again in full force.  Yuck!!!!  I want that crisp, cool sweater weather.  Soon enough!!  Have a beautiful Sunday, my friends.  : )

~ Wendy


Friday Afternoon Goings On . . .

I haven't been taking many photos this week.  Instead I've been busy in my studio working on some gift tags and cards.  I haven't created anything new in a while but I'm getting the itch again.  It's probably part of the "nesting" instinct that kicks in about this time every year when the mornings are cooler and the days start to become noticeably shorter.

I have a huge collection of vintage baby cards that I've collected over the years.  They've been sitting in bins for so long and I wanted to upcycle them into something that puts them out into the world again.  They're just way too beautiful to keep hidden away in bins!!  So I cut them up and turn them into gift tags and greeting cards.  I started selling them at craft fairs and people really liked them.  I do the same with old Christmas cards as well.  I'll share some of those in the not so distant future.  : )

Here's a gift tag made just for twins.

Vintage baby cards are the absolute sweetest, aren't they?  Add some vintage ribbon or trim and some pretty paper and embellishments and voila!!!  : )  If you'd like to see more, you can pay a visit to my Etsy shop that can be found here.  Now I'm off to the grocery store for the second time in as many days.  Have you ever just looked around and become so overwhelmed by all the choices in the market that you just kind of throw your hands up and think tomorrow's another day and head straight for the checkout line?  That's what I did yesterday.  We have family coming for a late summer bbq tonight.  My in-laws are heading back home to Florida soon and we all wanted to get together for one last hurrah.  It's always bittersweet but fun.  Any special plans going on this weekend in your neck of the woods??  : )

Have a beautiful and peaceful and safe weekend my friends ~ Wendy


Some Tennessee Memories . . . On the Farm and in the Garden

Yes, I'm still sharing photos from our early July vacation down south.  These are a few from Tennessee when we visited Jim's friend and his family and all of their wonderful animals.  There are also a few from my mother and father in-laws' gardens and fruit trees.   We had such a wonderful time.  My brother in law just got engaged so I'm thinking we'll probably be visiting again sometime in the not-too-distant future.  : )

Happy Tuesday y'all!! ~ Wendy  xo


This {Favorite Summer} Moment . . .

Jim and Megan riding the swings in Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.  I don't know who had more fun!!!  : )

It is hotter than blazes here in New York today and not supposed to break until Sunday!!  Have a wonderful and safe weekend!!!  xo

Many blessings ~ Wendy


Some Thursday Randomness . . .

Extra large goggles.

A perfect hole between tree branches in our back yard.

A regular in our back yard this summer.
Two regulars in our front yard all summer.
Our gardener . . .
. . . and his helper.  : )
A beautiful orchid gifted to us by Megan's former daycare provider (and my friend) and her children when they visited us for a picnic recently.  I think orchids are one of Mother Nature's most amazing works of art!!

My pretty princess in her standard summer position.

 And last but certainly not least . . .

This little missy became a first grader!!!!  Holy macaroni!!!  Where does the time go???  Oh, and our gardener that is pictured above is now a freshman.  I can't believe I just typed those words.  My baby boy!!!!!

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Happy Thursday!! ~ Wendy


Sunday Sayings . . .

“We are taught to believe that the ‘alienation’ that we experience sometimes, when we withdraw from everything or feel alone, is a craving for something sexual, material, or in the physical - and can be cured by popping a pill in most cases. When in Truth, it’s the circuitry within our souls and minds that is hinting to be connected - to real flowing energy - outside of our TVs and computer monitors. What many of us mistaken for depression is actually a need to be understood, or to see desires come to fruition. There is absolutely nothing abnormal about feeling disconnected. Your sensitivity only means you are more human than most. If you cry, you are alive. I’d be more worried if you didn’t.”

Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

This caught my eye this morning and I thought I'd share it.  Happy Sunday to you all!!  : )

~ Wendy 


Starr's Mill . . .

On our way to Senoia, we passed this gorgeous red building that looked like an old barn with the prettiest waterfall next to it.  I knew I had to stop on the way back and get a closer look.  It turned out to be an old mill from the 1800's. 

I fell in love with everything about it!!  The perfect location to visit on a hot Georgia day!!  These three ladies thought so too.  : )

Can we get a little privacy??

I guess we'll be on our way then.  Lol!!

At the base of the waterfall there were lots of people with shovels and bowls.  At first, Megan and I thought they might be panning for gold (really we did.  Not sure what normally goes on in Georgia!!).

Upon further investigation . . .

 we discovered it was clams they were digging for!!  Lots of them too!!

Our stop at Starr's Mill was one of my favorite stops on our vacation.  I swear I could've taken a thousand photos there alone!!  I honestly didn't have any idea that I'd love Georgia as much as I did.  If it wasn't so darn hot and I wasn't such a New York girl I might even think about moving there when the kids are all grown.  : )

 Next stop . . .  Tennessee!!!

Happy Thursday y'all!!  ~ Wendy