Thursday, June 18, 2009

fresh produce....REALLY fresh!

A week or so ago, I picked the first ripened tomatoes off my plant. Just a couple days ago I decided to try one. It was SO good! I have never, ever eaten most of a tomato in one sitting, much less eaten almost just a tomato for a meal. I have never really wanted to eat that much of a tomato by itself. But, I cut a slice, paired it with a little mozzarella cheese and some pesto - and oh my! It was wonderful! I even tried it with just salt and liked that too. I couldn't believe it! Now I understand why my mom, aunt, and grandma always say that they love homegrown tomatoes. I do too!!

Finally Finished

I found the coolest vintage bird illustrations on Etsy not long ago and thought they'd be the perfect touch for our living room update. They're kind of an odd size, though, so it took be a bit to figure out what kind of frames to get for them. Finally I picked some out this morning and here's the completed look. The photos don't quite do it justice, but I am really happy with the finished product!

The top photo is a robin from a 1913 book, and the bottom is a Lady Gould Finch from a 1906 book.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Littlest Daisy - SALE

Check out my shop as I am participating in the Yart Sale on Etsy! (Art + Yard Sale = Yart Sale)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

life is good.

new mercies streaming from heaven. gorgeous summer weather. a bouquet of sunny yellow daisies on my counter. a gracious & loving husband. anticipation of visiting family. quiet morning with "Sunshiney Day Blend" coffee. a deliciously fresh grapefruit. a so far untouched budget for June. soundly sleeping daughter. the finishing touch on my updated living room ordered & in the mail. promise of a call from my mom. the beginnings of a summer tan. a healthy family. one remaining year of Heath's seminary. the happy prospect of Ainsley's "good morning" smiles. good friends. a "new" car with working air conditioning. money enough for our expenses. the love of the Father.

life is good.