Monday, June 22, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you to Casa Petrie one of my favorite blogs for this award. You should visit her blog, she is a scrapbook artisit and is on my favorites list! Please take the time to visit her blog.

I have been busy putting my house back in order after a fishing trip and a total paint make over. I can't wait to start putting it all together again, but I felt because the house was so dated that it had to have some updating.
In the mean time, I am positing some great kitchens to drool over!

Thanks for visiting,


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day 09

I have a great Dad and every year I get him the same gift! He does occasionaly wear a tie, but I usually give him a pair of leather work gloves.

He seems happy with them, since he is always losing them. I hope everyone out there has a great Father's Day!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Have not posted for a while!

Sorry I have not posted for a while, I have been having my house painted, and everything is topsy-turvey, and I find it challenging to do both. This has forced me to work in my garden! Here are some of my garden inspiration photos!

I am also working on 2 upcoming tablescapes. One in my father's horse barn with a "Western" theme and a 4th theme. Hopefully at least one will be done by this Thursday.

Thanks for visiting,


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's Cherry Time!

Well I am back from my vacation, and I found the tart cherries on my walking path are ripe! You know what that means? Yummy!

I was able to pick a bucket full! Here is my favorite recipe for Tart cherry pie; it's from the food network!

Parts of New Mexico grow wild cherries, known as choke cherries. You can find them mid-june along the Rio Grande river beds. They are not as sweet, and for those of you who have tasted them, you know they "catch your toungue."

I am very happy to be home...there is no place like home.


Monday, June 1, 2009

University of South Carolina

I left Albuquerque, and went to school at the University of South Carolina in Aiken SC. It made a huge impression on me because I was still so young, and it affects the decoration styles I choose, that's for sure.

Seems everything is painted white there, and front porches are much more beautiful than backyards.

Aiken is famous for it's serpentine walls, made popular in this country by Thomas Jefferson, who saw Roman walls in Europe.

Most of Aiken's homes are cottage style. Many of them have beautiful wicker furniture and lush gardens.

I lived in AikenSC/Augusta Ga, for 6 years before I returned to Albuquerque. While I was there I spent many a weekend in Charleston, Savannah and Atlanta.

The Western half of the US is so different, but each has it's beauty. But, more than once, someone has asked me why I have so many flowers in the house ( not common here) and I say, "I lived in Beautiful Georgia-lina and it came home with me!"

Oh, I almost forgot...while there, I was able to attend the Augusta National Masters Golf Tournament Twice. The company I worked for had 2 tickets they would raffle to employees. It was beyond words is was so lush!

I miss it, but it is with me everyday, and I'm always trying to duplicate it here. Especially the gardens. If you ever get a chance to visit,'s well worth it! I hope you enjoyed the tour of my "second" home town.


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