Think Happy Thoughts


I missed National Floral Design Day this weekend.

Even though I was a floral designer for, well, let’s just say many years….

I never heard of it before….or even celebrated it!

So in honor of this holiday…I’m posting these pretty bouquets that I designed for my daughter and her so, so pretty flower girl.

How lovely they looked standing among the confetti of the Catalpa Tree this past summer.



No summer would be complete without some Zinnia’s in the garden or on my table.

Though my house is under construction, I’m still bringing in flowers for the table.

I’m in love with the morning light in my new dining room.

Let’s hit the ground running!

Let's hit the ground running!

Or maybe just snooze for a bit longer!
2 favorite things–Rosie and vintage grain sacks.
Especially when they have been mended so carefully by a farmers wife so long ago.

You can’t make this stuff up!

You can't make this stuff up!

It has been a hectic week!
Rosie started the week with vet visit–a bug was in her cornea,
requiring sedation, eye scrapping, and a fitted contact lens that I have to keep checking to make sure it is in place.
Eye drops 4 times a day!
Mama Duck hatched 10 adorable baby ducks! Yes, 10!
Anyone want a duck?
The week ended with a daughters car caught in a flash flood and 5 inches of water needed to be sucked out and dried!
Catching my breath and rolling up my sleeves.
The garden holds more tasty produce just waiting to be brought into the kitchen.

Dining outdoors

Dining outdoors

A table tucked under the shade of the Pine trees for a light lunch.
Tablecloth from a canvas drop cloth and some garden flowers for a vintage blue Mason jar.
Just like it reads on the jar–perfect!



August is a busy month for the garden, it seems everything needs attention and harvesting at once.
Weeds just wait for me to turn my back.
Not to mention the greenhouse and fence need a coat of stain and paint!