Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Apr 18, 2016

New Loves



"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."
~ Coco Chanel


I found this at Walmart of all places. This will be perfect over sleeveless dresses or tops come Summer.  I'm at that age where I am no longer comfortable showing off my upper arms.


A string of vintage pearls gussied up with a pretty charm.


Now these aprons aren't new,  I've had them for several years. I never wore them because they hung down to almost my ankles which made me feel dumpy.  I almost gave them away but instead I cut off  the ends and now they hang about knee length, just perfect!




I haven't bought a Victoria Magazine in forever, but when I happened upon the new issue with this quote on the inside I couldn't resist. This has long been the quote I have used on my comments page.



Have a happy day.

Apr 12, 2016

Early Spring


"It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" ~Mark Twain

Wow, its been quite awhile since I posted.  I'm so happy that Spring has arrived ~ although so far it's been a very wet one.  We've been busy planting and building a greenhouse.  We're trying our hand at planting strawberries this year.

The potatoes are coming up!

A few eggs from the Girls this morning.

Have a happy day!