Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A Few Pretties For You.....And Stormy Skies....





Hello everyone....hope you are all well....

Today is kinda stormy....kinda sunny....kinda rough....kinda windy....

A real mixed bag!

You may remember, from previous years here at the beach cottage, that I was fortunate enough to have many beautiful Hibiscus shrubs, and other assorted flowering shrubs, on one side of the cottage.

Unfortunately, that small condo unit, was struck by lightning last Fall,caught fire, and unfortunately had to be levelled! We had stayed there one year, and quite enjoyed it...it even had a cute small pool!

Needless to say, the Hibiscus is not what it once was...😕...but....low and behold...
This morning...I spied 3 thru the window! 😊
One was within reach, so in she came with me...along with 2 pretty blue flowers!

They are such a nice addition to the cottage...and...along with my Valentines /Birthday flowers...they are brightening up this rather crazy day!

We will be heading out to a few stores this afternoon....TJMAXX....MARSHALLS...YIPPEE!
If I am lucky....maybe even Michaels or Joanne's!
I would love to compare the yarn prices here...against our Canadian prices....🤔








Have a wonderful day....

Oh...by the way....I started a new afghan last night...very squishy and colourful!

                       Cheers!  :o)

                              linda. 💙


Monday, 20 February 2017

Beachy Bits & Bobs....✨🐚✨



Just popping in again to say "Hi!"....

Things are great here....weather is fantastic!

Sunsets have been gorgeous....

A bit of rain, here and there....

Lots of beach walks....and some delicious meals...by moi! Hahaha!

Finished a sweater for Miss V....just need to add a few pompoms, and buttons.

Granny square afghan coming along...running out of the cream yarn....may have to pull out the big bag of yarn I brought with me....and....start something else!

I hear that the weather up North has been incredible!

Boyfriend said the Weather Network showed the cottage at 15c and sunny!

Perhaps we will be opening up the old girl sooner than expected!

I have been trying to get around and visit you all....

And...I want to welcome my new followers!




















My boyfriend took this pic of me last night....

I was taking a few pictures of the wee plants poking thru the sand.

The wind was coming from the North, so a sweater was required down at the sand.

Some clouds blew in...also from the North....and, no Sunset for us!

Today is another day in Paradise...time for a beach walk!

Have a wonderful week my friends....

See you soon....

             Cheers! :o)

                     linda 💕


Monday, 13 February 2017

News From The Beach......



Hi everyone....

Popping in for a quick update...

Weather has been gorgeous...settling in nicely...getting lots of beach walks....reading....eating...

The moon on Saturday night was incredible...and the STARS! ⭐️💫⭐️ were so bright!

We sat on the porch til nearly 10 pm!

It was my birthday, and we walked for Grouper Chowder...Firecracker Tuna...with Sour Dough Bread in Olive Oil and Spices! Delightfully delicious!

Yesterday we met some friends for a concert...a Beach Boys wanna be group...lots of fun!

Still kinda tired from the drive...encountered every type of precipitation thru Michigan Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Georgia cooperated with lovely sunshine and warmth.







Found this $ bill on the beach! Worth $1.35 Canadian! Hahaha!






Just about to leave for a walk....

Hope you are all well...and not getting too much snow!

Enjoy your day!

           Cheers!

                  linda 🌞


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A Very Long Bits & Bobs.......✨







Let's start from last Thursday...

We picked Miss V up from school, as Friday was a PD day,and we would be watching her that day. As we were leaving this week for vacation, we decided to make it a sleepover too!

She was thrilled!!

We got cracking in the kitchen...

Cupcakes!!!

She had one after dinner...and then after her bath...she slaughtered her Papa at "Old Maid"....

Looking rather snappy in her new "OWL" housecoat 💕

 
 Friday morning...we headed out to the cottage with her...she was so excited!!

The usual twig gathering...and some banging of ice on the beach.

We couldn't get too close, as there was a LOT of slippery ice....







 There was fresh snow, so she enjoyed making the first tracks...

She even drew a big "Happy Face"...

The sun tried to shine...but the clouds were just too darn thick...







We went inside...

She checked out her room...

Signed my guest book/journal...

And said...

"It is really cold in here Nana...let's go back outside"...

You know it is cold, when it is better outside!! 

One more trip down to the beach with her Papa...

And...we were on the road again!! 















In other news...

I finished another afghan...

Loving the blue and the tassels... 

It is very squishy, soft and very warm...

Wool is Bernat Premium Tweed...

I got it at Walmart!! 












I had bought myself some White Daisy Mums...and the Flower Lady was sweet enough to bring me 3 big bunches of White Stock...

I think they made a lovely combo for my foyer...and I had enough for the living room...family room...powder room...and a few for my dining table... 







Still with me????

Phew......

Now we are on Sunday...

Miss V arrived before 10am, as her Mom (being in the floral business) had to work, in preparation for Valentines Day. The biggest day in flowers, next to Mothers day... 

More cupcakes!!!

Here she is decorating them for her Aunts and Uncles who are arriving early afternoon. 

There is veggie chili courtesy of my daughter Lissa...and all the fixins.
An early birthday celebration for MOI...
And a fond farewell to all our kids for a while...

After the cupcakes were done...

She curled up, to watch Kung Fu Panda til the guests arrived... 

Doesn't she look cosy?

 
 And...

Just for fun...

My Son Ryan and Miss V had almost identical socks and jeans on for the ocassion!!! 


Okay...that is me...up to the minute...

Freezing rain happening right now...sheer ice out there...

Truck is 3/4 packed...just a few things for the morning...hope all the ice melts...

We are shooting for a 7am departure...aiming for Lexington Kentucky for the night...

Next night will be Valdosta Georgia...and then Friday afternoon at the beach!!!

Hope you are all well...

Wish us a good trip...

I promise not to mumble too much if the weather is not nice and sunny!!

I will check in after we are settled...

                Cheers!   :o)

                     linda ♥️