Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Bits & Bobs......


 I am sure you must all be wondering....

"What has Linda been up to lately?"

"We know that she attended that beautiful wedding....but other than that...not quite sure what she has been up to!"

Well....I am back...and I am here to share what I have been up BEFORE and AFTER that fabulous event...

The above was one of the table arrangements I was lucky enough to bring home...still looks great...nearly 2 weeks later...I am going to try and root the succulents, and with the container, make my son a succulent arrangement in the New Year...he LOVES succulents!!  {Who can blame him?}

The infamous toes were given a darker look for the wedding...
Not my cup of tea...will need to get them brightened up soon!!
I have been working on my Granny Square Afghan as well...
Coming along nicely...


 Of course we have been at the cottage a lot, as well...
Even during the week...when the weather is nice...so peaceful...
Lots of green still down there...we visited to day...20*c!!!
Unbelievable for November 1st!

Oh.....by the way....Happy November Everyone!!!






I have also been grocery shopping...

Made Chicken Fajitas one night....OH SO GOOD!!! 

Been baking a bit as well...Not just a pretty face you know! hahaha!!!

  




Brought in a few friends for the Winter...
I always bring my Hens & Chicks in...mainly because I don't want my vintage containers to crack with the cold weather...I also love to enjoy them inside...
This Geranium is special...love the mottled leaves...I will see if she survives...

Last of the Limelight Hydrangeas in a vase....beautiful!!

 



The Ducks at the cottage have been very entertaining this Fall...

I captured a wee bit of colour here at home...

 




Can you spy Miss V behind all those colourful Mums???

She just loves my local Greenhouse... aka "Flower Store"...💓💓💓

We have seen her a few times in the last few weeks...

Just look at the sweet face!!!!  💕💕💕

She was here on Sunday for the day...we had so much fun...but...I do have to save something for another post....right???? 

 
Hope you are all well...and enjoying this gorgeous weather....

Still flying high from the wedding...such fun!! 

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments...much appreciated...

As I have said many times...

                ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I HAVE THE BEST PEEPS.........EVER!!!!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️


                Cheers!   :o)

                     linda ♥️

 

44 comments:

  1. Everything is a sight for sore eyes!
    I should have always brought in my H and Cs..they never come back!
    I see her pirouetting back there..what a fun and cute little friend you have:)
    All your baking and cooking look scrumptious too!

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    1. HI Monique....
      Finally....a post! I have so many pics to sift thru!
      You might be able to get some H &C at a garden centre...I have 2 pots here...and 2 to bring in at the cottage.
      How beautiful it was out there today...
      Have some chicken things in the oven...and Ceasar Salad...light dinner....we stopped at a chip truck on the way home!
      Enjoy your evening....

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  2. I actually like the colour of your toenail polish! Hens and chicks... they were always a part of the rock garden at the farm. I've never grown them, but I would like to. Still lovely weather, isn't it! -Jenn

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    1. Really? I am used to the bright pinks...I will leave it for a while.....
      Lovely weather indeed!

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  3. You're squeezing everything you can out of that cottage, I see. Nice when you get warm enough weather in October. Hopefully November won't kill us. :-b Enjoyed your photos and that cute little V. I see she had one eye darker than the other. Unique and cute. :)

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    1. OH we do love our cottage!
      Kids coming this weekend, and the guys can get the winter shutters up...😕
      Yes...it is called something...2 different colours...but I can't remember! Hahaha!

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  4. Sorry..should have wrote she 'has' one eye darker than the other.

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  5. Everything is looking great! Love those painted toes! I finally finished my afghan. Posted a picture on IG.

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    1. I saw that! It is gorgeous...next one I'm doing is going to be colour blocked like that!
      Great job...your daughter will love it!

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  6. I think that color of polish is beautiful on your feet...especially for fall! Did you have matching fingernails, too?
    I'm getting a new kitchen window on Thursday! A garden window...so exciting! I'm deciding what to have on the shelves...possibly succulents in my vintage pottery collection? Decisions, decisions!
    Gorgeous weather down here, too....I'd love a whole month of this for November!

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    1. Nope...always pale pink on fingernails...my hands are not pretty....at all!
      Love those kind of Windows...love the depth! Succulents would be great there...
      Weather has been excellent....

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  7. Your photos are extraordinary, Linda! The ducks in flight, the mums with little Miss V popping up, and of course her close up which I saw on IG. She's so beautiful!

    I need to know what you do with all of that bakery! I made cupcakes the other day and I dare not touch them...seriously, I need to drop many pounds to get my back in good shape. Hubby is good for the first few and then he tires of them I give a lot away. How is it with you?

    We are warm here, too. Loving it. I hope we have it through the weekend, I need some long walks in between opening boxes at the lake. Come help!!! ;-D

    Jane

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    1. When I made the 3...I froze 2...then boyfriend and I can have a slice with a coffee in the afternoon...just cake mixes, but with bananas and frozen fruit...not really all that fattening! hahaha!!
      I would love to help you at the lake!!!!!

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    2. The coffee cake is from scratch...😜

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  8. Loved this post . . .
    Catching up on you . . .
    I like succulents too!
    Although I need the secret to keeping them lovely.
    (I do ok for a few months and then . . . not so good!)
    I would bring Hens and Chickens inside too . . . love their green, tinted tips, succulent patterns.
    (Visiting a home in Ireland one time, her entire postage stamp size rear garden was filled with
    Hens & Chickens plantings . . . lush p, intricate, delightful!)
    I found that adorable sweet face in amongst the mums and garden shop . . .
    Happy November Days . . .

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    1. That would be a sight to see Lynne...I have a few at the cottage too...but in pots...not in the ground!
      Happy November days to you too!

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  9. I am so pleased to have found your lovely blog. I enjoyed this post so very much.
    I love love love Hens & Chicks. Note to Self: get some in the spring :-D
    I have become a "follower"
    Happy November!
    diane @ @ thoughts&shots

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    1. Hi Diane...thanks so much for coming by!
      Yes...get yourself some H & C!!

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  10. oh cc girl.
    just look at that fresh lovely wee face!
    nature's blush on her cheeks . . .
    and eyes that will never need mascara!
    and
    oh yes! my favorite cake! with berries and yogurt! YUM!!!
    and
    never say your hands are not pretty.
    you no doubt have gardener's hands.
    and they are the most beautiful of all. XO♥

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    1. Honestly Tammy...you should be a writer!! Such a way with words...thanks so much!!

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  11. These are all great shots, Linda! They really capture the joy in your life. And I love your blog's header. What an amazing image!

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    1. Yes...I really liked that shot too!

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  12. You are always a busy lady. The weather has been gorgeous the past couple of days so it has been raking and bagging leaves while it is dry. Several crochet projects are on the go and I've been finding some cute knitting patterns for 18 inch dolls (granddaughter loves them).

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    1. Today was just plain dreary...
      Wish I could brush up on my knitting!

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  13. Lovely photos Linda! Especially the one of Miss V up close and of her in the flowers. So cute! That geranium is an interesting looking one with the different leaves and blooms. I didn't save a thing - tossed them in the field behind us. Maybe they'll bloom there. Haha. Dark and dreary and drizzly here today. May be sun tomorrow for a couple hours. I hope!

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    1. I hope it makes it thru the WInter...The foliage is very attractive...I also have a few of our favorites!!

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  14. I always enjoy my visit with you,, everytime!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie...just so darn happy that you are back!!

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  15. Yes, I can spy Miss V behind ALL those colourful... um... Mums?

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    1. Don't you mean colorful moms? :p

      Hi Linda!

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    2. HI Blue...
      Are you a gardening expert now,too???
      Hahaha!
      Nope...correct spelling is MUMS...

      Hi Blue!!

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  16. How is Miss V. liking preschool?

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  17. Yours is my most favourite blog....well, it's actually my only one that I follow, ha, ha. Nice that you're back to baking, working on your afghan, showing us little cutie Miss V. and of course, your pedi! Having left over roast chicken and squash for dinner, have to be at an event in Oakville early evening. Take care and enjoy...

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    1. You enjoy! I ain't going nowhere!

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  18. Lovely photos Linda...Miss V is adorable! What a lovely wedding you had....we have our youngest sons wedding in March next year...I shall be making little Miss Gs dress and cardigan...I love your header...all that orange gorgeousness ( is that even a word!!) I have serious orange pumpkin envy...we don't get them like that here...enjoy Nov !!! XXXX

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    1. Hi Sue....thanks for stopping in!
      Hope your wedding goes well....stop by anytime!

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  19. Yes, I saw Miss V . . . and she takes a great photo. Glad to see you back and savouring your recent exploits . .
    I am almost recovered ~ so glad to get rid of that cough . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      That cough was hideous....hope you are at the end. Take care....

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  20. It is always great to catch up with your bits and bobs!

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    1. Thanks Amy....hope you are well...

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  21. I like the mild temps, but it just feels so wrong. I wish the weather would settle into summer or fall properly! Your baking looks delicious, and it looks like you're baking for a big crowd. I can never decide what to do with my succulents. I see a few people in the neighbourhood have them growing on big boulders and they seem to survive the winter. I think the squirrels get into mine and uproot them in winter :[ But when I brought them in last winter they didn't do well at all. This year I figured I'll leave them out, but now you say you bring yours in! How do you treat them in winter indoors? I bring my two favourite geraniums in for winter, but they go into shock for the first couple of weeks (turning yellow now). I'll give them some fertilizer and hope they recover quickly.
    Such a sweet photo of Miss V.
    Wendy

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    1. Because I bring the whole pot in...I think they do better. Water sparingly, and I have them in the sunniest spot possible...I don't want my planters to crack over the winter...I know some people have them in the ground and they do great...I did not have luck that way...
      My Geraniums are acting finicky as well...sometimes they do great...sometimes not!
      I have a few at the cottage that I will box up and bring home this weekend...

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