Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fresh Crabs...

After enduring many days of 100+ temperatures we had some rain this afternoon. Finally some relief from the sweltering heat, although yesterday at the beach was awesome. I got knocked down by the waves a time or two but I got back up and loved every minute of it.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sketch Our Granddaughter Did Of Our Sweet Dog...

This is the sketch that my granddaughter Samantha did for me yesterday in a few hours. She is self taught and very talented for an 18 year old. She does her sketches free hand, no tracing or anything like that. She will attending Becker College in August to be a Veterinary Technician. You can see her love for animals in this sketch of Lexi. Sami I love you and I am so proud of the young woman you are!

This is the original photo I chose for Samantha to sketch Lexi of. You can see how well Sami did sketching this photo. I can't wait to get the original sketch so I can have it framed and hung in our new house.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Curio Cabinet Before and After...

Recently I had my old oak kitchen cabinets painted a pretty "linen" color. Yesterday I decided it was time to paint my cherry curio cabinet to match. I used Krylon satin spray paint in "Ivory". Two cans of spray paint later my curio cabinet has been updated to match the rest of our kitchen. It was a very easy project that didn't take much time at all and the results are pretty nice.

Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to visit Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" for Metamorphosis Monday!

Friday, July 1, 2011

LEM Photo Challenge ~ Red, White & Blue

I'm joining Tara at live every moment through a lens for her RED, WHITE AND BLUE CHALLENGE. I just found her lovely blog today and decided to join her party!

I have posted pictures of this table before but I thought I would show it again since I haven't had time to do much blogging lately.

My brother Henry Daniel Phillips II; Vietnam Veteran...

Come sit and have a cold drink or perhaps some fresh cherry's, watermelon or a yummy coconut cupcake!

White ironstone dinner plates from JC Penney.
Red scallop plates also from JC Penny.
Blue and white Royal Stafford plates from TJ Maxx, a few years ago.
Blue wine glasses are from the Dollar Tree.
Glass compote's from GW.
Glass basket from GW.
Cupcake stand from Home Goods.
Napkins from Home Goods.
Uncle Sam figures from Michael's.
Tall white candle stick with red candle from Home Goods.
Blue place mats from Big Lots.

I hope you enjoy my RED, WHITE AND BLUE table and take a few moments to reflect on all the sacrifices of our military, past and present. Happy 4th of July, thank you for visiting!

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