Back to School Time


It's time!  I start back to school tomorrow.  The students don't come until next Thursday.

I'm so excited.

This is a perfect time for me to go back to work.

My nest will be empty in a week and I'll just tell you there have been plenty of tears on my part.

Be back soon!

Mysteries Abound


Mysterious Monday.

I like the alliteration.

We used to have 6 of these bowls.  Now there are 4.  I broke one.

No one will confess about the other.

Do these things happen at your house?

I hope you all have a very Happy Monday.

I'm working in my classroom today.

Have You Met Roxanne?



Roxanne's blog is one of the most creative and fun places I've discovered lately.
She is a very talented painter. Roxanne shares her love for painting, life, and family with others.


Visiting her blog is uplifting and makes me smile every time. :)



Can you imagine the talent?

I just love how she captures the simple and important things in life.


Please stop by her blog and say a big ol' Texas HI!

You'll be so glad you did.

(Confession: I totally stole these pictures from her blog without permission.
Only out of utmost admiration.
Please don't sue me Roxanne!)

It's Rooster Party Time Again!

The rooster loving tradition continues!

I have to tell you....when I was in middle school, my friend's mom had a collection of roosters.

At the time I thought that was so bizaare. Hmmmm....times change. :)

Today I'm just showing a few new ones that have joined the flock.

This pretty white rooster was a gift from my sweet friend Cynthia. 

He's really a pitcher but he came outside for better picture taking today.


You know I love my cup towels! 

Couldn't pass this one up.


Would you like a Diet Coke while you are here?

We have beautiful napkins to go along with your drink.


Curse my picture taking skills!

Turn your head sideways please.  Can you see that pretty rooster?  He's on the side of a beautiful photo album sent to me by Dawn at Cottage State of Mind. 
She also sent a really neat rooster trivet.

Did you know that awhile back Dawn held a give away on her blog. 
The girl is so sweet that she sent a gift to everyone who entered! Wow, I still can't get over that.

Thank you Dawn!

Thank you also to Barb at Barb's Bella Vista for gathering all of us together to flaunt some roosters again today.

Table Top Tuesday


Good Morning Friends! 


This is just a little peek at a shelf in my family room.  It's a fun place to layer and move things around. 


You can barely see the picture of my boys taken so long ago.
Having new family pictures taken in the next week or two is on our list of things to do!

Time flies too quickly for me.

When did you last have pictures made?

"A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams."

William Arthur Ward (1921–1994)

The Secret of Life

Strapped on my walking shoes and hubby's Ipod the other morning. Reminded me that some of life's most profound thoughts can come from a little time with James Taylor. Enjoy!