Tuesday, March 30, 2010

For the Birds

The buffet is always open at our house.

Can you see the red bellied woodpecker?

He loves the peanut and suet covered berries.

It is mating season for the goldfinches.  The males are taking their dates out to dinner for the early bird special before they head back to their nests for egg making.


Monday, March 29, 2010


Danielle at Hello Owl wants me to show you something I collect this week. I bet you would be surprised to see that I collect these:

There are many other bee things not pictured throughout the house and yard.  When I lived in Kansas, the license plate on my car was: "BZZNBEA".  

Bees are not the only thing I collect.  I love vintage, antique and retro so there are many collections around our house.  

Take a look at My Place and Yours to see if others collect the same thing as you.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Top Drawer

This week's theme for "My Place and Yours" is Top Drawer.  While I have not visited all the participants this week, those that I have visited have very organized top drawers.

A Yahoo search of top drawer produces entries for lingerie and furniture companies.  Makes sense.  I searched for the term "meaning of top drawer" and The Phrase Finder lists the meaning as "of the best quality; of the highest social standing."  Victorian gentry kept their most valuable items in the highest drawer of a bedroom chest of drawers.  The phrase was used to denote a person's social standing based on family background.  Your family was either 'top drawer' or not.  Sometimes Hubs will proclaim one of my meals top drawer.  I guess he is saying it was a really good meal, not that the vegetables or meat were high in social standing.

The top drawer I am sharing this week is not organized nor does it contain valuable items.  In every one of my homes, a top drawer in the kitchen has always been designated as The Junk Drawer.  It is the drawer that holds all the stuff that only belongs in a junk drawer. 

If you would like to see what some Top Drawer people keep in their Top Drawer, visit Danielle at Hello Owl.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Pure Madness

It is one of my favorite times of the year! 

Birds are singing, trees are budding and daffodils are blooming.

 But more importantly, 

The ball is bouncing!

Rock Chalk!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Cleaning at My Place

The calendar says spring will be here at the end of the week.  I brought out the cleaning supplies including my PINK Glam Gloves to begin the annual ritual of spring cleaning.

Check out the other PINK things being shared this week at "My Place & Yours" over at Hello Owl


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


It has been a bit since I last posted.  
This takes a while...

But since it has been TWO weeks without

And so I do not do this

I have resorted to