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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Am I Lucky Or What!!!!!

Am I the luckiest person or what!!! I along with many other bloggers participated in a "Primitive Porch Swap" set up by Char from The Pickled Pepper Patch. I just happened to get lucky and I was paired up with Char for this swap. You just won't believe what fantastic things she sent to me. They are all homemade except for one thing but I'm pretty positive Char could have made it had she taken a notion to do it.

Are you ready?????

Can you say "WOW!!!!

This is an incredible flower holder. I'm not so sure I want to put it out on my porch. I took this picture at the fireplace before I knew where I wanted to put this baby. Now it is sitting on my kitchen table with these lovely Geraniums from Joann Fabric. Char also said it worked great for holding rolls of toilet paper. Is that lady a genius or what!!!

This is a small hanging plant holder that I probably will put out on my porch. I need to find the perfect spot for it.

Don't you just adore this fly screen???? I wanted to make one for myself but why bother now! I already have one.

Some of you might remember this next treasure from one of Char's recent tutorials. Yes it is her game board. It is already hanging on the porch. The sweet little garden pick is perched in one of my plants in my living room.

I can't say thank you enough to Char for these wonderful treasurers. This swap was so much fun. I even joined her next swap the "Patriotic Porch Swap". Sorry girls this one is already closed. If Char offers one of these swaps again, don't miss your chance to sign up. You won't regret it I promise.

Have a Sunshiny Day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our Four Legged Friends

I thought it would be nice to post about some of our precious family friends. You know the four legged kind. We have 3 hairy friends at our house. Chipper is 11 years old. He is the most gentle Shepherd around. He has been faithful and loyal to our family for a very long time. When he was just a pup, he used to run behind Aaron in the yard and his front paws would hit Aaron in the back of the legs. Aaron would be bruised up and down his legs. He was not hurting Aaron he just had big heavy feet. Everyone is terrified of him when they come to the house. Little do they know he is just a big baby. One floppy ear and one pointed one. I thought we were going to loose him this past fall. He either had a stroke or he had a bad case of arthritis in his hips. The vet says that is common with Shepherds so they just gave him some medicine and it seemed to make him better. He is a lot more active and he doesn't drag his back side like he was. Could you imagine having to put shoes on this guy. His feet are huge.

Now Susie is a real firecracker. She is 7 years old. She had a litter of pups to Chipper and they were beautiful. It wasn't a planned pregnancy. We weren't in the position to keep any of the puppies so we sent them out to good homes. Susie obviously isn't as big as Chipper but she looks just as mean with both her ears pointing up. She is a big baby none the less. I think Chipper would like to hook up with her again but so far we have been able to keep them separated. I love her eyes.

The UPS guy delivers my packages to me at work. He said there is no way he is getting out of his vehicle when we aren't home with those dogs watching over the house. Of course I know all they would do is lick him to death. I guess it is good that a stranger would think he might be eaten if he trespassed.

Our real baby is Isabella. Bella for short. She is a Schnoodle. If there is anyone out there that wants a house pet that doesn't shed and is the perfect example of obedience, this is a great choice. We got her when she was about 6 weeks old. She will be three this summer. She knows every trick possible. I think she even says "Momma" when I come in the house from work. We got her the year my oldest went off to stay at college. I was looking for in house protection since my husband was working nights at the time. She definitely lets you know when someone is in the drive. Look at those beautiful eyes of hers. I swear she is human sometimes.

I would love to hear about your pets if you have any, especially dogs. I am definitely not what you would call an animal lover but I do love our babies.

Have a great rest of the week my friends,