Monday, May 25, 2009

Janet's Garden

Won't you come into my garden with me?
I want my flowers to see you.

I have so many lovely flowers, plants and bushes to look at, enjoy and take care of but right on the other side of our fence is a wonderfaul garden. It's full of tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, rosemary, mint and basil. I didn't even have to till the dirt, add soil, plant the plants, fertilize, water or stake - I did absolutely nothing and have fresh veggies and herbs everyday. What's my secret? Having a good neighbor who is retired, single and loves to garden and shares with us! Thank you Rick!

Geraniums and Lantana - Beautiful!

There are only two ways to live your life;
one is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is.
Albert Einstein
There is nothing as beautiful as God's wondrous creations. I see Him in every leaf, bud and flower and delight in the beauty He has given me. What a joy a garden brings.
The kiss of the sun for parden
The song of the birds for mirth -
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth!
Dorothy Frances Gurney

Have a lovely day.......Janet.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Road Trip To Canton!

This is my good friend Ann. She has a precious shop in Brandon, MS that you must see if you are ever in the area. It's just full of wonderful things. Last week Ann and I went to the Canton Mississippi craft show and shopped for our stores. We came back with two car loads full! It was hot and crowded but we always have a good time together.

What do you mean you don't take credit cards?

Ann, go to the bank and get us some more cash!

Gotta have a T-Shirt!

After a long, hot day of shopping
what could be better than a good ole'
home-made burger and onion rings?

Nothin'. M-m-m-m-m-m-m-.

Happy Trails!

We just received the new "Farm Chicks" Cookbook. It's adorable! We use that word alot around here but gosh darn it - it really is! Full of recipes, crafts, and tips to give you lots of great ideas. With your purchase you get a FREE year of Country Living magazine. How cool is that? Come on in and get yours today.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pajama Party - November 2008

It's always a party at our annual Pajama Party! Make sure you are there next time!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Kelly Rae Roberts Art

Back in Stock - Adorable artwork by Kelly Rae Roberts! We sold out of our first order
and a new one just arrived. They are reproductions of her original artwork in
wonderful colors that go with any decor and very afforable.
Come on in and see 'em. They will make you smile!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Making A Memory

When I'm not working at the store, cleaning up at the store, ordering new stuff for the store or
re-decorating the store, I love to scrapbook. I thought I would share with you a fun and easy collage I did of my grandmother. She was a wonderful person and I loved her so much and miss her everyday. I didn't have near enough time here on earth with her and can't wait to see her in heaven.

First, gather lots of your old photos and copy them on your computer. I never use the originals. You may harm them. I used a 16x20 canvas board and covered it with different pieces of scrapbook paper using Mod Podge. (Great stuff!)

Then lay your pictures on the paper covered canvas and arrange in a random order. When you are satisfied with the layout, coat the back of each picture with the Mod Podge and secure to the canvas. Be sure to smooth out the wrinkles - carefully. When it completely dries, most of the wrinkles will dissappear, but I did have a few remain. Bummer. Then coat the whole thing with more Mod Podge - even several coats will look better - be sure to let each coat dry completely.

Embellish with scrapbook stickers, ribbon, and flowers. Add ribbon to the sides with a glue gun. It's fun, creative and you will enjoy it for years to come. Warning! Everyone will want you to make them one. Better go get some more Mod Podge.

Thank you Meme for all the precious memories I have of you. You were indeed a woman of worth.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Who doesn’t love a great cookbook? My mother bought me my very first one when I was 6 years old. I still have it...the Betty Crocker Cook Book for Boys and Girls pictured below. It’s a 1957 first edition. Isn’t it sweet? I have two daughters, so I wasn't sure to whom I would leave my cookbook because, really, I wanted them both to have it. The best thing happened...I found the same little book at the Heritage House in our Denham Springs Antique Village. What a find! You can find so many wonderful things in the shops in the Village.

Speaking of cookbooks….Mothers and Daughters has a wonderful selection of the darling “Gooseberry Patch” books. They are chock full of wonderful recipes, tips and tricks and always make a lovely gift for any occasion. Add one to a homemade apple cake or a batch of fresh chocolate chip cookies and the person who receives this gift will be your new best friend!

Girl's Only "Shop Happy" Night Out!!!

"Shop Happy". It certainly was. What a great night. Thank you so much to all our wonderful customers who came out to enjoy the delicious food, great sales and awesome door prizes!!! We can't wait to do it again. Just look at the pictures - everyone had a fun time! Hugs to all of you!