Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Hot June Afternoon

It's a hot one y'all. I'm feeling a bit like this little guy in the photo above. Yesterday I ran only three errands and was totally wiped out. I could hear my grandmother's voice come right out my mouth, "This heat has nearly done killed me." How they lived without AC is beyond me. I stepped into a store that had their AC on the fritz (bless the souls who work there). I believe that was the most expedient shopping trip of my entire life. The cashier asked me if I wanted to be on their mailing list and I said, "Not today, ma'am. You'll have to catch me when it's a bit cooler in here." She laughed but I wasn't joking. It was just plain too hot. I saw an elderly man sitting in a chair. I thought he killed over until I saw his hand move.

Alright, so I decided to share my Martha Stewart moment with you. Is Martha Stewart a thing of the past? I don't even receive her magazine anymore. I wonder if it's still out there. Anyone still get her magazine? She was like the MacGyver of craft making. She could take a single stick and make a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Well, not to have got off the subject but I used an old welcome sign I was about to toss into the donation pile and decided to make my own wreath. What do you think? Be honest now. * Look past those filthy windows. I'm ashamed of them but again, it's just too hot to do anything about them at the moment.

This is my attempt at gardening. Well, for now. I couldn't stand leaving my house without any color. Y'all know how much I enjoy gardening. I would love to put a few beds in the front but just haven't found the time. Plus it's been too hot. So, this is my flower pots. Of course, I just had to display my bunnies. I just love bunnies. I have them all over the house. Sort of like the old lady and her cats. Last night we attended the wine mixer at the club house and spotted an adorable baby bunny. He was just the cutest thing. However, one of the neighbor's Husky was drooling as it stuck his little head through the fence. He was wanting a bunny sandwich. Thankfully baby bunny hopped over to the courtyard out of reach of this furry friend.

I snapped a quick photograph of my neighbor's porch while pulling into the garage. Isn't it just lovely? Y'all should see the backyard. It's gorgeous! I think I'll walk over and take some pictures next week. She is one of my favorite people in my neighborhood and I'm just thrilled she lives next door.

I went to the Farmer's Market today and look what I picked up. Sunflowers are one of my favorites. Something about having fresh flowers in the house makes me feel cheerful.

Before I let y'all go I wanted to share my new lamp I picked up at a thrift shop. I found the BEST thrift shop. It's not far from the house. My neighbor told me all about it and it's not even a shop. It's a warehouse! I found all sorts of really cool things. I was in need of a lamp for the living room and I just didn't like anything I saw while I was out shopping. On the way home I passed by the thrift shop and decided to turn around and check it out. It was like a gold mine. I picked this little beauty up for a fraction of what I'd pay in the stores. However, it's not that cheap plastic or glass material. It's made out of metal. I paid a whopping $24.00. Look at the top. The little Chinese charm makes the lamp.

Thank y'all for the lovely compliments regarding my new home. I'll be sure to work on the house this next week so I can share interior pictures as well. Just seems like it's taking forever to put the final touches together. Have a beautiful weekend!


Ruth said...

Yes her magazine is still out. I actually picked up a copy yesterday.
Way to go adding color.

Anonymous said...

In Croatia it is very hot:) Just a little rain and cooled time.
I love Martha...

Kisses and nice weekend.

GamecockQueen said...

I love your little bunny by the lamp! Good find on the lamp btw.

I still like to watch Martha's TV show, but I never get to see it b/c it comes on when I'm at work. When we were at the beach in Oct my roommate and I watched it every day.

I like the wreath. I esp like the pineapple detail on it. I love pineapple stuff-so classy, I think.

I read your comment on my blog-yes, we really would be BFFs if we lived closer to each other!!