Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sonny's Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Hi Folks ~!

Since most of us are dealing with some serious high temperatures I thought you might enjoy a cool dessert.

  I know there are lots of these fruit salads floating around in cyber space but ya gotta trust me here, this one is SuperDuperDelishioso..   and that means GOOD~!  
  Everytime I make it I have to send bowls of it home with folks for the next day or at least give them my recipe so I finally got around to fixing it so I could jut print them out and put them out on the bar..

   Get ready for your taste buds to send you a THANK YOU card:)  Its that lushilicious..

  The recipe says an hour to chill but I leave mine overnite and really let the flavors meld.. YUM

these are printable -- for clarity purposes I'd keep it to a 4x6 or 5x7  size .. 

 enjoy every yummy spoonful and then go back for more:)  nobodies watchin'

see ya soon and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pretty Living Rooms

  I got an email from BHG and had to save and share a few of these pretty and colorful living rooms.
  I'm always looking for inspiration and I know many of ya'll are too.

    Its hot in NC and I cant handle being outside in it, so the rest of the porch is on hold for now. I usually get all antsy when I cant finish something but not this time.. I just found some projects inside where the cool air is..

 I hope you find something in these photos you like.

Party' where I'll playing below:)   come see all the great posts. I know you'll find something you'll love.

Whats It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants

  thanks for visiting me.. I appreciate your time and your comments and do my best to answer every one..
  Ya'll mean alot to me and I want you to know that.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Front Porch Sneak Peek and If YOU Featured Me

   Let me start this post by attempting to express my severe embarrassment:(:(    As many of you know I am no anxiety and depression medication.    Being in my late 50's and never having been a medication taking person-- this stuff is helping me alot in many ways but in others, its kicking my butt~!      I remember that in the last month or so- some blogs featured my posts.  I was Thrilled and I thanked them BUT  I cant remember who they were and if I saved their Featured Button, I cant find the folder I would have put it in  " see very shamey face here":(:(    so please forgive me- it always thrills me to be featured and I want so much to show off the blogs who did so.

  my email is right up top and it would mean so much if you could email me so I could come to your blog - get my feautured button and post it on my sidebar..  I dont take being recognized by ya'll lightly believe me..

  signed::  shamed and embarrassed Sonny


 now on to the sneak peek:)    in the short intervals between rain in the last 8 days I've been out on the front porch adding and taking away accessories , as well as trying to decide on pillow fabric.
  I found the teal n white bird pillow at lowes-- Love it~!  10.49 on sale-- wooohooooo

  Do ya like the floral I choose or is it too bold?   How about the colors?   It takes a little something to show up when your home is solid brick ..   Please leave an honest opinion in your comment..
  I appreciate your help and suggestions..

 Use this Fabric?
Use something more Subtle?
 Use solid or stripe instead?

What say You?
thanks for Visiting.. I appreciate it and you add lots of smiles to my days.

playing at these Parties::::
Inspire Me Tuesday- Marty's Party

The Scoop

Tweak It Tuesday at Brenda's Cozy Little House

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Whats a Gal to do if its Raining

Happy Sunday Folks..

   We're having our 5th day of Liquid Sunshine here in Welcome,NC..    I'm pretty sure all of NC has been having it and I heard on the news many areas around me are under flash flood watches.  Our former high total for July was 16.8 inches--  this year its 25.3  -- YIKES~!    The plants are thrilled and thriving but its tough on those of us who had LOTS of outdoor projects scheduled..

   Last post I showed you my new door..  I got the cupola base built and managed to get that up before the rain started again.   That dang roof was still wet and slippery so I'm glad thats done.

   The rest is on hold till drier weather.  I made my throw pillows and am waiting on my patio cushions to arrive..

 What this Gal did cause its raining, was look around on Craigslist and found a 48 inch round pedastal table with claw foot legs in excellent condition for $75.00   Delivered even.. Oh Baby, was I grinnin like a goon when it arrived.

  It was Beautiful as is but I wanted the pedestal and top skirt in white..  First coat of paint is drying.  Good thing I did it inside cause even the air in the garage feels damp.   
Hopefully I'll have it done and an after photo in time for Tuesdays parties..

   Here she was when she arrived..
Kathy at Creative Home Expressions is having a Party- hope to see ya there:):) 

  Thanks Bunches for stopping by to visit me...  Your comments make me smile..

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sneek Peek-Front Door

Hi Folks..

::update to yesterdays post::  my family is fine..  Please keep praying for all those devastated by the az fire..

  Some of you may remember the mock ups I showed you of the front exterior of my home.

 Its slow going but I got my new door in and built my own sidelights.  To buy the door and have it installed would have been approx.  $3000.00, not to mention the noice and dust involved with cutting out brick and having to add a double header and ya'll know Sonny is too much of a penny pincher to spend that kind of money on one item:)  I mean sheesh I can do the whole exterior for less that that and as the weeks go on I'll prove it to ya.

  There will be lots of sneek peeks and then the final reveal..

here is the door I had- sorry the photo is blurry it was raining with I took this photo.  it actually looked better than this in real life- I think lol..
  I got out all my power tools and oiled them up..   Drew out my plans on paper and then one cut at a time and this is what I got...  There is still more molding to add- so it isnt totally finished but I did want to show you I was making progress..

   all my neighbors have been so sweet to come by and tell me how much they love it..
 I do too~!  It even makes my entry way and living room brighter and visually bigger.

  My pom girls are lovin' it too cause they can all sit and look outside. Gotta keep the pups happy , ya know.

  If it doesnt rain I just might get the cupola I built up on the garage roof.  Nana Diana and Marty- that was ya'lls suggestion from the mock ups and I'm going with it.

  Be sure to come back often as the changes will be many thru the next few weeks and months.

 It always fun when ya'll visit and I appreciate so much.

Amaze Me Monday 

DebbieDoos Blitz Party on Saturday 

Brenda's Party at Cozy Little House
Marty's Party
playing at these parties::  usually begin after 8 pm

ivy and elephants party

WOW us Wednesday 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Prayers for the Firefighters Families and my Sister in Prescott

  I know many of you have seen the news by now..  Please say prayers for the lost firefighters families and all those who lost their homes as well as those still in the fires path.  My Sister and other family members are very close to the area in Prescott.  
   I have called but gotten no answer and the answering machine is off- so I am worried..

  Thanks so much.