Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas

Of course one strand of lights quit burning right in the center of the tree. I'm working Christmas Day so my daughter and her family will be here tomorrow. Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, December 21, 2012

A couple of my nurse ornaments on my tree.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another Girl

My daughter just found out they are having a girl. Miss Livvie will have another sister. (Her dad has twins-a boy and a girl). Someone special to look forward to next spring.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Glorious sunset

I was driving home from taking Christmas flowers to the cemetary and saw this flag on a fence and the beautiful colors in the sky. Had to stop and take pictures cause that is how I am.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

November, already?

Wow this month, year is speeding by. I'll be back to regular posts in a bit.
Just a pic from a couple months ago. I just realized I haven't downloaded the fall pics from the camera.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Teach me to crochet nannie

My granddaughter spent 2 nights here and wanted to learn to crochet. My mom taught me to crochet by showing me how to make a granny squarge and a rippple stitch. I'm trying to teach myself more stitches and how to "read" crochet patterns. I got a book called The Crochet Bible (great book).

Anyway on Sunday when she got up she told me she dreamed of making loops.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Where we went for vacation

This was a place my granddaughter wanted to go to. We all enjoyed our stay at Nick Resort

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Siesta Key

In July we went to Florida. I let my granddaughter choose the places she wanted to go to. So we went to the Nickelodeon Resort and to Leggoland. She had a great time at both. Then we spent a couple days at the beach.

I loved Siesta Key.

Monday, August 6, 2012


June and July were busy months with three trips, trying to stay cool in the heat, canning and freezing things from the garden, working, etc.

I canned lots of green beans.

We had lots of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and corn. Then the weather got so hot and dry the veggies just didn't do so well.

I did freeze a lot of sweet Georgia corn.

I'm already thinking about next year's garden. Raised beds. Some kind of watering system. More flowers.

The flowers usually start looking better in August. It starts cooling off and raining more.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Did you ever notice how much faster time gets the older you get?
We've had 2 days of much needed rain.
I know the plants and grass seem to look better.
Happy little marigolds.

My husband plants lots of zinnia seeds in starter kits every winter

Roses and gardnias

Thursday, May 31, 2012


We went to Virginia to spend a night and help celebrate hubby's
brother's 70th birthday.
Virginia weather is so much cooler than Georgia weather.
We spent one night in Pigeon Forge and took our granddaughter
to do fun things.
When you're 10 going in an upside down building is a fun thing.
Not being tall enough to drive the go carts yet is not
such a fun thing.

Being grandparents is fun, too.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I miss my mom so much this Mother's Day
Pictures of the mothers before me
My mother's grandmother Annie
My Mother's mother Mary Ella
My mother Jane
My mother Jane and my grandmother

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Learning to sew

I got Livvie a Hello Kitty sewing machine for her birthday

so when she comes over to spend the night
we bring her sewing machine and make things
This weekend I taught her how to lay out a pattern
and cut it out.
we made pajama pants.
It's so fun teaching her to sew and working on little projects.

thank you all for visiting and leaving comments.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Happpy Birthday

Miss Livvie

Can't believe you are already 10

Where have those years gone

Love you

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A beautiful day

Today was just beautiful
Hubby and I went to church.
The sun has been shining
flowers are blooming
I'm just trying to find peace and happiness
in the everyday.

Things like azeleas in bloom.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I like to think my

sister is now in heaven

with my momma and daddy




Knowing all the sadness, pain, illness and suffering

is over.

Keeping watch on the rest of


Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Spring came early, well we never really had a winter

Daffodils, Bradford Pears, Phlox and other things blooming

It brought tornadoes again, too.

Thankfully no one in the Chattanooga area was killed. My heart goes out

to everyone else who were hit by the storms.

A bit of spring

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Debt Free at last

Four years (and 2 months) ago

I found myself in credit card Hell.

I went to an agency sponsered by the government

and worked out a plan.

Some creditors reduced their interests rates

(one going as low as 2%).

February 10 I made my


Payment to pay it all off.

What a great feeling.

Now I want to go to the beach

Trip paid for by cash only.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Yesterday I decided we rely way too much on pre-packaged foods.

So I decided once a week (at least) I have to make something

instead of buying.

Oatmeal raisin cookies.


Nothing fancy, just the recipe from under the lid

of a container of Quaker Oats.

Thank you all for dropping by.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Our latest stuffie creation.

Making stuffies is one of Olivia's favorite activities

when she is here.

She designs-I have to come up with a pattern

and do the stitching.

The tree is down now,

Christmas decos are all packed away,

took me 2 days to do all that.

Thank you to everyone who has come by and left a comment.

Your visits and comments are very welcome.