Tennis

Picked up a couple rackets to teach the girls a friendly game of tennis. 

No horses allowed. Hmm?! 

Let’s do this!

“I GOT IT!”

SCORE! 

When she realized it went up and over the fencing into a persons yard..

She tried skating by last week, and tennis this week. We are working on her bucket list. enjoying…trying new things. 🙂

Tax Returns

I know most people would find this type of thing silly, and perhaps pointless… but while stuck in traffic earlier I started thinking about how every year during tax season people start thinking about what, and where, their tax return will go to.
Ubur responsible people, probably put theirs towards a few extra car payments, credit card debt, or mortgage payments. 
And If you have had a bad year, perhaps a long overdue vacation…
Or maybe you donate it all to your church, or other non-profit organization.
I’m not sure if my family is the only one this happens too, but we start thinking about where to put or future tax return each November….But then about a week before it arrives, something breaks down. It truly never fails.
The car, lawnmower, major appliance…etc. 

So today while stuck in traffic I started to think about everything I would buy if money grew on trees, sorta speak…
Here’s my personal list:
1. A boat to accommodate our family size.  

2. A RV that would accommodate our family size.

3. An in ground pool with a jacuzzi next to it.

4. Enough fencing to fence in our land.

5. All new appliances. 

6. Pay off all current debt.

7. New furniture for the entire house.

And off the top of my head, that is about it. I’ve never had the desire to play the lotto, or get rich…just have all our needs filled, and a handful of wants would be nice.

~If its not too personal, please share your list. 😉

New to me vintage Avon 

I have managed to find a few more pieces this week to add to my growing vintage Avon collection. Again, collecting something you love, yet not breaking the bank, is an awfully nice feeling. ;)))


This is a lot that I win for only $4

Savannah Georgia

We visited one of the many tourist destinations in Savannah, Georgia. 

This ice cream place opened in 1919 by the Leopold Brothers. 

All the ice creams are home made. And it’s still owned and operated by the same family, generations later. 

I sampled several flavors before deciding on Lemon Custard.

The kids enjoyed the triple chocolate raspberry swirl and peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream. 

So if you are ever in Savannah, you must stop and try their ice creams. The prices were very reasonable too. 🙂


Trying new things

I read a book once that talked about trying new things, while being fearless in the process.
I really learned a lot from that book. So I decided to put my life into action. Sort of speak.
Like many, I have always been my own worst critic.
And whenever I have tried something new, like a hobby, unless it came natural to me, and I feIt I was great at it, I simply would give up.
Unlike my favorite Aunt, whom I adored growing up, who just seemed to be a natural at everything she tried.

That was a trait I have always wanted and admired.
Looking back at all the things I have tried to do, then stopped doing because I felt as if I wasn’t the best at it…

I laugh at myself now for even thinking like that. Smh
With age, my mind is rapidly changing.

So much!

And all for the better. Praise God!
I want to try everything once.

And if I am not any good at it, so what!

It’s for the life experiences.

Who cares whether we are good at something we want to try.
There are SO MANY things to try in life.
Some people spend their lives traveling to exotic locations, and man that sounds Awesome!

But it can also be Awesome trying new things, frequently.

Simply for the fun of it. You know?

 
Scrap booking, paper mache, baking, sewing, coloring, writing, painting, drawing, playing an instrument, hiking, archery, belly dancing, jewelry making,ceramics, knitting, crocheting, calligraphy, doll making, cross stitching, needle point, bowling, hula hooping, ice skating, skiing, juggling, kite flying, origami, quilting, skeet shooting, basket weaving, soap making, yoga, horse back riding, taking a class, teaching a class.

Whatever the heck it is that you have ever thought, even for a minute, that you have wanted to do/try.

I have actually done/tried all of the above. 

Well, except pottery and ceramics, which is something I have always wanted to do since I was eight years old.

I use to watch my Aunt make ceramic planters, and use to think that someday when I was an adult, I would make planters too. I specifically remember this triple faced lion one that she made for my mother one year. It was really cool!
That shared, I don’t want to make this post about my Aunt, or even a book I read.

Or getting older….
I want to make everyone realize that if something enters your mind and you think to yourself, for even a second, “Gee, that may be fun”
Do NOT have the following thought be, “Nah, I wouldn’t be any good at it. So why bother?!”

Because THAT mind frame needs to be thrown out the front door.
You should try anything and everything you want to try.

Regardless of whether you feel like you’d be good at it.

It’s not about recognition for being great at a hobby, etc.
It’s about the fun you have trying something new. 

Merely, for the sake of, “trying something new”
Life does not have to be repedative and boring.

You can occupy your mind and your time with more then just one or two things.

We are so capable! ALL.OF.US

 

Try Everything you can in this life.

Providing you have the means too. 😉

Don’t hold back because you don’t think you’d be any good. 

Just Do It! 

Fabrics

I have been studying about all the different fabrics and how they are made today. 
My search started earlier this morning when I had a Dotted Swiss Blouse in my hand. 

I was having a brain fog and kept thinking it was seersucker, or eyelet something or other…

So I started reading through an extensive dictionary list of fabrics. And there it was; Dotted Swiss, which  is a lightweight cotton fabric with a small dot flock-like pattern either printed on the surface of the fabric, or woven into the fabric. It was very popular in the 1960’s. 

My mother tells me that it was the fabric that most of her maternity clothing was made from.
Well here it is nearly nightfall and I’m done reading through the extensive list of fabrics.

I have no idea why I have found this so interesting, but I did. So I kept reading well after I found the answer.

Take Bemberg for example. 

Have you ever heard of that word before?

Maybe if you are a fashion designer you have. Or maybe you just love learning about fabrics, like me.

Bemberg is what they line suits with when silk is not an option. To keep costs down, they line things with Bemberg

So now you know a new word and its meaning. 🙂

Dotted Swiss Fabric

Puzzles and Crafts!

I bought this cute fairy doll kit off eBay last week. It was a great little project to do with my daughter. 


She turned out great!

I also bought this 3D Apple puzzle, in which I thought would be easy. Seeing as it is only 44pcs. But none of us were able to do it except DH. And it took a couple hours, at that!


They also come in the Granny Smith variety. 

As well as triangle shapes (illuminati) haha!

And panda bears. 😉

I just ordered the panda bear one. It’s coming from Hong Kong though. It should be here by August. 😐
Lastly, I bought this huge 3D puzzle of an old Victorian house. When finished, it will stand 18 inches high. 


My daughter has been collecting them this past year. After we learn about a landmark or monument, I try to find a puzzle for it. I have found that it helps her remember the names of landmarks and monuments.
I love board games and puzzles. The kids prefer to play them on the puter, or Wii, but I’m old school. 
~Does anyone else still do board hames a day puzzles?