Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, October 24, 2014

Beautiful Fall

It's been a long and very mild fall here in northern Utah.
I love the changing of the seasons and I
love this beautiful tree in our front yard.
Isn't she pretty?

The mums are blooming.

The porch is all decked out.
The weather's been so nice I've been able to leave the
potted plants outside this year.
But probably not for much longer.
And this cute little sweet pea is enjoying his first
fabulous fall.

I sure hope your fall has been as fun as ours!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Sayings

 "Be OK with not knowing for sure what might come next
but know that whatever it is...
You Will Be OK."  bravegirlsclub

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"As we extend our hands and hearts toward others in Christlike love, something wonderful happens to us.  Our own spirits become healed, more refined and stronger.  We become happier, more peaceful, and more receptive to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit."
                                                                                                 Dieter Uchtdorf

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"God's light is real, it is available to all.
It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound."
                                                                               Dieter Uchtdorf

Friday, October 3, 2014

Peanuts and Crows

One of our little grandgirls grew a peanut plant this summer.
She picked it out at the garden center, brought it home and planted it in a pot, watered it all summer, and last week she pulled it up and look what she grew!
Not usually a desert crop!

I saw these cute crows on Pinterest and thought I should make
a couple.  The undecorated crows are from the dollar store.
Then I just made them hats and necklaces and crowns and signs.
So fun!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"He is not waiting to love you until after you have overcome your weaknesses and bad habits.  He loves you today with a full understanding of your struggles."  Dieter Uchtdorf  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Enamelware Display

I saw a cute little 3 tiered bowl thing at Everyday Treasures a few weeks ago and thought it looked like a fun fall accessory.   So, being the great copier that I am, I thought I should make one for myself.
I love enamelware and have a few pieces that I've collected over the years.
I found three bowls in graduated sizes and they worked perfectly for this project.
The posts in between the bowls are wooden candle sticks that I found at a garage sale but I've seen them at Hobby Lobby.

All of the pieces were glued together with epoxy.
I didn't use any screws but it would be easy enough to do if you wanted to make sure it held together.

Kinda chipped and a little rusty and I think perfect for a fall display.