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

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Sayings

"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example."
Benjamin Disraeli

Friday, May 28, 2010


Cute salad plates, Walmart, melamine...great for summer, $2.00 each.

We use this size a lot it's perfect for a sandwich, toast, dessert, or snack. And since I don't have enough dishes, I bought twelve.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miracles and A Trellis

We've had a couple of nice days this week, no snow, hail, sleet, or rain. Hallelujah, it's a miracle. It's almost June for heaven's sake. So we've been out in the backyard working on our big summer project. A couple of weeks ago the mister made this trellis to shade our patio. Today we cemented it into place.Two bittersweet vines that I planted last year now have a place to climb. Even without the vines it really cozied up the place.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Garden Party Cupcakes

A couple of weeks ago we had a little garden tour in our neighborhood. At the last garden we enjoyed a little cupcake refreshment. Aren't they cute? Chocolate cupcakes, oreo cookie crumb frosting and the little vegetables on top were made of candy. The carrots were starburst...The lettuce was cornflakes covered in green chocolate...
The peas were green m & m's the pod was a starburst as was the radish... The little green sprout was something like a sour thing...I can't remember, but they were so cute and fun. These were the only pictures I got on the garden tour. Sad but true.

It snowed today. The highs are in the 40's. I miss California on days like this!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Polka Dots

It was a rainy, rainy day yesterday so we took a little field trip to IKEA. This was in the fabric department in black, aqua, yellow and as you see, red. Sixty inches wide and a cross between oil cloth and a vinyl tablecloth. $7.99 a yard. I have a few little projects in mind for this beauty. I thought you might like this Princess Lisa.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Backyard Progress

Last week, besides having a wedding and wedding dinner at Mimi's Cottage, we made a little progress on our big backyard project. Cement was poured to connect two patios, a pad for the garbage cans, (isn't that exciting?) and another small patio by our new shed.
Oh, and a little shed porch.

Last week we had some good weather and made some good progress.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Sayings

"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
Dave Weinbaum
I'm joining Notes from a Cottage Industry for her "Words to Live By" today. Go take a look.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Garden Fun

Thank you all so much for the well wishes for the newlyweds. You are the best! Katie will read and enjoy every single one of your comments.

Yesterday was a day to recuperate from all the festivities. We took the borrowed chairs back to their owners, washed tablecloths, and put the family room furniture back where it belonged. We're almost back to normal. Whatever normal means.

I wanted to show you what came in the mail last week. I ordered this adorable little plant stake from Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage. Isn't it cute? I just love it. She has a few more cups and saucers and a couple of days ago she listed the cutest little birdhouses on stakes. They're too cute!

It looks so cute in my garden don't you think? Thank you Donna!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Wedding

Yesterday our youngest daughter got married. Katie and Chris were married by a Justice of the Peace at the courthouse in Farmington. That's my new step grandson, Kolby. And the forehead of my other grandson, Alan.Both families then had a little celebration dinner at our home. Chris's mom made and decorated the cake, it was delicious. It was a lot of fun to meet Chris's family. Congratulations Chris and Katie!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday Sayings

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." Tenneva Jordan

Friday, May 7, 2010

Fun and Not So Fun

Janis, Sue and I got together for a little boutique shopping this past week. Had lots of fun and went out to dinner too. Janis brought us these adorable little Mother's Day bouquets that she made with her Cub Scouts. They're made from recycled water bottles, pompoms, wire, and a thrift store teacup and spoon.
Filled with birdseed and stuck on a long pvc pipe to adorn your spring garden. Thank you Janis!
Sue brought me Mother's Day candy in an adorable little container. Thank you Sue!

Now for the not so fun. Mimi's been moving furniture, lifting heavy 2 year olds, and working in the garden and her rotator cuff didn't like it. So she ended up wearing one of these...

And taking lots of these...

So if I left a comment that was incoherent now you know why...
The shoulder's doing a lot better. Hopefully by next week all will be back to as normal as it gets around here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Little Projects

The weather has not been cooperating with our outdoor project list. So we finished a few things that have been on our indoor to do list for a long time. The mister installed these cute shutters in our laundry room.
For more than a year they've sat on the sill, propped up by the window. Today they're hanging on their hinges.

It always feel so good to cross something off your list.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Sayings

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create." Albert Einstein