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, June 29, 2012

Cupolas and Weathervanes and True North

About 5 years ago I found a great deal on a weathervane at a garden nursery.
So I bought it and it's been sitting in the garage gathering dust ever since.
Every time we cleaned out the garage the Mister would mutter under his 
breath about hoarding and enough junk around here and such.

So I finally got busy and found a vinyl cupola on line and on sale.

AND free shipping!!  I LOVE free shipping.

I bought it here

The Mister, being the Mister, measured the shed roof so that it would 
sit in the exact center...

Then he took a compass up on the roof so that he could find true north and 
set the north arm exactly pointing to the exact north.

Cause that's how he rolls.

I would have eyeballed the whole thing and probably got it pretty darn close.

Cause that's how I roll.

I love my cupola and weathervane!  I love to see it swinging in the wind.

And if you ever need to find true north come on over to my house.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


May 15, 2012

June 26, 2012

Yippee!!  It's really looking like a lawn!

Today it got it's first real mowing.

I just love to sit on the patio and watch it grow.

Yep, we live a pretty exciting life here in northern Utah.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Sayings

"Let us seek for wisdom instead of power,...and we will have all the power we have wisdom to exercise."
                       Eliza R Snow

Friday, June 22, 2012

Diamond Jubilee

A couple of weeks ago Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.
Sixty years as the monarch of the United Kingdom.
That's quite an accomplishment.

Since I'll be turning 60 later this year I thought I'd help her celebrate.

I guess it's my Diamond Jubilee too.

I broke out the good china.

Spiffed up the patio.

Added a few crowns to some of my potted plants.

Made some yummy "high tea" food.

Bought some English Tea Cookies.

A friend brought a delicious authentic trifle made with custard and fruit.

And for party favors I made some ENGLISH toffee for 
my friends to take home with them.

It was a fun afternoon.

Congratulations Elizabeth!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Washing Dishes With Flower Bubbles

Saw this cute idea on Pinterest.

Old dishes, a cute box, planting soil, and alyssum as bubbles. 

A big pan of dishes that need some washing.

I'll tell you about the crowns on another post.

I think it turned out kind of cute.  It's sitting out on my
patio enjoying the sun.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday Sayings (Monday Edition)

"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it."  Clarence Kelland

Hope you all had a happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Plate Flowers

My darling friend Janis made me this cute plate flower for me for Mother's Day.

Various plates and a bowl glued together with waterproof epoxy.

A  bent spoon from the Dollar Store for the hanger.

Painted PVC pipe and green electrical wire for the stem and leaves.

Embellished with beads and those melted marble things.

Soooo adorable.  It makes quite the statement in my garden.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Sayings

"Don't judge me because I sin differently than you."  Dieter F Uchtdorf