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, September 29, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."   Lewis Grizzard  (Jan Karon)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Craters of the Moon

The Mister and I took a little road trip to our neighbor to the north,  Idaho.
We camped at a very interesting place called Craters of the Moon National Monument.
We met some friends there and had a great time.
There were lava flows and lava rocks and we walked on sharp lava gravel.
We saw lots of rocks.

Piled up rocks...

Walls of rocks...

 A couple of trees growing out of rocks...

 And then some more rocks.

It was a fun trip with our friends.
We learned a lot about the geology of the region.
We can say we've been there.
And we don't ever have to go again.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."  Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Potatoes in a Bucket (and a trash can)

Last spring we planted potatoes in a couple of containers.
Some red potatoes in an old galvanized bucket I found in a neighbor's trash pile.
And some russet potatoes in an old metal trash can.
Last week we pulled up the vines,

Dug through the soil...

And found.... POTATOES!!

And they're delicious.
 Boiled with a little butter and some salt and pepper.
It's the little things that makes me happy.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Living Room Makeover

Daughter #2's new living room.
Sofa from Costco (!)
She made the slipcovers for the chairs.
And the pillows.

Cabinet on the right is part of her husband's grandmother's antique dining room set.

I think she did a great job on it.
Very calming and serene.
I just wish she didn't live four states away.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Sayings

 "If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart.  So it has been with the best people who ever lived."  Jeffrey R Holland

Thursday, September 5, 2013

New Shoes

Red and white polka dots
Little red bow.
Target clearance.
Pretty darn cute.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day! 2013

The last big weekend of summer 2013!
A day to honor our workforce that built our great country
and keeps it going today.
When I was a kid it meant the end of summer vacation and the start of a brand new school year.
Usually school started with a bit of a sunburn and clothes that were waaayyy to warm for the beginning of September!
We're off playing with our friends. 
Hope you had a safe and joyful weekend!
With Love From 
Mimi's Cottage

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."
                                                                             Abraham Lincoln