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, June 30, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"A nation will rise no higher than the strength of it's families." 
                                                                                                       Gordon B Hinckley

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Broken Dishes

I've been lugging around this box of broken dishes for at least 10 years.
Whenever anyone would break a dish, I'd say no worries and put
the pieces in my broken dish box.
Totally Mom of the Year!

So the other day I got out my box, hammer, and tile cutter thing.


And made little pieces out of the big pieces.

Arranged them on a piece of siding that the Mister cut to just the right size.

Glued the pieces on with thin set, according to the package instructions, grouted the whole thng,
then attached it to this cabinet that was missing it's top. 
I found the cabinet by the side of the road on someone's pile during the spring clean up.

And now it makes it's home out on our patio.  

And now I don't feel quite as bad about those broken dishes

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."  Karim Seddiki

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."   Anonymous
Happy Father's Day!
With love from Mimi's Cottage

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Flag Day from Our Front Porch

 The warm weather is finally here. 
Which means it's sittin on the porch time.

I love it when a neighbor or friend stops by and wants to sit and chat for awhile.  It seems to be so much more relaxing on the front porch.

I usually decorate for summer just before Memorial Day.
That way the porch is ready for Flag Day and Independence Day.

Happy Flag Day 2013
With Love,
Mimi's Cottage

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"Learn to appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had."  Anonymous

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Living Room Makeover

Even though we're right in the middle of a handful of big projects,
I've started gathering things for a living room makeover.
Walls and a table need to be painted.

I'm looking for an area rug.
Curtains need to be sewn.
We're admiring crown molding designs.
We just got this chair back from the upholsterer.
I'm LOVING that fabric!

Black and cream buffalo check fabric for the love seat that's still
being worked on.
Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"Do not wait for someone to bring you flowers.  Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul."  Anonymous