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

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Urban Barn

A couple of weeks ago daughter #1, her cute little family, and I made a quick trip to California to visit  daughter #2 and her cute little family.
We had a great time!  I enjoyed almost every single minute of it.
We did lots of fun things with the kids.
AND we did something fun for Mommies and Mimi too.
We visited the Urban Barn in Escondido.

I love this store! 
If you're ever in the neighborhood you should go! 

Every now and again they have a flea market in their parking lot.
You could find the dates on their website.  Here

After all that fun shopping we needed lunch.
So we went to Islands and made a big mess.
And had a delicious meal.
And some of us took a little nap on the way home.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."
                                                                                                                     Lena Horne

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


The Mister has spent a lot of time and energy installing watering systems.
There's sprinklers for the lawn,  a drip system in the vegetable garden, and more in the flower beds. 
Then why am I spending so much time each day watering by hand?


Most of these are in the backyard.  I have more on the front porch!
Here in the wild wild west we don't get much rain.
Especially in the hot hot summer.
And last winter, in the mountains, we didn't get much snow.
So now we have water restrictions.
Hopefully next year will be better.
If it's not we'll have to cut down on our containers.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden."  Anonymous

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One Spoiled Dog

A couple of weeks ago we took the trailer to Bear Lake for a few days.  We had lots of fun and it's always good to get away.  The best part is that it's always a little cooler up at that elevation. 
Our little Max loves to camp too.
Looks like he's ready for dinner!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"The children of God have more in common than they have differences."   Henry B Eyring

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Living Room Makeover

It's been a year long process.  Maybe two.
 It took me forever to decide what to do.
It took we a long time to find the fabric.
It took we awhile to find the upholsterer.
But now it's done!


I still need to find the perfect rug.
We need to paint, but decided to wait until it's not so hot
so we can open some windows.
It took awhile.  But I think it's been worth the wait.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Sayings

"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue."