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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lunch With the Boys

A couple of weeks ago I had lunch with these two handsome boys.
And their mothers.
Born just one day apart in January.
Three months old already!
So much fun!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"Sometimes it is better to be kind than to be right.  We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens."  Anonymous

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Barn Stars

It's finally warm enough to get out in the yard and get a few things done.  I spent an afternoon last week repainting some barn stars I've collected over the years. 

Now they're hanging on our chicken coop that's used for
storage and not chickens.

The Mister made new doors out of recycled fence boards for the coop so we could store the riding mower in it.
This week I'm weeding all the flower beds getting ready for a couple of truck loads of mulch.
Even though we had a little snow on Monday night,  I think
SPRING is finally here to stay.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness."  Floyd W Tomkins

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter 2014

We're just about ready for Easter here at Mimi's Cottage.
All of our grands will be here on Saturday for the big
Easter egg hunt.
We're dyeing eggs this afternoon.
The house is decorated and Mother Nature decorated
our yard.
Hope your Easter is filled with family and fun.
And some time to reflect on our Savior and his great
sacrifice for each of us. 

Happy Easter!
With Love From
Mimi's Cottage.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"Never give up on anyone.  And that includes not giving up on yourself."  Dieter Uchtdorf

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"How much of life do we miss waiting to see the rainbow before thanking God for the rain?"  Dieter Uchtdorf

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sweet Potato Vines

A few weeks ago I saw this great idea on
Kerin bought some sweet potatoes at the grocery store and put them in a jar with water.  They're supposed to grow roots and leaves and then she'll plant them in pots for her porch.
I always put sweet potato vine in my three window boxes so I
thought I'd give it a try.

Here they are in jars with water and in a sunny window.

Right now I have little white roots sprouting from the potatoes.
They've been in jars for about a month and no green leaves yet.
I'll let you know how they do.