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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Break

Good Morning everyone!
    I am up early to enjoy another glorious spring break day.  The weather here is amazing and my fingers are really beginning to garden itch.  I have been doing some badly needed projects this week.  Yesterday I caught up on my ironing.  Does anyone else still iron?  My sister tells me that when I retire the iron will be the frirs thing to go.  I wear to much cotton for that I think.

I also spent some quality time cleaning my little yellow car out.  I do not understand how I can get it so messy.  This was a gift from my husband when I graduated from collage.  He wanted me to get a Beemer but this was what I wanted.  I think it says a lot about me.  Anyway I have had it for twelve years and I still love it.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lady Bug Cottage

Hello everyone,
     I can't believe it has been so long since I posted.  I am trying to get better at this!  Above is a picture I took of our home this afternoon.  We have lived here for thirty one years.  We moved  here when our first son Rich was about eighteen months old.  Five months later our second son Rob was born so this has been home for a really long time.  We are approximately ten miles from the city limits of our small town.  This was a huge adjustment for me as I have always lived in town.  We have done a lot of work on the house through the years.  When we moved in their were only three huge old tree in the yard.  They were in really bad shape so we had to have them taken down.  We started planting trees right away and we have mature oaks now.  My husband isn't much of a Gardner so except for lawn care I am in charge of the flower beds.  I have always had grand ideas about having a magazine perfect yard, but as I get older I know that that is an imposable thought.  Now the beds are just what I can care for.  It has been beautiful here this spring.  Unlike anything I have ever seen here in Illinois.  Before we moved here we lived in a small town in Northwest Alabama.  This has been a spring like they have there.  I have had that little town on my mind a lot and maybe God wanted to give me a little reminder of what I loved so much about living there.


    I participated in an Easter blog swap and I got these really nice things from my swap partner Treasa.
Thanks so much I love, love, love all of it.  The little card you made is adorable.
Hope everyone is having great spring weather
Suzan
From Ladybug Cottage

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Coffee Nector of the Gods


Coffee Station
       Every morning I crawl out of bed between 5:30 and 6:00 depending how long I can stand the barking.  Usually it is five thirty though, I  let the dogs out then stumble to the kitchen to make the coffee.  Coffee and I have a long past.  I am not really sure when I started drinking it.  It was most likely in first grade.  Mom would cut it half water and half coffee.Don't think badly of her she was a good Mom for the most part.  I remember never wanting to spend the night with friends because I knew most kids didn't drink coffee.  And most parents would not think about offering it to a kid.  If I did not drink the coffee I would have the headache from, well you know where.  Now days I am cutting way back on it, but not out.  Never out.  The coffee mugs are new from Wal-Mart and the jar the coffee is in is an antique.  It belonged to my husband's great grandfather Langford.  He had general store in Gainsville GA.  It held penny candy on the counter.  Every time I here that story I think about Grandma Lucy being a little girl in long skirts, trying to talk her dad out of a piece of stick candy.  I truly love anything that has a history like that.  Of course the little basket is Longerberger one of my guilty pleasures.
Hope every one is having a sunny Sunday
Hugs Suzan


Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Red Rocking Chair


Hello from Ladybug Cottage! I hope you have all had a great day. I am so glad it is the first day of March, the Dairy Queen across the street from my school opened today. I always think of that as the first sign of spring.
     Today I wanted to tell you about my red rocking chair.  I found it at a garage sale for five dollars.  Of course it did not look like this when I bought it.  It was all scratched and the pad was really gross.  When I bought it my husband rolled his eyes and said"are you kidding",  This was last summer at the time there was an Activia commercial about a preschool teacher with a red rocker.  I really didn't pay attention to the commercial I was to busy looking at the chair.  My husband being the good guy that he is took the chair to his wood shop and began to work it over.  I started looking for just the right fabric for the chair cushion.  Being a lover of all things Mary Englebrite I went with the red cherries.  I love sitting in it and sharing good books with children.
Wouldn't one of Brenda's Lollipop pillows look great in the chair.
Hugs
Suzan
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