Hello dear friends! Up until today we did NOT have any rain…4 gorgeous sunny days! With the sun out, and my back’s intense pain subsided, I’ve been working non-stop in the garden. At the end of each day, after a long hot shower, I found myself crawling in to bed with aching muscles I never knew I had. Upon waking… Read More
Hello friends, I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! Its been pouring rain in IL for the last 4 days. With so much rain I’m worried some of the garden plants will die from drowning! The ground is saturated and plants are not able to breath. Plants can drown just like us, they breath through their roots! Since… Read More
I’ve never considered myself a lucky person! I’ve accepted that fact over the years and try and just go with it. It seems to me that if something is not going to go right, it will happen to me -; Now I rarely do posts that are what I consider to be “whining”. We all have things in our life… Read More
Through thrifting I’ve unknowingly started many collections. What’s the saying, it only takes two to make a collection? I’ve certainly got that covered! Last month my milk glass collection was shared with you, and today I’m sharing my vintage animal planter collection.
The week before last I was typing away on my computer when I knocked over a full 32oz glass of ice tea on my laptop keyboard. This event is when my computer saga began…I think this might explain how I felt…
Yesterday was such a beautiful, sunny day. Most of the day was spend in my greenhouse. I’ve had the greenhouse for about eight years, and haven’t used it the last two? My decision to buy it was an easy one, I love gardening/propagation and it saves me money. The initial investment
In late January I shared the many reasons why I like winter. Even when it’s frigid outside, like it is now, I still love winter. Frigid weather provides me time to do “winter crafts”, i.e. knitting, organizer, cooking comfort foods, winter cozy cabins, planning spring/summer projects and just plain
Yesterday we where clobbered with 16″ of snow. It was a snow blizzard because of the high winds. I hope if any of you were caught in the snows path are safe and warm!
Last week was one of those kind of weeks where nothing ran smoothly. Wednesday morning my car’s passenger tire blew out. Not able to get a hold of Mr. C, I left my car, walked in the freezing cold (no gloves or hat) to find shelter until I could reach him. Later on we bought a new set of tires… Read More
Remember when smoking was cool (if your old enough)? McMansion’s use to be cool too but that trend is rapidly changing. Small space living is back in vogue for many reasons. The Charmer isn’t a tiny home, but she is small, 1,182 square feet. When I purchased her, as a single woman in 1987, I paid $78,300. Smaller homes generally… Read More
Do you remember me sharing a story about Mr. Squirrel Jr. and his brother? They are the cutest brothers who were born last year. Mr. Charmer and I have enjoyed watching them grow. Introducing Mr. Squirrel Jr (his brother is identical), adorable! But we knew from the start that they were trouble! If any of you have squirrels in your… Read More
I’ve been PEA GREEN with envy seeing all the beautiful watercolor pictures on blog land! Everyday, everywhere I kept seeing watercolors and I was so envious! Now that envy can rear it’s ugly head and can make you think bad things! It’s not been fun everywhere I visit to to see beautiful watercolors! But I was envious, plain and simple. … Read More
Many years Mr. Charmer and I have participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Counted: Northern Cardinal, Michele Black, OH 2012 GBBC Have you heard of it before? The Great Backyard Bird Count is celebrating it’s 16th year and is taking place from Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18! It is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers… Read More