My Alpine Home

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Weekend Treasures!

As much as I love thrifty finds I rarely go to yard sales other than when I am out of town.  Just seems like I always have too much on the agenda.

Hubby had gone fishing this weekend so my youngest daughter, Kylee and I decided that we would hit a few sales Sat. morning.

A lot of them started at 7 so I was ready to leave the house at 6:30.  Ky had gone to a concert the night before and was too tired.

It was too early to call my sis or any friends so I headed out on my own.

Two hours and $35 dollars later I came home with treasures.

I was elated when I found this sweet thermos to add to my collection!

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This sewing box was filled with lots of goodies. The box will be getting painted.

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Love these yummy shades of thread on wooden spools!

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The woman that sold these watermelon dishes had mugs that matched but I passed them up.  I just have too many dishes.  Really should have passed these up also.

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Cute basket, books, and a shaving brush.

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I’m trying to decide what I want to do with this antique dresser.  The lady had already stripped most of the paint off.  I’m going to use it as a planter out on the deck.  Two other people tried to buy this dresser before I got it loaded in my Tahoe.

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Great hardware on the top drawer.

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You know how much I love old toys.  Just thought this little pinball game was cute. 

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I always have to laugh when I bring home more junk treasures.  Especially since I just had a yard sale two weeks ago. lol!

Take em out so you can bring em in. . .that’s my motto!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday

Melissa's Antiques is now hosting Thrifty Things Friday.  Hop over and link up your thrifty finds!

Knick of Time Tuesday

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pink and Purple Perfect Pair in the Garden. . .

Strolling thru the garden today and I couldn’t help but notice what a stunning pair pink and purple are together.

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Although I didn’t actually plan this, I love the combination of pinks and purples in this grouping.

Pink Jupiters Beard, Purple Sweet Rockets, Pink Peonies, and Purple Clematis.

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My Peonies just started opening up yesterday.  Can’t wait till there are more and I can cut a few!

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I have three of these gorgeous double ruffled pink peonies.  Two of them put on a show and the third does absolutely nothing.  Thinking I will move it this Fall.  Guess it’s just not happy.

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this beauty is growing up a small ladder.

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Hidden under there is a rustic garden sign.

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I love Clematis!  I have at least six of them and they are just starting to bloom.

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More pink and purple combos.  Don’t ask me why?  But I like how this picture is fuzzy in the background and left front.

Jupiters Beard and Foxglove.

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Sweet Williams and Variegated Iris.

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Chives and Tri-Color Beech Tree.  Love that beautiful blue sky!

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I was greeted with this stunning new Iris this morning.

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Bleeding Heart and Dwarf Korean Lilac.  Just catching the tail end of the Bleeding Heart.  It has been absolutely gorgeous!

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These Lilacs are planted at the back of our pergola.  The scent is heavenly!

I am always in awe of all the beauty the good Lord has provided for us.  Can’t help but feel close to him when you’re amongst his glorious creations!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

Fishtail Cottage for Garden Party

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Share Your Cup Thursday #104

Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).  The party where you share the things that make you happy.

I believe that by sharing we help to fill each others cups.  In other words, make others happy as well as ourselves.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Our trip to Lake Powell was fabulous!

I mean, what’s not to love when you have a view like that?

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But of course it’s always nice to be back home.  It’s my ‘happy place’!

Now that June is approaching I am busy readying our porch and home for the summer months.

Spring d├ęcor will be tucked away for another year and out comes the summer fun.

Now let’s look at what caught my eye from last week’s party:

I love this room divider Jonni from Minnie's Milestones made out of old barn wood. It’s the perfect backdrop for her antique family cello!

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Cindy from Glass Slipper Restorations created the sweetest little bench for her mud porch.

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Shannon from A Southern Belle with Northern Roots shared her wonderful curbside finds.

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I love this fun and easy magazine holder shared by Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable!

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Summer will soon be here and what is more refreshing than a glass of Frozen Honey Lemonade?  Hop over to Jodie Fitz for the recipe.

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And how about a delicious piece of Lemon Loaf to go with it?  This copy cat recipe was shared by Joy at Yesterfood.

Starbucks Lemon Loaf by Yesterfood 44

Thanks so much for sharing and please grab my button if you were featured.

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*Don’t forget to see who has been featured on my facebook page

With no further adieu, let’s get this party started! 1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three and please do not link up the same thing you linked up last week.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with a link back will be featured.
4. Please find time to visit at least two other participants. It’s a great way to find new friends.

After you link up, please come back and leave a comment.  They help to fill my cup!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Holiday Happenings. . .

Hello my friends, hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous time we had at Lake Powell.  And I am asking myself, “what took you so long?”  Can you believe that I have lived in UT all of my life and this was my first time there?

Breathtaking scenery!

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My two oldest kids, Nichole and Lonnie go every year.  Usually twice.  Now I can see why they love it so much!

They planned this family trip and It was a big success!

A lot of happenings went on and I tried to narrow it down.  A difficult task when over 300 photos were taken. Just warning you, lots of pics.

We found a great spot for the house boat with a sandy beach for the little ones to play and rocks for the more adventurous to climb.

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The stand up paddle board was tried out by kids of all ages. . .

Will- 22 months.

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Kade-19 (we celebrated his birthday on Sunday)

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Jordyn & Braxton – both 13

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Paityn-8, and Saydee and Jack-both 4

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Kylee –25 (she’s our baby, so even though she’s married she’s still a kid).  She is heading towards Tapestry wall.  We were launched straight across from this beauty.

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The rocks were full of little places to hide out.

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And lizards to catch.

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Klyee and Jordy showed us their mountain top moves. . .

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At times some fished off the back of the boat. . .

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           (Captain Lon, our oldest son and Jack)

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                                                (hubby and Kylee)

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Or we took a trek up and around the mountain to our little ‘honey hole’ of a fishing spot.

                           (Jayson, Karrah, Paityn, and Saydee)

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Tracie, our dil anticipating the thrill of the catch.

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Our daughter, Karrah and her two cute girls, Saydee and Taylor.

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Paityn is famous for catching lots of fish on her little princess pole!

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Sweet photo of our son, Dalan showing his wife how to cast.

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Just before dark I caught myself a striper.

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Nichole, (our oldest daughter) gave us all a good laugh with this outfit.  We celebrated Kades B-day with a fluorescent day.

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Look at all these fish that came out of our ‘honey hole’.

                                           (our son, Dalan and sil, Jason)

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Right after they were caught the men got to work filleting them.

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On Sunday night we feasted on delicious fish tacos.

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Some went off the slide into frigid water. . .

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Others created art in the sand. . .

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and some got a little high on crack. lol!

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Of course there was boating. . .

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Kades girlfriend, Ashely holding up the flag.

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Don’t ask me why I am in my p.j’s. lol!  Don’t even remember this pic.

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Plenty of wake boarding, knee boarding, and riding the water wienee.

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Not long after this pic was snapped Jordyn and Kylee found themselves riding on water. . .the water wieinee was old and it popped.

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We watched the perfect boat movies like Captain Ron and Overboard.

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I am snuggled right in there amongst the kids for our outdoor movie night.

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We feasted like there was no tomorrow.

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This is only a small sampling of our delicious meals.  I must admit, I raised a family of great cooks!

We enjoyed beautiful blue skies and gorgeous sunsets.

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But never underestimate the power of Mother Nature!

We also had dark, cloudy skies,

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and ‘holiday hail’!

Oh my, it was coming down so hard that it sounded like rocks pelleting the boat.  I seriously thought that a window was going to break!

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Although we had 3 or 4 anchors out the boat started to drift.  Those that went out to help tie it down said it felt like they were being shot by bullets.  Even left a welt on Kylee’s back.

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There was time for playing games, both indoors and out, making jewelry, and snugggling.

  (Sam playing lazy man horse shoes.  You can’t get out of your chair)

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                            (even the boys had fun beading)

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It was a fabulous trip and everyone got along so well. . .always a plus when you have 22 people on one house boat!

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Did you have an adventurous weekend or a quiet one at home?

hugs,

Jann