Catching up, Summer Grandma, What's next?

 
Hello my friends,
 
I have been wondering when I would share my news with each of you?  I have such a fondness for so many of you!!
 
If this post doesn't make sense, hopefully you will understand it after you have read it a time or two.  :)
 
This sweet Kabyree has made me a Great Grandma for a second time.  She is such a sweet heart!  She came home from the hospital last Tuesday and stepped right into our Halloween party.
 

Bountiful Baskets, Overflowing

 Hello my friends,
and welcome to my blog!


Share Your Cup #311

 
Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 

Kimi's Garden Shed

Hello my friends,
 
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  Guess what we woke up to yesterday morning?  SNOW.  Yup, that white stuff that we certainly do need.  Luckily it's all melted now and the garden looks pretty again.
 
This is my friend, Kimi.
I wanted to take you on a tour of her sweet garden shed.
 

Pitchfork Scarecrow Tutorial. . .

Hi my friends,
 
You know how much I love salvaged treasures, right?
 
Well, today I am popping in for a few minutes to remind you that I am sharing how to make a pitchfork scarecrow over at Deborah's.
 

Share Your Cup #310

Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

Fall Comes to Hilltop Cottage. . .

 
Hello and welcome to the fabulous
Fall Porches and Patio Tour put together by sweet Amber, from
 
I feel that I share my porch often, so today I am sharing how fall came to Hilltop Cottage.

 

Share Your Cup #309

 
Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

A Beautiful Fall Day in the Canyon

 
Hello my friends,
just down the road and to the East of us is the beautiful American Fork Canyon.
 
We love going up there, but on the weekends it is so busy.
 
Why not go during the week?
One of the benefits of hubby being retired!
 
 

Silly Black Cats. . .

 
Hello my friends, and happy October.
 
October is the perfect month for asking, "how do you feel about cats?"  Do you love them or do you want to shoo them away and say, "scat"?
 

Share Your Cup #308

 
Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

Officially Fall Home Tour

Hello my friends,
today is officially the first day of fall.
 
Although, I started decorating for fall the first part of September,
I decided that I would share it with you before it all goes away.  :)
 
 
Yes, next weekend I will be switching over to Halloween.  I'm so excited, because last year we were in the process of getting new hardwood floors, so I didn't decorate for Halloween.
I missed my cute little spooks!

Share Your Cup #307

 
Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

Share Your Cup #306

Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup"
 
 

Cutest Cushion!


Hello my friends,
have you ever felt a connection from the get go with somebody even though they live miles and miles away?

That's how it was with me when I discovered sweet Kim from 
Talented Kim lives down under in Derby Tasmania, Australia.
But believe me, she is no Tasmanian devil.  In fact, she is quite the complete opposite.  An angel of a gal is she!!


Share Your Cup #305 and Possible Changes

Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short). 
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

Cucumber Salad. . .My Favorite Summer Salad

 
Hello my friends,
a few years ago I got this recipe from one of my
sweet friends, Susan.
 
I loved it and have been making it ever since!
 

A Garden Stroll and Link Party

Hello my friends and welcome to our final Garden Link Party for the year.
 

 
There are times that I think it would be fun to live in a warmer climate where I could garden all year round.
 
But, as fall draws near, I find myself looking forward to a rest and excited to put my garden to bed for a few months.  :)

Share Your Cup #304

 
Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

Afternoon Geranium Tea

Hello my friends,
yesterday when I was in the garden I noticed that my chicken feeder I planted with ivy geraniums was finally blooming nicely.
 
So,
 
I decided it was time to have a tea in the garden.
 
 

Share Your Cup #303

 
Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy. 
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

Transitioning into Fall

 
Hello my friends,
It's hard to believe that Fall is not far off.  Especially when the temperature gauge is still reading in the 90's.
Still, there is a hint of fall in the brisk morning air.
 
Many of us have little thoughts of fall rattling around
 in our heads.  :)
 
Thanks to Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home a fun group of bloggers have come together to show you how we have began transitioning from summer into fall.
 

Time for a Change. . .

Hello my friends,
hubby and I have been thinking of buying a new sofa for our family room for a while now.
The one we had wasn't that old, but it just wasn't as comfortable as we thought it would be.
 
Well, we finally took the plunge and one thing led to another. . .
 
 

Share Your Cup #302

 
Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 

Sizzling Summer. . .

Hello my friends,
Fall will be here before we know it.
 
I must admit that I am looking forward to cooler temps, but for now I'd like to savor summer just a little bit longer!

 

Memory Dinner

 
Hello my friends,
August 8th would have been my husband's mothers 93rd birthday.
 
I decided to have a memory dinner in her honor.
 

Share Your Cup #301

 
Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 

The party where you share what makes you happy.

Get Out of the Kitchen!

 
Hello my friends,
do you remember that old saying, "If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen"?
 
Well, it's been so hot here lately that is exactly what we decided to do!  Hubby and I headed out on Monday towards the Oregon coast in search of cooler weather.
 
Because of this, there will be no Share Your Cup this week.
 

Driving the Mirror Lake Highway

 
Hello my friends, a couple of weeks ago I just had the feeling that I needed to get away.
 
I'd had two surgeries in just a couple of weeks and I had done a lot of sitting and lying around.  Sitting at home all I could see was all the things that needed to be done, but that I shouldn't be doing.
 
I sat to the point that I was experiencing numb bum.  :)
 
So, in the words of the famous Rolling Stones. I
 
GOTTA GET AWAY,
 
GOTTA, GOTTA, GOTTA,  GET AWAY, GOT TO GET AWAY!
 

Up Close and Personal with July Blooms and Garden Party

Hello my friends,
welcome to our July Garden link Party.
 
My Garden is my happy place, and I love visiting others gardens as well.
 
Can't wait to see yours!
 

Share Your Cup #300

Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 

 
#300, WOW, that is a big number!  In some ways it seems like just yesterday when I pushed that publish button for the first time.  I remember fearing that no one would come to party.  :) But, thankfully my dear blog friends came through for me.  There are still some of you that have been linking up from the start.
 
THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart!!

Junk Gardening

 
I am so excited to be joining 13 other vintage loving bloggers for this Vintage Gardens Blog Hop!
 
A big thanks to my sweet friend, Amber from
Follow the Yellow Brick Home for putting this together for us!
 

Pioneer Day Buffet

Hello my friends,
here in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day on July 24th.
 
That's the day back in 1847 that our Pioneer ancestors entered the Salt Lake Valley.  They traveled here by covered wagons and pulling hand carts in search of religious freedom.
 

The prophet, Brigham Young declared, "This is the Place"
 

Share Your Cup #299

 
 Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
 

Feelin Sheepish. . .

Hello my friends,
A recent purchase of a sheep canvas got me feelin sheepish.
 

A Walk About Wyoming. . .

 
Hello my friends,
Do you ever get that feeling that you just gotta get away from it all?
 
A couple weeks ago that's how I felt, so hubby and I decided to get the heck out of Dodge.
 
 

Share Your Cup #298:

Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup"
 

Farmhouse Style Mantle

 
Hello my friends,
You know my love for finding treasures at thrift stores.
 
Well, a recent thrift find was all it took to get me to give my basement mantle a new look.
 

Share Your Cup #297

Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 

Did I Overdo the Red, White, and Blue?

 
Walk into our home in the summertime and it's obvious
that we are patriotic.
 
But the question I sometimes ask myself is, "did I overdo the
 red, white, and blue"?
 

Silly Bee. . .That's Me!

Hello my friends,
sometimes I have to laugh at what a silly bee I am!
 
Yup, every now and then I get a silly idea in my head and it just won't stop buzzing around until I do something about it.  :)
 


Cottage Style and June Garden Link Party

Hello my friends and welcome to our monthly Garden Party!

A big thank you to Linda for creating our sweet Garden Party button.

Share You Cup #296

Hello, and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 
It's what I like to call, "filling your cup".
 

Patriotic Pink

Hello my friends,
 
I know what you're thinking. . .pink is not a patriotic color.  Normally, I would agree with you, but somehow; it works!


Long May She Wave Summertime Porch

Hello my friends,
Summer is officially here and I am so excited to be sharing my summertime porch with you!
 
Once Memorial Day arrives you will find me pulling out my flags.
 
The red, white, and blue proudly flies both inside and out.
 

Sneak Peek of a Patriotic Porch Tour

Hello my friends,
 
thanks to sweet Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home 15 bloggers will come together tomorrow to share their
Patriotic Porches.
 

Let's Create. . .a Bee Skep and a Banner

Hello my friends,
last week, before the craziness happened, I spent a fun day with my craft group, the "Crafty Bees".
 
 

Share Your Cup #295

 
Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
 
The party where you share what makes you happy.
 

Nooks and Crannies. . .

Hello my friends,
 
 
There's something about nooks and crannies in a garden that makes my heart go all a flutter! 
 
Traipsing down a little trail or turning a corner to happen upon one is just ever so delightful!
 
I attended the Pleasant Grove garden tour last Monday night and I thought I would share some of the fun spots with you.
 

Everything Done Wright!

 
Hello my friends,
on Saturday I attended the "Hidden Garden" tour with three of my friends.
 
It was not one of their best years, but the Wright garden did everything right in my book!  :)
 

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