Monday, September 26, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - People's Choice

Here is my entry for the I Heart Faces Photo Challenge for this week! Go see the other entries here. There are tons of amazing photos by really talented people!

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Good Reason to Garden

So why dig in the dirt? Why pull weeds and stickers? Why should we work so hard to get the yard and gardens looking good?

Well, for memories like these of course!

Notice a smiling baby means there are no stickers in that yard!

Oh, and smiles like these make all those back aches and blisters all worth it!

How about you? Why do you garden?

We hope you are making the most of this beautiful weather. Maybe you are even getting some time to "hang out" and "kick" back and relax!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all - Vintage Style

Happy Fall Y'all! I just love that saying! It makes me smile every time I see it.  Melissa over at The Inspired Room is having her Fall Nesting Party 2011 today! I have been adding a few autumn decorations here and there outside since we have been having cool weather! Yes! We even had rain here in Texas praise God!

So just a few photos to show I am in the spirit of fall!

I really like the little wagon but do you like it here in by the front door OR

How about here on the patio? Please comment and leave me your opinion! I would love to hear what the expert fall decorators over at the Fall Nesting Party think! It is fun to have your input!

Decisions, decisions ... yep, tough job around here.

Hope everyone is looking forward to cool evenings, hot apple cider and warm soups for fall!

Thanks for stopping by and happy fall y'all! ~ Kelsey

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vintage Western Birthday Party Tablescape

Howdy! Recently, my youngest daughter turned one year old! Of course we had the family over for some fun birthday cupcakes! Ooops, I am sorry how rude of me - do you want to join? Great! Well then, come on in and grab a fork!

and a plate
and maybe some chicken salad on croissants? Don't forget the fruit salad and fresh veggies!
Click on the photo of the chicken salad to go to the recipe I used from Southern Living. It was amazing! Very easy! Honey mustard and walnuts was the kicker in my opinion. It is one of those recipes that makes you look like a genius chef!
Next, let's find you a seat so you can eat! (I am a poet and didn't know it!) 
Oh, I do de-clare where are my manners? Would you like some coffee?
How about a red velvet cupcake? (Oh and we don't do that fast and easy cream cheese frosting around here. No sir. We cook the milk then mix it with real butter just like my grandmother taught me!)

Yes, that is a fingerswip of frosting. It is that good! The finger swipe mark is compliments of my three year old.

Would you like to look around?
A few vintage western valentines. That one says, "There is no use bucking it Valentine!"

Hope to see you again r-e-a-l soon!
P.S. I love love love comments! Don't we all!
I am joining the Tablescape Thursday Party at the awesome Between Naps on the Porch!

Also, joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday Junk Finds! 

Also, joining Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday!