Friday, January 22, 2010

I Predict a Good Weekend!

Even though my mom and dad TOTALLY hooked me up for Christmas with a new camera and all,  I am a little lot slow about actually taking it out of the box.

But I am craving being surrounded by "pretties" having taken all my Christmas decorations down in a timely manner this year.
(Even got the outside lights taken down today.  Living in Minnesota, that usually doesn't happen until March.  Or April.  Okay, maybe even May... But in my defense, we usually have three feet of snow covering all those electrical cords until then!)

And not exactly knowing the etiquette about snagging pics off of Pinterest, that has me swooning on a daily basis, here is an old post.

Hoping to brighten your day, here are some of my favorite things...
Little girls who take baths in a bucket in the garden

Beautiful teacups

Spools of lace
Engagement rings
Homemade nests
My grandma's earring
Engraved silverware
Engraved anything
Old family photos
Little boys who let little girls drive!

Enjoy this weekend that God has provided for us!


  1. Thank you for brightening my your favorites and the photo of your Grandma's earring...sigh! Congrats on your award sweet friend!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Love and hugs,

  2. Oh thank you for the gorgeous pics to brighten up the day! Just what I needed! Feel energised now! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

  3. I hadn't seen that silverware, it's gorgeous.

  4. Thanks so much for showing us little lovely pieces of your life. :) They all have me smiling.

  5. Gorgeous pics! Have a lovely weekend, Kate x

  6. Love the photos. We like the same things!

  7. Sometimes that's how I feel. with a bucket on my backside! Ha! love seeing all your images, real day brighteners! Have a wonderful weekend, Kate!
    hugs and blessings,

  8. Hi, get a sewing machine! It takes a bit of practice but it's great to be able to make things. xxx

  9. I love your beautiful blog, and thanks so much for your interest in my pink paper shoe - I'm glad that you'll be joining us for Artist Class! All the best, Corinne

  10. Very sweet photos, Kate! They truly made me smile. I love your artist's eye. There is beauty all around us, we only need to look to see it.

    Have a great weekend!


  11. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, I like a lot of the same things you do, thanks for sharing. Have a super weekend. Hugs, Carol Mae

  12. Congrats on the award and you listed some of my fav things too. Hope you have an awesome weekend, T

  13. Kate, those pictures are so cute, sweet and memory-gatherers. (I just made up that word..) I love them all. Will check out those blogs.

  14. Conratulations on your award. So enjoyed your wonderful list of favorite things, all the kids are great and your grandmother's earrings must be so special.Bon weekend!

  15. Those are wonderful pics!
    Makes me wanna go out and find a big old bucket to bathe in, LOL! :-)
    Congrats on your award!

    Have a great weekend,

  16. Sweet treats, especially little girls taking baths in buckets...CUTE! Love your keepsake beauties too!

  17. I have been going through boxes of old family photos... The chore has turned into a sweet life's lesson.

  18. Katie, those are gorgeous photos, I wouldn't mind some of them framed and on my walls. You truly have a talent for art and photography.

    Brenda B

  19. You have made my very happy this morning!!!

  20. These photos are very sweet and have brightened my day! Love the dripping silvery silver. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving wonderful words of encouragement and brightness! Let me know how the nursing home goes with your flowers. I am certain they will love the twinkle in your eye when you bring them cheer.
    Blessings dear lady,

  21. Wonderful photos, so cozy and comforting! I especially like your Grandmother's earring!

  22. Oh...I like little boys who let MY girl ride in his firetruck :) I still love that thing...the kids are SOOOOO cute zooming around in that all over the place!

  23. Hi Kate,
    I hope you are enjoying your award! You are a sweetie as is your sister! There must be something in the genes!!

    I love your faves pics. The girl in the bucket pic is so sweet AND funny. Those are the best kinds of pictures, you cherish them always. Just don't go using it in a slideshow at her wedding. She might be embarrassed. I know my daughter would be:). But wait, that's right you posted it on a blog! Hopefully when she grows up, she won't kill you :) HA HA
    You cherish your family photos like I do. It's one of the best things in life, especially old ones of your parents and grandparents. It's a great way to connect with your heritage and value your family lineage.
    I hear your family has become the busy beaders! Your daughter is a gem to spend her birthday beading away for the sake of others. What a good egg!! Kudos to you mom for teaching her such great values. I love it!
    Happy beading and I hope to see you again soon!

  24. I have a photo of me sitting in a washing up bowl in our garden!

    Victoria x

  25. Lovely pics! The silver is beautiful ...

    Have a happy (blog)week,


  26. love your pink back round! you sure put a smile on my face!

  27. What a beautiful collection of photos!
    Have a nice week!

  28. we definitely love some of the same things - cherished memories and family -

    and btw; I will teach you how to make pasta! just say the word lady!!

  29. Love the firemen pic! Too cute!

  30. Those beautiful pics certainly made me happy...brightened my dreary day right up :) Congrats on your award!!!!!!!!

    :) T

  31. Hey Kate...

    Wonderful Pics, Especially the Kid pics ~
    Mem & I did have a great weekend, so far 2 of the 4 items we sent in have already SOLD ~ so happy to be raising Money for such a wonderful cause~ Memphys wanted to send some of Her Food to the Children in Haiti, but I explained that Money for Food is Much Easier for us to do~ She was A Trouper ~ My Grandma & I use to do Crafts All the Time ~ I credit My Love of Creating to Her she lived till she was 94 (1900-1994) & Crocheted Daily till she was probably almost 90....

    Make sure you stop by My OWOH Post (if you haven't already) see my fun Give-Away for this Event & a Link to All the Others...
    Have a Great Week

  32. Thank you for stopping by,Ilove the name of your blog my

  33. Now that is some fancy silverware! Loved all your pics, such eye candy everywhere over here!