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Monday, April 4, 2016

Something To Remember Our 40th Anniversary

Just a little something 
to remember this lovely weekend . . .
 Saturday morning
Steve put up our new windmill.
He poured a base for it . . .
 and then we wrote in the concrete. 
The tail didn't come like this,
but thanks to my Cricket
I made stencils to give it a vintage appeal.
Every little thing we do . . .
just puts our mark on our little 
slice of paradise. 

I just thought that I would share.
If any of you are looking for one of these,
look here . . . great product and free shipping :)

I'm not promoting their business.
I just searched for the best deal 
and this was it. 
They have a huge selection,
and we are very happy with ours :)

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

41 comments:

  1. What a wonderful thing to do to commemorate your anniversary. A beautiful bit of paradise indeed. Here's to many more happy years together.

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  2. What a neat way to commemorate your day. Your little slice of paradise looks amazing. I always love seeing what you do

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    1. Thank you Ann, you are always so sweet with your comments :)

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  3. That sunshine and green grass looks pretty darn nice. I love what you added to the windmill, it really looks nice in your yard.

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    1. Thank you Linda, it is always a pleasure to have you drop by. We have been having some lovely weather . . . I'm looking forward to being able to hang my bed sheets out on the line again this week. They smell so sweet when dried in the spring and summer breeze :)

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  4. Congratulations. Our 40th will be October 25th. We got some good men and they got some good women. HA! HA!

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    1. Amen Sister! and Congratulations to you too :)

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  5. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both! What a special gift!

    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, thank you . . . we love our windmill it's going to be fun seeing it out there by the garden. Yesterday it was spinning fast all day, to bad it doesn't generate electricity :)

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  6. Many Happy 40th Anniversary Wishes to you both.
    How lovely to have this 'little something', as you call it, to remember this special day.
    I wonder did you enjoy a special meal too?

    Hope you had a thoroughly lovely day.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, well we didn't watch our carbs this last weekend, we had friends over for dinner Saturday and had pizza and then on Sunday we went to a family potluck. We got back on program Monday . . . and it feels good :)

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    2. I am so pleased you had a lovely weekend ... and sometimes you just have to go with the flow!

      Glad that you "got back on program Monday . . . and it feels good :)"

      40 years anniversary is very special.

      All the best Jan

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  7. Happy, Happy 40 years Wedding Anniversary.What a wonderful trransformation you are making to your home.

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    1. Thank you on both counts . . . 40 years . . . it sounds like a long time, but seems like only yesterday :)

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  8. Awwwwww, happy anniversary! How lovely that you marked the occasion in such a lovely and lasting way - sweet!

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    1. Thank you . . . I have been hinting for the last 40 years that he should crave our initials in a tree . . . it takes men along time for something to ever sink in. I've learned long ago that when it comes to important things, never hint with your man . . . just speak it out clear and simple so that he gets it. Men and women just have different ways of thinking. Venus and Mars, LOL

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  9. This is awesome! I love that what Steve wrote in the cement! So sweet and it will last forever. Is your windmill the 4' or 8'? Great prices on this site...especially with feee shipping! I wouldn't mind having one of them. Hope you had a lovely Monday. Hugs to you my friend!

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, I've hinted for him to crave our initials in a tree, for 40 years . . . it always seemed so romantic to me. So, finally I got my wish, it's not a tree but it will last for a very long time and I love it :) This is an 8 foot windmill and it is the first one on their site. We debated on the red or the green one, but I think that this one looks more like the vintage ones. Our neighbors have one and he removed the tail of his and I am going to paint it for them with the name of a windmill company that his father worked for back in the day :)

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  10. Your windmill is really cute. We have a homemade one which is quite old and needs refurbishing. One more chore for DH to add to the list. Have a great week.

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    1. Well, everything worth having is worth taking care of. Maintenance is always a chore but very much worth our time and energy. We always have a list going . . . but that's okay. Here's wishing you a lovely week also :)

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  11. I love windmills and that one is wonderful~ have a good week!

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    1. Thank you, we have been enjoying it and we live in a windy area, so it will be nice to watch it. Yesterday it was spinning fast all day. I was working outside and if it wasn't for having my ponytail through my baseball cap, I would have lost it many times. I should have done laundry yesterday, it was a great day for drying sheets on the line :) I love sleeping on line dried sheets.

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  12. How romantic and congratulations on your 40 years together. You are such a wonderful couple and obviously very well matched. Lots of love xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, It is always nice to have you visit. Don't you think that as the years go by we kind of blend together? Like, I used to be a perfectionist, especially about the house . . . now I am so laid back that it is almost scary. Steve used to be so sloppy and now he is so much better about picking up after himself that it is a pure blessing. We even find ourselves spending the day apart but thinking the same thoughts . . . it's kind of nice when that happens.

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  13. Happy Anniversary! What a great way to mark the event :)
    Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy and thank you . . . I think so too :)

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  14. LOVE your windmill! We had one but it got blown to bits by our crazy east wind. I do want another one so thanks for the link. I like how you added some vintage to the blade. Good job on mounting it in cement as ours blew apart and got knocked over as we didn't have it mounted properly. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa, mounting it in the cement like that was Steve's idea. We have some terrible winds around here so it really needed to be well grounded. I'm happy that you liked the link that I included. We were very happy with how fast it arrived, too. Usually when the shipping is free, it is sent on the back of a turtle, LOL.

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  15. The wind mill is so cute! You and Steve are such a special couple.

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    1. Oh my goodness, how very sweet of you, thank you :)

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  16. Hi Connie! That was a such a neat way to remember your anniversary! Also great that you could personalize it and make it vintage. Your place is fixed up so nice. Did you and Steve plan everything out ahead of time or did it just kind of evolve?? Are you the one with all the ideas or does Steve have an input too? Nancy

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    1. Nancy, I wake up in the night with ideas . . . if only there was more time in each day. I don't like standing still, LOL.

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  17. Oh, what a fun way to commemorate your anniversary! Love that little windmill! Happy Anniversary! Hugs xo Karen

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy Spring :)

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  18. A wonderful way to mark your Anniversary, I love how you both work on your projects together!!

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    1. 40 years . . . time seems to have gone by like the speed of light. We are blessed to have found each other :)

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  19. Awwww.... that is awesome! A great way to remember. The windmill looks so nice.. thanks for sharing the site, fathers day will be here before we know it, that would be a nice gift!

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    1. It would in deed! I debated on the red one and the green one, I think that they are both so pretty, but this one looked the most authentic and I wanted to paint the tail, so it worked best for us. We have been enjoying looking out the window and seeing the windmill turning. We can see it from our bedroom window.

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  20. I love everything you add to your little slice of paradise, Connie. You two are an amazing couple. Love how you commemorated your 40th. Perfect! Hugs, Nancy

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    1. We are just simple folk . . . we invited the neighbors over and had pizza, salad and coconut pie. No cruises, no dinners out . . . our favorite place to be is right here together. Steve says, I've always been a cheap date, LOL.

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