Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Monday, June 4, 2018

June Sunshine


I'm loving the pretty June sunshine. 
There's nothing quite so sweet 
as sleeping under sun dried sheets.


Our garden is off to a go start.
This is our cabbage.


The beans are starting to take off.
Don't be scared, that snake you see is rubber. 
He's great for keeping birds away.


The berry bushes are in bloom.


I'm enjoying flowers 


in the garden.


And picking some


for inside :)

This lovely pitcher was a gift
from my sweet friend Shirley.


We got the hammock out for summer naps.


The sky has been gorgeous


with layers of color.


 I also found this quilt rack


at the Goodwill for $5.
I'm doing my happy dance :)


The last thing I want to show you
are these coasters that came in the mail
from Boys Town.
Have any of you received them?

They are too pretty to put a wet glass on,
I've decided to make a summer banner with them. 

Maybe for my next post.

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Keep Smiling!
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I hope that you are enjoying this
lovely time of the year.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

58 comments:

  1. Good morning, Connie! Sounds like you are enjoying life to the fullest; it's always a happy place here on your blog. I love your sky with its layers of color - beautiful. We know Who the greatest artist is! He's always amazing us with His wonderful creations. Have a lovely week.

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    1. Amen to that, sister! I feel truly blessed :)

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  2. I find that the 80's decor has been abundant in that Country heart cut-out. Everyone seems to be getting rid of them and I keep picking them up at sales. Five Dollars is a GREAT Find!

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    1. You're right, it does date it to the 80's, but it's nice having a place to display some of my quilts and to be able say, to a cold visiting friend, just grab the one you like and cuddle up :)

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  3. How pretty your quilts look , Connie.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I appreciate that :)

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  4. Hi Connie :) Lovely garden photos! I love the idea of that rubber snake, it really does work? I have issues with the birds here and last year I resorted to chicken wire to cover everything, but that is so "owie" at times lol...great find on the quilt rack! It's pouring rain here today and feels like November but it's helping the potatoes go gangbusters so I'm happy! :)

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    1. Hi Rain, the snakes do work . . . you have to change them around every few days or the bird catch on . . . or maybe they think that they are dead, but if you move them around they do a pretty good job.

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  5. Oh my goodness...you really NEEDED that quilt rack to show off your beautiful quilts! Makes me want to get a book and pillow....and one of your quilts! Let's see...which one would you let me lay down on! heehee! Love your beautiful flowers and it's nice to bring some indoors! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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    1. Sweet sister, if you came to visit, you could pick whichever one you wanted. I would grab one too and we could each pick a comfy chair and read our afternoon away :)

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  6. Pretty display of quilts. My late father in law made me a quilt rack like that once. I used it for years until we simply go tired of it. I gave it to mom. come to think of it, im not sure what she did with it. Oh well.
    love the flowers in the pitcher and I agree about the coasters. Too prett to use.
    Happy June!
    Lisa

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    1. Who knows, maybe your Mom gave it to the Goodwill and it's the one I have now, LOL. I tried painting it, but it has a wax finish and the paint just wouldn't stick. So, I then I worked on getting it all off, LOL. I do like having a place to display some of my quilts:)

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  7. Hi Connie! Wow! It's gorgeous around there! I'm glad you have lots of sunshine! I think your coasters will make a pretty banner!

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    1. I'm looking forward to having time to play around with those coaster. I think it will be fun making a new banner.

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  8. Your hammock...looks wonderful! Did you know the best way to lay on a hammock is vertical and not horizontal? Yeah, I was watching FB and these two men tried out 3 different beds, the hammock, a heat and comfort bed and 3rd a bed made in Sweden made with horse hairs that is supposed to be so comfortable you think your sleeping on a cloud....oh but very expensive. It was decided that the hammock was the most comfy. The maker of the hammock said laying on the hammock vertical is the best because it fits every bend of the back and neck etc. I don't know how true....but I certainly would try it.....if I had one lol!!


    Your garden is looking great and flowers too. I would probably turn those bird coasters into cards, most likely. Fun hanging clothes out (in the country, air more fresher) not so much in the city.

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    1. I am not clear on how you lay in a vertical position. Maybe I'm slow . . . I need a picture.
      My dad always had a hammock and I love them partly because they make me think of him. I remember as a little girl laying in the hammock with him while he pointed out the stars and told me their names:)

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  9. Hi Connie, Glad you are enjoying the June sun. Love your quilt stand find, I'l have to keep an eye out for one. Also the sunny yellow kitchen is lovely. Take care. Christine

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    1. It's been a sweet season. I was so tired of winter and have just been enjoying each little minute of warm weather.

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  10. I love your beautiful photos.what is Boys Town ? I am in UK.xx

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    1. Boys Town was founded in 1917,as an orphanage for boys. It is still running today, but I believe today they also care for girls. It is a non-profit organization.

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  11. I'd be doing a happy dance to score a $5 quilt rack too. Your garden looks great! I didn't get my bedding on my line today. It was jam packed with baby clothes, lol!

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    1. Hi Kristina, well bedding is about the only thing that I line dry. It's just easier and faster to use the drier, but the line certainly makes clothes smell heavenly.

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  12. Your garden is looking great. Good deal on the quilt rack. Those coasters are pretty. A banner is a great idea

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    1. Yep, I think it will be fun to make . . . I haven't done a paper craft in a very lone time :)

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  13. What a beautiful sky! We’ve had some interesting cloud formations this spring over here on the east side too. Your garden looks as though it’s doing very well. I’ve been debating planting a small patch at the lake. I need to make up my mind pretty quickly if I want to do it. Thequilt rack was quite the bargain. Gorgeous!
    Blessings always,

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    1. Hi Besty, you spend so much time at the lake . . . I think if I were there I would at least plant a couple tomato plants. We all know that nothing tastes as good as fresh grown summer tomatoes :)

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    2. Connie, loving all those gorgeous quilts hanging out together. It looks wonderful in your neck of the woods. Oh to lay on that hammock and look up at the blue, blue sky and see all the pictures in the clouds.

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  14. Everything looking great around your yard.
    Beautiful quilts.
    No haven't received any of those coasters.

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  15. Connie, You and Steve are true gardeners. I would be so made if something ate my crops. LOL. We have a pepper and tomato planted in the same whiskey barrel. They look fine for now. Loved seeing all your pictures. It's nice to see what our blog family is doing and what they get to see from their porch. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I know, I love visiting blogs and seeing what my blogging sisters are up too and how they garden and decorate :)

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  16. Hi Connie, Your crops look like they are doing well. Did the Yard Long beans germinate for you? Mine did but seem to be growing very slowly. Lovely flowers you picked. Gardening is a challenge with the weather, bugs and Coco here. Don't you just love days with sunshine. Everything seems so much nicer. Love the quilt rack. Lucky you to find that for $5. Your quilts look so pretty on it! Beautiful sky pictures! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I was going to ask you the same thing about your yard long beans. Three of the four you gave me did start to grow, but are stunned or something. Maybe they are waiting for hotter weather.

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  17. Your quilts are so lovely and the new quilt rack is perfect for displaying them.
    Your garden is doing so well and the flowers? Beautiful!

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    1. I just love gardening and did all my hoeing and weed pulling today. Seems like if I go out to weed about twice a week, things stay pretty nice :)

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  18. I'd be doing the happy dance too!! Great find! I loved all your pictures. ave to say your lettuce is looking fantastic!!!

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    1. Hi Valerie, thanks for stopping by . . . I've got so much to be grateful for, I'm doing that happy dance all the time. Not a pretty sight, LOL.

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  19. Those quilts are so beautiful and all the pretty flowers. That blue flower, looks like chicory.

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    1. The blue flower is a bachelor button and this is the first time I've ever planted them. The package said that after the first planting that they will seed themselves and come back every year . . . I hope so :)

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  20. I love seeing what's going on in your yard...your gardens are always so amazing. Your new pitcher is so pretty (what a lovely gift!) and is perfect for flowers. Oh, how I wish we had a bigger piece of land with trees so that we could have a hammock! I know you can buy the free-standing ones, but it's just not the same. And we have a VERY small backyard where all the neighbors can see us, so there's no privacy anyway. Great find on the quilt rack! And no, I have not received the coasters in the mail from Boys Town. We used to receive free address labels in the mail from different companies, and we don't get those anymore either.

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    1. Oh, I have enough address labels to last me two lifetimes and we have only been here four years. We are always joking about . . . guess what we got today in the mail . . . address labels . . . how did they know we needed them? LOL Have you ever thought about those colorful triangle sails. You see them uses a lot at outdoor cafes. I think they provide shade but also privacy from neighbors. I think they are so pretty :)

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  21. Your lovely hammock is calling my name Connie..looks so restful!

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    1. Let me know then you want to come over and relax, I'll make lemonade :)

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  22. Hi Connie, your gardens look wonderful! Love the quilt rack, I have seen some interesting projects using them. My grandma hung all the clothes out to dry in New England but here where I am summer you just cant its our tropical rainy season but I do in the fall and winter here nothing like sun dried linens. Wish I was your neighbor cause I know youll be sharing your garden bounty with them again this year. Enjoy your afternoon nap on your hammock! Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. If you lived close by, I would be telling you to bring a bag and grocery shop my garden :) Thanks for stopping by to visit, it is always a delight.

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  23. Connie, Connie, how does your garden grow. With beans and berries and pretty flowers all in a row!

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    1. You say the sweetest (or yummiest) things, LOL.

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  24. I have so many birds around here I would be afraid to hang anything out, I haven't hung laundry out since we were first married. Your garden is coming along quite well, and those flowers are so pretty always nice to bring some indoors to enjoy. Looks like you found a great place for your hammock. Great find on the quilt rack. Look forward to seeing what you do with those pretty coasters!!

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    1. I'm surprised to not hear that others have received these in the mail. I was hoping to have someone else decide to make something with them too. I do think that they will make a sweet banner. I haven't done any paper crafts in a long time :)

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  25. That's a good idea for the coasters. As always your garden is looking good. I can tell you put so much work into it. Your quilt rack was a good find and a good price too. A great place to hang your pretty quilts too.
    xx Beca

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    1. Beca it is always a delight to see your pretty profile photo among my comments. Thank you so much for stopping by and being such a sweet blogging sister.

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  26. Your garden looks great and all the flowers are beautiful! That's a pretty quilt rack, and $5.00! That is amazing. If there is anybody who can fill up a quilt rack, it's got to be you, with all those beautiful quilts.

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    1. Hi there, Sweet Friend, thank you for stopping by. Oh how I wish we lived closer to one another . . . I think we could become very great friends. We have so much in common and I could learn so much from you about animal care. Then I might actually take the leap and get chickens :) Thank you for always leaving a comment and for being such a lovely blogging sister.

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  27. Connie, your garden looks like it is doing really good! Oh how I wish I could have appreciated a garden with it's wonderful goodness when I was a girl growing up...my parents always had such nice ones but I cared little about them. Great idea about the rubber snake..haha! Oh yeah, and freshly washed sheets dried by the sun is one of my favorite memories growing up! Blessings!

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    1. I never had a garden until moving here. Therefore; I am a late bloomer in the whole process, but thanks to the internet and my gardening blogging sisters, I have learned a lot. Line dried sheets are a sweet memory for me too. That is the reason I wanted a clothesline when we moved to the country. Bedding is about the only thing that I ever hang outside to dry, but they smell so sweet when dried by the sun that we loved it.

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  28. Love it all Connie!! Enjoy your June days.

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  29. Connie, this is such a wonderful month isn't it? Everything there is in such gorgeous bloom! My poor raspberries aren't doing much so far this year, darn it. I think I might have pruned them too much! I too got those coasters from Boys Town and thought, hum.m.m.m don't want to set a wet glass on these. Now that you mention it, there are many things a person could do with these! I'm thinking either frame them, 4 in a frame, or could put mod podge on them to protect them, or maybe mount each one on a little canvas and then decorate it up for a wall hanging. How fun! Hope you get to spend many days this summer in that hammock! I had one as a little girl and us kids used to love playing in it and tipping each other out! Happy June! Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, I hope you post your coasters when you are finished with them. I have out of state company this week and maybe next week too . . . so I wouldn't have time for making my banner for a while. I'm glad you agree that they are too pretty to use as a coaster . . . let's get creative, sister :)

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