* A Daisy kind of day *

One of the fun things about being in a new home aside from new spaces to decorate, of course, are some really pretty perennials growing in the berm and the borders.
Adorable petite daisies.  Anyone know the name of these?
 I placed a few stems of the petite daisies in a hob nail vase, and added a few Shasta daisies.
There are clumps of daisies planted every where.  In the borders, and in the berms.... daisies.
Another nice find, is the wooden basket.  
I found it in a box of stuff that I was organizing and putting away.
Like Christmas in July!! Even though we've had it for a few years, it's been packed away. 
Nice to have it out, and be able to use it again.
Geraniums are flourishing in the old wheelbarrow.
We bought this old wheelbarrow a few summers ago at a yard sale.  I've never regretted it!
I still love that old wheelbarrow, and I've placed it on a landing
 by the front porch steps.
Perfect colors for summer, and July.
On the front porch glider, new pillows.
As I was looking through my fabric stash for fabric to sew curtains for our youngest son's office and kitchen, I found these fabrics.
No wonder I bought them. They are so darling, and I still love these colors and patterns!
A bit of time at the sewing machine, and I had 3 new 20'x 20' pillows for the front porch.

This weekend:
~ I hope to take inventory of my canning supplies, and get my canning jars all washed and ready to fill.
~I want to finish the second guest bath paint job.  Just need to add trim, and paint a little bit more.
~Put a couple of batches of turkey jerky in the food dehydrator.

*** Edited to add.... so far, the deer spray IS WORKING... Yay!!

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm grateful for morning walks : time to ponder, and prepare myself for the day.
~I'm grateful that I have learned a few skills in my days that can be a blessing to my family.
 Sewing curtains for Spencer, cooking meals, and baking, canning and putting food up.
 I truly enjoy making a comfortable and welcoming home for my family. A place of respite from the world and a place to feel peace, and feel of our Heavenly Fathers spirit. It's important to me, and I'm grateful that I have the desire to be a girl that loves her home and wants to make it the best place in the world for her family to be.


  1. I would love to see your place! You clearly have an eye for the former owner had an eye for beautiful flowers that now YOU get to enjoy! :) Daisies are so cheery!

  2. I really, really hope you find out the name of those daisies. I have wanted them for years. I have never found them and I would plant them every where if I could find out. I like that material too. That is really cute. I bet this house will be as cute as the house on Main? Is that what it was called? I remember how cute it was and your pictures.
    It sounds like you are going to be busy. I really, really need to paint. :) I still can't find a color that I like better than the one I have had. It is called Sunshine white. I guess I need to expand. :)

  3. Oh, I love your red fabric too!
    It is such a joy to make a comfortable home for our family, or like me, for my husband and myself.
    We are truly blessed.

  4. Very beautiful things you have in your home. Love it.

  5. Hello Kerin, I've never seen daisies like these. How sweet to have a bouquet in the little vase. After a move, unpacking is fun....I often forget some of the pretties I have while they are in boxes!
    Your pillows are very pretty and comfy looking. I am envious that you get to use your wheelbarrow. LOL
    Best wishes with the bathroom painting. In a small space like a bath or closet, I get more paint on me that the walls.

  6. I think your daisies might be blackfoot daisies.

    I love the red colored pillows!!

    You were right, Ken is retired, he wanted to get a bus license so he could drive the church bus.

  7. I love daisies! I don't know that I've seen the petite version around here. Very cute! You've got the place looking great!

  8. Loved this post . . .
    I think you will smile when I send you a photo of the covers I made for the garden chairs a few weeks ago.
    Plus . . . I have a great pickle recipe you might want to try . . . an oldie, tried and true . . .
    I am grateful I met you . . . wish you were next door!

  9. Hi Karin,
    Nice post, beautiful pictures. Love your new pillows, and the daisies are so pretty. Such a happy flower. Glad you received your package, thanks for letting me know. Now maybe I should go make some new pillows too.
    Nancy Jo

  10. Kerin, Everything is looking too lovely at your home! LOVE your flowers....I can tell you are enjoying your home and garden...Aren't daisies the happiest flowers? We have the wheelbarrow thing in common.....they are so fun to plant and make the biggest impact!! Looking forward to more~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

  11. I'm not sure but I think those daisies are camomile. I have some in my yard too that were volunteers and I love them! It's amazing what new pillows or a little vase of flowers can do! Mimi

  12. Love those daisies! So fresh.
    Your pillows look great too.
    I'm sure your son appreciates
    Mom's sewing.

    M : )

  13. Hi Kerin, beautiful photos. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  14. Aren't those little daisies precious? I have the regular Shasta daisies but not those cute little ones. I love when I go through stuff's like an architectural dig! LOL! I find all kinds of stuff I'd forgotten about.
    As for my "not sleeping"..... yes, I make stuff but my house suffers terribly! I'm sure your house is nice and clean and neat...mine...not so much but I can't afford to buy lots of presents so I make them. July is especially busy with lots of special occasions to commemorate but now my daughter is coming to visit so I need to switch gears and cook, bake and clean. I have no idea how I ever worked full-time and raised 4 kids....and my house was immaculate then compared to now! LOL! But I am loving my life and I'm always happy so I must be doing something right.
    And look who's talking! Sewing, cleaning, canning, gardening? You sound pretty productive in my book. I love your new pretty on your porch and you're painting too? Maybe we're friends so that we motivate each other? It works for me! LOL!
    I had a wheelbarrow planted and it fell over last year and there it sits. So glad to hear the deer spray works! Awesome! Have a great week my friend! Blessings to you and your family.


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