Thursday, April 4, 2013

Things that Made Me Smile.....

Have you ever  noticed how many things make you smile? I have had one heck of a long week and have just been so tired, but no matter how tired I am, I can always find something to smile about...:) Here are a few things that made me smile this week.....

Yesterday when I got home from work, I noticed a couple of butterflies fluttering around my azaleas. I didn't have my camera in my purse like I sometimes do, so I quickly ran inside and grabbed it so I could try to snap a quick picture! This is the only one I got because they quickly flew away when they realized I was there. They are such beautiful little creatures. The science teacher in me is fascinated by animals and plants. I just love nature.....God sure blessed us with some beautiful sights on this great planet Earth!


After the butterflies flew off, I happened to notice my English dogwood is finally blooming! I love these bright white flowers with the pretty yellow centers! I love the blue sky in the background as well....:)


My old girl, Sugar made me smile this week too. Sugar is my almost 18 year old polydactyl calico cat. I got her when my son was just 3 weeks old....so they are almost the same age! Some days when we pull up in the drive and spot her, we think she has passed away because she is laying so still. You see, she lost her hearing within the past few months and she doesn't hear us pull up anymore, so she doesn't run to meet us if she is sleeping and doesn't see us. Well, yesterday, we thought she was gone, but fortunately when we got close enough we could see her breathing...:) I pray when she does pass, that it is peacefully in her sleep.....


While out walking the other day, I had to smile at these two babies. One of them is older than the other of course, but it was too sweet the way they were hanging out together grazing. These are my Aunt Loretta's cows....she's the one who has given me so many pretties over the years...:)

 

That same day, we spotted a pretty patch of little blue flowers growing in the ditch. They are the prettiest color and about the size of my thumbnail....:)


I always smile about a great thrifty find too! I scored this huge wooden jewelry box at one of the local consignments this week for $4! It is in perfect condition and will come in handy in my craft room! I am planning to chalk paint it, replace the wooden knobs with pretty glass ones, and put cute little legs or feet on the bottom. I ordered some calcium carbonate from Amazon today to try my hand at making chalk paint. I have really been wanting to try it, but I simply cannot afford the Annie Sloan brand and don't know that I would buy it if I could! It is way overpriced in my opinion! I hope I like the chalk paint as much as I think I will....we shall see!


Anywho.....those are a few of my smiles for the week. Of course, there were many more, but unfortunately I don;t have my camera glued to my hand 24/7....as much as I would like to! I hope you have had your share of smiles this week too...:)

Until next time....
 
 

15 comments:

  1. Vicky, beautiful post. I love seeing the world through your camera lens - you seem to capture such delightful things.

    I have found homemade chalk paint works very well.

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    1. Thanks Donna.....you always have the sweetest things to say! One day I am going to buy myself a "big girl" camera, but for now,I do enjoy playing with the one I have. I love looking for a photo op! Oh....and I am glad to hear your take on chalk paint....I am dying to try it, but not the expensive stuff!

      Vicky

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  2. That jewelry box will be wonderful for craft things. Love that you got it so cheap. So many great reasons to smile. those little flowers are so pretty.
    Liz

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    1. I am thinking it will too Liz.....it's really big for a jewelry box and I do not have enough to fill it...lol! I do however have lots of crafty stuff! Thanks for your kind words...they mean so much! I always look forward to your visits!

      Vicky

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  3. I wonder if that was a Swallowtail butterfly? We used to find them in our garden in France.

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    1. I'm rally not sure what kind it was. I tried looking it up, but didn't find one like it. It does look similar to the giant swallowtail, but I'm not sure. A garden in France just sounds so beautiful....:) Thanks for visiting!

      Vicky

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  4. Vicky,
    You take such wonderful photo's, and I love what you posted about.. "things that make you smile" - What a great post idea, and that jewelry box is a wonderful find! I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

    Have a blessed evening,

    -Tina
    www.clutteredcorkboard.com

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    1. Thanks Tina.....and you always have the nicest things to say...:) I can't wait to get all my supplies together to start on the box! It has lots of potential!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  5. Hi Vicky! I sure enjoyed your photo tour and WOW that wooden chest is wonderful! Can't wait to see the re-painted version - I love the look of little glass knobs on a painted piece! Those little blue flowers remind me of chickory, which grows like crazy on the roadside here in the dry, gravely soil in summer. It's very pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much Janet!Maybe that is the name of these flowers....they were growing in the ditch! Good to hear from you.....as always!

      Vicky

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  6. Thank you for sharing the things that made you smile...and making me smile too. ":o) Beautiful photographs Vicky!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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    1. You are so very welcome Geneva! I was hoping some of them might bring a smile to someone else too! I always enjoy hearing from you....:)Have a blessed weekend!

      Vicky

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  7. Your Sugar is adorable. My Charlie is almost 14 and I hope I have several more years with him! Hugs, Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda....she has always been a pretty kitty...:) She had some pretty kittens in her younger days as well...:) I like Charlie's name....I'll have to go look for him on your blog to see if he looks like I have pictured him!

      Vicky

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    2. Just looked at Charlie's picture! He looks like my Cruella! I'll share a picture of her soon...:)

      Vicky

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