Monday, January 19, 2015

Color Me Happy

Hello and happy day to you!
Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like you accomplished so much more than usual? Today was one of those days for me. It started off with a trip to Gainesville (an hour away) to return something and pick up a few necessities. It was a successful trip and I came home with several Christmas items purchased at 90% off. I bought strands of GE 100 white twinkle lights for the porch next year for $0.59 per box. I bought a few other odds and ends as well. Score! Mama rode with me and we ate a nice lunch at Sonny's. We arrived home just after one in the afternoon and I immediately started cleaning out my craft room. It was a HUGE mess! This is a favorite area of my happy space...Crayola Corner...although it actually isn't a corner. :)

Isn't it cute....and colorful? It makes me smile!

I hung this picture above the area...thought it was fitting. What do you think? Notice the word I pointed out in the poem. Mama gave this to me years ago.

I cleaned and organized and purged for a few hours and then set out to meet Mama and Nancy (my sister), along with our dogs for our daily walk. Here is Sadie and Sassy walking ahead of us on Mama and Daddy's property.

The sun was setting as we were walking. Here it is peeking through the trees as it says good-bye.

You may remember the Cedar branches I cut during Christmas to decorate the house. Well, this is the Cedar tree they were cut from. That's Mama standing under it. I asked her to so you could see the massive size of this beautiful tree. There are a couple more close to this size too. 

I love this old oak tree on the back of my property. We decided just to walk around out land today instead of out on the paved road. The dogs can run free here. I would love to have a little cottage back here on my property to sneak away to and read a good book or just ponder life. Maybe someday...maybe a tree house for future grandchildren.

This moss covered log caught my eye. The bright green against the dead, brown leaves just begged to be photographed. 

The pear tree in Mama's yard is blooming. The cold will get it but it will bloom again in the spring. 

See the huge sun kissed ball of mistletoe in the top of this tree. Mistletoe is made for!

Anywho, after a long and lovely walk, I came home to continue working in my craft room and then started on the guest room closet. I am pleased to announce that I finished both projects and cleaned out more than a large box full of junk stuff to haul to consignment. I also enjoyed reading several chapters of the novel I'm reading, Snow Falling On Cedars. Great book I might add! After that, I completed a couple things for school tomorrow, printed them, and am now typing up this post to share with you. I am about to do my bible reading and prayer journaling as well, and then read some more of my novel. I love days like this. I pray the rest of the week is as productive. I do hope you have a wonderful week.
Until next time.....



  1. A very good and productive day indeed!

  2. Hello, my lovely friend! Your colors make me happy too! When I was scrolling through my blog reader your pretty picture jumped out at me {in a good way} and I couldn't wait to read your post :)

    It's always a delight to visit you. Have a blessed week! Hugs!

  3. Vickie I am tired just reading about day. ;) I love a productive day and the good feeling it brings. My craft space is a disaster. As soon as I finish Valentine crafting it is getting a redo.

    Have a great week!

  4. I love productive days like that as well, but glad you got some relaxing in as well. Your outdoor photos are wonderful!

  5. I am exhausted reading this!! But I do love days like that! My husband wonders why I am on the couch at 6 p.m. not moving after a full day. My most productive days are when I stay home!

  6. Snow Falling on Cedars is one of my all time faves - I hated to reach the end.

    Good for you to keep up your walking - easy when you walk through a beautiful spot.

  7. Love your photos and what a beautiful place to walk!! You got a lot done in one day there girl!! Have a great week!!


  8. Vicky, this does seem like a very nice day. I enjoyed your pics and the crayola corner was nice. Thank you for sharing your day. Be Blessed!

  9. What a cute happy space Vickie! You really accomplished a lot that day. I love days like that. I love your outdoor shots. So pretty. I think the moss is my favorite. Good for you staying on top of your resolutions :-)

  10. You were super productive and busy. I love your colorful corner and that property you have walk is amazing.

    Hope your week has continued to be as productive.

  11. The weather was perfect Monday for walking about! I so need to clean up my spaces but I'm in the middle of a huge project so they will have to wait. :) Hope you have had a good week. I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things.

  12. I just LOVE your craft room! So bright and cheery! And that Crayola wall is just too cute!

    It is so nice to get much accomplished in a day. I love when I have the mojo to get things done. It really is a good feeling.

    What a nice walk you took with your mom and sister... How precious! I love to just take my camera and try and get a few good shots while out and about. Plus it really gets me familiar with my camera and to really play with all the different settings it has. So fun!

    I hope you have a terrific weekend!


  13. Thank you for sharing your peaceful walk Vicky. Your Mom and Dad's place looks so beautiful! Don't you just love days like that. I read Snow Falling on Cedars years ago and it was really good. Please come and organize my craft room.....I get down there and lose all inspiration when I look at the mess! LOL


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