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Friday, November 19, 2010

This and That


Drinking in the SUNSHINE....
anywhere I can find it today!
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Simple things such as.........
This season's first cross-country ski.

Or in....
Silly Popsicle Towers I find on my counter.

And even....
A new member added to our family.
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Just This and That things.
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And something you may just want to check out over at my Cousin's Blog {OUR LITTLE LOVE NEST}
Dee is one amazingly creative person.
(I'm pretty proud to say I'm related to her:)

She has designed this Adventure Calendar for the new year
which is now up for sale in her Etsy Shop.
Take a peek.
Adventure Awaits.....
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Have a wonderful weekend !
(I think my weekend will be spent training that new member of our family.....)

49 comments:

Allison said...

The coke bottles are beautiful in the sunshine! I love that you are always still awake when I get up, Dawn, it makes me feel so much closer to home! :D Do hug your sister today; I get to see mine so rarely...and we are such good friends. How wonderful to live so close to yours!

Ok...cross country skiing already? Do you have snow that thick all winter long? What a beautiful landscape! I can't wait to see a picture of puppy frolicking in it with a big plaid bow, perhaps? Maybe some bells tied on? Oh...she'll be darling under your Christmas tree, too!

I told the story of your tooth fairy trap to my family yesterday. It was a big hit! Hugs and have a great weekend!

Widge said...

ooh I didn't realise Dee was your cousin! cool
so dog jealous right now...I want one!!!

Stevie said...

That snow looks absolutely wonderful! We're supposed to get some snow here on Monday and Tuesday, but it won't be anything close to that.

I would love to be snuggling with that adorable puppy!!!

wayne15575 said...

Wow how cleaver is that " drinking in the sunshine" I really like that. I can picture you thinking that as you found the shot. Good job Dawn.

Oh, that puppy is cute, but I have a feeling it isn't going stay that small and cuddly for long...hahaha

Bleeding Healer said...

So pretty..yes happiness and smiles lie in the simple things in life..
Keep smiling..
and oh your puppy is so great..
BH

Jayne said...

Did someone pray tell EAT all those popsicles? ;c)
Love your new family member. Hope he can train you well... hehe.

varunner said...

Whoa. That's a LOT of popsicle sticks!

Leah J. Utas said...

What a magnificent skiing shot.

Nancy said...

Puppies! I love puppies! What is the little guy's (or girl's) name? I predict many, many photos of that little cutie on your blog in the coming months.

Very cool bottle photo. You really know how to set up and frame your images, Dawn. I have learned so much from you already in the photography category. ((hugs))

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Too cute! Congrats on your new addition! :)

texwisgirl said...

Loved the drinking in sunshine! And a new puppy?! How joyful is that! You're going to have your hands full, I'm sure, but it's SO worth it! Yup, you'll need to do some posts about him/her for sure!

Have a great weekend, dearie!!!

Chloë said...

Can I please come visit you and play in the snow and play with your puppy? That would be so wonderful! :D

Bela said...

Happy weekend, dear friend Dawn!!!! May your days be funny and filled with joy!!!! Love and sunshine from Brsil!!! Bela.

Out on the prairie said...

Cute puppy, if they only stayed small. I miss a sun porch I had on my last home, you could catch that glow and relax in it on the coldest of days.The tower looks fun, a gift to get your attention.

Sheree said...

Aww...you got a new puppy!!

I can't wait until we get our first snow. Unlike where you are, our snow falls are rather scarce generally! Have a wonderful weekend Dawn! :)

Hilary said...

I love the coke bottles and that skiing shot is amazing. But that puppy face.. now that's just adorable! Enjoy her.. I know you will. :)

Val said...

Oh man, every image spoke to me......Especially drinking in the sunshine. I live for that. That puppy's face melted my heart,

our little love nest said...

You are the bestest sweet girl! Thank you for the shout out on our calendar! I hope yours gets there quickly and safely! HUGS!!
love,
your cuz

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by, and your kind comment. Popped over here to visit with you too, and enjoyed! Love the sun shining through colored glass. pretty.... And oh my love that puppy dawg. We are a dog loving family with 3 and have been involved in rescue and pet sitting etc, and have had many dogs come through our home as fosters. What a blessing and a learning experience. Give that fluffball a hug for me...please! I love the sunshine and Carolina blue skies. It truly lifts the spirit and lightens the soul. Hugs to a bloggy sis...and have a great weekend.

Cat said...

oh Dee...how I love thee!!!
Such a talented girl!
I have her calender form last year...loved it!
okay now to you Miss Dawn...love the snow, love your kitchen and how aobut the newest member????!!!!! Love him most of all, what a cutie!
Tell us more about him....please
happy Friday

love and light

CherylK said...

This is such a happy collection of photos. I can just imagine the fun it was to build that tower of popsicle sticks! The puppy is adorable. Love the coke bottles.

Tiggeriffic said...

Pee Pads is the answer for that new addition you have there. He is so cute.. My daughter has a dog and he uses them everyday...Yeah~! She is gone from 7:30 a.m. and returns 5p.m. that's a long time to wait for someone to come home.
That white fluff is so adorable..
Drinking in Sunshine is a way of life ~!~! There is beauty everywhere ~ we just have to see where it's at. Coke bottles shine like warm fuzzys..
Ta Ta For Now annieptigger@aol.com from Iowa

pig parade said...

oh my goodness i want a new dog!!!!! hes adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how old is he?? i'll baby sit him for you any day!!!! how did you get him??

Carmi said...

You have a very cool way of looking at the world! I found your link on Lynne's site and followed it home. So glad I did!

Thanks for the reminder to get out in the snow. We're still waiting for the first white blanket of the season - the kids are counting the days, watching the weather and praying for a snow day! - and I'll be sure to grab my camera that first day.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Fashion Meets Food said...

oh my goodness your puppy is absolutely adorable.

xo

Jason said...

awesome pics....I am glad you stopped by and I could come check out your blog...I will be following from now on...Keep Smiling

Barbie said...

OMG, that puppy is just absolutely gorgeous. Make sure you don't lose him in the snow - he will blend right in ;)

Allison said...

It's late and I'm off to bed, but your comment about my turkey made me cry too! It's so nice to know we're all human together, and not alone in it.

I can see you pulling up in front of my house with a 20 pounder and your white fluffy dog and all those kids...bringing cheer to a friend! xoxo

Kerri said...

Coke bottles in the sun ... VERY cool! And the Pup is adorable!!!

Kelly said...

...you already have beautiful snow and can go cross-country skiing! Lucky. The bottles look beautiful in the sun. Cute, cute pup!

floweringmama said...

There's nothing like a coke in a glass bottle! I remember the 32 oz glass bottles with the metal lids.

Great shots!

koralee said...

Oh my friend....you have been out cross country skiing already? My favourite thing to do!!! Lucky you.

I am in love with your new member...ADORABLE!!!!

Thank you for your sweet comment you left me today...I really am ok...even though the dentist is not my favourite place to be...once it is over I will be dancing in the streets.

Hugs for a great weekend....please don't tell me you will be skiing some more.....xoxoxo

Rick said...

I was going through your post and photos, and then - Sasha !! As she was 9 years ago ! A little sammy for you and your family - you will never regret getting one ! What a sweetie !

Jordanna said...

Ahhh! You got a puppy!!!??? So fun!!! Congratulations on your new family member :) Name? What breed? :)
And that popsicle stick tower is A-MA-ZING.

Dancing Branflake said...

That dog is seriously the most adorable thing ever. So cute!

JM said...

Wonderful shots. The dog is such a cutie! Glad you liked my succulent collection photos. :-)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your this and thats just made me smile. the new family member is soooo cute and fluffy. You've also made me look forward to snow, I hope we will get this much of snow. It's usually a bit and it want last longer than a few days ;(
Much love for a happy weekend sweet friend xxxx

jodie said...

WOW! Someone has some serious popsicle building skills...I want one for my mantle;)
(PS-lets go sking in your field soon please)

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh!! The newest member of your family is sooooooo adorable!! Looks like someone really had fun creating that popsicle tower! My son used to build "forts".... that brings back such good memories.
I'll have to go take a peak at the etsy shop.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hope said...

love the sunshine shots! coke bottles are really cool but love them all
hope you have a great weekend too!

thanks for the visit and comment
take care

Gerreke said...

What a nice puppy! Your ski picture is magnificent!

Country Mouse Studio said...

drinking in sunshine, what a creative and beautiful image & thought

Rebecca Everett said...

Such beautiful pics! Love that popsicle stick tower how fun. I should see how long my son would stay occupied doing that, God knows I have a ton of those lying around. I also wanted to say I am absolutely honored to be included in your blog roll. Thank you!!

sassyshoediary said...

Aw, cute pup! You're great at seeing the pleasure and greatness of the simple things in life. I want to do that more.

Alli said...

What a wonderful addition to the family. Have to admit I'm a teency bit jealous. :) Dogs are such wonderful friends to take with us through life. Plus, I'm loving the ginormous popsicle stick tower!

Ninny said...

Must be the simple things in life, just the thises and the thats. Love the shot of the coke bottles in the sunshine. Two of my favorite things!

Liz

Deb said...

I love the coke bottles in the sun...and the new furbabie

heather yalin said...

I love this post. It really is the simple things sometimes. But mostly I am shocked that you found a popsicle tower that tall in your kitchen! I'm 100% impressed!

darlin said...

Awwww, what a cute puppy! He/She's so adorable and I'm sure will bring countless hours of love and laughter to your family. Ummm, have a fun weekend training! :-)

You were out cross country skiing in this weather? Are you nuts? LOL just kidding, I'd think about jumping on that skidoo if I were out at the farm. :-)

Beautiful photo of the coke bottles, the picture looks so inviting and warm, I'd want a Coke if I drank pop just from looking at the pic. but a hot cuppa tea will do me just fine! Have a wonderful week, this cold has to let up sometime!