Happy World Emoji Day ๐Ÿ˜†

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I can’t let this day go by without giving it a special salute ๐ŸŽ†

I really can’t pick just one favorite. And the day I switched from Android to Apple*

was a happy one!


Do you have a favorite one? ๐ŸคชOne you use all the time? ๐Ÿค“Or can you do without? ๐Ÿ™

Now go and sprinkle some Emoji love ๐Ÿ’•


Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous weekend!

Everything is good here ๐Ÿ˜ We actually had some rain yesterday ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป I even got to see a puddle ๐Ÿ˜

It was a glorious sight…

All it took was a trip to the car wash, and planning a BBQ…or maybe it was the rain dance, performed by my friend Carole. It was a masterful performance – right after she walked into some bag worms hanging from her tree ๐Ÿ˜†

Ready to share a few more laughs? Alrighty…๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I can see that…๐Ÿ˜œ


One of these days I’m gonna try this ๐Ÿคฃ



and that!


Definitely a possibility ๐Ÿ˜†


I hope you found a few chuckles here today ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a wonderful ‘rest of your weekend’ ๐Ÿ˜

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

I Miss Puddles โ˜”๏ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•I’ve always loved rainy days! The sound of rain against the window, the racing clouds, the smell of the air and wet asphalt. ๐Ÿ˜Š How about you? Do you feel the same or are you more of a ‘heat and sunshine’ person? Since it’s been a while since I got to enjoy the beautiful moisture from above, I took to the web, and found this… ๐Ÿ˜ƒRainyMood.com – It is an app, but this website gives you a preview ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธA (somewhat) Heart-shaped puddle I captured last year After a rainstorm last fall…don’t you love the tree reflection in the water? ๐Ÿ˜This is from a couple of years ago…during my ‘drawing phase’. See, rain-themed ๐Ÿ˜Maybe I’ll go now and try a rain dance! ๐Ÿ˜†I wish you a fabulous weekend, and hope you get to do things you love! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, July ~ Babies ๐ŸŒบ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Is your Birthday coming up this month? Then let me be among the first ones to wish you all the best on this joyous occasion! ๐Ÿ˜Š

There are only good things to say about you! ๐Ÿ˜

See…I told ya! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Your Birth-Stone is the Ruby

Isn’t that a wonderful sentiment?


I found another beautiful poem, written just for you…

Your Birthday Flower is the Water Lily , which symbolizes ‘Purity of Heart’ ๐Ÿ˜

So here is – exclusively for you – a ‘stroll’ past Monet’s Water Lilies โค๏ธ

You are in fabulous company! Here are some other July Babies…

Liv Tyler ๐ŸŒบ Neil Simon ๐ŸŽญ Kevin Bacon ๐ŸŒผ Tom Hanks ๐ŸŒธ Sofia Vergara ๐ŸŒน

Kristen Bell ๐ŸŒผ Sandra Bullock ๐ŸŒบ J.K. Rowling’s Birthday is on the 31st, and Harry Potter got his letter from Hogwarts on his birthday on July 31st ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

And last but not least – Olivia deHaviland turns 102 on July 1st โค๏ธ

Alrighty…now put on your crown, and let the world know it’s your Birthday so everyone can take appropriate action! ๐Ÿ˜

Have a wonderful, fabulous, glorious Birthday! Enjoy the celebrations with friends and family, the cake, the dinners, the lunches, the gifts! You deserve every bit of it! ๐Ÿ˜

I’m sending Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Love ๐Ÿ’• and Hugs ๐Ÿค— your way!

Sunshine, Flowers, and a Tiny Spider ๐ŸŒž

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Summer Sunday Afternoon ๐Ÿ˜ Are you relaxing with a book, a project, or are you just enjoying the lazy hours this time of the week brings? ๐Ÿ˜Š

For me it’s a combination of all three. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Before I settled in, I walked around our flowery garden, and snapped some pretty pictures.

As I’m sorting through the photos I realize I should have paid better attention to the little labels in my flower pots upon purchase. ๐Ÿ˜• I know some names of the more popular plants…but others escape me. So you’re not gonna learn anything today ๐Ÿ˜‰ just enjoy!

The first thing I noticed when I stepped outside was a little spider busily running back and forth, weaving a beautiful web. It was not easy capturing the web…but I got some pretty sunshine-y pictures while trying ๐ŸŒž

And then I got it…see her in the bottom right corner? ๐Ÿ•ธ

The Wisteria is on her second bloom this year ๐Ÿ˜

I can’t get enough of the Hydrangea ๐Ÿ’•

Snapdragons have always been one of my favorites ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love to pinch their little cheeks ๐Ÿ˜†

The ‘Rose of Sharon’ bushes are just now starting to bloom

So is the Hibiscus

Here are some ‘what were they called again?’ ๐Ÿ˜

Just as I turned to go inside I glanced at the little field of clover, and decided to give them a spot in the limelight ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this little trip into my world ๐Ÿ˜

I’m wishing you a fabulous Sunday afternoon! ๐Ÿ’•

A Fabulous Workshop ๐Ÿ™‚

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend doing the things you love! ๐Ÿ˜

Today I’d like to tell you about the workshop my friend Michele and I hosted…emmm 3 weeks ago…I can’t believe it’s been that long already! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Long story short – we had a lot of fun! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ha…just kidding – I will tell you a little more. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Two days prior Michele and I met for a ‘working lunch’ to make sure we didn’t miss anything.

And then the day was here! Off to Weston – with wobbly knees and a pounding heart (I was a bit nervous ๐Ÿ˜œ) But Michele has a very calming presence, so things got better as soon as I got there. ๐Ÿ˜

Three lovely ladies came for a day of crochet…and crochet we did. For 5 hours!

Sprinkled with stories about past projects, Grandma’s needlework, travels, and whatever else came to mind, and laughter the time just flew by.

We met at ‘ Florilegium’, a wonderful Yarn/Fiber Art store in Weston, MO

The lovely owner generously opened the doors of her beautiful ‘Creative Cottage’ to us

Isn’t it lovely? Thank you, Gretchen! ๐Ÿ™‚

We had a Crochet Expert, an advanced crocheter, and a beginner. The perfect mix!

3 projects were on the agenda – the ‘Chilly Cowl’, a Granny Square dishcloth, and a flower.

Amy’s goal was to finish all 3 projects…and she did! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Here she is showing off her Chilly Cowl

Julie made a lovely Cowl

…and almost finished her flower. But she had a pattern sheet, so she finished it at home no problem! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mary didn’t like working with the cotton yarn, so she picked a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo wool (my personal favorite ๐Ÿ˜) and started a winter cowl…never too early for that. Let’s hope she doesn’t run out of patience before she finishes! That’s easily done when you first start out with hook and yarn.

So everyone had a great time, and we all agreed that we’re definitely doing this again!

Music to my ears. โ˜บ๏ธ

Michele and I are busy planning the next project. Rest assured – you will hear about it when we know more! ๐Ÿ˜†

Now go run, have a fabulous weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous weekend! ๐Ÿ˜

The sun is out, temperatures are climbing into the ‘sticky’ range…and with that come the pesky mosquitoes. Ugh! But don’t fret – here’s an easy-peasy way to get rid of them ๐Ÿ˜‰


They are!!! ๐Ÿ˜†


Hehehe ๐Ÿ˜‚


Sorry ๐Ÿ˜‚

Maybe I better get out of the sun ๐Ÿ˜œ

Plus, my screen jumped to this…

I swear this app hates me!

Any idea on how to fix this? I already tried turning it off/on … that didn’t help!

Well…I will play with it – maybe it’ll disappear as fast as it appeared. Wish me luck!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! ๐Ÿ’•

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