Country Girl, City Bling

My life in the country with bling

Hey! Gimme Some Hay!

Mollie mule is in the corral locked out of the pasture and the other day when I went to give her some hay, she stuck her head through the window in to the barn and I wished I had my camera.  Well, I got smart today and took it with me.  She is so nosy!

Peek a boo!

Peek a boo!

I smell it!!!

I smell it!!!


Greg put a pork loin and pork rib eyes on the grill yesterday and it was delicious.  Yesterday we ate some of the pork loin and made sandwiches and today, he heated up some of the pork rib eye.  To go along with that we had boiled potatoes with onion and butter from our garden and corn on the cob (store bought).  It was delish!!

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Good Morning World!

Another beautiful morning this morning, temp was 71!  Went outside to enjoy my coffee.  This seems to be the norm these days, Buddy sleeping on the hot tub cover and Remi on the rug.  Buddy woke up first and then when Remi finally realized I was out there and got up, he was following her all over the place.  She went back to the rug to sleep.  More Morning Gloried have bloomed, I love the blue color!







Hey sleepy head, get up, I wanna play!



It’s Friday and August 1

I can’t believe another month has gone by, time is going by way too fast.  And today was an absolutely spectacular day – the weather was in the mid 80’s, which is unheard of this time of year for us, we have been in the upper 90’s where you can barely breathe when you walk outside.  A “cold” front came through yesterday with some much needed rain.  I love to go out on our back porch and have an evening cocktail and today was exceptional due to the cooler weather.  I think even Remi enjoyed it!


Toasted Almond - you can't have just one!

Toasted Almond – you can’t have just one!


Look at that sweet face!


And you ask, what the heck is a Jujube??  Well, it looks like a small apple and has the texture similar to an apple and almost tastes like one.  But according to Wikipedia, it’s scientific name is Ziziphus jujuba, red date, Chinese date, Korean date, Indian date.  We have three Jujube trees and one has some really tasty fruit!



Typically, after I exercise, I make myself a fruit salad breakfast.  I LOVE fruit and put whatever I have in it.  Then I top it off with some vanilla light yogurt.  This is what I had in it today:  Apple, peach, plum, grapes, cherries, strawberries, dried cranberries and apricots and walnuts.  YUMMO!

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Good Morning World!

Went outside this morning to have my coffee and Remi was sleeping and didn’t even notice me coming out.  I sneeked back in the house to get my camera and she STILL didn’t wake up.  As she gets older, her hearing is not as good as it once was.  Kinda like mine!  I enjoy coffee in my favorite mug that I bought years ago.  I DO live up to the saying on the cup, believe me!




Yep, I do!!

Yep, I do!!

It Wasn’t Me!

I was exercising this morning and happened to look out the window to see this!  I have had this red glaze ball sitting on a pedestal in the bird bath for many years and not sure who did this.  Could have been Buddy jumping up on it and tipping it over or Remi going through the bushes knocking it down.  Either way, it is done.  Oh well, no harm done really!

Uh, it wasn't me!!

Uh, it wasn't me!

It was Remi!

It was Buddy!

It was Buddy!

I’m a Dirty Girl!

Literally!  We got some rain last week, not as much as some areas but still made the grass grow.  I swear, it was at least 6″ tall!  And because of the rain, more areas that I would mow in the spring are green so I got filthy (again) mowing.  The shower water was black!  I love to see how good the yard looks after mowing.  There will be a reward for me later to enjoy on the back porch – a COLD beer!!


Raccoon eyes!




Handcrafted with Love!

We have a very good friend whose daughter graduated from high school this year and in the announcement said that she would be attending a local cosmotology school in the Fall.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do for her as far as a graduation gift.  I pretty much knew that I would have to go online to get the items I needed, and sure enough I did.  After I got all my pieces together and a failed attempt to put them on what I was making (my fault as I am VERY particular), I finally finished the product today – a charm bracelet with cosmotology charms!!  I also wanted to add some personal touches so I put her initial and birthstone along with a couple of encouragement pieces.  I plan on arranging to have lunch with her and her mom to give her the gift, hope she likes it!


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