Wednesday, March 31

{ welcome baby }

Remember these?










The day has come.


After one long month


of uncomfortable pregnancy,


and nineteen hours of hard labor


my little bundle of joy is here.


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Thank you


Marija


for helping me name my baby,


I love that now one of our babies


shares the same name. {*wink*}


Please visit the lovely Marija at



to congratulate her


and check out her wonderful blog.


THANK YOU, THANK YOU

to

Everyone


who participated in this giveaway.


Papa and I had so much fun reading through


all of the fun names you came up with.


They were all great....


but....


I have to give an


honorable mention


to Ali at bean and birdie


for coming up with


what papa & I


deemed the most creative name


Click McShutterspeed


I think I may have to use this


one for one of my other cameras


with Ali's permission of course.


Thanks again for playing along.




*peace & love*

Carrie & Nigel





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Monday, March 29

{ my first award }


I just want to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU




for giving me this award.


This is my first official award.


I am flattered that she thinks I am deserving.




Now, apparently the rules are that I have to share 7 things about myself.





1. I am a 36 year old gemini, so I have a birthday on the horizon


2. I am a mother to 3 amazing children ages 16, 10 and 8


3. We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 fish, 2 hermit crabs, and a new cockatiel


4. I love birds, watching them relaxes me & makes me feel close to God


5. I have a floating rib { weird huh }


6. I love horses, and vow that someday I will own one


7. I love to travel { Italy is my favorite so far } I've traveled to...
Rome, Florence, London, Quebec, Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Rico,
Bahamas, Bermuda and I hope one day to go to Paris.


Now, I have to give this award to 15 bloggers

who I think are super special

so here they are.


1. LeAnn at Vintage Sassy

2. Tara at BlondienSC

3. Tina at Rubies Place

4. Maria at Dreamy Whites

5. Kacey at A Life of Blue

6. Victoria at Whimsy by Victoria

7. Donna at A Perfect Gray


9. Mary Lou at M is for Maga


11. Anne at Decor Naturel



14. Chania at Razmataz Vintage

15. Kerri at Frugal and Vintage


and my very own WREN AWARD goes to


so go on over and check out her blog

and see her new award.


Happy Monday!

*peace & love*

Carrie


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Sunday, March 28

{ garden planning }

It's a rainy and cold Sunday here,


but that doesn't stop me from dreaming


about the wonderful sunny days ahead.


I'm starting to plan out my garden projects


and while looking around


I found some fun things for the garden.


I thought I would share them with you...


just in case you are garden planning too.


I found this lovely arched cypress bridge.


I have a unsightly ditch in my back yard,


but I have future plans for that ditch that


involve some sort of bridge like this one,


some beautiful plantings and rock,


to turn the eye sore into a feature.


Whenever I get there I'll be sure to share.





I found these adorable little cattail bird feeders.


I can't resist these, and at some point


they will find a home in my backyard.






More adorable bird feeders,


this time in a cute acorn shape.


I can so see these hanging from


some of my trees, once they


become a little more mature.


Aren't they the cutest?





I just had to include this piece of awesomeness.


This is a mason bee house.


I am so attracted to the shape and texture


of this cool house.


Mason bee's are non stinging,


smaller than a honeybee,


and are amazing pollinators.


So this little house will help your garden grow.





The last of the lovelies is this pretty




One day I hope to have little paths


like this one above


running through my back yard,


and when I do, I could easily see


this little birdbath decorating my garden.


Ahhh, isn't garden planning so much fun.


I'll keep you posted on my garden projects


in the warm days to come,


but until then,


I'll keep on dreaming...



*peace & love*

Carrie




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Friday, March 26

{ dream house }



Here it is, my dream house and property,


and it's only one street away from me.


I can see it from my back yard.


Oh the torture...



This house is the actual original farmhouse


to the property that my entire neighborhood is built on.


It is also practically the only one with mature trees.


Seeing as how my house is built


on what was formerly a pasture or field.


I have none....not one mature tree.


Herein lies my envy.




Look at the lovely pond with it's own little dock,


the beautiful weeping willows,


river birches and braddford pear trees.


This property and home are truly idyllic.


The house is gorgeous with it's white painted brick,


huge sun rooms and screened porch.


I swear, one day this house will be mine.


If it ever comes up on the market and we strike it rich


between now and then that is.



Here is the front view,


it sits in a lovely cul de sac,


and in another month


when everything is in bloom


it will be difficult to see.


Another reason I love it so...


lots of trees, shrubs...and privacy.


I wonder how my neighbors would feel


if they new I was secretly stalking their home.


Maybe I should get in good with them


In case they ever do decide to move they'll


call me and let me have first dibs.


Until that day comes,


I'll just admire it


from my back door.



Happy Weekend

*peace & love*

Carrie
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Thursday, March 25

{ welcome friends }

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