Saturday, September 4, 2010

Orangutan Cuddles Two Baby Lion Cubs in South Carolina

"Orangutan Hanama cuddles two baby lion cubs as he plays dad to the young pair. The three-year-old giant ape forged the unlikely relationship with male cubs Skukuza and Simh at Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina" So cute! Animal pictures of the week


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Beautiful Closet Doors

I love the addition of louvers on these closet doors. They would be great in a mudroom so each family member could have a vented "locker" to hide their mess.


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Photo in the cottage vestibule by Rosemary Beck

Labor Day Picnic

I might pack up the car and go on a perfect picnic this weekend. Have fun whatever you do.

I have an extra ice chest that will be handy for the watermelon that is chilling in the fridge.


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Friday, September 3, 2010

Nesting Newbies Magazine | Volume 4

Volume 4 is now available for your online viewing pleasure.

Click here to start reading. Enjoy your long weekend.


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Snake Spotting On A Recent Walk

A genuine snake in the grass. I'm not afraid of them and like the fact that they eat mice. I'm terrified of the latter.


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Hydrangea with Pool in Background

A beautiful Oakleaf Hydrangea against the background of a swimming pool. I took this photo at a friend's house last year.


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tact vs. Sarcasm

This made me laugh. I forgot to bookmark the source for his vintage image. Sorry. Have a great Labor Day Weekend. Hope you have Friday off too.


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Summer House or Greenhouse from Reclaimed Parts

I love this small outbuilding made from salvaged architectural parts. My geraniums would love living there for the winter. It's being constructed by this clever blogger.


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Life's Little Instruction Book | Volume II | Page 21


I think it's all but impossible to make a neat person out of a messy one.


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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wild Turkey Spotting At The Cottage



I was loading the dishwasher just now and spotted a family of wild turkeys out for a walk in the tall grass toward the rear of my property. A mother, father, and two youngsters that have gotten really big since the last time I saw them. Pretty soon there will be lots of acorns down there for them to eat. They never fail to thrill me when I see them. Such big birds!


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Tub In The Tropics

What a great place for a long soak in the tub. A real fantasy setting for sure. via


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Washing Salad Greens in A Farmhouse Sink

This photo looks like a painting. I love the stone sink in this farmhouse sink in Provence. via Happy first day of September.


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Your House As Seen By Others in the Real Estate Community

Your house as seen by you.

Your house as seen by a potential buyer.

Your house as seen by a lender.

Your house as seen by an appraiser.

Your house as seen by the Tax Assessor.

I just got this in the form of a forwarded message and had to share. Hilarious!


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No Maintenance House



I'm off to an office meeting this morning with open house tours beginning at 11:00. I've been saving photos of this house that sold not too far away from me several years ago because it looks to be very low maintenance. I like the design too. No shutters, brick exterior, nothing to paint, slate roof. I like it, don't you? I wasn't that crazy about the interior so I didn't save any of those photos. I'm sure the fall leaves are somewhat of a problem inside the fenced patio area. I guess nothing is 100% maintenance free.


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