Monday, June 28, 2010

Wild, Wacky Weather

So I thought we finally had a "summer" day. I woke up to blue skies, the temperature reached 100 was great!! I was so happy that we finally had summer....not so much for the 100 temp.....but happy that there would be no more grey skies.

Well....that all changed at about 7 o'clock tonight. I thought I would share some photos I took outside my house just a couple of minutes ago.

Here is the western sky, sun is setting, see all of those big dark clouds???

another shot of the dark thunder clouds.......

This is directly above our house.......

And a look at the eastern sky.........

Dark clouds, thunderstorms & lightening to the west.......Sunshine and rainbows to the east.......only in Idaho.......
The locals say if you don't like the weather......just wait a will change!

Right now the wind is blowing so hard.....I feel like I'm Dorothy in Kansas....Auntie Em, Toto where are you?? I love living in Idaho, but I'm a Cali girl who needs her sunshine!
Until later,
♥ Toni

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm Late...I'm Late....I'm Late....

I'm late in posting.....but, I have a really good excuse ;) These past 3+ weeks have been busy. First my sweet daddy came up to visit with me on Memorial Day weekend. I haven't seen him since I moved here almost two years ago. That's him on the right and the cowboy to the left of him is my dad's Uncle Tip. Aunt Ruth (my dad's sister) and Uncle Tip came from Enterprise, Oregon, about 3 hours away to visit with my dad while he was here. My dad was able to stay for four days. I wish it could have been longer. He is coming back in September to visit a few more days. We had a great visit!! I miss him soooo much! I was almost ready to go back to Cali with him.

After Memorial Day weekend it was time to celebrate my youngest, Tyler's birthday. He turned 18 on June 5th. I shared his birthday in an earlier post.

In between visiting with my dad and celebrating my youngest son's milestone birthday I was trying to get ready for the sale I was participating in. "Miss Gracies" and Friends sale that was being held on June 11th & 12th. In reality......I gave myself about a week and a half to get items ready for the sale. I know, crazy huh?? I tell myself that I work best under pressure! While I was busy setting up my booth, my son Tyler was kind enough to take some photos of the wonderful treasures that were being offered ....

Here is my space in the red barn. I was working on getting it set up for the sale which was about to open in 3 hours! We were down to the wire......

Another look at my booth in progress.....

It's starting to take shape....only an hour to go before the customers arrive.....

I loved the vintage green door and wasn't sure if I could sell it.

It sold......

Many, Many happy customers with their purchases.......

LOVE this vanity.......

I think I am going to have to steal....errr....borrow this idea with the door and shutters.

LOVE it!!

Another adorable piece!.....


I wanted this cabinet and my heart nearly broke when I found out that she was not for sale.....
she was display only....

This beautiful mirror caught my eye also. My son reminded me that there was absolutely no more room for another mirror in our home.

Isn't she beautiful???


More treasures........This is Marilyn's booth from The Gatherings. She will be having a blog soon, which I will share with you all as soon as her blog is up and running.

More of Marilyn's booth......

Marilyn has beautiful treasures......I found a great bowl she had that I had to have ;) It can be dangerous doing these sales as I have a tendency to purchase from other vendors more than I sell!!


The green door was my favorite and sold before I could grab it!


I have a lot of catching up to I'll be posting more. I have missed a few weeks of Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality's Today's Thrifty Treasures. I have found some great treasures and I have a couple of projects in the works. Hope you don't mind a few more posts. I feel like I have been gone forever. I will say that I have found time over the last few weeks to visit with some of you, I couldn't miss visiting with you all ;)

Until Later,

♥ Toni

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy 18th Birthday Tyler

Today my youngest, Tyler, is 18!!! I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by. I look at all of my sons and still picture when I first held them in my arms.

This is the sweet little bundle God blessed me with......I cradled him in my arms and marvelled at the beautiful little miracle I was blessed with.

In a blink of an eye he has turned into a man. A wonderful man who is thoughtful, kind, generous and very loving.........a young man I am very proud of.

From the moment he was placed in my arms......he has taken my breath away!

Happy Birthday son!!! I Love You!
Proud of you and proud to be your momma!
Until later,

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bandit Caught On Camera

I finally have evidence! Evidence that will prove to my children that I am not going crazy! Maybe I should explain........we have two cats, one that is fat and lazy and usually stays in the house. The other cat is our outdoor, mouse, bird & varmint hunting cat. Every morning I fill both of their bowls with cat food and they usually nibble throughout the day. But for the last couple of weeks I have noticed that the outdoor kitty seems to empty his bowl early in the day and then meows....begging for more. Almost like he is starving. So, I have been giving him more food in the early evening.......I don't want him to go to bed hungry.

Now here is where my children thought I was losing it. I mentioned to them that I thought "something" was eating all of outdoor kitty's food. And apparently, I gave them that motherly look that said.....I know you did it. You know the look, the one that let's them know that they have been caught red handed. Well, I wasn't aware I gave them that look. Nor did I know that when you say "someone" or "something" in kid language means.....I know it's you and I want you to fess up!

And apparently I had made this statement a few times. Enough that they were discussing amongst themselves that since I have turned 50, I am really losing it because how could I accuse them of eating cat food! Seriously, I didn't realize that I was causing such a stir. I just couldn't figure out what was happening! Until..........I remembered when I was younger and lived on a farm that we had nocturnal animals.......opossums, skunks, etc. come up on our porch and eat our dog's food. It took a little while, but finally the light bulb went off and I decided to set a little trap. So, I put out some extra kitty food and waited, camera in hand, I waited. Tonight I wasn't disappointed.........caught in the flash of the camera was our bandit.
And here he is..............

Here is the little bandit....hiding under what was the original farmhouse that still stands behind our house.

Isn't he cute?

Looking pretty sneaky here.

I was really surprised how close I could get to take these photos.

He seems pretty happy to have a meal.

When I was younger, we had a pet raccoon. His momma had been accidentally killed and the five babies needed homes, so we took one in and raised it. We called him Rocky. He would wash his food before he ate it and my sister and I would give him crackers to watch him wash them and see his face when they dissolved! Too funny!!
Until later,
♥ Toni