Friday, November 21, 2008
The first thing I do is step out onto our deck and look across the lake to survey my log kingdom. If I were queen, I would make everyone live in a log cabin! That and I would ask them to make me some cookies.
I might wave to the neighbors across the lake. (Okay - they don't know me and I'm sure they think I'm nuts when I stand out on my deck w/ my sheep decorated pjs!)
I'll ask the pine tree if it has any pine cones. It doesn't answer but I'll go looking for some later.
I fill up my bird feeders and remind the woodpeckers to peck the food not the log cabin!
I say hello and offer the chickadees bird seeds from my hand. They ask me where Greg is at. (They like him better.)
And I watch the black squirrel devour a suet cake in less than 5 minutes. He's getting expensive to feed.
Then I head back into the log cabin and ask my hubby what he would like to do today. Snow shoeing or hiking? He grumbles from his sound sleep - "it's not even 7:00 Shelley!"
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I have a thing for pine cones. I'm just starting to realize this. This is my 2nd pine cone lamp that I have purchased for the log cabin.
I also collect pine cones. I like to make bird feeder projects out of them which I'll share in an upcoming post. I also like to put them in a basket at Christmas time. Sometimes I decorate them and scent them, sometimes not. This summer I tried to make a picture frame with them but me and the hot glue gun had a fight. (I may try again.)
But I think I love them so much because they are the fruits of my favorite trees - pine trees. Something so natural, beautiful and another connection to nature. Here is a cute quote I found:
'You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night.'
I almost forgot, check out this cute pine cone ornament that I picked up! See the little log cabin inside? Aww.....
**P.S. Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY! Click HERE!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Good luck! This is a thank you to all of you who visit my blog and leave kind comments. I appreciate it so much! (Psst.... I'll be having more giveaways during December, so be sure to stop back!)
Here's the loaf Greg and I broke into last night. All you have to do is heat it up at 350 degrees, spread some butter on top and take a big bite!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
See this road pictured above? This is one of the happiest sights to see in my life because our log cabin is located right around the bend. I live for the weekends so we can drive up to our slice of heaven. It is about a 3 hour drive from our home downstate and I feel much like a horse does when he's approaching the stable - your heart starts to beat and you want to go faster. I cannot tell you how many times I have told Greg "hurry, let's get there honey" when we're driving down our road. Then he has to remind me that he is not going to run over our neighbors on the final leg of our trip. Okay, I get it.....but can we still hurry?!
Quote for the day:
'Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.'
-Henry David Thoreau
Monday, November 17, 2008
I went to a Christmas festival in a nearby town this past weekend and that definitely got me in the mood. This Wednesday, I'll be posting my tasty giveaway - be sure to stop back!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Bad Mr. Woodpecker was trying to drill a hole in my deck post. Doesn't he see the 5 suet cakes I have put out for him?
Looks like the Black Squirrel is a little messy eater. Look at the suet crumbs in his tail!