Monday, October 5, 2015

Tammy Doll

Hello There! It has been a long while! 6 Months actually! I have been active over on instagram. I love it and it is so easy to do. But sometimes I miss my little piece of blog world. I still read most everyone's post I just can't comment from my phone. But I'm here.

I don't know how many of you know Tammy. But she is the sweetest thing. LOL. I have 2 Tammy dolls and they are a cute collectible. You know how I love vintage things.

Levi is now in the 7th grade and doing quite well. School time always means a lot of running for me. I'm on the road 3 hours a day driving back and forth to school.

And can you believe it is Fall Y'all? Me neither, summer was a blur of mostly rain every day down here in Florida.

Our septic business has been extremely busy so even though we are tired of rain, it truly has been a blessing!

I'm looking forward to all of the Holidays and times with family and friends. We have a wedding coming up for my nephew! That is going to be so fun! Also Thanksgiving and Christmas. oh it is going to be great! It is good to be back here. I hope some of you are still here! Happy October Friends!

Amy Jo

Thursday, April 2, 2015

March Randomness

March was an absolutely beautiful month! The dogwood trees have been blooming and I can't think of any thing prettier!

I passed this cottage in downtown Orlando and thought it was so cute. I of course had to stop and take a picture.

We had a birthday girl this month. She turned 22! I can't believe all of this time has gone by... 

Savanah with her cousin Elizabeth.

I bought these for her birthday table. They smelled so good!

Kevin said she needed to tote him home... he may have eaten a bit to much.

Pink with sparkle! My favorite.

A dress I bought at Target. It is so comfortable and really a great price.

This dress I got from Gertrude Made. She has a website or you can find her on Instagram. It is made out of Bark cloth which I love. My husband does not like this dress though.

Spring shoes.... Van's to be exact. We went in to buy socks for my nephew and I came out with these.... I couldn't pass them up.

Vintage pink clock on my side table and it works!

I found these to add to my ever growing cottage collection.

and lastly I've been baking. I had cupcakes on my mind. So I thought why not?

Chocolate Yumminess!

That was March and now it is on to the beautiful month of April.

Amy Jo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

South Carolina Plantation Wedding

We went to South Carolina for my husband's cousins wedding. It was held at a plantation. It was very pretty. Although it rained buckets almost the entire time.
They had to put up a tent so I couldn't get a good picture of the front of the home. It was built in 1875.

We all wore yellow. All these pictures were taken with my iPhone so the quality isn't that great. Since it was raining so much nobody could look amazing.

The happy couple.

Cake cutting time. They had their own little cake and then served tiny cupcakes to the guests. They had lemon, lime, strawberry, and grapefruit flavors. I had lemon and it was good.

A view from the upstairs porch.

Then it was church on Sunday morning....

And this was  my pink skirt I wore. I got this from Paris Rags.  And I paired it with pink pearls.  This weekend my sister and I are off to Georgia. We are going to spend time with my nephew. I'm so ready for Spring Break. 

I'll take lots of pictures to share with you soon.

Amy Jo

Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Wreath...

Today Savanah and I went to Joanne's to find a new wreath for the front door. I went with a specific look in mind.  I had some things in my craft pile that I  wanted to use...

This vintage hankie, and these adorable vintage flowers and darling vintage bee.... not to mention some vintage hand crocheted edging that I wanted to use. I was thinking yellow and white and I found the perfect wreath already made up. You can't get any better than that. It was half the work and half price on sale. And I had a 20% off coupon. Deal. Sold.

So I brought it home and set to work... and I love how bright and spring like it looks. It reminds me of my granny because she always loved yellow flowers.

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want-- oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! -- Mark Twain

Amy Jo

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello March...

Hello March.... I am so glad it is quickly marching to spring! Pun intended. Although we have had a relatively mild winter here in Florida. My favorite time of year is spring and summer. I really hate cold, wet, gray days. I am looking forward to pastel colors and balmy breezes.

Not to mention little chocolate eggs and big chocolate bunnies.

 I have been busy with a little spring cleaning. The cleaning bug has bitten and I am ready for everything to be nice and fresh and bright. So Goodwill has gotten a few things and family members have gotten a few things...and I am slowly getting peace and order to this house! Yay! I've still got a little way to go. But if the good Lord is willing and the creek doesn't rise these things should be all done in no time.

Blessings and love to you,
Amy Jo

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sweet Snails

I got a few vintage goodies in the mail box today. One thing is this beautiful vintage Sears blanket. I just love the roses on it. Another was this adorable snail planter. I don't know why snails are so adorable to me. Even real ones. LOL   I'm not sure where I am putting him. But I know I will find a place.

I've had these little snail salt and peppers for a long time. Now it's a snail family of three. My sister is coming over and we are going to hit a few antique stores. My kind of fun! I hope you have a blessed and happy Saturday!

Amy Jo

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Baby Shower Gift...

Our neighbor is having a baby and I was invited to the I got to have a lot of fun buying for a baby girl! Every one we know has had boys over the last few years, so it was fun to actually get to buy for a girl. This basket Savanah had painted for her sister in law, thinking she was having a girl....but it was a boy. So she didn't get to use it. I decided to use it for this shower.

I got this tag from fabfindsanddesigns on instagram. I thought it would be cute added to the bow on the basket.

I had this wrapping paper for ages so it was perfect to wrap the diapers.

I filled it blankets and clothes and crib sheets and a few other baby essentials....

Then added this tag from Mary Jane at The Beehive Cottage blog. I love these tags she makes they are just so cute! And then it was ready to give. 

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
-Carl Sandburg

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb His reward.
Psalms 127:3

Amy Jo

Monday, February 16, 2015


Happy President's Day!  I have a some very random things to share with you... First is our doorbell button gave up the ghost and we replaced it with a shiny new one... It makes me happy. I know it's the little things.

This is my Valentine Door Wreath. My neighbor made it for me and I added the heart for Valentines.

Levi growing so big.... He's on a skateboard here. But he is right around my height now. So soon he will be taller than me. tear, tear.

The Azalea's are blooming and I just love how pretty they are.

By the road...

Frank got us a new mailbox since someone bent ours. A common problem in the back roads...

My hubby had these delivered to the door Friday. So pretty. And so sweet. He is a very sweet man. We spent Valentines together. We went shopping and to Longhorn for Lunch. And we may have stopped at Sweet Frogs for dessert... but don't tell the kids...

On Saturday I found this at an antique mall for $10.00. I have been wanting a pink cow creamer for a while... so now I can mark that off of my ever changing must have collection list. LOL

 A view of the dining room.... the big bouquet was for Savanah from her husband... a special delivery. Their one year anniversary was yesterday. Time is just going. We have to remember to see the beauty in the small every day things as this is what life is made of.
Blessing and Love to you dear readers.....

Amy Jo