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Georgia on My Mind

Sweet Times With Wyatt along the Chattahoochee I took a little trip to Ft. Benning Georgia to visit my daughter and her family-they are all thriving and very happy!  So not only did I get to spend time with Wyatt- I enjoyed the surrounding little town of Columbus Georgia-where the Chattahoochee River flows along the edge of town.  The river intrigued me with it's rich history.  For centuries, the Chattahoochee River has flowed from the mountains of North Georgia to the oyster beds of the Florida Panhandle.  Sometimes a trickle. Sometimes angrily slapping against the rocks.  Always telling a story of the history of Georgia and  of Columbus. Amanda and Preston's home-Such a bright and colorful front doorway Charming Fall Entry Preston, Amanda and Wyatt Ft. Benning The many faces of Wyatt!  Wyatt is a happy baby boy, always giggling and trying to catch your eye so he can flash his award winning smile! Such a joy for me to watch my grandson grow  up in a home filled with so much lo
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Beef Stew

                              Jemma's Homemade Beef Stew    North winds,a light frost, yellow and red leaves swirling to the ground are always a single in our home for a savory and warm meal.  Today I am going to share with you my homemade beef stew recipe, I was inspired by Tyler Florence- who has spent the last fifteen years traversing the globe in order to bring the best of the culinary world into our homes.  I always serve this with cornbread-it isn't any sin to use a mix!   Easy Cornbread and Muffin Mix Before I start  cooking, I always gather all of my ingredients together, I find I stay more organized this way.    Steak, Olive Oil, Cloves, Bay Leaves, Sea salt, Pepper, flour Frozen Pearl Onions, Peas, Red Potatoes, Garlic, Mushroom and Orange Peel Cutting Board and Ready to Chop I have three daughters who are raising very young families-I understand the time crunch for preparing this stew so my suggestion would be in order to cut down on the prep-time to purchase either
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Paint Your Wagon-DIY

I had been on the lookout for a red wagon-I had been to a few yard  sales but nothing really caught my eye.  So you know the old saying  "Necessity is the Mother of Invention."   Bead board, nail gun, spray paint and presto! So the Little Red Wagon was born! She is a simple  wagon but  packs a cute little punch.  I tucked her  into our front  flowerbed and  placed a few pumpkins here and there. I think my little red wagon adds just the  right  amount of color and  festivity!  Sheet of Bead Board We used bead board for the construction of the wagon. Bead Board Cut into 4 Sections-Rectangular Configuration Two sides of Bead Board Attached to the Rectangle Frame All Four Sides Nailed onto Rectangle Frame Two boards nailed onto bottom of Frame for Future Wheels Wheels cut from a 1x6  piece of wood cut in 5 1/2 inch circles Wheels painted with Black Spray Paint Future wagon painted with Barn Red Spray Paint Black Wheels Attached with Nails to Red Wagon Festive Red Wagon Fall Disp
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Decorating With Acorns

A Chill in The Air!    Fall has finally arrived in North Texas needless to say I am thrilled!! I scrounged around in my attic and found all of my Fall treasures -feeling satisfied, I plugged in my little scentsy pot with cinnamon wax, flipped the switch on some wall sconces and settled in to Fall decorating!  Did I mention that I love, love, love this time of the year!! Gold Spray   Paint on Vase and Acorns Re-purposed   Grapevine   Wreath Please join me for some decorating adventures- The walk to Find the Acorns- Well, you see I enjoy walking, not only is it good for my body it is  good for my soul.  I find it is a time to reflect, be thankful and observe what Mother Nature has to share with us.  On my most recent walk I discovered two Oak trees, and although they were both Oak trees they had two very different and equally wonderful acorns!  Isn't this just like human beings-same species and yet intriguing and wonderful in their own way?!   So, with some sunshine, acorns, recycled
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How does your Garden Grow

Vibrant Flowers How Does your Garden Grow? I have always, always loved bougainvilleas and I  have attempted to grow them so many times.  This year I was  very successful with this gorgeous beauty.  Just the right  combination of morning sun, daily watering and filtered  afternoon sun.   Periwinkles grow very well in our extreme heat and dry  Summers.  Each of these blooming beauties came from one little  seed that sprouted inside my mini-greenhouse.   Even when I was just a young girl I was interested in growing a garden.  One of the things I  enjoy most about growing a garden is watching the tiny little seeds grow into beautiful blooming  plants.  In order for me to get a jump start on raising my own plants I like to start growing them  in  January or February. Love my happy little zinnias all grown up now-such a pleasure and satisfaction to view the  garden  that  started out months ago as simple seeds - turn into this! Please Join Me At These Parties Fishtail Cottage
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