Thursday, August 28, 2014

Old House Wood

This frame we built for a lady from old wood that came from a old farm house torn down. We didn't even have to distress it any at all.  The wood was weathered and distressed naturally.  We did lightly sand to smooth it and then sealed it. The lady has a professional photo of cows off her farm that she is placing in the frame. She was happy with the finished frame.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Birthday Girl

Today was our daughter's 17th birthday. It makes me sad to watch her grow up. She started her senior year of high school yesterday. Gifts were open, dinner at Olive Garden and back home for cake and ice cream. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Who's the Idiot?

Who's the idiot who brought a open can of stain into the house and then knocks it over?  That would be me......

I have cried my eyes out. Called my hubby and told him, with tears included. He told me to clam down and he will take care of it when he gets home. If only I had a rug!!

No more bringing stain in the house......Idiot!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Black and White Photo

Some days I love to just walk outside with my camera in hand and just shoot whatever I see. Sometimes its nature, barns, animals and if I can do it without them family.

I absolutely love a black and white photo. So today I took a b/w photo of this awesome tree stump. Love the old vintage look.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mason Jar Love...

There is just something about those Mason Jars!! There aren't just for canning anymore.  I have seen them used as glasses, to store brushes/pencils in.  And now the way has hit with home decor.  
Mason jars are everywhere!!
I had two sitting around and decided I wanted to create a little something for me.
I painted the large one in a vintage yellow and distressed it.  Here it is holding some of my mini roses I cut off our bush in the yard.  So cute.
The smaller one I painted inside in a blue and then a off white on the outside.  Distressed it and added some twine and a charm.  I have more jars and I believe I will do some more soon.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina (Part Two)

After finishing the Campbell Creek Trail we sat down to eat lunch.  They have two large shaded picnic areas with plenty of tables, but we decided to sit in the car and run the AC. Ha!  Then we hit the Raven Rock Tail. 
And wouldn't you know as soon as we started on this trial we see this....
Yes that is a snake. It was a small one but to me a snake is a snake.   I could have gotten a great photo of it in plain view while it was going across the path but all three of us just stood there frozen while watching it.  SO, after seeing the snake I didn't get many "nature" shots because I didn't take my eyes off the walking path...haha!  But here is a few.
 Raven Rock is a unique part of the park.  The rock is HUGE and I wasn't able to get the whole thing in a photo.
 It was really nice to see.  It is amazing to me on how many places are just hidden that we will never get to see.  I told my daughter that I hope she will continue to find State Parks and enjoy it with her family.  She has never been one to sit and play video games, but that cell phone is always in her hand. 
 I wasn't to sure about all the steps to get to the Rock but I got down them and back up them. I am guessing that they are the reason my legs are still hurting.  Ha!
My two favorite people in the world aren't afraid to get out there and explore.  My hubby is the leader and my mini me isn't to far behind him.  And me....well I sit back and enjoy watching them while wondering where that snake went too!

There was one trail we didn't do because of time, it has a overview looking over the river and a area for fishing.  I look forward to going back soon.

Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina (Part One)

 As a family we love the outdoors.  So when I came across Raven Rock State Park I   decided it was time for a day trip.  We put on our walking clothes, packed a cooler with   lunch, packed a backpack with water and snacks and took off to hike and enjoy Gods   beauty.  They had a small Museum with information, restrooms and gift shop.
         Raven Rock State Park is in North Carolina.  It offers camping, Picnicking, Hiking,        and Fishing.We decided to go hiking and enjoy some of Gods beautiful creations.  It is                                   really great to just take a day and enjoy nature.
     First we took off on the Campbell Creek Loop Trail.  It's 4.9 miles and one side of the     loop travels beside the Creek.  It was really nice.  There were few bridges to cross, stairs                                              to climb but so worth the view.
  It wasn't long before my hubby and daughter were going down to a smaller creek to                                touch the water.  I love that my daughter was really enjoying it.
      We stopped at a few points of the creek.  It was hot that day so it was nice to feel the                                                  cool water. It was a great day.
                     A small trail off the loop lead us to the Cape Fear River.  It was nice.
Half way in the hike we came up to the Lanier Falls.  It's a small falls, ok not much of a falls but it was so beautiful and peaceful.  I could have sat there for hours and just listen to the water.  
This photo sums it all up.  There is nothing better than getting away from cell phones, computers, work, and everyday stress and just relax and enjoy the outdoors. 

It's the simple things in life......