This That and The Other

Dear readers I have spent most of the past two days dealing with replacing my phone after my device met an untimely death in a rain puddle.  So, when I arrived home with new upgraded device I had to play around with the camera just to see for myself if it really was that much better... I'm just … [Read more...]

Luncheon of the Year

I have been planning a luncheon for a group of ladies from the Garden Club of America for about a year and last week it was showtime... The group came from far and near and were treated to some real southern hospitality from Jackson to Natchez to Laurel.  I dreamed up a spring luncheon in the … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek

I am in the throes of preparation for a luncheon on Thursday and thought I'd give you a sneak peek!  Let me just say that as I write we are under a severe thunderstorm warning and the rain is pounding my garden.  Fingers crossed for later in the week.  I took some time on this rainy day to get china … [Read more...]


I haven't had much time to give OPP lately and briefly... here's why! I'm gearing up for an upcoming event in my garden on April 14th.  Soo...when I'm not racing back and forth from garden centers, I'm maniacally planting, weeding, trimming, and praying! Before all the hoopla began today, Cammie … [Read more...]

Flower of the Month

One goal I had for my garden this year was to add in some of the French Roman hyacinths that I love so much.  Early on I sat with my catalogue and finally decided on three bulbs.  My bulb go-to, Brent and Becky's Bulbs, was the destination for this order. I'm happy to report that the wild French … [Read more...]

Pagoda Anyone?

Lately I've had pagodas on the brain and I find myself searching around for a pagoda to add to the decor here OPP. There are so many choices! lamps... towers... I'd be jumping for joy over jade... I found this cute little birdhouse on ebay but it … [Read more...]

Tulips and Topiaries

The day after I put 75 of my bulbs in the ground I couldn't resist buying this bunch of already blooming tulips... they just make these winter days a little brighter... on the same excursion I spotted a couple of little topiaries that made their way into my cart... what are you doing to … [Read more...]

Catching My Eye

Happy Saturday! Here are a few things that are catching my eye as I devour this month's shelter magazines. Lee Jofa Jag Trellis fabric... I think I could put this on anything anywhere in my house and love it! Celerie Kimble's tortoise wallpaper for Schumacher... Love the green but really … [Read more...]

A Paper Calendar

At the risk of ruining my reputation as a highly tech-savvy blogger (teehee) I have a confession to make... I have returned to using a paper calendar! Well there you have it. I was a failure at keeping my calendar in the cloud. I tried. I really tried. I have gone back to writing out my … [Read more...]

What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery

With the 800 billion dollar lottery drawing just hours away, I have to stop and think - What would I do if I won the lottery?  Not that it is even a possibility, for I have not made the trek across state lines to purchase the necessary chance, but still... what would you do if you won the … [Read more...]