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This 'n That

It's been a rainy week around here with LOTS of humidity...I feel like I live in Florida, but, we managed to do a few outdoor activities before the rain hit, and in-between thunderstorms.  So, here's a little 'This 'n That'.
A friend had to have an emergency appendectomy, so, when I went to visit her, I brought her this beautiful sunflower plant.  When I first laid eyes on it, it made me smile...it made her smile, too!
We went to a local Cheese Festival.  It was a hot, humid day, but we had fun sampling wine and cheese, and listening to local musicians.  This sign made me laugh!
This is my husband's sense of humor at work.  If you recall the landscaping we've been doing, along with the 'goodies' we've uncovered.  That's where this came from.  The extra dirt has been thrown in a pile where the real vegetable garden will go next year.  He thought the stone 'finished-off' the look.  No reaction from the neighbors yet!
I managed to relax on the back porch with a glass of wine after working on the little stepladder.  Do you see it drying at the bottom of the picture?
I found this adorable (and comfortable) pair of velour shoes at a local shoe store for $6.97...That's right.  Here's the proof:
I just LOVE a great bargain!
We had an amazing fireworks show just a block away from our house last weekend.  It had been postponed from the original date, due to the weather.  
And, last, but certainly not least, a dear friend stopped by with this beautiful housewarming gift.  Not only did she paint the picture, she made the frame from her old fence!  Isn't she talented?

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see a few other things I've been up to, including the $1 crock I found at an estate sale for my patchouli plant!  Does anyone else love patchouli???

 I hope you'll pin, share, comment, and follow.  If you click on those 3 little lines at the top right of the blog, you'll see where to find me!

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  1. I absolutely love patchouli, once had a plant, plans are to get another, I also love sunflowers. prayers for a speedy recovery for your friend. The housewarming gift is beautiful, your friend is very talented.
    Have a blessed day.
    Sue

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I'm so glad you stopped by, come back again soon!

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  2. I love that little bird painting at the end - your friend is very talented indeed! Lovely to have a little glimpse into your world - it's always nice to see the lives of other bloggers.

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    1. You are so right, Leann. As bloggers, we share our projects, gardens, etc., but we don't often share our real world. I think it's something we should do a little more. Thanks for visiting the Cottage!

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  3. I love a good This 'n That post and yours did not disappoint! Cute shoes!!

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    1. Thank you, AnnMarie. I'm so glad you decided to visit the Cottage, come back again soon!

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  4. Sunflowers are such a cheerful flower, they always raise a smile.
    Sounds like you have a husband who thinks he's hilarious - I have one of those too!

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    1. Husbands like ours are so much fun, aren't they?!
      Always a pleasure to hear from you!

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  5. I enjoyed your newsy post. For some strange reason, my kids turned out to be practical jokers (Now who did they get that from?). My son would have a skeletal hand arising up outa that "grave" in a heartbeat. This was the child who scared me to death attaching the severed "bleeding hand" to the milk jug that I reached for for my morning coffee! My daughter STILL does a Halloween cemetery and it is her fave holiday to decorate for!

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    1. Our children DO inherit our sense of humor! Sounds like our kids would get along famously!
      Thanks for stopping by, Kathy - come back again soon.

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  6. Aw, sweet picture, who wouldn't smile at a sunflower, a mock grave, and a hand-painted sparrow... Such is a fun life.

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    1. We certainly try to keep it interesting! So glad you stopped by, come back again soon.

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  7. Love the sunflower picture and the glass! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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    1. Thanks Chas. I've had the flower wine glasses for FOREVER! I'm trying to take out those things that don't get used often and use them!

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  8. That sunflower plant is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. I know, I was wishing I got one for myself!

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