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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Stream

Just sharing some random thoughts this evening...I will be taking off on Friday and Saturday as my three Bham Grimmlins are coming for the weekend. As many of you know, our grandson, Baylor, is Autistic so that brings its own challenges for a weekend away from home and away from Mommy and Daddy. Prayers would be appreciated! Now let's dive into the stream.

I found this little beauty at a local antique store and it is the beginning of my search for this Longaberger pattern for our cabin in North Georgia. That is right! We got the go ahead today to build our little vacation cabin. Our land is in an agricultural conservancy so there are certain rules that go along with the conservancy. Fortunately as long as the cabin is for our use and will not be rented out we can build on our property. We will be getting the plans drawn up soon!  And speaking of the Longaberger pattern, I want the cabin to be "old timey" and I am looking for rustic touches! If any of my readers has some of this pattern they would like to sell, I am interested!!

Well I bought some more cards! The local stationery store had a great sale on Printables...this should be a party invitation with all the details printed on the other side! Who says you cannot use it as stationery? I thought it was too cute!!

Oily delivery!! These oils have improved my over all health and I get very excited to see Fed Ex guy as he steps onto the porch with my YLEO package.

I found these Vera Bradley license/change purses on sale and picked up some for Margaret and Baylor to take to school for a Meet the Teacher Day Happy! Our teachers do so much for the children, I want them to know we appreciate their efforts!

I told you I live in No'Ala.

Here is my shopping helper! My sweet girlie is growing up!

And I leave you with this! I am thinking I will be wearing a lot of lipstick over the weekend! But then those sweet grands will have lipstick kisses all over them!!

16 comments:

Mildred said...

Congrats on receiving the go-ahead on your cabin. What area? I love the pattern on the pitcher. I have not seen that before but will be looking out for you. Have a wonderful time with the grands.

Mildred said...

I just looked at all the Longaberger dishes on ebay. Oh, you are going to have fun collecting this pattern!

Tif @ Bright on a Budget said...

Aww! Yay for time with the grandbabies! That's such exciting news about your cabin! Can't wait to see how it progresses, and I hope you find some more of your pattern for it. And yay for Vera Bradley deals!!!

Tif
www.brightonabudget.com

doodles n daydreams said...

That is a very attractive milk jug, my daughter has a small collection of them but not in that pattern.
Have fun with the grandkids, I know you'll enjoy them.
Answering your questions on my post. I live in New Zealand,not Australia, and we drink our tea hot where I live in the south. (It's cooler down here). Iced tea occasionally in the summer, but I'd rather have it unsweetened. I think it probably depends on which generation you are whether you drink tea or coffee, tea is my drink of preference especially when I'm out, coffee occasionally at home. So probably it's 50/50 what we drink.
I'm looking forward to hearing about and seeing photos of the cabin :)

Diana

Arlene said...

Mildred, i have been salivating over EBAY! And my sis in law who collected this pattern at one time is going to sell me hers! Tif, I have so enjoyed your blog and your instagram posts. I love seeing outfits "put together" so you inspire me. Diana...thanks for clearing up your location. i knew you were Down Under but was unsure of exact location. When our children were little we loved to watch an Australian tv show called Five Mile Creek so we got educated a bit about Down Under. I always wonder about the habits of the Great British so thanks for sharing your preferences. We are big Coffee drinkers here in the South though none of my adult children drink coffee. How do they get by without it?:) Thanks for dropping by today Ladies...see you on Monday.

Mrs.T said...

So exciting about your getaway cabin, Arlene! We would love to have a place like that someday.

Your pitcher is so pretty. Love reading your stream of consciousness posts! Have a wonderful weekend with the grands!

Arlene said...

Thanks Mrs T...we are already exhausted.lol

Terri D said...

Prayers for a great weekend with Baylor and all the grands! I can't wait to see more of your ideas for your cabin. Lovely!

Arlene said...

Terri, we made it through one night!! One down and one to go!! They really are good kiddos but three under five is challenging these days. I am up and drinking my coffee to get ready for another day. I look forward to sharing our adventures in cabin building here...I feel rather like Caroline Ingalls!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, I love everything about this post! So wonderful that you'll have that vacation cabin. Love the EOs, that darling pitcher, your granddaughter, etc. Sounds like a busy weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, I love everything about this post! So wonderful that you'll have that vacation cabin. Love the EOs, that darling pitcher, your granddaughter, etc. Sounds like a busy weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, I love everything about this post! So wonderful that you'll have that vacation cabin. Love the EOs, that darling pitcher, your granddaughter, etc. Sounds like a busy weekend!

Sandy said...

Good luck on the cabin. I know that will be fun picking out things for it, and I LOVE the Longaberger pattern.

Arlene said...

Judy, I am just hoping I can make all the right decisions in building the cabin as we have never done this before. It is quite daunting. Sandy, we are excited! I hope my great great grands and beyond use it after I am gone if the Lord tarries.

Gina said...

A cabin! Congratulations & how exciting! Do you know how long it will take. Love the "Grimlins"!! I'll say a little prayer for extra energy (for you not them!) and lots of patience.

Arlene said...

Well Gina, they are asleep and the parental units arrive tomorrow to pick them up! Marvin and I are exhausted but we plan to have dinner tomorrow evening at Cracker Barrel to discuss our wishes for our cabin before we talk to the draftsman( who is my brother in law's father!). We are not sure when we will start. We have to have some work done on the pond on the property and we need a drive way and a building site prepped. My cousin is going to do most of that for us so we can trust a good job will be done. It might be spring before we get started.