I’m talking about Flowers Today!
There are so many things happening this month that I feel like a one-armed paper hanger!
It seems like I meet myself coming and going from one event to another with no time to stop and chat with myself! LOL
There are the usual holidays and graduations and sporting events and…..
Oh, you too???
I thought so.
I’m sure you are having the same full calendar in your neck of the woods.
So let’s get started with my favorite features from last weeks link party….and a flowers theme seems to be spilling over from My Secret Garden!
My first choice was from Pam at Busy Life Style Gal
Pam shows us how to fill and make a hanging basket.
To Pam: I am a sucker for pretty flowers and this cone shaped plant hanger is so easy to make and the flowers and ivy spilling over the sides make it so enchanting.!
My second choice was from Debbie at Debbie Dabble.
Gee, go figure…more pretty flowers, creeping phlox to be exact and one of my favorite ground covers.
Debbie has more flowers to show so be sure to check it out.
To Debbie: The gorgeous shade of purple/lavender has always reminded me of the purple lilacs that I adore.
My third choice was from Mary Jo at Master Pieces of My Life.
More beautiful flowers as MaryJo shows us the flowers at her home.
To MaryJo: Using the tin bread box as a planter is so innovative, as I am seeing more and more uses of containers we have around the house,
…and it is a perfect way to display our blooms.
And drum roll please…the feature most clicked on by you wonderful readers was from Cathy of Life of Two Snow Birds.
Cathy tells of their first experience pulling a camping trailer.
Anyone who has ever travelled by camp site to campsite can relate for sure.
To Cathy: The Captain and I went by RV for years and managed to visit every state with our RV except Hawaii and Alaska.
We also lived in ours for almost two years, when I was working for Boeing in Seattle.
We knew we didn’t want to buy a house in Seattle, (the cost of living is so high)…and that we were not going to be there for more than two years.
So our 40 foot, 500 square foot of RV doubled as our home.
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This week is Mac-n-Cheese week. I am sharing a Green Chile Mac-n-Cheese, a Shrimp and Crab Mac-n-Cheese and a Chili Hot Dog Mac-n-Cheese Casserole for everyone in the family. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!
Yummy Marilyn…thanks for linking up with us.
the Painted Apron says
Thank you Kari! I love all the beautiful flowers and your RV story is amazing, however did you fit enough things inside it to live in it for 2 years?? I know many people dream of touring the country by RV, and you have lived the dream!
Jenna, we still had our home back in the midwest where everything was stored. And you would be surprised how large 500 square feet is. Some apartments in NY are smaller than that. We have 4 slide-outs, that we left out when living in Seattle at the cutest gated mobile home park, even had our own paved double driveway with huge shade tree.
I kept The RV fully equipped, so that we could pick up and go when we travelled. I imagine you have the same arrangement with your beach house. (Double of most things)
I can’t live somewhere without making it my own and we even had room for our full sized patio table with umbrella and 4 chairs. I added hanging flower baskets on shepherd hooks lining the driveway. I also bought huge pots and planted 5 ft tall emerald green arborvitae, which we donated to the park when we left. I should probably post about it all some day.
Thanks for stopping by my friend.
the Painted Apron says
Yes, you should write about it, what an amazing story! I would love to hear more! Yes, we keep the beach house stocked, pantry and freezer full, and I have a whole other wardrobe, make up and jewelry there. When the kids were little, they had complete wardrobes too, and still keep bathing suits and summer stuff there. Makes it so easy to go back and forth! Heading down tomorrow for 3 weeks, can’t wait, but it’s been beautiful in Birmingham too, I thank my lucky stars everyday to have 2 beautiful places to enjoy
Everyday Living says
Thanks for hosting my friend. I love reading about you living in a camper for two years. You have done it all!
Pam, it is actually funny…I had one friend say to me…she lived in the same small town and house (and neighborhood) all her life, and never travelled further away than the nearest big city. She said she could not believe all the places I have been to and all the things I have done in my life. I told her when you lived as long as I have… necessity becomes the rule of invention. You do what you have to do.
We had the RV and a lovely home we had just built when Boeing eliminated my job in KC and wanted me to transfer to Seattle. The Captain can fly out of anywhere, he just gives company a 30 day notice, and it is business as usual for him…so that was no problem. (we could do that now if we wanted to go stay somewhere for several months, etc)
I told Boeing I would transfer, but I knew (from many business trips to Seattle during my 26 years of working for Boeing) I did not want to make Seattle a forever home. Plus, I loved my KC home, which I only got to live in for 1 and 1/2 years before the transfer. So, when the Captain suggested we live out of our RV (buying or renting in Seattle is outrageous), we decided to play it by ear and call it an adventure that we could end at any time. I didn’t NEED to work, I LOVED my job!
I suppose I should post about our adventure, as I told Jenna and Sandra in my reply to them, (above and below your comment.) Because of the so many fun things we did like go to the Olympics in Canada!
Thanks for stopping by sweet friend.
Everyday Living says
Post about your adventure, Kari! It would be a great read!
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight says
I’d love the traveling part — I’ve been to 40 of the 50 states — but I’ll pass on the RV/camping! My camping experiences were less than successful and not much fun. Anyway……thanks for hosting!
My kids tease me that we are not camping Sandra…because we have four pull outs/slides, a washer and dryer, ceiling fans, a fireplace, air conditioner, bay window, french doors separating the kitchen from the living room, full size fridge, king size bed, and other amenities! But that is what I call camping…I’ve done the ole’ tent route and it was fun when I was young and foolish, but being older and wiser, I don’t mind glam camping !!! Thanks for stopping by my friend
Catherine Sokolowski says
You have lived what we are dreaming of doing! Besides for the part where you lived in your RV. Ours is way too small. Thank you for sharing that with me!
We enjoyed every minute of it Cathy….and would do it again in a heart beat. Thanks for stopping by.