Saturday, July 24, 2010


Does anyone know what kind of herb this is?? I found it in my little herb garden this afternoon.
Our cat Sylvester decided to take a nap in my little herb garden that I have in an old laundry tub that sits on an old wash stand on my porch. It has been so hot and muggy here that he was just looking for somewhere cool.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Yesterday was such a fun day. Hayley from "Prim it Up" picked me up at 8 am and we headed to Michigan for a road trip. We had never met before, but we had so much fun. We crossed the border at 9 and drove to Utica Michigan and did some shopping. After that, we headed for Holly Michigan as we were going to check out "Holly Hills Primitives". We got to Holly around noon and we had lunch in a charming little restaurant called "Bittersweet Cafe". I think the name itself drew us in. They had such wonderful selections on their menu, everything homemade.
They must have at least 10 different salad selections that were meals in themselves and lots of delicious sounding wraps and sandwiches. We both decided to have the herbed turkey sandwich on pumpernickel. What a good choice, it was delicious! It was a meal in itself....I am so glad I didn't order a salad too, I would never have been able to eat it all.

After lunch we crossed the street to "Holly Hills Primitives". Dawn, the owner greeted us as we entered. Dawn makes her customers feel right at home. Her shoppe is just wonderful, filled to the brim with primitive antiques, feed sacks and lots of handmades. I was just in awe!!! I am sure Hayley was too :)

Hayley and I found a couple of treasurers that we had both been searching for for quite some time. I found an antique rake in excellent condition. I have been looking for one of those for a couple of years. Hayley found herself a wash stand in great condition. Dawn's prices were very reasonable too. She makes some of her handmade primitives herself and the quality is excellent!

I found this prim black cat that I just had to have. After browsing the shoppe, we stepped into the cafe next door (that is attached to Dawn's shoppe) and had some cake and lemonade. The cake was delicious and the lemonade so refreshing. The lady that owns the little cafe was so nice, we all sat down and had a nice chat. We even got to meet Dawn's little grand daughter, who I was told just loves horses. I will definitely go back to Dawn's shoppe, I was really impressed. Holly Michigan is such a quaint little town too. Dawn, it was so nice to meet you and visit your shoppe.

We left Holly, then stopped at a yard sale just outside of town and we both found a couple of things there to take home. Then off do some more shopping. We drove closer to Port Huron and went to Hobby Lobby, Walmart and a couple of other shops. Supper was next, then we headed for the Border. By the time I got home, It was 11 pm. Talk about "Shop till You Drop".
I was so tired. What a great day! Thanks Hayley. It was so nice to meet you, I had an awesome time!


Antique rake that I found at "Holly Hills Primitives"

Prim Black Cat....couldn't pass this up!

Left to Right....Hayley, Dawn, and myself

Holly Hills Primitives Shoppe

Monday, July 12, 2010


I spent the weekend in Horseheads (Elmira) New York. I was down there Judging a Horse Show.
I just couldn't believe how beautiful it is in New York state. The show was at a fairgrounds nested in the Adirondack mountains.........gorgeous! In the morning you could see the mist just floating in the mountains. It was a long drive down there, but well worth it. The scenery was breathtaking. I headed down there on Friday afternoon and took the scenic route through some small towns. It poured rain all the way down, so heavy that my wipers could hardly keep up. I guess they really needed the rain though, as we did up here in Canada. The show was huge, horses came from all over, even Quebec and Ontario competitors came. We wrapped up at 5 p.m last night and I headed home. I couldn't believe I actually made it all the way home without having to stop. I just stopped to grab a large black coffee to keep me awake. I arrived home exhausted at 11:30 last night.