Friday, April 20, 2012

High Five for Friday

Have you thought about what you are most thankful for this week?

I have 2 gallons of frozen strawberries in my freezer.  I froze them individually, so when I need them I can get as many as I need rather than a hugle clump of more than I need.

Sunday is Earth Day.  Each year on Earth Day, Trey and I celebrate by planting something new.

Two of the eggs hatched this week in the nest that a bird made on our front door wreath.  We should have two more little birdie miracles soon! 

I was so excited when I saw red yarn in the nest. About a month - or more - ago I put a basket full of yarn out for the birds to use in their nests.  So far this is the only nest that I have found with yarn in it.  I got the idea from Pinterest.

This is the picture from the pin

You can pin it to your pinboard by clicking here.

Our 2nd wedding anniversary was on Tuesday.  We just so happened to have picked the most beautiful day in April of 2010 to have our wedding. 

We were blessed to share our special day with a small group of family and friends.

We celebrated our anniversary over the weekend.  The original plan was to go to the lake, but at the last minute we decided to stay closer to home.  Our son went camping and we wanted to be nearby in case something happened and we had to pick him up early. 

We got up kinda early on Saturday....that was the plan anyway.  We ventured off in search of some good yard sales, but didn't find much of anything.  We remembered hearing about a market place having their grand opening Saturday, so we decided to check it out.

It is called Miss Lucille's Market Place. (on Madison Street) It has several booths with some really neat stuff.  I immediately fell in is definitely my kind of place.  I'm a market kind of gal!

I bought two sets of beautiful vintage linen napkins.  They both have gorgeous, delicate embroidery.

This is a set of 4 that I bought for $5.00

This set of 5 was also $5.00.  I love both sets so much, but these are my fave!!

I found a wine rack that I instantly fell in love with.  I have been looking for a wine rack that was just my style for about 2 soon as I saw this I had to have it. I found just the right place for it on my antique school desk in my dining room.  I think I would like to have something to lay under it, but I'll just have to wait and see what catches my eye while I'm out and about.  Maybe I will find something at the Market!?

Now all of my wine bottles have a cool place to call home.

Oh, and it was only $20.00  - STEAL!!

We had lunch at Rafferty's because I wanted a cold sandwich and some soup...then we decided to travel north to Kentucky and visited the Mennonite bakery where we got some cookies and bread.  We enjoyed the nice breeze the beautiful day had to offer by sitting on the handmade swing in the side yard of the bakery. 

Basically anything I wanted to do that day we did it...I am so spoiled!

 Then my husband took me to a Mennonite nursery and we got some flowers and ferns...

The day was just as magnificant as it was 2 years ago.  I love my husband and he knows the way to my heart....with markets, sweets, and plants....the steak dinner he made for me was the perfect end to the perfect day.

I am a total nerd when it comes to planning things.  We booked our 2012 summer vaca...last summer, so I've known about it for quite a while.  This week I finished my "trip binder."  I have spent the last few months researching the best places to places to coffee shops with delicious desserts..restaurants with the best reviews, restaurants with not so good reviews, but highly recommended by the locals...and directions to everything...and when I say everything..I mean everything!  I even found a market close to where we will stay. All of these things are in my neat little binder. I'm so excited and can't wait.  Now we just have to wait for the middle of summer to arrive.

  Here are some cute little pictures I snapped of my favorite furry people...

Winston likes to lay in the kitchen floor and watch me cook and clean..I especially like it when his back legs are out to his side.  He is just about the cutest thing ever!

Brodie rode with me Thursday to take Trey to school.  When we got back to our neighborhood I let him ride with his head out the window....Oh, to be a dog...that is the life!

Sebastian fell asleep half on my pillow one sweet!

Thanks for stopping by to read H54F.  As always I love reading your comments, and I don't even know you stopped by if you don't say comment away my friends!! 

Have a beautiful weekend...don't forget to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday..
The earth is something special that we all have in common...embrace it...and enjoy it!



  1. Carrie,
    So glad to see that you and Trey are doing so good!! Awesome! Take care

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sheila! Hope you have a fun weekend!

  2. Oooh I love Winston!! so cute!

    1. Thank you!! Have a great weekend!

  3. Another fun blog......I loved it! The yarn idea is great. I felt bad yesterday because I took a little nest out of my eggs yet...I didn't want it to kill my fern!

    Well, love ya!

  4. I love your new wine rack - cute AND functional! :)

    1. Thanks! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Sounds like you celebrated your anniversary in the most perfect way! I'm so happy you found your lobster!! <3 I think I will for sure need to check out Lucille's while I'm home. If it's open on our day date when I come home maye we can go!?!

    P.S. LOVE your wine rack! What a great find!! :)

    1. We will most def check out Lucille's! I think the only day they are closed is we're good! Have a fun weekend! xoxo to Henry!

  6. Happy Anniversary! We're going to Disney in June and we've been planning for almost 2 years if not more :) We can't wait!

    Here's my H5F:


    1. I think it's kind of exciting planning way ahead, don't you?! Hope ya'll have a blast at Disney. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I know what mennonite bakery and nursery you are talking about! I drive that way to go to my mom's house. :) Sounds like a great anniversary day!!

    Have a Happy Weekend!

    1. I love driving out in that area. The countryside is so pretty and peaceful! Kyle lived in Elkton when we first met. We loved looking back at our amazing wedding photos over the weekend!! All thanks to you! :) So glad you stopped by! Have a fun weekend!

  8. You two are just about the cutest couple I have ever seen! I am so happy for you! I want a day like that for my anniversary! I will have to start dropping some hints!!!
    Des has a nest in her "carrot" eggs in all! Two have hatched so far!
    Where are going on your vacation?

    1. Well, thanks Gerry! Tell Rich that slugger said he better spoil you rotten on your anniversary!! Wow, seven eggs!! What a blessing. We are going to Myrtle Beach for summer vaca. I can't wait! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. It is cold and rainy here. xoxo

  9. Just getting around to cruising through your blog--a little behind! I love the wine rack--it is so different! What a perfect anniversary for a perfectly lovely couple!!!!! I also love Aunt Lucille's. After you called, I got the troops together and we went! What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Have a good week!