Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pinterest pretending!

Does anybody else out there spend hours(way too many hours) on pinterest , pinning all of those wonderful uplifting quotes that mAke you feel so good about the person that you are. Look back at that board and think,"yep, I have got it going on." My pinterest house is spotless and my wardrobe is to die for. Cook? I am an awesome recipe collector ;just look at my scrumpdillyishus board. Oh, for those precious moments spent on an iPad, I am actually as good as mrs. Cleaver and Aunt Bea rolled into one...until my feet hit the dirty floor the next morning. Here is the way it went down today. We are still cleaning that cursed floor in our new building! We went to lowes to get trash bags cause we have got lots of trash! Got back and opened the sealed box of bags. Look at this!

Someone had opened the box from the bottom, taken the bags out and then stuffed it full of heavy cards and paper to make it weigh more. Then they hot glued the bottom back and returned it. Who in the Sam hill thought of this! What has happened to honesty and integrity? Did they actually feel good about doing this?

I did not feel like this...

Or this...

Nope. Instead I felt like this...


Yep! That's what I love about pinterest. You can wrap those boards up with pretty pink ribbons and the loveliest of thoughts but on those special days when the rubber hits the road...we all need a good bit**ing board.

Hit that pretty little red P tonight and join me in my favorite wonderland!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Letting go

My daughter introduced me to this lovely song. Listen to the lyrics if you have time today. They are beautiful. They sing sweet notes to my ears in this season of sadness.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Beautiful memories

In loving memory of my precious Daddy

Today he would have been 90

I miss you so much

I will love you forever

Saturday, August 4, 2012


I hope this beautiful video and music fills you with as much peace as it did me. Enjoy and relax. God gave us today to rest.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

When you can't find a clay pot

The garage has been one fun project after another here at Alice and Jay. We have had so much fun collecting unique finds to try and make it as quirky as Alice and Jay. Because the garage sits on a sea of asphalt and south Georgia averages daily summer temps around 100, cooling that hot pavement has been a real task. We need very large pots and since they don't make clay pots that large, we had to look beyond the ordinary. Remember my 1953 pink fiat?

It has really grown!

I hope she makes everyone who passes by her giggle.

Here is my newest baby. It's a 1943 Ford! Isn't he handsome!

I can't wait to get him planted up all fancy schmancy.

Come by this Saturday and see all of our new pretties. Bring a picnic and we can have lunch in my asphalt oasis!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

One tater, two tater

One tater, two tater, three tater, four... Did you ever play that game? How many hours of my childhood were spent poppin' our fist to see who was " out ". I think I may have always been the one out. I wonder if being the youngest had anything to do with that? It didn't matter. It was the stuff my dreams are made of! Summer afternoons were magical.

One time we(me, Josephine, and Beatrice) decided we would build us a swimming pool. Being that we lived on a farm, swimming pool building supplies were plentiful. We mapped out a good spot off to the side of our dirt road, grabbed up some lumber( which I don't think we had enough of so we decided to just "dam" it up like beavers) and in no time flat we was a swimmin' up a storm. It was more like 3 little channel catfish wallowing in a big puddle but I wouldn't have traded it for the world. I can still see and hear my tiny grandma telling us to "get out of that mud, you girls are gonna be eat up with the ringworms". Worms and snakes were a good way to make little farm girls behave in those days. But on this particular day, not even the threat of being covered in worms worried us one dab. Some days are so good , you can still feel it, smell it , and taste it! PS We didn't get worms and we had a fancy mud bath without even knowing that mud baths were fancy!

Then there was this other time...Beatrice was making tin foil masks for the three of see, you take a good sheet of tin foil, press it tightly around your face, and then trim around the foil to create a mask.. Now, if you are 8 and cutting around someone's face that is 2, you just might cut all of their bangs off.

Yep! This is me. My most famous photo ever shot. We lovingly call it "the chicken picture" in my family. When you have 6 girls in a farm family and the older three get to roll their long beautiful hair in orange juice cans every night, the younger three all get pixie cuts. The less hair there is, the less rat nests you have to comb out in the morning! Add a good tin foil mask cut and you get one heck of a hair doo!

Family and memories. I am so blessed to have the best of both. I love you all with every fiber of my being. And Beatrice, I would still let you cut me a tin foil mask any day.

Hmmm,I got a little off track( maybe WAY off ). I titled this blog one tater,two tater because I wanted you to see how big my tater vine has gotten.

It didn't really have anything to do with summertime memories but it sure was fun to remember! Take a moment today and savor a favorite memory or maybe go make a new one! Whatever you do, have a beautiful day, with love from AliCe and JaY!