Thursday, April 30, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence From Godwin Cemetery

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Fincastle....I think the sign says something about service since 1950? Looks kind of like it! But I think it's a cute little place...Linking with Signs, Signs

Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle...looking out...I want this gate...Do you think they'd notice? Linking with Good Fences

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday

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Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle

Something you rarely see on my blog, birds! I'm just not a bird aficionado but this one was just begging for his picture to be taken. Embarrassingly I have no idea what kind it is but I'm sure one of the experts at Wild Bird Wednesday will know!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Old Fincastle Road

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“The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sun shines brighter in the country, making people more wholesome.”
― Lori Lansens, The Girls

Linking with Our World Tuesday & The Barn Collective

Monday, April 27, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 40

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This cute little barn quilt is in Buchanan.

The other day I got a surprise in the mail!

What can it be?!
A super cute set of "Story of the Earth" bracelets

7 in can wear all 7 or however many you like...I like to wear all 7!

Plus it came with this adorably sweet little book:
Cute right?

I ordered this through a company called Uncommon Goods. When I was browsing their website I really loved the fact that I could read about each artist/designer right there with their wares. CLICK HERE to see my bracelet and read about the artist.

When my package arrived I noticed the envelope it was packed in and thought "I need to order more stuff from this company because I like their packaging!" ha, seriously, I love the simple style of it, it really appealed to me.

With Mother's Day right around the corner, look at these great gift ideas:

Uncommon Goods also donates $1 with each purchase to the non-profit of your choice. How awesome is that?!

Something else I like about this company is that it is housed in the old historic Brooklyn Army know how much I love old buildings! Plus their lowest paid workers start at 50% above minimum wage...take that WalMart lol

CLICK HERE for a studio tour on their blog..

Such a fun and interactive company! CLICK HERE to join an Instagram Challenge...good luck!

Some more great gifts for mom!

Well that about wraps up my summary of happiness with Uncommon Goods! Now go do some shopping or just snoop around on their website!

How about some Willy Nilly time!

1) Did you know how Barn Quilts got started? I didn't so I Googled it and found the info HERE

2) I love abandoned old places and was looking for some on the internet and came across this thing called Urban's interesting but too scary for me...see what it is HERE

3) Well then in my Urban Exploration research I came across a local video done right here in Botetourt County: WARNING: Very graphic graffiti

I was wondering if it could be THIS HOUSE because the guys says it's not far from WalMart and neither is this one. Hmmmm

4) Have you seen THIS Pandora ad? Oh my gosh, so sweet....

5) I made THIS little healthy snack this week and it is so yummy with apple slices!

Well now it is your turn, post 5 randoms, link up, visit others and have fun!!

Have a super weekend!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence Around A Cute Little Shed

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An old shop downtown Buchanan...linking with Signs, Signs

The shed and fence aren't much but I think the flowers planted in front and the pretty Dogwood give it such a sweet look! Linking with Good Fences

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day

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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

-- Native American Proverb

For info on the history and more on Earth Day CLICK HERE

Now go plant a tree ;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Tree on Tuesday

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Greenfield . Botetourt County

Yay, Christian's root canal was easy peasy. It took about an hour and a half and after all the numbness wore off he felt fine! Phew, what a relief!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lookin' Like Summer

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Greenfield, Botetourt Co.

I couldn't sleep last night. I know I must have slept a little because I woke up from a weird dream where I had donated a pair of my uncles boots to Goodwill, and they were good boots and I knew he would be mad. I was going to go get them back when he came home early...strange since I haven't seen or spoke to my uncle in YEARS..where do these dreams come from anyway....

I have to take Christian to the dentist this morning for a root canal. Poor guy. Hoping it goes smoothly for him!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 39

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The boys were annoyed with me walking around Godwin Cemetery and taking pictures. Here they found a spot to chill until I was finished walking. It makes me think of boys and summer...won't be long!

I'm sorry for not being around last week for Willy Nilly Friday 5. The boys were on spring break and I just didn't get around to blogging. So here we go!

1) The Disturbing Photography of Sally Mann ...what do you think? I like it, a lot...

2) Strong Is The New Pretty these too!

3) Life's Possibilities Are Endless ...beautiful!

4) 30 Magical Photos of Children Playing Around the World

5) Dad Takes Most Adorable Kid Photos

Now it's your turn!

Post 5 randoms, link up and visit others!! Have fun and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence in Fincastle

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5 W. Main St. Fincastle
circa 1809

Western Hotel
"A destination hotel through the early 1900's, it also served as the Federal Courthouse. The brick building was built after the great fire of 1870 which started in the hotel stable. The earlier hotel was a wooden structure." ...taken from Historic Fincastle ...linking with Signs, Signs

Sunday was a beautiful spring day so I took a walk through Godwin Cemetery in Fincastle. I noticed this old truck, with a fence in front! Linking with Signs, Signs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Little Green Houses

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Buchanan....Nick ran into Burger King to grab some lunch for us. The boys and I sat in the car. I noticed this cute little old place.
Look at the lantern hanging by the front door for a porch light...I love that!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring in Buchanan II

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This is taken from Lowe Street...I'm standing near Twin River Outfitters when I took this and that dark colored house is The James River House...funny, I took this picture not knowing that Patty over at A New Day Dawns knows the owners! It really is a small world isn't it?!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring in Buchanan I

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I'm back! I took an improptu blogging break last week. We were on spring break and I had fun things planned to do with the boys. Well Braden ended up sick for the first half, nothing major, just a terrible sore throat and really no energy...then my computer monitor went black. I had read on something that Windows updates will go in and automatically change your monitor settings to make it sleep...I unplugged it for a while and when I turned it back on it worked, sketchily but enough that I could get into the settings and it was set to sleep after 20 minutes so following the advice I read I switched it to never. But now I'm afraid to turn it off! It has been on since gurus, is it ok to let your monitor just stay on and on and on?

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Theme Day - My Camera Shy Self-Portrait

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My boys and I from the top of Center In The Square ...downtown Roanoke...That's the City Market Building directly in front of us and the beautiful Hotel Roanoke way back there in the distance....To see more shy selfies, check out City Daily Photo's Theme Day

Happy April!!