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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

May 28, 2010


Everyone....blow up some balloons...we have a celebration goin' on. It is time to celebrate again....didn't we do that last week...I got a little confused and did the balloon thing and party planning last week...too. Woops!
So I decided to go ahead and plant a few pink flowers in some left over chicken feeders...hubby will never know...I told him if he doesn't use it for farming in 12 months I'm planting something in it! Hahahaha!
I set the table in pink for our celebration...ok ok so this may have been at Easter time...I don't remember...yes I see the bunny....anyhoo....

Poopsie let me take some pictures of her room to join in on the pink fun....
Be sure to visit Beverly! She is all excited because her blog and the party have been published and written about in Artful Blogging! Yayah~ You go Beverly we are so happy for you!


May 27, 2010



Welcome to my porch! Let's enjoy some ice tea and visit for awhile! We live in an older farmhouse home with a very long porch...it is inviting and we love to sit here and enjoy the beautiful weather!

ow this is our back porch, by our pool. We love to have people over and barbecue, have luncheons, or just have a good old fashion swimming party with lots of kids and relatives...
Below is a picture of our deck off the patio...right now the patio is covered with boxes since we have been moving my parents in with us.

A wheelbarrow full of seasonal flowers....

A chicken waterer hammered onto a post~turned into a bird waterer.

Stay for awhile and we can visit outside and enjoy a lovely day together...
telling funny stories....
thinking up new spray painting projects...
Be sure to visit everyone with a neighborly visit!

May 25, 2010

White~Garden/Vintage Bathroom Decor

Hello! It seems that it is time again for White~Wednesday! I love this blog party over at http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/. The pictures are just wonderful from everyone. Please visit and you will see what I mean! First of all, we have been decorating a new bathroom! Yipeee. We have had tiny bathrooms in our older farmhouse home so this is a real blessing to us.
I went shopping at the thrift store for some things to decorate with and ended up spray painting most of them white. I am going for a Garden/Vintage feel in the bathroom...

Below are some of the finished products resting on a silver tray.

I found a large cream pitcher and sugar bowl with a lid. I keep makeup brushes in the creamer and cotton balls in the sugar bowl. Another little pitcher holds Q tips. Again resting on a silver tray. I like the feeling that they are corralled together.

I found this soap dispenser at Target. I bought 2 since we have 2 sinks. It was a little much but I figured it wouldn't be replaced in a long time so it was worth it to me.

Outdoor my little bunny is waiting for summer to come.

Thanks for visiting. I'll be showing more of my bathroom. I just love it but I'm still painting doors and trim. NEVER ENDING! BIG SMILE.

May 24, 2010

I was chased I tell you....chased by a mouse!

I was chased by this hugomongo thing! We had company...
all these college kids staying with us...
I was mortified.
We live in a farmhouse yes...and sometimes...on occasion there has been a critter loose in the house. One time a lizard...another time a sheep actually ran in...the door was open...the sheep were loose...and somehow it ran past my two boys 2 and 3 at the time and got in the house!
This furry thing however was huge...ok
not as big as a sheep but...
I couldn't afford to scream because of company, running through our legs, us jumping around...poopsie and I....like we were running on hot coals...
Yeah that was me...in high heels...
I finally got it with a broom...killed the monster...and swept it outside...the other one
was killed later. I was mortified, absolutely mortified....

On another note!
CEEKAY you won my pink Saturday giveaway! Ceekay is the sweetest gal...we met probably a year ago while blogging. Be sure to visit her and give her a shout out. YOu will enjoy her blog!
And Jane @http://blondiesjournals.blogspot.com/won last weeks giveaway...the Hope pillow that I made! Jane is a wonderful writer who draws you in to her lovely life with beautiful words and pictures. Ladies give me your snail mail address and I will send your gifts! Don't you love blogging and giving. So fun!
Debbie(story my have been a little embellished!)

May 21, 2010

~Pink Giveaway and BigTime Celebration!!!!

What a great day! Several bloggin' gals from home and abroad are celebrating 2 years of Pink Saturdays! Beverly who is the sweetest bloggin' princess in blogland has graciously been the hostess. Thank you Beverly for your cheerful attitude....
I wanted to share a few of my favorite pink Saturday pictures....

Pink flowers on the porch are a must...
ok and maybe a few fake pink flowers (big smile)
Then lets sit down and visit...grab a cup of coffee with a little whip cream...we are celebrating!
Then I made strawberry waffles with more whip cream...on pink plates of course. Yummy!

My latest thrift store find...a pink rose china plate below.

My favorite pink thing that I made were these sweet miniature aprons.
One of my favorite pictures...I'm sorry I don't know where I found this I just loved it.
Be sure to check out How Sweet the Sound for the rest of the pink celebrations going on today...lots of giveaways! Which by the way I'm having one in honor of this special blogging day!

First of all who can resist Susan Branch's Summer Book?
Then 2 pink kitchen towels!

These are spring blocks that I decoupaged and on the other side are fall colors so you just turn them around for the fall season. A little pink roofed birdhouse, a sweet little hankerchief
with roses on it, and of course pink soap! All for you!
I hope you win...leave a comment!

Thanks for the visit! I will be visiting you today too!
And Beverly, most of all thank you!