A Few Glimpses of my week

Hi everyone!

It was a busy week and just filled with different things. So, I thought I would just share a few odds and ends from my week.

Troy and I have our own small cottage business growing and selling herbs. We sell fresh, dried and different products that we have developed. So, keeping up with the local community activities that might benefit us is important. One such thing is being members of a local Herb Association. There are meetings once a month and different activities involved. This week, Troy was the guest speaker for the meeting. We have been doing more and more presentations to different groups lately. It is just a small way to add a little income to our home and meet some awesome people.

Unfortunately, this week I did not have a babysitter so the Princess had to come with us. She generally behaves and usually ends up making lots of new “friends”. This child has more adult friends than Troy and I ! LOL However, she is three and there is just only so much sitting in a dark room with a Power Point Presentation going on that she can handle. Not too mention, it was one of the first pretty warm days we have had. So, it was time for me to take her outside and let her run off some energy. Fortunately where we were at a library surrounded by nature. So, outside we went!

Lia 4-11 019“Pink, is my signature color” yes, a line stole from Julia Roberts character in Steel Magnolias .

Lia 4-11 020“Sweetheart? what are you doing?” “Picking up sticks”…ahhh okay. “What are you going to do with all the sticks?” “Make a campfire Mama!”. Well alrighty then.

Lia 4-11 022Have we trained her to gather campfire wood or what?! LOL

Lia 4-11 026Next month’s Herb Association meeting will be working on the little area by the library that is maintained by the association. It will finally be time to plant some plants YAY! This is what the area looks like now.

outdoors 4-11 005outdoors 4-11 007outdoors 4-11 008outdoors 4-11 009outdoors 4-11 010As you can see a lot of work needs to be done in cleaning up and planting. but, that is one of the fun parts of Spring to me!

After the meeting I was presented with a bouquet of red carnations. What a nice surprise. Don’t you just smile whenever you get fresh flowers! It just made my day.

misc 076Now are you wondering what the heck is that in the bottom right hand corner?

misc 074Why it is a balloon penguin of course! LOL

misc 075As I had mentioned in my Menu post this week, Wednesday was going to be a very busy day for us. And that was the day I had scheduled for us to eat dinner out.Well, the restaurant we went to had a balloon guy doing different balloons for all the kids in the restaurant. When he came to our table, the guy asked the princess what she wanted and she said a puppy dog. So, he made her a purple puppy. As he was getting ready to leave, she said, “No, you need to make mama one too!” He looked at me and I just shrugged so, he asked her what he should make for me. She shouted out, “A Penguin!!” The guy kind of groaned but, made me a penguin! See, now how many of you out there got a penguin this week?

We had to go downtown Detroit this week. As you drive to Detroit from our house, this is one of the first things you see as you start to enter the city.

outdoors 4-11 011A large refinery.

outdoors 4-11 012Of course, while we were downtown, we had to check out a couple new to us thrift stores. We don’t go downtown all the time, so we take advantage of it while we are there. We didn’t get a lot of things but, we had given the Princess .50 cents and told her she could do her own bargain shopping. She did pretty good! She got a bag of stuffed critters.

misc 062And she still had a quarter left over for her next thrifting adventure! LOL

So, that was a few glimpses into my past week. What did you do? I hope whatever you did, you had some fun!


If you haven’t had a chance to link up to Thrifty Things Friday yet, head on over and show us your thriftiness for the week!

I am running behind but, I will be posting my recipe of the week later and of course it will be a Pioneer Woman recipe so I can join Lynn over at Happier than a Pig in Mud for her PW Cooking Challenge party today!

I’m joining:


A Few of My Favorite Things

Tickled Pink

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Fertilizer Friday

Pink Saturday


  1. lol - loving that balloon penguin - i think you maybe the only person ever to get a balloon penguin in blog land :o) Scarlett x

  2. She is adorable and a big help.
    Your balloon is sure unique. And what a great day to get flowers.
    Have a great weekend

  3. Love~~LOVE~ the PINK coat...and the request of a penguin for Momma...Priceless!! My Grands are coming Tomorrow...YEAH... for dinner and the day...some Easter Egg making is in my near future!!! Alot of baby huggin & kissing will be going on for Me (NaNa) & PaPa!!!

  4. Diann, what a precious little girl the Princess is in her pretty pink coat. I love that, and I love that she asked the bal. man to make you a penguin. What a little sweetie pie she is. Cool garden photos. I'm glad you're linking this to Favorite Things. Have a great weekend. laurie

  5. Your little Princess is just as cute as a princess can be. I love that campfire she built!! Whenever you need a babysitter, let me know!!

    Susan and Bentley

  6. Love your week in pictures!! Your sweet little girl gathering her campfire wood is precious and that penguin out of balloons it way tooo cute!!! What a fun post!

    Miss Bloomers

  7. Loved all the pictures and she sure is a sweetie.

  8. You've had a busy week!! I love seeing the Princess in that sweet pink coat! As you know I was busy with my new Grand and what a great week it has been! hugs, Linda

  9. I'm lovin' the Princess gathering fire wood! Not only gathering it, but stacking it properly to light-gotta love that:@)

  10. Fun!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  11. Happy Pink Saturday Diann Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share. Your little princess is just gorgeous in her pink Steel Magnolia line jacket. She is off and running and gathering the firewood. Was this a cool day or what? I love it when they imagine things, as it is SO much fun.
    Sometimes it takes us back to a memory of our own lives, I love it when that happens.

    Your flowers are just beautiful sweetie. How nice to be presented with them, and that little penguin, another gorgeous memory.

    I loved the garden you all will be working on. That shoe is just the cutest idea, and to think I have been throwing boots out forever. Well no more my friend, you have given me a way to repurpose even a boot. How fun is that?

    Thank you for the beautiful share today. I have so enjoyed myself. Have a glorious weekend. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  12. Well, I think that Princess is the perfect helper - I bet she has a lot of friends. =0) Selling herbs - what a great idea - find what you enjoy doing and earn some extra money. That is inspirational. HPS!

  13. I love your flowers and creativity in that boot. :) My Fertilizer Friday Hope you can visit mine too.

  14. Won't my senior mom love the gardening pictures! And I LOVED the boot planter - so unique and creative. And your little one and my grandkids would get a long great - they are excellent wood-gatherers as well. And where they live, they can actually burn them in the fire pit in the backyard - very fun! Thanks for a fun Pink Saturday!


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