Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend Happenings

Saturday afternoon, several great friends, a boat, a river and sunny skies. The perfect recipe for a fun filled day enjoying boating on the Julienton River and the Intercoastal waterway. Of course we started out by having lunch at Hunter's, a small cafe overlooking the river at Shellman Bluff. Best way to get there is by boat! I had fresh brim...yummy! and upon leaving the dock, we ran into the catcher of our of the local fishermen! It doesn't get any better than that!

Here's a couple of views from the boat ride!
Friday evening, the group taught me how to play Mexican Dominoes! It's one of those fun games where you really don't have to think a lot...but it does help to pay some attention! And "summer punch" with snacks go great with Mexican Dominoes! Amazing as it seems, I was the winner of my first marathon game! Not so lucky on Saturday evening after boating however...I came in last...but I was the first player to reach 1,000 points!

Sunday...overslept as usual! I really must get home earlier on Saturday nights! But still had time to get a few things accomplished....first in the kitchen. Had considered a roman shade for the window to give it a softer touch...but when I spied this one at the World Market, perfect color and $10...well, it had to be.

But I would like to make one comment about hanging this type of shade...when you read the instructions (some do, you know!) take a sharpie and mark up ^ or down mark on each of the hangers. When you're up on that ladder and you can't remember which way it goes, you'll thank me! or when you get all three up there and you look back and realize one of them looks'll thank me!!

Another thing I love about living in a more tropical environment is all the natural plants that grow outside your door! This is "ironwood"...not sure why they call it that except I've heard that it will take over your garden if you let it. So I keep cropping it back for kitchen will stay alive and green like this for several weeks!
...and don't you love the white napkins!

Here's another outdoor plant that is awesome indoors if you have space for it...this one is in the corner of the studio! From outside it looks like I have a palm growing...
Thought I'd share what the handyman, Kelley, did last week! A new fan for the classroom!

...and of course, I got around to adding to my blog posts today! So until next time...keep your brushes dipped in paint and your canvases glowing with color!



  1. Wow, looks like you're settling in nicely. I love how open and airy your home is.

  2. What fun you are having! The place is looking wonderful. Maybe sometime later in the summer we can come down. Or maybe when it starts cooling down some. How about you come to Blue Ridge for a few days after we get back from out West?

  3. Hey Carly, I hear you cruised by my dock in the boat. You should have stopped. We have just refinished it and added new furniture. See you Thursday.

  4. Looking great, Carly. Send some of that tropical warmth up here, please..