Saturday, August 31, 2013

Good Ideas

~Terrier bookends, Todd and Charlie~
I can't believe that Labor Day weekend is here!  It's the holiday that marks the official end to summer and gives thanks to those who work hard all year by giving everyone an extra day off. I went one step farther and took Friday off work to go to a barn-sale and to meet Connie at Hartwood Roses and make a new friend, Deborah from "Confessions of a Craigslist Junkie".  Connie generously gifted us with 4 dogs beds, which the dogs love.  (Thank-you again Connie, for thinking of us!)
~The Princess and the Pea, or CarrieAnne~
I enjoyed the barn-sale.  But I have to admit that it was a little pricey for me, so I didn't buy anything.
~This broken old clock with no insides was nearly $100~
But I really enjoyed looking at everything, visiting with Connie and Deborah and getting some ideas.
The guineas on the lawn gave me a few ideas too...
I came home afterwards, and all the dogs and I went for a walk.  Cissy continues to do well and has a steady and pretty consistent appetite.  Her coat has become really thick, long, fluffy and soft, making her look bigger than she really is.  
I think it gives her a bit of a bear appearance, don't you?  
Afterwards Todd had a good idea to take a late afternoon nap, and that was just what we did.  It was a pretty good day!!
I hope you're enjoying your weekend!


  1. Cissy looks like she's ready for winter! SHE loves going through antique and second hand shops. Have a fantastic weekend!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. always love to hear your dogs are doing well and see their sweet faces. loved the princess and the pea! :) how sweet of your friend!

  3. CarrieAnne looks so comfy up there!

  4. Hi Kim, I love Barn Sales! Too bad it was too pricey. Todd reminds me of our friends Cairn who is staying with us. I'm going to check out your friends sites. Have a great day.
    Hugs, Noreen

  5. I have never been to a barn sale, maybe a yard sale years ago. Too bad the prices were high. I would think if they want to sell, they would have decent prices. Love your puppy dogs, especially sweet Annie. Happy Labor day weekend!

  6. With prices like that, I wouldn't have bought anything either.

    How wonderful for the beds. That is great!

    Hope you all have a wonderful, safe weekend, Kim. ♥ :-)

  7. Oh that little Todd can bring a smile to our faces.
    Glad you are enjoying the long weekend.

  8. Unfortunately the love of junk has increased the prices, it's too bad...but maybe another day. And you had a good nap to boot, so all in all it was a good day.


  9. I love the Princess or Pea photo. It made me laugh. I also love hearing that Cissy is doing so well that she looks like a bear :) And, Annie, sweet Annie, she looks so full of love.

  10. It sounds like you had a nice relaxing time with your new friends. I love the picture of Carrie Anne trying out all the beds at once.


  11. I think sales are lots of fun and often find things I can use. Toddie makes me think its past my bedtime and I am ready to go.

    Have yourself a lovely long weekend,


  12. By the time the winter comes here Miggs coat will be thick and shaggy to and it makes her look bigger then she is ! Lovely photos .Glad to hear all are doing well ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good weekend !

  13. Todd is one sensible fellow !

  14. We are always happy when harmony and good health bless Golden Pines. This is my favorite month and look forward to our wonderful fall days. Easton sends Rooooooooos of love to Annie.

  15. CArrie Ann looks so comfy on the new beds. She did not waste any time trying them out. Which one did she keep at the end? WOuld love to see photos of the beds with the new owners on them.
    Todd is just so sweet looking. He is a ham. Glad to see Cissy is doing well. Have a fabulous rest of the weekend Ana

  16. I hope you enjoy your weekend!What a pretty princess,this pillows are good to relax,wonderful picture;0)
    Have a very happy septemberweek.

  17. Beautiful post! I'm glad the dogs like their beds. :). And yes, i agree. That IS quite pricey for a clock with no workings inside! Wow.

    I love this photo of Todd! I laugh out loud every time i see his mischievous, adorable face. And happy Cissy is doung well! I want to give her a huge bear hug! :D

  18. Hi Y'all!

    Looks like y'all had a fun time. Hope y'all have a wonderful Labor Day! filled with love and family...

    We've been gettin' lots of thunderstorms in these here mountains. BOL! Hope they don't head your way and spoil your day!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  19. I'm so glad to have met you! Hope to see you again soon--maybe at a GRREAT event!

  20. Sounds like a good day! CarrieAnne looks triumphant on the pile.
    Is Cissy the only growing fluffy? I noticed that Tacky has been growing her winter coat already. I sure hope it is not a sign of an early winter. I haven't seen the first caterpillar to check its stripes. Leaves are turning already and I noticed you have some falling too!

  21. I love that photo of Carrie Anne on top of the dog beds! What a generous gift. It looks like you're having a lovely weekend! :)

  22. Oooooo! What a lovely barn sale! And how nice - those beds! A good weekend; you deserve it!

  23. Such sweet photos. Oh how I wish I could add Guineas to our family. We are just a bit too close to neighbors though and since they love to travel and visit, I'm not sure how that would go over. :) Someday......

  24. Hi Kim and Pups!!!
    This is just another work hard week-end for us--Tom is working!!
    We worked Saturday & Sunday too around here!! Enjoy your time off!!

  25. I love this post.
    I love every picture.
    I love golden pines.
    I love all the dog people.
    I love the people people there too!
    these pictures are ALL simply

  26. Love the beds!! You and your pups are so deserving of them. XOX


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