Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Thoughts to Share

Our week was a little less hectic than last. I even had some time to get some writing accomplished! That's a good thing. My friend Sally sends all of us in our writers' group possibilities for entries in writing contests, so I'm trying to get a couple of them together. It's a fun diversion from my next book, where I need some time to think ahead before I write.

1. Daughter #2 is finishing up a course in Event Planning online. She needed a structure for a backdrop at weddings and events, so enlisted my hubby for the project. He created this framework. The "feet" are removable just by taking out a couple of bolts, but it is really not so heavy that she won't be able to leave it assembled. Her first project is for Daughter #1's birthday in a couple of weeks. The idea is to have black curtains, then have people take "selfies" and post them to Facebook. Should be fun. Looks like our back patio needs a bit of cleanup!

The new vines planted along our fence in the backyard are blooming, even before the leaves come back out. It's been very warm and they get the sun in the west.
The Honeysuckle are on the left, Carolina Jasmine on the right. The center vine is a White Star Jasmine, not yet in bloom. The pheasant is not real, just metal.

Designer daughter (#2) also created this hanger for her jewelry, maybe found it on her favorite site Pinterest. She probably found the frame at a thrift shop, I'm guessing.

Since the weather has been so favorably warm and springy, I couldn't resits a tomato plant and basil plant. Notice the tomato plant already has a bloom!


This cute little picture and quote reminded me of all of my friends in Bloogerville!

Have a wonderful Friday, my friends. Joining in today with Willy Nilly Friday 5 and Five on Friday. Thanks to Tanya and Amy.

Linda Kay

31 comments:

Lea said...

Love the quote!
Have a great day!
Lea

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Plants already? They look really good. I'll start some basils and rosemarys soon. I live the jewelry hanger,

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

very important to find time to write. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, It is great that you have found time to do your writing. You should have time for the things you enjoy. I love the vines, I can only imagine the wonderful scent in your yard from the jasmine and honeysuckle. The quote is great! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Grantham Lynn said...

Wow I didn't know you could take that online. I'll have to check it out. I'd love to see pics of her parties sounds like fun.
I set out tomatoes too. A project with the grandson. We planted two tomatoes in pots with marigolds beside them and one hanging in one of those upside down hangers. It's a school project for him. We're also going to plant a cucumber upside down. Our tomatoes are blooming too.
Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed weekend.

Anvilcloud said...

That backdrop is a great idea and looks big enough to work. I say that having been to an event where it was too small. Still, the effort was there.

Lowcarb team member said...

It is good that you had time for writing ...
I do like the picture and quote you've used at the end of your post.

Enjoy Friday and have a good weekend too.

All the best Jan

mamasmercantile said...

Great quote. You certainly have a very talented daughter I loved the jewellery board, a real delight.

Lori said...

Aww, what great Fives! Love the little quote. An Event Planner sounds like a fun occupation. It's a job where you plan how to make other people happy. What could be better? Cute jewelry organizer. I want to plant some herbs this year too. It's been warm here as well, but we're going to have a cold snap next week so I think I'll wait till the end of March to plant. Have a great weekend!

Mike said...

Let me warn you about honeysuckle. It's an invasive species. It can take over an entire area. The roots send out a poison the kills the roots of other plants. The prolific berries can spread everywhere.

In the St. Louis area every year there are honeysuckle tear out days where all people do is go on honeysuckle hunts and tear it out. Then spray the stumps so it won't grow back.

Just a friendly warning. :)

Tom said...

a lot going on here...a busy life is a happy life

Denise inVA said...

A very enjoyable Friday Five Linda Kay. Your husband is a very good carpenter and if he were my Dad I would have been on his doorstep a lot in my craft show days :)

Mascha said...

Wow, you have flowers around and i I like the pheasant.
In similiar style I hang up my collection of earrings.
Have a nice weekend

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The idea of the jewelry hanger within a frame is great. I may be a copycat on that one!!

Rose said...

Great idea with the selfies...I like that pheasant, even if it isn't real. I can't wait to see the vines when they really take off. Nice idea for the jewelry.

Amy at love made my home said...

Five lots of lovely!! I especially like the saying in your last item. That is so lovely isn't it. Thank you for sharing at Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend. xx

Gosia k said...

jewellery looks nice

William Kendall said...

I had to look twice at that pheasant!

Lexa Cain said...

Your daughter is obviously very creative and clever. I bet she'll be a great Event Planner, especially if she gets some help from Mom & Dad. I really thought that pheasant was real! LOL! Happy Birthday to your other daughter. I hope the party is wonderful! :)

Wandering Wren said...

Lovely to catch up, I would love one of those jewellery frames - great idea. I can't help but admiring the lovely wood behind the honeysuckle & jasmine, what a lovely sweet smelling combination!
Have a great weekend.
Wren x

Tanya Breese said...

your daughter's backdrop sounds like a fun idea and your husband did a wonderful job with it! love your vines, great choices! jealous that you already have tomatoes and basil planted!! love fresh basil! maybe i will be able to plant soon! thank you for linking and have a great weekend!!

Anita said...

Lovely quote & pics, Linda.
Love the jewelry display!
Nice to learn about your daughters.

Mac n' Janet said...

Your daughter's lucky to have a handy Dad. Interesting group of five, have a good weekend.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

There is nothing like a handy dandy dad. The vines look great. I love how they cling to the lattice. Wow, you are already planting tomatoes! Good for you. Enjoy the weekend.

Marie C said...

Great projects for Daughter #2...I wish her well in her course. Dad looks like a great handyman! Love that you have plants!!!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is such a nice post. I like this project with D#2 and Dad. Your plants look great, too!

Ida said...

Well you have some talented daughters and they have a talented dad to help them out. - Wow blooms already, it must be a lot warmer there then here. Although we do have flowers and trees blooming now.
I've seen people already getting tomato plants at the store but I think I'll wait on planting for a few more weeks.

The Yum List said...

What a beautiful collection of necklaces.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lots of creativity going on there! Pretty vines and love the jewelry frame. xx Karen

Kay said...

I really love that picture and quote at the bottom too. Friends are so very precious. That framed jewelry is a great idea.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great quote and it is the truth! The tomato plant looks wonderful!! :)

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