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Monday, September 19, 2011

Nature's Bounty......

It was a "country" weekend, I am so blessed to live
where I the country!

Nature's Beauty is really starting to sing in these parts.  Natural color everywhere, the trees have not changed yet but I have found some color elsewhere.

Maygan and I did something we both love to do on Saturday, that is just take a ride.
So with the loppers, gloves, boxes, wire, cutters, all rounded up...
we drove the backroads.

Stopping to gather, watch the wild turkeys, look at the views
and drive 20mph or less

The picture above is a wreath I put together when we came home.  All natural finds from Goldenrod to Wild will not stay this pretty for long but I figured the birds would have a treat in the end.

When we came home, we had to check on the Monarch Caterpillar (yes, only one made it), still a caterpillar......hanging in the shape of a J
went outside for just a little bit
within a matter of minutes this happened!
He was still wiggling around and the crystallise is still wet
in this picture

All settled in here, the change has begun we wait for our butterfly

On Friday, after school, I stopped at a yard sale....  didn't see anything until
another shopper asked the homeowner "Do you have any yarn you'd like to sell?"
She sends her husband into the house to fetch the "box" of yarn and he comes out, toting the biggest
old cheesebox I have ever seen..........

"You wouldn't want to sell that "box" would you?", I ask.  Sure we would, we are selling everything and moving into our motorhome, it's gotta go........ "YES, score"

It was covered in old wall paper......

Had that tore off before I even took it into the garage

here's Big Bertha!
must have held 200 pounds of cheese at one time
It's over 2 ft. tall and wide
Paid $7.00

So, there you have it, a recap of our weekend, not too exciting but very enjoyable.



  1. Looks like a great weekend to me!! Your wreath is beautiful and looks lovely with the weathered wood background. Maygan must be so excited waiting to see the butterfly. Heck, I am as well. Bet it will be beautiful. But that cheese box..... Never seen one so big. Definitely a great find. Can't wait to see where you display it. Hoping you have a great Monday. Hugs

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend of making memories with Maygan -- how perfect!!
    Nice score on the cheese box! You just never know when you'll hit on a great find!
    Have a nice day......

  3. Sounds like a great weekend to me! Your wreath is beautiful, Awesome find for only 7 dollars!!!
    Prim Blessings

  4. What a wonderful weekend, I sure would love to live in your area of the country! Love your wreath and that cheese box is awesome! You sure lucked out with that one....I am looking forward to seeing the butterfly.... :) Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  5. hi,Traci
    In awe here over the "$7" cheese box, what a find!!
    The wreath is so naturally pretty~ this time of year is breathtaking driving down the roads, the color is starting to pop out everywhere~
    Fingers crossed for the butterfly~

  6. Can't think of a better way to spend a weekend! Looks like some beautiful roads to travel...The wreath is gorgeous - wow - wild grapes? Really? I don't believe we have those in these parts. Great find on the cheese box....Woo Hoo!!! Wishing you a great week ahead! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. The journey together must have been the best part of all! I really like your wreath! That was an amazing find!

  8. Hi Traci~

    Love the old cheesebox!! What a score!! Nice way to spend a weekend~lovely wreath.

    Enjoy your week~Becky

  9. Hi Traci, your wreath is gorgeous, wish I lived near you, so I could learn how to make wreaths like that. Hugs, Lecia

  10. You paid how much for that fabulous old cheese box!!!!!!!!!! Am sat here aghast!!!

    That sure was one great find Traci!

    Love your wreath!
    Hope your having a great week!


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