Friday, September 24, 2010

An Heirloom

Zinnias Every spring my mom comes bringing a big mayonnaise bottle of Zinnia seeds that come from my grandma's Zinnias. My grandma has gathered these for so many years that these little seeds grow to be huge and beautiful. Bigger than our local greenhouse can grown them.

I lovingly plant these little seeds along the edge of my veggie garden knowing that once they start blooming they will be show stoppers and also keep the bugs away.

There are so many Zinnias that I am able to pick bouquets. This is so special for me because they are the only flowers in my garden that I am able to do that with. Someday, hopefully, I will have many flowers to pick from for bouquets.

When I was finished putting them in the vase I noticed how pretty they look next to my sink. I had to add these antique garden gloves to make a vignette. The gloves are so cute! They are a creamy white and they came from my grandma, as well.I love how these gloves have the bumpy old plastic on them.
What's more cheerful than Zinnias with sunflowers?

Even the little creatures in my garden love the Zinnias. These great big bumble bees are constant little guest at our house and we welcome them gladly!

I wasn't able to get a great picture but the humming birds came to visit also. If you come and sit quietly (My kids and I love this!) You might just get lucky enough to have a humming bird buzz you head!

The cold is coming and as the Zinnias fade I pluck there sweet little heads and put them in my own Mayonnaise jar for next spring. Maybe someday 60 years from now, my own grandchildren or great grandchildren will barrow my mayonnaise jar of seeds and plant their own crop of Zinnias. I sure hope so!

Love, Lacy
p.s. You can see my kids first day of school at Lacys Blessings.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

pink perfection

You can read about Questen's first day of 3rd grade at http://lacysblessings.blogspot.com Meanwhile...
This flocks was hidden behind a bazillion hollyhocks this year so I thought I would share its beauty with everyone.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cozy Little Baby

Our little family is sad today. Our sweet little Cosette kitty was killed by a dog last night.
Cozy was so cute and she entertained us with her playfulness.

Cozy is on the right and her brother chip (left) will miss her dearly.

We will miss her dearly. Thank you Cozy for having a constant sweet purr that soothed our hearts and letting the little girls pretend you were their baby.
We'll miss watching you chase your brother and bugs.

We love you. Good bye

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lavender Delphinium

With our Lavender hose. He he

New update on Lacy'sBlessings.
Love, Lacy

One flew over the cookoo coop...

Earlier in the spring my rogue of a husband decided he was going to get chickens. Because I didn't grow up in the country or on a farm I was a little skeptical. I finally said, " Okay, but your cleaning out the coop."
Before I finished my sentence he was walking in with a box of baby chicks.
As my hubby started to build the coop it just kept getting more elaborate and we would have people stopping and saying, What a darling playhouse your building!
Um... well... actually... it's a chicken coop. What! all of that for chickens?
Here's a picture right after the rogue moved the coop (which has wheals) and our veggie garden was just starting.
The rogue put cute little letters on the egg door! I think it's a darling touch and I'm so grateful that soon we will have non-hormone eggs for my little children to eat.

He added a window box. Which may have been a default for the rogue because next year he's making me some for OUR house.
So cute and Just a little secret here...He planted it himself. So cute of him.

Here's a side view. My sunflowers are in front of it and now you can't even see the coop from this angle.

A shot of one of the Rogue's tenants. Mrs. Tenant says that she is very pleased with her apartment and will be paying him with eggs soon.

This last shot is of the front. (I know my shot was off. sorry)
Anyways, It's darling my hunny. Now your challenge is to make a playhouse even to out due the coop. Can it be done?
Anyone else out there have chickens?
It's a definite trend in my town and state. But I think it's a good healthy trend.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Truly my blessings!

I snapped this while my little ones were going through the arbor at my grandma's house. I think it's cute that,
sometimes when I'm lucky, they get along and hold hands.
These guys really are my blessings.
I'm just missing my rogue husband in the picture.
I'm so thankful that heavenly father has sent them to my care!
There's a new post on Lacy's Blessings.
Love, Lacy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rose colored glasses

playing with texture
This may come as a shock to most of you especially those who know me really well, but...

I love flowers;)

Sometimes, I feel like Dorcas Lane on Lark rise to Candleford
Let me explain. Dorcas is always saying, "It is my one weakness." The cute little thing about that saying is that she says it about something new every episode.
So here I am saying Roses are my favorite flower.

Yes, I am aware I have said that about Lilacs, Violets, and Irises.

Really, I just love flowers and believe it or not

I do have a few that are not my favorites at all, Like Marigolds.
They stink.
but even Marigolds are useful for keeping bugs away.
Flowers can bring such color and beauty into the world that for a moment when you gaze upon it you forget all of your worries.
It's like wearing rose colored glasses.

Love, Lacy

Grandpa Gardiner on Lacy's blessings

New post-Grandpa Gardiner and My kids www.Lacysblessings.blogspot.com
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Indpendence day!

I feel so blessed on this 4th of July weekend to have the freedoms that I have!
Thanks so much to our troops and veterans!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


For those of you don't know, my middle name is Violet. Yes, I was named Lacy Violet! I have always loved my name. I also have always loved Violets, but not just because that was my middle name.

My mom has always had a huge array of African Violets growing in her piano room and they are always blooming with 10 blooms each, at least. I love to go and sit in her little room and just look at their loveliness!
I have two plants and I've waited for years to have them bloom more than 3 blooms and it's finally happening! They have been blooming for a month now and they are gorgeous. If I do say so myself...
But the best Violet is my precious little five year old princess named Violet.
Who on her first birthday 4 years ago picked off every bloom (which was about 4 blooms) off of my African Violets. Ha ha! I wasn't so happy about it, at the time, but I still found it very ironic and laughed at it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Lacy

Monday, June 28, 2010


I finally have my blog mostly figured out.
So this blog is just going to be my blog about our home and gardens. I will also publish updates for my family blog on this blog and they will show up on your list so keep this blog and add my new family blog if you've had an invite.
This is the family blog www.lacysblessings.blogspot.com.
If you would like to be invited let me know in the comments below.

The beautiful peach iris above is from my sweet grandmother Ellen's garden.
My grandma is who I proudly get my taste from and I have many gorgeous pictures of her gardens that I'm going to share soon.

Did you see the little fellow at the top of the flower?

Thanks for stopping by, Love Lacy