Jammie's Sweet Lil Boys

Jammie's Sweet Lil Boys
Brotherly Love

Friday, May 24, 2013

May Flowers....

My dear husband bought this iron trellis for me a few years ago. We rushed to the nearest nursery and bought a plant to train to grow over it. For the past few years, the plant looked okay; meaning it didn't die! I have somewhat of a black thumb when it comes to plants. Well, I suppose in the past few years my black thumb is beginning to fade a bit. Anyway, the plant (I think it is called Carolina Jasmine) looks AMAZING! Go figure...we are in the process of selling our house and moving to another. I wonder if I can transplant it and NOT kill it?  Or, should I leave it for the new owners to enjoy...kind of like a housewarming gift? Let me know what you think....
Here are a few pictures of the plants on my front porch and in the planters on the sides of my garage. 

Notice the old ratty lawn chair in the background? I just can't bring myself to part with it. My dad passed away a few years ago and this was his favorite place to sit when he came to my house. Although it is the ugliest chair on the porch; its the most comfortable. Daddy broke it in for us...Love you Daddy

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Off to a Rough Start...

I'm starting to see a pattern begin AGAIN. I haven't posted anything since my first post last week. How does one find the time to give a blog the attention that it deserves? Any comments, advice, tips, etc would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

I have had quite a busy week. Since my last post; I had a wonderful Birthday celebration. My youngest daughter, Ashton cooked our family a wonderful meal of Cheesy Chicken Ranch Pasta, Loaded Baked Potatoes, Garlic Bread, and salad. I didn't include a picture of my salad, because my salad is never very pretty. You see; I LOVE salad, but due to a medical condition I can't eat fresh vegetables, so my salad consists of egg, cheese, bacon bits, croutons, and ranch dressing. Salad hold the veggies for me!
Many of my friends want to know who bakes the baker's birthday cake? I don't eat cake very often, because I see cake ALL THE TIME! Sometimes, in my sleep! My mother and Ashton went to Dairy Queen and bought an ice cream cake. Now that's a cake that I can dig into! Notice the cake says, "Happy Birthday Jammie?" That is what my two precious grandson's call me. I just had to be a little different. I couldn't imagine myself being called any of the usual grandmotherly names. I'm far too HIP for that business...LOL
After all the birthday celebrating was over; we took a spur of the moment trip to Texas to help our Aunt Dot and Uncle Jim with a little project. We took our oldest grandson, Karter along. He had so much fun, helping his Pop Pop hammer, drill, and saw. We had a wonderful visit. 
Before we left, they gave me some antique goodies that I will share with y'all at another time. Thank you Aunt Dot Dot and Uncle Jim. I will forever treasure my goodies! Love you two too the moon and back!  

I have to teach a class tonight, so I better get off of here and get my stuff together. Cake decorating tomorrow; then painting orders for the rest of the weekend. Hopefully, I will make it out to the other house to complete the other bookcase. I'm so excited to see THAT wall of the family room complete. It is getting there...slowly but surely. 

Until next time...I hope everyone has a great day and a fabulous weekend! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mt. Olive Memories...A journey through our DIY home improvement [Before, During, and some After Photos]

Welcome to Busy Corner Designs and Bake Shop! I am very excited about this blogging adventure and I will admit...a little terrified! I've never been one for words, so please be patient with me as I learn how to produce a successful blog and hopefully inspire others with my posts.

I really don't know where to begin or even what to write about, so why you ask, am I starting a blog? AGAIN I might add!  I love to share...I'm just not sure how to share in written form! Ha! I am always afraid one of my former teachers will print off the post, correct my mistakes with a red pen and scan it and send it back to me! Ha!

Our family is in the process of moving into a new (to us) home out in the country. There were a few things that we wanted to do to the house before moving in, so I thought I would share a few before, during, and after photos with you.

CAUTION: I have a nice new camera but don't know how to use it! I PROMISE to utilize my "Photography" board on Pinterest one of these days. I'm putting that on my list of things to do after we move.

Here is a photo of the front porch area before we painted it. We still have some work to do on the dormer windows, before they can be painted, so an updated photo will be coming later.

Did you notice the garage at the far end of the house doesn't have siding on the lower portion? We had a sweet little man and his crew come out and brick it in for us. We are so happy with the results. 
It looks much better, huh? 

We wanted a nice clean look for the siding, so we chose a similar color scheme. I like to use neutral colors, because I am prone to changing the color of my rockers, cushions, pillows, and accessories on a whim?         

  I LOVE color...It makes my heart smile!

It was kind of cloudy the day these photos were taken but I will try to get some better photos soon. 


SW6073 Perfect Greige

SW  6073 Perfect Greige


I bought the pillows and chair cushions in the Walmart Garden Center. Learning to sew is also on my list of things to do as soon as we get settled in. I also plan to utilize my Pinterest board, "I Need To Learn How to Sew...ONE DAY!" 

We will get to the landscape later...

The front door...although a nice door, it was lacking in pizzazz...did I mention that I LOVE color? 

I painted the door with 

SW6941 Nifty Turquoise

SW  6941 Nifty Turquoise

                                                                                                                  It was VERY BRIGHT before I distressed with Minwax Wood Sheen-Colonial Walnut.  

The look on my husband's face was priceless, when he saw the "during" stage of the door. I can't repeat exactly what he said! LOL. There was mention of the Clampett's and a few other pitchfork toting TV characters. He loves the finished door. You be the judge for yourself.... 
I know...I know. The planters will get attention soon! 

I got my inspiration for my front door from a post on Pinterest. I fell in love with this door immediately  I LOVE everything about it! 

Okay, I am sure I have bored you enough for one day. For someone that is unusually not great at expressing herself in written form; I sure did get long-winded  I do hope you come back again to join me in this exciting journey.
 Until next time....

Warm Wishes, 

P.S. Please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think so far.