Friday Favorites-My OBT


Welcome to another Friday Favorite!  Each week I will bring to you information on one of my favorite blogs/bloggers. Please be sure to check them out and they might just become a favorite of yours too!

Today’s Friday Favorite is Donna’s blog over at My OBT (One Beautiful Thing). Donna’s blog is always filled with wonders!  I don’t how she finds the things that she shares with us.  You will be in for a wonderful surprise and discovery every time you visit her blog.

THIS is an example of Glass Art.  This is just one of the amazing and wonderful things that Donna finds for us!

THIS ONE is hilarious!  It’s Donna’s example of “Etsomnia”.  A brief description of “Etsomnia” is not being able to sleep and ordering bad decision based items from Etsy.  Donna has done several of these and every one of them has given me quite a giggle.

I love this look at Tiny Doors in the city.

On Donna’s blog, My OBT you will find the funny and fabulous, the weird and hilarious, the enchanting and the outlandish, for our enjoyment.

Donna says that she spends some time every day looking for One Beautiful Thing.  What a wonderful thing to do!  And Donna does it for us!  Be sure to spend some time exploring My OBT.  I’ll bet you a nickel that it becomes a favorite of yours too, and not just on Friday!

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

Fence Me In, Yes!


The Lovely picture above is my view from the deck in my back yard. I love my little house, but there were issues with the back yard.  There was NO privacy. A neighbor on one side of me has junk galore in his back yard and mows his yard 2 or 3 times a year, whether it needs it or not. 🙂  Then I have very nice neighbors behind me that just put in a swimming pool.  They have teen aged kids.  I know this will mean a lot of activity in their yard, which is completely exposed to my yard.  It was time.

Below are a couple of before and after pictures. I’m sorry the quality is so bad in the before shots.  But you can see that the fence has made a HUGE difference! There was a terrible, falling down, ancient, chain link fence in place.  The new fence just went right in front of the old one.

                                                                                                                   

For Christmas, my brother and sister in law gifted me this awesome hammock swing!!  See below.  I got this hung up on New Year’s Day.  Yes, me.  By myself. 🙂

I had been wanting a swing just like this for some time and I guess Santa told my brother that I wanted it.  I didn’t.  But this is what he got me for Christmas!

Here’s another shot of my swing on my back deck.  The swing is where I was sitting in my first picture of this post.  My back yard was in terrible shape when I moved in.  I’ve pulled hundreds of weeds.  ALL the grass was dead.  So it’s come a long way from where I started.  I need to stain the fence and the deck. So there is still a lot of work to do.  But my back yard is becoming my little sanctuary. I love spending time out here with my little dog, drinking coffee, writing, etc.  One the weekends, I take my bowl of cereal and my cup of coffee out there and enjoy my little slice of heaven.

My little homestead still needs lots of work. This last summer I had the attic insulated, I put a new floor in the bathroom, now a new fence.  Next?  Maybe new gutters.  I’m not sure.  Of course there is still TONS of painting that I need to do inside the house.  Slow but sure, I’m making this little gem shine! 🙂

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

 

 

 

The Angels Will Dance


“We can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still small stirring within, the little whisper that says, ‘Go. Ask. Reach out. Be an answer to someone’s plea. You have a part to play. Have faith.’ We can decide to risk that He is indeed there, watching, caring, cherishing us as we love and accept love. The world will be a better place for it. And wherever they are, the angels will dance.”

-Joan Wester Anderson AUTHOR

Friday Favorite’s-Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo


Welcome to another addition of my Friday Favorites!  Each Friday, I will spotlight a favorite blog/blogger. I hope to give you a glimpse into who and what their blog is about and why they are a favorite to mine. Please check out these posts and maybe they will become favorites of yours too! 🙂

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo .  Sue is a multi-faceted wonder.  I believe the reason that I originally connected with Sue is because she does a photo prompt called #writephoto. After discovering her blog, I was hooked. Sue’s #writephoto prompt is a prompt of a photo, sometimes a painting or other things. THIS is an example of one of her prompts.  

The #writephoto prompts exposed me to the poetry that Sue writes. Her work is amazing. It seems to have a soft, mystical quality about it. Beautiful! THIS is where you can find some of her poetry. 

Sue is quite prolific with her writings. She’s the author and co-author of several books. HERE is where you can find information on them. I counted 22 books on this page, at the time of this writing, there may be more. Sue’s writing talent ranges from the mystical to mystery to stories about her beloved pup. You’re sure to find something of interest among the many titles.

Sue also paints. Samples of her work can be seen HERE.  Are you beginning to see why I say that Sue is a multi-faceted wonder? 

Please take a few minutes to explore Sue’s Blog. There you will find, short stories, flash fiction and even more than all of the different things I’ve mentioned here. Take your time to explore. You’re sure to find several things to delight you and ensure that you’ll be coming back for more.

Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson

*Be sure to check out my next “Friday Favorite”! Who will it be next time? 🙂

*If you would like to catch up on some of my past favorites, you can see those posts Here, here, here, here, and here.  (I’m not going to list all of them)