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Friday, February 10, 2012

Different Fences and Patios for Pink Saturday 2/11/2012

Welcome to this Pink Saturday. Just click to go to Beverly's Blog to visit all the pink participants.

We moved to the Idaho town we're in now at the same time as our neighbor, who had just moved here from California, because he bought the house a few doors down from us and that was our original pick. As fate would have it, we're now glad he did because we like having 4 bedrooms and his is only 3 bedrooms, much smaller and he paid a higher price than we did.
While we were also from California we had lived in deserts several more years than he had and we were well acquainted with the effects the elements would have on things.

But when we put in our vinyl fence, he said he didn't want it because he wanted the wood fence. His is falling down now, discolored from the irrigation water in the canals we use and dried out from the divergent weather we get in the high desert—very cold to very hot. Some people don't like the vinyl but at our age we want low maintenance and durability and the vinyl offers both. Plus it still looks great after 6 years, a definite plus for us.

Then we asked us what kind of patio cover we were going to put on. We told him a special metal one that looked like wood and covered the porch. He said he wanted to put on a wood one with lattice slats to let the sun shine through. Okay by us!

Then when the first winter came he complained about the snow falling onto his patio. Can we say: We warned ya?! But choices are what life is all about. His back yard is absolutely smashing even if his fence looks horrible. We've lived in the deserts long enough to know the disadvantages of certain choices.

I love this home somewhere in Europe with its lovely garden,

I like these morning glories growing in abundance by the door.

This little two story home looks like it belongs south of the border.

Lovely pink wallpaper with a pink vignette.

Red lacquer Chinese chairs surrounding a round white table and a red lacquer lantern over the table.

A simple display of lace with roses to add softness to a window.

Texans aren't afraid to draw roses on their cars. My kinda people, I tell ya.

Looks like windows in hotels in Mexico where we spent many years vacationing.

Sweet fabric rags curled around big spools for saving them neatly and displayed so they can be eye candy for a work shop.

Just start every day with a smile and get it over with.

I know I'm a sap for Miss Caroline, but this video had me laughing so hard because she is trying her best to tell her mummy something but just can't seem to get through to her. You'll see her exuberance, which she definitely gets from me! Please don't think: Oh, just another great grandma posting about her progeny. I am! But it just makes me laugh so to view this. You don't have to click for it to start if you do not want to view it. Just stop reading and go blog surfing some more. (By the way, when we were there recently, our son few up with 2 of his boys to visit and play golf. He said my granddaughter and I sound exactly alike. This was also noted by a friend in Texas who viewed this video. So if you listen to this you'll be able to hear what I sound like even though I'm 40 years older than my granddaughter. Really weird to hear someone tell me that.)



  1. Hubby & I got a kick out of your princess, Connie. She's just darling & adorable. Enjoyed the entire video.

    Have missed you, my friend.

    Happy Valentine's ~
    TTFN ~

  2. What a cutie!!! Caroline is so beautiful!

    Love the pictures as usual! I love the car with the roses all over it. Now that is my kind of car! this summer I will be planting some more carpet roses in the back gardens. The one plant I have left still is good, but the other end is dead so it needs to be replaced. I can't wait until spring! We are getting some snow here today but so far it isn't adding up to much (thank goodness for that!)


  3. Hi Connie, I was so happy to see your comment. Good for your hubs. I love a surprise and mine gave me one too. Don't laugh. It is a can about the size of a coke. I had to water it and put it on the windowsill. In 7 to 10 days a plant will appear. He timed it to appear. on Valentine's Day. I tried so hard not to laugh. He said the plant when grown will dance to music. I'll keep you posted. HA!

    Caroline is beautiful. Bragging rights are all yours. She is a charmer and I couldn't stop smiling throughout the video. Oh I loved it so much. I mean it. My grands are all teens or older now. I miss this adorable stage.

    Have a great weekend,
    Jeanne xo

  4. Sweet Caroline! Love the European pics! Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  5. She is adorable!
    Such gorgeous photos!

    Happy Pink Sat.

    ♥ Regina

  6. Oh, what a sweetie she is! Her eyes are the most incredible colour, and so big! She did enjoy those boots!

  7. Happy Pink Saturday Connie, Your granddaughter is adorable, I love her curly hair. Happy Valentine's day! Joyous Wishes, Linda

  8. Connie, all of your photos are lovely, but I just adore Rose Royce! I want to drive it. Happy Valentines Day and Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  9. Oh, she's too cute! I love toddler videos - especially of my little grandson, of course!

    During our brief 3 years in Utah we had an ordinance in our neighborhood that only white vinyl fences could be put up. At first I thought that was weird until I saw other neighborhoods that looks run down mostly because the wood fences were falling apart from the harsh high-desert weather. I wonder how long it will take your neighbor to learn...

    Have a lovely weekend!

  10. Caroline is adorable, I see why you are so proud of her! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #16)

  11. Hi Connie Sweetie...
    Oh my gosh does your little princess ever have curls. Lovin that hair. Her eyes and her little voice is priceless. She is just a doll baby. Loved her in her Mommy's boots and when she went straight to her grandparents for kisses, priceless.

    Love your shares today. Love that arbor in the backyard area, that is so dreamy. Rose car is something else. I can see you driving down the street in that one. Yes, that is your kind of creation sweet friend.

    Sorry I haven't been out much since before Christmas. I got really sick with bronchitis and it knocked me right off my feet. Today is my first day really back up and out and about. I am having so much fun.

    Have a glorious weekend sweetie and Happy Valentine's Day as well. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  12. Fabulous post for Valentine's day. I love your pink!

    Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

  13. Wonderful post. Things always work out for the best. When we built our house we were going to have 4 bedrooms and then decided to have the bonus room instead. Good thing we did because we ended up not being able to have anymore children and it's nice having the playroom for my daughter and her friends. I love the wallpaper and how about that car! Happy Pink Saturday.

    Hugs, LisaKay
    Belles Roses Romantiques

  14. Soo fun to see Miss Caroline again and again!! And I speak the truth ~ You and Mandy sound soooo much alike, it is eerie!! BTW, I love what you said in the other post about letting boys be boys, and grow up to be strong, yet loving men who can protect us!! Hope you and LoveBunny are having an extra special day today!! Love and hugs!


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