Friday, February 4, 2011

An Icy Friday Morning

Okay, let's see, what on earth can I talk about besides the weather. It seems that every blog I've read the past couple of weeks has made mention of the weather.  I mean, it has been one more winter for sure!  Schools let out at noon here yesterday and my daughter and DIL were thrilled too death. They love unexpected time off to spend with the babies.  This morning we have a thin layer of ice all over, so they were given another day off. Looks like it's a day for staying in, making soup, and baking cookies. ~smile~

But, think I'll forget about the cold and ice and share about the  beautiful day we had last Saturday and the fun that Hubby and I had outside working on a few projects.  

I had been wanting to change out what I had beside the front door.  I'm beginning to think that I should

have put the lighter colored cane sticks in the pots for more contrast.  But,hey they are very inexpensive and if I still feel that way in another week or two, I'll replace them. Hubby helped me by shoveling the sand into the pots.  Let me tell you, those pots are h-e-a-v-y!!  I do not think there's anyway they will blow over. By the way, I found these pots at Sam's. Gotta love Sam's because you just never know what kind of treasure's you may find there. ~smile~

Hubby had been thinking about putting a gate across the brick opening on our patio.  It would serve two very good purposes. It would keep the babies in and the dogs out!

Getting his exact measurements

Drilling through the brick was no easy task
This is the finished gate minus the latch
 This was pretty much an all day project and when the weather warms up, the gate will be stained to match the Pergola.  We'll then be ready for some "patio fun." 

I purchased this sweet little concrete angel on one of my trips to TJ Maxx and I found the perfect spot for her in the area surrounding our patio. She'll really look good when she has  bedding plants growing at her feet this summer.  

It's always such fun to link up with you Company Girls and we're so glad that Rachel serves as our hostess each week. Some of my "bestest" blogging buddies have come from this Friday "link up" and I am blessed and encouraged by their friendship.

To all of you that are house bound with snow and ice, I'm sending sunshine and rainbows your way.  Surely, surely, Spring is just around the corner. Hope! Hope!
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I thought of you this morning when I saw that the snow had headed over to LA. We woke up to about 3 inches of it!

    Enjoy your day inside. ps I'm jealous that you have pansies in your pots!!

  2. Aghhh, don't read my post, it's mostly about the weather! (Or coping strategies...)

  3. We have ice and snow here, too. They canceled school, but I'm sure they wouldn't have canceled it up north for this. The kids are excited but they only lasted about 5 minutes out in the cold.

    Hubby did a great job on the gate!

  4. Your patio looks lovely, and was that dry ground I saw? Sorry to mention the weather, its just that we've got over a foot of snow, and your yard looks so inviting!lol. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. The patio and the pots by the door both look wonderful - it's nice to see someone who can not only look forward to spring, but work on those projects now! What a blessing the more-enclosed patio will be for the summer.

  6. Yes it seems as if the weather just can't make up its mind.

    Gotta love SAM's & T. J. Maxx

    So glad Spring is coming soon.

  7. Is that some of your Dad's handiwork gracing your front door? It looks very nice!

  8. This looks great...what a wonderful welcoming entry and love the gate...the angel is precious.
    Well we are covered with snow again...not something we usually have and I am sure the Super Bowl people aren't happy...sorry super bowl fans...but the sun is coming out!!! I am ready for spring
    Fun post

  9. It's always nice to have some time to do a thing or two around the house. Now for me to find some of that time...

    Just sunshine over here. =) I can't believe how crazy this winter has been.

  10. Sand!!! What a brilliant idea! I have a (fake) potted tree on my porch that always blows over despite sending my kids on a search of all the heaviest rocks they could find. . .I bet sand would work -- thanks for the idea.
    As far as weather. . .I never, never complain in the summers when all the blogs are about the hot sun but man, it's hard to deal with the frigid temps!
    Have a great weekend :)

  11. I have rain. No snow and thankfully no ice. I do wish we'd receive a nice snowfall.....I know, I know, I'm in the minority on this. :) Have a blessed week!

  12. I love all the brick in the front of your home. The gate is a great idea. And I love that angel! Have a great weekend. Hope it warms up for you soon!

  13. The angel is adorable! The sand what a wonderful idea! It's nice to see someone gets to be outside.Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Hi Friend ~ I love your new garden angel! And it looks like your hubby did a great job on the new gate! Your pictures remind me that Spring is just around the corner! Yeah!!! Blessings, EMichelle

  15. Kudoes to your hubby on the gate. That's hard work! And I think the pots by the door are classy:).

  16. Wow, hubby is so talented!! I love your thought - keep the babies in and the dogs out ;) Cute!

    I hope you had a fabulous weekend and that the weather wasn't too terrible. We had lots and lots of RAIN! It really cooled things down a bit which is always nice...

    I hope your week ahead is a blessed one!

    xoxo, Kelly


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