Friday, June 5, 2020

For My Father-in-Law Pete...



I haven't  been online for a week now. We made it home from South Dakota a week ago Wednesday around 6:00p.m., picked up Yoda from boarding at the veterinary, and came home to begin laundry... A typical coming home. The next morning we received the call that my father-in-love had passed away... 

Pete Chapman at our Texas house in July 2019. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Share Your Style #258



Welcome to Share Your Style #257!  This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here... 💝

Soooo many great posts to choose from this week as we honor our military here on a post-Memorial Day week!






I am Barbara Chapman your host and I'd love it if you'd follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you! ;) 



Here's what I shared this week at



*I will add some features in a bit, but first... So check back later tonight/tomorrow for those!

We literally just walked in the door (5:40pm) and I needed to pick up Yoda by 6:00p.m. Then, the vet's office doesn't remember me dropping off his dog bed...  So, I need to go shopping... 




Thelma of Thel's Kitchen and Thelma's Days shared these amazing Rhubarb Scones... Don't they look just delicious?!!




Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared a bunch of fun patriotic decor ideas in this post: Pin Away Wednesdays ~ Patriotic Decor. Love all the ideas she has gathered together!!!



Leanna of Faeries and Fauna shared this fun and easy tutorial ~ a 10 Minute Mason Jar Flower Arrangement. Perfect for an easy summer table!!




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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Refresh Your Porch or Patio in Just One Week




Welcome to this month's Pinterest Challenge and this month is all about getting ready for summer celebrations, cookouts and getting together with family and friends. This month's challenge is to share our Porches and Patios with a clean inspired refresh... 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Remembering on Memorial Day...



Memorial Day... A time of reflection for those military members who have lost their lives during times of war. Poppies are placed on graves and given out by veterans at grocery stores to anyone who wishes one, a symbol of love and remembrance...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Share Your Style #257



Welcome to Share Your Style #257!  This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here... 💝

Soooo many great posts to choose from this week!!!

Just a Note: I do want to let you know that we will be driving home from South Dakota next Wednesday, so there will be a Share Your Style but I will probably only choose a few features, just depends on connectivity where we are. Thank you! We are heading up to see our son and DIL and little Milo, who will be 6 1/2 weeks then. We are also taking half of the garage with us, lol! We are bringing Peter's childhood things, books, t-shirts and such that were packed out of our house in 2015. The SUV is FULL!!! 👊👏👪 Oh, and the pole vault poles... On the roof! 

This is Peter Chapman receiving his First Place blue medal winning ribbon from CIF State Championships in June 2012. You can see his winning height in the background. The poles we are carrying up are almost 17' long. He is coaching now on the side ~ like father like son. Oh, and Peter won 30 years almost-to-the-day from when Charles took 2nd Place (first loser, as they like to joke!) because he was just too sick to continue vaulting and physically couldn't vault his best. Charles jump over 15' at that CIF State Meet in 1981. Very proud of them both!! 💞


I asked to be tested for antibodies this week for the COVID-19 virus since I was sooo sick last January/February (really, a full month!). I tested negative but I found out that the antibodies are present 2 weeks after one recovers, so... If you've just been ill, you can donate plasma!!! The doctor thinks that they (antibodies) have dropped off, if I did have the virus. All of the symptoms were there except for being hospitalized and on oxygen/ventilator. Keep us in your prayers that little Milo will stay healthy. 

It's a quick social distancing visit for maybe 20 min to an hour only for dinner Thursday evening and Friday evening. We knew this going in, so I won't be able to hug Milo (yet!) but that vaccine will be out soon, then watch out M for many hugs and tickles and cuddles from Gramma!!! 

The kids are naturally worried (the media hype isn't helping...) and could use extra prayer warriors praying protection for all their health, thank you! 






I am Barbara Chapman your host and I'd love it if you'd follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you! ;) 



Here's what I shared this week at

French Ethereal...





I have been busy painting outdoors while the weather is good. Come see what I've been working on... Add French Style with Spray Paint. Getting some odd jobs done! :) 




This week I shared photographs from last year's 6 day trip to California when we moved our household goods ~ Travels Out West ~ A Photo Essay from Last Year's Cali Trip.



And here are this week's featured posts...





Thelma of Thelma's Days shared her version of a facemask (Don't you just love these "masked bandits??") in this post ~ Face Masks for COVID-19. Love these and also Debbee's masks which I shared previously on SYS!




Lisa at Fresh Vintage by Lisa linked up this fun post where she's used stencils ~ Spending Time in the Garden Stenciling. Love the rusty farmhouse looks! Check out her tool box, too...




Linda over at Paper Seedlings shared some incredible drawings she has done in this post ~ Daily Creatings from December 2019. I picked her rooster here but the cardinal was awesome, too! I know you'll enjoy stopping by. 


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Cindy of Cloches and Lavender shared this DIY hack of a cloche she saw in a store in this detailed post ~ DIY Lavender Knockoff. Sooo pretty!  Wait until you see what she did with the kitty litter...


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Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge shared her son in his awesome summer wardrobe in this historical monument post ~ Radical Ralphie: A Patriot in Red. Totally love the cannons and who doesn't love history and going to battlefields, museums and monuments?!!


The back of the Ricci Palace with wisteria.

Karin of Karin's Cottage before the virus struck she and her husband were on holiday in Italy... sigh! I know you'll want to take this trip down memory lane to visit ~ We bought an Italian Palace! I'm ready to visit, aren't you?!!



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And for more virtual travel inspiration... Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home shared this Vintage Nordic Nautical Style post with us this past week. Love the cool beachy blues!!! 




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