Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekend in Arkansas

Bill and I got away for a long weekend. He needed a break. 
We rented a house in Hatfield, Arkansas.

Such a cute house!

The property was right on the Mountain Fork of the Little River.

The view of the river was gorgeous. 

There were other views around the property that captivated me.

The old fishing shack was a tad creepy.

There were quite a few bird houses.

Bill had a grand time fishing from the canoe. 
He caught some fish but unfortunately he lost his glasses when he tumped over. 
He lost his glasses but saved his fishing rods. 
At least he had prescription sunglasses he could wear. 
He has run up to the eye doctor but it may be a while before he has glasses. 
He said it was worth it and was glad it happened at the end of the trip! :)

There were Crepe Myrtles and fruit trees. 
 I was especially taken with the circle drive as you approach the house. I want to remember this design in the event we ever purchase a cottage. 

I didn't take pictures of the inside. It was more cabin than cottage but it was comfortable.

Even though Hatfield is only about four hours from home, it was a tad cooler so we were able to sit on the fabulous porch. 
The nearby town is Mena, Arkansas. We found a few fun things to do and I'll share those in another post. 
Linking with,
Between Naps on the Porch 
A Stroll Thru Life 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chalkboard Gift Idea

Do you all love chalkboards or is it just me?
I've been putting chalkboards together out of all kinds of picture frames lately. 
I found some frames at Hobby Lobby that I thought had a perfect look and would make a great gift. 
They come in a variety of sizes. 
I like the 5 x 7 and the 8 x 10.

Take out the glass and simply paint the backer board with chalkboard paint.

I give a couple of pieces of chalk with the gift. 

I love the rusticity of these frames. 

I've given this twice and made one for myself. 
This last one was a little bit of a fail.

Happy Birthay!
I think I was worried about the message fitting in the frame. 
Happy Gifting.


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