Feel free to pin photo's from this blog...I'm not one of those blogger's that will flip out and go on a rant about you "stealing" my photo's because you liked it enough to share it, lol. I am not a "professional decorator, cook, gardener" or "professional" anything else....I BLOG FOR FUN. Nope....not one of the perfect blogger's here. My house is not perfect, and you will never be led to believe it is. I simply cannot offer you "how-to's", nor will I leave comment's on your blog offering decorating advice...sorry. If you are one of the "professional blogger's" as I refer to so many of them these days, I simply am not interested in your invite to your linky parties...with YOUR strict instructions to follow YOUR rules, lol, in order to increase YOUR traffic. If your not here for enjoyment, then this simply isn't the blog for you.


Starting over "fresh and clean"

When I say starting over fresh and clean, I mean for the summer season, and with a new blog.

I think some of you may recognize the house, with the exception of a different color front door and fresh mulch, it should be very familiar to some, not so much to others.

I closed my other blog, Our Southern Country Home and Farm. I needed a fresh start, just like my yard and house did for the summer season.

I think I need a chance to "re-bloom", kinda like this little clematis vine.

The flowers in the pine thicket have been slow to bloom this year, and that is ok, they will eventually. I know it will be slow building a whole new set of followers, but I am ok with that too.

Just a fresh start........ for both the yard and blog.

 This is a brand new knock out rose that hubby bought for my birthday, isn't it beautiful? I want to be able to look back a year from now and see how much it has grown.
I love being able to look back and see what has changed, or moved forward. Blogging is wonderful for that.

 The front door was red for five years, so it got a fresh coat of paint for a fresh start. Not as bold as the red, but it made quite a statement because the husband noticed it without me saying a word.

I love it when it is time to put out the fresh green ferns for the year. We will see what they look like at the end of the summer. Mississippi heat is tough on things.

While working in the yard today, this little critter was crawling around in the landscape. Don't worry, I took this pic from inside, where I stayed until it had time to leave!

I hope to see some old blogging buddies, and I appreciate the words of encouragement from all of the ones who have sent e-mails. I have never been one of the everyday bloggers, and sometimes may not post for days at a time, but I am back and can't wait to visit with some of you :)


  1. Welcome back Teresa! I've always thought you have a beautiful home and can't wait to see you blogging again. Have a great night!

  2. Well, I am tickled pink to see you here:) Thanks for stopping by and letting me know! Like running into an old friend at the grocery store! Love your beautiful home and yard! Have a blessed weekend dear friend, BIG HUGS!

  3. Well, I have sure missed you and have wondered about you. So, welcome back, glad to see you! Love your new look, both the house and blog!

  4. Teresa, I am soooo glad to see you back!!! I have missed you!! Looking forward to seeing all the great things you have in store!!!

  5. Oh my goodness, Teresa, it is so wonderful to have you back! I hope this is a wonderful experience for you. And.....absolutely I am following. I look forward to reading your posts anytime you choose to write one.

    Your yard looks so nice, well, except for the slithery visitor! What kind of snake was that? Whatever it was, I'm glad you stayed inside!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Teresa,
    soooooo glad to hear from you and see your new blog! I've been thinking about you a lot and been going to e-mail or call which I will!! Need to get your scoop and give you mine! Your house looks gorgeous as always. Like the new look, can't wait to see more!

  7. I am so glad you are back to blogging Teresa. I love the new look of the door. And I would so have stayed inside with the snake out there too.

  8. Welcome back! Your new blog looks great, and your house is as pretty as always. I am not a fan of snakes either, so I would have been inside also.
    Off to join up.
    Have a great day!

  9. YAY!!! So glad you're back!! Just shared your link on FB. Can't wait to be closer to you. June, baby, JUNE!

  10. Teresa, it was so nice to hear from you! I followed the crumbs you left to your new blog and I love it because I totally understand about a fresh start--It really does make a difference!! THANKS for letting me know how to find you, and I look forward to stalking you here on your new blog! :-)

  11. Teresa, I am so happy to have found you, by seeing your comment onShannon's nacho post, and I recognized your adorable doggie, Sophie. I tried your old link and it said it was "private-invitation only". Good luck with the new blog, I am happily following you once again. xo

  12. Hello, new like! :-) Found you over at Savvy Seasons. Pretty home, and snake... But whew, I was happy to hear you took the picture form inside. The scream that would have left my lips!!!
    Looking forward to sharing your fresh start!
    Cheers, Gee

    find me over at my place..

  13. Hey, we all need a fresh start at some point don't we? I still LOVE your house...just not the creepy crawler thingy. Can't even type the word ~ afraid I'll dream about them. :/ Love black almost more than I do red & I think the front door looks elegant. Your home is so beautiful! It will be interesting to see the flowers as they grow and change. I adore ferns but they seem to come to my house to die.

    I'll be moving by 6/30 when my lease expires. I cannot tell you how nerve wracking it is, however, the upstairs folks are driving me crazier than I already am! It will be a new beginning for me too so please join me ~ :)


  14. I found you only because I commented on another blog & recognized the pic of your cutie patootie puppy!!! Glad to see you're back!

  15. I like the new blog! New beginnings are good. The priest that married us said "today is the first day of the rest of your life" and that has really stuck with me. When things are going well today, there is always a new start tomorrow!

    Love your tractor in the flower bed! Have great weekend!

  16. Well good for you Teresa...was with you then and will be with you now! Such a beautiful home, just love your front and back porch...the monogram is so sweet!

  17. I found you!!!! I was so worried something happened to you, girl!! I missed you!

  18. Love the new look and new blog! I know what you mean about starting over! It' nice to get a fresh start!I'll be following along; I loved your other blogs and will love this one too! You are one talented girl!


  19. your house is so wonderful, just like a southern picture

    it could be in my book of dream house

  20. Just found you again-wondered where you were. I have considered giving up blogging. All of a sudden people just quit commenting-and some left. I really don't think I offended anyone, but who knows. I am kinda like you-just do it for myself and people can like it or not. I love that wallpaper in the laundry by the way!

  21. So glad to find you again! I wondered where you went. :)