About Dana

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I'm a dichotomy of blue jeans, pretty jewelry, frugalista, and Southern girl living the simple rural life. I want to live my life holistically, thoughtfully, economically, and most of all gratefully, and encourage other women to do the same.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Flyday Fun

Ehh?? What did you say, sonny?
I can't see too well out of these here spectacles.

Happy Flyday Friday to you! It's apparently going to be a little crazy around here today.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

She's a Lover, Not a Fighter

If you love your pets super sweet and super loving, may I suggest you run out and bring home an English golden retriever?

Happy must always be touching someone if she is nearby.

Do you have a shoulder to lean on?

Can you give me a hand, mister?
Sometimes, the people come to her. She doesn't have to move at all.
Sadly, sometimes the people are busy. That's what the monkey is for.
Hug your pet.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Patient Impatiens

Last summer, I wrote about the terrible disease that plagued all the beautiful impatiens in our part of the country. They all died, and local garden centers suggested it would be years before we had the opportunity to buy a new hybrid of impatiens that were impervious to this disease.

In case you missed this post, you can see the impatiens story here.

I have been using begonias to fill in for the last two years, but it's just not the same. Begonias are beautiful; in fact, their foliage is more showy than impatiens' leaves. But I want tons of flowers, man!

So as my begonias try their best to become a bounteous eye-feast in my deck planters, I captured a sight that warmed my heart just a little.

A lone impatien refusing to succumb to disease. It was a volunteer from last year that popped up halfway through this year's growing season, surpassing the begonias by several inches.

I love impatiens. Come back soon, you hear?

Love your friend,