Tuesday, July 10, 2012

10 On 10 and a WINNER!!!

It's the 10th!

So I'm linking up with the sweet Rebekah and her fun monthly challenge:

10 pictures - in 10 hours - to see beauty in the ordinary.

Here's a glimpse into the first 10 hours of our Tuesday:

 6:00 am
My favorite time of the day.  My family is still sleeping and I watched the sun sneak up while spending some time with the Lord on our back deck.

 7:00 am
Family is still sleeping so I tinker in the garden

8:00 am
 Sleeping Beauties wake up and I made buttermilk pancakes for breakfast

9:00 am
Time for chores

 10:00 am
I reward myself for doing chores by picking a fresh bouquet

11:00 am
Chased my neighbors chickens and geese out of my yard for the fourth time 
Fried chicken is sounding good for dinner

 12:00 pm
Made potato salad to go along with tonight's dinner

 1:00 pm
Blew up a pool I bought at a garage sale for 2 bucks.
The slide had a hole, but the girls didn't seem to mind.

 2:00 pm
Reason # 13,458 you need an ice cream maker - mud pie

 4:00 pm
Girls still playing in the pool
I think I got my 2 bucks worth

It's been a great day!
We still have dinner with grandma to look forward to
 . . . . and that mud pie for dessert!

And now time for the winner of my lil' give away.
I recruited some mermaids to help me pick a name.
Drum Roll Please . . . . . .


Miss Mary from Finding Healthy Hope

Don't forget to keep checking back at Sweet Elegance because Jen is always creating beautiful new creations!  

And take a peak over at Rebekah's blog too!


  1. What fun, 10 pictures in 10 hours. I'll have to try this sometime. Certainly would cause one to pay closer attention to the details of their day. Think you got the "deal of the day" with the $2 pool. Blessings!

  2. WHAT!?!?!
    How cool is that? Thank you so much! :)
    I need to go upload my pictures for 10 on 10, too!

  3. Loved all your pictures, as always:)

    Yeah, a WINNER! Please thank those sweet little mermaids for me!! CONGRATULATIONS MARY!!!! I hope you love your new necklace! *Many thanks to Amy for being a great host & to all those who participated. I really appreciate your feedback.

  4. Came over from Rebekah's blog and the "10 on 10" challenge---

    I'd say you definitely got your money's worth out of the pool! ;)

    And, sadly, I can relate to having chickens in my yard. As well as goats... and horses... and I don't even live on a farm. Sigh.

  5. Looks like it was a great day! I have to get the kids another little pool. Better hit up some garage sales. :)

  6. Looks like a great day to me! Love the first picture!

  7. hey there! your days always looks so sweet and full! you wanna come have coffee with me on my back deck?? ok. saturday morning at 6 sound good? done!

  8. fun fun Summery day, looks like lot's of smiles...Have a great Wednesday!!!! Hugs, Mica

  9. What a beautiful way to start your day! Such happy summery photos!

  10. You are killin me with this ice cream maker! I want one soo bad! I need to get my girls more involved in everyday chores. Like right now.
    I have to laugh just picturing you shoo-ing off those pesky chickens. ha!
    Yay for Mary! Hugs! xoxo

  11. Just wanted to check out your blog, after reading on Alicia's blog you are visiting her...that is so fun!!