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We have been in our new home for about 7 months. We love it! We have many projects we are working on. 20161119_08232920161026_17021120161026_16391620160918_13133320160918_13133020160918_13114120160918_131048



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My sweet rabbit Sebastian passed away last night. I have had him and his brother for over 11 years. I rescued them from a shelter, They were only 6 months old. It was very sudden. His bunny brother is in mourning and I am so afraid I will lose him too. I know rabbits do not usually live this long so I am blessed to have had him as long as I did. I miss him terribly. I have been giving his brother Sammy extra treats and attention but he isn’t responding to either. He just sits in a corner all hunched over. It is the saddest thing. IMG_1217

Feeling a bit discouraged today

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I have not worked in a year now. After getting laid off from a law firm that I had worked at as a receptionist for only one month I just couldn’t bring myself to go back into the work force. I do volunteer as a Guardian Ad Litem. But other than that I’m not doing much. Yes, I keep my house clean and family fed which I am so blessed to be able to do because my incredible loving husband is fine with me not working if that’s what makes me happy. And it does. But something is missing. I just don’t know what. My children are older. My oldest recently moved out on his own. He is 20. My youngest is 14 and about to start high school. They are such great kids. I never had any of the “teenage  years” that everyone talks about. Yet. I don’t think I will. My youngest helps me out in so many ways. Helps me organize and clean. Even goes plant and craft shopping with me! I had planned on selling my softies and quiet books on Etsy. I have a store but have only 2 items and I don’t get a lot of traffic. I usually end up making something and giving it away to someone I think will love it or a family member. I have so many ideas of things I want to make but to have them pile up and not be able to sell them is quite discouraging. I love making them. We are pet sitting my sons friends guinea pigs and I actually made them a bed. I guess I’m getting desperate. They really liked it though. So basically I am trying to figure out what to do with myself. I guess I will sleep on it. Maybe something will come to me in my sleep.

Rock Springs at Kelly Park

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We had a great day today! I usually don’t get in the water at the springs but today it felt so good! It was so fun tubing down the springs. We arrived at 8 am and there was already a line about 2 miles long leading into the park. It took us about 50 minutes to actually get in. Right away we saw several otters swimming in the springs. I tried so hard to get a good picture but they were so fast! Once people started showing up they hid and we didn’t see them anymore. I was hoping to get some good nature shots but there weren’t any animals out. It was too hot. I did get a not so good picture of a pileated woodpecker which is one of my favorite birds. Even though they had to close the park down early because they had reached capacity it didn’t seem all that crowded because the place is just so big. We left around 2:30 pm and by then they were just getting ready to open the park back up as people were leaving. They have two places before you reach the park where you can rent tubes. We brought our own. All in all it was a fun day. P1000697 P1000709 P1000710 P1000711 P1000712 P1000713 P1000715 P1000718 P1000719 P1000723 P1000724 P1000727 P1000743 P1000751 P1000788 P1000790 P1000792

Hello world!

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My name is Donna Dey. I live in Winter Park, Florida. I have two sons, ages 20 and 14 and a wonderful husband. I love anything nature! Going to parks and nature preserves with my camera is one of my favorite things to do. Even sitting in my backyard and capturing pictures of the butterflies and birds (I saw my first hummingbird today and go figure I didn’t have my camera with me). I got my love of plants from my mom. We are always swapping starts and seeds. Since I volunteer working with children I like to make them toys. I make felt softies and rag dolls. I have made a few quiet books also. They are super fun to make! I will be opening a store soon but if you see something you like on my craft section let me know. I can make to order. Scrap booking is another passion of mine and I have fallen behind. I am just starting my oldest sons prom/graduation book. Check back often as I will be posting more.