I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

An easy place card idea for your holiday table.

I am truly thankful for my family and friends.  This is a nice way to show those that will be sharing a meal with us today that we are thankful for them and it can be done last minute.  Simply print out who you're thankful for (I used card stock but copy paper will work) and choose a meaningful item to glue onto the tag.  All of of us love the beach and are grateful to live near the ocean, so I chose seashells.  You may wish to use acorns, dried flowers, or be creative and use things like old buttons or even golf tees!  If you don't have a printer, nice handwriting will suffice.  Make a hole for the tie and using twine or ribbon, tie it around a napkin.  Makes a pretty table setting.
 Happy Thanksgiving from The Old Granite Step!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Fix it upper or tear it downer? A Nova Scotia lovely.

I like to believe that any old house can be saved but I admit.....my first glimpse of this one led me to think otherwise.  Then I started to look at it through my magical rose colored glasses.  Tear off that front porch and maybe, just maybe.....

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Red Tail Hawk and the birdhouse.

I was recently carrying brush to the compost pile when I stopped in my tracks.  This bird is simply stunning.
This really puts it into perspective.