Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ohio Wine Country

I recently discovered a vineyard and winery called Chateau Tebeau that is less than 30 minutes from where I live! I had no idea I lived that close to a winery! Isn't it amazing when you discover something so fun in your own backyard? I'm still blogging for my city's website and wrote about my recent day trip there and will include the link HERE if you'd like to read more about it. In addition here's some photos I took while there. Our weather could NOT have been more perfect! We (my sister was with me) sat in the gazebo for lunch and it was so relaxing, listening to the waterfalls and the birds, looking at the view.



Have you discovered a special place near you recently that you didn't know existed?






Of course, everywhere I go, I seem to find cats! Those who have followed my blog in the past know that I'm "owned" by 3 cats, Rudy, Sam and Buster. Well, there were two cats enjoying the sunshine at the winery...siblings, no doubt, as they looked so much alike!



I hope you enjoyed this visit to Chateau Tebeau in Helena, Ohio!
Until next time,
Cindy

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

For all those who posted well wishes and comments on my last blog post, I'd like to say "thank you" and forgive me if I didn't get around to your blog to thank you personally. I'm doing well with treatment and my latest examination showed slight improvement in my vision! Yay!! My very best wishes to everyone and I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with happiness! The photo is a "tablescape" I put together with my Fiesta dishes for a contest I entered on facebook (I didn't win...lol) but it was fun putting together.


Until next time,
Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Fall Projects

Google Images Autumn Photo
A couple of things I want to share with you: I've been asked to be a blogger for a local website that's all about our town! I'm so excited about this opportunity! I'll post a blog twice per month for their website about places to visit in our town/county and the surrounding area. Since taking day trips is one of my favorite pass-times anyway, this is a dream job!

I've also been working on my Zazzle.com shop and have added Autumn note cards and greeting cards that feature my paintings and photography. I've also designed several new iphone cases, as well. I'll be adding holiday cards soon, too - for those of you who still send out cards. (I should take a survey!) I admit, I don't send out nearly as many as I used to, and sometimes I miss sending and receiving them! Here's the link to my Zazzle shop and a sample of one of my autumn note cards:


 Autumn Note Card
Autumn Note Card by CindyAdkinsDesigns
Shop for a different greeting card template online at zazzle

And, that's about all for now. I hope you're enjoying the same beautiful fall weather as we are here in northwest Ohio. Have a good weekend!

Until next time,
Cindy

Friday, September 20, 2013

I'm Back!


I recently took a walk around my town, specifically to take photos of some of the beautiful architecture and old homes, wrought iron fencing and gardens, etc. I'm on a quest to rediscover all my town has to offer and really look at things with "new" eyes. It's kind of amazing what's really out there...waiting to be discovered, if we just take the time to look. Here's some of what I found:

A "secret" garden



A "hidden" mansion


Downtown Architecture


The home of my town's first millionaire. Built in 1853, and now the site of the county historical museum.



Old cobblestones beneath the crumbled blacktop

...and one of the lovely, tree-lined streets.

I hope you enjoyed this short tour, and maybe it will inspire you to take a "new" look around your own hometown.


Enjoy your weekend, everyone! 
Until next time,
Cindy


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