Monday, December 19, 2011



Hello dear friends.  I hope you are all enjoy the Christmas season…. I have been busy,, but I am still here.. I have been doing some blog hopping and peeking to see what you have all be up to and Wow you have all been busy little elves decorating your beautiful homes for Christmas….  I only have a few photos to share,,,, this time,,, my two grand kids,,, Zach and Madison helping me decorating the tree,,,, they had sooooooo much fun….  I took a few in black an white,,, so love the look….  ok on with the show..


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Zach,,, hmmmmm where to hang this one,,,,

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Even their Aunt Meme with Rylan stopped by to help…

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Maddy kept asking me Mamaw where should this one go…. every one she pulled out she said  awwwwwwwwwwwwww so pretty….. loud….lol

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Can’t forget my grand doggie  Shelby…. she loved her treat,,,, the only way I could get her photo under the tree,,,,, works every time….

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This is from Thanks giving,,, by Baby Girl and her baby boy… he is 4 months old now,,,, he is getting so big… my cute little bug……

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Love this one…… don’t ya just want to chew on those cheeks….lol  I do…..

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and last but not least…… my little bug and his Nana….  one more photo….. than that is it…

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For some reason Heather has a thing for Owls,,, so when she saw this hat,,, she just had to get it for me…. how cute he looks,,,, but you know that when he is older he will not like it one bit….. hehehe  he has matching furry booties to go with it too… do darn cute


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I hope to have more time for my blogging next year,, for I do miss you all so very much….. wishing you all a most Wonderful Christmas with lots of Love,,, family, and friends…. God Bless; you all….

Christmas Hugs;


Thursday, October 20, 2011


  Hello dear friends; I am so sorry for not keeping up with my blogging,,,, or paying you all visits… but I have been so busy I have just not had the time too. I did finally get a job,,, and it is on 2nd shift,, a lot of hrs too. So between my new grandbaby and my job I hardly have time to sit……

  I just wanted to drop in to say hello and I do miss you all very much, I hope that this weekend I can make some rounds to visit some of you,,, with fall here I am anxious to see all the fall decorating every one has done….. I was able to get some of mine out,,, a few weeks ago I made the first fire of the season it was so cozy,,,but sadly I had to work that Sat. and could not enjoy it for long….  We went from 80’s to 40’s,,, and lots of rain,,, I have not been able to rake my leaves because of all the rain… I do love this time of year,, it is my favorite time… then spring…. which brings me to my gardening,,,, I have not had the time to do that either,,,, ;(  I am gong to move my huge lavender plants to the side of my garage  they will have more room and it will looks so pretty there,, they would get more sun too… I have not gotten to my Rose garden yet either,,, I have my trellis ready to put up,,, but work gets in the way,,,,, but I am making my own money and paying my own way,,,, and that feels so wonderful,,it is not the job I had hoped for, but a job is a job and I get paid… So I can buy some pretties once in awhile….hehe   

So sweet friends that is about all right now,,, I will try to get to my posting again,,,,, and some decorating photos,,,,, I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful  Autumn with all the beautiful colors, and smell’s………………….  take care and God Bless;



Monday, August 8, 2011


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Hello and good afternoon to all my sweet blog friends. I hope you are having a great week so far… We are still having some hot and very humid days… so working out side is not in the cards for me… and for that reason I bring you this post…. In the above photo is the bifold doors they lead to a soon to become pantry for me… the door next to it is the one that leads to my garage.. I have been wanting to redo this area for quit some time but never got around to it,,,,, until now, so this is the before photo. OK I have lots of before photos, it is still a work in progress.

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Since there are a lot of slats I decided to use my grey spray paint primer on it… I did some sanding before I used the spray paint,,wanted to make sure the new paint would stick..

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First coat of paint…

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So far so good…. I had to put three coats on so the dark stain would not show through.

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OK this is with all three coats of my creamy white paint, it is called muslin. from wal mart. as you can see I still have the trim to paint and the garage door will be painted the same color.

Well after I woke up on Sat. I was standing there looking at my work, and I thought Hey why not take the ugly old wall paper down……  at the time I thought it was a good idea…..

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Oh this is a dark brown stain color peg shelf… which I will be painting the same white, but she will be going in my dinning room… so this is for a later post.  So on with the ripping of the wall paper.

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I was so excited when it was coming off really easy……………… buttttttttttt that feeling did not last too long….

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as I was peeling, I found out that the backing was not coming off… the one with the glue on it…… Bummer…..

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The yellow color is the back of the wall paper… it was not coming off with out a fight…. then when I was able to get a few spots off, the wall behind it was not in good shape,,, and I would have to have tore that off, and put drywall,, which I don’t have the money for… so I decided to leave the nasty yellow backing on,,, As I sat and looked at the mess I made,,,,and I do mean mess.

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I am so sorry for the dirty photos,, I hope I have not shocked any of you…..  for such a small space I sure made a mess.   So  while sitting there staring at the mess I knew that I really didn’t want to paint it, or use wall paper again… which would cost money,, and I had to use what I already had here…. so this is what I came up with….. so far. anyway.

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I went through all my pretty papers and found some that would go with what I had in mind…..

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I be ya’ll know where I am headed here… am I right??? 

Yup…. I am going to use these for my wall…. I am not sure if I have enough but I am going to go look for some old books and see what they have inside I can use… 

So my dear talented lady friends,, what do you think of my idea???  I would so love to hear what you all think,,, please feel free to disagree too, and share some ideas of your own… I welcome all ideas…. as I said this is a on going project,,, I will be taking photos as I go to share my progress…. 

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OH>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. now did you really think I would let you all off the hook and not show off my new grandson. Rylan…   this was on Saturday late afternoon, that is my baby boy Dustin holding he brand new nephew,, with his two cuties Zachary and Madison,,, and new Mommy not far away…… oh and Shelby,,, my baby girls dag,, which the call Nanny Shelby.. she is never too far away from her baby brother…. making sure he is safe and sound… she is such a great big sister….  Room redo 024

Zachary holding his sweet little cousin, which is getting hungry,,, by the look on his face….lol

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OK I am a happy boy now,, I am fed and have a dry diaper, so I will take my nap now….. good night all.

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So that is all for now dear friends,,, I am so happy that you have taken the time to stop by and pay me a visit,, I treasure each one of you very much… and your sweet comments make my Heart sing with joy…… God Bless;



Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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My daughter finally gave birth to her fist baby on Monday evening. She was amazing, I was so proud of her.. for having her first baby she went really fast… which we were all so happy about…… the delivery was just perfect…. they were a little worried because he had already did his thing before he came out so they had two repertory RN’s from the NICU. there to suck out his lungs,,, but all is well with baby and mommy.

  Now I will show you some more photos of my new angle…. oh that is Mana,me with  Rylan….

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Mommy and Daddy waiting for Rylan to make his entrance into the world…… she would kill me if she knew I put this on here,,, so shhhhhhhhhhh  don’t tell her I did this….. the smile is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wayyyyy before the contractions kicked in……

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The two awesome RN’s working to clear out his lungs …..

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Here he is in all his splendid glory,,,, and very loud… all pink and sweet,,,, ten fingers and ten little pink toes…… and a head of black hair,,,,,

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Proud parents,, bonding with little Rylan…. we were all in there crying,,, even a nurse…..

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New mommy and Nana,,,,, with Rylan… his first feeding,, and he is a natural at it…..

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The photo above this one is his proud big brother Paul…

This is the first birth of a grandchild that I was able to witness… it was so amazing to be able to watch the absolute Miracle of birth,,,, How great our Lord is…I will carry that memory with me for the rest of my life. truly a gift from God,,, Rylan was so tiny his clothes were so big,, his little hat kept falling over his little face…. his arms kept coming out of the sleeves…  I am so in love with this little man,,,, now you all know that I will be doing a lot of posting about this handsome guy here with tons of photos…lol  but I will try to hold back a bit.. so I don’t bore you all….. lol 

  Well that is it for know my dear friends…. I  thank you all so very much to taking the time to stop by for a visit,,and for all you sweet comments,,I treasure them all as I treasure you…. God Bless;



Friday, July 15, 2011

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Oh my,,,,, the spoon has a Pink ribbon on it,,, and we are having a Boy,,,,, oops,,,  any way dear blog friends,,, The reason I have  been MIA,,, is that I have been so busy helping my daughter get ready for her first baby…… we have been getting all the  bags packed and made a spot in their bedroom for the bassinet… and weeding her garden,, planting flowers….. and then I was helping a girl friend pack her house she is moving into a new one… so I have had every waking moment lending a helping hand where ever needed…..

Today is Heather’s due date,, so it looks like he is not ready to make his grand entrance into the world,,,, her Dr. said if she has not delivered by mid week they will induce her….  I Pray that she won’t have to go through with that….  I can’t wait to show you all the photos I will  be taking of my new grandson…… gotta show him off….. forgive me if I have already told you his name,,so just pretend I did not tell you….. if I already have..

They settled on Rylan Mason  you pronounce  his first name this way… Ryelan….. like the bread…. I do like it. it really fits him…

So needless to say we are all ready to go,,, just waiting on Rylan …. 

I have not even had time to get to my projects I am wanting to do… so I can post some photos for you all… I have so enjoyed stopping by all of you,, and all those gorgeous gardens…. and your lovely homes…. Well that  is it for now,,, hopefully the next time I post it will be with photos of Rylan…Mason…

So until next time; God Bless;



Friday, July 1, 2011



Hello my patriotic friends,,, Wishing you all a wonderful fun July 4th weekend….. I love to see the fireworks, and all the family cook outs,, watching my grandkids with the sparklers..

 I can’t believe it is July already,,, and my Daughter is now due any time with the birth of her first… I am so excited, I can’t wait to meet this little guy.. his room is all ready for him… I have been busy with school so I have not been able to do much, to post about,,, but now I am off until the end of the month,, which is great timing so I can spend all my time with my daughter and her son when he decides to show up… I did make a dent in my old veggie garden area,, to make way for my rose garden,, but that is as far as I got… but know I am hoping to get more done… with it so I can show it off.. I have a great plan for my old metal bed frame,, can’t wait to get that done too…..



So have a Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I hope the weather is gorgeous where you are at..

Until next time;;; God Bless;



Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Good evening; I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful week so far… We are getting some really hot days now,, whewwww,,,,, but as of right now we are getting some pretty good storms…. but it is very humid out, glad I am in side.

  I am being a bad blogger, not getting around to visit you all… It seems that with Summer everyone gets so busy with out door things. But I am going to make sure tomorrow night after my classes I will be stopping by to see what you have been up too. 

Well last weekend was my Baby Girls baby shower, it was so fun,,,, every one had a great time, and I made way too much Pasta Salad,,,, I ate that all week, so I am not ready to eat that any time  I did take a few photos,,,,, ok a lot of photos,, but I won’t bore you with them all.. so I will just  show off a few.. Ok here we go…

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So this is the Mommy of the day,,,, I love her glow,, as of right now she is 81/2 months.. she is doing well,,, still working,, Ok I have to do some bragging on my baby girl,,,,, Heather has worked at her factory job for about 15 yrs,,, she is on her feet 8 to 10 hrs a day, wearing steal toed shoes and long pants with a hard hat and gloves…. now the work she is doing now is not that hard,,, just light work,,, which I am so happy about,,, so with that said,, Heather is a real trooper went to work with morning sickness,, now puffy feet from standing,,, she has not complained one bit… She is starting her leave after July 4th, which is two wks before her due date,, now I want her to take it now, but she said she wants to work as long as she can… The Dr.. said she is doing great and not to worry but you know how us Mommy’s are,,, we worry.. Ok I am done now,,just had to brag some…… thank you.. now more photos..

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My niece Jenny made the diaper cake,, it is so cute..

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Jenny and Heather;

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I really don’t like this photo of me,,, but it is what it is,,, behind me on the wall is a photo of all three of my kids…. I just love it…. the girls are holding a Purple flower in honor of our sweet April….she loved purple..

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My granddaughter Madison,, she wanted to get in on the games,,, she is trying to find small safety pins in a bowl of rice,,, you would think it would be easy,, but it is really hard to tell the difference between the pin and rice…..

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Madison and my great niece Karly wanted to help hand her the gifts… they did a great job too.

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Yeah look what I got!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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She received two of the same PJ’s from two ladies,,, guess they have the same taste…..

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OK this is Heather practicing swaddling Madisons baby doll… it was so cute,,,

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Yeah!!! she pasted the test,,, it was touch in go there for a while,, but she made it…..

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Top photo is the finished Quilt I made for Little Guy,,, I was worried about my fabric choices but it all flowed really well.. I was so relieved,,, and the colors are prefect with the Nursery…. hang in there I am almost done,,,,

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A few of the gals she works with,, and Jenny…. and the gifts boxes I made for every one as a thank you for coming…. inside was a yummy tea light and a lavender sachet I made with my dried lavender,,, boy my dinning room really smelled great…..

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Now the fun part of the party,,,, the cutting of the cake,,,, it was so yummy yum,,, 

Well I hope you enjoyed my photos of the shower,, we all had such a great time… 

Oh have any of you watched the new show on Bravo,,,, Millionaire Decorating?????? it is on Tuesday nights,, I am so loving that show,,,, the homes they decorate are gorgeous,,, and the money they spend,,, outrageous,,, what fun would that be spending someone else's money…  if you have not seen it,,, you should check it out if you can get it where you are,, you will love it….

  Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by my little blog,, I  appreciate it very much, and for the sweet comments you leave,,,,  blog friends are the best…

So until next time; God Bless