Saturday, October 26, 2013


I was making breakfast for my Daisy and Bandit and I looked up and saw Bandit looking at me, like fix what you want, I may or may not eat it. And next to me was Daisy jumping around the kitchen so excited about eating. Bandit is his own little man.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

My halloween mantle

I still need to make changes to the mantle but this is what I have done so far.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

My fall porch

It is not quite finished. I need to add some leaf garlands around the chair and the bench and get my fall door mat out. I am so ready for fall.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Getting ready for fall

My daughter bought these little glitter pumpkins at the dollar tree and gave them to me yesterday. I have lots of places that I can place these little pumpkins through out my home so I got up early and cleaned the dollar tree out of the 26 they had left. I know greedy as charged.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Losing someone you love

The past few weeks have been difficult. I lost my husband to cancer on April 8Th. You think you are prepared but of course you never are. He was a good father and my children would have made him proud with the beautiful eulogies they spoke at his service. I still have not gone through his clothes, it is just too hard. But thankfully I have family and friends that have been very supportive. I plan on visiting my sister next week in Missouri for a 3 week stay. I hope you can stand me that long. We spoke about our travels towards the end. All the cruises we have been on and trips to Europe and how lucky and blessed we did our traveling in our 40's and 50's and a couple trips in our 60's, and how good it was that we did it then instead of waiting for retirement. I have those happy memories that will hold me my lifetime. Here is a picture of him when we were in Arizona visiting our youngest son Greg.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine decor in the dining nook

I used the red charger plates from Christmas. And my white plates. I think I might add the white bowls to the plates and fill them with red candy hearts. I scored the vintage looking cloche a couple years ago and I usually only have a candle in it. Now I use it more with plants or small objects. This the view of the table. This is the close up of the cloche

Friday, February 1, 2013

More Valentine decorating

This is the first part of the mantle. I will be adding flowers to the mugs and a garland and finishing the rest of the mantle later today. I got this idea on pinterest and just loved it. I ordered the mugs and they finally came this morning. This is another detail I did. Just a valentine wreath in a pot from Michaels and my Christmas red bird.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I started decorating for valentines day

This is the vinette I did for the coffee table. I have some cute ideas for the mantle so will add them to this post later.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Birthday to me

My birthday is not until the 14th but we will be spending it at the hospital for my husbands chemo treatment. I am having my daughters friend make the cake, that I snagged off of pinterest and will pick it up the day before my birthday so I will have something to look forward after a long day at the hospital. Now if someone in my family gives me this for my birthday I will have something magnificant to display it on. Or this pretty set.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Valentine wreath

I need to make adjustments. Too many white balls together and the same with the red. I tweaked it a bit and I like this better.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


I love socks. And slipper socks even better. When I ran across these I new they found a place in my heart and on my feet. They came yesterday. Love the Wizard of Oz! Still waiting for these. Inspired by Paris!