Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Decor!!

I am joining up with Beverly's Pink Saturday ladies!
Even though I don't have too much pink in all my holiday decor
....unless you count my flying pigs!
I have a few all over my tree!
And through my house! This is my newest one from Mom and Dad this year!
I love it since it is made from a vintage ham bag...LOL!
But all my Christmas decorating has been different
this year since hubby and I got rid of our huge entertainment center
that held a ton of our Christmas decorations!
But I am loving figuring out where to put things this year!
These have turned out to be my favorite!
All these little dangley legged guys from my mother in law!
 She gives me a new one or two each year and this year
they have decided to live in my kitchen on top of my cabinets!
They look so fun amongst my tins!
But don't worry I still have my Annalee dolls all throughout!
And these two 18 inch Annalee dolls are my newest ones!
I love them!!
But then this one looking down from our ladder is pretty cute too!
Happy Pink Saturday! Enjoy the other blogs!
I'll be back with more decorations later this week!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Decorating!

Sorry, been a little busy! Christmas has blown up around the house!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Bet she didn't stuff herself with turkey!!! LOL!
Have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

This Pink Saturday I am thankful for family and friends!
This was from our Christmas Holiday Open House
 the other night at SuzAnna's Antiques! We have been
going straight out at the shop for the past few weeks
which is why I have not been around!
Weird glare on Dad's, er...Santa's glasses though!
Join Miss Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for other
Pink Saturday Thankful Posts!
You can also see more pictures from SuzAnna's Antiques here!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cleaning up

Anyone else still have Halloween to pack away? Or am I just realllllllly behind?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pink Saturday!

One thing I have realized while trying to work on this post is
I have not kept my camera with me lately
and I need too! So for this Pink Saturday I will just have to share one of my
pin up-Big surprise there!
This is a fun one! And reminds me of myself as I
 feel as if I have been traveling this whole time!
I will share some of my pictures of my travels soon!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Reality Shot Thursday!

If you are like me you love looking at all the BEAUTIFUL, staged, clean pictures, people share of their homes on all their blogs.
Which is why I love the idea of going the other direction!
Reality Shot Thursday-for those of us who do not have those
picture perfect homes all the time!
YUP! This is what my living room looks like right now in front of my fireplace!
My craft closet exploded all over the room while I was looking for ONE thing!
Now I have to pack it all away....really?
You might feel better about your own house!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to EVERYONE!
also-if you could, my friend Miss Lynn has a sister undergoing
 MAJOR surgery tomorrow and needs your good thoughts! Please send them her way!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday To ME

It's my birthday today!! 35 years young!
So my mom, sister and I went to
The Country Living Antiques Show this weekend
at Stone Mountain, GA.
This was a picture from there with our friend
More pictures and info soon!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Science project

My nephew is doing a science project for school about vocal range!
If anyone wants to be included in his results, please watch the video
and comment your range results! Thanks for the help!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Mayonnasie Jar

When things in your life seem , almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
And had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else..
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - family,
children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions -
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else --The small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued,
'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled..
'I'm glad you asked'.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'
Please share this with other "Golf Balls"
I just did........

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!
I know I have not been around the past few weekends
and I am sorry! I have missed you ladies!
I am off again on a trip
to Vermont so hopefully I will have
lots of pictures to share with you when we get back,
 but for now you will have to enjoy this beautiful
Join Beverly over at
How Sweet the Sound
 for other
Pink Saturday Posts!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Where I have been

I have been at my son's school getting ready for
 his HUGE Fall Frolic Fundraiser!
My sister's son is in 5th grade and his school does NOTHING like what
Kyle's school does!
 We have a big silent auction, which is what all these baskets are for.
 I have logged in over 60 hours of volunteer time
 since the beginning of the school year which is NUTS!
Every night for the past few weeks til late!
 There are raffle tickets that were sold and a live auction as well!
Only three or four of these baskets were left at the end of the night Friday night! 
And we raised almost $30,000.00 for the school!
It is a public school, but a very small one (only 300 students)
so we don't get a lot of money from the state! We
are called a school of choice, so we had to apply to get into the
school and were so excited to get in! Like a college admission! LOL!
Every little bit helps when the school is so small!
Now he is off on fall break so Mom, Kyle and I are heading to Vermont
to visit family. Hubby is so excited for a week off!! hehehe!

Friday, September 9, 2011

What a picture!

The last weekend of August was a busy one around here!
Hurricane Irene was heading our way so the shop
 had to be battened down and everything secured!
But I was busy with The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic!
Saturday we got rained out (most of the course flooded) so the celebrities
all got to hang out at the hotel and go shopping around our wonderful city of Raleigh!
Then Sunday was one of the most beautiful days we have had in Raleigh in a long time!
This was Kyle's favorite celebrity photo!

But I think in years to come this one with Charles Barkley may rank higher!
Of course this one with Shaquille Oneal is awesome too!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Yup, guess the dirt really was the only thing holding this guy together!
My Explorer finally died after 13 years and over 200,000 miles!
So I got an Edge and I LOVE IT!
I am so excited! This is the first completely new car I have ever owned!

Monday, August 1, 2011

I promise

I promise I am pulling things together to get back to regular blogging.
I just think I have lost my mojo with all I have going on around here! Plus it's been so hot around here, it just sucks all the energy out of ya!!
Hope you are all doing well! I will be around!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pink Saturday!

Wow! Sorry! I did not mean to be gone so long!But we had a lot going on! A week of soccer camp! (mine is the little one on the left!)Then a beach vacation!

That little dot was all I saw of my son for three days! I swear he was growing fish gills!!

But I am back now and Kyle starts back to school on Monday so I will be getting back into a regular posting rhythm! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and I will see you soon!