Monday, September 1, 2014


Every girl wants a chandelier doesn't she?  On a trip to a flea market this past Friday I found several treasures for my newly decorated (in the process) sewing room.

I'm decorating the room in a pale gray for the walls and turquoise and pink accessories.

I found this really cute turquoise chandelier for my room.

Taping and speckling the walls today and painting tomorrow.  Can't wait to have more pictures to share.

Linking with Sally @BLUE MONDAY

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

G is for Gene

Today was a somber day for our family, my Uncle GENE was laid to rest in Leavenworth National Cemetery.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

This picture was taken in Monterey, California where he was stationed.

Uncle GENE was a gentle soul.  He was a quiet gentleman who when he spoke it was something he thought was important.

His wife, children and grandchildren are grieving but so happy that he passed away in his sleep and did not go through a prolonged illness.

His grave is going to be in this beautiful green, grassy and grand setting for our countries hero's.

The grandeur of the ceremony was overwhelming!!!

 All of the glorious flags waving in the wind and the sound of "Taps" echoing in our ears.

My Aunt being presented the flag.

It was such a touching memorial to my Uncle.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Monday, August 25, 2014

Painted milk jars

Pinterest has so many great ideas for DIY decorating.  I really enjoy trying new crafts and when I saw painted milk jars I wanted to try.

I've had some milk jars that I bought with chocolate milk a few months ago--not vintage ones.  I thought they would be pretty painted.

I think this looks really pretty in my vintage milk carrier. Plan on making more to fill it up and in different colors.

I used regular water based acrylic paint but it won't be able to add water for fresh flowers.  Saw another pin that used oil based paint that would be able to hold water.  My next ones I will use this paint.

Linking with the delightful Miss Sally over at BLUE MONDAY


Friday, August 22, 2014

Jars of Pinks

I am in the process of creating a sewing/craft room in an extra room that was just a combination of everything.

I have plenty of pretty trims, ribbons, threads and yarn to display in pretty jars.  After filling a few of  the jars I realized a lot was pink.  I plan on covering the shelves with pretty pink and turquoise paper.

A very pretty book container  in PINK too.

I have so many plans for this room.  

Linking with Beverly at PINK SATURDAY


Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Do you consider yourself fancy?  Do you like to dress fancy?

A simple black dress can be classy but not fancy.  I use to dress a lot fancier when I was working, in the banking industry in the 1980's it was required that we wear a dress or suit.

Years after when I was working in education we were still required to dress business casual.

Nowadays I dress up fancy on the weekends when I attend church, the rest of the time I like to be casual. Times have definitely changed in the fashion department.  Don't get me started on what people wear to Walmart !!!!

Here is a picture of my Mom and Dad on their wedding day. They were married by a judge and wore dressy clothes.  I "fancied" up the picture with some lace and jewels.  Dad's jacket was a brown hounds tooth and Mom's suit was pink with black trim.

It does seem people's standards have diminished in the way they dress. I remember as a child when we all (the whole family) went to the grocery once a week we would wear dresses and high heels. Glad those days are gone!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spots of blue

On Sunday I was visiting a friend of mine in the hospital and the Heart Surgery wing was decorated with these very pretty glass decorations.

On my way home I stopped at my favorite fast food spot Sonic for a vanilla coke. There is blue on the side of the building which caught my eye.

Linking to BLUE MONDAY   If you have some blue, go on over and join Miss Sally for the weekly party.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

You can do it

While relaxing on my deck this morning in my PINK  jammies I caught a glimpse of something PINK in my garden!!!!

Hubs and I always spend at least an hour on the deck in the mornings drinking our coffee and planing the day.

I got my tomatoes in a little late this season and it seems they were never going to turn red.  However this is what I saw this morning.

Come on little guy--YOU CAN DO IT--YOU CAN DO IT.

Linking with the fabulous, author of PINK SATURDAY  Miss Beverly.

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