Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter Friends

Out of pocket for awhile.
Be back in a week or so.
Hope you all are enjoying a beautiful spring. :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lamp Love

I got the nicest email yesterday from Mary Jean
who saw the bunny lamp in my dining room and loved it.

She shared that her last name means "hare" in Polish.
Isn't that neat?

Well, Mary Jean I wasn't able to figure out how to respond to you.
I've had my lamp for 14 years and can't tell you where to get one.

So... this post is for you. :)
The link for each lamp is right below the picture.
Just click on the words.

Aren't they fun? Since brass is back in style I'd be tempted by the first one.

Happy Saturday Y'all!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Four Things I'm Just Gonna Say

First we need a picture of something pretty. 
Here's my basket today and here it is two weeks ago when it was planted. 
Big difference already!

I love you sunshine.

1.  When we moved back to Texas our oldest son, Spencer, stayed in Oklahoma.
Sometimes I miss him so much it feels like part of my heart is missing.
He's 24 and doing his own thing.
I understand but that doesn't make me miss him less.

Here he is a couple of months ago participating in one of those mud run things.
I'm sure he'll love that the world is seeing his unders. :)

2.  Even though I have cleaned and scrubbed the kitchen top to bottom this week....and yes that includes the refrigerator and ovens...there's a strange smell in my kitchen that I can't find.
Doesn't it drive you crazy when that happens?

3.  Shopping at Laurie Anna's Vintage Home is the best! 
My sister-in-law and I both could spend our last few dollars there.
It's 45 minutes from our house so thank goodness it's only open First Monday weekend.
Texans will understand that.

4.  Today Poofing the Pillows is being featured at by sweet Marty at 
A Stroll Thru Life.
I hope you'll visit me there.

Happy Friday Blogging Buddies!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From this Little Corner of Mine

I'm so lucky to have a little office area in this house.
It's my spot and I make it as girly as I please.

I've attempted to show you this space before and it's quite a challenge but I'm trying again.
A few weeks ago Sonya made some new curtains for this area and I promised to show them to you.

The curtain below is by my desk.
Sonya made similar curtains for her friend Elizabeth and when I fell down on the
ground begging, she made some for me too. 

Isn't it cute?

My desk is around the corner from the the laundry room...and next to the dining room.
You get it?

It's a pass through. You can spin and see 4 rooms at once.

The cutie above is in the laundry room. 
Every day these curtains make me smile because I love the colors.

Do you have a little happy spot?
I'd love to see pictures.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday Feature at Must Love Junk

Hi Y'all and Happy Saturday!

I wanted to let you know that I'm an invited guest today at Susan's blog

I'd love for you to come by and visit.
This is where you'll learn all my deepest darkest secrets. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014


For now, perfectly sweet strawberries in a bowl.
In a day or two, strawberry pie.
My sister-in-law is coming and she deserves something sweet like her. :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Beautiful Mom and Survivor: Mesothelioma Awareness

Today's post is so very important.
I hope you'll take the time to read this.

I was recently contacted by Heather Von St. James who is a beautiful wife and mom.
She is also a mesothelioma survivor.

Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2005, shortly after her daughter was born.
Thankfully she was able to receive outstanding care and she 
lived to be the mom and wife she dreamed of being.

"...there was no option other than to live through this..."

Take 3 minutes to watch this video and you will be so inspired.

All of us have been touched by one type of cancer or another.
Mesothelioma isn't talked about as much as other cancers and it should be!
Generations of people were exposed to asbestos in their workplaces and apparently
it's still happening today.

We need to be educated and aware.
Every year, 3000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Heather has made it her life's mission to live for her family but also
to educate others.  

She shares her experiences and her life as a survivor at 

I have spent time at this website and can tell you there is excellent information about
asbestos, cancer, surviving, nutrition, research, and so much more.