Tuesday, December 9

Friday, November 28

Onto Christmas....

How was your Thanksgiving?  Ours was quiet and peaceful..we chose to have dinner out and the meal was beyond our expectations.  But...it was good to be home and the evening spent watching some old movies and favorite TV shows was the perfect ending!
But...big shopping day today (I am still not too sure if I want to get in the middle of it all) and the beginning of the Christmas decorating.  We opt for a live tree and that will be on the schedule for pick up tomorrow.

I sure would like to have one of these candles:
And...I would like to have the Heart in Hand beeswax ornament:

I think Misi, of Gable House Goodes, will be shipping the last of her Holiday wares in the next few days...so if you know someone that would appreciate the artistry of these pieces, better get over there and place an order!  These are really beautiful...

Thursday, November 27

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours a great day!

Tuesday, November 25

Hustle and Bustle...

I feel it...the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving Day/start of the Holiday season.  Even though this year should be pretty simple for us, I need to remind myself that "less is more" .

So,  here's a sweet picture to help me keep that in mind.  Simple.


Sunday, November 23

Just A Few Days Left...

Autumn is almost over...I'm gonna miss this...

But...this is where I am headed today....

Yep...up those stairs, into the attic!  Must start sorting and choosing what we will be using for Holiday spirit this year.  I am lucky enough to have a full week off for Thanksgiving Break (one of the perks of working for a school) and I always tell myself that I will get everything decorated before December 1st.  Never happens...never.  I don't know why...but, I end up finishing everything a couple of days before Christmas and then it's time to put it all away.

This year will be different!  **sigh**

Anyway...I'll keep you posted.

Friday, November 21

Are You A Stamper?

How cute is this?  I wish I could get myself together and do this.  I am always in awe of someone's ability to put something like this together. I've bought lots of stamps, lots if paper, lots of ink, lots of doo-dads.. but I've never even come close to making something like this.  Certainly not for lack of effort.
Anyway....love this!

Thursday, November 20

More Than Huck Finn....

My sister is really involved in genealogy and has traced our family back to the 1500's! Along the way she discovered that we are related to Mark Twain...and this quote, besides everything else he has done, makes me proud to say that.

In Florida....

This is what I saw when I pulled into work at 7am....yikes!!

Stay warm, wherever you are....

Friday, October 31

Friday, October 17

Takes My Breath Away..

Wishing you all a wonderful Fall weekend that looks just like this! Skyline Drive in VA.
Enjoy yourself, wherever you are...

Wednesday, October 15

I Love Fresh Laundry!

Well...technically not me, but my sweet buddy Jake!  And, here he is, all wrapped up in sheets fresh out of the dryer....


Yes, we are cat people, just no two ways about it.  A bit strange, really, because growing up our family always had dogs.  Then when my sister and Dad got into showing horses, we moved out to 5 acres, built a barn and at one point had 9 dogs.  Went to school...had dogs.  Got married...had dogs.  Had a baby...had dogs.  Got divorced...got cats.  Maybe it was just time to change everything!

About 10 years ago, just after 3 hurricanes criss-crossed Central FL one after the other, our 16 year old Tuxedo cat died.  Cancer...a pretty common thing for cats of old age.  Vowing to never own another pet, but struggling with a broken heart, I headed to the shelter.  Oh yeah...Daughter and I found brothers, about 6 months old, in a cage together.  We looked at lots of kitties that day, but all we could think of was "What if they get split up?  What if these brothers can't stay together?"  So a quick...and I do mean quick...call to The Hub and home we went with 2 marmalade brothers!  It was meant to be...they are quirky and fun, fight like all brothers do, but are utterly devoted to us and I cannot imagine how empty our lives would be without them.

And...here's brother Woody:

Anyway....hope you guys are all enjoying Fall...wherever you are!  Take Care.....

Tuesday, October 14

Too Cute!

Sweet little burlap pumpkin light string...on sale now at Pottery Barn!
Love it!!


Have a great day!

Sunday, October 12

Pumpkins in Wisconsin

Going through some old pictures...computer clean up...and found this sweet yard display from a trip to Bailey's Harbor, Wisconsin.  Love the pumpkins, love the corn, love the basket, love the table...love it all!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, October 11

Where Exactly Is This?

I'm not sure where this is, but I am sure I want to be there!

Have a great Fall weekend, whatever you do!

Tuesday, October 7

Brand New Primitive Halloween Pattern!

I'm pretty sure most of you know that I have an online primitive craft pattern website, The Old Glory Company.  I just released a new Halloween pattern a few days ago and wanted to share that with you!  I am so excited with the way it turned out...hope you like it.  :)
Primitive Halloween Door Hanger


Here's the Spell Book that hangs from the corner....
and a little bottle of secret potion....
and, of course, a black feather and skeleton key....
If you are a crafter or want to try something that is pretty basic, please visit The Old Glory Company
Have a great day, dear friends....it's gonna be a pretty one...

Friday, October 3

Just Finished....

Just finished the sweet little spinner gourd necklace!  Painted and stained in Halloween colors, hanging from a black hemp cord.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends....Happy Fall!


Thursday, September 11

Let Us Not Forget

Sunday, April 20

Happy Easter

Wishing you and yours a wonderful day...enjoy it all!

Sunday, March 30

Time Flies

Hope you all are doing great and enjoying a bit of Spring weather.
Be well, dear friends!

Tuesday, January 21

Yea...It Got Me

Wow is all I can say...haven't been this sick in quite a while.
Be back soon.....

Wednesday, January 1