Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Show Photos

Wow, what a weekend! Here are some photos of our space at the Farm Chick's Show. Amanda and I want to thank all of our fabulous customers who were so kind, thoughtful and patient, especially during the big rush on Saturday. You make us smile. Hope you all enjoy your new treasures.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Loosing It

I haven't been blogging for over six weeks because I have been focused on other things, like....loosing 24lbs! I finally did it. Every January for the last 15 years I would set a goal of loosing 25lbs by my birthday in May and every year by the end of January I would give up. Food became a comfort for me many years ago and because I had always been thin I wasn't worried about gaining weight at all. Being fat was the last thing in the world I ever thought I would become. My anger, self loathing and poor health finally motivated me to change my lifestyle. It hasn't been easy but I am so grateful for the success. For the first time in over 15 years I am looking forward to summer. My next goal will be 15 more pounds by the first of September. Happy!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

One risen Lord.

One grateful girl.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Make sure you stop by my daughter's blog and check out her giveaway. She's celebrating her 100th post.

Happy Spring...No Joke

I know it's April Fool's Day but I really dislike practical jokes so I am wishing you all a HAPPY SPRING instead.

There are a multitude of things that I think are very sad funny, like the Kardashians and those "real houswives". However, practical jokes tend to just make people feel bad or stupid and I don't see the humor in that.

So, Happy Spring, No Joke

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Oh, to be a one year old. Enjoying the blue sky and a few bubbles and then kicking back with a warm bottle and a fuzzy blanket.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Just a few cute things I've found lately.

 Tea towels from House

Galvanized containers from Areo Home

Zinc tags, also from Areo Home

Chandelier shades from Simple Linens

Monday, March 22, 2010

We Love This Cat

This is our sweet girl Willow, aka Chick. Five years ago she was abanoned, along with about 20 other cats of varying ages, on the front door of the vet's office that we were taking our dogs to at the time. We were enthralled by her curiosity, playfulness and her sweet spirit. She does not have a typical cat personality. She's more like a dog when it comes to her interaction with us. She loves being with us doing whatever we are doing. If we our outside working in the garden so is she; if we are downstairs watching tv, so is she; if I am putting clean sheets on the bed, so is she. She loves to play chase and hide and seek. She is a good little friend and we love her. She is always helping us with.....










Saturday, March 20, 2010

Book Review

I just finished House Rules this morning. Another great read from Jodi Picoult. Very thought provoking insight into the world of Asperger's.

I also finished, a while back, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. This book was a real eye opener into the relationships between white southern women and their black maids in the 60's. It was written beautifully and was one of those books that you hated to see end.

I also recently finished Pearl S. Buck's, Imperial Woman. If you have never read anything by Pearl S. Buck you are truly missing out. Start with, The Good Earth, my personal favorite, and you will want to read all of her books.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Princesses, Mermaids and Fairies

So, I saw on the news the other day that there are parents around the country who are putting on these huge birthday bashes for their kids. Kind of like mini weddings. True! They hire event coordinators and spend literally thousands of dollars on entertainment, decorations and food. The reason why this subject was newsworthy was because the economy is causing some interference with these parents checkbooks. Some are no longer able to afford such lavishness and are troubled by their predicament. They evidently don't know how to have a good old fashioned cake and balloons birthday party. I saw these adorable party supplies at Meri Meri and thought maybe they could help. Not ordinary, but not over the top either. And affordable! The little themed cupcake liners are especially cute. I don't know why I have a fascination with cute cupcake liners because I don't even like cake. Did I say that outloud? I'm just not a cake lover unless it's cheesecake and then I'm all over it.

These are princess and fairy centerpieces.

They have cute boy stuff too.

And if you are throwing your cat a party they have supplies for that.

For the bride.

And, for my daughter Amanda, who has always wanted to be a mermaid! Really! Is 20 too old to have a mermaid party?