Sunday, June 28, 2009

Technical Difficulties & A Give Away! :)

Hi everyone, Thank you so much for all your wonderful posts. I should be back online Monday late afternoon. Getting a new modem, that should do the trick :) Miss you all. Dawn from
The Feathered Nest, a FANTASTICALLY HUGE Thank you. You know what thats for! :) I thank my lucky stars everyday for "meeting" you.

Please clik on Dawns' link above and enter her 1000th Post Giveaway. 1000 Doesn't that just make your head spin in wonderment, at least for us newbies, I think it does :) Rose

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thank You!!!...

I just wanted to take a moment to thank EVERYONE that has been so kind leaving me comments and even emailing me with such warm welcomes. They truly mean alot! We are getting ready for my daughters high school graduation tomorrow. But I am going to thank each of you personally because your comments mean so much to me, it might be late this evening but I will make sure I don't forget... Mr McDreamy will remind me :)

Dawn I am almost speechless (and after talking to me as much as we have you know that is saying alot! lol ) I am so lucky that you walked into my lifes path. You have given me my dream with my new blog and it is soo beautiful. You have such an amazing talent! You have opened up a whole new world for me! I no longer feel like an outsider looking in, but a part of such a wonderful group of woman and friends! The encouragement that I have received is just beautiful !THANK YOU Dawn, your are such a heart!

Oh btw Dawn, I meant what I said about the studio, I will be sending you the room and furniture measurements along with pictures of the whole room so you can help me with my bebe studio :) I am so glad that you like my things, I love all of the things I have seen of yours, so it kind of makes my treasures seem more so knowing you and others like them too......If you only knew that most things were curbside finds or found on Craigslist for either free or pretty much free and others are cast offs from friends and family. I have amassed these things over the years (some since I was 16, I know hoarder in training lol) Dawn, you are so right (as always :) I always knew I had some pretty things, but many were treasures long forgotten, as we have been picking thru boxes and taking things out of storage I feel like it is Christmas, almost like I am the luckiest person to be able to shop in my own lil store lol if that makes sense. But you know, I also am finding that thru the years my tastes have changed so much, I have alot of things that I am going to get rid of, they just don't " do" it for me anymore :( they are still lovely items, just no longer give me the same pleasure they did before. That kind of makes me sad, cause I love my junk lol Oh well, I have to make room for more future treasures *wink. Until next time... Rose

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tada...... Introducing our lil Pudge...

I have been wanting to post pictures of my daughters too, but well one is 18 the other is 13 and they have to have final editing on whatever I post about them, not to mention the simple fact that they will probably make me sign confindentiality contracts now that I have a blog, cause well you know, mom has no sense lol So my next logical choice to post about is our (my) lil bebe "pudge" Pudges' real name is actually Lola, but well when you see the pictures I think it says it all lol When we got pudge she was the runt of the litter and sooo tiny she was almost smaller than your hand. She got big so quik, well tiny compared to other dogs, but in spirit and love the girl is HUGE! She is under the impression that she is a tough guard dog and none of us have the heart to tell her other wise. Like I said in my profile, she aspires to be a rotweiler when she grows up :) When my girls picked her, her brothers and sisters were white, she was the only apricot one and a maltese, go figure. Her mama and dad were on the premise and although small at 4 and 6 lbs, pudge has actually stayed quite a bit smaller than her mama. Here are a few pictures of my (our) lil princess in training.....(Hey when your daughters no longer let you dress them up in frilly clothes, thank goodness for their lil loveliness.) And before anyone tells me that it is just wrong to dress her up, she digs out her clothes from her basket and brings them to you, once she is dressed she prances around and when you take them off she follows you around whimpering till you put them back on :) and she mainly wears them when it gets too chilly (smart girl)

Right before her hair cut and before we ever called her pudge.

BTW if my youngest ever lets me post her baby pics, you would swear they were related (same hair cut) lol
You know sometimes I truly wonder if they get traumatized when they get groomed :) note the following pictures.....

I forgot to mention that she is also an actress, when my daughter says "rigamortis pudge" (Sp?) she does this...Talented is she not? This was after we showed her the new hair cut lol

She was getting used to the new hair cut and loving the attention, but as cute as she was I missed her "false pudginess" So to make me feel better, I started calling her Pudge.

Cold night in a 1916 house and everyone wears jammies. Pudge bless her lil heart would actually nip at you when you tried to take them off in the morning....she is sooo a part of this family (no one is a morning person in this house) And this picture is not staged. This is one of her favorite sleeping positions whether she is on your lap or laying on the floor, you name it, she trys hugging it and goes to sleep :)

I hope you liked her lil pictures. She will now demand her own blog. Cause in her own way, she is a lil mini me. She is a true Diva in her own lil world (mind). Until next time dear friends, always remember to take a moment to just stop... breath... and smile.

My bebe studio......

Ok Dawn, Amor this is for you :)

The following pics are of what will soon be my bebe art studio, when it grows up it aspires to be just like Dawns' from The Feathered Nest :)

Please, please excuse the mess, but it is a work in progress. Lord grant me the patience and please don't let my mama see these pics lol. ( I was bought up by my abuelita (grandma) to always have on clean chonies (panties) without holes, cause you never know what might happen (getting hit by a car etc. etc.) and to Always have your house presentable when your having company) but being that you aren't physically here in my casa, hmmm does that mean showing you my mess in all its glory is ok? lol

Anyways here goes nada. (nothing)

These first 2 pics I actually like the best. No flash, Dawn I tried, I truly did, but I think you meant no flash in daylight right? These are at night lol They came out kinda sephia, I like the way they look, my messy treasures (junk) don't look as bad :) Dawn these are the things I told you My McDreamy set up on the table, I think I might just leave it like that. Without meaning too it looks purty...

Okay, the rest are with the flash and much more clear. Beware bright mess ahead :)

I love this table, it is curb treasure, already tattered and dingy, but I loves it. How could you not...

See that lil white cabinet in the corner? I bought that from a lady I met on Craiglist for $5, she has since become a wonderul friend.

This is the original wall Mr McDreamy gave me when I asked for my own lil space to create :)

Old watch makers desk. Craigslist, loves it.

The cabinet on the right was a thrift find. McDreamy thought I needed something to store all my magazines in, I think he was getting tired of all the piles that are every where :)

The apothecary chest on the left has a heartbreakingly strange but somehow so right story, that I will have to share with you sometime.

Ha, I just noticed some of my light bulbs burnt out :) oy, also that the lamp is covered w/dust...

dio mio, I truly hope my abuelita isn't looking down from heaven at this moment :)

See my doll way on the right, poor thing, she is one of my projects in waiting...

In Closing, I think this lil wall my McDreamy did for me says it all, don't you?

You know, I loved this movie long ago called Mr. Wonderful, with Matt Dillion, I for the longest time called my husband that, maybe that should be his default blog name or at least be in the running :)

My better half.....

Wow, can you believe it a new post already! Ok I think I am driving my daughter and husband crazy asking questions and asking for help, but hey.... like I always tell them its about me! (yes I know, it is good to live in my dream world sometimes)
Anyways, I had my hunny (still trying to decide on the cute blog name for him) show me where he (hides) stores all our pics and (ssshh) I found one of him! He is probably gonna hurt me later but que sera, sera....I always say lol
You know, I wanted to do a Fathers Day tribute for my husband and my dad, but we just lost my dad this March 14th and his birthday is today June 22, so it is still a lil too fresh for me. I will need my hunnys help and probaby Dawns too :) to do my dads tribute, it might be a lil late but I will get to it. I just need my heart to rest a lil bit more.
So for now Chris, my heart, this is for you.....
From the first day I saw you walking across the campus in high school, not even knowing your name,
I knew....
From the first time you made me laugh so hard I cried,
I knew....
From the first time you asked me to marry you, (and there were a few times)
I knew....
From the first breath and cry of each of our daughters,
I knew....
From watching you kiss their first booboos after all their awkward firsts,
I knew....
After watching you holding your own meeting your daughters first boyfriends,
I knew.....
After hearing you sing to your daughters, when you think no one is listening,
I knew.....
After watching you care for my father on his last days as if he were your own and never complaing no matter how exhausted you were,
I knew.....
After hearing the promises you made to my father, when I didn't trust myself or anyone else to keep them,
I knew.....
When we kissed him good bye and all walked away, you stayed behind, like you promised, never leaving him alone, until he was ready, closing his eyes and going to sleep forever more , it was then that I remembered what I sometimes forget and once again,
I knew.....I loved you always
Even before I met you or even knew your name,
I knew.....I loved you.

And for our dad "Sonny", Happy Birthday!! My stars how we miss you!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Oh My Stars!!!

Oh My Stars!! I finally took the plunge and did it, my very own blog! Well actually the wonderfully talented Dawn Edmondson of The Feathered Nest, who has been so loving, kind, supportive and generous as to create this beautiful blog for me! Is it not the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? I get chills and tears in my eyes every time I clik on my link and see it lol (OMStars I have a link!!) I have been so excited that I have told all my family and friends about it, but I am such a novice to this Blog world, that when they asked me for the blog address.... I went blank :) I know with time that will get better, but I truly hope the excitement and love I feel for it never changes. I hope that with this Blog I will one day inspire someone as I have been inspired by soo many truly talented woman, whose first blogs I came across by accident over a year ago. I started with a small list of 2 and now have about 40 on my favorites :)

I guess this is where I intoduce myself lol My name is Rose and I am 41 yrs young. I share my life with my gorgeous husband of over 20 years, 2 beautiful daughters and a mini wananbe rotweiler named pudge. Did I say rotweiler? I meant tiny maltese :) I love to create, just the process of seeing the finished product in my head still thrills me after all these years...the actual process of getting things together and doing it, until lately has been my downfall. But I am now after all these years of wishing finally getting my own lil studio. BTW Have any of you ever seen Dawn's studio? It is gorgeous, I always turn a lil green when I see it lol Her studio is mucho grande! mine will be not so much, more like a lil bebe studio :) My wonderul husband realizing just how much I missed creating decided to sell his 65 in tv and give me my own lil place in our old 1916 house :) (is that love or what? He doesn't even know all the work that is still ahead for him, poor man) Oh hey, I just realized that I get to give my husband a great blog name like I have seen so many give their hubbys on their blogs :) Like Lidy Baars from French Garden House, she calls her hunny Mr. FGH, loves it! Hmmm I should take a vote and chose a special name......Paws?? he has huge loving hands or Papi or My McDreamy (wait till you see his pic ladies, you will vote for that one....and did I mention he has huge dimples??? lol sshh ladies he mustin know till we decide or he will figure out this blog thingy faster than me and make some changes :)

Oh dearest Dawn, I think you have created a monster here, I have sooo many things to write :) whether they make sense to anyone will be another story. But I truly from my heart feel so blessed that I finally took the chance and emailed Dawn and told her what I had been wanting to for so long. She has been like a wonderful breath of fresh air that has come into my life! Like I told her, I have since visiting my first blog, always known I wanted to make my own, but the fear of the unknown has ALWAYS held me back. In what seemed like seconds she created this beauty for me and like a mama bird pushed me out of my safe place (I say that with lots of love) not only that but she has offered her help and insight to guide me along the way, for that I will FOREVER be greatful! When I told my girlfriends my wish to contact Dawn and some other ladies about their blogs, one of them said something that I had never thought of. She said 'hunny they are just people like you and me, let them know they inspire you. I know I would love it if someone did that for me, my goodness it isn't like they are rockstars!" Little does she know that to me and I am sure to many more out there, soo many of you talented ladies truly are like rockstars. The Blog World sometimes feels like a Very small world, where you all know each other, I sometimes felt like the new kid in school looking in on all the cool kids :) I have for so long left lil comments when I got the nerve or just lurked. So many times I have read things on their blogs that have bought tears to my eyes, not just what they wrote, but the beauty of what they created. Sometimes they wrote about something that they are going thru or something they even thought mundane but didn't realize that to me (and many others, I am sure) it struck a cord, in our hearts, minds and that lil creative place we all seem to share.

As I get better with this I will add pictures and before and afters of things I am working on, treasures I find (that is one of my favorite things on many of your blogs!) And just the craziness that is sometimes my life. I think in the next few days you will see many more posts from me, I just hope they catch someones attention in a good way and not bore them to sleep :)

Dawn again, thank you from my heart. This, my favorite lil poem is for you:

The jump
is so frightening
where i am and
where i want to be...
Because of all
i may become
i will close my eyes
and leap!
mary anne radmacher.hershey ©