Thursday, December 31, 2009
If this is anyones image, please let me know,
I will give you credit for this wonderful picture
I hope everyone had a Wonderful Christmas!!! Things here have been somewhat hectic, we have had some emotional, tiring, yet thankful moments (u get the picture) and we have been taking whatever quiet moments we can to get some quiet time and just relax. I have even stayed away from the computer for a bit to focus on family and somethings that need our attention...(but I will be back very soon to visit all of you...my wonderful friends, how I have missed you! ) Our idea of fun these last couple of days is just staying home and enjoying some dvds and family time...before everyone goes back to school and things resume the normal hectic routine of our day to day lives...As I am sure this is the case in many of your own homes...
I just wanted a moment to wish you all a Beautiful New Year... filled with lots of love, new & cherished friendships and laughter...lots of laughter... less tears and may this New Year bring us all a more brighter outlook on whatever difficulties we may be facing...I mean lets face it... many of us haven't had the greatest of years, some of us have faced personal losses such as loved ones passing on to a better place, job slow down or even losing them completely, Possible home loss, finding someplace new to call home, financial or even family troubles...sadly many of us might be facing more than one of these issues at the same time, (God bless, everyone of us right now) so here is to hoping ...hoping that this New Year brings closure to many unhappy things and opens our hearts, souls and our lives to many new, wonderful and promising things and adventures! (Me personally, I need to start listening more to my heart and not my fears...)
I was just thinking, today is New Years Eve.....this in our home is a very special day! !! My husband and I celebrate our 21st or 22nd Wedding Anniversary today :)...hmmm...yes you are reading it right...I am not even sure which it is lol ....
So my dear amors...this is where I need your wonderful help & insight :)
We got married on New Years Eve 1988....so I am thinking we are celebrating our 22nd Wedding Anniversary....BUT...yes I know....theres seems to always be a BUT....
My husband swears that this is our 21st anniversary....soooo everyone... which one of us is right???
No pressure here everyone....just keep in mind that I have threatened to divorce him if he is indeed cheating me out of one of my years of wedded pain err Bliss, yeah that is it.... lol...I am just so tried of trying to figure this out & arguing about this.... year after year :) My dad poor amor, always sided with me...he said he knew me since I was a child and knew my will...hence he knew better :) My husband after all these years is still working on that lesson (wink)
Before I end this post...
I just saw that I am up to over 80 Followers!!! My stars...thank you everyone that has started to follow my lil bebe blog, how I appreciate each and everyone of you and I will be by to visit each of you shortly (I always love this part...because I find such wonderful new blogs to visit & dream!)
I see a giveaway in my future...wooohooo!!!! Finally my turn to giveback to all of you...my wonderful friends!
So....until next time my dear & wonderful friends (I have some new things to share...I promise)
Friday, December 25, 2009
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for making this...one of the hardest years of my life...into one that gave me such hope and inspiration...The friendships that I have made here in Blogland have made me so thankful everyday for all of you...your creative minds and hearts are truly a blessing to be embraced...
Thank you Dawn amor.....for pushing me off that precipice on the cliff of hope & wanting to one day...be part of such a world of creativity, friendship and love...that dropped me like Alice ...who fell down the rabbit hole...I so fell into..."This wonderful land of blog!"
Until next time dear friends.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Giveaway ends Sunday Dec. 20 at 7pm est.
Clik here to enter to win! Good luck everyone!!!
Do my daughters know me or what...My eldest Ashley found these Uggs for me, both my girls decided that they were "me" and that I should have them for Christmas, they are tall, almost to my knees & ohh so warm! :) Well as you know...Being in So Cal. we are pretty spoiled with our weather..under 50 degrees and we are freezin :) more than a sprinkle and we are on "Storm Track Watch 2009" My out of state friends tease me and say that this is our whimpy way of keeping track of our sprinkes lol....although in all fairness, these last few days we have had much more than just sprinkles...it has been down right freezin and wet and yukkkk! Don't get me wrong we need rain....I love the rain when I am layin in a warm bed, reading....or sitting in front of a warm fire...but not out drivin in it and doing lifes day to day things...to be honest...the cold, dreary weather with all that has been going on, makes me a lil bit depressed...So my girls decided that I should have these pink rose Uggs, my Christmas gift from them, early...so that I could be warm and hoped it would give me a more rosy disposition....well...at least I look cute & warm when I go out :)
I know right....Sooo me~ You know being in So Cal...wearing Uggs whether you are wearing shorts, a dress, jeans, sweats and yes even a bikini...it is the norm, your arse might be freezin...but your feet will be warm...and well I don't know about you, but if my feet are warm ...I am good to go :)
RIP munkey, you served your master well....
Now these next few pictures are my Christmas cheat pics, they are from the dining room last year, but my decor this year as we get it done, IF we get it done, will look like this again...I liked the colors that we used, we added more browns, ambers & bronzes to our usual golds, reds, greens, pearl & creams...so I thought I would share that until we get this years decor up :)
This my gorgeous mirror over the buffet, we do a swag over it every year...the mirror was $30 and it is huge and heavy!!! but was on clearance in the scratch and dent department....because it has a scratch on the bottom left that you can't see...but hey, reduced from over $200 :) so I was calling mr wonderful to hurry and help me because I saw others looking at it too...or maybe they were just looking at the crazy excited lady jumpin up and down :) nah it was definately the mirror lol....
close-ups of the garland...
This next picture also shows our buffet, I love it along with my mirror, it is a swapmeet find from a few years ago...under $60! I know right...what can I say...Sumptuous living at its best....cause this is how I roll :) I am still trying to decide...paint in a cream with a darker glaze to antique it and distress of course or redo it in the darker color it already has...it is a very huge, tall, heavy, beautiful piece that just needs some love :) I can see finished either way in my minds eye...gorgeous!
Night time picture with the lights on....no flash, but I loved the way that the picture looked..what can I say...I'm a goob :)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I think that we all have favorite blogs that we visit, we might even have a select few that we visit everytime we see they have updated with a new post and then there is yet maybe a handful that we consider our peeps...You know...those special blogs that you have made a real connection with their owners, perhaps you have met them in person, email back & forth alot or talk to them on the phone regularly and have become your "friend" in every sense of the word, other than actually meeting them in person and getting to give them a hug and touch them in some way that tells you...I am real...but you know in your heart...just how real your friendship is, because of the wonderful heart that they have and it comes clearly across on their blogs...well Dawn of The Feathered Nest is one of those friends for me :) I loved how Anne of Fiona and Twig called people like that, who give unending support and are just there when you need them in anyway, encouraging your blogging efforts as a "Fairy Blog Mother" or "father" I think she nailed it with that phrase...that is how I see Dawn....I even call her my art guru and my lil blog yoda, because to be honest I am not sure who Yoda is, but I remember my brother always saying that Yoda knew all and was all lol ....sooo regarding Dawn.... nuff said right :)
Well Dawn is having a Giveaway celebrating her....are you ready for this....seriously...you ready???
Dawn is Celebrating her 1200th post!!! Can you believe that!!! Not only that but she is also Celebrating over 400 Followers!!! Dio Mio!! lol I am still counting till the day I reach 50 posts or 100 Followers...which ever comes first :) I will be over the top crazy doing the happy dance to the blog gods and have to have a giveaway lol
**Remember...drawing ends Sunday, Dec. 13th at 6 pm EST**
Dawn is giving away this beautiful lil fairy bebe in a jar & that's not all...
She is also giving away this beautiful French themed journal !! And that's still not all....
She is also including 3 of her beautiful "The Feathered Nest" egg soaps in your favorite color, besides some other lovely lil gifts that she will surprise you with!!!....My stars how sweet and generous is that....
So this is where I tell you...Run...Visit her blog and enter...and oh yeah....good luck...my mama said I have to say that...even if I wanna be the one to win it all... because it makes me not seem gracious if I don't... and her and my Ita raised me if anything to be gracious...even when I don't wanna...dang it... lol So there mama...that was for you :)
But seriously...Good luck to you all :) !!!!
Until next time dear friends.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Awwww....Doesn't Lola "pudge" look like a lil angel???.......
Awww Pudge :(.....another one bites the dust...that toy basket of hers is getting awfully low in toys...but ya know...I am feeling like...this lil walrus looks lol....So we took pity on it and tossed it...no more stiches poor thing...pudge had the nerve to whimper around for hours looking at us like..."How could you???" Do dogs understand taking responsibility for your own actions....I wonder lol
Vintage Lizzie Very lovely blog...
My Bella Rose I know great name right??? :) Lovely & Beautiful Xmas decor too
My Trinkets Lovely Blog...
Now this last giveaway is just genius....sheer genius ...I tell ya....These are 2 sisters...yup TWINS...and by entering on both their blogs you get a chance to win some great gifts...gifts that btw...complement what you win on the other one's blog...GENIUS....I told you :)
Six Divided By Two & Six In One Hand Sooo much to see and & do... lovely X2
Oh My Stars....did you see??? I have 73 FOLLOWERS :) WOOHOOO...Thank you all my newbie and past followers...you guys are truly my peeps :) Doin the happy medicine induced dance....I am writing this so that I remember later when I wake up lol
I see a Giveaway in my own future :)!!!
Until next time dear friends....
Does anyone know how to get rid of all this empty space?? It wore me out trying to fix it and nada...still there :(
**Update...Thank you Nancy of Fete et Fleur & Tracey from French Larkspur for helping me get rid of all this empty space :)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Hurry...The giveaway ends tomorrow Dec. 2 at midnight!!!
Clik here to enter!!
Be Back a bit later with my new post...just wanted to make sure I remembered to share this wonderful giveaway with you :) You guys are soo sweet to thank me for telling you about these great giveaways....but.....pssst...just between you and me....I get 99 % of all the wonderful giveaway information from my wonderful friend and yours...Dawn of The Feathered Nest! :)
Until next time dear friends.