Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know about 2 wonderful Giveaways that I found via Dawn of The Feathered Nest....yes I know exactly what your thinking....She knows all the best blog lowdown right :) beautiful blogs to share, wonderful giveaways, tutorials, you name it, you find it on her blog! Sooo without further adiu...please visit these beautiful blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win! GOOD LUCK :)
First Giveaway is for the lovely Tammy of The Other Side of Me Blog, she is celebrating her 200th post by giving away this beautiful organizer that she made..I love it!
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Winner announced Sunday, Jan. 10th !
2nd Giveaway is for the lovely Leslie of Orphaned Decor, she has a newer blog, but I am so liking what I have seen so far and she also has a really pretty store in Spokane, Wa. & best of all she loves pink!... I know right!
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Winner announced Sunday, Jan. 10th also!
***I will be FINALLY be having a giveaway of my own...really soon!! Jan. 18th is my birthday and I am going to have a GiveBack!! Laura of 52 Flea did this last year and I love the idea...I have always felt like I should be giving you guys gifts for sharing your beautiful blogs, lives and creative hearts with me :) I am in the process of getting things together...and I will let you know more details on the 18th :)
Now let me introduce you to... my lil bebe cousin Natalie, who calls me tia... I call her Natalia :) She is something else! Precocious is her middle name lol She looks exactly like her mama at that age, in fact I remember when we saw her own mama for the first time...the day she came from the hospital after being born, she had the most beautiful cheeks...Natalie got them too :) At first she is really skittish around you, hiding behind my tia...who is her grandma or her parents....but....I found out that if I give her a piece of candy or chips...I am her new best friend! :) (just so you know, I tried veggies and fruit...bebe wasn't havin it! lol) This picture was taken at my dads service, she was looking out in awe at all the people that were arriving.
Natalia Feb 09
This picture above of Natalia...is how I feel when I am visiting all your blogs and I am just oohing and ahhing at everything! I feel like I am looking through a window into your worlds...Thank you all for sharing! Especially this Christmas, we didn't decorate in our house, I mean we took all the boxes with Christmas decor out of storage, the boxes stayed on our porch for 2 weeks, thank god no one jumped the fence to come see what was there lol I can't imagine losing some of those things...the memories they evoke are priceless and irreplaceable make me shudder & tear up just to think about it.... I even took the Nativity out...it stayed in my bedroom... I honestly just couldn't...but I got my Christmas decor fix visiting all of your beautifully decorated homes, I know that next year will be different...I feel it in my heart...I will share with you...I promise! pinky swear & all that fun promise stuff....
Now here is our silly bebe Natalia on Christmas night, she suddenly disappeared and we were on a hunt at my mamas house for her...as I walked down a dark hallway I hear a lil tiny warbbly sp? voice singing in one of the darkend rooms, so I followed the tiny muffled voice to the guest bath and I called out "Natalia?" she didn't answer...but I could see her little body moving... up pretty high and in a panic I turned on the light and this is what I saw..
(sorry for the poor picture quality of the next 2 pictures, but they were taken with my blackberry)
Natalia Christmas 09
No wonder her lil singing voice was muffled she was busy....We should all be so diligent about dental hygiene... right :)
When I asked her what she was doing up there so high all by herself in the dark...she gave me this lil look....and said huh??? silly tia for asking...I mean wasn't it obvious...
I love that she wouldn't be 2 yrs old for a couple of days and yet this bebe has no fear of the dark...crackers...I am gonna be 42 and I talk out loud as I go up the stairs late at night...by myself...cause you know, I live in a 1916 house with creaking floor boards and stairs and well...gotta let my unseen peeps of the night know what I am up to...you know...so no one gets a surprise...I guess it is all good..until a voice answers me back lol did I mention I go to bed after 2 am...nuff said :) and yes I am afraid of the dark lol
Doesn't it look like she is saying...what do you think I'm doin...HELLO!
Well dear friends this it all for now.... will have more in a couple of days, I am takin a break for a couple of days... Tonight my mama leaves to Mexico to go visit and honor her querida madre (beloved mother)...who is my beloved Ita (grandma)...you see...tomorrow the 9th is the anniversary of my Ita's passing and even though I can now think of her and see her pictures without falling apart...I still need to give myself a moment to feel her love wrapped around my heart...
It is really cold right now in the province my mama is going to... and some areas down there..I have heard people have been in danger...kidnappings, etc.... I don't know why I worry so...maybe it is because there are no guarantees with this life and I have learned that each time you say goodbye, can be the last...Maybe it is because my Ita and my dad are both gone now...that I panic when she isn't near enough for me to be there right away if she needs me...funny...almost 42 and now... I really need my mama :) My stars...how things have changed in the last 3 years....
Now please don't get sad...no reason to be....other than missing my heart :) I now truly feel so blessed... that I got to have her so long in my life...see my Ita was 93 and oh so tired. (I just didn't want to see it then, but I understand that now) I know many of you have lost your grandparents young and some of you might not have ever had the chance to meet them....so I know... that I am so fortunate that I have a lifetime of wonderful memories to give me strength and make my heart smile! I will visit you all as I can and I hope to be able to get it together and do a lil tribute to my Ita...but if not...I will at least share some special pictures of her...the only sad thing is that...I have no pictures that show just how amazingly beautiful her blue eyes were :)
Well...until next time dear friends.....