Monday, September 27, 2010


I am heading back to Florida today. I will be taking Ansley in for blood work and Dr appointment tomorrow. I ask you to please pray for her, as she is not doing very well. We will know more tomorrow or the next day.
Have a blessed week

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

While I was out.............

This little boy arrived!
Meet Judah.
Born September 14, 2010

I am not in any way prejudiced, but he is absolutely the most adorable little thing!
It was sure hard to make the trip home today without him. I am already missing him so much! 3 hours is a long way when you are a grandmother!

Just a couple more pictures if you were doubting how cute he is!
I will be catching up with all of you later, right now Mimi has got to get some sleep. I have to substitute teach tomorrow and Friday, and they will be needing a sub that can stay awake.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Update and Tying one on!

Progress on the closet/bedroom clean-up came to a screeching halt Friday, when, I got the stomach virus. As much as I tried, and wanted to I slept, except for the periods of time while I was otherwise occupied. I hope to have an update and some pictures possibly by Tuesday.

Just as soon as I was able, here's a little project that I needed to complete.

Shower invitations for a couples shower that I am helping host.

So easy to make, and a fraction of the cost of custom invitations. With the exception of the bandanna fabric and envelopes, I had everything to make the invitations. Total out of pocket cost for the items that I did not already have was $7.05.  In my effort to clean out, I am also trying to use what I have on hand, as opposed to buying more. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How did it get to THIS!

It should be a little embarrassing for me to make this disclosure! It is pretty bad. Uh, NO, it is REAL BAD!! But it is time to get real here. You are not looking at a random storage closet, but our master bedroom closet. We do not have the luxury of large walk in closets, and our closet has been a jumbled mess for quite some time. This is what happens when you start accumulating all of those great bargains that you love to find at thrift stores, etc, but you are not actually using them.

I have known for quite some time that this closet needs to be cleaned out. Simplifying is sounding really good to me.  There is nothing wrong with stuff, but when it begins to take over, and weigh you down, it is not a good thing! I have been looking around at my house, and feeling the need to do some major purging!

Just a few purses, fabric, and extra clothes.

In the next couple of days,  hopefully I will be showing you a major transformation. My sister and I are trying to preparefor a big yard sale some time in October or November, and I would like to have every closet in my house cleaned out so that there remains only useful items. I started looking for something this morning and have not been able to find it. Hopefully before the end of the day it will surface. Life is too short to be spending so much time and energy managing all of my stuff!!!!
 How about you what is your perspective on stuff?
When it gets to be a burden, it is time to make some changes, and the time is NOW at this house!

Friday, September 3, 2010

What's Up??

Last weekend was a busy one, sewing, sewing, sewing. Baby shower. Visiting with my girl, so I have been scarce around here. My baby is coming home this weekend, and we will be celebrating his 23rd birthday!
My how time flys! Enjoy those little ones while you can, they will be grown before you know it.
Thought I would share some favorite things these days.
The frame was a grandma gift at the shower last weekend, from a good friend.
Here's what it says:
GRANDMOTHER(gran muther) noun.
As for the little Owl, Ansley is using owls in the nursery, but there was just one problem, there were NO owls in the nursery. While looking at handmade owls, I came across this little fella listed on Amazon, and he is too cute! We couldn't find anything that told us his size, but all the reviews said, bigger than expected, and he is. The perfect size for a toddler to snuggle with.
Slowly collecting some vintage sheets to sew with.

Found this HUGE bowl at one of the antiques stores here in town. It looks black in the picture, but is a rich, deep brown. Perfect for fall. Yes, and I am looking forward to the day when those red walls(that look pink) in the background are no more. SOON! Gotta run, I am off to help a friend price for an upcoming estate sale, and you never know what kind of treasure I might find.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!