Sunday, December 19, 2010


This time every year, I like to reflect on the passed year. Did I do my best? Could I do better? Who would I like to get to know better, and who can I let in, just a little more?

If I died today, are there any regrets, anything left unsaid, undone? These are the questions I ask myself every year. Sometimes, I can say I'm okay, but mostly, I have lots of work to do. Next year, I promise, I'll do better.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I asked my friend, Joan, to write a Thanksgiving prayer for my blog and she composed this beautiful prayer...Thank you Joan, it is beautiful.

Heavenly Father,

I stand here in amazement of what you have done for us. All of us. Everyone in this beautiful world that you made and we get to enjoy
the awesomeness of it.

Father at this time of the year we all reflect on how greatful and blessed we are, and the ones who are in desparate need of your help.
Thank you for Family, Friends and loved one near and far. Father bless the many men, women and children who have found themselves in deparate need this year. Provide for all their needs.

Father bless and protect our servicemen who serve our country here and in foregin lands. Bless their families and protect them.

We love you Lord and we are so very, very greatful for all that you have provided. Father keep me ever mindful that everyday is a day
to be greatful. Not just one day out of the year but everyday.



Father, help us to remember that you are "the way the Truth and the life. That you give us Hope everyday not just once a year. That Abundance does not mean things. To remember to Love our Neighbors as we love ourselves. For His merciful Kindness is great toward us. Our Savior, Lord
of all. We are forever Greatful for all that you do for us. That you Oh Lord are the fairest among the lillies and you are Indescribeable. You have given us Victory. "As for me, You uphold me in my Integrity. And set me before Your face forever". Psalm 117:2 Whatever things are True, whatever things are Noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything "praiseworthy--mediate on these things. Phil. 4:8 Finally my friends it is better to Give than to receive.

May God Bless You All Abundantly, remember this is the day of Giving Thanks.


Joan DeFoe

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Monday, October 18, 2010


Thanks to my friend Steve, we can enjoy a good laugh. I bet we have all been this tired sometime in our lives.

Please let me know which photo reminds you of yourself. The photo that best suits me is Number 22.


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Saturday, October 16, 2010


Dear Zack:

Today is your Birthday...16 years, oh man, who would have thunk it???? It seems like just yesterday, Granddad and I were calling your dad every day to find out if you were born...

I remember, a long, long time ago, turning 16. I couldn't wait to get my drivers license so I could drive through town with the windows open and the radio blasting out some Beatles or Stones song. I was on top of the world.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and that all your wishes come true.

Life has a way of sneaking past you, one day your sixteen and the next your sixty...I can only hope your in-between years are as great as mine have been, that you find your perfect someone and that your happy times far out-weigh the sad ones.

I wish for you only the best life has to offer!!!! You are a wonderful person, and I am as proud of you as a GrandMother can be.

With all my Love,

Grand Mother

Thursday, October 14, 2010


A tractor that was cutting grass on side of freeway had a bush hog mower, and the mower deck hydraulics failed and it came down in Lisa's lane....she didn't have time to get out of the way, hit it at 65mph, and it flipped the van on it's side....slid 50-60 yards down the freeway....Thank God She walked away from this with only a cut, even though it took 3 still was a miracle.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Yadis Baby Bump is getting bigger and bigger...oh, did I tell you...IT'S A BOY...Yipee...Funny, Blue and Brown are my new favorite colors.

You look absolutely radiant, Yadi!!!! I love you so much!!!!!

Love and Kisses

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I found this photo on Tonys' Facebook Page. I don't know why I never saw it before, but I am certainly happy I came across it. It is of Zack and Josh several years ago...when they were still little boys. It's not that they are adults now, they just think they are!!! hee hee!!!

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Monday, August 16, 2010


So, this is what happened. My Facebook friends are (were) talking Politics and Religion... Now, I have my own personal views, but I really don't think Facebook is the place to vent them. It seems to me, Facebook is for connecting, and re-connecting with family and friends. It's a place to share our lives with those that live far away. I just love all my friends and family I have re-connected with.

Now, with that being said...I got pissy the other night and wrote on my wall, "I'm getting sick of all the politics and God talk on facebook. Why can't we just get back to telling all the dirt on our friends, neighbors and relatives?".

It was meant to be a humorous way of saying "ENOUGH ALREADY"...and most everyone seemed to "get it".

One of my friends, Steve did more than "get it", he just emailed me with the cutest story. I feel I should share it with you...

A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners. At one house, it seemed obvious someone was at home but no answer came to his repeated knocks. He took out a card and wrote, Revelation 3:20 on the back and stuck it in the door. When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found his card had been returned with the cryptic message, Genesis 3:10. Reaching for his bible to check the citation, and he broke into gales of laughter...

Revelation 3:20, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
Genesis 3:10, I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid, for I was naked."

Now that is the kind of God Talk, even I can understand...

Love and Kisses

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Today, Tony graduated from College...I couldn't be prouder of him. As some of you know, he really worked hard to accomplish this. He has been working on it for approx. 25 years. First, he was in the Navy, then married, and last every spare second he has spent preparing his kids for the outside world. He is a remarkable human being...I aspire to be like him. He is my hero.

I love you, Tony...with all my heart!

Tony with Lisa, Zack and Josh

The Gold Tassel means "With Honors"!

This is what it was all about!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Some of you already know my parents were from the South. With that being said, it goes without saying that they spew'd out Southern Expressions like crazy. My mother was the one we all rolled our eyes at and wondered what was going to come out next. But it was our Fathers sayings that I seem to fall back on when things get crazy at my house.

I remember this one, because my feeling were hurt and I was crying...some playmate had hurt my feeling and I was heart broken. Anyway, I remember my father asking me what was wrong and when I told him he said, "Go back to school tomorrow and kill them with kindness, if that doesn't work, just feel sorry for them, because they are missing out on one great friendship".

At the time I thought he was just being...well...Daddy. But over the years, I have come to realize just how remarkable that advise really was. I have heard it whispered in my ear many times and more often than not, when I listen to it, things go much smother in my life.

I'll share more of Mother and Daddys sayings as time goes by, but this one is an important one and I want all my readers to know how remarkable you are and what your friendship means to me and to everyone you touch.

Love and Kisses

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Here is our Sneak Preview of tomorrows 1/2 off Item. Contact me (see side for Contact info) for more information. See you at my website tomorrow.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010


Here is my preview post for tomorrows 1/2 Off Sale Item, on my website. If you want to take advantage of the sale item, just contact me. You can find my contact info on the side of the blog, when you scroll down.

Tomorrows' Sale Item is the Tole Flower Candleholder

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Friday, July 16, 2010


Zack shadowed the reknown oral surgeon, Dr. Daniel Spagnoli, today. He observed several surgeries, along with some routine office visits and his first comment to me was, "It was awesome".

Zack wants to be a surgeon and getting to shadow Dr. Spagnoli is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you Dr. Spagnoli, for taking the time to show Zack what it is like to ease the suffering of others.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

YADIS' BABY BUMP!!! can see it for yourself...Yadi has a baby bump. Looks to me like it could be twins...but I won't press my luck. I'm just happy there is one and it is healthy. AND I CAN'T WAIT TO HOLD HER...(I'm praying for a girl)!!!

I know Ivan and Yadi are going to make wonderful, loving parents. And just remember, your "Other Mother" is here, ready and willing to help. I love you both!

Love and Kisses

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I thought I would give my loyal Blog Readers a little edge. From now on, I am going post my 1/2 Off Sale Item here, sometime on Sunday, before the regular Monday Morning Post, on my site. If you want to take advantage of the sale item, just contact me. You can find my contact info on the side of the blog, when you scroll down.

Tomorrows' Sale Item is the Porcelain Switch Plate

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


This is just a silly project I wanted to do. I like to experiment with color and everyday this time it is primary colors and nails...who knows what the next weird thing will be.

I really like it...don't know what I like about it, exactly, but I am very drawn to it.

Love and Kisses

Monday, June 7, 2010


Thanks Laura for a great belly laugh!!!

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home.
He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

Dear Lord:

I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home.
I want her to know what I go through. So, please allow her body to switch with mine for a day..

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman...

He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, Awakened the kids, Set out their school clothes, Fed them breakfast, Packed their lunches, Drove them to school, Came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, Then drove home to put away the groceries,
Paid the bills and balanced the check book. He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.. Then, it was already 1 P.M. And he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, And sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework. Then, set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing. At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper.

After supper, He cleaned the kitchen, Ran the dishwasher, Folded laundry, Bathed the kids, And put them to bed. At 9 P.M. He was exhausted and, though his daily chores
weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint. The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said:

Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, Oh! Please, let us trade back.. Amen!

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied:

My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were. You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night.

This has been voted Women's Favorite E-mail of the Year!

Love and Kisses

Monday, May 31, 2010


I may (or may not) have mentioned that I am re-doing Tony and Lisas' Family Room. We have been emailing, texting, and skyping. I am 3000 miles away. I call it my Remote Redo.

I will have some before and after photos, but just to tease you a bit, is this Luggage Cart I bought, had restored in North Carolina and gave to Lisa for her Birthday Present. It is an old one, and as you can see, was in terrible condition.
And here is the after.

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Friday, May 21, 2010


Mechelle at Pink Daisys Blog is doing another giveaway. It is a fantastic bag. Just go to her blog, leave a comment and you are in the running. Good Luck to all!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I just thought I would let you know this Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase will be on my web-site
The French Country Look in the next couple of days. I just love the original Paris stickers.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Happy Birthday Josh...I wish we could be there to eat ice cream cake with you! We love you very much and can't wait to see you again soon!!! Josh when he was 11 years old!
Josh when he was 8 years old!

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