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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones" My little Annies !

I fell in love with the little Annie dolls
so I bought 2 of them from Brenda at My Little Annies !

I am SO thrilled with them BOTH!

Here's the first one I got.....Emma Rose.
She's named after my nephews little girl.


Isn't she adorable?

Emma Rose was lonely so I got Valentine Annie
(and I still need to name her!)

She was in the mood to 'pose for pics' today!


Our azaleas are so pretty this year!


Pics in the Petunias....


Enjoy your day!

Take time to PLAY...and stop and smell the petunias!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

St. Theresa's Prayer


May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.


Thanks to my dear friend Pat for sending this beautiful poem to me today!

(photos taken on trip to Florida this month)


Monday, April 27, 2009

Decorating....and a boot update!

WELL.........I've hidden the boots for now! lol My hubby was on the way to Goodwill with a BIG load today and I told him not to take them! I'm going to consider some of your ideas! THANKS!

And speaking of hubby.....he is one of a kind! He actually LIKES to go shopping and met me at the mall today! And he even has good taste in decorating.


We bought this leaf sculpture at Pier 1 and he felt like it needed something! So he bought a basket for it. I love it, don't you?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

"Books and Boots"

It's been an interesting month to be sure!
We've worked hard Spring cleaning our house
always trying to take time to smell the roses along the way.
What helps me to escape is my love of BOOKS!
I am usually reading at least 2 books at the same time.
I keep a list of my books in my journal and I even rate them....1 to 10!
I know this is obsessive but I love to look back
and see what books I've read in years past.
I've been doing this for over 10 years and keeping a journal for most of my life!

I have been reading many of the classics in the past year.
My son gave me Pride and Prejudice for a Mother's Day gift last year
and I've read all of her books this year.
Now I've branched out to other notable classics.
This past month, I've read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte....


very sad..but a wonderful read!
Then I read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
( I've read his other books, Tipping Point and Blink )
and of all of these I enjoyed Outliers the MOST!
They are all good but Outliers will change your LIFE!

At the same time, I read the book, A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker.
It's an easy book to read and very entertaining!
( I will read anything set in Italy! heehee! )
Today I finished Persuasion by Jane Austen and it was excellent.
I also picked up a copy of The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
at a book sale and I may read it AGAIN!
I have had the privilege of meeting her and love everything she writes!

So that's what has helped me stay sane.....if indeed I can make such a claim! lol

And then onto some of the cleaning out process........

GOOD BYE OLD FRIENDS!


These boots are on the way out! It's been years since I have worn them
but I have not had the heart to throw them away. Back in the '70s....
I traced my foot onto a piece of paper and sent it to REI and
they made these boots for me!
I've hiked in CO, NM, UT, AZ, NC, TN, OR, TX....
and even Alaska in these boots (and other states that I've forgotten, I'm sure! )
But they were replaced with better lightweight hiking boots YEARS ago so it's TIME
but it's still hard to give some things up.......at least it is for me!
My friend, Helen suggested I take a picture of them for a remembrance!
Thanks Helen!

Have a good night blogger buddies!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones" Barbie Style!

I have been collecting dolls for several years and have enjoyed the baby dolls
and realistic toddlers but I've had so much fun seeing
Twyla and Lindsey's blog Two Crazy Crafters
and falling in LOVE with their Barbie dolls!
So when I had a chance to buy a small collection of Barbies...
I jumped on it!


And wrote Twyla and Lindsey an email as soon as I got home!
They were so great to share my joy and write back
to give me links and info about the Barbie dolls!



So here they are!









Which one is YOUR favorite?

I think they are all adorable and
really bring back memories of my childhood dolls.
I had lots of Barbies and some of the first ones made
( but those are all LONG gone!
My mother didn't save anything...unlike me! heehee!)
I'm anxious to find some extra outfits
and I would LOVE to find a case!
My sister, my favorite cousin and I all had Barbies,
cases and lots of accessories!
Of course I don't have ROOM for a big collection
but they sure are FUN and they are small! lol


Hope you enjoy seeing them all!

I have so many photos, I think I will save 2 of the dolls
to show another day!

Remember to take time to PLAY....
AND to remember your childhood toys and all the fun you had!
We can STILL have FUN!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones" Where are WE?


We're having FUN? We're not in the mountains............


We're not in Hawaii either but the SUN is bright and there's always a breeze!


We're enjoying a couple of weeks in Florida!

Hope to catch up with everyone soon!

Have a HAPPY week!

Take time to DANCE!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones" Who can resist.....

Dollies in pj's and nightgowns! I love my dolls and enjoy dressing them in cute nighties!

It's Spring time here but some flannel pj's might just feel good for these cool nights!

ENJOY!



Take time to PLAY!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones"

Happy April!

A card from Hubby's baby scrapbook!



My little girl, Mellie is ready for Spring!


HAPPY Spring to everyone!

Take time to PLAY!!!

Linda has some Wednesday Wee ones, too!
You'll enjoy her BLOG !!!