Thursday, November 29, 2012

A New Christmas Dollie

I wanted to start the season with something special.

So I went to visit my friend, Maxie’s Etsy store, Prims and Annies and ordered a Christmas Raggedy Ann doll.


It was like Christmas morning opening the box.


She sent me the sweet dollie and a cute Snowman Icicle, too.


She always includes a pretty card and tags.


I’m ready for the holidays now and having fun decorating this week.


Are you decorating this week?

Do you need a new dollie? ; )

Monday, November 26, 2012

One Tiny Barn for Barn Charm

We drove past this tiny little barn last month while we were in the mountains of NC.


I thought it looked so perfect!

I only got one quick photo through the windshield on a cool misty day but I fell in love with it!


(this is the original)

I’m joining Barn Charm HERE !

How is your weather?

Don’t hate me…

it’s 74 degrees and sunny here in Florida!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Rainbow Springs Art Show

We went to a wonderful Art Show last weekend and I took a few photos of the art.


I hope they show up in this collage because the art was exceptional!


And what do these girls in a tree have to do with the Art Show?


They were singing….acapella…and they sounded amazing!

When we were a distance from them, I thought someone had a really good CD player. They were singing all kinds of music…my favorite, a song made popular by Adele. That really added to the fun!

I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

and Diane for Beautiful Sunday

and Sunny Simple Sunday !

Saturday, November 24, 2012

“Family Weekend” Sweet Memories

I mention my sister and cousin on my blog all the time.


They both live in Arkansas so I don’t get to see them as often as I would like but I sure have sweet memories of growing up with them by my side.

I wished upon a star for what seemed like years for a blue bike.


I was 7 years old when I got it.

Such happy times.


I’m wishing you a happy weekend filled with good memories of the past! We’re not too old to dream and wish upon a star…are we?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Giveaway WINNER and a Lavender Sunset

It’s time to announce the giveaway winner and Rafflecopter sent the name to Juanita!

It’s Joy!

I’m so excited! She’s been a blog buddy for a long time and I’m so happy for her!

Enjoy your gifts from Juanita, sweet friend!


And thanks Juanita for a FUN Giveaway!

We had a Happy Thanksgiving and took time to count our blessings.

We also enjoyed a Lavender sunset!


Life is good.

And if you are not shopping at the big sales today, you might want to look at the Wet It Swedish Treasures. I am a BIG FAN of the Swedish dishcloths and ordered a few this morning! They have a sale section and even a code for 10 percent off this morning! (if you decide to order, email me and I’ll give you the code for the discount!)


Enjoy your day…


and all of the yummy leftovers!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

“Happy Thanksgiving”

Enjoy this special day with family and friends!


And if you have time, play with these precious paper dolls from the Graphics Fairy HERE


or watch a little Cowboy football!

I’ll be doing BOTH!


(turkey photos taken by me)

Sweet hugs to all of my precious family in Texas and Arkansas! And blessings to you ALL!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Do you SEE? I mean really SEE what I SEE?

Or what I don’t SEE?


(photo from last winter)


(photo from last Christmas)



Do you ever have something for so long that you quit seeing it?

I live with things out of place or not finished in my house all the time. We have so many unfinished projects! But today I saw something I could fix! heehee!

I bought this mirror with shells glued on the frame a long time ago.

I’ve shown it to you several times!

But did you notice there were a few shells missing?


I finally sat down with some glue and pretty shells and fixed it!



And I also glued tiny shells around this little fairy that I bought at the thrift store.


I still need to put a special shell on her headband.


Ask me later if I finished it!


Please! heehee!

And enter my Giveaway HERE !

Monday, November 19, 2012

‘My Barn’ for Barn Charm

I feel very nostalgic this week for more reasons than I can share so I decided to scan some old photos of ‘my barn’. This was my Dad’s place. I blogged a little about it yesterday if you want to look at that post HERE. My Dad’s gone now and I don’t own this old tobacco barn any longer but I have my memories…and a few old photos! And the barn still stands!

It’s hard to even know that there IS a barn when it is summertime.


The mulberry tree is in bloom in this photo.


And now a view of it in Autumn.


To really see the barn…


winter is best!


(location…the mountains of Western NC near the TN border)

It’s not easy to look back sometimes.

It can be bittersweet.

I’m joining Barn Charm HERE !

Enjoy your week and Happy Thanksgiving

to my family and friends here in the US!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

“Rugged Hills, Gentle Folk”

This is my favorite book to bring out in the Fall.


The full name is Rugged Hills, Gentle Folk, My Friends and Neighbors in the Big Pine Valley by William J. Weber.


It is about a community in the mountains of NC near where I lived a few years ago and reminds me so much of the mountain people I knew and the land I lived on.


I was going to do a mosaic but realized that the cover of the book and even the pages of the book were mosaics in themselves!


I had to look twice at the little cabin in this photo!


Here it is up close!


And this was my Dad’s!


I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

and Diane for Beautiful Sunday

and Sunny Simple Sunday !

Please enter my Giveaway HERE !

Enjoy the week to come

and have a glorious Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

“A Family Weekend”

I want to keep posting some family photos each weekend.These aren’t old scanned photos though.


They were taken last month when we spent time in NC.


Grands are so much fun…and CUTE!

Happy Birthday to J.!

Be sure and enter my GIVEAWAY HERE!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2012

A GIVEAWAY…Lavender style!

I was so happy to ‘meet’ Juanita online and purchase some of her beautiful jewelry awhile back and now she has GIVEAWAY NEWS!


Juanita Tortilla is giving away a handmade purple set to one lucky reader. The set includes a handmade zipper pouch and handmade earrings.


Win this for yourself or for someone else!


To take part, enter the information in the little widget below:

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The links:
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This giveaway is open to all international friends, from 16.Nov to 23.Nov.The lucky winner will be selected and contacted by Juanita Tortilla.

These items were made by Juanita and she will be sending them to you from Switzerland!

Thanks girlfriend! ; )

Good luck!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

25 cent jewelry…I’m so WORTH it!

I love beautiful jewelry and anything hand made!

Aren’t these little bracelets precious for 25 cents?


I got them at the Festival on Sunday!

I also got this little stitchery for $1.50


and a couple of artists prints for $1 each.


I didn’t buy anything from this table…


but HOW tempting!

(there’s a handsome man in the background and don’t you love seeing how other people dress, like this pretty lady in my photo?)

Be sure and come back tomorrow