Sunday, September 11, 2011


I pulled up my carpet last weekend to uncover beautiful hardword flooring.  The floor is almost flawless...with no scratches!  SCORE!!  My carpet was needing to be replaced but it really does not fit in my budget right now.  I could not remember what the hardwood floor looked like under the carpet from when we had replaced it several years back....and generally, I thought I preferred carpet over hardwood floors.  I have lived with the hardwood floors for a week now....AND I think I really, really like it!  Never had hardwood floors before in my life and thought I would always be a lover of carpet because I love the feel of it on my feet. 

I still need to do a really deep-cleaning....which I will do in a couple of weeks when my daughter lugs over her big hard wood floor deep-cleaning machine!  When this pic was taken with my daughter's i-phone last week, you can tell we had just pulled the carpet up as there is still a roll of carpet leaning in the corner.

***sigh***  Very happy with the floor....

Psalm 28:7

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Another amazing give-away!! Don't want to miss out on this one! It is unbelievably BEAUTIFUL!! :)

Rebecca at A Gathering Place is one of the most talented ladies I know in sewing abilities!  My mother was an awesome seamstress too and was very careful with the details of her work.  Rebecca reminds me so much of my mother with her focus to details!  Makes such a difference when the gathers in a ruffle are perfectly spaced, when the seams lie down perfectly flat....oh, so many things in this form of art that can either make it very special or just ordinary by either taking the extra time or ...not.  And Rebecca takes the extra time...   :D

LOL!!  Hurry now....go visit this little lady with the magic needles!  :) 
P.S. Hurry!!  Time is running out!!!!!

Psalm 28:7

Monday, June 13, 2011

Susan Branch...

Did you hear???  Do you just love Susan Branch??  Then you will want to know the latest gossip about this wonderful lady!  :D

courteousy of FOSB - FB

She now has a blog!!  And it is so delightful!!  I have been a fan of Susan Branch for probably about 12 years....when I discovered her!  I had not been divorced for very long at all and knew I needed to give my little girls a fun, new hobby and interest!  Sooooo...we started scrapbooking!  They LOVED it and spent countless hours with their pictures and being creative.  We would spend a few hours every week after school stopping into the Scrapbooking Store in the area to check out new embellishments!  It was one of the best investments I ever made!  It was quite an amazing distraction for the girls after getting the shock of their lives when their daddy left us.

As a result of spending quality time together in the little shop, we discovered Susan Branch's adorable art!  She had the cutest stickers of allllll the stickers in the store!  Her art depicted so much of things we loved and knew as a little family...ants scurrying acoss picnic tablecloths, beach fun, hot summer days with a tall glass of iced tea, beautiful summer flowers and watering cans...

Check it out....
Susan Branch's blog

I hope you have a wonderful for myself, I have to get back to studying.  Still have to take my L&H insurance license state test!  Took the class last week....test is planned for this week!

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

Matthew 6:32-34

Psalm 28:7

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spring Freshness...

Just had a big morning downpour....just like in the picture.

It has stopped now...
everything smells so fresh and clean.
The world is lush and green...
The sparrows are singing...
The sun is peeking...
Raindrops on leaves, glistening...


"I'm afraid to speak or move for fear that all this wonderful beauty will just vanish... like a broken silence."

— L.M. Montgomery  ~ Anne of Green Gables 

Psalm 28:7