Monday, December 5, 2011

Purple and Pink are the new
Red and Green this year at our house. I've done the Christmas tree in bright, pinks, purples, blues and greens. I was ready for a change.....Sweetiepie....not so much. He doesn't like all....but I decorated him a little tree in the TV room and that makes him HAPPY!
I'll blog about that tree tomorrow.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

LeT tHe FrEnZy BeGiN!

Thursday, November 10, 2011



I ♥ fresh flowers and Sweetiepie usually sees to it that I have them in my home every single week~
I especially love these in the basket on a bike.....I'd love to be riding this little gem around the neighborhood and enjoying NATURE!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



Impossible to pick just, here's several....
in no particular order

Terri and Marla~my BFF's
they inspire me to be the BEST I can be, just so I can hang out with them!

Jenny, oh Jenny!!
She's got an old soul with a strong testimony! ♥ her!

My niece, Emily~
{{thrifty, funny, Momma of 4}}

she does some amazing things!

My cousin, Paula
{{she has taught me sooooo much over sooooo many years}}

wish she was closer, but probably good she's not
we'd be in big trouble!!

SASSY~by far, one of the funniest women I have ever met~
not to mention, talented, makes great cinnamon roll and cheers me up every single day on FB!!!

My niece, Roxy!
She's a fun MOM~and she's gotten me excited to want to try to sew!
Good job, Rox!!

My sister-in-law Diane
She's a good Mom, a great grandma and the wife of a Bishop!!
Diane can do it all!!

Angie~love every thing about her....
she makes me wish I were young so I could hang out with her more
and she thinks of me at the most unexpected times. I wanna be just like her~

and....several more inspiring folks that were too numerous to mention!

Sunday, November 6, 2011



for walls

for furniture~

and for HAIR!! love red!!


Let me tell you about the funniest thing that happened to me in a long time.
Last Saturday I was going shopping with my BFF, Marla.
Got all cleaned up, and took off to go get her for our girls day.
As I was backing out of her driveway, I looked in my rear view mirror, looked and myself......and GASPED....well, I think screamed was more like it. As I looked in the mirror I noticed I had forgotten to do one of my eyebrows......Marla cracked up....I was embarrassed and ran home to put my other eyebrow on. Ahhhh.....that's a lot better and Marla will never let me forget it!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011



If I were to ever have a "favorite" book
this would be it!!
Love this book, it reminds me of my Mom and reading it to my kids and brings back such sweet memories. If you've never read it~I suggest you give it a try...but, I promise, you'll cry!

My next favorite thing to do with books is DECORATE with them......

then....I found this wonderful idea of recycling vintage books~
what a great idea!!

How to recycle Vintage books

I'm thankful for books and very thankful for eyes so that I can read them!



Guess what......I missed it.

We slept in this morning til 8:00~
(and for that I am thankful)
it was very much needed!!!

Then we had a funeral to rush to ~ so no time to take a picture.


Thursday, November 3, 2011


30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

#4 Leaves

Wish I could say I'm thankful for the beautiful changing of the colors of the leaves......but remember........we live in AZ and it's still to stinkin' hot for the leaves to change.

I'm most thankful for the leaves on a big SHADE tree.....
I'm not gonna lie........remember......we live in AZ and it's HOT!!

I'm thankful I can have some pretty silk leaves to display so I can pretend that it's fall.......even though the A/C is still going.

I am thankful.......I really am!!



Yep, this place makes me happy~
along with everyone that enters the door!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Enough said! This sweet {{toothless}} smile melts my

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I love Angie Dunn
I love her blog~heck, I love everything about her!!
She always inspires me......
looking at her blog sent me to this blog~Positively Present
and I'm taking the challenge
Zoom in on Gratitude~30 day photo challenge
but I'm a day late~so this post is really for yesterday
big and small blessings I'm thankful for

#1 ~ FOOD

.....and at my house this is the main food group

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

At last.......

I always forget to take before pictures.
They already had the cupboard doors off when I remembered.
So here it is.......


My laundry room is a long skinny little room~and it's so DARK~
So, we decided to add a little light on the subject


I love it
And I don't even mind doing laundry {{as much}} anymore!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Maren's {{Vintage Sale}}

Fri., Oct. 7 ~ 8 to Noon

924 S. Maple, Mesa

You won't want to miss it!! Maybe I'll see you there!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

No excuse.......I know......


Some how I hurt my knee~

like crying, killer, throbbing, can't bend it, painful hurt knee

I went to see George (as in Strait) or aka Dr. Crawford

He didn't seem to concerned, you know,

take Aleve, keep it iced, rest, stay off it (yeah, right)

then last week

I took a BAD fall

and now it's worse!!!

So, I've lost my creative mojo and my blog has suffered!!

Hopefully I'll be back to normal soon (whatever normal is)......

Friday, September 23, 2011

I'm re-doing my laundry-room

~before and after pictures to come soon!

I'm so's about time!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saw this idea and immediately thought of my kids........
{{Sean & Meghan}}
How cute is this!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

On the road again........

Sweetiepie and I have loaded up the car and we're headed to Alpine~

Where the weather is {{cooler}} and you can breathe the clean air!

Here's to a no-labor....Labor Day!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On my honor......

Court of Honor tonight
Rylle received 9 merit badges

Good job, Rylle!!
We're so proud of you!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Be sure to check out Logan's Missionary Blog
The Tagalog Blog

Thursday, August 25, 2011

One of my best "BFF's" is moving~

I'm sad.

She's just moving farther east in Mesa, but you know how it is,

when someone has been in your neighborhood and in your ward,

moving across town is a big deal!!

I'm gonna miss you {{big}} Teri Hill!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

The stove has a new happy home!!
Stay tuned for a new look for the breakfast room....

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New home wanted.......

Yep, the time has come for me to find a new home for my old antique stove. She's been a welcome piece in our home for a long, long time.....
but I'm ready for a change.

So, if your interested or know of someone that might be interested,
send them my way.

Price very negotiable!!