Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Love my banner!!!!  Thanks Maddie!!!!!

New Background..

Oh, I almost forgot to mention my new background..
My daughter Maddie designed it for me.. She is working
on a new banner for me too.. I can't wait to see what it looks like..
She just started making backgrounds for people..
 I think she is doing a great job!  I am going to add a link to her blog... but until then,
you can find her on my blog list.. @ the mele manor..  If you are interested.. check it out.

Just a touch of lace...

I found these sweeet hand embroidered pillowcases at a fleamarket
 and I added a little lace to bottom edges..... I think it's just what they needed..

I am sending them to my daughter Maddie..
 I have a few pairs of pretty embroidered pillowcases..She and her husband are
poor, young college students with a little baby.. So I decided to send them to her
to brighten her day..  Hope it works.. She loves pretty, lacy things like I do..
What do you think?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's been a while since I last posted.. sorry for that.  I have found myself very busy the last few weeks..
I spent last weekend visiting my daughter Lauren, who lives 3 1/2 hours drive from here.  I thoroughly enjoyed our visit.  She and her husband recently purchased there first home together .  We went shopping for things to fill it, FUN!  She already had picked out some lovely things..   We have different styles in decorating,  but she has very nice taste!!  She is decorating her kitchen in a Tuscan style.  We had fun picking out pottery and glassware to match her style.. She wanted a very authentic look, not too commercial..  her colors are sage green and golden yellow and rustic red.. it's coming together very nicely...
While I was there the weather forecast was calling for rain with a slight chance of snow dusting the area.. I thought "No biggie, it will be gone by sunday".. Well was I wrong!!!!.. It started raining and that turned to sleet.. that soon turned into snow.....  it snowed and snowed and snowed.. once it started, it didnt stop!! It was still snowing when I woke up on sunday morning!!! 12 whoppimg inches reported..  It was crazy!  I kept looking out the window thinking surely it has stopped... nope!! kept on a coming..!! Finally aroud 2pm sunday we decided to try and make it home.. roads were fine.. but looked scary!..
Anyway it was a pleasant visit with daughter and her husband.. The went out of there way to be the perfect host and hostess!!  Love you Lauren!!
She even made me a cake to celebrate my birthday, which is not until this next monday..  so sweet!!!
I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far...
Just got off the phone with my youngest daughter madeline..I
 love you Maddie!!!!! I hope you have a great afternoon, and remember that I love you!!!!

My daughter Madeline is one of those girls who if she puts her mind to it she can accomplish anything..( all of my children are like that)..  She is a young homemaker and mother,, I envy her in some ways, but I remember how challenging it was back in the day... when all my children were little.. and I was alot younger.. I wish I knew a few of the things back then that I know now..

She is a musician, she plays the Viola.. That is what she was trained in.. but has self taught herself piano..she can play the harp, mandoline, guitar,  I know I am forgetting something..
She also is an artist... she can draw and paint.. she is so talented!!!
Right now she has a little baby, he is 5 months old.. She has her hands full! He is precious and beautiful and such a blessing to our whole family!!  Maddie is such a good wife and mother.  She has so much more patience than I had  when I was raising her..

I guess the reason I am singing praises of her, Is that I am constantly amazed at how graceful, spiritual, beautiful, creative, talented she is!!  I believe there isn't anything she can't do!!!!!!!  All she has to do, is believe she can, or want too!!

She lives in Idaho right now and that is very far away from us!! I miss them all very much!! Maybe we can see each other soon!!
I am sending her my love, hugs and kisses!!!!  My arms are around you and your are always in my thoughts.. but most importantly, my  HEART!!!!!  As are all of my children!!
Here is a picture of me, my daughters Lauren and Madeline and  sweetie pie grandson.. baby Jed...
Aren't they beautiful?  I love my girls!! They are my best friends!!!  
My daughter Lauren is the oldest.  She lives about 2 1/2 hours drive from us and she is also married and has 2 step children.. She is equally as talented and beautiful as you can see from the picture,, she is the one holding baby Jed.. her nephew.  I get to see her next weekend.. cant wait!!!

Well I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend !!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday again!

I can't believe it is tuesday already again..  It seems like my days just get away from me, before I know it!
American Idol comes on tonight again!!!  WOOO HOOOooo!!!  lol.. I get happy about the littlest things, sorry..

I don't have any pictures to post today..I am working on a few projects.. so maybe by the end of the week I will have something to show you!

We are in arkansas and we have been seeing the firsts peeks of springtime.. I am loving the weather.. 60's..
For the last two days I have worn short sleeves and sandals..  It has been so nice, and my toes haven't even gotten cold!

I came home from work and my husband had planted our rasberry, blueberry, and blackberry bushes..
I can't wait til they start producing..  I hope they will this year, but I am not sure if they do the first year planted.. they are 2 year old plants.. We will see..  I want to make jams and all sorts of goodies!! I recently learned how to make jams in the last few years and it is one of my favorite things to do now..  So easy!
But yet so rewarding!!!
Well, I guess I will go for now.. I want to check out what everybody else is up to on their blogs!!
Happy Tuesday!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A few wedding photo's of daughter Madeline and her husband Jed.

This is one of my daughter's.. Madeline.  She was married a year ago last december in Rexburg, Idaho.. These photos were taken by my cousin Taylor Crockett..

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

All settled in to watch American Idol!!!
Who is your favorite? I am not sure yet...
I'm sorry, but I love American Idol...
I have watched every season..
Last year, Chris Allen won and he is from Conway...
Where I live!!
That was exciting for all of us here in Arkansas!!! ok, gotta go!! its on!! hee hee

Monday, March 1, 2010

Fleamarket Finds!!!

Cute little berry bowls!!
They match my juice glasses, another find, I think at a yard sale, years ago.
A cute little snack set that I am going to send to my daughter Maddie, it matches her dishes.
I got 12 bowls in all for $10.00
good bargain!

sweet little tray with flowers, I actually got 2 of them.. $6.00 each
we were able to get a set of 5 for $5.95.....I love BARGAINS!!!

This past saturday, my hubby and I spent the day together. We started the day at the gym and then got cleaned up and went to Little Rock for lunch.. SUSHI!!! Yummy!!
We then got out our new G.P.S. gadget that my husband loves to play with, and we were off and running.. put a few addresses in.. (some were good and some not!! ) We thought we would try a few markets that we haven't been to. We came home with some goodies!!!

We had a great day!!!
Thanks Honey! I love you!