Thursday, January 29, 2015


I just can't believe my life.

My husband and I purchased the cabin-ette in May.  We have worked to get it fixed up and enjoy.

I went up last week and my hubby calls Friday morning and asks me to go look at another park model just a few models down.

Well, I did, and guess what?  Yep....he bought it.  So Saturday we cleaned the carpet.  And Sunday and Monday we moved and put the smaller place up for sale.  I promise I will post pictures next week.  We came on Monday afternoon, because I had a chemo treatment on Tuesday.

I am getting old.  I tell you, on Saturday morning we had to run to Walmart.  I literally fell asleep standing up at the cash register.  This is our 17th 41 years and no, he was NOT in the service.  15 of those, including this one were fixer-uppers.  I told him, I have to have a year to enjoy this one and don't even ask me to look at another one.  By the way, I stayed in the new one and my husband golf carted everything over except the bed.  It was hilarious!  We had an audience....but that is not the first time!!

So, sorry, no pics this time.....but I will get there. 

Hope all is well with my bloggettes......

Joyfully, (tired)


Sunday, January 18, 2015

So Fun to Change a Few Things

At Christmas, while I was opening a gift from a friend, my husband informed me that he never really liked the pictures I had on a wall in the Great Room.  I have had them for 10 years....he finally got to it!!

Well a couple weeks later, our park was having a big garage sale.  And I found a gate.  $2.00!  It was with timidness, I asked my hubby if we could hang it on that wall.  So down the pics came....

You can sort of see them in the above pic.....I kinda liked them, but....

I LOVE the gate.  It isn't old, but with all the black I have it is perfect!

Off to HobLob and I splurged on this burlap wreath.  I rarely spend the money for something like this until it is on sale....but I KNEW it was what I wanted!

While there....I found this sign on clearance for our cabin....

And finally, we bought a rug in Payson for the cabin.  But it would not lay on the carpet that was, I brought it home and put in in the living area.  Then I thought, oooh, I would like another for the dining room.  Well, it took 2 stores, but we found it!  Thank you Jesus! 

By the way, I usually have a tablecloth on the table, but I decided to let the wood show.  I absolutely LOVE this set....

Ok, so that was all my money for the month!!  Good thing next month is my birthday!!

It makes me feel so good to have a fresh look, even in this tiny home!!



Friday, January 16, 2015

Hi...some little things....

Been very busy going to several doctor visits, but I did have time to pick up a few things.....

On one of my tips to our cabin, I stopped at my favorite little store, The Shay Bird, and found these adorable doll gloves.  I have never seen any like them, so I HAD to get them.  They are laying on my old photo album that Karen redid for me!

This isn't new, but I love this prim pillow.  I believe this saying!!

I found this after Christmas at Michaels.  Just a box, but I loved the Flea Market sign of it.

I know I showed my new orange Tibitan Wool pillow, but I picked up the other one at Kmart...on sale.  I think it is so pretty.

This is the top of the TV unit now with the Christmas down.  

The light color throw was a Christmas gift and I found the soft furry pillow at Walmart!

I took my boxwood wreath and put it on the coffee table.....

The orbs were from Christmas line at Big Lots....but since they were brown, I knew I could use year round.

So sad, my tulips are about done.....I did enjoy them tho!!

Have a great weekend....



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Me & Orange

I saw the orange tulips at Trader Joes.  They were the last of the orange, so I don't know.....they just ended up in the cart!

The feather quill pen was a recent gift from a friend.  I put it in an old ink well bottle.  It is so beautiful!
I am gradually getting orange in my great room and I am loving it!



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Friday, January 9, 2015

A Dollar Short and a Day Late

I promise I will not show anymore Christmas decorations.  But I wanted to show this one.....

Drumroll please.........I put it together!!

I have a small box of my old Christmas Village decor.  But I don't put out a village.  So, this year I made a little shadow box.  I have enough to do another next year.  The outhouses were my mom's S&P.  I put the tree on top of the yellow car, my version of the popular print.  The little girl used to sit on a mirror, like she was on ice.  And yes, those are little clothes pins from LONNNNNG ago!

I wrote on the back what it was memories from and said, it reminds me of the old store windows in Detroit.

Ok.....on to, ......hmm, gotta think about that!



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Yes, there is SNOW in AZ

We went up to our little cabin over the weekend. 

 Those are my foot prints in the snow!

Bentley DID NOT like the snow.  He has never seen it before.....and if I understand DOG at all, he doesn't care to see it again!

Who takes a picture of a solitary icicle?  Uh, someone who hasn't seen one in almost 20 years!

One of the neighbors made this cute snow woman.  That is a lot of work for a snow person!  But when it is cold and snowy and you are retired, I guess that is one of the things you can plan on doing!!

We enjoyed up north so much.  We went at the perfect time, a lot of snow has since melted.  Last year they hardly got any snow.....



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Time - 2015

Happy 2015! 

I am so happy to see 2015!  I am amazed and blessed to see it!

I never considered myself as one who took life for granted.  I look back on my life and am in awe of all the things I have done, and seen, and enjoyed.  But when you have a terminal illness, a veil, so to speak, is pulled away and you see your life differently.  It is a good thing.

See, last night at at 2015, at that second the ball came down, everyone screamed and kissed and partied.  Personally, I was sleeping!  But hurray, Happy New Year.  But we get a new second all the days long, and they go totally unnoticed.  But I say hurray, Happy New Second. 

I want to live every second to its best!  Sometimes, the best is just sitting and enjoying a TV show.  Sometimes, the best is finding a treasure!...sometimes the absolute best is a bear hug from the one you love!

I love blogging, but sometimes, I think that we live our seconds in a competative state.  That is fine....we are mostly girls and it is in our DNA!  But friends, that isn't life.....believe me, the dust control police are busy someplace else, and there will ALWAYS be something new to purchase.  Now, don't get me wrong....I can squeal with the best of them when I find a treasure and I will clean the entire house for a new dish towel!  But it really doesn't matter.  Whether we live in a big beautiful home, or a Tiny House.....time is still passing....the seconds are ticking.  USE them!  Embrace them!

Oh, how I LOVE life.  And if you knew all my story, you would wonder how I say that.  The hurts, the difficulties, the disappointments.....have been many.  But my Lord has walked along side of me.  I didn't always feel Him, I didn't always like Him.  But He stayed with me anyway.  My prayer is that I continue my life, my His glory and my enjoyment!  I hope and pray that I will be here in 2016!!  And oh, what will we blog about???  Adventures await!


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