Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'm Gonna Do It!

I was browsing through some of my favorite blogs....and saw a new Meme on Lavender Dreams.

This is a meme where you are commiting to sending a card, letter, note for 24 days!!....something via Snail Mail!

I love getting mail myself, so I am going to join in on this one!  I need to go buy some stamps!!
Maybe I will get some little note back too!  Who knows, you may be on my list!!  Go to my Hot Mail account if you want to leave me your address!  (right side bar)

Go to Lavender Dreams to find out more!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Time with Friends and Family

It was that time of year again when my friends have a Happy Birthday to You party.  We celebrate all our birthdays at the same time.  It is so much fun.  This years theme was cupcakes and Sally, our hostess always does such a wonderful job.  Here are some snaps...enjoy!

I also have been enjoying time with my cousin visiting from Miami.  We have talked and talked....and the time just flew by.

I hope you all don't mind me taking a few days of blogging break.  I have a list of all of you to visit...and I will, but, I think I am going to rest up for a bit.  Life that makes you a happy tired, is a VERY GOOD thing!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Love is Popping Up!

I want to get a post up today and say hi to everyone.  I have out of state company here with me through Sunday....so I know you understand, I am a little preoccupied!
My cousin from Miami is visiting.  I saw her last spring at her home, and now she is coming to mine.  My cousin and her husband were missionaries with Campus Crusade for Christ for many years in Bogata, Columbia.....so we didn't get to see each other much....but we are going to try to make up for some lost time! 
Her mom is my mom's sister, who is 93 years old!!  and still lives alone and goes to church and see her kids in other states at least once a year!

Anyways, my table is ready for my company....Jan, my cousin, and my birthday are only 6 days apart in February....so we both enjoy the valentine look!!

 Cracker Barrel S&P
 Plates from Target several years ago.

 Glasses from Kroger years ago.
 Napkins from Kroger also.
 Butter spreaders from Target...

 These were after Valentines day sale last year...but I don't remember where!
 I just love this sweet figurine!
 Beaded heart coasters from Kroger.
 I bought this at a little store in Phoenix last year....it is matches.
 A sweet pillow from a fellow blogger.....
 And another one!!

 These red urns are from Kirkland many years ago...heart candles from Everything for a Dollar....I never light them...heart candle tapers...???

 This beautiful plate I bought at Ross a few years ago.  I always think of Ro when I put this plate out.

 There is my attempt at an artsy shot!!

 My buffet in the Dining area....
 My Love Bug!

 My banners from Karen last year for my birthday....

Have a wonderful weekend...and I will talk to you all next week.

Monday, January 23, 2012

She said.....

Yes to the Dress!

My daughter called me and said she heard of a sale on Bridal gowns....should we go look?

So today, I had one of the biggest joys of my life.....going Wedding dress shopping with my only daughter.

And she fell in love with Dress #3....and yes......mom cried! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Do you Like Tape?

This past Christmas I asked my husband to pick me up a roll of S*otch Tape.  I had one, but I wanted to BE SURE I had enough for all those packages to wrap.

I told you that we have been cleaning the boxes in the garage.  Giving the kids all their school things, putting pictures all together, YOU KNOW, organizing!

Now, I consider myself fairly organized.  If you ask for a safety pin....I know where they are.  All my sewing thread is in the sewing box...(if I used it last!)....wellllllll......

I found another roll of tape.

Oh, I should put this with the other two, so I have them together.....

Oh lookie, I found a roll for our dispenser....we are good with tape for next year!

So anyways....I just thought I would let you know......as far as tape is concerned...

I'm Good!

21 rolls of tape ......So far!!!!

Shamefully linking to Show Off Your Cottage Monday....  cuz, it is organizing in my house!! I hope Cielo agrees!! 
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