My Beautiful New Grandson

Monday, November 29, 2010

A WINNER, and an APOLOGY and a PEEPING TOM......................................




THE PEEPING TOM!



Greetings Dear Friends!!

FIRST The APOLOGY~ Please forgive me for being neglectful of you!! It's been one thing after another around here, including tummy flu that had my littlest in the hospital. I thought he came back from his dad's with food poisoning. NOPE. So beware it's going around!!


SECOND~ A PEEPING TOM EEEEK! ~ I, like many, wear contact lenses. I am blind as a bat without them. Seriously. The day before the big snow here I added some WINTER decor to my youngest son's room, (my teens REFUSE to let me put snowmen on their beds anymore) including this snowman cling that was meant for your car window. Well needless to say, I woke up the next morning while it was still almost dark, and in my blindness saw this HIS profile in the window!! I freaked out!! When I finally got a grip. I realized WHAT HE was.. My son was at his dad's and I had forgot to close his curtains. Yep. I was being peeped by a snowman. *SIGH* My teens tell me they are going to put me in Shady Pines.


THIRD The reason you have probably read this far. ( The method to my madness) The WINNNER!!!! It has taken me some time to verify the entries and such. I use my tried and true hi-tech names-in-a-hat method to choose the winner, who is................... Jo at My Grandma's Soul So Jo, please send me your info!!

I wish I could give ALL of you something. PLEASE WATCH FOR UPCOMING GIVEAWAYS!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

FREE image Friday.......................






The weekend is almost here Dear Friends! I hope you have time to relax and spend time with the ones you love. I can't quite get away from the beauty of Autumn's colors yet. Whether it's in a lovely dress, or the rich and beautiful auburn of a woman's hair. I hope you enjoy this weeks picks!

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WHAT are you making MAKING ME Wednesday?.................



Hello Dear Friends!
Today I want to share with you some lovely things I was lucky to receive. The first was a FABULOUS pink "Just Because" giveaway from Lori of Lori Lynn's Cottage. It was full of gorgeous pink goodness. Vintage linens and cookbooks, I almost swooned. (Drama adds to the story you know!) Vintage rick rack, a fave, and all kinds of yummy goods. Please no drooling!! Thank you again to Lori, and please click over and say hello, and check out her lovely blog!

The next one is from an earlier cuff swap I did. My partner's name was Stacia and she sent me TWO lovely cuffs.

I am always humbled by the kindness in Blogland. Thank you to each and every one of you. You are a gift to many.

Friday, November 12, 2010

FREE image Friday............................................






Happy Friday Dear Friends!
It really feels like Winter has arrived! The cold nights, and frost kissed branches sparkle in the early morning's thin sun. The perfect weather for drinking mugs of spiced tea or hot cocoa WITH whipped cream, while reading or creating.

Candles and oil lamps add visual warmth as well. I love the way candlelight sparkles off a prism, and it's soothing to watch the flickering shadows dance on walls and ceilings.

I hope with all your daily stress you are able to take time and enjoy the small things. Have a great weekend and I hope you enjoy this weeks offerings. Remember too if you are looking for a certain type of images, please ask, I may have it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WHAT are you making Wednesday?................




Happy Midweek Dear Friends!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I am still terribly behind on catching up with you. This week's post shows how you can do more with beads than make jewelry. I added beads to these prisms to make them a bit fancier. You can customize and make them any color you like. The candle holder was bronze, and I wanted white. The earrings were a gift to a blog friend, Shelley, over at Bungalow Bling. Turns out she only lives about 20 minutes or so from me! It's a small world.

All good things to you, and I hope to catch up soon, I miss ya!

Friday, November 5, 2010

FREE image Friday......................................






Happy Friday Dear Friends!
Some of you may have noticed No Wednesday post. I am also VERY behind on my visits to you. I have not been feeling well. So please know I have not lost interest in you or your wonderful blogs!!! So please forgive me. I hope you and yours are are all happy and healthy, and enjoying this new November month!

I know it's not yet Winter, but I know many of you like to start early. So I hope you like these frosty offerings!

Monday, November 1, 2010

BLISS Giveaway winner is.........................


Hello Dear Friends!
I am so amazed and thrilled to see all the wonderful entries and comments!! In this day and age of violence, too little time, to much stress, not enough money, WAY too many bills, not enough health care, not enough JOY, it makes me happy to give, and to give all of you precious friends a chance to win something. To brighten your day, makes mine all the brighter, to make you smile makes mine all the wider, to share from the heart makes my heart lighter.

" Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting."
Bernard Meltzer

So the winner of the drawing for the Bliss Bracelet giveaway is:


If you have a minute and want to soak up some feminine goodness, please visit her!!!
So Brenda, please send me your info!!!