Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas is almost here!

I just want to thank my elves,  tiny reindeer, and of course Melody's Gracies.  Undeterred we continue to move forward.  We won't complete everything we would like to, but I know I will enjoy it to the fullest.  Hard to believe these days are running forward to quickly.  I have only achieved less than half of what I wanted.  I am happy to say that family members are doing well.  Really much more important than the amount of achievements.  Well enough of the gabbing.  On to the pretties!

You know how much I love my cabinets filled with pretties.  I hope you enjoy them too!

Hope and Hugs to all

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas is coming along

I'm not sure my picture quality is improving, but I'm not going to let that stop me from sharing my photos.
So here is what the elves Graces and I have been working on.

I do love my cabinets chocked full of pretties.

Putzes reindeer and sweet little families.  In this case a rogue unicorn showed up.  What a great surprise.

I'm such a lucky gal.  It has even snowed for us tonight!

I'm not sure, is that Betty Boop deer?

Oh, how lovely the Joseph's dropped by with their new baby.  I really must get a close up of that precious girl..  I mean look at them  folks, we know that baby girl will be adoree!!  I was right for a change.

Hope and hugs to all

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas really is the best time of the year!

I'm not sure if most people really are nicer during this season, or if each of us looks at one another with kinder eyes.  I hope it is a bit of both.  Looking for inspirations from all of your beautiful posts has also filled my dreams with sugar plums, angels, fairies ,well all things beautiful from Christmas.  I am so happy I have found blog land.  I'm excited to share my pictures and thoughts, as well as share yours.  You may remember the song "All I want for Christmas"  well all I want is to become more proficient with this blasted machine.  I will enjoy "grabbing your blog buttons"  (I hope I said that politely) and sharing your great blogs with others.   I'm sure after the holidays I'll be putting more time into learning this fascinating land.  In the meantime I'm not where I want to be, but I'm moving along!  My elves and my beautiful Graces are helping me find my way trough the decorating boxes.   We thought we'd add more pictures of some of the pieces we love best.

Top of pie safe.  Beautiful angels.

Our mantel.  My husband does enjoy our very romantic pale colors.  But all pink might just send him for the edge!  So whites and creams help to neutralize.

My atrium window in the kitchen.  I use to be a buyer for Montgomery Ward.  So that and the fact that I lived on a property where the white deer would come right up to the yards, has caused me to love all deer.  Oh by the by MW was the creator of Ruldolph.  Many years ago my hubbs and I took a cruise to Alaska.  I have ever since made small forests of animals that I love.  Hope we can save our Polar Bears as an example.  In the meantime I enjoy here.  Hope you do too.

 Hope and hugs to all

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My sweet elves are very busy in this home.

We have so  much to catch up on.  I know we won't get it all done, but we will enjoy the journey anyway.  I have always found that no matter how much or how little you do, Christmas will always be beautiful.

Even a small powder room can be pinkified and Christmas.

I love touching every room with Christmas.
I'm not sure this is the way it will stay, but at least we're moving forward

Hope and Hugs to all.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I'm starting to enjoy Christmas right now.

With so much going on with my health, and the health of my in laws, I'm late on getting Christmas going.  I absolutely love Christmas!  We have always had big parties (50 to 100 people) until the last few years.  I do miss them but realistically it is to much work right now.  It does look like my in laws will have a new place soon.  Their home has sold, and the house is nearly empty.  They will be getting their dog back and I my sanity.  Well hopefully my sanity.  So let the decorating begin!

I just love putzes.  And I also love filling my cabinets with pink pretties. Of course I actually love all pastels whites and creams.

Close up views of the antique pie safe in my family room.

Well these are at least a beginning.  I hope you enjoy them.
Hope and Hugs to all.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More fall favoritesI

I am so happy fall is here.  We are going north this weekend with our RV group.  I hope we'll see some beautiful colors.  I did add more color to my home in my dining room.  Doing tablescapes is one of the really fun things to do in your home.  Being of the mix & match group, I enjoy putting different things together just to see how well they actually do work together.  So don't be afraid to play.  You never know what you'll come up with.

Hope & Hugs to All

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yaaaaa-Hoooo Fall is on it's way

Well at least that is what they say.  So I figured I would start doing some decorating & a favorite soup recipe.  Hmmmm, my only problem is it is nearly 90 degrees.  Oh well!  I needed to use up some potatoes that were getting a little old.  I also am ready for a different look.   OK  I'm usually a pastel kind of gal.  Somewhere between the shabby and the chic, and the romantic decor.  However who can resist the beautiful colors of nature.  Da Hubs and I are Rving this weekend.  One of my favorite little shops is where we are going. Oh boy Oh boy!!  I will talk to you soon, & post some more of my decorating.  Hopefully my little shop will inspire me even more.
Hope & Hugs to all.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm finally back!

I would like to begin by apologizing to the lovely ladies who have emailed.  You were very encouraging about my blog.  Thank you so much.  I'm so sorry I couldn't get back to you right away.  I hope I will be able to do better.

I have had quite an unusual & hectic summer.  I won't go into all of the details but will try to give you the short-short version.  I had three disc surgery in the spring.  I am healing well, but not being on my meds for CFS & FMS has been a big upset to my health.  My husbands parents have been in & out of hospitals & rehab centers for months.  They live one to two hours each way for us to visit and help them as needed. Since I couldn't drive long trips, I was mostly home alone recovering.  We do finally have them in the same rehab center together.  Hopefully they will be better and go home together.  That will cut travel time, and get their dog back to them.  Oh yes noone else would take her (she is a little indian)  so gimpy here has her along with my two older ones  and a teorrist Chihuahua 1-1/2yr puppy.  In the middle of all this we rushed my husband to the hospital (he is now fine) and one of my older dogs too (he too is better). 

We did finally take a little weekend trip.  My picture is a few of my finds.  I am so looking forward to fall!!!  Hope & hugs to all.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Still finding my way.

I hope my pics will be getting better.  I'm still trying to add  gadgets to my side.  AND  I still want to do this without making myself crazy!  I intend to share the love I have of my home and family,  not complaining about my lack of skills.   Well only time will tell when I have succeeded.   If my pic is smaller, you will know I am on my way.  Hugs to all

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Still don't know what I am doing

Though I must confess there are words and pictures here, I'm not sure how they got here.  Oh well, I am determined to enjoy the journey.  I hope I will learn as I go.   I do have pictures below my words.  So I guess I'm on my way.  Talk to you soon.  Hugs

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I admit it!!!

I do not have  a clue what I am doing!!  I hurt my back almost a year ago.  Before that I never even heard of blogging.  After I spent a year of feeling sorry for myself, I started looking for other like minded women.  Imagine my suprise when I found all of you.

I have officially passed from Lookie Lue to My Pink Pretties About Me.  I can only hope I will inspire and help others, as you have helped me.  I hope to spread thanks and love to all of you personally.  I am totally amazed at how many of us do the same crafts, and yet they are distinctly different.  Truelly the hand makes the difference.  If you have any advise for me please feel frere to convo it.  Thx again and much love to all.

my pink pretties about me