Friday, September 19, 2014

My New Home!

Remember when I told you earlier that I was working on something, and I'd tell you when the time was right?  Well, we just bought a new home!  It is our final home, so I wanted it to be the right area, as we'll live here for a very long time.  It was just built, so come along and I'll show you some of the features.
The kitchen countertops are a smoky grey color with stainless steel appliances.

The cabinets are an alder wood, very pretty.

I really like the light fixtures, and they give much lighting in the hallway and kitchen area.

One of the bathroom's countertops is a cocoa color, which I will add white accessories to.

They landscaped the front and back yards already, and when I got there I was surprised and pleased to see this pink cherry blossom tree planted.

I hope you liked the peak at some of the features in my new home.  I will be busy the next couple of weeks unpacking, cleaning, organizing, so I will be around to visit you when I get a chance.  Please think about me, as I will be thinking about you.

much love,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

All In A Day Of Shopping

I've got my shopping partner back!  Jess moved closer to home, as she just got a full-time position teaching second grade.

We did a little shopping the last couple of weekends, and it's definitely more fun shopping with that special someone by your side.  When we saw this, we just had to get it.

Whenever I see the carousels, it brings me back to a precious time when my  kids were little.  They used to love riding the carousels, and this one had a fairy on its back.

I'm going to decorate one of my bathrooms in white, so I picked up all the accessories that were needed.

Jess loves Chai tea, so I bought her some of this pumpkin spice blend.

Shopping is always fun for us, even when we don't find anything that day.  We'll have another shopping day in a couple of weeks, and Nel will join us.  We're going to a really cool outdoor mall that we heard about, and I'll try to take some pictures.

I'm so glad to have my shopping partner again!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Glass Of Wine, Please

A few wine tasting
pictures of my
most recent trip to
I thought this wine
light fixture was
so cool.
This fish tank was
very festive.
These upside down
umbrellas caught
my eye.
Have a lovely
Sunday, friends.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Come join me
I went to get a
hot fudge sundae
and remembered
this song.
Petula Clark's sweet voice
gets me every time.


Monday, September 8, 2014

White Pumpkin

Fall is coming,
I feel it.
The change of leaves,
the cooler weather,
and the pumpkin drinks
and goodies
tell me that Fall
is on its way.
This is my first Fall d├ęcor.
I thought it would
look nice on my table.
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
with Summer's best of weather
And Autumn's best of cheer.
~Helen Hunt Jackson
Are you looking forward
for Fall to arrive,
as I am?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Colored Stained Glass Windows

Yesterday, before my son worked out, he asked me if I wanted to go to the church with him first.  Sometimes me and my kids go to the church just to sit, think, and pray.  I've been to many different Catholic churches around the area and while traveling, and this one is my favorite.  I think all the stained glass windows make it so beautiful. 

The old statues standing in every corner of the church makes it a peaceful place to be.  I thought the light shining on this picture was a lovely sign.

This is the church that I got married in, and Jess wants to get married here too.  I hope she gets her wish someday.  Outside the church are rows of pretty roses just waiting for me to appreciate them.

All the ceremonies in my life took place in this church.  I love my church....and this guy's pretty ok too.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Heritage Dolls

I saw these heritage dolls
many years ago,
and bought four of them
to represent my
The Greek doll

The Spanish doll
The Polish doll
(she reminds me of Jess)
The French doll
(I'm French Canadian)
I'm very interested
in my heritage,
and want to become
familiar with its customs,
traditions, and
 way of life.
This is a one of my
favorite pictures of Nel
displaying her heritage.
What is your heritage?
I'd really love to know.