Thursday, April 28, 2011

Courtney's Birthday Dinner...Ooooh LA~LA!!

We celebrated our daughter, Courtney's birthday this past Tuesday in Parisian fashion..her favorite style!

Most of the goodies I absconded from Courtney's room...this 'Paris' mirror I had created from an art challenge awhile ago, then gave to her..

It was so nice to have everything on hand, it took me practically no time to whip it together.

This was Courtney's place setting.

I wrapped the pink candle on the candle stand in French dictionary pages.

Our first roses of the spring graced this darling creamer..

Courtney was so surprised at the 'reveal'!

We even had french music playing during our meal. 'Twas a delightful time!
I am linking up to Tablescape Thursdays hosted be the lovely Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
And be sure to enter my Giveaway...Celebrating Courtney's Grand Opening of her Etsy Shop!
Au revoir!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Courtney's Birthday and a GIVEAWAY!!

Today is my daughter,Courtney's birthday AND I wanted to announce her opening of her Etsy shop, Tickled Pink Delights! What better way, than to host a giveaway! Courtney is giving away the hat that is pictured and it comes with an adorable detachable flower pin that adds just the right touch to any shirt.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment here..if you'd like to be entered twice please announce it on your blog and let me know. If you don't have a blog you can still leave a comment and if you email your friends about Tickled Pink Delights, just let me know and you'll be entered twice, too!! I'll announce the winner next Tuesday, May 3rd.  Thank you so much for helping spread the word about Courtney's new shop!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lindy at 16 months

For all you grandmothers out know exactly how I feel~I am just over-the-moon in love with my granddaughter!! ;-)

Lindy in her Easter dress..

Easter Family Portrait.

Tomorrow is Courtney's birthday and we're starting celebrating today. Steve is joining us for lunch at a new restaurant we want to try out..they serve beet burgers among other odd concoctions..hmmm!  Then Court and I'll maybe do a little thriftin'~she's a girl after my own heart, and one of my best friends. Isn't it wonderful when your kids grow up and become great friends with you? Have a lovely day!

"When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is:

the lovely with the unlovely,

the strong along with the fearful,

the true mixed in with the facade,

and of course,

the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way."

{Mister Rogers}

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bunny Love

I know I haven't been posting and stuff just gets in the way sometimes.
But I thought I'd slap up a few pics of my Easter decor, such as it is..

(one of my favorite pics of Lindy that her daddy took of her..)

I didn't do much, really..just grabbed some Easter decor outta the box and set 'em around..

No extra grass or fillers to surround the collections..(the little frog is a giftie from Judy). And it looks like one of the bunnies is copping a little attitude~doesn't want to play with the other bunnies.. ;-)

Here's my nod to the vintage look~ this year I just grouped 'em by color. Seems to work out alright.

These darling egg nests were a birthday gift from my sweet friend, Jenni. They will stay out long after Easter is over.
Looking forward to celebrating the true reason for the season.....HE IS RISEN INDEED!!

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Monday, April 18, 2011

Old Friends...

 I have been cleaning out  in the house, then had a garage sale, then got ready for our BFF's visit from Texas.

It had been 6 mos since visiting with Dave and Laura, so how do you cram that much catch-up time into 3 1/2 days? We managed by doing a little wine tasting and sight seeing. Our kids and their friends came over for dinner and talks around the fire pit...(everyone who meets Dave and Laura loves them!)

While the guys got the Atlas out and planned out their future motorcycle trip together...Laura and I took off and hit the Thrift Stores..

(Whew!) I need to train ahead of time for that kind of shopping!!

      We had SUCH a good time with them! It is always a fun-filled  time with them..They left this morning (sniff) but plans are already in the works for a return visit from them in July~(Yay!)

Today I'm pooped. Gonna take it easy today.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

My Birthday is this Sunday~April 10, and I wanted to share two Birthday presents I received in the mail from a couple of my besties. This purse was handmade by my talented friend, Susan!

Look at all the detail!!  Isn't it GORGEOUS!? Thank you SO VERY much, Sue!!

And this beauty is from Laura..she knows me so well and what I love..

Diamonds and can never go wrong with that combination!! ;-)
Love it!! Thank you so much, Laura!

It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it. ~ {Eileen Elias Freeman}

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shelf Life

I have been "Spring Flinging" around here lately...feeling overwhelmed with too much stuff and am going thru cupboards and drawers..well, you know the drill! ;-) As I was separating the 'keeps' from the 'keep-nots' I was looking for a spot to set my white collection till I found a more permanent home for them.

In this nook-shelf I had already set a mirror with the statue and organza runner, then just kept setting the rest of the stuff, trays, bowl 'o pearls, etc., till I could come back to it and distribute it all elsewhere.
But I think I quite like it for now..maybe I'll find a few treasures that the white bowls can hold, who knows? ;-)  Well, I'm off to tackle another cupboard! Have a lovely day!!

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
                                                                     {G.K. Chesterton}

I am linking up to: Between Naps on the Porch.
                               A Stroll Thru Life