Sunday, May 26, 2019

Her Favorite Color is PINK!

Hi, friends! Remember me?

Well, I sure hope so 'cuz I certainly remember you!

In fact,  I think about my blog friends every single day.


I thought it was long overdue that I update you on some pics
 of my sweet grand girl in some of her special pink moments.

(I honestly don't think I have many pics of her NOT wearing pink.)

Let's just say this is a pink pic heavy post of catching up. : - )

Her bedroom is a pink explosion. 
Her shoes, coats, boots, jammies, tops, pants, headware -
all pink and pretty much the only color she ever wants to wear!!!! 

She's grown a bit since the last time you saw pics of her, hasn't she?

She wore pink at her very first movie theater experience:

And when she dresses up as a princess and attends the symphony:
(Yeeeees, she is wearing a tiara. She's a princess!)

When choosing a new suit with unicorns on it for a trip to Florida
she must pick pink, and bonus for pink with unicorns:
(and has matching flip flops shown later)

And it is imperative that she wear pink whenever riding a unicorn!

Or when simply being the happiest kid on the planet:

Oh, wow - actually wearing something non-pink!
(Oh, wait, no, there's that pink bow!!)

Ah, here are those matching unicorn flipflops!
(She absolutely loved that scooter seen parked in Fla.)
And yes, she is wearing shiny pink beads. Every day is a holiday.)

Another fav - her pink sloth jammies
(with her matching pals Pierre and Snowball!)
I guess sloths are a thing now. Who knew?

She wears pink when being a diva studying her pretty face 
whilst looking into a pink hand held magnifying mirror
 while wearing her very special Hello Kitty glasses.

I just realized those glasses are about the same size
as the ones I wore in the late 70s, haha.
Mine weren't quite as "fabulous," though!

This one is from way back in December -
 but gotta love she wanted to hug the soft pink blanket at the store:

And yes, she played in the snow with pink head-to-toe!

And wore pink when she went to see the Zoo lights:

When she woke up soooooo early in the morning at her house
 to learn there really IS a Santa;
and brought her pretty pink ballet tutus because she is a
 good little girl, and asked so nicely for one!

 And maybe Mom let the rules slide and let a little girl 
have chocolate from her stocking before breakfast
and then a little girl got that chocolate mostly all on her face and tutu
but it was Christmas and it just didn't even matter! 

She yes, she mostly wears pink when she's hanging upside.
And her face turns really bright pink when doing so too long!

There is almost always pink showing up at a tea party:

Or when eating the brightest pink ice cream in the world:
(I cannot believe my daughter allowed it, haha.)

Some of you may remember how much this grand daughter's momma hates the color pink, right?
My daughter prefers to wear moody earth tones - yet has finally realized she cannot win this pink war for now. V's favorite color will change soon enough to something not nearly as fun...sniff...

But I must share the funniest thing my grand daughter said recently:

I asked her what her favorite color was (cuz it is so fun to hear her shout a resounding "PINK!"
So then I asked her what her Momma's favorite color is and she shouted louder "NOT PINK!"

As always, thank you for your visit!

Hugs and prayers to each and every one of you!




Monday, April 1, 2019

Must See Series - you will thank me!

I couldn't sleep so I did the ebay/etsy/Pinterest/email thing.....and decided to listen to You Tube music albums while I tried to get sleepy.

I accidentally (call it a blessing) ran across the most amazing thing. At first I thought it was just another gross and shocking hoarder story..........but folks, trust me - this is a treasure and you are going to want to watch the entire series and then some! I know you will be happy you did. It is  absolutely amazing on so many levels. You're welcome.

BTW - treat it like a weekly series - and watch every once in a while - or do as I and marathon all of them. Yes, I did end up finally getting sleepy about when the sun came up, haha.

Also - the YouTube videos have a few commercials now and then, after a few seconds you can "skip" them - Alex can afford to upload the vids to share with us by accepting commercials on his vlog - but I know we all hate commercials.....

Love love love Curiosity, Incorporated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the play list:

Starts out as The Hoarder House and ends up The Potter's House!

Part one sets the scene - bear with this series, you will be so hooked - worth your time, don't give up on it! It's gross - just try to be patient - but my OCD cleaner in me had to walk away a few times and wash my hands
and just breathe in fresh air - so gross at first- but stay with the journey, this is such an amazing story!

I will say you could almost skip part one and just go to part 2 - this one is way slower, but the pace picks up faster in later episodes......

Part 2 gets more interesting and a better quality video.

After watching a few come back and watch this link below about the lady who had the house, and you will discover why it was such a hoarder's den. Try not to watch the link below until you are fully vested in the series or it won't mean 
as much to you as it will otherwise.

Interview with pottery artist, Mary Borgstrom: < click there 

As of April 9th there are 13 parts - should be a few more coming up, keep check back. Don't forget to "Like" thumbs up each one, and to subscribe so you can follow Alex's journey with this house.

Sorry no pics on this post- but I had to share this with my readers in case
you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Alex. You will totally fall in love with this wonderful man, his awesome family and friends. ♥

Hugs and love,


Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Day at the Pumpkin Patch!

My two daughters, their shared best friend and my wee grand
 went to the pumpkin patch for their annual visit recently.

It was a VERY hot day that day..............only to fall
 from the 90s to the mid 40s in less than a week.

So wearing a tee shirt top, shorts, sun hat, her favorite play shoes
 and sporting that sweet beautiful flushed face, 
here is my sweet grand having a ton of fun at the pumpkin patch.

(Figured I'd better hurry and share before it's too late.)

Here she is proudly displaying the pumpkin she chose.....

.....and running, hiding and playing in the corn maze.

Corn = maize. 

(Ha,  ha, I really crack myself up.)

Big or little? 

You tell me.  : - )

She is really growing up much too fast!

See compared to last year?

This farm has the best things to interest the children!

Even the "big" kids get to have some fun!

Here she is getting all spooky with her momma.

I love the way she's trying to see her mom.

Her auntie truly captures the best moments!

Gotta love a little hot pink John Deere tractor!

Can sure tell the pink isn't the only thing that's hot!

Remember last year when she was just a teeny bit scared
 of this big pumpkin and her my daughter had to hug it
 to show her it was harmless fun?

This year she's apparently "embraced" her fears!

That is priceless.............

And yes, please note the wooden "Brutus Buckeye" on the left.....
he is the mascot of our beloved Ohio State Buckeyes!
We have a lot of Buckeye trees in Ohio.

But to me the very best kind of Buckeyes are the candy kind:

Well, that's it for another pumpkin farm year!

The years certainly fly by, don't they?

As always, thanks for your visit.

Hugs and prayers!



Friday, September 14, 2018

Cutie in Pink!

It's been so long since I have posted any pics
 of our little sweetie.....
or of anything at all.

We've traveled, I've had surgery, and I
even went back to work part time -
so my summer was quite "full."

One of the very best parts of this summer
has been to actively be Grammie
 to one of the sweetest 2 year olds on the planet.

She is always smiling, and has the sweetest disposition.

She turned two over the summer!

Here she is sitting proudly on her new pink tricycle.

In the bike basket is her cute unicorn mylar balloon!

(Her Auntie E gives perfect gifts!)

Auntie Eve also made her birthday cupcakes
to match her colorful rainbow birthday dress!

The entire theme of the party was rainbow - 
and was so thoughtfully put together! 

I should do a separate post on it - 
I have a million pics of that wonderful party!

Like her momma, she loves anything to do with art
and creates "masterpieces" often with chalk.

She's learning how to make hearts!

And, yes, I know - plastic bags aren't toys.

What is it about packaging children love so much?

My grand dog is in the background.

When they're together Derby doesn't leave
baby alone - she is always nearby keeping a
watchful protective eye out for her.

Here she is proudly displaying more of her heart drawings,
along with her favorite glitter rainbow My Little Pony shoes.

(She'd wear them to bed if she could!)

And also, yes, she makes that sticking-her-tongue-out
face when she's making artwork.

It's genetic. Her momma did/does the same thing.

I just adore this top she has on in these pics.
Wanted to share a close up so you can see.

She is a playful goof and picked a million degree summer night
to go find her winter hat and Santa slippers
to dress up her jammies.

She loves that hat and now uses it as her "purse"
 to carry one of her very favorite stuffed toys.

I love this look of pure joy on her face.
I took this pic - she was soooo happy
about our coming up with this purse plan.

"I'm ready for my close up, Mr. Demille!"

I bet half of my readers laughed, 
and the other half had to Google that.


I have really missed you all -
thank you for indulging me today!

She is just growing so fast!

I just want to spend as much time as possible
with her in these special little toddler years...
when everything is new and fresh....
when each day is an adventure...

Such as discovering her first Lady Bug.....

As always, thank you stopping by!




Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remembering is Honoring!


Our devastating losses....
Our unsung and honored heroes...
Our marred landmarks....
Our beloved Nation!

United We Stand, Divided We Fall!

Oh, thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their loved homes and war's desolation!
Blessed with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

                                                                                       ~F.S Key 1832

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring 2018 Tea Cup Exchange Reveal!

Oh, my golly, what fun are these teacup exchanges!

Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose painstakingly and selflessly
puts together the most amazing teacup exchange twice a year.

Thank you so much, Stephanie for this fun event!

I was the happy recipient of a box of treasures from Teresa, 
who resides here in my state of Ohio.

Perhaps one day we are lucky enough to meet in person for tea! 

Here are all my surprises all laid out before opening.....
felt like a holiday - and so much was wrapped so prettily!

Here is my chintz Gracie China teacup!

I have actually used it every day since it's arrival!
Here is a shot of my enjoying my tea in the garden.

 Teresa typed me a wonderful note
 on the most gorgeous teacup paper!

I received all sorts of wonderful teas in my package
- most I have never tried before-
and it has been such fun to have new tastes to try!

I received cookies and candies and recipes, pretty notepad,
 tea themed napkins, gel pens (always wanted them!)
 and a beautiful Emilie Barnes Devotional.

I have a friend who has one that I have always admired!
It's so perfect to put in my guest room to share with my
tea sister "besties" when they visit!

I put my yummies on one of my trays to "style" it for the big reveal!

I must confess ate this yummy crunchy honey-crunch candy bar
 before I'd even finished taking pictures!

I love this beautiful pad -
 now I can give my hubs his Honey Do list in style, haha!

Just kidding. It's not long enough-
will have to keep it for my own "to do" lists!

: - )

The paper tea-cup themed napkins will come in handy
 for those little impromptu tea times
 I have for my neighbor Dee when she visits....
we both have a rule to never use linen when it's just us!
(She will like them very much, too!)

I am so excited to have my very own gel pens.
 And the colors are perfect!!!!!

The experts are now saying dark chocolate has some health benefits!

Thank you, Teresa, for caring about my health
 in such a deliciously thoughtful way! 

Chocolate shortbread cookies and tea time = a perfect marriage!

Teresa read up on my blog and knows about my grand daughter -
 and thoughtfully sent a sweet little book for me to read to her.

I couldn't even believe it!
 That was so so sweet! And our sweet girl LOVES it, too!

Teresa said I'd understand why she sent it 
when I got to the last page!

And I sure do!!

Thank you very much, Teresa, and also thanks to you, too,  Stephanie
 for making this spring teacup exchange so very special for me.

In typical fashion I got too excited about putting together
 my package that went out to Jocelyn in Colorado
that I didn't take a single photo of the things I sent.

She has the blog Miss Joss Shabby Life
and you can find her reveal here. 


AND in case you missed my last post about our
 garden before/after curb appeal- check it out!

Simply click here.

As always, thank you for your visit!

Please visit The Enchanting Rose 
for Steph's linky party for all the reveals!