Monday, March 27, 2017

SEARCHING FOR 2 HG PILLOWS!


Recently I purchased two
 new wonderful throw pillows for our love seat.

desperatly need two more, and I just can't find them!

I am hoping if whenever one of you may be at a Home Goods store
 you'd take a look for me?

The sooner the better I find them, or they'll be totally all gone.

I am in a real pickle!!!!







They're mushroom/ taupe with a touch of green-grey.

They're stuffed with feathers.

They're $16.99 each.

The sku is 049807.

I really really REALLY need two more.







I love, love, love them; they're so perfect.

I will reward you for your kindness if you happen to find them for me.


Because HG is a discount store they have nothing in place
to specifically locate an item by the sku number in inventory.

They did say they own Marshall's too -
 and sometimes the same throw pillows can be found there.

I really appreciate your eyes out there, my friends.

Thank you so very much.

Because of my broken toe it isn't easy as it was getting around.





As always, your visits mean the world to me. 



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sweet Baby in a Pink Hat


Greetings to everyone!

Just popping in to share an adorable pic of the grand
in a sweet pink gingham and white sun hat
 touching grass for the first time.




She just turned 8 months.

She has fattened up beautifully and is the picture of health.

She has two bottom teeth, is crawling and occassionally
 pulling herself up to a standing position.

She giggles and is so happy - and sooooooooo reminds me
 of her sweet and funny momma when she was a baby!


Like the way she sleeps once she learned to roll over.

(Just exactly like her momma when she was this size.)

I just love her cute pink pig pajamas!






Here she is in pink again- 'tho another grainy pic sorry
 - back lighting is awful in pics-
wearing a cute pink bib with bugs on it.

Some of you may remember her nickname is
"Baby Bug."

I snapped this pic fast with my phone the other day
because I caught her in the beginning stages about to make
what we lovingly refer to as "poop face."

i just ABSOLUTELY adore that face!





Her lips disappear and she kinda stares.

Oh my, yes, we do know what that means, don't we?

Let's just say that I don't think potty training
 will be difficult with this one, either.


♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


We're appreciating your prayers lately with our sad troubles.

 And to top it off: yesterday I think I broke my toe. 

Please: keep those wonderful prayers coming, we need them.

XXOOXXOOXXOO

I hope you all are having a wonderful Lenten Season.

I miss you, and hopefully will be back soon.

Until then, enjoy springtime!

God bless!

Michele

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Whether you are Irish or not -
wishing you all a very
Happy St. Patrick's Day!








It is a special day to honor the Irish
 and those who WISH they were on March 17th!

I am also appreciating the eldest daughter
 who gave me this teacup many years ago...
I shall cherish it always.








I would also like thank Deborah from the blog
The Beautiful Matter - on my blog this time-
for honoring me with such sweet St. Pat's gifts 
 upon her visit a few weeks back.

I love Irish Breakfast tea!
 And the two pairs of socks and wee sequined
leprechaun hat are just adorable!







Thanks also to Marina, Mary Beth and Margaret for the cards!





Click here for a beautiful and safe Ireland video.

Also, there is a Netflix series shot in England called
"Escape to the Country" - it's really great, full of
wonderful historical cottages for sale. 

You may enjoy it as much as we are currently.




Been having a very crazy roller-coaster patch of life lately.

In the last 2 weeks we've lost a newborn infant in our family, 
had another nephew born without any complications, 
discovered we had tax fraud. 

(Oh, merciful Lord, please grant me patience!)

And then last night my older brother had a mild stroke.

That's 3 bad things that happened, and it tends to come in threes -
so let's hope and pray it's all behind us now.

Your prayers are appreciated.

I am so sorry if I haven't been around to visit - once things
taper off to be normal - God willing - I will make it up to you
and read, read, read, and comment, comment, comment!

Thanks for your understanding.

And, as always, thank you for your visit.


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
~~~May St. Patrick pray for you all today and always~~~








Friday, March 3, 2017

Random Ramblins

Hi, folks!

Happy Weekend to you all!

I am sharing some random ramblins with you today
just to let you know I am alive and I have not forgotten you!







My son-in-law is a world traveller who just recently
 returned from a visit to Peru.
(He really loved Machu Pichu.)

He brought back this cute knitted hat
that he bought off a sweet little old lady who makes them
to give to baby Vivian-the-niece.

  Here she is modeling it, and showing off her first 2 teeth
(and her cute chubby cheeks!)

Five minutes after they put it on her head
 she bit those cute wee pom poms off the ties. 







We had some 70 degree weather recently
 that brought the crocus into bloom....and
many buds on the trees start to show......
and I just got SO excited about it
 and brought out some transitional spring decor...

HOWEVER, this IS Ohio and I KNOW I cannot go too crazy
 with the early spring decor because
THIS HAPPENS!

 I took this snap this morning.






HOWEVER, I am not letting that little bit of snow
stop me from dreaming of spring's arrival!








I got the pretty glass tray below in the last teacup exchange

I was in - from a dear lady named Margaret.


Here is my post about it, in case you missed it.

Be sure to check my sidebar for the current teacup exchange -
and I posted something about it on my last post.








I bought tulips this week for myself to pacify my need for springtime!

And yes, for here it's much too soon for pussy willows,
but I brought them out anyway!

I wonder if it will ever be warm enough 
 to get out our nests, bunnies, baskets and eggs!!?

(Soon, but not too soon.)

But Lent has begun and it is all just a matter of time, right?







This wee fella from my friend Karen stays out all year.









I had such a busy, whirlwind week!

One of the best things that happened was on Tuesday!
 I met a dear fellow blogging friend;
 Deborah from The Beautiful Matters!

She posted all about our meeting in detail here








I invited my friend Melinda for coffee on Thursday (she hates tea,)
and my friend Dee for teatime today.

(So, yes, I technically had three tea parties this week.)

Mel and Dee knew they were only getting leftovers sweets,
but they acted as though the humble offerings were fit for royalty.





I like the way the teacups have the floral inside.


As always, thank you for visiting!



~Michele


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Stephanie's Springtime Teacup Exchange!



It's that wonderful time again!



The Enchanting Rose



This is an amazingly fun event!

You needn't be a blogger, either!

Go to The Enchanting Rose to sign up -
trust me, you will be SO GLAD you did!

Some of my most favorite blogging friends
started as exchange partners.......

I think you may just find it be the case for you as well. ♥

Hugs always-

~Michele


I made this post "no comment"
 so you don't have to waste any time
to sign up!





Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pretty Pink Valentine Decor


Well, St. Valentine's Day has come and gone for another year
but I couldn't stand the thought of putting my romantic pinks
away for another year till I shared just a few of my pretties.








I have used red many times over the years,
but this year I did subtle, I did less, and I did soft pretty pinks.






I don't know, perhaps I used only pink this time
because usually it is snowing in February here in Ohio;
this time it was warm..... reminding me of sweet spring
just around the corner!








I had a pretty tablescape for six all ready for 
a lovely afternoon tea that never happened.







Life has me so busy lately, and I am sorry for that,
as I so love to host an afternoon tea for my friends.

I grab a cuppa on the go
or sip while working these days.








I must remedy that soon....spring is around the corner....
oh, truly that is the very best of tea party seasons.....
at least for us pink lovers!







As always, thank you for visiting!


~Michele


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Val Day & Winner of Teacup!



HAPPY ST. VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU ALL!

Sure hope your day has been going fabulously!

♥♥♥ Love is in the air ♥♥♥






As promised, I am announcing my teacup giveaway winner
~by Random Generator~


The winner this time is Mona Gabriel

Mona - just let me know where to ship this
and I will get it out for you asap!

Thanks for all who entered the giveaway!

Hugs and prayers!


~Michele