31 August 2008

Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend Y'all

Heres to all the Working Women of America. 

Blog Sisters every where, have a wonderful Labor Day with your Families or Friends.

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30 August 2008

The House Is on the Market !

Put this image in your head as really sold and it will sell. My sister Photo-Shopped a sold sign in front of it, so with everyone focusing on the outcome it will send it out to the universe and the end result will come sooner. The house will sell in no time flat. 

Focus, focus, focus.

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29 August 2008


Art Museum by dumpr.net

28 August 2008

Well I Got Her Done

I have to say it was the hardest thing to redo. It had 4 layers of oil based paint, starting with white, yellow, blue and then red. The blue and the red, still wanting to come through and peek their ugly little heads out, which meant that I had to put 2 layers of primer, and 4 layers of white paint. It took paint remover, and sanding to get it done. And it is far from perfect. And at this point I don't care. I put the appliques on the doors. Behind the doors are three pull out drawers that I'll be able to use for more things.

I'll line the drawers with wrapping paper I found at Home Goods. It's a pretty pink rose paper.

So there you have it. After months of talking about it, it's DONE !!!!!!!

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27 August 2008

Daddy's Prayer


A man's daughter had asked the local minister
to come and pray with her father.
When the minister arrived,
he found the man lying in bed with his head
propped up on two pillows.

An empty chair sat beside his bed.
The minister assumed that the old fellow
had been informed of his visit.
'I guess you were expecting me, he said.

'No, who are you?' said the father.
The minister told him his name and then remarked,
'I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew
I was going to show up.'

'Oh yeah, the chair,' said the bedridden man.
'Would you mind closing the door?'
Puzzled, the minister shut the door.
'I have never told anyone this,
not even my daughter,' said the man.

'But all of my life I have never
known how to pray.
At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer,
but it went right over my head.'

I abandoned any attempt at prayer,'
the old man continued, '
until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me,
'Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter
of having a conversation with Jesus.
Here is what I suggest.
'Sit down in a chair;
place an empty chair in front of you,
and in faith see Jesus on the chair.

It's not spooky because he promised,
'I will be with you always'.
'Then just speak to him in the same way
you're doing with me right now.'

'So, I tried it and I've liked it so much
that I do it a couple of hours every day.
I'm careful though . If my daughter saw me talking
to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown
or send me off to the funny farm.'

The minister was deeply moved by the story and
encouraged the old man to continue on the journey.
Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil,
and returned to the church.

Two nights later the daughter called
to tell the minister that her daddy
had died that afternoon.
Did he die in peace?' he asked.

Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock,
he called me over to his bedside,
told me he loved me and kissed me on the cheek.
When I got back from the store an hour later,
I found him .

But there was something strange about his death.

Apparently, just before Daddy died,
he leaned over and rested his head on the chair
beside the bed. What do you make of that?'

The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said,
'I wish we could all go like that.'

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.

I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.*
I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.*
I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU...
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

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25 August 2008

I Love My Sister !

Back in October last year I visited my sister Gail, in Albuquerque. We went to several Antique Shops. So many I can't remember. 

In one shop she found a quilt top and bottom  that had yet to be put together. I mentioned how I liked it and she let me buy it. I left it behind, because she said she would put it together. 

She has far more talent than I do in the sewing field and she's been sewing for years.

So, when she asked me if I wanted some pillows she made a few months back, I said sure. So she boxed them up and sent them. What I didn't know is she finished the Quilt. So she sent that as well.  I love my sister, she has the talent and the know how to do these things. 

She now has a few blogs herself and I encourage you to visit her. One is "Gone Fishin", the other is "For the Love of Old", and  "Screen Doors and Sweet Ice Tea". She goes by Maxine on them, it was our mothers name, and her middle name. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I've been working on the white dresser. The house will go on the Market this Monday, can everyone say FINALLY !!!!

P.S. Since this post my sister now only has the Gone Fishin blog.

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23 August 2008

My Garage Is Full !

As you see my Garage is full. I have brought home the furniture in my parents home here. Now I have projecst to do again. I have the two dark dressers that I want to paint white, one with a mirror.

Then there is the light blond furniture with the art deco handles that is in pretty ruff condition. I don't think I'll be able to put them in my son's room as is. I'll have to replace the fabric on the bench. What the set consist of is, a dresser, bed, dressing table with mirror and bench and  a side table. Now I don't have any idea what to do with blond furniture as far as painting or sanding it down and re-staining. Any and all suggestions are welcome. 

I still need to go back over and clean out just the little things here and there, and then that's it, and it's on the market. I know I keep saying that, but I am only one person, doing a two person job. Thanks for listening to my whining yet again.

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21 August 2008

The French Boudoir

Can you imagine having this in your bedroom ?. It's a little much, but I think it would be fun.
I like the lines of this bed and the other furniture. I could see this in my room and would be very happy.
This is really pretty. The room it's in is sunny and cheerful. I would love to have a bedroom like this in my home. 

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19 August 2008

My Tray Of Trinkets and My Chandelier

My little tray of trinkets. I always look for little things to put in it. 

And my Petite Chandelier, someday I'll hang it at the top of the staircase. I purchased it off of Ebay months ago. 

Laura, from Decor to Adore lost her father. Please visit her, and hold her in your prayers

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18 August 2008

It Sparkles and My Little Shelf Of Treasures

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I am finishing the dresser and will share that soon. My son and I are borrowing a truck from a friend and will be cleaning out the rest of the house and then it's going on the MARKET !!!

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16 August 2008

Have A Wonderful Weekend !

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15 August 2008

In Honor Of Pink Friday

This is in honor of Pink Friday. I thought I'd be different and share something beautiful in nature that we don't really think much about when we want to share. 

This is a Pink Square Anthias - Male. A tropical fish. He's not afraid to wear pink !

No I am not a tropical fish keeper, I just thought I'd be different. 

Have a happy weekend, blog sisters.

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14 August 2008

What's At Your Front Door ?

My welcome sign and this sweet hummingbird plaque. And my doorbell since mine no longer works after the Rat's ate the wire. 

Show me what you have at your front door.

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13 August 2008

It's Picture Time Ya'll

Just wanted to show my little Cameo Ladies. I've had these for years, and have always hung them over my fireplaces. I found them at Thrift Town years back.

And this picture is of my mother. I think she was in her 20's and it was a picture that was taken for her Beauticians license. Yep, my mother use to do hair. The other picture is of our family taken back in the early 70's. And my son's picture, I have this same one on my site. 

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12 August 2008

Furniture Rearranged

So after 10 years here I finally decided to rearrange my living room. Yes, 10 YEARS. When you live in a small place, you don't have much to work with. But yesterday I decided to give it the old college dropout try. 

The couch use to be against the wall under the picture and the floral chair use to be over in front of the patio door. I think the reason I never had it any other way, was I thought it would cut the room in half, since the living room and dining room are so close together. But it's changed and I like it now. I have to get use to the flow of it.

And another little treasure I found in the family bible, was written by my mother. It's sometimes weird to see handwriting of someone who's no longer with us. 

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11 August 2008

Sleepy Time



Yes, this is me. My mother loved to take pictures of me asleep anywhere. I guess I could fall asleep no matter where I was. Even on the toilet. She had no shame. 
Wish I could do that now. 

Now bloggers. Which one do you think I should use as my profile photo ? Vote Below.

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