31 October 2008

Cowboys Prayer

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I thought is was a sweet prayer......

Happy Halloween to all the Goblins out there.

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29 October 2008

Photo Tag

Sherry at Edie Marie's Attic tagged me with this. You choose the 4th picture in the 4th folder and tell a story about it. 

This is Brandi, she is a teacup poodle. She is now 2 years old and a sweetie. She has traveled back to my sisters home on the plane and she did so well, I call her my sturdy girl. She now has a sister Daisy that I call my wild child. 

Brandi is a sweet dog, with some weird habits that perhaps only poodles have. She chews her nails, and if you have a hang nail she bites it until it's off and cleaned up. She loves to snuggle. I have a large chest and she loves to sleep on it, like pillows. She's been doing it since I got her. And if your not a large breasted woman and she tries to sleep on you like she does with me, and slips off she gets confused and keeps trying, it's sort of funny to watch. 

That's my baby.......

It's Raining Here.......... Yay..........

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Girl Friends and Blog Sisters



When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'


One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.


But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself .
Those are your best friends.


It may all be wrapped up in one woman,

But for many, it's wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
a couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.

So whether they've been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years.                                                  God has placed these women in your life to make a difference.


Thanks for being in my circle.

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27 October 2008

Upside Down

At first when a saw this I was not sure what I was seeing. But I looked again and it's upside down. Yes, someone decided to build their home looking upside down. It's in Germany. Silly german. I can't imagine the look on the contractors face when they saw the plans for it.  But what a fun imagination this person has.

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25 October 2008

Pink Saturday

A pink Mercury Cougar, is to some a dream come true. I don't know if I could drive this around.

Have a great weekend.........

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24 October 2008

Lipstick Jungle

Are you a fan of "Lipstick Jungle" ?. I didn't see season one and haven't seen a few of the second season. But I have to say, what I've seen I am hooked.  I would like to see Season One. I'll have to look around for it. 

Anyone else out there watch it ?

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22 October 2008

Postcards From The Past

I found a site with old postcards and it's one of my favorite places to go. I love the artwork of the old postcards, with mostly muted colors.  It also shows you how things were interpreted back as early as 1910. 

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20 October 2008

This Isn't Your Regular Pumpkin Decorating

Cinderella's carriage made with junk.

Painted leafs with candles in place of the steam. 
Stacked pumpkins that are painted, and scary faces carved in them.
And jewel embellished.

I found all these on the Better Homes and Garden site. I think the Cinderella one is the best.

Have fun !!


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Store Is Shutting It's Doors

Can you believe it ? After 60 years in business another Department Store is closing it's doors for good. After trying to File Bankruptcy and do their level best to keep a float they called it quits. Instead of having a Christmas Sale, they'll now have a going out of business sale. 

I hated when Montgomery Ward closed their doors. How ever you can still do online shopping with them. 

It's sad to see the old standards going away and never returning.  I shopped both these stores more when I was younger, but as an adult I just never did. How sad. 

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17 October 2008

Wonderful Inspirations

I stumbled on to these at Barnes & Noble a few weeks back, and I don't remember ever seeing these before. There are a lot of wonderful inspirations in both of these. I don't think you can get a subscription of them. They are from  'Meredith Specials' , from Meredith Corp. 

They are great and I recommend these if you don't have them already.

Happy Birthday to my sister Gail. She has her own blog. She's Gone Fishin.

Have a wonderful weekend. See you on Monday.........

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16 October 2008

Go Ahead See Who You Really Are or Were

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are a Bette!


You are a Bette -- "I must be strong"

Bettes are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Stand up for yourself... and me.

  • * Be confident, strong, and direct.

  • * Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.

  • * Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.

  • * Give me space to be alone.

  • * Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.

  • * I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.

  • * When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.

What I Like About Being a Bette

  • * being independent and self-reliant

  • * being able to take charge and meet challenges head on

  • * being courageous, straightforward, and honest

  • * getting all the enjoyment I can out of life

  • * supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me

  • * upholding just causes

What's Hard About Being a Bette

  • * overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to

  • * being restless and impatient with others' incompetence

  • * sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it

  • * never forgetting injuries or injustices

  • * putting too much pressure on myself

  • * getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right

Bettes as Children Often

  • * are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit

  • * are sometimes loners

  • * seize control so they won't be controlled

  • * figure out others' weaknesses

  • * attack verbally or physically when provoked

  • * take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

Bettes as Parents

  • * are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted

  • * are sometimes overprotective

  • * can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

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14 October 2008

All Thrift Store Baby...

I waited for months for the picture with the boy to get marked down. Can you believe it started out at $34.99 at a Thrift store !!!! They finally marked it down to $9-, which is what is should have been all along. The birdhouse .49¢, the little white basket $1.99, and the other frame for $4.99.
It still makes me mad that thrift stores have high prices. This it not new stuff people......

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Last Blossoms of Summer

The last flowers of summer are in my backyard. I was surprised to see the rose bush still pushing out it's buds. It's so nice to go outside and still see them. 

The sun is kissing the blooms.

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13 October 2008

I've Been Baking......

Yes I do bake. Not very often but I do. 

I found this package of Apple Bread at Pier 1 a fews weeks back and thought why not. It's from a mix, and it takes sour cream and chunky applesauce in addition. It turned out yummy !

I left it in probably 5 minutes to long, it's good all the same. Well eat one and freeze the other for another time. 

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11 October 2008

Have A Happy Weekend.......

This Country Inn is in Vermont. And it's for Sale. It's just wonderful.....

Have a great weekend........

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09 October 2008

I've Been Busy !

I've been working on a Duncan Phyfe double legged table. I bought about 4 years back for I think $20 0r 25 dollars from Goodwill. It was in rough shape and I went back and forth thinking do I sand and re-stain or sand and paint. I decided to paint. It's going to replace the table I've had for about 10 or so years that I was given. Now I would like to find different chairs. I have been looking for the Cane Back Chairs or French ladder chairs. I don't need more than 4. I don't have a large dining area. 

The feet on this table are brass. And cleaning them up has been a chore in itself. Three have rust on them and I've been putting Royal Jelly on them to try and restore them. They are taking a bit longer. The other three have cleaned up so well and I am happy with them, it's the rusted ones I am not sure will fair well. I'll just have to keep working on them. I can see the brass coming through, but it's taking it's sweet time. 

The above before picture is not my table. I forgot to take the picture. But the table is the same.

So, that's what I've been up to.

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