Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26, 2003

A day etched in my heart and mind forever.... Renal Cancer took his life but Not the memories of the wonderful, husband, father and friend that he was....

He may be gone but he lives on in our hearts and minds forever! He has missed out on so much.... I have tried my best to keep his memory alive by talking about him to the grandkids. They sometimes talk as if they knew him! He would of loved them all!

He would of loved ....
* Abigail's Spunky Spirit and kind heart
* Jilane's sassafrassness and laughter
* Capri's sweetness and tenderheart
* Jagger's all boyness
* Otto's dimples and cuteness
* Jaxton's little waddle
* Jamen's sweet spirit
* And somehow I think he already knows our Bulgarian grandson we haven't met yet!

 He would be proud of our daughters and son in laws and the fine parents they are! You don't/can't just erase a lifetime you shared and treasured with someone!

 In my heart always, Nancy

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Houston, I think we have an addiction.....

I am loving the crepe paper.........  burlap is next!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ruffles Everywhere!

I will never look at crepe paper the same again!  I am home today and had plans to do other things (like mow the grass)  but I laid my eyes on this crepe paper and my sewing machine was already out......  need I say more?

So I started ruffling white and thought I might as well add some ribbon since I have enough to last the next ten years.... (unless I put it all on ruffled crepe paper)!  I am thinking girlie birthday parties.... showers.... etc.....


Monday, April 16, 2012

party on a roll

On this gloomy Monday morning I thought I would brighten things up a bit!  A party on a roll what a concept!  One more thing I can add to my "for sale" items to help support the Adoption of my Bulgarian Grandson!  I am thinking of all the color combinations plus just plain colors!  Wouldn't white look awesome for Wedding Decor?

 Last nights Dinner Table all ready and waiting for our Small Group Supper!

 AND this morning with some light... I am loving my Burlap Runner I made, but I still say go see my niece Aaron, who makes them and sells them on her Etsy Shop!

The Tulips are looking beautiful this morning!

Hope you have an Awesome Monday wherever you are!  Nancy

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Afternoon Pictures

Did I ever tell you I heart white tulips?  Our small group is coming for supper Sunday night, so I thought I would buy some..... I bought two glass vases (one fits inside the other) at Wally World for a total of about $6.00, added some black eye peas to the in-between wall it made and ooooohhhh laaaaa laaaaaa a cheap cool vase!
Oh and yes I made a burlap runner.....  my sweet niece makes runners and sells them on her Etsy Shop..... I thought I would try one.... what a mess.... go buy one from her......  Mudpies and Marigolds

AND remember the laundry room we recently finished and I had made vinyl sign with powder room and pantry?  I found these wooden frames at Michaels and painted them and STUCK them to the door!  Love it!

I needed a couple of belated (yeah I am late) birthday gifts so I used fabric transfer paper to put the eat on the napkins!  You just need to do a flip with the print so it prints backwards for ironing on!  EASY PEASY!

AND that is it hope you have an awesome weekend with those you love!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A little project and a vignette or two

While doing a little cleaning today I decided to snap a few pictures...  I made  a little stand for my dish and hand soap....

This little project cost all of about $4.00......

Bunny and felted eggs

Mark brought in a bouquet of Apple Blossoms and they really smell good!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Love, Love, Love Lilacs!  I wish they bloomed all summer!  Things are certainly looking beautiful!  Cannot wait to get started on landscaping!  We will have to plant a lilac bush or two!s

Monday, April 2, 2012

Catching Up!

I have been on the go.... (I know that is nothing new).... but I will try to catch up on here with this post!

I took a tumble a couple of Fridays ago..... Concrete + Forehead = OUCH   Thank God I wasn't seriously hurt.... but I did scratch my new glasses, (one lense is being replaced) put a nice bump on my forehead and some nice bruising!

I traveled south to see about my house.... ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH  the Power Company had given the OKAY when my house was being done six years ago and now they are saying it isn't correct, even though they acknowledge that they did okay it..... might cost me some big bucks to fix it... but we will see how it ends up!

Oh the JOYS!  BUT  I did get to see Amber and her family!  I took the little girls and Otto  shopping.... my favorite thing to do is to buy little girls dresses and thankfully they like to wear them! (yes I do buy for the little boys too, I just really enjoy the dress shopping for girls!)  What fun we had!  We also had to go to TJ Maxx one of my favorite stores to see what they might have for little Miss Abigail who was having a Fancy Nancy Tea Party for her birthday which was this past weekend.... I believe I am the one who gave her the book, so she planned her party around the book about Tea Parties!  We found a cute fluted saucer and a big cup, then Amber and I went to the second hand store the next day and found cups and saucers on the cheap for the party!  She invited 6 little school friends along with her sister and two cousins!  What a fun day we had!  After the party when everyone else left, we filled Easter Eggs with Chocolate and then the hunt was on!  I love every minute I get to spend with my family!  I went to Jala's last week and took Miss Jilane shopping!  (She kept telling me we could go to Walmart cause they have everything!)  So glad that Mark understands about my traveling to see my family!  He doesn't always get to go with me but he does enjoy it when he does go!  The kids all love him and he loves playing with them!  (Jilane informed me the other day that Mr. Mark was such a fun guy!)   He always gives them rides on his shoulders and they stand in line waiting their turn..... Otto cried when he had to get off!

When Abigail and I were in TJ Maxx, I also found a dress form that I thought would be perfect to display my scarves on, but then I decided I would wait and get it at another TJ's on the way home... well let me tell you if you see something in a store that you like you had just better snag it right then and there!  I called ahead to 5 stores and no one had what I was looking for!  So thankfully Angie P. was going to Terre Haute a few days later and she picked it up for me!!! I was very appreciative!
I think I will name her Gabby although she doesn't talk much!

It will be great to display my scarves on when I have a sale!
It does not seem possible that Abigail turned six!  Wow the time has flown!  I retired shortly after she was born and moved to Southeastern Illinois to babysit for my first grand baby and I did that for two years, (of course another one arrived and I babysat for Capri along with Abigail ) till her Mama decided I was having to much fun and she decided to become a stay at home Mom!  So needless to say, I miss seeing them on a daily basis! I wish we lived closer to all of our kids!  I am so thankful that both of my daughters have been able to stay home with their families!  I keep telling Jala and Amber that these are the times of their lives!  All too soon they will be grown and gone!

All ready for a Tea Party!

Capri "little miss photogenic"

Jala and Jilane making a flower!

Abigail looks like she is deciding if her drink taste better out of her fancy cup!

Momma getting a shot of the Birthday girl!

The Birthday girl can read so she read each card!
Mark getting his exercise!

Hunting for Easter Eggs!

Checking out their stash and yes there is an extra girl here.... Abigail and Capri's cousin!

Now that you all are bored to pieces with my pictures.... Hope you have a terrific week!  It doesn't seem possible that Easter is upon us!  Nancy

Living, he loved me,
Dying, he saved me,
Buried, he carried my sins far away,
Rising, he justified freely forever,
One day he's coming,
Oh Glorious Day!!!!!!