Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It's Mine!!

I closed on my new home on Tuesday and am so excited to start working on it.  I do not plan on actually moving until after the first of the year because I am going to do a lot of remodeling and after the summer remodeling in my old home, I would really like to get most of it done before I move in.
I am so thrilled and blessed to have this home and be able for Tiffany and the girls to have my present home.  It's working out so well for all of us.  God is really good and has so blessed me this last year even tho it has been a rough year.
I am looking forward to sharing my adventure with you all.  If you don't hear from me, you will know where I am.
I have found so many fantastic Estate sale finds the last month to go into the new home.  I bought two vintage pieces to use as vanities in the bathrooms and they were delivered today and I LOVE them.  I bought them sight unseen on Craig's List.  And no, I did not go look at them by myself.  LOL  Tiffany has threatened me.
I'm starting out with painting in every room.  The lovely elderly couple who lived here have pink and aqua all thru the house - every room.  So, there's going to be a painting party soon.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Congratulations to Winner of Garland Giveaway!!

Congratulations to Su @ Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow for winning the beautiful garland from Tree Classics 40 for 40 Giveaway.

Thanks to all that entered.  We'll be doing another giveaway soon.

As you can tell by looking at their website, they have such gorgeous items.  If you are in the market for anything new for the holidays, I would certainly recommend them.

Thanks to Tree Classics for the opportunity to have this giveaway for my readers.

Enjoy Su!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Amazing Christmas Giveaway

Are you ready for an amazing Christmas giveaway?

A wonderful company Tree Classics contacted me and ask if I would like to be part of their "40 for 40" giveaway.  They are giving away 40 different items from 40 different bloggers. This is their 40th year in business.  That's quite an accomplishment, don't you think?

Tree Classics web site is full of the most gorgeous Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments and other items.  It has been called the "top shelf brand for trees".

I was allowed to choose an item and I chose the Classic Nobel Fir garland. 

Timeless beauty of the Classic Noble Fir adds an atmosphere of love and warmth to your home as you cherish holiday moments with the whole family.

This gorgeous garland is 9' with clear lights.  The plump Real Feel tips are bristling with natural looking green needles for a classic look. 

The prelit LED option comes with a battery pack and timer that will light up your home!

All you have to do is visit their website and look at the beautiful items they have.  Then, just come back and tell me you visited their site and you will be entered in the drawing for the free 9' lighted garland.

I will draw a winner on Monday, November 9th and the garland will be sent out to the lucky winner.

Sign up today and tomorrow!

Good luck!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Very Long Year

I can hardly believe it has been a year since John passed away.  524,700 minutes of life without him.  Sometimes it seems like it was only yesterday and then there are the days when it seems like ages.

Bella has missed him terribly.  She went months without ever going into his bedroom.  She would sit at the door to his room and cry.  If you don't think a dog can cry and mourn, you've never had a dog in your life.

He was missed at the Bronzer Party....

Laynee's fourth birthday....

the birth of Bentley....

the Garth Brooks concert - oh, how he loved Garth....

our 47th wedding anniversary....

all of the construction and redo of the house....

the twin's second birthday to name a few things.

Laynee still talks to him on a regular basis.  She hunts coins on the ground and knows they are love and kisses from her Poppy.

But, our Lord has always promised He would be there for us thru every situation.  And He most definitely has for me.  At the times when I am at my lowest, He sends someone or something to lift my spirits.  I can never repay all of the friends and especially blogging friends who have been such a blessing this last year.

So, today, Tiffany has taken off work to spend the day with me.  We are going to the cemetery and then - who knows what else?  I'm sure it will be an emotional day but God is good and has blessed me with Tiffany who is at my side each and every day and I will survive.

I will take him a dozen yellow roses and tell him how much I love him and how much I miss him.

The quote that has helped me so much this last year is:

"Grief never ends...but it changes.  It is a passage, not a place to stay.  Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of is the price of

Author Unknown

So, I realize that grief is something that is part of being in love with someone so much.  And I also know that I will be reunited with him some day and it will be a glorious reunion.



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