Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bedroom Fantasies

 You are thinking what I'm thinking, right?   Gorgeous bedrooms!   The kind that make you want to curl up and stay in bed all day and never leave! The kind with beautiful bedding, wonderful architectural features, and a warm, cozy, comfy feeling!  That's what you were thinking, right?

Here are some of my favorites from Pinterest.




Till next time.......

This week I will be partying at:
Savvy Southern Style
 Beyond the Picket Fence
The Charm of Home 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Old Mixed With New

I was just looking at my friend's face book page and saw this,  I loved it so much I had to post it!  Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars is one of my favorite songs. I was turned on to it by my then 2 year old grand daughter, Kailyn, who is  now a big girl of 3.  It and  All about That Bass by Megan Trainor which by the way, is one of the cutest videos ever, are her favorites! We have on demand on our TV and can watch popular music videos when ever we want.  When the songs were over, she would demand, again and again and.......!  She'd dance fast  and furious  till she would
fall to the floor in a dizzy heap!  Watching her trying to shake her
booty and  do the splits like they do in Megan's video, it's a hoot!

My "sassy" little dancer!

  I thought I hadn't seen anything better then her dancing, but this video comes pretty close!  Someone  had the genius idea of  mixing some of the greatest dancers from Hollywood's golden age to the song, Uptown Funk.  If you're a tad bit older like me,   I'm sure you'll recognize a lot of them.  For those of you "young things" out there who may not have had the privilege of seeing them in  some of these fabulous movies, here are some of their names :
Shirley Temple
Fed Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Judy Garland
James Cagney
Gene Kelly and the " mouse"
Mickey Rooney
Debbie Reynolds
Danny Kaye
Abbot and Costello

Just click on the links and they will take you to the videos,
make sure you have your volume turned on!

Fred and Ginger
I have loved Fred for as long as I can remember, think he's the greatest dancer
of all times and watch his movies every chance I get!


I'm also posting links to the original Uptown Funk and All About That Bass
because they are Kailyn's and my favorites!
(she also loves to dance to Taylor Swift's Shake It Up video but
that's another story)!

Bruno Mars, 

Now let's be honest, did you listen to this song without moving
or did it get you rocking in your seat?
PS.  It just won a Grammy for song of the year!

Here's Megan Trainor's  All About The Bass


 PS. Megan just won a Grammy
 for New Artist of the Year
I hope you had as much fun with this as I did ! 
Till next time.......
This week I will be partying with:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Red 3

It's that time again, Valentines day is right around the corner and since
I'm soooo not a hearts and flowers kind of girl, I'd much rather celebrate
some of my favorite things in my favorite color,

 My picks for 2016

My red kitchen stool and red scale

A vintage red truck. I'd drive it every day

Red tartan hand bag
So love this!

Red canoes
Perfect for lazy days on the lake!

Vintage red  tool box
I have one like this but bigger

Red linens
Red Christmas stockings
My little wooden shoes with red soles
Vintage red clocks
Old red barns
My coffee always tastes better in a red mug
Red thermoses - perfect for coffee to go

Red kitchen cabinets
A vintage red bike

Red snow boots
I sure could have used these when we got our 4inches of snow!

Last but not least, here is one of the few heart things I  own and do
pull out to celebrate the month of February.  This is my vintage
 heart planter that  I got from one of the venders in our
 old store.  I love the patina and the gold arrow.
Happy February!
Till next time........

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Perfect Day

The Holidays are over, hope you all had a wonderful time!  Mine was not as good as it could be,  I got back from CA two weeks before Christmas on Saturday, and by Monday I was sicker then a dog! Someone on that plane wa a BAD germ!  Been that way for the last 4 weeks but am finally feeling a lot better!  Enough of that, on to other things! Since I've been feeling better, I've managed to get the Christmas stuff put away and caught up on all my chores.  Now, I'm ready to relax a bit and enjoy!  I haven't blogged over the Holidays, do to the above and trying to get Christmas together so I'm reposting a post I did way back when I first started blogging.

This is my idea o f the  "Perfect Day". 

I'm going to get up in the morning and drink this

Eat this

(not all of them, silly)!

Lay on this
Sofa & Sectional Collections
Cover up with this
In front of this
Beautiful fireplace...simple mantle decor. Love it... ❤️:
Read this
Cottage Journal | 1/2016 Cover
Watch this
Eat this
(don't think about the calories)! 
After all that, I'll be ready for this
 Pattern Primer: Plaids vs. Checks:
 How about you, is this anywhere close to your perfect day?
Till next time........
This week I'll be partying at:

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Obsession (not dancing with the stars but).....

I haven't done any Christmas posts because I've been in California since the 23rd of November to spend Thanksgiving and help my sister during  her 2nd  knee replacement surgery which she had on December 2nd.  She had the other knee done this time last year, I was out here then too. What that means for me is that I have a lot of Christmas decorating and shopping to do when I get home! I do have my tree up but not decorated and my garland is also up. That's all I was able to get done before I left.  I'm flying home on Saturday, the 12th.  Now, I'm going to tell you about my latest Christmas obsession!  One of my BFs, Marsha, friends since the 7th grade, showed me the dancing elves video she made using  her family members.  I had seen one a few years ago but had forgotten all about them.  I loved it so much, I couldn't make just one, I had to make 3! It seems I can never stop at just one of anything, do I need therapy?  When Marsha was visiting, we had that very discussion about our collecting habits.  Could I have just 1 puppy planter, no.....and I'm not telling how many I have!  Same with my ironstone collection etc.  What does that mean.....well, I think I'm normal.... I'll leave that for you to decide!
To get you started, here's a photo of my favorite vintage elves that are from our Christmas's starting back in the 60's

In January, if you don't buy them, they disappear.  My plan was to
buy them but I forgot and now they've gone! I'm very sad, but then again,
there's always next year!
 Each video is pretty short, so it won't take that long to
watch all three.  The videos according to the web site 
will stay up till January 1st unless you purchase them  
for $1.99 each.
(Be sure to turn up your volume a little for the music and click on the link)
My Elves decorating the house for Christmas in their own special way
 In order of appearance: Josh, Kate, Chris, Aaron (with sunglasses) and Kailyn

My Elves  Partying at the Office
In order of appearance: Josh, Kate, Aaron, Kailyn and little Sarah

This is the last one, promise!
It's for all you cat lover's out there. 
It also has special meaning for me, Kate and her family have moved into their new home
where she is now able to have pets and is taking her cat Jenny to live with them!

The 12 Cats of Christmas
This one stars: Josh, Kate, Aaron, Kailyn and Sarah

Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do!
 Keep in mind, it's not to late to embarrass your family members
by starring them in your own special dancing elves video!!


Once I get home, I may not be able to post again till after Christmas
depending on how much time it takes me to get ready for the big day.
I'm really going to try and not to get stressed, just get done what I want,
not worry about the rest and just enjoy the holiday with these 2 cuties! 

Kailyn, 3 and Sarah who turned 1 on December 8th!
Is time going flying by or is it just me?


Till next time.......

This week I'll be partying with:

Cozy Little House
Cedar Hill Farmhouse
A Stroll Thru Life
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia