a salvage junkie’s dream

Today two of my closest friends thought of me and asked if I wanted something they didn’t want anymore. Isn’t it wonderful to be loved and thought of by others.  I was tickled pink when I heard what it was.  Then I was giddy when I received a text with photos of what they wantedContinue reading “a salvage junkie’s dream”

Oh Happy Day!

“Happy Birthday Haley” It’s a glorious day! Could you say no to this face? I can’t…and rarely do. So when she asked me so sweetly one day; “Grandma, can you make a skirt for me?” Of course I said yes. and when she brought me this dress and said; “out of this?” I said…Yes! TossingContinue reading “Oh Happy Day!”


Daffodils by William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way,Continue reading “Daffodils”

Kerrville…Fun to Go, Hard to Leave; a story of how I cope!

I’m back from my visit to Kerrville and it’s bittersweet… Always fun to go and so very hard to leave… because of these fabulous five…look at all of those delicious cheeks! If you’ve never been to the Kerrville or any of the Hill Country in Texas then you need to add it to your bucketContinue reading “Kerrville…Fun to Go, Hard to Leave; a story of how I cope!”

Deep Sea Dumpster Diving…

It is what it is…but so much more! Because you see I pulled these skirts out of the dumpster when we were on vacation at the beach in Surf Side, Texas this past July.  No really that is just how it happened. But of course there is a back story! You see we went toContinue reading “Deep Sea Dumpster Diving…”

Going Back Home…

Our daughter, son in law and their four children (four of our 9.5 grandchildren) recently visited our home for ten days. Actually the grand children were here for 10 days, mom and dad hopped on a plane and flew to Boston for a conference and it just so happens that it was also their 12thContinue reading “Going Back Home…”

Beach Side Vaca Inspires Creative Ideas: Shabby Cottage Wall Crosses

I’m going to the beach! I honor of my down time and get myself in the beach mode I think I’ll share with you some of my favorite beach decor.  I’ve always dreamed of having several houses with different decors.  I love the whitewashed look that lends itself to breezy warm days of summer onContinue reading “Beach Side Vaca Inspires Creative Ideas: Shabby Cottage Wall Crosses”