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Monday, August 15, 2011

my world of boxes and bubble wrap

Oh, my, goodness! I have been away a long, long time! I do have a good reason for being MIA......Mr GG, our puppy, Marlee, and I are moving!

Our home sold 17 days after we listed so we have spent the last month and a half packing! Where did all this stuff come from? Even after much purging and setting aside the good stuff for a humongous yard sale, we have mucho stuff. It's like we are living in a warehouse with all the boxes around.....take a look......

every room has stacks like these.....Home Depot loves us!!

Our house is to be tented this week for termites.....pesky little guys.....everyone in this area has them but we will be termite free very soon. Then Thursday, the 25th the big moving trucks arrive to take all our junk treasures to our new home!! Then comes what? UNPACKING!! Yikes!

It is a joy to decorate and get settled into a new abode but the new house is 1200 sq ft smaller......maybe we will have two yard sales!! I just know there will not be enough space to accommodate all. these. treasures. Mr GG will be retiring soon so we are downsizing to a cozy home for two and a puppy!!

So, my bloggy friends, I will be absent a while longer and when this move has been completed I will share the settling in on the other end......

Enjoy the last of the summer months and get those kiddos ready for back to school and we will visit again soon!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!

Happy Birthday, America!!!

Have a fun-filled, safe 4th of July celebration!
While you are enjoying your day of celebration with family and friends,
remember those far from home
fighting to guarantee us the freedom we gained 235 years ago!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June MMP Friday Theme: "Something Old, Something New"!!

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.....all things a bride wants as she walks down the aisle! Treasures usually bestowed on her as gifts
by close friends and family in keeping with wedding tradition!

Grandmother's tiny, well-read Bible; a lovely new piece of jewelry as a gift from her groom; her mother's lacy handkerchief, carried in her own wedding long ago; and the blue garter worn beneath her gown will assure that the bride will begin her marriage traditionally on the "right foot"!

In the current time, we honor the traditions of the past with the way we decorate our homes. Family treasures make our homes warm and cozy. A family quilt worn with love, the tablecloth Mom or Grandma used beneath the plates we now collect to decorate our walls; shining silver; lovely pillows made from vintage needlework; and, yes, even the jewelry from the past that have begun to show up on our necks, wrists and fingers are all treasures whose worth have nothing to do with their monetary value!!

The boutiques at Make Mine Pink have beautiful items to bring the past alive and warm the decor of your homes and jewelry boxes. Visit Grandma G's and the other MMP boutiques and find a meaningful treasure for yourself!
Honor tradition and keep the past alive in your home!!

See you Friday!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Remember Our Heroes!

Make this weekend a special one for you and your families and please stop for a moment to remember those who cannot be with their loved ones because they have paid the ultimate price for freedom and those who are now serving far away. May the Lord bless and keep them all!!

While we enjoy this holiday weekend with friends and family, firing up the grill to eat our burgers and hot dogs, please remember why we celebrate this day. We celebrate our many freedoms fought for and won by brave men and women who today cannot be at home with their families and for those who have given the greatest sacrifice and laid down their lives to guarantee us the joy of this day!
Remember and honor them all!

I will remember this brave WWII soldier, my Dad, who served when called.....and thankfully came home to enjoy the freedom he fought for....I miss you Dad!

Giving thanks to all who gave their tomorrows so I can
have mine! And for those on foreign soil today
still protecting us and keeping us free, stay safe and return
to enjoy the freedom you fight for!

God's blessing to all!

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Color of May is.......YELLOW!!

It's the fourth Monday of the Month so it's time for........

Most of my home is decorated in greens and pinks but I do have a few treasures
and a couple pieces of furniture to share that are YELLOW!

These are some of my favorite things.....hope you
enjoy them.....

Monday, May 16, 2011


What for? Well, Miss Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage has offered to fly me (ok, right now I am HOPING it will be me!) to her fabulously cute home to join in a two bedroom makeover.....with four other super bloggers!! What fun!

Okay, Gina, I'm not the real crafty type but I can offer my services to paint....walls, and flat surfaces like furniture......remember, "not crafty"?:) I am pretty good at room design and collection display so for that I am your girl. I love to have fun, and so want to be there with all of you super blogger ladies and help make new rooms for your sweet daughters, Gina!

Please choose me, know you want to!! I live in the 'lower 48', Southern CA to be exact and I love to travel!! I am looking forward to learning all about blogging from you blogger stars, too!

This is my guest room... and below my guest bath.....all rooms done by me!!

Sending hugs and keeping all things crossed!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Oh, my, we have had our share of April Showers this year!!
I am ready for those gorgeous blooms of May...
how about you?
Here is our first Friday shopping event for the month....

You will find some of the loveliest vintage items covered in the most
gorgeous flowers at the Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event!
Join Grandma G's this week and every Friday this month
to shop for May Flowers treasures!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Greetings!

Joyous Easter Blessings to all of you!
What a joyous day it is as
"He is Risen"!
Have a wonderful day with family and friends!
With love and blessings,

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Join us for the Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event!
Tomorrow, Friday, April 8th!

Come find a "Touch of French" all your own
at Grandma G's
or one of the wonderful boutiques
at Make Mine Pink!


Friday, April 1, 2011


Every year March 31 and April 1 are days of remembering for me
and my brother, Breck.
One happy......April 1....Breck's birthday.....happy b'day brother!

And one remembering the brother Breck and I lost 10 years ago
on March 31st....
We miss you Geoff and love you so very much.
That's Geoff up there on the left of the photo. Just 48 years old
when he was called to heaven.....way. too. young.

Wishing you all many days of happiness and remembering,

Thursday, March 31, 2011

No Foolin' It's Time for MMP Friday Shopping!!

Please join Grandma G's and Make Mine Pink for our weekly Friday themed Shopping Event!
The April theme is "A Touch of French"!!
Oooh-La-La!! Come find French treasures or treasures with the
French feel for your home!

Au revoir!!

Monday, March 21, 2011



...the link will take you to a blog tutorial on how to apply the vinyl letters...
.......easy peasy!

this is the opposite side!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Whether you be Irish or not, may your day be spectacular!
Wear the green and enjoy
a dinner of corned beef and cabbage!

Blessings to you all on St. Patrick's Day!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Flea Market Style for 2011!!!

If you enjoyed the 2010 Flea Market Style then you have another treat in store......the newest issue is here....yes. HERE. at Grandma G's!!

It is every bit as wonderful as last year's issue with amazing Junk makeovers, 397 uses for Bargain Finds and so.much.more!!
Click HERE to go to my website for your copy now!

I also have a few copies of the 2010 issue at a sale price and they can ship with the new issue for one more dollar of shipping cost!!
**overpayment of
shipping refunded through Paypal**

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Please join Grandma G's for the Make Mine Pink 'shopping with a twist' EVERY Friday in February 2011 as we present "Ruffles and Roses"....'ll be glad you did!!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Superbowl Sunday......

Let's go shopping!! Newest item listed at
Grandma G's....
Vintage Fenton Silver Crest Epergne
.....and so much more!!
Come on by for a visit during the game, after the game or even at

Happy Sunday! May the BEST team win!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shopping with a Twist!!

Please join Grandma G's and the boutiques of Make Mine Pink for our weekly
Friday themed shopping event.....
February theme: RUFFLES AND ROSES!!

***VALENTINE SALE continues at Grandma G's!
See items in the "Love is in the Air" category
for 50% discounts!!

Photo Contribution 1: Gail Friend Designs

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

News from Grandma G's!


"Love is in the Air" category only



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Last Chance to shop...Winter Romance!

This is the last week of the Make Mine Pink Friday shopping theme
'Winter Romance'!!
Tomorrow, Friday, January 28th shop with Grandma G's
and the MMP boutiques for items to bring
Winter Romance
to your home!!