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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Out of the stress of 2011 and into a New Year.....

I owe my readers an apology for my long absence.....a hibernation of sorts. It has ended and I am re-entering "life" in 2012!

Mr. GG and I have moved....the biggest stress of the year....and now we are working on getting settled in our new house. We are at the time of life when we want to minimize our work and our last home was more than we needed to be responsible for. It was our favorite home and we do miss it but NOT all the care. Mr GG will be may be retiring this year......hard to get a man to leave a job he loves! Anyway, 2012 will be a time of fun...some short travel, making our new house into a home and time to R.E.L.A.X.!

This hiatus has also been a time for way too much illness on my part and 2012 promises to be a better year in that regard as well! I was down for several weeks at a time suffering from a chronic condition then we totally missed Christmas and nearly New Years as well due to two bouts with the flu. I've opened the doors and the fresh breezes have blown out the germs so I'm ready to go!

Grandma G's and this blog have been dormant too long. I am readying new products to list and hope to be back in full swing very soon. I have missed my business and the interaction with all of my customers and friends.....don't give up on Grandma G's...

Hoping 2012 will be a wonderful, productive and happy year for all of us!!

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.....