Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas - here are some highlights since the last we talked... 

Mr. Jaxen  is really growing and he is cute - he is at the "mine" stage and wanted my camera - what a fabulous picture

The is my grandmother and daughter Shelley at my son's 28th b-day on December 18
 Here is the birthday boy in his new requested bib-overalls that I purchased at Sears online and had them shipped to  local store - it was fast an easy this brand is Craftsman and he was very pleased

This is his sister, Shelley's, foot LOL

This is my prized gift that my Aunt Cathy gave me Granny's estate - she put a note with it saying she had it as long she had known her so it's way older than me - I love it!!

I do need a better bulb in it though

My daughter gave me this picture frame and I decided to put their family photo in it - last year's Christmas pictures - Jaxen has really grown
My son got me this cook cookbook stand - I love it as well

My son also got me a new cake stand

This is the scarf that my gma gave me - it is absolutely beautiful

 Jaxen gave me rose that will never die
Changed the house over from Christmas

  Man it looks so much larger with just using the bench as a table
I love this bench as a side table

  My daughter Shelley also got me this cool hanger - pictured is my Christmas shower curtain drying :)
This is my son Randall, grandson Jaxen, and daughter, Shelley love them, love them and below is Randall, me, Jaxen, Shelley, and my gma

my beautiful tree!!

Christmas bedroom :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tired in a Good Way

More older pictures from May - I am so tired tonight but have so much to do. Learning a new job, trying to pull productivity numbers, customer service week, and accounting homework....Trying to fit it all in. I am not getting to walk in the mornings at work, nor did I get the gym in today..I must figure out how to get those things in because I have put on some weight and I need to lose that and then some. I just don't want my new fellow managers to think I am a slacker but I guess I am just going to have to decide what is more important. I also seem to have developed heartburn or sour stomach when I eat peanut butter and I love peanut butter. Last two times I have eaten it I felt sick to my stomach and belching (sorry if that is too much information). I am guessing this is the part of the aging process....BOOOOOO
I love this blouse that I got at JCP - it's orange and has my two other favorite colors of brown and yellow - that jean jacket was also a great find at Ross's. Jeans are getting too tight :( The relaxed our dress code at work so that we can wear jeans and since you know I must have rules..I decided that one week I would take my "work" tops and pair with jeans and the following week wear my normal "work clothes" but I must admit I do prefer dressing up for work.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Blues

The weekend was pretty nice - I did not accomplish as much as I wanted but did get a good handle on my school work. I only have two tasks to get completed to turn everything that is due tonight. I did not get as much done on my house and I did not make it to the Greenway :( I really have to get a handle on my weight again and the lack of exercise is really showing on my buttocks. This week is Customer Service Week and I love, love customer service week. I have gotten to participate in the planning and have really enjoyed it. Hopefully all our plans will go smoothly and the employees enjoy themselves - and me too :) Have a great Monday!!
I cannot figure out if I think this pants are gray or navy - but I do love them - now to get my hips back in proportion - this is also an older picture from May.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I spent the day alternating between accounting homework and cleaning my house - I did get my kitchen a little less cluttering looking and for that I am very happy. I only got the front half of the house completed so I will work on the back half tomorrow and I am hoping to go to the Greenway -it was cold here today - to go from 90's to upper 50's is a shock to the system. These are some older outfit pics but I love this scarf..


Kristine and I had lunch on Friday and she gave me the prettiest picture she had taken for my new office, the mums below in the fantastic coffee can - I thought it was vintage but it is actually a coffee her husband loves. I think it looks perfect on my new shelf in the living room.

She also made me this pot but I am still looking for a home for it and some contents. My new boss told me she was getting a piece of a spider plant and that might look pretty good in that...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Past Two Months Smiles

So I am trying once again to get back in the swing - this attempt at the Master of Accounting is really kicking my booty and sucking up all my time. So I wanted to share some smiles for the past couple of months. First -look how much my grandson has grown - WOW. He does the most bizarre thing whenever I come to his house to visit - as soon as he see me he starts to cry - it breaks my heart. He does warm up to me but I cannot figure out for the life of me the issue.. Isn't he the cutest?

So I finally got another management job where I have worked for the past 16 years and my old team sent me off in style - here is me acting goofy at our lunch at a marina. Eating lunch there made my fantasize how cool it would be to live on a houseboat. I shared that with my grandmother and she said funny I should want that - most of my ancestors lived on houseboats - she herself grew up on a houseboat - how cool is that? Oh speaking of work... my Best friend has started her blog (finally) you should check her out...

Changed the house over to fall and you know I am in love with those yellow sheers that I purchased at JCP so I decided that yellow would a good fall color in my "dining area". I don't know why but one Sunday while doing laundry when I stepped out of the laundry room this was my view and it brought so much peace to me

I also bought these FANTABULOUS curtains for my living room from JCP - the color is hunagarian paprika - I love love these curtains - you remember for my birthday my grandmother got me this really pretty Christmas tree - well - I envision my tree in this window framed out by these curtains. Only problem is that the curtains do not hit the floor but I am hoping it will still be okay.

Here is another shot of the yellow in the dining - I did not have any tie backs so I got two of my beaded bracelets and used them for ties. I think it turned out pretty good - still on the hunt for some affordable burlap curtains

The spare room - funny Gizmo matches it :)

Decided to take my circle sheers and put something different up - excuse the mess - we obviously really use this room :)

My room - I am tired of this comforter but the only "fall" light weighted I can put on - I adore my burnt orange comforter but it is really heavy and Mr. Man complains it's too hot so I have to hold off and wait until winter for that one

and the one little bathroom.....

I love buying myself a little bouquet of flowers when I am at Krogers - they really bring a smile to my face. That book God's Given Eye is from a friend of mine - she loves photography and found a neat way to tie her pictures to scriptures to help people remember scriptures. You should really check it out e-book is located and hardcover or paper back It is beautiful and she gave me a signed copy as a gift. I love it.


My biggest smile is this cabinet for my laundry room - it makes this room soooo much nicer - the cabinet was in my aunt Cathy's house - her father-in-law built it back in the early 70's the counter top is the original as well - she is updating the kitchen and said I could have it - I jumped on it and really love it because it not only makes this room but it has sentimental value - Doesn't it look great in there? The bottom picture is the before where I had a table in there to fold clothes - this works out sooo much better and looks soooo much cleaner

Before....Huge difference - isn't funny how changes can make a room "feel" differently?

How have YOU been? Hope you are finding a lot to smile about...Have a great weekend - Fall is coming to TN going to be cooler this weekend - I have really put on the weight so I just might have to visit my old love the Greenway...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Happy Week Reflection

I really enjoyed being off last week and back to the routine today. These capris my grandma got me match this blouse perfectly as well..

I changed the house over for summer - I put those beloved yellow curtains in the guest room since those window are smaller and I could get away with just put one panel on the windows  and I think they go very well with this comforter- I love how it looks coming down the hall with the yellow hue...

Decided to put the duvet on my bed this go around with the orange curtains - I really like this as well

I like the yellow ones in the living room better but I need change these white ones looks crisp in the living room and now that I know I can hang one panel per window in the guest room - you will be seeing them in there as well :)

I enjoyed going to the pool just about every day this past week - the weather was absolutely perfect - sunny and hot - Friday was Free Swim Day and I was horrified when I got there to see those 4 buses but when I found out it was for a good cause I kinda felt badly for grumbling when I first got there :)

The one day that Mr. Man thought his back and knee could handle a short ride - the bike broke down and ate my emergency money that I had put away :(

My daughter posted these on Facebook - Jaxen has discovered the broom and enjoyed playing with it.. :)

Hope you have a fabulous week and pray I can get back in the swing of things. I will be looking to schedule my week off in July .... :)