Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We have lived here, in this house for 6 years.....we only rent mind you....and we get along with everyone...not too many neighbors and a few kids.  It's only a population of maybe 600 including me.

In the past six years, I can count on 1 hand the number of trick or treaters that have come to our door. 
So this year, once again, I bought candy.  Forget those mixed bags of stuff that noone likes anyways.......forget the smarties....If I am going to eat the left overs, I am eating stuff I this year it's peanut butter cups, kit kat, and tootsie pops(for work)  : )

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Our little dog....she is a chihuahua and rat terrier mix and what a pistol she is!
I found her as a puppy in the parking lot of a local grocery store.  She was there begging me to take her home.  Our other dog Dottie(who is now in heaven having the time of her life) was killed by some neighborhood bully dogs.  This came at a time in our lives where my husband had just come home from a 3 month stay in the hospital.  Needless to say, being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma is frightening enough, then to have your blessed dog killed when you so want to have that comfort of your was just awful.

So I found Sandy, there in that parking lot with her brothers and sisters.  I had to have her for John.
I ran into the store for some puppy chow, stuck her in my purse, got home and out popped her head!!!!  I did not know if it was too soon following the death of Dottie, but hey, I wanted my husband to get well, and keep his mind off his condition.  It was love at first sight.  They are the best of friends.

That was 3 years ago.  Sandy just celebrated her third birthday, and John is still doing very well.  He gets chemotherapy every week.  She is so spoiled.  And smart!!!

That is Sandy......


Friday, October 28, 2011

I can tell when it's fall in Texas....

You know it's fall when your flowers start to perk up!  I don't know what these little pink things are...I bought them at the dollar store.......but they have begun to flower quite some type of mini rose...Oh and look at the new hibiscus plant, I had not seen the flowers on this one yet this bloom is at least 5 or 6 inches.

I have been on vacation this week, packing for our big move!!!  Instead of cleaning and packing, I cannot stay away from making something......

Here is a piece of mixed media artwork I created.  It will be for sale in my Etsy store soon.

Happy Friday!


Thursday, October 27, 2011


Stumpy thinks he needs to get our 5 AM on our days off. 
Wake up to purring that sounds like a chain saw toy my Grandson had......a wet nose in my face....15 lbs of cat weight, climbing all over us. 

This cat who eats twice a day and weighs 15lbs is the sweetest manx cat.  Meet Stumpy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I have to say that with all the sites out there...the blogs....Etsy....all the youtube tutorials.....I have found my inner crafter!

I have dabbled in painting, sewing, crocheting....One of my first projects was this owl pillow.

  I made him from an image I saw in a magazine......Their pillow was for sale for $75....well of course..I thought....."I can make that"! 

Hw was made from some vintage interior design fabric scraps....all cut and appliqed. 

I think he is a hoot!!!!!

Well, as it tunred out, I wrapped him as a gift for my daughter, who cherishes him so much, he is kept out of sight and dirty hands.....away fom viewing pleasure....

Oh well.

Have a great day..