Sunday, September 28, 2014

Every Thing I Need to Know . . .

 Like a lot people . . . I grew up with Little Golden Books and so did my children.  I loved them as a child and I still do,  Just something about those cardboard covers, the gold foil bindings, and of course the inside cover . . . "This Little Golden Book belongs to ________".  
I still have a stack of them that I cannot seem to part with.  So I found this book last week and had to get it.  I would love to share every page . . . it is that cute, but that would make for a very long post.  I have picked just a few.  This book would make a fun gift.
 (Each page also has the name of the Little Golden Book that the illustration comes from.)









Friday, September 26, 2014

Murals by Taylor . . .

I am proud to say that his young man is my nephew.  Just thought it would be fun to share this photo of him.  I am waiting to get a copy of this entire article . . . to find out more about his murals.  I have only seen photos of his murals and other work he has done . . . . from what I have seen he is a very talented young man.  Plus I just love the photo of him!
I did find a little more info on this mural project here and here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

family . . .

I'm not really sure what I am going to do with all of them yet . . . but I just kept finding them and before I knew it I had a whole family.  I had the two larger skeletons that I bought last year.  Ashley brought me a small one the other day - (doll size in the photo).  I found the dog a couple of weeks ago . . . and then the other night I saw the cat at bird.  I figured since I had all of that - I may as well buy the two smaller ones and make a family.  I have no idea why I find them to be so much fun.  
Now . . . . what to do with them.,  :)
"There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless."  ~ John Barrymore

What did the skeleton say to the bartender?  
I'll have two beers and a mop.

Why didn't the skeleton go to see a scary movie?
He didn't have the guts.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

selfies . . . .


 This is what I find when I leave my phone sitting on the table unattended.  :)
For some reason . . . I love that face.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

a surprise in my mailbox . . . .

"Be happy, and a reason will come."
~ Robert Brault






I received a box of beautiful handmade cards yesterday from an old friend. They were not all Halloween cards, but of course the Halloween cards are my favorite.  I will have to take some pictures of some of the other ones.  I was so excited when I opened the box . . . there were over 20 cards - each one so detailed and beautifully made.  I love them!  I used a couple last night when I sat down to write letters.  My friend Laurie sells these in a local antique store where she lives . . . says making them is her therapy.  I had to smile at that.  It seems like most people I know who create things - see that benefit.  These cards are going to be great to use in my 365 day mail challenge.

Friday, September 19, 2014

still crazy after all these years . . .





When I was thinking about what we could do special for our anniversary . . . 
I realized that we are already doing it . . . 
"All you need is LOVE ~ LOVE is all you need."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

all orange . . . all day . . .

Just putting all my orange together . . . loving this color right now. 
 It must be in anticipation of Halloween!  

"Orange is the happiest color."
~ Frank Sinatra

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Orange . . .

With Halloween just around the corner . . . I guess everyone thought I needed to get in the holiday spirit.  I came back to work this week and everyone brought me little gifts they found over the weekend.  These two little figurines . . . 
 This dancing Snoopy . . . it plays a fun tune - (that Charlotte loves.)
. . . and this fun skeleton ring.  So cute . . . why wait until October - I wore it today!
I walked through some antiques stores yesterday and couldn't help but get excited about all the cute Halloween stuff . . . and the color orange.
 I've had the color orange on my mind ever since.  :)




I guess maybe I should have had that pink nail painted orange . . . 
maybe next time.  :)