Sunday, April 19, 2015

Not Bragging On Myself...


Hello, Dear Ones! Hope you've all had a nice weekend. I got a sweet surprise in the paper and wanted to share it with you. We have a very small little branch of the main library that is very close to our house and I pop in from time to time. This time I was looking for gardening books. A young lady met me at the door with a pad and camera and asked if she could interview me and snap my picture. Why sure she could!
As you can tell, I was tinkled pink and was grinning like the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland! I really didn't say but a sentence but she put me in her tiny little article anyway. I was so honored and just wanted to share my joy with you and not so much my silly snap (I've gained 10 pounds this winter!).

If you'd like to see the little article you can click HERE

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Cover of The Rolling Stone ( just because it's fun!)

Well, we're big rock singers
We got golden fingers
And we're loved everywhere we go..... (that sounds like us)
We sing about beauty and we sing about truth
At ten-thousand dollars a show..... (right)
We take all kinds of pills that give us all kind of thrills
But the thrill we've never known
Is the thrill that'll gitcha when you get your picture
On the cover of the rollin' stone
(Rollin stone.....) Wanna see my picture on the cover
(Stone.....)Wanna buy five copies for my mother..... (yes)
(Stone.....)Wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the rollin' stone.... (that's a very very good idea)
I got a freaky ole lady name a cocaine Katy
Who embroideries on my jeans
I got my poor ole grey haired daddy
Drivin' my limousine
Now it's all designed to blow our minds
But our minds won't really be blown
Like the blow that'll gitcha when you get your picture
On the cover of the rollin' stone
(Rollin stone.....) Wanna see our pictures on the cover
(Stone.....) Wanna buy five copies for our mothers..... (yeah)
(Stone.....) Wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the rollin' stone
(talking) Hey, I know how
Rock and roll.....
Ah, that's beautiful
We got a lot of little teenage blue eyed groupies
Who do anything we say
We got a genuine Indian Guru
Who's teaching us a better way
We got all the friends that money can buy
So we never have to be alone
And we keep getting richer but we can't get our picture
On the cover of the rollin' stone
(Rollin stone.....)Wanna see my picture on the cover
(Stone.....) Wanna buy five copies for my mother..... (wa wa)
(Stone.....) Wanna see my smilin' face
On the cover of the rollin' stone
On the cover of the rollin'.......
Stone.....) Wanna see my picture on the cover
(talking) I don't know why we ain't on the cover, Baby....
(Stone.....) Wanna buy five copies for my mother
(talking) We're beautiful subjects....
(Stone.....) Wanna see my smilin' face
(talking) I ain't kiddin', we would make a beautiful cover....
On the cover of the rollin' stone......
(talking) fresh shot, right up front, Man.....
I can see it now, we'
l'll be up in the front....
Smilin', Man......
Ahh, beautiful.......
~ sung by Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Life Is So Good

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I've missed you all so much!! I have been just so busy and wanted you to know I did read all of your comments on my Spring home tour and thank you so much for commenting. You probably didn't hear from me because my tiny self has being so busy!!
Hope you all had a wonderful blessed Easter. We certainly did.
 Here we are posing after church with our little family.
 This is Mr. Precious' sister and husband. Look how dear sister in law and I match! We didn't even plan that! We're just so talented. ;)
 Our family left and on the same day some of our life long friends came to visit. We took them to the Saratoga race tracks for a little viewing of the horsies.
 A man came by and gave us all caps. Oh, by the way, I really don't have clown colored checks but it sure does look like it here! These are phone snaps.
 We've been friends for over 40 years! That's a long time. Just to brag on our friends - their daughter was Miss Texas a few years back.
Then the snow melted,YAY! We all went outside and have been enjoying the nice weather.

 Then...it was free ice cream day at Ben and Jerry's. Of course we had to find one and the ice cream shop just happened to be at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! It's a lovely campus in Troy.
 Then...Kiki had a baby! Yes, she did! Isn't she just a little doll? Mr. Precious is just thrilled to death.
Now when we go RVing we'll just take the baby, named Smartie, and explore. Kiki is compact enough that we can take her almost anywhere but it's work to hook and unhook her to get around. We think this little Smart Car will be the perfect ticket! 
I may be a little sporadic in  my posting as you can see we have an almost blank canvas to take care of in the back yard. Gotta find out what will grow back here because when the leaves come out on the trees - it will be all shady. Oh, you can see the sunroom. I call it "The Ark" as it looks like half of Noah's ark to me! I'm a very visual kind of gal, you see. :) Well, looking at these photos, I can see the sunroom looks like a big ole bus too. :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Daydream

What a day for a daydreamin' boy
And I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin' 'bout my bundle of joy
And even if time ain't really on my side
It's one of those days for takin' a walk outside
I'm blowin' the day to take a walk in the sun
And fall on my face on somebody's new mowed lawn
I've been havin' a sweet dream
I been dreamin' since I woke up today
It's starrin' me and my sweet dream
'Cause she's the one that makes me feel this way
And even if time has passing me by a lot
I couldn't care less about the dues you say I got
Tomorrow I'll pay the dues for droppin' my load
A pie in your face for bein' a sleepy bulltoad
And you can be sure that if you're feelin' right
A daydream will last along into the night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may pick up your ears
Or you may be daydreamin' for a thousand years
What a day for a daydream
Custom made for a daydreamin' boy
And now I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin 'bout my bundle of joy
~ sung by the Lovin Spoonful


Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Home Tour

Hello, Dear Ones and I want to wish you all a blessed Easter! I thought I would give you a little Springy home tour today so come on in.
 On my front door I poked up a little metal container filled with faux blooms to delight my neighbors eyes! :)
 The living room is all springed up. As you can see I have the Easter presents for my little grandchildren waiting for them on the sofa.
 You may remember this vase of flowers and my little shy bunnies were on the dining room table but I moved them in here so I could set the table for our guests.
 A little Easter vignette on my table in the window.
 Dawndie (her name is Dawn but I call her Dawndie) who blogs at Creative Cain Cabin offered this darling NEST watercolor and I had to download it and print it out. Isn't it cute?
This little arrangement is on the top of my piano.
My Easter/Spring mantel in the den.
Come on into my kitchen and I'll get you some tea.
 Here you can see how I've set the table in the dining room for our Easter lunch. I've used my Butterfly Meadows china and alternated clear glass goblets with purple ones. I'm so talented like that! :)
I was really having fun so I poked everything I could find down on my table. Lots of candy...help yourself. 
 I just had to try the bunny ears fold for my napkins! I love this, don't you?
You may have seen my buffet earlier and now I've taken away all of my transferware and just added a couple of little cuties so I would have a place to put our food.
 This is the last vignette to show you here in the sunroom. The sun has been shining in here and warming it up nicely. Our snow is finally beginning to melt! Hallelujah!
 I haven't shown you much of this room yet as I'm still not finished with it. The table and chairs were left by the previous owner and I thought I'd poke them out here. We have eaten out here and it's quite nice looking out at the snow woods. :) I've thought about painting the cane on these chairs white and the table too but hubby doesn't want me to paint the table because it's oak. Heck, I don't care if it's oak or not. I think it would look much better if it were white, don't you? See the darling little secretary on the right side? I picked it up last year for $20 and it is going to get a paint job just haven't decided on what color yet.
Here's the other side of the sunroom. I guess you've noticed how the windows curve so it's almost impossible to put up window treatments of any kind. I guess I really don't need them I'm just greatful to have a place for my wicker furniture. When I spiff it up some more I'll show it to you again.

Okie dokie. I'm going to have to take a break for a couple of weeks as we have family from Maryland who have come in today and will be with us through Easter. I'm having all of the family over for Easter lunch after church. I'm so happy! The very day our family leaves, we have friends coming to visit us for a while. So, needless to say I'm gonna be busy.

Just know I love your comments and will read each and every one of them but won't be able to respond to you until I get back! Happy Easter and God bless you all!

You're all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Easter Song

Hear the bells ringing
They're singing that you can be born again
Hear the bells ringing
They're singing Christ is risen from the dead

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the word, He has risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah

Hear the bells ringing
They're singing that you can be healed right now
Hear the bells ringing, they're singing
Christ, He will reveal it now

Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah, hallelujah

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah
He's risen, hallelujah
Hallelujah 
~ sung by  2nd Chapter of Acts


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eastering on the Dining Room Table

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm certainly enjoying seeing your Easter decorations. So...
I set up a little centerpiece on my dining room table just for you. Well, and for back to back company that's coming. I think I forgot to tell them that my house is not quite in order yet. I'll tell them not to look into the closets and stuff! :)
Okay! I found this container at a thrift store and fell in love with it and knew it would make a perfect place for some of my fauxs! I just love my fauxs and my fauxs love me.
So I poked in as many springy fauxs that I could and thought it looked pretty nice.
See? Do you like it?
Also poked down a couple of bunnies. They are really pretty shy but oh so cute.
Just going a little simple in here and that's okay. It'll be easier to take this off the table when we get ready to poke some food down!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Take It Easy

Well, I'm running down the road
tryin' to loosen my load
I've got seven women on
my mind,
Four that wanna own me,
Two that wanna stone me,
One says she's a friend of mine
Take It easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
and take it easy
Well, I'm a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin' down to take a look at me
Come on, baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is
gonna save me
We may lose and we may win though
we will never be here again
so open up, I'm climbin' in,
so take it easy
Well I'm running down the road trying to loosen
my load, got a world of trouble on my mind
lookin' for a lover who won't blow my
cover, she's so hard to find
Take it easy, take it easy
don't let the sound of your own
wheels make you crazy
come on baby, don't say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is
gonna save me, oh oh oh
Oh we got it easy
We oughta take it easy 

~ sung by The Eagles


Monday, March 30, 2015

Springy Mantel

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm finally getting my Easter decorating done. With company coming for Easter, it's amazing how fast I can move when I have too! :)
 Okie dokie! Now first you'll see the chains still pulled up on the cuckoo clock because it needs to get fixed. Then the quilt is spread down on the cushions of the sofa because my little grandchildren come over all of the time with snotty noses that get wiped all over everything and sticky little cookie crumbed fingers, well, you get the picture. The chenille fabric is just a little bit too dainty for that! I share this with you because I love you! :)
 Now since that is all cleared up, over to the fireplace we go.
 I decided since my mirror is so very plane (but I'm sentimental about it) I would hang some plates on either side. I think it helps fill out the space.
 I found these white lanterns and poked them up here. I'm thinking they may be too white and might have to do something to them after I dismantle the mantel! That sounds cool, huh? :)
 Any way, I poked in a couple of my favorite little bunnies. One little bunny even has a nest with eggs in it to keep him company.
Love my little lidded bunny dishes and I poked them all over the mantel.
 I made this wreath and it's twin years ago for my two front doors in Texas. I thought, why not just hang one up to celebrate Spring! I'm so talented like that you know! ;)
 Plates, lanterns, bunnies and a wreath. I also tossed in a little green leafed vine I had and thought how neat it would look if I had some of those little LED twinkly lights spread though it. I looked at a few places and couldn't find any. Oh, well...
 There you have it, my Easter mantel that will probably stay this way for a couple of months. I even lit the fire for you, actually I just turned a knob because...
We're still covered up in snow! Can I vent now? Waaa!!! Waaa!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

I'm A Believer

I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me.
Love was out to get me
That's the way it seemed.
Disappointment haunted all my dreams.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

I thought love was more or less a given thing,
Seems the more I gave the less I got.
What's the use in tryin'?
All you get is pain.
When I needed sunshine I got rain.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried. 
~ sung by The Monkees