Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I've Fallen!!

Hello, Dear Ones! Can you believe the month of September is almost over? Where did it go? Well, I lost almost a month with our traveling. Some of you have asked about our trip and I'm working on it and when I get things organized I'll post all about it on my travel blog "You, Me and Little Kiki". I'll certainly let you know when. Okie dokie...
 Well, I love Fall and I just had to start pulling out my Fallen things to get my house decorated! So we'll start in the entry. I love this little olden table that belonged to my mother and I just always have to have a doily or cloth on it.
 My little doggy just begged to be a Fallen doggy! I know he is not standing on a pun'kin but it's round and the right color so I just poked down a couple of glass pun'kins and I had my decor trio!



I am known to be a lazy decorator at times and I patted my tiny self on the back because I did it again. I've used my existing floral and just added some pun'kins and a few cat tails and it went from summer to fall in a few seconds!
 Peek-a-boo! I see you and you're so cute!
Hope you've enjoyed my little cheating Fallen entry table. I'll be trying to get more decorating done around here. I had a bad reaction to eating some freshly made horseradish on Sunday and after going to the doctor and taking Benadryl, my head feels like it's in a bucket and my ears are ringing! You know how delicate I am! :) Well, I'm drinking, drinking water and trying to get this out of my system.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Let's Get It On  (forgive me)


I've been really tryin', baby

Tryin' to hold back this feeling for so long

And if you feel like I feel, baby

Then, c'mon, oh, c'mon

Let's get it on

Ah, baby, let's get it on

Let's love, baby

Let's get it on, sugar

Let's get it on

We're all sensitive people

With so much to give

Understand me, sugar

Since we've to be here

Let's live

I love you

There's nothing wrong with me

Loving you, baby no no

And giving yourself to me can never be wrong

If the love is true

Don't you know how sweet and wonderful life can be

I'm asking you baby to get it on with me

I ain't gonna worry

I ain't gonna push, won't push you baby

So c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, baby

Stop beatin' 'round the bush

Let's get it on

Let's get it on

You know what I'm talkin' 'bout

C'mon, baby

Let your love come out

If you believe in love

Let's get it on

Let's get it on, baby

This minute, oh yeah

Let's get it on

Please, let's get it on

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, baby

Stop beatin' 'round the bush

Oh, gonna get it on

Threaten' you, baby

I wanna get it on

You don't have to worry that it's wrong

If the spirit moves ya

Let me groove ya good

Let your come down

Oh, get it on

C'mon, baby

Do you know the meaning?

I've been sanctified

Girl, you give me good feeling

~ sung by Marvin Gaye



Monday, September 26, 2016

It's Good To Be Home

Hello, dear ones! Oh, my heart is just breaking, as most of yours are, as I found out our dear sweet Pat from Back Porch Musing passed away! Her blog was one of the very first I ever visited before I started blogging. She will be missed so much. My prayers go out to J and her family. Please join me as we lift them up in prayer.
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It's so good to be home. Some of you may know that Mr. Precious and I took a very long trip and were gone for three weeks! We drove 5,000 miles in Kiki and then another 1,000 in Itsy! We drove through 20 states, yes we did.
Are you ready?
New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Whew!
 We thought we would be gone even longer but our little grandson, Campie's birthday was September 18 and we just had to get back to celebrate with him.
 Here is our little birthday boy! I'm sure all grandmas think this, but he really is the most loving, sweet little boy. There will probably come a day when he won't be so free with his kisses.
 He loves firetrucks and his mommy made him a special cake. She's really good at this!



Then there were presents! Carter was so helpful!
 Then over to our house for a special toy! Mr. Precious bought Campie a remote controlled car!
 Needless to say, it was a great big hit with both kids.
 Watch out, Campie, here comes the green car!
 I've been trying to get around to visit you all and I've got a lot of catching up to do, but I'm seeing so much beautiful fall appearing at your homes so I went out and bought some pumpkins and tried to fall up the porch. Oh, here's a tidbit ~ speaking of home, when we got home there were a slew of little gnats in the kitchen! I thought maybe I had left out a banana or something but no! Anyway, I looked on Pinterest and found a solution and it works! I poured a little bit of apple cider vinegar into a little bowl and then added one squirt of Dawn dish washing liquid and stirred it up. I put a cover of plastic wrap over the top and then with a sharp knife made a little slit in the top of the wrap. Let me tell you those little gnats were diving into this stuff! I've done this for about four days and this morning there were only three little boogers in this concoction! I didn't want to use a spray so this is safe and it really works. Just thought I'd share that with you.


 Little pumpkins are marching up the front steps and I'm hoping the squirrels aren't seeing these because they'll start chewing on them very quickly! One of you told me to put Vaseline on them and I did that last year and it worked until the little boogers rubbed it off!
 Here's a little spot by the front door.
 I want to get a 'real' mum to poke up here but didn't see any I liked when I bought my pumpkins so I made a faux arrangement and it will do for a while.
 It doesn't show up very well, but I wanted to add a fall leaf garland above the door. Can you even see it?


I'm embarrassed, I'm lazy because I'm using the same fall wreath I've had for a million years. I bring it out each year thinking I'm going to make another one, but I don't! We'll, I like it I guess.
 A little fallen sign to great folks when they walk up to the house.
 Then I bought a new fallen flag and you can tell it's new because it's full of fold lines! Hopefully they'll fall out soon.
I'll try to get my fall decorating on in the house soon but for now we're really enjoying our time with our babies! Did I tell you it's good to be home? Yes, ma'am, it is!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Back Home Again

 There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rolling in,
the afternoon is heavy on your shoulders.
There's a truck out on the four lane, a mile or more away,
the whining of his wheels just makes it colder.

He's an hour away from riding on your prayers up in the sky
and ten days on the road are barely gone.
There's a fire softly burning, supper's on the stove,
but it's the light in your eyes that makes him warm.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.

There's all the news to tell him, how's you spend your time,
and what's the latest thing the neighbors say?
And your mother called last Friday, "Sunshine" made her cry
and you felt the baby move just yesterday.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.

Oh, the time that I can lay this tired old body down,
and feel your fingers feather soft upon me.
The kisses that I live for, the love that lights my way,
the happiness that living with you brings me.

It's the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you.
It's the little things that make a house a home.
Like a fire softly burning and supper on the stove,
the light in your eyes that makes me warm.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.

Hey, it's good to be back home again.
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend.
Yes, and hey, it's good to be back home again.
I said hey, it's good to be back home again. 
~ sung by John Denver


Thursday, September 22, 2016

I'm Back! Kinda

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted you to know we are back from our long long RVing trip. We got home Saturday night. We celebrated our little grandson's third birthday on Sunday and the rest of the week has been filled with doing laundry, laundry, grocery shopping, unpacking Kiki, trying to clean the dust and cobwebs out of the house. You know how it is. Not to mention - I'm weary! So bear with me and I'll be back in a few days.

Oh, how I've missed you all. Sometimes we would have internet service at our camps and sometimes not. More than not though, they would say they had free wi fi but the signal was so weak I couldn't do anything. So I have lots of catching up with you all and I see you're all getting ready for fall. I've got to get on the ball or it'll be Christmas before we turn around!

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

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Back In The Saddle Again 

 I`m back in the saddle again
Out where a friend is a friend
Where the longhorn cattle feed
On the lowly gypsum weed
Back in the saddle again
Ridin` the range once more
Totin` my old .44
Where you sleep out every night
And the only law is right
Back in the saddle again
Whoopi-ty-aye-oh
Rockin` to and fro
Back in the saddle again
Whoopi-ty-aye-yay
I go my way
Back in the saddle again
I`m back in the saddle again
Out where a friend is a friend
Where the longhorn cattle feed
On the lowly gypsum weed
Back in the saddle again
Ridin` the range once more
Totin` my old .44
Where you sleep out every night
And the only law is right
Back in the saddle again
Whoopi-ty-aye-oh
Rockin` to and fro
Back in the saddle again
Whoopi-ty-aye-yay
I go my way
Back in the saddle again
~ sung by Gene Autry


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Dollar Tree Doll Furniture

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, Mr. Precious and I are still out traveling and we're heading back to New York. Hope you've been following along with me on Facebook. I've been trying to post a couple of times a day showing where we are on our journey. I wanted to share a little post with you about some dollhouse furniture I found at the Dollar Tree. Each piece was only one dollar! Woo hoo for me!
The above snap is not mine but from the Dollar Tree website. I got all of these pieces except the little chair. There was only one little chair and it was broken. Now these aren't perfect and probably need a little sanding in places but hey, for $1 it's all good!


I got out my paint and paint brushes and went to town. I painted everything white except for the little buffet. But they just looked too plain so I had to think of something else to do.
I spiffed up my little blue buffet with some tiny little licks of paint. You can see the wood is a little rough but it's okay with me. It just makes the piece look like it's been in the family for a long time and is covered with memories! :)
Then these two pieces! Oh, the potential.
I'm not a decorative painter but I can poodle around with it. I used the tip of toothpick to paint these little flowers and froo froos. These pieces are pretty close to scale.
Then this little bed. Now this is really off scale so I think I'll use it as a child's bed after I tweak it a bit.
So if you like little mini furniture and aren't too concerned about the pieces being perfect, run, don't walk, grab your dollars and go to Dollar Tree! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Into Something Good

Woke up this mornin' feelin' fine
There's somethin' special on my mind
Last night I met a new girl in the neighbourhood, whoa yeah
Somethin' tells me I'm into something good
(Somethin' tells me I'm into somethin')
She's the kind of girl who's not too shy
And I can tell I'm her kind of guy
She danced close to me like I hoped she would
(she danced with me like I hoped she would)
Somethin' tells me I'm into something good
(Somethin' tells me I'm into somethin')
We only danced for a minute or two
But then she stuck close to me the whole night through
Can I be fallin' in love
She's everthing I've been dreamin' of
She's everthing I've been dreamin' of
I walked her home and she held my hand
I knew it couldn't be just a one-night stand
So I asked to see her next week and she told me I could
(I asked to see her and she told me I could)
Somethin' tells me I'm into something good
(Somethin' tells me I'm into somethin')
(Somethin' tells me I'm into somethin', ahhh)

~ sung by Hermans Hermits 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Table and Chairs

Hello, Dear Ones. I'm out traveling and will be out of pocket for a while but I didn't want you to forget about me so I'm going to share a little mini with you. I'll see you all when I get back.

Here I am again to show you more of my handmade miniatures. As I've said before, there are so many wonderful tutorials for making minis on Pinterest. I needed some dining room chairs and a table so I went to Pinterest. Now if you're a perfectionist, leave now! :)
 This is what I came up with. Now don't you laugh because this is not perfect by any means. Just look and then I'll tell you about making it.
 This is what I found on Pinterest and thought, I can do this! You can check the site out HERE it's in Portuguese. I have been reading lately that using mat board for mini furniture is really a good material. My daughter just so happened to have quite a few pieces just collecting dust so she gave them to me. Now let me tell you, mat board is not easy to cut! I'm learning how to use my craft knife but cutting little curves and stuff just don't work out. Suppose I need a tiny saw for that. Anyway, I tried so hard but I couldn't do it - my pieces looked terrible! So I went back and grabbed a piece of foam board. That's why the chairs are kinda chunky! I didn't like how the raw edges looked so I cut out little strips of card stock to cover the raw edges, but heck!! it was going to take forever. You can see where I started using the cardstock down the fronts of the chair legs and that was it!
 Here you have my most nonperfect chairs in the country! But they are what they are.  I did paint them a pretty blue and added little cushions for the backs and the seats. Don't fire me from making minis! Chairs done and now I needed a table.



Ta dah! Well, it looks a little bit better than my chairs. I grabbed little pieces of wood and wood sticks and just went to town making my own table.
 I bought a pack of these thin wooden pieces and used one for the top of the table. I did cut it down a tad.
 Again, I'm not a perfectionist so here's what I did. I had the pretty wooden scrollies that I was going to use for the legs but my chunky chairs wouldn't slide under the table so I cut some foam board and glued it to the bottom of the tabletop and that did it. I told you foam board is my best friend right now.
I added a little trim under the table top with wooden sticks. I just cut them with scissors as to how long I needed each piece to be and glued them in place. If having perfectly squared and even edges bother you, um, I apologize. :)
 Here are the chairs around the table. I don't officially have a dining room yet so I just took the furniture out of the bedroom and put in the dining room furniture! Well, the host and hostess will have to stay put in their chairs because they won't be able to slide them out at all! :) They will have to serve finger foods as there are no utensils. Hope their guests won't be thirsty because there are no glasses! I don't think Tang cares one hoot she just wants some food on those plates!
My mini-ing is not perfect but it sure is fun. Again, don't shoot me!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Gotta Be Me

 Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong
Whether I find a place in this world or never belong
I gotta be me, I've gotta be me
What else can I be but what I am

I want to live, not merely survive
And I won't give up this dream
Of life that keeps me alive
I gotta be me, I gotta be me
The dream that I see makes me what I am

That far-away prize, a world of success
Is waiting for me if I heed the call
I won't settle down, won't settle for less
As long as there's a chance that I can have it all

I'll go it alone, that's how it must be
I can't be right for somebody else
If I'm not right for me
I gotta be free, I've gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I've gotta be me

I'll go it alone, that's how it must be
I can't be right for somebody else
If I'm not right for me
I gotta be free, I just gotta be free
Daring to try, to do it or die
I gotta be me

~ sung by Sammy Davis Jr


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Chicks in the Kitchen



Dear ones, I'm traveling and I just wanted to share a little vignette in my kitchen.