Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Trip Part III and Awards ;)

Attention! Attention!! We have to interrupt this post today for another Bathroom Snapping Sighting! Dear Ones, have you ever heard of so many bathrooms being interrupted with snap snap snappings? Well, again, we have another beautifulness in all of her snapping gloriousness caught red handed in the bathroom! Let's see, do we know this lovely one? I must inspect with my gorgeous eagle blue eyes to make sure this title of Daring Darling Bathroom Snapping Diva isn't given to an imposter. Yes, Dear Ones, imposters are out there!
Okay, I see the most beautiful smile...check

Oh, look ~ the peaches and creamness complection...notice the coy sly look... check

The lovely arm, poised just so and, and, and, the lovely dainty fingers are wrapped around a CAMERA! Yes, yes, we have the real thing! I know this most gorgeousness one!! It's our own Elizabeth at Now this gal is accessorised right down to that lovely toile bag in the foreground! Notice how it matches her beautifulness blouse!! Oh, Elizabeth, you're the mostest! Okay, now here I go...ahem...dear Elizabeth, I now crown you with the most coveted title in all of Blogland! You are now a Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva and shall be for ever and ever and until the twelfth. Oh, I am my most happiest crowing these most beautiful ones! Snap on Darlings, snap on!!

Hello Dear Ones! I'd like to continue taking you along with me on my trip! After a few days at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, Mr. Precious and I moved on down the road into the city of Las Vegas! Don't you love this sign! We skipped on into the Monte Carlo! Isn't it majestic looking?
Lovely flowers just to greet little ole me! Well, they were in the open lobby and I suppose they were for other people too! ;)Oh, how I love majestic chandys!!
Here is our little suite waiting for us. Not as grand as our previous one, but we've stayed here before and it's very comfy!Now this beautiful floral arrangement was for me! I sure had wished I could have taken it home! ;'(

The sweet little bedroom.

Well, you know me ~ I am the Bathroom Diva! We went to have lunch at the Bellagio and I just had to excuse myself to snap for you and I guess the NEED to snap for myself! I just get such a thrill! I know I look a bit fuzzy, but oh, the painting behind me is nice and clear! Even me with all of my Divaship messes up sometimes!
If you've been to the Bellagio you will know about this awesome Conservatory and Botanical Garden area they have. It is changed with the seasons and for holidays! Fresh flowers are everywhere, trees, all living plants are used to decorate this amazing place! If one little leaf or flower head wilts, out it goes and another takes it's place. The flowers are really planted in pots, but are so closely packed together they look like they are in flower beds.

Peep Peep

A small replica of the Monte Carlo even with the dancing waters!

As I was leaving the Monte, I was thinking of all of you, my Dear Sweet Ones in Blogland! Do you know how much joy you bring to my life?! I love you, sweet ones!!


Now as I wipe the tears from my gorgeous baby blue eyes, I must tell you I've received some awards! How meaningful it is to me that some of you would think my silly babblelings are award worthy!!

I was so thrilled to receive this award the "SuperCommenter" from my sweet friend Justine at She is saying that I comment on her blog very frequently! I do because I love her and she is funny and silly like me! Justine is also a Diva, so give her plenty of respect!

Isn't this just the cutest little award you've ever seen? This is from my Sweet Shimmy at She is an awesome young women and I love her too! Respect is due her because she is a Diva herself!! She is saying I'm a joy to her! I'm just so touched!

Oh, I'm needing more tissues as the tears roll down my lovely peaches and creamy face! I was given this award by another precious friend, Tootsie at She says she's loves my blog! I'm so touched by her sweetness. She also is one of my Divas but she is also her own Diva ~ she is the Diva of flowers. Go check out her gardens, you just won't believe it! Her gardens look like Heaven!

Now I know I'm to play by the rules, but I just can't! You are all so dear to me and if you come to my blog and comment, or you think I'm a joy!, or you just love my blog ~ please take the awards and post on your own blog! I think each and everyone of you I know is the most special ones and I just couldn't pick and choose. Please pass the tissues again!!

I love you, Dear Ones!!

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You've Got a Friend

When youre down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, whoa nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest nights.
You just call out my name,
And you know whereever I am
I'll come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And Ill be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Youve got a friend.
If the sky above you
Should turn dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind should begin to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
And soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you got to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Hey, aint it good to know that youve got a friend?
People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you and desert you.
Well they'll take your soul if you let them.
Oh yeah, but dont you let them.
You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Oh babe, dont you know that,
Winter spring summer or fall
Hey now, all youve got to do is call.
Lord, I'll be there, yes I will.
Youve got a friend.
Youve got a friend.
Aint it good to know youve got a friend.
Aint it good to know youve got a friend.
Youve got a friend.
~ sung by James Taylor


  1. Hi Shelia...

    I'm running late this morning...thanks for another fine post...and pictures!!!

    No painting today...just decorating!!


  2. Ooops...I meant to also say that I LOVE those 2 pictures in the Bedroom.....and that gorgeous fountain!!!

  3. Good Morning Sheila
    Congratulations on your awards! Emotionally happy moments... *s*.

    Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures of your time in Vegas. You were in such a lovely suite again. I love Vegas too. The love bunny and I have been there a number of times and each time I'm not ready to come home no matter how long we stay. We've stayed at the Monte Carlo as well and the Belagio with its flowers is beautiful! The music and fountains are lovely too aren't they? We would walk there in the evening amidst the crowd and enjoy the sounds and the show.

    I'm sooo happy you had such a good time that you could share with us.

    Love those bathroom beauty divas too. Funny how a silly thought in bed could become so big eh?

    Have a lovely day...hope its cooler for you at home.

  4. Hi Shelia...thanks to you, my itch to go to Vegas has been scratched and I know my DH appreciates all the $$ you have saved him...LOL
    The bouquet is so gorgeous...looks like y'all are having a great trip!
    ;-) Bo

  5. Congratulations on your awards; you certainly deserve each one.

    I can't think of the Bellagio without thinking of "Ocean's Eleven." And hearing "Clair de lune"...but only played by Walter Gieseking, of course. :)

  6. I've never been to Vegas, and now that you've shared your wonderful pictures and commentary, I feel as if I'd been. Thank you. I especially loved the garden thingy. Was that a train that the plants were formed into? (bad grammar, I know!)

    Another thing: Tag, you're it! I can't wait to see how you respond to the quirky tag!

  7. Sheila.....
    You never ever fail to make me smile each and every morning. What a precious gift you give us all with your fun loving spirit. Stay well!

  8. Shelia, come to my post today! Someone is taking photos too!!!And It Is Not Me!!Heeee Kathy

  9. Good morning Shelia :)

    I was just over at Elizabeth's blog! Everyone is having so much fun with you :)

    Ahhhhh..... Vegas... my former home away from home. We used to stay at the Mirage, although we did stay at the Bellagio a few times. I love it there and the people watching can't be beat ;)

    Congratulations on the awards!


  10. What beautiful pictures! I love the Bellagio..the conservatory is gorgeous.

    Now on to business...I have emailed you two pictures of me in my little bathroom. Boy that was turned out okay, the other a bit blurry. But there you have it Miss Sheila!

    I admit that was fun!

  11. That is awesome! Congrats...I love the pics!!!! I wanted to personally invite you to Screaming Meme’s Faux School….my on~line fauxing class…I teach different techniques…like antiquing,distressing,fooling the eye,crackling…and more…Come over and check it out! Hurry…Your late to class!:)

  12. I have the exact same pictures from the Bellagio! We were there at the same time. Maybe we even saw each other!! Wasn't those trains all over precious??

  13. Good morning you Blue Eyed Peaches and Cream Beauty you!
    I so so excited by your little cuties you are passing out that I just grabbed mine and ran straight back to my place to add it to my post today. I had to come back an apologize for my horrible manners...Dangle a lovely in front of me and just forget about my social graces. If you stop by at my place, be sure you have your sound on, I have a silly little song on there for all my lovely blogging friends. What can I say, my blog is not called "Silly" for nothing!
    I don't think I have been inside the Monte Carlo but I have been to the Bellagio and I love that garden area. Their water show is enchanting. There are just so many pretties to see and things to do, it is mind boggling.

  14. Shelia,

    Could you please send me your e-mail and I will e-mail my Bathroom Diva pix, such as they are, lol!


  15. Hey Sheila
    While we're on the topic of bathroom picture snapping divas I just wanted to say that hopefully I'll get ANOTHER bathroom snap of me in a more respectable bathroom...I did submit that one picture where I'm at an Elk's picnic outdoors and the bathroom wasn't posh and frilly...but rather as someone said with cinder I need to UPDATE that look. *lol*...but I am in the records with the first pic you have.
    have a bestest day!

  16. I love that song. Congrats on all your awards, you deserve them and thanks for passing them on. You're too sweet. I love those gardens. I don't think there are very many things more beautiful than a huge well cared for garden. Flowers bring such joy. And the ones in your room were GORGEOUS! I think I'd have tried to sneak them home hehe.

  17. Just was thinking....

    Have you made those Deviled Eggs yet? Don't forget, I want some when you do!! LOL!!

    Hungry...gotta eat lunch.


  18. If I didn't know you "on the side" I would think you were the most flamboyant crazy I had ever seen! I love the way your blog is sort of over the top...and sweet and supportive at the same time. You always make me smile on a bad day....silliness becomes you diva girl!
    I am not sure yet, but may be away for a few days next week. I will post and let everyone know. I also will wait on the awards until then if that is okay!

  19. I like looking at the pictures from your trip. I'll never go to Las Vegas so I am living through you! Everythign looks beautiful!!! You certainly are treated well when you go away.

    take care,

  20. What a great trip it looks like you had. And James Taylor is my all-time favorite. :)

  21. Hi Shelia, Congratulations on your awards! I love you got a friend. It is one of my favorites. Thank you for taking us along on your trip. You have some amazing pictures. I wondered how they got all of those flowers to look so perfect.

  22. Hi Shelia, Congratulations on your awards! I love you got a friend. It is one of my favorites. Thank you for taking us along on your trip. You have some amazing pictures. I wondered how they got all of those flowers to look so perfect.

  23. Shelia you are so much fun! Keep that zest for life and you’ll never get old.



  24. I love the pictures from the conservatory!
    I'm also always impressed how you know of a song that is appropriate for every post!

  25. I've never been to Vegas, but after seeing this, it makes me want to! I love that bathroom pic because the tile and the picture is so pretty, present company included! And YAY for another bathroom diva! This bowel, I mean bathroom, "movement" is spreading, lol.

    Those gardens in the Bellagio are incredible! And what a pretty room you had too!


  26. There are more divas than I ever imagined! Looks like Vegas was alot of fun!

    Congrats on the awards..

  27. Congratulations Shelia on all of your awards. See how loved you are by every one including me. Love the photos. Have a great Thursday.


  28. Hi Shelia,
    your making me want to go to Las Vegas! Great pictures!

    And Congratulations on your awards!

  29. Hey there Shelia baby! Okay, the pic of yourself may be a tiny bit fuzzy, but it's one of the most gorgeous pics of you. I think red is your color! And, I love the way your hair looked that day too. Maybe because the bangs have grown longer? I don't know, but you looked all beautifulness!
    I've never been to Vegas, but these pics make me wanna go. Of course, I'd want to stay in the same accommodations as you did. Never happen! LOL How hot was it? Awful, right?

    Justine :o )

  30. Congratulations to Elizabeth!

    to your Awards, Shelia!
    Thank you for this beautiful post and for inspirations! Nice to be here.

    Dear Shelia, I have something for you too,
    take a Gift of Heart
    from my heart.

    God bless you and your family!

  31. I went to Vegas about 4 years ago. I was taken away with the beauty of the casinos. I loved Paris and New York New York We stayed at Circus Circus. Your pictures are good.

  32. Did you get my last comment Sheila? I am fine with you using the photo but I have actually changed the words on the piece of paper. I couldn't find an e-mail address so I was hoping you would e-mail me at so i could send it to you!


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