Sunday, May 30, 2010

The sign said "Free to a good home"

From this angle they look perfect....

But who stands one, ever
or here.......
Free to a good home $$$$$$$
That is exactly what the sign said so I took them because I have a good home.

Ok so maybe they have a few flaws....

But I like things that are not too perfect

Like my totally deaf granddog Violet

I am linking up to Debbiedoos garage sale party, please join her


Friday, May 21, 2010

A giveaway from My Sweet Savannah

Another great giveaway

This would be a great gift for my brother who is telling his sons they need to always think of the family name and be good examples......check out  My Sweet Savannah's blog to have a chance to win.  Plus you might want to  check out the artists etsy site and you can have one of these for your own.

My little brother is 50!!!!

Tony is  50????

How can that be, I still remember him as my little baby brother.
I don't think he looks 50, he still looks 5 to me.

 I  remember racing him home from the bus stop everyday after school.
I remember many raining days playing Monopoly.

I remember working with him upstairs at the office, just the 2 of us all day, 5 days a week, for years.

I remember the 1st bucket of balls that he laid in front of me & after not being able to hit 1 of them, he  told me he was sorry but there was nothing he could do, I needed to get lessons.

I remember all Aaron's baseball games he came to and embarrassed Aaron for screaming the loudest when his nephew hit or caught a ball.

I am very proud of my brother for many things, but most proud of the father that he has become.
He & Lisa are raising two of the most amazing young men that an Auntie can have.
And have I mentioned  what a wonderful brother to this lucky sister of his.

I love you Tony

We celebrated Brother Tony's 50th, on his boat the 
 Yachta Yachta
My little brother inherited my father's love of the sea and has to have a boat.  Some people are boat people and some are not. 
 I am not but I do enjoy the perks of it ...very much. 

Tony with his boys, Trey & Thomas

Brother Tony & Brother Don

Tony's beautiful family with the "Skipper" on board

Also on board was our Mom with all her Grandsons

The sisters-n-law

Uncle Tony here

My son Aaron with his family

Opa and his little Matthew Man

A good time was had by all!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Garage Sale finds

Ok my friend Debbiedoos has a garage sale linky going on...I have no idea how to do this and will have to ask my blogging assistant (Melanie my daughter-n-law) how to do this.  It sounds fun so here goes:

My favorite recent garage sale finds
A Fitz & Floyd platter that matches my
Fitz & Floyd candle sticks

A couple of weeks ago Mom and I went shopping up north to see an artist that I LOVE Rhonda Addison.  She was having a trunk sale because she was moving to Montana with her new hubby and needed to clean her we went to a day spa with a lovely little boutique and I got one of Rhonda's paintings and mom bought me a set of Fitz and Floyd candle holders for Christmas..the cutest little reindeer.  Well these were on sale 50% off and they still were over  $100.....I loved them and can't wait to see them on my dining room table for the holidays....... 

So the next morning I went over to the Winterwood garage sale day....the homes (over 100)  in the development can open their garages only once a year and much to everyone's delight (the stuff is good) we get to spend and ENTIRE day in one neighborhood.  It is fabulous..I used to live there and it brings back so many memories that I look forward to it every year....well I found THE  Fitz & Floyd platter that matched my reindeer for.........$4.00....I asked the lady if that was her best price and she said "It's a Fitz & Floyd of course it's YOUR best price" ....I took it and danced all the way to the car...Mom was with me and couldn't believe it either!

I didn't think I could get a better deal until we hit the next house and it was full of linens....I needed a duvet to put our quilted blanket in...the Hubs sleeps very warm and hates anything but a sheet on him so I asked him if I got a duvet for the blanket would that would too warm.....he said it depends on the heaviness of it......well the most perfect soft duvet with the bottom of it being in a sheet material.  King Size $5.00 never been used!!!!  It is so perfect I still can't believe it. A hint of yellow to the creamy color so it goes perfectly.


Another find for $3 was a huge sign that says something in ...French????  Help don't know what this means I googled it and I think it was a sign for a company that sells french home wares???  Anybody know what this means.....I think something like family business?  Well I love the sign and have no idea what I am going to do with it but I just love it.

We stopped for gas on a trip around Mountain Rainier in the MGB with some friends last summer.  They guys went into the C-store and we went across the street to this really old antique store. A guy was in the rocking chair on the front porch trying to open the camera in his lap...I asked him if he was selling it and he said "can't get the damn thing open, how about 5 bucks"?  I love this  thing which the Hubs opened in about 30 seconds...yeahhhh

One last treasure is a set of book ends that My Sweet Savannah had for sale at a street faire last year.  I took them and made corbels for my new laundry room, they are perfect because of the holes in them so that when I need to hang things to dry I just put the dowl in!  They were $15 for the pair, have you priced corbels that was a find for me!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Debbie Doos giveaway

Ok my  long time blogland friend Debbie (we met over a year ago at RMS)  at Debbiedoos is having a great giveawy of purses, one is a Kathy bag (my favorite for obvious reasons) and the other is a pink gotta go check out her blog and leave a post to have a chance to win one.

  She really has one of the most awesome blogs out there.  She is truly one of the sweetest people I have met in this blog universe. I feel like I know her from reading her blogs almost daily.  The time she takes out of her life to help others with decorating advice and also to just provide such entertainment with her posts is amazing, and I for one thank her from the bottom of my heart!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gottcha Party

Want to know what a "Gottcha Party" is? An adoption party.....
Cody & Jason finally got to sign papers so that Amy is theirs forever! Yeaaaaaaa.  Big outdoor party and the weather cooperated. 
My Sharon is the proudest  Grandma of Amy Hana and Kendall Kay...

There to help celebrate were my other Kent Wild Women
 Jolaine and Cindy with their granddaughters
Emma Rose & Jayden Justice

Mogley is also very happy for the party so he can be involved!

Hunter looks handsome!

Grandma & Kendall

Girls just wanna have fun!

This just cracks me up!

Little Miss Jayda Belle asleep on the ride home!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Susan's Surprise Birthday

What a fun surprise


Before we left Palm Springs we got to celebrate Susan's Birthday.  She had to pick up her daughter Amber at the airport early in the morning and had NO idea we were waiting there to surprise "Harley" girls know how to start the day right.....

We (well Teri and Linda did) got carded for our bloody Mary's.....had to take a picture of that!

She makes a fantastic Marilyn Monroe!

Great shot of all us girlies

Beautiful Mother-Daughter picture

Susan looks like she is getting younger to me, not older!