Showing posts from July, 2015

End of Summer Fashion

I don't know about you all, but I have my calendar out right now, marking the days off with a bright red marker and singing to myself hallelujah, we have nearly made it through July! You all know I am saying this because of this house business, and Ladies this house business is taking it's sweet is good that maturity has taught me patience because I have just about used mine all up and the next person's too. And speaking of maturity-well just because we are aging doesn't mean we can't look good-because we should and we can. My Momma always said " Your fifties and beyond are some of the very best times of your life." So far, so good and it looks like Mom was right. This Summer I have loved my lightweight undies and unlined bras they have felt good against my skin and kept me cool. Granted, I still wear my lightly lined bras with sheer fabrics and form fitting tops. I remember years ago an older friend telling me that she wore pretty underwea

Birthday Celebrations

We usually take at least one trip to the Mountains during the hot Summer months of July and August, but with the building of our new house, and an upcoming trip to California, when Amanda has our new grandbaby, we are staying put this year. Seems, we are having to make the best of the outdoors here in our Texas heat. Just recently my husband and I shared a slice of Birthday cake on an already warm and bright July morning. I was inspired by one of the   Picnic Venues  on one of my recent posts to recreate a similiar venue. Those of you who follow along on Instagram have seen these books over the past couple of weeks, they are true treasures which I found at an Antique Store in Fort Worth. One can never go wrong with a leather bound Shakespeare, shining with gilt pages. Cloth covered Leonardo Da Vinci or a Linen covered  Currier and Ives- Printmakers to the American People.  These beauties are going to be tucked alongside The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol and so many other c

Building Our Home~Soil

I believe that we can safely say the builder has begun prepping the home site in preparation to build our home! It all sounds like so much work and waiting and let me tell you, it is and that is a fact. I may have mentioned earlier that we had record setting rains in May which threw a kink in things, and then combine that with an architect who pushed us to the back burner but kept telling us he was working on the plans. (We did get another fantastic one) Time has seemed to stand still. But on this beautiful blue sky filled day we finally are seeing some changes and it is exciting . I would like to introduce you to  Henry, he and I have never met before and I am pretty sure he thought I was a bit   very  nutty, as I tromped across the home site with my camera around my neck waving anxiously and shouting "Good Afternoon!" He truly does not look too thrilled, but he was congenial, humored me along and even tolerated me taking his photo. Sometimes I am a bit like a  "bull in

Inspirational Thursday-Summer

July is the month where I long for a trip to the Mountains. This was always the month that our four children and I made our sojourn to spend two wonderful weeks with my parents in the home I grew up in, near the Rocky Mountains in Idaho. It was normally  thee highlight of the year, we did not have extra money for vacations so my Parents generously paid for the flight to get us all home and treated us to lots of love and fun excursions. And then there was Mom's heavenly baking- Always , always a fresh batch of homemade sugar cookies, topped with white pillars of frosting and waiting just for us. These memories are very special to me, they pull at my heart even now. I long for those times once again and I miss my parents. Summer in the Rockies, such a sweet and magical time.                                        The older that I become, the more I long for a few weeks spent there,                                         where the scent of pine trees is the only fragrance I need.  

Operation~Mora Clock

I have been waiting to begin purchasing some special items for our new home until there were signs that progress was being made. The record setting rain fall in May set the building project way back. You know how when you are waiting for something big to happen, and it takes awhile, you begin to wonder if it really ever will...happen...even when you are grown up waiting can be difficult. Well, "things," are finally beginning to to take place, and it is a relief. These "things," are called soil injections (chemicals) which are injected into the soil to stabilize it.                                                                                                                           Source   So now that we have the go ahead, I feel comfortable opening up my iPad with my wish list and organizing the stacks of magazines, books and photos to get serious about Operation~ Mora Clock, a dream clock. The Mora Clock is on the top of my list, but my goodness it comes with

Mad Tea Party

Welcome to the Mad Tea Party, a party full of whimsy and magic where anything is possible! Where we will find unexpected merriment in the strangest of places, plenty of nonsense and fun. Thank you for joining me today and also in celebrating 150 years of the beloved tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.               This whimsical Tale is written for my grandchildren, who enjoy fairy dust, sugar cookies, and all of the magic there is in each day! It all began as a normal day, the sun rose, I drank my coffee and slipped on my sneakers. I took the normal path for my walk along the overgrown thicket, but this morning something far different was in store for me. I heard unexpected laughter, chortling one might say, and then this precious and delightful Fairy suddenly appeared. She introduced herself to me and asked if I was ready to take a stroll off the beaten path, oh, I hesitated briefly, and thought to myself really what do I have to lose. And that is where our adventure begin