Monday, June 30, 2008

Hissy Fit!!!!

No . it's not me pitching the hissy fit .... this time!
It's Keeley Murdock.

I finished up this amazing book by
Mary Kay Andrews time morning about
2 a.m.!! YES!! I had a little less than half left and everyone turned in early so I snuggled down to find out the conclusion of this crazy life of Keeley's and all the events that have been uncovered in her hometown of
Madison, GA.I was hook line and sinker .. that is a fact!!

Here's a quick introduction :

Interior decorator Keeley Rae Murdock has designed her life,or so she thinks she has. What she never figured on was discovering her fiancé, A.J. Jernigan, sneaking around with her maid of honor in the middle of her rehearsal dinner. She pitches a hissy fit that reverberates through her tiny hometown of Madison, Ga., and captures the attention of Will Mahoney, a newcomer who recently purchased an antebellum plantation house.

We are off to the library in a little while to pick up another one of
Mary Kay Andrew's books. When I find an author I really like-love ... I want to try to read everything they have written. Of course that means once I am finished I go into the blues because I am finished. HA!

Head to your library today and have a "hissy fit" of your own .. of course quietly!! :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ready , Set ..... JUMP!

It has been so hot here all week ... inching up to 100 today! So we have hit the pool everyday this week after Bible School.

All the kiddos from the neighborhood have been there as well .. which of course makes for a good time had by all!

It amazes me how much Maddie has grown in the last year, but the pool really confirms this fact when I see her swimming ... EVERYWHERE .... WITHOUT ME! Last year I had to be in the pool right by her side. She had just started to blossom by the end of the summer in her swimming skills ... but of course still wanted you right there.

This year she is swimming like a little guppy everywhere while I sit by and watch. It just amazes me each day.

As they all grow a little bit each day and need us less and less (cry, sniff, sniff)..... this just makes me the Mommy & Taxi Driver ... OH YEAH .... and the Money Spitter!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Inspector Is In ....

The Inspector says I pass .... and yes .. that is my cat!! As many of my sewing friends know .. Molly .. aka the "Black Lab Cat" as she was dubbed the day she was born ... thinks she can sew!!

For some reason she is amazed when I am in here creating this or that ... although I think she just likes the thread!! She has climbed up on top of the
PR 600II while I have been threading so she can help! Of course I have caught her in there checking things out even when I am not using it and I have the pictures to prove it!!

I just wanted to share her inspecting my work this morning after I finished a bag for my neighbor's daughter. She climbed right in while I was trying to get the back off.

Carla ... I thought you would get a kick out of it!! This one is for you!

smooches to Texas!! :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


A friend of mine, Kristi at
and is in charge of this great time!!!!
I have missed it every year, but am on board to sponsor this year as well. I am totally looking forward to it!! She is a great gal and an amazing blogger!! I am so happy to have found her through the blogs. She also is giving me tastes of DC since she lives so close by. (I miss living up there sometimes since there is so much to do there ... so thanks Kristi!!!)


It is only an optional $15.00 donation to sign up. Sign up fee is donated to the Pink Christmas Family or individual for 2008.

Each year the funds collected for sign ups are given to a family to give them a "Pink Christmas" If you have a family or individual who could benefit from being this years family please email us at apinkchristmas@yahoo - and write nominate in the subject line.

Do you want to be a Pink Christmas Sponsor? Sponsorship is $30.00 and 100% of your sponsorship goes to pay for every one's awesome Pink Envelope that everyone will get in the mail revealing to them their Girlfriend for Christmas. In that envelope you will be able to send ANYTHING that fits in a large envelope to promote your company - coupons, free shipping a sampling of your product - get creative because that Pink Envelope is like early Christmas for all who sign up. You will also be added to the sidebar of Pink Christmas and gets lots of bragging on this blog and my personal blog. if you want to be a sponsor email us at and write sponsor in the subject line

Sign ups will open at 8:00 am on July 1st and run through July 15th. So tell your friends.
You will also get the new 2008 graphic "Last year my Christmas was Pink" to put on your side bar. Or you can get the cute new line of T-shirts coming out this fall.
Make this Christmas special by making a handmade gift and donating a small amount of money to really make someones Christmas special.

smooches & here's to a pink Christmas for everyone .. especially Claire and her family!!

Bible School ... Week One!

Last week we went to Bible School with some neighborhood friends .. Brooke & Blake. Maddie finished her first year of Mission Friends with them. We all go to different churches, but Brooke's church has a great program in the evenings and it fit nicely into our crazy schedule. Her Mommy invited Maddie & Blake to go ... we all live on the same street and their church is at the end of our street .. so what could be more perfect .......... well ........ BIBLE SCHOOL!!!!

This was the second summer Maddie has gone with them and she had such a great time. Miss Dixie always does an amazing job organizing the whole thing and finds the best helpers!!

They have a super commencement service Friday Night followed by a Hot Dog Dinner out back with games. It's a great time to catch up with neighbors you haven't seen and celebrate the children and their special week.

Thank you Merherrin Baptist for this great time. We look forward to next summer.

Isn't She a Cuteie?

Take a look at my little lady ... doesn't she just look so cute for church? Well, she actually looks extra cute due to the fact that the dress she is wearing is MINE!!! No not one I made on my trusty machine, but a dress I actually wore when I was just about her age.

My Mom is he queen of saving it for her children's children to have and use. I can't begin to tell you the special clothing and what nots she pulls out for our children ... especially for Maddie since I was the first child and she is the first grandchild.

A dear lady, who is now deceased, Mrs Sweeney, gave me this dress with a sweet black patent leather purse. Her dog bit me on the tiny hinny and on my hand one day when I went over to take her and her husband pictures of their house I had taken. They had the prettiest dog woods across the front of their house and I had a new camera. (All the neighbor's got pictures of their homes that year.)

They had a German Shepard, x-police dog, named Shebba. Well, we were all all afraid of the dog so we ALWAYS called before we went over. Miss Shebba actually stood up and opened the front door and ran out for a little taste of me. Nothing major happened .... I just have been scared for a life time whenever I see a German Shepard.

Anyhow, the Sweeney's bought me the dress and purse from a high end store, Garfinkles at Tyson's Corner. (I'm not even sure that they are still open anymore.) This was my prize I won after being snack food that afternoon . So thank you Mrs. Sweeney for being so sweet to me after your dog tried to eat me and than you Mema for taking the time to preserve our past to share with our little bits of the future!!

Father's Day Picture

Here's our Father's Day picture that Maddie & I made which was inspired by Megan at Brassy Apple. Thanks Megan so much for the idea. I can't wait to do this again next year and see how much Maddie has grown. My hubby was really touched with his picture. I think it was really his favorite gift this year.

THANKS MEGAN!!!Big smooches to you!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day ... JE & Big Daddy

I just wanted to share my first ever remix .... in honor of my hubby & my daddy!!
Happy Father's Day to two of the greatest guys in my life and in the whole wide world!!!

So take a peek underneath and see my guys! Here's to you both!!
I love you with all my heart & soul .. of course Maddie Paddie & Mema do as well!!

smooches to you both!! :)

Father's Day Mix

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


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