Wednesday, February 16, 2011



WEll no matter...Happy mid-week!

Can it be??? Is it over half way thru FEBRUARY ALREADY??? Was it not just Christmas...??? Today...I packed away..the it must be true!!!

I use vintage candy boxes to store my handmade valentines that I have received in swaps over the years...

and keep my valentine pins securely pinned to a fabric topped box...

yes...Valentines is done for the year...2011...

Been doing a bit of spring cleaning and just plain rearranging...probably in that mode..due to the outside temps in the upper 40's and even cracked LOW 50'S!!! (YOU GO GROUNDHOG!!!) To be truthful...I don't care what it takes...just SPRING GET HERE NOW...!!!

Redid some of my built in cabinet in the dining room...

And I think this little bear belongs perched upon this GRANDMA little dish since Vivian, who made this sweetie, IS a Grandma now! whatcha think, viv?

some of you "long timers" on my blog may remember that cup under the glass dome from a "swimming adventure" maddy took several years back...

Been sifting thru some local antique shops....(darn rummages...) for some bits and baubles to fill my "flea market" boxes for my partners! (Got the boxes done...just need the fillings!

Found these sweet silk bloomies...for FIFTY CENTS!!! Even the shop lady on duty was amazed they were only that price...

They look so pretty attached to my vintage lace panel on my computer door!

The big snow we had couple weeks back...hindered registering Maxx for 4K. But we DID get it done!!!
The sign in front of school posted that it was time...(well just a couple days later... mommy and maxx...made that CLIMB...toward the front doors to school! Maddy only has one more year at Madison...then she heads off

..almost looks like mommy is RUNNING to the office to get him signed up, eh?

...we were met by the "always cheerful..and oh so sweet, ms. Lenore!

we always remember to take in a giftie for the various celebrations during the year... for ms. lenore...she is many times forgotten...

Well enough

HUGZ til next time!

Monday, February 14, 2011


I just love Valentines!!!

Doesn't matter if you "have" a valentine or not...just be YOUR OWN!!! Be nice to YOU...because what you are feeling...spills out to the world!

that's it for now!!!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday...feb 13....

..the day promises to be on the warm side...(without getting all excited...) i'm speaking of temps in the 40's....compared to the below zero temps of last week with bitter windchills...BRRRRrrrrrr

Yesterday...Maddysen started the physical part of her science fair project...She has planted seeds into 5 different containers...

Each of the seeds were planted at the same depth...same quantity of seeds were planted into each container...

Here she is tending the nursery...

She is going to water each pot with a different liquid: Milk, Blue Mountain Dew, Apple juice, Vinegar...and Water as a constant.

Since I have the sunny window...the plant nursery is residing in my dining room on the cedar chest.

One thing that IS growing nicely...(albeit a bit dangerous...) are the icicles...on the side of the house...we live in the upstairs and the ice has grown into daggars stretching like stalagtytes from upstairs to the middle of downstairs...

Yesterday we decided that with the warm temps they have become a danger...(those babies could fall and literally smush Robbie took it upon himself to knock them down...the one weighed over 50 pounds!!!! (would not be pretty to have that tumble on your person eh?)

He graciously held them for picture purposes...ain't he sweet???? (either that or he's SHOWING

I added to my lalaloopsy outfits...

here is one of the first ones...

then i made a couple of valentine treats for a couple of sweet girls...

Heading out this morning to go see Gnomeo and Juliet! I just love the previews!!! And I prepurchased get in for the bargain price showing...($5.00) so Kaleigh and Maddy will accompany me!!!

Big hugz til next time! (anyone know where i plopped my camera??? wish the darn thing had a clapper alarm on

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feeling the LOVE!

Valentines is soooo close...i can feel the LOVE!

Got some new dollies in the works...oh the anticipation of it all!!! AND SOME NEW HANDBAGS!!!

Did a photoshoot of Maddy and Maxx.....

with that last pic...Maddy is entered into a Model search competition...if you'd care to vote for her...she would GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!!!

(just click on this link...and then "like" the business DRESS ME UP BOUTIQUE...then click on Maddy's picture and LIKE it!!!

...also got a sweet shot of little, soon to be big brother, Logan!

...and here is baby sister due the end of May!!! news...they are moving right across the street from us the end of THIS MONTH!!!

Happy Valentines from Maxx...

and Xander...

...and Maddysen

and ME!!!! (nothing cards took a bit more time than I had time for!...aka..sorry excuse)

Hugz til next time!

one of my sweet valentines

shoop shoop

the grandbabies

create your own slideshow

garden fairy purse

garden fairy purse



white bracelet

white bracelet

mary bracelet

mary bracelet

turquoise bracelet

turquoise bracelet

glass knobs

glass knobs

have a seat....

have a seat....