When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

- Erma Bombeck

Friday, May 31, 2013

Junkin Treasure: Part-4

Here's a little fairy garden I made from some free pottery and a $1.00 Tea cup
Here's more pottery (McCoy) I filled with tiny flowers
And I love these McCoy Turtles!!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Junkin Treasure: Part-3

   A cute little metal frame...set of 3 for $1.00 and some scrapped fabric.

   Sharpies!!!! In COLORS!!!!!

   A little doodling ...

Ta da!!!!!  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Junkin Treasure: Part-2

   I found this treasure for $2.00 and decided to make a candelabra.

   Took out the guts.

   Added some little dessert cups that I found at 12 for $1.00


   Oh my!!! I like it!

Ta Da!!!!! Ooh la la!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Junkin Treasure: Part-1

   So, I went Junk-tique-ing with my Daughter-in-law on a Saturday in early May and went with my "Glamper" in mind. I found sooooo many unique treasures! This picture shows some interesting red pieces that I couldn't resist! Now, what to do with them. Any Ideas?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

   This is a picture of (from left to right) Me, Mommy (Laura) and my sister Patsy.  I'm so thankful for a Mother who has been a constant love and support in my life. It seems Great Mothers are a rarity these days. I feel that God gave me one of the best he had. He knew what her life would mean to so many and placed her right where she needed to be and she has always held her hand out to help and lift up the ones she loves. 

   This seems to have been her gift. She's been a helper, a nurse of sorts to so many and has given countless babies their first bath. It has always given her joy to do that. Her face always has a smile as she tenderly bathes them. It's important for her to do this. To watch this, is a blessing to behold. 

   She's not a Nurse, just a Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and friend who gets great pleasure in life from doing her hearts work.  She takes great pleasure in teaching new Mommies in our family how to "Be" a mommy. She has spent weeks with numerous new mommies helping them with bathing, diapering, feeding, and burping their firstborn and has taught us all so many of her "tricks and tips" that we should have written a book.

    I don't know another woman in this whole world who has given so much of her own time in doing this and I probably never will.

   To her, every single child, Grandchild and Great Grandchild is a unique and beautiful gift from God and she says there's not a plain one in the bunch. She's right!

   So I'm thankful today, and always, to call her "My Mommy"! Even if I am 50! She's got a tough heart and tender hands.

    I love you Mommy.

   Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Summer Antics

   Summer time is near. I've been busy doing some creative things for our camper. There seems to be a lot of Glamorous Campers out there, better known as "Glampers". I am so intrigued!!! I think I'll play along. I do not have a Vintage camper but I do have a camper. Mine is a 32 foot Nomad and sleeps 8! I have grandchildren who will stay sometimes and I have a DH (Dear Husband) so I'll have to take it easy on the frilly foofoo! Darn it!

   Anyway, here's a peek at what I'm doing with "Her". I'll update as soon as I get "Glamping" and get these items set up!