Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's in the air

I'm still trying to visit all the blogs involved in Karla's Romantic Country Party! It has been so much fun to see the different creative ways you ladies decorate your homes. It is so obvious that each one of us loves our homes. We are truly blessed!

I had to take some time out to start putting up my fall decorations though. Can't you just feel and smell fall in the air? It's gorgeous here in Oregon. The days are cooler, but still warm, with crisp mornings and evenings.

I hope you take some time to enjoy the beauty the change of seasons brings even if you live in an area where the change is subtle!

{Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus}

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Welcome to Karla's Romantic Country Party!

Karla is hosting a Romantic Country Party today over at her blog, Karla's Cottage. I love to go blog parties, but this is my first time to actually participate in one. I'm so excited! The theme of the party is What Do You Love About Your Home?

Let me start by saying WELCOME, whether you are here by accident or by choice! I hope you enjoy your visit and feel free to stop by again anytime. Really, there is no need to call ahead!

So, what do I love about my home? Many things, but mostly I love that it is a comfortable safe haven for family and friends. I haven't put a lot of thought into decorating in any particular fashion. I just buy what I love and somehow it all seems to come together in a way that pleases me.

As you will notice, I collect stuff. Lots of stuff. It is evident in every room of my house and even outdoors. But for today I focused on what I call "the boy's room". It is actually my youngest daughter's old room, but it didn't look this way when she lived here. The truth is, even though I call it the boys room 99% of that stuff in there is really mine! Years ago I made and collected teddy bears. That led to collecting stuff for them. Now I have three grandsons and needless to say this is by far their favorite room in my house. And some of the stuff is actually theirs :)

The quilts were handed down to me by my mother-in-law. For years they were safely stored away. One day I asked myself, why? So my daughters could safely store them away someday? And their children after them? No, I decided, it's time to actually dig 'em out and ENJOY them!

The books in the shelves are mostly ones that I read to my daughters when they were little and now read to my grandsons.

The basket was my grandmother's. I would use it to collect eggs from the chickens when I got to visit her in the summer time. I took the sign from my parent's property before we had to sell it.
Thanks for stopping by! My furry friends and I hope you have a great day and enjoy the rest of the party!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Weeks 37 & 36 Deck of ME

I haven't been on time with a challenge for a long time, but I had an idea for #37 right away.
For number 36 I did a slight variation of Emily's card.

I just realized how similar this card is to my Count Your Blessings card! I guess that's because Family = Blessings = Beautiful life!

This made my day!

What a nice surprise I was met with at my snail-mail-box today! My cyber friend, Jess, sent me this thank you card with a sweet thank you note inside thanking me for...

That's what I sent her for the Pay It Forward swap. She's already thanked me through email and on her blog. I never imagined I'd be getting snail-mail too! The internet is great, that's how we "met", but what a thrill to hold that letter from Australia in my very own hands. Who knew? Thanks Jess!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Two Deck of Me cards and Tag! You're It!

Challenge #34 ~ Funny, ha-ha!

Challenge #34 ~ Count your blessings

Now something just for fun...

I saw this on little gi. If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged! Let me know if you decided to play along. I'd love to see your answers :)

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Filboid CR-V
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Espresso Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
D Dou
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Red Elephant
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Lynn Torrance
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
Dou De
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (The word The, 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Purple Malt
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Joe Roy
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
Plumeria Trolli
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names )
Emily LeRoy

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Blog Fairy Visits....

Blog Fairy here! Just letting you all know that Debbie is indeed still alive, and reminding her that she DOES have a blog, because kellicrowe forgot about hers, and if it can happen to HER, it can happen to Debbie.