Monday, December 17, 2012

An Early Christmas Gift

My dear husband gave me an early Christmas present this year.

I think he was going to give it to me early least I ask him if he could give it to me early...anyway, this is what I received.

It's a Sony NEX-5r and it is fantastic!

I just started playing with it.

There is so much to learn.

I don't know if I'll be able to take it all in, so much information.

The pictures I'm going to show you are random pictures which I've taken while playing with it.

I love how clear they turned out.

Be sure to click on them as it will make them bigger and you can see what I'm talking about.

What a great gift!

Thanks Honey!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Simple Decorating

I decided this year a tree was not happening.

I'll probably be sorry as I do enjoy sitting in the living room looking at the pretty tree with lights, its always so festive.

I did buy a couple of wreaths though and I am enjoying them.


I went to Home Goods and purchased this primitive Santa, I think he's pretty sweet.

Next week Christmas shopping, nothing like waiting till the last week.

Hope you're enjoying the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Things Are Happening At Monticello!

Well, the show started off with a big bang!

It feels so good to be set up and to be able to move around the house.

I wanted to show you a few pictures of our area so I'll quit talking and show pictures.

(Remember you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.)

Things have changed a bit as items move out, but that just means new things move in too.

So if you haven't made it in yet, what are you waiting for? (o:

And if you have made it in, thank sure to go back and see what's new.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas @ Monticello

Everyone's been busy getting ready for the big show at Monticello .

Remember it opens this Friday at 8:00am!

If you would like to see some "sneak peeks" be sure to check out Monticello's blog as well as Calamity Jane .

(My Shabby Roses)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone that entered the Giveaway.

Sherry from No Minimalist Here will recieve the Christmas Cottage Magazine.

Sherry if you can contact me that would be great!

Friday, November 2, 2012


It's those little things that bring a smile to my face and let me know that Christmas is just around the corner.

Hope you're having a great week!

Remember if you'd like a chance to win the Christmas Cottage Magazine click "HERE" and let me know.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Today, while out shopping I found two Christmas magazines that were filled with wonderful pictures and ideas.

I had to buy both!

Unfortunately for me, I got home, put them on the table to read later in the evening only to find out I had already bought one of them!

I hate when that happens.

This is fortunate for you though.

If you haven't already purchased Christmas Cottage then just leave me a comment, telling me you'd like to be entered and I'll draw one name next Tuesday (November 6th), and it will be yours.

Thank you for stopping by.

P.S. Remember if you don't have a blog please leave me an email address so I can get ahold of you.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baby Pictures

"Baby" has found a new favorite place.

The higher the better.

I want to warn you there are quite a few "Baby" pics, so if you don't like kitty pictures....turn back now!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What I've been Up To This Week.

Well, I debated whether to show you this or not.

I've crochet scarfs before maybe a few doilies but never a backpack.

I saw the cutest crochet bag on Pinterest and just had to give it a try.

My niece has a baby shower coming up so I thought I'd try and crochet a backpack.

I though it would be fun and ideal for her to carry baby supplies in, I hope she likes it!

I took the picture after dark, always a little harder to get the colors to turn out true to life but you get the general idea.

(label on the back of backpack)

I think I had the most fun making the label.

I found a sweet picture of a child knitting.

I then named the backpack, "Baby Boo Backpack".

Now I need to get serious about many ideas so little time!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Quick Picture!

It's amazing how one "quick little photo shoot" can turn into a 20 minute ordeal.

I was going to take a quick photo of the pretty lavender my son picked yesterday and say, "I know I should be showing pumpkins and other Fall things but I sure do love lavender."

Anyway, I'm saying all that to say I ended up cleaning this chippy display piece.

I found it along with this great old set of books this week-end.

And since I needed to fill each shelf I grabbed a few blue bottles.

Don't you love blue bottles?

I kind of have a things for rhinestone clocks too.

Somedays, nothing is real simple.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

We Have A Winner!

I wanted to start off by saying, "Thank you, to everyone that participated in our blog Giveaway!"

I'm sorry that I can't give each of you a gift but this won't be the end of Giveaways so keep watching.

The winner of this giveaway is Stephanie Smith.

Stephanie please contact me within the next couple of days.

There will still be one more winner for Kathy's blog Giveaway be sure to watch for that.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Decorating

We are all decorated for Halloween.

The store is full of wonderful ideas and treasures to decorate your home for the Fall season.

If you're in the area be sure to stop by, it's very festive.

Remember there's still time to sign up for the drawing.

Click HERE for more details.

Now here are a few pictures of my space at Monticello.