Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Swap Goodies

Pam of "GoldieLoo Woodworks" was my secret Christmas swap partner this year in TDIPT's annual Christmas Swap.

This is what I received from her:

Pam, I placed your handmade checker board on the wall in my bedroom.

Your handmade Christmas word sign is hanging out in the entryway. Can you see the Merry Christmas ornament I placed at the top of the tree?

Here is a close up of the Merry Christmas ornament and the sign.

I placed all of the blackened beeswax snowmen, the big jingle bells, and your miniature handmade wooden signs on my primitive tree. I hope we get some cooler weather so I can put those red gloves to good use =)

I was so excited to see her name on the outside of my package and upon opening it I was more than pleased!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart Pam. You are one of the sweetest people to grace God's earth!

Love and Hugs,

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Just Fooling Around

I purchased a Canon a while back and ended up taking it back to the store.
Just a couple of days ago I went back and got the updated version of that same Canon.
So far I love it and below are some shots I took around the house while testing it out.

Caught by grandma's new camera!

Monday, December 5, 2011


I am all done decorating for Christmas. I didn't have the space to pull out all of my treasures but if you would like to see what I have done just click on my "2011 Christmas Home Pictures" at the top of the left sidebar.

Merry decorating!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We had such fun last night rubbing elbows with everything that went bump in the night! Below are pictures of the house all decorated, "Appie" our dog, my grandchildren,(Mario, Vampire Princess and Little Bat
who didn't like wearing his bat hat)myself(the Bad Witch in black)
my daughter(the good Witch in red).

Hope your night was a howling success!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Artist Ray Villafane

Last Halloween season I posted pictures of Ray Villafane's pumpkin carvings.
He is so awesome and I am a big fan of his! Here are some more for you to enjoy this Halloween season

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Front Door

As the contractor was preparing to install the new door he said he noticed what might be termites.
My daughter got on the phone immediately and called Orkin. Orkin came rather quickly to discover they were only little black ants. (Thank goodness!) They treated us for the ants, but now we are going to have them come back and give us a treatment for termites.

Here is the new door all installed. Now all it needs is some paint!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I did a bit of decorating for Halloween outside but we are now getting a new front door, so it will have to come down until the new door is installed and then I probably won't want to put nails in the new front door. Ha!
I'll post pictures of the yard after the door has been installed.
Anyway here is what the front door looks like right now:

Sunday, July 31, 2011


My daughter, her family and myself took a little holiday to Orlando to check out Universal Studio's Harry Potter attraction.
I am not one for theme parks but I'll have to admit that I wanted to stay and live right there in Hogsmeade.
It was beautiful and the grandkids thouroughly enjoyed themselves.
It was hotter than heck but we spent 2 fun filled days there before going on to St. Augutine to visit relatives, do a little sightseeing and shopping.
Here are some photos that I took throughout Hogsmeade: