Wednesday, June 27, 2012

~ Mamie .. aahh .. a PiNk Lover ~

Hello my girlie friends !! Okay, Sooo I REALLY am trying to get into this again !! I HATE learning NeW things !! This is soo different for me, but, head down, and going for it !! I've loved hearing from sooo many old friends again !! You girlies RoCk, you really do !! Soo much encouraging, comments, and e-mails !! LOVE it !!

I soo wanted to share something really FuN and interesting I visited while on my Mary Land get-away ... like I said before, there was NeVe r a dull moment !! We were taken to soo many memorable places !! Harold and Marydon are incredible hosts and tour guides .. truly they were !!

As we were winding our day down at Gettysburg, Marydon said "you have to take a tour of the Eisenhowers Gettysburg farm home !! she said "TeA, she loved PiNk" we have to go !! Sooo, of course this always PiNK lovin girlie was along for the ride !! Soo, as we approached the property, I was in-love instantly, we hadn't EvEn entered the front door, it was a charming white true farm home , I had to walk around the grounds and gardens, just to take it ALL in ... I could sooo picture their family and friends enjoying their stay there, hanging out in the yards and patio .. everything beautifully green, and BiG blue skys .. openness to just take in !!! Breath taking !!

Okay, sooo as Marydon tugged at me to come along indoors, (we were always in a hurry, so, we could get everything in each day) !! NeVer A DULL moment, let me tell you !! Soooo ... picture meee walking into this beautiful PiNk loving womans' home !! Ooohhh my gosh !! The front room .. PiNkie pretties, she collected soo many of the same pretties I collect !! I tried to look into every nook and crannie !! We took lots of pictures !! Her bedroom gorgeous and PiNk !! Her bathroom .. Gorgeous and PiNk, sitting room, office PINK !!! Laundry room PINK !! Every dress portrait of her, she wore PINK !! kitchen PINK !! And, you had to see her linen closet !! Take a peek for yourself Every shade of light, sweet PINKS !! Sheets, bedding, coverlets, Sooo many PINK towels !! Breathtaking for this PINKIE girlie !! My son was right by my side, and said "poor President, had to deal with this obsession too" !! hahaha ....

I kinda like that manly men don't care or are bothered by a PINK lovin' girlie in their home .. I have ALWAYS loved PiNk, and rumpled, ruffley, gently used anything of this color !! It goes beautiful with whites and creams, and I've NEVER EvAH tired of it !! It's soo funny cuz, I usually have something PiNk on each day as well ... Just speaks to me I guess !!

I'm such an easy peasy person to please, just a romantic type, girlie girl all the way through !! It's the simplest of things that please me, whether it be out buying flowers to play with around the house, straightening up my linen closet, and making it smell pretty, fixing my shoe baskets, and drawers, or just sippin' tea or Marydons lemonade in the evening ... I find JoY in the little things I do !! You ALL have to make her lemonade !! The BeSt I've EvEr had !! Poor thing kept making it, Tay loved it too !! Sooo yummy and refreshing !!

Well, my friends, hope you enjoy these pictures, sooo much prettier in person, but, made me sooo happy !! And, here I ALWAYS thought I started the Queen of PiNK !! She has me BEAT !!! Baaahaaa .... Hoping all your days are filled with beauty, sunshine, and just that warm fuzzy feeling from the simple of things each day ... enjoy the feel and smells of summer my friends ~

~ LoVe and Joy to each of you this very day ~

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

~ meeting up with my Mary Land friends ~

Gosh !!! It's been awhile girlies !! I had forgotten just how to do this bloggy thing !! My goal is to start sharing FuN and happy things that I've been doing or different happenings going on .. I'm always out and about up to something, whether it be junkin' around, taking care of family matters and celebrations, and of course my mingling with my friends !!
And, speaking of friends, oohh my, I just had the most amazing get-away vacation I've EvEr had ... I have to tell you this bloggy world is just an amazing tool when it comes to making and creating the dearest friendships ever !! I KNOW from so many of you that I've spoken and shared with during these few years, that you all have met endearing friends through your daily writes and shares, and have had the opportunity to meet up as well .. Who would ever of thought this a few years back .. lasting friendships with such wonderful people, we had never before knew !! So with this said, let me share a short story with you all ..
Ever since I have been blogging, I have had the blessing of knowing Marydon and Harold Ford .. They have a sweet online boutique, and website full of pretty things .. I've always enjoyed their interesting and informative writings on their blog .. Always soo full of history learnings and amazing places they share .. So, when our youngest son Taylor got an invitation to attend the Naval Academy in Annapolis (SCREAM) soooo happy for him life time dream of his !! I had to call Marydon and let her know I was coming to Annapolis June 1st, and was she willing to meet up !! We had always talked about meeting each other, but, NEVER, expected it to be in God's plan this way !!
Soo She NOT only screamed OF COURSE, BUT, welcomed my Mother and myself to drop Tay off, and they would come get us and take us to their beautiful home, until he needed us to go get him when he was finished !! We figured everything out, and than agreed to meeting up with the two of them .. they joined us in Annapolis for the day, and than away we went .. We were taken to EVERY wonderful, beautiful historical place to go, from MD., to PA, and VA.. Sooo many wonderful places I always heard and learned about, to actually see these sites was just soo awe-inspiring, and I WILL NEVER FORGET each place we visited !!! Sooo different than So. Cali. oohh my !!
We had a whirlwind of 9 days ... Such good times, wonderful belly-aching laughs, some tears, and just real girlie talk from the heart !! I can't EvEn describe all that went on .. they truly opened their home and their hearts to us, and to them we will be eternally grateful !!
I 'm sharing pictures of dropping Tay off, and then wanted to share their beautiful home with you .. each room was just awesome, gosh, you can sooo tell what is mine, all the pInK stuff in my room, and the others were where Tay stayed when he joined us, and my Mommas too .. Snuck one of Marydons in too .. hahaha .. everything was soo picture perfect, and the views outside from each window, was heavenly, green, blueskys, and rolling hills ... beautiful sunsets, and than dessert she made every night .. look how yummy !!
Sooo much FUN !! It was sooo SaD to say good-byes :( BUT, I DO KNOW that this was just our first visit together .. more to come .. We are ALL like one BiG family now .. God is soo Good my friends and I just wanted to share with you again, and let you know where this great BiG bloggy world can take us !! Simply Amazing, and I've been soo richly blessed with NeW friends !!
So good to be back at this again, we will see how much I can learn .. Soo much has changed, I'm going NuTSo :O
Love you all and wishing all my girlies a happy wonderful, blessed day .. Getting ready to bbq for the Dad's in our family, and feeling sooo good !!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hello my girlie friends ......

Hello to all of you again .... just a little note to let you know I AM almost back and at it again ... it will be different this time .. I just would love to share notes, updates, and a bit of FUN things with each of you .. I have met the most WONDERFUL friends EVER through blogging, and this is such a wonderful means to stay in touch and share .. I'm getting things changed up a bit as you can tell .. I sooo have to learn all this new bloggy stuff again .. CHANGE !! I'm not so good with it .. probably NOT such a good trait .. but, that's me .. and. I do believe that the good Lord creates each of us to be just the way we are .. So, bear with me, and I will be back up and running soon, very soon..

Thanks for ALL the sweet notes and e-mails wondering if I was STILL around ... yep, I am, pushing through each day, and having a blast when I can .. God is GOOD ..

Well, chat with you all hopefully soon .. until then, have a wonderful, happy time and love ALL those around you .. Have missed you all soo much ..

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