Monday, August 25, 2008

I want to go back on my Vacation!

Hi all,
Now you can see why I want to go back!
Our whole week was spent on this private dock (ok, some of the time we were in the house too!)
but we all really did hang out alot on the lake, because it was just soooo gorgeous!
The weather was perfect, somedays, a little windy, but that kept it from getting too hot.
We had 5 kayacks with us, so whenever we wanted to take a little stroll on the water, we did!
Doesn't my hubby look so relaxed and pensive out on the water?
and the sunset was awesome!
Only the Creator of all time can paint like that!
I couldn't resist showing you all my daughter out on the edge of the pier enjoying the peace and quiet, and I think my son was permanentely attached to that kayack the whole week!

Here is the view from one of our hikes. Which eventually led us to a crystal clear lake. It almost, (i said almost) made me want to camp here!
and for those of you who know me, that is a huge statement!!!! lol

You know how some vacations, even though they are great, make you so happy to get home?
Well, this was not one of them! We really truly did not want to go home!
But real life did call us all back to our schedules and such, but this is one vacation none of us will ever forget.
Hope you also had a fantastic summer and made memories that will last a life time.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's going to be a girl! and it's all about the Pink!!

Hi all,
Just wanted to show you a few photos from the baby shower I gave for my daughter in law a couple of weeks ago.
We had 16 ladies and it was so great to be together in celebration of the soon to be baby girl.
My decorating style is very old world style, but it was so fun to have a girly pink day!

I wish I had gotten photos with more detail in them though, because I had some great party favors from a shop online called jeanknee, her creations are so darling and the ones she made for the shower were perfect for this "pink" day. Check out her shop http:/ when you get a chance and you will just ooohhh and ahhhh over everything!

And my sister in law made the cake and it was just as tasty as it was beautiful. All pink of course but with dark chocolate on the inside!!! Yummmmmm
The greatest part though was that my daughter in law had a chance to sit and relax and be surrounded by her family and friends.
And of course, big brother to be, had to have a little something to open up too. Doesn't he look sooo cool in his sunglasses? And that expression is just priceless!

I also received a lovely compliment when one of the ladies asked me if I give retreats! Hey, I might have to think about that.
I love giving parties and I'm already planning my next one. I think it's going to be an autumn tea in celebration of the falling leaves and coming
harvest, and guess what?
You are invited too!
Talk to you all soon,

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We have a lovely winner for the July Paris giveaway!

Yes, we have a winner for the July Paris Shabby Chic giveaway!!!!
and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Out of over 50 names, I pulled your name out of the toile box and I was sooooo excited!
Ms. southern is a member of the Cottage Style Street Team
that I am also a member of and she is such a sweetie and always is on the thread posting away. So if you haven't checked out her shop yet on etsy, you should! She has lots of vintage goodies for you to look at as well as her felted brooches, wonderful gift tags, and more. And if you need a little destressing in your life, her music on her blog,
is soooo soothing, you just want to listen to it all day.
Remember, if you have already left me a previous comment on my blog for the past giveaways then you are automatically entered into the August Paris giveaway, so you still have a few more chances to win.

I'll be on vacation for the next week and the lake house that we are going to doesn't have internet hookup so I won't be able to blog or check my etsy shop!!! :0
So, it's going to be me, sitting in my beach chair with umbrella, dangling my feet in the water and reading!!! Just like the good ole days when there was no such thing as a personal computer!!!You do remember those days, don't you?

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine.