Saturday, October 31, 2009

HALLOWEEN IN THE HOOD !

My sister came by with her camera tonight, and off we went to take pictures of the neighborhood. This is what we found. What fun !!!

























This las picture is of 17 year old before he went to a party. Blue Eyed Husband made this mask for him today. He is so clever. :)




The weather here in Maine was perfect for Trick or Treating. Missed you Florida sister and John.

Hugs from Maine

OH AND ONE MORE THING I'M LOVIN LATELY!

When in Wally-world the other day with Sweet Baby Girl I spotted The Best of the Eagles, double cd package !!! She said, "who are they? " Can you believe she has NO idea who they are? It's a crime I tell you. A crime !!!



After my friend and I went out to dinner last Thursday, I mentioned to her that I had bought it that day, and had it in my pocket book. Her eyes lit up like a Christmas tree, she slamed on the brakes, and in stead of bringing me home, we spent the next half hour riding around town, Eagles blaring, singing at the top of our lungs, dancing... (well the best we could in the car)! We drove past 2 police officers and didn't even get stopped. Eagles fans ! What Fun !!!

Yeah, I'm on an Eagles kick!!! Hopefully Sweet Baby Girl will appreciate them more. I replaced them with my Lionel Richie cd, which she hated ! :)

Hugs from Maine

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

HAVE I ADMITTED HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SHOW!

I can't help it... I do. I love this show !!!



Jeff Lewis is so funny, even when he isn't trying to be !!! And really, the guy has such a heart... A little OCD, but then again who isn't ! Some Tuesday nights, Sweet Baby Girl will come in to say goodnight and get caught up laughing with me through the whole show.

Hugs from Maine

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A LITTLE NOTE FROM EMERSON...



my favorite line, "to find the best in others"

Hugs from Maine

Monday, October 26, 2009

SOME DAYS, I JUST WANT TO TURN BACK THE CLOCK...

For some of you that don't do face book, don't start. It's addicting. Actually, it's not so bad. I have been on it for a few months now and really like it. One of my friends sent me a photo of Sweet Baby Girl, when she was Sweet Baby Girl. EVERY DAY.


It's not that I consider her anything but my Sweet Baby Girl. If you have read more than one post of this blog, you know quickly that I adore her. But she is a teenager. So the "sweet" part of Baby Girl is well... lets just say, not every day,

There are times when I wish we (my fam and I), could just go back in time. I miss those years of them all being home, playing together, home schooling together. Dancing around the house to silly music, reading, just being together...

I'm certainly not complaining. I am blessed that our peeps are still home a lot, (except Ben being in Germany), I just miss those days, A LOT!!!

Sweet Baby Girl is still precious to me. She always will be. I am so proud of who she is, and who she is becoming...

She is creative, artistic, kind hearted... She has a amazing insight with people and reads them with accuracy. She is reasonable and doesn't like girlie drama but would rather have fun with her friends.

Her smile lights up this moms heart!



She is my Sweet Baby Girl, and I love her!


Katelyn 3 days old.

Hugs from Maine

Sunday, October 25, 2009

IT'S SUNDAY, AND I'M UP EARLY...

It's Sunday and I'm up early... everyone else is asleep. I love this time of day all quiet and peaceful...



Take time this day to be quiet and peaceful... You'll be glad you did.

Hugs from Maine

Saturday, October 24, 2009

White Living... Vintage Homestyle

Have you ever visited a blog that you absolutely love... You can't read a word they have written because, well, it's in a different language.



Well that's what White Living... Vintage Homestyle is to me... I don't even care that I can't understand the words. Her pictures are captivating and I keep coming back for more. Now thats a blog!



I have enjoyed this blog for quite some time, and you should too!

Happy Saturday!

Hugs from Maine

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

Well, I haven't posted in a few days, and Florida sister said, "Keep it up, I'm enjoying your blog again!" . So, I thought even though I have little to say here, I could show you this beautiful post I found on one of my favorite blogs,

Something White: and some color too...



This is her attic space! WOW huh!?



I don't know about you guys, but my peeps would have spent ALL of their time up here when they were younger! Heck I would have too!!!




In her own words,

So this is our attic as it is now. During Summertime it was the ideal campingplace for our kids and for our little and older guests who stayed with us. From the roofwindows there´s a large view over the village and over the fields. The insulation has already been fixed on both sides of the inner roof, but we still need to prepare the walls aside against the cold and humidity. And afterwards other works have to be done. So far this update to get an idea about the situation here...

It kind of reminds me of our house in Benton. Huge, open, just awesome! WOW!!!

Hugs from Maine

Monday, October 19, 2009

LOOK AT WHAT FLORIDA SISTER HAS DONE!

Recently, Florida sister, (who I love and miss ), has redone some bathrooms in her house. She sent me pictures of the new look. The tile is gorgeous! (so are you Ian)


This is over her "twilight" LOVE IT!


The colors are beautiful!!!

And that shower curtain!!! (click the picture. You need to see it close up!)


Not only did she do a wonderful job transforming this bathroom with color, warmth, and style... she also put personal touches in that are meaningful to her and those that know her. Like the white bowl on the counter that holds her hand towels. ( It was on our family kitchen table for as long as I can remember). And the picture of our parents on their wedding day, on the " twilight".

Wow, and Wow!!! What a beautiful job Florida sister!!! You've got it going on girlfriend!!!

Big hugs from Maine!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

THREE THINGS I LOVE...

A wall covered with family photos,


The layering of mirrors on a table,


The unexpected beauty of this outfit. I would so wear this...


Hugs from Maine

Saturday, October 17, 2009

100 THANK YOU'S

I've reached 100 followers on this blog. A long time ago, Sweet Baby Girl asked, "What are followers?" I guess she thought it was a little creepy. Nah, it's nice.


I probably feel like most bloggers do. That I enjoy your blogs as much as you mine, and think of you as friends. If I could have all of you over for a party to celebrate, this is what I would want it to look like as you drove up...


I would want all 100 of you to spend the night, get to know you even better...


and make you hot pumpkin spice coffee in the morning.


But reality is that I can do none of that. I can however, thank you. Thank You for taking time out of your busy days to read my ramblings. I often forget that people actually read what I write.

100, Hugs From Maine

Friday, October 16, 2009

THIS WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO SPEND A WEEKEND

Lets all grab a good book,


something hot and scrumptious to sip on...


get dressed in something cozy, like a big soft flannel shirt, sweats, and hubbies toasty socks...

and just enjoy the weekend doing, well, not a whole lot.
Doesn't that sound nice.

Hugs from Maine

I'VE ALWAYS LOVED AUDREY HEPBURN

Good Friday to you.




And I couldn't agree more!

Hugs from Maine

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SOME PICTURES JUST SPEAK TO YOU...

This is one of them...



Can you see me behind the window, just opening the door...

Hugs from Maine

GIVE THIS GIRL SOME RED & BLACK BUFFALO CHECK AND WATCH HER SMILE!

Last years collection from Ralph Lauren is still my favorite, but boy this years Fall 2009 ... well, its close.

Enjoy,









Hugs from Maine