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Weekly Photo Challenge: JOY

  JOY… a word that describes my love for my Grandchildren…

I have three…

All quite different in personalities…

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The oldest is quiet…reserved…beautiful and petite in statue…hard worker…smart…special to me…

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My middle one is full of herself…personality plus!…athletic…blond…fun loving…makes me smile…

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The youngest is our “boy”… athletic…caring…loves outdoors…building/making things with his hands is a passion…we are pretty good buddies!…

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I think of them and tears well up in my eyes… The love I have for them…

and the JOY they bring me!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

I have no special camera …so these are the best I could get…

but, had fun doing it!

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My summer flags…

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Hosta Blooms…

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Mushrooms (fungi) … growing on roots from our big Maple Tree…

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I like this one especially!

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Jill… thought I could sneek in and get her at her favorite window seat…

but, she sensed I was there!

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

After a very hard downpour… these photos of my back yard were shot within an hour of each other… just glad it didn’t last for a long time… a taste of what flash flooding can do!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

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No, you can’t have it!

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Maybe I’m too old to get wet…

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Wind not cooperating…

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I am a …………

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My view…

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Might bring some LUCK…

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That’s really me???… I’m not even wearing a dress!

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Me again??? My skin has turned as rough as a tree trunk!

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Sun setting… looking WEST…

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Looking EAST…

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He laid them one by one…

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Oh no!!!

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One or two???

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Curved items around my house…

another challenge where I had to make myself STOP!

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My blue curved Mister Hose that keeps me cool on hot days…

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Chandelier Wall Hanging with many curves above our bed…

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Curved Candle Holder in kitchen…

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Curved Utensil Rack…

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Bananas… Curved shape …hanging from a curved hook… 

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Curved Watermelon Candles…

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Decorative Plate with a Curved Design…

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Curved arm of chair…

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Heart Plaque with many curves…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change/Color

We have had quite a “change” in the look of our bedroom… We had completed the half bath attached to our bedroom… so the next step was to coordinate the bedroom… to match…

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This meant taking off all of that “flowered” wallpaper and a change of paint color was long overdue!

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Carpet had to come up… revealing the hardwood floors… old tack strips from the carpet

… Lots of work! 

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They turned out quite pretty! and a coat of polyurethane… to protect them…

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Some crown molding around the ceiling…

a pretty gray paint… actually called Hi Ho Silver like in the Lone Ranger

Thought that was funny!

I carried on with the Paris Theme somewhat… using the bright pink , black and gray for color…

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We did purchase a new bed/mattress and dresser

accesories are in the progress…

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Fresh flower planter in front of window… of course bright pink flowers…

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I repainted a small desk that was greens and gold… I loved the way it turned out…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This Chandelier Wall Hanging was found brand new with tags… at my favorite thrift store… Perfect for my Paris Theme!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This cute little hanger with the “Diva” sign caught my eye… Hanger at dollar store… and Diva sign at the thrift… Put them together and ooh la la!… I’ll be speaking French!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I painted this picture of this cute Frenchman riding his bike… Took the idea from the wallpaper I used in the bathroom… Not sure where I will hang him yet…but, still have additional things to look for… curtains?…or drapes?… or a valence?…

Pictures or mirrors for walls?…

Throw pillows?

End tables…(I have an idea there!”…

The fun is in the hunt anyway… so I’m still on the look out for the perfect touches

I feel I do have a start… and the “change” makes me feel so good!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

I think of the FUTURE… as changing… in people, places and even things

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Growing in years into the FUTURE…

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Sometimes the FUTURE is just in a season!

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Cut out pieces of material…

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become purses in the future… The FUTURE may come in just an hour!

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Changes come in the FUTURE!… way too fast sometimes!

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Sometimes the FUTURE changes things completely… like my 1/2 bath redo!

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My husband transformed an old tire to the life of a Parrot in the FUTURE! 

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These Gala Apples were transformed into the FUTURE as Fried Apples for breakfast!

Sometimes our Future is easily predicted and then there are times our Future goes in quite a different direction… Keeps it interesting… don’t you think!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture that evokes HOME for you…

My Mom and Dad created a home full of love… family and friends…

A place we felt safe in…

A place we liked to be…

A place we wanted to come back to…

A place we knew was kept clean

A place we knew would have good food…

A place we could bring our friends to…

A place to play

A place to talk

A place to learn lessons

A place to explore

Yes… That’s what I think HOME is…

My Home was to be duplicated but, with my touch

It would take both my husband and myself to fulfill this task…

I fill my home with things I like…

and after looking around…

I found this is what my Home depicts…

A love for Family!

 

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Grandkids photos in album…

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Photo Wall in my computer room…

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A photo of my dog I had for 16 years…”Sugar”… and still like to remember her…

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Grandkids in different stages…

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I even have them on my computer screen… They make me smile and feel good every day!

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Early years… later years…

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My oldest Granddaughter and the little chicken she gave so many years ago…

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Even a friend knew where my HOME was… as she gave me this for a present one time…

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Favorite photo… Great ages for all!

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My husband Bobby…I call him mine… A happy day…

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Kids with their Uncle… I know how much they love him…

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My youngest son and wife…  A great combo!

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My son…”Daddy with his girls”

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and finally my Jill… She makes our Home…

by being her typical “cat self”…

and loves us unconditionally as we do her!

It’s A Go!

I saw this idea on… Pillows A-La-Mode… It had been done by her daughter-in-law

I just loved it!…

and immediately knew I would be making one for my daughter-in-law

You see… my son and her have bought a new home… and I thought it would make a great house warming gift plus birthday presentu15530543

They moved in today and her Birthday is Sunday…

I looked for a star to make it with and was about to order one off of the internet when this metal one was found marked down at a dollar store… It was quite nice… the size I wanted… 14″ X 14″… also had a Welcome Sign ( 10″ long) at the bottom… hung with small chains…

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This was going to work perfectly!

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No matter what color or design on it… because it would be covered with lots of photos

I went through all of my photos deciding on which ones would be good for this project…

I included of course the 3 kids… “Mom and Dad”… Uncle Doug… my daughter-in-law’s parents… Wickett, their puppy and both my husband and I…

This is who our “Little Family” consist of…

I printed out the photos on white paper…

It was to be a collage of photos of our family decoupaged with Mod Podge… a type of craft glue that adheres so well and also coats and makes the surface glisten…

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After cutting and taping the 100+ photos to the star on all points… I glued them and coated them with the glue… Yes, it took a little time… but, oh so worth it!…

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One point of the star designated for each Grandchild of mine… and the rest scattered photos of the rest of us…

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This glue is some marvelous stuff… I hadn’t tried this technique for many years… but, my heads a spinnin‘ about other things to cover…

I love it!… and usually I’m my own worst critic

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Even, my other son and husband gave me kudos for this project… and if they give their approval… I usually say, “It’s a go!”

Weekly Photo Challenge: UNIQUE

My family says I find the most “unique” things and I seem to make them work in my house…

They are always asking, “What have you added (found) new?”

and then they add…”You put things that you”like” in your home”

and the answer is “yes”! …

They make me feel good… happy… and that’s a great thing to be!

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The cutest “unique” little Giraffe Dish… To me he was just irresistable!

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This is a “unique” ceramic covered dish in black/gold…

that accents my living room…

It’s in the shape of a little house with a chimney… The roof is the lid

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We’re redoing my little half bath in a French look… Cute Paris theme…

so when I saw this “Unique” little ceramic pink poodle that could hold toothbrushes or even  makeup… it was mine…

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These aren’t just the sweetest little girl ceramic figurines

They are “unique” in that they are votive candle holders

Great in my bigger bathroom

which is full of color and flowers…  

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This little “unique” vase that has the shape of green stems

is ideal for the flowers I love to pick from my yard…

Since it’s been cold… I put a few of the flowers my husband bought me for my birthday

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This cute… “unique” little wood bird with the metal corrugated wings and beaded wind chimes… has been hanging somewhere in my house for a long time…

Right now in my kitchen along with some of my blue/white plates that I just love…

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I love cats… as you have probably picked up from reading my posts

This is not… the famous Jill… who I can’t help photographing…

but, is “unique” in its own way…

It is a hook for my little metal birdcage with a porcelain bird sitting in it…

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lMy last “unique” item is a nightlight I found with pretty red cherries decorating it…

I used to have my kitchen decorated in cherries… so I still love them…

It lights up my kitchen at night …

just enough… to let me find my way to the fridge… Ha, Ha!

As you can see… I could go on and on… but, enough is enough…

or maybe you won’t find this blog so “unique”..