Monday, May 31, 2010

Its YOUR thing...

my newest THING has me in a WHIRL

I dressed her all up for Country Roads

just look at her corners!

it leaves me doing what I wanna do...

If you want me to love you, maybe I will

and before you girls even start teasing

"NO" I did not find this beauty at the goodwill

I hope everyone had a blessed Memorial Day weekend

I just found out I won Amy's terrific giveaway

stop by her BLOG

she is an amazing gal!

A special thank you to Kristin who shot these photos

of my new "thing" love!!!

kate xoxo

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

" White Wednesday "

sold this week at Country Roads

I kept this "chippy" table

Please join our lovely hostess Kathleen for

more of the White Wednesday magic...


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pieces of my heart

I had to share this moment I had with my Gracie....

Gracie belongs to Awana which is a club that she attends weekly

from our church and they earn Awana bucks which the Sparky's

earn from memorizing their Bible verses and other tasks. Then

before the end of the school year they go to the Awana store

to spend all of the " bucks " they have saved up. The kids love

this since members donate items and they are displayed with

prices and the kids get to " shop".....

So Gracie was extremely excited Sunday morning when she

woke up early and said she had a " surprise for me" so she lead

me into the family room with my eyes closed then she sat on my

lap and said " open your eyes mommy " ....

her words melted my heart as she spoke

 she had used all of her earnings to buy me

a vase full of sea shells and arranged them on the table
She said she knew how much I loved sea shells and

 if I wanted to I could sell them at the store which she was

refering to my dealer space at Country Roads.

The tears were flowing like a river as

each minute I held her in my arms I wish that I could stop time.

I shared with her that I could never sell them

 I would keep them forever.....

 yes she's my Gracie girl

Happy weekend to all the lovelies

simply me kate xoxo

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Yes Gracie picked our "winner"...

it is the lovely Anne from Fiona and Twig

For those of you who know Anne we all love this

sassy classy gal...

If you have never been by her amazing blog

stop by and give her a shout

she won't disappoint

Anne, I'll be packing up your goods and sending

them out your way my sweet.

A special thank you to all of you who left a comment

it was so wonderful to meet some of you

and see the blogs that inspire our hearts

Hats off to Anne!

Have a great week girls

love kate xo

Friday, May 14, 2010

My first "Giveaway" Dee Lite

OK girls here it is my very first giveaway to express my


for all the love, support, friendship and prayers....

All you have to do is leave a comment... and you are in 

Isn't that precious made by one of our very talented dealers at Country Roads

and one of these lovelies will be sent to you as well...

leave a comment before Monday at midnight 

 little Gracie will draw the lucky gal from the hat

 If your new to my blog I am  DEE LITED to meet you!!!

 Tell your fellow bloggers everyone loves a giveaway!!!!

I'm leaving you with "Groove is in the heart" by Dee Lite

it makes me smile

your gal Kate


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Days like this

When it's not always raining there'll be days like this
When there's no one complaining there'll be days like this
When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch
Well my mama told me there'll be days like this

here we are moments before Christopher left for his senior prom

looking a bit GQ aren't we

Christopher and Grammie

ok get ready for this


he was tucking in his shirt when his daddy captured this shot

Photo credit to my children's father Rick Maxwell

of Rick Maxwell Photography

Rick, thank you endless for being the man that you are!

Each milestone that our children make and we are able to

be with them side by side brings such joy to my heart

Our love for the kids has taught them

 that even in separateness

 Mom and Dad love them the most!

Well my mama told me there'll be days like this...

love, kate

Thursday, May 6, 2010

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

But if you try sometimes you just might find

You get what you need...

isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful...

there she was just waiting for me to bring her home

I love every bit of her...

I can't part with her ...

ok now don't hate me....

she was only....

yes only....

8.00 dollars

You can't always get what you want

but if you try sometimes you just might find

 You get what you need!

love kate