Friday, July 30, 2010


Hey girls it's GIVEAWAY time in celebration of my birthday!!!!

this made the birthday girl quite happy

an old industrial bookcase that hubs got for me

from a yard sale, perfect for my closet overflow

hubs knows I love a good deal

and this was a perfect recycle

ready for the weekend at Country Roads

still chalking!!!!

Now for the wonderful Birthday girl


this beautiful handmade ruffled tote

that is fully lined inside

it measures 17 X 21" inches

just leave me a comment

and for an extra entry share about

the GIVEAWAY  or let me know that

you are a follower of mine

by midnight Sunday and I will draw the

lucky winner!

My love to all of you

Good luck Ladies

Monday, July 26, 2010


My Gracie girl loves sidewalk chalk, she can draw for hours...

I decided to have some fun in my dealer space and bring some "Anthro"

I drew frames and flowers then

I hung up some sale items against the wall

I have been blessed by some regular customers

who stop by weekly to see what I have brought in...

hubs will be finishing my wall this week

I am leaving for a few days to have some R & R

with the BFF...

a few shoppers asked that I would let them know

when this amazing built in that I got from

Sue's Boy Bryce would be up for sale and I

finally tagged it today, she's a beauty!

COUNTRY ROADS looks so amazing all

of the dealers have been BUSY!!!!

Looking forward to the fall

on this day two years ago I married this guy...

after 23 years of friendship he decided I would make

a good wife! I knew that years ago but that's

another story and hubs hates that one:)

Happy Anniversary to my amazing hubby!!!

and my beautiful sis and brother in law
we both were married on the 26th of July

lots of celebrating for us, twelve years for them!

Have a wonderful week and a great

giveaway when I return...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

All you need is LOVE

We have had some rough days mama and I,

she is suffering much from the cancer, but she still gives me her sweet smile

her role as a mother never stops, as long as she is able she goes with

me to "junk" and is my bff when she see's the treasure we have found

and her excitement for me overflows into love...

my mama has always been my cheerleader...

even twenty years ago when I had no money I wanted to

be an event planner she purchased all of my office equip,

business cards etc, till I made a name for myself

then when I got diagnosed with Lupus this year

she was right along side me cheering me on

when Sue's Boy Bryce offered me a dealer spot

at Country Roads back in March

this PLACE is my port in the storm where

all of my illness and mama's cancer has no room

this is where I dream, create

and meet people who touch my life and my soul

where I feel God's hand reminding me that

I am not alone

where I feel my best when the day is done

 we celebrated mama's birthday and

know this is probably the last one we will share

together with her and yet being so grateful

that we did...

then the post man brings me a box

full of love from Melanie at Pretties and Posies

you see I won her amazing giveaway...

Melanie is such a sweetheart and

has such a beautiful and inspiring blog

so the day ends with this

my cup runneth over...

I love you mama xoxo

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"F" is for Flea & Friendship

This morning hubs surprised me with an impromptu trip to the Long Beach Flea...

I was so delighted when I stumbled upon a surprise that my dear friend ROSE

was selling today, you see Rose and I have this connection and well the rest

is just bliss. Hubs bought me three of her incredible pillows

 "the girl has got skills I tell you....

pure bliss...

then since July is my birthday month I got

extra spoiling

ROSE makes these adorable bags and I

am the lucky girl indeed

won't I be a stylish gal sporting this around

these beauties were flying out the door

this week at COUNTRY ROADS

I picked up these old display cases at a yard sale

and decided to use them for end tables

sold me this amazing built in from his space

it was perfect to hold the treasures

that I sell at COUNTRY ROADS

Have a beautiful week girls

Monday, July 5, 2010

A new LOVE for White

Remember when you find that new love?

the one that makes your heart go pitter patter...

that's what I found at the Irvine flea at my sweet friend

Rose's space she took the most rusty, chippy, all full of goodness

bird bath and placed it in a white urn filled with sand then topped

with beautiful sea shells, I knew then it had to come home with me

 that I would fill it with sea shells from my Gracie girl

and now this beauty has a place in my heart and my home

It will always remind me of my first day moving into Country Roads and how

Rose greeted me with her warmth and kindness

and that was the start of our friendship.

She has always been there to lend the supportive shoulder

as I spread my wings in this world where we " junk in love "

I " heart " you Rose

you can always find Rose and her beautiful wares at

the Irvine Flea, Rose bowl, and Urban Barn

I did this lamp today and added one of the pieces

of coral that Rose sells and a sea shell

yes I'm in love for sure

New arrivals for #31 at Country Roads

Have a beautiful week girls!!!

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of Kathleen's White Wednesday Post