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Monday, September 15, 2014

A pictures worth a thousand words....

We had an awesome time at the birthday party for Alexis yesterday. I did stick my toes in the water and it was COLD. But these kids didn't seem to care. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy birthday, Alexis Caroline

Don't tell me God doesn't still perform miracles. Ten years ago today He blessed us with this little tiny angel who weighed less than 2 pounds and was just about a foot long. She was born two months premature but was a tough little fighter.

That precious little bundle soon became this....

...and then this

Every year she gets cuter and cuter.

That smile just melts my heart. She is such a blessing to be around.

Before we knew it she was in school and cheerleading at football games.

And now here we are on her 10th birthday. My little beauty. Where in the world have the years gone. She touches my heart in such a special way and will always be Mamaw's matter how old she gets. 

Happy birthday my sweet Alexis Caroline. We love you very, very much!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow


I picked up Alexis to take her out to eat and to go shopping for her birthday time with me. Her birthday is Sunday and I always take each grandchild out for some special Mamaw time before their birthday. We went to our favorite place, Applebee's. She had cheesy chicken and garlic mashed potatoes. I had the potato skins and she had me try her chicken. It was really good. 

Photo: Alexis at her birthday date with her Mamaw.

Of course we had to have, as Alexis calls it, The Big Brownie Dessert. We shared it and found it was a lot easier to move to the same side of the table to eat it. They wait staff sang happy birthday to her when they delivered it. The waitress asked if we wanted our picture taken and of course we said yes.

Photo: Making memories.

After dining and shopping for her gift, she asked me if we could go get Shelby, my other granddaughter, so they could stay all night together. They had a snack around 9:30 then left their trays up to play Glam and Go Bling, which they combined the cards to make up their own game. They finally crashed around 11:30 last night.

Photo: 11:17 and these two are going strong. Really don't want to be the one to bring the bad news that they need to start winding down. I have a feeling if I don't say "bedtime" we could be up for quite a while.


We are going to have some girl time and go shopping, just the three of us. We are going to stop at the Tudor House antique store. That's my favorite one to go to.

The Tudor House Antiques & Collectibles LLC in Sevierville TN (865) 428-4400 On The Great Smoky Mountains Parkway GSMP 5.74 Miles

I am going to look for the Pyrex snowflake divided dish. I hope I can find one. We have several antique stores I can try. 

I am going to the Tudor House first because she told me she would happily give me store credit for any Pyrex I had to trade. Last time she did that, I took in a set of 12 Swanky Swigs and 2 or 3 pieces of Pyrex and she gave me $95 store credit. This is what I'm taking to show her today. One piece I am going to trade for a friend, the other pieces are either duplicates or patterns I don't collect. I would be happy to get $60 bucks out of all these since I know she will need to mark them up for resale.  

After our shopping trip, the girls will be going back home. Alexis is cheering at a ball game tonight and Shelby may be going to the Rod Run in Pigeon Forge. I will be going back home and plan on giving myself a manicure with my new Sally Hansen orange nail polish I bought last night.

My new favorite manicure is to do my nails in one shade and then do my ring finger in this glittery silver. So that is what I'm doing tonight. 


After church, I need to go home and get ready for Alexis's birthday party. She is having it at this awesome pavilion on the river. It's at the same place she had it last year. We had a blast. It is supposed to be a beautiful day so I am sure I'll do some river wading while the kids splash around in it. There are several places where it isn't very deep.

I hope to get some pictures this year. The girls are always ready to pose for me; the boys - not so much. I don't know how many times I tried to get these two grandsons and my son-in-law. They are very evasive. 

Well, that's my weekend plans so far. Hope you are having as much fun as I am.

Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Wandering Mind....

Sometimes I just have to take some time and relax in front of the computer to see what interesting things I can find. This little picture is so true. Some of my favorite things to do include browsing through book stores. I get lost and forget all about time.

In my recent foray onto Pinterest, I found this cute manicure. One of these days I am going to bite the bullet and get a beautiful manicure.


I don't know what it is about the color gray, but I really like it in a decorating theme any more. I love this gray and white. The wicker/rattan sets it off but I would add a pop of some bright color to it.

Browns, grey, white, & black.

I am addicted to doing just one nail in glittery silver. I did it for National Conference and I did it a couple of times since then. I love this smokey gray.

Bio Seaweed Gel: Unity All-in-One Colour Soak-off Gel Manicure in #180 "Great Catch" and #01 "White Gel" with #06 "Crystal Ball"... loving this sophisticated combination.

I love this deep orange. I am going to look for some this weekend and do it with the one finger of silver glittery.

Inspired by an orange peel -- Chanel.  I'm wearing the same shade by OPI called Hot and Spicy -- shellac manicure.

I have still not been able to find a complete set of vintage Melmac dishes. I would love to find something like this.

Vintage 25 piece set of Meldale genuine Melamine/Melmac  Dinnerware Pink and Gray

I'm going to the beach pretty soon and I want some pretty foot jewelry to wear when we take our evening walk on the beach. For the life of me, I can't remember what these are called so I can't google it to order them. Anybody know what they are called?

I love going to the beach this time of year because it is a good way to relax before the crazy fall/winter season sets in.  
Speaking of winter, we were at Old Time Pottery the other day and I am in love with some of their new Christmas items. Check out this tan and red burlap Christmas chain. Isn't this neat?

And I just adore these little "books". They are gift card holders. These would be cute to put a book store gift card in. 

These tin Christmas ornaments also open up to hold gift cards.

As do these little boxes.

There is one aisle that I'm going to have to go visit on a regular bases. I love Christmas tins and Christmas boxes. They have a huge selection.

And it is both sides of the aisle.

As you can see my mind was all over the place this morning. But at least I took you on the journey with me. Have a happy over the hump day.