Friday, November 29, 2019

A Winter Wonderland

Oh yes, we have a lot of snow
here in norther Utah.

And I mean a lot. . . 18 inches
here at my little bungalow

Thanksgiving 2019 is only a memory now.
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
All of my family. . . 20 and 3 more.
I believe it was one of our best.
All gathered together at my
daughter's beautiful home.
It truly was a day of feasting, laughing,
visiting. . . and best of all
Continuing to build our bond of belonging 
to an incredible Family.

The door has now opened to
the most glorious time of the year.
Christmas!

I say let it all begin!
Just what I am doing today...
In the mist of getting ready to pack-up
my belongs. . .I am moving mid January
I will still pause to decorate for
the Christmas holiday.
So. . . I hope you will stay with me
as I take down the everyday. . . and
minimally put up the holiday decorations.


See you as soon as I get my mess cleaned up.


Karie



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Season of Thanksgiving


May you  receive the peace that
comes from having a
THANKFUL HEART!


Have a wonderful day. . .


   

Karie





Thursday, November 21, 2019

One Thing Then Another

It seems there is always something to
make life difficult.
I don't mean to be unthankful,
or negative. . 
BUT, I am tired of being in a 
constant state of feeling unsettled.
I received the word from my Landlord that
my rent will increase January 1st. 
And my condo will go on the market
For Sale!


I will be leaving the little place I  have called home.
I will be moving in January.


I was getting ready to decorate for Christmas
when I received the notice.


Nothing like having the joy of living and decorating
knocked out from under me.
I don't do change. . .  like moving very well.
I am sure it stems from my childhood
but it really doesn't matter
It is what it is.
I am moving.
I don't know what or where I will 
Call Home.

 My cute little condo will only
be a memory. . . like so many things in my life.


I will keep you posted.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

This and That

Normally I am really into this time of year.
I normally enjoy getting my house all 
decorated for Halloween.
But. . . . 
Not this year!
I guess I am just preoccupied with other things. Maybe I am not really into all the re-decorate and then re-decorate again.   It is very possible I am just tired. . . ! And not interested.  

Last year I scaled down on decorating, but I still
set out some of my favorite things.

My little "Witchey Witch" is a favorite of mine.
And her shoes!
I think they are darling.
And last year. . .
I was busy getting this little cutie ready
to give to my Granddaughter
for her birthday

Of course every charming Witchey Witch
Knows It Is All In The Shoes.
But this year, I am just not into
the Witchey-Witch or
her shoes
Or pumpkins or Orange or Black.

I am busy working on
other things.
It takes time to do the stitches of
cross stitch.
And sewing pieces to a quilt.
But when they are done, you will be the 
first to know.
So for now. . . 
Halloween is suffering at my house.

Stayed tuned









Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lovin' and Livin' In Thankfulness

Hello
I am so sorry I have not been
posting lately.
I am just so overwhelmed with
my daily to-do list.
I knew once my summer break ended
I would not have time for everything I
like to do, and that includes 
Blogging.


Besides working outside of my home
I continue to do many hobbies.
right now I am embroidering some of
my Christmas gifts.
As you may know hand-work takes a lot of time.

I will soon have some completed pieces 
I will share with you.

In the mean time I will share with you some of my 
October photos.
This is a beautiful time of year.


Oh how I love October.
The earth is beautiful.
I am Thankful for Season's


I will be back soon!

Enjoy your little spot of earth
It's October.
Be Thankful for Lovin' and Livin'
In this beautiful world.
Karie







Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I AM Happy It Is OCTOBER

Well hello there!
And 
Welcome to October


It is true, I am happy to live in a world that has 
October!
I like this time of year.
I am glad I live in a part of the earth that I get to
experience the changing of seasons.
Oh it is changing all right,
Raining here, temps are dropping.
I actually switched the furnace on.
Ya, it is true! It is changing.

Speaking of changing. . . 
I am still changing and adding things in my home
to reflect the changing season
Fall.


I really don't meed another fall wreath, 
But Hey!
It was on sale!  70% off. How can I pass it up, 
besides I was up for a challenge.
Oh it was in poor shape.
I think it turned out kind of cute.


I changed The Shelf. . 
I just didn't like my first decorating arrangement.
you can see it Here
I love the amber vase that I recently acquired.
And those two Harvest plates are some of my favorites.
I also wanted a more simple look.
I really like The Shelf all decorated for the season.

My refinished buffet is looking pretty


This is her first Fall decorations.
She has always been fun to decorate,
but with her new brown/white paint re-do
she seems to be even more fun and more beautiful.


Well I have no worries Teddy is on guard!
He actually thinks he owns the neighborhood.


Yes sir, Little Teddy is a diligent guard dog!
He lets me know if someone or something
or whatever it maybe is outside of his window 
or anywhere near his domain.
But he will run like the wind to the protection of
his Mommy (me) if he thinks he might be in "real danger"
Oh my little buddy,Teddy Roosevelt.....
His brother Cash is in the bedroom 
under the bench in his snuggly bed
Teddy is too noisy for Cash!

I hope you are having a wonderful
First October.






Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A New Header

Hello!

Oh it is a lovely day, cool temperatures
makes me a happier person.

I have a short post today.
I just wanted to draw your attention to my
New Header


 I like changing my header with the seasons.
I think I like making headers.
It lets me use my creative ideas, and 
I can use my photos and be creative with them.

I used this picture from a couple of years ago.
I like it.  I especially like the simplicity
of my Autumn decorating.
I think I will re-visit that again!

Next I used a photo I took a year or more ago of the 
tree in front of my Great-grandpa's house.
I remember the day was so beautiful
and the sky was that deep rich turquoise blue
that only comes in September skies. 
I walked out of my Aunt's house 
(which is right next door my Great-grandpa's house)
I turned and looked up at the tree that holds so many
memories of family gatherings underneath
her branches and snapped a picture.


I am so glad I caught this on camera.
There are times when I get a camera snap
that speaks to me.  They don't come very often
but when you catch it.....it is priceless.

I put the two pictures together to create my
Autumn Header.

She is a keeper!



Have a wonderful day.