Monday, December 8, 2014

Back At Blogging- A Playhouse and A Poem!

Well, I made a promise to my friend,
that I would start blogging today or tomorrow.
I got an ultimatum from him.  
I think his words were
"You BETTER start blogging".
Whew- like he is Louisana mafia or something~

So,
Even though I have projects up the kazoo
that I am trying to catch up on
I will do a "little" post today.
A VERY little post.

This has to be the most lit up playhouse
I have ever seen.

My son wrapped it with lights and
sent CJK out to say some
"magic words".
We are BIG on magic words around here.

So, as CJK got close to the playhouse
he said, 
"ABRACADABRA"
and POOF the lights came on!

Can you see the city lights in the background?

CJK about fell over laughing.
Here is the moment of LIGHT 'EM UP.
And here he is going inside.
My son said he could NOT get him out of there.

Ummm...I am NO GENIUS...
but maybe he could have
TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS....
but then what does Nana know?

I'll be around later-
And the poem?
Here you go!.

I have a dining room update to show you
AND a mini-master bedroom redo.

I'll be back- you know I will.
Good enough, Ron?



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66 comments:

vivian said...

Good girl! gotta keep up the blogs now dont we!? I know, My daughter just told me that it had been 6 days since I posted... I guess I better get on that too!
have a great day my friend!
xoxo
vivian

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Now that's my kind of poem!! Sooooooo glad your back!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Good for Ron! LOL... That is an amazing looking playhouse- I don't blame him for not wanting to leave! Coffee poetry- love it!

Ron said...

Better than good, Diana! I missed your wit at this time of year. Love it! xo

Jettie said...

My kind of poetry. Love that pic of the playhouse and CJK

Sylvia said...

Glad you are back, we've missed you! Love the playhouse and poem!

Bethany Carson said...

Thanks Ron! Nice to see a post again, Diana, even if it's only because of the encouragement of the "Louisiana mafia"--haha!

Bethany Carson said...

Oh...and your last post was only 2 days ago; I guess we miss you even when you stop posting for that long ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I'm still 'singing' the poem! My hubby is going to say the shut up part to me pretty soon! Love the pretty lights. Take is EASY my friend! And I'll meet the mailman at the door today and let you know what he brings! Holiday hugs, Diane

DearHelenHartman said...

OMG I adore that playhouse light up! Glad to have you back in blogland!

Greatfull Dazeez said...

Thank you Ron for the forward motion (kick, maybe) that Diana needed to get back to blogging. WE MISSED YOU Diana! My mornings have not been the same since you took a break, lol, just glad you are back! Thank you for sharing that magical moment with CJK, so glad that little boy is healthy and growing! Merry Christmas xxDazee

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and yes, thanks Ron!!! lol
Cute photos and love the mug - that should be John's!
Have a good day.

Dee said...

That was a wonderful idea to light the playhouse and turning the lights on only after her said the magic words was so sweet. I loved the mug, too. Have a great week... :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the 'lighthouse.' :-) How fun! And that poem describes my mornings perfectly. :-) No to word verification. Lucky you! Have a wonderful day, friend.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Adorable playhouse!
glad you posted....even with so many projects...It is that time of year..
Cheers to coffee....
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Checking...so far so good! HUGS!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Welcome back, Diana! Ron was right, we "missed you and your wit"! What an adorable playhouse; I love the lights! I can't wait to see your projects! So happy to see you posting again!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

The magically lit play house!!! Just precious.

She is back!!!!!!!!

Hooray!!!!

But she had better moderate her wild I-will-do-it-all-ness! Or I will "TAKE MY EARRINGS OFF!" -giggles-

That's a Southern lady saying, which I just learned, in Blog Land. Never heard it before, but from the context in which it was said, it means SHE MEANS BUSINESS! -gigggles-

So... Nana Diana must moderate her activities, or "Bossy Tessa~" with TAKE HER EARRINGS OFF!!!!!

-chuckle- Arn't ya' skeeeeered?????? >,-)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Geez Diana I think that playhouse could be seen by the nasa satellite, lol. So happy you are back!
xoxo

Nellie said...

Oh! I love it, Diana! What an exciting playhouse!

Nellie said...

Technology is not my friend this morning! The laptop has let me down, and now the iPad sends my comments before I'm done! Good grief! I needed to say that the poem on that mug is about my speed this morning.:-) Have a marvelous Monday! xo Nellie

Kelly said...

When you bring it, you bring it, with bright lights and words that resonate causing great laughter! Hope your feeling great and enjoying your projects Diana ! I can't wait to see all your magic you have been up to!!!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Glad to have you back....hugs....

carolann said...

Your back. Magic, magic bring it on.

Susie said...

Diana, I like the playhouse Christmas lights. Cute story too. Well yes, there have probably been mornings where I have said that very poem. LOL.. You kill me girl. Blessings for a great week. xoxo,Susie

Missy George said...

Cute little house..No shortage of lights there..Yup!! Gotta watch that Ron..I need to stop in for a visit..His decorating abilities always make me feel inadequate...

Missy George said...

PS..Watch that coffee!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Ha Ha you crack me up girl. Loved this!!!!!!! Made my morning.
Kris

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back....missed you much. I love that poem and saved it to my computer, now I have to figure out how to send it to my daughter. Thanx. Louise

White Lace and Promises said...

Cute! Love the lights:) and the little boy! Honey today is a coffee kind of day here and I'm drinking a sprite zero. What's wrong with me! I dont' have any coffee and it's cold to go out. Have a great day.

Cristina Garay said...

Can't wait to see your updates and Christmas decor! ;) Hurry up! :)

Vee said...

The near rhyme on that poem is quite something! LOL! What a great playhouse. You may know how to get him to come home again, but his daddy isn't willing to scar his son for life.

Jan said...

Yes! I'm happy to see that I am not the only one shamed into updating their blog...when they have a gazillion million things they must do! I'm always happy to see you, though!

Kelly said...

Awwww......CJK has his very own little Christmas house. That's so adorable.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable and magical! xoxo My daughter had a playhouse that we use to put lights on too!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the lights on the little house! My boys used to have a log cabin in the backyard and we'd string lights on it at Christmas time too. Such sweet memories! Love the mug too!

Kathy said...

Such a pretty playhouse. Wish I had had one when I was a kid. Love the poem. Did you write it yourself?

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, love the lights on the little house. How magical for CJK. I am sure he will remember this forever.
Love that mug too. Looking forward to your dining room update.

Blogger is glitching again and many have word verification going on today even when not turning it on. I think it is on mine too but I've been ignoring it and comments are going through anyway.

Have a great evening.
Hugs

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I think you know more than they think :) smiling today. Thanks.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

LOVE that little house all lit up. TOO FUN! And that poem...yep :)

Gina said...

What a fun little playhouse! So cute!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I wrote that poem! LOL! Love the playhouse! Love you!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Diana, Firstly I love the playhouse lit up-so festive. So glad that Ron got on your case about blogging-I realize this is such a busy time, but girl you are missed along with your zany sense of humor. This week i get a root canal-oh how fun and next week I have to have blood work done and then see my GP-praying my liver numbers return to normal and then I won't have to see him every 3 mos. Hope you get everything done you need to do-miss you girl.
Hugs, Noreen

Nonnie said...

That playhouse!!! What a dream.

What do Nana's know? Just about everything. I'm sooooooo glad to see you back. I missed you! That's my poem about 5:30 in the morning.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I want that playhouse. Is it only for kids, because i'm sure I could fit in. Welcome back :)
xo
Laura

Kim said...

How fun! What a great little house!! How festive...ah the magic of kids and Christmas! Can't wait to see your updates and mini-makeover!

Rose L said...

That lit up playhouse needs to be out front through the holidays! So cute!

J said...

LOVE the enchanted little Christmas house! And so glad you're back - but still, please put yourself first - sometimes that means stepping back from what everybody ELSE is demanding from you! But then, of course, you are "Little Miss Popular" and there's lots more pressure on you than the rest of us! :)

Consider It All Joy said...

Well, that is quite the lit up cottage, I'll say! Looks like lots of fun in the near future! Take care! Blessings, Cindy

Donna said...

The cottage is so neat, Diana! I bet your grandson was surprised when all those lights came on! How fun:)

Renee said...

Everyone needs magic words. The little cottage is adorable.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, dear girl!! I thought I had neglected you (and many others) with my bad hands and crazy life. But you haven't been posting so I don't feel so bad now!!

Love the cottage! And the cup. Yes, Shut Up is something I say a lot in the morning! ;-)

Jane xxxx

Stephanie said...

So thankful for Ron and his "gentle" push to get you back to blogging :) Can I just say that putting Christmas lights on the playhouse is a fabulous idea! I love it...and so does my son :)

Hugs to you!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm glad you're back. That playhouse is fantastic! Wow!

20 North Ora said...

What an adorable idea to light up the playhouse! So cute!

Judy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great coffee poem! Yep, I'd say shutting of the lights would have worked, but you know the younger generation is soooo much smarter than us lol!

Carol

SavannahGranny said...

Diana, that playhouse is adorable and the little man even more so. He looked like a little elf amongst those huge trees. These are precious pictures. Merry Christmas, Hugs Ginger

Patty Patterson said...

I was on the road yesterday and missed this. But - it's too cute. Especially the "What does Nana know?" part. LOL Too funny! It sounds like Nana has what you might call common sense. Something that there is a shortage of right now in the US. Be sure to hand some of that down to all of the grand kids. :-)

Carol said...

Well, that's just about the cutest thing and best surprise I've seen in a long time! Kudos to your son!

Debbie said...

Love the little house all lit up...how precious!
great poem, Diana...and so great for mornings...NOT a morning person..bah.
Debbie
xo

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm behind on reading blogs (that end of the semester at my big-girl University job is kicking my butt) but I'm so glad to see you blogging again. Christmas hugs!!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I think I picked #5 silvery snowflakes, but the Coffee poem made me laugh so hard, I forgot!

lynn said...

oh, he will remember that moment forever! i wouldn't want to leave either! welcome back, diana!

Katie Isabella said...

I love it here! I swear I do.

Katie Isabella said...

And if I had a cup with that on it..it would be a treasured fave.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

The little house is adorable! AND I NEED THAT MUG!!!! LOL!