Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thank Our Everyday Heroes

Good Morning!

I am volunteering at the VA 
this morning.

There are some very dear soldiers
that come through those doors.
Some make me smile,
some make me laugh,
some make me want to cry.

I have had 2 marriage proposals-
and one proposition....lol....
in the short time I have been there.
Should I mention that all three
were visually impaired?

I'm not sure if you've seen this 
TATTOO 
that is posted below
It is floating around the internet .
It touched me.
It touches me more now that I see
VETERANS
every week.

Take a moment today
and, if you see a veteran
 when you are out and about,
step up them, shake their hand, 
and tell them
THANK YOU!
You'll be glad you did.
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And here you thought I was 
always funny!

Tomorrow I WILL be funny-
Pinky Promise!
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wishing You A Blessed Palm Sunday

I am laying low today.
On another round of 
heavy-duty antibiotics-
and trying to shake this thing
for once and all.

Hope your Sunday is a good one.
One week until
 EASTER SUNDAY!
Pop in tomorrow and I'll show you some
EGGSTRA PRETTY EASTER
things!
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Friday, March 27, 2015

FINISH IT UP FRIDAY-Five For Fun

I may get my picture files all cleaned up yet 
by doing these 
Finish It Up Friday posts.

What do you get when you
put a bit of polish to tarnished silver?
It sure is pretty here, huh?!
Ummm...here's the before.
Yes- it is tarnished.  DON'T judge!
I've been sick, remember?
I may use that as an excuse the rest of my life...
The grammas would be rolling 
in their respective graves seeing this~
Next up-Someone sent me this and said
 it reminded them of
Baby Bright Eyes.
I can't find a source-
if you know it I will gladly give credit for it.
So sweet-I think that is the connection-
They are both just SWEET!
Let's see-
What else?
Why is CJK so happy?
Cuz he knows Nana does not care 
HOW BIG OF A MESS 
he makes with a sticky sucker on the tile tray,
~ dominos and  other boy "stuff"~
SweetCheeks asked Papa to be her
SPECIAL PERSON
at school.
He brought her flowers and she was thrilled.
Doncha love those dimples and NEW teeth?
Papa was so thrilled that he was her special person!
The next day he
 offered to take SweetCheeks to see
CINDERELLA!
Here they are -ready to go~
I told her if she wanted to have a 
CINDERELLA THEMED PARTY
I would be glad to host one!
I will invite them all over and they can
CLEAN MY HOUSE!
 Yes. I. Am. Wicked!

Have a 
WICKEDLY WONDERFUL WEEKEND!


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

PICK YOUR FAVORITE- RESULTS

Well, I will say that
NO MATTER WHICH TABLE
you voted for-
you are in good company.

The table that got the top number of votes was

First Place:
BIRD NEST NAPKINS

Second Place:
WOODLAND WONDER

Third Place
COLORFUL CARROTS

Thanks to all of you that played along.
This is so much fun for me.
Sometimes I know 
just which one you are going to select
and sometimes
YOU FOOL ME!

Speaking of fools----
Ummmm...PLEASE don't wear your 
ONESIE Pajamas to Walmart
 when shopping for
Easter egg treats!
Yeah---That is NOT ME!
Thanks for asking!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY---- A DOLL WITH A DOLL

My Little Living Doll
dressed in the dress I got her 
and the Bitty Baby we gave her for her
FIRST BIRTHDAY.
Need I say more?
Oh- I do need to say 
ONE MORE THING!

Nana loves you!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MORE OF MY DINING ROOM AND GLITTER GALORE

Sometimes when we have things

for a while,

 we look at them

but don't really see them anymore.

This PICTURE

is on the mantle of the fireplace

in the dining room.

Sometimes I forget how pretty it is.
MyHero bought this oil painting for me in 2000

for our 25th Anniversary. 

Back then we lived in the 

European Colonial Revival

in the hysterical historical district.

She is an old beauty.
It hung over the fireplace in our living room there.

This dining room is such a hard room 

to get good pictures in.

It is flooded with light from morning til night

(little rhyme-every time)
You can see more of the dining room here
Soon we will be able to eat out on the 

porch off the dining room if we want to....

Now-lest you think I am

Oh-So-Perfect...

See the china hutches built in on either side
of the fireplace?
 Come in for a little closer look....

Do you see it?

There on the 2nd shelf...on the left....
Just so you know-

I am going to remove this today.

Cuz  I don't want you making fun of me for having

CHRISTMAS FOR EASTER...
This was a sweet gift from

THE GLITTER QUEEN...


She REALLY HAS to change her name.

Seriously!

I bet even her sweet pup has glitter on it!

Look for yourself!!!!

I'm RIGHT!!!!
See what I mean?

Hope you all have a Sparkly Day

and appreciate the beauty around you!
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Monday, March 23, 2015

PICK YOUR FAVORITE- Easter Table Setting

Well, I can't let Easter slip by
without doing a
PICK YOUR FAVORITE 
EASTER TABLE!

So- You old timers 
(and I am NOT talking age here-just 
OLD readers-NOT talking age)
know the routine!
Pick ONE table to sit at with 
anyone of your choice.
I know SOME OF YOU have a hard time
picking just one---
but please try.

So---here we go!
#1
BIRD NEST NAPKINS
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#2
MELLOW YELLOW
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#3
FEATHER MY NEST
#4
PINK & PRETTY
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#5
COLORFUL CARROTS
#6
 WOODLAND WONDER
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#7
A POP OF PRIMARY PASTELS
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So, there you go!
You know the drill.
Pick one table and let me know your favorite.
I'll be back with the results after I tally the votes.

Speaking of table settings....
Look how tickled this one is over a table setting.
 Maybe she is just praying before the meal, huh?

NOPE!
Sound asleep!
(look at those eyelashes)
We are SUCH  a BORING bunch!!!

Have a GREAT Monday.





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Sunday, March 22, 2015

THREE INGREDIENT CRUSTLESS KEY LIME "PIE"-OR LEMON PIE

Ladies & Gentlemen~
You are going to bow down and kiss my 
 pedicured unpedicured feet after you try this!
Seriously!

I was craving
KEY LIME PIE.
Being completely honest here-
I did NOT have Key Limes nor did I have 
Key Lime juice.
So---I made this with one of those 
funny little squirt cans of
LIME JUICE.
So- I am calling this 
SPRING LIME PIE

So-ALL you need for this pie?
Egg yolks, Lime Juice & 
SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
Heavily butter your pie dish
because there is NO crust.
Whisk all ingredients together and 
pour into pie pan.
Bake, Eat, Enjoy!
That's it!  That's all she wrote, folks.
Above is the 
PRETTY VERSION.
However, when it is served here it looks more like this!
We like a 
LITTLE PIE with our WHIPPED CREAM.

Here's the recipe:

3 INGREDIENT CRUSTLESS KEY LIME PIE

Preheat oven to 350.
Heavily BUTTER a glass pie dish.

3 egg yolks (or 3 eggs*)
1 can SWEETENED condensed milk
1/2 cup LIME juice.

Beat eggs yolks slightly (*If you use whole eggs you will get more of  a cheesecake consistency-which is also good)
Add sweetened condensed milk and lime juice.
Whisk or stir until well blended.  
Do NOT beat mixture.

Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes...then keep checking every 5 minutes until it is completely set and a knife inserted in center comes out clean.  The very outer top ridge will be just slightly brown.  Do not overbake.

This cuts and serves beautifully -as if it had a crust!

Serve with whipped cream.

This is so good and so easy and you can substitute lemon juice for the lime if you like.


Remember about kissing my feet?
Okay...
start kissing....
Have a GREAT SUNDAY and
EAT SOME PIE!
SPRING LIME PIE!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

AND THE FIRST PLACE GOLD MEDAL GOES TO...........

Remember when I said 
I wasn't going to bore you with more
GRANDKID STORIES?
You do?
Well.......I lied.
I HAVE to share this!

Our little Miss Ria!
She is in her
FIRST YEAR of DANCE COMPETITIONS.
This was her
FIRST COMPETITION!
Look at this solo performance!
Can you see how high she is?
The lighting changed from red to blue
throughout her performance
She is teeny-tiny and the youngest one
in her team. 
Isn't she sweet?
Perfect form they say....
And such a heartfelt performance...
And the winner is..........MaRIA
with her teacher, Miss Kelsey of 
There were well over 200 performers there.
She was one of SIX to get a dance scholarship
to a school in Chicago for a summer session.

Whew!  Good work, MaRIA!
You can celebrate with a hot chocolate!
You look like a 
WHITE ANGEL!!!
WHAT?
There's ANOTHER COMPETITION?
Who is THIS?
Your EVIL TWIN????
Hmmmm...wonder if SHE is as good as YOU are!

Nana Loves You!!!!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's True! There is a PARROTHEAD In The House- AND places to EAT

Lest you think
 I am turning into one of those
BORING OLD LADIES
that talks about their grandchildren
all the time-well---
after this post I will give you a
GRANDKID BREAK
for a while.
This was too comical not to share.

When Charles In Charge and 
Baby Bright Eyes are napping
Big Boy E gets to play with his 
camping set which has approximately 
6,345,827 pieces.
I may have miscounted the pieces but I am close.
He was playing quietly on the floor.
My daughter looked over to see this:
Mimi Mama:  Ethan, What are they doing up there on the roof?
Big Boy E:  They're all set up for a Jimmy Buffett concert.
OH NO!  A Parrothead in the making!

Mimi could barely contain herself.
What 5 year old knows who Jimmy Buffett is
let alone that people take campers and sit 
on top of them to watch his concert?
Big Boy E takes things quite seriously.
Don't laugh at him cuz it hurts his feelings.
 Oh- No!
It IS a Parrothead in the making.
Are you wondering
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Well, it is someone that loves 
and follows Jimmy Buffett
like BigBoy E's Daddy does.
His Daddy spent a lot of time in Key West
as the head of the 
Boy Scout Sea Base.
Yep- his Daddy is a Parrothead!
Here he is WITHOUT the feathers!

I think Big Boy E will be okay
as long as he doesn't want one of these:

Y'all have a great day and 
you just might want to have
A CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE!
Just to get in the Island Mood-ya know?
                         
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OR.....
YOU might want to stop at Popeyes!
Yes, folks!
This is  a REAL SIGN!
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I think I will pass on the 
Jala PENIS chicken and the POOPERS
but you go right ahead!
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