Welcome To The World, Baby Girl ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒท

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I have the best news ๐Ÿฅฐ

Georgia Mae joined us in this beautiful world on Friday, January 25th at 9:20 pm ๐Ÿ˜Š

She is 22″ long, and weighed in at 9.10 pounds.

She is a gorgeous bundle of joy! I know what you’re thinking…of course she would say that, she’s the Nana ๐Ÿ˜

So see for yourself…

That day brought back a lot of memories of the day the new Mom was that small ๐Ÿ˜

These two pictures are 30 years apart…



Now is probably a good time to finish ‘ Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ blanket CAL

To those of you who started to crochet along…I’m so, so sorry that it took so long to bring you the next step. I really dropped the ball on this one ๐Ÿ™ˆ

I’ve learned to never, ever start hosting a Crochet Along without finishing the project first! I did…I really did! โ˜บ๏ธ

If you remember…this is where we left off

I’m working on the continuation as you read this, and will bring it to you very soon! ๐Ÿ˜Š
If you have started the blanket, and are eager to continue with/finish it please message me or leave a comment – I will get the next steps to you asap!
Thank you for your patience.

This just in…

Georgia Mae is on her way home ๐Ÿ˜

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ๐Ÿ’•


โ„๏ธA โ„๏ธ Picture โ„๏ธ Perfect โ„๏ธ Morning โ„๏ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

For days now the weather guy has warned us of the ‘Winter storm’ headed this way.

Well, when I took the dogs out last night, there wasn’t much of anything…even the grass still peeked through a light dusting. But when I went outside this morning, everything had changed. I was greeted by this view…

The owl is wearing a hat…

…and our ‘Welcome’ bear a mask – I wonder what he’s up to ๐Ÿ˜‹

The neighborhood kids got busy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

For me there are not many things more beautiful than a snow-covered Pine Tree

I don’t think Pearl, the cat, cares ๐Ÿ˜

The Wisteria branches are a work of art ๐Ÿ˜

Now I shut up, and let you enjoy the scenery ๐Ÿ˜Š

(There’s nothing wrong with your eyes – it was early, and still somewhat dark-ish ๐Ÿ™‚)

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through our Winter Wonderland ๐Ÿ’œ

I wish you a wonderful weekend! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, November Babies ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• and ‘Huzzah’ to all you wonderful November ~ Babies! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Let me be among the first to wish you a fabulous, glorious, sparkling Birthday! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Your Birthday month is an amazing one…

And you are just as awesome…

The Chrysanthemum is the beautiful flower for this month

The glittering Citrine is your Birthstone

You are in very good company ๐Ÿ˜Š Other November Babies are – to name a few-

David Schwimmer, K.D. Lang, Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Neil Young,

Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus

Now go dance, skip, be happy, enjoy the company of your loved ones – let them celebrate the amazing Birthday – Baby that is YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚

I’m sending you best wishes and hope that all your dreams come true! ๐Ÿ’œ

Will You Take A Walk With Me? ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Lansing, KS is not your typical pretty ‘Small-Town-America’. But in the Fall it turns into a canvas for Mother Nature most beautiful work. ๐Ÿ˜

It’s a sunny, crisp morning, so I took my camera with me on my daily walk.

Here are some pictures of the delightful sights I’m lucky enough to see every day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Straight out the door stands this beauty

These pictures speak for themselves

There’s a little frost on the ground

As the sun went higher, more and more colors came to life

The little creek was really flowing after the rains two weeks ago. Now…not so much

Sunshine and a little green fairy ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

This one made me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜„

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll ๐Ÿ

Do you have a lot of Fall colors in your neck of the woods? Let me know…I’d love to hear/see what’s outside your door! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, October ~ Babies ๐ŸŽ‚

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Is this the month where you get to blow out the candles on a delicious cake, and everyone wishes you well? ๐Ÿ˜Š Then I would like to be among the first to do so! ๐Ÿ˜

You deserve all the best, because you’re a wonderful person ๐Ÿ˜Š

Your Birthstone is the beautiful and magical Opal and the calming Tourmaline ๐Ÿ’œ

Your flower is the pretty and fragrant Marigold

You are in pretty awesome company! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Here are some more fabulous October ~ Babies…

JohnCleese ๐ŸŒผ Matt Damon ๐ŸŒผ Sigourney Weaver ๐ŸŒผ Hugh Jackman ๐ŸŒผ Angela Lansbury ๐ŸŒผ and the beloved Carrie Fisher ๐ŸŒน

Now I have one more thing for the Girls ๐Ÿ˜

Have a glorious, wonderful, fabulous Birthday! Do all things fun, celebrate, eat that cake…and let your loved ones celebrate the amazing YOU! ๐Ÿ’•

With Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Love ๐Ÿ’–

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜บ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I’m sitting here laughing myself silly over some of the things I’m seeing ๐Ÿ˜† and you might be in dire need of a good laugh, so….

Here we go…

Put it on your resume…you never know what they’re looking for ๐Ÿคฃ


Good to know ๐Ÿ˜‹


Okay then…


I think we’ve all been there ๐Ÿ˜


So mote it be ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

While you catch your breath, I’ll say ‘Bye’ and wish you a wonderful, glorious, fabulous weekend full of sunshine ๐ŸŒž , good friends, and (more) laughter! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’

Like A Butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

You’re probably wondering about the title of this post ๐Ÿค”

Let me explain…that’s how I feel these days – like a butterfly flitting from task to task. Somehow I can’t sit still for any length of time. I’m always thinking about things I wanna/gotta do. And it’s never the one thing I’m doing right then and there. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Do you know what I mean? Do you have times like that?

Things that did get done

-I did clean up baskets in my ‘Yarn-Room’. But only because the new winder called me in there. ๐Ÿ˜

-I did go on a few walks this week. My friend Carole and I are taking advantage of the glorious weather – morning temperatures in the 40s is quite a change from last week, but we’re enjoying the sunshine that comes with it, and the fact that we’re not damp after one mile ๐Ÿ˜

-Some yard work – The ‘Rose of Sharon’ bush that was out of control is no more. Normally I don’t like cutting down Flora that’s healthy and growing. But this bush didn’t seem to be doing too well. It was still green and growing, but the leaves were very small, and the buds wouldn’t open to all their glory. So the clippers came out…this is what’s left

It’s hard to believe that, just a few years ago, this was a spindly, little twig with a few short roots.

The trim should give it new life…we’ll see next year. ๐Ÿ˜Š

While I was outside with my camera I noticed the sun hitting this beauty just right

Doesn’t it look like it’s glowing? ๐Ÿ˜

We have the first red leaves in the yard! The Maple ‘volunteer’ in the flower pot wants to be the first one to announce that ‘Fall is here’ ๐Ÿ

The dogs enjoyed the time we spent outside ๐Ÿ’•

-Carpet steps are (finally) clean ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ever since we moved in I’ve had this problem with dingy steps, well – just the edges. Because our Lorelai (the white one โฌ†๏ธ) is very low to the ground, so her belly gets a bit dirty walking around outside. It doesn’t help that she loves to lay down in the grass, pull herself forward, all around the yard ๐Ÿ˜†

Then she comes in, cleaning her belly on the steps ๐Ÿ˜

I’ve tried every commercial product under the sun…nothing would get these edges clean. But now – thank you, Pinterest! – they’re clean…and it’s not the different lighting ๐Ÿ˜†


It’s a miracle! I’ll tell you what did it…

3/4 cup Hydrogen Peroxide

2 teaspoons baking soda

1squirt of Dawn

Mix it well, dab, then scrub, onto the stain. Done!

Happy Tina here! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


By the end of every day I kick back in front of the TV and add rows to ‘Georgia Mae’s Flower Patch’ ๐Ÿ˜ Yes, the plan to make it a Crochet-Along is still solid. I’m taking pattern-notes, and hope to have Part I up by this weekend!

-I guess now I can add this blog-post to my list of things done ๐Ÿ˜

I hope you are enjoying a sunny, creative, and beautiful day! ๐Ÿ’•

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