Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hope everyone is enjoying a little cooler weather and the coming of fall. I am ready!
As the season change, things will be changing around our house hold.
Retirement for Big Jim.

Tomorrow will be the end of era in my husbands life. He will officially retire after 23 1/2 years of being a
Cooke County Juvenile Probation Officer.
He has been in the this kind of work for most of his life. He retires as the Chief Juvenile Officer. It's been a long road with nights spent transporting kids and of course the countless dealing with parents.
So now I must contin with a stay at home husband. The main thing he has on his mind is how many times a week he can play GOLF. Since we live on a golf course he can play everyday but Monday.
All I can say is I can't wait to join him. 
Now I anxiously wait to see what having that stay home
 husband will be doing!
The girls at the office have a great reception planned, with some surprises for Jim.
 Photos will be showing up soon!
Hope you all have a blessed week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


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I wanted to join DeebieDoos Copy Challenge,
but thought I had nothing and
would not have time to throw something together.
But then I remember that I had copied
The Frugal Homemaker mantel
for my RED, WHITE & BLUE July the 4th.
So thought I would share.
Don't miss out, jump on over and see all the neat things that have been shared.
I wanted something different for the mantel
As we all do I began to search the web.
I came across this mantel that I really like and
begin to think I can do that.
I didn't ask permission but
The Frugal Homemaker
was my favorite.
Please go over and check out her site.
Sorry still learning how to insert.

After seeing this I knew this was the one and
I began to think what do I have?
So the search began.

I searched my containers and went from room to room.
I even went to the dirty storage building. YUK!

Here is my Mantel.
The best part is dear ones the only thing that
I did purchases new is the small wagon.
Now here is really the best part
it was only $1.00 at a garage sale!
I say YAHOO to that <;)

How Did I Do Blog Gang?
Items Details;
Starting with the top shelf
Candle holder on left is Southern Living, on the right daughter left them behind
Stripe candle I have had forever, red candles Target after Christmas sale
Second shelf
Left over from daughters wedding
Third Shelf
Birthday gift from the son a couple of years ago
Now the Mantel
Plate, flag & Warren Kimble barn picture are left over from Patriotic Bedroom
Lantern I think HL
Bowl and balls again daughter reject from her first apartment
$1.00 wagon
Lamp thrift store $2.00
Star garland was a MOM thrift store
They still had the original HL tag on them $6.99, she gave $1.00 a strand

Enough of this blabbing more photos of the mantel.

More Lanterns from Ikea, Wedding and HL
Bear has been around for a long time

Candle stand Christmas Gift from my son
Rooster gift from MOM again (YEA MOM)

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