Sunday, March 31, 2013

Perusing on Pinterest name is Betsy and I am a Pinterest addict.  I have been using for several years now.  

The things that I like about Pinterest are not what you may first think about.  Yes, I like all the organization, the decorating inspiration and all the recipes but my fascination with Pinterest goes a little further.   (Although I do want to have a Pinterest Potluck party where everyone has to make and bring one of the recipes from know the ones I am talking about...all of those recipes we pin and think "oh, I want to make this" or "oooohhh I want to try that" but we never do.  I think a Pinterest Potluck would be a fun way to  motivate us to try one.)

No, my love of Pinterest goes a little further than just the fun of pinning and being ouber organized.  I like to look at people's boards and what they name them.  Are they really organized?  Are they creative with the names of their boards?  Or do they just have two or three boards that they dump all of their pins in?   And I like to look at what all people pin.  They say to be very careful about what you say on Facebook but sometimes what people pin can tell us so much about them.  Maybe you knew that your best friend would pin those red thigh high stiletto boots on her page named Things I Want and maybe you didn't...I think this is why they finally created the boards that can only be seen by you.  Just sayin'

Happy Easter

I hope each of you have a wonderful day with family and friends.  

Monday, March 25, 2013

I'm Back!

Things have really changed for me since my last post a few millenniums ago. 

I am now single, both of my daughters are married (no grandchildren as yet) and my mother died the last day of 2012.  Plus I re-enrolled in college.  I have been taking Photographic Technology and I am close to finishing up.  I love it.

So I will be posting some about photography, cooking, decorating and life in general.  

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fallen of the Face of the Earth.

I have not fallen off of the face of the earth.  
Mom's care once I brought her home from the hospital has taken all my time.   
Right now I am barely keeping my house clean so no time for decorating or any projects.  
 I will be back this week hopefully. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Not A Decorating Post 2

This is my little Mom, Susie, from just about 2 years ago.  

The past week has been such a bad week for her.
For those of you new to my blog, my Mom is struggling with Rectal Cancer 
and just had a 7 hour surgery (3 weeks ago) to remove the tumor.  

We know the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes but she is too weak 
for any further tests right now to see if the cancer is presenting itself anywhere else yet.

As of tonight she is back in the hospital.  
 She is not recovering from the surgery.   

My house is so lonely tonight.  

I would greatly appreciate good thought and prayers sent her way.

Walking out of hospital from a radiation treatment.
Married 54 years.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Spring Fever

 I am sick.
I am feeling feverish!

Spring Feverish!!

I am so ready to loose the heavy covers and curtains.
 Is it too early to do that?

It has been in the 60's this weekend and is supposed to be close to 70 degrees on Valentines Day!
Did I mention I have spring fever?

I want to throw open the windows and let the freshness in. 

Wash my bedspread and hang it out in the warm sunshine.


Spring is close.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspired Wall

I have a lot of "stuff." 

I have been wanting to create a wall of pictures and accessories. 

This picture is of the wall I wanted to work on
and these tables were just pushed here while we were painting.

So yesterday I pulled out a lot of "stuff;" and set out to create one.

I studied the pictures in Pottery Barn for inspiration.

Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn
So with a lot of mounting squares here is the wall that I came up with.

Couldn't get a good picture without the ceiling fan blade in my way.

I used my some of my photography. It has been up for two days and it is already the thing everyone who comes in comments on.

There is still one empty frame--bottom right.  I have to find a picture of my daughter Jennifer to go in that one.

I tried to make it with that not so organized look but as I add to it maybe I can give it more "found object" look.  

I like my squirrel but I need something sleek, maybe something glass to put in the box.  Something to contrast textures, give it a little more juxtaposition. 

I am still working on the living room.  I will continue to post pictures as it comes together slowly.

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