Thursday, March 27, 2008

Emily's Engaged!

Emily and Cody James Mooney to be wed on September 6, 2008
stay tuned...

These are my girls today. Emily and Erin on my left and AnnaMae on the right. This was the evening of Erin's 18th birthday in February of this year.

Where Does Time Go?

I have three girls. AnnaMae, Emily Rose and Erin Elaine. They are very different from one another, but they love each other just the same. When they were little, playing dress-up was one of their favorite things to do. We still have two large tubs full of neatly folded dress-up clothes that they have saved for their little girls. My oldest AnnaMae has been married for three years already. She is the mother of two darling little ones, Gabriel (3) and Gwendolyn (8 mo). She still loves playing dress-up and studies costume design just for fun. Emily, my middle daughter just got engaged to her highschool sweetheart and is getting married in September. Erin, is in her senior year of highschool and is excited to have a chance of life off our mountain. The reason for this blog is that I can't believe Emily (the one in the wedding dress) is getting married! Time goes by so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that these three girls were dressing up and pretending that they were grown up girls. Now they are... It is a blessing to be able to be proud of your daughters at this stage in life. I love them all very much, but more than that, I LIKE them. I love our conversations about God, husbands, being a mom, dating, friends and life. They are my dear friends and I can't imagine life without them. This weekend, AnnaMae and I are traveling to Simi Valley where Emily lives to go wedding dress shopping. Emily will undoubtedlly try on many beautiful gowns before she finds the" right" one. I look forward to sitting back and watching the "ultimate dress-up day." It's the day she has been waiting for all her life, and I get to be there. I can't believe we're here already, what fun!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Signs of Spring in my home

Tonight my sweet husband came home with a beautiful bunch of Redbud stems just for me. I always admire them along the road this time of year as we travel up the mountain to our home. I felt so loved that he would think of me and take the time to stop and cut them. They are proudly displayed on our coffee table for all to enjoy. There is something magical about having blossoms in the house.

Scented Pillow

Over Easter break, I had the chance to shop with a friend in San Luis. I have several favorite shops there. In one of the home stores, (Contessa Home) we saw a darling little pillow that was full of dried lavender. Of course I wanted to buy it, but it was $45.00! I thought is was a great idea, and I love the scent of lavender, so I decided to make my own. I placed it in a chair in my office space. Every time someone comes in and sits down, the room fills with the scent of lavender! I confess, sometimes I pick it up and squeeze it when no one is around ;)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My Space

My children have been wanting me to do a blog for some time now, so I figured the only way I would do it, is if I had a handy pretty space to do it in. I salvaged this desk from our upstairs craft room and painted it black. My husband Jeff bought me a new printer as well, which has been so fun to use. It actually prints, unlike our old one!
You may have noticed that there are two different drapes behind my desk. I am in the middle of a spring redo. I love sewing for my home more than anything else. I paid 40.00 for 11 yards of new fabric and will share all my projects with you as they materialize.

I just love this fabric!
It is exactly what I was
looking for. I never decorate with blue, but I
like this soft shade. It looks very nice in my
home, nicer than I had expected. I found it at
Hancock Fabrics in Fresno and got a great
deal as well.

Belated Blogging

This is my very first.