Monday, January 23, 2012

More Fun With Photos - Daughter's Version

Looks like I'm not the only one in the family who likes to play with photos! My daughter found some app for her phone and went nuts "doctoring up" pictures of her kids (my grand babies). Here are a couple that made me laugh - hope they provide you with a chuckle too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful and happy day! xoxo, Leena

Shabbyfufu Give-Away!

Janet of Shabbyfufu is an extremely talented photographer, among other things. She has kindly offered to give-away one of her gorgeous original 5x7 photos! Please click the link below to enter! Don't miss out on this one! Her artistic eye is phenomenal!

Shabbyfufu Give-Away  ------click here!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


My husband is thrilled. His team has done it again. The New York Giants have just won the championship. In other words, THEY'RE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!! Looks like they'll have the opportunity to repeat a BIG win over New England
Sorry, but I just had to do it. Stand by your man and all that stuff LOL! Hugs, Leena

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Today's Smile

I was sleeping in a little this morning, trying to catch up a few less than restful nights that I recently had, when I felt this gentle little tapping on my hand. Before opening my eyes, I heard the sweetest voice, "Meemaw? Wake up. Meemaw? Good morning! Meemaw, it's me, Jamison!" I opened my eyes and there my sweet little minkey cherub was, all smiles just for me! He gave me a big hug, then announced that he had to go potty LOL! It was so wonderful to have been awakened by one of my favorite "men"! Made me smile all the way from my heart! God, thank you for bringing such a darling into my life!

I hope your day brings you a heart smile too! xoxo, Leena

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Squeezing In A Thrift Trip

I had planned on spending the entire day in my office/studio, working on all the projects that I have running amock in my head. However, as we all know, things have a way of changing and remaining flexible is often neccessary in order to maintain one's sanity. I ended up running errands for other family members and, while I was out, decided that I needed a little of that sanity-saving therapy. My favorite treatment? Going to the thrift stores!

I always love these little jaunts, hunting for items for my home and things that I can revamp for my online shop. Today, between two stops, I found quite a few nice goodies!
I found this really neat bronze-colored birdcage with circular cut glass ornaments on each end. I will place a small silver tray in the bottom to hold candles, then find a location in my home for it. I'd been wanting another birdcage ever since I made the bad decision to get rid of one I previously had. Next to it is a gorgeous white metal lantern with glass panels - I can't believe that somebody gave this away! It has an, well, odd display in it (a tiny bird's nest, one blue egg, a goblet filled with sand, a small flower pot with a tea light in it and some shrubbery). Fortunately, none of these decorations are glued down, so they've already been removed and set aside for possible future projects. I have big plans for this lantern and it will show up in my shop soon!

In addition, I found two pasta/salad plates that are white with a black rim. I'm slowly building an everyday collection of mix and match black and white dishes. I picked up two sweet little bottles that I have revamping plans for, a really cute little dairy crock (perfect for butter or dips), a small sundial for my garden (come on spring!) and an ornate plate that will soon hold a candle and some potpourri or a  floral/boxwood wreath. Hmm..seems that most of these items are staying with me. Well, some days it's like that. I can't sell every treasure I find, can I?

On my way home, it  dawned on me that today was Thursday and I was thrifting - why is this important? Because it's Thrifting on Thursdays at SavvyCityFarmer's blog! Wow! I'm actually on time for something! OH! I also stopped by the grocery store and picked up the new copy of Romantic Homes magazine so I could admire the wonderful feature of my friend Janet of Shabbyfufu - congrats Janet!

So, I guess it was an extra good thing that I was flexible today. I got some new goodies for the after Christmas redecorating bug, some new projects to work on and I had a little break time that I totally enjoyed.

I hope you've enjoyed thrifting with me today and I thank you for being here! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leena

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Be Still My Heart!

I came across a true treasure today and I just had to share. One of my dreams is to do well enough in my business to afford a vintage truck. This dream is not new; I've been wanting an old truck for ages! I saw this one today and had to take pictures of it:

It's a 1957 Dodge and it's for SALE! One of my plans has been to get a license plate that reads OLDRNME (older than me) LOL! Can you imagine? Too cute! I have no idea how much the owner wants and, frankly, I can't afford to buy anything like this right now anyway, but a girl can dream, can't she? I am lusting over this truck now - paint it PINK and I would truly be in LOVE! Oh! A really funny thing is that it's parked outside a restaurant called Vintage 50!

Things like this just keep me motivated and that's a good thing. Hope you find something special today too! xoxo, Leena

Linked to: Debbiedoos Newbie Party

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Rescue Shelter Challenge!

Today is the first day of a new rescue shelter challenge! By voting for your favorite facility, PetFinder will award much needed money to help these wonderful animals! The link below will take you to the voting page that already has OBG Cocker Spaniel Rescue chosen. If you have a favorite facility that you wish to vote for instead, just do a search on it and it will show up on your voting page every day. You can even have email reminders sent so that you won't miss a chance to click in your vote! These darling, many times abused animals depend upon us to help them out. It only takes a minute or two and can make such a difference. OBG has placed as many as 300 dogs into loving forever homes in one year! They even reach out to others, calling them "Honorary Cockers" (currently, there is even a cat on their adoption page!). Our beloved Gilbert (RIP) and Sullivan came from OBG and we couldn't have asked for better furry family members! Thank you all so much!
Hugs, Leena

Sullivan says, "Please vote! Thank you!"

Our Sweet Gilbert with Jamison

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Villabarnes Give-away!!

Please hop on over to Villabarnes and check out Rosemary's wonderful give-away! This is her first one and it's a doozie! FABulous items from her oh-so-talented hands! You won't want to miss it! While you're there, follow her blog for news and pics of all her gorgeous treasures! Thanks, Leena

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lazy Day

Today is a lazy day; just hanging around, no real direction in mind. There are a million things to do but they will all wait. I'm trying not to drive myself crazy this year. It all doesn't have to be perfect all of the time, right? Sometimes, you just have to stand still long enough to hear the world around you breathe.

Whatever you're doing today, I hope it's bringing you joy! xoxo, Leena

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's Smile

Today I am smiling because of the little tiny snowflakes that swirled around our legs, as Sullivan and I took our morning walk. The wind was freezing but the snow was such a happy sight; very graceful, almost like a ballet! The best part? It didn't stick to anything and in about 10 minutes, the sun was back out. That made me smile too! BONUS! Who gets this excited over weather? ME! LOL! I hope you have a smilie day! Hugs, Leena
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