Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Here he is as a handsome sailor in uniform -
... and another where he is surrounded by his some of his sisters and neices and nephews. My dad was the youngest of 9 kids, so there were always lots of folks at all of our family gatherings!
Here I am with my Grandpa and Grandma Lynch - I dont remember a whole lot about them, except drinking coffee out of those depression green glass coffee cups and making Sausage Biscuits with her in the kitchen.
Phil and his mom - shoot 'em up cowboy!
and lastly ... Phil rides off into the sunset ♥
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Being determined like she is, Lana was lucky enough to purchase a gorgeous antique couch at a great price - and it's up to us to guess how much she paid!
So make your way over and join in the fun - the drawing will be on Feb. 27th.
Oh, btw.... she is also going to start selling on ETSY, so don't miss her debut ♥
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Now, I'm sure most of you are familiar with her work, but if not I really encourage you to go to her website and check out all of her wonderful work! She makes the most awesome signs and gameboards - so you can imagine how my heart was racing to get this box open!!
There was a note inside saying something to the extent that she didnt see any gameboards in all of my pictures of my home and hoped I would find a spot for these things! So that is exactly what I did, right then and there! Let me just show you what I received and where I put them ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I decorate my home with a few things but I dont go overboard, decorating every room like I do for Halloween and Christmas.
This year, my mind has been thinking about Cupid and I wanted to search the history behind this sweet little boy. I'm the first to admit it... I have never been too intrigued with Greek and Roman mythology - and I can't really pinpoint why, but I may have to do some more digging because it is a new curiousity swirling round in my brain.
What I discovered about Cupid is this in a nutshell:
Cupid was the son of Venus - the Roman goddess of love. In Roman mythology, Cupid was the god of love, erotic and beauty. His name Cupid is a variation on Cupido ("desire"), and this god was also known by the name Amor. Cupid and Greek god Eros are equated.
In popular culture Cupid is shown shooting his bow to inspire romantic love. If Cupid's arrow hits you, you will fall hopelessly and madly in love with the next person you meet.
So with that in mind... I have created my first piece of the new year ... and I'm happy to show off this sweet, impish boy! I hope his arrow hits you ♥
Thursday, January 1, 2009
But this wasn't just a ho-hum movie - it was a masterpiece called "SEVEN POUNDS" with Will Smith in the lead role.
Now I must say this outright - when we decided what movie to go to, I didn't know too much about the show. From the previews, I thought it was a tax man who was investigating people, making good and lasting impressions on their life. A good storyline - but not the type that just reaches out and grabs you.
Blame it on the advertising for the movie - but in hindsight, I now understand they could not reveal too much in previews without giving away some important details as the movie plays out.
I also determined myself (in advance) NOT to review or dig up any information about the background on the film - I wanted to be caught totally off guard.
Holy smokes - what I saw nearly blew my socks off!! This movie has been on my mind all night and (as you can see) STILL leaves a lasting impression on my mind and heart.
If you haven't seen it, do yourself a huge favor: clear just 2 hours out of your calendar this weekend and GO directly to the theatre. Do not read any reviews, do not research the movie online. GO - with no other indication about the film except that it will rock your world ... and *minor detail* .... grab a handful of kleenex as you head out the door.
I HIGHLY recommend this movie - I am so glad that I started 2010 with the sentiment that this movie has left on my heart!