Saturday, December 15, 2007
Now, four of us were in the middle of a hot Scrabble tournament (we are a wild group) so I only got up briefly to see what was going on. I am so sorry I missed it. I am SO sorry I didn't take any pictures!!
My Father stood at the door and gave us a blow by blow of this event occurring on the beach. I bet you guessed that this cute couple was getting married!! It was probably 45 degrees outside and the bride was BAREFOOT. She was the one that had on that white strapless dress. By the time I got up and looked out the door, they had gotten back in their car and were driving away. I opened my arms and laid my body against the window hoping they would see me as I banged on the glass. I wanted to congratulate them! They just drove away and never knew we were watching.
Later, we put on our coats, scarves and gloves for a brisk walk on the beach. I just love that. Well, looky here! Barefoot prints in the sand! Now, maybe the groom was barefoot too but if he wasn't, the bride had REALLY BIG FEET!
We followed the barefoot prints and they led us to the very spot they said their I do's.
Off to the side was this heart in the sand with the word "Love" inside. Oh, that's so sweet!
I really regret not getting pictures! Maybe one of these days one of them will read my blog! Oh, and if they do, sorry about the bride's big feet comment.
I am wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Friday, December 14, 2007
This was our destination:
More to come........hope you will check back soon or subscribe so you don't miss anything!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Joining groups like Make Mine Pink and Beautiful Shops helped open the door to associating with other website retailers. Both online shopping sites have areas for members to chat and I have gotten to know some of the girls pretty well! Great folks out there!
Another association that I have learned is very important when you are operating a website is with the company that hosts your site - the web host - the folks that keep it running! That's where Merchant Moms (MM) comes in.
Earlier this year, John and his wife took a motorcycle trip to the Tennessee/North Carolina state line and drove the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap. The picture below is small portion of that stretch of highway and is posted from the Tail of the Dragon website (picture posted with permission). You have to go look at some of the pictures from their site. Go to Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and check out the photos. Wow look at this one......This is evidently a rather dangerous road. John and his wife drove it on a motorcycle! Can you believe it?!
Keep having fun!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Now, I know what it is like to want to live on the water and be willing to take the risk of flooding and storms. I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and there is just nothing like it! You just accept the risk and keep on going - and are so grateful for the opportunity to be where you love! When I later lived in northeastern North Carolina, my view from our backyard deck was very much like Arlene's. This is her backyard view. Gorgeous!
In spite of all this hardship, she has now created two new businesses in addition to her current website:
- Retro, Vintage and Antique Inspired Web Templates. Our GREAT web host, Merchant Moms, has accepted her as a template designer. Way to go, Arlene!!
- Estate Sale and Ebay Consignment Services. (I love estate sales).
I call that creative and resilient! This is a quality I love about some people. That "stick to it-ness" -- that, "I am strong and will find a way to be even better-ness." There are no limits for a person like that......
Arlene, YOU ROCK!!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
We arranged our settings together today - 300 miles apart. We just chatted and chatted and it was the next best thing to actually having her here. :-) I really do appreciate technology.
Remember those round sectional plates? The pink dishes are actually 3 separate curved pieces. I don't have the original dish that they sat on, but there is always a way to make them work. I really love that pink color.
The pot, cream and sugar pieces below are some of my wares but they are for decoration only. I don't recommend any of my products for food service. Just pretty decoration.
It's been fun! Hope you will visit us again.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Even though I just LOVE pink, we do have some other colors in our home to warm up some favorite areas.
Today I decided to make a pretty party with Fire King's Peach Lustre. I love this setting as it reminds me of my grandmother. It's Kim's absolute favorite also (My Pink Boutique) so if you are searching for a gift for her, this is it! I believe she would like some plates! :-)
Hope you enjoy yourself!
Scroll down to see my Pink Tea Party from Monday.
I posted yesterday on Robin's Soap Nest (see below). Robin has informed me that if anyone orders soap through her website or at her Oct. 13 show at Randolph Air Force Base and mentions that they saw her ad through "So Shabby Pink," they will receive a 10% discount on their purchase. Thank you, Robin!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
The smell just permeated the room. Oh, boy! I know my eyes must have gotten as big as saucers when I saw them. I have never been able to resist handmad soap so I bought a handful. The truck smelled great by the time I got home too!
The maker of this soap is Robin of Robin's Soap Nest. She is a local girl and a member of the San Antonio Work at Home Moms of Texas. I found her contact information on the soap label and I have had some very nice email conversations with her. I would like to introduce you to her and welcome her to our very fine online community.
On her website, she has shown about 5 shows she has yet to do this year. That Randolph Air Force Base Officer's Wives Club Show is a humdinger!! It's one of the most popular local shows in our area. I hope to get there and meet her in person.
She also sells her soap wholesale.
I've tried a variety of her scents and so far, the LAVENDER is my favorite. It's really strong in the shower. I love Lavender and I am out.....I need a refill....
Her newest addition are these little cupcake soaps! Aren't they cute! They are all soap and she said that they float in the bathtub. I bet kids will love these! Just make sure they know to not eat them! You can order her soaps through her website, Robin's Soap Nest.
These are not food ~ These are soap!
These are not food ~ These are soap!
These are not food ~ These are soap!
I hope you will visit her website and try her soaps too! For those of you with websites, she does exchange banners.
Glad to have you here, Robin!
Hello all! It's Tea Time! This is my first gathering this week and I hope to have more tea parties as the week goes on. Many Make Mine Pink members are participating this week and their tea parties can be viewed through the Make Mine Pink Blog.
Now, my tea time is a little different today in that I am displaying all my pretty faux desserts made by my step daughter, Kimberly of My Pink Boutique. I can never say enough nice things about her.
The adorable little tea pot is one I purchased from one of my favorite sites, Laura's Pretties.
Make Mine Pink Blog
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
For those of you out there with websites, you know how much work they are! There is always something to add, delete, edit, tweek or fix! I had three - yes - I think that's right - three different web hosts before coming to www.merchantmoms.com.
My stepdaughter, Kimberly, at My Pink Boutique, had started up with Merchant Moms and really liked it. After three disappointments, I finally went on over. Now, you could not pry me away!
You can compare monthly plans, read about the cart features and much more. You also do not have to have any knowledge of html - really! No! I really am not kidding. They have web designers available or you can create your own template.
The thing about Merchant Moms that impresses me most is the exceptional customer service. When Kimberly and I get on a roll about something, the support desk at Merchant Moms handles us two with ease. You actually email with a real person, often the owner, and they even have a phone number you can call if you must.
I like my web host! Can you tell?
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Fill your week with Tea Parties !!!
Starting Monday September 10, have a fun filled week with the Make Mine Pink Bloggers as they host a virtual Tea Party. Visit the Mine Pink Blog for all the information and a list of participating
Make Mine Pink Blogs.
Why Tea Party? Well what can be more fun, tea for two, tea for one, a princess tea, a mother/daughter tea, best friends tea, long lost friends tea, or to just take a moment to slow down and enjoy the tea.
Join in on the fun and host a virtual tea party too. We will be visiting all the Make Mine Pink blogs and yours too if you decide to host your own party.
You will see beautiful and unique tables set for tea; many will have a special theme. Will you join us and post a photo of your Tea Party on your very own blog?
Post a comment on Make Mine Pink’s Blog and we will include you on the list.So expect many visitors~ please have cookies ready.
The MMP Blog is located at http://www.makeminepink.blogspot.com
Monday, August 06, 2007
Aren't these gorgeous???!!!! The above set of bags is my favorite!!