Tuesday, September 28, 2010

she is getting all spruced up!!!

Today, the new "Serendipity Gypsy" got a make-over on the inside. It took them 3 hours to tape everything off and then they did an amazing spray job on her. The pictures do not do her justice...

oh, how i love the new high gloss bright white on all her interior walls

Put the logo on the back, front and side of trailer..... This was the original style logo back in 63!

You are probably wondering why I did not repaint the ebony cabinets... well, the guy who remodeled the Shasta is building a banquette, so we wanted to do all the staining at same time as well as the new floor.

More to come.... Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek... Her cushions, curtains, awning coming this week!


Monday, September 27, 2010


Look what was on LOML'S office steps tonight.. so patient, so still, so quiet, enjoying the cooler temperatures! I ran in to grab the camera, when I came out back out he was still there... Isn't he the cutest?  I think he is waiting for appointment to see LOML for a little therapy! 

Hope your day was fabulous!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Which one do you want to preview & contract today?

Showing property today - I always have time for you if you want to preview any of these today! These are a  few of the many that are my favorite and currently on the market in the historic district.  
You can find me here ! Which one do you LOVE??? We can be neighbors!! I'll show ya the town!!  
Happy Sunday! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mckinney Happenings!!

Downtown Mckinney will be happening this weekend with all the planned festivities for Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest Logo

Also, when downtown be sure to wonder about 2 blocks north of the square to Diggin It!  I introduced you to Tracey.... here and here.... Well her shop is in full bloom now.. lots of gypsy goods, beautiful florals, peace signs galore!! and oh so much more... let's take a peek together... shhh!! it's early and she is not open yet....

Come see us this weekend .. and if you want more info hop over and see my friend Beth - she has all the scoop on our downtown area!!


P.S. If you want to look at some fabulous homes this weekend and be my neighbor .. I have the perfect cottage for you in the district!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

she's HomE!!

This past week-end LOML and I went to the RV show. LOML liked the  RPOD because of practicality, easy towing, brand new etc... no, not me!

Then we looked at this one - Called an A-liner.... no, not me either!!

I was still in love with this.... she needed some work.. but oh the potential she has!
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After much conversation and compromise  LOML said "get the dang trailer if you want it!!" 

HERE SHE IS now .. Home here in North Texas! She is so shiny - I love her front awning.. this is where the dining area is. She is 17 ft long..    

First thing I did was take down the very dark brown curtains. Tomorrow I will start the cleaning   scrubbing the inside walls, interior cabinets, line the cabinets with shelf paper. My goal is to paint the cabinets an off white, the interior walls are aluminium - not sure why they were painted white. I found a guy in town who will strip off paint and bring back aluminium and shine. Probably will not start this project until mid November when it is really cool outside and we have TImE on our hands! For now I am having the cushions redone... selected 4 fabrics of black & white.. and have curtains made out of burlap.  I will pull in some of my black & white junk from the blue cottage and we will be all set to go.  Sisters on the Fly trip Oct 7th and parent weekend at University of Arkansas week after.. so we are just cleaning her up and making a few changes before we take her out! 
Love the light covers ... so retro 63! 

and this... 
Please help me welcome her Home.. 

won't you join me?

Breakfast for two! Banana nut muffins and orange juice... see you at 7:30! And if you can't make it, I'll be back tomorrow to catch up with you! 
Enjoy the recipe!   


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites slightly. Stir in bananas, sugar, oil, and lemon peel. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Fill muffin pan cups 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned. Remove muffins from pan.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Celebrating in Aggieland!

This past weekend daughter, Karly received her AGGIE ring... RING DAY IS AMAZING!
Karly is an education major, will graduate in May 2011!! Yeah.. we love you Karly and are very very PROUD!!  wHooP!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

i'll be at HOME!

I have so enjoyed my window boxes this summer.. Creeping jenny, Geraniums, and Moss Roses...
Lots of water & love have kept them alive durning this Texas heat.. 
I am enjoying home today...  LOML and Jonathan left early this am headed down to AggieLand for the game and to see daughter, Karly...  I have the house to myself ... ALL to myself....  Nice and quiet after a full week of excitement....
Want to see a beauty I sold this week?? Located in Frisco Texas,  4674 sq feet of elegance!

Isn't she a beauty? The cool thing about being a realtor is I get to dream alot, see beautiful things every day and then come home to my small and peaceful blue cottage!!  Smiles! Valarie

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Sharing one of my favorite mirrors with you! She has years of love, wear & tear!  When I bought it - the lady said "IT'S OLD, YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE IT RESILVERED" ... "sure, no problem" I said. I seriously could not get this beauty in the car quick enough! Hangs in my family living area!  xxoox! Valarie

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I smiled.... and then said "THANK YOU"

Isn't it really the simple things that make us smile?

An unexpected sticky note from a loved one.. first thing in the am ...
New blooms on my rose bushes, a sign of cooler weather ?  A sign of more beautiful life!

A fork chandelier glistening in the morning sunshine... Bought years back from Linda .. still love it.... Drop over and see LINDA & "Whimsy in the Garden" perfect for fall!!

I hope you smiled on our walk around the blue cottage!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

YESTERDAY.... today...

A day at the soccer field ... a day of watching, cheering and enjoying the 95 degree day!  Today recovering from sunburn and working on a residential contract that came in last night! Hugs! HAPPY Monday!   ((oh, and still contemplating the vintage 1963 silver streak!!)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Trailer shopping today...

Found this Silver Streak on the internet so we saddled up early this am and set out to shop for a new vintage trailer! I thought this could be the new one to replace the gypsy! 1963 Silver Streak.  Loved her! I was in awe... LOML ... NOT SO MUCH!
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She will have to have an awning with double fringe!! 
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Love the windows on the side
Not crazy about the kitchen needs face lift 
Loved the front of her and the front awning!  (Dent on the front right) I still loved her! 
Sleek back of the trailer ADORABLE WINDOWS 

Cabinets were stained ebony - not crazy about that.... (THOUGHT i COULD BEADBOARD THEM?)Cushions were not my style need redone...(THINKING COLOR - BOLD COLOR) 
Flooring looks white, it is really a commercial grade tile... No.. needs faux hardwood or black/white check

We are going to sleep on it! I want vintage shiny airstream, a silver streak... LOML wants a new trailer like a RPOD with all the bells and whistles with TV, cable pre-wired etc, storage etc... What's a girl to do???

See you all tomorrow!  

Friday, September 10, 2010

peace, Love and Happy Grandparents Day!

Actually Grandparents Day is Sunday, however, the McKinney ISD is celebrating today with a luncheon with your grandchild. So you know where I will be at 1pm! As you all know my Thursday evenings are totally dedicated to these guys. Last night some of the questions surrounding our conversation in reference to grandparents day.. He asked "Do you think we will always have Mimi night?" He said, "When I go to college can I come home every week for Mimi night?" (for sure will remember this for his teen years!) He asked,  "Do you think we will always hold hands when we are driving in the car?"  "Will you always follow me in your car when I walk or ride my bike to school?" Here are a few snapshots from last night ...
Brothers.. having fun! Eating cookies! 
We took big brother to Soccer Practice! 
Played football and had Jack's favorite Strawberry Fruit Bar! 
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your Friday is filled with peace & LovE! Valarie
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