Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Owl love....& a closing!!

My buyer closed on this fabulous home in the historic district last week... The folks moving out had a long way to travel and left several things behind...

Including this owl.. I started to paint ... and remembered wait.. I have to share the before & after!!  
And look at her now.... Nothing high gloss spray paint can't fix.... Don't you agree she is so West Elm looking?

Happy Day!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


 Toured this space with a girlfriend today... my kind of office space!! Ready for the tour???

Love the old wheel barrow - it was being used as a fountain in the lobby!

Vintage mantle, mercury candlesticks, and vintage blue glassware 


Conference room space... 

Funky metal case holding fed ex boxes etc... this space used for mailing station  

All of the office doors had vintage funky doors... chippy, white loved it! 

Stunning chandelier! 

Open lobby for all our clients.. 

Dreamy right?? Wouldn't you like to sign a real estate contract with me in this space?? 

The old bird cage wouldn't fit in my car... but i sure did want to take it home... wasn't for sale either! :)

Hope you loved the tour.. weather you need to buy a home, sell a home, or lease an office space call me!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Sharing my family & dinner last night... You can read more of the Summer Sunday dinners here:
Some weeks the table is fabulous and beautiful.. sometimes it's paper plates... the really cool thing about the Summer Sunday Dinners is not the meal I have prepared or how beautiful my table decor is ... it's that we are all family and together.. 

Menu consisted of:
Raw yellow & red peppers & celery with onion dip 
Fresh Spring Mix Salad
Roasted Potatoes on the Grill
Smoked Summer Chicken Sausage
Apple Cobbler 

Recipe for the Apple Cobbler below-  ((It was a hit!!))  

3 tbsp. Land o Lakes cinnamon sugar butter (amazing to cook with!!) 
1 c. Bisquick
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
3 cups of fresh apples (can be fresh, frozen
(thawed) or canned)

Turn oven to 375°F.Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Mix Bisquick, sugar, and milk. Pour over melted butter. Spoon fruit over. If using canned peaches, pour on some of the juice also.
Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. Bake in 9 x 13 inch pan.
Daughter Karly - Son Jon Eric 

Jon Eric, Me, Karly

Jon Eric-LOML-Karly

Hope you are enjoying the summer with your family -

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Been away celebrating....

Hey all... I'm back.. Forget to post would be gone a week! We headed out to celebrate my 52nd birthday..  we had a blast cooking out, boating, no cell service, and enjoying nature at it's finest! 



Setting up campsite

Captain.. aka The love of my Life.... you know him as Tim 

FIrst fish of the day.... and many more after that one!! 

Our friends wandering around the camp site! 

Taken from the visitor center overlooking picnic areas 

Coming n from a morning of kayaking and fly fishing... 

Local track team ran at the park every morning... This was taken really early... 

The beautiful trees and if you look closely can see the lake through the trees..

We had a blast... glad to be home... Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


If you can fall in love with just one thing about him, her, them, it, or you, just once a day, and speak it aloud, you'll be surprised at how quickly this will transform your entire life.
Thanks for stopping by to take a glimpse of my world!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Elephant ears cover alot of space in the garden.. This is the first year they have been this huge!! 

So pretty...

Have a happy day in the garden!!

Monday, July 9, 2012


I am so glad that I started the Summer Sunday family dinners.. They have been fun, and it is interesting to have all 4 of the kids home each week. Each of them have their heartbreak, their version of happy, and day to day struggles. 

As perfect & charmed as my blog may appear our blended family is not immune to every day life... broken hearts, broken promises, and empty dreams. We are a real family - We have each other, LOML & I have a blue cottage we call Home and it serves us well. For this I am thankful.  

We did have a surprise guest yesterday... MY Sweet Mama drove up to see the 4 grandkids and attend the dinner. She lives about 2 hours East from us. I loved having her here. She is such a dear.. It is amazing the peace she brings to all of us. She is my Mother, my Rock and I adore her.

MY GRANDSON jACK AGE 3- (Daughter Ashley's son) 

My Mama, son (Jon-Eric) and LOML (Tim) reviewing Mama's pictures of a recent trip to Europe 

My Mama and her Grandson 

My son Jon Eric - dealing with a heart break right now..  I took this picture out of the dining room window - he is on his iphone writing and journaling ... On his chest is the book The Purpose Driven Life  

My Mama always a sweetheart, (you don't know it, I recognize the look she is about to cry) while hugging her GRANDSON telling him how much she loves him. 

Love of my life and my son.. 

Daughter Karly & jon Eric 

Grandson Jack playing football

Missing in pictures... Daughter Ashley, Jack's brother Wesley who is at camp, and son Jonathan who was visiting out of town college friends.

Menu Tonight
Grilled Pork Chops
Spinach Salad
Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary
Freshly Baked Apple Pie (a weekly favorite, recipe of my Grandmother's)
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my family...

Friday, July 6, 2012


Today was the breaking point....
I love my awnings... They are sooo cottage! Many of us have them in the historic district.. However awnings and pecan tree sap do not do well together!  So today while out scrubbing the awnings again with bleach.. I decided to take the bull by the horns and move them out of harms way of the pecan tree sap.... 
she looks a bit plain jane! 

I cleaned the windows... 

Whew... what a day!! Super hot here n North Texas today!!

What did you do today??

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Getting ready....

Flags are out.... 

Flags tucked in all my buckets...

Come back tomorrow for the best cupcake recipe!!
See you then!

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