Monday, May 31, 2010


The Men & Women of our Country who continually serve and fight for our freedom. God Bless!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

come on in.....

Let me show you around!  She is in need of a little touch up..... but not to worry... this little jewel will be ready to roll on JULY 19TH!  I have her name picked out, need to clear with Sisters on the Fly first-- have a great day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Look what LOML got me!!!

Well of course you all know LOML can NOT keep a secret for nothing! The big 50 b'day is coming soon and LOML has been searching for the last year for my dream of a 1960 Shasta! I want to join SISTERS ON THE FLY and well you have to have a trailer! I believe LOML fell in love with her before I did, she is my favorite color RED!  A 1961 (pretty close to a 1960) 12 1/2 foot cream puff... we headed down to East Texas to bring her home!  We picked her up from  Lorrie@Cute as Pie Cottage!  FYI...Lorrie also used to have this one!!  We made the drive back from deep east texas to far north texas last night in about 3 hours, stopped to buy tow lights and brought the gal home!  We love her already, her wings are adorable - would you agree? Working on a floor plan now!   Please help me on interior - what colors? should I do a vintage dinette table and bench? fold down benches for a bed or a full size bed in the back of the trailer? The stove that came with her is brown adorable! Maybe paint stove? Buttercup yellow? Color on interior, should I paint or re-stain the Honey Oak? Whew.... I am tired just thinking of all the options! Which is why I need your help and a tylenol PM!! HUGS! Valarie

Check out what Martha has done........

If you are dressin' your nest for the weekend holiday parties... stop by here and see what Martha has done with this gazebo! Have fun decorating!! baking!! Entertaining!! Loving and remembering those who have fought for us and continue to do so! 
Happy day! 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

and this one...

You will want to spend a few days at this European Escape tucked away in the Historic District.....  
Come see us ... tickets here! 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

and this one...

A Garden Symphony!! You will not want to miss this home and garden on tour! Amazing, ADORABLE cottage kitchen with a few vintage items you are sure to love.... see you there!! Valarie 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

and this one...

Will be on the garden tour... This is Tracey's! Her backyard is unbelievable!  You can order your tickets here!   I will be working the morning shift across the street from Tracey's. Every day this week I will give you a sneak peek of what you can expect... and when making plans please allow time to come to our fabulous downtown historic square!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sneak Peek......

I wanted to share one of the gardens that will be on the MCKINNEY HOME & GARDEN TOUR June 12th! You will not want to miss this home... Jan will be serving fresh bread from his backyard oven that he built.  Check out their blog for tips on gardening with herbs and Jan's bread oven. Do you have your ticket for a day in the garden??? Have a great Monday!! Valarie  

Friday, May 21, 2010

Art Walk --- Will I see you there?

Hope you all come visit our wonderful Historic McKinney tomorrow!
Happy Week-end!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Jessica's "Daily Affirmation"

Seriously, this is the cutest! I was at a seminar today and this was shared!! Hope you enjoy! If only we were all so fired up about life!!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My hanging pots!!

Every spring, I look forward to filling the hanging stacked pots with my favorite blooming flowers. This year I selected moss roses, and baby bells!  Hope your day is full of wonder! Valarie

Monday, May 17, 2010

Morning Sunlight...

Don't you love morning sunlight shining over your favorite flower beds? This bed is at the corner of the back of the house.  This stained glass window reflects into my laundry room, the birdhouse is one of several around the house, and of course I plant my favorite hosta. Happy Monday!! Valarie

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Planted spearmint today ... one of my favorite herbs!  I have orange mint, spearmint, basil, thyme, lavender, all growing around the back entertaining area! I always give them a little swish when I walk by... they all smell heavenly!  You have a favorite herb? Hope you enjoyed your Sunday! 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

what's in your window box?

This is one of my favorite window boxes. The planter is rusty wrought iron I bought years back... I think more rust, more chippy paint the better!  In this planter you will find geraniums, creeping jenny, and moss roses. This window box has plenty of morning sunlight, which is what these plants love! What's in your box? What is your favorite planter container for the window? Please share...  Happy Day!  Valarie

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Walk through Blue Moon Garden......

If you ever want to take a relaxing Sunday walk, I recommend Blue Moon Gardens in East Texas.  I was here this past week-end with Mama, very beautiful grounds, flowers galore! bedding plants, gazing balls, birdhouses, herbs.... you name it .. they have it! Grab a glass of sweet tea and let's walk....

Hope you enjoyed the walk! Have a great evening! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A new Listing.....

Maybe this suburban home suits your fancy! A new listing, on the outskirts of McKinney! 2461 sq feet of family living among a little piece of country. Beautiful trees in a fabulous neighborhood. Priced to sell this week - only $199K! If you want to come preview in person .... you know where to find me.... 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Save the Date!!

Won't you come join me???

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spent the week-end with Mama.....

Went to East Texas to spend the weekend with Mama and celebrate Mother's Day.  This is what we gave the ole' gal for Mother's Day! Sister Fannie made the basket cover for it...  Isn't this adorable??

We departed East Texas early this morning to South Dallas to visit the old home place of her grandmother and her home when she was a child.   Great Grandmother's home is no longer there but the empty lot is, AND it was beautiful... (Mama and Fannie below walking the lot) Already on the phone trying to locate the owner, we want to buy it for Mama!
Our final stop... The Stoneleigh Hotel, Mama had her first job there as a hairstylist.. 1957! It was a great day and to see Mama so happy remembering all her childhood memories, and sharing with us ... pretty cool stuff!!  We had a blast!
Hope you enjoyed your day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

did I show you?

Sharing my anniversary gift from LOML that he bought me in the HIll Country this past weekend! A fabulous gazing ball and stand!!  I love the blue it compliments my exterior home color and the splash of orange is very fun. The color Orange is really growing on me! Humm...  Happy Friday! Valarie

Thursday, May 6, 2010

mimi thursday!!

If you follow my blog you know Thursday is Mimi Night! So tonight we are just hangin' out playing outside and watching the basketball game. I hope you have a great evening! xxoox! Valarie

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Want to be my neighbor?

NEW LISTING!! I listed this vintage cottage last night, in the historic district! A 3 minute walk from me....This house has a vintage outside, and the inside is awesome! 1327 sq feet of adorableness! ALL new plumbing, electrical, foundation, new bathroom, custom bead board cabinets in kitchen, custom built china cabinets in dining to replicate the 1950' s era... want to preview in person... if so you can find me here..... have an awesome day!!  Valarie

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I have your ticket!!

I have your ticket for the MCKINNEY GARDEN & HOME TOUR!! Just leave me a comment - and I will email you for your address and mail to you! Tickets only $15! Won't you come spend a day with me in the garden?? See you soon!! Valarie

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