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is SO happy to be home! Charleston is my new city love affair! Blogs forthcoming! :-))
is very happy to be home thinking of my new city 'love affair' with Charleston!
is winding down after a day of catching up from vacation...still have to tackle the mail...another big job..but it will get done! Happy Memorial Day my sparklers!
is politely declining a big Memorial Day party with friends...just too much to do after vacation and frankly we NEED the rest..ha..ha! Have a lovely holiday my peeps! :-))
is trying to stay busy on her Josher's birthday today...miss you my angel son...SO MUCH...even a long 10 years later!
is back to the consignment gallery trying to figure out where to place some beautiful furniture coming in...NO SPACE...yikes!
is looking forward to a Friday luncheon with her friend that is moving away from FL. I'll miss her a BUNCH..we used to have a blast together..we hit each other's funny bone! :-))
is thinking this is perfectly appropriate for today! Birthday lunch treat for one of my fav G/F's who is moving away...sad face!
is enjoying her Sunday with her sweetie pie! 'Down time' is on the agenda today! :-))
is happy her Monday IS optional today! One work related phone call then I'm FREE for the day! Stay sparky my friends!
is taking her sweetie out for a great Father's Day...off to Sanibel Island to explore J. Ding Darling Wildlife Park! :-))
I love this little sign we found at a craft collective in N. Carolina!
May 20 (2016) 38 years together! I made a GREAT pic in this wonderful man!
May 20th...38 years (2016) married to my Mr. Wonderful! We have been through thick n thin together!
is still tracking day 14 it's becoming a habit...hope it sticks! Hugs to my sparkie friends and happy Thursday! :-))
is sending Happy Bunny hopper wishes to all of her friends today!
is happy, happy, happy tonight...met our friends then home to sit on our lanai and hear the wind blowing through the trees! It's so peaceful!
is thanking her sparky friend Renee for the adorable card and 'stash...I've got my St. Paddy going on! :-))
is sending big love and happy B-Day wishes to her sweetie pie! He's still as CUTE as the day I met him! Happy B-Day DH you are my heart! :-))
I SO love this oil painting of our Josh by one of his very close friends! Josh was SO loved!!!
How bout this for your outdoor neighbor! I think she's ready to have her babies again this season!
A very cute little chair I reupholstered with zebra print and chalk painted for the gallery. Sold it
A fantastically beautiful mirror in our consignment gallery made by a very talented artisan!
is going to the Naples Zoo and Monkey Island! Day 2 of playing FL tourists! Stay sparky my peeps! :-)) Make room to ENJOY your life! :-))
is very happy tonight! After a day of playing tourist in Captiva going to friends to see their winter wonderland I'll take pics..it's OVER the top!
is enjoying our vacation...it's SO good to have some down time with the hubs! :-)) I love my orchids
Hated to sell this awesome 'tomb guardian' from our consignment gallery...but he found a new home!
is looking forward to her hair appointment today @ 3:00 p.m. then a nice dinner out with friends. Then home to watch the ball drop from our cozy home! Happy New Year sparklers! :-))
is gearing up for a busy Friday...stay sparky my friends! :-))
is Looking forward to Sunday a special Valentine's Day with my sweetie and some friends! What could be a better day of rest and relaxation? Stay sparky my friends! :-))
is happy for a good day of sales at our consignment gallery...every little bit helps! :-))
is gearing up to host the g~normous dinner group tomorrow. Long past due for my turn. It's like a Thanksgiving...18 people..I think we should break up the group like we should break up big banks:-)
is rushing around like a chicken with her head cut off...too many things to do...to little time to do them in...the story of me life...LOL!
is LOVING her new back yard! Sitting outside listening to music and the birdies sing...68 degrees up to 78 today...more flowers to plant...YIP! Stay sparky my friends!
is loving this 50 degree weather out on our lanai...wish I could fly all of you down here to enjoy it with me! I do...I DO! Have a sparkling Sunday my friends!
is sitting outside looking at all of my lovely orchids..they are all blooming their little hearts out...just in time for Easter...yippee! :-))
is enjoying one of the last cool spells here in FL before summer sets in. Love our patio and my new flowers...my orchids are beautiful! :-))
is DONE with the paperwork! Off to the mountains tomorrow! Rest and relaxation time. Stay sparky my friends! :-))
Is SO,happy in the mountains! So much beauty everywhere! Went hiking today!
is off to work then home to do a deep clean for entertaining the group tomorrow night at our house! Italiano night...whoop da! :-))
is cooking up an Italian Pasta feast for dine in group tonight...there WILL be left-overs...I hope I HOPE! :-))
is enjoying a day of office paperwork...off site! Woot...woot! Stay sparky my friends! :-))
is gathering up paperwork for her trip tomorrow to W. Palm Beach. It's about a 3 hour drive to transfer legal 'save our home' fight docs...but I feel SO worth it. Stay sparkie my friends! :-))
is having a elevation survey today to prove our house is NOT in a flood zone and we shouldn't be charges for such. So sick of the continual fight..but you do what you must to stand your ground! :-((
is having an elevation survey done today to prove for once and all our home is NOT located in a flood zone and we shouldn't be charged $6,000 for bogus force placed flood insurance. BLAH!
is excited and grateful for a beautiful day in paradise. Going to enjoy it full tilt by going to the beach soaking up the sun and listening to the waves
is chasing her tail around BIZ~ZY! Getting ready for my Annual Christmas Craft Party it's been going strong with my girlfriends since 1992...now THERE'S some history!
New York City Christmas Magic 2013
Our lovely community lake on a bright sunny morning walk. We are SO lucky to live in this beauty!
is watching Adele's NYC concert...what TALENT! WOWSA! A gift tonight for the hubs and I! Stay sparky my peeps!
is taking a special girlfriend to a nice Christmas lunch tomorrow...looking SO forward to it! Happy holidays my friends! :-))
is getting closer and closer to her holiday vacation...YIP! :-))
is SO happy on vacay~until Jan. 4th! YAY! We are going to play FL tourists and do the things tourists do that we never have time for! Looking SO forward to it! :-))
A beautiful Christmas luncheon with a best friend 12/15
is on 'full tilt' Florida CRAZY...and gosh it was COLD today...but 40's in January I can take! Hugs and warm wishes to my snow bound friends!
CeCe Caldwell's Natural Chalk and Clay paint s pretty awesome! No need to sand strip or prime!
is loving these new chilly mornings! It won't be long until summer and sweaty humid days assend...off for my walk! Stay sparky my friends!
A recent pic in Key West April 2014 I'm still losing the chub and feeling GREAT!
Our trip back home to IA last year for Christmas. I LOVE snow..on Christmas Day..that's it! :-))
My 'honey bun' sporting his new beard..look OUT George Clooney!
My Birthday celebration 2014 time's a ticking...gotta achieve some milestones this year!
The hubs and I on summer vacation back to Ia. August of 2011
Pineapple whips at the GREAT Iowa State Fair..whoop da!
Big birthday party at The Capital Grille...yummy food and GREAT service!
My freeform wirework semi precious necklaces...lots of work..lots of love just sold this sweetie pie
I call this sweetie pie..a party around your neck! S/Silver turq. sponge coral
Our 'little slice of heaven' in the backyard
Tis I...smiley face! This was about 20 lbs heavier than today.
"I want my water now mom!"
RIP~my little Alaskan Snow Cat part Persian part Somali (mother of the big boy Keanu)
My beautiful orchids swinging in the breeze all along our back patio~~ facing the wetlands
My MOST favorite orchid..it's a royal blue/purple isn't it awesome..mother nature does it best!
Here's the king of our castle...Keanu isn't he a looker?
Here is the beautiful and talented 'Josh Man'..he was.. and always will be the light of our eyes!!
Happier Christmas memories...the Josh man about age 7 or 8ish
Yes, you may call me the 'Color Queen' every wall in my studio is a different color..whoop da!
This is where the action happens..upstairs..in my little piece of heaven..Coyote Blue Studio
Hot and spicy and as full of beads as any well stocked shop..I'm talkin' bead and shell central!
Another view of the studio..it's my bliss!
My work table picture me here working on my jewelry..I so love to create!
More creations ready for my shows..these don't show that well without the light studio
34 lbs down and the ticker is still movin' woot, woot..thanks Spark People!
One of my favorite creations ..free form copper necklace with pearls..
I LOVE this necklace..so much I refuse to sell it and will keep it for myself..oh this is costly!
Right now I'm 'shell struck' with my jewelry..these came right off the beach on our morning walks!
Yep...an endless supply of shells, these beauties came from my morning walk on the beach..
Free form with shells...what do you think?
It is just the greatest feeling when people like your artistic creations isn't it?
Some of my jewelry on display at our little farmer's market..I sold a bunch through season..yeah!
Another favorite creation of mine where I display..free form on a s/s omega 30" chain..stunning!
I love creating my jewelry, but my son was my best creation ever! I miss him sooo much!
My beautiful hubby and our gorgeous son...like father like son..we surely miss Josh's wit and wisdom
yep..here is my biggest inspiration..I still feel his essence around his dad and I every day!
The beautiful Josh with me (his greatest fan) at grandma Shirleys in happier times at Christmas
Granted this was MANY years ago..but I felt so happy and healthy around 125-130 lbs..someday
Josh always scoped the audience..he wanted to be a film-maker and was an extraordinary writer!
Beautiful Josh and his girlfriend Andrea on our Florida beach at sunset..I think of him always!
Josh's photo applying for scholarship at film school in Orlando...he did receive a small grant!
Josh's last photo..our mother/son trip to NYC to the Tribecca Film Fest...Viva Josh forever!!
Our great horned owl..he is only about 20 feet away from our backyard lanai..what beauty!
Bobcat right outside our pergola he came out of the wetlands good thing the cats are inside cats!
He is KING of the wetlands..we all give him wide berth!
From our beautiful Andrea this year for Mother's Day..Josh's last gift was an orchid..Andrea thanks!
I LOVE CHRISTMAS..I have a Christmas brunch every year for our friends
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