Sunday, July 4, 2010

Blue Monday~Still Patriotic on the 5th

blue_monday[3] Happy Blue Monday! Click on the Birdie to visit Smiling Sally and all the Blue Monday folks. It’s a great way to start the week.

I am liking this Monday because it is a holiday; a long weekend for the 4th of July. Since I am featuring decor for the holiday, Three cheers for the red, white and BLUE!

You can never have too many pillows. This is a quick way to jazz up the room for the celebration.

025 You can never have too many quilts and throws. Simple to throw around and easy to pack up again. My friend Connie has a family room that is ALL Americana; she leaves it out year round :)026 Placemats and potholders. A “Freedom” accent pillow, too.032 033

034A primitive wooden flag and a framed print for Independence Day.035

The bottom corner shows a small blue star; well part of it.


Thanks for stopping by and if you have the day off tomorrow; have fun!

Happy Birthday US and Philip!

My grandson was born two years ago on the 4th of July, He was 5 weeks early and his daddy was on a ship somewhere in the Middle East.

It was so beautiful that while Daddy was serving our country, his son was coming into the world in Colorado.

Our little cutie actually asked for a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party.

What cake doesn’t have finger- swiped-frosting?bdaycake


BabyPhillip4thofJuly83-1 Daddy happened to call Mommy at the few minutes before baby was born, so he got to be there; in a way.


Happy 4th of July! Happy Birthday!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Special Pink Saturday

pinksatbutPlease click on the pink lady to visit Beverly and all the Pink-Loving Bloggers for Pink Saturday!

Apparently, it has been a whole month since my last post. Too many things were going on during busy-June, but I missed you all and thought of you often!  I wrote so many posts in my head, that is for sure! 006 Trust me; the PINK is coming! My oldest daughter and her husband have a darling little boy that will turn 2 on July 4th. He is my first grandchild and the delight of my life. I had no idea that I would love being a grandma so much.

I was able to visit their dear family last week in San Diego. Here are a couple of pics of Philip on the shoulders of his Mommy and his Daddy. Way up high is the best way to see all the animals at the San Diego Zoo026

Danielle and Tom are expecting another bundle of joy in November and they happened to have a doctor appointment with ultrasound on the last day of my visit.

They asked the ultrasound tech to put the sex of their baby in a sealed envelope and when they returned home, they handed the results to “Yours Truly”.

“Yours Truly”, AKA Moi,  tried to show no emotion upon reading the results. I ran to my favorite children’s clothing store; Gymboree, and purchased some darling layette pieces in an obvious color. The clerk packed the obvious colored items in one of their cute polka dotted gift boxes with a big “?” sticker on the top.

Did I mention that it was also Danielle and Tom’s wedding anniversary?  The expectant couple went out to a charming Moroccan restaurant to celebrate the day and to open the “?” box together.

SO, we will be decorating like this.






It sure is different how we plan for a baby these days. Nearly everyone I know finds out what baby is expected before it is born. I found out with my last 3 but ultrasound just wasn’t done routinely at the time I was expecting my first 2 fact, ultrasounds were ordered by the doctor only if there was a health concern for the mother or baby. Now, there are businesses specializing in 3-D and 4-D ultrasound photography packages.

It was exciting and wonderful to be surprised at birth and it was surprising and wonderful to find out half way through the pregnancies.

Did you find out early or wait until your baby’s birth for the great announcement?