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Angels and Rainbows

I woke up this morning and walked in the kitchen and this is what I saw…

God’s light shining down in the most beautiful rainbow of colors!!

All I could think was wow! Boy did I need to see that this morning!

These last few months have been not the best in this 60 something-year-old’s life. I always try to focus on all of the good things I have in my life but some mornings you just don’t wanna get out of bed because you don’t know how you’re going to make it through the day.

I’ve had children to take care of since I was 19 years old. I had the pleasure of raising my oldest granddaughter from 2-1/2 years old until she turned 18 and then abruptly moved out. In a matter of days I became an empty nester at 61-1/2, with no time at all to prepare for it. It definitely wasn’t the way I had pictured it would be happening. But it’s not about me, everyone lives their own lives their own way.

You do everything you can, and you do it the best you think you can, and it doesn’t really matter a whole lot what you think because everyone that you do the things for sees it in a different way than you do. That doesn’t make you do it any differently, you still do it the best you know how to do it and hope somehow it has helped in someway shape them into a good decent human being.

Do they really know how much you love them? What could have I done better as a parent? When it’s time for them to go, it hits you like a ton of bricks!

It doesn’t help when everything else seems to be going not the way you planned it to go either. I thought growing up and dealing with all of the things you deal with as a parent was tough but I’m beginning to think it’s all tough, it’s just different things that you deal with at different times in your life.

It certainly is true what they say, some people just know that you need them without you saying a word. (You know who you are!❤️)

Then there are some that have absolutely no clue, or maybe they just don’t care to have a clue. I hope I am one who always has a clue no matter what’s going on and I’ve always tried to be there for the people I care about no matter, with no expectations.

I don’t know what the next 20 years is going to bring into my life, I’m just trying to make it through the day, but I know life goes on and you figure it out somehow…

Still trying to be a “Super Woman” til the day i’m no longer here.

A few important rules to teach your daughter

A few important rules to teach your daughter

1. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt.

But, wash your face, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.

2. You are a woman, you do NOT need a man, but you can absolutely enjoy your life with a good one.

3. Happiness is not a permanent state. Wholeness is. Don’t confuse these.

4. Never walk through an alley alone.

5. ‘Can’t’ – is a cop-out.

6. Hold your heroes to a high standard. Be your own hero.

7. If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.

8. Stay true to yourself always.

9. Your body, your rules.

10. If you have an opinion, you’d better know why.

11. Practice your passions.

12. Ask for what you want. The worst thing they can say is no.

13. Wish on stars, and then get to work to make them happen.

14. Stay as sweet as you are.

15. Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.

16. Reserve “I’m sorry” for when you truly are!

17. Question everything … except your own intuition.

18. You are amazing! Don’t let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does….walk away. You deserve better.

19. No matter where you are, you can always come home.

20. Be happy and remember your roots.

21. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

22. Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you.

23. If in doubt, remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown. 👑

Credit: https://ladiespassiton.com/2017/11/29/life-rules-beautiful-daughter/

Mother’s Day is almost here!

Mother’s Day is the day to spoil your mom or best friend, wife, sister. Flowers don’t last! Why not think out of the box and get her something different this year?

I carry health and wellness products to combine with vintage ideas. How about some bath salts in a vintage Tea cup?

Or maybe you want to help her get on track with her health? How about this amazing kit?

Why be like everyone else with the same old gifts when you can surprise her with a well
thought out gift! How about a Spa Kit bundle?

How about a vintage sugar & creamer set filled with bath salts?

Let me know if mom collects something else. I probably have it and we could make a gift
bundle out of it with some essential oil’s, bath salts, lavender spray or whatever else you might have for an idea!

Puppies

Debo and Lilly are both purebred Blue Nose Pitbulls from California. Debo is what you call Razors Edge Breed. 3 males and 4 females born June 26th, 2018. We will let people pick/see their puppies when they are 6 or 7 weeks old – after they are seen by the vet. This is to ensure they stay healthy. Or you can always pick by the pictures. First person to leave a deposit gets first pick, second deposit gets second pick etc. They are $1000 with a $500 deposit. Of course you can chose not to leave a deposit but there is no guarantee on a puppy. Or $850 paid upfront in full. Once we have seven deposits they are all sold and deposits are non refundable as we are going to hold the puppy for you no matter what and won’t be able to find another home. They go to the vet when they are six weeks old and once the vet clears them to be away from the Mom, they can go to their new forever homes. They come with papers and their first set of shots. If you have any questions just let me know.

SOLD!

Gone 33 Years Today

Beatrice Florence Leach

May 24, 1914 – June 14,1985

Gramma Beatrice

She lived!  Today is the 33rd year that we have missed her sunshine and huge presence.  I think of her a lot & wish she had gotten to see all of the little ones that we have now.  I think of her almost every day. She had the best laugh! When I was little and got to sleep over her house, she would give me a Toni perm that stunk up the whole house and my grandfather would get so mad about the smell when he came home from work!

She was the one who started my fascination with old things. We would drive around for hours and then all of a sudden she would pull over and we would get out and start walking into the woods. I don’t know where she got her information from, but we would walk to a certain distance then she would stop and we would start digging. She would say this is an old dump and we are going to find some nice old bottles here!
And we usually always did. 


We would also do crafts. One in particular I remember was cooking old records in the oven until the edges curled up. Then we would spray paint them gold and glue macaroni, acorns and other things on them for decorations. Another smelly thing my grandfather didn’t approve of! Oh well, she didn’t care! She did what she wanted to do. 

She always dressed pretty fancy when she was going somewhere and always had her hair in a beehive! 
She loved the beach so much!

She was my inspiration! And I was 8-1/2 months pregnant with my 4th child when she died. She suffered so long and awful
with the dreaded bully, cancer that it just didn’t seem fair. She didn’t deserve to suffer like that.
The day of her funeral, I cried the loudest and hardest I think I have ever cried so far. 

I had my son July 7, 1985 and as a reminder of my grandmother, I named my son Jeffrey B. Michael.
The B. of course stands for Beatrice. And I’m proud to say that my son and his wife gave birth to a gorgeous
little baby boy January 4th in 2013 and he also carries on the B. as a Jr. To his dad!

She loved to dance and ride horses and Christmas and her family!

God’s Garden

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Gram, Beatrice, Mother, Honey and all the other names I’m sure you had, I love you, I miss you and
I will never forget you or the love you showed me.  Time flies by!
XOXO

 

Feels bigger already!

For some reason lately I am exhausted, physically and mentally. All I feel like I want to do is just sleep! So today I was debating with myself on what to with myself and decided to work on the hall Reno some more. But of course as usual there is always five million other things that need to be done. Walking thru the kitchen I just had to stop and get the kitchen clean! Dishes seem to ALWAYS be in my sink, ALWAYS, and the dishwasher is ALWAYS filled with either dirty or clean dishes. So after getting the kitchen in order, I put on my old nasty Doc Martins and got to work on the hall reno. This is what it looked like last time I posted.


So today it’s time to remove the glass door and frame. I have to try to do it so I can keep most of the drywall and plaster intact!

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So little by little I pry carefully away at the wood door frame trying to save as much of the wood as possible. I have mixed feelings about changing this house from what it is to what I envision in my head. But as I pry the layers off I am feeling so much better and energized as I start to feel like the pictures in my head might actually come to life.

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And after a few hours I have finished my goal of the glass door removal! It feel so much roomier already! I did pretty dam good too I might add (patting myself on the back) the ceiling and drywall were barely touched!

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Next time it looks like it’s the stairs to nowhere!
Til next time…….

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Feb. 21, 2013

Finally Progress

December 2012 was 11 years that have now lived in my beloved 1778 Cape home and I think I might have finally figured out how I want to live in it. There are several tiny rooms and they have all been used as either living rooms, bedrooms, or furniture storage. Now I think my head has a clearer picture of what this home has been showing me it wants to be for my family to be comfortable. My first project has finally gotten underway. The side porch entrance!

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This has always been way too tight and I have wanted to do something about it for a few years now. I had a contractor in to make sure the wall was not a retaining wall. I also ran my “idea” by him and showed him some pictures. He said it was doable. So Friday my best friends husband removed the electrical that was in the wall. It was now ready to start demo! I stood there just staring at it hoping I would love this idea of mine once it was finished. I knew it would be messy and take a while to complete. But I just needed to “start” it.

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More to come….

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Feb., 2013