Sunday, April 29, 2007

a good weekend...

What a beautiful weekend! the weather was fantastic...sunshine and 80 both days. We had our nephew Logan's first communion today...He looked so handsome walking up the isle in church today, I cried. And yesterday was my Dad's burial, we had his funeral last January and he was cremated so yesterday we had his graveside service. We all gathered at my house afterwards and this is a picture of my Mom(she is 87!) and my little niece Addison...Babies make everything better! she gives my mom so much joy...I hope everyone had a great weekend! I think I am safe now leaving the flip flops out of storage! Take care....

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I'm a big girl now..

I remember taking pictures of Addi when I first starting taking care of her...has she grown or what? We are still having so much fun together and now that the weather is nice, we are outside a lot! so I don't have as much time to blog as I used to...oh well.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Inspiration Friday...

Here's a picture of the kitchen in the movie "Somethings gotta give" I loved that movie, I think it was because of the house! all the white woodwork and dark wood floors and of course on the ocean...what a dream.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Here are a couple more requested pictures..(see post below)

Porch Request

"It's a Mom Thing" blog graciously asked me to post more pictures of my screen porch...she is planning one for herself. So here they are.... Not many flowers in bloom this time of year, but just wait! take care,Gail

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


my heart goes out to Virginia Tech....

Friday, April 13, 2007

Dreaming of a Puttering Shed...

Here is a picture I have kept for many years(sorry it is kinda wrinkled)...We are tearing down a big tree in our yard this summer and my husband wants to put a pine tree in it's place. Well, I really want a puttering shed like this one! I will keep you posted on who gets their way!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

shopping and lunch...

My friend Lynn called today and asked if my niece and I would like to do some shopping and of course LUNCH...well. lunch ended up being a pretzel, Addison likes to keep moving! We found some great shoes for Lynn at Macy's and got all caught up. I miss Lynn, we used to be partners at the Antique Market in Buffalo before I took my hiatus. We saw each other a lot! We are planning on going to the Rochester Flea Market on May11...I have the day off, and I can't wait! Here are some pictures of Lynn and Addison at the mall. Take care,Gail

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Generations of love...

people have asked who those two little girls were in my post about Easter??? yes, the are my great nieces Addison and Karissa. I am now babysitting Addison ( the little sweetie) full time. After selling antiques for 18 years I decided to take a break and was asked to babysit...I must admit it was an adjustment at first, but now she is just a part of me and my day and we are having so much fun together shopping and going out to lunch and of course visiting great grandma! Addison is very special to me, her grandma Diane (my sister) passed away from cancer at the age of 46 and never got to meet Karissa and sister was my best friend and I miss her everyday.

The calendar says April but....

Snow is in the forecast again, so to lift my mood...I picked a couple things up in the dollar section at Target today. I got this cute garden journal and a big packet of seeds for a Butterfly garden. It's the little things in life that can cheer me up! It was nice to see all the Easter merchandise gone and filling it's place where gardening gloves, shovels, pots, and seeds! take good care,Gail

Monday, April 9, 2007

Easter Blessings..

here a few things that describe my Easter...Little sisters in matching dresses. Lots of chocolate! yes. A twenty pound ham. Little white tights with matching shoes. A easter egg hunt. Brrrrrrrrrrr. All the sisters around the table chatting. Big hugs all around from my nephew. Excited talk about the new baby on the way. The bunny hop! All these blessings and more!! I hope your holiday was a good one! take good care,Gail

Friday, April 6, 2007



You are invited...

Good Morning! I am off to the potluck over at Shabby in the city she has asked me to share a recipe on my blog today! please visit her and see everyone else that will be sharing their recipes should be fun! I love getting new recipes. Sorry, I don't have a picture of my recipe (picture on the left is of my old chippy wooden eggs in an old glass container that is on my kitchen counter). I love this recipe...because I am a chocoholic! Enjoy! oh yeah, this recipe is from Paula Dean on the food network. so easy! have fun today and I hope you find lots of yummy recipes! take care,Gail DEVIL'S FOOD TRIFLE 1 devil food cake mix (bake as directed in 9X13 pan) when baked break into pieces. 2 boxes chocolate pudding 1 3/4 c. milk mix together, chill till thick 2 tubs cool whip oreo crumbs to garnish In a pretty glass trifle bowl layer cake, then pudding, cool whip and repeat these steps once with crushed oreos! p.s. at the last minute I found a picture of something similar on the food network and I added it in quick...

Thursday, April 5, 2007

I'm sorry....

Something was brought to my attention...dah me, by a blogger friend. She probably was kidding but I feel bad...what I meant to say in my previous post was that family matters most...not ALL that matters is family....I apologize to my friends, you mean the world to me! I am really close to my family and so grateful for them that I got a little carried away...take care, Gail

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Since all that really matters to my husband and I are our family members I'd like you to meet a member of our family, he is our nephew Logan. He is very special to us...we are very close and see him almost daily. This little guy has had a lot to deal with...At the age of 18 months he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes...he just turned 8!! and is living with the daily tasks of pricking his finger numerous times a day and getting insulin shots. He is at the point now where he is doing all of this himself...we are so proud of him! When he was diagnosed my husband and I took classes with his parents to learn how to give him shots and learn his needs. We were honored to do it! We all share in the hope that one day soon there will be a cure for juvenile diabetes...Love you Loggie!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Monday, April 2, 2007

A Book Review

Hello, it's Monday...another dreary wet day, Yesterday it was much of the same weather so my husband and I and his sister and two boys piled in the car and headed to the outlet mall. We had a nice lunch and alot of fun! my little nephew Logan is so funny... After shopping all day I was cold and tired, so I put on my jammies and climbed into bed and finally got around to reading the two books I had ordered. A couple weeks ago I had read Allison's blog at my cozy home about the books she had ordered and I was inspired...One of them was Where Women Create, and the other was called Romantic Home Sewing. I really liked both of them. But I liked Romantic home sewing the best, it was full of sewing ideas and patterns that I can't wait to try....from purses to lining old wire locker baskets...I will have to post my new creations as soon as I am finished. It was a nice way to end a fun but tiring day! take care, Gail