Friday, September 28, 2007

Don't get me started

This picture makes me smile!
After the week I have had I need more smiles!!!
:-) These 3 are always into mischief :-)

I have been really wanting to post more often...and I did do good a week ago but this week is another story! Our daughter and her family ~whom have been staying with us since february
are moving into their new home this week
{they decided to rent for a year before they build or buy to make sure they like country living}
It is or will be a cute home once we get past the dirt n filth!
I am just so amazed at how some people live....
We have been scrapeing and scrubbing for a week now and are not near being finished!
The windows look like they have not been cleaned in years...
cobwebs in every corner,
the stove and fridge have not been cleaned behind in ages,
the floor tiles are black....
the sink was rusty brown...
I scrubbed so much I think I scrubbed the finish off of it because now it is white!
Hubby says it does'nt surprise him how dirty and distroyed the house is "because it is a rental!"
GRRRR...... I want to scream
Ok people I don't care who you are..
what or where you came from
there is no excuse for living like a pig!
It does not take money to keep your house clean!
It does'nt matter that you do not own this house..
it is your home, where you live, and raise your children....
It is a reflection of who you are!
I hate when people say "it is just a rental".... bah humbug!
It is the place that you call home...
love and respect it and it will show!
I have rented in my younger days and have always treated the house as if it were my own....
I painted, wallpapered, installed carpet and planted flowers, kept the windows cleaned and the lawn perfect!
There is just no excuse for the mess we are haveing to clean up!
I am sorry for going off like this....
This really ticks me off!

Lets move onto better things...
hubby took this picture of our precious grandbaby and our 2 furbabies
this afternoon.
Miss Emma and her companions are always into something!
Notice the screen door is ajar... like they are all trying to escape!
Maybe trying to get away from a crabby gramma! :-)

I want to thank Heather for the pretty package I received today!
Oh la la girl you have my mind whirling with ideas!
Thank Debbie for the beautiful tea cup filled with roses!
Thank you to Kathy for the sweet petite rose tea cup and yummy tea!
And lastly a big thank you to Suzy for the awesome halloween swap goodies!
{pictures coming soon}
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Hugz, Dolly

Sunday, September 23, 2007


I want to thank each and everyone one of you for your
warm thoughts and sweet comments!
And great home remedies!
I feel so blessed to have yous in my life!
You make my heart happy!
I am sending you lots of hugzzzzz...
(((from my cherry heart to you)))
YES... I am feeling much better now!
I have eatten enough chicken soup to feed and army...
I have gargled and gagged on vinegar and warm salty water...
But I did have a wonderful nurse {my sweet hubby}
he took good care of me,
even pampered me when I was whiney and crabby!
Gotta love him!
Thank you huney buns!!!!

I pampered myself alittle too!
I made this sweet cherry clothespin bag for me me meeeee!
I have been wanting one for awhile now!
I am so happy with the way it turned out!

I bought this one from the amish store for my mum,

and made mine from looking at that one!
I tweeked it alil... to make it Dolly-style! :-)

Rosemary sent me the cute cherry buttons...

thank you Rosemary!

Tomorrow is laundry day...

I can't wait to use my cherry sweet clothespin bag!
Hugz, Dolly

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fall is in the air....

The nights are colder and the leaves are changing colors!
I am not ready for fall and then winter
but I guess mother nature says ~~ready or not here they come!
Above is one of my favorite fall-ish pictures!
Our baby girl amongst the sunflowers!
She loves sunflowers,
One day she & friends were out for a drive and they spyed this huge field of sunflowers.
They spent a few hours just taking pictures and running thru the field!
I love this picture of her!
I have been loafing around with an ear ache since friday
and now swollen tonsils!
My friend suggested one of his home remedies for an earache!
I tried it and it worked for me!
You put a lil bit of pepper in a cotton ball...roll it up and stuff it in your ear!
I kept it in over night and this morning my ear feels much better!
Now what to do for swollen tonsils?
Any home remedies??????
Hugz, Dolly

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cotton & Candy

Cotton & Candy swap goodies from Shannon

Look at all the wonderful goodies Shannon sent to me!

The yummy lavender strawberry

was resting snug inside the pink cherry tussie mussie!

Don't you love the cherry glittery Dolly sign?

And the minty green tea towels are perfect in my kitchen!

{my favorite color} I am so lovin these cuter then cute faux candies!

Shannon these are the BEST!!!!!

I screamed when I opened them! :-)

Are'nt they the cutest????

I bet you are jealous? ;-)Candy... you betcha I loooove real candy too!

Take a look at all these yummy treats!

Chocolates, cherry gummys, mints, caramels, french cherry candies,and the cutest cherry cuppycake papers!

I love everything Shannon....

You are the best!!!

Thank you so so so very much!!!

I loved bein your partner!
Shannon has'nt received her goodies yet

so this is all I can show you of what I sent her,

the box is crammed full of guessed it Cotton & Candy!!!!!!

You will have to excuse me now...

I am off to indulge in some of these yummy chocolates!

Hugz, Dolly

{ok I have come to accept that my blog has a mind of its own...

it wants gaps between my sentences so I give up...

blog do your thing!}


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

PINK Punkin

My PRH sisters had our very first swap!
The theme was pumkins
My partner was Miss Amy

Miss Amy lives in Bunny Rose Cottage with her 5 baby bunnies and her honey bunny!
Momma Bunny loves PINK....

Above is what I sent Miss Amy...
Take a look at this sweet chenille bunny dressed in her sunday best,
sprinkled with a bit of fairy dust,
she has her sweet lil BOO tiara
and her pretty lil patchwork punkin!
she is all ready to greet halloween at Bunny Rose Cottage!

Here is a close up of her sweet BOO tiara!

Adorned with rhinestones and glitter!

Even Bunny princess' needs a tiara don't you agree! I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped this!

I found a Little golden book at an antique shop..

the title is "Five Lil Bunnys"

How perfect is that for Momma Bunny and her 5 lil bunnys?This is the sweet box Miss Amy sent to me....

Can you see the cherries?

Inside the cherry box was this PINK yes PINK cherry punkin!

How awesome is this I ask you!!!!!

Miss Amy made it along with the fun cherry & heart tag!!!!

And that pretty pink rose is handmade too!

I love it all sweetpea! Here are all the other FUN goodies.....

Everyone is invited over to make cuppycakes! :-)
Thank you with all my cherry heart Miss Amy,

This was a fun swap!
Hugz, Dolly
P.S.Any idea why my sentences are spaced out like that???
Help....they did that all by themselves!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Lets Play Tag

My sweet friends Heather and Rosemary and Angelina nominated me to play

the Name Game.....
So here goes....

"The Rules"....
you must state the rules before you state the facts. :-)
The facts are to name one thing relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name.
If you do not have a middle name then you choose the middle name that you wish you had.
Then you tag one person for each letter of your middle name and let them know they have been tagged.

M= Mom and grandMomma
A= Artsy Fartsy
R= Rich in blessings
I= I Love Cherries {te-hee}
E= Easy going

I am sure most of you have already been tagged by now!
If you have'nt been tagged consider yourself tagged!
Hugz, Dolly

Give away

Sara over at Girl land is haveing a fun give away!
Who does'nt like a give away?
I know I do!
I am not very lucky but its fun trying!
Go check out her blog....
say hello and sign up for her give away!
Hurry.... the 12th is the last day to sign up!

Good Luck!!!!
Hugz, Dolly

Remembering 911

My thoughts and prayers go out to those
whom have lost loved ones that horrible day 6 years ago!
Hugz, Dolly

Monday, September 10, 2007

Babies, Birthdays and Shopping

Yummy Yummy Ice Cream....
We took the grandbabies out for ice cream..
Our princess had to have PINK ice cream
and Lil guy wanted Chokit.....
Whats your favorite...

They won't pose like they used to...
camera shy or just plain tired of gramma taking their picture?

The gangs all here... waiting patiently to surprise the birthday girl!
Yep mom was surprised!
It was a 70th birthday to remember!

I think the kids enjoyed the balloons more then the birthday cake!

We even had time to visit the church sale...

Look at these goodies......
Some newer and vintage books...
a silver tray in need of some tlc...
a cuppycake that will get a make-over...
oh and look at that pretty vintage collar!!
Oh La La!!!

All these vintage sewing goodies... I could'nt pass them by!
Don't you just love that cup cake pan?
I can't wait to use it!
Oh yes there were cherry treasures waiting for me!
I have been wanting a sun tea jar but could'nt find a glass one

{I don't do plastic}
imagine how excited I was to find a new glass one strutting cheery red cherries!
Dear hubby gets to use my red thermos when he goes deer hunting! {if he's lucky}
The 2 glass towel bars will go in the kitchen to hold my cherry towels...

The 25cent {yup can you believe it a whole quarter!!} ceiling medallion will go in the hall!

Oh yes yes yes..... I scooped up some PINK treasures too!
Love love love the cotton candy pink cake tin!

Too sweet!
And that lil PEPTO PINK dustpan?
Can you see alil girl helping her momma clean the floor?
I am loving the tye dye ribbon and pink sewing trims...
plus I got 3 boxs of PINK PINK PINK christmas ornies!

And a childs poem book.... with a PINK cover!!!!
Yeah.... it was so much fun shopping!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

Hugz, Dolly

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Ta Ta

Hubby and I are outta here for a few days!
We are haveing a surprise 70th birthday party for his mum!
Plus we have to see the dr for his after surgury check up!
Annnnnd we will be spending lots of time with our grandbabies!
Enjoy your week!
Hugz, Dolly

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Super Duper Swapper

Mica @ Garb-oodles Soup hosted a Vintage Kitchen swap...
I was lucky enough to be her partner!
{doin the happy dance}
I was excited but alil nervous too!
We are talkin mega talented Miss Mica here!
We both have red Kitchens so it was pretty fun!
I made her some really cool stuff that I hope {fingers crossed} she likes!
Can't show pictures just yet as I don't want to ruin the surprise!
Ok Okkkk I will give you alil peek at one of the goodies I made.....

A soldiered charm to commemorate her swap! {with cherries of course}

~~ OH LA LA ~~

I am excited.... now I will show you all the fun stuff she sent me......

Oh my I felt like it was my birthday...

I opened one pretty thing after another... each one as exciteing as the last one!

Mica darlin you spoiled me girl!
Take a look at all these wonderful goodies ladies!
The most awesomest cherries plate {luv luv luv that}
Cherry towels,
and a really cool cherry bandana,
and the sweetest green cuppy cake tin!
A vintage berry basket {luv that}
Cherry red metal bowl {I hate plastic}
Jelly jar filled with sour CHERRIES {I love cherries}
Cherry creamware,
a cherry red rolling pin,
wood spoon {to beat my hubby with} {lol}
cherry red coasters,
a rooster hanky,
and the bestest handmade apron with CHERRIES!!!!
Mica you are very sweet and jenerous
I thank you with all my CHERRY heart!
It was such a pleasure swapping with you!
Hugz, Dolly