Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I received this sweet black cat box and punkin pin cushion
from Suzy at Georgia Peachez
{are'nt they cute?}
They looked so lonely up on the shelf all alone
so I went shopping for some halloween goodies!

I normally don't decorate for halloween since the kids have all moved away!

But I thought it would be fun to have a few fun vintage looking pieces!

I really like the paper mache figures!

This broom Hilda bobble head witchy poo is sprinkled with german glitter....

Now that I have a few fun pieces I am on the look out for more!!
May your tricks be few and your treats be plenty!
Have safe and Happy halloween!
Hugz, Dolly

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Fun....

Welcome to our porch!
Oh what fun we had decorating for your visit!
My lil helpers and I gathered pinecones and pretty leaves, funky berry branches and a fallen birds nest to add to our many pumkins and gourds!
We filled the lil wagon and scattered them around the washer.
{don't you love my vintage washer?}
{it's my favorite porch piece}
Won't you join us for warm cider and cuppy cakes?
Warm Hugz, Dolly, Coral and Lil Guy

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

2 + 2 =4

Linda at "Somewhere in time" tagged me.

I'm to share seven weird or fun facts about myself.

Are you ready???

Here goes..

1. I love cherries BUT....

I don't like cherry pie or anything with cherries in it!

{I eat fresh cherries only!}

2. I am a tea lover, don't like the taste of coffee!

3. My middle name is spelled wrong on my birth certificate!

4. I am the QUEEN magazine junkie!!!

5. My hubby is my bestest friend!

6. I am most happiest at home {in my comfort zone}

7. I don't like to wear shoes!

Thank you Linda... that was fun!

Whew.... We had a busy weekend!
We went downstate to celebrate our son and our youngest daughters' birthdays, with family and friends!
Our October babies!

It was fun and hectic as usual!
You see we try to visit as many family and friends as we can, get our bulk shopping done and I like to pop into my favorite antique shops and boutiques!
{A girl must get her shopping fix you know}
Yes I found lots of treasures ...
Best of all.....
we bought 2 of our most precious treasures back home with us!
Our two grandbabies have come to spend the week with us!

Coral is 3 and Lil Guy is 2!

Look at those "perfect angels"...

they slept the whole 3 hour ride here!

Hubby and I so enjoy them when they are here with us!
They get our complete attention 24 hours a day!
Naw they are not spoiled... we just treasure our time with them!
Plus they keep us young! :-)
The 4 of us are looking forward to a fun filled week!
Making memories!

I hope you enjoy your week!
Hugz, Dolly

{I apologize for the mess...Blogger is messing with my sentences again}

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugz, Dolly

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

:-) SMILE :-)

I was nominated by Alison and Michelle for the
"You make me SMILE" award!
How fun..... I am so honored!

There are alot of blogs out there and you both picked me!

:-) Thank you ladies :-)
Now I am supposed to nominate 10 blogs that make me smile!
Gosh there are so many blogs out there that make me smile and keep me coming back for more.
Here are my random 10....
Click over and visit these gals...

guaranteed to make you smile!

Aunt Mays Cottage... my sweet friend Bertie has a warm victorian heart, and the cutest cottage you will want to move into!

Paint mine PINK... My sweeter then cotton candy gal pal Shannon and her lil man Sam!

Jullies World... Another treasured aussie gal pal Jullie, with a nack for making me smile!

Pretty Petals Boutique... Heather is a sweet friend with a warm gentle spirit and a beautiful home!

Pink faded roses.... Lori is always spunky and makes me smile!

Greenie Gardens.... Stephanie lives in a beautiful old home you will want to visit!

Cherry Hill Cottage... Tina has the best easy recipes and is a cherry gal to boot!

Artistic Creations.... Natasha is a beautiful artist, sweet friend and cowgirl at heart!

Rock Spring Cottage... Claudia is an Ebay friend and awesome artist!

Shabby Sweet Roses... Miss Rhea is my PRH sister with a heart of gold and she paints the prettiest pink roses!

Do stop by and meet Michelle and peek into her very sweet cherry camper,

And say Hi to Alison and see her latest treasures!

Remember to SMILE... it makes people wonder what you have been up to!

Hugz, Dolly

{up date} CaitieAn nominated me as well!
Thank you sweetpea!
Ladies check out Caities blog!

Sing with me

It is a very special day in Dolly-land!
Today we honor and celebrate the birth of my sweet sister Suzy.
Won't you join me in a roaring round of happy birthday:

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Suzy
Happy Happy Happy Birthdaaaaaay to youuuuuuuu!

Happy Birthday sis...
I hope your day is as wonderful as you are,

filled with lots of love,
family and friends,
cake with tons of ice cream
and lots of presents!

Luvs ya, Me

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I hugged an old friend today

Look what came in the mail for me!
I am so excited... and so happy to see her!

~~ Welcome back Victoria ~~

My dear friend, we have spent many many hours together...
laughing... crying, ohing and awwing, dreaming, traveling, discovering new things
and shareing many many cups of tea!
I am glad you are back!
You are as beautiful as you have always been....
And worth the long wait!
You have'nt aged abit {te-hee}
I hugged her and could not wait to rip open the plastic cover
and devour every single page and picture!

This is what I do when I get a magazine in the mail...
I make a cup of tea... and curl into my favorite chair,
light a candle and get lost in the pages!
Mmmmmm.... its like a mini vacation of the mind! :-)

What do you do when you find your favorite magazine in the mailbox????

Enjoy your day!

Hugz, Dolly

Friday, October 12, 2007

My Plate over-flowith

I can't believe it's friday already!
Oh my goodness...
I ask myself
where did the week go?
I have been so gosh darn busy....
everyday seems to run into the next!
Plus we are both not sleeping at night!
Toss and turn... get up, lay back down, toss and turn...
walk around the house, lay back down, get frustrated....
My butts draggin...I feel like a zombie!
I guess I have too much on my plate right now!
I am re-doing the guest room!
Yes... plastering, sanding, washing, waxing, painting..
a total room make over!
I am excited....
I have been wanting to do this since we moved here!
YAY... no more boreing white walls!
Noooo I am not going to tell you what I am doing...
shhh.... my lips are sealed... its a secret!
you will have to wait for pictures!
te-hee.... I know I am a brat!
Plus I am doing some halloween crafts,
making a few gifts for the birthdays we celebrate this month,
still working on getting the yard closed for winter!
EEEEuuuu did I say winter... YUCK!
Theres alot more going on in my life but I won't bore you with that stuff!
I hope you are all doing good!
I will try to pop in your blogs when time allows
or when I finish whats on my plate!! :-)
Hugz, Dolly

Friday, October 5, 2007

Treats for my sweety

Hubby went hunting this evening so I thought I'd make him a treat.
Look at what was waiting on the table for him when he got home!
MMMmmmm... yummy yummy cookies

The house was filled with the aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin!
I found the recipe at Home is where your heart is!
Stop by and say Hi to Monica and join her christmas ornament swap!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies :
2 Cups flour
1 cup quick or old fashion oats,uncooked
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter /margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Libbys Solid Pack Pumpkin
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
preheat oven to 350.

Combine flour ,oats,baking soda,cinnamon,and salt.
Cream butter,gradually add sugars beating until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla ,

mix well.
Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin ,mixing well after each addition.
Stir in morsels , drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake 20-25 minutes,until cookies are firm and lightly browned.
Remove from sheets and cool on rack.

{ Thank you Monica}
Hugz, Dolly

I am so sorry for the quished blog has a mind of its own!

It puts spaces only where it wants to and not where I want them!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Jinxed ???

Just wondering if you believe in being Jinxed?
Is there such a thing?

I had the strangest, saddest thing happen to me...
a few days ago our friends came by and she saw Lola

{our chicken girl} and Goose, Miss Goosey, wandering about the yard...
as they do everyday!
She asked if I was worried about them being attacked by another animal...

hubby and I both said no they are fine.
You see Layla, Lola and Miss Goosey have wandered our yard

for 3 years now and have never been bothered by anything!
This morning hubby opened the coop gate so the girls can wander...

as he does everyday!
A few hours later he came back from town and asked me if Lola was ok!
I was alittle alarmed by the tone of his voice!
I looked outside, there were lots of feathers all over the walkway....
I knew instantly something was wrong!
We called her name, searched and searched

and found Lolas' body under the porch!
She had been attacked and killed by something!
I am so sad...

Lola has been part of our family for 7 years now!
She was a spoiled chicken.. seriously she thought she was human,
Hmmm maybe she was reincarnated!

God rest your soul sweet Lola...
you have brought our family much love and joy in your short life on earth!
You will be missed sweet angel!

This is Lola when she was just a few weeks old with her sisters...

Our parakeet Kiwi thought she was a chick too! :-)

These are the twins... Lola and Layla
I call them my girls!
{Our granddaughter called them chicken nuggets!}

This is our watch dog! Miss Goosey

{Our granddaughter calls her duck duck goose!}