Early July Morning, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Friday, January 16, 2015

I Will Return!!!! Soon....

Have had a very busy several weeks! Sold a house, bought a house, went to NC, had a grand daughter, went to KY, moved, now in TN and getting ready to head back to Louisiana to move in to our new home. Needless to say, have not had much time to work on my blog. Not to mention, my new computer died, so now I am using my mother in law's. 

Anyway, as soon as my computer is back up and running, and we are all moved in (not necessarily settled in), I will be doing some blogging about my adventures.

In the meantime, ya'll stay happy, healthy, and safe....

Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's Like Pinterst In A Book!

The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas by Carley Roney is a set of small books with some big ideas! They remind me of Pinterst...it's like having Pinterst in a book.

Two of my four children have, in the past three years gotten married, and these books would have been fun to have. Some of the ideas were pretty elaborate for my taste and budget, but I think it would be easy to tone it down a bit.  The ideas in these books got my creative juices going. 

The Knot Little Books of Big Wedding Ideas would make a great gift for the newly engaged couple to help plan their wedding.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Friday, January 2, 2015


Now that it is 2015, everyone is making new resolutions. As for me, I am going to keep it simple. 2014 was a rough one, but it ended VERY well.  We finally sold our home, found one that we love and got an excellent deal on, and I became a grandma for the first time. Can't get much better than that!

Usually you hear of people wanting to lose a bunch of weight, or maybe they want to quite smoking or something like that. Some want to get more organized...there are a ton of things that people set goals to do. 

Many of these goals are great, but usually by the end of the first two weeks, most have forgotten about them, or failed, and then just give up.

I don't want to be one of those who give up after a few weeks, so I have given my New Years Resolution some thought. Yes, I need to loose weight, no, I do not smoke, but I do bight my nails...I could quit that. As far as getting organized, well, I will be moving into a new home in a few weeks, so, that is pretty much a given...something I HAVE to do...so that probably does not count.

So, what have I come up with? I plan to be the best me I can be. I want to be the best wife, best mom, and best grandma. I want to be the best sister, and friend. So, what I need to do is look for opportunities to serve, opportunities to listen, just to be there for people sometimes is enough. There are so many out there that just need someone that will listen. I need to have a smile on my face more, and to weed out negativity in my life. 

You know what? I am probably going to fail, but that is ok, I need to just pick myself back up, and start again.

So, good luck to all of you who are setting new goals for the new year. Don't give up. If you fail, then try again. 

Here's to all of us improving ourselves!