Monday, May 10, 2021

Red Roses

 Hello, I hope you are doing great. Happy belated Mother’s Day to all you mothers. I pray your day was lovely. My daughter Regina bought me these beautiful rose bushes and planted them for me. They are called Knock Out Roses. I hope to have them for years to come. I also had some sweet phone calls and a quiet afternoon at home. I didn’t get to see my own mom ,but we had a long chatty talk on the phone, which was really nice. It was a nice day. Have a great week friends. 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Housekeeping and Collections



Hi friends, thank you for stopping by today. I’ve not been up to much as of late. I try to keep up with some housekeeping as much as I can, but my daughter does the bulk on the two days a week that she comes. She does a wonderful job to. I hate that I’m not able to do what I once could, but happy for what I still can do, and happy for the help I receive! I still enjoy my home regardless of what I can or can’t do! It is where I live, where I Thrive. I enjoy my stuff in the home. Mostly things I’ve collected from thrift shops, etc. When I feel like I’ve collected to much I will begin to weed through things and send some things to our local charity shop for someone else to enjoy. However, I cannot get out and about like before so there isn’t as many collections as I once had. I still feel a urge to unload my house at times. My doll collection has grown to many for my pleasure. I have many of them packed away. Just because I don’t want to give them up just yet. My home is small so I must be careful as to what I bring into it, and what I store in it. Do you have collections ,if so what are some of them? I used to have many, but today I only have my dolls and a few small collections of little things, such as a collection of Flower Frogs! I like stuff, but I don’t like clutter. So when I collect to much...... I unload. It’s a great way to keep down clutter. Which makes me feel emotionally uncluttered as well! Even if I live alone at this time of my life, my home needs me to keep it in order, to keep it lived in! I thank Jesus for my home, it has served me well this past thirty years. I try and treat her kindly, if that makes sense. 😊 I have a problem making sense these days.....ha! 

Thank y’all for stopping by today. I’ll be back.  🐣☀️🕊🏖😊





Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Doll Daze

Today is “Doll Daze”  so I thought I would share some of my doll collection. I am a Doll Fan!


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my dolls.  Blessings, Shelley 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Big Snow

We had a big snow storm here in Texas. I thought I would share some pictures. It is so beautiful, but left us without electricity and water for a time. Our lights are back on but I have busted water lines to repair. Our state wasn’t prepared for this storm. The temps were below zero a night or two with tonight’s temp going down to around 15 degrees. Things will start to get a little more normal on Saturday. I will be glad. We are just not used to this kind of weather! I hope wherever you are you are warm, safe, and have plenty of water. Thank you for stopping by today. 


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Fun Finds

Hello there, what have you been up to?  As for me , I’ve been doing a bit of early spring cleaning. The weather has been “spring like” this week and got me in the mood. I have been decluttering , donating, and packing away. My doll collection has grown a bit to large so I bought some nice storage boxes and packed some of them away for the time being! I was able to get out and go to a thrift store with my daughter this week. I found a few items ,but my favorite finds were there vintage panels of bark cloth.  Color added to my home!  This cloth is from the 1950’s. I like it a lot. Brightens things up a bit! Now,I’m on the look out for a few more vintage items to add to my home.

Thank you for stopping by today friends......have a great weekend. Blessings, Shelley 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sharing some Love ❤️

 Well, it’s February .  The month to share some ❤️! Will you be decorating for Valentine Day? I’m sure I’ll do a bit of decorating, but nothing like I used to do.  Just don’t have the energy anymore. I thought I would go through some older photos and share some Valentines with you.  Enjoy 

Thank you for stopping by today. Blessings , Shelley ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tea For Two Tuesday

How do you like your tea? I love my Chai with’s so good and comforting to.
Stop by on every Tuesday for Tea for and you.  

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Doggie Companions

This is me with my sweet doggie companion. Who remembers Tasha? She is five years old now and will be six in July. She has been such a blessing to me. I really do enjoy her company. She keeps me motivated to move as well. My mobility isn’t what it once was. I find myself sitting to much! The longer I sit, the harder it is for me to move. So Tasha keeps me getting up and down through out the day tending to all her business. Eating ,drinking, and going outdoors. Not to mention all the playing. She has several toys that we play with , she rarely runs out of energy. Oh, but I do! I thought long and hard before getting her with all the responsibilities that go with owning pets, but I’m so glad I did. 

This picture below is of my mama and her dog . She really loved him, but Unfortunately he was ran over right in front of my mama’s house. It’s been a while and my mama still has another dog to keep her company so things have gotten better. She still misses him......we all do. 

 Well, I hope I didn’t upset anyone sharing about my mom’s dog. Bad things happen in life for sure, but we must do our best to move on. Boy, haven’t I had to learn that the hard way. Maybe you have to. Thank you for stopping by today. Blessings to you all, Shelley 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Back to the Cottage.......Style

I feel myself moving back toward this style “Cottage Style “. While I still have this style through out my home, the color isn’t there. At one point I moved toward more neutral colors and have been happy with them, but I feel like I want some changes in my home for the new year. These pictures are from my “Mobile Cottage “, a few years back. They look inviting to me now. I don’t know how this will turn out or how much change will truly take place,but I’m feeling it so we will see. 

I no longer have this sweet little red, I could kick myself! 

 If I ever get to where I can shop again , I’m going! Of course in my case,that would also mean doing away with some things here in the home. I have a little rule I follow, if some things come home with me, other things must leave. It keeps from accumulating to much. Works for me anyway, but In the past I’ve regretted getting rid of some things. Can’t keep it all, right? 

I think the two colors in this picture from Pinterest go wonderful together .  
I hope to see more of them in my home Very soon. Thank you for stopping by today.
Blessings to all, Shelley 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Through it all

Thank you so much for responding to my last post. So good to hear from you all. Just a few days ago we had a wonderful snow day. What a lovely surprise it was. I was only able to go on my porch for a bit. It was beautiful just to look at. I enjoyed it so much. The birds were so happy playing in the snow, I loved watching them. Something I didn’t share with you all in my last post is that I have had Covid for the last few weeks. I’m doing better now, and only have a few days of quarantine left. It’s been a very uncomfortable time, but I’m so thankful as it could have been so much worse. My eldest daughter had it also, and was just a bit more sick with it than I’ve been. We are both so happy to almost have put it behind us now. It’s been a very strange time for the whole world over the last year. I’m praying for what is to come in 2021. It is good to know that God has remained in control through it all. 

Thank you dear friends for stopping by. I’m blessed by your comments.  Blessings, Shelley 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Waiting Game

Is anybody there? Do I have any blogging friends left? I know I have been MIA for so long......maybe you all have gone! Once upon a time this blog was a highlight of my day, but other things have crept into my life and seem to have taken over. I miss the days tending to this blog,and anticipating your comments. I know it is my fault, but I sure hope you are still here........waiting for another post! 
All that aside, I really have no excuses.  Watching YouTube has taking up so much of my time. 
I became a part of the Reborn community and started watching videos, and more and more videos. I won’t say I don’t enjoy them because I do, very much so! The dolls just fascinate me. Some are so realistic. I have a few of my own and meant to share them more here on my blog, along with my regular topics. 
But time just escapes me. Let me know if you are still here, and if you would like me to return on a more regular basis. I’m sure I can do better. I have a few goals I have planned to try and fulfill this year. Just I’m going to do my best to figure this blog back into my weekly timetable, as I know it has always been a blessing to me and I hope to you as well. So, let me know if you are still around, and if you would like to see this blog back at least once a week. I’ll wait to hear from you......doesn’t seems fair that you must do all the waiting. I’ve missed you all! 
Blessings, Shelley 

Red Roses

 Hello, I hope you are doing great. Happy belated Mother’s Day to all you mothers. I pray your day was lovely. My daughter Regina bought me ...