This crazy cool bug was on an urn that I decorated with Christmas lights. He was about 2 inches long. Very big & very perhistoric looking. Each time I got close he would… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving ~ 2012

Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. –Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)  

Car Lot

For years I’ve passed a house in Tennessee with the junkiest, coolest cars in the yard. Never mind that these cars & trucks haven’t looked good in decades. Apparently the owner likes the… Continue reading

Betty the Cat

This is Betty the Cat. Betty lives with my daughter Sarah. Betty & her brother Elvis were found close to the Mississippi River about 5 years ago. Sarah rescued Betty & Elvis & brought them… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Eden Jane!

Eden Jane Smith – I love you! You’re beautiful, smart, funny, kind – a grandmother’s dream come true. I tried not to blink but you turned 2 today anyway! Happy Birthday baby girl.

November Summer’s End

There aren’t many flowers left in our front & back gardens. Still some roses left but even they’re on their way out, a few flowers on the Mandevilla, some blooms on my massive Lavender plant, the showy exotic… Continue reading

Eden at the Pumpkin Patch

Last week while Sarah & Eden were visiting, we all loaded up in cars & drove north of Nashville to a country pumpkin patch. Past smoking tobacco barns & over beautiful colorful Tennessee hills.… Continue reading

Orange Beach, Alabama

I’m writing this post as I’m sitting on the 8th floor balcony overlooking the beach at Orange Beach, Alabama. This is the 2nd trip husband & I have made with our daughters &… Continue reading


It’s been a while! Nearly three years! Been busy & focused on my biz – Bella Weddings. (you can catch up at http://www.yourbellawedding.com/blog) I have a 1st grandchild. A beauty she is! And another… Continue reading

Elvis Presley the Cat is in Love

Elvis is in love… with a Raccoon!When I see him gazing longingly out the window & hear him purr then I know Rocky is back! Rocky the Raccoon visits nearly every night. He… Continue reading