~Cori & Gus~

Cori sent me a couple of pic's of her new fur baby.... Gus

But, I don't think "Miss Bella" likes him very much... a little jealousy between the babies.


...cottage white bedroom

My much needed bedroom re-do. "here's a little background".. I have a 3 bedroom house, there "were" 4 of us. Two of my daughters always had to share a bedroom, (so they got the master). Then there were 3, when Loren left Erin took Loren's room, Cori (still had the master) not sure how that happened.. I think because she always had friends sleeping over. Anyway. When Cori left for college, "I moved into the Master" twice the size, dressing room & double walk-in closet.

It really was overwhelming for me at first. It was sad to inherit the room as the girls were leaving home (now, when they come home to visit they have the smaller room).
 Slowly, after a few months of adjusting... i gradually started transferring my things across the hall to the "big" room.

I finally made the move, painted the walls dove white and created a space that is cheerful and bright. 

The girls still hang out in the bedroom, only this time to use the large leaning floor mirror.  Some things will never change.  "I wouldn't change a thing" :)

~Loren the Nanny~

Loren & Cori are both in college, (hopefully Loren will be graduating next year).. She has changed her major a couple of times 3X. She has now decided to major in education (history). Okay now that we have that settled... she can't change her major again. Education it is. I hope she is reading this...
Since college both Loren & Cori have also become "Nannies". 
I don't know who is the luckiest, the children or my daughters. Loren is a Nanny to twin girls  (Sydney & Alexis) & their older sister Miss Maddie. The kids really love Loren & she is totally "in love" with them.

Aren't they the cutest little babies... When Loren is home she flashes her phone photo's and proudly brags of all the things that she has taught the girls.... She will be such a great teacher. (my bragging rights).......
Till next time,

~Be Inspired~

I try never to compare myself or my life to other people.
To me life isn't a competition.
 I am always inspired by others in their talents, accomplishments & their passion
& their commitment to that Passion
creating our lives through our hearts
choices by our Character.

~coffee mugs~

I admit it... I have an obsession. I am not only a "coffee addict" but, yes I am also addicted to pretty coffee mugs & tumblers...
Every Christmas I buy my daughters a new mug to have with hot cocoa on Christmas morning.. It has become a tradition of sorts.. They expect it. I think I have passed my obsession onto my daughters.
There is no way to display and photograph these jewels but let me just say each one of them is a little work of art.
I love love love the rose mugs by housewares. When Cori is home she literally demands the housewares mugs. We also have monogrammed tumblers, & mugs.
I just think they make my morning coffee a little more special.

Till next time



Identity; the state or fact of remaining the same one or ones, as under varying aspects or conditions        

I have spent the last 2 decades being mom to 3 very beautiful, outgoing young ladies, & I must say this empty nest thing can put you on a rollercoaster of emotions. (to say the least).
Discovering a lot about myself has been a definite eye opener. Focusing on myself has been quite an adjustment. (a little detour or hiatus). I am still a mom, but I am now a FULL time me!
Till next time,


~Happy Halloween~



Have a safe & happy halloween

Grayson Step Your Game Up (OFFICIAL BHS Response)

Okay, after all the video wars between our two high schools, Brookwood vs. Grayson. Grayson High School won on a very cold rainy friday night in Grayson.  Our Brookwood Bronco's were last years Georgia State Champs & my daughters are all 3 Brookwood alumni.  but, we are good sports and we congratulate you Grayson. It was a GREAT game.


~Pottery Barn~

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.... I just "flatter-ized" Pottery Barn... The minute I saw this pic, my brain & heart took off.. Isn't the absolute cutest way to display those chunky necklaces & those hard to hang long pearls...

Love me some Pottery Barn!
Just had to share this really cute idea.


~ If I ~

I can't remember when or where, but a while ago I saw this on a blog and I thought it was fun....

..If I could live anywhere in the US ... It definitely would be Savannah, Georgia… the best of both worlds, living in Georgia and “the beach”… not to mention Savannah’s historic scenic beauty, and southern hospitality.

...If I could have more children ...My children are grownalmost. It is much to exhausting to think of more children. :)

... If I could have any talent in the world ... photography… I would love to see the world thru their eyes… they just seem to see the beauty in the most simple things.

...If money were not an object ... I would have a house on a beach , Go back to Europe… with my daughters & payoff all their college expenses. 

... If I could meet one celebrity ... it would probably be Diane Keaton since my daughters CONSTANTLY tell me I act just like her. 

...If I had to choose an animal/pet ... since I have a Dog (Rocky) & a Cat (Jacob) I can’t choose.. they are part of the family.

...If I could go on a trip right now Italy & Paris…. Love them!

... If I had to choose between a housekeeper and a personal chef ... definitely a housekeeper…. I enjoy cooking.. but cleaning takes way to much of my free time..

speaking of house cleaning, off to finish the laundry.... work tomorrow.