Monday, October 13, 2014

My Friend in PA Halloween Decor and the Bulldogs Dog Show at the park down the street

Happy Monday! My friend in PA goes all out for Halloween! They made the wood cutouts, pretty clever and they have cool lights at night! This is just a small sample of their yard decor! I walked down to the park and there was a little dog show with bulldogs. So cute! Have a great week! Hugs, Linda







 

Fall is here but today looks like Winter!

Happy Fall, but today looks like Winter!! Sunday morning woke up to a crew of 7 roofers to get the roof done. Was a little surprised as the contractor said Monday. But they came and got it 99% done. Looks great! They put my directv dish back up and Bob adjusted it just in time to watch the 2nd half of my Dallas Cowboys game. They won too! I was pretty happy!! I will do this in 2 posts, the Pikes Peak photos first then the little dog show that was at the park on the corner for the next post The Pikes Peak photos with the hospital in the foreground were taken from the park down the street. The ones from the golf course were from the Patty Jewett deck of the clubhouse as we went for breakfast there on Sunday. Have a great week! Hugs, Linda








 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy October, Some Fall photos from home and Happy Birthday to my Mom in Heaven

Hello Blog Friends, how did October come so quickly! Fall is here but in Colorado we have had a mix of cool fall days and summer like weather. We are to get rain on Thursday from hurricane Simon. I put a message on our friend in NY's page and told him he was a hurricane- he laughed. I have some older Fall photos from my hometown of  Owego, NY. Today October 8th is my Moms Birthday. She would have been 84! They say time heals, but I miss my Mom today as much if not more. Even though 9 years have passed, since she was called back to Heaven. Bobs sister Laurie October 11, is her 3rd Angelversary, my Moms 9th Angelversary  is October 22nd. We will do our annual Balloons to Heaven on October 19th. Laurie asked me to continue doing this  tradition and do them for her too before she passed away. We do them for Mom, Bob's Uncle Bert who passed away the same day as my Mom, Laurie and we do Daddy as December is hard sometimes to do balloons. Time passes by, life goes on and we all survive somehow! I just miss my parents a lot! We had the best life with them! I found 100 more negatives and they are ready for me to pick up. I had 238 done a few months ago. I will share some soon. My brother Jay and I have enjoyed viewing the digital photos from them. A lot of memories!
 I hope you are all enjoying your fall! We are waiting for the roofers to come and do our roof from the big hail storm in May. Shingles have been here for a week! Work is slowing down as fall continues. Winter hours start next week. I hope to blog more. I wish you all a blessed week!! My second Etsy shop Minniesvintageshop has some more Vintage photos and some Halloween ones I altered. Check it out!  Hugs Linda







Monday, September 8, 2014

September is a time for joy, a time for sorrow and a time to remember

As we start the second week of September. Some things come to mind, some are sorrowful and some are joyful. I am happy, grateful and full of joy as my Granddaughter Ayanna will be 17  on Friday the 12th. I am joyful as Fall is coming and the changes of the Season with it. I get a heavy heart when I remember September 11, 2001. I remember that day as well as my Grandparents and my parents remembered WW11. I remember my late sister in law Laurie's Birthday and wish she was still with us. I remember September 19th this year's POW/MIA Day, Remembering those who never came home. September is a month of joy and sorrow. I choose to be Joyful, Thankful, Grateful and remember.



Have a great week! XO Linda

Monday, September 1, 2014

Announcing my Second Etsy Shop Grand Opening

Hello All,
  I just openend another Etsy Shop. Minnies Vintage Shop. Named for my Great Grandmother Minnie. I have some items listed and more of course to do. I have my Vintage Photos scanned and ready for download and will be listing more attic treasures as I go through my items. I am offering a coupon for the month  of September. So check me out!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/minniesvintageshop or just click on my Shop icon on the sidebar for either shop. newshop15
I hope you are having a great Labor Day! Have a wonderful week!!
Hugs, Linda

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Balloon Classic 2014 a few came our way, Savannah and Ms or Mr Skunk funny wildlife camera photo

Hello Blog Friends,
 It is possible that this is the last year for the Balloon Classic in Colorado Springs due to city politics. I did manage to get a few photos this morning as the sun was getting brighter. Merlin actually saw them from the kitchen window. LOL! I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend so far! I hope you enjoy my photos of the balloons. Also here is Savannah on the mysterious Purr Pad I got at Petsmart. She is hard to get a photo of And last but not least what Mr or Ms Skunk thinks of our wildlife camera. Hugs Linda







Friday, August 1, 2014

August Sale in my Etsy Shop 15% Off

Sale in my Etsy shop- I will be listing more too 15% off. Use code AUGUST15
Click on this link or my sidebar to go to my Etsy shop. Have a great Friday! XO Linda
https://www.etsy.com/shop/charmedone 


 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hello Blog Friends Here is Savannah the Birthday Party Kitty and the bird feeder repaired

Hello Blog Friends

 I hope all is going well for you! We were so hot here and now this week we are getting rain. So anyone living near the burn scars have to worry about flooding. We had a strange event the other night. Our big bird feeder is wrought iron with arms. It was bent down to the ground, all of the feeders were strewn all over the yard and the main part of the feeder was halfway to the garage. Every feeder was picked clean. Then the gross part was blood on the sidewalk etc. We finally concluded that a deer jumped the fence and ran into the feeder and then got loose, ate all of the seed and then left. The birds and the squirrels were sitting on the fence looking at the empty spot and if they could talk they would say- where is our food? Bob got it all fixed and put back up. Sunday we bought a wildlife camera to see what goes on. Last night all we got was a cat walking through. Here is Savannah's Birthday Photos. She is clearly the black Grumpy cat! Here is the feeder fixed with a try out photo from our wildlife camera. I hope you all have a great week! XO Linda







Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Texas Trip and a photo we found at Tara's

Hello Blogging Friends,
  This summer has flown by! Tara was home for most of June, the longest since she left for the Air Force at 19. We drove to San Antonio on the 22nd. We made it in 1 day, a long day!
  Tara and I took a wine tour of Fredericksburg. It was great! The tour company picked us up at Tara's home. There is a  photo of Angie our tour guide. There were 6 people on the shuttle. We went to 4 wineries and then had lunch and toured Fredericksburg. A busy little town, the countryside reminds me a lot of upstate NY and the mountains of PA. Tara and I went back to Greune, Texas and toured the little Winery there. Winery on the Greune. They had the best wine and we bought some to take home. We had a delicious lunch at the Gristmill again. It is in an old cotton gin as well as one of the wineries in Fredericksburg. They had a delicious Sangria made from Peter Vella Wines, rose and Chablis. I had a really nice time. Except for the sad circumstances of why Tara was here, it was so nice to have my Daughter here for almost a month! I found this photo of my Mom and Dad from 1975, their 25th Anniversary with the Anniversary Silver Dollars my Grandparents gave them. Bob and I have them now and I bought a frame as I don't know why my brother took them out of the frame. I am going to put the silver dollars in there with photos of who has had them. We are the 3rd of our family to get them. Tara and Derrick will get them next! I hope you enjoy my photos and talk to you soon! I also scored a nice lot of Vintage Photos from Nancy of SugarlumpStudios on Etsy! Yes I hoard them! XO Linda