Rose is an Eastern Box turtle and she has been a part of our family for nearly 19 years. The Summer before my oldest daughter turned 5, she became obsessed with turtles and that is all she wanted for her Birthday. We were going to get her a water turtle but then decided on a Box Turtle because they are much easier to care for.
Rose eats turtle pellets but she also enjoys Earth worms, fruits and veggies, her favorites are Blackberries and she loves cottage cheese. During the Winter months, she hangs out in the Sunroom under the plants but once the weather warms up, she will take up residence on the screen porch. Rose loves to have the underside of her neck rubbed and enjoys a soak in a warm bath. And here are some sweet vintage turtles!
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you this special announcement! S is for Stinkin, lousy Sinuses!
Mr Bubble (giggle) calls me indestructo because I am never sick. However; for the last nearly three weeks I have been battling sinus problems: thumping ears, throbbing head, stuffed up nose, sore throat and so hoarse I could barely talk, which my co-workers would say was NOT a bad thing, lol! I finally broke down and went to the Doctor today. She looked in my ears and said ooooooh! Then she looked down my throat and up my nose and said "boy, you are really sick!". I looked at her and said "really?". She said every sinus cavity that could be blocked up was and she gave me two prescriptions, one for an antibiotic and one for a nasal spray plus she wants me to take Claritin twice a day and use a saline wash in my nose twice a day. Ugh, I would hope with all that I should feel better pretty quick! Now back to our regularly scheduled program. S is for Vintage Shoes! These sweet little shoes belonged to my Mom. She was born in 1931 and I'm guessing they were probably her first pair of shoes judging from the size.
Wasn't she a cutie! I can't tell if she is wearing the same Shoes but the ones in the picture look lighter in color.
Look at those sweet rosey cheeks and notice those little lace up Shoes. I wonder what ever happened to that baby doll she is holding on to so tightly?
And check out these Shoes!
I don't know about you but when my girls were toddlers I had a hard enough time getting them to sit still while I fastened the velcro straps on their tennis shoes, imagine trying to lace up and tie those things! I love the baggy, thick tights she is wearing! My Mom grew up to be a true Shoe-aholic, I guess she was making up for having to wear all those ugly Shoes as a little girl! I'm linking this post to Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady and Alphabe Thursday for the Letter S at Jenny Metlocks
Hi everyone, Happy REDnesday! I have recently been the lucky recipient of several "give-aways" and I wanted to share with you what I have received! The first giveaway is from Jill at Bucks County Folk Art. If you have never visited Jill's blog, she makes the most wonderful vintage and folk art inspired creations. She created this really cute ATC card and she even sent me some blanks and extra paper so I could try it myself!
Thank you Jill, I love it and I promise I will try it myself!
The second giveaway I received was from Melissa at Pretty Little Studio. If you love vintage then you have to visit Melissa. I'm not getting paid by Melissa but when I find products and services that are wonderful, I like to spread the word. Here is a link to her BLOG and to her SHOP. Would you look at this haul! Melissa sent me all this sweet paper.
And then there were tags, and flags and cut outs, all of it wonderful quality.
She has a line of bunny paper coming out soon and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Finally, not a giveaway but I exchanged Valentines with the uber creative Elizabeth at Bluebird Papercrafts! This Valentine was exquistie! Look at the roses on the skirt and the little pearls on the heart!
Elizabeth and I must have been on the same wavelength because the Valentine I sent her also had kittens on it. I'm linking this to REDnesday at It's a Very Cherry World. Please stop by and leave Sue some bloggy love for hosting REDnesday every week.
Happy PINK Saturday everyone! The other day I showed you my white Valentine tree, if you missed it, you can see it HERE. Today I want to show you my PINK Valentine tree. I know, I'm a little Valentine crazy this year but seriously, can a girl have too many Valentine trees? This tree sits on an antique dresser in my foyer.
It's decorated with red hearts, white polka dotted red glass balls, stings of white pearls and red beads. A sparkly cupid traced from a vintage cardboard cupid adorns the top.
Please stop by How Sweet the Sound and say Hi to Beverly, our host every week for PINK Saturday! Have a wonderful weekend, filled with Bubbles of JOY! xxoo Nan
What's RED and White and VINTAGE all over? My kitchen window, all dressed up for Valentines day! After I took all the Christmas decorations down, my kitchen window looked so bare, I decided to decorate it for Valentines Day.
I bought the little white tree and the cupcake and pink bird ornaments at Wal Mart before Christmas. I cut the little hearts out of felt with my Sizzix and added some cute little buttons. I added a few vintage Valentines to an old heart shaped candy box. For the Cupids at the top of the window, I used a vintage poster board Cupid and traced it onto some sparkly scrapbook paper.
I added the same little hearts to the "LAUGH" that I bought in the dollar section at Target and added a string of them to the little snowgirl. I suspended some vintage Valentines from the top of the window and tucked one under the arm of the little skiing snowman.
The window makes me smile every time I walk in the kitchen and now I'm already planning a St. Patrick's Day theme and a theme for Easter. I'll be linking this post to: REDnesday at It's a Very Cherry World Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady And Alphabe Thursday for the Letter R at Jenny Matlocks
And the winner of my first ever Birthday Blog-a-palooza is..........
Comment # 11..... Claudia from Mockingbird Hill Cottage! Yeah! Email me your address and I will get your package out this weekend.
(ok, I don't know why it is not showing the result, but obviously I did something wrong!)
Now for the rest of you, I have not emailed the image to any of you because I came down with a terrible sinus infection, and as a result, vertigo has just been playing havoc with my head. I need to clean up the image before I email it but I'm afraid if I attempted it now, it would look like a drunken sailor did it, lol! Hopefully this weekend I can work on it and get it emailed out to all of you. Thanks for your patience! xxoo Nan