Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Katherine's dress from Mode-de-lis

A few weeks ago Lily of posted some of her gorgeous dresses that she had made in etsy shop. While neither of my girls care for my taste in the vintage erra, this particular dress intrigued Katherine. 
 So after a few days of admiring it on Lily's etsy shop ( not to mention her others as well) grin:) I contacted Lily to see if she had extra fabric to make them a little bigger as I had myself in mind for the dresses I knew I wanted to purchase. Lily responded quickly and very kindly told me she'd send the remnants of the fabric she had so I could do just that. 
 When my coveted dresses arrived in its box with a sweet note tucked in from Lily herself I was thrilled!
  But alas, Katherine had already set her cap for this one. So we didn't have to enlarge it after all because it fit Katherine perfectly. Don't you just love an happy ending? If you haven't checked Lily's blog please do! Show some love and follow along.

And in case you're wondering where my child's shoes are ( it's not that we can't afford them it's just my sweet girl didn't want to take the time to put them on) we don't ever go to town without our shoes 
 (Nasty) but in this case our little sleepy town is basically free of people in the late evenings so not many  saw us. But'll never tell!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


 When I was a little girl we traveled a lot as my daddy was a minister. So we ended up in some random places along the way. When I was around nine my family and I moved from Louisiana to Georgia and lived there for almost 4 years. Those were some of the best years of my life. The people in our church were just precious. It was a very small church but best of all there were three children just the age of my oldest siblings and myself. We were all the best of friends. When we had a sleepover they all piled in to our house, vice,versa. Our mom's ,of course had quite a little army to look after when our little tribe got together. We had such sacrificial Mom's. Now,as a mom who loves her solitude,I see actually how much sacafrice it truly was.
 When we moved back to Louisiana a little piece of my heart was left in Georgia. I missed my friends so much! 
 Well as time went on, those same friends made visits through the years to our Lousiana home and to our delight found spouses here and so they moved here too. ( much to their parents dismay I'm sure:) A few weeks ago we received a call that our friends mom had been taken to the E.R. and things wasn't looking to good. A few days later she slipped away from mortal to immortality. 
 As I packed for the trip to Georgia to attend the funeral I remembered our friends Mom. What a good mom she was. 
 I wish our return to Georgia hadn't been on such sad circumstances but while there we took our girls to some of the familiar places that was dear to hearts growing up there.
The Chickamauga battlefield. The tower that soldiers built with their own hands. So much history there.

   My niece Kammi at the base of the tower. Walking up those stairs is hard work!
The view from the top of the tower
    Two happy girls at the very top.
    They wanted a picture of themselves peeking over the top of the tower. They were saying"Repunzel let down your hair"!
    My sister Nan and Kami

   Kami and Savannah

    Mama Diane and her babies

    After the funeral we went riding around and drove to Fort Oglethorpe. In the historical district they have the prettiest Victorian houses. This pink one is a dream!

I have some more pictures to share with you on vintage inspired Thursday so make sure you visit again! Tomorrow I'll show you some photos of Katherine's vintage inspired dress made by Miss Lily of Mode de lis. that we got off her etsy shop. Until then have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nan's birthday

 My sister goes by the name Anna, but I've called her Nan ever since I can remember. And to my siblings and nieces and nephews I am Sis or Aunt Sissy. I love pet names. Oh goodness I could probably do a whole post on all our nick- names we have for family members but that's not what this post is about. It's about my sister and her birthday we celebrated a few days ago.
 Nan is one of my dearest friends in the whole world. I am probably the closest to her more than any one I know. She " just gets me" that's all.:) She's the one that always laughs at my attemps to joke. (Every one knows I can't tell them right). 
 My sister and I were both born in the month of July. We are only 2 years apart. Growing up ,she always wanted to do everything I did, which would really ,really bug me. And for some reason she was always determined to do it better,and that bugged me too. But as we've grown older those things don't matter any more. She does everything better and I am proud.
 Nan's mother- in - law planned a supper in honor of her birthday. Homemade tamales, guacamole. Chips and dip and a crisp salad. I made a Hershey bar cake. We had a good evening of food and making good memories. Isn't that what life is all about?
  I love you Nan!!!

   Papa Dennis and Savannah 
    Me, Mama Diane and Nan

 Oops I just about cut Nan's head off! If you notice I'm good at doing that in my photography!

    Matthew and Nan

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vintage inspired Thursday ( little red riding hood)

Good morning!
Today I'm sharing another dress made by the talented Monica of " It's Sew Monica". I think she did a superb job on this one too! 
 The pockets are made from a vintage handerkerchief. 
 Tonight we are planning to go and watch fireworks. I've been humming " This land is My Land This land is your land" all morning. I know America has many problems but I can't think of another place I'd rather live maybe other than heaven where we'll be problem free forever.:) however I am forever greatful to the men and women that have fought for our freedom that we have today.

Have a wonderful 4th and don't let the Big Bad Wolf get you! Sorry! That was cheesy but I couldn't resist!