Saturday, August 22, 2009

Balloon Festival

This weekend is the annual Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston/ Auburn, Maine. It's a great time to enjoy balloons, food and music. It's so much fun and a great time to get out and enjoy the scenery and have fun connecting with people in the area. Everyone comes out for this festival and the streets are packed in the two cities for the whole weekend. Another Festival in Maine!
photo courtesy of Lewiston Sun Journal

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Goodwill Find..

I went to my local Goodwill yesterday and found this beautiful earring and neclace for 9.99... oh my!! I had to have it! It reminds me of a very Art Deco period and the earrings are just perfect. I love glittery, bling.. it it so girly!

Monday, August 17, 2009

...... and the winner is.....

Michelle!! Yeah, I had my daughter Hannah (note the hair tie on the wrist, the phone and the college stuff ) pull the names from my mixing bowl last night and this was the name she pulled...
Michelle, Chocolate and Marmalade Tea... is the winner of my 100th post giveaway! If you never visited Michelle, head right over and check it out
She is a very strong, independent woman who has taken chances, followed her heart, loves her feline friends and has many passions. Stop by her place and check it out.. you won't be sorry you did.

So Michelle, email me with your address and I'll send it out tomorrow to you..remember it's coming from Maine.. we still have the pony express...
Have a very wonderful day all my friends,,, and I wish you all could have won... but know I'm the winner because I have been able to get to know each one of you and you have enriched my life tremendously! xxoo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Tribute to Mom

I know most of you know that Elvis passed away on this day back in 1976....Well it also happens to be the day my mom passed away 7 years ago in 2002.

My mom was wonderful! I know I've posted about her before, but she was! She was wearing pants in the '40's, beehives in the 60's and all that polyester in the 70's! I was recently looking back at pictures and see where I got my design sense. My mother must have repainted and changed decor in our bathroom at least 6 times... always matching and very innovative. She was not only a great mother, but a great Nana to my children. They loved her so much and she them. She often had my oldest child, Jessica with her and taught her old songs and got her to eat some strange and not so strange (but very sugary) things. Jess will always love Moxie and strawberries, cream and sugar. It's a sad day, but my mother is with me still. All I have to do is look into my childrens eyes, their mannerisms and know that Nana lives on in them and the memories that we share. I'll always miss my mother, but am very thankful that I had the mother I did and that she left a legacy for me and my children.