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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

THIS and THAT


September 22...
HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY to LACEY JEAN CONKLIN...
You are such a blessing to us and to everyone that knows you.
We love you to the moon and back.
LOVE FOREVER AND EVER, Memaw and Granddad
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I'm all over the page with this post
.....just a few things I like...
some, I LOVE..
I'm not thinking that it's wrong to love "things"...
GOD gave us so many kinds of LOVE and HE knows, I hope,
that when we say "Oh, I just love my new car." it is
not anywhere CLOSE to the kind of love we have for HIM...
or our families..friends..
It is more a "saying" than anything else...don't you think?
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I like these cardboard boxes a LOT...
THIS AND THAT...
I don't have a single solitary thing in them...
They are around just for pure CUTENESS...
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I had several friends that wanted a set but the store I bought them from
is now out of business...and not a one of the friends would take MINE...I would
gladly give them.
Think I'll just google and see if I might find some...
Wouldn't that be an awesome gift for one that had been wanting some!!!
Google it is !!
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I saw this adorable
"LOST SOCKS GATHER HERE"
and had to have it...
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It is the cauuutest thing you've ever seen...
Looks adorable on my laundry closet shelf...
Go HERE if you might want to order one...great gift idea, too.
I love mine...
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but now that I think on it....
I could have used that money elsewhere...
Maybe "paid it forward" and paid for someones meal at
a local resturant..
I do this a lot...do you?
I mean I buy something and then think....I SHOULD have done 'this' or 'that' with the money.
*sigh
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...these are my favorite fallish colors..
russet reds...dark golds...khaki ...
Not much on orange but I do use it a little...
especially at HALLOWEEN...
THEN, Orange is FUN !
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....lovin' hot buttered breads..
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...and love love love POTTERY BARN knockoffs...
$199.00 PLUS shipping....
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It's just fun to "get the look" without the price..
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I ADORE beautiful skies...
whether it be bright and shiny...
or clouds galore, promising rains...
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I can't remember if these are from POTTERY BARN or ANTHROPOLOGE
or maybe .....CRATE and BARELL...one of the ADORABLE stores, anyway...
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I sure do like them....A LOT !!
YIPEE for the person that invented
beautiful BLACK VINYL NUMBERS...
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AND, OH BOY...I do love THESE..
Crunchy TAQUITOES...
only with FLOUR TORTILLAS...
O HONEY !
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I am loving my mantel but now it's time to change it up
some for FALL..
WHITE PUMPKINS...
All of mine will be white this year, I am thinking...
Possibly ONE little tiny PUMPKIN colored pumpkin to sit in my tiny blue chair...
I'll show ya later...
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I love the texture of the vintage shuttered SWINGING DOORS
with the quilt my mother made so many years ago....
....these are in my dining room and I have so many things there that
either belonged to my mother or she had given to me.
Sometimes, when all is quite and I am at the dining table...
I can honestly FEEL her there, right beside me...I can just almost see her...
Am I losing it ???
Do you still want to be my friend...:)
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I've been cleaning closets and such today..
no time for baking so I reached back in the PAST for this
luscious LEMON PIE...
YOU can have it...
I've already eaten MY slice....
:>)

26 comments:

salmagundi said...

I like my taquitos on flour tortillas, too. Fun post! I enjoyed every 'all over the place' part of it. Sally

Debby said...

Cute post. Lots of good points made. I'll still be your friend. It is good that you can feel her spirit.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hey BJ, love your post today! Only one little thing... the lost sock bag-yea, that needs to look fatter!!!
Have a great night:@)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your this and that...and colors of Fall! I wish I could have a piece of pie! I am starting to feel deprived! heehee! Enjoy your evening, sweet friend! ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

I will ALWAYS want to be friends with you dear BJ:>) So many beautiful things in your home, I am sure that God made us to appreciate and "love" beauty, He made somany beautiful things!

xinex said...

Beautiful things you have, BJ. Love them all too!...Christine

Whimsey Creations said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite things with us. I'll take a slice of the pie please LOL

Kathleen said...

You are a fun lady, BJ! I don't need the lost sock bag. DH does his own wash, so if he loses a sock, he finds it! He is much better at laundry than I am...:) My mom always said don't be too good at things or people will always ask you to do them! :)

arkie said...

Lovely post on a lovely blog!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bj: I just love all your goodies! The boxes are the best. Everything looks so pretty. Have a wonderful week. It should be easy, you don't have to look for the missing socks! Blessings, Martha

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BJ, you sweet doll. My Granny used to say that to me, you sweet doll, miss her. I LOVE your fun and cozy posts. You make me smile :)
xoxoxo to you!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

These are a few of your favorite things and mine too! Your granddaughter is lovely! And I adore those This and That boxes!
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Coralie

Pat said...

And I LOVE every bit of this post BJ!

Happy B'day to Lacey!

Twice as Nice said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful grand daughter. Just wondering, did you already get some vinyl numbers?

Kathie Truitt said...

I can't speak for everyone else but I still want to be your friend! And my love for this time of year? Easy - candy corn.

JEANNE said...

Hi bj, Yes, I will always want to be your friend. Your post just makes me smile. I love my 'things' too but I know their are many things that are more valuable, like 'family.' I want a lost sock bag. It is chronic in this house. HA! Very cute!

Gotta get ready to play bridge with my dh. I swore I would never be his bridge partner. Never say never, HA!. We actually love being partners in everything we do.

Love you bunches,
Jeanne

Sheree said...

Love it all!! Don't know how you do it all!!

Rita said...

Love is always a good thing in my book! your black numbers on your canister look great.
Rita

Shug said...

I am not convinced that you are not a professional decorator...Everything is always so perfect. And by the way...I love those canisters with the numbers on them...

CHERI said...

I could sure enjoy a piece of that lemon pie right now! We like a lot of the same things...so we definitely could be good friends! And NO, you are not losing it. There are times when I feel my daughter very close!

LV said...

Nothing replaces LOVE. It is a shame more people do not understand what it means. Unconditional love is hard to find. That is a cute couple. Both seem very happy.

From the Kitchen said...

O.K., I came all the way back (from Chicago to Texas) to check out the size of those letters. No, I don't think they are too big. I think they are the perfect size. Now, please send me those "this and that" boxes!!!!! = )

Seriously, I think we could make them. I'm going to check out what Hobby Lobby has. Wouldn't they make great gifts? I still want yours.

Best,
Bonnie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi BJ,

I like the numbers you added to your canisters.

Just thought I'd drop by to say hello and let you know I had bad luck removing my word verification thingie...I've been fighting spam posts everyday so it's back in action again. {sigh} Such a pain to have to use it but it's an even bigger one otherwise.

Hope you are having a great week,
Stephanie ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Sometimes I just love posts like this one. It lets us get to know each other a little better when we see what someone else loves (and yes, I love things too).

Sarah said...

BJ, missed this one earlier. That wicker desk is a super bargain. Hope someone takes that home and makes good use of it. Thanks for the slice of lemon pie. My fav! ~ Sarah

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Belated Happy Birthday, to your sweet 'Grand.'