Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Dream Home NOT!

Okay, I have a little confession earlier this year I had a little obsession with the HGTV Dream Home. I entered faithfully daily and mailed in roughly (I lost track) many many entries. My hubby was ready to have me committed. LOL I Truly believed I would win. I had figured out which pieces of furniture I would keep and which rooms would need repainted. Yes, I really was getting crazy. When I found out my sister-in-law lived less than twenty minutes away I knew I had to finagle my way out there. I needed to get some measurements and figure out where I would keep my dogs (was the yard fenced) those sort of details. My fortieth bday was coming up so I told my SL I wanted to take a tour of the Dream home for my bday. So off I headed to CA.
The morning of the tour we all had to meet at a beautiful old French hotel. It was very cold and rainy that day but, nothing would deter me. This was pre-blog so I apologize for no pics of the hotel. I was a little annoyed these other people were coming with us on the tour. My dear Sl appeased me very nicely that morning. Despite my inanity. When we first got there we were a little overwhelmed by the beauty of the house. Everything was so beautiful and very shall we say looked like a decorator had done it. We were fairly calm as you will see by the pics above.
The pics below will show by the time we got to the second story we were getting a little giddy. Yes, that is me sitting on the toilet in the master bedroom. Seemed like a grand idea at the time. Not so sure now though looking back. I think our tour guide was wondering what she had done to deserve the two loony ladies on her tour. Anyway I have to say it was a lot of fun and an experience I will never forget. As you all know by now the HGTV people did not show up at my house to give me the keys. Oh well there's always next year!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Yesterday I went to a very special man's birthday. My grandfather. He turned 95 years old. He and my grandmother still live on there own. He does everything himself such as mow,shovel snow, and still drives. When I think of all the things they have seen in their lifetime it truly is amazing! There were no radio's,tv's,and cars were a rare thing when he was born. I'm kinda jealous of all the amazing things that they have been through and witnessed. I don't think my generation will be able to say the same. Happy Birthday Gpa!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm so Excited!

Just wanted to put the word out I have been honored with being picked to be featured on Rachel's blog rachelgoing.blogspot.com (romantic porches). She shares my love for old houses and beautiful front porches. So I 'am very excited! I haven't been in blogland all that long and yet I have won a giveaway, met some lovely gals, and now been picked to be featured on a blog! What a wonderful place this is to be! So thanks to all you fellow bloggers out there you have been fantastic.Looking forward to meeting even more people. Have a wonderful day! Traci

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It Has Arrived!

This morning as I was about to leave the house their was a package at my front door. It was my giveaway prize from Sandi at www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com. I of course excitedly ran back in to open it. So what if I was late for work! I have my priorities. Inside I found a lovely copy of Anne of Green Gables (one of my all time favorites!) A tin box with a pretty pic of Anne's house and her. A package of napkins called Anne on the quilt.(To pretty to ever use!) A piece of Heritage lace with a darling little pic of a watering can and birdhouse with the phrase "Whatsoever things are lovely, think on these thing." There was also a Prince Edward Island notepad. A lovely card enclosed from Sandi and my favorite thing was the sand and shells from the island! I know try not to be jealous. Sandi thank you so much! I love everything and will truly treasure it. My hubby still doesn't understand this whole blog giveaway thing. He swears there must be a catch. Men are so untrusting! We blogland gals are just a generous and sweet group.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Fall!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Hope you all are having fun and being safe! I just worked on my front porch and did some fall decorating. I can feel it in the air. Take care!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

White Wednesday

TI thought I would do my first post on White Wednesday. This is one of my favorite places to sit and just chillax! The vine is called August Clematis vine.I can't wait till fall every year just to see this bloom.

This is one of my favorite white bunnies I have. I just can't resist
bunnies! I keep them out year round.

Here are some of my other white favorites. I love the child's stove. I usually display it in my kitchen. The ironstone gravy boat I recently picked up at a yard sale for $.50. The pitchers were both given to me from my Mom. Thanks Mom! The flowers were thanks to my hydrangea trees out back. I sure do love them and they just turn more and more pink.

Now of course I couldn't forget my favorite white dog Pete! He kept trying to get in the photos so I finally told him if he must have his picture taken to sit. So he did. Hope you all have a fabulous White Wednesday!