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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Have you heard?

Karen Eileen is Now Tales of Lovely? Please stop by and let me know that you found me.

Just click on Tales of Lovely and pop in for a bit.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TALES FROM LOVELY....A NEW ADVENTURE click on this to visit the very beginning

I am now officially starting a new blog that will link to my new website. Be patient with me though. I move like a turtle going backwards! I promise though that I have oodles and oodles of beautiful things to come.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Winner Winner Chickens' making dinner

Love my girls and they are such hard workers. I made them some of their favorite treats: oatmeal (not cooked), raisins, blueberries, flax seed and crushed eggshell....yummy! They get to be free-range in our yard just before it gets dark, that way they go back in when it is dark and leave less amounts of fertilizer for me to pick up.My friends all save cartons and when I have a dozen to give the lucky person next on the list gets fresh eggs for breakfast!
Aren't they pretty all in a row? They are french blue/green, aka Easter Eggs. It is the breed. Arracuana (sp?) is the name. They are very docile, quiet and great pets.
This is the freshest it gets. No running here and the yolks are BRIGHT. Having hens is really a lot of fun. THey love to follow me around the yard hoping for a worm tossed their way, but unlike all of the photos I see of hen houses in magazines and blogs......they are messy. Adorable...but messy. I have yet to see any chicken doopies in a photo, which is amazing because they drop gifts about every few seconds. I try to tidy up every day and then every few days clean out the whole henhouse. I never knew that chickens could be such good if you could only potty-train them.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Henry's a cat burglar

Henry caught in the act.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Lovely, and soooooo cheap!! Some great deals in my Etsy store so stop by and take a peek!

Friday, June 10, 2011

We donated one of our couches to Salvation Army. Moved it closer to the door for pick up.Forgot to tell Winnie. It's her favorite place to sleep. Now she is sleeping by the door.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


A Little late in getting this post up. My Mac Crashed (evidently they can!), but fortunately Apple got me back up in a few days and I am now backing up on outside service for future....ANYWAY.....Usually I go to the Remnants affair with my dear friend Lidy (French garden House), but she couldn't attend and I didn't want to miss, so I took the hubby, with explicit instructions that he couldn't say, "Where are you going to put that" or "We don't NEED that." He agreed so off we went....I won't go on about the chaos of the even this time since Country Living Magazine published the story. Let's just say there were long lines and shuttles..TWO shuttles....but we persevered and this is what I came home with....Did we NEED it, NO...but my hubby actually picked it out! We love our little lobster from New York Painting.
Loved all of the great ideas and inspiration....isn't this the greatest lamp shade?
Do you recognize what this is? They are made with old gas pump numbers? Maybe you have to be as old as me to remember when the numbers rolled like this...
Anything white.....
Loved this.....
Just adorable

And Elegantly clever... Couldn't you spend the day in this bed? The displays were so much fun.
All in all, the crowds got a little less, so we spent a little more.... I was surprised at how much my hubby liked it. Maybe it was the whole weekend away with wonderful food, nice hotel....quality time.....the perfect weekend...for both of us. I will go next year, because I know they will work out all the bugs of the huge crowds.....a good thing doesn't stay a secret very long!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oops!! ALmost forgot my co-workers

I almost forgot the best part of working at home. My BFF's....I could tell that Their feelings were hurt not to be included in my post. One of the best way of taking breaks from work for me are taking my little Dorkies (Yorki-poos) for a walk to our park.
We do this about twice a day and they spend the rest of the day like this, but just having them near is the best comfort I could have.
That, and it keeps me doing laundry so that Winnie is always supplied with warm towels from the dryer to keep her cozy.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Why I love working at home

Some days I must admit, it is hard to focus when working from home.....but you have to smile when you watch Henry opening the screen and coming in to eat the dog food....And of course, he doesn't close the door so the girls stop in for a visit....
This is my nice way of saying, "I'm trying to work here, people!"
And when I take a break....I get to be here....

If you have to work at home, make it your favorite place to be with your bestest creature buddies and be inspired by the beauty you surround yourself with.