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Bustin' Buttons

I am just bustin' buttons with pride over my little great-niece. She's just one of the three beautiful children that belong to my niece. We just love spending time with all of them and they make us feel so special (my niece's youngest even gave me my newest nickname "LaLa"). Each of her children are truly beautiful and have such magnetic personalities. You are just drawn to them.

Anyway...I digress...

Here is last year's Glamour Shots ad featuring my niece (that's her face on the left)

And this is the television commercial that was released in Oklahoma on Thanksgiving Day. My niece is the little girl praying (twice).

The sweetest part of the whole thing is that she was sincerely praying. She is a kind-hearted, sweet-spirited girl who is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. God has truly blessed our family!

Thanks for letting me share!

We Got Elved!

Okay, this is the funniest thing I've seen this season!! One of my high school girlfriends and fellow DV Doll (another story) Steph sent me a pic of her family getting "Elfed". It was so hysterical that I just HAD to do it myself. we are!!
Have some fun and "Elf" your family too!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Can You Say Awesome?!

I'm a true believer that God brings people into your life for a reason. And He's really blessed me with some AMAZINGLY talented friends.

Today I just have to brag a little bit on my newest friend Adrienne. She's actually The Dreamin' Bohemian and I met her when she moved into one of the shops on The Mountain in Canton, TX.

You know, I'd always thought that I was kind of artistic but I've come to realize that I'm like a finger-painting kindergartener sitting in a college level class with Adrienne. See, I can pretty much paint most anything--IF--I can look at it. But Adrienne dreams it, sketches it, and paints it up. Just like that! She is SO DANG CREATIVE!! She amazes me with every project.

Just take a look at her latest creations:

See! I told you she was talented! You can find even more of her neat designs on her website Dreamin' Bohemian or in her Dreamin-Bohemian ebay store.

And her sons are just as gifted! Her middle son Tucker can make anything he sets his mind to. In the short time I've know him I've watched him create macrame bracelets, pencil drawings, and clay sculptures. I hear he's creating all kinds of things with duct tape now.

So, I think I know the reason God brings friends into our lives...It's to make us better people and Adrienne is one of my friends that has done that for me.

Tomorrow I get to talk about another of my incredibly talented friends Nancy! Stay Tuned!!

Recycled Santas

Most of you know that I own an Antique Mall called The Mulberry Bush here in Clinton, OK and we get visitors from all over the world.
Really?? in a little town without even a Wal-Mart?! Amazing huh? But we've had some folks from The Netherlands, Australia, Japan, Canada... Mostly they are traveling along Route 66 (which runs right through our town and we have a really great Route 66 Museum here).
ANYWAY...back to my story. I had a really neat guy, Charlie, from Arkansas (and a Texas Longhorn to boot!--Bless his heart--I know what it's like to be a Longhorn in a foreign land~~sigh). Oops, I've strayed from my story again. Well, Charlie and his wife stopped by to shop and he bought an old strainer like this one:
The Mulberry Bush
I told him that I thought it was a pretty neat strainer and he said he was going to make a Santa out of it. Wait...What?
Now y'all know how much I love trash-to-treasure projects so I couldn't resist asking him how in the world he was going to make a Santa out of a Strainer?!?
He gave me his card and told me to check out his website. His business is called Recycled Santas and his website is It is just too cool!! Here is what that little strainer is going to become:
Recycled Santas

Now How Cute is That??!!

It was a truly a pleasure meeting Charlie and his wife and I especially loved being able to share his art with y'all. Hope it inspires you like it did me!
Charlie, Recycled Santas
Take Care 'til next time!


Remembering Who's In Charge

Well, I had an especially upsetting day yesterday at the store and when I arrived at work this morning this is what greeted me in my flower pot at the front door.

Even with below freezing temps last week...less than adequate water over the weekend...and unintentional neglect...

...I felt as if God said, "Look what I left for you! I hope you love it!"