Saturday, November 9, 2013

Faye's Girls

I've had this page just hanging out in my external hard drive for a while...just because it means a lot to me but unfortunately not to anyone else. But I posted a similar page that I did of Rhett with his siblings and printed and framed it, so I thought it would be neat to make a similar page for me and my sisters and print it out to frame beside Rhett's page. Mom didn't have any sons..just us three girls. I'm the oldest, Joni (sitting) is in the middle and  Betty (on the left) is the baby. It's such a long story with us girls...I've always been the one who tried to keep us close, even though we live many miles apart, but I get very little cooperation from the other two. They aren't close to each other either...sad but true...anyway, it made me feel good to make this page so I did!!! Dang it, I'm so tired of being ignored. Obviously, as you can tell by looking at me, this was taken a few years ago (like close to 20 yrs.) and it was the last time all three of us were together at Mom and Dad's. Matter of fact, it was the last time all three of us were together period!! Anyway...don't mean to ramble on...just a page I made for me.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Made these two pages to hang in my office. Gary and his Mom, I did on a QP by Random Thoughts by Linda...the one of me and my Mom, I did on a QP freebie I found on digiscrappers.

Thank you, Linda and other designers for sharing your beautiful work for those of us who are not so talented...:)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Little Miss Sunshine

Oh my, I think we must have blinked one too many times! Our little Gracie isn't so little anymore. Ever the poser, she loves having her picture taken, so there are so many good shots to choose from, it always costs a fortune at the photographers! I mean, ya gotta have all of them don't ya? LOL

I used an add on from the kit "A Little Sunshine" by ManuDesigns. You can click on her blinkie on this page and see some of the gorgeous kits offered.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

On Father's Day 2013

I love this picture of the little ones with Papaw!. This was taken at the cookout we  had on Father's Day. Of course our big kids were here but... Gage and Gracie with doesn't get much better!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hey Y'all

I knew it had been a while since I'd posted anything here on the veranda but I had no clue it had been since March! Oh my, how the time flies...and you're not even having that much fun! :) I'm glad y'all have still been visitin' the veranda and helpin' yourselves to the juleps. Several reasons I've not done much scrappin'; Gage is now a 3yr. old and feels the need to "help" me when I'm on the computer and he loves to be outside. Kevin had to fence in an area of our yard because Gage is a runner and we live on a busy street. That child is a runner and he can outrun me. We have a very large yard in back but I couldn't take a chance on him running to the front and into the street. I thought at first he would be upset at being "fenced in" but he calls the area his "playhouse" because that's where his swing set and sandbox are.Needless to say, I've been spending a lot of time in the "playhouse". LOL. Then there's Facebook...seems everyone is on FB and pics get posted there. Several doctor appointments for Rhett...and I haven't been in a creative scrappin' mood in a while but I did do the last free class by Jessica Sprague..a lot of the things I knew already but I forgot that I knew them, ya know what I mean? It's like, oh, I've done that before a long long long time ago! I love her classes, she goes into detail and you can always pause the lesson until you catch up. LOL.

These are pages I did this weekend (they don't have anything to do with the class) but I was going through my pictures and came across one of the house that I grew up in. A couple of years ago we were out driving around and I said let's go see if it looks the same. Well of couse it didn't, but I took a picture of it and when I came across it I started thinking of the video by Miranda Lambert that I had seen called "The House That Built Me", so here is my latest scrap attempt.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mary's Kids

I took this picture last Saturday at Gary's sister, Sue's birthday party and came straight home and worked on this page...I knew how I wanted it but it took several efforts until I decided this was it. It was so great that all the brothers and sisters could be there. I think we are all trying to make that extra effort and cancel other things to make it a point that the family gets together. The last two years have been hard on "Mary's Kids". Losing LeeRoy year before last and Dennis last year...we never know how much longer any of us will have.

Background is from Kyra's "Skyhigh" kit.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pigeon Forge Devastation

I thought about posting pics, but decided against it. They are heartbreaking. I'm sure you all have heard of the tremendous fire in Pigeon Forge that obliterated 35 or more cabins, and if you've ever been in one of those cabins...well let's just say they are all breathtaking. I feel so sorry for the property owners, some who lived there year round and some who rented them out.
So...would you believe that exactly one week before the fire, we made reservations for a cabin in Black Bear Ridge (where the fire started). We received confirmation that the beautiful cabin we had reserved was one of the ones destroyed by the fire.  Daughter-in-law Dawn and I spent weeks looking at pics of cabins and had finally decided this was the one for us!! We picked this one because it was off Wears Valley Rd, which leads into Cades Cove (my favorite place to spend time). When making the reservation, which by the way, isn't until May 19th, we paid half down. Received conformation today that we have been relocated and upgraded to a luxury cabin at no extra charge. They told us the web site to go to see pics of the cabin and location to see if it met with our approval...It definitely does and we can not wait for May to get here. Spending a week in this beautiful area is really something we are looking forward to.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Parlor Entertainment

Entertainment in the parlor tonight provided by Gage and after a couple of
juleps...he may sound pretty good. lol.  The first picture just amazes me.
He watches Papaw play and he tries so hard with the left hand to do the chords.
Now, I'm not real sure this is a real chord, but to Gage it is and right now that's
all that really matters. Second picture he is strumming and thrid picture, he asks
Mamaw, "did you like that?"  Yes, Gage...Mamaw thought it was beautiful!!!

Kit used is "Country Boys & Girls" by Blue Velvet designs.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Our Little Valentine

Today was Storytime at the library so Gage and I went and had a great time. After the story lady read the book and we did a marching around the room with out little instruments, we made valentines. Gage informed me right off that he was making a valentine for Papaw...Those two are like peas in a pod, bestest buddies. Mamaw on the other hand is the kisser of boo-boos, the cuddler when it's nap time, the one who drives the car and follows the directions (given by Gage). I realize our town is small, but this kid is only going to be three next month and I really believe he can give directions to anyplace in town that we need to go. After we left the library, I made a quick stop at Walgreens and Gage looked at all the stuffed animals in the valentine section, picked up a few, gave them hugs and put them back on the shelf. I was surprised, cause I fully expected to have to purchase one. The one thing he picked out and would NOT leave the store without buying was a 59cent pencil with a big heart 'un-racer' on top. I said why do you want a pencil and he said so he could draw stuff guessed it...Papaw! Oh, yeah, I did have to purchase two bags of M&M' for him and one for...well you know who!!  It's amazing, the love these two share for each other, makes my heart swell with pride!
The kit used here is by Kyra called "Falling in Love".

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Wow...I'm so glad I've gotten into the habit of leaving the Parlor door unlocked. Look what my 'fairy blog mother' did while I was gone this morning. Thank you so much, Miss Boots. You seem to know just the right time to 'pretty up' our blogs. I hope you sat down, put your feet up and enjoyed a toddy after all your hard work.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sorry I wasn't home...

Well, there is no pic to this has been brought to my attention that I have had company and have not been around..did I not expressly tell you that if I'm not around you are to help yourself to the toddies...that's the way we do it here in the south. Bring Miss Gerri with you, she knows how it's done! lol.

I knew it had been a long time since I've posted but I had no idea that it had been two months! Guess I owe you all an apology..I could give all kinds of excuses, and most of them would be true..I've had the flu, ran a temp of 103 for several days, now Rhett has it. Kevin has changed shifts at work so Gage is here from 7am to 4pm. Not that he is any trouble, as long as I DVR Bubble Guppies every day. I have watched Polar Express until I have every word memorized. Also we have to watch the Grinch daily (not the cartoon Grinch, gotta be the real Jim Carey Grinch). Doesn't matter that Christmas has come and gone, these two movies play daily on my TV. Sick or not, you watch them.

So, in looking for something to post, I discover that my new external hard drive is scrap kits to be found. When my old external drive was acting up, I saved everything on CD's. Problem is, I can't seem to find the CD's right now. So I start looking through my "stuff". I find everything except what I'm looking for. I came across a DVD I did for Cory from birth to 12 yrs. old..he is now 17. So I spent and hour watching baby pics of him and crying my eyes out. He has grown up way too fast...graduating in just a few months. This brings to mind that I need to add pics to update his DVD. Then it dawns on me that I haven't even started one for Jay, who is now 15. How did I get so far behind?? So I spend another hour scrounging through old pics and then nostalgia sets in..looking at pics..stopping to bring old memories to mind...yes Miss Boots, my mind if filled to the brim and overflowing with memories.

Well, I did manage to restock toddy pull up a chair, make yourself a toddy...would you make me a double please!?!?!?

Our Beautiful Redhead

A scrapbook page using a picture of my mom that my daddy carried in his wallet for years. The picture was taken in the 1960's so that...