My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Being Home #3

There is nothing exciting or glamorous about my life. I'm a simple person and not prone to theatrics or drama. I live simply with my "fluff" and pink stuff and rooms in a simple middle class home. However, I am an interesting person when you take the time to know me. My life revolves around my home, but there was a time before moving here when I was the highest paid woman in one of the very top Fortune 500 companies. I loved my job but I truly love being home more.

My routine is mundane for the most part but once in a while I get to go to a doctor appointment or dentist or beauty shop. Ya know you're in a rut when a visit to the urologist is a thrill!! ;-)

I start by making my bed every day. I love the feel of my bed mattress and sheets. Sheets are very important as I've stated in posts from a long while back. I love cotton and they way it makes me feel. I'm a very sensual person - meaning gratification of the senses: feel, smell, visual. I smell things others don't and feel things others don't. Just ask Love Bunny and he'll tell ya!

I love putting creams and lotions on my hands, back, feet and legs. Mostly I'll start the day putting this wonderfully scented cream on my feet. It does make a difference in the softness of feet!

Then I love the feel of soft cotton on my feet. Feet are the one thing we take the least care of and they are so important because if your feet hurt you can't do much, my little cherubs.

Breakfast is my least favorite meal unless hubs takes me out for biscuits, gravy and hash browns(!) and trust me, neither one of us needs it so breakfast is usually a piece of fruit for me. A pear, watermelon piece or an apple.

I finished making the valances for the new sewing and craft room. I wanted to punch up the color a bit with this pink toile and it certainly does add brightness to that side of the room.

My hair grows incredibly fast. I get it cut every 3 weeks probably and don't like spending much time in a beauty shop so I only get it "done" when she's cutting or perming it. Otherwise I do it myself because I know how I like it and can satisfy myself AND save money. This is the little chickee that cuts my hair. She is the most incredible hairdresser I've ever had. She is very talented when it comes to cutting hair. How do I know this? Because I get compliments all the time on my hair plus I just told you: she's the best hair cutter I've ever had! She's worth much more than she gets, trust me! I tip her well because she's the one in power when she has this hair in her hands with the scissors. ;-)

This is her darling 5 year old daughter. I imagine this child keeps her quite busy. She's gonna be a pistol like her mama. :-)


Most people hate going to the dentist I think. NOT meeeeee! I love it but it may be because I have an excellent and talented and perfectionist dentist. While you're supposed to go every 6 months because of insurance and we're private pay I decided I want to have my teeth cleaned every 3 or 4 months. I just like the feel of clean teeth and since we don't have insurance and are private pay I have that freedom. It has saved my teeth many times. I've told Dr. "T" that his job is to make sure I leave this world with all my teeth. He said that's his goal also! We're definitely in sync with this goal, chicks!

This is the woman who has cleaned my teeth for several years now and she's doesn't mess around with me. She scolds me when needed and tells me I've done a good job when I have. You don't get away with anything with this chick! Funny, but most people will brush reeeeealllly good for a dentist appointment. Trust me, you'll NOT fool them. They know if you're not a regular brusher or flosser. Don't believe me???? Just ask your own dentist. In fact, I usually stop for a krispy kreme donut just driving to his office. I tell them I do and it's up to them to clean all that sugar off. They do!

I don't mean to be such a tease.........okay, yes, I DO but wait till you see the following things coming up from Greenhurst Nursery:

Glittery red cheesecakes
A frou-frou reindeer......squeeeeeeeeal, I'm so excited to show this one!
Lemon chiffon pie ornies
Chocolate strawberry ornies
Ice cream cones like you've never seen before........

So don't get your tinsel in a tangle, chicks!

Okay okay, I give up!! Here's just a weeeee tease of upcoming photos!

Yep, it's all coming up, so stay tuned. Plus a giveaway soon also!! ;-) If you'd like to see what the giveaway is going to be similar to then go look at my La Maison Rose selling blog and check out the October 29th post. Yesssss, that's gonna be similar to what the giveaway is!!


  1. Connie, I don't believe you are at all mundane. I see you as someone who is comfortable with yourself. A good living person who enjoys her life. Sounds perfect really!!

    Your craft room is looking wonderful too. I bet it inspires you to create.

  2. Hi Connie, Sorry I missed Pink Saturday. Hope it was a happy one. I like this post but I can't say I enjoy going to the dentist. I, too, go every 3 months, not because I like clean teeth, but because I have too. My hygeniest is really good though and makes sure I am as comfortable as can be while in her chair. Have a super great day and pamper yourself.

  3. Connie ~ I just loved reading your post ~ it it is much fun and we get a little peek into your life ~

  4. Hi Connie--

    I too love to be at home and I like it best when my little chicks are in the nest too! There's no place like home....

    I loved reading your post today...
    Hope you have a great day my dear.

  5. What a cute post! I love hearing all about your life. I go through phases of taking care of my feet and then I neglect them. I guess in the summer I take care of them way better. I make my bed as soon as I wake up too. I can't function if my bed isn't made! I am interested to hear more about your previous job. Can you do a post on it and if you have any pictures of you at your job, I'd love to see them!

    I am so happy that you are happy with your life!

    Huggies, Shar

  6. How lovely to have such a kind dentist!
    your sewing room is looking very elegant.

  7. Connie... I really liked your post today... I always find it interesting to find out more about my little bloggin friends... and you know how I feel about the nursery... LOVE IT!!! Have a blessed Sunday...


  8. Hi Connie
    Well I have learned a lot about you...about your routines and likes and your dislikes! YOu didn't even need a tag to do it. It sounds like you enjoy life, being home and you are happy. I can't imagine you like the dentist though. Well I do go have my teeth cleaned every 6 months but it never occured to me to have something to eat on route and have them clean it off..hmmmm...why do I think I need to get those purly whites clean before I get there..*s*.
    I've enjoyed my visit and I can't wait to see what your giveaway is...I love the October 29th giveaway.

    See you soon...and come by and visit again.
    have a nice day

  9. Those valances are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Where did you find the material? I may have to fly up and arm wrestle you for those! LOL!! Yes, I am experiencing a serious case of valance envy right now!!

  10. You could never be mundane! heck *I* am mundane but darn proud of it! : ) I think you are just someone who knows who she is and comfortable in her own skin. Most folks spend years trying to be that way.
    Your crafty room looks so pretty...and I used to hate the dentist till I got one I love. Love the hygenist too. Makes a difference doesn't it?

    Connie? I can't get your email addy through my program system. Email me and I will email you back okay??
    I am at

    I am on the computer for a while longer if you are still there!!

    Love ya,

  11. Thank you so much for the source for your valance material. I looked through their toiles but they have so much that I'll have to go back and look again. FabricGuru is a new on-line source for me. I hadn't heard of them before! They have some remarkable prices on very beautiful fabrics. I just love your sewing room with its soft pink walls and all the pink fabric!

  12. I love reading about your life at home. I retired from a very demanding career (I loved it). One day I just decided that I wanted to be home and two months later I was. I loved your description of cotton sheets. I must tell you that I get very excited about LL Beam cotton sheets. They are wonderful. Your craft room is just lovely. Also, it was nice meeting your dentist. My daughter has her own beauty salon. She calls herself a beauty technician. I get my hair cut every three weeks also. Please - keep up your life at home posts. They are absolutely wonderful!

  13. Hi Connie, just popping in to see what you have been up to . You have been busy, your craft room is looking so cheerful.

  14. I've tagged you for a fun little Meme. When you have time, visit my blog and see if it is something you'd like to do. Have a blessed Thanksgiving week!

  15. Connie, the valence in the craft room is the perfect "touch"! Love your tidbits of "every day life".

  16. I just had to come back to this post and look again at your lovely soft pink walls, all the pink fabrics, and those breathtaking valances. It is just the most perfect, feminine place to create and dream. You must enjoy great peace when you are in that room!


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