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Friday, February 24, 2012

Pink Saturday 2/25/2012 and Gorgeous Rooms

Welcome to today's Pink Saturday post. Just click on Beverly's Blog to visit the other participants.


First of all, an email I received from a sweet friend in Michigan the other day. She keeps me in stitches with things Marines-related since she knows I'm a Marine wife and mother through and through, but I thought this was funny. As they say: Once a Marine; always a Marine. That goes for the families of Marines also. And so true!

Two Texas Highway Patrol officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Hwy 77, just south of Kingsville, Texas.

One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the town of Kingsville. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour and climbing.

The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then it suddenly turned off.

Just then a deafening roar over the mesquite tree tops on Hwy 77 revealed that the radar had in fact locked onto a USMC F/1-18 Hornet, which was engaged in a low flying exercise near this, its Naval Air home base location in Kingsville, Texas.

Back at the Texas Highway Patrol Headquarters in Corpus Christi, the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the US Naval Base Commander in Kingsville for shutting down his equipment.

The reply came back in true USMC style:

'Thank you for your letter...

You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down.

Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment's location.

Fortunately, the Marine pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position on the side of Hwy 77 South of Kingsville.

The pilot suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on the jets are very high tech.

Sgt. Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.'

Semper Fi
Even is this is not a true story, it is definitely something the Marines would do. I love it no matter what it is.

Do you love beautiful vignettes? I sure do, so today I'm showing you some to drool over. Come along.

I'm pretty sure this is that little cozy cabin in the New York hills that is so popular. Most of us would give a few years of our life to have something this darling to relax and dream in. Not me! I want all the years I have left and then some.

I think this is adorable to have in a bathroom counter top as I doubt it would fit on most tubs.

White slipcovers and old trunks as coffee tables are a favorite of mine.

I truly would love a kitchen this quaint. When I get the ladder up in my laundry room (Or should I say, when hubs decides I've nagged him enough and gives in to do the chore?) I'm going to put some hanging spray painted cans up there with faux roses in them.

A white ruffled shower curtain!! Love it.

White slip-covered sofa, mismatched dining chairs, white room divider, darling chandelier.

Wouldn't you like to have these dress forms for yourself? Ooooh my gosh, how gorgeous!


Double sigh.....

Mud room? Sun porch? Kitchen? Dining room?

Surely an antique mirror would make my bedroom gorgeous. Hmmmm, I did buy new pillows a couple of weeks ago.


Go do something extraordinary today, if not for someone else, then for yourself. While you're at it, smell some roses.


  1. loved the Marine story...true or not :D
    oh i could be so happy in that cottage...thanks for sharing Connie!

  2. Fun story!! Love your cottagey looks! Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  3. I read a similar marine story on facebook, it is too funny. There is a similar one about a ship and a lighthouse too.

    Love the rooms you posted. I think the lace shower curtain is adorable.

    I do hope you are having a good day!!!!


  4. Just a gorgeous collection of pics, Connie. I will never get over white slipcovers. MUST make them soon. So lovely. Happy Pink Saturday!

  5. I love all these photographs Connie. Visiting from The Patchwork Ark and Warm Heart Bears for Pink Saturday.

  6. Hi, Connie,
    Loved the Marine story!!! Those rooms are to die for. I am drooling over all of them. Thank you for sharing such beauty. Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend! Vicki

  7. HPS!
    Beautiful selection of adorable pictures, Connie :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

  8. What a cute story and your photos are lovely. I really wish I had those dress forms! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  9. that little white is darling and I'd be afraid to move in it! hah! the story about the marines made my day. :-)

  10. OK. Great choices for blog eye candy, thank you - love them too.

    But this is my first time to your blog and I read your profile and you have a GREAT grandchild?????

    How is this even possible? You look 40. Not a single day over it.

    WOW, you must be doing something right big time or have great genes or both - you look FABULOUS!

    I am amazed at reading that and wish you the happiest life.

    I think it is awesome you and your husband have been together since 1961 - that is so rare.


  11. semper fi! Happy Pink Saturday, wishing you a lovely weekend filled with happy. xo Katherine P.S> Have you entered my sweetheart giveaway? Only two days left to enter :-)

  12. Good Morning Connie Sweetie...
    Oh how I loved strolling with you today. SO many beautiful photos, so many wonderful things to dream about. Loved those white covers, yes they are so you. Loved them.

    That old mirror with the curtain draping, drool for sure. Exquisite. I also loved that door knob photo with the rose and the sparkling pretty. I believe I have seen a few of your gorgeous doorknob pretties as well.

    Mudroom, can you imagine that? It is the perfect spot to curl up with a good book. Sigh....

    Thank you so much for sharing today sweet friend. I so enjoyed myself. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  13. Beautiful photos you have shared with us. Newly following and visiting from Pink Saturday.


  14. Thanks for sharing these beauties. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

  15. Connie,
    What a wonderful post. Beautiful photos!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  16. Loved your post all the white and loving the white ruffle shower curtain.
    Enjoy your weekend!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  17. My goodness, those photos make me want to redo my entire house!!! Great inspiration!! Love them!

  18. Your PINK is very pretty!
    thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

    ciao bella.
    Creative Carmelina

  19. Love your pinks! I am drooling over that kitchen, it is FABULOUS!!

    Have a great Sunday!



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