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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ramblings 10/31/2012

Our hearts went out to those on the east coast enduring the hurricane Sandy. We have relatives in Pennsylvania, Cape Cod, West Virginia, Virginia and New York. They all told us they were hunkering down awaiting the fury. We have faith in God that they'll be protected. It isn't easy having to wait out Nature's fury but it has been this way since the beginning of time. If ye are prepared, you need not fear. And hubs and I are temporally prepared. I need all the help I can get spiritually though. And I'm working on that! But we pray several times a day in this house and truly anguish over the loss of lives. Our hearts and our prayers are definitely with you. I have no doubt that members of our Church will be the first to be on hand with provisions. As we understand it, trucks from Salt Lake City are awaiting entry into the devastation. God bless you all.

I haven't cooked breakfast for years, and I mean years! Hubs does it on Saturdays and Sundays. He does it mostly for himself as he's afraid I'll break the yolk in his fried eggs. Heaven forbid! He's come unglued over this happening and refuses to let me touch his eggs anymore. Now, consider the fact that we can take out another egg and replace the broken one, but that's not good enough. Hence, he does the breakfast on weekends. During the week, it's breakfast cereal or just toast for us.

Recently, there was a headline on a news site on the internet (the only way we get news) and it told about a man who won a roach-eating contest. The prize was a python. (Yeah, I know: WHY???!!!) Anyway, I finally read it later in the day and told hubs about it. He asked me why I'd read something like that. My answer was: I wanted to see what STUPIDITY looked like. My expectations were not disappointed when I saw his photo. Gag! Ooooh, and the python? Went to his estate. Truly!

Hubs is a really good hubby. If I get some candy for a present, he'll not ask for any. Oh, I offer it and sometimes he'll take some but he always says it's my gift and I should enjoy it. I have to tell you these thoughts are not reciprocated. He always will share with me. So I have to give him some and make him take it. After all, I can't eat a whole box of candy...well, okay, not easily then. :-) But recently I had a great hunger for Turtles, the chocolate pecan ones. He got a couple of double Snickers bars. He ate one and put it back. Then, all of a sudden it was GONE. I warned him! He's a forgiving kind of guy though. (I have no control over chocolate, none whatsoever!)

For those of you who are young, and I'm using that term loosely as we're in our 70s, there is romance after 30. Yes, there sure is!

This looks a bit bigger than a traditional garden shed but I think it's cute.

A city high-rise patio with plants growing and a place to sit and relax.

I have a "branch tree" that I hang little glitzy balls and things people have given me on it. Much bigger than this one but it sure makes a statement on my plant shelf.

Another romantic bath.

Lovin' the colors here.

Even a Chinese- or Oriental-style dining room can be made up-to-date with pink and white.

Besides the roses, I also like the chair.

I just had to show you this dress with these magnificent rose-type sleeves. I think it's one of the most gorgeous styles I've ever seen.

Lilacs and vintage rustic bottles make a beautiful vignette.

To me this almost looks like a room in a house in Australia. It looks like their style.

Just a lovely colorful spot and yard.

This says it all.

Exquisite staircase with a dining alcove.

More pink flowers in beautiful containers.

Sweet kitchen I could live with also. ;-)
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  1. I am not a chocolate lover. I buy it for when someone comes over for a tea. That is one beautiful dress and I love that bathroom and the pink and white oriental room. Thanks Connie!

  2. Connie,
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress! That is so gorgeous! and the vintage sign is so amazing.....I want to make one of those! I started a blog! and wanted to invite you to see it! not much on it yet, but I thought you would like to know!

  3. Loving that dress soooooo much! And the rest are beautiful pictures as well! :D Heart goes out to the hurricane victims! :D Also, you are invited to my Christmas giveaway!


  4. Just stopping in to say hi.... :) Great pictures!! Come on over and say hi. :)

  5. oh that dress...wish I could wear it! My hubs is sweet like yours but I DO cook his eggs on Sunday and he shares the chocolate.

  6. Hi Connie, That is a special dress. I also love the aqua and pink kitchen. I agree I could happily cook there myself. So glad to know you and Da Hubs are happy and loving still.



  7. Ahh...I want that dress and that kitchen in the last picture! So pretty! :) I wore my pretty apron that I won from you today while I was making it!

    Blessings to you and HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  8. aaah. It has been such a week of hussle and bussle, this was a lovely, relaxing moment of eye candy. Thank you!

  9. It's amazing how proper decorating and arrangement can do to make a room look so beautiful.

    Pink at my page.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  10. Hi Connie! We are praying for the victims of Sandy too. Just wanted to let you know that we are taking a tour of your newly renovated Temple tomorrow. I understand it is stunning and we are looking forward to it.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. I love those pink walls, so pretty! Hope your friends and family made it thru the storm safely. My daughter lives in NYC and was very fortunate not to have any flooding or lose power. Have a great weekend, Laura

  12. Love all your great images...and...I am a HUGE breakfast eater...I do love my breakfast. :))

  13. Lovely images - via Pinterest?

    Popped in from Pink Saturday.

  14. My hubby doesn't cook breakfast for me on Saturdays and Sundays because I break the yolk, he just takes me out instead. rofl

    I love the dress style and the kitchen with the material under the sink. I'm in my 70s also. We saw fashions come and just when we get rid of those old clothes vintage becomes popular. Talk about Murphy in action.

    See you next week.
    Joyce M

  15. We are praying for the victims of Sandy as well! It is such a terrible act of nature! I am still waiting to hear in anyone knows anything about Deborah from Fairfield House! She and Thomas are in New Jersey and have a b/b! Lots of prayer being sent upward!
    Connie, you share such wonderful images! This white kitchen is so pretty! The vintage sign! Sigh! The Oriental pink and whites! Hmmm.....I can never find just one I love over here!
    My hubby and I share candy all the time! We bought some Heath bars and he devoured them all! I went back to the store and bought more! I savored them alone for a solid month! LOL! But we usually are good about sharing! HaHa!
    Have a terrific week! Hugs Anne


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