My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Salute to My Heroes and Eye Candy

During this past Memorial Day weekend, hubs was busy at our local stores along with other veterans distributing Buddy Poppies. He's done this for years now and loves doing it. He is a vet. That money collected, and it's all donations from pennies to 20 dollars and more, has been donated as they never set a price for the poppy and even give them to kids for free. It is used to help our local vets. Each city in the U.S. uses it locally to help vets who need help with utilities, gasoline, food or whatever is necessary. So he donates his time and I stay at home doing nothing. It's something I don't really mind doing because I know it's worthwhile. So, I found this video for you to watch. And if this doesn't make you proud of the men and women who protect this great country and the ones who bring them back to us on their final journey, then I'm not sure what will. I honor them now. It's dedicated to the friends and relatives we've lost in wars through out this great country of ours. We've never, ever conquered countries; we've helped them to live freely while wanting just a few plots of land to bury our fallen heroes who couldn't come home on an Angel Flight. Please watch it to the end. They're on the Angel Flight, coming home for the last time. If this doesn't touch you, then I can't think of anything that would. And let me thank any of you who are here now watching and have lost a friend, hubby, wife, brother, sister, uncle or anyone else in a war, you have our heartfelt condolences. They are truly heroes in this house. Truly!


I love this pink and yellow kitchen. I bought a yellow Teflon frying pan recently as hubs’ request and he wasn’t crazy about the color. I loved it! It fit our criteria in that we wanted a big one and a good heavy one, and the yellow one fit. I may try to do more yellow in the kitchen along with the pink but I doubt I’d ever measure up to this beauty.

Another quaint cottage probably in Carmel.

What a lovely setting for a luncheon for friends. I especially love the top tier of the cake stand with the pretty pink teacup.

I think this home is lovely even if it’s not pink. It reminds me of my youth when visiting with relatives and their homes.

I absolutely love these fuchsia cabinets.

This darling little scale would look wonderful in my kitchen. I wonder if Williams-Sonoma sells them. I’ll check next time I go to the mall.

The pink walls, white cabinets, window and the view caught my eye more than anything.

The pink Kitchen-Aid mixer and curtain on that window is adorable.

Who would have thought this dark blue and sage green would look this beautiful together?

This is somewhere in the French countryside.

Another small cottage in France.

This is a shopping area in Carmel.

I know you’ll love this rusty circular staircase. ;-)

Cute little patio. Just imagine sitting there in the shade every evening.

Remember these from the 50s? I do. I doubt we’d find them anymore, and if per chance we could, they’d cost a small fortune to buy now.

Remember girdles? I do! I can’t even believe we wore them, but I did a couple of times to hold up my nylons. Torture comes to mind now. But I know there’s something new out called Spanx, which I’ve never seen and have no desire to but somehow the description brings to mind those girdles. Never again! However, this homeowner was very creative in using them for decoration. Personally, I’d never want them hanging on my wall. Nope. ☺

I used hankies for a window once. These look darling over a piece of lace curtain.

These windows are adorable also but not secure enough for me. Burglars could break the glass and unlatch them in a heartbeat.