Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer Magic!

My favorite time of the year!
After watching "Summer Magic" with Hayley Mills (my favorite person ever!)
we let the summer begin!
What a great way to kick it off! A trip to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco!

Mom, me and my husband Richard and our daughter Kristy and son-in-law Clay and their children, Sam, Grace and Ben all went. It was the best vacation ever! A truly beautiful, majestic place. Just awesome everywhere we looked.This is Ben, Grace and Sam overlooking Emerald Bay.

Words just can't describe...

Kristy, Clay and kids.

We went charter fishing! Caught 8 huge fish and a restaurant cooked them
for us that evening. Now that's fresh fish!

It was absolutely fabulous. They cooked them 3 ways and we ate it all.

Yes, that's my mom on that horse! 80 years old and she did everything we did.

Mom and I at a waterfall. Breathtaking.
We had to buy the coats in San Fran. They were only $20! Good thing.
I heard they make a killin' over dumb southerners who think it's hot in
CA in the summer!

We had to wear them everyday!

This was the day we left and it snowed! Oh my....it's May for cryin-out-loud!

No thanks, nice place to visit but I'll take Louisiana!

Precious memories.

This is Pebble Beach in CA. The guys played golf there.

Hey, that tree is famous - who knew?

The Pink Ladies in San Francisco.

On the ship to Alcatraz. It was absolutely freezing! We all got hot chocolate to warm up.

Did I tell you it was cold in CA in May!

Mom and I touring Alcatraz. It was really very interesting.

Enjoyed it!

Next road trip...

Made a trip to Tulsa, OK to my cousin's "Surprise Retirement Party".

Denis Clark - principal at the same school for 34 years!

Congratulations Denis!

Summer fun painting canvases for my
grandaughter Gracie's new room.

She did this one all by herself!

I'm teaching her all my tricks!


They looked great in her new room!

On the road again....

We stopped at our old neighborhood in North Little Rock on the
way to Branson, MO.

That's my bff from high school - Debby.

Mom with 3 of her great grandchildren!

That's Sam, Aly and Grace.

Dick's dimestore downtown Branson.

Just like it was when I was a little girl. So much fun.

Steak 'n Shake! We brake for hamburgers!

Silver Dollar City! Yee-haw!

We junked all over Springfield and Branson Missouri.
Needed a bigger car!

Always time to shop for clothes!

Dressin' Gaudy - the best place in Branson!

My cousin Tammy owns a hair salon in Branson.

She is the best ever!

Shepherd of the Hills Play. My cousin-in-law is the director!
Free seats! Yay!!

If you haven't seen the play - go - it's really great. They just had
their 50 year celebration!

Summer is a magical time. So much fun just loading up the car and hitting the road. Don't have to worry about school and getting up early. I love to travel with my grandkids and take them every chance I get. They are just the best ever. So much fun to be with. I always tell them...
"the joy is in the journey".
We are makin' memories. It's been a blessing to be able to travel around this summer - so many great places and adventures. I am very blessed indeed.

Hope your summer was a happy one too!

Girls Night Out - November 5th!

I've got my ticket - do you?
OMG!! This is going to be the best one ever!!!!

Wait till you see what you are going to get for $25!

If you haven't been to one of our "Girls Night Out" you won't want
to miss this one. It is Friday evening Nov. 5th from 6-10pm.

Just listen to this....you get....a "dinner-on-the-go" (yes, we feed you - so you
can come right from work and start shopping!)

You will receive four wonderful, fabulous, adorable,
and did I say cute? GIFTS!

Two desserts, coffee and spiced tea.

Over 12 shops in the Antique Village will be participating and each
shop will have special sales and discounts that evening.

We will be giving away over 50 door prizes all evening
and a $100 value door prize at 9pm!

(There are hidden items in each store - if you find one you will be
entered for the grand prize!)

We only sell 300 tickets and we sell out every time.
You can call the shoppe at 791-1116 and get your tickets or come by and
pick them up at Mothers and Daughters.
We just can't wait to see you!
(scroll down and see the May GNO - everyone had a wonderful time!
Come see what it is all about!)

July Market - Atlanta!

We always have a great time at market. It's big - real big - we get tired - real tired - but we do it all for you! We ordered lots of wonderful new things that will just delight you! Fall decor, Christmas goodies, accessories for you and your home....oh my.....lots of it has already come in and lots of it is on it's way. You can come in every day and see something new!
We'd be so happy to see you! This is Melissa - our coffee lady! She has a darling new line of "girlfriend" coffee.
Makes a great gift with one of our cute mugs or traveling cups!
Gift-wrapped and can be monogrammed!
Santa always gets us in the Christmas Spirit.
He said my name was on the list - but he's still looking for Janet's!
He's one of my best friends.
We have oodles of purses, jewelry, scarves and accessories coming in!
You are going to be so cute!

New line of Kelly Rae Roberts designs. She has the cutest pics!
They are in - stop by and see!

We had a blast! We'll say goodbye for now until we see you at the store!
(This was supposed to be at the end - but my blog won't cooperate today.)

We ordered several new Christmas collections. Lots of ornaments to personalize.
This is just the cutest! Brooms, dustpans, scrubbers, gloves and aprons
to match! We've already sold out of one shipment - next one is on it's way.

This is artist Susan Winget! I was in the same elevator with her at our hotel! She is a doll. We sell her books and several of her licensed products. We're like best friends.
That't Nancy - our candy lady. She's a hoot too! We carry her candy line all year and she has lots of goodies for Christmas! She always gives us some free bags to nibble on at market.
Guess what? She's our best friend too!

New wraps coming! They are going to be adorable!
You'll want one in every color.

Crocodile collection. Tote, purse, wallet, sunglass holder, and card case all to match!
Comes in 4 colors! Darling! What a terrific gift.

Wonderful new lamps - coming soon!I couldn't get this to delete - sorry.

So many frames! We have every color and style!

New line of vintage jewelry. This was our favorite!
Come on in and see it.