Friday, February 13, 2015

L❤️VE.. Is in the air

Salutations friends! 
Good Morning and please.. Come in!  It's a cold February morning here, but the house is warm and toasty and I've been looking forward to your visit! Just sit anywhere you like and make yourself at home. Feel free to grab a quilt in the big basket by the pantry armoire it'll help you warm up!  I just love a cozy lap quilt, don't you? Tomorrow is February 14th.. VALENTINES DAY ❤️   I was thinking back to when I was a little girl and we had Valentines Day parties at school.  It was so exciting to give and receive those cute little boxed Valentine Cards.  Do you remember your school Valentines Day parties? L O V E .... Such a powerful meaning from such a small four letter word.  Think of all the words we use everyday, none of them with such an emotional heartfelt meaning as this one word.  Merriam-Webster Dictionary  defines the word Love as: a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.  I myself use it daily, from leaving a heartfelt note that I tuck inside my sweet hubs lunch for work   ( yes, I still do this after 31 years), to texting my grown daughters every morning wishing them a good day and telling them I love them, to scattering heart shaped decorations throughout our home. This one word, not only has a strong emotion tied to it but, it's own icon.. In the shape of a heart❤️! I feel like there's a reason for this, because the heart holds all the people, thoughts, loves of our lives inside. A place we keep all those we hold most dear.  I don't know about you, but I celebrate Valentines Day everyday!  Why wait for a date on a calendar to show someone you love them?  Let your life exude that special feeling daily.  Show it with a kind word, a smile, a kiss on the cheek as someone heads off for a day at work, or a hug as they come through the front door letting them know you're glad they're  back home and that they were missed.  I for one LOVE to shower my family with their fave meal, or making them a homemade/heartfelt gift for their birthday, or my favorite.. Showering my Grandlittles with "Nanny Smooches".  I've been blessed abundantly in my 31 years of marriage, and as I get older Im seeing the impact my deep love for my family has impacted the lives of my hubs and our girls. Our girls are now moms too.. And I see or hear them do/say things I did with them as little girlies. Makes my heart so full to see how they love their familes.. Bigger and better than any bank account full of money, is the home full of LOVE. ❤️   Happy Valentine's Day dear friends hope you enjoyed our visit as much as I did.  Until next time... ~ Nanny ~ 

Friday, February 6, 2015

These are a few of my favorite things...❤️

Happy Friday morning all! 
Welcome and come inside for a visit.. It's a beautiful sunshiny morning here, it is supposed to be 70 degrees today!  Geez..... Make up your mind Mother Nature!  Is it Winter or Spring here in Oklahoma! Well, be that as it may... It's a beautiful day here and I for one plan on getting out for a bit and enjoy it!  For now, come on in and let's visit for awhile.  I was thinking since my blog is new and some of you know me from my Instagram and Pinterest, some of you don't. I figure we should get acquainted. Thought I would share a little bit about myself .. Sharing with you my dear friends, a few of my favorite things!  My love for my family is paramount.. My sweet hubs (the Man of My Dreams), my two amazing daughters and my sons in law, and my most treasured sweethearts.. My Grandlittles. Last but not least our four on the floor kids.. Our two Boston Terriers.  As I've "matured"  (ahem.. 51 last year.. Yipes when did that happen)? From a young wife of a handsome Air Force Staff Sargeant, to a mother of two adorable little blonde girlies, to mother in law to two amazing men , to Nanny of two of the cutest blessings anyone could ask for.  Now 31 years later my sweet hubs and I are empty nesters. And, speaking of nests.. I love to "feather" our little nest with Primitve decor... Ooo.. I just LOVE anything old!  Except my wrinkles! Hee.. Hee..!  I'm a crazed coffee drinker, love my frozen coffee concoction!  Thank you very much Starbucks!!  I also  was diagnosed with Lupus and four other auto immune diseases three years ago.  Lupus has definitely slowed me down, but it hasn't stopped me.  I just don't have as much energy or muscle strength to complete every project my hyperactive decorating brain thinks up.  I have had to learn to prioritize!  Not easy for a "can't sit still" kinda girl! Some days are good, some days not so good... But, like I always tell my daughters.... I try not to take it personal! As long as I can sit on floor and build with blocks with my Grandlittle Finnegan or sit on the deck at my youngest daughters beautiful country home and draw with sidewalk chalk with my Grandlittle AnnaSophia... I'm a happy girl!  However, if I can up off the floor or deck when I'm done playing...  THAT really makes me happy!!  Cooking is a huge part of my life, love to create and cook wonderful meals for my family.  I'm a Kitchen Aide "snob" my girls tell me! They're the hardest working appliances in our home! And, they certainly make my life easier!  I absolutely love Pinterest! On there every morning..I tell my hubs I think sometimes I need my family to do a "Pintervention"!! I'm a "craft fairaholic" my wonderful hubs carts me around to each and every one! What a trooper!!  Funny thing, I think I've rubbed off on my hubs after 31 years of marriage .. He now loves to peruse craft shows, antique shops, thrift stores and the like. Sometimes he finds things for our tiny prim home that I don't even see!!  Well, I've babbled on long enough during our visit today, hardly let you get a word in edgewise!  I'm so glad you stopped in to chat this morning. I love having visitors and our door is always open to family, friends, and strangers alike. "Enter as Strangers.. Leave as Friends" ,  love that saying.  Until next time...  ~ Nanny ~ ❤️
 Teaching Sophie to make her first pie
 Nanny and Finnie at the zoo 
 Papa and FINN
  Papa and Sophie