Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lil' J*Bug is going home


Yes she is.... and tomorrow is the big day!
I couldn't be more excited for my little angel and her mommy and daddy.
This all came a bit of a surprise, as the initial date was set for the weekend prior to July 4Th.
(You know you subconsciously prepare yourself for changes like this).
Yesterday, I had a visit from Jayda's case worker, and after we talked for a few minutes she said she had some good news to share.. so I'm like what? whats the good news??
She said, " Jayda has been approved to go home this weekend, for good ."
Well, heck I was just tickled to hear that news, but at the same time my heart sank just a little bit, because I know, I will truly miss her tagging along by my side every second of the day.
Now, I didn't allow myself to get all worked up over her moving back home, as her mommy already knew that I would miss her terribly, so she asked if I would like to babysit several nights a week while she's at work, and they did buy a house that sits right behind our house, yep our backyards are connected..lol
The good Lord works in mysterious ways :)
This weekend plans are to finish my studio makeover and hopefully by Monday morning, I'll be back to creating.
Wishing you all the best for this weekend!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Stephanie's Giveaway!

Hi guys!!!

Stephanie from

 Is having her FIRST giveaway!!!
 Isn't that so cool?
I found Stephanie's blog several months ago, and immediately fell in love with her cozy & bright, and did I mention "Happy" decorating style.


Here are the fun things she's giving away.
 I have already envisioned where, and how I will use these items "if " I win :) :)
I hope you will pop on over to the Cozy Old Farmhouse and check out Stephanie's wonderful blog and for a chance to win her giveaway:)

And many well wishes to you, for a splendid weekend!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I found this yummy food blog the other day.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

by the moonlight..

Alan and I spent an evening, alone together.
The first in a very long time.
We went thrifting,
 relaxed in the swing under our big maple,
& ate pizza by the super moonlight.


This morning we are meeting up with my Brother and Sis, to roam the swap meet. This should be FUN!!!

I am on the hunt for an old suitcase that I can re-purpose as a dog bed for my Lil' Princess Lizzy.
Cross your fingers and toes for me :)

Wishing all my friends a splendid Sunday!

love,
Dianie ;)

Friday, May 4, 2012

hello friends,
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

It has been a world of chaos at our place, hectic to say the least.
Sometimes in our lives, we face the hardest decisions we ever have had to make, and my husband and I just recently faced that decision.
Our two grandchildren who recently came to live with us will be going into foster care as their needs are just to much for us and together with our other granddaughter they all havent got along whatsoever.
We grieved deeply over the decision we had to make, but know it is the right decision all the way around.
We made this decision 3 weeks ago, and on this past Wednesday the case worker found a perfect placement. He was over joyed, as he has worked with this couple in the past and was so pleased with them.
We started the transition last night. The foster mom brought herself and her three children over last evening to meet, and get to know my 2 grandchildren.
The evening was splendid, and I felt like I had known this gal forever. The kids seemed to like the whole family and they played wonderfully.
This evening they will go with the family for a couple of hours. They plan to go to McDonald's for dinner which is always a big hit for kids.
Then we will discuss when they will go move to their home.

I am so grateful for this wonderful family and I believe my grandchildren will adjust well.
As for my granddaughter that has been with us since November. She will be reuniting with her parents in June.

Though, I will miss the pidder padder and noise throughout the house, I will anxiously resume my life dream of art.