Monday, November 07, 2011


So last night I couldn't sleep and dreaming of how I am going to decorate my new home.
I'm in the house, not all unpacked but I have nothing but time to decorate. (working so much that the decorating has to wait for the weekends)
AND I am trying to fall asleep and knowing that I've ALWAYS WANTED A WHITE AND PINK HOUSE....
I sat up in bed and thought.....I WILL PAINT THE DOOR, THE SHUTTERS, THE DECK and my cutie STORAGE SHED PINK!!!!!
WHOOT WHOOT!!!! Looks like I will have my "DOLL HOUSE" after all!!!!
Love and Hugs, Amy

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I'm so blessed....I GOT MY OWN HOUSE!!!!
It's little, it's sweet, it's all mine and no one else's!!!!
Living Room
(not my decorating, just pics of the house the way the old owners have it)

More Living Room pics....I sign the papers on Nov 1st!

A Darling WHITE CUPBOARD Kitchen....Oh boy...I'm gonna have so much fun!!!!

My bedroom (again, not my decor)

Full Bathroom on Main Floor....shower/tub not shown
Dry, Open and endless possibilities basement.

Look at all that extra living space!!!!
Not seen is a huge deck off the back of the house!!!!
OKAY....Truth be told....
I haven't blogged because I was sad I didn't have a place to decorate.
I drooled over all of your blogs and it made my heart break so I stopped reading and looking...
YIPPY!!!! I have my own place to decorate and call my own....
ANY CUTE IDEA or PICTURES you can send my way, or suggestions on what you would do...I AM ALL EARS!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011





~More Transporting.....if it's just you out in the field with the injured soldier~
~Learning to stick tubes down the nose.....
she said she bled like a stuck pig and that is was very uncomfortable~

~Alli working on one of her combat buddies leg~

It's been since JANUARY that I have seen my Alli girl....she headed to Boot Camp at Fort Jackson, South Carolina....then straight to Combat Medic School at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.....
Tomorrow she GRADUATES as a Combat Medic in the US Army and was HAND PICKED by her superiors to go onto AIRBORNE RANGER SCHOOL!!!! She is so excited as she is my daredevil fearless daughter.
Not sure when I will get to see her....makes me sad and at the same time, she makes me so PROUD!!!!
All I can say is.... HOOAH!!!!
Love and Hugs, Amy

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


That's right.....I'm gonna be a Grandma!!!! I AM SOOOO BLESSED that Kristi and Chase are expecting in March....WOW!!!! I am truly blessed to be alive to be able to see and hold my first Grandchild....OH BABY!!!! What fun this will be!!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!!!
Love and Hugs to all of you!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


FINALLY, I have all new vintage treasures on the

Vintage 1938 and 1939 Catalog Pages from when my Mom and Dad were born

Vintage Seashore and Garden Treasures

Beautiful Old Quilts and Duvets

And Piles of Books from the 1900's including
Little Black Sambo



Hope you have a chance to take a's been a long time coming. Have fun and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all your thoughts and prayers. I'm doing sooooo good!!!!
LOVE YOU!!!! I REALLY DO!!!! ~Amy~

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Surgery went great

Surgery went great.....Doctor Rozeboom saw no cancer on the outside as a matter of fact he said it was so clean and he was pleased with that.

All glory to God!!!!

Dr. Rozeboom was running way ahead so they called me to see if I could come in and my surgery started at 1:30 instead of 3:00. From the time I got there on Monday to when I left on Tuesday at 10:30am I was only in the hospital for 21 hours. Dr. Rozeboom also said I lost very little blood, less than 2 tablespoons. That DaVinci Robotic Surgery is amazing. But of course I had the best doctor and the best anesthesiologist Dr. Christopher Walsh. He is the best in his field and so compassionate. You can request him too!!! That made me so happy!!!! So, everything has been sent to pathology and I will know on Monday what they find. Sleeping all the time and thank goodness for pain pills. Thank you everyone for the well wishes, the prayers and the emails!!!! I'm on the mend and praying for good news on Monday. Love ya.....Amy

Sunday, April 24, 2011

~My Surgery Tomorrow~

The above link will take you to the page of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery that I am having on Monday.
Scroll down to the part where there is a guy sitting on a chair looking around.
That is my Doctor, Dr. on him and he will give you a little spiel about the surgery.
Then right above him is a link (see below) and click on the first one that says prerecorded hysterectomy webcast.
MAKE SURE YOUR POP UP BLOCKER IS OFF otherwise you can't watch it. Resources
    You can speed it up to about the 32 minute part and that is where the surgery starts. PRETTY COOL, VERY INTERESTING (gross at some parts) but I have watched it 2 times and will watch it again Monday before I go in, you know me, I have to know what's going on.....
    Let me know if you get to watch it.....but don't watch it if things like surgery gross you out. Oh and there's hardly any blood so it's not so bad
    My surgery is scheduled to start at 3pm but I have to be there at 1pm to start the IV's and stuff. They said Dr. Rozeboom is always running ahead so I will probably go in before 3. Also, my surgery is scheduled for 2 hours but if he sees cancer on the ovaries (yes, he will be able to tell right away) my surgery will then be a 3 1/2 to 4 hour surgery to allow him to call in another kind of surgeon and pathologist so they can make sure to get all cancerous tissues removed.
    I'm in great hands...I have the BEST SURGEON in THE COUNTRY!!!!
    Love ya!!!! and talk with you soon......Amy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

~I'm Here~

~That's my Alli Girl!!!! In Army Boot Camp and she graduates this week!!!! SHE DID GREAT!!!!
I AM SOOOOO PROUD OF HER and she will be heading to San Antonio this weekend to finish up her training. I won't see her until September.....I miss her something awful!!!!

I will keep you updated.
Love to all of you for hanging in there with me and THANK YOU for all the wonderful emails and prayers.....I need that most of all!!!!
Hugs and Love, Amy

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~And the Winner Is~

~The winner of my Vintage Lace, Buttons and Book is:
Ann Varga of California~
Thank you to each and everyone of you for your wonderful birthday wishes and for entering my contest.
Have a Happy New Week.....Hugs and Love, Amy

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

~GIVEAWAY only a few days left~

~Only a few days left to enter my VINTAGE LACE, BUTTONS n BOOK GIVEAWAY~
Hugs and Love, Amy

Thursday, February 10, 2011

~Me with The Four Sisters~

~I know I promised you pictures of me with "The Four Sisters" but it's been really hard on me since they left on Jan 28th.....(just 2 weeks ago today)
It's the first time in 19 years that I haven't had Alli here. It hit me harder than I thought it would and I've been trying to keep my mind off of it by visiting all of your wonderful blogs and keeping busy around the house.
I will post more, but for now,
this is the only one I could muster up to share with you.
From Left to Right:
Me, (Amy the Mom)
Alli (sister #3),
Ashley (sister #1),
Kristi (sister #2)
and last but not least, Maddi (sister #4)
Love and Hugs,
(Don't forget to enter my Vintage Lace, Book and Buttons Giveaway)

Sunday, February 06, 2011


~In celebration of my birthday today, (yes, I am exactly as old as the Super Bowl) I am having my BEST GIVEAWAY SO FAR.....EVERY DREAMY TREASURE you see in the picture above is going to ONE LUCKY's an estimated $80.00 value~

~You will receive this GORGEOUS 40 Step-by-Step Projects hard cover book, full of beautiful treasures to make called "Crafting with Lace"~

~Along with that, you will receive 3 Bottles of my Vintage Pearl, Victorian and Novelty Buttons. I have adorned them with the old 1940's Meyercord Roses Decals that are so hard to find. These would be stunning if embellished with the lace that is in this giveaway~

~There are YARDS and YARDS of Old Vintage Lace in the best Old World Colors all hand done and in 100% Old Cotton~

~I couldn't resist giving you some darling YO-YO's that my 85 year old Aunt Gertrude made....She shares the exact say day birthday as me and is one of the most fascinating ladies you could meet. She is a sweetheart!!!! I even included a darling pair of doll mittens for you to use your imagination with. They are precious.~

~You will also receive oodles and oodles of PINK SATIN RIBBON made in RIVERSIDE, CONNECTICUT, quite a few yards to play with. I love this stuff as it is so soft and easy to work with.~

~Yummy coordinating colors as everything sings together~

~Divine Antique Lace Clutch Purse~

~Amazing Vintage Reference to styles, times, and different eras of clothing with lace~

~Beautiful Emerald Lace Sampler~

~Stunning Antique Lace Bib~

~Even a History to the Life and Times of Lace, so fun to read and full of helpful hints and information~

~An Amazing Lace Wreath~

~Of course, patterns for everything in the book....there are 40 of them~

~The inside cover is so pretty and will get you excited about what will be inside~

~All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, that's it, nothing more. Tell your friends!!!! You may also email me if you don't have a blog and I will be happy to add you to the drawing.

I will draw the winner on February 20th, 2011 in the evening.
Everyone can enter, even internationally!!!!~

GOOD LUCK to all of you....Hugs and Love, Amy
(PS....don't forget, there are all new treasures on the )