Just he and I and all of them....

Just he and I and all of them...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday thank yous....

On September 16, 2012 my Grandpa Linford died at the age of 84. I really wasn't sad, I will miss him, but I wasn't sad. My Grandpa was a big man, a strong man and an honest man. He lived an amazing life. He raised 6 kids who grew up to be awesome people. One of them I am lucky enough to call Dad. He owned a business with his brothers and he had a reputation with his competitors of being absolutely honest in his dealings. He was very active in his church and was very dedicated to his God. He never said no to a church calling or a request for service. Grandpa met the love of his life in highschool and was married to her for 68 years at his death. He considered her needs above all else in his life. He was such a great grandpa, he called me Shelly-belly puddnin pie until the very end. On the Tuesday before he died I went to visit he and grandma and I sang a song to him that I knew he loved. As I have loved you, love one another. He thanked me and told me it was nice, with his weak and raspy voice full of love. I will miss him. My Grandpa had been in so much pain for the last years of his life and he was living a life where people had to help him with everyday activities, this was hard on him. He was always a very proud man. I am so thankful that my Great-Grandma Linford was able to take her youngest son in her arms on that Sunday morning and welcome him home. I am so thankful that my Uncles now have the last of their brothers with them. I am so thankful that my Great-Grandpa Linford finally gets the chance to tell his youngest son how proud he is of him and how much he loves him. I am so thankful that my baby Julia is sitting on her Great-Grandpa Linford's lap getting her tiny knees tickled. Of all these things I am most thankful that my Grandpa is again whole, strong, and pain free. I am honored and thankful to be the Granddaughter of Dale Hodges Linford. I miss you grandpa, until we meet again, I love you.
Until later, Hugs, Shelly

Monday, September 24, 2012

Made By Me Monday...

So I am trying to get here more often, but I guess I should be proud that I am at least here once a week. I will try for more but won't beat myself up if I don't make it. So first things first - Happy House cleaning goals, I am doing pretty good so far, been making my bed and emptying the sink almost every day. It is amazing how fast things fall apart if I miss a day. So this week it is those two plus clearing clutter everyday for ten minutes, I know that will make a difference. Now to share one of my newest projects with you, it is my "H" wall,
It actually grew to be an "H" corner, and I love it!! It really is one of my favorite things in my house! What do you think? Until later, Hugs, Shelly

Monday, September 17, 2012

Made by Me Monday...

So I really am wanting to get back into this blog stuff heavy duty, but my life is sooo busy right now that I am having a heck of a time fitting it in. But I will not give up. So first things first, for the second week of Happy House Rules we are making sure our sink is clear when we go to bed. So we are now 1. Making our beds and 2. Emptying our sinks. Now for the more fun business I am going to try to put something I have done on every Monday, keep me motivated right? So hear is my latest window project
What do you think? I really like it and it was so simple to do, I have a few things that I haven't shared yet so please come back each Monday. I have noticed that I have lost so many followers and how can you blame them I have been on invisibility for so long. But to those of you who have remained Thank you, I promise to keep on trying. Until later, Hugs, Shelly

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall.. a new beginning...

Hello to all my long lost bloggy friends!! It has been soooo long and I have missed you all so much! I haven't been here for way to many reasons to mention in one post but maybe over the next little while we will peel away at that onion one layer at a time. The most important thing tho, is I'm Baaack!! and I am here to stay. I have done quite a few projects, so I have some to share and my mind is full so there will be more!! First and foremost it is time for me to reorganize my life, there is just something about the season of Autumn that makes me want things to be organized, clean and cozy. So to start in that direction I am going to start the Happy Homes Organization plan again! It worked so great the first time that it is time to jump right back on that horse again! My Happy House has such a simple and effective organizing plan that anyone can do it, and with my hectic life that is exactly what I need. So who's going to do it with me? Come on lets all get ready for a cozy fall and an organized holiday season! Week one: Make your bed every morning, or evening, just make it- everyday. Easy peasy, right? Its amazing how much better you feel to climb into a nice warm MADE bed every night!
Look how comfy that looks, I can't wait! Well lets see if we can do it for the entire week! Until later, Hugs, Shelly