Welcome to my blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Friday, April 24, 2015


Hi, hope you all are having a good week.
For some reason whenever I get the camera out, a certain little pup by the name of Katie becomes camera shy.
She spent a few hours at the groomer yesterday, and came home looking oh so cute, complete with a new tie died bandana.  So of course I wanted to take her picture.
 Try as I might to get her to look at the camera, she suddenly becomes hard of hearing!

 Nothing seemed to work during our little photo shoot. She was oh so bored!
 And totally disinterested.....................
 I felt as if I were being snubbed................
 Ok, now we are getting somewhere!
Going thru a challenging and stressful time here, with our house on the market, lots of showings, and an open house this weekend.
Thank God for Katie, she always brings a smile to my face no matter what life seems to throw my way.
Thanks for popping by, Katie says to tell you all
Which means: "Have a great weekend!"


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Katie is so cute...this post made me smile! Hope the open house goes well!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, Katie is oh so adorable. She takes great pics. So sweet in her little scarf.
Good luck with the showings and open house.
I'm on my phone. Storms are hitting us right now with hail and high winds.
Hugs, CM

Blondie's Journal said...

Awwwww...precious. I love her ears!

Jane x

Rose L said...


Ordinary J said...

The scarf somehow matches the cushion:)

Jan Tanis said...

How cute Katie is...and you got some cute shots of her! My Angel is like that too! Either she snubs me or she's so busy running around that she becomes a blur in shots of her. LOL!!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Donna wishing you success with your open house. Katie is absolutely precious. The camera loves her!

Susie said...

Donna, Thank you honey, I needed a good laugh. Katie's indifference to the camera just made me laugh out loud. She grew to be a sweet dog, didn't she. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Katie is so cute and at least she stayed in the chair! Charlie won't sit still for photos at all, I have to sneak them. Selling your home is very stressful so be sure to take some time for yourself!

Trisha said...

Your Katie and my Grady have matching bandannas...what great taste they have!! Hope your open house goes well and that you get a chance to enjoy your weekend!


BeachGypsy said...

Katie is adorable! She seems to have loads of personality! How old is she? What breed?

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

That Katie, paying the little hard to get gal. LOL
She sure looks very pretty. Are you sure she's not mad at you for taking her to the groomers?
Hope you get a offer on the house and that everything will fall into place for you.
Waldo and Lili liked Katie's photo's and send doggie kisses.

Cynthia said...

ADORABLE. She's a poser


Debby said...

she is just a cutie pie. But you know that I am crazy about spaniel.
Oh I can relate. Our house is on the market as well. Last Sunday we had an open house. We have had lots of showings. Houses are going in to contracts, wishing ours would soon. We were listed from July to November last year and no offers. It's like you live in a fish bowl. Strangers in your house. You walk back in and you can smell their cologne. I want my privacy back. But, my house is clean. Hah. Good luck with yours.

Debbie said...

I'm glad your Katie brings joy to your heart, Donna. She's a real cutie.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

that is so funny, I swear they know exactly what they are doing! She has gotten so big and she is so cute!


hazel marec said...

OMG! Katie is so adorable! I could just hug her!
Hugs to you both!
Laura and the gang

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Love Katie. She is adorable. She takes great photos.

Good luck with the sale of your home.


Tete said...

Katie is adorable! How are you managing all the people coming through? I think I would go mad. Prayers for you until you get it sold and praying that happens soon for you! Have a fun weekend! ;)