February 12, 2015

Spring Cleaning and A Recent Puppy Picture

Last weekend when everyone else was watching the Super Bowl, I decided to do some much-needed spring cleaning in my dollhouse. I removed all the furnishings and applied three coats of satin polyurethane to the wood floors and cedar shingles.


The kitchen is now decorated for Easter and all the eye dying supplies are on the table.  Of course, it's helpful to have corgi supervision.

There's kitty mischief going on in the bathroom.  Do you see the one playing in the toilet?  I'm not sure if this corgi is an innocent bystander  or part of the mischief.

I had fun rearranging the nursery.  All the tiny dolls and toys are so cute.

And, I just had to share this recent picture of my beautiful, blue-eyed puppy, Perl.  I'll be picking her up on February 24.

January 29, 2015

Coming Soon To Our House...

Perl is the puppy closest to the camera.

Miss Heidi and I will welcome a new fur family member on February 24.  After a few weeks of searching and calling breeders, I finally found someone who has puppies.  I am getting a Cardigan Welsh corgi. She is a very light blue merle and the breeder thinks she's going to have those beautiful blue eyes that some merles have. I  have named her "Perl" which is the Welsh spelling of the name Pearl.

Heidi is a senior girl (she is six months younger than Hanna) and our house is too still and quiet.  I'll probably be writing in a couple months "what was wrong with a still and quiet house".  But for now, I am so excited!

December 29, 2014


As I reflect back on 2014, I have many happy memories of traveling, spending time with my friends and family, and riding with the top down on my new (to me) car.

2006 PT Cruiser

Having to let Hanna go to the bridge was my saddest memory. Heidi and are are adjusting nicely and spending lots of quality time together.  I am so thankful for her! I don't plan to add another corgi as long as I have Heidi.  

I don't know about you, but I'd like to fast forward to spring now.  I planted about forty tulips last year and can't wait to see them blooming.  January and February are always long and dismal to me. I didn't read much in 2014 but I hope to in the next few months.  If you have any suggestions of  "good reads", please forward them to me.

Happy New Year to you and your families!

December 21, 2014

Final Tribute to My Beautiful Hanna

Last Thursday, with the help of my wonderful vet, my Hanna went to the bridge.  She suffered from complications of Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) and was in constant pain that couldn't be controlled by medication.  Her corgi sister, Heidi, and I miss her terribly.  She was six months old when Heidi came to live with us and they were always best buddies.  She was my first corgi and my "heart dog."

December 8, 2014

Tilly's Nest: Craft a Holiday Chicken Wreath

Today I came across this lovely blog and instructions to make this rooster Christmas decoration.  I thought some of you might enjoy making him, especially my blogging friends who have farms.

Tilly's Nest: Craft a Holiday Chicken Wreath: I've been wanting to show you all how to make a chicken wreath for a very long time now. It is always so much fun to create animals ...

November 19, 2014

My Week in Paradise

My trip to Key West was  incredible! The weather was beautiful  and the seafood was scrumptious.  Below are some of my favorite pics.

Ernest Hemingway's Home
One of the many polydactyl kitties who live at the Hemingway House

Cottage garden shop

Beautiful sunsets every night!

Chickens roam the streets freely and this rooster
 seemed to think our inn was his territory.

We stayed in this beautiful inn.

Miss Tigger was the social director at our inn.

We enjoyed breakfast at this historical bakery.

I can't wait to go back to the island.  I love it!

And last, but not least, please visit my friend, Pat's, new website for her beautiful pound cakes.  Celebration Cakes by Pat.  Her cakes are  beautiful and delicious!
Please mention my post if you order.