Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I need another day off! lol!

Could I have another day off please?  I really need a beach day! LOL!
Dont you miss the Mary Englebriet Home Companion Magazines?  I still have about 10 years worth of them.  I could never part with them.  And normally would never tear a page out, but I did remove this page...
sister seashells pic
Cut it out and mounted it on scrapbook paper, framed it and glued some shells and a little fuzzy flamingo friend on and Ta Dah!  I think its cute.  Its sitting on my fireplace mantle. 
Had a great visit with my mother, aunt and sister yesterday as well as with Tiffany, Marlaina and Torry. 
With special appearances by Tony jr, robert and Jennifer.  Bethany did not make it.
My grandpies showed off sufficiently.. of course they are just so darn cute, they need do nothing but be present! LOL! 
My sister was heading back to missouri this morning with her son and grandkids, and my mother and aunt are leaving on thursday.  I was hoping that I would maybe get to the city to see them once more before they go,  but the more that I think about it, Im not sure that will happen.
We did have a nice visit though. And the family reunion was a good time too.. we have a pretty interesting family.. ....   uh yah, interesting best describes it! lol!  I had wanted to post some pics from the reunion. but there are just too many to chose from.  I do have them mostly uploaded too my flickr page so heres the link if you want to see them... vivs flickr page 
As usually, I'm in a hurry.  gotta get ready for work, feed the animals and water the plants.  Next weekend I'm vegging out...  planning on a beach day and two days at the sewing machine! 
Then the following weekend I have a 4 day weekend and I will be heading to Ohio to spend the weekend with my friend Kelly!  so looking forward to that!
 So, for now girls.. Ive got to run! I gotta go to work!
have a great day


Lesa said...

Love what you've done with the Home Companion picture. I had all the issues but have recently been giving them to a friend in England, a few at a time. Your beach decorating is fun and I'm especially fond of that shelf in the last post with the little characters and the milk bottle.

It's good to see everyone enjoying themselves and the summer, best time to have a family gathering. The "pies" are adorable!

I think you're right about bloggers being away for a summer treat. I'm sure we'll read about it later.

Have a wonderful day!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I also have all my Home Companion issues too. Its my go-to magazine a zillion years later. Your pictures are wonderful. I've got to take pictures of my beach mantle in the living room. You always have the best ideas for decorating. It's turned cold in MI. Bonfires in the evening and our little pool is FREEZING. It almost feels like fall (scary).

Scrap for Joy said...

Another Home Companion magazine collector here! They are timeless...never go out of style. I love the assemblage you've made with the beach girls and flamingo. Your brain works in a wonderful way!
I think it's been quiet in Blogland, too. Since Elizabeth hasn't been creating, I miss her inspiration. I also think everyone has been busy with just having fun and being with their families more.
I'm glad you're still cranking out lovely projects...it's always fun to visit here Viv!
Are you having cooler weather...I'm loving it.

Perfectly Printed said...

I bet the framed ME picture looks great with your summer decorations!! I'm just back from Atlanta and absolutely could use another day off!! Wasn't there long enough to get use to the time change... I'm pooped!! Have a great week!

Theresa said...

Oh what a cute picture:) Love it that you got to spend time with the family! Enjoy your day dear Viv, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I hope the weather holds out here in Ohio for you for your visit, Vivian! We've been having some beautiful weather lately. I loved the ME magazine, too. I had thought I read on her blog that there was some talk on bringing it back, but since that was like a year ago, I guess that's all it was ~ talk.

Lutka And Co. said...

Your grand babies are adorable as usual! So great that you are keeping so busy - have a fun week!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So cute! Love the seashells on the bottom, gives a lovely touch! :) Have a great day! xo Holly

ImagiMeri said...

Marla Pie looks like a rock star in those shades! Torry Pie looks like he peed his pants from laughing so hard! I so enjoy looking at your photos, I almost feel like part of the family......I really wish we could meet in person......I need to give you lots of hugs,

Love ya'

Nan said...

It's funny Viv I hauled my ME magazines up to Alaska from CA. I have them stashed in the basement and have no idea what to do with them. If you figure out anything let me know. Thanks for the blog visits I do appreciate your interest. Nan

Jan said...

What a darling idea to frame the Home Companion beach photo - the sea shells on the frame are a great touch. Loved seeing your family photos, too. When you live far away from loved ones it makes you appreciate them even more, doesn't it? -- Jan

Little Susie Home Maker said...

It is so nice to see you family pictures. Those grand babies are so adorable!! Very happy you could get together and enjoy each other. It seems hard for families to get together now a days. Love the little framed ME. You made it look so cute!!
As far as blog land being quite, I think so a bit, too. People are busy with summer I guess. Or a few of my blogging buddies have been in need of a break. I myself am just trying to get back into it after a very hectic year so far. Blog buddies are the best, and I am happy to have more time to visit than before.

Laurie said...

I miss the ME magazines too! Now I read Molly magazine and Simply Crochet. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Happy Summer! :)