I finally made it in today to get Sister Sledge fitted for her "bridesmaid" dress. She is actually to be a flower girl in cousin Julie's wedding in May in Indiana. She is marring the fabulous Steve Sidhom. We are really looking forward to it. 1.We love our family. We don't get to see them as often as we'd like so we cannot wait! 2. Uncle Jim and Aunt Carol are putting us up at a swanky hotel downtown. Perhaps to keep us from staying at their house, the Innisbrook Inn, but we don't care why. It's a nice hotel and it's free! Thanks Ya'll! Always so kind. 3. This side of the family is catholic. I am not catholic, but I can tell ya that Catholics know how to throw a wedding reception. Cannot wait! 4. You know there'll be good food! 5. Last but not least, it is most important...Big Daddy's grandparents. We will see them. Both have had declining health of recent and will be good to see them. Grandpa will be 92 the same month as the wedding so will be a celebration of his life too. He overcame a blood clot on the brain this past fall. We were not able to go up so I look forward to seeing him and giving him a big hug. Julie, If you see this blog...don't fret, this was only the trying on dress. I ordered one that was ivory (like in photo) but with periwinkle trim. Don't freak!
Speaking of formal wear....I also went into Consignment Classics today and took down some more of my items I found in my closet clear out. I was impressed at how well they have filled the place up. Everything looks great and is well organized due to Steve Ellis' mighty hand with a screwdriver. He put in shelves and hanging racks. It is a boutique in there. They even have some household items and cute accessories including purses, jewelry and shoes. They have alot of baby items. I brought in my hardly used baby bassinet, for those days are so over! I was thrilled to find out that owner, Michelle Ellis, is now taking prom and evening dresses. I always have thought that would be an ideal business...to have a store that just sold used bridal dresses and formal wear. I cannot reasonably see why someone would spend a ton of money for something to be worn just once. For all those proms and college formal dances, consign and buy from Consignment Classics. And tell your friends. It seems that that would make the most sense, er-cents! Consignment Classics is located in Helena next to Golden Rule Barbeque on Highway 17.
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Leigh discusses home decor, thriftiness (its an art) road trips and life as a stay at home mom. Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer, writer and wanna-be roller derby queen/rock star. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the south with her three children and husband "Big Daddy".
"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of s*&t."
Words of Wisdom
"Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen."-Jimmy Buffett
Sea Joy When I go down by the sandy shore,I can think of nothing I want moreThan to live by the booming blue seaAs the seagulls flutter round about me. I can run around when the tide is outWith the wind and the sand and the sea all about,And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.Oh, to live by the sea is my only wish. - Jacqueline Bouvier
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." --- Mark Twain
The cure for anything is salt water---sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.Philippians 4:12,13 NIV
Live a good life and in the end it's not the years in the life, it's the life in the years.~ Abe Lincoln
Let your boat of life be light Packed with only what you need --A homely home and simple pleasures,One or two friends, worth the name,Someone to love and someone to love you,A cat, a dog, and a pipe or two,Enough to eat and enough to wear,And a little more than enough to drink...For thirst is a dangerous thing. -- Jerome K Jeromefrom "Three Men in a Boat"
The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
"We can make our plans,But the LORD determinesour steps" Proverbs 16:9
"Let us not forget what is best remembered or may we not remember what is best forgotten."
"Fish and overnight guest stink after three days." ~plaque at Fish Camp Restaurant, Orange Beach, Alabama
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human being experience."
"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today just the way you are." Proverbs 27:17
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
Live simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to God.
Worry is a robber of time and energy. Take comfort within that God's power is what we truly need. Heknows our needs before we can even ask for them.
If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry. Faith is the ability to not panic.
Don't "find" a religion. "Find" your relationship with God. ~Bill Burgess
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great."-Mark Twain