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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

To all you sweeties I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

My favorite Valentines are the older ones like this one. I am telling my age by showing you what kind of cards that I received in grade school.

Back in the good ole days we would all bring decorated boxes to class to hold our sweet funny cards. I can remember anxiously waiting to take my pretty box home where in my room I read each cute little card from my friends. The box was opened a lot for weeks rereading my treasures.

I have forgotten  how old I was when a boy gave me my first Valentine Box of Candy. Can you?
Even now I love getting cards in the mail and your never too old to be someones Valentine.

Speaking of cards look what I got in the mail from Jennifer over at the lovely blog Ripplespeak.

Jennifer has a special gift with words and her post leave you wanting more of the same. She speaks from her heart both in her art work and writing.

Blogs like Ripplespeak are the reason I am so glad to be involved in this amazing world of blogging.
If you have not yet met Jennifer please take a moment to do so. Your life will be Blessed from finding her site.

I mentioned to Jennifer that when I move to Georgetown I am only taking Happy pieces with me. When I look at it and it makes me smile then I consider it a happy piece. lol

Last week I had to travel to College Station several times and after my appointments I had to visit Hobby Lobby and some other stores that I have missed. Hobby Lobby was having a huge sale so I picked up a few things that I knew I wanted for the little house in Georgetown.

As most of you know my farm house here is decorated in mostly the color pink.
I love pink but I have decided in my new place I will go with Bright Colors.

Colors like these in the two picture frames I bought. Don't you love I have not put pictures in them yet. haha

I never thought of decorating with orange but I have fallen in love with it. Especially love this picture frame with the bird on it.

I bought two of these colorful pillows. Glad everything was more than half off. I am hoping to buy a small white couch for my the little cottage I am moving too.

Birds were everywhere I shopped.  In order to get the new look I am after I may have to start downsizing and selling pieces. I hate hate having garage sales so not sure how to sell some items I have collected over the years.
 Craig's list is free and easy to use but I don't live in a big city and usually people I think meet and exchange their items. I guess I could wait til I move but would rather do it now. EBay is an option but have not been on it in 10 years so I would have to learn all over again how to sell on it.
Maybe I should start up my Temptation Mondays again and showcase all of your beautiful pieces you make for sale and slip in some of my stuff too. lol I do miss doing the Temptation Mondays.

Another thing I really miss is having guest bloggers do a post for my Blogazine Issues. It is a great way to learn about fellow blogging buddies. So who is going to be my first Blogazine Guest for the New Year.
I love reading these post and learning so much about you. Even if you have been a guest in the past I would love love to have you on here again. And if you have never been a guest what are you waiting on. lol

Well dear friends it's late and I have to get up early tomorrow. Just wanted to show you my beautiful note cards from Jennifer and some of my Happy pieces from Hobby Lobby.
Maybe Jennifer would be a Blogazine Guest? I will have to ask her.

Sweet Dreams and Happy Valentine's Day



Laney G said...

great blog. great music you got there too. who is it? i'm trying to figure out who it is but cant. im thinking christina perri but i'm sure i'm wrong. love the picture frames. I'm a big fan of pink. Esp HOT PINK. Even had my hair hot pink back in november. i think i posted pics. u should check it out. hope you're doing good. and hope you have a great vday. sadly i'm celebrating single this year which i think is even better. :D

Gorges Smythe said...

Good to hear from you, Maggie. I didn't realize you were moving, or had forgotten it probably. Hope it works out well for you and that you keep blogging. I'd try eBay on your stuff. I've never used it, but my stepson does. People around here won't pay anything near what something is worth, probably because they're like me and don't have any money!

Arkansas Patti said...

Welcome to my orange world. When I moved here I decided I was tired of muted colors and went bold. Several of my walls are blaze orange. They usually draw either raves or shocked silences when first viewed.
You are smart to start small like with frames or accent pieces.
Outside of the work involved, yard sales are fun people wise. Have one at your new place when you move. It is a great way to meet your neighbors but make sure you are wearing your thick skin for the dickering part.

Kim said...

Happy Valentines Day Maggie. I just love those bright pillows you bought. I can't wait to see your new place.

Dan said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Maggie!! I hope your day is full of fun and love!!

Love Ya!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your new things, Maggie! It sometimes helps when you move to a new place to switch up your decorating. I sold a few big pieces before we moved through Craig's List. Maybe you could do it as a big sale weekend, especially for the furniture. List it on Craig's List as a moving sale rather than a yard sale.

Happy Valentine's Day and good luck with your move!

Julia said...

Hi Maggie, changing from being a pink lady to a colorful one is quite a brave move I think. Good for you. A change of bright color may be very uplifting for you.

I love Jennifer and I comment on her post. She stirs my heart and my childhood memories and brings out the kid in me.

I'm glad that you got some of her beautiful creations.

You must feel excited about this new move. All the best dear friend.

Paula said...

Happy Valentine's Day Maggie.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Love Hobby Lobby where my motto is if it's not on sale this week, wait till next, because it will definitely bo on sale then!

yaya said...

Happy Valentines Day to you Maggie! I can't wait to see your new place and I adore orange also..I need more of it at my place..The best place to buy a small white couch is that store! I'm thinking about doing your blogazine post...I'll let you know!

Debby said...

I like the idea of going with bright colors. I also like bright pink and orange. I also like keeping the walls white and just using the brights in accents.
It is hard selling furniture these days. I would say a big sale with lots of advertising but I would wait until you are sure that you are sure where you want to stay.
Happy Valentines Day Sweetie.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I bet you will love your new place! How exciting...

BTW, you asked about my camera. I use a Nikon D90 and a 1.4 50 mm lens for food...

Happy Valentine's Day sweetie!



My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

Loved visiting with you today. You sound so upbeat m/f. (((hugs)))

GerryART said...


That's a huge color shift - pinks to ORANGE!!!
This is going to be such fun, Maggie. Can't wait.


Sweet Tea said...

I guess I've missed some posts because I didn't realize you were moving. I hope you LOVE your new place. BTW, my favorite colors are green and orange. Enjoy!

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

Happy Valentines Day to you sweet Maggie and to sweet Tinkerbell. Love, hugs and nose kisses, Maggie and crew

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Kathleen McCoy said...

Happy Valentine's Day, sweet Maggie! Please, please invite Jennifer to do a guest post! Would love to see more of her. Those cards are just beuatiful!

I've been out of town helping my friend Mary and away from being able to blog or read blogs much so I'll have to read back through your older posts to find out about this Georgetown move. Are you moving to Sun City in Georgetown or to a place in town? I've heard it's wonderful! Our (good) next door neighbors used to live there and just loved it. They only returned to Arizona because of Judith's allergies which just went crazy in Texas. But their hearts are very much there still. They loved the town and the people. I hope you have at least as positive an experience! Love to you! Dr Kathy

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Jennifer Richardson said...

thank you, dear Maggie, for your
warm and balmy words:)
i'm so glad my little bits of art
found a good home in you.
i wish you so much fresh light
and sweet joy in the days ahead
as new splashes of color
wash over your life.
it's going to be a beauty:)

Libbie said...

Hi Maggie! They still do make boxes! Annie's was so fun to make with her this year! Every year!

& Yes! I love meeting your blogazine guests! i hope you do some more!

Talk soon Maggie! Gotta go brush Annie's hair for school! :)

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Debbie said...

Maybe you should have a blogging garage sale. We could buy things from you. Another blogger I go to did that when she was changing her decor and she sold it all. I would love to see some things you might have, I collect roosters, would you be getting rid of any of those?
I can't wait to see your new place. Bright colors are nice. I too love pink, but also colors.
Happy Belated Valentine's day!!!
God Bless~

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