Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Entry Foyer - a little christmas corner

Happy Holiday's Darlins,

The Holiday's are here.... I Love it!

I have begun decorating have you?
All the fresh garland & wreaths are placed.
I  don't know about you but.. when the garland is up it smells like Christmas to me!
It seems to bring the forest inside & everything seems so cozy.
mmmm Love* that!

In the entry foyer I have placed the new upholstered french vintage chair in the corner.
It's not it final location but the room it's going in is under construction!!

...this year I'm loving a teeny bit o red!

the boyzzz will like it!

Darling readers...
Thank you for the dearest comments you left for my family about the loss of Miss Chloe our Tibetan... we appreciate your kindness & prayers. Oh how we are missing her....
A beautiful day to you may it be more than you wish for!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tibetan mastiff Chloe

Hello Darlins

With a broken heart I write this post today..
On the eve of Thanksgiving my family and I found ourselves having to say our final goodbye to our dearly loved & cherished Tibetan mastiff Miss Chloe.

12 -23-06  *  11- 23- 16

Tuesday evening my husband looked at her ears inside, uses some liquid ear cleaner on a cotton pad and rubbed her ears inside and found fresh blood. A flag for concern...
 On Wednesday at noon we took her into the vet for apt. to see why she had been pawing at her face over the last month near her eyes, it seemed something was irritating the area. She scratched so hard it was bleeding & it wouldn't heel over. We thought maybe she had something going on there. 

We thought we would probably be getting some antibiotics & a maybe an ear wash and we would bring her home.

Long story short...the vet did some tests and found our her red blood count was almost depleted & her blood wasn't coagulating. They gave us her samples & paperwork with a referral to a animal hospital for a specialist, they said go now...

 Bottom line the vet aid she couldn't be saved, she was bleeding internally. Her immune system was attacking itself.
  We asked if we could bring her back home for a few hours to be with her and let her be with Lincoln our Saint Bernard. We hoped he would sense something and maybe it will help him later. 
My oldest son lives out of state and it broke our heart to make that call....omg so extremely difficult give him the news and explain the situation.
He was an important part of her life too...This was his dog so much, he found the breeder and led the descioson in getting her from the beginning...

We skyped with him so he could see her as we gathered around on the floor with both dogs..
Later that evening we said goodbye....

The first time we saw her... getting her ready to come home with us.

Quiet & sweet

Late in the spring her thick winter coats gets ready to shed for summer.

She was a friend and mentor to our Lincoln, whom I believe showed him the ropes and gave him confidence... he is almost blind.

Tibetan Mastiffs are a unique breed.
 Chloe was noble
 she pranced like royalty
 walked like a model
 proud, quiet and elegant

 She was amazing guardian...
 She knew her natural primitive role..
She guarded us, our friends, our property, Lincoln and our hearts.

She was so beautiful...one of a kind.

We will ring the bell for her this Christmas...

We miss her dearly we loved her immensely.

Sweet dreams we love you....Miss Chloe..

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pre - Holiday!

Happy week before the Holiday scramble!

I hope everyone is looking forward to the next couple months & all the festivities...
Sometimes I wish I could savor them one at a time, how about you?

So on that note...I'm at the store getting a few things for Thanksgiving dinner
 I smell Christmas...

Evergreen wreaths, rosemary I got all excited
I got in the car & my husband said.. what? Can't you wait till friday?

 I had to have me some Christmas now...

....I want to smell Christmas

...wrap a few gifts

...sip apple cider

 enjoy the pre season!

I L*O*V*E the holiday's!

A beautiful week to you take time to enjoy the moments worth savoring!

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Autumn weekend

Hi Darlins,

Hope your enjoying Autumn where you are!
We headed to the local mountains of Big Bear lake, California to get some Autumn...
It has been so warm in SoCal...uhhh

We loaded up our dogs, dirt bike, sweaters & hit the road.

This is Big Bear Lake, it's about 3 hours north of us. 
{with perfect driving conditions}

Ahh Autumn in the mountains!

A sweet BLUE JAY joined me for a latte on the porch.

We went into town & walked around the shops
Check out this FAUX Bison... It was Huge! 
It would be awesome in a big room in cabin. 

The nights got down to freezing, it was so fun to wear sweaters
 sit by the cozy fire in the early mornings & evenings.

Mr. Lincoln & Miss Chloe were so HAPPY for the cool weather...
Can't you tell by her face!!!

Mr. Lincoln

Miss Chloe {laying in front} has a little attitude if you can't tell... she is very posh, so pretty & she knows it!
 doesn't like pics or interviews...
or anyone really!!!

A beautiful week to you, 

Follow along on Instagram, starting to decorate for the holiday's

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Good Morning November

Hello November...
Good morning Darlings!

A quiet morning today, but so dark now when we wake.
I want to catch up with you!

Is this year flying or what?

Here's a few this and that things around here!

 was up last night late creating a layout & loading pics
 for my baby's Senior High School yearbook page! 

I was crying!
 I didn't use this one for his page but it makes my heart melt...
He is 6 weeks old...we were ready to leave for his baby shower and spend a fun day meeting some wonderful women whom I adored. It was his first real social outing! 
{The Home Depot was his official first} but that was normal for both our baby's!

I was 37 here & so in Love with him...I was grateful to have a healthy pregnancy & baby at that age.

Here he is now! 
We shot his senior pics done here at our home, 
I took this of him while the photographer was shooting him in the yard on his motocross bike,
 {he always wears a helmet & riding gear}

... but this was for the photo op...you know the HAIR!!!

Reflecting & finding the words to put on his page that are meaningful just between him & our family was difficult... 
I'm sure those of you who have had seniors can relate!

 Trying my best to keep it short but authentic like him...
 I only really wanted to write how much we love him over and over!!!

It's a surprise so I'll keep it that way and share it later.

HEY! We have finished the dog run, now we are building the country house for them..
 I'll take some picture of the project to share, it's going to have a porch!

On Instagram!
Come on by, it's fun, love how quick it is to share daily inspiration & see others!

Life is beautiful!
 so are you!