Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Ah....the luck of the Irish! Does this mean if I buy a lottery ticket on Thursday I'll win?? Don't I wish!!! But whatever you plan to do (and make sure eating is a part of your plans), have a wonderful, fun, happy day. And....if you win the lottery, I'll expect my share!

Sally Keszler did this great St Pat's design....we all love it. So, if you see Sally, be sure to "Kiss" her as her design says!!! thanks Sally for all you do! You always make us smile!

Monday, March 14, 2011


We can feel it in the air -- Spring is arriving and none-too-fast. The daffodils are up, the Lady Banks roses are bursting out (such a beautiful sight), the temperatures are rising, and smiles are on everyone's face. Life is grand. No need to worry, no need to fret. Spring is proof enough of God. It is a true time to rejoice of all our blessings. Bonnie Young just sent in this wonderful chick and eggs design & it just brings such happiness to all of us & I had to share. Bonnie is a beautiful person outside and in; what a wonderful part of our licensing family. ENJOY!

Monday, March 7, 2011

God Bless America

Lainey Daniels always continues to dazzle and encourage us with her wonderful artwork. She is such a hard worker and has a beautiful heart. It is hard to believe how long I have know her -- we go back to "old days" in the textile arena --- and that we have worked with her. This new Hearts and Stars layout makes all of us think about our great country, our dedicated men and women in the service to whom we owe so much, and the pride we have in the USA. Lainey has two daughters, and I think about Ashley and two baby girls that will grow up so fast (even though I'm sure she doesn't think so at this moment) just like Lainey's. Our day brightens whenever we get new artwork, and Lainey's always brings a big smile to us. As teenagers text - BFF - best friends forever.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My heart is in California

We just returned from a wonderful visit with our two adorable granddaughters, Aubrey 2 1/2 and Charlie 8 months (and their parents). They kept us on the go, and we loved it. Santa Monica is beautiful (except this trip it was rainy and cold). Aubrey goes to play school 4 days a week at a Baptist Church (yeah) and loves it. We enjoyed taking them to the Promenade, the ocean park for soccer ball kicking, Carousel at the Santa Monica pier, yogurt at Pinkberry, park for swing, slides, the restaurant at Santa Monica airport to watch the planes, and many, many fun lunches and dinners. Our Christmas gift from Ashley and Kevin was "breakfast" with Disney characters at the Disney hotel in Anaheim. It was "Goofy" as the host, and Pluto, Aladdin and the Genie, Bo Bear, Chip and Dale. Aubrey was shy at first with all the characters - when you're small, they all seem large. Bo Bear was really, really big, but broke into the "twist" at our table & it warmed Aubrey up. She even put her hand in his huge paw. It was a wonderful day with memories for a lifetime. How fast they grow!