Saturday, September 27, 2014

Breast Cancer Sucks!

Go Fund My Little Sister
My baby sister Ruth aka CocoDonna on Face Book, has breast cancer.  She was diagnosed several months ago. She has had a lumpectomy and has  starte chemo treatment.  

The treatment makes her sluggish and tired, requiring several days off a week from work.  But like a CHAMP she manages to go to work at least 2 days a week to keep her job and maintain some financial obligations.

I am humbly asking her family and friends to make a donation to offset her household obligations until she is able to go back to work every day.  

God Bless You for  your monetary expressions of love, but more importantly for your prayers!!  

Her slogan is "Fight Like a Clark"!  Because she will!

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Do Not let Your Hearts Be Troubled & Do Not Be Afraid John 14:27

Today my baby sister undergoes her 1st round of chemo.  She has breast cancer.  This is a picture of her when she was about 10 or 11.The pink banner with "Fight Like A Clark" will be put on pink bracelets and worn by her family & friends.  Clark is our family name on our Mother's side.  Clark's have a lot of "spunk", energy, not afraid to fight and not afraid to defend! So continue to "Fight like a CLARK" little sister!!

I'm asking my blogger friends to say a little prayer for her, her family and her friends.  She is in Ohio, I am in Texas.  So, yes pray for me too!  The Big Sister who is not there......

I found the follow article interesting.  It's written to those that are friends or family to cancer patients. Just "click" on the following:

What Your Friends With Cancer Want You To Know

I love you "Little Sister" (inside joke)!  
Do Not Be Afraid!  Be BRAVE! 

I Love You!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The 1st day of school & a duckling

They've been in school now for a week.  Granddaughter in 2nd grade, grandson in kindergarten ALL Day!

I'm told he was a little grouchy when he got home the 1st day, he is use to taking a nap.  His only complaint - Not enough snacks!!  

The second granddaughter is 6 months old and growing so fast!  She is sitting up, standing up, rolling over and has a huge personality!  No wonder!  Her mom dresses her like she's a duck!  An adorable, lovable duck!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

New Chandelier Ceiling Fan Light Kit

This was MY inspiration!  I have admired this ceiling fan for years!! Of course the price tag was way out of my range!  So I searched and searched and found this:

However, it too was pricey!  So I would look for ways to decorate and improve the ceiling fan in my bedroom on blogs and pinterest. Ultimately, I did this:

You can read about this transformation here:

This set up worked well and I actually like it.  It looked better than the globe that was there before.  But I still wanted that chandelier light & ceiling fan.  Some day, I would think.

I was looking at the Lamp Plus website one day and saw the light fixture again.  I decided to sign up with them to get notification of sales and coupons, hoping, maybe, one day I could afford this light fixture.

Well, low and behold I got an email from their Lamp Plus Open Box website.  I opened it, looked at their offerings and decided to "search" for ceiling fan light kits.  BINGO!  There she was!  $59 and they only had one.  Without hesitation I purchased it!  And the shipping was FREE!!  Woo Hoo!

Here is a link to this website.  Check it out!  I do recommend it!

And here she is in all her glory!  She arrived yesterday!

For $59 and FREE shipping, I'm happy!

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Mailbox post updated with SPRAY Paint!

I guess this was the weekend for curb appeal!  I just finished updating my mailbox!

Here is a photo of mailbox in October 2013.

After doing some research I used this paint.  It went on so easy! No drips!  No mess!

Babe covered the ground and the mailbox with plastic, since I was only painting the post.

I did the actual spray painting!

I think it turned out pretty good!  I use mailbox covers all the time, and the mailbox it self was in good shape!  The black color on the post compliments the new carriage style hardware put on the garage doors yesterday!

Thanks again babe!

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Garage Door Make Over - Done!

Today is the 5th anniversary of moving into my Little Bitty Damn Houze!  Yeah Me!  It's been a fun 5 years, making small improvements and doing little, easy DIY's here and there.  

Today my Babe installed Carriage hardware on my garage doors.  

Lookey, lookey!
This is the door before.  Off to Home Depot!

This is After!  Excuse the glare!  That is the reflection of the truck in the drive way!

I purchased 2 sets of these. $18 each.

He says he needs a new drill bit ......

Thanks Babe!  Looks GREAT!

Next: A new mailbox maybe???

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