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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Love of Being a Grandmother!

Happy Hump Day everyone.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas Day....I know I did. Yes, still no crafting and or painting or making jewelry....still in Jacksonville Florida enjoying my new grandson, Alan...or Bean, as I call him.

I was watching my daughter today as she still continues to recuperate from her c section and adjust to being a Mother. I so remember the day I brought her home from the hospital almost 34 years ago...wow, how time flies! She is going to be an awesome mom....and her husband is doing great!  And, me, well, I'm in love again!. I sat this morning feeding, burping, and holding Alan, and my heart just melts every time. I swat there looking at him thinking that my blood, my fathers blood, my ancestors blood flows in his veins....and we are such a proud family. The love  I have for this little boy whose mother is my oldest and first child...well, it is amazing.

So, there will be no crafts or other things like that until after the first...but, oh boy, how much fun I'm having!

Blessings to all,
Deborah

Friday, December 21, 2012

Meet my New Grandson!!!

Good Friday Morning Everyone,

I'm a Grandmother again! Alan Evan Badis was born on December 20, 2012, at 8:32 AM...he weighed in at 8lbs 12 ozs....and was 19 1/2 inches long. My daughter had to have a c=section, and she did wonderful,,,and my son in law also. I'm elated about him and that my daughter..."my punkin" is doing just fine...

So, I wanted to share a few pics with all of my Blogging Family......


I want to thank each of you that offered prayers and good thoughts and good "juju" sent our way during this time....So, for the nest few weeks I will be in Jacksonville, Florida and will be doing NO crafts, paintings...just enjoying being "Granny Deb"....
So, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah , Happy Kwanzaa....and Blessed Yule to each of you....

Blessings with much love, Deborah

Monday, December 17, 2012

NO GRANDSON YET!!!

Happy Monday everyone...

Well, I'm in Jacksonville, and my daughter hasn't ad my grandson yet......we thought they were going to do c-section tomorrow....but they have put it off til Thursday.....my daughter is in so much distress, due to health issues....and the docs have told me to make her comfortable......so I will keep everyone posted the best that I can.
Please continue to pray for Brooke and her husband and the healthy delivery of Alan.

Blessings,
Deborah

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Heading to Florida...Grandson Coming Soon!

Good Saturday Morning everyone,
While my sleep was restless thinking of all the families affected by the tragedy in Connecticut....I'm excited as I finish packing to go to Jacksonville Florida, to be with my daughter and husband, as we get ready to welcome my grandson.

As, I've posted this week....Anna Brooke, has had some major complications, and the doctor feels the need to do a c-section for her health. I think it will be schedule for Tuesday morning.....so, tomorrow, I will not be choosing my Spotlight of the Week......

I'm going to try and keep everyone posted with pictures and updates as I can. I ask all of you to continue to pray for Brooke during this time for her health and the babies health.....and for me also....this is my first born having her first born...and my Heart is happy but scared at the same time.

May each of you hold your family close and dear to you today....tell them you love them.....

Blessings,
Deborah

Thursday, December 13, 2012

MS. LUCY SAYS......MERRY CHRISTMAS YA'LL

Happy Thursday Everyone,

Have ya'll met Ms. Lucy? Ms. Lucy is my alter ego.....she can get into trouble and I don't have to!!!

I brought her to Life several years ago, and LOVE painting her on old vintage windows. She has been sold and gone home with several "southern belles" down here in South Georgia. But, she let me know that she needed a Christmas outfit so she could "spread the Holiday Cheer".  So, she donned her finest "red velvet dress, trimmed with black mink" and her ever present pearls...got her hair done with her highlights....and she is ready!

And, yes she is built like me...."she has some junk in her trunk"....but that's just more to love!!

I hope ya'll enjoy meeting Ms. Lucy!



Blessings,
Deborah

I Was Featured at:

TWO YELLOWS BIRD DECOR!!!! OMG....ask me if I'm excited? Yes mam, I certainly am! My snowmen, were the most viewed link last week.

Wow, I was so surprised, but, oh so happy.

I just had to share.....and if you have never checked Jill out and her blog....go visit her at:http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/

Blessings,

Deborah

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Brass Plant Chain Necklace!

Happy Hump Day Everyone,

So, I'm still awaiting a phone call from my daughter in Florida to tell me if my grandson is ready to be born......jumping every time the phone rings.....running around here like a crazy person.....
I needed something to do.

So, I pulled out my tool box where I keep all things jewelry, and thought...hummmmmm.....what can I make. As, i sat there, I noticed a plastic box of "brass chain" I had gotten for another project that I had never done, and thought, Wow....that is so pretty!

So, I pulled it out and started working on it....i think it turned out great....it is bright and shiny, and looks "kinda like real gold", and think it will look wonderful with all my sweaters.

Hope you like it!

Blessings, Deborah
I love it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Prayers for my Daughter

This is something I would not normally do, but I'm asking all my friends and followers to please say a prayer for my daughter, Anna Brooke. She is 33 years old and expecting my second grandchild any day, any second....I have one grand daughter by my son, but this is Anna's first child. She has been very sick through her pregnancy suffering with her diabetes. She was just diagnosed with Severe Edema, and I think the doctor is going to go ahead and pull her from work.

This is the best thing to do, but it will cause an extreme financial problem for her and her husband. As, the way her maternity leave pay works the pay will not kick in until Alan, the baby, is born. The plans for now are for her to stop work tomorrow and be induced next Tuesday, but that will leave almost a week of pay she will not be getting and she needs that.

I told her today, that I knew things would work out for her....I had Faith in my Higher Power to watch over her and help her when she needed it. I will probably be leaving Saturday to go ahead on down there and be with her through the weekend....I will be keeping everyone updated.....but, even though she is my oldest she is still "my punkin"....so, please take a moment and say a little prayer for her...

Blessings,
Deborah
Anna Brooke and I this Summer on her Wedding Day

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Video Message from Santa for your Loved One

EVERYONE, you have to try this....A friend showed me this today and I went right away and made a video
for my darling grand daughter, Kenzley.....this is AMAZING, and I can't wait for her to see this.

All you have to do is go to www.portablenorthpolecom......and get started!

You will have so much fun!

Blessings,

Deborah

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK; With a Blast!

It is Sunday again, and you know what that means....it is my Sunday Spotlight of the Week, where I pick a blog that I follow and that I like....and this week is:

Linda from South Africa and her blog.....With a Blast! First, Linda is a very talented woman and makes and creates the cutest things! And this week, her post about her Christmas tree table topper that she made from twigs is soooooo cute.

So, please take the time today to drop by and visit her and tell her Three Dawg Lady Designs sent ya. She can be found at : www.withablast.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Deborah

MORE SNOWMEN!!!!

Okay, I know, everyone is probably tired of my Snowmen.....but, I can't help....they are so cute and so much fun to make and bring to Life!

I've made several sets and sold them to various family and friends, and I get so excited when I put the finishing touches on them and FINALLY wrap their little scarves around their necks.....and then...THERE THEY ARE!!! Looking so cute and waiting to go to their new home.

I wanted to share with you a couple sets that I had finished....
Mr. and Mrs. with two little ones

A Mrs. and a Mr. Snowman


I just love them......Blessings, Deborah


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Why Didn't I think of this Earlier????

Over 35 years ago...a man by the name of Paul Tang came to my hometown of Waycross, Georgia and opened   a small Chinese restaurant called Wong's Palace.  To say that it has thrived is an understatement!! It has grown into one of the BEST and NICEST places in Waycross.
Food has always been spectacular...and service superb! I ate there, my entire family always ate there....I took my children there....heck, my father who was a local attorney ate there almost DAILY!!1 Loved the shrimp with lobster sauce!

But, more importantly, Mr. Paul and his family became an integral part of our community...when ANYONE needs equipment for a school....Mr. Paul was there. When a family was in crisis....Mr. Paul was there. When South Georgia had the horribles fires back in 2007 that were on the nightly news...Mr. Paul and his staff  were at the fire check in point for the volunteers DAILY! With water....food for the firefighters....buying batteries for the flashlights that they needed....ANYTHING!!! Mr. Paul and his staff were always there.

Then, about a month ago....Wong's Palace  suffered a horrible fire and shut them down! The structure survived, but inside was gutted. Mr. Paul is doing everything per his insurance to rebuild, but, alas, his wonderful employees have no income at this time....and with the holidays upon us...well, it breaks my heart.

So, finally today, I chatted with a local coffee shop owner and we decided to reach out to the community..we put out the word to get gifts and gift cards to help the employees. I so wish I had thought sooner to reach out to all my friends in the blogging community, but that is okay....it is just so important to me that WE ALWAYS REMEMBER that there is always someone worse off then ourselves....I just wanted to share this with all my friends here in "bloggin land".

Blessings,
Deborah

Friday, December 7, 2012

NEW Vintage Red Christmas Purse! Oh My!

Happy Friday everyone...I hope everyone is doing great! Well, I've been working on making more of my precious snowman families.....and I'm loving it and them....bringing them to life....seeing what type of personality they will have....and I'm making a set for my parents....can't wait to finish them.

Sooooo, I took a much needed break this morning and drove out to our new Goodwill store and thought I would just scout around to see what I might find....love me some Goodwill! So, I'm walking and looking, and I turn an isle and there "she" was...right there waiting on me.

A beautiful, RED, real leather purse with working clasp.....from at least the mid to late 50's! I was so excited...I looked around to make sure no one else was looking at her, and I grabbed her!!! Mine, mine, mine! I have been looking for a red vintage purse to use for the holidays. I love vintage purses...heck, I love PURSES! I think that is what caused my divorce years ago....he said "if you bring one more purse in the house I'm leaving"....well he has been long gone and I LOVE MY PURSES!!!! LOL...not really.

So, I brought her home and cleaned her up...and take a look....
She is a BEAUT!!!

So, I'm now sporting her around on my arm.....looking so GLAM!!!

Have a nice evening everyone.....
Blessings,
Deborah

Thursday, December 6, 2012

All the Give A Ways!! I'm turning into MY GRANNY DUFFY!

I have a confession to make to all of you...my dear followers.....I'm an ADDICT! Yep....it is hard for me to admit...but I'm ADDICTED to all the FABULOUS Give a Ways that are out there right now. There are books, kitchen items, makeup, clothes, GIFT CARDS, and yes, even CASH!! So this morning after getting up, walking the dog, and grabbing that first cup of Java, I quickly ran to the computer to check my email quickly.....I just knew I had won SOMETHING!!! But when I realized that I wouldn't be seeing this:

I realized that I had turned into my Granny Duffy!  She was an absolutely marvelous and wonderful Grandmother. A little, tiny woman with beautiful red hair, and the kinda of laugh that made you laugh with her...and the BEST cook ever. She lived in a beautiful home that always had smells of her baking when you walked inside. She did everything....cooked, baked, gardened, and even went fishing by herself after my Granddaddy passed away....and she couldn't even swim.

In 1985 after suffering her first stroke, my Mom had to move her out of her beautiful home and sell it, Mom moved her into a small cottage behind my parents home. She still could take care of herself...and still cooked...and still spoiled the grandchildren and the great grandchildren....but during this time she became OBSESSED with prize package letters that would come in the mail to her...you know the ones from Readers Digest and Publishers Clearing house....every day Duffy would walk to the mail box...just  KNOWING in her Heart that she had WON that day. 

She would call my Mom at the office( my Mom managed my Daddy's law offices) and she would say..."Katy you have to come now...it's the BIG ONE".....or "I think I won this one"......She NEVER gave up hope that ONE DAY she would Win Big!

And, this morning after realizing I hadn't won over night the big gift card, or the Kitchen Aid mixer...and felt kinda let down...I realized I had already won the most important thing...the wonderful and unique love from a Grandmother a child could ever hope to have. So, I will keep entering all the give a ways....if for no other reason than....Granny Duffy would want me to.

Blessings,
Deborah

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Snowman Family..THANKS to CREATIVE RAISINS

When I started my blog back at the first of the year...heck, I didn't even really know what a blog was. I just went to Google and set up a blog! And, the day was so hectic that day. Our beautiful pitt bull...Sapphire...was giving birth to her first litter of puppies....IN MY CLOSET!!! Yep...we tried very hard to get her to her spot, but she wanted to be in her "Granny's closet"!

So, I was running back and forth to the office and then back to my bedroom...it was a HOOT! But, anyway, here I go telling another story...as my children would say..Get to the point Mom. So, that night after birthing puppies all day...not me, but Sapphire.....lol....I spent almost the whole night on my blog. I found out how to Follow a blog.....Share my blog....take and share pics....and read some of the most amazing blogs out there. One of my Favs from the beginning was Lisa over at Creative Raisins! She is a mother of 3 and lives in Canada. She is such a talented lady.

Well, the other day while reading her 12 Days of Christmas posts...she had the cutest idea and I couldn't wait to try it....so without further Ade , I present my version of her wooden snowmen family....
Blessings,
Deborah
The Family

Papa

Mama

Baby

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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Monday, December 3, 2012

More Senorita Sunrise Collection!!

I LOVE TURQUOISE!! I do...I can't help it. Ever since I went to Mexico for the first time in my teens on family vacation and saw that beautiful colored rock for the first time...it has always spoken to me. I have so many pieces...rings....earrings....necklaces.....I even had a toe ring once with turquoise in it! Yep, I did.

So, I have been busy adding to my Senorita Sunrise Collection of jewelry pieces. I use allot of vintage beads and stones...I also collect vintage jewelry and have some nice pieces. But, when I find a piece that I don't really like but the stones are nice, well, then I take it apart and redo it! Hey, isn't that allot of us do? Re Do It!!

So, I finished 3 pieces today....they are a mixture of vintage turquoise and faux....some beautiful red cabochons and some vintage turquoise pearls....Hope you like them.

Blessings, Deborah
Turquoise pearls, nuggets, and red cabochons

Turquoise round beads, and large red cabochons

My Favorite...turquoise squares and red coral nuggets

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Simple, but Elegant Table Top

Good Sunday evening everyone....Wow, it was a beautiful day here in South Georgia! I painted on some new holiday signs....I raked in my front yard.....I visited with some friends....and I cut some flowers from my yard.
I have two large camellia bushes...one red...one white. This year the red, so far, has not come in that good. But, the white camellias are gorgeous. In the front yard, I have a whole trellis of beautiful tea roses....
so, I went and found one of my old decanters, cleaned it up real good, and Voila ....I had a beautiful and simple, bu, elegant table top decoration. It looks so nice sitting next to my Santa's.

I hope you enjoy this, this evening. Blessings,
Deborah



SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: GLUED TO MY CRAFTS

Good Sunday morning everyone....I'm up early as usual.....loving a great cup of Java and sitting outside with Odawg, one of Three Dawg Lady's dogs....anyway....

The Spotlight of the Week this week is Stacey over at Glued to my Crafts! Wow, she is something else. She is a young wife and mother and has time to make some really nice crafts and great recipes. I don't see how she nor any other young Moms do it....when I was her age, I guess I wasn't doing something right....Crafts...oh my...I didn't even think of it. But, go check her out....she can be found at http://gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com/

And she is sponsoring a GREAT Christmas Link Party today.....so, go visit Stacey, brose her blog, share in her Linky party, and tell her Deborah from Three Dawg Lady Designs sent ya.

Blessings,
Deborah

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I MADE IT TO 60!!

Wow, thanks everyone,I made it to 60 Followers....and I'm almost to 200 Likes on my Facebook page.

Thanks so much to all the fellow bloggers out there that chose to Follow Three Dawg Lady Designs.

Blessings,

Deborah