Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and this is our beautiful Capitol Building. 
Last week I decided to go home for a few days.

 The SPRINGTIME Tallhassee festival was last weekend so I signed myself, my brother Billy and my sister Dianne up for the SPRINGTIME Tallahassee 5K Walk.
 We chatted with the cute bunny at the start of the race.
I think Dianne is up there somewhere...we could'nt keep up with her!

We did find her right after the race and then headed off to collect some post race goodies followed by breakfast at Waffle House and a visit to World Market.

Then we headed home to hang out on the deck.

Hanging out on the deck with Sherlock is one of the main reasons for my visits to Tallahassee.  He is by far my favorite nephew...at 120 lbs he's soooo sweet and cute! I always try stealing him when i'm ready to head home.

Afternoon on the deck turned into an all day event ending with, family, friends, dinner and card playing long into the evening.

Have ya'll ever had fried ribs?
 This weekend was a first for me... they were delicious!

Hogs & Kisses,

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Monday

Thank you to Natasha for this sweet award. 
 When you visit her at 5 minutes just for me it will be a real treat.

I would like to present this award to three Bloggers:

1.  Dari at Musings of a Sea Witch
2.  Becky at A Whimsical Chick
3.  My Snellville Blogger

Hogs & Kisses,

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Today I participated in my first Martial Arts competiton.
During the lower belt competitions I helped out by keeping score,
 judging sparring and preparing trophies for presentation.
 I actually learned so much just watching the others compete.
My portion of the competiton was fun but seemed to go by in a snap.
I did well...

1st Place in Weapons Forms

1st Place in Sparring

2nd Place in Board Breaking

2nd Place in Forms

I think I need a "Chick Cave" for my trophies!

Hogs & Kisses,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Easter

Some Vintage Postcards for your enjoyment.

Hogs & Kisses,

Sunday, March 14, 2010

This Little Piggy went...

I don't think this little piggy went to Market...

He appears to have the luck o' the Irish and has run off to NYC for a night on the town!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hogs & Kisses,

Beautiful Blogger Award

So in keeping with the “rules” for the beautiful blogger award, I must:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.

Thank you so much to my friend Dari at
Musings of a Sea Witch
for awarding me this Beautiful Blogger Award!
I must confess that I stop by my own blog often after I post just to see who has dropped by for a visit!
I am equally excited that my old friends still find my ramblings interesting and that something that I had to say was of interest to someone new.
This award means so much to me because I know how experienced Dari is at this- the many outstanding bloggers that she must have experienced... yet she chose me... yea!!!

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

 1. I traveled to Dublin, Ireland and completed a marathon for the Arthritis Foundation in 1999.

2.  I look just like my mother.

3.  I n 1983 I learned to copy morse code faster than anyone in the history of the United States Army.

4.  I once traveled as a Diplomat.

5.  I love chocolate!

6.  I'm a lefty.

7.  I joined a book club.

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
As a new blogger I do not actually have 15 on my list yet.  Two have already recieved the award and I do not want to cheat so please forgive my short list.

5 minutesjust for me

 A Stroll Thru Life

 Arte Ego - Retro Charm Garden

 Artsy Fartsy Junk Finds

belle blanc

 French Larkspur

Noelle Garrett Designs

Robin's Egg Blues

 Sandra Evertson

 The Vintae Moth..

 Tip Junkie

Oakview Cottage

4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award
...i'm off to complete my task!

Hogs & Kisses,

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Art Day

My Wednesday morning ritual...

 Coffee with my pal Becky at her favorite spot
...hope you're feeling better my friend!
and Art Class

I put the finishing touches on this bird painting and began a new painting.  

Next, it was off to Monroe for lunch with Pam at the Butcher Block.
After lunch I checked on my booths at The Cotton Depot and Warehouse Antique Mall.

Since today is such a rainy day I headed home for coffee
 and my Y & R and Blog break. 

P.S. This is my third week...no shopping/no sweets!!!

Hogs & Kisses,

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Has Spring Sprung?

I was just outside checking for signs of Spring.

...looks good!  The puppies are even enjoying the beautiful day.

Hogs & Kisses,

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Art Day

This is my latest painting... hope you like it!

Hogs & Kisses,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


 I like Birds!

      My "Bird Bath" Room

I found this abandoned nest last year.

Well, now that i've had my fun for the day it's back to taxes!

Hogs & Kisses,

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Favorite Cup

I mentioned earlier that I was going to check out a few blogs...well I did and was led to
"BELL BLANC"  Where Mira is having a giveaway.  What a wonderful idea- I love cups!. 

This is my favorite cup right now.  You can't imagine how many I actually have.  This one is pretty neat.  I already had the cup and saucer then I found the matching top (it probably went with the sugar bowl) and it fits perfectly!  I use it for tea and coffee and it keeps both warmer much longer.


I actually showed you this painting of cups that I completed last month, but here it is again .
I sure do hope I win- I know that I anything Mira gives away is going to be fabulous!

Hogs & Kisses

Tax Time

I spent this day working on Taxes- i'm actually ahead for me...my plan is to GET THEM TO MY ACCOUNTANT EARLY  this year!    I did sneak out this evening for Karate class.  I will be competing in my first tournament on March 20 an need all the practice that I can get...I probaly need my head examined too!  It sure did look like a beautiful day outside and I hope you enjoyed it if you were out.  I'm going to spend a little time checking out some new blogs before I call it a nitght.  Sleep well...

Hogs & Kisses