Yes, I know it's Wednesday...
Times a ticking...I'm counting down the hours and minutes till this year ends.
Isn't this a cute way to decorate for a New Year's party?
I'm feeling butterflies in my stomach at the thought of 2012 getting started and
being a much better year than 2011.
I'm not normally like this. Usually, I cherish the year I am in at the moment but this year
has not been kind to me.
So let's move on to the next...
I have been too exhausted to get my Mod Mix Monday post up this week.
I started it several times and fell asleep.
So here it is mid week.
I'll be working less hours soon...which will be good and bad.
I was invited to a New Year's Eve dinner with friends and I was so looking forward to going but
I have to work till 10, so I will not be able to attend and I'd bought a pretty sparkly sequin scarf to wear
Thanks to everyone has written me the last few weeks with words of encouragement and support.
I keep thinking I'll write you back but I'm too sleepy when I get home.
I will get to you though. You cannot imagine how much I appreciate it.
I had a really nice surprise Christmas night, I went to see my friends Shannon and Jeff M.
They said they were dying to get my Christmas gift to me.
They'd tried all week but they were working and I was working.
They even went by Pier One to surprise me but I was at Target that night.
So we didn't get together till Christmas night when they surprised me with a
32" HD TV! I was shocked.
My main old tv had broken like a year and a half ago and I'd been watching everything on a
small tv that was intended for my bedroom.
I am beyond thrilled to have this because I had no idea when I'd get around to buying one.
Always vet bills to take care of first.
It was just such an amazing and thoughtful gift and I got such pleasure out of imagining the two
of them out shopping for it.
I feel so blessed to consider them family.
Now on with last week's favorites from Mod Mix Monday.
andThe Visual Vamp shared her Christmas decor with everyone in
New Orleans as her house was shown on local news there.
Some day I hope to make a trip to New Orleans and visit with Valorie in person.
She has been so kind to me.
Kristie aka The Decorologist created a christmas tree out of stacked books on a cake plate.
She was inspired by a tree she'd seen at the library.
Her's turned out delightful.
Michelle of Sweet Suite 10 made over her head board complete with nail head trim.
It's so elegant. Love that lamp and table too with the wrinkled white sheets.
I wish my own bedroom was this soothing.
Rita of Design Megillah made this modern version of a menorah.
Isn't it pretty?An Urban Cottage.
Steve had two spectacular trees this year.
Both were unusual and gorgeous just like his entire house.
Steve's blog is one of my favorites and it's not just because I designed his header, which I did.
It's because he has great taste and ideas.
I'm always inspired by him.
Now on to this week, sorry I'm behind.
Yes, I've had a rough patch but I'm gung ho to do lots in the coming year.
Shelly was very supportive of anything creative I did and the very last thing she would want
is for me to let my blog slide. She asked me almost every time I saw her how many
followers I had. I think she'd asked only about a week before she died.
She was happy that I had a place to share everything;
although she had no interest in having a blog herself.
She was a clothes horse and had lots and lots of pretty clothing.
And in the last couple of years she had taken more interest in home decor.
I wonder if she was really interested or just trying to share with me.
I'd helped her pick the colors for her hall bath redo.
The vintage tile was yellow and so we went with gray.
She bought the gray ruffled shower curtain from Urban Outfitters and I have to say
it transformed that bath.
Then last summer I painted her bedroom the most lovely shade of blue -
Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams.
Her husband and her bought all new furniture for the room.
I always intended on showing it but almost immediately after it was finished with new
drapes and everything...an oxygen machine was moved in and hundreds of bottles of
She didn't want it shown like that.
But she said the color of the walls made being in bed so much better than it would have been.
She was in that room all the time since about July.
I did hang her chandelier in her backyard which she enjoyed but the night I hung it was the night
that Newman died at the vet so I never showed it.
Still, she got to sit outside with it's candles lit and enjoy it once or twice before she was too
sick to be outside.
She called me one day so excited because a neighbor had a litter of puppies she got to play with.
She said she was so happy to smell puppy breath one last time.
I told her that it would not be the last time.
Perhaps I needed to go get a puppy right then for me and her.
She said no...that was all she needed was to be with them that day.
The neighbor had said she would bring them over any time she wanted.
But Shelly was too sick to have her do it.
I still can't believe she is gone.
My good friend Pam came to town from Memphis over Christmas.
I only got to see her for a little after work one night and yesterday morning for breakfast before
I went into work.
I wish we lived close to each other again.
I miss her so much especially now that Shelly is gone.
I knew Shelly my entire life but I've known Pam since I was five so we are very close too.
We lived in Atlanta together for about seven years.
I hope to make a trip to Memphis soon to visit.
Ok...enough...on to this weeks late Mod Mix Monday or should I say Mod Mix Wednesday?
Link up below....