Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The past two months have been full of several fun occasions. First, was the marriage of Caroline Casy and Aaron Rector. Caroline's mom and dad are some of our best friends and Caroline and Emily have been best friends since "before birth". Caroline and Aaron were married in a very small and intimate wedding in Dallas with family and a few friends present. After their honeymoon, several of us gave them a party here in Abilene. It was a great night and a time to celebrate their new journey together.Pretty cute, huh?
Our prayer for them...
Their "journey" suitcases were loaded with food and goodies.
And a great time was had by all!
Next, comes Thanksgiving. Steph flew in from Denver and we joined Mark's mom and other members of his family at his sister's new country home in Rosebud.
So pretty and peaceful!
Of course our little great-nieces and nephew were there to make it extra fun!!
Now it is Christmas.....I took this picture the other night before I went to bed. I love this time of evening... so peaceful and quiet..so still, but the tree so bright. May we all "Be Still" for a moment and ask Jesus to fill our hearts with His peace, His quiet voice and the warmth of His love this holiday season. Be blessed!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Fall Mantle: A La Natural

This fall I decided to skip the traditional fall colors and decorate with more natural tones. I love the soft creams and browns and the textures of the ghords, burlap pumpkins and vines that I used.A view down the mantle
I purchased the burlap pumpkins at the Hico Market last weekend and my friend Carol gave me the wonderful ghords from her garage sale stash!!
My wise old owl stands beside a vintage Thanksgiving postcard I found in a box of treasures at another garage sale.
Love the old mirror leaning on the wall.
One of my favorite little statues.

And my sweet angel that stands guard over it all! She is definitely one of my favorite things in my home. As sweet as she is, I know she cannot compare to what the Lord has in store for us with His angels in Heaven. I can't wait to see them face to face. What a glorious day that will be!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Garage Sale Time!!!

I know, I'm crazy, but Carol and I are having a BIG GARAGE SALE this weekend. When we returned from Hico, we went to our booths on Monday and totally revamped our areas. Carol closed her large space and I gave her my little space, Bunnytrails 1. I kept Bunnytrails 2 and filled it with goodies I had left from Hico. Well, we decided to part with a LOT of things that we have had for a while. So once again, let the fun begin!!!!!! The sale will be Saturday at Carol's home, 2626 Meadow Lake Drive, in Fairway Oaks. I imagine it will start around 8:00 a.m. Hope to see you there! There really is some GOOD STUFF!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cute! Cute! Cute!

For many reasons, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays, BUT I do love seeing the children dressed up and excited about their treats! Having said that, the porch was ready, the pumpkin was lit, and I helped out Walgreens' sales by purchasing a lot of candy!!! About the time I had everything ready,
I look up and see this coming down the street! Kids and parents filled this flatbed truck. It was so cute!
What a clever way to trick or treat. Everyone of them had kind words and "thank yous" as they left my front porch.
As it got a little darker, this table, complete with place settings with spaghetti and meatballs , showed up at my door. Is that not priceless or what??? The trick or treaters kept coming and coming, until all of the candy was gone and I was scrambling to find goodies in the pantry.
This is all I could come up with but it was appreciated by a cute little goblin! However, the cutest of the evening was my new little neighbor who came to my side patio earlier in the evening.
 I asked him if I could take his picture and he was quite cooperative!
He posed....
and he posed...........
and he posed some more!! What a precious little guy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let the fun Begin!!!!

Well, it's finally here,,the Hico Antique Market, that is. Here is the trailer we are taking and it is full to the brim...all 22 feet of it!! A very good friend is allowing us to use his trailer and Mark and Brent will drive down and help unload it. Yeah for helpful husbands!!

The trailer is at Carol's house and so is all of our stuff! These are pics prior to loading, of course.
Love those birdcages!
Stuff ......
and more stuff!
The Market is Friday and Saturday in the cute little town of Hico, on Highway 6 towards Waco. Would love to see you there!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

The other morning I walked out to get in the car and the sky just took my breath away. The air was cool and crisp and the sky was exceptionally bright blue. I grabbed my camera, took a pic and proceeded to just look around the yard for a minute. It seemed as if the cool temp and the rain we had last weekend just made everything look so pretty and happy!The blue sky was beautiful with the puffy white clouds. Wish I could have captured the entire sky with my camera!
Bougainvillea.....love the contrast between the hot pink and bright green
Morning glories lifting their faces to to sun.
 Knockout Roses .. still blooming away. The bush is actually very large and full of beautiful roses. If you have not tried this variety of rosebushes, I really encourage you to do so next spring!! If they can tolerate the heat of this past Texas summer, they can tolerate anything!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Think Pink!

Recently, I purchased these wonderful shutters: pink on one side and white on the other. Ohhhh, the possibilities. I really don't have much pink in either one of the Bunnytrail booths, but I really wanted to show off the color. With it being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I decided to do a pink display to show my support. I put it all together on the back wall of my white booth and it came together quite nicely. I have been doing a lot of hoarding for the upcoming Hico show, so this nice little pop of color spiffed up things quite a bit.
Do you see the little bitty writing at the bottom of the sign above?? I decided to add a little personal touch and share that I am a 16 year , breast cancer survivor. Thank you Jesus for your grace and mercy to allow me to say that. I am sooo blessed.
Have a wonderful day and Think Pink!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tweaking the Bedroom

For quite some time, I have been looking for new bedding for our bedroom. I really wanted a graphic print on a duvet, but just couldn't seem to find it. Several months ago, I was in Anthropologie in Fort Worth and there it was. The only problem was I wasn't about to pay the "price" for the duvet. Oh well, I thought, I'll just keep looking. Ok, fast forward to about 3 weeks ago. Mark and I were in Fort Worth, again, and we stopped to look at Pottery Barn, etc. and I ran into Anthropologie to see what they had. We were about to leave, when I went to the Clearance Room and THERE IT WAS!!!!! ON SALE!!!!! YEAH!!!!!Love the penmanship!
A tiny hint of coral and green in random stamp images on the duvet.
I already had the shams and pillows...The bird pillow ties in with a painted piece of furniture I have directly across from the bed.
I made this to go above the bed....
All put together and I love it!! This isn't the greatest lighting for a pic...someday I will learn to use my camera!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

40 Year High School Reunion

Mark and I just returned from our 40 Year High School Reunion in Kilgore, Texas. We graduated in 1971 in a classs of about 230. Mark moved to Kilgore in 5th grade and I lived there my entire life. Our class was special and the friendships went deep......and they still do. Starting at our 10 Year Reunion, we have had a Reunion every 5 years . We've attended all but one, and have loved them all. Our lovely Senior year pics

Jackie, Mark and Danny. Old football buddies from KHS days.
Loved seeing my BFF... Phyllis, who now lives in Longview. We were cheerleaders together our
senior year.
Here we were back in 1971....
and here we are 40 years later.(except for Sandy!) It was close to midnight when this picture was taken and we all look a little tired! What a great group of friends. Can't wait till I see you again!