Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

To our men and women who continue to keep us safe,

To all the families and friends of our fallen soldiers, THANK YOU

Happy Memorial Day
Have a wonderful day, filled with love and laughter, please be safe.
And let's say a special prayer of thanks for our Military, and continued safety for our wonderful nation.
"One nation under God..."

Friday, May 22, 2015

Home? Alone?

It's Funny Friday
by LuLu & Flora
Here's Mom's Christmas projects, let's hide 'em where she'll never find them.
Hi Guys.
Nobody is here.  M&D are out, Prudence the Prune is in CA, and Vlad?  Well, he's somewhere but who knows where and who cares? And Molly Brown and Jessie won't tell 'cause we are feedin' 'em cookies.
According to the calendar it's Memorial Day weekend.  I think we are having a cook-out on Monday.
Hey Flora
Yeah, LuLu
What do ya think Mom is cookin'
Yeah, like maybe Vlad
Like we should be so lucky
Now that we have your undivided attention (we do, don't we) we can't think of anything to write about.
So.........let's just say that we wish you a safe and 
Happy Memorial Day
(man, LuLu, when Mom finds out that we posted won't she be surprised that we were so nice, yeah Flora, I'm all choked up about it.)

Over 'n Out
LuLu & Flora
Flora & LuLu

Friday, May 15, 2015

Takin' A Break...

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Whew...what a week, busy, busy, busy.  Soooo, I am takin' a break for a week or two.  Going to visit my cousin, Jackson, in Livermore, CA and if he wants maybe he'll come back with me for a visit, and then we can leave for Camp Good Bear together.

Vlad offered to "fly" me

 out but on second thought we decided he needs to stay here and help Mom keep LuLu and Flora out of trouble.
 I will miss you, but I do need a break and Jackson and I always have so much fun, it's been a LONG time since I have been out on the left coast.

Heaps of Hugs

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fuchsia Plant

It's Fly Over Friday
by Vlad
Greetings to you, my lovelies. 
Oh, parakeets, I'm a lovin' this author thingy.
I looked around for something of interest to report on and there it was, Mom's
Fuchsia Plant swaying in the breeze.
Last year (2014)
 Actually he was purchased last spring and was just beautiful all summer and then it was time to dispose of him. "NO", Dad said, "you paid $24. for a plant you are throwing away?"
Internet to the rescue.  Yes, my little chickadee, DON'T THROW A FUCHSIA PLANT AWAY, winter it over. Here is their site
Tips For Wintering Fuchsias

This is what our plants looks  like as of yesterday, he is healthy, growing, and looks really good considering he spent the winter in the garage but even then he continued to produce new leaves.

Have a wonderful day and a glorious weekend, filled with sunshine, hugs, and love.  Go and find a Fuchsia plant.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Sunday at Biltmore

It's Funny Friday
Last Sunday we went to Sunday Brunch at Deerpark Restaurant on the Biltmore Estate.  It was an overcast day but I still enjoyed taking pictures.  These are just a few of the Azalea Gardens, just a fraction of springtime on the Estate.
 This beautiful Azalea was in the courtyard which is the center of the restaurant, our table for 2 faced the courtyard.  In the warm weather the ceiling to floor glass doors are open, sitting at the table  enjoying brunch with the magnificent outdoors at your fingertip.  Birds serenading you, fragrance as lovely as the setting, peaceful and tranquil.
View in front of the restaurant
Wishing you a lovely weekend, filled with love, blessings and beautiful fragrances.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A New Author

It's Fly Over Friday
by Vlad

Hello to all, it's me, Vlad Vincent Vulture.

 Those bears are out of control so I took LuLu and Flora and held them over the railing on the porch (a mere 30' above the backyard) they promised never to be mean and nasty again (like I believe them).

So, life of a Vulture living with a human family, tis VERY interesting indeed.  I can't:
fly in the dining room
poop on the floors
walk on the kitchen counter
eat bunnies, birdies, squirrels, mousers, chipmunks, wild turkeys, gee, you could say life here is boring, but it isn't because:

Prudence is my sister
I have Molly Brown and Jessie (my two cuddly pups)
Mom who makes sure I am happy and get my Vulture exercise
I have a great craft room to hang in
Learning to be a vulturetarian (the things I do for Mom)
Sneak in a good poop on the floor when nobody is looking
Watch the Wild Turkeys walk by the front door
Love the snow
Live on the Lane

Yes, I am one happy bird Raptor and love living here.  You see, I am quite special because I wasn't born into the family, I was chosen and adopted.  My birth mother is the beautiful and oh so very talented Miss Wendy over at
Ravenwood Whimzies Primitves and Folk Art
and there is more to my beginnings, I was named "Vlad" by Maria, Miss Wendy's creative DIL.  You can say that this lucky ducky (don't get carried away, Vlad) um, Raptor has two families.

It's time to exercise my wings, maybe a fly-over on the porch and to wish you all a very nice weekend.  Maybe you will see one of my Kin out and about, or not.


Oh, I was asked to show you Mom's latest little animal, Miss Bacon.  She is a little pull toy, a little bit prim and a whole lotta cuteness.
Miss B is available in our  Mom's Etsy Shop at

Friday, April 17, 2015

About Prudence

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence LuLu & Flora
Ha, we took her puter and hiding so we can type.
Things you should know about Prudence:
sassy (oh, Flora, I made a funny - she is a gassy sassy lassie)
in love with Wilbur (dah, and this is news, girls?)
big feet
has a space in her nose thread
"I'm bored"
"Me too LuLu"
"Let's go and rearrange the craft room"
"LET'S DO IT!!!"

LuLu & Flora
"no, I want my name first
"buzz off"
"shut up, Flora"
"did anybeary ever tell you that your nose is too big for your face?"

Girls, what are you doing up there?
"Nothin' Mom, just playing like good little bears."

(Mom thinking, like that's the truth......they are up to no good, I know it!)