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See this image largeris SO happy to be home! Charleston is my new city love affair! Blogs forthcoming! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris very happy to be home thinking of my new city 'love affair' with Charleston!(1 comments)See this image largerOrange is one of my favorite colors...so happy!See this image largeris so grateful to have morning walks like this!(3 comments)See this image largeris trying to stay busy on her Josher's birthday today...miss you my angel son...SO MUCH...even a long 10 years later! (13 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery trying to figure out where to place some beautiful furniture coming in...NO SPACE...yikes!(3 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to a Friday luncheon with her friend that is moving away from FL. I'll miss her a BUNCH..we used to have a blast together..we hit each other's funny bone! :-))See this image largerYEP...my feelings EXACTLY! :-))(4 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her Sunday with her sweetie pie! 'Down time' is on the agenda today! :-))See this image largeris happy her Monday IS optional...at least in the off season! :-))See this image largeris taking her sweetie out for a great Father's Day...off to Sanibel Island to explore J. Ding Darling Wildlife Park! :-))(3 comments)See this image largeris back on track after the latest hoop~la! I'll be attending a going away party for my dear friend Saturday night...I'll miss her a TON..but life goes on!See this image largeris looking forward to a happy holiday...enjoy yours also..and celebrate our freedom!(1 comments)See this image largeris tragically NUMB over this world gone crazy! It is heartbreaking that these tragedies continue I'm praying for the families and loved ones..just very, very sad today.(5 comments)See this image largerWe are stronger than we think and braver than we know!(6 comments)See this image largerIs on 'the road' again! Headed back waaaay down south to good ole' south FL! Been at the lake house last two days with friends...beautiful spot but sketchy wi~fiSee this image largerOkay so I'm a little sarcastic...yes...I AM! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris decidedly HAPPY to be back in our beautiful home and sleeping in our comfy bed again! There is NO place like home my friends!See this image largerEarly morning walks in the neighborhood are the BEST!(2 comments)See this image largeris exercised, house cleaned, now onto cooking for our dine-in group tonight. It's gonna be a good, good night!(2 comments)See this image largerPumpkin spice coffee and pumpkin spice candles....swoon! :-))See this image largerI love Halloween...but not the candy anymore!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerThis says it all my dear sparklers!(1 comments)See this image largeris loving this beautiful cooler weather...off to work we go..I'd rather be outside walking! "-))(1 comments)See this image largeris loving this beautiful weather..off to work we go..I'd rather be outside enjoying the day!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris looking at her craft party project and thinking...WHAT WAS I thinking? :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris pooped with a capital P...but SO happy! Christmas Craft Party SUCCESS! Josh Project SUCCESS...I am one happy little sparkler! :-))(4 comments)See this image largerHere's my SWEETIE PIE...39 years of married bliss...AND we work together...how's that for AMAZING?(16 comments)See this image largeris wishing ALL of her sparkling friends the BEST of Merry Christmas, and Hanukkah!!(1 comments)See this image largeris celebrating 'me' birf~day...maybe ALL month long..I deserve it...thanks for all your well wishes my sparksters! :-))See this image largeris celebrating 'me' birf~day ..maybe ALL month long...I deserve it...har~de~har~har!(8 comments)See this image largerA lovely memory of our recent Christmas getaway to the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, N.C. We loved it(3 comments)See this image largeris having the BEST Valentine's Day...I hope all of you are too!(2 comments)See this image largeris off to our consignment gallery this a.m. then a movie and happy hour with our darling J Bird who just lost her DH several wks ago. Friendship is LOVE! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her fur~children today...they are just TOO cute!(3 comments)See this image largeris all exercised, good breakfast fed...and ready to face the day! Happy 70th birthday to my darling and STILL HANDSOME hubs! Kisssss!(4 comments)See this image largerOh Lordy...Lordy..remember the mens terry cloth short shorts?? We were such little dorks! :-))(4 comments)See this image largerThe hubs and I last night before a night out with friends to celebrate his big 70! Wowsa..how time flys!(2 comments)See this image largeris getting ready for a full day at the consignment gallery...fingers crossed for good sales! (2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to a leisurely Sunday with the hubs and the fur~kitties! Stay sparky my friends!See this image largerSee this image largeris looking forward to a beautiful cool day in sunny SW FL! Enjoying our new rescue kitties!(1 comments)See this image largeris loving her lazy day Sunday with the hubs..off to a healthy breakfast..maybe an afternoon movie..oh YES..must buy more catfood...derp!See this image largeris contemplating a new antique buffet to replace another old buffet we already have...hummmm I think I'll go for it if it has enough storage...how bout that?See this image largerYip, yip, yippee this beauty is all mine! Smiling ear to ear!!(5 comments)See this image largeris splitting the day at the consignment gallery...hubby is still sicky...I'm not top par so we both muddle through our shift...TEAMWORK...that's us! :-))(6 comments)See this image largeris all exercised, healthy breakfast and preparing for a MARVELOUSLY successful day @ our consignment gallery..how's THAT for a pep talk to me?? :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris LOVING her Tuesday...book work for the biz out of the home office...I LOVE working out of our beautiful home with my fur~babes! :-))(1 comments)See this image larger"my feelings EXACTLY!" :-))(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Mother's Day to all my sparky friends! Missing my angel son!(10 comments)See this image largerAnother day in SW FL paradise! I'm SO very lucky to live here. Counting my blessings today!!See this image largeris taking this monumental date from 11 years ago and reflecting on the love and loss of our beautiful 22 year old son. Love you Josh..we know you are still with us..now just in a different way.(7 comments)See this image largeris so very happy to have 39 years of mostly wedded bliss to her DH to celebrate Saturday! At LAST a happy day in the month of May!!(4 comments)See this image largeris so very sad at the loss of little Ms. Lily Rose...sad sigh!(10 comments)See this image largeris ready for a new day! Off to work at our consignment gallery, then dine-in with our friends tonight, I'm taking a green veggie! Have a great day my friends!(4 comments)See this image largeris liking this trade off at the consignment gallery...I cover it tomorrow...DH is the lucky captive today...smiley face! :-))(1 comments)See this image largerloved the motley group last night..a great restaurant and good food works wonders! :-))See this image largeris happy, happy, happy, hair done...purple toes and fingers...whoot...whoot! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris kicking off the holiday...Happy, happy 4th of July to all my sparkling friends! :-))(4 comments)See this image largeris celebrating our beautiful country and the freedoms we enjoy living here! Thanking our military and their families for protecting those freedoms! Be happy and safe today my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris working out of the home office today while the hubs mans the consignment gallery...I LOVE our home and working out of it! Stay sparky my friends!!See this image largeris off to the consignment gallery today to see what kind of mischief I can get into. Stay sparky my friends! "=__(1 comments)See this image largeris doing bookwork and a little chaulk painting out of the home...yip, yip, yippee! Stay sparky my sparklers! :-))See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today...more work on my little blue table...it's coming along sparkies...coming along indeed! ;-))(1 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largeryep...it's vacation week...HAPPY FACE!(7 comments)See this image largeris loving day 3 of our stay~cation...darn this rain...it's putting a damper on our 'lets play tourist' plans!See this image largeris dog paddling through this rain from the tropical wave near FL. Prayers for those in Texas! I HATE hurricanes! Scary stuff!!(3 comments)See this image largeris is praying for the people of Texas! We are STILL being drenched with non-stop rain in FL. It's kind of scary 4 days straight..yikes!(6 comments)See this image largeris happy, happy, HAPPY the rain in FL has stopped now please stop in TX and LA! Happy vacay~hump day my sparklers! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris savoring our last few days of stay~cation...just love the freedom of it all. Almost better than traveling...yep it is!(2 comments)See this image largeris wishing everyone a happy Labor Day! Take it easy today and enjoy the fruits of your labor! :-))See this image largeris keeping a nervous eye on Hurricane Irma barreling towards our beloved home..please pray for us my friends!(9 comments)See this image largeris getting her hair done and her toes painted fuschia...hoping that bi~atch Hurricane Irma doesn't come to our hurricane party!! Please pray for us my friends! :-))(7 comments)See this image largeris thinking the word for the day in SW FL is "EKKKS" That nasty gal Irma should make landfall Sunday about 8 a.m. Prayers are SO appreciated my friends! :-))(7 comments)See this image largeris SO thankful for your prayers my dear friends! And internet connections as best we can catch them. AND our good friends who have helped us SO much!(5 comments)See this image largerQuick....what is more beautiful? My Florida...or my spark friends...I can't choose!(2 comments)See this image largeris hot and cranky from working on getting our garden back into shape. EXTREMELY grateful it is still there!See this image largeris ready to start a grateful Saturday of home clean up after Hurricane Irma..wish us luck! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris BAAACCCK in biz~ness baby! We have a/c, cable, internet, and landline, plus cell is acting nice to me also...truly BLESSED! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris trying to decide which coffee I like best...Pumpkin Spice or Pecan Pie...today my fav is Pecan Pie...tomorrow it may be something completely different..that's how I ROLL sparklers! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris home relaxing with the hubs and the Mackster cat...he's such a PILL..the cat that is! :-))See this image largeris relaxing with the hubs and the Mac~cat. He is being a pistol tonight...what a little gan~s~ter! :-))See this image largeris enjoying our Sunday to the hilt! We will try to catch the new Tom Cruise movie 'American Made' and run a few errands...I LOVE our Sundays..I do...I DO!(1 comments)See this image largeris busy finishing up her little sewing stand paint project then on to the next...a FUN day today! :-))(3 comments)See this image largeris off to a healthy lunch (salad) with the hubs then off to a movie..perfect Sunday my friends! :-))See this image largerBeautiful Fall...I love you!(1 comments)See this image largerI love the water so peaceful and calm after such a chaotic hurricane season this year.(3 comments)See this image largeris Home relaxing with the hubs & our Mackey cat(1 comments)See this image largeris happy as a lark spending the day painting furniture...so much fun being artsy fartsy~See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today some new items coming in so I'm excited! Stay sparky my peeps! See this image largeris taking care of odds and ends and hoping for some paint time on my furniture...let's make our goals today sparklers! :-)) Only YOU can do it for YOUrself!!!(1 comments)See this image largerIt is FINALLY cool outside in SW FL....my favorite time of the year... LOVE IT! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today...come on IN buying customers! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris home sweet home with the hubs and Mackey cat...I LOVE our home! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris resting after a VERY busy day at our consignment gallery...I love our home and my sweet hubs and crazy little Macklemore cat! See this image largerSee this image largeris enjoying a 'candy free' zone again this year for Halloween! Proud of me~self! #no temptation(2 comments)See this image largerI LOVE Fall...my fav time of the year!See this image largerBeautiful SW FL(2 comments)See this image largeris home after a busy day at the consignment gallery...love our time at home as a family, the hubs, Mackey cat, and me :-))See this image largercan it POSSIBLY be Friday already? This week went by in a 'whirl'...one more day then we get our precious Sunday off!See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today. Lots of new merch..I'll share pics! Stay sparky my friends...big changes in Bobbi world! :-))(3 comments)See this image largeris SO happy to have a day off with her sweet hubs. A nice walk on the beach a healthy breakfast and a movie this afternoon...woot..woot love my one day off!! :-))(2 comments)See this image larger"The audience opens to the artist who is open." ~ My gal Martha Beck Go conquer your Tuesday my friends!!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largeris working out of the home office today with the Mack~ster cat...he's a happy little fur ball when he has momma home! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris working at our little consignment gallery today...come on customers...come on SALES! Have a great day my sparklers!!(2 comments)See this image largeris settling in for a nice evening at home with the hubs and the Mack~ster cat. He is such a pistol that one!(4 comments)See this image largeris lucky to do bookwork for the biz out of the home office today...many other errands to attend to as well...Mondays are like that aren't they my sparklers? Stay sparky!! :-))See this image largerSee this image largerLast year's Christmas visit to the Biltmore mansion was magical!(2 comments)See this image largerI love our beautiful white snowy egret!(2 comments)See this image largerI’m dreaming of a white Christmas!!!(2 comments)See this image largeris working, working,working....but no too hard heh,,,heh!!See this image largeris thinking HOW is it Friday already???(1 comments)See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today..boy oh boy...it's SLOWS~VILLE..December always is!See this image largerI believe each day is a blessing, we have the free will of choice to make the most of them!See this image largerloves her hubs when he takes her to eat at Bonefish Grill...Bang~Bang Shrimp...YUMMY!(1 comments)See this image largerit's Monday and guess who's HAPPY to be working out of our lovely home while the hubs holds down the gallery!?! It's me and the Mackelmore boy. :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her Tuesday! This is the MOST stress~free Christmas I've had in 30 years...YAY for lifestyle changes!(1 comments)See this image largeris on va~cay until after New Years! Yippee!See this image largeris peacefully anticipating Christmas! Sending lots of love and joy to my sparkling friends!(1 comments)See this image largerSending love and light to all of my amazing sparkling friends!(1 comments)See this image largerBright Christmas greetings to all my sparkly friends!See this image largeris sending joyful and bright blessings to all of my sparkling friends! Today is the day of ultimate LOVE!(1 comments)See this image largeris moving a bunch of stuff out of our garage over to our consignment gallery...love the extra room! Decluttering is my mantra this year! Thanks Fredielyn..my decluttering angel girl! (1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to the New Year and wishing everyone a healthy, prosperous New YEAR! See this image largeris enjoying the holiday and is refreshed and ready to go back to work tomorrow. Happy New Year my sparkly friends!(3 comments)See this image largeris lucky the hubs said work out of the house today..I'll do gallery duty...woo~hoo what a guy! :-))See this image largeris celebrating all of her blessings on her 66th (WHAT???) birthday today! Stay sparky my friends!(5 comments)See this image largeris thinking it's FLIPPIN" cold here in FL! It's only 67 degrees INSIDE the house...we FL sissies don't LIKE this kind of cold. In the 30's tonight...yikes! Snuggle time with blankets and hot cocoa! (2 comments)See this image largeris ready for warmer FL weather! I feel sorry for the vacationers that paid a fortune just to still be cold...no good for FL ! Come on sunshine..it was in the 30s last night...WHAT?? Dinner w friends (1 comments)See this image largeris happy it's Saturday..hoping for a good day of sales at the consignment gallery. Today starts our Teddy Bear challenge...yip!See this image largeris enjoying her Sunday with the hubs and Mac the cat...it's starting to WARM up in FL..thank goodness I like a taste of cold for a day or two...what a WOOSIE...right?See this image largeris giving herself a pep talk to go to work. Yikes...this will take another cup of coffee! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris busy, busy, busy with seasonal customers and loving it! Stay sparky my friends!See this image largeris chillin with the hubs and the Mack~ster cat! Love my 'home time'....stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largerOH how I love my Sundays! A day for relaxing...it's the BEST! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris busy working out of the home office today. Dinner out with friends tonight. It's only in the 60's today...chilly for us FL folk but I know most of you would LOVE that weather! Come ON down!See this image largeris enjoying working out of the house this Tuesday. Tomorrow it's back to the gallery for who knows HOW long on a daily basis. DH has a construction job and he always enjoys that freedom. Lucky duckie(1 comments)See this image largeris pretty happy with the way the new 'merch' is looking on the floor of our consignment gallery...lots of work..but it looks GOOD! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris SO happy that the hubs is doing the cooking for dinner...how DID I get so lucky? He's a keeper! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris headed over to our consignment gallery...another interesting day I'm sure! Stay sparky my peeps!(1 comments)See this image largerWe are put on this earth to be kind to each other. We are not put here to judge. I LUV my sparkles!(2 comments)See this image largeris happily working out of the home office today...love it when I get to do that! Just LOVE it! My own little world of beauty with the Mac cat!(2 comments)See this image largerWe all have our life challenges but try to keep your eye on the sunny side of things...it can't hurtSee this image largeris busy, busy, BIZZY with a new painting project! I love my chalk/clay paint! I do...I DO!(1 comments)See this image largerYep...I'm like this with my coffee! LOL!See this image largeris worried about her little Mac cat...he is not walking well. He went to the Vet today and got some meds...hope he imporves..poor little buddy!(8 comments)See this image largeris happy that Mackey cat seems a little better today! He's still hobbling but is more sociable and is not whimpering. His last pill today..fingers & toes crossed for health!!(2 comments)See this image largeris still worried for her Mac cat...he's still hobbling and sometimes whimpers in pain. New meds..oh it's SO HARD seeing our furbabies in pain! Arghhhh!(6 comments)See this image largerMackey cat is on a new med...he's not healing in the way I prayed he would...poor little buddy cat!(5 comments)See this image largeris working out of the home and keeping a nervous eye on our little Mackey Blu cat..he's not doing that well..sooo sad!(6 comments)See this image largeris atill praying and nursing my little Mac cat..he's hanging in..sweet little buddy boy!(3 comments)See this image largeris venturing out for breakfast with the hubs and a Costco run. Mac cat seems a fraction better today..could it be the spirilina? If so I'm thrilled!(3 comments)See this image largeris enjoying one final day with the Mac cat as he is trying so hard to heal. Tomorrow the hubs has a construction job so off to the gallery I MUST go. Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris back in the consignment gallery today...hate to leave the little Mac cat on his own today but he will make it without his fur momma for a while. Stay sparky my friends!(4 comments)See this image largeris taking it day by day with her sick Mac cat...poor little buddy boy!(7 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery all day today. Mackey is hanging in there...doing a hair better. He's a trooper just like his momma! Stay sparky my friends!(2 comments)See this image largeris going with the hubs today to see 'Red Sparrow' looks like a great movie! Mac cat is still on the mend..woot..woot!(2 comments)See this image largeris working out of our home office today and squeezing in some time to work on my beloved jewelry designs. this baby SOLD! :-))See this image largeris home working out of our home office today with our Mac cat..he's still not 100% but he is trying so hard to heal...sweet little fighter cat! (2 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery loving the new space design! It's actually a delightful place to hang out now. Mac cat is still hanging in there.See this image largeris a truly happy little camper today! Some days karma becomes your best friend! :-))(1 comments)See this image largerOh to be as 'chill' as the Mac cat! Good example of living in the moment!(3 comments)See this image largeris off to a nice outdoor lunch with a good friend! Looking forward to a nice salad and lots of laughs! Stay sparky my peeps! Mac cat is still hangiing in there! Good kitty!(1 comments)See this image largeris working out of the home office today! It's a BEAUTIFUL day and I'm loving every minute of it. Mac cat is hanging in...he's got a little of his piss and vinegar back so that's A GOOD thing!(4 comments)See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today then off for THREE wonderful days! I can't WAIT!(1 comments)See this image largeris off for a walk on our white sand beaches with the hubs! Tonight dinner and music with friends. Life is good my friends!(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to an early Easter dinner with my two fav sistas! Naples restaurant, good food, good conversation, NO CLEAN UP...ha..ha! Happy Easter all! :-))See this image largeris off for a walk with the hubs on Florida's white sandy beach! i LOVE this form of exercise!See this image largerLlamas are the new unicorns..ha..ha!See this image largeris looking forward to her hair color and a hair cut tomorrow...love my little beautician...she's he BEST! Stay sparky my friends!(2 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery...oh bleackkk its SO nice outdoors today! I hate being stuck in side...I do...I do!See this image largeris looking forward to a movie with the hubs and a healthy lunch out. Woo~hoo LOVE my Sundays with the hubs!!(1 comments)See this image largeris totally tuckered out after a lot of new furniture came into our consignment gallery today. Love the stuff...hate the heavy work of staging it. :-))See this image largerEvery new day is a chance to strive for your dreams and to 'believe' they will come true!See this image largeris happy the Mac cat is doing SO much better! Dinner tonight with long time friends..they have sold their 2nd home and will just rent from now on...will miss them muchly!(2 comments)See this image largerawwhhh cwrap...it's Monday already! It's quite okay as our consignment gallery is now closed on Mondays...wooot...wooot! Stay sparkling my friends! See this image largeris frankly BORED at our consignment gallery...what mischief can I possibly get into...I'll find something! Stay sparky my friends!See this image largeris covering the consignment gallery this week while the hubs is on a construction job...it's boring without my sweetie pie! :-))(3 comments)See this image largerI made it...an entire week of daily grind at our consignment gallery...today is my last day and tomorrow lunch with my sweet friend at our Woo~Woo luncheon...YIP!(1 comments)See this image largeris working out of our home office today! I LOVE working in the leisure of our beautiful home...the BEST!(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Sunday my sparkies...today is digging out old records from the 'save our house' file to take to a new attorney meeting tomorrow...YUCK...so MUCH paperwork but I'll get through it! (2 comments)See this image largeris going to the doctor with the hubs...I hope all bodes well..you KNOW how I feel about doctors but when we need them we need them and I'm happy to support my sweetie pie! Stay sparky my friends!(4 comments)See this image largeris very happy to be home with the hubs and our little Mac cat...he's a corker...that he is!(2 comments)See this image largeris holding hope in her pocket and love in her heart today...I like that! Big hugs to my sparklers!See this image largeris going back to the doc today with DH to get the results of his CT...yikes...I hope all bodes well! I love my sweetie pie and worry for his health! Stay sparky my friends!(6 comments)See this image largeris watching our wetland water area grow...ekks..heavy equipment behind our house!(2 comments)See this image largerI miss our angel guy! SO MUCH! Especially in May..we lost him May 16th and his birthday is May 31st(4 comments)See this image largeris enjoying our newly revived wetland preserve behind our house..I can't stop looking at my trees! BEAUTIFUL!!(2 comments)See this image largeris still enjoying our newly expanded wetland preserve view behind our house...like living in a beautiful park setting! I SO love those trees!(2 comments)See this image largeris loving our new wetland preserve clearing...look at the bird!See this image largerThank you darling sparklers for your well wishes and greetings on our 40th wedding anniversary! We had a wonderful day and hope to do a Charleston S.C. trip when we can get away. sometime this summer!(5 comments)See this image largeris enjoying some time with the hubs and our Mac cat who is again having some issues...poor little buddy boy!(7 comments)See this image largeris working out of the home office today making broccoli cheese soup in the slo cooker...yummy! Mac cat is hanging in there! I love this little bugger ! See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today receiving a big entertainment center..I'm on the fence about taking this big boy in...they aren't all that popular now but it holds a huge t.v. ..a good thing!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy, happy, happy for a 3 day holiday...enjoy your weekend my sparklers!See this image largeris loving her relaxing holiday and winding down tonight with the hubs and our Mackelmore Blue...he's a happy kitty to have his mom and dad close this weekend. Happy Memorial Day my friends!See this image largeris going with the hubs to his pre-op appt. at the hospital. Surgery next Tuesday...blessed may he be and the surgeon operating on him! Your prayers are SO appreciated my sparkly friends!(7 comments)See this image largeris sending up BIG birthday wishes to her angel son who would have been 35 years old today! I love you son..I hope you are having a beautiful party and making your fellow angels laugh!(2 comments)See this image largeris positive and hopeful DH's surgery will go great on Tuesday! I SO appreciate your prayers for my sweet hubby! Thank you my sparklers...thank you SO much!(2 comments)See this image largeris giving all of her sparksters a beautiful Sunday shout out! Enjoy the beauty of your day!See this image largeris covering the consignment gallery while her hubs is recovering from surgery. He needs some good R&R!See this image largeris doing lots of summer mark downs at the consignment gallery...bargains, bargains, bargains...that's summer in FL! Stay sparky my peeps! (1 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her Saturday with her DH. We got new I-Phones with a great new plan and money back on the phones! Woo~hoo I LOVE new gadgets! :-))(2 comments)See this image largerThe hubs is taking a walk around the neighborhood...ugh...too hot for me...these are the days I LOVE my treadmill! Hubs is loving his new I-Phone 8+ improved camera functions. Happy papa's day !(1 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her evening with her two sweetie pies...the hubs and our sweet Mac cat! Stay sparky my peeps!(2 comments)See this image largeris changing up our schedule I'll take tomorrow at the gallery so I could continue to slog through paperwork today. A birthday party tomorrow night for one of our friends.(1 comments)See this image largeris thinking about how much fun she and the hubs had last night at a birthday party! It's so good to change up experiences with different set of friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris winding down the evening with the hubs and Mackey cat...love my evenings with my sweeties!(2 comments)See this image largeris going to see our new lawyer today. Oh boy...not my fav thing to do but I've got to stay on top of our 'save our home' case. Stay sparky my peeps!(1 comments)See this image largeris SO excited to begin our 5% Summer Challenge...goooooo Teddy Bears...we've SO got this!(1 comments)See this image largeris soaking WET from yard work...woo hoo what a work out in 90 degrees!!See this image largeris enjoying her day off with the hubs and our Mac cat. He's such an entertainer!See this image largeris celebrating our Independence Day and am so proud to be an American!(1 comments)See this image largeris back in the consignment gallery today...wow is it SLOW~S~VILLE in the summer months in SW FL.(2 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her evening with the hubs and our Mac cat!(1 comments)See this image largeris relaxing with her sweetie pie #1 and #2 tongith after a busy day of paperwork. DH worked on a construction job today...too bloody HOT out there!!See this image largeris feeling SO VERY SPECIAL for her Teddy Bear accolades...thanks my friends for the luv! Made a hard day much better! :-))See this image largeris enjoying our Teddy Bear challenge SO much this time! Watching Harry Potter movies with the hubs and the Mac cat tonight..the whole series is on...woot..woot!See this image largeris looking forward to this day at home with the Mac A little paperwork then a painting project...YIP! It's me and little Mac cat!See this image largeris thinking about what a cool place Babcock Ranch is in Punta Gorda...what a nice day checking it out with the hubs!See this image largeris relaxing with the hubs and our sweet Mac cat...he's a corker...that he is! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris at home watching Harry Potter series with the hubs and Mac cat...such a great series! A wonderful escape in this crazy old world!See this image largeris chilling at home after breakfast out and errands. Watching Harry Potter series..sooo good to escape into this magical kingdom with the hubs and Mac cat!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy we got some home projects done! Tomorrow bookwork...bleakkk! NOT my favorite thing but I'll get through it. :-))See this image largeris back at the consignment gallery...bored to craziness...I'm going to HAVE to bring my beads to work on or I'm going to go up in a poof of smoke!See this image largeris chilling with her two guys...DH and Mac cat! They ARE a pair aren't they?See this image largeris back at the consignment gallery today...hope it's a good day for sales! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to spending tonight with friends..the old group...fingers & toes crossed!See this image largeris looking forward to a healthy breakfast out with the hubs then errands. Happy Sunday my peeps!See this image largeris enjoying her evening with the hubs and our Mackelmore cat...he's SO cute..that one!(2 comments)See this image largeris chilling at home with the Mac cat...he's such a sweet little buddy! See this image largeris happy the upstairs a/c is chugging away again it is VERY hot outside! Mac cat is keeping me company!(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to the hubs flying home tomorrow...missed his beautiful mug!(1 comments)See this image largerThis little 'rescue cat' means the world to the hubs and I...Mackelmore Blu...you are the BEST! (2 comments)See this image largeris enjoying the evening with the hubs and our Mac cat..such a family..ha..ha!See this image largeris ready to get back to the 'real world' at our gallery tomorrow. Staycation was pretty great!(1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to our luncheon tomorrow with the Woo~Woo girls in Naples...love this group of women! (2 comments)See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today...lots of new things coming in! I'm always HAPPY with new merch!(1 comments)See this image largeris buried in paperwork..the BANE of my existence. Dinner out tomorrow with friends. It's me and the MAC CAT today..love that little bugger!(3 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery...oh boredom it is thine name! Some new things came in! That's a GREAT thing!See this image largeris home with the hubs and our Mac cat....bliss!See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery we are actually getting a little busier...woot..woot!See this image largeris loving her Sunday! Off to a healthy breakfast then errands and maybe a movie with the hubs! Praying for those dealing with Hurricane Florence!See this image largerI LOVE my orchids and they love this cooler weather here in steamy SW FL(1 comments)See this image largerLoves her beautiful SW FL sunsets!See this image largeris BORED in consignment land...please come back snow birdies!See this image largeris working out of our beautiful home today doing bookwork with her little assistant Mackelmore cat! LOVE our home!(1 comments)See this image largerI LOVE my orchids~remind me constantly of my handsome son Josh who gave me one for Mother's Day.(1 comments)See this image largerI love owls...just love them...so wise and so wonderful!See this image largeris working on paperwork out of the house..BUT..taking time for lunch away with a friend...good times!(1 comments)See this image largeris happily at home snuggled in with the hubs and our Mac cat...he's such a sweetie pie!! He loves to Spark! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris happily snuggled in with the hubs and Mac cat who is helping me Spark! :-))See this image largerLife has it's ups and downs but you are the master of your destiny. Choose joy, love, and happiness.(2 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her Monday evening off home with the hubs and our Mac cat!See this image largeris working on her on-line gig and doing customer payouts...oh the joy of bookkeeping...ha..ha. Love my co-worker!See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today..oh joy..ha..ha! Hope we finally start getting some sales! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris blessed to be married to her very best friend for 40 years and still counting!See this image largerspent her day off digging through books...YIKES...I have too many! Time for someone else to enjoy them. Stay sparky my friends back to the consignment gallery tomorrow!See this image largeris at home with the hubs and our crazy little Mac cat...he's such a little sweetie pie!See this image largeris kind of shell shocked that things are not picking up yet at our consignment gallery. I'm asking the universe to bring us some abundance...we need it! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris learning new software and new apps...it's a challenge all of this tech stuff...but little by little it's infiltrating my brain. I surely miss my tech guy...our beautiful Josh...wish we could chat !(1 comments)See this image largeris VERY happy today..first cool~ish day since last April..the mid 60's went for a 2 mile walk with the hubs..windows open..heaven! Have a sparky day my friends!!(2 comments)See this image largeris day THREE on her 2.5 mile early a.m. walk! Hope this cool weather holds here in normally HOT SW FL! I like to move it, move it, MOVE it!(1 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today..hubs is working on a big deck. Stay sparky my peeps..NO CANDY for Halloween..proud of me~self! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris proud of herself for fixing a long time problem! :-))See this image largeris determined to keep her walking streak going...Day 9...yay me! Have a marvelous Monday my sparklers!See this image largerOh my gosh this is ME at our consignment gallery during 'season'...it's CRAZEEE!(2 comments)See this image largeris watching Iowa football with the hubs and Mac cat...goooooo Iowa! :_))See this image largeris thinking how much she loves her sparkies! You KNOW I do!See this image larger2019 is the year to go with the flow. I'm thankful for all of my many, many blessings!See this image largerFeels EXACTLY this way about her wonderful sparkling friends..they ARE stars!(2 comments)See this image largeris feeling SO blessed on this beautiful Thanksgiving holiday. Good friends, good food, sparkling conversation! Love to all my sparklers!(1 comments)See this image largeris happily snuggled in with the hubs and Mac cat after a busy day and a movie...lovely!(1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to tomorrow off with the hubs and our Mac cat! Stay sparky my peeps!(1 comments)See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery for a busy week ahead. Stay sparky my friends!(2 comments)See this image largeris happy to be home sweet home with the hubs and our Mac cat! Had to stay late tonight to receive some great items...I'll stay late any night for beauty!(1 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery wondering where the heck her customers are...it's very strange this season? At least the weather is awesome!!(1 comments)See this image largeris wondering where this week has gone so quickly..work tomorrow then one day off and we start all over again! WHEW! Mac cat agrees!!(2 comments)See this image largeris getting so busy with the consignment gallery...FINALLY...I'm happy that we are picking up in sales and foot traffic. Thank you my dear snowbirdies!(1 comments)See this image largerMiracles happen EVERY day! Keep focused on your miracle after all just being alive is a pretty big! See this image largeris off to the consignment gallery then her hair appt. later...LOVE to have my hair look pretty..it's a GOOD DAY! Stay sparkling my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris savoring our one day off today. We will go for a nice healthy breakfast, then errands, then home with the Macklemore cat...so happy to have a day to ourselves...YIP!(1 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery...the weather today is SO perfect...I wish I were outside.. I poke my head out every so often! :-)) Both back and front doors are open..breeze is heaven!See this image largeris going out to dinner tonight with close friends. The wonders of the season warm my heart with our true friends. I do REALLY miss our beautiful son during the holidays..Merrry Christmas darling Josh!(3 comments)See this image largeris enjoying our Sunday together with the hubs and our Mac cat!(1 comments)See this image largeris chilling with the hubs and our little Macklemore cat tonight..very happy in our beautiful home!(1 comments)See this image largeris planning a movie escape today with the hubs! We are on vacay~now until after my birthday on Jan. 3rd...YAY...need this down time with friends and leisure time!(2 comments)See this image largeris still enjoying her mail order meals..last night's Salmon was OUTSTANDING! Quick, easy, and OH so good and healthy! Have a happy Sunday dear spark fam!(1 comments)See this image largerI love the sparkly lights on the trees to the entrance of our development...Home, Sweet, Home!See this image largeris loving her slow paced holiday...this is livin' my friends! Christmas dinner with friends at my fav restaurant! It's chilly out today..wonderful(2 comments)See this image largeris SO thankful and grateful to wonderful friends that we shared Christmas with! Blessed are the hubs and I! :-))(3 comments)See this image largeris loving her vacay time...sooooo many fun things to do...not enough time to do them! Stay sparky my peeps!See this image largeris wishing all of her sparkling friends love, light, happiness, and health for 2019! You are ALL the best of the best!See this image largerWoo~HOO...it's me birf~day...I'm celebrating the WHOLE month long...I've EARNED it! Make today special my friends!(9 comments)See this image largeris still thinking about how wonderful her birthday was yesterday...let the celebrations carry forward for the whole beautiful month!See this image largeris gearing up for another birthday celebration on Sunday...keep the parties comin! Woo~hoo!(2 comments)See this image largeris at our consignment gallery...sooo many people! Welcome back snowbirdies! :-))(3 comments)See this image largeris off to join her girlfriends for another birthday celebration...FUN!(1 comments)See this image largeris accepting another big bunch of furniture in the consignment gallery tomorrow...oh boy...my work is cut out for me finding space to display properly.(4 comments)See this image largeris enjoying her Sunday (my 1 day off) with the hubs! Healthy breakfast out and errands..maybe a movie if time permits! Stay sparky my peeps!See this image largeris busy, busy, busy...working on my paint projects, doing bookwork for the gallery, eyeballing another great load of furniture! Stay sparky my friends!(2 comments)See this image largerMeet our precious rescue cat Macklemore Blue. He is a talker..all the time! MEOW!(2 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today...hoping for good sales! Stay sparky my friends!See this image largerMake today joyful...we all respond to kindness!See this image largerI LOVE to read...so little time...SO many great books! So far, The Goldfinch by Donna Taart my fav!See this image largeris making a BIG pot of chili for football games later! LOVE to hang with my hubs and Mackelmore cat!See this image largeris happily working out of the home office with my office mate Mac cat...he's the BEST!(2 comments)See this image larger Grateful for this beautiful FL weather, I'm sending you some sunshine. Stay sparky my peeps!See this image largeris back in the consignment gallery tomorrow...hubs is going for his Vit. C. treatment. I'm hopeful for good sales and thankful for the ones we have had this month so far! Hugs to my sparklers!(1 comments)See this image largeris staying in today it's darn cold and rainy ALL day long! Had to break down and put our heat on...FL sissies!(1 comments)See this image largeris a little overwhelmed...soooo much furniture coming into the gallery and space is limited..eekkkss! It will work out..it always does! Happy Tues. my peeps!See this image largeris seriously overworked this week...SERIOUSLY! Stay sparky my friends!See this image largeris thinking only 1 more day til a day off...only 1 more day! I can make 1 more day...i SHALL make 1 more day!See this image largeris looking forward to our one day off this week. Wish I felt better..this cold is a hanger-on~er...ugh!See this image largeris putting one foot in front of the other and believing that miracles happen every day! Enjoy your healthy Monday my friends!(1 comments)See this image largerFlorida sunsets are magnificent!See this image largeris doing paperwork...the BANE of my existence out of the home office today. Stay sparky my peeps!See this image largeris buried in paperwork...once again the BANE of my existence! Plugging through it...stay sparky my friends!See this image largeris off to work at our consignment gallery...season is slowing down a little...oh dear....we need our snowbirdies for business! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris off to work at our consignment gallery today...wish I were more excited...yawn! Tomorrow lunch with a friend..woot..woot! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largerEven the simplest of stones can be made a thing of beauty if you just use your imagination.(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to a romantic Valentine's dinner at our fav restaurant tonight with my sweetie pie! So blessed to have this kind and caring husband!See this image largerHappy Valentine's Day! 40 years of sharing this special day with my sweetie pie!See this image largeris soooo tired tonight..a whole house cam into our consignment gallery...more coming in tomorrow...eeekks!(2 comments)See this image largeris chilling out on this beautiful Sunday...it's SO NICE to just relax for a change! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris LOVING this day off from our consignment gallery! Off to breakfast with friends then to Barnes N Noble...my FAVORITE store in the universe!(1 comments)See this image largeris worried about her hubs...still hacking...back to the doctor today. Stay sparky my friends!(7 comments)See this image largeris going to breakfast with the hubs then errands. He is still coughing hard...scary stuff! It's been over a month of coughing for the poor guy!(4 comments)See this image largerJust keep at it..one foot in front of the other my friends!See this image largeris working out of the house on paperwork. DH is manning the gallery but he doesn't look that great. Hacking cough is hanging on..I'm VERY worried about my sweetie pie!(4 comments)See this image largeris LOVING this beautiful weather today...so breezy and mild..wish I could fly all of my northern sparklers down here to sit on the beach with us!(1 comments)See this image largerwants to tell her Sparkies how much she loves all of you! Your generosity, love, support, and good ideas make my heart swell with happiness! Thanks to the BEST~EST group of friends !(3 comments)See this image largeris back in the consignment gallery today...it's overcast and gloomy but in the 70's with a cool breeze so I'll take it! Hugs to my sparklers!(1 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery pricing, cleaning, and rearranging things. I was hoping DH would feel well enough to cover for me but he is sadly not. Happy hump day sparklers!(3 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to DH's birthday tomorrow! We will make it a very beautiful and special day! I love my hubs SOOOOO much! I'm blessed to have him!(3 comments)See this image largeris going back to the dr with the hubs tomorrow to find out results of his chest x-ray then into work. I'm praying we get good news!(2 comments)See this image largerit's a NEW day to get it right! Happy Tuesday my sparklers! Believe in yourself and soar!See this image largeris at the consignment gallery. Dusting and arranging new items. The hubs is still sick poor guy!(1 comments)See this image largerone more day of work then a day off...whoopee!(1 comments)See this image largeris grieving the loss of this beautiful hubby...41 years I had him as my partner, best friend!(7 comments)See this image largeris taking the hubs back to the doctor tomorrow...ugh! I SO hate this health challenge for my sweetie pie!(7 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today! Slashing prices on many, many items...maybe that will generate some interest...let's hope so!See this image largeris SO thankful for her wonderful sparkling friends! We all help each other along and I'm so grateful!See this image largeris taking the hubs to yet another doctor. Gallery will be closed on Sundays and Mondays now.(4 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery today hoping for some good sales. Fresh smoothies and healthy soup made for the hubs at home!See this image largeris burning the candle at both ends....but getting things done...it's what I do...how about you?See this image largeris so lucky and thankful to have such loving and precious sparky friends! You truly make me stronger! THANK YOU!See this image largerMother Nature ALWAYS gets beauty right!(2 comments)See this image largerspent the day at home with my sweetie pie! Made him some yummy protein pancakes and a nice dinner..he ate most of it so YAY for that!! Happy Sunday eve my friends!(2 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today with a visit from a friend bringing lunch...how great is THAT?See this image largeris running around like a chicken with my head cut off preparing for Fridays trip to Tampa to take the hubs to Moffitt. I'm making my lists and checking them twice!(2 comments)See this image largeris planning a nice Easter dinner with the hubs tomorrow. Counting my Easter blessings and I know you are too! (1 comments)See this image largeris back in our consignment gallery...thinking...thinking...how to make this money pit work. It WILL come to me...always does...I've just been so distracted lately with my sweet hubby's needs. (3 comments)See this image largeris happy to have Sunday & Monday off with my sweet hubby! Perfect!!(2 comments)See this image largerKindness, hope, faith, and love are what makes this world go round!See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today...hoping for a good day of sales..yesterday was a bust...sad face! Stay sparky my peeps!See this image largerUGH...summer is upon us! 90 degree temps and 100% humidity...A/C is my BEST~EST friend right now!(4 comments)See this image largeris preparing to take the hubs back up to Moffitt on Sunday for his biopsy EARLY Monday...deep breaths..deep breaths...(5 comments)See this image largeris SO happy one of her custom necklaces found a new home with a beautiful lady!(1 comments)See this image largeris SO happy one of her custom designed necklaces found a home with a lovely lady today!(2 comments)See this image largeris driving her sweet hubs to Tampa for his lung biopsy tomorrow...please send up prayers for this gentle man...he deserves to live a LONG life! Happy momma's day to my beautiful friends!(9 comments)See this image largeris SO happy to be back home sweet home! Mac cat happy to see his mom & dad! Back to the consignment gallery today!(3 comments)See this image largeris back to our little consignment gallery. today..gosh hope sales are better than yesterday..a big $20..eekks!See this image largeris so heartened yesterday was a GOOD day for sales. Very busy day in front of me furniture out for delivery and more furniture in for consignment! Staying busy is my happy place!(2 comments)See this image largeris celebrating a very quiet but happy 41st wedding anniversary with her sweet hubby! As long as we are together it's all good!(6 comments)See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today. Wow...those 4 days off went FLYING by! Very hot this week in sunny SW FL! Hope for a day of good sales!(1 comments)See this image largeris frankly bored at the consignment gallery this hot, HOT Saturday!(2 comments)See this image largeris going to pick up hubby's latest CT scan...hope it doesn't show sarcoma spread! Have a beautiful Monday my sparklies!(9 comments)See this image largeris trying to keep all the balls in the air! Exhausting...but it can be done! Stay sparky my peeps!See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery tomorrow...then back up to Moffitt Thursday for DH'S appointment Friday morning. Please pray for our safety on the road and DH...he is so very weak right now(8 comments)See this image largeris meeting with a Hospice nurse tomorrow to help put together a plan for my darling hubby. I hope he gets stronger every day but in the meantime the reality of the situation needs help from Hospice. (9 comments)See this image largeris coordinating things with the Hospice team to help dear hubby. They are a wonderful organization...I hope and pray that DH recovers and we no longer need their services but a safety net is smart.(3 comments)See this image largeris feeling so very sad about her dear hubby's health..praying, praying he can get better! I'm at the gallery but it's a horrible rainy day so may close up at 3 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. to be home !(10 comments)See this image largeris so very sad over hubby's decline in health...it's SO SAD to see someone you love so much suffer...I HATE it!(10 comments)See this image largerhas been at Hope Hospice House with DH after a fall at home...his angel wings are very close to being earned. I'm sad but happy he will have peace pain free & see our son Josh soon.(14 comments)See this image largeris grieving the loss of her DH 6/27/19. He earned his angel wings & is now with our beloved son Josh(14 comments)See this image largeris truly boweled over with the love and support from her sparklers...I wish we all were neighbors and could have a big huge group hug. I'm terribly sad and have no energy. I'm keeping the shop closed (5 comments)See this image largeris meeting a good friend (my sista from a different mother) for breakfast then planning my hubby's 'Day of Celebration' for his memorial 7/13. It will be perfect for him and he will smile seeiing it!(3 comments)See this image largeris feeling very blue and sad but planning a beautiful 'life well lived' celebration for my beautiful hubby. I know he will be happy with the celebration! (2 comments)See this image largeris planning, planning, planning for my beautiful hubby's Celebration of Life memorial this Saturday at 2 p.m. It will be fab..just like him!(5 comments)See this image largeris meeting someone today that hopefully can help me with DH's pics and music for the celebration(6 comments)See this image largeris happy with her progress in getting hubby's photo/music video together for Saturday.. BIG sigh of relief!(6 comments)See this image largeris SO happy my beautiful hubby's send off was so beautiful..soo many friends full of love..he was smiling I just KNOW it!(3 comments)See this image largeris taking one more day off tomorrow to tend business ...then back to work..it's time! I totally miss my wonderful hubby but I have to deal with reality...it's hard. :-(((8 comments)See this image largeris back to chippin' rock tomorrow. I hope it's a good day for sales!(2 comments)See this image largeris back at the consignment gallery today then out for a bit with the girls tonight. My heart isn't really in it...but I'm trying to integrate(1 comments)See this image largeris SO happy she pushed herself to go out with friends last night! The BEST time catching up...loved it! We all need our friends expecially when we are so sad and grieving!(4 comments)See this image largeris taking her new normal one day at a time..sometimes one minute at a time. It's hard...it's different...I'm slowly adjusting.(1 comments)See this image largeris back at the consignment gallery today...not particularly looking forward to it...but it's my job..so off I go.(1 comments)See this image largeris truly thinking of filing a restraining order against the scary 'housewatch' guy for his constant harrassment! Scary man indeed!(2 comments)See this image largeris feeling pretty blue tonight! I think I'll take a nice hot bubble bath..that always makes me feel better!(3 comments)See this image largeris going to dinner with the ole' group...fingers & toes crossed this goes well...I think it will..hopeful & happy to be included!(1 comments)See this image largeris going for her grief counseling today, then lots of errands and back to work tomorrow. I LOVE my Mondays off..just love em!(1 comments)See this image largeris choosing to look for the happy in my world...it's there...I just must find it!(1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to Saturday 'Momma Mia' with friends and dine in group. A blessing to have my friends to lean on during this sad time.See this image largeris trying her best to adjust to her new normal...it's doggone hard my friends!(5 comments)See this image largeris back to our consignment gallery today...let's hope for good sales today! I need to work on revving up my motivation...I'm just off...sigh....(3 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery today...lets DO this! (2 comments)See this image largeris ticked off at the A/C people...3 breakdowns in 3 weeks...UGHHH!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy today is Friday...it's been a looooong week for me! Fun with friends tonight AND tomorrow...yay!(2 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery tomorrow...wish me good sales...it's been a long, dry August in hotter than Hades FLSee this image largeris off to the consignment gallery...hope a customer comes back for a desk she liked yesterday!(1 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery...pretty good foot traffic...lets sell, sell, SELL!See this image largeris doing her best to readjust to her new life...it's hard without my sweet hubby...miss him SO very much!(1 comments)See this image largerI miss this beautiful hubby of 41 years more than anyone can ever imagine. He made my life so specia(4 comments)See this image largeris happy she had a pretty good sale at the consignment gallery today...thank you dear customer!See this image largeris going in at noon on Saturday hoping for some good sales! It's been a so so week on slaes but I'm grateful for every one that I had!(1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to brunch and shopping with friends today...I love my Sundays with friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris pretty disappointed with lack of sales at the consignment gallery...but enjoyed her visit to the Salt Cave with a g/f in Naples tonight..very therapeutic!See this image largeris feeling nervous over Hurricane Dorian...prayers for Florida will be appreciated!(3 comments)See this image largeris praying we dodged the bullet on hurricane Dorian...dinner tonight with the dine out group I'm taking a big healthy salad! Prayers for all in Dorian's path!(1 comments)See this image largeris still nervously eyeing Hurricane Dorian..praying for all in his path. Praying for the Bahamian people!(2 comments)See this image largeris SO very grateful and thankful we dodged hurricane Dorian..now praying for the other states in it's path!(2 comments)See this image largeris super pooped but so happy the get together went beautifully tonight! MAD I forgot to get pictures...too tired to think about it I guess...but it was good!(2 comments)See this image largeris bumbling along..grief is a hard life lesson my friends!(3 comments)See this image largeris very grateful for a SALE after several days of goose eggs! You can't tell me the economy is not slowing down! Yikes!!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy for a day off tommorrow...well sort of...I have bookkeeping to do. Lunch with a good friend..grief meeting tomorrow.See this image largeris going to try another group grief meeting..I'm still on the fence if I am benefiting from this but we shall see.See this image largeris SO happy my BFF friend's company left so she chose to come and spend her day with me at the consignment gallery. We went to an early dinner after...she is the BEST company..just the BEST!See this image largeris hopeful an expensive new patio set is sold..customer wants to look at tomorrow again before she pulls the trigger...hope, hope, hope it sells!(1 comments)See this image largeris bummed patio set sale didn't come to pass. Tomorrow into work at noon then an early dinner at Bonefish Grill with the grief group..we will see how this goes. :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to her hair appointment tomorrow..my beautician was ill on Friday so we rescheduled...hope she is all better tomorrow!(1 comments)See this image largeris attending the grief group tomorrow then going into work. Hope it is a good day for sales...I need em! Enjoy your day dear friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris SO disappointed that the consignment gallery's sales are dismal. I HATE paying that exhoribant rent with flat sales. I'm hustling to find other avenues of bring in $$. Self employment is no joke!!(3 comments)See this image largeris hopeful a customer will return today for a purchase which will be a GOOD sale for our gallery!See this image largeris at the consignment gallery waiting for a good sale...WHERE is everybody...Oct. should bring our snowbirdies back to town...let them come quickly please!!See this image largeris happy for a few good sales made today...bless our little snowbirdies hearts...sooo grateful!See this image largeris going to 'happy hour' tonight with 2 girlfriends...I call it 'sappy hour' and limit myself to one drink. Tomorrow the grief group dine out...hopefully I'll enjoy.See this image largeris off to work at noon then the grief group dine out for an early dinner. Hope it's enjoyable! Have a lovely Sat. my dear friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to a nice Monday off of work. Going to my grief counselor, meeting g/fs for lunch then going to see 'Judy' I LOVE my days off work!(1 comments)See this image largeris off to her grief counselor then lunch & a movie with girlfriends! I love my days off from work!!See this image largeris happy to feel a tiny bit of cooler temps here in HOT SW FL. Hoping for a good day of sales tomorrow at the gallery!See this image largeris looking forward to a nice evening with friends tonight. Then Sunday, Monday off from the gallery! Hoping for good sales today at the consignment gallery!(2 comments)See this image largerI believe these are tiger lilies..a special species..aren't they amazing?(4 comments)See this image largeris winding down for the evening and hopeful tomorrow shows some positive sales at our consignment gallery!(1 comments)See this image largeris home with her little Mackelmore cat...he's my sweet buddy!(4 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to her day off tomorrow! Hugs to all my sparklers!(3 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to her hair appt. Friday. I love my beautician and the magic she does!See this image largeris going to her Woo~Woo girls lunch Saturday...a day of enjoyment...sooo looking forward to it!(3 comments)See this image largeris bumbling along...still very much in a grief bubble! One day at a time my friends..one day at a time!(6 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery tomorrow...hoping for tons of sales! Stay sparky my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris at the consignment gallery today...people are coming back but I'm sadly not seeing an uptick in sales...this is concerning!(4 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to dinner out with the grief group tomorrow night. It's been a loooonnnggg week my friends!(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to the grief group dine out Saturday night. A great restaurant close to home. A nice group of open hearted compassionate people...I'm blessed!See this image largeris seeing more customers in the consignment gallery daily...whoop da...now if they would just start buying some stuff..ha..ha!See this image largerNever forget we can always do better each day is a new start! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris so thankful to our military vets and current men & women serving our great country and their families! Thank you!(1 comments)See this image largeris busy busy BUSY and happy to be so!!(1 comments)See this image largerThis explains entirely why it takes me 15" of waiting on traffic to get out on the road to go home!(2 comments)See this image largeris really pooped tonight...I think I'm working too much...I'll have Sunday off but must work Monday to receive a new house full of furniture...boy oh boy...challenges abound!See this image largeris buried in paperwork today but took a break to see 'The Good Liar' great movie! Back at chippin' rock tomorrow! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris watching the Presidential debate..that stage is SO full...STILL! I have my favorites but no firm decision yet..how about you?(1 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery still arranging the floor..exhausting by my fav part of the job.! Doing great on my 5% challenge YAY me!(1 comments)See this image largeris taking a 'mental health' day off work Sat. It has been such an exhausting several weeks! I need some 'me' time!(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to her Sunday going to a good bye party for our son's wonderful friend moving to Indiana..boo~hoo!(2 comments)See this image largeris hanging in there my friends. Grief group tomorrow then into the consignment gallery. A few days of work then some richly deserved down time. I'm soooo looking forward to it!(1 comments)See this image largeris starting my little respite from work..wish my sweet hubby were here to enjoy the time with me..we'd be on the road to N. Carolina..yes we would!(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to spending 'Turkey Day' with friends..whoop...NO COOKING..amaze balls!(2 comments)See this image largeris going to an art museum tomorrow in Naples with friends...looking forward to it! Then lunch...yay!See this image largeris thinking of her lovely day with friends. It was a nice change of pace! Happy new week my friends!(1 comments)See this image largerwas busy, busy busy today. Trying to give myself a pep talk to do some Christmas decorating...not feeling it yet my friends! :-(((3 comments)See this image largeris back at work..the weather is SO SO SO beautiful...I just want to be outside! Both doors open nice cross breeze at the gallery...love it!(4 comments)See this image largeris back to the consignment gallery tomorrow. Grief group in the a.m. then into work. Wow...today has been SOME day!See this image largeris at the consignment gallery...things are slowing down as we get closer and closer to Christmas. People starting getting that 'crazed' look in their eyes..eeekss!(2 comments)See this image largerI love this little sign we found at a craft collective in N. Carolina!(1 comments)See this image largerMay 20 (2017) 39 years together! I made a GREAT choice in this wonderful man!(11 comments)See this image largerMay 20th...38 years (2016) married to my Mr. Wonderful! We have been through thick n thin together!(3 comments)See this image largerThe colors of Fall always thrill me..Mother Nature's palette is always the BEST!(3 comments)See this image largeris sending Happy Bunny hopper wishes to all of her friends today!(1 comments)See this image largeris happy, happy, happy tonight...met our friends then home to sit on our lanai and hear the wind blowing through the trees! It's so peaceful!See this image largeris thanking her sparky friend Renee for the adorable card and 'stash...I've got my St. Paddy going on! :-))(2 comments)See this image largerMy sweetie pie! He's still as CUTE as the day I met him! Happy B-Day 3/9 DH you are my heart! :-))(5 comments)See this image largerI SO love this oil painting of our Josh by one of his very close friends! Josh was SO loved!!!(2 comments)See this image largerHow bout this for your outdoor neighbor! I think she's ready to have her babies again this season!(3 comments)See this image largerA very cute little chair I reupholstered with zebra print and chalk painted for the gallery. Sold it(4 comments)See this image largerA fantastically beautiful mirror in our consignment gallery made by a very talented artisan!(2 comments)See this image largerLOVE these little guys! Actually ALL animals!(4 comments)See this image largeris very happy tonight! After a day of playing tourist in Captiva going to friends to see their winter wonderland I'll take pics..it's OVER the top!(2 comments)See this image largeris enjoying our vacation...it's SO good to have some down time with the hubs! :-)) I love my orchids(2 comments)See this image largerHated to sell this awesome 'tomb guardian' from our consignment gallery...but he found a new home!(2 comments)See this image largeris looking forward to her hair appointment today @ 3:00 p.m. then a nice dinner out with friends. Then home to watch the ball drop from our cozy home! Happy New Year sparklers! :-))(3 comments)See this image largeris gearing up for a busy Friday...stay sparky my friends! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris Looking forward to Sunday a special Valentine's Day with my sweetie and some friends! What could be a better day of rest and relaxation? Stay sparky my friends! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris happy for a good day of sales at our consignment gallery...every little bit helps! :-))(4 comments)See this image largeris gearing up to host the g~normous dinner group tomorrow. Long past due for my turn. It's like a Thanksgiving...18 people..I think we should break up the group like we should break up big banks:-)(1 comments)See this image largeris rushing around like a chicken with her head cut off...too many things to do...to little time to do them in...the story of me life...LOL!(3 comments)See this image largeris LOVING her new back yard! Sitting outside listening to music and the birdies sing...68 degrees up to 78 today...more flowers to plant...YIP! Stay sparky my friends!(2 comments)See this image largeris loving this 50 degree weather out on our lanai...wish I could fly all of you down here to enjoy it with me! I do...I DO! Have a sparkling Sunday my friends!(1 comments)See this image largeris sitting outside looking at all of my lovely orchids..they are all blooming their little hearts out...just in time for Easter...yippee! :-))See this image largeris enjoying one of the last cool spells here in FL before summer sets in. Love our patio and my new flowers...my orchids are beautiful! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris DONE with the paperwork! Off to the mountains tomorrow! Rest and relaxation time. Stay sparky my friends! :-))(6 comments)See this image largerIs SO,happy in the mountains! So much beauty everywhere! Went hiking today! (2 comments)See this image largeris off to work then home to do a deep clean for entertaining the group tomorrow night at our house! Italiano night...whoop da! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris cooking up an Italian Pasta feast for dine in group tonight...there WILL be left-overs...I hope I HOPE! :-))(2 comments)See this image largeris enjoying a day of office paperwork...off site! Woot...woot! Stay sparky my friends! :-))(3 comments)See this image largeris gathering up paperwork for her trip tomorrow to W. Palm Beach. It's about a 3 hour drive to transfer legal 'save our home' fight docs...but I feel SO worth it. Stay sparkie my friends! :-))(4 comments)See this image largeris having a elevation survey today to prove our house is NOT in a flood zone and we shouldn't be charges for such. So sick of the continual fight..but you do what you must to stand your ground! :-(((2 comments)See this image largeris having an elevation survey done today to prove for once and all our home is NOT located in a flood zone and we shouldn't be charged $6,000 for bogus force placed flood insurance. BLAH!(6 comments)See this image largeris excited and grateful for a beautiful day in paradise. Going to enjoy it full tilt by going to the beach soaking up the sun and listening to the waves(1 comments)See this image largeris chasing her tail around BIZ~ZY! Getting ready for my Annual Christmas Craft Party it's been going strong with my girlfriends since 1992...now THERE'S some history!(3 comments)See this image largerNew York City Christmas Magic 2013(1 comments)See this image largerOur lovely community lake on a bright sunny morning walk. We are SO lucky to live in this beauty!(2 comments)See this image largeris watching Adele's NYC concert...what TALENT! WOWSA! A gift tonight for the hubs and I! Stay sparky my peeps!(6 comments)See this image largeris taking a special girlfriend to a nice Christmas lunch tomorrow...looking SO forward to it! Happy holidays my friends! :-))(1 comments)See this image largeris getting closer and closer to her holiday vacation...YIP! :-))(1 comments)See this image largerI'm looking forward to a joyous Christmas, hoping for a little road trip in TN or NC to see snow! (2 comments)See this image largerA beautiful Christmas luncheon with a best friend 12/15(2 comments)See this image largeris on 'full tilt' Florida CRAZY...and gosh it was COLD today...but 40's in January I can take! Hugs and warm wishes to my snow bound friends!(1 comments)See this image largerCeCe Caldwell's Natural Chalk and Clay paint s pretty awesome! No need to sand strip or prime!(4 comments)See this image largeris loving these new chilly mornings! It won't be long until summer and sweaty humid days assend...off for my walk! Stay sparky my friends!(2 comments)See this image largerA recent pic in Key West April 2014 I'm still losing the chub and feeling GREAT!(8 comments)See this image largerOur trip back home to IA last year for Christmas. I LOVE snow..on Christmas Day..that's it! :-))(5 comments)See this image largerMy 'honey bun' sporting his new beard..look OUT George Clooney!(10 comments)See this image largerMy Birthday celebration 2014 time's a ticking...gotta achieve some milestones this year!(5 comments)See this image largerThe hubs and I on summer vacation back to Ia. August of 2011(12 comments)See this image largerPineapple whips at the GREAT Iowa State Fair..whoop da!(9 comments)See this image largerBig birthday party at The Capital Grille...yummy food and GREAT service!(6 comments)See this image largerMy freeform wirework semi precious necklaces...lots of work..lots of love just sold this sweetie pie(13 comments)See this image largerI call this sweetie pie..a party around your neck! S/Silver turq. sponge coral(9 comments)See this image largerOur 'little slice of heaven' in the backyard(9 comments)See this image largerTis I...smiley face! This was about 20 lbs heavier than today.(13 comments)See this image larger"I want my water now mom!"(31 comments)See this image largerRIP~my little Alaskan Snow Cat part Persian part Somali (mother of the big boy Keanu)(19 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful orchids swinging in the breeze all along our back patio~~ facing the wetlands(10 comments)See this image largerMy MOST favorite orchid..it's a royal blue/purple isn't it awesome..mother nature does it best!(14 comments)See this image largerHere's the king of our castle...Keanu isn't he a looker?(17 comments)See this image largerHere is the beautiful and talented 'Josh Man'..he was.. and always will be the light of our eyes!!(37 comments)See this image largerHappier Christmas memories...the Josh man about age 7 or 8ish(10 comments)See this image largerYes, you may call me the 'Color Queen' every wall in my studio is a different color..whoop da!(39 comments)See this image largerThis is where the action happens..upstairs..in my little piece of heaven..Coyote Blue Studio(12 comments)See this image largerHot and spicy and as full of beads as any well stocked shop..I'm talkin' bead and shell central!(18 comments)See this image largerAnother view of the studio..it's my bliss!(4 comments)See this image largerMy work table picture me here working on my jewelry..I so love to create!(7 comments)See this image largerMore creations ready for my shows..these don't show that well without the light studio (10 comments)See this image larger34 lbs down and the ticker is still movin' woot, woot..thanks Spark People!(18 comments)See this image largerOne of my favorite creations ..free form copper necklace with pearls..(7 comments)See this image largerOcean Dreams(14 comments)See this image largerI LOVE this necklace..so much I refuse to sell it and will keep it for myself..oh this is costly!(9 comments)See this image largerRight now I'm 'shell struck' with my jewelry..these came right off the beach on our morning walks!(15 comments)See this image largerYep...an endless supply of shells, these beauties came from my morning walk on the beach..(24 comments)See this image largerFree form with shells...what do you think?(19 comments)See this image largerIt is just the greatest feeling when people like your artistic creations isn't it?(7 comments)See this image largerSome of my jewelry on display at our little farmer's market..I sold a bunch through season..yeah!(4 comments)See this image largerAnother favorite creation of mine where I display..free form on a s/s omega 30" chain..stunning!(16 comments)See this image largerI love creating my jewelry, but my son was my best creation ever! I miss him sooo much!(26 comments)See this image largerMy beautiful hubby and our gorgeous son...like father like son..we surely miss Josh's wit and wisdom(4 comments)See this image largeryep..here is my biggest inspiration..I still feel his essence around his dad and I every day!(4 comments)See this image largerThe beautiful Josh with me (his greatest fan) at grandma Shirleys in happier times at Christmas(4 comments)See this image largerGranted this was MANY years ago..but I felt so happy and healthy around 125-130 lbs..someday(7 comments)See this image largerJosh always scoped the audience..he wanted to be a film-maker and was an extraordinary writer!(8 comments)See this image largerBeautiful Josh and his girlfriend Andrea on our Florida beach at sunset..I think of him always!(14 comments)See this image largerJosh's photo applying for scholarship at film school in Orlando...he did receive a small grant!(16 comments)See this image largerJosh's last photo..our mother/son trip to NYC to the Tribecca Film Fest...Viva Josh forever!!(21 comments)See this image largerOur great horned owl..he is only about 20 feet away from our backyard lanai..what beauty!(11 comments)See this image larger Bobcat right outside our pergola he came out of the wetlands good thing the cats are inside cats!(21 comments)See this image largerHe is KING of the wetlands..we all give him wide berth!(7 comments)See this image largerFrom our beautiful Andrea this year for Mother's Day..Josh's last gift was an orchid..Andrea thanks!(4 comments)See this image largerI LOVE CHRISTMAS..I have a Christmas brunch every year for our friends(9 comments)

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