Sunday, September 12, 2021

A WOMAN'S PRAYER...upon the beginning of a DIET!


I came across this recently and it seems very appropriate for me as I “try” (understand I said:  TRY) to begin on a diet tomorrow.  If only losing 15 lbs. were as easy as putting it on!!!!  



Now I lay me down to sleep...

I pray the Lord my shape to keep.

Please, no wrinkles; please, no bags;

And, please, lift my butt before it sags!

(Sorry...couldn't resist!)

Please, no age spots; please, no gray;

And, as for my belly, please take it away.

Please keep me healthy; please keep me young;


And thank you, Dear Lord, for all that you’ve done!

Side bar:  I should have prayed this sooner!!!

I really don’t mind (too much) getting older...definitely better than the alternative...but it’s the wrinkles, gray hairs, chin hairs, menopause weight, and saggy hiney that I don’t care for!!!!  But I’m thankful...very thankful...for God allowing me to make it this far:)


Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened.



Friday, September 3, 2021



Fall is my absolute favorite season...and after our long hot summers here in the South I’m always glad to see it come.  Even though it’s not “officially FALL”, I couldn’t wait a minute longer.  I’ve hit HOBBY LOBBY twice along with Dollar Tree and Dollar General (where I found very little).  Soooo...I thought I’d let my pictures do this post:)  Hope you like my style!

MY  TIERED  TRAY...I love decorating it for the seasons.


Got this cute mug from me some pumpkin spice!

                 I adore GNOMES...came from Hobby Lobby.

           All the dishes came from Wal-Mart a few years ago.

Placemats were a gift from a friend who was moving...they came from Dollar Tree (surprisingly very good quality).


I made the wreath with supplies from Hobby Lobby...just                      something simple (to go with my simple skills!)

The porch rocker is very old and belonged to my husband’s beloved grandmother.  Not in great shape any longer but so hard to get rid of something so old and that belonged to family.  Pillow from Wal-Mart last year; scarecrow from Hobby Lobby.

                           Scarecrow from Hobby Lobby.

              Do the sunflowers look tacky??  Tell the truth!!!


Can’t wait for the cooler FALL air so I can once again enjoy my front porch.


And one last little scarecrow...from Hobby Lobby couple years ago.  They still have lots of cute ones. you decorate for FALL?  What's your favorite season?

Thursday, August 26, 2021


 This is an old one...but it never hurts to be reminded.

Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are content to watch others do.  They are called “Speck Taters.”


Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted at finding fault with the way others do things.  They’re called “Comment Taters.”


Some are always looking to cause problems and really get under your skin.  They are called “Ajjie Taters.”


There are those who are always saying they will, but somehow they never get around to doing.  We call them “Hezzie Taters.”


Some people put on a front and act like someone they really aren’t.  They’re called “Emma Taters.”


Then, there are those who walk what they talk.  They’re always prepared to stop what they’re doing to lend a hand to others and bring real sunshine into the lives of others.  You call them...............  



What kind of TATER are you?

Tuesday, August 17, 2021



I wish I could take credit for writing this, but I can’t.  I don’t know the author but it definitely was a WOMAN:)



10...why it’s good to have 5 pairs of black shoes

 9...the difference between cream, ivory, & off-white

 8...crying can feel so good




 6...a salad, diet drink, and a hot fudge sundae make a balanced lunch


 5...discovering a designer dress on the clearance rack can be considered a peak life experience

 4...the inaccuracy of EVERY bathroom scale ever made


 3...a good man might be hard to find, but a good hairdresser is next to impossible


 2...why a phone call between two women never lasts under 10 minutes



Love & Hugs to all the FABULOUS WOMEN who read my (occasionally written) blog!


Friday, July 2, 2021


I’m from the DEEP SOUTH...and proud of it.  TV and movies sometimes portray us Southern folk as unsophisticated rednecks or mountain hillbillies, yet some of the smartest, most talented, most interesting, and most notorious people in this U.S. of A. hail from the SOUTH...just take a gander at this website:  100 SOUTHERNERS


Us Southern ladies are often thought to be shallow and have a bigger chest size than the size of our brains.  But truth be told, Southern gals are some of the sweetest and politest women you will ever meet...cause our mamas would have nothing less and they knew where the best "switch bushes" were!  

We “sweet thangs” that live in the Dixieland know a few things that we have learned from our female ancestors through the generations that I thought I’d share with you.  Now you don’t have to agree with any or all of these, but I guarantee you that if you survey 100 of us you’ll find a very high percentage will say:  Yessireebob...they are the gospel truth!




*PEARLS should be a staple in every lady’s wardrobe.  It would be nice to have the “real thing”, but a nice, respectable string of fake ones is forgiveable.

*Other wardrobe “must haves” include a classic white shirt/blouse, something gingham, and a nice pair of white pants.  High quality will allow you to wear these classics for years, but if they can’t be afforded, thrift and consignment stores can be an option. (Note: many of us Southern fashionistas haven't yet bought into the idea of wearing white pants or shoes all year long...some habits are hard to break!)


*MONOGRAMS are considered a “Southern thang” and a few items (purse, handbag, suitcase) are definitely fun, BUT!!!!  Everything you own doesn’t have to have your initials splayed across the front...make that “shouldn’t have"!  (No matter what Southern gal Reese says.)

*Every Southern cook (and there are many of us good ones) must have a nice DEVILED EGG DISH.  You simply can’t have a decent picnic, family reunion, or church homecoming meal without deviled eggs...and displaying them in a sectioned egg dish just adds to their deliciousness.

*And speaking of a tea pitcher...ALL us Southerners know summertime means SWEET TEA (with real sugar)...or a tall glass of homemade lemonade can work if you don't have the tea.

               Note:  drinking either from a Mason Jar is just fine!

*An intelligent Southern lady knows that when you aren’t sure of exactly the right thing to say in any given situation, you simply say,
Well, bless your heart.”  Who doesn’t want their hearts to be blessed???

*Any respectable Southern lady does NOT wear “white” to a wedding unless she is the BRIDE.  This is a definite NO-NO...and if you forget, believe me, you will figure it out when everyone is giving you the evil eye.

*A well-brought up Southern child, especially of the female persuasion, will have lovely manners.  "Yes mam, No mam, Yes sir, No sir, please and thank you" are some of the first words expected to be uttered by Southern infants.

*Southern folk love God, family, and that order.  And when a Southerner is your true friend, you couldn’t be more blessed.

*And just one more (pet peeve here)...just because we are born in the SOUTH and might be of the Caucasian race, does NOT mean we feel privileged and does NOT mean we have no respect for anyone that is different.  (Some of my neighbors and dearest friends have different color skin from me, but I know we all bleed red!)

There’s lots more I could add, but I won’t go on and on...which we Southerners can do...oh, how we love to carry on a good conversation.  (In other words, a lot of us can talk the horns off a billy goat!)

Now for those of you who are from the North, please know that there are things just as special about y’all...but since I have never lived up North I can’t rightly attest to what they all are.  However, something I do know is that God made us all and that makes us all pretty special. 


And for those of you from the South, as I said might not agree with everything I’ve said but you gotta admit some of these made you smile:)   Bless your hearts!