Monday, January 13, 2020



Good Morning Monday! A wonderful sunny dry day! With coffee in hand I am remembering this beauty from just this past October 2019. Clematis vine purple that I have had for just years.

Every year she looks dead, I cut her back, and then, usually around March early Spring, she will yet again pop those beautiful leaves and the most beautiful deep purple flowers out just for me! The cell camers does not do justice to the color at all, stunning! What a surprise! I love her!
Currently, she is covered because of the cold 31 deg temps we have in the evenings.

Below we take the next journey post from the blog! Have a wonderful day and start to your week!
Sincerely =^.^=


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Hello everyone! Welcome to the new decade 2020!

Source: Graphics Fairy free images


I have decided to take myself and anyone that wishes to come along, on a walk down memory lane.

This walk is starting at the beginning of my blogging journey way back when as you will see from the posts.

I may comment on them and bring us up to date on things or the post just may be the original in original form. 

I have been out of blogging for some time, as life changes, thing change, you try new things and more, so I am excited to see where I was back then compared to the now.

Thank you and happy January 2020! 

Sincerely =^.^=

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day 2019


Hi everyone and Happy Valentine's Day 2019!

Hope you all have wonderful fun plans for today! As I sit here and write, I am looking out my window at rain, all day started late last evening and will run into the a.m. hours on Friday as well. 

I love the rain, and being cozy, so long sweater dress cardigan hairy warm socks and pull on slippers are the dress of the day.
 
Catching up on YouTube videos as well, have some fun people I follow, inspiring, of course House Hunters, organizing, purging and more.

I am also finding for January 2019 and into this year I will use my Journal spiral Monthly Weekly type calendar Planner. I have found that the Plan Ahead 8 1/2 x 11 Spiral Planner does the trick as it will display each month and also the day to make notes. Notes pages at the end, I like to take it with me in my bag, easy carry. Last year was Blue this year Teal, my very fave color so I'm a happy girl!

I started utilizing this one last year and did the overlap into this year, they run 16 months. I got mine off of Amazon but CVS also sells these and they go out of stock pretty quickly seems. 

I love the large size, the fact that it will lay flat and has inside tabs for the months. The paper is a nice quality too, I love paper! This year, linked above, has beautiful floral designs and is a 2 year model. I already have my 2019 so I missed out but it's not too late to start and record your January notes if you choose.

Notes to Self /February

After doing some research I have found it is best to get your Taxes done asap in the beginning of the year for many reasons, with personal i.d. theft running rampart it's best according to several publications and also CPA's. This year lots of changes.

February is such a short month, and hoping Spring will not be far behind, gardens need to be tended to, seeds can get a head start, and if your auto, like mine, has all the stuff due this month, it is good to document it with notes for the next year. 

February Health

Man oh man is Winter in the desert Southwest region dry and rough on the organ called out skin!

I have personally found that I must drink tons of water and get lots of rest and sleep to keep my skin okay during this winter time. I am also utilizing all Vegan and organic products that I can find that do no harm to the animals. I do find them easier on my skin, less chemicals that can sometimes be very unnecessary. I will say at my age now, I am noticing changes, little, but changes in the skin. Adjusting.

With that said, I have adopted the WFPB life style a few years back and am extremely passionate about it. I will never go back to eating the old way again. I feel so much better. 

The Whole Foods Plant Based no Oil concept sure made a huge difference with me personally. I follow
Dr John McDougall and the Forks Over Knives as well as many others related to this topic.

Everything I learned seems to be incorrect in many ways, and doing the research I do understand it now. Very interesting as the body, given the chance, can and will heal itself from lots of dis-ease and other issues. Mind blowing!  

If you are interested, check out all the free information and recipes to read and or try. Jane Esselstyn is on YouTube with her Mom, Ann Esselstyn, great videos, lots of fun and easy! 

Dr Esselstyn has been paramount in this movement as is his son Rip, the fire fighter that has changed many fire house fire men way of eating. I have all of this families books.  The family rocks as does the McDougall's, John and Mary. Doctors and Nurses with tons of free information and scientific data to back up everything. 
Dr Michael Greger, of the fab NutritionFacts.org site with free videos, information and more, bless him!

End of my ranting, the picture above is of my one special French doll that I have, her heels have broken, ceramic, and some of her fingers under those cute pink gloves, but that face! I believe she is of a paper type and hand painted, the eyelashes to die for. I love her, beautiful clothing as well. 

So take care, have a wonderful Valentine's Day, have a chocolate covered strawberry for me!

till next time....................

=^.^=

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Surprise Surprise Surprise! 2017? 2018?

Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well and having a great year! I cannot believe (2017) 2018 has come and almost gone already! Where oh where does the time go? Seems the older I get the faster the days pass, and that's really okay as they just fly by and I have fun on a daily basis making messes, re-arranging stuff moving furniture painting and more, go figure! Some things just don't ever change! :)



 I have been so enjoying life, retirement, working, gardening, learning how to make jewelry, reading, researching,  moving stuff around again and more lately, and it doesn't seem like another year (s) has passed since I've posted, but it has! Another birthday, a big one this time, and I am late to this party!  Like you life happens and things change course don't they and seems like all the time! So interesting this journey of ours, yes?



Over this past year I lost my youngest fur baby Mr Tucker Blackburn! I am still crying over this little wonderful baby! He was old, like me now :) and it was time, no more pain. Sad, I miss him each day! He was my little security guard and watched over me always! The glue to my ankle!




Some history these past two years? I returned to the workplace, for these two years, loved it, so enjoyed it but there came a time to leave and do my own thing again. I worked, are you ready, in a vintage store and had four booths in there! Oh my I had no idea the work involved and how small my little car actually is! I've ruined the tint on the hatchback but that will be fixed someday. It was a great run, and now I have moved on.



However, I am planning lots of stuff and fun happenings in 2019, one of them is attending to this blog, wish me luck!

Teaser, I'm planning two Annual Tag Sales during 2019, and will continue on an annual basis until whenever, which will continue until I am done passing along my treasures!  I seem to have too much stuff, she said never of her treasures!  Anyway lots of beautiful antique and vintage things to liquidate. Somewhat of a Living Estate Sale if you will. yes indeed!




Charming one of a kinds lovelies and more, clothing, vintage jewelry, some vintage linens, baskets, furniture, mostly all white, however, there are a few pieces, oh my goodness, one cannot ever paint, just not ever!

They are stunning, all wood, masterpieces of the makers, mid century modern and more. And then my painted white stuff, my personal loves, my recyclables! I am also making my own recipe of chalk type paint, custom colors, once gone, they are done, so I am editing my home, all rooms and ALL collections. Sounds like fun huh! :) it will be like Christmas on a daily basis as I find new treasures behind door numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and on and on.



I will be listing events in the following venues:
garage sale posts
Craigslist
and if I can figure out how to log onto Offer Up I will be there too in my area
I will also be posting pics here, hopefully, and if anyone is interested, contact me! Especially if you are visiting the area.
My Etsy shoppe
Instagram
will be on the sidebar once I get the hang of it again, sorry I am talking out loud again



Not sure if I will be getting myself into a booth again, but one never knows does one! :) I have quite the inventory yet again. So quilters, crochet people, there is yarns and more, shabby vintage style enthusiasts, home decor folks, lamp lovers, sewing stuff, beware, there is some eye candy on the way. I am holding myself to do this, so yell at me if I don't'! :)

I could use the nudge to help me keep going to downsize and get my house back in order after this reselling stuff.

I saw a very cute tee the other day on a you tube channel, "I'm not a Hoarder.......I'm a Reseller!" Oh man so true and I just love it! :)



So if you have read thus far, thank you again for visiting this ol antique! Since I figured out how to log in, stuff is missing, some of my fave blogs have long gone onto Instagram, and like me selling on other various platforms online, which is very fun and nerve racking in and of itself. I had to laugh, this particular post was a Draft from 2017! so you can see where I've been these past couple!



I currently have some new loves, a Poshmark closet, a brand spanking new Etsy Shoppe, of course my fur babies, creating and painting, recycling, working on my home, just a few things haha Not much huh!



Blessings to all, Merry Christmas Happy New Year Happy Holidays to anyone that may read this :)

xo Kat =^.^=  (keep reading lol)












I am not sure when I will be back on the blog, and am leaving the blog up for now. Thank you for visiting, best  to you, and you know what? 2018 is almost over! Yikes already! 










have fun with the rest of the this 2018.....Should be awesome!

my life..the journey ...continues..

xo Kat

Friday, June 17, 2016


Hi there, just got the "THE" email from Karen Valentine over at My Desert Cottage about the date of the new 2016 Where Bloggers Create party, 15th of July.

 I will be have a button on the side bar, as in years past, for you to click on to read about it and hopefully participate. Please read her rules, because they are lovely, kind and wonderful. Meaning, that your current space doesn't have to be this big pretty place, it can be your corner of your home, a place that you find joy and where you enjoy creating! 

It could be the kitchen table or a she shed out back, no matter, please think about sharing! We make so many new friends that way, see how they have created something new or a new storage idea, it is just fun! Hope to see you there! 

My space is still and will always be a work in progress! I am laughing because you can step into my room and twirl and that is about it! It is PACKED, but I do not care, it is one of my happy spaces! The other is my she shed, aka The Studio, out back and I just smile in there. Not lately though, at triple digit temps, it is hard to stay in there for very long lol! Enjoy your rest of June! It has sure gone by fast! Yes?????      

until next time.................... =^.^=