Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Best Dog I Ever Had

You never know what a day can bring and how quickly things can turn upside down. How life is so very precious. Molly has been having seizure-like episodes the past couple of weeks just starting two days before we got the new puppy. She had a couple episodes this morning and didn't pull through it. She died in our arms leaving us heart broken. We are guessing it was a genetic heart condition. I had the most beautiful dog in the world and so many good memories in our short time together. Rest in peace my sweet baby boxer. You brought me so much happiness every single day.
Molly 6/15/11 - 11/24/13

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November Flea Market

I pulled together a nice inventory of hand mades to take out to our monthly flea market setting up next to a fun friend and her collection of antiques -- and we ROCKED the flea.  I had the Pistol Annies playing the back ground and I sold soooo much of my stuff.  My things tend to have an edgy western flair from cowgirl train cases, repurposed western shirts, pendants and my hand knits.  And boy did those hand knits sell like hotcakes!  Everything from fingerless mitts, boot cuffs, hats and scarves.  It was a huge success and we are signed up to do it all again next month so I gotta get busy on a new inventory!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Puppy Pearl

We found our next dog online at Parsons Pups and had to wait several weeks for her to be weaned.  It was exciting waiting for today, the day we met Bonnie at a halfway point close to Missouri to get our little white boxer.  Her dad, Duke, is a champion breed and I'm so excited to now have two boxers in our household.  She's a sweetie and hit it off immediately with Molly and Sheba. 

Friday, November 08, 2013

Jewelry Shrine

I have jewelry strung all over my bedroom and need a big display.  So when I saw a rustic window frame backed with chicken wire at market, my mind went into creative mode. I struck up a $20 deal and went to Lowes for some hardware.  I don't do power tools so I had my husband attach some curtain rods, a hook, metal shelf ($5 flea market find) and some glass drawer pulls for what turned out to be a nice jewelry shrine for most of my favorite pieces.  Having it all visible and in one place makes getting accessorized in the morning a breeze.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Miss Lanora's Miscellany

I've got a handmades inventory, some business cards and a logo rubber stamp.  I guess you could call it a business venture.  Really, I just need to down size and make room for new stuff.  I knit and craft to wind down and relax from a stressful work-life so being able to make a little money off of it is an added bonus.  This month I will set it all up at our monthly flea market and give it a GO!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Oklahoma Reunion

The best part of Fall is my annual reunion in Oklahoma at Osage Hills State Park.  It's where I meet up with my family of Okies and we sit by the campfire at night and hike during the day.  This year I took my kayak and ventured up Shady Creek with Molly.  I'm so lucky to have a dog that likes water!  As we paddled up river, I could hear laughter echo across the water as my family repelled from high above down the rocky bluffs.  As always, the weekend was an adventurous outdoor slice of heaven.