Monday, May 26, 2008


& a giveway x 2.

Today is my sister Linda's birthday! She is 18 mths older than me and when we were younger we were often times dressed like twins.

My sister is absolutely beautiful ~ inside and out!

She loves the Lord and her family so much!

She is a dedicated wife and mother! She also just taught preK at a local church and I know changed the lives of so many little ones! She is a natural nurturer! I know they will miss her terribly since she will start homeschooling her little ones this coming year.
Love ya sis! Have a wonderful day!

I'm so glad that she started blogging and has a fabulous blog you can see by clicking HERE.

I should have loads of pictures for you from my continued walk down memory lane but I don't. I was busy busy busy this weekend. My boys last day of school was on Friday and my hubby loaded them up in the car and headed to his parent's farm for the weekend for some fishing, fun and a Memorial Day ceremony in Wrens, GA where 7 McTier's, and literally hundreds of others, were honored for their service in WWII . After the ceremony my boys headed home and it was so nice to have them back. I don't sleep when they are gone which helped out with the cleaning!

I did have a short break and went to the movies with my friend Nicole and her kiddos. We saw Indiana Jones - it was okay but I have to tell you that if you go you will notice that the skull they are using (it's suppose to be some kind of crystal) looks like a glass skull stuffed with plastic wrap and a few Christmas lights. Bugged me everytime they showed it. Silly I know!

So back to my busy busy busy weekend. I CLEANED like crazy. I went into it all saying don't get caught up in the walk down memory lane this weekend just get it CLEANED up and ORGANIZED and put away. I had found that I was pulling stuff out and then would sit for 2-3 days enjoying all the memories from it all and it was holding me back from getting things organized. I did find 5 rubbermade containers full of artwork, report cards, etc. for the boys and I cannot wait to sit down and go through all of that - soon! This past weekend was all about getting things put away CORRECTLY for once and deep cleaning! It was very therapuetic to throw so many things away! I'm a self admitted horder, collector, pack rat! I always think I can make something out of that or I might need that some day.

I had originally planned to PAINT PAINT PAINT this past weekend with all my boys gone but now I'm even more prepared to PAINT PAINT PAINT with all of my stuff organized! I tackled my studio room first and LOVE the way it's organized now - smartly layed out and ready for some serious creating and painting!

Okay and now for some giveways! I got these two items at an auction in Nebraska years ago ~ it was a boxed lot and I was thrilled with all of the vintage linens that were in this box. Here are two of my favorites of the lot ~

GIVEAWAY #1 Vintage apron. It is super sweet in person and the picture really doesn't do it justice. The pocket is just too cute and it's so clean I'm not sure it ever saw a day in the kitchen.

4 Vintage Napkins ~

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of my other posts this week and on Friday May 30th (my moms birthday) I will have one of my sweet boys draw the 2 winners.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day! This is a holiday to remember those that have served in our military and have passed on. Let's not forget those that still serve today and especially those that are in harms way on a daily basis!



Linda said...

Thanks sister. We sure were stylish, especially in the yellow plaid outfits. :) Hope you have a great day.
Love ya,

petrii said...

What a great post!! It's fun to see you and Linda as little ones. I love reminiscing ~~ Thanks for the chance at the apron or napkins, both just "too darn cute"!!
Have a GREAT Memorial day,

petrii said...

What a great post!! It's fun to see you and Linda as little ones. I love reminiscing ~~ Thanks for the chance at the apron or napkins, both just "too darn cute"!!
Have a GREAT Memorial day,

Sandi McBride said...

happy birthday to your sister Linda...many more...a giveaway, how lovely! Consider me in!

Scrappy Jessi said...

have a great holiday!!
happy bday to your sissy!
im off to see her blog.

MOM said...

Happy Memorial Day!! I know you were glad to get your men folk home. Great pictures!! Loved the school house pictures too. I too have been cleaning closets for the past 6 days. Back to work tomorrow!! I need a break!!
Love to all,

joan said...

Happy Birthday Linda! Love the photos especially the second ones in your matching yellow outfits, so cute! Hope you are having a nice holiday!

Mary Isabella said...

Love the little yellow outfits.Wonderful give away items. Happy Monday...Mary

Lori said...

I hope you had a wonderful day. I love those yellow outfits. My sister and I are also 18 months apart.

Lanelle said...

Such a great post. It is great to see you and your sister when ya'll were small, sounds like she is a wonderful person. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Memorial day. Lanelle

justabeachkat said...

Cute, cute photos of you and Linda. I just left her a birthday message a few minutes ago.

Gosh, I loved that vintage apron. So sweet.

I hope your Memorial Day was a good one. I'm so proud to be an American. I'm thankful to all of the men and women who defend our country.

If you get a chance, stop by my blog and see the video at the end of my post. It's worth watching.


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I saw Indy 4, too. I loved it. But like you, I thought the skull looked a little less than it should have. Geez! I could have made something like THAT. lol It looked like it had that iridescent cellophane wadded up inside of it. lol

Glad you got so organized and clean! That's always a great feeling, isn't it?

Love those linens, sooo sweet.


Oh yeah and Happy Birthday to your sister!

Dragonlady said...

WOW, I love having a chance to win the awesome apron or the retro look of both....
when you get finished deep cleaning, i invite you to come here to the east coast of HoT Florida and start on mine....LOL...

Shannon said...

Oh! Cute apron and napkins. Please enter me. :)

Anonymous said...

Cute apron


Rosemary said...

Hi Sandy,
Great photos!!
Happy Birthday to your sis!!

goalmom said...

These sure are precious pictures. Happy birthday Linda!


Sharon said...

I'm signing up. Love vintage aprons and napkins.

Happy birthday Linda and Mom

Anonymous said...

Hey, Missy! Love the pic of you and your sis!!! How cute! Is that yellow plaid? You had style back then too! (Mine were always read or orange or brown. Agh!)

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Sandy
What a lovely post....lots of fun to see pics of you and your sister, I will make sure I vist Linda's blog. Hope you had a great Memorial Day

Diana Lyn said...

Hello Sandy, sweet giveaways, Yeah to the winners! What a nice post about your sister, you are inspiring me to do one of mine! My sis is so loving and giving! Love the outfits, hmmm some look familiar! LOL too funny! Stop by for tea sometime! XXOO Diana Lyn