Monday, February 17, 2014 Feature… Unique Hardware

A few months ago Marian from Miss Mustard Seed asked if she could use a photo from my quirky Tractor Steering Wheel Curtain Hangers post in an article she was writing for on window treatments.

Tractor Wheels

((it’s the post where I couldn’t decide how to hang the curtains…

so I asked for your help… and gave a ton of options… remember??))

Click HERE…

Tractor Wheel Curtain Hangers Idea


I love those emails!!

Of course… as I was reading it… I was all like…

What??  Are you serious?  YES… YES!! 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!  WooHoo!!  

Happy Dance! Happy Dance!

And then just the other day… I saw where it was showing up in my stats…

And wow… here it is…

hgtv feature window treatment

So thrilled and honored to be included with some amazing, creative talent in this article on window treatments!

Thank you Marian and for the feature!

((click here to also see my mantel featured on

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Our Sweet Husky, Neeko


The last three months have been a whirlwind for me.

My fur-baby, Neeko, became very ill.

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As some of you know… Neeko was our last fur-baby of three and he got sick back in November.  We had WEEKLY visits to the vet for two and a half months… but never could find out what was wrong… so we assume some type of cancer or autoimmune disease made him sick.

Neeko husky

He would recover and then get sick, recover and then get sick and then recover.

We had such high hopes he would pull through it all.

Sadly, he had a setback in February that he just could not recover from.

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My heart hurts as I write this… it’s still so fresh… so new to us that he is gone.   Neeko brought SO MUCH LOVE and JOY into our home.  He was such a great, fun loving dog. 

  We soooo miss his company.  We are dealing with that “empty house” syndrome right now.  Still reeling around the fact that he is actually gone. 

He was such a good companion for us… a PERFECT MATCH for us.

Ray and Neeko

He BLESSED our life greatly!

So many GOOD memories!

Neeko Tribute

 We miss and love you sweet Neeko!