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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Friday, November 14, 2014

What A Fun Day and a little Christmas inspiration

Good evening friends.  Yes, don't faint,,, I know after a long absence I am posting 2 days in a row.  Well, I just had to stop by and share my wonderful day with you.  When Holly and I heard our weather forecast for today we decided as it was going to be cold all day, and it was Friday, we were going to do something fun and Christmas like.  So our adventure started rather early this morning.  And believe me it was COLD. 

Holly, Darbee Rae and I were heading to the big city and going to ride The Pink Pig.  For those of you who are not familiar with the "Pig" it is a tradition for most of us around and about Atlanta. It debuted in the 1950's as a holiday ride at our Rich's in downtown Atlanta.  It has since changed locations and is now at Macy's at Lenox  Square Mall. Portions of the proceeds from the ticket sales goes to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Although it has been in existence for many years, I had never rode the pig.  Holly did as a child and she and Darbee Rae have ridden it many times.  Darbee was so excited to have her Mommy and me ride with her.  Yes, it was magical and I felt like a child again. Seeing things through the eyes of a child. Nothing better to get you in the mood for the holiday.

Don't you just love the look??

We had so much fun and now I can say I too have rode Priscilla the Pink Pig.  We were so excited to then shop in the mall.  I had never shopped in a Pottery Barn although I have looked through their catalog many times.  Oh my,,,,,, I was so blown away .  Thought I would share some of the tablescapes with you,.  They were beautiful.

Of course Darbee Rae had to shop in Pottery Barn Kids.  Yes, her Christmas list is growing fast!!

Don't you just love the bedroom setting.  I could see myself with a room like this.

We shopped several other places and found a few goodies I am excited about.  Will share those in a different post a little later.  Caught Holly looking through a journal neither of us could do without.
Loved this old bottle display in one of the shops.

Do you know shopping can make one hungry? Mr. P,. nor myself drive downtown Atlanta.  Traffic is awful but luckily it doesn't bother Holly.  I had always heard of a rather famous restaurant downtown called Mary Mac's Tea Room.  So that is where we chose to have lunch,.  I was not disappointed.  The food was delicious. 

Last on our list was a trip to Ikea.  Can't go downtown without swinging by there.  But today I was on a mission for drawer pulls.  {Hint,Hint}  Remember there are a few changes going on at the home place.  Will share some soon I promise. 
Can you see why I had a wonderful day?  Don't you just love the holiday season?  I even bought some" prim" wrapping paper to wrap the gifts I have bought already!!
This time last year I was a very sick lady.  I can't end this blog without saying how much better I feel this year over last.  With November being a time of thanksgiving I have to say I am so thankful for my health.  I give thanks daily for all the prayers that were answered on my behalf, for the love and support of my family and for all my friends who were so wonderful and so concerned . All of you are so special to me whether we have met personally or you are a far away blogging friend.
In closing , for some reason I am not getting all the notifications on my email when you respond to a post.  If I personally do not reply to you, then that is why.  I don't know how to correct the problem.  I get some, and others I don't.  Please know I read everyone and thank you for stopping by.
Until next time. 


  1. Love seeing how much fun you all had. So thankful you are doing good!!!!

  2. yes, I remember the phone call from you last November and how hard we all prayed. It is so good to see you well and about! What fun. I haven't heard of the pink pig! Is it only during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season? The girls and I are planning a trip to Atlanta next summer. Oh what fun you must have had today. Give my girls a hug from me and thanks for letting us go along on your fun day

  3. I just got the cookbook for Mary Mac's but would much rather go in person.. lucky you..Yes simply magic the excitement of we get from acting like a kid again and Miss Darbe is one fun one to share it with. Can't wait to see the changes. Warm Blessings! Amy

  4. Good Morning Angela 😊 I have been following your blog for quite some time, I'm so happy that you are felling so much better, you look great and I'm glad your back out doing some things you love with your girls! Your day out looked like great fun! Really looking forward to seeing the changes in your lovely home! Have a lovely weekend ~ Marge ~

  5. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time together. I'm having the same problem when I leave messages on some blogs...they are not getting it in their mailbox.

  6. Oh how fun! A true girl's day...riding the Pink pig, shopping and eating, perfection! Thanks for sharing. Praising God for your return to health!
    Blogger changed so that it only tells you when certain emails reply...I think those with G-mail addresses and one other...good ol blogger!
    Anyway Be blessed!

  7. I too am so thankful you are feeling better sweet friend,
    You just shine with happiness.
    Love seeing the new adventures You, Holly and Darbee share.
    Warm Woolie a Hugs

  8. That is my kind of a day ! Loved your post !