Monday, May 25, 2015

Hi Friends and Family,

Time certainly has passed since I have been on here last. I am very bad about updating but will try to spend more time on this page. Life has become more calmed down but certainly never a dull moment.
Grannie has been painting more and more and sharing the talent of my Refurbished furniture. I seem to like the Coastal look. Hey, I live near the water, why not???

As for Gardening, I love my little corner of the world. I have been planting more and more Canna Lillies and love the bulb families. Any type of Bulb, that I can split and make more plants I am all for.

I have about 20 Tomato plants and love saving them from the worms and others pests. That must be my medical field training LOL

I have also been visiting a lot of other pages and learning from many of you.  What are your best tips for the summer?

Happy Memorial Day to all of you, Keep Pushing on!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Accomplished quite a few things today. The herbs are growing like crazy and just purchased Tarragon and Sweet Banana Peppers to add to the aquaponics. My goal is to be able to grow Herbs for medicinal purposes, food and just to make different tonics and rubs.   I also hope to open a herb stand or do ebay with the Herbs.  Daddy had a green thumb and I think he passed it off on me..... Our basil.. Have Lemon Basil and Purple Basil growing also.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Learning how to live the Simple Life

There was once a time that I wanted it all, the Big Fancy Car and the Beautiful House with a pool. When I hit 50, something changed inside me. I realized the car nor the house was important. What is important how I am going to live the rest of my life Stress and Drama Free.

For me this means, outside in the garden growing the Vegetables and Aquaponics. I really hate going to the grocery store with the Outrageous prices and you never know what kind of unhealthy stuff will be in your food products.  I was one of those that ran to the store for everything and now I run outside my back door straight to the gardens.

Another hobby that I have taken up lately is Photography. I may not be as well as I want to be yet but I know I have the eye for special settings. Photography holds special memories for years to come. What will your family say when they try to remember special occasions? Wouldn't it be better to be able to share some family photos??

I have to be honest, my mom was always taking pictures. She had albums and albums of many happy times and places. She passed away, big family fight and all those pictures disappeared.  I now have just memories. Which makes me real sad, but at least I have the memories.  

So as you get older, what really matters to you? Is it the big fancy cars with big bills or is living peacefully and stress free and drama free??  

It's your choice.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Relaxing and painting

I have been doing alot of relaxation and finding what fits for me. I enjoy working for myself and gardening and painting furniture.

This is what I painted last... this was so much fun... just  paint, a little imagination and this is what I came up with.


I have come across alot of talented painters and my dream is to start my own business. One step at a time...
Time to get the plants growing also...
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Where did time go?

Looking back on all these years, I wonder where did time go? What happened to my dreams in the past? Why did I let a man control me for all those years? All I can say is I don't really know why.. Codependent maybe, was afraid of being alone.  But thats all in the past and now I am free of those chains that bound me for so long. Celebrating my anniversary tomorrow with the man that helped set me free. Now I am concentrating on keeping myself healthy and making great strides with my painting furniture business. Life is good!!! Thank you for stopping by here as I learn more on how to blog I will be adding more and even thinking of writing a book that can help other women release the chains of a relationship gone wrong.  Feel free to leave comments :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Time to get this Blogging back in business...  I have been so busy the past few months and have neglected this blog.. Sorry guys, life has habit of taking over and taking me in other directions.

Where do I start? Just turned 50 years old... Where did time go? I went through some mental challenges like menopause and all that other stuff. I decided to start living the simple life. No stress, hanging clothes on the line and just enjoying the Country life.

I have also been designing my Seaside collection... which means painting furniture again. I seem to have friends that are really interested in what I do, which makes me very very happy.  Have to thank JunkYard Gypsies for giving me the courage to go after my dream, which is repainting furniture and bringing old back to new. I design Seaside furniture and Kids furniture. Don't think you will see anything like this in the store. They all have personal touches.. So let me take you on a tour of what I do. This is my recent project. Working on another piece that I will have online tomorrow.. Thanks for looking :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Life is an adventure... Every time you turn around there is a new door to be opened and a new friend to be discovered. Life is about Art and exploring every nook and cranny that you come across... Do you have a special talent that you love to work at? I love the arts, I love exploring old buildings, I love painting and photography.

I love to take pictures of the Sky and I love to paint old Chairs.... Every Chair has a history, whether big butts or little butts, who rocked their grandchildren while sitting in the chair??

I love new adventures... I love music!! When the opportunity came across to go see Rion Paige in concert, I jumped on it.. Your asking, "Who is Rion Paige" Ever watch Xfactor?  Rion is a 13 year old POWERHOUSE!!!!

She is on this Season's Xfactor and with an amazing talent, be sure to watch x factor and Vote for Rion paige

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Making Real Money While Blogging

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Grannies Refurbished furniture

I have always loved to paint and I have been doing quite more than usual lately. Refurbishing furniture has turned into more than a hobby. Call me crazy, but I think each piece of furniture has a story behind it and if it's just a little piece, how can I make it more beautiful? How can I bring joy to another person with a piece of furniture.

Look around today and all the beautiful items are high priced. With economy the way it is, someone needed to step in and make it more affordable. That's where I am hoping to go, it was always my dream to open up a little corner store where I can have my little painted knick knacks or refurbished items...  One day that dream will come true. I have met so many wonderful people that are doing the same thing as I am and I am learning so much from them. Kudos to The Purple Painted Lady for taking my call out of no where and being able to help me. I really appreciated that.

Thanks to all the new followers that I have on Grannies Refurbished Furniture on my Facebook page and thanks to my wonderful husband who said to me yesterday, "Keep this up we are going to have to get a truck." Yes Dear, I do think you are right. :)

I want to give a big high five for Visalus for giving me the opportunity to be able to work home keeping me healthy and happy and to further my other dream, Refurbishing Furniture.  Thank you all for reading my blog...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

In the arms of Angels

Good morning, Hug your family a little closer today.... Reach out to that special someone that you haven't talked to in a while.... Lets bring it back to the good ole days where one went out and talked to their friends and neighbors and lets bring Religion back into our lives.

First of all, we give our deepest sympathy and regrets to Newtown, CT and its residents.  I wish we could erase that day and pretend that it never happened. But we can't, we can go on and give out hugs and prayers, we can go on and try and make it better but we can't. We can only learn from this.

But what do we learn exactly?  What lesson do we take in from this?  We learn never to take Life for granted. Anything can happen at any moment. Just make sure that your loved ones know how much they mean to you.  I hear alot of issues about Gun Control and how we should ban Guns, but is that the answer? I don't think it is. I think the answer is more help for the Mentally Challenged and Mentally unstable. Stop tossing them aside and get them the help that they need.

Maybe, we do need a little more Gun Control but not to the extreme where they want to ban all guns. Some how the criminals will get their hands on Guns and then what protection will we have?  Learn to respect the Gun and what it stands for. If your going to own a Gun, be a responsible gun owner. That is the key, Responsibility. 

Again, hugs and prayers to Newtown, CT and its residents. One day your town will be full of laughter and joy but until then, Never say Goodbye.. Just say See you later.... Your loved ones are right beside you full of Joy in the arms of Angels. Love you all!!