My living color!! The good...the bad...and the ugly! Here it is.....Shirley's World!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Scrapbook Kit Giveaway!

I'm following WeScrap Kits and think you'll be interested in it as well. To check it out, follow this link:

And you won't believe the giveaway going on right now!! Check it out!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Difficult Days Ahead

Well it is sadly official...........Pat is now unemployed indefinitely. I am so scared. I don't know how we will keep our heads above water especially since we were barely making it with him working full time. It is time to look for a good Realtor and try to get this house sold so we don't lose it to foreclosure. I feel so badly for everyone who is experiencing the difficulties of lost jobs during this economic downturn. I will be saying prayers for us all...........

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop ~ Dec. 10th!!

My favorite place to hang out is planning on another blog hop just like the one we did for Halloween! This is the Holiday Blog Hop and I do hope that you will all come over and join us for the fun! Lots of great holiday ideas and lots of prizes along the way! See you there!!

Check out this participating blogger for an "early" giveaway!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I found a very talented artist!

Check out Lisa's "Living In Color" won't be disappointed!!

Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt ~ Oct. 15th!

Come on over and join us in the Spooky Blog Haunt taking place at Paper Secrets ~ it's my new place to hang out on the web!!

So much fun! So many challenges!!

The Best Laid Plans....

Ok you know what they say about the best laid plans right?? Well I have a renewed determination to post in my blog but I have no grand ideas of trying to catch up from where I left off so let me give you a short update of what has been going on in my life since I last posted.......


That says it all doesn't it?!! ~~GRIN~~

Grayson was born July 7, 2007 and he is the light of my life! Pat and I have been so fortunate to be able to watch him every weekend since he was born and WOW! how he has changed our outlook on life! He is an amazing little boy who is now 3 years old. He has such a cute personality ~ he loves being the jokester ~ he LOVES trains, cars and firetrucks ~ and, unfortunately, he has asthma and severe eczema. He was just released earlier this week from his 2nd hospital stay due to asthma. My poor little guy! :( Aside from his medical challenges though Grayson is one of those kids that you just can't believe is real ~ he uses his manners (most of the time), he sits quietly and patiently for the dentist, barber, pastor, etc. , he loves to share, he never fusses when it's time for his nap or bedtime, he happily brushes his teeth, he loves to eat his vegetables and fruits, and his smile and kisses and hugs are the most amazing you could ever imagine!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Have I ever been a bad blogger or what??? Goodness gracious so much has happened since November 2006 ~ where should I begin? I think what I'm going to do is make a list of all the things that I wanted to post on my blog and post each one individually with the date that it should have been posted so that I will be able to look back to events and have the correct date.

I'll make my list while I'm at work this morning and when I get home I'll get busy on the photos that I want to put in my posts and then I'll get to work on getting my blog updated.

What do you think? Are you ready to get caught up on my crazy life?

Monday, February 05, 2007


Pat and I invited Brad, Ashley, and Patty (Brad's mom) over for a Super Bowl party on February 4th. Our Colts were in the Super Bowl!! I decorated with balloons and posters and everything blue including blue vegie dip! I prepared all kinds of goodies and we enjoyed catching up with each other and cheering for our team. (Notice Ashley's "baby bump"? She's now 4 months pregnant!)
We had never enjoyed watching a football game more than on this day. Jumping up and down and screaming and yelling for our Colts...........and it payed off!!

Here's just a few photos from online news reports of the awesome win

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Patrick!

On January 23rd (Tuesday) I invited the girls and Pat's friend David and his family over to celebrate Pat's 50th birthday with cake and a few little gifts. But this was surely not the way to celebrate the BIG 5-0! I had a huge SURPRISE 50th birthday party planned for Pat on Saturday January 27th and boy was he surprised! There were so many people here to help him celebrate this milestone and he had so much fun!

I had his friend David take him out for the afternoon and quickly kicked into high gear cooking the food and decorating the house and yard. Brian and Bernie (his bosses) helped by illuminating all the yard signs so that he would certainly not miss them when David brought him home in the snowy twilight of the evening. I even put up Over The Hill Party Zone yellow tape at the end of the driveway. And, of course all the signs had something to do with being OLD!!

Pat even had special guests arrive to help him celebrate! Randy and Denise, dear friends from Michigan, drove all the way down to spend a few hours with him on his special day! What a treat!

I really think Pat had the best birthday celebration ever! Look for yourself.......doesn't he look like he's having fun?