Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SUMMER BLOGGING ~ I WILL BE BACK SOON

SUMMER BLOGGING ~ I WILL BE BACK SOON

 I really miss working on my blog and I will be back soon.
 It's been a very, very busy summer with my work and I've taken lots of pictures.

Almost three weeks ago a mommy raccoon and her three big babies kept hanging out in my yard.  Maybe the mom thought her babies would be safe here.  I  could tell they were playing in my yard at night.  Two nights in a row they knocked my birdbath off of the pedestal.  Knowing better, I lifted that heavy concrete birdbath and put it back on the pedestal.
 I pulled a muscle, twisted or did something to my back.
I've continued to work, but I'm uncomfortable sitting at my computer for very long.
Slowly, my back is feeling better.
I will be back soon and share lots of pictures with you.

Friday, June 10, 2016

VICTORIA WOODHULL ~ THE FIRST FEMALE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

VICTORIA WOODHULL ~ THE FIRST FEMALE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin
 (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) 
was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement.
In 1872, Woodhull was THE FIRST FEMALE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. An activist for women's rights and labor reforms, Woodhull was also an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Woodhull

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SIGNS OF AN ORPHANED FAWN ~ TIPS OF EARS ARE CURLED

SIGNS OF AN ORPHANED FAWN ~ TIPS OF EARS ARE CURLED

Wild Heart Ranch The ears stand back up after a few days of eating. So far after at least 10 years of using this sign with callers that if ears are straight, watch from a distance for mom and let us know, 100% of the fawns with straight ears who were NOT suffering from another issue, (dogs, flood, dead mom) were claimed by mom. They DO dehydrate before the ears curl, but this is a sure way to tell from a distance you have an orphan or if ears are straight, lets give mom a chance without spooking the fawn off its spot, potentially sending it into danger or getting it lost. I trust it and I would never deny an orphan, but nothing is a bigger fail to me than taking a baby from a healthy mom.
"Ears are straight, fawn is great. Ears are curled, fawn alone in the world." Look at the ears before picking up a fawn. It takes a few days of not eating for the ears to curl. Here's a photo of both scenarios."

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BEAUTIFUL MANSION WHERE I'M WORKING ~ PAINTING CABINETS

BEAUTIFUL MANSION WHERE I'M WORKING ~ PAINTING CABINETS

This fabulous home is where I'm working right now. 
I know I promised more pictures of Patti's beautiful new home and I will do that soon.
I started this job several weeks ago.  I am painting LOTS of cabinets.  I was supposed to glaze all the cabinets in the house, but the owner decided she wanted them to be a creamy white.  I agree with her.  The decorators are painting walls and ceilings a beautiful taupe and woodwork and trim are a gray white.  My cabinet color is more a creamy white.  The decorators said they wanted the cabinets to be a little different color from all of the other trim.  
These very beautiful, elegant stair railings have been painted a medium brown.  
This crystal chandelier is right by the front door and lots of windows, high and low.
It sparkles all the time.
The floors in this grand entry are marble.  They're covered with heavy paper to protect them from paint overspray and equipment being brought in and out of the front door.
The marble is in the entry and all of the other floors in huge great room, dining room, living room, hallway, powder room and office will be a darkly stained wood, wide planks. 
 Those floors had a thick carpet before.
The kitchen has marble floors, too.
So, I'm telling you why I haven't been posting lately.  When I'm finished painting for the day, I'm tired and always have something on my list that needs to be done.  I don't work long days, but it's all very physical and I do get tired.  This job will take a few more weeks.  The owner said she doesn't mind me sharing pictures with you.  So, I will do that, but it might be a while.
Just wanted you to know I'm still around and will post when I can.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO MOTHER EARTH

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO MOTHER EARTH

"Happy Mother's Day. 
Let us not forget our " Mother Earth", who
 shows up everyday to greet us with open arms and a smile.
 Yes, sometimes, she can have a bitter temper, but mostly she is beautiful. 
"Thank you"!❤️
(MAGNOLIA PEARL)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

ELEPHANT TUSKS & RHINO HORN "SHOW THEM RESPECT" (THE JUNGLE BOOK VIDEO)

ELEPHANT TUSKS & RHINO HORN "SHOW THEM RESPECT" (THE JUNGLE BOOK VIDEO)

BOW TO THE PACHYDERMS
"BOW YOUR HEAD. SHOW THEM RESPECT"
~
"Fiction, of course, but still beautiful and appropriate on 
THE DAY NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK IN KENYA, BRAVELY BURNED 
$172 MILLION WORTH OF ILLICIT ELEPHANT TUSKS & RHINO HORN.
~
I truly hope it makes a difference! :(
(For a larger view, click on Youtube in the lower right corner.)

Monday, April 25, 2016

WORKING IN PATTI'S FABULOUS NEW HOME~WHIMSICAL & WONDERFUL!!

WORKING IN PATTI'S FABULOUS NEW HOME~WHIMSICAL & WONDERFUL!!

Today I was working at Patti's new home again.
 I love, love, love working with her.  
And, I really LOVE the way she decorates. 
Isn't this warm and wonderful!
That moose head over her stove was a housewarming gift.
Sooo cute!!
When I walk into Patti's home it just makes me smile.  
Look at those metal climbing figures!! Aren't they the cutest thing!
Her fireplace is so tall and these figures are whimsical and just perfect to fill in an open space.
Patti said I can share more pictures with you.  As soon as I'm finished working on her furniture, I'll take a few more pictures.  She's got lots more decorating to do. 
 I can hardly wait to see what's next!!