Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy, Happy New Year!

Wishing all of you the very happiest and healthiest of New Years!



Friday, December 25, 2009

Pink Saturday ~ A Pink Christmas... TREE!

Hello to all of my Pink Saturday friends! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you received wonderful gifts and spent wonderful time with your family!
For this Pink Saturday I thought it was about time I showed you my beautiful Pink Christmas Tree! I tried to use lots of vintage bulbs but I also purchased some new pink ones as well. Did you all notice that Pink and Aqua are all over the place this year? I just might have to purchase some Aqua bulbs that will be on sale in just a few hours. My favorite color combination of course is Pink and Aqua. Is there anything better?

I have to say I did receive a lot of compliments on my tree this year. It really turned out prettier than I expected! What do you think?
It's really hard to see the twinkling lights in this pic but they are very pretty! I also added my Candy Cane scented Candy Lights!

Here's a nice view of some pretty in pink sparkling bulbs!
As you can see, we added some pretty cream colored bulbs too! The dark pink in this pic is one of my vintage bulbs. The upper one is soooooo darling... light pink with silver sparkles!

And finally. what makes a better center-piece for your table then a bowl filled with pink ornaments?!
Don't forget to visit the lovely Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to view all of this week's Pink Saturday participants.
Have a lovely weekend!

Here's our pretty pink silver bow to top things off!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

T'was the Night Before Christmas... @ RME Boutique

T'was the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even the DOG (well, almost)...

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care (well, we don't have a mantel so I guess my dresser will do, ha!), in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there! The Children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap (not me of course, I'm blogging!).

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away in the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow (no white Christmas here) gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer!

With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name!

Now Dasher! now Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! on Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too!

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof the prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, and he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself! A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight, "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"

*Written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822.

Happy Christmas to all of you and may Santa make your dreams come true!



Friday, December 18, 2009

Pink Saturday ~ Favorite HolidayTradition!

Happy Pink Saturday! Be sure and visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all of the participants. This week we are to share our favorite family traditions. While we don't have any specific traditions, Christmas in our house is always filled with joy! We enjoy gathering and eating and sharing gifts and eating and oh did I say eating? Ha! It becomes more special as 2 of my children are away at college and come home for the holidays.

I wish all of my Pink Saturday & Blog friends the happiest of holidays! May you share great times, many laughs, much love and of course great food!

With warmest wishes,


Friday, December 11, 2009

PInk Saturday ~ Favorite Decorations

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Once again, thank you to Beverly, who hosts this event each and every Saturday. You can find her HERE as well as a list of all of the other participants.

This week our task is to describe our favorite Holiday Decoration. Well, I must admit that I don't yet have my decorations up! Moreover, they are not even unpacked yet! It is actually on my "to do" list this weekend. Sooooo..... since I don't have pictures, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.

My favorite decorations have to be the beautiful tree ornaments that my 18 y.o. triplets made for me as they were growing up. They were reindeer made from Popsicle sticks, adorable cut-outs with their picture attached, and oh so many more. I have kept each and every one! While they may not make it on the tree each year, they are preserved and each year as I decorate I lovingly admire them once more! I will truly cherish them forever.

As least I can leave you with a picture of my "babies." This was taken at their Prom last May.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Childhood Memories for Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday, all! This week is of course, a little bit different in that instead of just sharing pink, we are sharing our cherished memories! I have always loved holidays because our family, albeit small, always gathers to share fun, love, and warmth. I would say one of my most cherished memories from childhood is a collection of events, rather than a single event. I grew up with three older brothers and you might imagine what that was like! Everyone always asks if I was "spoiled" being the only girl of the family. The answer is a resounding NO! In fact, my brothers pretty much treated me like I was another brother, ha! Hmmm... I wonder why I am such a "girly, girl?" Probably a bit of rebellion, he, he!
The two oldest boys were 5 and 3 years older than me and thus we didn't share a lot in common. But my brother Mark is only one year, one month, and 19 days older. Why do I know that, you ask? Because Mark reminded me of that every day for the first 17 years of my life! So funny that seems to stick with me. Being close in age we had a lot in common. We had similar friends and most often attended the same school. Plus, we had two older brothers who picked on us!

Every Christmas Eve my parents hosted a family party for the extended family. It was always a lot of fun with tons of food and gifts to be shared by all! Usually, everyone would leave by midnight and the looooonnnnnnggggg night a head awaited. Surely you remember awaiting Santa's arrival and of the anticipation that would bring. Well of course I couldn't sleep and if I did, it wasn't for long. Jeeeezzzz, why do the parents have to sleep soooooo long?! It's 3 a.m., can't we get up and see what Santa brought?????!!!!! Since my parents insisted on sleeping in until 7 a.m. or so, there were those long hours to fill and so much anxiety ~ "I've been good alllllll year, really! I wonder if Santa remember to bring my Chrissy doll?" (Remember her? The beautiful long red hair that you could lengthen by pulling it through the top of her head? He did bring it by the way. I told you I was good!!!!!). So to fill those long hours, Mark would come across the hall to my bedroom and we would talk and wonder together what Santa was bringing! Year after year it was our special ritual, a secret meeting of sorts that no one else could share! It made the time pass more quickly and I will always remember those special times with Mark!
Here's me ~ circa 1964!
That's Mark ~ circa 1964! What a cutie!

Mark joined the service when he turned 18 and I was a senior in high school. I still remember the morning he left and the immense sadness I felt. He ended up staying in Texas where he was last stationed, married and is raising his family. We have changed and grown as adults, of course. But I still remember Mark on Christmas Eve as the special brother who shared that magical time with me! Thanks for the memories Mark!

Don't forget to visit sweet Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound and all of the other great participants for more Pink Saturday Holiday Memories!

Have a wonderful weekend filled with Holiday joy!



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Thankful for You" Sale & The 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop!

I wanted to let everyone know that there are some fabulous events coming up this Holiday Season that you don't want to miss! There will be great sales and amazing give-a-ways! Hold onto your hats because here we go:

Starting midnight November 25 RME Boutique & all of my friends at Shabby Lane Shops are having a HUGE, I repeat HUGE sale! This sale will offer amazing prices from Thanksgiving through cyber Monday! Plus, Shabby Lane Shops is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate at midnight on the 25th! Click here to enter the contest! Click here to visit RME Boutique. Click on the banner below to visit all of the participating shops for this great sale!

Another amazing contest you have to enter, Sponsored by Make My Pink and joined by Shabby Lane Shops, Victorian Heart, & Shabby Cottage, ~ The 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop! This is sooooo much fun and the Grand Prize is worth more than $1000.00! Click on the banner below to register and join in the contest. This runs from November 27 - December 8.

Good shopping and Good Luck!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Pink Saturday ~ Pretty Pink Christmas Tags

Hello fellow pink lovers!

This week I thought I would share some beautiful PINK Holiday Gift Tags that I am listing in my boutique. These were created by a wonderful artist and I just couldn't resist them! They are embellished with German Glitter Glass and pretty Seam Binding.

Don't you just love the sweet little bird?

Pretty pink & blue!

I adore the pretty pink roses & vintage Santa in these tags!

Again, a vintage Santa in these "Deck the Halls" tags. Oops, I don't think these have pink!

This is actually my fav! The one above is actually a card but I do have the matching tags as well. Paris, roses, and pink! What could be better!
Click here to view all of our Gift Tags or at least the ones I didn't keep for myself, ha!
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and wishing all my Pink friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! Oh and don't forget to visit Beverly and a list of all of the participating Shops at "How Sweet the Sound."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pink Saturday "Wishing for a Pink Christmas!"

Wow! How did Saturday arrive again so soon???? This week absolutely flew by. Our weather has been fabulous for Western New York. Tomorrow is supposed to be 60 and sunny, woo hoo! It will be a good day to start decorating outside the holidays. In the last few years my holiday decorating has become more and more "shabby." I just love the pinks and creamy whites that are available. I asked my husband if he minded that our Christmas Tree will be mostly pink and he replied that he "didn't care" so guess what? More pink, yay! I of course had already purchased more pink ornaments and they are gorgeous. I think I am going to put our tree up early this year so I can enjoy my pink tree longer! Here's a peak at my new pink ornaments.

Oh, I just love these with the light and dark pink! Sparkly!

Thanks for joining me this Pink Saturday while I am dreaming of a "Pink" Christmas! Don't forget to visit Beverly, our hostess, at How Sweet the Sound to see all of the lovely pink posts for this Saturday!
These are soooo pretty! Very "glittery" and will look fab with the lights reflecting off of them!

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Sweet Pink Saturday!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! As usual, I am jammed with all sorts of things that need to get done! I wish I had more time to just relax and have some fun. I guess though that's up to me to make the time! So, for this Pink Saturday I thought I would stop and "smell" the cupcakes! Ha! I absolutely adore cupcakes - the faux kind of course! I started to get interested in them about a year ago for some reason that I still haven't figured out. And you must know that all of my cupcakes have pink in them. Are there any other colors? LOL! So here's a little tour of some of the cupcakes I keep in my home office. Enjoy!

There's more but I will save that for another post! Once again, please remember to visit Beverly at "How Sweet The Sound" who is our lovely hostess of this grand event!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Shabby Lane Shops Treasure Box Give-A-Way and Reminder to Vote For Me!

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that it's time for a new Treasure Box Give-a-way at Shabby Lane Shops! Click the link below for all of the details and to enter! You don't want to miss this fabulous give-a-way!

Also, just a reminder: Please vote for me in Shabby Lanes Shops Website Decorating Contest! Just click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Thank you so much!



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Shabby Lane Shops Decorating Contest

I have done a bit of redecorating and I do hope you like it! On that note, I want to mention that Shabby Lane Shops is hosting a fun website decorating contest! Click the image below to vote for me (shameless plug, he, he,) and to view all of the participating shops! Don't forget to visit my Boutique of course so you can see how we are decked out for the holidays!

Happy November!



Saturday, October 31, 2009

Welcome to my first Pink Saturday Post! Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound
is kind enough to host this each Saturday and I am thrilled to be able to participate!

While I realize that today is Halloween and I might have sought out some Pink Halloween Decor, I thought the Pink Ribbon for the Susan G. Komen Foundation was a better idea. Today is the last day of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and I thought I would encourage you to visit their site and consider a donation. Of course you can do this anytime of the year but I am donating 10% of all my sales this month to the Foundation and I know that every little bit will help! Click the logo below to visit!

Have a wonderful day and a Happy Halloween! Thanks for visiting my Pink Saturday post!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas and Holidays

Can you believe that it is almost Halloween? You know what that means; Christmas Trees, Decorations, and so much more out in the stores! Actually, I have seen Holiday items since September!!!!! But, like most, I don't really think too much about the Holidays until after Halloween and mostly, after Thanksgiving. However, having a website means thinking way a head! I just ordered Valentine items if you can believe it! But, even if I do say so myself, I have stocked my Boutique with lots of really cool goodies for the Holiday Season! Be sure and stop back often because I still have some very lovely items to add! Plus, RME Boutique, along with Make Mine Pink and Shabby Lane Shops will have some awesome surprises for you! Hoping you have a safe and fun Holiday Season!

Have a wonderful weekend! Oh, and don't forget to enter this month's Treasure Box give-a-way. Visit Shabby Lane Shops to enter!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Make Mine Pink ~ Pink October Shop Hop

I hope that you're participating in the Pink October Shop Hop! This is a fabulous event that runs only until Ocotber 11. You don't want to miss out on all of the great prizes. Click the banner above for all of the details! Also, please visit our Boutique @ to view our daily specials throughout the week!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Fall Afternoon in pictures!

Pruning my pretty Mums!

Hanging my Fall-Time Decor

A freshly baked Peach Cobbler!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Candy Lights and a Give A Way!

We are celebrating the addition of Candy Lights to our Boutique! Every purchase of $25.00 or more, before shipping, gets a FREE Candy Light Bulb and Night Light! Visit us at for more info. Have a great weekend!

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