Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Our Forever Home

Welcome to our new home...

I want to apologize for my absence and for not visiting my friends as much as I normally do, as some of you may know we have been looking for a new house for quite a few months.  We are empty nester's and sold our big family house about 5 years ago and have been renting to be near our Grandchildren.  Our youngest Grandson is starting 2nd grade, our oldest Grandaughter is graduating High School this year and starting College next fall and our youngest Grandaughter is starting High School... teenagers have lives of their own and not as much time for Grandparents so we decided that it is time for a backyard for our furbaby and a garden for my husband... not to forget a bigger room for my crafts!!  So it was time to start looking for a new home and it took quite a few months and it has been very nerve racking, sometimes disheartening and full of anxiety but it was worth it... our offer was accepted and now the packing begins!  Meet our new home...

The yard is like a blank slate waiting for flowers and gardens, the inside is almost as much of a blank slate too, so we have lots of ideas and are ready to roll up our sleeves and make this our own.  I am ready to stalk the local home improvement stores for paint chips and flooring.  I will keep you posted on our progress and let you know how we are doing in 

p.s.  We want to thank our Guardian Angels, Mom & Dad for their intervention and my Sister Annie for all her support!  Thanks, Love you!
Crafty Hugs,

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I started blogging not quite a year ago, when my Mother was ill and I went and stayed with her and my Sister to help care for her.  We brought in Hospice so she could be at home with her family, pets and all that she loved at the end of her life.  Being away from my supplies and some long days and nights I started checking out some scrappers blogs and decided to jump right in and I started Pendra's Place... and doors opened all over the world for me, friendships blossomed and inspiration and creativity was never far from my fingertips.  Some 10 months later, the loss of my dear Mother and my health, have left me a little emotionally drained and at a low ebb in my life.  Today I decided it's long overdue and time to check in on some of my blogger friends and through RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS I was given a gift of smiles...

I go to visit my creative friend Susan and she shares on her blog of how she had been having a bit of a difficult time and sometime later finds in her mail a package, sent unannounced from a blogger friend Cely.  What a wonderful gift and what a huge impact a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS can do for another person!

This made me smile as I head over to my talented friend Lisa and find that Susan has won her Blog Candy Giveaway (which was huge-normous and chosen quite RANDOMLY) and that really made me smile, because I see through another RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS fate reaching out to our good and deserving friend Susan again!

With a gi-normous smile on my face I head over to my sweet friend Pam (who I shamefully haven't visited in too long) to find that she is getting ready to celebrate her one year Blogaversary (way to go girl) and is having a goodie-generous giveaway (you have to go check it out) for her blog friends and there it is... Pam telling how her blogging friends Susan, Lisa and me, Pendra (just to name a few) have brought her such joy and comfort this year through her beautiful blog!  Well my gi-normous smile widened from ear to ear and a few tears ran down my cheeks as her words brought a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS... to me! 

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS bring such joy to the recipient and you may never know what a gift you give be it with a package, a card or even just a word!  But I do believe that when you share a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS it is equally a gift to you and it eventually comes back full circle!   Go on... go share a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS today!
                                        Crafty Hugs and  BIG SMILES,

p.s.  Go visit these lovely ladies... just click their names and it will take you to them!  Tell them Pendra sent you!  And don't forget to check out Pam's Blogaversary Giveaway!!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Wishes!

What better time to think of those
who mean the most to us, than
at this beautiful season of love.
May your Easter be filled with
happiness and bright with blessings. 

                                                            Crafty Hugs,