Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Christmas came and went so quickly. 

It was a very quiet Christmas this year... we didn't host our annual Christmas party. 
We may do it next year... 

But we will wait and see... 
I still did a few decorations and two small trees. 

Now it's time to pack it all away until next time.
My favorite tree 

My husband got me a Jeep for Christmas! It will be perfect for the dirt roads.
Levi got a shotgun for Christmas and he got his 

drivers license . Let's just say I'm on pins and needles. 
Now it's time to get busy and put everything away. 

Amy Jo

Saturday, December 16, 2017

November Blessings

Let me start off by saying Happy Holidays! Since I didn't post for Thanksgiving at all and now we are only nine days away from Christmas! 
It's been a very busy season for us. We haven't even begun our Christmas shopping. I will probably start today. 
We finally have some cold weather that I can enjoy wearing sweaters. We don't like it to cold though, we Floridians are not used to the cold. 
My son went to his first homecoming and got so sick he called us after only being there an hour. He had strep throat! It came back a second time after the first round of antibiotics so I did some research and found that you can cure it naturally. And that is what we did. The second antibiotic had very dangerous side effects. I couldn't believe after only 2 days of natural treatment he was having no throat pain at all. I am very thankful for that.

My husband and son.

This little pot is a recent find. I haven't had a lot of time to go to thrift stores lately.

But I did find this beauty on eBay last month. And for a really cheap price.

I also found this pretty April Cornell dress on EBay. It's really feminine and very light weight. You can really find some great things on eBay!
My daughter came for Thanksgiving! Her visits always brings me great joy. We had so much fun. She won't be home for Christmas so I'm very thankful for the time we had together.
We went to my parents for Thanksgiving and there was a real star of the show. My great nephew Carson. What a happy and sweet boy he is! This is my mom holding him. 
Being a star is exhausting and you have to get your Beauty sleep.

Levi celebrated his 15th birthday 🎉 
Now he will be able to drive 😱 With a parent of course. But it's a little scary on all of these two lane country roads. I'm praying for safety. I'm getting a little long winded, I better close for now. I will do another update soon. 

Love and safety during the holidays 
Amy Jo💕

Friday, October 27, 2017


Autumn has finally arrived in the good old sunshine state! It has been fabulous so far! Cooler temperatures, not so many bugs and a lot more sunshine!

Levi is getting to wear long sleeves which he has always loved to do. Although it's a very short season of this kind of clothing.

I got to go to a really great little antique show and I found this salesman sample dresser already painted the perfect shade of pink.

And it's lined with gorgeous vintage wallpaper....

I added a curtain to the pantry door I couldn't stand to see the unorganized mess any longer. 

We celebrated 25 years of marriage this month! 

Hubby bought me four rockers that I absolutely love.

That motivated me to clean and reorganize the porch. I hope your October has been beautiful and blessed!

Amy Jo

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


September was a whirlwind... It started wonderfully with my daughter and son in law coming for a visit. We went to one of our favorite restaurants that I save going to only when she's home. It's a Cuban restaurant and they have the best! Food! 

She fixed my hair in a braid and then messy bun. I love braids but I'm terrible at braiding hair. 

Everything was going along until hurricane Irma decided to come for a visit. This is the day before the storm. We decided to go to a movie. We were the only ones in the whole auditorium. We saw Dunkirk it was interesting but strange. 

The next day the wind and the rains came down... this was our back yard as water started to rise. 

 Trees snapped and branches fell. 

There was a lot of flooding. This is normally an open field. It looked like a lake. 

This is the lake by our house. Overflowing.

Eventually closing roads. Some of which are still under water. 

There was no power for nine days and massive amounts of cleanup.

But we survived and the power was restored. Praise the good Lord!

Hubbys birthday was the very next day and so I baked him a cake. He requested strawberry cake. ( I didn't torture him with a pink cake) lol 

Lastly my sister and I had a shopping day and I found Fefe.... and life was beautiful and normal. And we were all glad when September ended. 

Amy Jo

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Hello there! It's been a little bit since I popped in here. Summer was so busy. Honestly I don't even know where it went. It's seems as if it's one day rolling into another. These are some beautiful finds I got in Ocala over the summer. 

These are some pretty sheets I picked up used as well. 

 They are queen size sheets but they weren't deep enough to actually fit my bed. So they went on the guest room bed.

It has been a stressful summer with lots of  vehicle break downs and other expenses that we didn't foresee.... but we've gotten through. 

I got this lovely Cath Kidston bag. I've always wanted one but never found one here in the states. Thank you Amazon.

It's also been extremely rainy this summer which is just depressing. I can't wait for the rain to be over. I don't think I could ever live up North. I would be very unhappy. 
I hope everyone is having a happy summer and hopefully you will have a safe holiday weekend! 
Until next time 
Amy Jo