For the last few months it seems that life has really thrown us some curve balls. Our latest curve would be that our nephew went missing. It is 8 days today. He is gone, just vanished. No sign of him or his car. How does that happen? The longer he is gone the longer the days seem to be. We all sit and search the internet for clues, words, signs...anything that we can get or grasp! Here is a copy of one of the many news articles that have went out about him...Missing Endangered Adult - Chris Babauta
He is 28 and we want him to come home! The feelings that are present in all of us family members near & far is the same. It's taking a toll on all of us. We cry, we think, we pause, we don't sleep, we have anxiety. We can only pray, pray that he comes home us, his family SAFE! There is little real concentration, little conversations that don't involve him, Chris being gone. We are now the "family" that people feel sorry for, pray for and try to comfort. There is little comfort that he is gone and we have no answers, no leads, we are left with only questions. Chris, I pray that you will come home to us soon. We all love and miss you more than you could ever know!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
It's time to jump back in the saddle!
This year so far, has been one crazzzyy mess...both in good ways and in bad! We've had a lot of personal stuff happening.
We planned this for a whole year...
With this, came all 3 of these little angels...our new granddaughters...aren't they cute??
Then came a very serious surgery for my sister, the death of my brother in law
and so much more...
With all of this going on, I haven't had much time to think of blog posts, keep my online store up to date or have much of a life.
Now that it's mostly over...I want to get back on track and get my life going again!
(And OMG I started a new job in the midst of all of this, he's been pretty patient but I think I've over-extended his kindness...he thinks I'm crazy or have too much of a crazy life to deal with...can he please walk in my shoes for a day??!!)
My hope is to get my blog back on track, get my store up to date, start working on my projects again and enjoy life, family & friends!!
So...with that, this first post back I've decided to feature some pictures that are my inspiration and favorite color right now...
Aqua, baby blue, teal, Tiffany blue and turquoise - they are all speaking to me at this moment in time...maybe the guest room will get a little makeover this month...
This is the look I'd love the guest bedroom to have...
I can't say enough how much I'm in love with Coastal Design right now
(picture from Interior Design Pros)
I've been working on something similar to this but with a little difference...tutorial to come when it's completed!
(picture from oakstudioofdesign...etsy)
Azure Blue accent wall, by Jim Howard via Unique Furniture...so in love!
A pop of turquoise, nothing better and goes with any design style you want!
Until tomorrow enjoy!
Posted by porter place cottage at 8:41 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I have been a very bad girl! I love to read blogs, lots of them...in reading all of these beautiful blogs I somehow got lost...I started feeling a little down! Is my blog not good enough, can't I write very well, why after all this time don't I have more followers? The questions and self doubt all starting coming at me like I was in the middle of a cross fire! I joined a Blog Sorority and immediately felt like an outsider, not a good thing! I know there was no intention or ill will, it's just the spot in my life where I was...
Well, with 2012 there are gonna be some changes going on around here. First off in the next month, my little 'ole blog and store site are both gonna be getting an updated look. Second, I am changing the name, one that better suits me and my business. Yes, I am going to work very hard at getting my business off the ground and running good!
I think that I have always been a "pleaser". Doing what I think people expect of me, having the job that I think everyone wants me to have. Well, let me tell you sister, I've not been happy for a long time, I am a more creative person, I have suppressed that to "conform". I am almost 50, I need to quit making excuses and start fresh, for this is my year!
I hope that the holidays were great for everyone, and I wish the New Year will be everything you need or want it to be! We have to work hard to make things happen! So let's roll up our sleeves and get busy!
I look forward to all the new happiness and happenings this year!
Posted by porter place cottage at 6:16 AM