Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Ornaments

wow.....really been a month
since I have blogged...
well the issue with that is you 
have to be doing something to 
blog about it!

Check this out though.

I was paid to make this for 
a friend for her
to give to
her daughter.

I made several of these
to give at the office.

The ladies got the snowmen.

Guys got Santa.

Been many, many years
since I have made these...

But I made a batch for the
gang at the office also.

Hope they enjoy.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Can You Say Spoiled?

My bud.
My boy.
My baby.


But this is what
he did at Granny's

Exactly what
Rat Terriers
were bred for!

As far as I know he
has only caught one mole
and I made him let it 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Business Cards

32 yrs with state government. 
25 in the same division, and 
department, Printing and
Media Services.
Then I jumped out
of my comfort zone and
left to go work
for the Tennessee Bureau 
of Investigation.
7 years there, 5 in Medicaid
fraud and two in the Fusion
Thinking retirement
then another job came open.

I now work for the TN School for the Blind.
Loving my new job.

But it is so nice when I am reminded
of my past, friends from other places
and other jobs....
Printing and Media Services
print the business cards for state

So sweet and so nice to find
a hand written card from those
friends when you open your

Love the people I have met along the way!

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Phone Case

I love changing the simple

and my phone case is 
a simple change.


For Fall.

Clear phone case
scrapebook paper
and look what you 

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Phone Dump - Nov. 10, 2015

This is my boy Caleb....
growing up so fast.

This pic was taken 10/23 on
his bday.

Braden and DJ on Halloween.

Dakota chilling on the couch.

And another shot of Dakota chilling.

Braden's face painting.
He loves nana to paint on his face. 

Pic at the blind school one
stormy day.

This is how I spent Sat., Sunday and 

Just a look into my life
in a week....or more.

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The Bday Cakes

Braden turned 5 in Sept.
and this was the cake 
Nana made him this year.

DJ turned 7 the other day
and this is what I made for him.

My cakes have gotten more and more
simple over the 

Boys don't care...
they love them just the same!

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween 2015

It's just Thursday,
Oct. 29, 2015
but we had Halloween
at the Blind School today
since the kids
only go to school 1/2
days on Friday.

Anyway, some of the 
staff dressed up also.

Just another day at work!

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Phone Cover

I am always changing my
wallpaper on my computers,
my profile pics on Facebook...
I just like change.

So I wanted to be able to change out
my iphone case cover
without buying a bunch
of covers.

I bought a couple of clear cases.

Then I got scrapbook

only for Halloween this
is the one I went with.

After Halloween I
will go with
and then 

Easy change out,
fun, simple
and don't cost
an arm or a leg!

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Girls Night Out Painting

This is the sample painting
we were painting

The colors!

My sis in law
on the end, Lori
and next to her
my niece Jessica. 

My other sis in law
This whole paint class was
Kim's idea!
Thanks Kim, it was a great

Jessica and Lori again.

Lori's finished project!
Great job.

My finished project.

Kim's finished project.

 Jessica's pic.
Loving those eyes on 
them pumpkin.

This is Holly's pic in the making.

Kim and Holly.

Holly putting on the finishing touches.

Didn't we do a great

A week later Holly sends
me this via text from 
Great job Holly.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

The New Job - Tennessee School for the Blind

Two and half months ago I 
went to work for another
state agency,
the Department of Education,
for the Tn. School for the Blind.

My morning walk around the front 
of the school.

Another view of the front
of the school.

There are street signs
all around campus to
help the children learn to get around
outside. Not all our students
are completely blind. Some
just have site problems.

I enjoy walking around and finding
neat items set up around
the school.

And I love the art work around
the school.

This pic painted by one of our students
hangs in the admin office where I work.
It was also featured in a calendar
from blind school students throughout
the US.

One of my favorites!

So cute...a carrot rock with glasses.

These are painted through out
the school halls.

One of the windows in one of 
the rooms.

The school mascot is the tiger.
We are the TSB Tigers and
we have our own
Tigers shop where we
can purchase coffee cups, hoodies
and shirts. 

The admin office is right
down from the band room
and the piano room.

On the door of the band room.

Here is the gym.

And I love that they have a bowling alley
in the school.

Play ground area.

The library.

And I really love these...
teachers mailboxes.

Me wearing my TSB shirt.

and my bracelet.

in the hall.
The Lion's club donated the
lion years ago.

the sign in the lobby as you enter the school.

Many donated benches outside on the

this is in the garden outside the
front of the school.
Esp. 1844.

One of our service workers walking with
the Director of Residence while
she shows him how
to help a blind student with
a cane while she wears vision
impairing glasses.

This is above the 
entrance to the admin office where
I work.

The morning sky as I enter the campus.

Thanks for taking a tour of the school 
with me.

Thanks for stopping in,