Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hands On Her Pants

Mom recently got a Kindle, and now all she does is read, read, read! But, one day, she decided to make a cover for her Kindle. She first went to a thrift shop to buy a book that hopefully would be the right size. It cost her 50 cents! She then took an old pair of jeans, ( that grew to big for her), cut a piece out that would fit the outside of the book. Oh yeah, she actually cut out the inside of the book! (I sure wish she had given me the papers, what fun that would have been to play with)! She attached the material to the book with fusing tape. She then cut another piece of the material, to fit in the inside of the cover, again using fusing tape and the iron. You can see that she put some little elastic pieces on the right side, to hold the Kindle. Last of all, she hot glued those pockets on. The outside pocket will hold her cord and the little light she has. Now I want you to know, Mom did not come up with this idea all by herself! She saw it on Pinterest! But, she did of course design this one. The one she saw was not made out of old jeans! The reason she even decided to make this cover is because, SHE IS TO DANG CHEAP TO SPEND $40.00 ON A READY MADE ONE! 50 cents vs $40.00, way to go Mom! Now buy me some yummy treats with all that money you saved! (and maybe a denim purse)?
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Morning Coffee

Here I am having coffee outside with Dad early one morning. It is a little cool out, so Dad is wearing a jacket. I am staying warm by snuggling up close to him!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Memory Monday #4

This photo was taken in 1971 I believe. Sherri and I went on a road trip to Brunswick, Maine, with my Mom and Dad. My sister lived there with her husband, and two children. On the right, is my sister's daughter, Julia. I remember having quite a fun time there. We never got to know Julia real well, since we lived so far away. Julia went to be with the angels, after being in a car accident, in 1975 at just four yrs old. My girls used to send helium balloons up to Heaven for her. My sister made sure my girls knew a lot about Julia through the year. So, my daughters decided, who ever had the first girl, she would be named Julia. Hence, my granddaughter, Julia! My maternal grandmother's name, was also Julia. You have always been in my heart little Julie!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Where's The Beef?

Y'all remember the cow I got for Christmas dontcha? HEHEHE, Sure don't look like no cow now! But guess what? Mom fixed it like new!
Enjoying the beef, Miss Mindy

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mom Loves To Repurpous Things For Me

See the new bed I have in my crate? It use to be a twin bed comforter! Mom made me two bed pillows out of that comforter. It is nice and comfy, and I don't even care that it is not pink! Thanks Mom!
Off to dreamland, Miss Mindy

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just Look At This Sad Face

I am still sad about not getting shot by Cupids arrow!
Maybe some extra treats are in order? Bring em on!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Waiting For Cupids Arrow

OK, so I waited and waited, all Valentines Day, to be shot by cupids arrow!
I looked all around for that little bugger, but not a sign of him.
Hm mm......after I got all prettied up for nothing! Guess no boyfriend this year. Mom said I was really to young to have a boyfriend yet. WHATEVER!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Memory Monday #3

This is Clinton and I waiting to take the plunge for salvation! He was 7 yrs old and wanted to make the commitment to Christ with me. He later strayed a bit, but loving returned to Our Lord after many big upheavals in his life. I am so proud of him, and have enjoyed many discussions of scripture with him since his return. He and I really know that prayer DOES work!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

OK so I hear I have the "captcha" when people want to post comments. I did not know that! I have tried different things, and don't know how to get rid of it! Can anyone help me?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Handmade Cold Pack

This is Julia, my Mom's granddaughter. She is almost 12 years old. I think she is very pretty, very smart, and very creative! I can't wait to meet her this summer!
This is a picture of a cold pack, Julia, made for a Christmas present! Julia just learned how to sew this year in school, and now has her very own sewing machine! It has corn sewn inside of it. It could also be used for a hot pack, but you have to decide right away, cause it can't be used for both. Julia made a whole bunch of these to give her family members. I think she did an excellent job on this!
Mom made a cover for it, so the icy cold would not be touching her skin. She just happened to have this pretty pink fleece left over from my new cape.
Lovies, Miss Mindy (auntie to the lovely Julia!)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Party Dress

So this is my new party dress Mom?
This is a photo of before Mom changed it to fit me. It was on a clearance rack, 90% off. Price- 99cents!
All finished! Oh wow! The skirt goes all the way around me!

Well, not sure about this, Can I put my patriotic sweater back on Mom?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Puppy Love

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all my bloggie friends, four and two legged!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Monday, February 13, 2012

Memory Monday #2

Long, long ago, when a very special little boy was just three years old, he went to ballet classes with his best friend Abigail! This is my son, Clinton. (he is 29 now). Abby used to spend the weekdays with us, so the two of them became very close. To this day, they call each other cousins. Abby's mom wanted her daughter to take ballet lessons up the street from where we lived. She paid for both of them to go there. It was a fun time in their lives and also mine. This photo was taken on the day of their recital. The audience just loved them all!

Friday, February 10, 2012


My parents say, I am the biggest kisser in the world!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Thursday, February 9, 2012


My Dad is teaching me to not bark so much.
I am doing very well! (haha, old pic you chose Mom)
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Winter Capes For Me

My Mom made me some fabulous capes to wear outside on a chilly winter morning here in Florida. That sounds like an oxymoron almost, cause we had very few chilly mornings this winter! Anyway, she picked out two of my favorite colors, and patterned 

them after one of Billy's old coats. She just happened to have the pink beaded edging and purple material for the bow, in her sewing box. I really like them a lot, just feel bad I didn't get to wear them to much. Maybe next year!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Monday, February 6, 2012

Memory Monday #1

Memory Monday is going to be something new for a few months. Mom's will be showing you some OLD pics. I kinda need Mondays off, to recoup after our busy and fun weekends. See you all tomorrow.
Lovies, Miss Mindy

First of all, please excuse the quality of Monday's pics, as they are just photos taken of photos. The above photo of my family, was taken on Christmas of 1956, (I believe). From left to right, my mom, Evelyn, my sister, Darlene, me, and my dad, Allen, better known as Bud. Both my sister and I received a "Draft Dodger" doll from Santa Claus. We really liked them a lot and they were so cute in their red and white striped jammies! I may be wrong, but I believe I look a bit like my grandson Joey a little bit. We both have/ had round little faces and big eyes! I will have to ask my daughter Jennifer, if she agrees.

It's too bad that the "davenport" as it was called then, doesn't show up well. It was one of those OLD horse hair filled with something else, and not at all comfy. Oh and that ugly wallpaper! Yikes! How things have changed since then!
Have a great week my friends and see you next Monday.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Left, Right, Left Right

Oh, that's not how cousin Glenn will do it Mom? He marches on his feet you say?
This post is dedicated to my cousin, Mom's nephew, Sgt. Glenn Follett, who will be spending the next year in the middle east!
God Speed and stay safe Glenn! We love you!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Were You Brought Up In A Barn

This was suppose to be a dog house for me. But.........I hated it! After all, I wasn't brought up in a barn! It shoulda been a castle! Just sayin! 
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Mom here; we have a neighbor that builds dollhouses. Ralph asked him one day if he built any dog houses. The man said, he had this one. Take it home and try it for a few days. So we did. Well, as you read above, Miss Mindy hated it, and wouldn't go in it at all. I really didn't believe it was Miss Mindy's style, but I really liked it a lot! I did feel that even though it was built very nicely, it was way to delicate for our pup's strong little teeth! So it was returned. We also decide that Miss Mindy has no need of a dog house!