WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

October 9, 2009


Hello guys!! I hope all of you have been having a great week...Now I thought I would show you what I have been up to...I told you I have been tearing off wall paper in my laundry room...So I have been working in here so I can add this...

Yes it's more wall paper...But this is bead board wall paper I got from Home Depot that really looks and feels like the real thing...can't wait to get it all up and the room all painted...but I'm real slow now...not as fast as I once was ha ha!! Hey I'm getting old girls !!! Oh I know I said slap me silly if I ever did wall paper again...But I do love this paper...

Also I spend last week end trying to finish up more little lamps....

I finally got these done and in the mail....This one I made for Melissa at "Heart and Home" she's one of my adopted daughters you know...And girl if you haven't been by to see her do your self a BIG favor and do so...She not only has a beautiful blog her heart is just as beautiful...that's why I adopted her....

Also got this little watering can one done for another one of my adopted daughters....

Do I need to tell you which daughter this one is for?? ha ha!!! She is the "QUEEN of FLOWERS" if you have never been to her blog and want some real pretty flower candy swing by and see her...At "Tootsie Time" Can you love your adopted daughters...like Shelia at "Note Songs" would say you bet your lamp parts you can... And Girls if you haven't been to see Shelia also do your self a Huge favor and go see her...She just wonderful and she from Texas and talks real silly for Y'all...ha ha!!

Len has been busy building more rock walls...He had a backhoe up here on Saturday to dig out more places for him to stack...I have 11 acres up here on my mountain top and the best part about it is it's all level...which is real rare to find on a mountain top...

Now this man has on a Heart Monitor they put on him yesterday and as soon as he got home he was back outside working on his walls....Can't wait to see the reading on this....I told him not to paint the garage because he could't shower so he goes and plays in the dirt...I give up !!!

These walls are what they call "Dry stack" no mortar just each rock fitting the next one...Oh!! this man loves to build these walls...I now have them all over the 11 acres....See all these trees well this is what I see everyday outside my windows...I told you I live on a mountain and if I hear a car I know I have company ha ha!!! got to love that....Just me, Len, and the trees...

Now girls I will be turning 1 in 9 days...Oh yes!! my 1 year Anniversary is just around the corner...I have been getting stuff for this special day now for over 2 months...This is just another sneak picture of coming attraction....This is really a special day for me as I'm only going to be 1 one time....So I have been gathering all things that I love and hope one of my Lucky followers will also l♥ve....I will be having this on October 19 th so please come back and see what my Anniversary present to you will be...I just know without you following me I would be talking to the wall...Kinda like I did when my daughters were teenagers ha ha!!
Now this Sunday is also Second Sunday Swap meet and I can't hardly wait...I'm going to actually meet another one of my blogger friends in person...Can you love someone you never met??? Of course you can if it's Dawn at a " Cottage State of Mind"
if you haven't been by her blog also take a trip over and see her...She's a great gal and I know I will be doing the Happy Dance to finally meet her...Thank you for coming by and seeing all my nonsense I seem to do that alot don't I ??? I hope all of you have a great weekend...
Hugs and Smiles Glria


Coloradolady said...

What adorable lamps...I love the watering can...that is too cute!!! Your mountain top looks divine....up have really been working hard!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Gloria,

I have been wondering what the new bead board wallpaper looks like. It's great! You really have been working hard in that laundry room~come up for air!!

Your lamps are amazing. I can hardly change a bulb and you are wiring them. Now, Melissa and Tootsie are my all time favorite bloggy people, so I am so happy they are getting the lamps, although you are going to have everyone in Blogland jealous. They are fantastic!!

I knew you lived on 11 acres but I don't think I knew it was on a mountain top (I live under one of those rocks Len is moving...and tell him to quit moving them!!!). Please take more pictures of the views you have. I have neve been to ANY mountains. Do a city girl a favor!! Do you get snow up there??

Well you have a great weekend, sweetie!!


Sue said...

Gloria-you always make me smile when I read what you write. Are you always cheerful? I can't wait to see your finished project. I love your spruce tree. We had a beautiful one, and "its feet got too wet" this spring and it died. We found the birds love to perch on it more now that it is dead...so, we haven't had the heart to take it down. We have a skeleton tree in our backyard.

You have a wonderful day!


Rebecca Nelson said...

I've never seen beadboard wall paper before and I'm sooooo shocked they have such a thing! Wow! Paper has sure changed, HUH?

Blessings to you girly. I thought you were going to bust out in song

"What's going on...What's going on!"



The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I wondered where you were today! So glad to see your name pop up on my reader!

And those lamps are SO cute. I know the girls are going to love them! And I can't believe all that rock wall! WOW! And with a heart monitor??? You can't keep a good man down! :-)

Glad you're having fun...


Sheila :-)

Sue said...

Gloria, I knew it would be beautiful because you were on the mountain, so I'm loving seeing all the pine trees. Can't believe your Len is out there doing all this work! He's a real man's man, isn't he? And getting to meet Dawn at 2nd Sunday Swap should be fun for you this weekend. She told me she'd come meet me when I fly back to Cali for my son's belongings- they're in Oakhurst. I wish it could be sooner than later, but with my schedule here, it probably won't be til after the new year. Have lots of fun- and find something pretty to buy!LOL
Mr. Sullivan bought me an old double wash tub today. For me? hah! he wants to use it as an ice chest for when we have an outdoor party- full of beer and who knows what else?!!
lotsa hugs, Sue

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the lamps, Gloria!!

I can't wait to see your "beadboard" project.

We hauled rocks from the farm and rocks from a creek, in our subdivision to build dry stack walls for the berms. I am going to hate leaving those rocks if we ever sell the house. Might have to throw a couple in the truck for old time's sake!

Have a great weekend!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Gloria.. love the beadboard paper. It is going to be gorgeous darling... fell in love with the little lamp and tassle only to discover it's going to the east coast..oh booooooo hooooo!!!!
I hope Len takes it slow and easy..men what are you suppose to do with them? Miss ya girl...love ya ~lynne~

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

The rock walls are just gorgeous. I have always admired them and I love the way he has curved them. Your mountain top is wonderful. I would love that. Now for the lamps. I really want to know how in the world I get you to adopt me or at least consider me a long lost relative from the wrong side of the tracks and get a pretty lamp of my own. lol Seriously, they are all just so pretty and you always do the most creative things. I really love them. Hugs, Marty

Eileen said...

Everything looks beautiful!
I really love the rock wall! Kudos!
And you have wonderful views!

And the lamps are sweet!

I can't wait to see your next project!
Have a great weekend!
All the best,

xinex said...

You are really funny, Gloria. You always make me smile and that's a good thing. Your lamps are precious, you are so talented and so lucky for Toots and Melissa to be recipients of those beauties. Your wall will be so pretty when it's done so make sure you show us pictures. And tell Len to rest, although what he is doing looks really good....Christine

Silvia said...

oh my gloria you have been a busy girl.
love the tea cup lamp its just so pretty,great job! and the wallpaper is gonna look amazing when you are done, dont gorget to post about that eh!
have a great week girl.


Sandra said...

Hi Gloria. Isn't that beadboard wallpaper awesome? I have been using it in my kitchen too. :) Love it! Your lamps are so pretty.

onlymehere said...

Loved the newsy wonderful post! Isn't it amazing what they do with wallpaper now? I'm excited to see it when it's up and to know if you still love it! The dry stack wall is awesome! We did our rock garden out front that way and after 14 years I still love it. The watering can, etc. are all really cute too!

Heather said...

wow 11 acres and on a mountain?! my husband would love that! the rock walls look great! Very cute lamps :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh your adopted daughters are going to love your lamps you made for them! That teacup one is precious! Boy, that beadboard wallpaper is becoming famous! I have met 3 bloggers and I tell you it is the best...but I so want to meet you Gloria...it is on my bucket list!! Have a great weekend...Tell Len the heart monitor isn't for competition...I think he may have that a bit confused! LOL!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Mom!
You have been really busy lately I see! Love that new beadboard wallpaper. I can't wait to see it up. How pretty!
The rock wall is going to be amazing too. You have a stunning and HUGE yard. It is a mountaintop after all huh? LOL! ~Gorgeous!

I just adore my new lamp! I'm still trying ot figure out the perfect spot for it. Hmmm....:) You are so talented at making them.
Thank you again for thinking of me and mailing it out of the blue. I was so surprised! It's really a special treasure.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Love ya girl, ~Melissa :)

Tootsie said...

I got my passport application!!! I just need to fill it out...mail it in...and wait...and wait...and wait..then I won't have to keep looking for a box big enough to mail myself to you!
I can't hardly wait to get that package!!! I am just dying for something good to finally happen to me...just one good thing...and I will be good to go!
Three days of snow...and -6C without the wind chill....this is too soon...I am not ready to be chilled all the time...ugh.
missing you...and I can't wait for another year of Happy To Be!!! ya hear me??? ANOTHER YEAR...OR MORE!

Justine said...

Oh boy Gloria, wait till Glenda gets that lamp. She's going to LOVE IT. It is soooooo perfect for her!

Okay, Len is going to be in big trouble when they take the holter monitor off tomorrow. I do believe you're just supposed to do everyday kind of things while you have one on. But hey, if he's always building walls, I guess that IS his everyday kind of thing.

The trees are amazing! Is that a blue spruce? OMG, just gorgeous!!!

Can't wait to see what you find this Sunday. I'm still waiting for that one item that will make you think of me! LOL

Justine :o )

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, Gloria, I think your wallpaper is going to look perfect in your laundry room! Be sure to share pictures when you're all finished.

Now, let me know just how to become one of your adopted daughters because those little lamps are just the cutest things. I absolutely love the one in the little cup and saucer. You're so creative.

Congratulations on your upcoming 1 year anniversary. I can't imagine what you're working on, but the hint photograph sure looks pretty! Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Dawn said...

Girl, you tell Len to stay in and take it easy Saturday! I don't want him too tuckered out to drive you down that mountain into the big city on Sunday!

How did you get 11 FLAT acres on that mountain top? Are you sure it' not a butte? Whatever it is it's "butte"ful. Len is quite the wall builder!

On my way soon,

Kat said...

You have been one busy gal Gloria! Love the wallpaper and can't wait to see what it looks like up. Those lamps are so cute, you really are so creative. And I LOVE those dry stack walls. Len's doing a beautiful job, but tell him to take it easy (lol, as if he would listen). Can you believe you've been blogging for a year? I look forward to many, many more fun posts from you gal! Hugs, Kathy

Madeline's Album said...

Your lamps are so cute. I really like the watering can. Len is doing a great job on the rock walls. Hope you get your laundry room finished so we can see pictures of it. Have a great day.

Sarah said...

Looks like lots of work going on around your place. Good luck with all your projects. The lamps are cute. I know they are going to be welcomed gifts. Have a great weekend. ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have been busy decorating and landscaping. Isn't that beadboard wallpaper the best?

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Hi Gloria,
Your beadboard wallpaper will be fabulous...can't wait to see it! That's gonna be a great Met Monday post, for sure! It must be beautiful where you live...love all the trees! Have you done a post on some of your mountain you live on...I'd love to see it! I know it must be beautiful! Congrats on your upcoming 1 year anniversary...that is awesome! Can you believe we've kept up blogging for a whole year! Yahoo! I'm excited for you...time for a blow out celebration! :-)

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Oh...forgot to say...LOVE the lamps! :-)

Unknown said...

That wallpaper is just great and your little lamps are sooo cute. I love your mountain, of course I guess I would have to love mountains living in WV, only one difference we have very few that are that are that flat. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Gloria, you look like one busy lady. and you must have your hands full with a husband who is wearing a heart monitor, but is playing with big rocks and machines! Love your lamps and the wall paper. Can't wait to see the finished project. Thankyou for your sweet comments and support!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your pictures and really appreciate the beauty of the stack stone wall, it is alot of work and it is a marvelous look...Love it and I also love your little lamps, your a busy gal...thanks for sharing, I will return as I am a new follower, come for a visit

The Stylish House said...

I seem to always end up here on a Sunday afternoon. Visiting your sweet blog is like dropping by a friend's place. I really like your stack wall it looks great, but what a huge job! You and Len deserve a medal for this hard effort.
I have seen this beadboard wallpaper and it looks like a neat product. I will be interested to see how your laundry room turns out.
P.S. Melissa and Tootsie are the best!

Four Paws and Co said...

Gloria, you are just one busy lady! Let me know how "easy" the wallpaper goes up - I'm considering it for a bathroom... (And I swore I'd NEVER wallpaper again about 20 yrs ago...)

The lamps are so precious. Melissa & Glenda are very lucky adopted daughters!

Len's walls are beautiful! Hope he's ok. They just don't listen to us when we tell them to slow down do they?!?

☺ Diane

santamaker said...

Hello happy lady!
You're such a sweetheart for thinking of your "girls" and making them those special lamps. How funny, that not only do YOU spread sunshine, but those beautiful little lamps will too!

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
You just might be the busiest lady in blogland (and the most beloved!). It's easy to see why you have SO many friends and why your family is so close. I always enjoy stopping by to see your latest. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary!

Hope your week goes well, Ms. Gloria!

Bye for now,

Dena said...

Morning Gloria,

Goodness! Those are the cutest lil' lamps ever! Love your wallpaper too :)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Gloria! When you get a chance, how about paying me a little visit at my blog. I want you to see something veeeeeeeeeery interesting. THANKS! ;-)


Sheila :-)

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Girl,

How are you doing today? Did you get my email of the lamp pics?
I hope all is well on your mountaintop. Drop me a note when you can.

~Melissa :)

Rue said...

Hi Gloria :)

What darling lamps! You need to open an Etsy shop up!

Oh and yes, the boys were with us for two months, but now they're off and on with their mother. She's... um.... let's just not go there.. (clearing throat). Anyway, I knew what BR was immediately! I love their ice cream too :)


9405018--Pat said...

what a cute lamp.Wow you live on a mountain top...how cool...love rock wall...thanks for sharing....Pat H