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

March 23, 2012

~Update on my surgery~

Dear Family and Friends,
Most of you know I went in for a surgical procedure for a Butt Lift at the Wal-Mart Medical Center .
I didn't have the most pleasant experience. I should've left well enough alone.
I wanted to show you how it turned out. I hope this keeps YOU from having this done.
Please, PLEASE, PLEASE . . Don't get a Butt Lift at the Wal-Mart Medical Center . You will most certainly regret it !!!

Sorry I have been MIA but got a chest cold and have been fighting it..I swear at my age I catch everything but men and money ha ha!!

Until next time from my mountain to yours,
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 16, 2012

~Happy ST. Patty's Day~

An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road.
A cop pulls him over. 'So,' says the cop to the driver, 'where have ya been?'
'Why, I've been to the pub of course,' slurs the drunk.
'Well,' says the cop, 'it look like you've had quite a few to drink this evening.'
'I did all right,' the drunk says with a smile.
'Did you know,' says the cop, standing straight, and folding his arms across his chest, 'that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?'
'Oh, thank heavens,' sighs the drunk. 'for a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf.'

Mary Clancy goes up to Father O'Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she's in tears.
He says, 'So what's bothering you, Mary my dear?'
She says, 'Oh, Father, I've got terrible news. My husband passed away last night.'
The priest says, 'Oh, Mary, that's terrible. Tell me, Mary, did he have any last requests?'
She says, 'That he did, Father.'
The priest says, 'What did he ask, Mary?'
She says, 'He said, Please Mary, put down that damn gun....'

It's Saint Patrick's day and an armed hooded robber bursts into the Bank of Ireland and forces the tellers to load a sack full of cash. On his way out the door with the loot one brave Irish customer grabs the hood and pulls it off revealing the robber's face.
The Robber Shoots the Guy Without Hesitation!
He then looks around the bank to see if anyone else has seen him. One of the tellers is looking straight at him and the robber walks over and calmly shoots him also.
Everyone by now is very scared and looking down at the floor.
Did anyone else see my face?' screams the robber.
There is a few moments of silence then one elderly Irish gent, looking down, tentatively raises his hand and says, 'I think me wife may have caught a glimpse.'

Just some of me Irish humor...May all of you have a GREAT St. Patrick's day..
Until next time from my mountain to yours.
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 8, 2012

~Stick a fork in me~

Hello guys, Well after a 6 months the bathroom off the kitchen is DONE...I tell you this has been a nightmare..What started out as a broken shower pan ended up being a whole new bathroom..from new studs, sheet rock, electrical, flooring, marble shower, toilet and vanity and vessel sink..So it was not an easy fix nor a cheap one..There was not one thing we could save from the old bathroom..
I adore the crown molding we put up here..The ceiling is painted a very light lilac and the wall are a pewter gray color..

I love this vessel sink..I got it from Lowe's

Not much room on the vanity top...I also ordered this faucet for it as it so reminds me of an old hand pump

The shower curtain and valance I made..I got 4 of these toile drapes from Hospice about 2 years ago for $6.50 and just knew one day I could use them..Just added some black ribbon to the top and bottom..

Love my new floor

It matches the marble shower..the faucets I got from Lowe's also  the shower shelves..
The white shower curtain is from Kmart I just added a band of fabric I already had to kinda match the toile valance

I also love the arch above the shower..Crown chandy I got from France

Old iron stool that use to be white that I painted flat black and recovered with more of the toile drapery fabric..

French plant stand also was white..just thought it would be a great place to put some white fluffy bath towels..under the stand is a french basket to hold wash cloths..

Lamp shade I made like 15 years ago..and towel rack I got from Rosemary at " Villabarnes" I made loops for the hand towels so they would hang better

I also made the acid etch mirror about the same time that Moses parted the red sea's..

I also hung a few of my Icarts above the flower stand..I painted the frames flat black and of course I had to add a Bust to the mix..It's kinda of my signature mark ever since Vanna ( *winks) at delusions of grandeur got me started on another collection..ha ha!! Oh *winks* Len said to tell you THANKS- Not

I also love my old Ice tong toilet paper holder..doesn't everyone have one?? I have had this paper holder since chickens had lips..

Glenda at Tootsie Time...send this sweet little cherub to me in 2008..I love him on the back of the toilet..See he got his eyes covered...So go ahead and have a seat he won't tell..

I notice everyone in Blog land seems to add flowers for staging so I added these ha ha!! Guess you could say I put them in a water bowl..

So there you have one half of my new bathroom..and next week I'll show you the other side..

I am joining these parties this week   
Thanks so much ladies for hosting these fun parties each week for us..
Until next time from my mountain to yours..
Hugs and smiles Gloria

March 1, 2012

~Drop your Drawers Here~

Hello Girls, hope all of you are having a GREAT Day.
This is a post I did over 2 years ago..I just thought I would share it once again as I have some new followers Thanks guys..Also I really don't have alot to post right now as I have not been doing much at my house these past few months..

Stick a fork in me I'm done!! Remember last year in August I got my bead board wallpaper and told you I was going to do my Laundry room/Hallway with it...Hey I'm olden and slower now so it takes me longer to do things ha ha!!

First I had to tear off all the old wallpaper I had in here..

Got out my trusty tool kit ha ha!! and went to work...Girls I buy these tool kits by the case because Len keep breaking and hiding them ha ha!!

My tool kit had to redo all the walls in here...What a mess with all that sheet rock sanding...I really did look like "Casper the friendly Ghost " Does anyone remember Casper or am I just dating myself once again ha ha!!

I love the way my Tool Kit did all the trim around the doors for me...It's so matches the trim now in my living room...Love the little fret work pieces tool kit put up... I love also I can read the time on this big rail road French clock... (without my glasses on)

Tool Kit also hung up some of my Antique lights for me...

The only Roo in my whole house is on this lamp shade...sighs...I told you my daughter Dawna steals every Roo I get...Oh don't think she didn't try and take this shade from me...She put it on her head like a party hat lol!!

Tool Kit painted the walls Mark Twain Mocha from Lowes....and I have always loved Toile so I had to add Waverly red toile valance to my olden door from ca. 1910 this door still has the original glass in it..L♥ve it...

My newest wringer I got from from my favorite Antique shop in Gardnerville, Nv Cheshire Antiques the same place I got my Candy Cabinet from...To see my Candy Cabinet click Here...

I shopped my house and found these plates (under the bed) and being there were red just knew I could put them on this wall...Painted an old frame red to make them Pop more...

Singer sewing machine drawer...I keep my fabric softener sheets in it...

My olden soap box collection...L♥ve these...These are still full

I love my old Ball fruit jar turned lamp...filled it with clothes pins

A few of my old irons...

My "boot saver" rack I use to hang clothes hangers on.

My little child's ironing board and scrub board...A pillow duster hangs down from the soap shelf...

Another pillow duster...

I love the way Tool kit did this window for me...adds much needed light... I call this my "Little House on the Prairie" bonnet ha ha!! That's my old Sassafras broom hanging from a horse collar hanger... Girls I have had this broom for over 20 years and still use it every day...It cost more than one from the Dollar store but will tell you it's so worth the $$...

Tool Kit also added one of my old glass door knobs to the outhouse bathroom door and trimmed it all out to match...

One day I will show you my outhouse bathroom...if you promise not to laugh!! I know I'm so weird but I have always loved things that I don't see in other peoples house...told you I march to a guitar with a few strings missing ha ha!! I still have 2 rolls of the paper left so I think I'll redo my outhouse with it...

This bead board wall paper was so easy to put up and it does look and feel like the real stuff at half the cost and time... I love that I can paint it if I get tired of the white.

Looking in from my living room...This laundry room/hallway was one of the first addition we did to this one room cabin...if you're like to see how it started click here...

Thank you all for coming by and seeing me today...I'm joining these parties this week as I'm just a party animal...


Cindy at "My Romantic Home" for show-n-tell Friday

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Glria

ps. I almost forgot to tell my Tool Kit Thanks Darling, Love you to the moon and back!!