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

December 29, 2012

~Another Year~

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends..I think this time of year we all have reflections on what our life is all about and the many things we would love to be able to change about it..
I know I have had many struggles with heart issues now since last year and each day I wake up I feel God has once again Blessed me..
The one thing I can truly say is that this past almost 5 years I have been blogging I have so enjoyed getting to know so many kind people and will take these many fond memories in my heart with me..

Last year at this time I had nothing to share with all my non-projects I didn't get done and here we are at yet another years end and I still have nothing to share ha ha!!

Kenny Rogers song the "Gambler" said you got to know when to fold them..Well I'm now at this stage in my life that it is time for me to put this blog to rest..I feel I have nothing left in me to share..

I will miss so many people that I came to call "My Dear friends" so many of you have inspired me to want to be a better person..

I truly loved you all opening up your homes and your heart to me..My new word for 2013 is KINDNESS this I wish for each and everyone of you..Be healthy and don't ever take for granted your health!! One day you can be fit as fiddle and the next just trying to breath each day...Always love your family and show them each day how much you do love them..

Before I call this a wrap I want to wish my dear blogging friend BJ at Sweet Nothings a very Happy 75th birthday..I'm so glad I met you on Rate my space and was able to reconnect with you in Blogland..

Many Blessings to each and every one of you that took the time to just come by and say Hi Gloria..

Much love to all of you and THANK YOU for all the fond memories..

With KINDNESS from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and Love Gloria

Who knows maybe I'll back for Bubba and Patty Ann's Christmas letter 2013

December 23, 2012

~ How To Confuse Santa~

Twenty ways to confuse Santa Claus

Christmas Santa
1. Instead of milk and cookies, leave him a salad, and a note explaining that you think he could stand to lose a few pounds.

2. While he's in the house, go find his sleigh and write him a speeding ticket.

3. Leave him a note, explaining that you've gone away for the holidays. Ask if he would mind watering your plants.

4. While he's in the house, replace all his reindeer with exact replicas. Then wait and see what happens when he tries to get them to fly.

5. Keep an angry bull in your living room. If you think a bull goes crazy when he sees a little red cape, wait until he sees that big, red Santa suit!

6. Build an army of mean-looking snowmen on the roof, holding signs that say "We hate Christmas," and "Go away Santa."

7. Leave a note by the telephone, telling Santa that Mrs. Claus called and wanted to remind him to pick up some milk and a loaf of bread on his way home.

8. Throw a surprise party for Santa when he comes down the chimney. Refuse to let him leave until the strippers arrive.

9. While he's in the house, find the sleigh and sit in it. As soon as he comes back and sees you, tell him that he shouldn't have missed that last payment, and take off.

10. Leave a plate filled with cookies and a glass of milk out, with a note that says, "For The Tooth Fairy. :)" Leave another plate out with half a stale cookie and a few drops of skim milk in a dirty glass with a note that says, "For Santa. :("

11. Take everything out of your house as if it's just been robbed. When Santa arrives, show up dressed like a policeman and say, "Well, well. They always return to the scene of the crime."

12. Leave out a copy of your Christmas list with last-minute changes and corrections.

13. While he's in the house, cover the top of the chimney with barbed wire.

14. Leave lots of hunting trophies and guns out where Santa's sure to see them. Go outside, yell, "Ooh! Look! A deer! And he's got a red nose!" and fire a gun.

15. Leave Santa a note, explaining that you've moved. Include a map with unclear and hard-to-read directions to your new house.

16. Set a bear trap at the bottom of the chimney. Wait for Santa to get caught in it, and then explain that you're sorry, but from a distance, he looked like a bear.

17. Leave out a Santa suit, with an attached dry-cleaning bill.

18. Paint "hoof-prints" all over your face and clothes. While he's in the house, go out on the roof. When he comes back up, act like you've been "trampled." Threaten to sue for personal injury.

19. Instead of ornaments, decorate your tree with Easter eggs.

20. Dress up like the Easter Bunny. Wait for Santa to come and then say, "This neighborhood ain't big enough for the both of us.

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

December 19, 2012

~ 12 Days of Christmas~

My True Love Gave to Me...

Dearest Dave,

I went to the door today, and the postman delivered a partridge in a pear tree. This was a delightful gift! I couldn't have been more surprised or pleased darling!

With truly the deepest love,

December 15, 2003

Dearest Dave,

Today the postman brought me yet another of your sweet gifts. The two turtule doves that arrived today are adorable, and I'm delighted by your thoughtful and generous ways.

With all of my love,
Your Agnes

December 16, 2003

Dearest Dave,

You've truly been too kind! I must protest; I don't deserve such generosity. The thought of getting three French hens amazes me. Yet, I am not surprised--what more should I expect from such a nice person.


December 17, 2003

Dear Dave,

Four calling birds arrived in the mail today. They are truly nice but don't you think that enough is enough? You are being too romantic.


December 18, 2003

Dearest darling Dave,

It was a surprise to get five golden rings! I now have one for every finger. You truly are impossible darling, yet oh how I love it! Quite frankly, all of those squarking birds from the previous days were starting to get on my nerves. Yet, you managed to come through with a beautiful valuable gift!

All my love,

December 19, 2003

Dear Dave,

When I opened my door, there were actually six geese a-laying on my front steps. So you're back to the birds again, huh? Those geese are dear, but where will I keep them? The neighbors are complaining, and I am unable to sleep with all the racket. Please stop dear.


December 20, 2003


What is with you and those stupid birds!? Seven swans a-swimming!! What kind of sick joke is this!!?? There are bird droppings everywhere! They never shut up, and I don't get any sleep!!! I'm a nervous wreck! It's not funny you weirdo, so stop with the birds.


December 21, 2003

O.K. wise guy,

The birds were bad enough. Now what do you expect me to do with eight maids a-milking? If that's not bad enough, they had to bring their cows!! The front lawn was completely ruined by them, and I can't move in my own house! Just lay off me or you'll be sorry!


December 22, 2003

Hey loser,

What are you? You must be some kind of sadist!! Now there are nine pipers playing, and they certainly do play! They haven't stopped chasing those maids since they got here! The cows are getting upset, and they're stepping all over those screeching birds. The neighbors are getting up a petition to evict me, and I'm going out of my mind!

You'll get yours!

December 23, 2003

You rotten scum!!!

There are now ten ladies dancing! There is only one problem with that! They're dancing twenty-four hours a day all around me with the pipers upsetting the cows and the maids. The cows can't sleep, and they are going to the bathroom everywhere! The building commissioner has subpoenaed me to give cause as to why the house shouldn't be condemned! I can't even think of a reason! You creep! I'm sicking the police on you!

One who means it!

December 24, 2003

Listen you evil, sadistic, maniac!

What's with the eleven lords-a-leaping?!? They are leaping across the rooms breaking everything and even injuring some of the maids! The place smells, is an absolute mad house, and is about to be condemned! At least the birds are quiet; they were trampled to death by the cows. I hope you are satisfied--you rotten vicious worthless piece of garbage!

Your sworn enemy,

December 25, 2003

The Law Offices of
Badger, Rees, and Yorker
20 Knave Street
Chicago, Illinois

Dear sir,

This is to acknowledge your latest gift of twelve fiddlers-fiddling which you have seen fit to inflict on our client, one Agnes Mcholstein. The destruction of course was total. If you attempt to reach Ms. Mcholstein at Happy Daze Sanatarium, the attendants have instructions to shoot you on site.

Please direct all correspondence to this office in the future. With this letter, please find attached a warrant for your arrest.

Badger, Rees, and Yorker

This document was written by Agnes Mcholstein.

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

December 12, 2012

~ Best Christmas Cookies Ever~

Tequila Cookies

  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups of dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)
Sample the Cuervo to check quality.
Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it’s best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit up off floor.
Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt, or something, whatever. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table full of that one stuff. Add a spoon of shuga, or somefink. Whatever you can find. It all looks the same.
Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
Pick yourself up off the floor. Try not to giggle, it makes the floor fall out from underneath you. Don’t forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.


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

December 9, 2012

~I finally go me some Christmas help~


To hoom it mae cunsern,

I waunt to apply for the job what I saw in the paper.

I can Type realee quik wit one finggar and do sum a counting..

I think I am good on the phone and I no I am a pepole person, Pepole really seam to respond to me well. Certain men and all the ladies.

I no my spelling is not to good but fi nd that I Offen can get a job thru my persinalety.

My salerery is open so we can discus wat you want to pay me and wat you think that I am werth, I can start emeditely Thank you in advanse fore yore anser.

hopifuly Yore best aplicant so farr.

Sinseerly, BRYAN

PS : Because my resimay is a bit short - below is a pickture of me. Dear Bryan ,

It's OK honey, we've got spell check. See you Monday

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

December 4, 2012

Bubba and Patty Ann's Christmas letter 2012

Hey Y'all

 Bubba and Patty Ann here..

 we was bless to have our boy Clem marry his baby's mama Loretta and have his dog Bullet be his best man..Son we is so proud of you
 Bubba made us a new bbq with things he found out in the yard for the wedding dinner
Bubba made us a new fence..Love it How sweet is my man!!
added some beer to the new cooler Bubba made..

Bubba made a new swing for the wedding guests..Bubba says it's all about comfort at our home..

we was so excited as our identical twin girls Linda 1 and Linda 2 got to come home..After all these years they still love to dress alike..had many a wedding guest trying to tell them apart..Bubba still has a hard time !!

our oldest Bubba jr. came home and bought a new friend..we is so glad to see him finally happy...after his wife ran off with the outhouse salesman..

Bubba made our wedding guest a pool...Uncle Cyrus was the first one in...

Daddy always wins at horse shoes..

loves taking home the prize...I just loves me daddy's smile

we got our Christmas tree last week...

I think it's a beauty..Bubba helped me this year decorating..

Bubba made some new lights for us but every time we plugs them in they are so loud..they wake up the dogs

took awhile but Bubba got the outside all done..I'm so proud of him..What a keeper

I made Bubba a new Christmas sock..I'm getting dang good at all these crafts things (ps. been visiting Pinterest )

Clem and his baby's mama really stole the best of show with there decorating...best in the trailerhood

well until next year..hope you and all your kin folks have a " Merry Christmas and Happy New Year "

Love, Bubba and Patty Ann

disclaimer: I am not making fun at anyone with this post..I find all these photos on "Rednecks" site 
and just add a story to them..like I do each year..I love humor..

November 21, 2012

Many Blessings

 And remember only two defining forces have ever Offered to die for you,

Jesus Christ

And the American Soldier.

One died for your soul,

The other for your freedom.

Standing proud in the front is My Grandson Jacob at Ft. Hood, Texas. I'm Thankful for you....Grandma blowing you kisses baby boy....

As Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I think we all take the time to think about what we have to be thankful for....

I'm always thankful for my Family....I wished we could all be together...but each of my daughters now have their own children and grand children, I'm Thankful to God for allowing me to survivor cancer and triple by pass surgery a year ago so I could see that life does do a full circle...Life is a BEAUTIFUL place to be....

I'm Thankful that each of my Daughters have wonderful husbands and children and Grand children.....

I'm Thankful for my home that gives me shelter, When so many don't have home's anymore...

I'm Thankful I can open my cupboard and have food...when so many don't....

I'm Thankful to Len who came into my life after losing my Wally, and who looked beyond my years and wrinkles but looked into my heart... When so many are alone...

I'm Thankful for Candace my Grand Daughter who gave up important 2 years of her life to live with me after Wally died...I'm Thankful for the wonderful young man Branden that she married and loves her to death....I'm Thankful for my sweet little Great Grandson Landen that these 2 gave me...

I'm Thankful for the Doctors at Dallas Children's Hospital that Saved Baby Kyra's life...

I'm Thankful for all my Blogging friend that have taken the time to pray with me this year, to just come by and say Hi !! You really don't know how Thankful I truly am for this....

I'm so THANKFUL to all our Service men and women who give me this freedom .....To have this life that I'm so Thankful for....

I'm Thankful that I live in the United States of America.....

But the most Important one I'm THANKFUL for is GOD, who have made all of this possible for me and each of us....

As all of us bow our head's and give Thanks on Thanksgiving....Remember life is not about the material things, its about the IMPORTANT things we give Thanks for....

May all of you have a Blessed Thanksgiving on your side of the mountain....I will see all of you ( I hope) after Thanksgiving.....

Hugs and smiles Gloria

August 14, 2012

♥ This and That ♥

 Hello all my Blogging buds...I know it's been months since I lasted posted..I want to say a BIG thank you to the few that took the time to email me or come by to see if I was still alive..I'm still here just kind of lost my bubble with blogging..I think this happens with all of us.

I have done a few things in my home but not anything news worthy been spending my time just trying to get healthy..We finally got the chandy hung in the new bathroom and I'm loving it..I bought this chandy from my best friend Vanna at " delusions of grandeur " about 2 years ago...If you want to see beautiful drool on your keyboard french eye candy go by and see her blog..Tell her I said Hey!!

we recessed the ceiling in the bathroom so the chandy would hang down at the right height...

we added tin ceiling tile to the ceiling just some added bling

I know I have shown you one of my lamp shades I made many moons ago I call this one my "corset shade" does it not look like a ladies corset?

I love it at night time..

Sweet angels you can't tell from the picture but these angels are covered with crushed glass..this is called Victorian sugar glass..It's a water decal cut to fit the shape and then mod podge and then the sugar glass pour over it..each one of these shade's take me about 18 hours to make as they all hand sewn the only glue is used to add the gimp..
Len and I have been going to our local auction house and buying antiques..I got 3 new pictures that I also love but only hung one so far...

I know most peeps would paint this frame as soon as they got it home...But I don't like to ruin a piece of history...I love gold bling and it suits my home

I did add a mirror behind the shelf on my french book shelf..You see that door knob on the top shelf it's cranberry  glass..it's kinda looks like a little vase don't you think?

My old blacksmith bellows that I made into a coffee table..the legs came off of an old dining room table..still one of my favorite pieces that I made 30 years ago

Here's one of the other picture I got at auction..Love the silver and gold frame

Beautiful french lady with flowers

been adding more color to my world...I know so many are into all white look..but it's just not for me I have to have color in my home...I just read after a billion peeps have jumped on the all white look that color and wallpaper are coming back into decorating style again.. What's old is new again!!
Found more red/white transfer ware plates and redid my laundry room wall

But mostly what I have been doing besides trying to be healthy once again is spending time with my great grandson Landen as he takes me for walks and fills my heart with his pure Innocent l♥ve and joy...I don't want to miss one memory with this sweet boy..

Thanks for coming by
Until next time from my mountain to yours

Hugs and smiles

May 7, 2012

~Penny Machines~

I love gum ball machines..When I was a little girl my Mama always gave me a penny to buy a gum ball..

I thought I would share some of my favorite ones in my collection today..

Now this one was for Fresh peanuts..Don't know how long they would have stayed Fresh..But one cent, one turn and you could get a hand full

A few of these sit on my candy cabinet..I love this cabinet, it was a hardware cabinet at one time and came from a store in Minden, NV..At one time it would of held nuts and bolts..Now the glass fronts are going about an inch deep they are for display and the drawers behind them would of had the nuts and bolts in them..So these drawers are not full of candies this is for display only..So many when I first shown this cabinet 2 years ago thought this whole thing was full of candy lol!! If it was I would have ate it all my now ha ha!!

I also have a thing for all penny vending machines..That's a match dispenser 2 books for one cent..

I love my blue one as it matches my kitchen tiles and my sink..

But out of all the ones I have this is my far my newest and favorite one..I call it my "Bill Clinton" one as the little saxophone player on top looks just like him ha ha!!
It's a M&M dispenser..It's cheap (Wal-Mart) it's plastic it's little...But to me this is the most PRICELESS one I have...
Just to see my little pride and joy my Great grandson Landen James face when he comes to my house.And says Gigi Mmmmm's...Landen is now 19 months old and never and I say never shuts up he talks all the time..So glad to see at least he got one of my genes ha ha!!

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