Welcome to Shabby Chicks. . . . .Happy Little Things, my blog about life in the sunny south with my shabby chicks, things I love and that make me HAPPY. . . . .faith, family, decorating, shabby, vintage, RUSTIC, fun, the beach, dogs, baking, country music, cowboy boots...and MUCH more! Hopefully, at least once in awhile, I'll make YOU happy too:) I hope y'all come back to hang out often! God Bless!
Hahaha...this is where the flaky, ADD part of me is VERY apparent!
Cheryl at Zany-Mayd is having a vintage goodie giveaway and she wants to know,
so I'll try to explain the unexplainable:)
there are 3 chicks in this house...
my 2 girls and me.
We LOVE everything shabby and chic...
which is where shabby chicks got it's name.
I get bored...easily!
I know what they say...never ever change your blog name.
You'll lose friends and followers...
people won't know how to find you.
I've kept the shabbychicks.blogspot.com address BUT...
I've changed the name...more than once!
And if I had my way, I'd change it again...and AGAIN!
Change is good, right?
SO we started with Shabby Chicks.
Then I changed it to the
I don't know how the heck I came up with that, except we kept the shabbiness and added something I love...crowns.
But "Shabby Crowns" didn't sound good so I named it Shabby Tiara.
That lasted about a year...or so.
Then, after I was diagnosed with MS I changed it to "Fairytales and Grace".
Fairytales~because I have stuff on my blog about fairytales...quotes, photos...
and I always told my girls that while fairytales like those in books may not exist,
their own real life fairytales COULD come true.
Don't argue with me on this one, PLEASE:)
Grace~because if it weren't for the Grace of God,
we'd all be in trouble, to put it simply.
And without His Grace,
I would never be able to deal with the MS thing.
But you have to know, I was on steroids when I made this change
so I didn't totally think it through.
Same with my other blog's name
"Confessions of a Cool Mom" (tongue in cheek here:)
I mean, I started writing two books at that time too...
ask me how far I got with THOSE! lol
Then there was the time I wanted it to be something with Mermaids in the title.
My old email was named Pink Mermaids...named BY my girls and also FOR my girls.
But then I found out about the MS and went in another direction.
I also once changed it to Sugar Beach Cottage.
I have NO IDEA why or where it came from...
but it sounded like a place I would like to visit someday.
(See...told you I was FLAKY:)
And now we're back at Shabby Chicks...for the moment.
Notice I didn't make an announcement of this
or ask you to change my name back to this on your blog...
because I'm dying to change it yet again.
As I said, I keep the address the same so I guess I can be found
if anyone wants to badly enough:)
And Jan. 1st IS right around the corner...
new year, new blog name?
Maybe not for most people BUT...
And check out the other stories at Cheryl's place.
Tonight's Nutcracker was AMAZING...and my Snow Queen Taylor was perfect!!! This is a pic of her in her costume, before it was embellished (love that bling) and as she would tell you, her "real crown" is bigger;) Guess I'll have to show you more pics from tonight's show when I get them, right?
Mine is in a little short supply this year. Wish it wasn't so...but it is. Good thing I have a few weeks left.
Which is why I'm so grateful for my very own Christmas girl. No, not Taylor, my dancing Snow Queen, although she has plenty Christmas spirit too.
I'm talking about my 13 year old Jordie. Thank goodness for my Christmas Girl! I thought I should mention this because Miss Taylor has some BIG days ahead and will be the center of attention.
And who is her greatest fan? (after her Mum, of course;) Yep...little sis, Jordan:)
She does not take ballet yet she cheers Taylor on every step of the way. She spends countless hours with me waiting on Taylor at class... And these long days with rehearsals...I would be lost without her!
She loves playing tennis and hanging out with her friends whenever she can, but she is also ready and willing to keep me company. We know the coziest Starbucks in town, the best sales and the best places to eat. (Cheesecake Factory Tex Mex Rolls...YUM!!!)
While I may not be as festive as usual, she loves it all...lights, decorations, Christmas shopping, carols...everything. She wears her pink Santa hat proudly and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!
Peace, love and goodwill to all...that's my girl! This may be Taylor's weekend and she does deserve it after all of her hard work, but I love that you wouldn't have it any other way. YOU deserve to be surrounded with peace, love and goodwill too.
Thanks Girlfriend...and I'll work on my own Christmas spirit!