December 16, 2016


Miss M is STILL decorating!
Pier One has THE most beautiful things 
for Christmas.
She added this adorable little tree!

I adore her powder room!
It always smells heavenly...
she made this darling sleigh arrangement
and added a new reed diffuser 
in Winter scents...from Pier One!

I told her THIS was a professional decoraters touch.....
she added the bell ornament to the bow!

Speaking of bows....
don't you love her choice of the plaid bow?

What is it about little white lights
that make everything so festive!

A sweet and charming Christmas vignette!

Look what's coming my way...
new throws!
I am obsessed with cream and gray!

All is quiet at Estelle's this morning.....

It is actually going to be near 70 degrees today
Saturday the temps will be dropping into
frigid temps...gotta love Texas!

Since it will be super COLD on Sunday,
I plan to prepare a big pot of NOLA red beans and rice
with hot homemade cornbread!

Mae is doing great so far....
perhaps we have discovered the right meds. and dosage....
This is my gift for the season...
Our girl is seizure free for going on a week now.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


  1. Betsy, I am so happy about your beautiful cat, Mae. She looks adorable on the stair. I loved all the wonderful decorations. My favorite is the little red car pillow. It is hard to know what to wear when the weather is so hi and so low..Blessings, xoxo, Susie

    1. This warms my heart Susie..thank you for sharing your happiness about Mae. The weather in Texas is always like that..rather exciting not to have the same all the time. I sure don't miss Maine winters. Hugs for a lovely weekend!

  2. Mae looks marvelous! What a beautiful, hands...errr... paws folded in that regal pose.

    Your daughter takes after her mama...lovely eye for decorating.

    1. Miss M thank you so much Vee. She surpasses me on ideas and decorating. Mae thanks you from her heart....blessings and hugs to you!

  3. She knows she's in good hands.

    1. Oh I hope so Deb...we still don't know the cause. I marvel at how you open your heart to all your little babies and manage when they are not doing well. I have always called you their angel. Hugs for a lovely weekend!

  4. Prayers are being answered 0:->
    Have a Blessed Christmas.
    P.S. Give Miss Mae Mobley an extra hug and kiss kiss from me

    1. Hi Blanche! Yes my darling, prayers have been heard and I am ever so thankful! I so loved your visit and kind comments today. Hugs for a beautiful Christmas season!

  5. the best Christmas present of all... beloved Mae Mobley doing well!
    and look at her beautiful lush fur. no wonder you love grey and white.
    I see. the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Miss M has your same touch. xo

  6. Betsy, I'm so glad to hear about Miss Mae! She is such a lovely kitty. And your latest photo shows her in such a regal pose!
    Your daughter's powder room arrangement is so pretty. I love those diffusers from Pier One. I have one in our home that smells just like a balsam Christmas tree. Her sweet little sleigh is perfect with the plaid bow.
    Have a great weekend. ♥

  7. Hi Betsy,

    What great news about Mae Mobley!! This is so good to hear! Miss M's Christmas decor looks great -- so pretty and festive. I love your cable-knit stocking, your table setting, and the adorable sweater snowman. :-D

    I hope your Christmas preparations are going well and that Mae continues doing well, too. Have a good weekend!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  8. I loved every photo! How happy I was to see that last one of your precious Mae Mobley!
    Good grief! A 50 degree drop in one day!! It's gonna be cold! Louis Dean needs to haul us in some firewood!!

  9. Your post made me smile this morning. I love plaid accents for Christmas. Your table looks wonderful. I wish we had a Pier One close to us. That is such good news about Mae. You must be so relieved. Have a wonderful weekend! -Jenn

  10. Miss Mae is such a beauty!

    Things are looking beautiful in Atlanta and in Texas!


I so love receiving your thoughts and comments. I also hope you found something that made you smile.