Saturday, January 1, 2022

Difficult Decision


I have been blogging since 2008 ~ 14 years.  It has been a good thing as I made many friends through this platform and many of those friends are still in my life.  I love that.  However, most of them have turned to Facebook and Instagram and are no longer blogging.  I continued blogging, but over the last few years, I see that it is nothing more than duplication of what I post on Facebook.  This was not an easy decision and it makes me a little sad.

Time is such an important thing these days, and I am not doing a lot of things that are important to me because I don't have enough "time".  So, I have decided to stop blogging for now.  I may pick it up again someday.  Time will tell.  I am not shutting my blog down.  I will leave it online to look back at, or to maybe add to in the future.

Thank you for following my blog all these years.  I truly appreciate it.

May this New Year be good to you.

With that, I bid adieu.  

Audrey 💗 


May God Bless us with Peace and Good Health.
Let’s make KINDNESS the word of the year and practice using it every day!






~ Betty White


Friday, December 31, 2021

New Year's Eve, 2021

New Year's Eve, Salem, Virginia, 2021      61*

New Year's Eve, 2021

Little Blue Doggie

Friend Donna gave this little blue dog to Jake. It has become very dear to him. He sleeps with it and carries it around everywhere.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Art Card Group Snake Book

 Just found out that my Art Card Group partner for “Beautiful Moment with Partners Journal Event”, Stacy Woolsey, has received the little snake book (2-1/2”x3-1/2”) that I made for her. I didn’t want to post photos till I knew she received it.

It was my first attempt making a snake book and since it was due by the end of December, I made it with a Christmas theme.
Snake book all folded up, tied with ribbon.
 Front cover
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Back Cover
Snaked out.
Back side snaked out.


What a fun surprise, Linda Exstrom. This pillow is perfect!!

Thank you SO much. We love it!


Just getting around to opening mail that piled up while we were away. Received this precious gift from my dear sweet friend, Tricia Scott. How dear is the little gold crown she embroidered on Jake’s little head? This is a beautiful gift.
Thank you for this precious cyanotype ornament that will hang in my home all year. Love you, Tricia. 💗

Wednesday, December 29, 2021


I was sitting at the kitchen table looking out thinking how different the landscape is here compared to where Casey lives.  It's a different world.  I love both places ~ in the mountains and near the ocean.


I took this photo in Casey's front yard on Sunday night.  We were packing the car and l looked up.  SO beautiful.  Look at all the stars!

Pure Joy

This little guy is pure joy to me!!  Love him SO much.

Farewell Committee

These little fellows came out to say goodbye when we were leaving Casey's on Monday morning.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Patient Little Guy

Jake waiting for Casey and Amanda to return from their walk this morning.

Charleston Place

Charleston Place in downtown Charleston today.  SO festive!

El Jefe

Casey, Amanda, and I had lunch in downtown Charleston this afternoon at El Jefe Texican Cantina.  Fun!

Beautiful Lamps

Loved this shop on King Street in Charleston today.  7 Hills Living.  The lamps!!!