I am new to the blogging business, but I know what I love!  I love to decorate my home.  I love to garden, although it seems as though the weeds grow faster and much thicker than my flowers!  I love old recipes and learning new ones,  and getting crafty with crafts.  And, since I was a little girl in Rochester, N.Y., and my beloved father put a Brownie camera in my hand~I’ve simply adored photography.

I believe in being a life-long learner and I’m still learning.  I also believe in decorating on a budget.  I’ll try my best to pass on what I’ve learned ~and what I’m still learning~ to you.

I am a happily married Michiganian with two terrific married children and their wonderful spouses.  That’s me on the right in the photo, with my daughter.

I was an elementary teacher for decades. Over the years I have enjoyed spinning and weaving, painting, drawing, stamping, Calligraphy, scrapbooking, jewelry making, and Zentangling.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas too!   Welcome!


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  1. Elyas, you are welcome! I’m glad you will enjoy the recipes. More to come!
    Thank You for your kind comments….and for your follow! I appreciate it!

  2. Judy, the pictures are gorgeous. The food is wonderful. The photos of your cozy, welcoming corners at home are my favorite.

    • Bon..Zentangling is relaxing and fun, kind of like what we called doodling…but more specific. They use it in elementary schools to help kids focus and bring out creativity too. It can be done from age 5 to 105! I love it.
      Check this out: http://www.zentangle.com/
      Thanks for stopping by! I miss you! xoxo

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  4. Hi Jayjay,


    We would like to thank you for your interest in our straw bale hotel.
    As you can see, construction works are still on, but we think we’ll be ready for opening in October this year.

    We wish you a Happy New Year and a lot of visits on your blog.

    By the way you look like sisters on the picture.

    Greetings from Switzerland


  5. Hi Judy,

    What a wonderful blog! I wanted to thank you for following the happy spaces project and for your thoughtful comments. I would be delighted to if you, with your keen aesthetic eye, would submit a space that makes you happy to the project.

    all the best!

    • Hi Jim…
      Wow! For you to say that to me….means a whole lot! Yours are out of this world….spectacular. I am humbled and honored that you would say that about mine. I have a long ways to go…but you’ve given me a boost of confidence. Thank you.

  6. Hi Judy …
    Thank you for signing up for my blog and leaving your shining comments. I have enjoyed browsing through your blog and have subcribed. I look forward to many exciting postings by you.
    The year 2012 is still in its’ first stages; so let me say “Happy New Year 2012”. May your year be filled with new and exciting journeys for you to travel.
    Blessings and Namaste,

    • Thank you so much, Isadora! I’ve seen you commenting on several of the same blogs I go to…so I’ve been interested in “meeting” you. I’m glad we finally connected. I’m looking forward to your future posts….and catching up on the ones I’ve missed!

      Let me return the wish to you~ Happy New Year to you`~and I wish you all the Blessings your heart can hold.

  7. Hellooooo fellow Michigander Judy! You have a lovely space here in blogland. Thank you for coming by my place and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it. Hope you’ll pop back in real soon. It’s so much fun making new buds! Margie

    • Hellooo backatcha Margie! I didn’t realize you were from Michigan! I’m wondering how close we are! It is fun to make new friends, and I enjoy your blog and your sense of humor too! 😉

  8. Beautiful picture of you and your daughter! We seem to have a few things in common, so I will be visiting your blog often. 🙂

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    • I’m glad you found me too! I like your blog! I’m using today to get back to the bloggers who’ve “liked” my blog…but I’ve not had a chance to get back to them. All I need is time! 😉

      I’ve never done a guest blog before. Would a girl in the 60’s be okay? (she did grow up to be a woman!)

    • That is amazing, Lily! Charlotte is about a half hour from Lansing. Spring Arbor is off M-50, on the way to Jackson, I think. The college is there. So that’s not far either! Small world! I love stuff like this! We were practically neighbors! 😉

      • I was raised in Ont., then went to school (SAC) in MI, then to CA. I sang in Lansing with an organization called Solid Rock Foundation and traveled as a solo with a band called Earthen Vessel. Here of us?

      • I have a lousy memory…but it sounds sort of familiar. That’s cool! I was raised in NY, moved to Detroit and graduated HS there. Then went to college near here. So I started living in this area after HS. (not sure I want to put the # of years “ago” it was! haha)

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    • Thank you Tan! What an honor! I appreciate you thinking of me. I do accept it. Thanks again. And congrats to you for receiving it in the first place!

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  12. Hello my friend,

    I like your photos! They’re awesome! Visiting a photography blog has been an enjoyable experience for me, so please keep spreading the joy to all of us. 🙂
    Have a great day, my friend! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  13. The way you embrace life and all it’s wonderful possibilities is inspiring. Happy Mother’s Day. I wish you love, joy , peace and great health. Here’s a fun surprise from Walking Papers for mother’s day. Hope you check it out.

    • Thank you, island traveler! You are so kind. Thanks for the link! I’ll check it out! I apologize for being far behind in my blog visits. The trips and other things have put me back a bit. I’m trying hard to play catch up. I’ll get to your blog soon! Thanks again!

  14. You are very lucky that I had to read your “about” page to figure out which one was you in the pic–on the left or the right! You look amazing! And I am also trying to figure out how you got your blog so nice looking in a short period of time. Well done! Thanks for stopping by Walking Papers–it’s fun to meet new friends in the blogosphere!

    • Oh my…I think I’ll have to add you to the will for that comment! 😉 Thank you! However…I’m very choosy about which photos are seen by the public! lol. Thanks for your comment about the blog. I have no idea what I’m doing! I hit upon this theme and have stuck with it! I’m ready to make some adjustments, but I do like the basics! I agree…I’m glad we met, too!

  15. Hello my friend Judy,

    I wish the sunshine keeps shining in the realm of your heart and the sky will remain blue in the part of your horizon. I would like to thank you for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride. 🙂

    Thank you again and have a lovely day to you, Judy! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  16. I spent part of my growing up years in SE Michigan. Beautiful state, lots of water and trees, two commodities forfeited when moving to Wyoming. Your blog is beautiful Judy. You are a stunning photographer and I look forward to wandering through your posts.

    • Becky…you are so sweet. Thank you. I remembered you saying you had ties to Michigan. I went to HS in Detroit….but only moved there from New York State at the age of 14. Do you remember Northland Shopping Center in Southfield? That was the BIG shopping place back in the day! I worked at Hudson’s there when I was in HS.
      I look forward to your posts, too! I love to see what design and style ideas you have, and, since I love being out west……I look forward to photos and stories from the ranch too!

    • Thank you, Todd! I just went to FB to see what you meant! I’m very honored that you mentioned me and my blog! Thanks again!
      PS….you do awesome work. I really enjoy seeing your photography, and your accompanying text, and commenting. I wish I had more time to do that, however!

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