Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Be Back Soon!

Hehe, so this has been my life lately!    I will be back to regular posting soon!
Love ya!


Saturday, September 10, 2011


  Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?  

New York

Washington D.C.


Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in L.A.?

Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin' against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry.

Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
 And sob for the ones left below?     


Did you burst out in pride for the red, white and blue
And the heroes who died just doin' what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell
you the difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love


Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you teaching a class full of innocent children
Or driving down some cold interstate?
Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Or speak to some stranger on the street?
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Or go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns?

Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Did you stand in line and give your own blood?
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love?

And the greatest is love.
And the greatest is love.

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day? 

( Alan Jackson ) 

There are no words for me to describe this day, it was such a HORRIFIC day in American history.  I can not forget what it was like to hear that a plane had hit the world trade center, to turn on the TV and watch live as a second plane hit the second tower.  I can not forget hearing the voice of a man calling from inside the towers to describe what was going on minutes before the towers fell.  I can not forget watching people make the decision to jump from the towers instead of burning to death.  I can not forget the brave men and women, some in uniforms and some everyday heroes, who risked their own lives to help their fellow man.  I can not forget the guardian angels of flight 93 who so bravely lost their own lives fighting to bring down the terrorist on that flight, and in doing so saved countless others on the ground.  I can not forget.... 
I will never forget what I was doing on 9-11-01, every little feeling, image and sensation will forever be burned into my memory.

God bless all those that lost their lives that day.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Hey all!  
 I wanted to let you know who the winner of the Uprinting Rolled Canvas Giveaway is!!!


Amber Wallace from A Noted Home!!  
She said: 
If I won a canvas I would print a much needed family picture out from our photo session last fall {I'm terrible}

Congrats Amber!!  I hope you finally get that photo printed!

Amber, you don't need to do anything, I have passed on your email address to Uprinting,  they should contact your soon!

I hope you share with us what you get printed!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Orange Crush!

Orange is one of my drop dead favorite colors to add to a room, any room!   Something about this warm, zingy color just works with any decor!  Whether it be modern or traditional!   I just can't get enough of this happy, poppy color!!
So I guess you can say I'm crushing on orange!

It seem like everybody thinks so too....

Who knew Frank Sinatra was a color expert as well as a crooner!

I hope you read number eight of Jonathan Adler's ten commandments of decorating!  
How great would an orange door be!!  FABULOUS!!!
In fact make sure you read every single one of his commandments!  I'm sure your home will not be sorry you did!

I'm thinking this is just the orange Jonathan Adler was talking about!!  
I'm sure you will pique your neighbors interest if you paint your door a lovely shade of orange as well!
Have any of you been brave enough to try this on your door?

Maybe you are a little uncertain about adding color to your home!  Don't be afraid!   It's easy!  If you are a little apprehensive, these fun little pillows are a perfect way to start!

If you want to be a little more bold with the color options in your home, painting a piece of furniture is a great way to do it!

Orange and white work beautifully together!

If you happen to be lucky enough to come across an Hermes scarf, if would look fabulous and rich, framed and hung on the wall!

Orange is also a fun poppy color to add to your summer or fall wardrobe!  

Or just your fingers!
I have to find this nail polish, love it!!
What about you, are you crushing on orange?!?

Don't forget to enter my fabulous Canvas Giveaway!!  Ends Wednesday!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Come on over!

Today I'm visiting with one of my favorite blogging buddy friends, Budget Blonde

How cute is she?!?!  Note to self, must buy a large gorgeous hat!  Just because!
Don't you just love it!
Cat also just moved to the gorgeous island of Grenada, I'm going to be dreaming about all her lovely beach photos, especially once it really starts to get cold here!   If you know me well, you also know I'm dying to move to an island somewhere.......  Do you think maybe they have more room for another blonde in Grenada??

Anywhoooo I was super excited to get an email from Cat the other day asking me to be one of her Budget Buddies and write a guest post about one of our favorite things!!  You will have to come on over and see what I decided to write about!  Don't forget to tell Cat hi! 

P.S.  Come join my fabulous rolled canvas giveaway going on right now!  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Uprinting Canvas Giveaway!!

Who loves a giveaway?!?
Do you?!
 If you do then you've come to the right place! 
 I have a fabulous giveaway for all of you,  Uprinting is offering one amazing reader of  A {Blonde's} DIY Life,  a 16x20 rolled canvas print!

 Don't you just love it!   And get this, not only do they offer free shipping, but the turnaround time for the canvas prints, is just one business day!  You can't beat that!   Canvas printing is a beautiful way to preserve any treasured photo,  from something as special as a wedding image to any everyday moment that is just special to you!   If your taste's run more to a wrapped photo canvas, Uprinting also offers several different sizes for some amazing prices!  Go check it out!

So here's the low down on the giveaway!
One lucky reader will win: 
One rolled 16x20 canvas print, with or without a two inch border.
(Don't forget the turn around time is one business day, with free shipping)
* You must be a U.S. resident 18 years or older to win!

 Here's what you do to enter:
1) Become a Follower of A {Blonde's} DIY Life!
2) Become a Fan of A {Blonde's} DIY Life Facebook page!
Yup, it's brand new!
3) Follow A {Blonde's} DIY Life on twitter and tweet about the giveaway!
4) Let me know what you would get printed if you won!!

           So that's four different chances to win, just leave a comment for each entry you did!    
If you are already a follower of any of the above, just leave a comment letting me know! 
I will be choosing a winner Wednesday, September 7th at 6pm, via!
Please make sure your email is not set to private ( you get a reply back when you leave a comment on a blog, if your email is set to public! I can then contact you letting you know that you have won, as well as forward your info to Uprinting immediately! ).  If it is, then please leave your email address within the comment you leave!   I have to  your contact information for you to win!


Disclaimer:  This giveaway is sponsored by Uprinting, and no monetary compensation was given for hosting.


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