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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We have a visitor!

I hope each of you has taken the opportunity to "meet" Wendy Young of Olde Moonlane Primitives. She is one of the most creative people around.

Now, creating cute little whimsical critters is her passion, but I believe what makes them so adorable is that she puts herself into her work. That, alone, would make her successful.

Wendy is a down to earth, genuine person. In this world of art, unfortunately, I have witnessed some ugly attitudes, but Wendy has shown me by example, that those are not the people to waste time worrying about. While some may copy and steal, she just quotes a scripture about forgiveness and says there is something new to create, and she just moves on, with a part of her heart broken, but holding no grudges.

She is a simple soul who finds great joy in small gestures. She understands hard times, and shares tricks that others work so hard to hide. She truly wishes success for others.

She is a strong lady, but she is blessed, and she will tell you, with a wonderful help mate who supports her and brags on her abilities. They complete each other. He is quick to say that he married up, but I believe they are equals and love is the key for their happy family.

Now, she does tend to blame poor Moses, her pup, with things that happen. I think the other two pups and the cat do things and then disappear! Poor Moses.

I share this so you know a little about Wendy.

Wendy created Ralphie and sent him to a live person who acts just like Ralphie. I don't know if that one is the original, or if this one is, but I tell ya, this little critter is a mess!

Wendy came up with the idea to share Ralphie with the world. She let us sign up to host Ralphie, and now, it is my turn.

The mayhem has begun, and it only took a few minutes.

I will start the antics, now...

I had to make a run to town last night because Dog treats were getting too low. After I gathered my months worth of groceries, I swung by Burger King because Charcoal loves the $1.49 nuggets. I was heading back home, when I decided to just go by the Postie and check. I had been there on Friday, but, thought I might as well stop.

I got to my box and there was a key for a bigger box. I was baffled, because I knew I had no outstanding orders. I went and got my box and hurried to the car to find my scissors.

Great, where are they. I think it was another causality of Charcoal's ride to town from last week. :( The scissors always go back in that "hole". I will be going to find them tomorrow in the daylight.

So, I had to use a key to get the tape off the box, and, all of a sudden, I heard a loud "hello....hello...who is out there...he...llllllll.....ooooooo".


In a Jerry Lewis voice--that is the voice I think he uses--I heard him say, "hey Lady, who are you?"

I introduced myself and he seemed very happy. His Mommie gave him a happy heart, just like she has...AND, believe me, he got his mischievousness from her, also! It is no accident he is as he is!

I have some pictures to share, soon. Right now, my hands are full because Ralphie wants to play with Charcoal and Charcoal thinks maybe it is a mouse??

Oh, me...this is going to be interesting, BUT fun. I have them separated for the moment, so I can post this...

Welcome to Middle Tennessee, Ralphie...what? I can't tell your Mommie that her friends are Cra Cra...and so it begins...

No, Ralphie, we don't have "nakie Friday"...

No, Ralphie, we don't have a dancing pole...

Yes, Ralphie, we have junk food! :)...AND chocolate. ♡

Now, as soon as I got Ralphie home and out of the box, he smelled our food, and dove right into the sack.

He crawled up on my drink cause he said he was "THURSDAY"...I just giggled.

He found a chicken nugget and ate it all!

Next, he found I had bought a chocolate chip cookie. Notice a little black nose checking out this critter!

The cookie disappeared soon, but I heard laughter...

"Hey Lady, hey Lady....make him stop...IT tickles..."

Next, Ralphie said, "Hey lady...hey lady...I'm a gonna make snow angels"

That isn't snow, Ralphie. It is bubble wrap!

Woa...I am exhausted and it has only been a few hours. I might be in trouble!!

Ralphie said he wanted to sleep with Charcoal...so goodnight, for now!

Don't forget to tell people you love them...

I love you, Wendy...
And Ralphie...
And Charcoal♡

Don't forget to laugh...

And find all those blessings created just for you!
I am simply blessed to create ~charlotte ♡


  1. OHMYGOODNESS this is why we are friends. You make me laugh and we have the same sense of humor. I believe Ralpie feels right at home and I love the pic of Charcoal and Ralphie snuggling lol!

  2. Spitting coffee! NAUGHTY on my friend :)

  3. I love this! You are both awesome! <3


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. In case you haven't been told, you are loved!~~charlotte♡