Tuesday, October 4, 2016

If anyone is out there, Welcome! I haven't blogged in a long time. I got involved in Facebook and it kind of 'took over.' Visiting my blog is like meeting an old friend. So many smiles are here, and so many good memories. 

I hope to create the same feeling on my new newsletter "Carolee's Notebook'. I 'm planning to publish once a month, so we won't be taking over your mail box. 

I would love to hear from you about the items in Carolee's Notebook, and questions you may have. I would appreciate any suggestions for topics.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I've been thinking about all the different forms of social media. The first one I got involved in is this one - Creative Executions. I always enjoyed it a lot but didn't know how to grow my audience. I was putting all this energy into 3 - 5 readers and they were all personal friends.

I have been posting on Facebook, but mostly shares and now am thinking about Twitter. I would appreciate any advice anyone cares to share. My goal is to find new doll makers, My product is SewSweet Doll Patterns.for cloth doll making.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Good memories

I'm very sad because I heard that dear friend is in the last stages of cancer. This is my 3rd loss to this particular horrid disease. Friends are not replaceable and I truly miss them. Jan and I had so many great times together. She was the 'sister' that I never had. When she and her family moved in next door we found that we had so many things in common - background, interests, kids the same ages. Both our oldest were Toms, born Aug. 1961, our birthdays a week apart in the same year . . .
This is us around 1980. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Peach Lemonade, yummy!

Bob loves fruit and fruit juice! I know he's going to love this divine cooler! Let's set out the deck furniture. Spring came very early this year, like the beginning of March. We have had so many 80 degree days already, I'm a little concerned about how warm summer will be. If I'd wanted to live in Texas, I would have moved there!

I'm going to make some cute solar lanterns for the deck, too. BTW, I'm getting so many good ideas on Pinterest, including this recipe.Have you tried it?

Peach Lemonade Coolers
inspired by The Naptime Chef

2 medium sized, ripe peaches, peeled, halved and pitted
1/2 cup lemonade
1 ounce vodka of choice

Puree the peaches and lemonade in a blender until smooth. 
Pour vodka over ice in a rocks glass.  Top off with peach-lemonade puree.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rules to Live By, a reminder to me

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. 
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. 
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you ,' mean it. 
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.. 
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married. 
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight. 
EIGHT. Never laugh at any one's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much. 
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely. 
TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling. 
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives. 
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly. 
THIRTEEN.  When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?' 
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.. 
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze. 
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson ! 
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions. 
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.. 
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. 
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice. 
TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Paper Things and Pinterest

This picture is of paper butterflies. I think it's really neat, but it makes me think of moths.

I'm spending waaaay too much time on Pinterest! I am having fun, though, and finding all kinds of cool stuff like this.

I have been saving stuff for years in my pictures, so this is kind of an off-shoot of that.