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Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget.

In memory of 9/11, of those who lost their lives, of the heroes who lost their lives saving others, and the loved ones who continue to mourn those lost that day.

"The hole in the skyline is symbolic of the hole in our lives" ~       President George W. Bush ~ 09/11/11


Until next time, God Bless.



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We Have Babies in the House!

Hi everyone. I hope you all are doing well.  I’m looking forward to fall!  Cooler fall weather!  

As my title says "We have babies in the house" they are actually puppies. My Shih Tzu dogs Skipper and Dixie are proud parents of three pups. One male and two females. They are 4 weeks old today. :)

This is Dixie as a puppy. :) Looks like she is saying “the camera flash is too bright!” lol

Shih Tzu

And here she is with her babies. She sure is a good mama. :) I had her trimmed very short so that her hair wouldn’t get in the way of the puppies.

Shih Tzu Puppies

So precious. Isn't it amazing how they know what to do after each puppy is born? It really is amazing! 

Shih Tzu Puppies

I will keep you all updated on their growth. We sure are going to miss them when they go to their homes.

Y’all have a wonderful day.



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Psalm 92:1-2

Psalm 92:1-2 How good it is to give thanks to you, O Lord, to sing in your honor, O Most High God, to proclaim your constant love every morning and your faithfulness every night.


I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday full of blessings.



Friday, August 12, 2011

Is it Wine O’clock?

I have a friend who says this often, Ha ha!  :D   It’s Friday and looking forward to the weekend.  Why? Just because hubby and I are planning on finishing some painting we had started.   The task of painting is never over for us! 


Have a wonderful weekend full of projects and then relaxation. :)



Thursday, August 11, 2011

Decorating with Green Accents.

Hi everyone.  Today I want to share my green decorative pieces I have.  Come on in! 

I like decorating in earth-tone colors and have red as an accent color.  I also like using green.  My colors are brown, gold, green and red. Hmm, I guess I like warm colors. :)

Here I have faux green apples and because it’s summer, I like to decorate with shells. :)


I made this little arrangement using green tone flowers, faux fruit, and other little tidbits. :)


Close-up! What do you think?   I love my little arrangement if I do say so myself. :) I should be able to use it in the fall as well.


Summertime! :)  


More green accents.  I have two faux plants on the mantle.  Don’t you just love faux plants and flowers?  I found the two vases at Hobby Lobby.  Love that place!  The color on the wall is Tobacco Road and I had it mixed at Sherwin Williams. Love this color!

Paint called Tobacco Road

I used faux ferns and feathers. :) They are both from Hobby Lobby. 


Another view of my fireplace area.  The picture is from Kirkland’s.  That’s a great place to find beautiful decorative pieces for your home.  Everything else you see is from Hobby Lobby.


Close up of the vases.  Oh my gosh! I love these! I am partial to decorating with red and green.  Can you tell? :) 


Candles are a great way to add color. :)


Today I am linking with

Heather & Vanessa @ Inspiration Friday

Kate & Flaunt it Friday

Marty & Tabletop Tuesday

Kim & Wow Us Wednesdays

Be sure and visit all of these lovely blog parties for some outstanding inspirations!  I love these blogs!

Thank you all so much for visiting My Bella Rose.  Until next time….




Wednesday, August 3, 2011

From Carpet & Stick-On Tile to Ceramic Tile.

 Hi Y’all!  I hope you are doing great and surviving this heat! It’s hot in my parts of Texas!   We are slowly getting rid of the carpet in our house.  I’m so happy to finally have ceramic tile in the front entrance, dining room, living room, and kitchen.  So proud of hubby for all the hard work! I helped too. :D  We had the peel on stick tile and let me tell you it was a doozy to take it off! 

This was the kitchen and I scraped the old tile off! What a job! Can you see the horrendous carpet?  Ok, maybe not horrendous but I was ready to get rid of it. ha!


After hubby popped the lines to make sure that he placed the tiles straight, he began the task of installing the new tile!  Woohoo!  Hubby!

Fall Creek Suede Ceramic Tile

Look at him work! Looking good hubby! :)


My sweet hubby taking the flagstone off.  What a job!  Kudos to him for persisting and not giving up! lol


After we took off the carpet in the living room, we found the same stick on tile underneath! ugh! More work but we finished!


See that tool on the bottom right?  We used that tool to scrape off the glue!   Hubby was using another tool that scrapes off the tile.  It was so much easier to scrape off the tile with that tool! lol


And this is the tile we decided to use.  It is 18 x 18 and is called Fall Creek Suede from Lowes.  Lub it! Lub it! Lub it! 

Fall Creek Suede Ceramic Tile

Look at the tile now! Lub it!  We still need to add baseboard but it sho is looking good, don’t you think? “wink” “wink” We are also planning on putting crown molding.   The wall color is Tobacco Road and it was mixed at Sherwin Williams. 


I also wanted to share this picture.  This is an accent color we chose from the same color strip as Tobacco Road.  This color is called Dried Tobacco.  Got both mixed at Sherwin Williams.  You can see both colors there.  Tobacco Road looks off in this picture.   But…. I love love how my house is finally coming along!   We will be putting crown molding soon.

Dried Tobacco Paint

Oh my gosh! I love the tile!  The wall color is Tobacco Road.  And you can see the little accent wall with the color Dried Tobacco.  Basically, the whole house is now painted in Tobacco Road with the exception of two bedrooms….the boys’ bedrooms. ha!  I let them choose another color for their rooms.   Next time, I will share what we have done to the house and what a change it has gone thru!

Tobacco Road

Today I am linking with:

Kim & Wow Us Wednesdays

Gina & Transformation Thursday

Heather & Vanessa @  Inspiration Friday

Kate & Flaunt it Friday

Susan & Metamorphosis Monday

Y’all make sure to visit these wonderful blogs for some inspiration!

Thanks for visiting My Bella Rose and hanging in there with me.  I will try to post more often. I found out that I miss bloggy world!  Y’all are the best!  Until next time,




Saturday, July 30, 2011

What is Life About?

~When I woke up this morning, I asked myself , "What is life about?" I found the answer in my room...

the fan said, "Be cool."


The roof said, "Aim high."


The window said, "See the world !"


The clock said, "Every minute is precious."


The mirror said, "Reflect before you act."


The calendar said, "Be up to date."


The door said, "Push hard for your goals."


But most importantly,

The floor said, "Kneel down and pray"...~


I want to thank those that left condolences on the passing of my father in law .  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  We’re still dealing with the loss.   Some days are hard.  Hard for us. Hard for our boys.  Thanks again y’all. 

I’m trying very hard to get back on track and begin to blog.  Thank you all so much for sticking with me.  Love you all!

God Bless everyone of you!


Monday, May 30, 2011

He Is With Our Heavenly Father

Let’s see if I remember how to do this still.
Hello my dear friends.  I have been MIA.  I hope y’all remember me.  Some of you may remember back when I posted about my  father in law and his dealing with Alzheimer’s.  That horrible disease. :(  Here is my previous post. and here is another previous that I mentioned my father in law and this terrible disease.
I am sad to say that he passed on April 19th, 2011.  April 19th was during Holy Week.  Someone told us that he must have been so holy himself to have passed during holy week.  I have no doubt in my mind that this is true.  He was a man of God who loved the Lord with all his heart.  He was devoted to the church and to Eucharistic Adoration every Thursday evening for years and years. 
On Easter Sunday, we attended Mass with our Mother in law and then went to have breakfast.  You see, we viewed my father in law for the first time on Easter.  The kids all understood that this year there would be no dying eggs or an Easter egg hunting.  We would spend our Easter at the funeral home.  And I am so proud to say that everyone of the children in our family behaved properly.  I am beyond proud of them all. 
Even though we were all expecting this, it is still hard.  We all took it very hard.  I was honored to make a slide show of his life.  My husband and I cried and cried every time I played the slide show for review.   Then we cried again at the funeral home when everyone watched it too.  I also had the honor of writing out his obituary.   I prayed that the Lord guide me in my words as I began to write it out and that HE did.  HE really did guide me. 
He is with our Heavenly Father now. 
May you RIP Mr. Paz.
I hope everyone is doing good.  Remember to say “I Love You” to everyone you love.   Let them know how much you love them.  Hug your loved ones.
God Bless.  I’ll be posting more often.  Thanks to everyone of you who is still following and that you have not given up on me.  May you all be blessed! 
Ta Ta For Now!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Oh The Scene of Green, Green, Green….And Red Of Course!

Hello! Welcome to My Bella Rose!  Today I am linking with Flaunt It Friday, Make it for Monday, and Marty & Tabletop Tuesday.  Y’all make sure and visit these wonderful blogs! You’ll be glad you did!

I’ve been away but I’m hoping to rekindle friendships through out bloggy world.   

Oh my goodness!  I’ve been longing for spring so much.  Texas has been very cold.  It was so cold that we had lost power for close to a day last week.  To top it off, we had frozen pipes because of no power.   When the pipes finally thawed out, we had busted pipes!  Our pipes run in the attic so you can just imagine the mess.  Still working on the mess.  We ended up having to replace all of the pipes.  Next step is to work on the walls and ceiling that got wet.  Those will have to be replaced.  What a mess!  I’m so ready for warm weather.   I did manage to put this little vignette together.  I’ve been on a green color kick here lately.  I’m telling ya, I am missing spring. Really!  I still love my red though! 

I bought the flowers and vase at Hobby Lobby.  The plate  with the flowers and hummingbird is from Home Goods.  The swan is from Home Goods as well.   


I love the combination of red and green. 


Look at that wonderful color of green.  I love it! 


Don’t you just love the glow from the lamp?  I bought the lamp at H.L. at 50 percent off!  Score!!


Love the glow! :)

I hope you enjoyed all of my photos.  :)

flower arrangement

Thank you so much for visiting My Bella Rose!



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monkey Bread Anyone?

I am linking with Design by Gollum and Foodie Friday. Please visit this wonderful blog to see what everyone else is sharing with us. 

Hello! Remember me?  I hope everyone is doing great.  I don’t know about y’all but I’m so ready for spring!  


Yay!! I still remember how to post!  I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on my blog.  Life gets in the way, kwim?  It seems that the more you are away from blogging the harder it is to get back.   Anyone else gone thru this?  Anyway, I’m sure most of you have heard of Monkey Bread but I hadn’t till recently. LOL  It is very easy to make and the kids devoured it. :D


1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired

1/2 cup raisins, if desired

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces.
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
  • Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.


I lost a few friends and it makes me a little sad:(  To those that stuck around even if I hadn’t posted, Thank you!!   God Bless everyone of you!!!