Friday, May 23, 2014

6 Years of Pink Saturday


Beverly has faithfully hosted Pink Saturday for six years now. Her blog is How Sweet The Sound and on that site I have met some of my best blog, Facebook and art buddies.  Thank you Beverly for bringing me into your World of Pink! Were it not for Pink Saturday I probably would have stopped blogging completely by now.  I’ve written just under 600 posts over six years now. When we had the antique store I always had things to write about and some really interesting pictures. So rather than just stop completely I’m just posting a lot less frequently these days. Unfortunately for you guys…I will never run out of my old pictures that I can show on here! So on that note….

I’m pulling out one of my most favorite pink pictures today. This is over 18 years ago at a nursery in Austin. What’s not to love about a herd of Pink Flamingos with my little grandson in the middle of them.


Baby Brandon2

He was absolutely adorable! I’ve been putting my 50+ years of pictures in order and I can’t believe that I’m almost done. I finished my Christmas book which was a huge accomplishment! In another unfinished art album from an online class I took and completed one page….I converted into a timeline of wallet and school pictures of my two sons and grandsons. And then since I was on a roll I made an album out of an old accounting ledger and filled it with those 3 x 5 and 5 x 7 portraits. The 4 x 6 prints of which I have multiple prints of the same thing went into different sets for various people. I punched a hole in the corner, put them in order by date and ran a ribbon through them or used a binder ring.

Baby Brandon1

“I've at times in my past been so unhappy, and thought, like, 'I would give anything for this not to be happening.' And, you know, as people say, time passes, and then you think, 'I'm kind of glad that happened to me.”

That is what I tried to tell my little guy in the middle of the flamingos  this week as he worries about his college angst. Some of the best things and people in my life came out of circumstances I absolutely didn’t want to happen and now…I wouldn’t change a thing.


to all of my blog friends along with Beverly for sharing ideas, projects, your kids and grandkids, and your homes with me. And thanks for allowing me to share my life with you!

xoxo Nancy


  1. Excellent job My Friend! Thanks for bringing me on this most excellent adventure! I would never have been a blogger had it not been for you and I would not have posted half what I have done had it not been for Beverly and Pink Saturday!

  2. What a cute and precious child. Just perfect among the pink birds.

  3. I consider YOU to be one of the big blessings that have come into my life because of Beverly and her Pink Saturday!! I thought you were great from the very first post of yours that I read. You are so smart and funny and is so apparent in your posts and your creations!

    I've fallen off the Good Blogger Wagon. . .just eeking out a post a week, but at least it's PINK SATURDAY so that's ok!! I miss the time I used to spend being a bit more creative with just seems life gets in the way of computery time!!

    I do hope we get to meet in person one day. . .I know I am one of your YaYa's . . .just the missing one!

    Have a great Pink Saturday and a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!! L, Dana

  4. Eighteen years go by in a blink, don't they? Life is a series of moments, and each makes us appreciate the next so much more. Not only do we learn to savor the good ones, but to count it all as joy.
    Happy pinks.

  5. Okay, let's be fair here. If Dana gets to be a missing ya ya, then so do I. Imagine me stamping my foot here. lol

    Nancy, thank you for your kind words and for being here to share all of this with me. I treasure you as a friend, and the joy that Pink Saturday brings to my life is more than I can describe. I often sit and think of so many amazing things that have been shared here.

    I am in love with your feature photo, and I know that sweet little fellow holds a piece of your heart. For years I have found myself telling stressed family and friends to step back because in the big scheme of life this is just a brief flash. Not too long ago, my now 38 year old son, shared with me how often he stops and remembers that phrase, and how much it has helped him. That really meant so much to me.

  6. Hi Nancy. What an adorable photo of your grandson with the pink flamingos. I'm glad to hear you are sorting your photos. It's such an important thing to do! Happy PS!

  7. Nothing more fun than pink flamingos. Happy Pink Saturday!

  8. You are organized! I have lots of photos I need to organize. Your share for Pink Saturday are wonderful. Love that sweet lil grand with the pink flamingos. HPs to you a bit late. Have a wonderful week.