Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Patriotic Dots!

I've been wanting to dotty up this travel case for years and I finally did it!
So quick and easy and it makes me smile!
Shelley gave me this adorable yo yo clown doll a while ago and I thought the case and doll should be together!
One of my earliest memories is playing with a yo yo clown.  I gave him a bath and sprayed him well with Scotch Gard before putting him on the porch.
He kind of has a hard time sitting up.    He's not scary- is he?  
The case and doll are on the porch for now- helping me feel proud to be an American.
*Prayer request*
Friends, my hubs and I have been going through some very deep and troubled waters with our boys.  
Some days, I feel as though my heart is broke in two.  
I don't want to put any details out here in public but you can e mail or facebook message me if you'd like.  
In the meantime, please lift us up to the Lord and send me a cyber hug!
Thank you!


jenann said...

Thinking of you - I've been there but with a daughter. It WILL come to an end but I know from experience that, when like with the next generation is not going well, that phase seems to last forever.
Hope it asses quickly for you.
Jenni x

Musings from Kim K. said...

Darling train case. It's perfectly YOU! Thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Holly-
Your doll and case turned out so cute! Your home and porch area looks so inviting and cozy. I'm glad to see that you're taking the time to do the little things that make you happy, despite the situation with your boys. I'm sure it isn't easy.
Thinking of you-
Erica :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your train case is so cute with the "cutie pie" touch. So sorry to hear you are having some troubles with your boys. I will pray for you.

xo Danielle

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

How cute is your display! Can I come sit on your porch? I'll bring the lemonade and we can chat! Or maybe I should bring wine instead....sorry you are going through some family difficulties. Sending prayers and cyber hugs my friend. ((Hugs))

xo, Pam

Art and Sand said...

Love your patriotic display,

My thoughts will be with you and your boys - it is never easy!

Sandy McClay said...

Oh Holly,
I am here if you need to talk....
I just adore that luggage and that sweet yoyo doll....

I have two sons of my own and I know how things can be fine one minute and in crisis the next....
Hang in there and prayers are coming your way!

vivian said...

Holly I will be praying for you. I raised 4 kids and believe me... it was not always smooth sailing. Parenthood is very hard sometimes. Loveya. I'm gonna message you onfb.

Debby said...

I will keep you in my prayers. I hope everything turns out okay. Raising children is hard for sure. I earned every white hair on my head with our youngest.
Love the train case and of course. Good clowns are not scary.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. Praying for you and love the polka dots!

Tanmay Roy said...

Loved the photos! Wonderful!


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your doll and case are so cute!! Love your porch area it looks so welcoming! Wishing you the best with your boys, so sorry to hear, sending prayers your way! Hugs, Holly

Simply Shelley said...

I am glad the doll brought back some good memories for you. Dealing with grown children can sometimes be more stressful than when they were younger. I am speaking from experience. I pray things will get better for your children, and for you and your hubby as their parents. I always tell myself, this too shall pass. GOD IS ABLE MY SWEET FRIEND , BLESSINGS

harriette said...

First, that wreath in the back with the yoyos...adorable!!! The clown is not scary, his smile is cute and the combo is so fun..polka dots always win! I will keep your family in my thoughts, being a parent is so rewarding and so stressful all wrapped in one. Just remeber we all do the best we can, parenting is tough.xo

Laura Adams said...

<3 (((HUGS)))I'm sorry to hear this...I'm praying for your family

★Carol★ said...

Well you just KNOW that I'm a sucker for anything patriotic, and when you add some dots, WOW!!! Love what you did with that train case, and I'm crazy about your yo-yo wreath too.

I'm thinking about you Holly, and praying for your family. Being a parent is THE hardest job in the world, and I'm pretty sure that we never stop worrying about our kids, no matter how old they are. Good to see that you're being creative, and hopefully that takes your mind off things for awhile. Please email me if you need to "talk".Take care, girlfriend!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

KIds....Oh, sometimes I think we should have eaten them when they were young. I know I have often thought how great it would be to have the prefect child....only I don't think they exist! I know you have hinted before that you have very serious problems, not the run of the mill kind of kid problems. Oh I hope things gets better soon, so hard on you and hubby. Know the blog world is here for you 24/7


Amy said...

Saying a prayer for you and your husband now. Dots on the travel case are perfect!!