My brothers and I recently drove down South to visit our Dad to celebrate his 85th birthday. The birthday celebration was really quite super! However, Dad has dementia and the way his assisted living room looked including his closet and dresser drawers was quite upsetting especially for the amount of money that is spent on care each month. One of my brothers and I took everything out of the closet and his dresser drawers. My other brother took items across the highway to be dry cleaned. We placed 4 piles of things outside his room door into the hallway, comprised of clothes that were not his, sheets and towels that were not his, pillows that weren’t his and regular trash. He was also missing clothes and items that were his.
Once we were done, his room looked amazing. We added the personalized duvet cover to his bed with a matching shower curtain in his bathroom that I designed and to avoid someone else ‘accidentally’ wearing his clothes, I personalized these six zip up sweatshirts as starters.
Next I will do T-shirts, shorts and sweatpants.
Contact me to design items for your loved ones who may also live in a group home setting whose items are often “misplaced”.
This throwback Saturday photo was taken by my eldest child, when I was 53 years old visiting Switzerland for the first time.
My two daughters, one of their friends and I took a Trafalgar motor bus tour from London to Rome. I didn’t even know about The Lion Monument until we arrived in the city, got off the bus and walked over with the tour guide and other travel passengers. I was happy that the ten day tour included spending two nights in Lucerne. The first day was a bit drizzly, the next day however, was a gorgeously sunny, blue sky day for enjoying the countryside.
Traveling by motor bus on an escorted Trafalgar tour from London to Rome was an exhilarating experience for me. I love road trips, my Nikon and seeing new scenery and it was especially thrilling to bring my two daughters along for the ride. My youngest had graduated from high school and my oldest had graduated with her Masters degree.
We had a gloriously warm sunny day in Paris, France. The clouds were light and floated along, letting in plenty of sunshine. I purposely asked my daughter’s friend, who was also traveling with us, to take this shot of me, as I wanted the entire Eiffel Tower and the green, Champs de Mars in the background. Totally touristy I know but I love it.
An eye catching bath set featuring swirls of light, medium and darker yellow gradient watercolors overlooking the water is a retirement dream of mine. At the very least, I plan to rent someone’s home for a month, in a yet to be determined country, that has a water view.
Flashback to July 28, 2013 featuring my beautiful grand baby Number 5 named Adrianna, at one month old wearing her cute, personalized nightgown. All of my children wore this style, I loved them because it was easy for me to change them and comfortable for them wear.
It’s quite a bit of fun being able to custom design and add names to my gift designs, as none of the names of my family members could ever be found in a regular brick and mortar store.
Pink Cabbage Rose 5080 inspires a wide variety of beautiful array of home decor, fashion, gift items and matching packaging.
Last year, I designed several colorful 12 page wall calendars ( or 14 if counting the front and back). The front of each calendar features all of the beautiful color prints for each month of the year. However, producing loads of new work after a complicated thyroid surgery is proving to be extremely challenging so the smartest thing for me is – adding matching products to – existing patterns.
It’s been a mixed ‘blessing’ having such a serious medical condition. I’m unhappy how I’ve been sidelined due to pain issues, but amazed at how having to really focus my efforts have made a smarter impact on the end results. Rather than adding one design to tons of product categories, one design will now include matchinggift packaging: gift bags, wine gift boxes, tissue paper and greeting cards. It’s never too late to smarten up. 🙂
I currently share the main bathroom with four other family members. I love daydreaming about having my own private bathroom and Polyvore collages help provide a visual mood board.
This pretty bathroom version features gradient shades of hot pink to light pink bath decor along with crystal accessories. I did double duty by using the shower curtain as window curtains with a matching plush bath mat.
What would be your favorite colors to use as a gradient design? Let me know below. .
Skull Boys was drawn and created by my son Justyn that started out as three different sized heads that was then modified into this great template of multiple skulls by me, his mom, Celeste. It looks pretty cool as home decor and fashion wear. Based on sales over the years, the birthday greeting card is very popular in England 🙂