Thursday, May 15, 2014


Congratulations To Tippy Toes!

We affectionately call our Tiffany, Tippy Toes.

We are very proud to announce that our Tiffany has graduated from college.  Her High School graduation will be closer to the end of May but she graduated from college tonight.  As many of you may know Tiffany attended an Early College Academy.  This is a four year program in which you go to High School and College at the same time.  She will graduated with a distinguished High School Diploma and tonight she received her Associates Of Arts from college. 

In her cap and gown.  

Hugging her sister after the ceremony.

And the very proud mom. 

We are so very proud of our daughter!
She has worked so hard for so very long and I can't think of anyone that deserves it more.  From our little Tippy Toes to our grown up college girl!  Dad and mom love you very much our sweet, smart and wonderful Tippy Toes.  You are a blessing...

See you soon,

Tea Cottage Pretties


College Signing Night

Our Tiffany is getting ready to graduate High School and College this month.  In preparation for her life after attending The Early College Academy she attended The College Signing Night to recognize Academy in a way similar to how Sports Programs sign their Athletes.   

This idea of placing Academics before Sports is one of my long time dreams.  I think we place to much emphasis on sports in our schools when the real focus should be on education, including mathematics, history, literature, language, social studies, creative writing, critical thinking, art, music and all the things important to produce an intelligent, articulate and knowledgeable adult.  

This is why we choose The Early College Academy, because we wanted our Tiffany to be all those things.  

And we believe she is....

We took a few photos before we left the house.  I think she just looks so lovely!

Here she is signing for Hollins University.  She was accepted at several colleges but she decided that she liked Hollins the most.  She was offered a scholarship and we were planning on sending her to Hollins.  Then my husband got orders for Korea...

We are so proud of her. 

So our Tiffany will not be attending college her in the states.  She will be moving to Korea with us this summer.   We felt this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Tiffany and we could not leave her in the United States alone to attend college.  I just could not even bring myself to think of doing that, so she will go with us.  Being in another country is an education in and of itself and this will allow Tiffany to grow and learn even more.  She is a bright, hard working, self motivated young lady and we are extremely proud of our young lady.  

Tiffany's brother Chris bought her this beautiful dress for graduation.  

I promise to get back to my regular post very soon.  We just have so much going on and so many changes coming up that I have not been able to photograph my Limoges or do any crafting. 

See you soon,

Tea Cottage Pretties

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Professional Photos Of Our Home

This past Monday we had professional photos of our home taken and although they are good I kind of liked Lindsey's photos better.  

What do you think?  

I do like the photos of our Front Living Space. 

Family Room

Now the kitchen photos turned out wonderful. 

And our bedrooms


Our backyard

We decided to go ahead and have these taken just in case.  However, we are super delighted to report that we put our home on the market late Friday evening.  We had a showing the next morning and found out Monday morning that the folks that saw it had made an offer for our listing price.  So our home is SOLD, that is if everything goes well and we don't run into any problems.  We aren't expecting anything bad to happen but I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch.  

We feel very Blessed to have sold our home in one day.  

I have always felt that if things fall into place that you know you are headed down the right path.  

We look forward to our new adventure and we are so happy to have found a buyer that will love our home and care for it long after we have moved away. 

Have a beautiful weekend, 


Tea Cottage Pretties

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Our Home Through Lindsey's Eyes


As you all know we have been working hard trying to prepare our home for the market and after six weeks of hard work, I am please to say that our home is now 
For Sale!

Our agent Lindsey took some beautiful photos of our home and although we have a professional photographer coming to take photos later, I wanted to share our home through Lindsey's eyes. 

Our Foyer

Our Home 

Our Family Room

We wanted to clear out all the clutter from our Family Room and Kitchen.  I think we managed to accomplish that task.  This was a difficult thing for me because I love my decor items but I felt strongly that the rooms need to be neat, spacious and clean looking.  

Our Kitchen

When I asked for permission to use Lindsey's photos she said that I might want to wait until we have the professional photos but I still wanted to share my home as Lindsey saw it. 

Our Formal Living Area


Dinning and Living








Back Of Our Home


We have some really exciting news but I must wait to share it with everyone.  

I wanted to do this post to share and to have a record for myself of our home so that I can look back one day and see it and remember our time spent in this home.  We have been here for 11 years and both our daughters have grown up in this home.  We will miss our home but I know that a new family will love and take care of it long after we have moved on.  We are all excited about our new adventure that is waiting for us.  

I want to extend a very special thank you to Lindsey for a job well done and for giving us permission to use the photos.  We are ever so glad we choose you to represent us.  
Thank you for your hard work and your kindness.

I should be back very soon to share the professional photos with everyone.  

Thank you for visiting me and our home,

Hugs, Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties


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