That's me in the pink.  At age 66, I had completed my first ever 5K ride for breast cancer while in Tavares FL.  

Oh,  I'm Shirley, creator of Annsliee, the blog on making an apartment a beautiful, actually I mean classy, place to live whatever the decor style.  

When not rummaging over apartment design and living ideas.  You'll find me on anns-liee food photography and recipes.  In fact, it was this blog that let me to want to share recipes I create in my apartment.  That led me to food photography.  Whew!  There is always another door that opens to more adventures.

That's Susan, my assistant and CEO for Canine Social Activities.    

More on My Story

It takes place from my tree-top apartment in Wilmington, N.C.  I'm retired.  An age when most of my friends are bored with home decorating, even cooking.  I'm not.   After downsizing from a single family home to a lovely and somewhat large two bedroom apartment, I find myself on another home adventure in apartment living.

 And so I blog about it to share my experiences and inspire others to create an apartment home they love.

If you rummaged through my collected albums of photographs, you would find me in cap and gown receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; books of photos of my two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa; a fun stint working in Costa Rica; travels to many parts of the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, France and England; a multitude home decorating projects; years of gardening projects, including five as a master gardener volunteer;  two Soft Coated Wheaten terriers, now in canine heaven, and my current Portuguese water dog I call Susan;  me at age 66 and first time ever riding and finishing a 5K cycle for breast cancer research; and of course boxes and boxes of photographs capturing many family gatherings.

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Desserts:  tiramisu and creme brulee.      Sport:  walking my CEO.    Relaxations:  gardening and stretched out on a sofa reading     

What I miss most:  life in Northern Virginia.  My bucket list:  whatever I'm doing at the moment.



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