Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thankful hearts ~

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and
His courts with praise !
Give thanks to Him; bless His name!
Psalms 100:4
Thanking God today that hubby went back to
work Thursday. So many are still out of
work including some family members so please
continue to pray ~ Wishing you a blessed Sunday
and praying that you can find many reasons
to be thankful today ~

Saturday, January 30, 2010

So far today...

... my little granddaughter Keira
greeted me like this when she came
downstairs from a good nights sleep ~
We all ate breakfast and not too long after that...
complete power outage!

I thought we might have to light candles
hubby went out to start the generator and guess what? It was in the locked garage with no way of getting
into it until the power came back on!!
{chuckle ,chuckle}
{we lost our keys to the side door a while ago}

We were comtemplating sending out an
no wind, no storm, just a calm day in Michigan.
Eventually son , daughter-in-law and precious GD Keira
decided to head for home.
No sooner had they gotten out the door headed to their car then the power came back on. Go figure! We had just told them all goodbye when we received a distressing phone call. Hubby's sister and family are going through a crisis. Very ugly crisis...asking you to pray for her and her family during this time.
...and how is your day going?? I hope it is a blessed one ~

Friday, January 29, 2010

Lunch with my BFF ~

My bff invited me for lunch at her lovely home
Wednesday and we had the most wonderful time ~

We used to meet at the Coffee Basket for lunch
and we were very bummed when they closed~
But not to worry...we still had the Coffee Basket experience
because bff purchased this chalkboard at their auction
and hung it in her home.
It is very large and sooooo neat !

She wrote our lunch menu on it,
just like it used to be when we walked in the
door of the Coffee Basket~
So thrilled that she purchased this chalkboard because
we can still have the Coffee Basket *experience* ~

She made delicious tortilla soup and grilled basil cheese sandwiches ~

along with
cranberry jumbles ~
everything was soooooo delicious!!
Thank you Peggy!!

I had to whine and coax her to let me take pictures
{with her camera} to share with you because i forgot mine.
I assured her I wouldn't take any of her. lol
This is her gorgeous potting shed ~

love this wreath that she decorated ~ Inside her shed as I looked up. She has quite a collection of watering cans. love them~
Her new fence that her hubby made for her.
I enjoyed my day soooooo much!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WW & tattered roses ~

a little update:
I have had several people ask me about purchasing
these hearts so I will be taking preorders and will
make them up as I get an order.
{I may even get some made}
the price will be 7.99 each.
the hearts meaure approx. 5.5 inches across the widest part}
Thank you!!

I love the *tattered roses*
that have been popping up here and there
lately in blogland and I was thrilled last week
when I found a free online tutorial ~

I whipped up several of them in no time at all... and added a few of them to some hearts that I had sewn up~
Please visit Kathleen at Faded Charm for more
beautiful White Wednesday posts~ Blessings~

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's the little things...

that make me happy...*over the moon*
Loving these goodies that I received this week from
Tracey over at French Larkspur ~
take a little peek at part of a vase in the left hand corner
of the photo...
I purchased it for ...70 cents... at tj maxx several
weeks ago with part of my giftcard~
I adore *details*
Aren't these punched out birds
so adorable...and the *B* stencil...heart shaped it all.

Thank you Tracey!
It made my day, week...month...


Monday, January 25, 2010

Sharing a beautiful giveaway ~

Rene' over at Miss Gracie's House is having
a gorgeous giveaway and all these photos
are what she is sharing with some lucky
winner! Click here to enter her giveaway~

She has also opened an Etsy site called
so be sure and visit there too!
She is the sweetest lady ever and will make
you feel right at home ~


Kinder Bueno ~

Kinder Bueno is a chocolate bar from Ferrero.
"It is a hazelnut cream filled wafer with a chocolate covering.
Kinder Bueno originally comes from Germany where it was
first released in 1990. It became available in Latin America
{Brazil, Argentina, Columbia and Mexico} , Malaysia, Singapore,
Israel and Greece in the mid-1990's, in Italy and France
starting in 1999, and has been common in Canada, Australia,
and the United Kingdom since 2004. It is also common in
Croatia and Serbia.
A few stores in the United States carry it,
but because of it's rarity, it can be very expensive."
Kinder is the German word for *children* and Beuno is the
spanish word for *good*.
All I can say is YUMM...we must have been *good children*
to find this tasty treat!
When we were in Tecumseh last Saturday we visited a couple
of their wonderful stores and we purchased this candy bar for
I have never paid $1.99 for any candy bar , but this was
so worth it! It is a sinfully decadent little slice of heaven !
{Thankfully there were two wafers in the package so hubby
and I could both eat one. Otherwise I might have had to
wrestle him for my piece. lol}
If you ever run across this candy bar , please treat yourself to one.
I think you will love it as much as we did.
{I am off to find some chocolate...i just know
there is some stashed in this house somewhere...}

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ice Sculpture Festival ~

We attended our first
ice sculpture festival
in Tecumseh, Michigan
on Saturday and it was
so neat to see the different pieces ~

of course this fleur -de- lis
was one of my favorites ~
this snow lady greeted us outside one of the stores ~ isn't she just grand! ice sculpture in progress ~
chess pieces...look at that horse!
we were amazed at the detail put into each sculpture ~
my darling little GD beside a train engine ~
another photo of my cutie pie ~
remember this store from a blog post last year
and we weren't able to visit because they were closed?
they were open for this event and
we stepped inside and warmed up with some
hot chocolate and mocha ~

grapes, wine and cheese sculpture ~
Annika loved the giraffe... fun family times that we cherish ~


Friday, January 22, 2010

This little light of mine... ~

i'm gonna let it shine...
let it shine...
let it shine.
"let your light so shine before men that they
may see your good works
and glorify your father which is in heaven."
matthew 5:16
i received this beautiful candleholder
from my sister-in-law for christmas~

 love this use of candles outdoors ~

i snapped these pictures at my son and
daughter-in-laws house last week
let your light shine everyday...
inside or out...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Picnic Basket Winner~

I have chosen a winner of the picnic basket filled with goodies
by random number generator and the winner is Nycole~

I need your name and address asap please and<P>
thank you to all who entered!