Monday, November 30, 2009

Childlike Excitement!

If I don't receive one more thing this year
for Christmas I will be content and thrilled ~
this magazine came
excitement filled me like a child at Christmas
i couldn't wait to open it and
see all the beauty inside~
{ Roberta also included this gorgeous fleur-de-lis ornament
that just sparkles and i love it }
it did not disappoint
i have been steaming around all day
cleaning and decorating
i did take a peek~
breathtakingly beautiful!

{Roberta let me know that she still has a lot of these magazines
left so if you still want one click here to go to her site and
purchase one }
and then this package also arrived today...
from Wren Cottage on etsy.
isn't the wrapping alone so beautiful~ love all the special little touches~ even a pretty sticker on the foam wrap~ and here is what was inside i love it it just sparkles and shines i hung it on my antique mirror {photos to follow later}

these two things are all i wanted for Christmas and i adore them both

i am blessed indeed !

Seven things I have learned ~

1. that if I pray for patience, God puts me in situations that demand it

2. that when I am in the *10 items or less* line at the grocery store
and the person ahead of me has 74 items {yes I counted the beeps},
there just might be a logical explanation for it
{and there was...also see #1}

3. that I adore my grandchildren and should have had them first {because I think I am a better grandmother than I was a mother}

4.that when I turn my kids over to God, I need to leave them there
and let Him alone work in their lives.

5. that marriage is hard work , but definitely worth every minute {remind me of this when hubby and I are having a bad day}

6. that God alone is in charge and not me

7.. that life is short even at the longest, so live it with no regrets

Have a wonderful and blessing filled day on this
Cyber Monday~

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Blessings ~

For God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

I found this vintage religious card (along with several others)
on my outing this past week up at my daughter's place.
I find it very beautiful as well as peaceful.

We are off to my parents house today after church for our
family Thanksgiving dinner. Can't wait to eat
turkey and mashed potatoes with gravy. Yumm!

Have a restful Sunday filled with blessings
from above~

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home ~

Remember me telling you that hubby and I needed some
We decided to visit our daughter and her family
so we headed out last Sunday morning
and came back home Wednesday ~
I purchased these two magazines to have some
eye candy during my stay and they didn't disappoint ~

We did a LOT of shopping...

In between shopping and antiquing trips we did some
major loving
on our three grandchildren~
Jonathan ~ A wonderful time was had by all, but once again not much rest. Funny how that works. lol
It is always good to be back home ... nothing like home sweet home~ Blessings~

Friday, November 27, 2009

Family time, ladybugs and freckles ~

We were thrilled to have our youngest son,
daughter-in-law and sweetie Annika spend part of
Thanksgiving day with us and I was
actually able to snap a few photos ~
my little sweetie always has a smile for grandma~ don't you just love her outfit with the ladybug on the front~ she was ready to eat as soon as she got inside the door~
she did this with her tiny little
jello dessert so I had to grab the camera quick ~
our little ladybug heard someone say
that she has one little freckle
on her face and she said,
"I need to get the freckle off" {lol}
daddy had to tell her they don't come off
and it is okay...
then he showed her all his
freckles on his arms~
playing after lunch ~

I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving day as much
as we did. Have a truly beautiful weekend.

Blessings ~

p.s. Christmas isn't very far away now...yikes~

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank you~

Happy Thanksgiving
to each and every one of you that I have met in blogland.
thank you for all your kind words and support each
and every day. I continue to be amazed at all the inspiration
I get from your blogs and the long distance friendships
that I have made.

God's blessings for you throughout the holiday season~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Shimmering White Wednesday ~

oops...sorry this posted a day early
i got my dates mixed
a few items i will be decorating with soon~
sparkly sign ~
glimmering sleigh~
glittery slipper~
old tin mitten swag with white tallow berries~

I scheduled this post a few days ago.
I hope you enjoy it ~

please visit faded charm for more
white wednesday posts~


Monday, November 23, 2009

Give Thanks ~

happy thanksgiving to you and yours ~
A favorite song that we sing in our church ~

Give thanks
with a grateful heart
give thanks
to the Holy one
give thanks
because He's given
Jesus Christ His son.

And now let the weak say
I am strong
Let the poor say
I am rich
because of what
the Lord has done for us

give thanks.

give thanks.

blessings to all of you this
thanksgiving week~

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rest ~

"Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden
and I will give you rest. "
Matthew 11:28

my little sweetie was here a couple days ago
and i found her on top of my freshly made bed.
she had piled all the pillows on top of each other.
then she crawled under the covers.

i think she needed a little rest

just like us.

so...we are taking a few days off to rest
and relax. i may not be posting for a few days
but I will still be checking in.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A little time for creating ~

I finally made this little Christmas goodie from a
tutorial that I purchased from Dawn at
The Feathered Nest quite some time ago.
Isn't it sweet ?
I also made some more dried lavender sachets
in the theme of the season ~
they are in my Etsy shop now
you can click here to visit
Notice the pine in the photos? The day finally came...
they trimmed our trees.

they look very sad now.
they literally cut the whole side off
of one tree so only half the tree
is left.
I asked them to save the pine
from our tall pine tree
for me to use and not put it
in their shredder ~

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Wednesday~

happy white wednesday
adorable card from my best friend~ beautiful candleholders~ with thee conversing i forget all time... how true that is.
when her and i get together we can sit in a coffee shop for hours just talking and laughing~ porcelain and lace ~ love this white bag~
plates and pears~
button swag ~
gorgeous lampshades~

I want to apologize for not getting to many of your blogs
lately. Too many irons in the fire , but I hope to
get to them soon. Visit Kathleen over at Faded Charm for more
pretty whites.