Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Bit Random Today

Hi Friends!

I am just sharing a bit of randomness today
Do you remember this photo I shared from 
My trip last weekend to Rusty Saturday

I mentioned that I purchased one item in the photo

I wish I had purchased the cute little pig
However I DID purchase this fun turtle
Because I thought it would be Perfect
For my granddaughters to have outside their Cottage

He was definitely a Hit
Lots of smiles today while they played with and on him

The above photo (sorry for the poor quality)
 Is something I received in the mail after my vacation
My friend Melanie of Melanie Dorsey Designs
Gifted my one of her canvas paintings
She has talked about doing a painting with a focus on:
"She Considers It Joy"
Melanie told me that she prayed for me the entire time she painted this
And wanted me to have it
What she didn't realize was the very difficult event we were walking through
 On the days she was painting it
It was Totally a God Thing
I keep her on my desk in my home office
She reminds me to Consider All Things With Joy
And to challenge myself to try new things
Love Her
You can find Melanie's Blog Here

A few days ago I received this sweet gift in the mail
From another blog friend
Carol from Art and Sand 
She was making some pillows and did not care for how this one turned out
Through a series of comments and emails she graciously sent it to me
As well as the fall banner that she made
So very kind and very much appreciated
There's a little something headed to her house as well :)

 I won a blog contest a couple weeks ago
I received this awesome emergency kit from
It is filled with the greatest assortment of goodies
That every person needs to have close by
I've already used a couple of the items
(The Tums have come in handy the past couple of nights)
Kris has a super blog and is SO creative at decorating her home

When I ordered cards from Melanie Dorsey Designs
I had no idea that they would come so sweetly packaged
All of her orders are wrapped in vintage hymnal pages or other special paper

She also tucked in a special little sachet that I LOVE
Aren't these cards just beautiful
Melanie does an original water color painting
And then prints them on note or greeting cards
You can find her on Etsy here

I have been blog buddies with this beautiful lady for about 1 1/2 years
We have been talking about meeting up for at least a year 
But life just gets busy
I finally had the great pleasure of meeting her in person on Wednesday
Is a true joy to visit
AND her Craft Room is to die for........

Such a talented woman, she is!
She gifted me these hand crocheted dish cloths 
That I absolutely LOVE
I finally have my first bit of blue that I have been thinking about adding to my decor

Yes, totally random stuff today
But people I wanted to thank
And women I wanted to share with you
Every one of them is SO creative
You must visit their blogs/etsy shops

Have a super Friday and weekend ahead
I hope to finish my LR wall this weekend
But I'm also going to Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
On Saturday so we'll see

Any body going to Scottsdale this weekend?
Love to meet up with you!!!


  1. Thank you so much for the blog mention, Cindy! I am very appreciative. :)

  2. Cindy, you certainly have received some wonderful gifts from some wonderful ladies. How nice of all of them and you are so deserving and, may I say, how cute those little grands are. Great gift to them of the turtle. I have a picture of my son when he was about 5 years old on one of those big old real turtles..Happy Thursday..Judy

  3. Your 3K's are so cute, Cindy! I guessed that you would be getting the big turtle!

    Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure and complete joy to finally get to meet you and have you in my home!

  4. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us! How precious of your friends. Don't you love the connections God makes for us? Sooooo sweet!

    Hugs and BIG blessings to you,

  5. Cindy,
    You should be "Considered All Joy". With all you have endure and yet you keep such a great outlook on your life. I am so happy so many bloggers have gifted the sweet you with these wonderful things. I am so happy you have used your Emergency Kit. I loved the pig but the turtle looks like a lot more fun to ride on LOL! Have a wonderful week end my friend.

  6. Happy Friday Cindy, I have said it before, but I'll say it again-you receive so much love from others because of the love you give! You are a treasure and I am blessed to read how other gals are blessing you. Have a joy filled weekend my friend!
    Hugs, Noreen

  7. These are the kind of things I love about blogging. I try to explain to people that we make real friends and that we care about each other. Love your gifts. Those granddaughters are sure beautiful. I am thinking of ordering those emergency kits for Christmas gifts. I always buy things that can be used. I will check out your friends blogs. Such a happy post.

  8. I love the turtle. How wonderful to have such nice friends. Alaina

  9. Cindy, that turtle is so fun and your grands are adorable on it! Love all your gifts from sweet blogging friends-you deserve them! :)

  10. Oh Carol truly is a dear. How lucky you met her. I love that sweet turtle.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. You received some very nice gifts! I know many of those bloggers you mentioned too. Hope that you had a nice weekend.

  12. Thanks so much for the sweet words.

    Your mailman must have been wondering what was happening in December with all the packages you received recently.

    I too love that turtle!

  13. Such sweet gifts from some wonderful blogging friends. That turtle is so cute, and your grands are adorable!!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy