Sunday, November 29, 2015

Just Getting Started

Hi Sweet Friends

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving

I am just getting started on my Christmas Decor
I was hoping to get more done this weekend ...

Yet, I'm pleased that my teeny tiny tree
Is up and decorated

I plan to do my annual December Daily

So be looking forward to daily updates
On how I am making this Christmas Season special

I've always loved Christmas
However, it has been difficult
Over the past few years
As many of you know
My husband passed away on 
Christmas Eve

I work really hard 
To find JOY in each day 
As we head toward Christmas Day

Join me in Finding JOY
Throughout December


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks

Hi Sweet Friends ~~~

As I prepare for Thanksgiving Day
I am reminded of an old chorus
Made popular in the mid 1980's

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

The words are simple
Yet Powerful and Hope-Filled
Though you may be facing challenges in your life
I am praying that you will find Peace
And see all that you have to be Thankful for
Even if it is just
The HOPE you have in Christ
And His Love for YOU 

And in the days ahead

I Am Praying for YOU!!

For I am Thankful that God has allowed 
Our lives to touch!!

Give Thanks

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hi Sweet Friends,

I just wanted to stop by and let you know

That I just published my first Post

On my new blog

Many of you will choose not to read it

However, a few have asked me to share

In the days ahead I will update it and

Make it prettier

But for tonight I just wanted to share a few words

May you be blessed with a wonderful weekend

Here's the Link


Thanks for stopping by

You mean more to me than my simple words can say

Monday, November 16, 2015

Estate Sale Treasures

Hi Sweet Friends

Tonight I thought I'd share a few treasures
That I found recently at an estate sale in my neighborhood

I totally fell in love with these two bunnies
They are about 20" tall
And, I think, are just adorable
They will be the centerpiece of my Easter/Spring vignettes

Almost everything else I chose had a red/white theme
Or Christmas

I picked up this sweet little step stool
I will probably keep it red for the holidays
But then it will most likely get a fresh coat of 
Annie Sloan White for spring

I got 7 or 8 brand new dish towels for $3
And a really cute metal architectural piece

Among the treasures I brought home
Were two 6-7 inch long JOY signs
(I can Never have too much JOY)
And a jar of buttons along with a baggie of buttons

I also picked up two fun spindles from an old chair
And some really sweet holiday mini clothes pins

As you can see
I was definitely in a red/white mood
Fortunately they had plenty for me to choose from

Have you found any fun treasures lately
Do share

Be watching in the days ahead for my first post on my new blog
"Loving Madi"

Blessings to All

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Hi Sweet Friends,

Seasons of life can catch us by surprise 
And change life as we know it
And, in a moment

That is the type of season I am facing right now
I didn't really mean to quit blogging
I just haven't been here

I have missed you
You may not have even known I was gone
But I do thank the couple of friends
Who have checking in on me
And prayed during this time

I have finally decided to continue blogging
But I will start a new blog
That will pertain more to this season of life
And keep this blog for the more light hearted posts

With that said
I received two unexpected packaged in the mail on Monday

No matter when it arrives
Happy Mail - IS - Well, Just Happy

The first box I opened
Ended up being from a very dear friend
Who knew I was struggling
She wanted to lift my spirits
And she found a perfect way
A Great book, yogurt covered pretzels and a sweet card
Thank YOU
From the bottom, top and sides of my heart

The second box was from my TX friend
Who sent me a birthday gift
She knows that I LOVE Chip and Joanna
From Fixer Upper
So, since she lives in Waco where they have their brand new shop
She picked up a couple of really sweet items
And shipped them to me with tons of love and prayers

And because she knows my 'need' for beachy stuff
She found and sent this adorable
Beach themed pop up card
Is it not just the Cutest ever!!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you S~~~~

I love you Both
You know who you are 

And Now
I shall take my head OUT of the sand
Where it has been for the past 7 1/2 weeks
And join the land of the Living Again

Have a wonderful rest of your week
Look for JOY in the everyday