Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Few of My Favorites

Hello Sweet Friends

I pray you enjoyed a Beautiful Christmas

I just wanted to share a few of my
Favorite photos from the past week

May God Bless the Days Ahead
Happy New Year
To You ALL

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Jesus' Birthday

The Son of God became a man to
enable men to become the sons of God.

Where there is faith, there is love;
Where there is love, there is peace;
Where there is peace, there is God;
And where there is God; there is no need.
-Leo Tolstoy

Somehow, not only for Christmas,
but all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
-John Greenleaf Whittier

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths,
lying in a manger.”And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
Luke 2:11-14

Merry Christmas Friends
May God's presence be with you

Friday, December 23, 2016

For 30 Years ~ I Am Grateful

This Christmas Season
Has Been Better

This Day is HARD

For 30 Years ~~

December 31, 1949 ~ December 24, 2010

My Life ~~ My Joy

In The Presence of Jesus
Miss You Forever

Grateful for Eternal HOPE

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Hello Sweet Friends

I have been MIA because my internet was hacked by Century Link
Or something like that
I thought I was having trouble with my lap top
All the while,
My internet company had put a block on my internet???
Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out Why
AND, have my bill credited for the 3 weeks I had no internet

So, I'm back
What have I been doing?

Enjoying the Season
Doing a small amount of decorating

Trying to find JOY in each day
Even while I was sick for an entire week

Living by Faith
While going through the tough season
Keeping my eyes and heart focused on God
Rather than loss

Finding respite in my bedroom
After long and stress~filled days

And remembering
There are Blessings of JOY
To be found in God's Word
And in every situation you face

Rejoice in the Lord
and be Glad!
Ps. 32:11

Blessings for the days Ahead!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Staying Positive!

Good Sunday Evening
Sweet Friends

I cannot believe it has been 2 weeks since I last posted
I guess that is what having a tiny space
At an antique/gift shop will do to you

It seems as though it's been longer than 2 weeks
I work on items every single day
And drive to the shop at least 3 times a week

I'm trying to Stay Positive
So far, only 1 item has sold
I have added lots of little things for Christmas

My prayer is that this venture will bring JOY
Into my life and not disappointment
I've struggled with tears the last few days

But I'm putting positive thoughts in my head
And holding on to them

The time between my birthday and Christmas
When Mark passed, are tough ones for me
Working HARD at focusing on HIM
The JOY of this season that is now upon us

I do hope to share, in the days ahead
A few Really Great Finds
And hopefully some other good news

Many Blessings to you All

Sunday, November 6, 2016

It Happened So Quickly

Happy Sunday Evening
Sweet Friends

One day I was minding my own business
Serving time at jury duty
And the next thing I knew
I had signed a lease to open a space
At a local Antique/Gift Shop

Well, I had been thinking about it for several years
I had my name in (waiting list) at an Antique Mall
But I really hadn't prepared or gotten too excited
Because wait lists can be months long
And, quit frankly, I didn't think it would happen
Until, at least, after the first of the year

I got called to Jury Duty last Wednesday
After all of the panels had been seated
They didn't need me, so I was released for the day
I stopped by one of my favorite little shops
Just happened to talk to the owner
And, 15 minutes later, I had signed a lease
And told I could move in immediately

I had to go into overdrive to get something put together
I didn't have a shelving unit or anything
Found this wonderful gnome display at a yard sale Saturday
Didn't want the gnomes, just the shelf
They all came home with me
I guess they will be in my space in the spring :)

I had to cut one part of the unit off as it was a bit
Too long for my tiny space
I spent last night hand painting it
And this morning taking it to the space
And setting up just a few items

As you can guess
I have LOTS of work to do to fill up the space
And create some pieces for Christmas
But, it's a start to a MANY year dream
Actually, this is really the first thing I've dared dream about
Since losing My Mark almost 6 years ago

Happy Week Ahead

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fall Tea Cup Exchange

Hello Sweet Friends

Welcome to
The Fall Tea Cup / Mug Exchange Reveal
Hosted by the Dear Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose

This is the second time I have participated
And, Oh I had so much fun putting my package together

It was fun to decide on a theme / color
And find little goodies to send off to my exchange recipient

This cute tea cup caught my eye
It was quickly purchased and the yellow theme started

A tea cup, journal, handkerchief, doily, two cards,
Spoon, candy and tea
Were packaged and sent off to Debbie in Texas
I haven't heard from her, but I sure hope she enjoyed her package

A week after I sent my package
I received this lovely package from Shirley in Virginia
Little scented soaps and a kitchen towel

A book, plaque, card and hot cocoa
(I don't drink coffee or tea - I know - I'm odd *wink*)

And this absolutely delightful tea cup
Can you see that the handle is butterfly wings
And the darling bee...

I'm so thankful to Shirley for blessing me with such
A Wonderful variety of items

And to Stephanie
Thank you again for hosting a fun and blessed exchange

Until next time

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Checking In...

Happy Sunday Sweet Friends

I hope you have enjoyed a Glorious Weekend
And pray the week ahead will be filled with Joy

I'd like to thank my bloggy friend, Kris
Who sent me this sweet birthday surprise
My B~Day is tomorrow
But she wanted me to enjoy a few fall items
Over the past couple of weeks
Just an FYI Kris
I only ate 1 of the Belgian chocolate covered Oreos
Since I won't make myself a cake tomorrow
I will eat the other two for my Birthday Treat :)

The next 2 pictures are a little hint
About an announcement
I hope to make in the next couple of weeks

There is always a project
Going on around here

I have had my red bottle brush bushes planted
In the back yard for about 10 years
Although I've had many spring and early summer blooms
Today I found my very first Fall Bloom

New life makes me smile

Have a blessed week

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall Fun

Hello Sweet Friends

I'm so happy that you decided to stop by
Fall has arrived in Arizona
It's been in the 90's for a couple of weeks
It is so much more tolerable than the months
We have endured with temps over 100-115+

Sometimes I wonder if you ever get tired of me saying
How much I live for My 3 K's
They make my heart sing
And I'm so very grateful for the time I get to spend with them

Lots of crafting took place during fall break
Little K~Baby working so intently on her fall project

K~Bel as well

I love having so many items for them to choose from
Looks like I may need to refill a few glitters

Each of the girls made a fall ornament

They love spending time creating
At the dining room table

They each made a necklace as well
Lots of colorful beads to choose from
And, of course, a K for each

Miss K~Bug
The one who started it all, over 12 years ago
Adore These K's

Praying you are having happy days
Making memories
And loving those around you

Blessings to All