A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Saturday, August 30, 2008


John 10:28
And I give unto them eternal life;
and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:29
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all;
and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

Friday, August 29, 2008


I recently checked this BBC series from our library. I was on a waiting list that seemed to take forever.
I was not disappointed. I could tell you all what I liked and disliked, but I do think for the most part, such reviews are just ONE persons opinion.I like movies of the genre. I enjoy them NOT just for the plot. I take in the scenery, I enjoy seeing the houses, large or small, the DRESSES of course, but have even been known to take in the details of a little teacup. I love this kind of movie, it is a escape of sorts.
My husband watched this with me and we both enjoyed some hearty laughter watching the antics of the people of Cranford. I will be returning this movie to the library,but....it is on my list to own.
If you enjoy Jane Austen and those type of movies, I think you will enjoy this one as well.
My favorite quote from the movie:
"Speculation is the enemy of calm"

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

fatigue-y week

somewhat overwhelming right now.
I am taking it easy
or should I say,
I have no choice but to take it easy
Fatigue takes over you.
It could be worse
Psalms 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Missy's Blogging

Welcome Back
to my daughter
to the blogging world.
Thought that I would make it official
Visit her blog here:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Introducing Shelby

What a Sweet face
This is our new *Granddog* Shelby
She is a MORKIE

Oh...I just think she is so cute!!!

Will only get to about 6 pounds

Our East coast (temporarily) Grandsons
N & C with their new *Sister*
They love her already.
So I guess she is my new

Canine humor

Is this cute or what?
I am not sure WHERE I found this picture
as a dog lover I thought it was so cute.
Sure put a smile on my face
You too????
Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I am ready


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Spoon Theory

Do you know someone that lives with something CHRONIC in their lives ?
It can be anything. You need to read this : It is a story called the Spoon Theory.
It might help you understand those of us who have to struggle at times just to make it through.
The lady who wrote this has Lupus, BUT it could be anything..
Here is the beginning:
Take a minute to read it, Let me know what you think..maybe print it off for someone.
I hope it helps with any of you who know what it is like to live with
something chronic or those of you who
live with someone, who has something chronic.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday Scripture

~~Colossians 3:12 -13
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
I just love the WORD of God, don't you ?
Have a wonderful Lord's Day....

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Still on break really

Right now I am taking a ice tea break and came across this post....
I didn't want to wait to post it ..it is called:
I think it is for all of us ladies....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Once in awhile

Once in awhile you might need a bit of a blogging break.
You know, there are things to get done, things going undone.
Maybe you are weary, or you need to do such and such.
Well ...that is me right now. I am a bit behind on some projects in my home .
I need to mail from last week...etc...etc...
Just a wee bit of a break....I may check in here and there in blogland,
just not on my own blog....c-ya soon
Proverbs 31:27
She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Winners !!!!!!

My Sweet Dog, CHLOE
I enjoyed doing this and reading all of your answers. I hope that you got
a chance to read the other comments.
Using the randomnumber.org we have a list of WINNERS
Day 1--Jen (Pen of Jen) --Karen (Kindred Haven) --Lisa (Blessed A Latte')
Day 2--Sharon (Keeper of the Home)
Day 3--Jane (private blog)
Day4 -- La Tea dah (Gracious Hospitality)
Day 5-- Hope ( Watering Wells of Hope)
So ladies, I need a address and will try hard to mail this week.
~~Thank you to all who visit my blog. I appreciate all of you !Thank you for all the comments, you know us bloggers LOVE comments~~~~

Friday, August 8, 2008

Day 5---Giveaway

Day 5....all three will go to ONE person.
Just recently I had finally found a copy of Emilie Barne's book: If Teacups Could Talk
Well a few days later, I found this copy at a favorite Thrift Store...of course, I knew it had to go on this giveaway. The other book Apples of Gold (love that name !!!) holds all kinds of little quotes and such
some better than other, but so nice to sit and browse through and ideas for quotes on your blog or whatever.
The magazine is a favorite, thought you would enjoy it as well.
Day 5 question is this:
The Olympics Start today, will you watch them ? What are your favorite events?
My answer:
Yes, I plan to watch the Opening ceremonies but most likely will fall asleep. I like gymnastics the best.
I don't like the fact that the clothing that the competitors wear has gotten so skimpy !!!!
I actually prefer the WINTER Olympics
Remember....all comments after midnight tonight will NOT count...we are talking pacfic time.
I will post winners Saturday. I will need your email plus snail mail so I can mail next week.
IF you have been a visiter to my blog, please take a minute and read my testimony here

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Giveaway Day 4

What is in these pictures are one Vintage Apron-one NOT Vintage
Apron...a Tea Towel (bought) two cute Hankies and a Doilie....
Today's Question
The Country you are living in NOW..not someplace you went to before.
Tell us a favorite spot to visit and why.
Mine is:
I live in the USA
I have loved going to Mt. St. Helen's in Washington State.
Why, you can see the power of God here amongst the beauty of
the mountain. To see the way the volacano dropped trees by it's
force and knowing that it is GOD, not mother nature that controls
all of this...it leaves me in awe.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Giveaway Day 3

This is a book on doing folds etc...with Napkins
You will also receive one set of 2 cloth Napkins to practice with.
Today's Question:
What is something that you would like to learn to do?
Mine is:
I would like to learn to sew better. I can do basics but there are
many things that I would love to learn. I am a visual learner so
it would be great to have someone come over and teach, one on one.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Day 2--300th post giveaway

These shopping/tote bags are from Ikea.
Oh think of the things you could put in these. They are very sturdy.
The winner will win BOTH of them.
Today's Question:
What is your Favorite Season, why?
Mine is:
Fall, I love the colors, the change of seasons. It is my
birthday and anniversary season...and yours?
giveaway rules are on the sidebar

Monday, August 4, 2008

300th Post GIVEAWAY **WEEK** RE read fine print PLEASE

Day 1
Win ONE of these refrigerator magnets.
3 Winners

You know how I love to do giveaways...
This will be everyday--Monday through Friday.
You answer the question once per day.
You can win more than once.
Today's question:
IF you could rename yourself, what would it be?
Mind you, you would not be hurting ANYONE's feelings
by changing your name...
Mine would be *Claire*
***fine print on giveaway: TWEAKED it...PLEASE READ
You have to answer the question on ONE of your comments
5 comments per day, you can catch up
I need a mailing address 48 hours after contest is over
YOU can win more than one contest

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Favorite verse from Revelation

Revelation 4:11
Thou art worthy, O Lord,
to receive glory and honour and power:
for thou hast created all things,
and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Have a nice Lord's Day,

Friday, August 1, 2008

Blogger Problem PLEASE read

This situation has been rectified, it WAS Sitemeter.
Comments are closed on this.
If you have sitemeter and use Internet Explorer, they are not working together and will not allow
you to get into your blog. What it also means is that I cannot read any blogs with sitemeters on them.
THIS is a HUGE problem in blogspot land right now.
What you do is:
go to blogspot.com
log in
get to your dashboard
then layouts
remove sitemeter....

THAT is the only reason my blog is working tonight....
hope this helps some of you
my recommend is EVERYONE remove this until they FIX IT...

A yard sale bonanza

I like to yard sale. I cannot start in the morning and go all day, physically my body cannot hold up.
I can hit a few here and there and of course,money does not grow on trees. My husband gives me an allowance, it goes for things like this.(click to enlarge)

I got all of these goodies at ONE sale...most of it is brand new or Vintage, price tags still on it. She gave me a flat rate price of $24.00 .I was so excited. Some will be used for gifts, or giveaways. MY FAVORITE thing in the pile is "IF Teacups Could Talk" by Emilie Barnes. I have been looking for that book. The 2nd thing would be the crocheted edge Tea-towels they are waiting to be stitched......it felt like Christmas.
Are you a Yard sale--Thrift shop girl ????