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

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tinker Toy "Tea-Party"

The start of the Party
let me explain:
The dining room now has painted walls,
thanks to my beloved,
who paints and paints and paints !!
The Flooring was here when we moved in

Showing you the transition into the kitchen
we still have MANY boxes to unpack
the brown wall will be painted
and knick-knacked up

My sister,
children were here
yesterday, as her son, had a doctor's appt.
in my town.
Their imagination took over
I love when kids have a great imagination !!
Everything looks so good
Everyone having fun
in our almost finished dining area

hmmmm...think Aunt Deby
needs to have a REAL Tea party

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Craft room transformed-thanks Lisa

This is my baby sister, Lisa
I am the oldest of my parents children.
She is the youngest.
She is the twin to our late brother Lorin.
He graduated to Heaven in November.
Lisa and her husband have 5 GREAT kiddos.
Really, they are a JOY to be around

Lisa came and spent time at my house last week.
She totally organized my *craft room*
Do you remember how it looked?
Look here

We just have the sub flooring in there,
my room will have flooring *eventually*
so Lisa used the floor to point me in
the right direction.
I thought it was so funny !
She has since labeled everything

Love this

Arrows, and more arrows...oh my!


More transformation...she worked HARD

Can't wait to have fun in here
At my husband's insistence
this was a paid job.
I know we all do things for others,
but ladies, this lady, was worth hiring.
She also did projects around my home
and I got the blessing of her kids
who, I might add, were so helpful too.
The blessing of having a Godly sister
and someone who is likeminded
Well, there is no price for that.
Lisa, thank you
AGAIN, and AGAIN....
see, I didn't mention the chocolate !!!
does anyone want to come
over and play?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

anything to hard?

Jeremiah 32:27
Behold, I am the LORD,
the God of all flesh:
is there any thing too hard for me?
I need this verse right now,
I am sure there someone else does too.
Have a great Lord's Day tomorrow.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Southern Girls and Sweet Tea

With blogging, you hear of things you have never tried,
or have never been to.
For example, SWEET TEA-----
and I would love to go to a Cracker Barrel.
Well, I think the SWEET TEA is taken care of.
Our McDonald's now carries it.
My sister and her 5 children have been here all week.
Lisa, has been organizing my craft/lovely room.
And helping my house get more settled
We had to go out...
we splurged:
sure does have a ton of sugar...maybe that is why
southern girls are so sweet...

My sister, my friend, Lisa...
loving her tea too.
Next week I will be sharing pics of the things she did.
I know she doesn't want the glory and recognition.
I tell you, I am sooooo thankful for all her help.
Her children, have kept us laughing
and have been helpers too....
...now back to SWEET TEA---
I really loved it...BUT don't think I should have
all the sugar
gotta go to a Cracker Barrel, next.
(up early, back injections again this morning)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Views of my kitchen

This is the big CLOSET that is in my kitchen
YES..it needs to be painted
The closet,
CLOSED....yes mirrored
First, I thought:
"Those mirrors have GOT to GO"!!!
wellllll....I am used to them now and
think they will stay

The Tiffany lights are back up
the little table will not stay there
we are doing much arranging
and re-doing...and...and...and....

Monday, April 20, 2009

our first

We really don't know
what is going to pop up in our yard.
This is our first year here...
Just a little tulip
but a welcome site..
I am not sure how to dig up the
bulbs and move them etc... ???
I am sure some of you can tell me what to do..
Right now we are enjoying the warm weather
it is supposed to be 75 today.
Sounds GREAT to me.

Friday, April 17, 2009

my yard

I know...I am on a break
but.....changing things around here
and learning Picnik has been relaxing for me.
So I cheated and did a blog post with
this little thing I did at Picnik
and also my Rose Header.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

let's see

I have had a day of drowsiness,
due to a endocopy this morning.
I am assimilating the results,
which will mean some changes
that I have to make...
We are having the carpet installed this weekend.
Next week pain injections...in the back ....again...
So..think I will take a bit of a break...
Maybe visit some of your blogs...
Just need some time....
I don't take to many of these breaks
I am a bit overwhelmed
It won't be long.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day politics

I hope I don't offend...I do pray for my country
and our president, I do have hope.
I also see, what I see.
and his friends...

So much change, so fast..
Lord, please help us
Heal our country

A little more indulgence with me please.
You know I don't often do the politics *thing*
most that read my blog...well we are on the same page.
Today all over our country people are doing
the TEA PARTY...
I agree....Enough already

Monday, April 13, 2009

indulge me**more added

I am sure my fascination with
these little critters will wear off
Love this shot..

Little stinker...burying his foods.
He is hoarding !!!

Time to leave until next time.
These were taken last week on a Sunny morning
It was chilly and I still went and sat on my deck
with my Bible and a cuppa...
.....then the critters came out !!!
I had to go grab the camera
I am sorry, I can't resist
**I have not eaten Squirrel, I have eaten rabbit
have any of you ???

just for fun

Saw this at Bev's Blog....*Christian Homemaking*.....just something fun to do
You Are Kind and Ethical

When You Are Comfortable:

You are a determined and responsible. You strive for success, and you know what it takes to get things done.

People find you to be trustworthy and a good leader. You treat people well, and they benefit from your wisdom.

When You Are At Your Best:

You are quite quirky, and you enjoy doing things your own way. You are optimistic, and you've always got a good idea brewing.

People find you to be positive and uplifting. You make people feel good about themselves.

When You Are in a Social Setting:

You are enthusiastic and flexible. You are open-minded. You prefer to learn from others... not judge them.

People see you as kind and cooperative. You are very supportive when friends are down on their luck.
(I do not believe in LUCK, I am supportive when friends
known in my Real LIFE and others(bloggers) are hurting)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

He is Risen

I am sure we all could add others to this
list...all DEAD,yet worshipped by many
I am so thankful for our RISEN Lord
Have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday.
1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ be not risen,
then is our preaching vain,
and your faith is also vain.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Smile today

(Can you tell I am back to Weight Watchers ?)
Smile- deby

Thursday, April 9, 2009

our sweet girl

This is our sweet little Chloe
she just got a SHORT haircut
and smells so good.

Oh....that look of adoration in her eyes...
How sweet is that?

Yesterday she had her teeth cleaned...we had to
as small dogs can get really sick if you don't
She is my faithful companion,
that is until her *dad* comes home...errr...my beloved.
We are mom and dad, what can I say?

She is not fond of having her picture taken...I took a ton just to get these !!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Springtime hooray

It was in the 70's yesterday.
I couldn't believe how wonderful it was.
We appreciate these days here in the
Pacific Northwet
(it doesn't usually last, they said we might get a light dusting of snow next week)
This picture does not do justice of Mt.Rainier
It was so clear and beautiful
ohhhhh...the beautiful forsythia

The trees are blooming everywhere

Monday, April 6, 2009

need squirrel advice

I have been feeding the squirrels as I have mentioned before.
What they are doing then, is digging little holes
in the yard to save their food, I assume.
My husband is not happy with this.
Do all squirrels always do this ?
IF I were to quit feeding them, I would miss their antics so much.
This yard, mind you, NEEDS much TLC
....So do nice grass and squirrels
go hand in hand?
Any advice?

Friday, April 3, 2009


Thank you for the prayers
it went well today....almost easier than the *dentist*
he did 3 injections, I have to go back in 3 weeks for more.
I am tender and sore, and babying my back.
I appreciate your sweet concern and encouragement.
I am scheduled for my
injections in my back.
I will be partially asleep (good thing)
I am a bit nervous, but know the Lord is in control.
Prayers welcomed

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

house things

My living room has a place for 3 wall sconces, the wiring is done.
I chose these as the walls are huge and I think these will look like candles.
Also thought I could use the edge around them to decorate withe something.
of course,
a girl can always change her mind, ya know
Some recently acquired, pretties...
drying, after some hand washing

I am NOT fond of space above cupboards,
this space is VERY short so over time
I will add a few touches here and there

Right now we have put these rose lights up..
if you look HERE in my blog, there were Tiffany lights up.
I do love Tiffany, I do, but I wanted it a bit more cottagey.
I am still not sure and may switch back.....

Hill-side Cottage has been so busy this week.
My beloved is home and doing a STAY-cation.
He is accomplishing so much, and in his element:
remodel mode.
I tell him he has the *Home Depot* stars in his eyes.
Those who know him, would agree.