Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sneak Peek at the Spring issue

The magazine is off to the printers.Anticipation is growing. Here is a sneak peek ....










Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry CHRISTmas


The angel said to them , Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people.
For to you is born this day in the town of David a savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:10

Wishing you a safe ,happy and most of all Blessed Holiday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you all a wonderful day. My hope is that you have a safe place to be with plenty to eat and many to love.
I am so Thankful for many blessings in my life. Wonderful friends made on line. Great blogs to peek inside others lives and to learn so much from them.

I am Thankful for the magazine and it's success.

The wonderful time I spend with Linda, Bonnie and Ashley. The amazing homes and people we meet.


I am Thankful that my Thanksgiving will include my daughter and Her wonderful girlfriend Jess.I miss them so much when they are away at College but so Thankful they can get a great education.

I am thankful for silly things like my favorite t.v. show still being played today on this holiday.

Thankful for a remote so I can switch back and forth to the dog show....

The secret to happiness is being happy with what you have.
I have always been a "glass half full" kinda gal but I must say, I really believe my cup runs over.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesdays chain post....

Once again it is Tuesday...Misi's theme this week is" You light up my life". One of my favorite songs from youth as well a a perfect theme for this time of year.
Not only is it dark a bit earlier but the chilly temps have me back into my routine of a hot evening bath by candle light. Such a treat after a long day.
Here are a few shots around my home.
I enjoy the electric candles. beauty without fear of fire. They make so many different styles now but the ones with the fine silicone tip is m favorite.

I also love the plug in ones to light a spot.


This mirror sconce is a favorite of mine and comes to life with the flicker of a real candle.I.t holds only one but is reflected a few times.

What better than a scented candle to fill the home with a welcoming aroma.

Hope you enjoyed my lights, I am off to see all of yours.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Display chain

I missed taking part in the chain last week and didn't want to skip another week.
I have just begun to pull out my crafts from last year in order to prep for this years fairs. I am hoping it will lift my spirits and put me in the right frame of mind for the up coming Holidays.
My father passed away May 2 and I am feeling like I would like to skip all the traditional holidays. It feels like with out him why bother.
I know it is normal to feel this way and I do know the true reason I celebrate is the birth of my savior Jesus Christ. I am reminded of his love every day.
We have had cold temps ,frost and snow already but as I looked out my window this morning I saw Gods work.

There was a beautiful Clematis blossom. It is on a vine that looks dead next to hydrangeas burned by frost.


To me this is a God wink. a reminder that to everything a season.
I am grateful my father is no longer suffering and I am grateful I had so many wonderful years with him. I am just human and miss him dearly.

Well back to the chain , here are a few crafts of mine.




I will be pulling out my supplies and sewing up mice and bears and all that is wonderful for a holiday fair. I will put on a happy face and remember how truly blessed I am.
Thank you for allowing me to share my good days and hard days. I am blessed to have you all as friends.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thankful thoughts....

I am following along with Linda's theme of Thankful thoughts. Please click on her name to head over to her blog. Others taking part will leave a comment as a map.
I am Thankful that I have a little one to keep the fun of Halloween alive at my house.
Wonderful decorations for my refrigerator....

The pumpkin that he drew the face and momma carved....

I am Thankful that I live in a small town that is family friendly . Trick or treat is held on main street. It is well lit and police are present. We all donate candy to be distributed among the homes so it is fair and safe.
I am most Thankful that My Mother is able to be such a big part of our life and share in the special memories we make.

Friday, October 29, 2010

If you love a child .......

I just came across this wonderful blog post. It brought tears to my eyes as it is so wonderfully written. If you have a child in your life please read these words and share them. I am printing it out to share with my kids.
It is just so important our children know they are loved unconditionally. Life is harder today than we can even understand. Days of "slam books " that only caused hurt are so little to what kids face in life today.
So please click on the word blog to take you to that great post and hug your child...so many no longer can.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday's chain #5

I am so pleased it is once again Tuesday.Time for Misi's chain.
I am looking forward to reading every ones post.
On the off chance someone reading mine today is unfamiliar with this chain, click on Misi's name and it will take you to her blog.Once there, you read the comments as a map of where to go.

Today's Theme is Souvenir. I instantly knew what I wanted to share.
My husband is my first love. We went to school together and we became boyfriend and girl friend in Jr High.
Here we are ...

And at my sister's wedding

Okay you are wondering where I am going with this post I am sure.
Well as with most young love, stuff happens and you part ways.
Once reunited we knew it was a forever love and we married.

On our wonderful day my niece presented us with a beautiful home made card. Beth colored a wedding cake on the front, so sweet. Inside held this SOUVENIR she had found days earlier in the pond in front of my parents home.It was the coin we made at the amusement park so many years ago as young lovers. Now mind you the pond is large and people boat on it daily. The odds of finding this in it 13 years later...I can't imagine. To me this was a God wink. Letting me know this is truly a blessed union.

It is hard to see in the picture but means the world to us . We keep it framed for safe keeping.

Well Thanks for letting me share my love story...like all marriages there is good days and bad ,sickness and health. I am so Blessed to share it with this man.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I am very Thankful

I am following my good friend Linda's suggestion to post weekly what I am thankful for .
Today is my wonderful husbands birthday. I am so Thankful he was born.I am thankful that I share a life with him and that he is the father of my children.

I am thankful my mother could be with us while we celebrated.

Although I missed our daughter today I am Thankful she is able to go to college.

I am very Thankful to be blessed with wonderful friends that bring such happiness in my life.
I am thankful that you cared enough to read this post.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesdays display chain #4

Misi chose the theme of make do for today. It will be fun to see all the wonderful things people will show . Please pop over to 1890 Gable House Musing blog and join in or check the comments to see where to go to enjoy the post's.
This is a hard one for me, but still wanted to take part. Here are the make do chairs I made.






They aren't the best display pictures just what was already on my computer.
My reason for not skipping today's post was I wanted to Thank Misi for the wonderful sign. I won the first give away which happened to take place on my birthday.

It is beautiful!! The quality of her work is just wonderful. Please take the time to visit her selling blog . You to will be delighted with her work.
I am off to see what everyone else has shown. Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday display

It is Tuesday and once again I will be joining in Misi's chain. The theme she picked for this week is 2 color. Hmm??? What to pick.
My first thought that came to mind was the two colors that seem to be all around this time of year. The red and yellow of Bittersweet.


The same colors found in Red Ware...


But then I decided to share the excitement going on in my home instead.
We have lived here for just over 11 years and my bedroom is finally being repainted. I have had every other room in the house painted some even a few times. Earlier this year My husband painted the down stairs and I loved the color combination so much that I chose the same colors for my room as well.

so my two colors will be Martha Stewart's Bone folder and snail shell.

Hope you will pop by 1890 Gable House Mussing and join in the fun. I find myself wishing it was Tuesday quite often these days.

Friday, October 8, 2010

fall pics

Today's weather is off to a wonderful start. Although I am very thankful for the much needed rain. I am so delighted to see the sun shinning brightly today.
Here are a few shots taken at a local farm stand.










Hope you enjoy this wonderful Autumn day.