Monday, February 26, 2018

Its “Springing” around here

Here’s another fresh start to the year  . . .  Springtime!  Its always fun to clear away the boxes of Winter stuff and everything around the homestead starts to look a little empty.  Does anybody live here?  Rexy just can’t understand how I love to decorate for the different seasons.  He’s like what?

I was at Marshalls and I found these wonderful dishes  . . . Rexy is wondering where I’m going to put everything, but I just loves these.  Not sure if they will match, but the price is right lol!

If they were blue and beige I would really love them even more, the white might be too bright for my pewter colored kitchen . . . not sure just yet, but thinking lots about it.  They’re so pretty.

Spring time always brings flowers  . . . I remember years ago how excited I was to plant flowers in my entry, or down the walkway.  We have too much shade in the entry now, really can’t do flowers at this house, too many rabbits too.  Having some artificial ones inside isn’t too bad. Pansies have always been my favorite.

This doll “He Loves Me Not” is still for sale.  She’s a sweetie for sure. I can be contacted through my email address in my profile pic on the right hand side of my blog.

Found this cute lil bird at an antique shop in the Orange Circle.   These little things can be some hard finds now, was lucky to find it.

Spring officially starts in a few weeks, I hoping our weather warms up a little.  Today was a high of 54 degrees . . . still a little cold for me.  We have been actually turning the heater on during the day.  Hope you are all getting ready for Spring too.  Blessings xo

Friday, February 16, 2018

How Did Your Valentines Go?

Mine started first thing in the morning  . . . Rexy put a bouquet of flowers in my watering bucket on top of the kitchen counter . . . he’s too funny.  Naturally, I put the flowers in a nice vase and set up a small Valentine display.

The pic of Rexy standing by the “rust bucket” as we called this old car of his, which he was heart-broken when he sold it a couple of weeks ago.   I just happened to take this picture of him with his beloved car prior to selling it.  The car actually belonged to his Mom.  He bought the car from his parents about 28 years ago and continued to drive it all this time.  This was part of his Valentines Day present along with the cute little pig . . . he has a small collection of pigs that he loves.  He really loved the picture.  

I had to work on Valentine’s Day but we ended the day by going out to dinner to “The Habor House” in Dana Point.  It was a very pleasant day :O)

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sweetness is in the air . . . “He Loves Me Not” (DOLL FOR SALE)


19 inches long, black painted hair and face.  Body is made out of dyed muslin. Vintage buttons for eyes.  Floral dress w/floral trimmed petticoat.  Wool felted heart with flowers w/beaded stems.  Saying attached to wrist “He Loves Me Not”.  Vintage lavender grosgrain ribbon bow under her neck. 

Price:  $56.00 (plus shipping and handling) 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sweet Valentines

Who doesn’t love Valentines Day . . . there is always someone for somebody to love.  
My favorite memorie for Valentines Day was writing love letters to my kids when they were little.  They have never forgotten that . . . I think every parent should do that for their kids, it’s a beautiful memorie for them.  I’m glad I did that for my kids.

I asked Rexy, what our plans were for Valentine’s Day . .  his response was what do you do?  I said, “What?”  I might be celebrating Valentine’s Day all my myself lol!

One time my daughter and I had a Valentine’s Craft Party.  We had about eight ladies who all brought  some crafting materials to share.  Everyone seem to enjoy it,  it was lots of fun too.

I definitely need to start doing those kind of things again . . . I’ve been praying for some new crafting ideas . . . waiting to see what the Lord will bring to my mind.

Love is a powerful thing, it can make you certainly do some crazy things . . . 

Got this new bucket and absolutely look forward to changing the flower out with the seasons.  These little flowers cost me almost nothing but look so cute in this bucket.  Perfect color for my Valentine decorations.  Hope you are having fun decorating a little bit for the upcoming holiday.  Blessings and Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

Saturday, January 27, 2018

This year started off on a "bittersweet time" in my life  . . . we loss my stepdad at the end of 2017 to Alzheimers.  We celebrated his life with a memorial in his honor two weeks ago at my brother's home. Earlier in the year 2017, we also loss my oldest sister Jeri to kidney cancer. 

2018 will be a much better year, I’m sure and I certainly hope so.

Gratitude seems to calm my heart when I feel overwhelmed . .  it works!

Isaiah 30:29

And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival your hearts will rejoice as when people go up with flutes to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas Holiday Ending

Gathering all my ornaments and putting them away is always one of the saddest days for me  . . . I just love the holidays.

Rexy kills me how he chops up my lovely Christmas tree and puts it in the trash can . . . Oh my!

I know I have another empty container somewhere in the garage for this garland . . . it always seems like I'm adding an extra container every holiday season . . . LOL!

 Containers are pack and almost ready to be put away in the garage for another year again . . . Christmas just doesn't last long enough.

Santa's and snowman are put packed away  . . . praying my snowman's nose does not break.

But really what this season is all about is baby Jesus . . . I'm so glad for the relationship I share with Christ . . . it just works, never ending and always there for me.  Blessings xo

Colossians 3:15-17

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Let’s not forget . . . what it’s all about

We often get so caught up in this crazy season  . . . I know I do.  It always good to slow down and just  appreciate how beautiful this season really is.  Sometimes I make myself a cup of coffee and walk around the house and enjoy all my Christmas decorations from over the years.  

I don’t always have the room or really desire to put everything out every year.  It seems like each year I put less and less out.  

Slow down and listen just to the silent of this season . . . it’s beautiful!  Blessings, xo