Monday, April 2, 2018

Everything is new again . . . Spring has arrived

Well . . . Spring has finally arrived.  Rexy and I are starting to get busy around the yard now and not so much inside the house. 

It always so pretty and fresh when flowers start to bloom . . . yes!

Rexy is planting a new lawn in the backyard  . . . so much work.  He has quite a collection of cactus . . . which can be a little “pokey” at times, I’m still trying to get used to them . . . ouch!

This large pot will go outside of the slider off of the den.  Hopefully, it will get enough sun, keeping our fingers crossed for sure.   When he was digging up the yard putting new sprinklers in, he came across these rocks . . . those will look nice in the yard.

Succulents are the way to go in California  . . . super easy and lots of variety too.  I absolutely love having lots of flowers too . . . the soil here is sort of hard to work with thou, I seem to do better with potted flowers.  I guess this could be a good thing  . . . it keeps them looking fresh changing them out every couple of months.  

ISAIAH 40:8  The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever

Hope you all had a beautiful Easter!  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