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Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm Thinking Yellow

Getting ready to cover my desk chair and I'm thinking something in yellow.  Yellow is one of my favorite colors. It goes so well with everything.  It's bright, cheerful and fun . . . 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Having a Grateful Heart



















Ok, that last post was me complaining and not being grateful.  Sorry about that.  I would love to remove that post all together, but maybe it good to leave it there as a reminder to me how God has bless all of us with so much goodness.  Everyday it is good to wake up with a grateful heart, a heart that wants to bless other people . . not just their family and friends . . but others too.  A blessing could be as simple as a kind word to someone  . . or maybe just a smile . .  Have a blessed day my friends!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Feeling Frustrated


















I'm starting to wonder here about my Etsy.  My stuff is not moving, sort of frustrating now.  It's exciting to check on it everyday, but to check and get discourage is another thing.  My stuff seems to move quicker at craft shows and boutiques.  I love the convenience of Etsy, you could do everything from your computer.  I'm open for honest opinions, any suggestions or some criticism,  I'm up for it . . puttin  the SOS out there . . . HELP!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Taking a Risk













I read this wonderful christian book, "The Seven Secrets" by John Hagee.  My husband Dave and I are semi-retired, not by choice, but from life.  We took a chance and it work,  I know our faith played a big part in this and I'm so grateful.  I though I would share an excerpt from this book.

Everything in life involves risk:

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feeling is to risk exposing our true self.
To place your ideas and your dreams before a crowd is to risk their rejection.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.

Take a risk!  Climb out on the limb where the fruit is.  Your attitude is a choice.

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Boys

I've shared so much about my youngest, my daughter Cassandra.  I thought I might share a little bit about her two older brothers.   My boys mean everything to me . . I adore and treasure them both, they bring so much joy to my life. When I'm with them, they are like two pillars standing on each side of me.  They're both over six feet tall, my oldest is built like a football player with blond brown hair, which is getting darker as he gets older and my other one like a basketball player with dark brown hair,  they're three and half years apart. I often forget how old they are now, as a Mom you never really see your kids grown up.  I had the ultimate best time raising Davey and Brian.  When they were both so little, I remember having a blue leather "Esprit" drawstring bag, one would hold my hand and the other would hold the strap of the bag.  When I retired that bag, I didn't even want to throw it away,  it felt like I was throwing a piece of my life away.  Too many good memories and some sour ones too  .  . . . boy scouts, little league, high school wrestling events, music, fender benders, speeding tickets, and sports injuries. They both turned out to be just good men with true hearts and strong integrity.  Both are still in grad school and college completing there education, which I'm very grateful to God for.  God is good, isn't he . . he is always so loyal to all of us. 

Here's a pic of them when they were little ones . . . this is how I'll always remember them.  Davey's on the left and Brian is on the right.

In this pic, my oldest is graduating from college.  This pic was taken in the living room at Davey's  fraternity house,  Brian is on the far left and Davey is next to him. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mom and Roses













I found this pic on Google images  and it reminds me so much of my Mom.  She has a variety of rose bushes in lots of different colors in her front yard and back.  At Springtime and Summer,  she often clips them and arranges them in pretty vintage vases . . the view is always easy on the eyes.   When I was younger I always thought roses were so boring.  I could never see what my Mom would love about them, but I sure do now.   It's funny how much we change as we grow older. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Kudos for Cassandra!

My beautiful daughter, Cassandra was given the "Diamond Girl" award at her sorority formal last Saturday.  The "Diamond Girl" is awarded to a sorority sister who has overcome many challenges and has succeeded victoriously.   2009 was an extremely difficult year for my daughter after experiencing life struggles to the fullest.  I'm proud of you Cassandra . . you conquered it!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Beautiful Giveaway

Another giveaway!  Check out this beautiful painting . . isn't it pretty!  Go see "Roxanne the Artist" on my blog roll for the details . . Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Treasure found at Rummage Sale

I found this wonderful oil painting at a rummage sale in old town Upland for $1.00 (one dollar) and I love it .  I get so excited when I find something like this, it makes me want to do the "happy dance".  I don't have the best camera but it looks so much more prettier if you could actually see it.    The oil painting is signed "K. Wingfield".  Enjoy the pics!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Fabulous Giveaway"















Hey everyone . .  Melanie at "Pretties and Posies" is doing a fabulous giveaway  . . go check it out!