Monday, November 29, 2010


At The Well invites you to add your link and memorize Psalm 121 this week, this will be be good food for your soul so go by & join in, you'll be glad you did

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

I think a good way to memorize this is to put each section onto index cards, this way you can carry them with you & pull out at anytime, they can be placed in the kitchen window as you're doing the dishes, they can lay on the coffee table as you fold laundry even on your desk as you're on the computer lol but you get the idea, now I'm off to find where I put my index cards!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Do you remember the pretty flowered hankies, back in the 70's my husbands grandmother always got me a box of handkerchiefs for Christmas, I think I have one hankie left somewhere around here, such handkerchiefs are now considered vintage & can't be found unless you spy one in an antique shop but I'd hope for a new unused one lol, I've been on a hankie search for a few years simply because they remind me of her & they bring back such precious memories.

there is a vendor at the Christmas show that I do every year who buys them whole sale & makes the most beautiful angels out of them but refuses to sell just the hankie even when I offer to pay the angel price, so I went on a hankie search if you will lol

oh glory! there they were, new vinatge handjerchiefs & very reasonaly priced

I can't wait to click that "buy" button! LOL

Thursday, November 25, 2010


(Psa. 92:1 ) It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord and to sing praises unto thy name oh most high

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving, the lists never ending of all the things I am thankful for, I thank God for Peace, the peace of mind he will give to my father-n-law today as he reflects back of Thanksgiving past with his soul mate

my sweet grand babies will squeal with delight as they help mommy cook today & in the mist of it all my daughters heart breaks for her husband as he sits beside his father in the hospital & trys to comfort the heart of his mother

In the mist of all the mixed emotions just in our little family along there is a birthday in our mist, our granddaughter Kaitlyn turns 13 today, my mom is just a few weeks away from turning 75

there will be many today who feel they have nothing to be thankful for, but oh my friend if you were able to awaken in your right mind this morning, you have something to be thankful for, today my father-n-law will miss his wife, my husband will miss his mother, my son-n-law's heart will ache as he is torn to be in two places at one time today but I know that my God is able to give peace to the hearts of my father-n-law & my husband, strength to my aging parents,peace to my son-n-law & an assurance to his mom that God can & will touch that soul mate & all will be well

(Psa.29:11) The Lord will give strength unto his people,the lord will bless his people with peace


Monday, November 22, 2010


Santa makes his rounds at the Pleasant Grove Christmas show, parent bring their children dressed in their finest Christmas attire to have their picture made with him, there is a room off the kitchen set up for pictures

I did better than expected sicne I didn't really feel up to doing this year, there are still Snowmen & Santa body parts all over the place as well as Annie's, ornies etc. but I got talked into a Christmas Bazaar so maybe they'll be hope for them yet ~lol~
for more pictures of the show visit my raggedys blog

Sunday, November 14, 2010


(ECC.9:9) Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest...

I can say it has been a joyful 60 years for my parents,sister (you know her as Picket) & me pulled off a small interment surprise get together on their 60th wedding anniversary, I was the first to arrive , as dad answered the door I said hello I got a call you needed a decorator for a party LOL, then sister came in behind me , it was a great surprise for them both

When God answered Hannah's prayer by giving her a son, she remembered her vow:

"As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there. 1 Samuel 1:26-28 (NIV)

little Noah is dedicated to the Lord this morning

(internet info)Christian parents who dedicate a child are making a promise to the Lord to do everything within their power to raise the child in a godly way, prayerfully until he or she can make a decision on his or her own to follow God. Parents who make this vow of commitment are instructed to raise the child in the ways of God, and not according to their own ways. Some of the responsibilities include teaching and training the child in God's Word, demonstrating an example of godliness, disciplining according to God's ways, and praying earnestly for the child.

We have truely had a wonderful & blessed weekend celebrating the joy of 60 years with my parents, listening to dad tell childhood stories & singing old songs, got him on video too lol, celebrating the dedication of our grandson Noah, as I looked around the pews in front & around me filled with all three of my grown children , my son-n-laws & all of my grandchildren & inlaws I could not stop the tears as I thanked God for blessing me so

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Today I am sharing a little of the road trip we took a few weekends ago, it started with a pancake breakfast at a local church then on to the the Covered Bridge Festival, then on to the old Covered Bridge along with a walk through the woods,then on to the Quilt Show, then to supper & no matter where you are, you're compelled to stop at walmart on the way home LOL
Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer, be sure to go by & say hello & be sure to take time to meet the wonderful outdoor Wednesday participants
I thought you'd enjoy what we saw on our adventure throughh the woods lol, actually we didn't go far, for we wanted to cram as much into the day as possible

did you notice the holes in the tree on the right
what an unusual sight lol hubby said it was a wood pecker condominium LOL LOL here is a close up

Monday, November 8, 2010


first I'd like to thank sally over at for hosting Blue Monday, be sure to stop by & say hello & meet all the wonderful bloggers who are participating in Blue Monday this week
I"m not sure when or why I started collecting the antique mason jars, perhaps it reminds me of my grandmother , they relate to fond memories of canning & even trying my hand at it , I still love to can, but barely have time to make jelly which I make sure to set time aside for, cause I love it so but not in my antique jars ha!ha! ok ok on with the pictures lol

ha!ha! fooled ya! ok just had to do that LOL! ,come back here, I'll find them LOL, they hang out on the hutch in my kitchen

they hang out with my buttons in the kitchen beside the hutch

they hang out on the shelves of my dresser in the bedroom & even across the top of the dresser

they even hang out in the bathroom ~lol~ there's even more waiting for that perfect spot ~lol~ thanks so much for visiting me today & letting me share my love of mason jars, be sure to go by & visit al the wonderful participants over at Smiling Sally's, you wont be disappointed

Sunday, November 7, 2010



This sign has been sitting in a field across the highway for as long as we can remember, one year it was taken down & redid, for years & I'm talking years lol we've always said we're going to take a picture of that one of these days, well it's about a two hour drive but we decided ok we're going to take a road trip do a little antiquing & take a picture of that sign LOl & as you can see we did! lol, however you choose to serve God today do it with all your heart & be blessed!

Monday, November 1, 2010


welcome to blue Monday, which is hosted by sally over at last week my grand daughter celebrated her 12th birthday, daughter can you come set up her party & work your magic ~lol~ so I gather things together, load up & off I go, looked as if I was never coming back with all my stuff ~lol~in between all that fun I helped my daughter deliver cakes, played with the twins, needless to say I was there till 1:00 am ~lol~ ok on with the party ~lol~

my son-n-law made her this cake stand, this was the first time to attempt to make a topsy turvey cake or what ever thy call it ~lol~ & it was still standing time of the party ~whew!~the flowers & dots are made of fondant, everything but the pole in the middle is eatable, now on to my side of the room

she wanted balloons every where so that's what she got ~lol~ I even lined up the rails coming up the stairs from the front door & going down to the down stairs ~lol~ the table was set with goodie bags consisting of nail polish, lip gloss etc. 12 friends would be treated to a trip to the beauty salon where they would get their hair & nails done

Oreo balls dipped in white chocolate, drizzled with pink tinted white chocolate, made to look like suckers (my idea) ~lol~ anyways Courtney loved it when she saw them, I got a "cool! Nanna! so that means I did good, right? ~lol~

while she was partying & at the beauty salon with her friends, paw paw & me went on a road trip, we actually went to a craft festival, now I know that doesn't sound exciting to you but it was, for you see we're always setting up at shows not visiting ~lol~ a local church was having a pancake breakfast& let me tell you! there was more than just pancakes! after the festival , down the road a ways was a huge quilt show held outside & in two buildings, lot's of blues there Sally! ~lol~ we struck out at 6:00am that morning & got home around10:00pm it was a wonderful long day, pictures? I know I did! ~lol~ about 84 or so! ~lol~ so be sure to check back soon for more on our road trip