Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

My New Years Wishes for You

Quiet moments
Special time with
the ones you love...
Plenty of yummy food...
Beautiful flowers...
and a sky full of

Happy New Years!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sad News to Share

Over the past year, I have met some
fantastic bloggers!  A hand full
have become
true blessings to me...
Friends that I have grown
to know, care for,
pray for and in return
they have done the same for me.
This afternoon amidst the hustle and bustle
of celebrating Christmas with family,
I took a minute to pull up email
only to find out that one of my sweet, loving
blogfriends passed away this morning.
Jeanette, my dear sweet Jeanette from
Her husband, Doug, emailed me to share this sad news.
Please pray for Doug, as he in currently
in Saudi Arabia on work and is frantically
trying to secure passage home
to Georgia, where Jeanette was living.

Jeanette and Doug sent us this for Christmas
It was the perfect gift, for I collect Christmas
Angels and display them
in my living room during this season.
This sweet Angel holds photos or cards.
She is currently holding the last card
that Jeanette sent me .
Life is short, and God doesn't promise
us forever on earth.
As I sit in my family room, fireplace is on,
puppies enjoying their new Christmas bones...
tears are flowing down my face.
My heart is heavy and I want to
tell each of you on this Christmas day
that Jesus was God's gift to each of us.
By accepting His gift of LOVE
we are promised forever with Him.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that who so ever believes in Him,
shall not perish,
but have eternal life"

I will miss Jeanette terribly....
she had a way of touching lives of those
all around her... including mine.

My prayers are with Doug and the rest of the family.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Simple Wish...

Wishing each of you a
Very Merry Christmas
as we celebrate the Birthday
of Jesus our Lord and Savior!
God's Blessings to you all!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Christmas Horse and Buggy Parade

A few weeks ago, Mom and Dad
went to the annual Lebanon Ohio
Horse and Buggy Parade!
It was snowing and Mom's photos
turned out just beautiful.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Ours!

As of last Wednesday....
we now own this sweet cottage!

We will be making some interior updates
over the next 6 weeks!
I can't wait to show you
 some befores
and afters.
Our hopes are to get the in laws
moved in by the end of January!

Come Spring, the exterior will
get a good cleaning, paint job,
landscaping and "bling"!

Have a blessed week!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Decor Galore!

 No matter how hard I try to be ahead of the game,
lately it seems like I'm one step behind!
Last week I worked so hard
to complete my office to post on
Metamorphosis Monday...
only to find out that last week was
solely dedicated to Christmas decor!
By the time I finished last weeks post...
I was just too exhausted to photo and post

All this to say....
if you want to see the office

Today, being one step behind again
I am sharing some of
my favorite Christmas Decor!

The Entry
I have a two trees in our home.
This small tree is in our entry.
I raise it up on a round table
and decorate it with faux hydrangeas, 
glittered leaves,
lights and tiny brown and green ornaments!
I guess you could refer to this tree as
our formal Christmas Tree!
Most of the year the hydrangeas hang
out in a white pitcher on my breakfast room table!

The Stair Case
This year I wrapped the staircase
with green "pine" garland,
lights and silver bows!
Every few stairs, I tied on an antique ornament!

The Dining Room
 The antique hot pink ornament once
belonged to Mom Mom Friend.
This year I will be searching high and low
at local thrift stores for more of this color!
I would just love to incorporate more hot pink
into my Christmas Decorations next year!
I adorned the light fixture with
pine boughs and more heirloom
fragile, antique ornaments!
The feather tree was a simple craft project
I whipped together a few years ago.

The Family Room
I filled my ceramic bowl with red, yellow
and cream ornaments!
Christmas decor in the family room
tends to be more relaxed
and colorful!
Red is the accent color of choice
for this room!

The gingerbread garland was also a
craft project from many, many years ago.

I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday

Thank you for visiting today!