Wednesday, November 25, 2009

White Wednesday

Joining Kathleen again over at Faded Charm for White Wednesdays. Hop over and see some more inspiring and fun whites!

Just a couple of things to post this week as it is busy busy!

My daughter and son both work at the BJ's Club here (like Sam's and Costco) and she quickly let me know that they had gotten in this beautiful set for $4.99!!!!! Yes, that's correct!! I got over there the next day and grabbed one. Just a tip in case you have a BJ's near you and you want one of these sets before they are snatched and gone! That's a 16" platter. I love the beading around the edges.

pretty magazine/book holder from my favorite ....Goodwill ...good for pillows, or linens, or bathroom accessories, or decor...think outside the box.

beautiful stocking made from my MIL's wedding dress. Each daughter and daughter-in-law got one!

Sometimes its' okay to give yourself permission to snazz up the white with a little color...even stairsteps! :-)

That's all for today! Just a little bit of white...
Happy Thanksgiving to all who are visiting!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Gideon!!

Jumping In! Three or More....of what? Share it today. What do you have 3 or more of in your home or your life that you would be delighted to share with others today? Here's your link.

Oh, our sweet little fluffy angel! Has it really been SIX years that you have blessed our family and our lives? What a wonderful gift from God to have the creatures He created to share in our days while we walk on this earth! What would life here be without animals? They give us beauty, laughter, awe, and add another dimension to our lives.
This little boy was named Gideon, and it suits. He is an angel from above. Not a mean bone in his very fluffy body.
Today, especially as Thanksgiving approaches, and I think of all the things I am grateful for in my heart...this little canine is a big one.
I LOVE MY GIDEON BOY. He has been with me through every up and down in the last 6 years. He is precious and a steady comforter and joy giver. Every member in this family knows it. He is mommy's Velcro-Dog.

Happy Birthday Gideon. May you have many more. We Love You. That cheeseburger outing is coming up later today, buddy!!! :-)


Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Pretties from Nature

Mother Nature is generously providing beautiful ornaments for Holiday Decorating! Isn't she thoughtful...? A little red and green sure brings around the Christmas spirit and festive mood in the house. Just throw in a Christmas CD. :-)

Da Man saw these holly berries at work and thought of me.... He loves me.

I snipped some nandina berries and cuttings from the Japanese red maple and an Arborvitae and stuck them in the simple grapevine wreath on the front of the house.

It's beginning to look like Christmas!

And here's my little sentimental photo addition of another natural arrangement from the yard from a past Christmas. Hydrangeas, Dusty Miller, Nandinas, and Variegated Ivy, and some Christmas Tree sprigs...and best of all... my sweetest Annie Grace, whom I miss very much!

Have a great week...and look around in your yard for your own natural ornaments.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Musings...

What a nice weekend. Got to enjoy all the kids home for this past weekend. Justin spent some down time here and returned to LeJeune. He will be back for Thanksgiving.
We had a wonderful, as always... Sunday service with Keith and Kristyn Getty visiting and giving us beautiful music today. They will be giving a concert at our church tonight.

While here, Justin gave his younger bro. a true Marine haircut. Just posting pics for my online personal journal... :-)

By the way, see that little peek of a white bed in the background there in the garage?? That was a curbside find here in the neighborhood last week while hubby and I were walking the dogs at night. It is destined to become a sweet little bench!
Future project! I love freebies.... :-)

Here's one of my favorite songs that the Gettys sang today.

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again.
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me.
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand.
‘til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

White Wednesday....

Joining Kathleen again over at Faded Charm for White Wednesdays. Hop over and see some more inspiring and fun whites!

Always tack on new pics of the furry "whites".... Love 'em... simply because they love unconditionally... Their white fur fills my house with more "white" than I wish for...but thank goodness for Swiffers and Fabric-Rollers.

Galatians 6:9 "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

Thanks for visiting. For more White Viewing Fun, go visit Kathleen at Faded Charm.