Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Day 2009

And where is that Kobe?????????????

Every photo is a b-l-u-r-rrrrrrrrr...... He does NOT want to be cute!! sigh......

Christmas Day is almost here. Hope yours is filled with joy and peace in your home, anticipating a New Year of Hope and Faith. God is good.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fun Thrifty Thursdays

Haven't done this for a while so I'm joining in on the fun with Leigh's Thrift Thursday party! Jump over there if you want to see some unbelievable stuff found in thrift and second hand shops. It will inspire you to shop the same way!

I found this curly little display "tree" and grabbed it up quick. It will stay out year round with pretties, but for now it is Christmas-sy. I like it a lot!

These shiny little ceramic stars were piled in a bowl marked .25 each at a thrift shop. They are painted with golden words such as Believe, Wish, Dream, Love, etc. Grabbed a handful!

Pretty silver and white vintage miniature Christmas ornaments. Baggie full for .50!
Shop Thrift AFTER Christmas. The stores will be overflowing with tons of Christmas goodies you can get for a song... for next year!!

This sparkly little Santa head in the thrift shop was .99 and all Christmas decor is already marked down 50% off now. So here he sits gracing the top of the tiered tower.
.50 for a sweet white Saint Nick. :-)

This sweet little vintage rabbit was at GW. love the crazing and aged look.

This miniature urn was on the shelf at GW also. Couldn't pass on it, as I envisioned this little jeweled pear at home sitting on top. cheap thrills, huh?

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Joy that delivers a Smile

"The joy of the Lord is my strength." Nehemiah 8:10

THAT SMILE.... see it? I LOVE THAT SMILE. That smile makes my heart sing!

Let me put it this way. That smiling face is like sunshine on the garden of my heart. It makes me stretch and reach up to take it all of its beauty and glory and nurturing effect on my spirit. A simple smile. It's a beautiful thing. It holds a bushel of power. Whom are you affecting when you give away one of your smiles?

And what source will replenish you with the joy to keep giving and giving and giving ...a never ending supply of smiles???

Did you know you held such power?

S M I L E. It does many bodies good.

"Sometimes God gives a man wealth and possessions. He makes it possible for him to enjoy them.

He helps him accept the life he has given him. He helps him to be happy in his work.

All of those things are gifts from God. A man like that doesn't have to think about how his life is going.

That's because God fills his heart with joy." Ecclesiastes 5:19-20


Friday, December 4, 2009

In Memory

Happy Birthday Sam. Today you would have been 7, but Diabetes took you away.
Thanks for what you taught us about canine/human relationships. We learned Patience. :-) You were our guinea pig for the other puppies to follow.

Miss your big black lump of fur laying under the dining room table...and racing out to meet Dad when he came home from work...every single day.

I prettied up your resting spot in honor of your Christmas season birthday.

Though you hated posing for a Christmas photo, you did love the goodies in your stocking.... :-)

Missing you Monkey....never to be forgotten.