Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Went on vacation and came back to this!! Hope to feel better soon with a vacation update and pics! Have a blessed day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

When Is It Time To Trust?

When is it time to trust?
Is it when all is calm,
When waves the victor's palm
Of joy and praise?

NO! For the time to trust
Is when the waves beat high,
When storm clouds fill the sky,
And prayer is one long cry,
" Oh, help and save!"

When is the time to trust?
Is it when friends are true?
Is it when comforts woo,
And in all we say and do
We meet but praise?

NO! For the time to trust
Is when we stand alone,
And summer birds have flown,
And every prop is gone,
All else but God.

When is the time to trust?
Is it some future day?
When you have tried your way,
And learned to trust and pray
By bitter woe?

NO! For the time to trust
Is in the moments need,
Poor, broken, bruised reed!
Poor, troubled soul, make speed
To trust your God.

When is the time to trust?
Is it when hopes beat high,
When sunshine gilds the sky,
And joy and ecstasy
Fill all the heart?

NO! For the time to trust
Is when our joy has fled,
When sorrow bows the head,
And all is cold and dead,
All else but God.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wonderful Giveaway!

Miss Janice over at Etiquette with Miss Janice
is offering this wonderful giveaway! I am looking forward to winning these items! LOL!!!
Please go over and check her blog out! And I hope Ya'll have a blessed day!

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Old Paths

~I liked the old paths, when
Moms were at home.
Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
~And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay;
Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.
~Moms could cook;
Dads would work;
Children would behave.
Husbands were loving;
Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.
~Women wore the jewelry;
And Men wore the pants.
Women looked like ladies;
Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.
~People loved the truth,
And hated a lie;
They came to church to get IN,
Not to get OUT!
~Hymns sounded Godly;
Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.
~Cursing was wicked;
Drugs were for illness;
And divorce was unthinkable.
~The flag was honored;
America was beautiful;
And God was welcome!
~We read the Bible in public;
Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house
To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called a Christian was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!
~Preachers preached because they had a message;
And Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY!
Preachers preached from the Bible;
Singers sang from the heart;
And sinners turned to the Lord to be SAVED!
~A new birth meant a new life;
Salvation meant a changed life;
Following Christ led to eternal life.
~Being a preacher meant you proclaimed the word of God;
Being a deacon meant you would serve the Lord;
Being a Christian meant you would live for Jesus;
And being a sinner meant someone was praying for you!
~Laws were based on the Bible;
Homes read the Bible;
And churches taught the Bible.
~God was worshiped;
Christ was exalted;
And the Holy Spirit was respected.
~Church was where you found Christians
on the Lord's day, rather than in the garden,
on the creek bank, on the golf course,
Or being entertained somewhere else.
~I still like the old paths the best!
~~Author Unknown~~

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day Mom!

Only One Mother
Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the world wide over.

I love you!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Flowers In my yard!

Have a blessed weekend!

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Buffet

Good Morning all,
This will be my first Table Top Tuesday that I will be participating in and, I am so excited to having many more! Please go over and check out Marty's Place at A Stroll Thru Life and see all the beautiful vignette's!This is my DR Buffet. I have seen a couple of ideas from a lot of other blogs and just went with it!Of course the azaleas I had picked out of my yard. The plates in the basket were given to me.As was the rooster and the yankee candle.
The crock I bought at a local yard sale. And, the lamp was my MIL.
I know it is not as "full" but I'm working on it! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My first decorating attempt-52nd run of Sunday Favorites!

Happy Birthday Chari! She sponsors a Sunday Favorites each week that is a re-post of one of your favorites posts. This is my first time for joining this so I am excited! Please go over and check her blog out Happy To Design and all the other wonderful re-posts! She is also sponsoring a giveaway! Have fun and enjoy. Now, this re-post is very special to me it was my 2nd post that I ever posted and my 1st decorating attempt! So here we go..........

Hey everyone! It is raining here today, not that I am complaining. Thank you Lord! We are in a serious drought here so I do appreciate the blessing!! My husband and I have purchased our home about 3 years ago and just started attempting to do some major decorating. Our first decorating project was our guest room. I really wish I had taken some before pics to show you what it looked like, but I was so excited about this project that I was just ready to start. I had gotten the wrought iron bed from a Goodwill store a couple of months ago in Charleston S.C. Our son lives there with our 2 g-baby's so we go quite often. Anywho, they was having a special that day there that if you filled out a questionnaire you received 50%off your purchase. So, I seen this bed for $50 and knew I had to have it for our new project. Especially when I was getting it for 50% off to $25. I have recently just started getting into the antiquing and prim decorating so I have been going and looking for a lot of items at different places The 3 mirrors I received for 70% off at Peebles (they ended up being $3 a piece) Also at one of our little antique stores here on Main Street I found 4 American homestead pictures for $1 apiece w/o frames. So I attempted my first time of making some distressed frames. I recieved ideas on how to do this from a blogger and really appreciated it!! I went to Walmart and bought 4 $3 wooden picture frames and tada here they are. I am so proud of the way the room has turned out. I know it doesn't compare to a lot of you guys decorating but hey, for my first time I am pretty proud. We still have a little bit more to do in it. My husband is in the middle of building me a shelf that I seen last month in Country Home that I can put my mother-in-laws antique cup and saucers on.Well I dont't know how these pics will turn out because my husband has my camera with him. If they turn out blurry I will re-post them. Hope everyone has a blessed day!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Summer Fruit Salad

With the Summer fastly approaching and also berry season upon us(here in South Carolina it will be in the next few weeks!)I wanted to share this delicious recipe with ya'll! So here we go......The following are the ingredient's needed:
1 cup of dairy sour cream
2 Tablespoons of honey
2 Tablespoons of orange juice or grapefruit juice
1/2 cup of strawberries (halved or sliced) or 1 cup of raspberries
1/2 cup of seedless grapes
2 medium peaches or nectarines ( I used my peaches that I canned last summer)
2 small bananas, sliced

Prepare your Honey-Sour Cream Dressing first!
Mix sour cream, honey and orange juice. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

While the dressing is refrigerating cut your fruit and mix together in a bowl.
You can spoon fruit mixture into lettuce cups and add mint sprigs if you would like (ooo pretty!) Or you can leave it in fruit bowl like I did! Serve with Honey-Sour Cream Dressing and there you have it!
Well I will be linking up to Foodie Friday so go on over to
Designs by Gollum -. Hope you all enjoy! Me and dear hubby are going to be taking a much needed break for a few days. Hope you all have a blessed weekend and take care!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Changes Comin' Round!

Good Mornin' Ya'll!
I am so sorry I was not able to post my To Inspire Tuesday Quote but I have had a "not so good" stomach virus . I won't go into details but I will say that I have never been that sick in about 23 years. It was ROUGH!!
So anyhoo..... I mentioned awhile ago that I needed to ma
ke some changes in my decorating. And change has been good. I have been visiting some blogs and have been getting inspirations from some of you and the one who Inspired me in todays post was Dot over at Picket's Place I absolutely love her style!

She had done a tutorial on "No Sew Curtains" and that is my kind of tut! I will try and share the tut on my next post. I am soooo behind on my housework around here. (I have been sick since Sunday) So I need to get my "hiney" in gear! If you can't wait to see the tut just go on over to Dots and check hers out! Without further adoo.......

So, watcha think?I am trying to decorate my kitchen and dining room in white and red. Ooooo, before I forget, the embroidered napkins I hung over the curtains were done by a sweet "Elder Saint of God" in my church, Miss. Lucille. She does some amazing work! And it went so well with my curtains. Also I want to link up to Sues It's A Very Cherry World! -Rednesday so, go over and look at all the other wonderful "Reds" that have linked up!Well thats all for now. Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Guess Where My Grandbabies Are?

If you guessed Disney You are right!!

Someone got "kissed" by Snow White!
They are heading back this weekend and I can't wait to hear all about it! Hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


"The slanderer differs from the assassin only in that he murders the reputation instead of the body"

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


"You can never be the person you can be if pressure, tension, and discipline are taken out of your life."-Dr. James G. Bilkey

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our New Baby!

This is Maximus- Max for short.
Robbie decided that I needed another baby around the house so he went and brought me Max.
Isn't he so cute!

Have a blessed day!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Ultimate Sacrifice

He did this For You and I!

Thank You Lord

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010



  • 1 (10 inch) angel food cake
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 (18 ounce) jar strawberry glaze


  1. Crumble the cake into a 9x13 inch dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Mash the cake down with your hands and spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake.
  3. In a bowl, combine strawberries and glaze until strawberries are evenly coated. Spread over cream cheese layer. Chill until serving.

Have A Blessed Day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


"Success in marriage is more than finding the right person, It's also a matter of being the right person."
Author Unknown

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MMMM Yummy

Lemonade Pie
1 (14oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk

1 (6oz.) can of frozen lemonade concentrate, undiluted

1 (10oz.) Cool Whip topping

1 Graham cracker pie crust

Mix Cool Whip and sweetened condensed milk, then add lemonade concentrate to mixture. Put mixture into pie crust. Refrigerate.

Have a blessed day!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

To Inspire Tuesday

Good Morning all!
I hope you all are having a Wonderful day!
I am wanting to try something new on Tuesdays called " To Inspire Tuesdays."
It has been laid on my heart to give some uplifting words of help to maybe someone who may need it that day. Or maybe just to get you thinking and saying Hmmmmm??
If anyone else would like to participate that would be wonderful.
So, my first one I want to share is......

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day

"May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long."
Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 15, 2010


No, I'm sorry it is nothing tasty I am sharing with you today but, a simple gesture that started ny day off just right!

See this beautiful Rose????
This is what I found this morning around 6 when I took my precious "Christmas Present" (more on that at another day) out for his "morning ritual"

I usually wake up and go let him out the front door and while he is doing his "duties" I come to my "puter" and check my emails. Well, it was no different this a.m.
Other than, I came over here and this is what I found. I thought to myself..."AWWWW How Precious is it that my Hubby was thinking of me" So, I immediately take it to the bedroom and my wonderful hubby had just taken a shower and I said " Honey, that was so sweet of you" and I immediately seen the look in his eyes and he said "Uh no!?? Sorry that was not me.My guess is that it would be your son" Well I thought at first that he may be joking but by the look on his face I knew he wasn't. (Of course he stated that if he admitted to it and it gave him some "points" then he would gladly say he did)
Well, I immediately started crying! My baby boy Beau left this on there this morning before he left to go to work. He usually leaves around 5 and I usually hear him but this morning I was SNOOOOZING! So, I didn't hear him.
Needless to say this baby boy is at the Top of my list! LOL Sorry Robbie and Josh.
When he was younger the 2 older boys would always tell him he was at the bottom of the pecking order since he was the youngest. WELL, You are at the top now son! I love you so much!

This is my Baby with his father enjoying themselves at a Miami Dolphin game this past year!

Well I wanted to post a couple of "pretty things" I did around the home this a.m.

I got this idea from Tina Smith over at Cherry Hill Cottage...
WOW!! So many ideas. If you get a chance and have not checked out her site please do.. She is such an inspiration. Thanks Tina!

Then I went outside last week and seen my flowers were starting to have buds on them and decided to bring some inside so that would fully bloom. And they did!! LOOK!!! I have been enjoying these blooms for about 5 days now. Aren't they so Springy?? Well, I liked the pic so much I decided to make it my header pic.

Well off to go get supper on. Hope everyone has a blessed day!