Quiet Seasons

February 1, 2015 by 16 Comments

I dedicate this post to my friends, my readers who were concerned about me and sent sweet comments and emails.  I’m so sorry I have been absent and slow in responding to you.  First of all, everything is okay here at home, I’m fine.  Hubby is dealing with a pinched nerve in his shoulder and is in a lot of pain these days.  This has been an ongoing thing since before Christmas, he’s had treatment but the pain keeps coming back. The last couple of months have been a bit of a challenge due to illness, loss of a brother (husband’s brother) and my computer crashed right before Christmas. It was a quiet season in life where I didn’t have much to say or to contribute. Here at home projects, big or small had been put on the back burner for a while.  I think I’m just now warming up to the idea of being more creative.


These little delicate flowers always make my heart sing…..maybe because they are the first nod to Spring. God is good all the time, He is so good and worthy to be praised.

Again, I apologize for stepping away so abruptly…please know that I’m thankful for each and everyone of you.  Your friendship means so much to me and it has been a blessing to me.

Thank you for reading, have a blessed week ahead.



Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014 by 7 Comments

It’s been a while since my last post and I missed you all!! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Botanical Gallery Wall

October 21, 2014 by 9 Comments

Decorating the walls of our breakfast area has always been a stresser for me.  Our house is on the smaller side and has an open floor plan and I’m having a difficult time deciding how to decorate one of the kitchen/breakfast area walls.  I’ve changed …continue reading

Paint and Simple Changes

October 20, 2014 by 4 Comments

Hi sweet friends! I missed you! I hope you’re doing well on this beautiful Monday morning. It’s a new week and I’m hoping to get over some upper respiratory issues and bronchitis, which slowed me down this past week.  I’d like to blame the flu …continue reading

Natural Fall Centerpiece

October 7, 2014 by 20 Comments

Hi everyone!!  I hope you’re having a fabulous week!  We’re already into the 2nd week of October, can you believe it?  Time is moving too fast these days.  Over the weekend I decided to put together a quick “use what I have” fall centerpiece and …continue reading

Simple Fall Mantel

September 25, 2014 by 6 Comments

Hi sweet friends, I hope your week is going well for you! I’ve been going around the house adding a few more touches of fall, keeping it simple and natural.  I placed a pumpkin on the mantel, two birch wood pillar candles and a couple …continue reading

Fresh Apple Cake with Toffee Bits

September 23, 2014 by 2 Comments

Hi Friends!   Hubby just got home from a long business trip and I thought I would surprise him with a freshly baked apple cake.  Paula Deen’s “Grandgirl’s Fresh Apple Cake from Georgia” sounded so yummy. I quickly gathered all of the ingredients and started …continue reading

A Fun Friday Find

September 22, 2014 by 6 Comments

Hi sweet friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!  We enjoyed lots of rain around here, but I think it’s time for a little sunshine to peek through the clouds. While visiting family in Dallas a few days ago, Aimee and I checked out …continue reading

Berry Pretty

September 19, 2014 by 6 Comments

Happy Friday!   I’m sharing some inspiration on the blog today, in case you love to decorate with berries as much as I do.  I found the images here…and in case you don’t speak german, I think the pictures speak for themselves.  It would be …continue reading

Fence Board Pumpkin adds Charm to Front Porch

September 17, 2014 by 11 Comments

One of our favorite things to do is to meet up with family and celebrate a grandchild’s sweet birthday, enjoy a ballgame or just hang out together. This past weekend we took a little trip to the DFW metroplex and did all of the above. …continue reading

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