Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Snow Day Project

Everyone....ok, most everyone....likes a Snow Day!  Am I right?  I thought so!  However when Snow Day 2 arrives, you,...meaning I....get a little stir crazy.  So let's back up a little...this is how it went down...

Friday, January 12, 2018

A Sweet Writing Desk & Feminine Touches

I am a girly-girl.  There is no doubt in that!  I love pink, lace, ruffles, and frills.  However, that's not my decorating style.  But in my bedroom, I have many feminine touches.  Today, I'm sharing my writing desk.  Everything here makes me smile and happy!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

That Small Town Feeling

I've always lived in a small town.  It's the life for me.  I have been fortunate to travel some awesome places...many large cities...but my heart belongs to "small town living". 
For 52 years, I lived in the same small town...I grew up here and raised my boys here.  Just this past August, I found my cottage in a neighboring town...and yes, it is a small town too!
Every where I turn, there's a small town, and I like it that way.  I love the fact that I'm only around an hour from Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, and Huntsville, AL for shopping and restaurants.  However, I am only minutes in all directions from quaint little towns like Tullahoma, Lynchburg, and Manchester.
Today after work, I needed to run an errand in Manchester...about 15 min. from work.  Luckily, this was one of my early days that I don't tutor after school.  So I decided to treat myself to a little small town fun...

Come with me, and let me show you what I mean...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy Birthday, Kate!

Today is Catherine Duchess of Cambridge's 36th birthday.
I wonder what her cake will look like.

Monday, January 8, 2018

For The Love Of Decorating

So when did you first get interested in home decorating?
For me I think it's always been there. I can remember paying close attention to details when creating homes for my Barbies.  I adored several 60's/70;s sitcoms for 1.  fashion and 2. home décor.  Here are some of my favs!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Wintery Decorating

Christmas is over but winter is not.  The red and green are put away, but now what?
I love the twinkle that my white lights give's kind of magical!  That is something that I like to carry over in my décor after Christmas.  So I went on the hunt for some inspiration.  This is what I came up with...

Monday, January 1, 2018

A Word To Live By

A new year is upon us.  Out with the old...In with the new, as they say.
Many of us, me included, start to reflect on the past year, weigh our accomplishments and failures, set new goals.  As I look back to the beginning of 2017, I read the words that I wrote...
"With a new year, comes new beginnings. Many of us make a list of things we intend to do in the new year. After my bible study time this morning, I've decided to fill my list with things that I intend to rid myself of! So I've created a list of three things that are my focus to throw out of my life...bitterness is at the top of my list. While I have come a long way in a year, I'm still holding on to some of this.... It has no place in my life, and it must be kicked to the curb!"

Did I accomplish this?  Did I fail?

Thursday, December 28, 2017

My Year in Review

I always enjoy reflecting on my year.  It always amazes me at how much I've done in a year. 
2017 brought many fun outings and trips with family and friends! 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Post-Christmas Blues Gotcha Down?

I don't know about you, but I get kind of down after Christmas.  I plan and plan for for just the right presents, wrapping them all up, put up decorations, planning my Christmas menu...etc...etc..  Then in a blink of the eye, the presents are opened and the food is all eaten.  The Christmas tree looks sad without the presents underneath.  Then comes the dreaded task of taking down the lights, trees, and decorations and boxing them all up for next year.  It is surely enough to get most of us down!

So how do you beat the post-Christmas blues?
Well, I've got a few suggestions....

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Gift NOT Under My Tree

Every year, there are lots of presents under the Christmas tree...wrapped up in pretty paper... tied with ribbons and bows.  As Christmas approaches, I miss my Mom and Dad even more.  I'm reminded of two precious gifts that you can't place under the tree.  One is the gift of the Baby Jesus and what He offers to each of us...if we will just reach out and take the gift. 
Another gift was one that I received just days before my sweet Mother passed. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Love Came Down at Christmastime

Love did, indeed, come down at Christmastime.  The CHRISTmas story brings tears to my eyes every time!  I think of Mary in her "predicament" and how hard it was for her...engaged to be married , still a virgin but "with child"  and I think of her trust in God through it all!  Then I think of Joseph and his "predicament" and truly see him  as a Hero with very little credit.  He could have bowed out but he didn't!  Thank goodness for his faithfulness.  Then comes baby Jesus...King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace...Emmanuel...
Glory to God in the Highest!