Sunday, December 17, 2017

Scripture Sunday

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Good Morning Sweet Friends,

Here are the verses for today!

 In those days Caesar Augustus issued

 a decree that a census should be taken
of the entire Roman world.(This was
 the first census that took place while
 Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 
And everyone went to their own 

town to register. 
 So Joseph also went up from the town
 of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to
 Bethlehem the town of David, because he 
belonged to the house and line of David. 
He went there to register with Mary, 
who was pledged to be married to him 
and was expecting a child. While they
 were there, the time came for the
 baby to be born, 

Luke 2: 1-6  NIV

 Merry Christmas Blessings,

P.S. Sorry if the print is still
wonky looking,  I have tried
over 6 times to straighten it
out, and who knows maybe
just maybe this time will
do it.......will see!

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday - December 14, 2017, Christmas 2017

Suddenly a great company of the 
heavenly host appeared with the angel, 
praising God and saying, 
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, 
and on earth peace to those on whom
 his favor rests.” 
Luke 2: 13-14 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this has been a good week 

for you.

It really hasn't been one of my best 
weeks, but I have had

Woke up Thursday morning with
my throat burning so bad I was
sure I had strep,  but surprisingly
I didn' will read the rest
of the story below.

Tired and just want to get this
posted before I turn in.........

Thankful I was able to keep our 
invitation for breakfast with 4
long time friends on Saturday,
as by Friday afternoon I was
feeling bad again.....

Thankful for a really great time
with these 4 friends. Fellowship
was sweet, food was delish, table 
was gorgeous, as was all the pretty
 Christmas decorations...the 
hostess is a very sweet and very
 talented gal, and her home is truly
 warm and inviting and a visual
 delight, and she definitely knows
how to make others feel special.
 Love her and always love time 
spent with her anywhere, but it
is an extra special treat going
 to her home.
So thanks Carol if you happen
to be


So thankful for all my hubbies
help this week, he has helped
to get lots of things knocked
off my list and it is only Tues.
So thanks honey!


So thankful that their were
not any really bad injuries to
 innocent bystanders during 
the New York attack
on Monday.............

Once Again....
So thankful for Policemen, 
first responders and FBI agents.


Thankful for journaling....I don't
do it as much as I used to, but had
an opportunity to look back at some
of my writings yesterday and they
are always inciteful to me.

Thankful for some empty white
boxes I found that I bought last
year to wrap for a table center-
piece. Underneath our tree it
is bare as we haven't had time
to wrap any gifts yet, so when
I found the white boxes I knew
exactly what to do with them.
Put some pretty bows on and
under the tree they went!  It
really looks beautiful............

Thankful that I got a lot of 
cookies baked today even tho
I was feeling terrible.

Thankful for CVS minute clinics.
I decided I should go cause my
throat was burning so badly and
I have almost lost my voice, so
was concerned I might have strep
 throat or maybe an ear infection 
as I was running a slight fever.

#10 and 11
Thankful it was not strep or an
 ear infection, but a sinus infection
 instead, so had to get antiobiotics
 which I really do not like to take, but
gotta have them, and so thankful that
they are available to take when you
really need them.

Thankful that we are pretty much
ready for our Christmas party tonight
 other than getting dressed and I can 
even get a lil nap in........which is 
much needed.  Opened the windows
and aired the house out and sprayed
the house with lysol,  so hopefully
there want be any germs for anyone
to pick up............

Well, there you have it.....
another week at Cozy Place ........

Have a lovely weekend.

Love and Special
 Christmas Blessings,


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How to make your own Vintage Glass Christmas balls

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends.

Hope this finds you well and rested!

I was well and rested
I was sick over the weekend and was
feeling so much better yesterday and
tried to pace myself and just do easy
things, but I feel like I must of over
done it again,  as I am back to feeling
achy and tired again.  If you feel so led
 please pray for me as I have lil darling
tomorrow and we are having a Christ-
mas party here on Friday night and
 every time I think I am over it...
it seems to rear it's ugly head again.

So on with how to make your own
Vintage Christmas balls......hopefully!

Was just using these vintage looking
balls on a wreath centerpiece and
thought I would share how I made
them vintage looking, quite by
accident!!  So rather than do a
tutorial I am gonna just walk you
thru how it really
doesn't get much easier than

I started out with your typical Gold
 shiny glass and white frosted
 semi shiny glass christmas balls
when I purchased them.

So I was struck with an idea to
make a pretty centerpc. for my
guest bath.  I had these gold star
ice things you freeze to put in
glasses or punch bowls, and some
floating candles and the Christmas
balls I was talking about above.
So I floated them all in a big
bowl of water and lit the candles
and they looked lovely, but after
being in water for over a month
I realized when I took it apart
that it has really changed the
finish of the Christmas balls.

They now  were a bit duller in 
shine and the color was a lil 
different as well, so they took
on an old Vintage look which I
 sorta of liked.....which was odd,
 as I am not much of a vintagy 
and honestly I thought the
shine would come back once
they weren't water logged
anymore, but it never did!!

Anyway, just thought I would
share my experience so you
could try it for yourself if you
so desired to have some aged
looking ornaments.  Actually
they are even a bit duller now,
some years later.....but if you
are into the vintage look you
will love them. Can't guarantee
they will come out the same
way mine did but there is a 
good chance, so you can just
test it out on one ball....and
see what happens, and if it
works you can have vintage
christmas balls!! You probably
just want get to use them till
next year....but who knows.

This is the same tray as above just 
moved it to the living room after
I used it for a New Years table.

Just for fun this one has a posterized affect!

Thanks for coming by......

Hopefully will see you on Thursday.

Love and 
Merry Christmas Blessings!