Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fall Sunday dinner table............

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends,

Bet this finds you scurrying about
 getting ready for Thanksgiving......and
 maybe doing a little Christmas shopping
 as well.

We have been doing both, got all the
Thanksgiving grocery shopping done
and some Christmas shopping and
have even put up our Christmas tree
already.....this will be the first time in
 47 yrs. that our Christmas tree was
up this early.....but we are having a
Christmas party here the middle of
December, and I am not into stress,
so........since hubby is off all week
 and we already knew what we 
wanted to do with our tree this
year......cause we were inspired
 by Lucy over at Craftberry Bush, 
 so we tried to copycat her tree from 
the cover of Romantic homes...and
 have to say we are hap hap happy
 as can be with it.......and I think
 hubby is more excited than I am for
a change, as he really participated
 in doing it all too,  so that was really 
nice as he usually put her up and puts
 the lights on, but doesn't get too
 involved with the decorating process.
 Now that we have had a new tree the
 last few years that already has the lights
 on it,  it has made putting up the tree
 super fast in comparison to our old tree.
2 Nights VS 2 hours, so no wonder
 he is feeling more inclined to do some
 decorating and have to say he is quite
 good at it....lol

I have had these pics from back in
 October, but just never had a chance
 to post them, so today is the right time.  
There are lots of pictures cause I didn't
 have time to go thru them, crop or get
 choosy with them.....
I just posted them all.  lol

So hope it is not too overwhelming!! lol

Lil darlings place............

Used my new pumpkin plates
combined with my shabby chic plates.

Green glassware

It is sort of a subtle Fall table

With napkins in green, gold and brown.

Have really enjoyed these cream
pumpkins over the years.

and these gold mercury glass candle
 holders leftover from Dee and Jerry's 
wedding reception 6 yrs. ago,  always 
come in handy for Fall and Winter.

Changed my mind and decided
 to use the Brown glasses cause
thought they went better with
the centerpc candles, and also
nice I can put them in the dish
washer too....lol

Well, there you have it......
and hope something might 
just inspire you with your
Thanksgiving table.........

Have a great rest of the week


keep your light shining brightly.

Love, Hugs, and 
Thanksgiving Blessings,


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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Quotes to Ponder

Happy Sunday
Sweet Friends,

Leaving a quote from the dear lady
I told you about in my Thankful Post.
If  you would like to hear about her,
 Just click here  and read thankful

"If righteousness is in the heart
-there will be beauty in the character;

If beauty is in the character 
-there will be harmony in the home;

if harmony is in the home
-there will be order in the nation;

If order is in the nation
-there will be peace in the world."

By Mary Crowley

I think she is right.....cause it seems
to me that every since they started
kicking God out of schools and every
 place else they can think of ...
our country has become less and 
less harmonious and peaceful!
and there is certainly no beauty
character or righteousness in that!!

Happy Pondering!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Thankful Thursday November 16, 2017, scenes from Fall's Past #8

 “Praise be to the name of God 
for ever and ever;
 wisdom and power are his."
Daniel 2:20 NIV

Morning Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you having some
cool weather.

It is a cool 60 degrees here right now,
 and if you have visited here much
 you know how I love those cooler 
temps, so they make me a hap hap
 happy woman!  lol  Course, it will
 get up to 76 today, and then cool 
off later around 5 pm.

Pictures today are from Fall's
past again...........hope you enjoy
them,  and will get on with my
post since I am a lil late.

I am thankful

that we discovered the nachos at Tijuana
Flats this week.........oh my goodness 
they are soooo good and filling!  lol

for a fun Sunday evening celebrating 
our son's Belated 40th birthday with 
a nice dinner. We all enjoyed the 
time together very much as always.

for a new salad my daughter and
 I came up with, that was a hit 
for the birthday dinner. 

that it looks like we are gonna
be able to keep all our Drs. that
we now have, once we go on 
medicare next year.....that was
 really great to hear......

for my first pot of Chili of the
season.........it was sooo good
especially since we haven't
had it since last Winter.

for a cute but easy craft idea I saw
 that I can make as gifts for our 
young marrieds class Christmas
party.......can't wait to try it out.

for a dear christian lady named
Mary Crowley whom I never met
in person, but was greatly inspired
by.....she was the creator and owner 
of a party plan business that I used
to work for over 30 yrs ago, called
 "Home Interiors and Gifts", 
and she was such a genuine, loving, 
talented, smart and generous lady, 
and I owe a lot of my decorating and 
floral arranging skills to her and her
company and other employees, and
 many spiritual incites as well......
I happened to come across a quote
 book that I have from her, so decided 
to look her up online, and found she 
had passed away only a few years after 
I quit working with Home Interiors. 
 She passed away from cervical cancer, 
 and she left behind the Mary Crowley
cancer Institute in Texas...
I also found a video about her life, she 
had a rags to riches story,  so worth 
hearing, and such an inspiration.

So just click here to hear it.

for FEMA and that they finally were 
able to pick up all the hurricane debri
 in our area. It is nice not to see all these
 huge piles of debri sitting everywhere
 and very nice to be able to back out of 
our driveway without fear of being hit
by a vehicle because we have poor

for a fun night out shopping and
dining with hubby. We really get
a kick out of seeing all the Christ-
mas decorations and we found
a few new things at dollar tree
 to change up our tree a lil this
 year.  Hoping it comes out the
 way we hope for!  lol

for a short afternoon nap which
gave me the energy to go out 
after having lil darling for most
of the day.  She and I had a fun
day as usual............

for candles and the warmth and
delight of burning them on a
cold morning or evening. They
just add a warmth to the house
that is special.........and they
are burning as I write!!  lol

for clean jokes and laughter.
If you could use a few smiles
or laughs today Just
Click here

Happy you could come by to visit
today,  and hope you have a lovely
Weekend with those you hold

Love, Hugs and
Mid November Blessings,


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