Jun 21, 2016

{July 4th Tablescape}

 I decided to go ahead several weeks ago and do a little 4th of July tablescape so I could actually enjoy it. But...here July 4th is right around the corner and I feel like I have just put my dishes out!!! Half of 2016 is gone!!! Can you believe that?

Found this cute basket at Walmart and spray painted it red. Also found the cute flowers there as well. Simple but cute centerpiece . 

Don't you just love using little boxes for things? They are so versatile.

I always love the opportunity to use my red dishes when I can.  

Simple centerpiece on a burlap runner. 

I wanted to incorporate my grandmother's cups and saucers into the red, white and blue theme for July 4th.

Worked out great with my red chargers from Hobby Lobby and my white plates which was either a yard sale or thrift store purchase I can assure you. (LOL)

YEP really simple...

I forgot I had made this cute little wreath last year but I'm glad I found it. 

A little more patriotic going on.........You gotta have an apple somewhere in the midst of July 4th!

Found this cutie at AC MOORE. When I went to check out the cashier told me it was marked down to $5!!! WHAT? I paid for my purchase and went back to grab three more for my three daughters and needless to say there was NONE left!

But, if I don't keep an eye on this it will go missing....I have one daughter and I am not calling any names....but Melissa loves to think what is MINE is HERS! LOL! 

God bless America....Land that I love!

And....I had this sweet grandgirl ALL TO MYSELF for a little while recently! I did not have to share her with anyone!

And...I just had some Nana time with these two sweethearts.

It just doesn't get any better than your family! 

 So what kind of plans do you all have for July 4th? Whatever your plans may we remember to ENJOY and make lots of MEMORIES!

A friend said once......."Remember to make lots of memories because one day they will keep you company".

Joining Jemma today for Thoughts of Home.

 Hugs and blessings, Cindy


Jun 14, 2016

{Show and Tell}

Aren't the colors just beautiful? I love flowers that have that pinkish coral color to them. 

Just a few closeups of my purple and pink Hydrangeas.

 We had a great Friday night and Saturday with these two grandbabies. Friday night they had their singing, piano and guitar recital and then on Saturday.....We kept them busy shucking corn, picking squash, peppers, working outside and inside...and well....I can assure you they slept good that night! They are such good help too! 

Look at his face....YEP...think he's just a tad dirty!

My rosemary is looking good and oh it smells so good. Do you see my new friend on the right hand side of the bucket?

 Remember this cute set of mini pans I bought at a yard sale last week?

Well the grandgirl decided to bake up some little cakes using them.

 We decided instead of doing a filling we would do a topping.

 These little mini cakes had my whole house smelling so good. 

Then we whipped up a sweet cream sauce to pour over the top.

 She got her candy out to start melting. 

 Then she used different candy molds and made a batch of YUMMY chocolate.

Now aren't these too cute to eat?

 Next she poured the sweet cream sauce over the top, added some cool whip and a piece of chocolate candy on top! 

 She then put it in the freezer to firm up and allow that sweet cream sauce to saturate through that mini cake and 5 minutes before serving she took it out! 

My girl is going to be on CAKE WARS before you know it! 

The grands stayed busy all day.
(Yeah I know....we can actually do things instead of sit in front of a television all day)

I didn't go thrifting but I did manage to get these cuties from Walmart for $1 each!
Each of my three girls got one...and of course one for ME! 

Found these also for $1 each at good old Walmart.

It was indeed a busy day at Nana's and Papa's house but a GOOD ONE! 

 And needless to say I was OVER DELIGHTED when my sweet blogging friend and sister in Christ sent me a package in the mail.

Love, love, love Gooseberry Patch. This cookbook has the best looking recipes and so, so simple!

And just look at these cute measuring spoons.

Debbie Kay is such a blessing to me and as Philippians 1:3 says; "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you" Debbie Kay!  

The Lord is so good. He gives us everything we need...including sweet friends.

Pop over and visit Debbie Kay. She is such a delight and sweet gal that you will quickly fall in love with.


Last show and tell for today.............

 Remember when I shared at the beginning of the New Year my WORD to focus on? The Lord has surely given me so much to reflect upon...I could write a book at the things He has been showing me. But one major thing has been to BE STILL...(and you have no clue how hard that is for me)

May you reflect upon all that God is doing for you in your life. Even when you may feel that He is so far away He is at work!

Joining Jemma today with "Thoughts of Home". 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jun 7, 2016

{Tuesday Toot}

Since the weather is warm it seems that yard sales are popping up weekly in my neck of the woods. I decided this past weekend to hit up a few yard sales and I came home tooting about my loot! You just gotta love a good yard sale!

Found this cutie in mint condition! LOVE IT! 

This cute little tote sure opened the door for a little church service on Saturday.  Love how the Lord uses the most simple things in life to talk about HIM and give Him praise.

Isn't this cute for $1 and just in time for 4th of July!

If you know anything about Wilton baking products then you know the brand is good. I knew as soon as I saw this set of four tasty-fill mini cake pans I needed wanted it. I see some cute individual desserts happening soon. It had never been used and I got it for $2. They are $12.99 brand new at Joann's.

Ooh...don't ya just love these pretty pillows?
They may be for a giveaway soon....Or I might keep them. (LOL)

I need another snack plate about as bad as my grandbabies need more toys!!!! But I cannot resist this pattern. I have several different patterns of snack plates but this is my favorite. 

Table runner...washed it so now just gotta iron it! I just happen to have some dishes that will match this table runner perfectly!

I wanted more of these to add to my collection too!!! I love them and I use them a lot!  You can buy these most often for $1 each but when you can get 4 for $1....REALLY? How could I pass that up.

YES, YES, YES! The lady had broken the creamer dish but that's okay....Because it was worth the whole $5 I spent on this beauty!

 I feel like I done pretty good with my buys. 

So I decided to get an early start on my July 4th Tablescape so I could enjoy it. I decided I needed some cute little napkin rings.

I spotted these patriotic pin buttons. Six on a card for $1 so grabbed a couple of packs. 

Found the spool of wired ribbon at Walmart for less than $4. I cut 8 of these the length I wanted and hot glued the ends together by overlapping the ends just a tad.

Placed them around my napkin and pinned a button on each one. YAY...I am happy with them.  Hope to show you my 4th of July tablescape soon.

And here is what happens when you get side-tracked with tablescapping.....You get your toast a little too brown on the edge! But...the middle part was good!

Lastly, I wanted to share these two pictures with you. I've been capturing some little personality shots with these two grandgirls and my daughter (their mom) wanted to frame several to put in the girls bathroom. I loved the idea of this and I thought these turned out adorable.

These pictures capture their personalities perfectly.

Great things going on this week in our neck of the woods. One of my grand-girl's is being acknowledged for straight A's all year. Two grandbabies will be showcasing their talents and gifts with singing, piano and guitar in a recital. And I'm working on a vacation spot for a few days for a little getaway...Life is good my friends...even on a bad day! 

 I feel the sounds of the waves calling my name....

Sharing with Jemma this week for "Thoughts of Home". 


Hugs and blessings, Cindy