Monday, July 28, 2014

Make Me Smile Monday-Charming Country Finds

There is always something to smile about even if it's on a day that you might not feel like smiling...right?

Several friends and I gathered at one our friends homes recently and though I didn't have the opportunity to snap as many pictures as I'd like I did want to share a few with you.

LOVE her style....Isn't this the cutest? The girl is just one little crafty gal.

This was one side of her mantle above her fireplace.Check out the old metal fan.

This was the other side of mantel above her fireplace. Not sure what I like best, the sunflower or the red lantern!

This was in the center wall above her fireplace. SPEAKS SUMMER don't ya think?

In full view...just so cute! Isn't the boat paddle too cute?

One of my favorite pieces. A cornered hutch and so rustic and vintage.

I love everything about this. The simplicity but yet attention to detail. Check those lampshades out!

And I am going to be totally honest....the kitchen is where I spend most of my time so I was IN LOVE with her beautiful kitchen. Looked like something out of a magazine.

Just lovely....Look real closely and tell me what significant vintage piece you see.

I really liked these plates. I am not sure if she had any missing when I left or not! LOL!

Just too cute.

Her guest bathroom was so pretty. I feel in love with her ladder laying on her shower curtain with a burlap bow and grapevine coming down the side.

Darling corner decor.

My favorite piece in the guest bathroom was this and I am making one now for my youngest daughter's class room at school. She has an opened space close to where the children wash and dry their hands and I needed some little something to go there. THIS WOULD BE PERFECT!

Meet my friend Lauren. She loves buying things and refurbish them. She hunts for and finds some of the neatest things ever. Has an eye for finding a needle in a haystack so to say. She works out of her home and is on Facebook, listed as Charming Country Finds. Go visit her if you are on FB. Just say hi.

Sharing some of Lauren's great finds has truly made me smile! Hope it brought a smile to you today my friend.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Let's Talk Thursday

It has truly been fun getting to know other blogger's and even things about our own friends that we didn't really know! So with that being said...let's do it again!

So today is called "Getting to Know You" and I am going to spotlight one blog this week for you to pop over and take a peek at!

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I will ask the questions and give you my answers and then you simply reply with your answer. Fun way to get to know others.

1: What has been the most embarassing moment for you (so far) in life?

2: What was your favorite song as a teenager? (If you can remember) LOL!

3:  What is your favorite season? Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?

4: What is your favorite type of shoe to wear:
A: Flats of any kind
B: Flip flops
C: High heels
D: Shoes with some height but not tall

5: If you could only pick one place to live would it be at the beach or in the mountains?

6: What movie genre are you usually drawn too?
A: Comedy
B: Romance
C: Action
D: Horror
E: Documentaries or foreign films

7: Favorite food dish?

Only 7 questions for today so let us hear your answers....

Here's mine:
1: I came out of the restroom of a restaurant with toilet paper hanging from my pants!
2: One that comes to mind is "I wanna hold your hand" by the Beatles.
3: Well in Florida the answer would be none! Too hot all year to me. But my answer would be Fall.
4: Shoes with some height but not tall.
5: Awe...the mountains 
6: Romance 
7: Fried chicken, hands up!

Now I want to spotlight a blog for you this week. If you like cooking, different ways to fix meals and some really awesome recipes then hop over and visit Aim. Love her recipes!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Being a Parent

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 Someone sent this to me about a year ago and as I was cleaning out some files I came across this. Worthy of sharing today.

Being a parent means...

To be brave enough to be the bad guy once in a while.

To aim at being a wise Mom or Dad and not to become their 'best friend'.

To have the wisdom to not always let them win at chess so they can taste failure.

To use the rod with wisdom and not in anger.

To be humble enough to admit when wrong and ask for forgiveness.

To not make all the choices but to help them make the right ones.

To make them independent even though that means letting go.

To love unconditionally as it is their birth right to be loved.

To show appreciation when they do little things so they feel valued.

To ask for their opinion and be willing to change yours if theirs makes more sense.

To pray for and with them every day, earnestly.

To be bold enough to give them a standing ovation even if the world remains seated.

To speak kindly yet firmly, without resentment, sarcasm or impatience.

To give them the confidence to laugh at themselves.

To sit quietly and listen although you have a million chores to do.

To make them grateful for God’s blessings so they won’t nurture a grumbling heart.

To give them the courage to stand for their principles yet to be wise enough to pick their battles.

To comfort them with an open door that will stay open irrespective of what they’ve done.

To measure their success not in academic marks but by how close they’ve reached God’s standard.

To make them ‘good and faithful servants’ to whom our Lord can say – well done

Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. 

Happy Wednesday!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy