Thursday, April 24, 2014

Friday Favorites

Time to share some of my favorite Pinterest eye candy! If I only had enough time and money OH THE THINGS THAT I COULD DO!

 Ooh....Love this Pretty and Pink...don't you?

DIY Burlap Napkin Ring

YES, cakes made in tin cans. I WILL BE TRYING THIS!

I love these bottle makeovers...

How adorable for an outside your own yard!!!

This would be so lovely for an outside garden party.

YEPPERS, Love the makeover of this lantern.

Hope you have enjoyed my Friday Favorites! I will leave you with this free printable today! See ya next week.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Food for Thought

Did you know that a genuine smile is not only good for the person doing it, but also for those who see it and smile in response, and it takes little effort. Next to yawning, smiling is the most contagious facial expression. 
And no one really likes to see a frown...unless it is from a baby having a bowel movement!!!!

Of course my little granddaughter not only smiles...but she grins big with that little snarled up nose.....

 With icing on her nose!

Hope you all have a great Thursday and remember.....

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


Wednesday in the Word-Recipe for Misery

Some people in life cannot figure out why life has dealt them a miserable hand.  They see others around them enjoying life and it seems to add to their misery. Such people even feel at times that others are out to "get them" and that is why their life is miserable. 

Can I be totally honest? Well of course I can this is my blog right? 

I have found that most of us bring misery on ourselves. Here is just a few reasons that I know this. The person that lives this way of life usually....

...Thinks about themselves and no one else
...Uses the word "I" as much as possible
...Constantly is looking to the opinion of others
...Always suspicious
...Expects to be appreciated
...Jealous and envious of others
...Never forgets a criticism
...Trust nobody 
...Thinks their way is the ONLY way
...Thinks everyone owes them something
 Recipe card is a free printable by the way. Compliments of Elle's Kitchen at

If you want to live a miserable life then I've just given you the recipe for it.

The Word of God says;

...And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. Luke 6:31 (KJV)
...Do everything in love. 1st Corinthians 16:14 (NIV)
...He must become greater; I must become less.  John 3:30 (NIV) 
...And whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44-45 (ESV) 

May I ever be mindful that even on a (bad day) that the Lord is my ONLY true source of Joy! Only He can deliver me from misery and He will when we put Him and others first.

Life isn't about us...but it's all about HIM! 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy



Monday, April 21, 2014

Rustic Bridal Shower

I had so much fun putting little things together for a Rustic Bridal Shower. Amazing at how things so simple can really be cute.

Rustic Naked cake...(well not totally naked) I never knew til recently what Naked cake meant till I started seeing pictures of them everywhere. Funny....6 years ago I made some cakes and had just enough left to make a small cake but not enough icing to cover it and decided to use it to go with our many desserts we had for my motherinlove's 70th birthday party. Little did I know that a few years later these NAKED cakes would be so popular!!!

Here is the one I done 6 years ago!

A small pallet worked great for the cake to sit on don't ya think?

Remember all the tin cans I have been covering ????? How cute is this?

Another pallet for my cute bucket, tins cans, mason jars and homemade bird seed hearts.

Another yard sale basket. My grandson said, "Nana, did you glue all those twigs together? Of course I had to tell him the truth and say NO! LOL! Another little tin can with a little burlap and of course some cuttings off the greenery in the yard.

Yep you guessed it! More tin cans....but the mason jar with lace and the pearls added just the right touch.

Root beer barrels...

Amazing how old broom straw from the yard can be so cute for a rustic look!

Perfect for our cake plates and forks.

Pearls just add to everything!

My little bucket worked out great for the sweet tea!

Thought you might want to look at the heart shaped bird seeds again! LOL! I must say I had fun making these. I actually froze a few to use for the shower and to also test and see how they held up. PERFECT!

Found this mason jar template on line as a freebie and wished I could remember where so I could give credit. Cute little welcome addition.

Also found this mason jar template on line as well. There is some talented folks out there in blog land! Was perfect for a banner....

I decided I wanted wording on my mason jar banner and they turned out adorable.

My favorite.....

Look at the cute hostess gift. English lavender soap tied with raffia and a cute tag.

And the tag says..."From my shower to yours". Love it!!!

A friend of mine from church brought me a pallet. Thank you Johnna Duke! So my man cut it down to suit my needs. Two worked out well for the cake stand and a stand to sit my tea on. The other half of pallet made a sweet wedding gift....

They will use this as part of their Rustic wedding and then it will go on their front porch. Another friend, Dave Brandt done the wording on the pallet and a little stain to top it off made it complete. I love it!

And my niece was happy....

I was happy....

We all happy! 

Hope you have a happy day!

I am linking up with Kathe With an E today so hop over to and browse her "Going to Love it Tuesday".  
And also Kathy from for her Home and Garden Thursday.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Tablescape-greens and a hint of lavender!

I do enjoy playing around with a tablescape. Love how green and lavender go so well together too.

Finally had a chance to use my yard sale pitcher from my mountain trip.

Love the greens with a hint of lavender. A tad of lavender ribbon just made it complete.

Had my little green birdie sitting on the cabbage leaf plate on my bakers rack but decided he would cute on my table for a while.

Soap dish from a yard sale....worked out just perfect here don't ya think?

Remember these plates I bought on the mountain trip? Well even with my glasses on I could not read the small tiny writing on the plate. However my oldest granddaughter could read it.

It says, Time is so precious, especially the time I spend with you!

The lavender napkin rings was another mountain trip buy!

Another little birdie from TJ Maxx.

You can't tell it by the picture but the chargers was actually a light shade of green.

White plates are no doubt my all time favorite to use.

My favorite goblits!

I've had this cabbage bowl for many years. I've used it for lots of things but as you can tell it is storing my man's goodies for now.

LOVE my green pitcher!

A BIG egg nestled in a SMALL nest.

 My sweet Green Bunny Plate.

Added just a few green, purple and clear diamonds (as my grands would say) to this lovely setting.

And yes....that IS the top to a butter dish holding my favorite teas. Bottom got broke so this works for me!

One of these lazy bunnies at each place setting.

Guess I will put my little bunnies away but think I will leave up my tablescape just a tad longer.

Hope you all have a great week. Stop by tomorrow...will be sharing a rustic bridal shower.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy