Jul 26, 2016

{Living the Good Life} and WINNER of "Gideon book"

Ooh don't you just love pretty nail polish? I do for sure. I have several boxes full of different colors of nail polish so my grandgirl Mallory picked out a few colors and placed them in the basket. But it wasn't to do my nails....instead....



My FEET!


My grandgirl Mallory loves to do a pedi and this Nana was thrilled when she wanted to do a pedi for me!


She brought her little foot spa over to my house and she got everything ready for me to lounge my tired footsies in. 


And I must say....I absolutely enjoyed every moment of it too!



And let me just tell ya....she does an AWESOME foot massage. 



The cutest thing was that the lotion she used to massage my feet with is called GRACE. Well that is her middle name...Mallory Grace. So...she tells me that they have a lotion named after her so it must be really good!!!


I let her pick out the color she wanted to use. She picked a coral color and then she spotted a bottle of sparkles she needed to add. (LOL)


Well I must say...she done a great job! And she only charges $1....plus food...and drink...and snacks...and a place to sleep (which is right next to her Nana).


And...another aspect of the good life to me is JUNKING when I get the chance! I just happened to have a doctor's appointment and of course I had to pass right by the road that you get off of to go to GOODWILL...and it wasn't really out of my way or anything so....................


And look what I found!!!! 8 of these beauties! I sent a picture of these to my girls and told them I had added to their collection of things to sell when I die. LOL! My oldest daughter did respond pretty quickly and said, "I won't sell those...I like them".



Stopped at a yard sale on another day and found these two cuties.


I love the butter dish!


This little tea pot had a few chips but for 25 cents!!!! REALLY....


But oh I hit the jackpot when I found this cake pop bakery for my oldest grandgirl. 


She is twelve years old and loves to bake.



Last year was the first time I ever planted sunflowers and they done so well. So I threw a few seeds out again this year and here is my first one to bloom!


Isn't it beautiful? I have one sunflower that is 7 ft. 7 in. tall!!! I am so enjoying the sunflowers. My motherinlove loved sunflowers and actually she was the reason I planted them last year. I will never forget when the first one bloomed I felt her smiling at me from heaven.

Well a great ending to my day was a cup of Coffee, a Word from the Lord and....



PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES!


Life is good my friends even on a bad day! And if it gets too bad I just EAT more cookies! 

 Before I forget I have a WINNER for the book "Gideon" by Priscilla Shirer! 

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I actually done a random name generator that you can find online free. You just add every name to the list and hit a button and it generates a name...EASY PEASY....

The WINNER is Melanie from...
 
Congratulations Melanie! Please send me your mailing address sweet lady and I will get the book right out to you. (creationsbycindy@nefcom.net) 

Joining Jemma this week as I just love her parties!

 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

52 comments:

  1. AWESOME!!! Congratulations to sweet Melanie. And could you please send Miss Mallory Grace up this way? I'd gladly feed her, give her a place to stay and pay her, and treat her like a princess, smiles. What a wonderful granddaughter, Cindy.

    Thank you for the smiles and the giggles ---you sure know how to find the bargains. Have a beautiful day.

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    1. Thanks Linda. She loves to do pedi's. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Well if you didn't have the cutest, sweetest technician to do your special pedicure, Cindy!!! How very sweet of Mallory to do that for you! aren't grand kids the best?
    Your new treasure are wonderful, and congratulations to Melanie for winning your giveaway. Hope you have a great week, my friend!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. I found your German pancake recipe! Gonna be a must try at my house!

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  3. Now she is the cutest little toe painter ever! Send her my way Cindy. My favorite find of yours is those plates! You know I love red, white and blue. I have always liked sunflowesr. I have a friend that has a complete field of sunflowers but they never get very tall though they are pretty.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. Yes sometimes we see sunflowers where we deer hunt and they are always so pretty. I was intrigued by my tallest one though!

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  4. Congratulations to Melanie! Cindy, I love all your finds! I love Goodwill, so many treasures to be found. :)

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  5. I'll say that was a bargain of a pedicure! What a sweet girl and aren't you a lucky grandma!! Love all of your thrifting goodies..those plates, that butter dish and I have a similar tea pot..same design, different shape!! Those cookies look amazing..I agree about cookies making a bad day better.

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    1. Thanks Heather. Yep...that pedi was much needed and welcomed!

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  6. Yes, I'd also like an appointment with Miss Mallory! I was sighing the whole time I read about your pedi! Love your great Good will and yard sale finds. I certainly could not pass up that tea pot either.

    Thanks you so much for the book. Such a nice surprise to find out! Have a blessed day.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I have a cute tablesetting I think the teapot will go great with. Plan on using it! Glad you won the book my friend. It might be just what the doctored for ya!

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  7. Hi Cindy, Those cookies looked so good!!! I am glad Melanie won the book since she loves to read. What a beautiful sunflower! How special for your grand daughter to do your nails. I can't wear nail polish because I have an allergic reaction to it. I am curious about the lotion called Grace, such a pretty name! My hubby and I like to go to antique stores. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Susan for stopping by. I will have to take a look at that lotion and send you a picture of it. A friend gave it to me as a gift. It's actually a body lotion but she used it for my feetsies! LOL!

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  8. Thrilled to see Melanie win the book! What a treasure your little Mallory is. I like the color she choose for your toes. Wow, those flag plates. I like all of it, especially the peanut butter cookies and your Jesus Calling Devo and coffee. You're my kind of girl. But you knew that! Love you.

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    1. Thanks sweet lady. YEP...me and you together might get in lots of trouble..but in a good kind of way! LOL!

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  9. What an absolute wonderful post...I love your grandgirl...she is adorable...I've always heard that if your second toe is longer than your big toe, you are the BOSS...so you can tell your hubby that. hahhaa...I also love your thrifted finds...I love thrifting so much that Mr. Sweet says he hopes I never have to choose between HIM and GOODWILL....

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    1. Thanks BJ. Well just so you know...based on what you heard I might just be the boss! LOL!

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  10. Your pedi looks great, Mallory did great! As always, you found some great finds while junkin! I'm so glad Melanie won the book, I know she's a reader!

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  11. Awww....what a precious grand girl. I'm the one who does RK's hands and feet! :) Peanut butter cookies....yum I'd love to go thrifting with you. Congrats to Ms. Melanie.....it's perfect for her since she's an avid reader. Hope you have a great day....sorry I'm late to visit

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    1. Deb, I wish I had one of those peanut butter cookies right about now to go with my coffee!

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  12. Hi Cindy, what a special treat to have your grand daughter give you a pedicure. She is as cute as can be and did a beautiful job.
    You sure found some great treasures too. Love the plates!! Those peanut butter cookies look so good about now. I'm ready for a late morning cup of tea and treat!!
    Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.
    Have a great rest of the week. Hugs xo

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    1. Awe thanks so much my friend! She really does do a good job to be so young and so funny that she enjoys doing it! I wouldn't let anyone touch my feet for years nor have I ever had a desire to touch anyone's feet! Well, except my grandbabies! Ha!

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  13. LOVE the American flag plate!!

    But those peanut butter cookies are dangerous. I want to eat them all! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Sandi! Needless to say I actually only had two of those cookies. They went FAST!

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  14. Oh, peanut butter cookies....those are one of my favorites! One would be perfect with my cup of coffee right now {{smiles}}

    My oh my, your nails look ever so pretty! Your sweetie did a beautiful job :)

    Enjoy the remainder of your week, dear Cindy. Hugs!

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  15. Cindy, your Mallory grabbed my heartstrings give you a pedi...so special! Looks like you found some good stuff! I also love sunflowers and have a little patch in bloom! I can think of no better way to end the day...coffee, cookies, and the Word !! Hugs, Pam @ Everyday Living

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    1. Thanks Pam. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  16. 25 cents for that gorgeous butter dish! What a great deal. I adore your sweet grand Mallory. Your tooties look great.

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    1. Laura, I knew you would like that butter dish!

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  17. Your pedicurist has a million dollar smile! I can never believe all the great deals that people find on their thrifting jaunts...incredible!

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    1. Thanks Vee. She does indeed have a beautiful smile.

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  18. That's so precious that Mallory wants to do your toes! How wonderful to have someone pamper you without having to pay $30 or $40. LOL.

    Your posts are always so uplifting, Cindy. Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey. I hope that you have a great weekend.

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  19. Lucky you!! My granddaughter loves to brush my hair- at first I was nervous, she's only 3, but she is incredibly gentle and careful! Lovin those flag plates, exciting find!
    Jenna

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    1. Jenna, that is too sweet about your granddaughter brushing your hair. Thanks for stopping by to see me.

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  20. Your Mallory is just the cutest! How sweet that she loves to give you a pedi. And, such great finds! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share this lovely post at my Make it Pretty party which is still live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/07/make-pretty-monday-week-185.html Have a lovely weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thanks Kathryn for the invite and for stopping by to visit.

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  21. Great pictures Cindy! Granddaughters are indeed a blessing. Our youngest one Gabbi, has been away for most of the summer and we're on pins and needles waiting for her to get back home. You scored some great finds at Goodwill and I wish you a peaceful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Yes these grandbabies are precious indeed. Have a good weekend.

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  22. Hi Cindy,
    Decided to hop over and check out your blog. Wow, that is awesome that your lil grandie likes to do pedi's, and what a great job she did.
    I see we have some things in common, #1 that be are believers in Jesus, and that Jesus calling book, I absolutely love that book, and have read it a number of times, God always speaks to me thru this lady, and peanut butter cookies.

    You have a lovely warm and friendly blog.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Glad you stopped by Nellie. Oh yes...Jesus Calling is my most favorite devotional. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  23. Cindy,
    Love the butter dish too!! So cute of your grand daughter to do thaat for you and I adore her name! So pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  24. How sweet of Mallory to do a pedi for you ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  25. You have the sweetest grandgirl ever! She did a really great job too:)
    Love all of your fabulous finds.
    I am loving your new blog design too, so, so pretty!
    Love, love having you join us for TOHOT!
    Blessings and hugs too!
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma. She is a sweet girl and loves to do pedi's!

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  26. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    But, no thanks for showing those peanut butter cookie. Now I'm craving them and almost tempted to get up and make some.

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    1. LOL! Those peanut butter cookies sure was tasty though! Thanks for stopping by.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy