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{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

Friday Favorites

I don't know when is the last time I actually got to post a Friday Favorites but I am doing so today! Here are some of the things that have topped my list of PIN this week! Isn't this just beautiful? I love how she used the Antlers in her centerpiece. Debra always does amazing centerpieces.   This simple and inexpensive gift wrapping idea is great! How sweet is this Thanksgiving tablescape by Yvonne? How cute is this idea to do with the kids or grandkids? I love this idea for Christmas. I just adore this printable! Go to the site and print away! You can't go wrong with a mason jar! I love Sheila's hutch! She inspires me so! Isn't this the

Wednesday in the Word-Be who you say you are!

  Caught on our trail camera! Do you get bored when driving or riding? First let me say this....I despise to ride. I am worse than any child you will ever see. If it normally takes 3 hours to get to the destination you can take it to the bank that it will take me 4 hours. I think I just have to stop at this store, stop at this rest area and get the picture! I am your worse child... .ARE WE THERE YET?  Coming home from a short hunting trip with my husband I had a 3 hour drive which by the way...took me a little over 4 hours. I had met my husband there so came back alone. MORE STOPS FOR ME! (But I did stop at a Thrift store so time well spent there) Hee-hee!  I also stopped at a little grocery store to pick up a few things that I needed. This little store is my final stop on all my hunting trips as I always can think of something I need at home that I don't have. Please keep in mind I live in the WOODS ...we are not just a mere 5 minutes away from the nearest g

Wednesday In The Word-Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

YIKES! Are you like me this season looking at the calendar and thinking "how did another holiday creep upon me so quickly? Thanksgiving is right around the corner isn't it?    Image credit Thanksgiving is my husband's favorite time of the year. He says and I quote in his words, "No one expects anything from you other than your presence".  I'll let you think about that phrase on your on without my elaboration...... What could be more important than being in the presence of the ones you love the most and hold dearest to your heart? I can't help but think about how our Lord Jesus feels when we wander from His presence. His ultimate desire is to fellowship with us.  As Thanksgiving is drawing near let us all be reminded that truly this day should be one that brings us in remembrance of our many blessings but also a day to remind us that our time on this earth that is spent with those we love is short.  Let's be grateful for t

Sharing a little Rustic Baby Shower

We recently had my niece a baby shower and she wanted a rustic theme. She had picked out a Willow Organic deer pattern and we tried to coordinate the theme so that it would all tie in. Since she makes and designs cakes she decided to decorate her own cake. Here is the pattern that she was going after for her cake.   Image credit Needless to say she matched the Willow Organic pattern perfectly...Don't you think?  Cake by Stephanie   We wanted to keep it simple but cute....Used my Thrift store Carafs for tea and a simple bucket for punch. Everything was centered around the browns, greens, raffia and twine. Some of the mason jars was filled with different kinds of beans and dry corn. Mason jars with stones and candles really added a touch a cuteness as well as simplicity. You just can't beat an old mason matter the size of it. I had this adorable little yard sale pitcher that worked out great for decoration. Buckets and

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD-Being Thankful-Rejoicing in the Lord

Since we are in the "Thanksgiving" month I thought I would just simply post one thing today that gives me joy and that I am thankful for. I love thrift store shopping, yard sales and junking as my husband calls it and though I don't go as often as I used too I did recently stop at a good old thrift store on my way to hunt with my husband. Wanted to share my goodies with you today.  I found these three little cuties for under $2. Won't they be really cute with some gold Christmas balls in them?  Oh yeah...I brought these babies home with me for $4.50. Love them!!!!!!!  I spied this and I just had to have it! My husband said, What are you going to do with it? Of course I told him I had a billion ideas, right? $3 brought this home to reside at the Conner's.   I can't hardly pass up a basket! I use them for everything. Especially when they are cute like this and only 50 cents. Yes these small things in life give me joy there is no doubt.