May 21, 2014

Talk To Me Thursday

Well I thought for today I would answer some questions that are asked of me from time to time...mainly from my blogging friends.
Here was my questions and here are my answers:

Where do I store my thrift store/yard sale goodies and especially my dishes? I have a shed outside my home that stores the majority of my treasures and may I is moaning and groaning at times! You can walk in it now...but you gotta be careful! LOL! Also a spare closet holds a few things. Well, a few spare closets---hee-hee.

 (Just one set of dishes) I am not showing you the rest because if you don't like this stuff you will call me a hoarder and if you do like it you might try to get it! LOL!

Who was my inspiration for doing Tablescapes? That was an easy question...Susan from 
If you can't get inspired by her tablescapes then you just don't LIKE TO DO THEM! 

 Susan's image

Have you always liked to go to yard sales and thrift stores? NO!  But I would go with my motherinlove from time to time and the next thing I knew it just sorta grew on me! I actually found that another person's junk sometimes was my treasure! I take it by spells...I will go back to back to yard sales and thrift stores and then I may not go at all for months. But when I go.....I come home with something!!!! Mostly dishes.

Where did your love for being creative in various areas come from? Now that is an easy question. It came from my grandmother. She was a "Jack of all trades" and she mastered it all! I'd never seen anything that she couldn't do. She would always say, "Nothing beats a try but a failure....and if you fail, try again! She enjoyed doing it all...baking, cooking, decorating cakes, sewing, floral, decorating, painting, crafts and well, you name it and she done it. I never did learn how to master her imitation of baking biscuits though. Praise the Lord for Mary B's! I wish that I had just a 1/4 of her creativity. She truly inspired me to try!

You may want to peek at this post.

What inspired you to teach a ladies Bible study class?
Well for me it wasn't what inspired me but WHO inspired me. God called me to teach women there is no doubt in my mind. However, I was strongly encouraged by a former Pastor, Tim Patterson, Bible Study teachers, Donna Monds and Dayle Milton and my best friend since Elementary school, Janice Clark. These people saw a gift in me that I could not see in myself and pushed me forward with God's love. Though I've had many encouragers over the years I must say that my daughters has been my biggest encourager to keep on keeping on. I've been leading women for 17 years now and I never cease to be amazed at how God has time and time again confirmed the call He has placed on my life. An old sinner saved by grace just willing to be a vessel for Him.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Well, I have to say that I laughed at this one out loud. Not much spare time it seems but it is simply the season of life that I am in right now. However, I enjoy just the simplicity of life...reading, writing, deer hunting with my husband, fishing in my fishing pond, sitting on my front porch and drinking coffee, or out by the barn watching my man piddle as he calls it and talking about life....grilling out and frying something in my granny's old iron skillet frying pan!

How did you get into photography? I've had a love for photography since I was a child. I've always had a camera of some kind. When I actually done photography as a small business on the side my motto was "A Picture paints a thousand Words". I still believe that. The stories a picture can tell....I remember saying once that if nothing else comes out of my photography but capturing memories of my children and grandbabies then I am good with that. I struggled with giving it up as business but it truly winded up being the best thing for me.

 Web image-thank you Lisa for sending this to me!

 What are some words of wisdom that you share with others? I had to think about this one too because when you can start sharing words of wisdom it must mean you are old! LOL! Actually, Experience is the best Words of Wisdom....

1: If we do what is right then God will take care of what is wrong...No matter if it's people or things. He has proved this to me time and time again if I am faithful to Him.

2: Be yourself and don't try to be someone you're not. God created you to be YOU! And....there is no one else like you in the world. 

3:  Quit worrying so much about what others think. If that person is not walking in your shoes then they have no clue about your life. Even Jesus could not please everyone, not even His own family and my friend you will not either. It's called LIFE!

4: Don't use your past as your excuse for not going forward in life. Take responsibility for yourself and quit blaming others.

5: Say I love you! YES, actions does speak louder than words but.........those 3 little words sure do go a long way. You may not be here tomorrow to tell someone that you love them.

6: Learn to Forgive. In all honestly when we don't forgive others it simply means that they control our life. And....the forgiving part may not be for them....but for

Hope you have enjoyed "Talk To Me Thursday". 

Have a great day.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. Cindy, I really enjoyed this! It's fun to learn a little more about you and always great advice!

  2. You are such a wise woman, my friend. Loved getting to know you a little better! HOPE you have a great weekend!

  3. Enjoyed this post Cindy. Love the words of wisdom too. I want to see ALL of your dishes. LOL!
    Connie Royals

  4. It's great to get to know you even better Cindy!!! You're such an inspiration, it's hard to keep up. I do want to see the rest of that shed one day! :)

  5. Hi Cindy! Oh, what a great post and I loved getting to know you a little better. Now I understand completely about the dishes and I wish you had taken a snap! ;) Your love and dependency on God comes through loud and clear in your posts and you're a blessing to me! God bless you and thanks for sharing yourself.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. LOL love the ecard about doing pictures for free. So true! Thanks for sharing :)


  7. such a great post, cindy! have a fun weekend!!

  8. Oh, it certainly is fun learning more about you! Your words of wisdom are so inspirational and that photo of the grandchildren is just perfect!! It was so enjoyable peeking into your life!

  9. I enjoyed getting to know you a little better, and love your words of wisdom

  10. Hi Cindy-

    I just found your blog this evening and what a treat.

    I am a new follower and I look forward to visiting again.

    White Spray Paint blog

  11. What a great post! New to your blog. Glad I found it! :) Enjoy your weekend! Maria

  12. Wonderful words of wisdom! What a great post, Cindy! I enjoyed your honesty and wit and I love that photo of your grandchildren; simply precious! Thank you for your visit and have a lovely Memorial Day weekend.


  13. Hi Cindy - great to finally have some time to catch up and so glad I dropped by when you're scooping out wisdom and info with a shovel! Loved scrolling through these past few posts and learning more about you and your super size generous heart and passion for our Lord. What a beautiful family you have - and I just love your little tid-bit on your photography biz. Yes - as artists we invest so much into our work and struggle making the tangible return. But - the joy in our hearts to function within our calling . . . priceless!

  14. Hi Cindy! Still loving this post! Thanks so much for popping in to see me and the kitchen in The Little House.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Cindy,
    What a great post that I truly enjoyed!!!
    I love getting to know the person behind the blog!!
    Thanks for the visit!!



So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy