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Showing posts from August, 2018

{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,

{The Famous Five and the Birthday Girl}

Hello dear blogging friends,  I want to start my day off with wishing my baby daughter, Marti Leigh, a very happy birthday. Can't believe my baby is 32 years old. Her daddy is sure getting old! LOL!  The most wonderful thing about daughters being your little girls is they grow up to be your best friend. God has surely blessed me.  The birthday girl along with her sisters and spouses went out together for a birthday outing and Marty and I had all six of the grands. What a fun day. Swimming, fishing, eating lots of pizza and oh yes....chocolate chip cookies. Crafts, pear picking, and watching a little Hallmark finished our day out. We had a good day and so did my girls on the birthday outing.  And when you have all 6 ranging from 14 years old to 3 months old you must wear lots of lipstick. That way you can leave your MARK on thier cute little faces.... Whether they like it or not. Hee-hee.  Now onto the Famous Five . Be sure to post your answers . 

{Sunflowers and Lemons}

I love sunflowers how about you? I found these adorable sunflower plates and matching bowls a while back and knew immediately that after my beach tablescape came down that Sunflowers would go up.  Bowls are perfect size for salads and soups...and Ice cream too...(hee-hee)  I adore Sunflowers and decided to do a tablescape to transition a bit towards Fall with sunflowers and lemons. I LOVE ALL THINGS LEMON !  You just can't go wrong with a mason jar now can you?  I've been itching to add some red to a tablescape and since I LOVE ME SOME RED I went and grabbed my lovely napkins my friend Vicky made and gifted to me last Christmas.  After adding the red flatware it all began coming together.  Goblets and lace adds a sweet touch to me. Candles can make plain old DIRT look good to me so next came a few of my vintage dishes and red candles. Loving my sunflowers, lemons and OH YES, a touch of red.  Have I to

{Who says that you can't have a beach in your back yard?}

Aren't they beautiful? The heat is killing them so I have to keep them watered daily but oh they have been so pretty this summer. I will miss those cuties!  I bought this little pool for my 2 year old grandgirl to play in when at Nana's and needless to say I decided to use it for Nana! I had some time recently to chill out and relax and I thought, "If I can't make a trip to the beach then I will bring the beach to me". I grabbed my lawn chair, the beast as my man calls it. LOVE that chair too. My girls bought that for me a couple of years ago for Mother's Day and I have used it well. I grabbed my beach towel, suntan and sunscreen lotion, bottled water, Bible, and set my phone to play the sounds of the ocean and there I sat...for two hours. Soaking up some Vitamin D and God's Word . AND yes I splashed some of that pool water on me occasionally when I got hot. make do sometimes with what you have to do with right?  I even treat

{Beach Tablescape, Family Fun, and Yard Sale Goodies}

I am still in a "Beach" frame of mind. Before we went on our annual Family Beach Vacation I decided to do a little beach tablescape.  I am so enjoying having that cute chair that holds that little drawer in a corner in my kitchen. Being able to change the decor around some has been fun.  It is hard to read the scripture here but it's Psalm 139:9-10 .  The beautiful picture is one that my youngest daughter took while traveling once. I found the table runner at a yard sale for 50 cents and had it stashed away so grabbed it and that determined my color scheme. Cute little salt and pepper shakers winded up being perfect.  I grabbed my bag of sea shells to use as well. I have several sets of dishes that go well with a Beach theme tablescape but decided my cute little fish dishes would be the ones I used. I even have the child's plates that match these. I actually lucked up one year at the end of summer and found these cuties at W