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Saturday, December 27, 2014
I know you all have seen people holding a "I am Homeless" sign on the side of the road. Most of us just drive by, trying not to look, thinking that person needs to go and get a job and the list could go on and on. Thinking about it, I can assure you that most of the people would love to have a job, warm home to live in, a car to get them about and a family that loves them. It is so easy for us to judge people and apply labels to them that are negative. What if we turned the tables and looked at it in a different way. If we looked at that person with love, we may see a person who was put out of work, who had a terrible health problem. a person that has never felt love.
I visit Scott's Antique Market every couple of months. I always know that at the top of the ramp I will find a homeless person. You can tell in the shrubs that a "home" has been assembled for them to stay in. As I was driving to the airport to pick up Jacks and Chase, my car just drove right off 285 onto the exit. I knew I was not prepared to help the lady so I started looking in my pocketbook for anything. I found a pack of crackers. This time the lady that I usually see was not there but an elderly Mexican man about 60 who was being supported by two crutches. I let my window down and told him that all I had to give him was the pack of crackers. I felt so bad that I had not thought about the route I was taking and been more prepared. He looked at me, his hand touched mine as he took the crackers and he said, "It's the smile that you give me that means the most". I broke down into tears...... He needed kindness, a smile, someone saying that HE existed. I am not sure but I can almost say that I was blessed as much as he was. I can still feel his hand touching mine and a feeling of thanks and love shooting from his body to mine.
Friday, November 14, 2014
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Cheese Graters!I can't tell you how many times I have sliced my knuckles with a cheese grater and boy, does it hurt afterwards. I have always tried my best to avoid them, but here lately they have captured my heart in a totally different way. Now, Don't get me wrong..... I WILL NOT be grating cheese or anything else with these. I will be Re Purposing them for my pleasure this time. I have found that there is something about a soft candlelight piercing through all the little holes that is so very romantic and soothing. It is almost like a thousand little stars shining out for me. Can you imagine using multiple graters on tables at a wedding? Beautiful!!!!
I also love using the grater to hold my flowers and then using the handle for a tea towel holder. Just enchanting in the kitchen! Graters can have so many ways to play with them in decorating your home, especially that laid back romantic porch.
Old cheese graters can be found easily at antique stores, goodwill or thrift stores! Go out and buy at least three for a special summer table setting!!!!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
I immediately rushed to my office and started coming up with a tag for the keys. I had to get this done before I hit the sack! I hope you like it and can use it for your own key! The poem came and idea came from http://picadillyandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/santas-magic-key.html. I just changed the look of the project. She ask that you not use the poem itself if you intend on selling the Santa Key. I found plenty of tarnished silver keys at Target. Now to find those special children without a fireplace to give it to!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
All month long I have been posting on my facebook things I am thankful for! Even with the health problems I have, I feel extremely blessed! I have a husband who loves and seems to just adore me, my kids are married to amazing people, in this economy we are somehow by the Grace of God hanging in there and I find my cup half full more so than half empty. When I think of the word Thanksgiving, I see two separate words Thanks and Giving. I truly believe our joy is found through giving to others and thanking those that give to us. I don't understand the world we live in today with all of the entitlements that are being given out. I question if we have become a nation of takers instead of givers. With that being said, I also believe that many in our nation have turned their back on God. For me.... I could not live if I did not have God to lean on. He is my foundation for everything, through His Word He teaches me how to live daily. Through Him I know the true meaning of ThanksGiving and Christmas.
I am thrilled about the Christmas season. I have been crafting for it since July with friends and family. I plan on having all of my shopping and decorating finished by the first of December. I want to relish all that the month and God has to offer me. I want to enjoy visiting with my children that I only get to see a few times a year. I want to be in the spirit of doing for others. I want to experience Christmas to the fullest!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Yes, I am back!
It feels like forever since I made my last post and I have so much to tell you!
Today's post will be about decorating a new bedroom in my home!
When we built our home, we had a small room in the front (probably most would use for an office) that I felt would have more potential if I put a door in the room entering our master bath. When you look through this door and my master bath/master bedroom door you can see straight through. We have been here seven years and the room has served as everything with the exception of a bedroom. To tell the truth over the last year I have hit the age where sometimes I need to allow my husband a good night's sleep and sleep in another room. This room does it. I can see him.... He can't hear me!
When I decided to decorate this room, I wanted something different from the rest of my house.... Something that showed my love for all things old. Most of the accessories for the room I already owned. The entertainment center came from our beach house and needed a good coat of latte paint. The room is filled with touches of blue glass (which I dearly adore)! The bed coverings are just a mixture of quilts and covers I have used in the past. I did purchase the mantle ($35.00) for my headboard and the lamp on the side table from Hobby Lobby (using 50% off). The shade on the little lamp on the metal table was made using burlap and trim!!! I also made a couple of new art pieces to display in the room! I still want to add a few things to the room.... It will happen when I find the special touches it needs.
So... What is your favorite thing in my new room???
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Another great class at The Charm House~
ChatterHangers are 4" X 4" pieces of art that tell a story. We all had the best time, talking and laughing! When it came time to attach the small jewels and charms, it was very obvious who needed glasses~ Thank goodness for my fancy looking glasses! The next class is this Thursday.... ChatterBoards.