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Monday, December 3, 2018

Nobody Likes Being Sick

I don't like being sick today
anymore than I did 
when I was a little girl :( 

Mamma's hugs brought much comfort
back then . . . I miss her.

Taking a little break from blogging.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Monday, November 26, 2018

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.
I went out to the 5th wheel and brought
in these pillows.
I like this woodland cozy cabin look.
So I decided to use what I had on hand
and make this our Christmas theme.

Pumpkin pie fueled me during the start
of my Christmas decorating :)

You may remember this old window.
It is a window taken from our 1905 home,
the first autumn 
when we installed the new windows.
My dear friend and neighbor Shirley
and I each made one of these Christmas windows
during that first Christmas season
here in our country home.

The mantel is decorated in woodland
snow, berries, pine-cones and birds. 

 It was fun going through our stuff
and deciding what to bring in 
and what to leave packed away.

I went overboard last year (and it was fun)
but this year I'm paring down on my 
indoor decorations. 

I'm using this very simple nativity
this year . . .

I think that the simplicity of this nativity
boldly states the true meaning of this 
Holiest of Seasons. 

This little wooden basket is 
new to our decorations.
It was a $3 find at Goodwill
just a couple of weeks ago.

How could I walk past it
without adding it to my cart :)

Now, I need to think of something 
else to bake  . . .
to give me energy to put up the tree, LOL.
Let's see . . .
cookies, cheese cake, banana-nut bread,
I do enjoy the sweets of the holidays :)

Have you started decorating yet? 


Before I say good bye for this post . . .
let's take a trip down memory lane.

Does anyone remember Glass Wax and Glass Wax Stencils?
I loved doing this as a kid each Christmas.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to wish all of my lovely 
blogging friends
a blessed Thanksgiving.

And share this little banner with you.
So easy with stencils  . . .

And my light box.

This lovely print was one I found at
a yard sale this summer for $3.

The frame was rough, so I gave
it a coat of fresh paint.
I love it :) 

Oh, we replaced our kitchen light fixture.
Just before the holidays :) 
From this . . .

To this :)

I love a bright kitchen for cooking,
and now I have one :)
Well, this is a small post...
but I wanted to wish you all 
a Happy Thanksgiving.


Don’t be anxious about anything; rather,
 bring up all of your requests to God 
in your prayers and petitions, 
along with giving thanks. 
Then the peace of God 
that exceeds all understanding 
will keep your hearts and minds 
safe in Christ Jesus.
 Philippians 4:6-7


Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)