Friday, November 17, 2017

Thankful Thursday November 16, 2017, scenes from Fall's Past #8

 “Praise be to the name of God 
for ever and ever;
 wisdom and power are his."
Daniel 2:20 NIV

Morning Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you having some
cool weather.

It is a cool 60 degrees here right now,
 and if you have visited here much
 you know how I love those cooler 
temps, so they make me a hap hap
 happy woman!  lol  Course, it will
 get up to 76 today, and then cool 
off later around 5 pm.

Pictures today are from Fall's
past again...........hope you enjoy
them,  and will get on with my
post since I am a lil late.

I am thankful

that we discovered the nachos at Tijuana
Flats this week.........oh my goodness 
they are soooo good and filling!  lol

for a fun Sunday evening celebrating 
our son's Belated 40th birthday with 
a nice dinner. We all enjoyed the 
time together very much as always.

for a new salad my daughter and
 I came up with, that was a hit 
for the birthday dinner. 

that it looks like we are gonna
be able to keep all our Drs. that
we now have, once we go on 
medicare next year.....that was
 really great to hear......

for my first pot of Chili of the was sooo good
especially since we haven't
had it since last Winter.

for a cute but easy craft idea I saw
 that I can make as gifts for our 
young marrieds class Christmas
party.......can't wait to try it out.

for a dear christian lady named
Mary Crowley whom I never met
in person, but was greatly inspired
by.....she was the creator and owner 
of a party plan business that I used
to work for over 30 yrs ago, called
 "Home Interiors and Gifts", 
and she was such a genuine, loving, 
talented, smart and generous lady, 
and I owe a lot of my decorating and 
floral arranging skills to her and her
company and other employees, and
 many spiritual incites as well......
I happened to come across a quote
 book that I have from her, so decided 
to look her up online, and found she 
had passed away only a few years after 
I quit working with Home Interiors. 
 She passed away from cervical cancer, 
 and she left behind the Mary Crowley
cancer Institute in Texas...
I also found a video about her life, she 
had a rags to riches story,  so worth 
hearing, and such an inspiration.

So just click here to hear it.

for FEMA and that they finally were 
able to pick up all the hurricane debri
 in our area. It is nice not to see all these
 huge piles of debri sitting everywhere
 and very nice to be able to back out of 
our driveway without fear of being hit
by a vehicle because we have poor

for a fun night out shopping and
dining with hubby. We really get
a kick out of seeing all the Christ-
mas decorations and we found
a few new things at dollar tree
 to change up our tree a lil this
 year.  Hoping it comes out the
 way we hope for!  lol

for a short afternoon nap which
gave me the energy to go out 
after having lil darling for most
of the day.  She and I had a fun
day as usual............

for candles and the warmth and
delight of burning them on a
cold morning or evening. They
just add a warmth to the house
that is special.........and they
are burning as I write!!  lol

for clean jokes and laughter.
If you could use a few smiles
or laughs today Just
Click here

Happy you could come by to visit
today,  and hope you have a lovely
Weekend with those you hold

Love, Hugs and
Mid November Blessings,


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fun things to use for Fall decorating part 5

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends,

Hope you and yours are doing fine.

We are fine over here, starting to turn our
 thoughts more towards Thanksgiving now
 that Scott's birthday and our Anniversary
 are sufficiently celebrated. November
is a busy month for us, so pretty much
 try to take one event at a time.....and
if I can get a headstart on something
else, that is
Course, it is all bliss really as I enjoy
it all......but even better when I get 
a lil ahead on things.   lol

Thought I would show you some
other fun things to use for Fall
decorating, and highlight some
I've already shown you in past italics.

If you missed part 4
just click here and it will also
take you back to the others
as well.

Showing our sofa table today.........
that was built by my step brother for
us as a gift many years ago, and we
have loved it........keep my seasonal
napkins in these drawers....

Something else I enjoy using for fun

Here I just put a simple pumpkin
underneath, but you can put all
sort of things under these glass domes
to really highlight them.

and you can see I used a make
shift cake plate to use for

a natural element - found this
lovely treasure in a bush at my
daughter's backyard in the Spring,
so since I had already decorated
for Spring I saved it for Fall.

added some faux berries

and Pumpkin sprinkles for eggs.

and here is a lovely and Free
Fall Printable
from Ann over at On Suttons place.
Just click on the above link to visit her
She is all about Christmas now, but
am sure you will be enjoy your visit

Candle jar lids

Due to the way the printable fit in my
 frame it looked a lil bare at the bottom
so I  just attached a mini candle jar lid
to the glass and some pumpkin sprinkes

Children's earplugs
(that they use for swimming)

I attached the jar lid with you
 guessed it.......Kid's earplugs, 
it was a great lil discovery....cause last 
year everything I tried kept falling off
 the glass cause the lid is hollow inside 
and not much of an edge left to attach
 anything to and tried making something
to stick in the recessed area........but it
kept falling off too, but lil these earplugs
 have worked like a

FYI.....the lid came off a candle from 
Bath and Body works/white barn candles.
It is a copper embossed leaf,  much too
pretty to toss out...........I have a number
of them and one day I am going to put
them in a frame to make a nice looking
art piece..........I noticed they are making
lots more of pretty lids this year too.

Disclaimer:  I get no kickbacks or perks for 
saying anything about these companies,
 it is all said from  my experience.

Paper doily leaves

Just happened on these pretty leaves
 some years back at the dollar tree.....
need to see if they have any more as 
I have about used them all up, and
they make a great filler piece to fill
in the wall if a pic is too small.....
I just roll some masking tape and 
stick on the back and then stick them
to the wall.  Easy Peasy!  

Burlap Runner

I discovered burlap in blogland
of course, but came across this
lovely burlap and lace table runner
at Wally World a few years back,
and loved adds beauty and
warmth to my table tops.  I cut
it into pcs. so I could use it in
several areas, and it worked

Here is lots of fun things I have already 
mentioned before.

Books,  pumpkins, paper leaves,
burlap runner and fruit and 
below faux flowers.

With the lights out......

and with my other new
distinctly Fall Pillow

Lights on............

and somebody is home....

Why it's me and hubby!  lol

Sorry ~ know it's corny but
just couldn't resist!

Hope you had some fun while
you were here.........

and hope you have a great
rest of the week.

Love, Hugs, and
Mid November Blessings,


Thanksgiving will be here before
we know it..............

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Quotes to Ponder

Happy Sunday
Sweet Friends,

Here is the quote of the day!

"Duty makes us do things well,
but LOVE makes us do them

by Phillip Brooks

Happy Pondering!