Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Cutest and Prettiest Faux Pumpkins

Hello Sweet Friends,

So how are ya...these last few days
 of August.................???

I have to say I am excited that this
morning it was 75 degrees on our
porch at 8:00, and I felt like it was
October........and I got to spend a
delightful hour out there!
It is all due to the rain and the 
tropical depression out there in
the Gulf which means we will
probably get lots more rain over
the next few days which means
somewhat cooler weather for us,
at least this week.............  
I loved how it felt out there
this morning!!

I am also excited that I did my first 
Fall vignette.......

All because I wanted to give a
 "Shout Out" to my Sweet Friend
Becky over at TimeWashed.........

All these pumpkins you will see
 in this post were hand made by her.....

Becky and I go way back,,,,, and have
been true life friends not just virtual
or bloggy friends........
 Becky is a very sweet and talented girl
 as you will see...........or maybe already
 know, if you are already familiar with
 her and her blog TimeWashed.

Oh, and please click on a picture to
enlarge them all,  so you can see
just how beautiful all her pumpkins

Last year I won her pumpkin
 give-a-way........ and she had given
a choice as to the pumpkins one
would recieve,   So........

Since I had redone my bedroom in 
Coastal look I decided to go with the
Coastal style Pumpkins and I have
been enjoying them all year.......

Unfortunately, the pics I took of them
in my bedroom did not come out well, 
but here is a couple that came out
but I didn't think it really show them
off as well as they should, and my
bedroom wall is not that yellow.  lol

 So....... I brought them
out to the living room and made new 
vignettes with them, just for this post.

I love the drift wood stems,
and the star fish and the bling.


Love the touches of blue
on this white satin pumpkin
and the pearl and glass
embellishments......and again 
the drift wood stem......and 
she also has normal pumpkin 
stems as well.

Just love the cute little
 Fall Joy tags and the white touches
with the pearl and crystal dangles.

I got so enthused I decided to make
 another vignette as well, that I think
 I might just keep for Fall,  and may
be I might just have a Coastal
living room for Fall this
Ya never know!!

I also won the lovely cloche as well
 as the gorgeous pumpkins.  The tiny
 one in the center with the jute bow,
 I already had......as she gifted  it to 
me a few years earlier. I just stuck
an earring on it to add some bling,
so it matched with the others.


      Decided I should at least do a shot 
with a pumpkin in the cloche. 
     Then thought it would look great
 to add the lovely cake stand my
  daughter gave me.

Did I mention that I love love love 
the blue one, as that blue is one of my 
favorite shade of blue, but honestly..... 
I love them all and would be very 
hard pressed to pick a favorite!

Here is a shot without the glass lid,
So you can see it well.
  I don't know if you are like me,
but for some reason I just really
lovvvvvve Pumpkins so much, and
it would just not be Fall without

Thought some shells, a starfish
 and a candle would be nice in
the mix..........


     Know there are lots of pics,
              but think her pumpkins  
     are just the cutest and pretties
      I have see here in blogland,
     the quality of her craftmanship  
        is just so excellent.......      

So want to encourage you to check out
 her ETSY Shop @ TimeWashed.com

If you are in the market for some cute 
Fall decor..........Becky is your girl..........
and Just so you know,  she makes a real
variety of pumpkins: fall colored, striped 
velvet and linen.  She also has some
vintage ware things too......

Well, it has been a fun day here!!!
Playing with all these darling
 pumpkins.......and hopefully
I am off to my Fall decorating
as well..............

So glad you could stop by and
hope you had as much fun
 as I did..........lol

I think I am definitely ready for
FAll Yall.......especially for the
all the JOY that Fall brings....

Love,  Hugs, and
Sweet Pumpkin Blessings,

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thankful Thursday August 26, 2016, some pics of what's been happening

 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; 
let your glory be over all the earth.
Psalm 57:11

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you well and happy!

It has been a good but quick week
 here....really can't believe it is 
Friday night already.
 Hubby had to go into work
all week as his boss was here, so
it made for a different week...have
spent lots of time on the phone
with our girl again this week, lots
to talk about with the move and
all......as things are getting more
nailed down she is getting more
excited about the move and their
new abode.  Course, they are 
gonna be living in an extended
stay for a lil over 3 weeks.  So
she will probably be bored out
of her mind since she doesn't have
 a job and doesn't know anyone
 there yet, besides her realtor
 (who thankfully is very nice and 
chatty).  At least she can cook,
cause they will have a kitchen,
so that will give her something
to do.........lol

Well, better hush and get on with
my Thankfuls for the week.

The pics this time....... actually
 pertain to some of my 
What a novel idea!!   lol

I am thankful

that a toddler in Coco Beach, Florida
 was found underneath her families
 capsized boat, in an air pocket, and
she is doing fine......
It happened at night time, and they
 could hear her crying but could not
 see to find her, but a member of a
rescue team found her.The family
 says it is truly a miracle she is alive.
Thank the Lord she had a life
vest on that kept her floating.........

Maybe I am just wierd, but for the
life of me I can not imagine why
anyone would have 2 lil ones out
in a boat at night.  Sounds like a
recipe for disaster to me.......

for the beauty of the late afternoon
in our back yard, I find all the long
shadows and sunlight fascinating.
Just warms the cockles of my heart.

notice the yard and the trees....
with the neat shadows ...

and the shadow shots.

 for beauty berries that are growing
in my backyard, they are still green
right now, but are just starting to
tinge pink, and soon they will live
up to their name with lovely 
purple berries.  I so look forward
to them every year at this time.

Here are the beauty berries all formed
 but still green.

You can see them starting to turn colors
here.......over the next week or so they
will become a beautiful shade of purple.

that things are coming together
nicely on both houses for Dee
and Jerry.  They were having
some glitches earlier in the
week, that they were getting
concerned about,  but now......
thank the Lord things seems to
be working out fine.

for peach shortcake for breakfast.
It was so yummy!!

for finding a Dijon Chicken
recipe that sounded like one I
used to make years back.
Made it and it was great!!

for our new furniture rearrange
in the family room.  Altho, I 
only moved the furniture,  it
still looks great and is quite
a nice change.

The sofa was where the big chair
 is now.........and the chair was
on the opposite side of the room
from where it is now,  and I
turned the rug horizontally rather
than vertically......

The only change other than
the furniture was the throw
and the pillow in the middle
of the sofa.

This room has been like this
since Spring...............

This is looking from where the big
chair sits now............the big chair
was sitting right next to this cabinet
on the right hand side.

With colored pencil affect.

These were taken with the lights off. 

Next time you see this room
it will be looking like Fall
has come...........

for some time to just kick back
 and look at some Fall Cottage 
Home magazines from the last
several years, it has been awhile
 since I have done that.  Have to
say it was quite pleasant and 
refreshing actually........

that we are having a sleep over
with lil darling again on Sat.
night.............we are looking
 forward to it......

that my hubby was able to get
"My blogs I follow" list" restored
after I lost it accidentally.  So
thankful for my hubby and what
a techy guy he is, and all his
 help to me................

that Ann of "On Sutton Place" blog
and Vanessa and  Heather of "At the 
Picket Fence" blog, got some notiariety
on Thursday in the celebrity section
 of Yahoo news.  They were 2 out of
2l bloggers they said should have
their own HGTV show......how
cool is that...............and I could
certainly say I couldn't agree more
if that was their desire...........
Imagine my surprise as I was
reading it and realized that there
were 2 blogs that I follow at least 
once a week.  So happy for these 
3 gals, as they do have really great,
 enjoyable, and fun blogs.

to hear that Prince Harry and Prince
William have both had opportunities
lately to minister to children who
have lost their Mothers. I think both
of them have turned out to be fine
men....that I am sure their Mom,
Princess Diana, would be very proud
 of, and too, there is nothing like talking
 with someone who has gone thru what
you are going thru...............
Cudos to both of them!!


Well, here's another week
 at Cozy Place.

Thanks for poppin in....hope you

have a Beautiful weekend.

Love Hugs, and 

last of August Blessings!


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Best Household Tips #10

Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends,

Hope all of you with children are

 getting back into the swing of things
and those that don't are enjoying these 
last fews weeks of August......can't 
believe September is just 8 days
 away now!!

We are looking forward to getting
away from these 100 degree temps
every day....and so wish that would
be coming in september,  but that
probably won't be happening any
time soon, I am afraid.  Course, we
can always hope and pray for a nice
Every evening our backyard looks
so beautiful with the shade, and
long sun shadows, and beckons for
us to sit out there, and I want to so
 badly, but we go out and come back
 in within 5-10 minutes cause it is
 still 100 degrees @ 7:30 p.m.
Oh Well, it is what it is!!

Think my priority today is gonna
 be rearranging the family room, 
which will be my first step towards
putting up my Fall decorations.
So will get to enjoy the new room
rearrange for the next 8 days at
least, as I probably want start 
putting up the Fall stuff until we
actually get into September, but
of course, I will be thinking, plan-
ing and dreaming about it tho!

Well, guess I had better get on with
 my Household Tips..............
This was a series so if you would
 like to see Tips #9
 Just Click Here!

Does your  lower back start to hurt 
when you are at the kitchen sink or
 while (egads) you are ironing??

Yes, Some of us still do that, not
as much as we used to tho.!! lol

Then get a small stool and prop one 
foot up which will take the pressure
off your back, at the sink you can
also just open a cabinet door and
prop your foot on the cabinet
 floor.  Works great!!

Is your stainless steel wear
stained from water spots or

Just use an SOS pad to shine
them up again.  Just in case,
try it on the back of a spoon
first............I have never had
any problems myself, but
never hurts to be cautious.

Need a quick and easy way to 
clean your washable knick knacks?

Clean washable knick knacks,
like figurines, vases, and pottery in
 the dishwasher.  I would caution you
however, not to put anything that is
 delicate/or precious to you in there,
  just to be on the safe side.

Are there times you have to get
down on your knees to get some
thing out of a cabinet or to do a
task but your knees 
are not happy?

Buy a rubber kneeling pad like
you would use in the garden for
weeding, and keep it in a near
by cabinet for quick household

Love steamed shrimp but dislike
the odor cooking it leaves behind?

Then check with your local grocery
store or where ever you buy your sea-
food and see if they will steam it for
 you.  I found out years ago that our
 local Publix grocery store does that
 for free, a very nice service  indeed,
 and they have several different 
seasonings as well.  The two we
have tried are the Old Bay and a
Lemon herb seasoning.  The lemon
herb is my favorite,  and best of all
great tasty shrimp with no smelly

Ever wonder what to do with these??

We love blue bunny frozen yogurt
and they have nice sturdy cartons with
these nice lids, so have often thought
those should be good for something.
So decided they would be good for

A Spoon Rest................

I used to have one and it got broken, so
 never bought a new one as I don't really 
use it all that often......so this is perfect,
just flip it over and use,  then wash it
and put it away till you need it the next
time...........works for me!! and it saves
on paper towel..............lol  and if it
gets burned or melts, just pitch it out.

 They also come in different colors
depending on the flavor of yogurt or
ice cream you buy...........
Just in case you want it to match
your kitchen.............lol


So happy you could come for a visit.

Hope you have a lovely week!

Love, Hugs and 
last of August Blessings,

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thankful Post August 18, 2016, Spring/Summer tablescape from last year

 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
 and his courts with praise;
 give thanks to him 
and praise his name.
Psalm 100:4

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope all is going well with getting
 back into the swing of things after the
 summer vacation, at least for those of you 
who just sent children to school,  and for 
those who didn't, maybe you are feeling
like me and ready to get your Fall on....

I am debating whether to have a Sunday
 School Social here in the next 2 weeks 
or to wait until later in September, I have
 a feeling later in Sept. is gonna win out,
 as I am itching to do something creative
in the house again. As it has been since 
Spring since I have done anything inside
 the house other than some tablescapes.
So think I am gonna be moving the
family room furniture around soon. lol
Which will get the ball rolling........

Thought I would share a Spring/Summer
 tablescape with you today......this was
 from last year I think!!  Maybe it will
inspire you to have one last 
Summer fling!!  lol

If you'd like.......You can click on any pic
 to enlarge them all,  for better viewing

Well, on with Thankful Thursday......

I am thankful

for  another fun evening with the
couple we are mentoring.  We only
have a couple more sessions to go,
and will be sorry when it is over,
as it was a real blessing to us.

that 50 people showed up for a work
 day at church.  Our church is starting
 a new satellite church (which means it 
will have the same name, but will just 
be at a different location/campus than
the original church). It is in a nearby
 town and they are trying to get the
 new campus church building ready to
 be up and running by January 2017.
 It is in need of quite a bit of reno 
and updating, and because  so many
 people came to help, they got all of
 the painting done and ready for new 
carpeting to be laid some time in Sept., 
and got rid of a lot of junk or unneeded
 things, as well as many other things
 done. It was only for 3 hrs, but was
 fun and neat to see kids from the 
youth group, and ages of people all 
the way up to Sr. citizens all working
 together for a common and good goal.
They will probably need few more
 works days,  but as the old saying
 goes and is so true.... "many hands
 make the work light".

for the great job of teaching from the
young couple we are working with,
 they have begun teaching in the young
 married's class to help us, because the
 couple we are working with now, will
 be leaving us in Jan. to go to the new 
campus, we are sad to say, as we have
 all worked so well together, but we also
 know it is the Lord's will, and are very 
grateful for this new young couple.
and of course, wish our soon to be
former co-workers much success in
their new endeavors.....

for Hormel "Natural Choice" Bacon.
 (NO artificial ingredients, no nitrites,
 or nitrates or hormones, and it tastes
 delicious, even after we freeze it.) We
can only find it at Walmart and some
times Publix,  but it is more expensive
there. Our lil darling loves bacon and
we feel good about giving this to her
as it is a very healthy and good bacon
which is also heart healthy.

Disclaimer: I get no kickbacks of any
kind for this Bacon endorsement. 
We discovered it years ago and it is
delicious and a perfect product for 
heart patients, or anyone who wants
to eat more healthy. So just like it
so much I wanted to share th


Dee and Jerry made another trip
and back to Charleston over the
weekend, and are home again
safe and sound.

that Dee and Jerry found a house
they love.....and are already under
contract, that way they can move in
 as soon as they close on their home
 in Asheville, which will really
 be nice for them.

that lil darling loved preschool
so much, and wasn't eager to
leave cause she was playing. 
You always know they like it
for sure, when they aren't 
ready to leave............lol

for take out din din from
 Carrabbas this week. We
love their food......so good!

for all the rain we have had
in the last few weeks,  our
yard is hap hap happy, and
so are we....since it means 
a much lower water bill.  lol

that Megan and lil darling got to
stay for pizza and salad with us on 
Wed. night, since Scott was out of
 town.  It has been awhile....so that
 was quite nice.
Also, for a really fun day with
lil one.........cause she always
 makes us smile and laugh..........

for Kemp's "Chocolate Caramel
Brownie" frozen yogurt.  Taste's
great in a sugar cone, and very
lo- cal,  if you just eat one scoop.

for several neat things I felt like the
 Lord showed me today as I was 
watching 2 different christian
tv shows........Love when He
does that!!

Scripture Sunday

  Have a  Sweetly Blessed Day! Hugs,  Nellie