Sunday, January 28, 2018

Scripture Sunday

Morning Sweet Friends,

Here is the verse for the day.

 But he gives us more grace. 
That is why Scripture says:
 “God opposes the proud but
 shows favor to the humble.”

Friday, January 26, 2018

Thankful Thursday January 25, 2018, Winters Past #3

 Praise be to the Lord,
 to God our Savior,
 who daily bears our burdens.
Psalm 68:19 NIV

Winter Greetings
Sweet Friends.

How are things going at your house??

They are going over
 In fact, my Christmas stuff has gone
and my Winter decorating is still
coming along........getting closer to
being finished all the time.  I am
so ready for it to be done.  As I
have other fish to

Todays pictures are from another 
Winter Past......hopefully next week 
you will be able to see some from

So on with my thankful list...........

So thankful that my daughters cat
 scan came back with no abnormalities.
Praise God..... from whom all 
blessings  flow.......She is also feel-
ing better, we now think it was a
pulled muscle under her ribcage.

Thankful we got both of our cars
serviced this week, and a dangerous
 airbag recall notice taken care of, 
another relief for this week!

Pic in center is from a Christmas card

#3, 4 and 5
Thankful that we were able to go
out shopping afterwards and to
dinner.  Thankful we also found
a cool new store, that has vintage
and antiques, and all sorts of cool
pieces like Joanna Gaines uses
while decorating, and they have
all sorts of different vendors.
What a fun store.....haven't seen
any stores like this in years, so
what a fun discovery.
Thankful too that we rediscovered
a restaurant we tried before but
weren't too impressed with some
yrs. back, so never went there again.
  They were packed out on Sat. night
 but we both really enjoyed it very 
much, and they are much more
 reasonably priced and have such a
 nice atmosphere and the service 
was good too.  They are called

Decided to change it up, since it
didn't show up all that well.

Thankful for the "Planet Earth"
video Series, they are just so 
interesting and educational, and
sometimes downright funny.
We were watching Planet Earth
part 2, Season 1 and episode 2,
and they had grizzly bears that
just came out of hibernation 
scratching their backs on trees
and then later a huge flock of
flamingos, marching together
and looked like an animated
Disney show, but was for real.
So funny and cute...........
We get it thru netflix in case
you are interested.............

The snow scene came from the
back cover of a Winter cottage
magazine some years back and
I stuck the lil sign on it.

Thankful I got all my laundry
done before the next cold wave.

Thankful for the blessing

of hearing lil darling singing
"This is the day that the Lord
has made" on Wednesday.

Thankful to have had contact
thru email with a childhood
friend this week, and for her
sharing some encouraging 
thoughts with me.

Thankful to have all the 
Christmas stuff down and packed
 away for another year.

Thankful to have the family room
and everything but the table redone,
in the dining room, due to it holding
 all the stuff I am using to redecorate.
In process with the foyer and living
room now..........

Thankful for Heaven and that we
know what a marvelous and
Wonderful place it will be where
there will be no more sorrow or
tears, and no more worries or
problems, and just a pefect and
Joyful, peaceful place..... just the
 thought of it is so encouraging!! 
Not that I am ready to go yet, 
 but readier than I used to
The longer we live and the more
people we lose to Heaven and the
trials and tribulations of this world,
I believe God uses to make us 
more and more ready for Heaven.

Well, there you have it folks
another week at Cozy Place.

Thanks for coming by Today,

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Blessings Galore,


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Quick way to make new wall artwork

Hello Sweet Friends,

How are you??
Hope you might be having a bit of
 warmer weather too.  We are up to 80
 degrees here in Florida today, and we
are going back into the 60's tomorrow,
so happy about that, as I am not ready
for our Winter Season to be over.....
but the break was nice...and timely
as you will read. lol

I have just been trying to get the
 house back to normal and washing a
 ton of my washer and 
dryer are in the garage and when it
 was so cold..........I did not want to 
visit out there!!  lol  So now all the
 laundry is done but folding the last
 load, so quite happy about that!  

Thought I would share with you 
how I made some quick wall art
today......I have been decorating
the family room in greens, shiny
golds and white with some touches
of robins egg blue.....

So this is how it all started............

This was a picture I wrapped for
 Christmas and it was a subtle herringbone
 pattern in green,  which I used as a table
 runner a few years back, so since I didn't 
have all my wrapping paper out yet, 
 I grabbed it out of my stash and then 
hung some ribbon on it, and it looked
 way better than this picture makes it 
look for 

Just a bad picture.!

Here is an upclose shot so you can
see how it really looks...............
It is a very thick good quality paper
as well,  so does not tear easily
which is very helpful.....

Since we happened on a new picture for 
over the fireplace,  I wanted this wall to
 have sort of a similar look, so kept thinking
what could I do with this wrapped picture
cause it would go....but what could I
do to make it look like art work.........
Well, after praying about it, I believe
 the Lord gave me an idea.........

I could string botanical prints on it......
So I went to google images and looked
for some,  but had trouble finding the
right size prints,  and then came upon
these pear prints......3 of them as you
will see below...

So I printed them all......

with the intentions of running jute 
across and pinning them on with tiny
 clothes pins, had the twine and thought
 I had the clothes pins, but can not find 
them anywhere,  so since I am not
wanting to slow down my progress,
just decided...................

to tape them I rolled  large
 pcs. of masking tape and stuck it on
the back and stuck them on the wrapping
paper.....figured I can always change it 
later if I find my lil pins.

So was happy with the way it turned out,
it solved my problem and has a unique
look to it, and now I can 

but before I did I figured I should do 
a little something in this corner to make 
it go together as well......

So that's my story and I am
 sticking to

Hope you are having a good week
so far.......

Thanks for dropping by.

Love, Hugs and 
End of January Blessings,


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday January 18, 2017, Scenes of Winters Past #2

You will keep in perfect peace those
 whose minds are steadfast,
 because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3

Greetings Sweet Friends,

All I can say is BRRRRR!
It is cold out there..... hope you are
 keeping toasty warm and cozy.....
 No snow for us tho..... so we have to
fake it here in Florida, which 
explains my winter's past photos
this week......

We have had a lot of stressful things
 going on these last few weeks, but
God has been good in the midst
of it you will read.....

#1  and 2

Thankful for a fun day out on Monday
since hubby was off. We went looking
for a new dresser and night stands in
 White, but didn't find anything we
 liked or that the drawers were made
 well...which is the problem we are
 having with our dresser we have
right now........
But thankful however, we did visit 
a Lazy Boy store which did not have
 any bedroom furniture but we did find 
out that they had reclining sofas that
 were electric and mechanicalwhich is 
what we have now and love,  but it is 
getting old and we have not seen any-
thing we like to replace it with, so we
 were considering just having it
 recovered, but the Lazy Boy sales
 person said you can have just about
any sofa or chair in the store made
 with just about any fabric you would
 like....which was music to my ears,
 cause most of the reclining sofas are 
leather or leather look, and it just
doesn't go with the cozy look that
we like, so that was good info to 
tuck away for future use.

Thankful for our we 
have been having lots of fires at night
 lately, and they are so nice and cozy.

#4 and 5
Thankful that my daughter had a cat
scan Thursday and that everything 
went well and hopefully will get the
results tomorrow, and thankful
that her new Dr. took her seriously
and sent her right away to have it just waiting to hear
the results........and praying they
are good.......

Thankful for a new ethnic restaurant
that we tried that we had heard about
and that is close by....they make
 fabulous Puerto Rican food.  They
make a shredded beef dish which
is like a cuban dish I make, called
Ropa Veija, and it tastes as good
as mine.............yum....gonna get
some tonight.

#7, 8 and 9
Thankful that we are close to finally
having my Mom's estate settled, as it
has been a longggg time in coming.
thankful that things got dispersed to
those I wanted it to.......
thankful we are in the process of getting
 a new realtor, which is a very good the empty house can now
 be sold......

Thankful for some really sweet and
special to me blessings from the 
Lord this week....
I call them mini miracles....and I would 
tell you about them but it is just too long
 a story....but they have to do with
 receiving some of my Mom's jewelry
 last Saturday.  My Mom has been in
 heaven for over 12 yrs. now.

Thankful for facebook, as it helped me
find out that some dear friends of 48
yrs, lost their daughter few months 
ago.....and we were able connect with
 them. So heartbreaking as she was 
 a sweet and beautiful young lady........
and her parents are just wonderful 
people.....the Good news is they are
 people of faith and know that their 
daughter is with Jesus.  

Thankful that I have finally gotten
all the Christmas things down and
packed away.   yay!!

With colored pencil affect.


Another week at Cozy Place...........

Glad you dropped by....

Have a Warm and Wonderful

Love, Hugs and 
Winter time Blessings,


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Most Viewed Posts for 2017 - Part 2

Morning Sweet Friends,

Happy Tuesday to you!
Hope you are keeping warm......

We are have been having some
 more cold days here again.....
but think it might be starting to
warm up some as it is going to
67 today and it is beautiful out,
sun shining and clear azure blue
 skies.......course it was like that
 yesterday and it was in the
 mid 50's.....

Still working on getting our
Christmas stuff down and put
away.  Tree is gone and most
of it down, then comes the
not so fun part -
of packing it away.  lol
Hoping to accomplish all of 
that today............will see???

Today is part 2, of Cozy Places
most viewed Posts for 2017.
Just click on the click here
below each picture if you
 would like to view the post
in it's entirety.

If you missed part 1....
Just click here

For July

Part 3 of creating a new look by changing 
colors and decluttering

For August

Thankful Thursday Aug, 17, 2017,
 Golf cart Tour #11

For September

Fun items to use for Fall Decorating #1

For October

Thankful Thursday October 12, 2017,
Scenes of Fall's Past #3

Click Here

For November

Fall Sunday Dinner Table

Click Here

Thanksgiving Table 2017

Click Here

For December

Christmas Dinner Table 2017

Click here

If you would like to see
part here

Thanks for visiting with me,
hope you come again soon....

Blessings for a Great New Year,


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Quotes to Ponder

Good Sunday Afternoon to You,

Hope you are having a great day!

I happened on this quote, that I wrote in the
 back of my bible many years back. I heard
it in a sermon from our Pastor at that time.
 I believe it is truth............

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character,
 for it becomes your destiny.”

Above Quote thought to be by Frank Outlaw 
Late President of the Bi-Lo Stores

Quote Investigator: The earliest evidence of a closely matching
 expression located by QI was published in a Texas newspaper 
feature called “What They’re Saying” in May 1977. 
The saying was ascribed to the creator of a successful
 U.S. supermarket chain called Bi-Lo: 1

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