Sunday, April 30, 2023

Scripture Sunday

 


This is actually the King James Version.

That is the version I memorized it in.......     

Have a Lovely Sunday,

Nellie        


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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Thankful Thursday, April 27, 2023, and Easter/Spring decor in the Foyer and Livingroom


For great is the LORD and most worthy
 of praise; he is to be feared 
above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:25 NIV


Hello Sweet Friends,

Hope this week has been a blessing
to you and yours.
Ours has been mostly a blessing 
to us, even tho, we hear bad news
at times, which keeps us praying,
 If it wasn't for the Lord, His word, 
and prayers going up, I am sure we 
would all be in the pit of depression!


Pictures today are of Spring/Easter 
decorating in our foyer and living room. 
 This picture below is the first thing 
you see when you come in our door.
The wreath in the header picture
 hangs in there too.





So on with my Thankfuls.....


#1
Thankful for finding some chairs, finally, that I wantedto go with our new sofa we got back in early December. I wanted something a lil different and cute and not too wide, so as not to look so traditional and had been looking online for awhile now, but I was also concerned about
 them being comfortable, and if you buy online, of course,you can't try them out either, so was perplexed and just figured I would keep checking around. Once again, we just happened on them at our new Bealls centric store.  Haven't been there for months but we just went there really for something to do and thought we would just check and see if they had any thing we might like.  Looked at all the chairs in the furniture dept, and saw nothing that would work for us, so decided to walk to the back of the store and look at the other home decor things, and as we rounded the corner there was 2 wicker rockers with a lil round table all for less than the one chair I saw online. We were amazed, no only are they so cute they were very comfortable, and came with chair cushions, they are sturdy as well.  So they
came home with us last Thursday evening. Think we are gonna use the table as a stool,  just need to
get a round pillow to top it with.  The Lord
never ceases to amaze us....



#2
Thankful that we also met a lovely hispanic
couple while we were there, and had quite
a fun time talking with them.  We had a lot
in common with them altho they are about
30 yrs. younger than us. We always enjoy
talking with people when we are out.






#3
Thankful for laughter. Little darling and I were
 reading in one of her childrens books for school,
think it's called "The Moffats"  Anyway, this lil
girl had a doll with a certain name.....It's not a bad name..... it is just a very unusually funny
 name for a doll.... and it just tickled our funny bone, so now every time we hear it, 
we bust out laughing. 



#4
Thankful that I got my linen pants hemmed
that I got for my birthday.  Now I can finally
where them, cause they were very long.  lol

Note:  I wore them to church today and felt
so comfortable and good in them.  Got a few
compliments as well, and it was just so nice
to have a new outfit, as it has been quite
some time, years really, as I just have a hard 
time finding things I like and also that are
 not made of polyester fabric, as it is just
 way too hot for this girl, who has her own
personal Summers!!  lol








#5
Thankful that My Daughter and Son-in-love had
 an opening at their beach house this weekend, 
which rarely happens, (as it is a rental property), 
 so it was nice they could go their and relax 
and enjoy themselves and get a change in scenery 
as they have had a rough couples of weeks with
 their doggie. His digestive problems seem to be
 better and he seems to be back to normal as
far as the digestive issues go, but they still 
don't know anything for sure yet, 
about another serious issue the Vet found.


#6
Thankful for a good day at church, and then for
 having lunch after with our friends we haven't been able to go with for a couple of months now due to both our schedules.  It was great to finally be able to catch up with them. 







#7
Thankful we went to Cracker Barrel, as we hadn't
been there for months either, so the food was great
as always, and we had a lot of fun looking around
in the gift shop before and after.  They always 
have the cutest things.  Such a fun and
 reasonably priced store!!


#8
Thankful that my daughter went for a 2nd opinion
about their beloved doggie, and she got much more
hopeful news today.  They are gonna recheck him
in 4-6 weeks.  Which was their original plan but
one vet thought they should do it sooner, and the
Vet that did the 2nd opinion did an ultra sound
for free and the nodule has not grown at all, and
is much smaller than they were told as well.








#9 and 10
Thankful for God's word, the Bible, which
is His love letter to us and teaches us how
He wants us to live and more.  Also, thankful
we still have the freedom to own a Bible 
and read it anytime we want......







#11
Thankful that I got started in my closet
today, a project I have been wanting
to work on for awhile. Which includes
trying on clothes to see what works
with what, and what doesn't fit any
more and what does.  lol  Planning
to just do a lil bit everyday since it
is a large project......Getting started
is always the hardest part for me.


#12
Thankful to see lil darling for a few
hours and to visit crumbl cookie for
a treat today, since it will be our
 last day to pick her up from school 
for the year.  She gets out in 2 wks.
So summer vacation begins............yahoo.





Isn't this the cutest pillow,  it was a
 birthday gift from my Daughter this 
year.  I just love it.  Then flip it over
and you can just have it all white.
Really liked that feature too.





Well,  That's all for this week!!

Thanks for visiting
and
Have a Beautiful rest of the week,


Love, Hugs and 
End of April Blessings,
Nellie

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

An Easy Peasy Fun DIY Bowl you can make........

 







Hello Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you all doing well and enjoying
April.........Wow, just another week and we will
be into May already!!  Shocking how fast this 
year is going!!

I told you while back about a fun project
my Daughter and I did when we went to
visit her back in March.  So I am gonna
finally show you what it is.....

They are bowls made of coffee filters.
I saw these supposed stoneware bowls
somewhere in blogland, and they were
 $54.00
and thought Wow, they look a lot like 
coffee filters to me, so decided to try
 it out myself, just for the fun of it. 
 Here she is all finished up....................






 
#1

 The first thing I did was take some

       coffee filters (About 15 or 20) from

        my kitchen but you can use anamount

        you want (for the thickness of what

                you want your bowl to be, or you can                use white ones....we had the  brown so                since I wanted to experiment to see if

        what I thought I could do was                      even possible...........


 

           Note:  At this point you might

       decide if you want to shape your bowl

        a lil wider or differently.  I wished I

           had thought of that afterwards. lol

 

P.S.  If you want to see how it looks
in white scroll all the way to the end
of this post.



#2
I got out a small paint brush and some
 elmers glue all, then painted around the 
rim to make sure all the edges were 
covered and would stick together well.
  I did 2-3 coats of the glue, cause
I didn't have any Modge Podge and
didn't have time to go get any, and
decided this would be a fun project
to do with my Daughter as well.


#3
Once you get some Modge Podge,
Set you bowl to be... upside down on
a can that it fits.  Like in the pic
below.




#4
Cover the top of the bowl with the
Modge Podge, then do the sides
you can put as thin or thick a coat
as you like, just know that the thicker
the coat the longer the drying time.
Then set it aside till it dries.


#5
Once it has dried, turn it right side
up and paint the bottom and sides
of the bowl.  Then set aside once
again till it dries.



#6
I put about 4 coats on the inside
and outside of the bowl, of course,
letting it dry between each coat.
and it made it quite sturdy.
You will be able to tell when 
you think it has had enought
coats.  May daughter put less
cause she put it on thicker.


and That's it......
now finds something
cute to put in it, a few examples
below.  Only dry things I might
add or you might have a thicky
mess.........  I don't really know, but 
probably best not to try it. lol



faux Strawberries





Poupourri


 maybe a bird nest.


or


Easter Eggs

and my Daughter said she was gonna
put shells in hers since she has a 
coastal look.....................


Oh, and once I got home I happened
on some large cupcake papers in my
cabinet, so decided to make a smaller
one to see how it looked in white.




Had these lil stick on rabbits, 
so just popped one in.....



The cupcake size could make a nice
earring or ring holder.


This would be a fun project to do
with your kids over the summer......
or anytime,  I am just thinking about
lil darling since she will be out of 
school soon.  lol

Also, just thought about how craft
Stores have those pretty cup cake
papers that are in prints and flowers
and stuff,  so that might really
be pretty.  Just looked online and
oh gosh they come in so many
different colors.  This would be a
fun thing for kids to make for their
Mom's for Mother's day as well.


Well, hope you try it out and have
fun doing it......nice project so you
can talk and paint all at the same
time.  I like that!!

Have a lovely rest of the week,

Hugs,
Nellie

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thankful Thursday April 20, 2023, Our Easter Table 2023


Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
 let them say among the nations,
 “The LORD reigns!”
1 Chronicles 16:31 NIV






Greetings Sweet Friends,

How are ya??  Hope this finds you doing well
 and having a great week. Been a good week 
here so far. We were happy to hear from some
sweet folks this week that we love......but sorta
 felt they didn't act like they wanted anything
to do with us for some reason.  Anyway, they
 wrote a letter to us and to other friends, and
 explained they have just been going through
some really horrific things that they did not
 have the freedom to talk about, so they were
 pretty much keeping to themselves because 
of it.
Was so sorry to hear all they have gone
through and are continuing to go through,
but at least we know why they were keeping
away and understand now how we can
 pray for them, and hopefully help to 
encourage or minister to them.
So important to be praying for those you
know and love because it just seems like
so many people are going thru so many
hard things.

Now on to brighter things..........lol



Pictures today are from our Easter Table this year.
My Inspiration was this cool paper table runner,
that I happened on when I was looking for some
wrapping paper that I might could use on the table,
so it was a pleasant surprise. Didn't even know
they made these.........I am a pastel girl, so 
these colors just make my heart sing.


 





So on with my Thankfuls.................

#1
Thankful for our home.....do you ever just walk through your house and feel overwhelmed with how much you love your home, and feel so blessed to live there with those you love, and to be able to welcome and enjoy
those who don't, into your home.

#2
Thankful for a bunch of cards I finally had time
to make this week.  About 9 I think it was!
Love when I get in those creatives moods.


 


#3
Thankful that my Daughter and
Son-in-love are doing better today.
 They got some very disturbing
News about their beloved doggie.
Today they have made a plan that
seems good, and hopefully things
will turn out better than they
sound right now.

#4
Thankful that my hubby (my Hero) was
able to get my computer up and running
again.  We lost power for less than 5 mins.
and it crashed our hard drive. and we had
a lot of work we'd done on their this week
that was not yet backed up.  So we are
praising the Lord, that we didn't lose 
anything!






                     Can you spot the tiny bunny!            

           
#5
Thankful, especially  that we didn't lose the 
9 new cards I made, and that hubby had put
 in our shop this week.


#6
Thankful for how the Lord knows just how to
hook you up with the right person to talk to,
It was so neat, our new friend called and 
shared a medical situation she was having, 
and was asking for prayer, and my daughter
 had the same situation not too long ago, so
 I was able to pray for her and share that, 
and think it set her mind at rest.
then I asked her to pray for My Daughters
dog and that story, and she had some similiar
problems with her dog and was able to give
me some information that was quite helpful
and prayed for Bentley (the dog) as well. 
 Also for hubby to be able to fix my computer
 and for his spider bite.
Love how the Lord does that!!


     


#7
Thankful for a good day at church
and that one of our students in 
missionary training did the sermon
this morning, his first time, and he
did a great job.  He is a very
 impressive young man, he and his 
wife actually and both are very
 humble.  Thankful for lunch out
afterwards, and a quick trip to
wally world to get a new surge 
protector for my computer, so 
what happened earlier this week
hopefully doesn't happen again.
We had one on there.....
 but guess it was tired!!  lol


#8 and 9
Thankful that a friend of ours brought us
 some cream (gel really) for hubby's spider bite,
 It's called Medihoney, it's the same thing
 they use in the hospital for wounds and 
burns. Just put some on so see if it does
 a better job than the Manuka honey
 we've been using.
And Very Thankful for friends that
care and have been praying!!

Note:  His wound is coming along and
the honey has definitely helped, along
with antibiotic ointment as well, but
it takes awhile, but we are definitely
seeing improvement and feel like the
infection may be all cleared up here
soon. Parts of the wound are healing
which is good.  We still aren't sure
it was a spider bite, cause he never
even knew how it happened, but 
after looking at images of spider bites
we came to the conclusion that must
be what it was..............





#10
Thankful to hear lil darling had a great
time on her Spring break from school.
Now just a few weeks or so till she is
out of school for the Summer!  We
are looking forward to that....






#11
Thankful for a fun day of schooling
and cause we got done earlier, I had
 more time to have a lot of fun with
lil darling.  

#12
Thankful for the fruit of the spirit that God
 cultivates in the lives of Believers. 
 Love, Joy, Peace, Patience,  kindness,
goodness, long suffering, gentleness,
 faithfulness and Self Control. 
 ( Galatians 5:22-23)
It tends to help make some wonderful
human beings!!  and if we know Jesus
we should all be growing in them
more and more each day.









Well, that's it for today.

Thanks for dropping by
and 
Have and Amazing rest of the week.







And Eat some Candy,
  it will make you happy!!  lol


Love, Hugs and
Mid April Blessings,
Nellie

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