Friday, June 30, 2023

Thankful Thursday June 29, 2023, A "4th of July Table" from the past

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD
Psalm 33:12 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Welcome to July !!

Is your head spinning.....Wow, June 

seemed to just fly by.....Hope you

are looking forward to a great

4th of July......We don't know what

we are gonna do yet, we are so

tired right now.  We will celebrate

the Independece of our great country

 but it might just be a very quiet 

and private celebration!!  lol

We are not great at making too 

many plans ahead of time!!  lol

Pictures today are of a "4th of July"

table from the past.  Another table that was inspired by the dollar tree paper

 goods. Have to say I am missing having some Red, White and Blue in my house this time of year!

but frankly, too tired to care at

the minute!!  lol  So love seeing these

pictures, it filled my cup for Red

white and blue.  lol

On with my Thankfuls............


Thankful for a beautiful sunny day with beautiful blue skies and white cotton ball clouds. We have had so much rain lately, here in florida and when we were in South Carolina last week,  So enjoying the Sunshine while we can...........


Thankful for a really great day at church because our granddaughter, better known as lil darling, got baptized today.  She was a bit nervous of course, but did great, and we are all very excited for her, and everything went wonderfully well and was well attended by both sides of her family, and for those who couldn't come our church does live streaming, so they still got to see it too. Actually even tho we were up close we could actually see it better on the live stream, which was really nice!


Thankful she was very excited about her new children's bible we got her.


Thankful that we had our annual business meeting at church last night, and have to say after attending many many of these meetings over 43 years, it was the most fun we have ever had in a business meeting, cause mostly they are boring,  even tho they are

#                         #5

Thankful that when we thought our day could not get any better, after lil ones baptism, we found out that our previous Youth Pastor that we all love, that had taken a position in Tenn. about 5 yrs. ago, will be coming back to minister at our church in Sept. 2023, as an Executive Pastor, since our now Senior Pastor will be transitioning into retirement sometime in the next year or two. A real answer to prayer, as so many have been praying for that!


Thankful we have seen our lil brown bunny in the backyard about 4 times this week.  We never know if he is still alive and well,  cause he takes off and we don't see him for months at a time sometimes. Think that must be a survival skill.


Thankful once again for the "Better together show" on TBN.  It was just so good today and I was really blessed by so many things that were said, about when God heals and when He doesn't, some great and inciteful dialog.


Thankful for some Ahi Tuna that we got a Sam's club.  Hubby grilled it for din din last night and it was awesome. Just put a lil olive oil on it with some granulated garlic,  seasoned salt and pepper.  Delicious!!

Not even a hint of fishiness.

#                           #9

Thankful to get some Thank you, and sympathy cards done to send out.


Thankful hubby was able to get some of our bushes cut yesterday finally, since we finally had a few dry days, and they were pretty unruly!!  lol

#11 and 12

Thankful we got to have lil darling

 on Thursday and we did a candle 

making kit, and she made 4 little candles.

They were quite cute.  She also got

to have her lil friend next door over

for the whole afternoon, so they

were in it has been awhile

since they have seen each other.

She also gave her one of her candles

and she said, I love it. They are just

so sweet and cute together.

Well, that's it for this week at

Cozy Place.

Glad you could stop in

and hope you have a

 Wonderful weekend.

L            Love, Hugs and the End

of June Blessings!


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Friday, June 23, 2023

Thankful Thursday June 22, 2023, Our Fathers day table 2023


Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. 
Chronicles 16:9 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

So happy to have you visit and hope all

is well with you and yours!!  We have

just been settling back in from our trip,

so it's been another good week here.

Pictures are of our Father's day table this year.  It was a popcorn movie night theme.  It could also work for anyone who loves movies, or for a guy birthday or especially a kid or teen Party.  Already had the popcorn container and the napkins,  so just had to pick out some old videos and CD's with their fav movies.


Thankful we made the trip back from

South Carolina uneventfully, safe and

 sound without too much rain.

(I really do not like driving in the rain)


Thankful for dinner at Texas Roadhouse

upon our return.  Didn't really feel all

that hungry but once I tasted it, I felt

like I was starving.  lol  So it really

was delicious.


Thankful to be home and sleeping in our

own bed, altho, we never want to leave,

because we are so comfortable there, but we

 are always happy once we get back home.


Thankful that we are all unpacked and

 everything is put away again.


Thankful that the Lord took good

care of our yard and plants while

we were gone.  It looks awesome.

Nothing like heavens water to make

things thrive.


Thankful that we had an offer from

Instacart for $30. off a $50 order,

so we decided to use it, so we also

were able to replenish our groceries

easily, which was nice after driving

home from SC, and being tired.

       Thankful that we found a really neat
        Girls Bible for lil darling, as she has             been wanting a new one, since her one            for school is in pretty bad shape from               carrying it back and forth from school.


Thankful I did 2 cards today, one 

for a friends birthday and the other

a Get well card.  Always fun when

I do creative things.


Thankful for a kids "Jesus calling"

devotional we got for guess who?

I could just sit and read it all day,

it is so good.  We have the adult

version and it is wonderful too,

the most annointed book I have

 ever read besides the Bible itself.


Thankful we got to have lil darling

today (Thursday and Friday). Didn't 

do too much cause she was very tired,

I think because she had sleepovers

 with her lil cousin 2 nights

 in a row.  lol


Thankful for the Lord's intervention.

We were on the way to a friends

birthday dinner, and I just started

feeling bad, so we wound up coming

back glad it happened

before we got there.

           Well, that's it for Cozy Place

this week.

Hope you have a Fabulous Weekend


Thanks for dropping by.

Love. Hugs and

 End of June Blessings,


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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Thankful Thursday June 15, 2023, A Coastal themed Father's Day table from the past

Sing the glory of his name; make
 his praise glorious.
Psalm 66:2 NIV

Hello Sweet Friends,

 Hope you and yours are doing

well and enjoying the Summer!

Well, I know I am very very late 

with my Thankful Post.....

That is because we have been away

visiting some of our most favorite

people, at our most favorite resort,

 and our Home away from Home!  lol

We were at our

 Daughter and Son-in-loves home!

and Had a nice restful, refreshing

and great time as always.

Pictures today are another Father's Day Table from the past. This time it was a Coastal theme. It is another fun table that could be used for for a guy's Birthday or for anyone who loves that coastal look.


Thankful my nephews procedure for a kidney

 stone worked out well, and that he is feeling

 pretty good in the aftermath, now he has to

 pass them, but we are hoping they are small

 enough they cause him no issues. They said it

 could take up to 2 weeks.


Thankful that we just happened on the

K-love fan awards.  It was really good,

and so great to see so much love, joy 

and encouragement and rejoicing over

 the good things that God's people are

 doing to bring honor and glory to God.

Just how it should be all the time!

Thankful for probiotics. My tummy
is very sensitive to bacteria for some
reason, so taking a probiotic before
eating some things is very helpful.

Thankful that our new friends that are
in Tennessee right now, have a buyer
for their home up there, and it is in
process and hopefully if all goes well
it will close on June 22nd. or
sometime later in June now, hopefully!

Thankful for take out from Texas
Roadhouse tonight, and it was perfect,
they got everything right!! That has
not been the normal for most take out
 we have gotten lately, from any place, 
so we have just been cooking
at home more. Can't say I am thrilled
about that, but it is what it

Thankful for an especially good and encouraging morning at church. They 
always do a preview of our VBS the 
day before it starts, so the congregation
 can see what they will be doing with
the children the next week. It was such
a blessing to me, to see how much talent
we have in our church, but also to see
that some of those involved were prior
students, or children of prior students,
that we have taught over the years,
which means they have been around
and faithful to the Lord for a long time,
which is so encouraging to see these
days.  Also the style of the VBS we
have was also started by dear friends
of our back in the 1980's, and reminded
of times we did what we see happening
now...... but it has got even better. Our
 friends moved a long time ago, and they
 area Pastoring another church now,  
So neat and very encouraging to see
 how the Lord works over time.
Praise His Name!

Thankfuls abouy our trip started here!

Thankful for an uneventful drive to our Daughters house in SC for a nice visit.

Thankful for a fun dinner at our fav Mexican restaurant when we got there, and a fun time catching up.

Thankful that we got to see this cute lil red fox across the street from their house where there is some new homes being built.  At night he some
times stays in one of the houses since there are no doors on yet.  He's a very young fox and so cute.  We have seen him 3 times already.
Think he must have moved on cause we only
saw him the first few days.

Thankful we got to go in the pool 3 days, mostly towards the end of the week, cause we had a lot of overcast days in the beginning of the week.  So that was fun and we got a little sun which is always nice.

Thankful that we got to go on a lil
shopping excursion, but I wasn't 
feeling the greatest, and we didn't 
really find anything we wanted
either, so it didn't last too long.
but it was fun too.  

Thankful my daughter made us her
wonderful cream cheese/strawberry
coffee cake for breakfast. We always
look forward to delicious!!

Thankful hubby had a great Father's
day just being here, and our daughter
made some wonderful slow cooked ribs, 
and mac n' cheese, air fryer green
beans, and I made a pasta salad and
 banana pudding,
So he loved his 2nd Father's day 
dinner, as we had one before we left
for he and my Son.
Also loved all his gifts, among them
were 2 cute t-shirts about his
 Mr. Fix it skills.


Thankful for catching up, card playing and solving the worlds problems, lol,. and dry bar comedy.


Thankful for a great game of yatzee,

 where my Son in-love got 3 yatzee's, 

 and my hubby got 2, all in one game

That has never happened before!!

Well, that's it for this week

 at Cozy Place

Have a great rest of the week,
glad you came by......

Love, Hugs,
and Mid June Blessings,

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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Thankful Thursday June 8, 2023, Another past Father's Day Table

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
2 Samuel 22:47 NIV

Hello Sweet Friends,
Hope it has been a good and productive
week for you,  and hope for those of
you who have your kiddles home from
school.....are enjoying the time with them.

Decided to share another Father's Day table 
from the past......Could also work for a guys
Birthday or for the 4th of July even.

It all started with this "GrillMaster" gift bag
 and paper plates and napkins that I found at
 Dollar Tree.............just added
in other items around the house I already had.
Doesn't have to be expensive to be nice or fun!

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


Thankful for all the wildlife in our yard and our

neighbors yard across from us.  All Birds....but

we had Crows, Ibis and Sandhill Cranes all at

the same time.  So fun to watch.


Thankful we got to go to lil darlings dance

recital on Friday night and she did a great

job...... then we went out to dinner with

 her and her Dad.


Thankful I have already finished my

family Father's Day cards early for

a change, which is nice.


Thankful I am already coming up with

some Father's day table ideas and gift

ideas as well......early is good!!


Thankful for a good afternoon and

evening with our Son and Lil darling

for dinner and some game playing.


Thankful that we can watch our church

online,  as I am feeling like I have a bit

of a flu bug maybe.


Thankful that we got a lot done in and for

 our shop today to prepare for Father's Day

which is don't forget June 18th!

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Thankful that I heard from our new

friend who is now up in Tennessee, but

will be back here towards the end of June.


Thankful that we had the work done

on our Van today, and it took all day,

and hopefully we are all fixed up.


Thankful to hear from 3 of my friends

who are prayer warriors in the last few

 days, that were just checking in to see 

how I was.......God is so good, cause as I

said before I had been feeling like I was

coming down with a flu bug, or something,

 so feeling better the last few days.........PTL

Thank You ladies for praying!!


Thankful for our Summer rains here inFlorida, 

 it does help cool us off some, and it makes

 everything so pretty, lush and green.


Thankful we got to have lil darling twice

this week.  Sweet times.


Thankful that a non-profit Christian ministry 

came and got our futon that was in good shape, 

 and some good clothing I didn't know what to

do with (from cleaning out the closet) and some

 household items as well.

So happy to have that off my plate!!

That's it for Cozy Place this week.

Have a great rest of the week


Thanks for dropping by,

Love, Hugs and 

First of June Blessings,


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