Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

From our home to yours…I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

God Bless You All!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Can’t Wait!!!

 pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!!!I can’t wait!!! I am looking forward to spending time with my family, cooking, watching football and lots of this…pumpkin pie…YUMMY!!!

I am so blessed and so thankful for all of God’s gifts…at the top of the list…His grace and mercy!!!

I thought you might like this tried and true recipe!!!


Lots of Love!!!


Pumpkin Pie

1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Fat Free Milk
Light whipped cream (optional)

MIX sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and salt in small bowl. Beat egg whites lightly in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
POUR into pie shell.
BAKE in preheated 425° F. oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F.; bake for additional 30 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Garnish with light whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate. (Do not freeze as this will cause filling to separate from crust.)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Blessings!!!


Do you ever hear something that  perfectly describes your feelings?

My son and I were driving in the car the other day. We were listening to a CD we have had for a long time. We

were both in a quiet mood just listening to the music and I was so moved by the power of these words I

wanted to share them with you. They say it all…so I am going to leave you with them.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Lots of Love!!!


~~~No guilt in life, no fear in death This is the power of Christ in me From life's first cry to final breath Jesus

commands my destiny No power of hell, no scheme of man Can ever pluck me from His Hand 'til He returns

or calls me home Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.~~~

Thursday, November 12, 2009

And the Winner Is…!!!

oranges and cloves

I have to begin by thanking everyone for all of the interest in my giveaway…ya’ll are truly amazing!!! I wish I

could send you all a gift…instead you will have to settle for my sincere gratitude!!! I love blogging and I love

all of the friends I have made since I started!!! I am so looking forward to the upcoming holidays…reading

about everyone’s traditions, decorating, travel plans and special family times!!! Let the fun begin;)!!!


Now…the winner of my giveaway is Melissa from Melissa’s Heart and Home!!! I am so excited…Melissa

was my very first follower!!! Congrats dear Melissa…you have been such a faithful friend…I am so happy

to send this to you!!! I hope you and your sweet hubby enjoy everything!!! E-mail me your address and I will

get everything to you as soon as I can!!!


I want to thank everyone again for participating…you all are so sweet!!!


Have a wonderful evening!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

I’m Having Another Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone!!! I’m baaaaack!!! I want to thank all of you wonderful girls for all of your prayers and well

wishes!!! I am so moved by the outpouring of love and support that I received from all my wonderful blog

friends!!! Ya’ll are amazing!!!

Everyone is feeling better and back to their regular activities. I can’t believe I didn’t come down with the virus…

knock on wood…I have escaped it!!! I have been busy sterilizing and sanitizing the house and everything that

came into contact with the patients. I might just have the cleanest house in the United States…hehe!!! Just in

time to start decorating for Christmas!!!

Now…on to the giveaway!!! I hope ya’ll aren’t sick of Williams Sonoma yet because I decided these goodies

needed to come home with me…and then sent out to one of you!!! I just love these little gingerbread men

mugs…there are four of them and they all are featuring a slightly different design. The hot chocolate pot is so

cute…don’t you think? Red ceramic with the cute little hot chocolate written on the side!!! It comes with a

battery operated mixer on the top…so handy!!! I had to include the peppermint hot chocolate…it is to die for…a

favorite around my house during the holidays!!!

I want to thank all of you again for your friendship and support during my little break!!! Blogging is the best!!!

I had so much fun with the last giveaway and am looking forward to seeing the results of this one!!! I hope

ya’ll like the items I selected…I think they will be a great addition to anyone’s home during this holiday


Good luck to all of you!!!

~To enter my giveaway… Leave me a comment on this post…one entry

~Follow my blog…two entries. I would love to get to know you better!

~Post about this on your blog…three entries.

I will use the random generator to select the winner and make the announcement Thursday evening,

November 12th at 8:00p.m. central time.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Some News!!!

fall flowers

Happy Sunday everyone!!! I hope ya’ll had a wonderful Halloween!!! Ours was fairly quiet. A few trick or

treaters and some football. Our team lost…boo hoo :( but we managed to have a good time anyway.


I am taking a little bloggy break. Our family has been hit hard by the H1N1 virus. My husband, daughter and

son all have contracted the virus over the last couple of weeks. Everyone is recovering well but I need to catch

up on some things around our house and get our lives back on track and under control.


When I come back I am planning another giveaway…I already have the items I want to share…I think you

will like them!!!

I hope ya’ll have a wonderful week!!! I will be back soon!!!

Lots of Love!!!



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