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

Friday, May 28, 2010

A Giveaway!!!

It's time for another giveaway! I missed my one year anniversary...silly gets so busy!

I was approached by CSN to partner with them for a $4o gift card to be used at any of their stores

and I thought his would be a great time to share this with you. I know we are all familiar with

their  home accessories and kitchen goodies but did ya'll know they have a wonderful LIGHTING

store as well? I have been on the hunt for some floor lamps and believe me they have plenty. I am

showing just a couple of them here...

Magdalena Floor Lamp in Burnished Black Grayson Floor Lamp in Autumn Shade

You will be able to use the $40 in any of their stores so feel free to check out all of your options



I will also be including a few surprises from one of my favorite places...I know it is one of yours hurry up and enter;)!

~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 announce the winner one week from today, Friday June 4th!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Lots of Love!!!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Some Fun Cottage Pics!!!

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Oh my! Oh my! Do you love these or what?!

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary last weekend by going to

Fredericksburg, Texas. It is one of our favorite places and we go every chance we get. We usually

just hang out, eat and shop! Of course cottage touring is always on the list...most of ya'll know

about my cottage fetish! I really don't even know how I ended up in a brand new house in the

middle of the big city when what I long for is a little cottage in the just happens

sometimes;). These homes are on the way out of Fredericksburg on the way to another charming

town called Comfort! I love them all and would happily take any one of them! Aren't they

delicious?! SOMEDAY;)!

~Some fun news!!!~

I am in the process of partnering with CSN for a giveaway to one of their stores. They have offered

to give me a $40 gift card to pass on to one of you. I will also be including some items that I have

purchased as well. Hopefully this will happen within the next couple of days so check back soon!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Lots of Love!!!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Little Bragging!!!


This is my darling baby boy! He is 15 years old and is just about to finish 9th grade and is learning

how to drive...YIKES! He loves and serves the Lord and is an inspiration to his family and friends!

I felt inspired to write about him today...with all that is going on in this crazy world...I am so

proud of the young man he is becoming. God blessed me beyond measure a little over 15 years ago

with this precious child and I have spent the time since just trying not to mess up the wonderful

gift I was given!

I have shared with you about my sweet daughter and thought I would brag a little about this

amazing boy! It really isn't bragging I guess because I had nothing to do with it...he came that

way...he truly is an angel sent from heaven and I am just blessed to have in my care. I guess you

can tell I am crazy about this guy! What can I say...I am one lucky mom;)!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Lots of Love!!!


I am linking with the precious Marla for WOOHOO WEDNESDAY! Thank you Marla for being

our wonderful hostess! Be sure and pop over and check out all of the fun that is going on at

Always Nesting!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Getting to Know You!!!


I am joining in on this weeks linky party...Getting to Know You! Melanie at Southern Comfort in a Northern Life has been participating and I thought it looked like fun so here I go...

The questions...

1. The most expensive thing hanging in my closet is.....? I have a thing for shoes and handbags. Good shoes and handbags. Stuart Weitzman...Prada...Louis Vuitton...all things I shouldn't buy! Does that count?

2. Have you ever played a team sport? My parents made me play softball one season and I hated it! I always took ballet and some sort of dance...much more my speed!

3. If you were a bug, what kind would you be? A dragonfly...I have a thing for dragonflies...I have images of them everywhere!

4. Where on your body is the worst place to get sunburned? My chest. I once had third degree burns there and it still freckles there now when I tan!

5. Are you happy? Absolutely!!! I serve a wonderful Lord and He has blessed me with a beautiful life! It is by no means perfect...but I LOVE IT!!!

6. People are always abbreviating..are there any abbreviations that make your skin crawl when people use them? I got a on a kick of saying OMG...I made my own skin crawl:(! I think I have kicked the habit...I pray that I have kicked the habit!

7. Do you love where you live..or could you live anywhere?I love where I live...but dream of someday having a historical cottage in Fredericksburg, Texas. We look every time we visit there...someday...

8. What, if any, extreme measures do you go to to keep yourself from overeating when you're full? What's full?...just kidding! I love food and I love to eat! Life is short...I say ENJOY!!!

Keely is our darling hostess today. Be sure and pop over to her site and check out the other participants.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!

Lots of Love!!!


Monday, May 10, 2010

I Love These!!!

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Bernardos!!! My favorite sandals! Between my daughter and myself...I think we have every pair.

Are these the cutest thing ever? When I first saw them I almost swooned! Orange, lime green and

yellow...they made these just for me...pure perfection! Here's the link...Bernardo...go check them


Happy Tuesday!

Lots of Love!!!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

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I want to wish you all a very happy and blessed Mother's Day!

Enjoy the day!

Lots of Love!!!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Must See!!!


My sweet friend over at Morning T is having the most beautiful giveaway! She is celebrating her

one year blogging anniversary, her birthday and Mother's Day! Pop over and check it out!

Lots of Love!!!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunday Favorites!!!

Sunday Favorites 

I am linking up with Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday favorites! I first posted this in July of

last year. I love how this little tablescape turned out so I thought I would share it again.

Happy Sunday everyone!!!


Yeah!!! It’s Thursday!!! Ya’ll know what that means!!! Tablescapes…tablescapes…


This little table is for extra seating on my back patio. I set the table for two!!!

Everyone in blogland is using shells…so of course I copied!!! My daughter has quite the

collection…so this was easy!!! I also had the linen tea towels that I am using for the

placemats/tablecloth…so I was off and running!!! I know everyone recognizes the white

dishes…courtesy of our dear Gollum. I had the little green desert plates…they pick up the

green in the tea towels perfectly…don’t you agree? The bamboo flatware is another

blogland favorite…from Horchow and the glassware is from there as well. I am so excited

about this little tablescape!!! I love how it came together!!! You never know when you first

get started!!! I must say…this is quickly becoming one of my favorite meme’s!!!

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I love Tablescape Thursday’s!!! Join Susan and all the other tablescape lover’s at



Lots of Love!!!



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