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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Family Room!!!

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Several of you have asked to see more of my home so I thought I would start with my favorite room.

I love this is where I spend most of my time when I am home. It is filled with things that I

love and collect and have had for years! My collection of Mackenzie Childs has somewhat dictated my

color scheme. I love my big green is fairly new and is sooooo comfy...and of course is my

favorite apple green. I have a few projects planned for in here. A new window treatment for my

french door, a skirt for my desk...just to name a few. This is obviously part of a great

room, kitchen and kitchen nook combination. I will post about the other areas soon. Have a

wonderful week!

Lots of Love!!!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Blessings!!!

White Picket Fence

The greatest answer to prayer is that I am brought into a perfect understanding with God, and that

alters my view of actual things.

Oswald Chambers

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Lots of Love!!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Another Yummy Paula Recipe!!!

Paula’s White Chocolate Rosemary Peach Shortcake


4 cups bisquick
1/3 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
2 tablespoons melted butter

6 peaches
1 teaspoon Fruit Fresh (fruit preservative)
Splash warm water
1 1/2 cups sugar

Whipped cream:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar

Fresh Rosemary sprigs
White Chocolate curls (super fancy)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
To make the shortcakes, mix the bisquick, sugar, milk, butter, white chocolate chips and rosemary in a medium size bowl and scoop out onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until done and remove from oven. Cool for 5 minutes.

Peel, core, and slice the peaches. Immediately sprinkle with Fruit Fresh to prevent peaches from turning dark. Add a splash of warm water to the peaches to moisten. Stir the sugar into the peaches, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

In a large mixing bowl or mixer, combine the heavy cream and sugar, and whip until peaks start to form.

To serve, split the shortcake in 1/2 and place bottom 1/2 on a plate. Top with a heaping spoonful of the peaches and their juices, a dollop of freshly whipped cream and the top of the shortcake.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a white chocolate curl if you are so inclined.

These are so good! Love love love!

Lots of Love!!!


Monday, June 21, 2010

Five Favorites Linky Party!!!


~Thierry Mugler Angel Innocent Perfume

~Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Lipstick 145 Paradise Pink

~L'OCCITANE EN PROVINCE Hand Cream with Shea Butter

~Trish McEvoy Flawless Lip

~Estee Lauder Apple Green Crystal Compact

I am participating today in a linky party with Rene from Cottage and Vine! We have been asked to

tell five cosmetic products we would take with us if we were leaving the house for the weekend. My

products are in my bag that I take with me everyday. The Angel Fragrance is one of my favorite

summer fragrances... yummy! Have to have my lipstick... I wear lipstick even when I have no other

makeup on. Love the hand cream...I have used it for years, it is a wonderful size to fit in your cosmetic

bag. The Trish McEvoy Flawless Lip is supposed to help with lines around the lips...I use it for chapped

lips as much as anything else. The compact... well isn't that obvious :) ? It's sparkly and apple green,

what more could a girl want?!

Pop over to Rene's and check out what everyone else is using to make themselves gorgeous! :)

Lots of Love!!!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Sweet Daddy!!!


I love you and miss you!!!

Lots of Love!!!


Friday, June 18, 2010

My Bottle Rack?!!!

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I thought I would show ya'll my bottle rack I won in Ruth's giveaway! Ruth has a wonderful blog

called The Beautiful Life. It is a wonderful place to visit...stop by and say HI! You can find her on my

blog roll.

I have it dressed for summertime with some fun outdoor goodies...clay pots, a little initial

green glasses and a twig heart. This is all sitting on a bistro table on my back patio. I am in love with

the little boy bust with his pouty face...soooo cute...don't you think? Some other pots filled with

thyme, rosemary and a few pink impatients waiting to bloom round out the vignette.  My

little "M" flag is from Canton...I used it for the color inspiration for my patio this summer.

Happy Friday Everyone!

Lots of Love!!!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lunch Anyone?!!!

Hummus & Pita 

Got a late start today. So I am having a late lunch. Hummus with grilled pita...yummy! I'll share;)!

Have a wonderful day!

Lots of Love!!!


Monday, June 7, 2010

My Friend Lu!!!

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Aren't these images beautiful?! They are from my sweet friend Lu's site...Dusty Lu. If you haven't

been there yet you need to visit her right away. I have been following her for a while now and she

is a constant source of inspiration! Her home is gorgeous...white, serene...very shabby

chic...simply stunning and her photography is breathtaking! Lately she has been featuring some

wonderful recipes and let me just say...yummy...and of course they are as lovely to look at as they

are tasty!

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Lu has been asked to be involved in a new venture involving the fabulous Rachel Ashwell! The

images above are Lu's work. Aren't they lovely? I am so thrilled to be able to share these

with  you...kind of a sneak peek! These are some items that Rachel Ashwell will be featuring in her

latest project! I can't wait to see what the wonderful lady is up to now. She has been an

inspiration to me too...I was lucky enough to visit her shop in California several years ago. While I

don't generally go the "white" route...who doesn't love her wonderful combination of old and

new...shabby and chic...beautiful!

Rachel and Lu...two inspirational women...lovers of beauty...artists! You can find Dusty Lu

HERE! Pay this site a will love it...I promise!

In honor of this very special event Rachel is having a wonderful giveaway...the winner's choice of one

of these books...signed by Rachel herself! Yippee!

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Here are the rules:

7 easy steps

  1. We would be honored if you would all blog about this! We want Rachel Ashwell to see what an inspiration she is to all and how much she is adored.

  2. Add the giveaway to your sidebar. That will count as another entry.

  3. Follow Lu. Leave a comment on her blog. That will count as another entry.

  4. Follow Rachel Ashwell's blog, if you haven’t already.  Leave a comment. That will count as another entry. Please note, Rachel  Ashwells blog does not have a following gadget on her sidebar, however, she does have a Follow icon at the top of her blog!

  5. Tell Lu what inspires you most about Rachel Ashwell!

  6. Visit Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture Website!

  7. Stay Balanced, Inspired and full of Love!

Giveaway ends June 30th 12noon pacific standard time!

Lots of Love!!!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sunday Blessings!!!

Pink Sunday Blessings

"Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die, it brings forth

much fruit."  John 12:24

You can tell the size of a Christian by what it takes to stop him. Hebrews 12:1 says we are to "run

with patience the race that is set before us." And this word "patience" is not used in the sense that

we use the word. It literally means "endurance."

Everybody knows that a runner is going to win or lose primarily by his endurance. You cannot

quit. When it hurts, you cannot quit. When your lungs are on fire, you cannot quit. When your

feet feel like lead, you cannot quit. When your sides ache, you cannot quit! You'll never be a

spiritual athlete if you're a quitter! No pain. No gain.

Thank God for His power that enables you to run the race and gain the victor's crown!

Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!

Lots of Love!!!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!

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The winner of my giveaway is Debbie...Confessions of a Plate Addict! Congratulations Debbie! I

am thrilled it's you!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!




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