Monday, June 29, 2009
Happy Blue Monday, hosted by Sally Be sure to visit her blog and all the other participants on this very Blue Monday!
We have so much to be grateful for this week and every week. My theme is to celebrate our glorious country..from sea to shining sea~~
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I just watched and heard something that truly does make your heart sing!! Beautiful angelic voices and the most touching story~~Be sure to do yourself a favor and go to Linda's wonderful blog~*America The Beautiful~1776*
Inspiring story and very talented children~~oh, oh~~be sure to grab a tissue, you surely will need it!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thank you Molly!
After reading your comment from my previous post about the blogger issues...I did it! Downloaded Mozilla Firefox and voila! No issues so far with viewing any blogposts..AND so easy! Thanks so much Miss Molly....I really do appreciate your comment and support!!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Isn't this kitty sweet? Reminds me of our late KittyBoy (see my sidebar~~awwww)...And he would have nestled in this beautiful lavender finery, too~~lol!
I have become a tad frustrated with the "Operation Aborted" message I keep getting while trying to read so many blogs out there. So of course I have not been able to comment as much as I want to either. I have deleted my followers widget since that was what was advised under the Blogger "Help" info.
Any thoughts or suggestions...I am using IE8 and am hesitant to change to Mozilla, because I am a chicken, I guess...
Enjoyed a productive although verrrrry hot day outside, cleaning deck furniture. Ah yes, one of the necessities and the chairs look so much better:) Next outdoor project: re-staining the double decks and this will be a family affair~~LOL!
Ta--Dah!!Trying to think positively here, will probably be just Steven & I, but a girl can dream~~~
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I found this image and just love the brillant colors, beautiful little angel and most of all the message. The synonyms of prosper are thrive or flourish.
~~Thrive: Date:13th century
1 : to grow vigorously : flourish
2 : to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
3 : to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances
There are so many ways we thrive or flourish. Growing or progressing towards a goal is exciting and fun, at times. But sometimes, the little gifts we receive along the way mean even more to us than the actual goal.
What I continue to learn:
~The tough moments are when I need to reach out to others, no matter how hard it may be at the time. The blessings are in the reaching out...
~Letting someone know they are appreciated and thanking them for their kindness or help.
~Feeling grateful for every day, every moment that we have
~And yes, give your sweeties and babies (no matter how big they are)a big hug!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Remember the Etsy Virtual Baby Shower I posted about in April? Etsy sellers signed up to make baby gifts for Etsy Moms-to-be and then we had a virtual baby shower in one of the Chat rooms on Etsy.
My "mom", Tiffany was given was expecting her 2nd little GIRL!! Since I just ADORE making baby gifts and especially girly gifts, I was delighted!
Today I received a very sweet thank-you email from Tiffany with a link to her blog, where she posted about the gift I sent her
In addition to loving the art of crochet and creating~~~this truly is the gift I receive. What a Joy to see my work modeled by such a beautiful little sweet pea! Thank you so much Tiffany, for the lovely and thoughtful thank you post and photos of your precious Emmanuelle. I really do appreciate it and You have truly made my day!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
For those of you who LOVE to shop on Etsy.com, today begins the Second unofficial Annual YART (yard+art) Sale!
I am offering FREE SHIPPING in the U.S. and Everywhere else on all of my shop items and/or any custom orders placed during this sale (June 10-14)!
When you go to Etsy.com, you can use the keyword "Yart" to search for items,sellers that are participating!!
Speaking of garage sales....We did survive our garage sale last Saturday~~lol! Hardly made anything, but did donate all the leftover items to a wonderful charity here in Lawrenceville...The Quinn House .
Take a moment and read about this wonderful ministry that began some 25 years ago by a wonderful couple. It will make your ♥ Sing!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Our baby turns 20 today.... The photo above was taken a few moments after we brought Christopher Ryan home from the hospital. My mom was holding him and new big brother Michael was helping~~We cherish this photo so much...(Check out Michael's long eyelashes~~they are still like that too, at 22 years old.)
Chris has wanted a drum set for a long time. Michael has a friend who was selling a complete, hardly used set and at a GREAT price (key factor here), so guess what Chris is getting today? Michael's friend is bringing them over sometime today and they will set up in the basement. Chris had rearranged 'stuff' in the basement last week for his drums. There will.be.rules.with.playing.these.drums...Michael has been in a band before, where we had practice sessions here, etc and since Steven works out of the house now, there.will.be.rules. Chris' friend is coming over later and will spend the night and he plays guitar. So I am sure we will have music playing non-stop for a couple of days...
Oh yes, in addition to the birthday today, I am still getting stuff ready for the Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale that is tomorrow (8-12). I haven't participated in this for several years. The last time I did, I promised I would never do another Garage Sale ever again. Well....."never.say.never" seems to be a lesson I am re-learning alot lately.
Ahhhh, the art of multi-tasking, right ladies?