Have a wonderful week!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Have a wonderful week!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
The swing is already there, and it works!
A little of what you see in the living room. It is very large.
Check out these dining room windows!
Dining room fireplace. This room is very large too.
A glimpse at the kitchen, with a feeble attempt at remodeling.
Friday, June 26, 2009
And there you have it!
I delivered it and she loved it. Happy Birthday to my friend Millie. What are some of your creative gift giving ideas. I would love to hear from you.
Have a wonderful weekend! Jackie
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
He remained a bit of a mystery for a little while because he would disappear during the day, and I couldn't figure out what was digging in my potted plants on the back porch. I would come out in the mornings to find dirt everywhere!
Yesterday I noticed a nice little lump in this cactus that I had re potted Saturday when I dropped the pot. So I gently patted the dirt back down, to find this little guy buried in the dirt. I gently scooped him out and shooed him away, and tried to remedy the situation by doing this:
He returned to bury himself in the spot where there were no rocks. So I am now thinking of making him a pot of his very own. I will water it just like the other plants so he has a nice cool spot to relax. What kind of visitors are you entertaining these days? Have a great day! Jackie
Monday, June 22, 2009
*I do not have to be out evangelizing the world to be daily following God's plans for me. (Don't get me wrong, I think He intends for me to seize those opportunities) but today it may be simply be, making sure I have taken care of things in my home. Proverbs 15:21-23
*The Lord will establish my plans if I am seeking Him daily. In my flesh, I can devise all sorts of plans that seem "Good" to me. Proverbs 16:2-3
*I need to be diligent in what God has shown me to do.
Isaiah 32:8 says, "But the noble man devises noble plans; and by noble plans he stands."
Here are some of the definitions I found for noble:
1. Possessing outstanding qualities
2. possessing very high or excellent qualities or properties
What I asked myself is, "How can I devise noble plans?"
The answer is, I Can't but He Can!
I realized if I am seeking the Lord daily, His daily plans for me, listening to His instruction, I can have noble plans, because His ways are not my ways, see Isaiah 55:8-9
So today I am out to do some "Planning" God's way.
If you would like to know what God used to get me to hear what He has been trying to say to me, Go Here. This insightful post got me to thinking! Hope you all have a wonderful week! Blessings, Jackie
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I am not going for a country look, but more vintage if that is possible. The pillow shams were Pottery Barn shams that I bought off of e-bay several years back and was called the Nostalgia Collection. The dust ruffle is a light chambray and the matelasse coverlet is one that I have had forever and is a quality coverlet. Here is a close up of the pillow shams.
hang? I would love to hear any and all suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from all of you. Have a great weekend! Jackie
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Fragrant gardenias from my bush that has been in full bloom. This is always a reminder of my children's elementary school days. I won this gardenia bush at a PTO meeting and it was so pitiful, but has grown into something beautiful. The blossoms are so fragrant they can be overpowering at times, but I have sure enjoyed them this year.
Swedish ivy that I salvaged from last year.
Day lily that has survived the dog.
Red geranium in a mixed pot of beautiful flowers. Hope you are having a lovely day!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
and more rows of these...
which were made into bundles of these...
FOR SALE at $5.00 a bunch.
Quite the bargain if you compare them to florist prices.
These were out back in the coop . Fascinating and fun to watch. Doing what they do best
Monday, June 8, 2009
Stella's shady spot on the beach.
Now to get busy finishing up a little laundry. Have a great day! Jackie