Thursday, June 24, 2010

After The Rain

O LORD, our Lord,How majestic is Your name in all the earth,Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! Psalm 8:1-3

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Look What Came in the Mail!

Do you like surprises?

I definitely do!
This came in the mail the other day with this little card,

wonderful little buttons,

close up of the blue stripes
and here it is, don't you like it! 
I visited here, and entered the "Cottage Charm Giveaway,"
Imagine my surprise, when I actually won.
You will want to check out Linden Townhouse Blog
to see her many sewing projects and renovations on a budget.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What have I been up to? Prayer Request and UPDATE

Here's a little of what I have been up to the past few days.

A little bit of sewing for my son.

Window valance in progress.

Couple of completed panels for the living room and bedroom.
Finished valance.
Yes, all of these are very basic. Actually made up by me. I wish I could say these were whipped up in a few hours, but I am not quite as fast as many of the other ladies out there. I am also not a no sew girl. It's just not in me, especially when my husband bought me a nice machine.  It is looking like a great summer to be inside sewing. The temperatures here have been  close to the 100's with heat indexes of around 105. So glad we took vacation a few weeks ago!
My girl is on her way to the Dr. She's not felt the baby move in a couple of days. We know that God is in control and always knows best. Please pray for her as she travels. She has a wonderful Mother-In-Law who is with her, only wish I were closer. I will keep you posted. Please pray for a peace and comfort for her regardless of the outcome.

Mom and baby are fine! Strong heartbeat and  lots of movement when they did the ultra-sound.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


A friend said I could have some of these.

But do I choose this one,


this one,

or this one?


Some of this,

and a lot of this, which really ended up being some of all three.
Aren't they beautiful? Hope you are enjoying a few beautiful things today.  Jackie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vacation Thrifting

As promised here are some of my "Thrifty Finds" I find while we were at Hilton Head.

If you are looking for treasures at bargain prices, you will not want to miss The Bargain Box!
They have some of the best prices, and best selection.
I picked up this Tail golf shirt in like new condition for $1.00
They were clearancing all women's clothes to restock with totally new items, so all women's items were $1.00.
You will also want to check out St. Francis Thrift Shop.
Glass punch ladle, $1.00

Vintage Apron 2.00 from "The Litter Box Thrift Store"
along with this little reproduction flower vase w/ metal frog on top.
Retro pillow case from the Bargain Box for .25
Perfect, since the gardenias were in full bloom when we returned.
I loved to hear about your fun finds this summer.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Back from Vacation

We have returned from a week of vacation at Hilton Head Island, and  a much needed vacation it was! The weather couldn't have been better! Even with a little rain we were still able to spend many hours on the beach every day! My husband loves the beach as much as I do, with the exception that I love to sit and read, and he likes to walk on the beach. When I 've had enough sun I just move under my umbrella. There's nothing like the sound of the ocean for some relaxation!

This little guy headed to greet us as soon as he saw lunch, I mean Stella.

If you are in the area Market Street Cafe is the place to eat! Reasonable prices, great service, and great food! This little Greek Cafe had the BEST Greek Pizzas. Toppings were fresh, and not your typical greasy pizza. A large variety from salad, gyros, assorted wraps and what looked like great desserts. We were just too full to give them a try.

I hope your summer is off to an absolutely wonderful start!