Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy..... JULY 4th!






 



Happy 4th of July!

It's the 4th of July and I want everything to look pretty and festive.
There's no better way to greet guests than with a lovely wreath on the front door.  It's not only welcoming but it sets the mood for the day.  I made one for the front door and one for the porch.
The weather has been wonderful this year.  Still hot and humid.....   but we've had a lot more rain.  That's a good thing.  It is un-seasonably cool today.....  only 70 degrees.  70 degrees on the 4th of July???  Wow!
It's sunny and such a beautiful day.

God bless America!
Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday.
Elizabeth

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

God Bless America!
















GOD BLESS AMERICA!

I don't usually decorate for the 4th of July.....  but, this year I have something wonderful to celebrate.
Some of you may know my mother has been ill and in the hospital.  She was diagnosed with possible bladder cancer and we have been waiting for biopsy results.  
We got the news today.......  no cancer!!!  Happy tears!
Her infection is finally gone and hopefully with phys therapy and regular follow ups she will continue to improve.
We will be getting together this weekend and I wanted everything to look pretty and festive.
Only having a few days to pull things together.....  I got out my craft supplies.... including my trusty hot glue gun and got busy.  With a few Goodwill finds (the old Mason Jars and silver tray), scraps of fabric and a little paint I created some wonderful (and cheap) decorations.
I love anything handmade!  With no real plan....  I think everything came out great.

Happy 4th of July!
and God Bless
Elizabeth

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Antique Jewels and Pink Saturday











Sharing a little pink and lot's of bling!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Elizabeth

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More than diamonds, sapphires and rubies.....








Mother 
If I could give you diamonds
for each tear you cried for me.
if I could give you sapphires
for each truth you've helped me see.
If I could give you rubies
for the heartache that you've known
If I could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you've shown. 
Then you'll have a treasure, mother,
that would mount up to the skies
That would almost match
the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes. 
But I have no pearls, no diamonds,
As I'm sure you're well aware
So I'll give you gifts more precious
My devotion, love and care. 
Author Unknown 


I have been away for several weeks.  
Very busy and pre-occupied.
My mother has been very ill.  It all started with an upset stomach and fainting spells.  She was hospitalized with a severe urinary tract infection.  Lots of blood in the urine.  Three rounds of antibiotics have not worked.  Yesterday..... they found possible evidence of bladder cancer.  We will know for sure when the results of the biopsy come back.
As with any problem......  I pray and turn it over to God.  His will be done.  I pray that it's not cancer....  but, if it is....  I pray for mercy and the courage to get through it.
In the last decade my mother and I have become very close.  We were close before but have grown much closer over the years.  As I get older....  I sometimes hear my mother's voice when I speak..... and see her hands when I look at mine.  
My mother always makes everything beautiful.

Mother, I love you.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Bit of Spring - Happy Easter Wreath






 


 
Happy Easter Wreath

Is it Spring......  yet????

We had a few really nice days last week where it got up into the 60's.  I thought for sure Spring had arrived.
I got busy sprucing up the house and made a few "spring" projects....  like this Easter wreath.
Yesterday was a beautiful day.  Sunny and a bit crisp.  
Today?  I can't believe it!  It's freezing....  and SNOWING!!!  It's coming down like crazy.
I took a walk around the garden yesterday and saw lots of new growth peeking out.  I'm so glad I didn't uncover the little sprouts.  
The weather has "teased" us several times this year.
I can hardly wait for warm sunny weather!


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