Saturday, January 28, 2012

Stuff and All!

Just popping in to share a little stuff and all with ya!!

I've been working on shop stuff, house stuff, wedding stuff...

bank mess up stuff {ugh, but it's all fixed now}

Love these French music cards I purchased from La Pomme on Etsy!!
They look great with vintage lace, tarnished silver and a little bling!

I will be adding a couple more of these to the shop...

...tomorrow and Monday, and then the rest of the week will
consist of WEDDING PLANNING!!!!!



 And did I mention that we will be having TWO weddings this year???

Here are a few of Mal and Jeff's wonderful engagement photos!!
We're so delighted that each of our older daughters have
been blessed with such great guys!!

God is so good!!

Mal and Jeff are a lot of fun together, and we look
forward to welcoming Jeff and John into our family!!
We're getting two more sons!!
{we have 4 girls!!}

Have a restful evening and a joyful Sunday!

We have sooo very much to be thankful for!!


Just added this sweet blossom to my Junk to Joy Shop

I'll list the other one this evening or tomorrow morning!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Perfection! much joy to fill Nana's arms!!!

Is little Hannah not absolute perfection??

This is her serious look.
Those eyes are just amazing!!
Perfect lips, perfect little nose...
I tell you...just perfection!!!

{Nana's have earned the right to brag a little}

Just had to share my Nana JOY with you this morning!


Off to tackle my day!!
Hope yours is fabulous!!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Do you ever...

...find it hard to get out of bed on Monday mornings??

{via Bella Notte}

This morning, as usual, I got up early to press hubby's
clothes, make him breakfast, and feed the kitties.

Got it done, sent him away with a kiss and a prayer,


went straight back into my bedroom,
 and hugged my bed!!

I wanted just a few more minutes of restful bliss,

but found my mind being bombarded with junk...

~there is so much to do, how will I ever get it done?
~I won't be able to get it all done
~stress, stress, stress
~how this?
~why that?
~will it work?

{pulling covers over head}

Just then... 

something amazing happened!!

Something I knew I was supposed to share
with you!

I hadn't prayed yet, didn't ask God for help, 
but He knew I needed Him,
and like a knight in shining armor,
He began flooding my mind with the most fabulous
{and unbelievably sweet} picture!!

The picture of how He sees me
and all of "His" girls!

{via pinterest}

God:  Hey!! John, Paul, Peter!  Quick, come here!!
She's awake!  
And isn't she beautiful??

I tell you, when I made her ,
I created a masterpiece, didn't I?

The Guys:  Oh yeah, Lord!  High five!

God:  I can't wait to help her get through her day today!
She has a lot to do...she needs me!

She'll be thrilled to see what she gets done!
And then she'll see, once again, that I'm always here
for her, ready to give her whatever she needs, whenever 
she needs it!

{tears flowing down my face}

The Guys:  Yes, Lord, and she'll be so thankful
and will tell everyone she knows how amazing You are!!

Well, sweet friends, 
consider yourselves told.

{huge, teary-eyed smile}

Have a joyful day, and know that
He feels exactly the same way about all 
of His girls!!

{via pinterest}

Hugs and joy,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Vintage Goodness-White Wednesday

Hope you are having a joyful day!!

Things here have been a bit more quiet...
a welcome change for sure!!

But wedding plans are in full swing!!
April 7th will be here, uh...
in about 2 weeks!!!!!!!!

Soooo...whatcha been up to?? 

I have been trying new things, and attempting
to think out of the box...which doesn't seem
to come very naturally to me!

I have had a small collection of vintage door knobs
for about a year that I have just longed to create with,
 but hadn't thought of any original ideas that made my heart sing.

That is... until now!

This is my spring makeover on one of my knobs,
and it makes me smile!

The knob is white porcelain, and got painted white
at some point in time.

 I used different vintage components..bits of vintage
French linen back the leaves, a vintage rhinestone button is the center
vintage lace is the ruffle on the flower, vintage seam binding bow.

 This was just too much fun!

And just look at the chippy, rusty, timeworn goodness on this knob!
Pure joy!!

I have more knobs 
so I will be making a literal garden
of these little charmers!!  Each one will be different, 
and my original design. 

Linking up to Kathleen's fabulous
White Wednesday!!

Have a glorious day!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Fresh Start!

is officially back open for the year!


 I am still cranking out new items, editing photos, and
creating listings!! 

Here are a few photos of new stock!!

 Sweet French Cottages

 Chippy salvaged wood inspirational plaque

 Vintage bacon sack~~sooo farmhouse and fun!

Vintage pewter plate with glass dome

Sweet and shabby bird nest tassel
Hope you'll pop over to the shop and check out the rest!!
I'll be adding new items all week!

Hope your week is FABULOUS!!!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Love, Sweet Love

I have been thinking about this wonderful new year
I've been blessed with, and have done some personal
goal setting.  I have included steps to reach these goals,
and am praying for all I need to achieve each one.

Hands down, one of them stands above the rest,
and comes from 
deep within my soul,
birthed by my Lord,
who is the very embodiment 
of perfect love...


That's it...just LOVE MORE!

 {this absolutely charming heart was made by my friend Vesna...I won it!  Just delightful!}
{You can find her here, go say hello, won't you?}

To love more requires me to be
more intentionally~

~non judgmental

I need to hug more
{even though I'm quite huggy already}

You see what I mean...

just LOVE MORE!!!


I can't wait to see what God does 
with this goal, and how it impacts me
and those around me.

After all, He says to love one another
as He has loved us.
{and that is perfectly}

I'm quite sure I won't hit perfect,
but I aim to get closer to it than I am now!!

May His perfect love enfold you today!!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Little Sneak Peek

Happy New Year!!
Hope yours is off to a great start!!

Things are good here!
Back to homeschooling with Maddy,
normal routine,
and back to shop business!!

I just can't wait to see all the new year holds!!
Life is such a great adventure!!

My motto for 2012 is...

{big smile}

Been working on new items for the shop
to help usher in S-P-R-I-N-G!!!  Yeah!!

Here is a little peek at one of my new pieces!

 Playing with textures in photo editing...such fun!
Lots of sweet spring goodies coming!!

Shabby, Farmhouse, and Cottage styles
will all be included in the new inventory!!

And of course, some fresh picked vintage loveliness!!







I will be making special shop announcements this year
on Facebook, and soon on Twitter.
So I hope you'll follow shop happenings there!

There will also be special Facebook only
sales and giveaways!!
Have a fabulous New Year!
I'm so thankful that you will be part of mine!!!

May this be your best year ever!!

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