"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Junie says...It's time to sign up.

otherwise known as,
Miss B,
wanted to let you know that there is
a fresh Linky for
Friday Pretties
So, link up on my sidebar!!!

If you are on there and you don't want to play on Friday,
please let me know and I will take you off.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday Seconds

I spent a weekend at Sherries, back in May,
where we had visited the

Afterwards we went here. This young lady works at a really fun store in town called Moxie.
She was doing her own show
in an apartment next to her house.

She has so many fun goodies.

And, it was such a nice place to visit. If I had this available to me just next door, I would want to be here all the time.Here is our lovely Sherrie, getting ready to make a purchase.

We didn't buy much...
But, we had fun.

That weekend was so bitter-sweet. Sherrie had just received her diagnosis. We were so happy to be together, but there was a big black cloud following us around that day.

I have been back since, for a Wonderful and Hopeful doctor's appointment. The second trip was much better. And I know that life will not always be this hard.

I know that there are Sunshine Days ahead.

I KNOW that, but these cloudy days are hard.

Thank you to ALL of you sweet and compassionate bloggers who have sent messages of encouragement and prayers!

You have all helped so much!

Sherrie gets her port put in on Thursday and receives her first chemo treatment that same day.

Cards and messages have helped her so much.

If any of you would like to send her a little encouragement, please contact me and I will let you know how to do that.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

Albert Schweitzer

Thank you all for all of the Love & Encouragement!!!

To read Sherrie's story, go Here

"His is the happiest,
be he king or peasant,
who finds peace in his home."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The other day I was walking from
the dining room into my kitchen.
It was a stormy, dark morning,
and I was all snuggled in my safe house
with my cup of coffee.
As I walked through the butler's pantry
I just felt so happy because
I really liked the coziness of that stormy morning.
So, like any Good Blogger,
I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture of
a bit of joy from my day.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday Pretties

I have very random Friday Pretties this week...
A birthday gift from Renee
June, June the Wonder Dog

A show that we did at my house.

Apron For Sale
That I made. :)
"Make Laundry Day Fun"
Great gift for a graduate.

Enjoy Your Weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Those Crazy Hollyhocks

I have Hollyhocks
that just pop up Everywhere!
Crazy Girls!!!
Can you see that
Big'ol Fat Bumblebee in there?
He is gathering lunch...

So pretty, but Oh so much work!!!
Don't forget to link up for Friday Pretties!
It is very Easy & It is very Fun!!!
Look to your right- there's the Linky
Come on- Try it!!!
Blog Hopping Is Fun!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Sister

Now I can write about something
that has been heavy on my heart and in my life.
It is about my wonderful sister, and best friend,

I was waiting until she was ready
to share her news before I wrote about it.

It is about a phone call that changed everything.
Her whole world changed and
the worlds of all of the many, many people
who love her so dearly!

To read about her story you can go to
her Blog or to Here.

So, Sherrie and I both decided that this
part of our lives couldn't be hidden.

We can't pretend,
out there in Blogland,
that all is well,
But, we also want a place
to have some light-hearted fun.

There it is.

Please just pray!!!
I Love Her Sooooo Much!!!

Her Caring Bridge site is Amazing and FULL of Hope!
Go check it out!!!

Also, Some of you know that
my Mom is living with my family.
She is Hospice.

I can honestly say that I
That ugly "C" word!

Please keep our family in your prayers.
And, please let me know how I can pray for you...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Girls & Boys...

GIRL PICTUREMy Beautiful niece is visting me for a few days...


Thank you to all of my Firday Pretties Girls!!!

Another crazy weekend,

but Monday morning is my time

with all of your Fabulous Blogs!

Can't Wait!!!

There is a new linky up for Friday Pretties!!!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Homemade Sweet Jelly & Flea Market Friday Pretties...

My oldest son came over for dinner
the other night, and had
this little pretty package in hand.

It was a fresh jar of Strawberry Jelly
from his sweet girlfriend Jess,
that she had made the night before
with her Mom!


Look at the cute yellow ribbon!
As I always say-
Presentation Is Everything
Of course, in this case, taste matters too!
Thank you Jessica & Missy!!!

Last Saturday I participated in a
"Paris Flea Market"

Angie, the owner of the lovely store, Passiflora,asked me to set up a table and to be a part of her sale.

(If you would like to see the inside of her shop click here.

Renee from Sewn with Gracewas a guest blogger on A Ruffled Nest, and she featured Passiflora.)

The shop is a very old one-room school house
that Angie has worked diligently on
and has converted it into this
Pretty, Pretty Shop.

The market was out on the front lawn.

This was my table

Angie also sold some fresh flowers
in blue Mason jars.

Here is Angie, hard at work!

Look at the Beautiful iron garden things
that she sells.
Aren't they Gorgeous?!?

The rain held off and
it was a pleasant day at the Flea Market.

Best part, I met two really nice woman
that I may be doing a very small project with.

We will see...

Happy Happy Friday Pretties!!!

Thanks to all of the Pretty Pretty Bloggers
who have joined our little
Blog Hop!

Anyone is welcome!
Go link up.
The More the Merrier!!!

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