"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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Wise Old Bird...

How C-U-T-E is this?!?

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My friend, Debbie,
 who is holding this little gem,
 and I were having breakfast 
at a cute little downtown restaurant
 called The Crow's Nest.
(Is there a bird theme here?)


 Sitting next to us were two little 
"Hippish" girls. 
One of the girl had this back pack.


Of course I had to find out If-
or Where-  
If she made it herself or
If Not-
Where she got it.


She did not make it, but it was hand made. 
She found it on Etsy,
 but she couldn't remember where.

I want to try to make this.
Love, Love, Love It!!!


Here's an update-
Kerri wrote to me  to let me know that 
It is HERE  
Thai-Craft-Design


Kerri also has an Etsy shop called
 Shabby Chic 72
You can find it HERE
Go Visit! Her things are
ADORABLE!!!
Thanks Kerri!

The owl
The Wise Owl
The wise old owl
Sat in an oak.
The more he saw,
The less he spoke.
The less he spoke,
The more he heard.
Why can't we be like
That wise old bird?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday Pretties!!! Happy Things :)

Pretty Things That Make Me Happy!








Link up for Friday Pretties
and show us what
 Pretty Things Make You Happy!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hot or Cold?

White Wednesday at

      Which do you prefer? 
I, personally,
 am a
Complete & Total
      Summer Girl       

What about you?    

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Birthday Give Away Day!!!

Today Is Give Away Day!!!
    The Apron of her choice goes to...
Congratulations Stephanie!!!

A year ago today I began
 my journey into Blog Land.
You can read my first post
I knew that it was going to be a year with
 some trials
 A year that would challenge my faith
 and challenge the people
 and relationships around me.
I knew that I would learn.
And, I did,
especially about the true meaning of these words-
LOVE,
COMMITMENT,
LOYALTY,
ENDURANCE,
SERVANT HOOD,
FAITH,
TRUST,
SACRIFICE,
LOSS,
GAIN,
JOY,
PAIN,
ETERNITY
This last year has changed me
 so completely, and  forever.
I pray that I will never Not find some
joy in each day here on this earth.
That I will show my love clearly 
to everyone that
God has given to me
 as a gift on this earth.
I know now that hardships sift out the true
friendships and relationships in our lives.
I also know that God equips us to do
what ever it is He asks us to do.

Is it hard sometimes?
Yes!
Is He always be our side?
Yes!
Is He faithful?
Completely!

I have adopted Romans 12:12 as my verse
for Life-

"Be Joyful in Hope,
Patient in  Affliction,
Faithful in Prayer."

I think that sums it up.

Thank you, Friends, for joining me on this 
challenging journey this past year.
The blog world is such a fascinating
and interesting world
full of loving, caring and
compassionate women
who give their love and encouragement
so freely.

Even though it has been a very hard year,
there have been many joys and blessings,
and blogging has been part of both of those!
Here's to a New Year-
God Bless,
Joyce

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Friday Pretties...And Not Needed, but Irresistible Purchases

Happy Happy
Friday Pretties!!!

Here are two things that
 I have purchased
in the last couple of months
 that just make me
Happy!
I do not have any of my own children
 who are getting married
in the near future,
that I know of...
But, I could NOT resist this 
Amazingly,
Beautiful
 Book!!! 
These pages are just a tiny taste of the
Fun & Creativity
in this charming book.

Do you all read
Which leads to my
 second favorite purchase,
which I had originally bought as a
Christmas gift for my sister,
but she had already gifted herself-
So...
 Boo Hoo,
 I had to keep it for
ME.
Nienie's wonderful calender.
So Pretty
I wanted to feature June's page,
 because
June Makes Me Happy!
And, my dog's name is June.
Well..Junie
She put a few of her personal note on the pages.
Isn't is Great?!?

I hope that you all have an
Amazing & Very Pretty Friday!
Don't miss the other links to lots of
Pretty Blogs
Ohhhh...and don't forget about my
give away tomorrow!
On a personal note of my own-
Thank you for your prayers!
I have several burdens on my heart right now
for some of the people on this earth that I
LOVE the MOST.
One of those special people is my sister,
She just had her three month scans.
She had a CT scan on her lungs,
and an MRI on her pelvic region.
Her lungs are clear!!!
Yes, Thank You Lord.
And, we are still waiting on the MRI,
 but her doc isn't worried.

Thanks for all of the
LOVE!!!
Joyce

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy White Wednesday
at


As some of you know I am having a
 One Year Blog Birthday Party
Give Away!
Several of you commented
 that you liked the
blue apron but prefer full aprons
 instead of half.
Soooooo....
I made one.
 I had enough fabric to whip one up.
 If you would still like to
 enter my give away go
You have until Saturday, Jan. 22
at 5:00 P.M.


I feel like I have been a bit absent
 in blog world this week.

My heart and my thoughts
are filled with many prayers
for several people that I love- A Lot!
So, please bear with me...
And, if I am on your heart
 please say a prayer.

(Let me know if I can pray for you)

Much Love & Many Prayers,
Joyce

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Friday Pretties...Give Away!!!

I am dancing with JOY!!!


On January 22nd,
 my blog will turn one!



So to Celebrate...
 I am doing a
 Give Away!
I am giving away an apron that I made.
You even have a choice.
You can choose this Amy Butler half- apron
(One size fits all)







Or...
This Amy Butler pleated bodice apron.
(It is a small)




(There may even be a few extra surprises)

If you would like to participate in my give away
please leave a comment on this post 
 letting me know which apron you would prefer.,

For a second chance of winning,
please leave a second comment if 
you become a follower,
or if you are already a follower.


I will be drawing a name on January 22-
My One Year Anniversary!
Happy Friday Pretties!!!


Make sure that you take a few minutes
to visit all of the blogs linked up to
Friday Pretties.

The ballarina and this little chick are from
She has lots of fun free graphics for you!

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