"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, January 31, 2012

My Heart

Above all else, 
guard your heart.
for everything you do 
flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 Projects Are Fun!

 My sister, Sherrie from A Ruffled Nest, 
is becoming an expert at furniture painting.
She has discovered,
 through Carter's Cottage,
where she sells her beautiful things,
Annie Sloan's paint.
 It is chalk paint.
Avid painters love it.
So...I decided to try it.
I love it too!
It is fun to work with and 
I love all of the colors that are available.
This pure white is definitely a pure white,
which I Love!
This bookshelf was dark red.
It did take three coats.
Next time I would prime it first.
Have any of you tried this paint?
Let me now what you think.
Joyce

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Every Girl


Some things that I wish every girl knew.
Find someone who treasures you 
and treasure them back!

I want a guy....

Monday, January 16, 2012

Here are some of the Prettiest Cakes you will ever see...

Check it out Here
Of course,
 you have to go far, far away, 
to the land down under,
Sydney, Austrialia
to taste these beauties.



ENJOY!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Always Adjusting

My life keeps readjusting.
It is good to remain flexible because,
one thing in life is very consistant,
Things Change.
 Staring at the end of last August, until
last Friday, I have been working at my
husband's office.
I was a temp until they found someone full time.
Life is very different as a working wife and mother.

I have always respected those brave women 
who have worked outside of their homes,
and now I respect them at a new level.  :)
So, I am again readjustng to life at home.
This is not a hard adjustment.
It feels good.
But, I did make some new friends and I 
miss seeing them.
And, surprisingly, 
(because I wasn't sure)
I had so much fun working with my husband.
He is a really nice boss.
I learned so much about his world.
I guess the word Respect is the word I would 
choose watching him work so hard.
Anyway, I am back...
Back to Bible Study with my Buddies.
Back to Blogging with my Blogger Friends.
Back to Cleaning my House.  
Ha Ha
Back to My Projects.
BACK!
Love,
         Joyce

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Sweet Surprise

My sweet kids, Aaron & Jessica,
 picked out this beautiful tea cup
 and delicious tea for me for Christmas.
I love it and it looks so pretty on my counter.
And, the tea is Yum Yum!

I also bought myself this "tea flower".

It opens up into a pretty flower,
but I need a clear glass tea cup for it.
Do you have a favorite tea?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Oh Man...
Those tempteing Etsy shops 
on all of your creative blogs...
Temptation!
Well, I couldn't resist this from
Her Weekender Bag
I love the fabric, the design and the size-
 Perfect!
I am in LOVE...
And, she gave me
 these cute, cute coasters.
So Sweet!
Do you love?!?
And, her thank you-
Need I say more?
Presentation Matters.

Thank you, Liesl.
I love it!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Flowers...


PRETTY FLOWERS...
In the winter I miss the colors of 
Spring & Summer.
The snow is beautiful,
but it is all the same color.
Ha Ha
I like lots and lots of colors.
So, instead of going outside to admire
the summer blooms,
I will look through my pictures.
This one makes me almost able to
smell that beautiful flower!

I hope that you all enjoy it too.

Love,
Joyce

Friday, January 6, 2012


VINTAGE FABRIC & FRINGE
Who could ask for more?


 Possibilities make me smile ...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas In The City

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

This is a little Merry Christmas from
Me to Me!
It isn't one of the big boys like a lot of you bloggers have,
but it is perfect for me!
I am so excited to learn more about it.
Both my oldest son (whom I bought it from)
 and his girlfriend know a lot 
about photography and cameras,
so I am hoping that they will teach me lots!
The City
My oldest lives in Chicago and had to work 
on Christmas Eve and he couldn't come home.
So, instead, we went to him!
Some friends so generously lent us their condo.
It was so beautiful and cozy.
We loved it!

Our view from the 33rd floor.

I brought along a little Christmas tree.
Christmas morning needs a tree!
My sister and her family, 
along with my oldest son and his girlfriend,  Jess,
met us downtown for the afternoon .
We had lunch together and then went shopping.
Soooo Funnnn!!!

We were also blessed to spend some time with 
Jessica's mom on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning,

It was a wonderful family time!

Hope your Christmas and New Year's was
Wonderful!!!
And, here's to
2012!!!
it is going to be a great year!

Love & Prayers,
Joyce

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