Tuesday, February 24, 2009

a goal

"He who says he abides in Him
ought himself to walk just as He walked."
I John 2:6

Red Envelope Day - March 31

I don't know if this will make an impact on Washington or not. It is a wonderful attempt though. I plan to purchase a big pack of red envelopes and send them on March 31. It is so devastating how our new president is determined to rid the world - not just the US - and at the taxpayer's expense - of unborn babies. Sweet, tiny, precious babies. I don't understand it, can't comprehend it. Something so defenseless - given no chance. I have family members, I am an individual - that would welcome adoption. I'd rather my tax money was used to support good adoptions . . . click on the red envelope above to get more information. Make a statement with me.

On a positive note . . . "North Dakota's House of Representatives has passed a bill effectively outlawing abortion. The House voted 51-41 this afternoon to declare that a fertilized egg has all the rights of any person. That means a fetus could not be legally aborted without the procedure being considered murder." Praise the Lord.

A pretty cake alternative - cupcakes!

Our dance studio is seeing our young teachers marrying off quickly. They are so happy and we are happy for them - as long as they stick around! :) We celebrated another upcoming marriage with a shower and just look at this beautiful tiered cupcake treat that was put together by one of the moms at the studio. Isn't it stunning? She actually figured out how to make the tiers wrapping paper around the separators . . . amazing and YUMMY!! Makes me want to bake . . .

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Exciting & fun new blog!

My dd and my friend, Ruth, have decided to keep a blog diary of their sewing lessons. It is amazing how much fun they are having and the wonderful things they are creating! I couldn't be happier for Cherith - she is definitely in her element. We are so appreciative of Ruth and the time she is giving us. Check them out when you can!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

My valentine surprise! - make that . . . surprises!

Wow! Lookie at what my dd and Ruth made me! Isn't it beautiful? I feel very special and loved. Thank you girls!! I heart you.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yes, it just keeps coming! My dh surprised me with flowers - lilies and roses! And a huge bag of Lindt truffles - ahh, chocolate.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Farewell to a good friend

I didn't want to believe it. I refused to believe it. But it is true. My favorite magazine for all these years . . . is no longer. Home Companion is unable to continue due to lack of advertisers. As Mary E. says "it's a vicious circle - housing is bad, companies can't advertise, magazines can't print." Soooo sad. I will hold onto my old copies even tighter! If the economy improves . . . Mary says Home Companion will be back . . . I hope so!!

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pretty color

My buddy and friend, Stephanie, (aka Incredimom), wanted to change up the looks of her kitchen. (Another Lucy Ricardo like idea . . . )
She picked this gorgeous color. We had great fun painting her 2 toned blue walls into one tone of Shenandoah Valley by Glidden.
She has a stained chair rail going around her eat in area and it was light blue on the top and darker blue on the bottom - now it is a calming happy green. We brightened the room by putting up white sailcloth balloon shades with ties - the colors work so well with her new countertop, stone backsplash and tile floor. Just beautiful. We were a little happy with ourselves because we accomplished the entire project while our hubbies went to an overnight convention. We had some serious help from her parents - they delivered great food to the hungry workers and lots of moral support. What a blessing to have friends to share work, play and good times. (Another Lucy scheme with a happy ending . . . luv ya Steph!)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Clinque Bonus at Belk!

This looks like a good 'un. Spend $21.50 and get this free. Not quite as nice as the set they are giving away up north at Younkers (as told to me by a friendly blog visitor) - but still good!! So go to Belk and get yours.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sweet boxes

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
~Robert Browning

Ring boxes. There are only two in my possession - but, I love them better than a blue Tiffany box. Dating them is a bit difficult, but I think my ring boxes are from the 1920's or 1930's. They are such sweet little plastic boxes. Can you imagine the memories these things carried for someone? Perfect to pull out for Valentine's Day.

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