I love the Fourth of July. Our family celebrates it in much the same ways as any other family in the country: A picnic, a dip in the pool, a campfire with roasted (burnt)marshmallows, and finally, fireworks. But we also celebrate the MEANING of the day. … Read More Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
Jesus is with you every step you take. And he always will be. This is the way we have great meaning in our lives. Tell others how God has changed you and helped you. This will make your life more meaningful than it has ever been. 💙… Read More Your Potential is endless…
Back in those days, we memorized a verse for each letter of the alphabet. We still remember those essential scriptures now!… Read More Light tomorrow with today!
I am His, and I will look for Him in the sunrise and the sunset, and everything that happens in between!… Read More Delight
I decorate in costal items in Summertime because they make a visual connection with our family’s favorite memories
… Read More A Touch of the Sea
Grandmother Vivianne loved Red Cardinals, and so I have a small collection to remember her by. … Read More Red Hot Love
I enjoy displaying my cherished items fondly and lovingly. Any surface can be suitable for a collection of Transfer ware… in a cupboard, on a wall, in a tray, on a widow sill… the possibilities are endless. Professional decorators require that the connection of one item in a collection to another is clear. But I believe that collecting the things that appeal to me increases their appeal to others who see them. At least in my home, this has been my experience — that others notice and become more fond of the items on display. … Read More Give me the Luxuries
Each of us is responsible for our own happiness. I remember meeting Martha one frigidly cold day in December, 8 years ago… the first day we moved into the Cottage. She brought muffins and an invitation to attend worship services with her the following Sunday morning. I always think of Martha when I make lemonade,… Read More “You take yourself where ever you go…”
My husband claims he has never met anyone who gets so much joy from changing a couple of coffee cups and items around on a few shelves.
I think he secretly loves it that I get so excited, though, because he made the shelves for me, and he is a Big Coffee Drinker! He and I gather here very early every morning to pour a few cups and chat before getting dressed and ready to face the day.
… Read More Hospitality: The Coffee Bar
May is the month I catch up with my sister and nieces, gabbing and frolicking in the water and lazing around poolside while all of our children swim. Bring on the Summer… I am ready!
… Read More Farewell to May…