Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pink Saturday and A Surprise

Happy Pink Saturday to ya!
How are you today?
I am linking up once again with the LOVELY Beverly and her Pink Saturday party :)
Last week I posted a give away for the movie "Facing The Giants"
A wonderful Faith based film that will touch your heart!
I had the largest response I have ever had for a giveaway on my blog :)
Whoo Hoo I had 19 entries! I wish I has 19 copies so I could send each of you sweet hearts one!
So this morning I sat down and gave each of you a piece of my heart, I prayed for each of you as I made these little entries :)
Thank You all for taking the time to enter. 
A little spot of glue stick to hold your heart :)

All together in this sweet little sherbet pink depression glass dish

And now with out further ado, the winner is.....
If you have not been to her blog, you will love it!
She is lovely and you will love her too, stop by and say Hi!

I had another copy just waiting to find it's way to....
YAY! You will love this movie!
If you have not visited Celia, jump on over and give her some love too.
And SIGN UP to be a blog land pen pal, she is great!

Congratulations ladies you should have an email from me.
Thank you all for entering I was blessed by the response and I love each of you bunches and bunches.
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweet Blessing

Thank You my sweet Blogging Sister!
I know you are checking to see if it arrived...Well
I got a package in the mail today! I always love getting those, don't you?
 Inside the box marked fragile was a gift sent by my Secret Sister
                          Let me tell you she knows me well.
I love the red velvet bow and the simple, yet elegant way my gift was wrapped. I love brown paper packages :)

 She sent me this beautiful magnet
I love the Psalms, and  I love the beach;  the photo on the magnet is perfect.

and wrapped in the paper was this beautiful cross box
I was so touched when I saw it.
I think I am going to use it as a prayer box, I am going
to write prayers on slips of paper and tuck them inside, then pray over them daily.
Thank You so much sweetie pie, I love my gifts and my heart is smiling.

**So what do you need prayer for?**
Let me know and it will go in the box!
Jesus is waiting to hear from me :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lovely Friends

Do you like my new Blog header?
It was made as a surprise for me by Jenn at Peacorn, Popnuts, Soda Gum and Chewing Water I was overwhelmed.
Dontcha just love the title of her blog :)
She is a lovely woman of Faith and our friendship is growing every week.
She is awesome!
If memory serves we "met" thanks to Beverly's Pink Saturday.
Jenn and I both start at the bottom of the page and work up to the top of all the PS participants, she views every third link, I just go with what catches my eye that day, and some days I view all of them.
She also made a background for me, well she made it for herself, BUT she generously shared it with me! How lucky am I!

but I can't get it to work...still working on that one!
Thank You So Much Jenn, love you loads!

Don't forget if you are interested, enter my giveaway for a copy of Facing The Giants, just scroll down to the Pink Saturday post and leave a comment.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pink Saturday Giveaway part 2

I can't get my posts to do what I want!

So any how if you would like to be blessed by a copy of Facing The Giants
just leave me a comment.
Next Saturday I will announce who winner is.

Pink Saturday Giveaway

GRRRR this is the 4th time I have tried to post this! Stupid blogger!

I have some Valentine pinks to share with you today.
I think this is the coolest way to display a single rose.

My sister had these as the centerpiece at her wedding.

Love it :)
Here are a few special bits I have.
Lee got me these Snoopy's over several
Valentine Day's.
He would search high and low for just the right one.
It was so sweet.
I looked forward to it every year.
They came on boxes of Whitman's Chocolates.
He can't find them anymore. So I cherish these.
Love Him.

I have a special give away for you today.
A copy of this wonderful movie.
I KNOW you will like it.
I love it :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Courageous, the newest film by Sherwood Pictures is now available on DVD.
Nope I am in no way being asked to write this or being compensated in any way.
We have a passion for the Kendrick Brother's films and I just want you to know about them!
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?
Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.

It is funny and sad, dramatic and action packed all in one.
I don't want to give too much away, but, this one like the others will touch your heart! I believe God has His hands on Alex and Stephen Kendrick and the films they write.
I am so glad we found them. We watch them all the time. I posted about them in more detail Here last year.
If you want to see more about Courageous just visit Here.
I hope you will run out and rent or but a copy TODAY!
Trust me, it will be a blessing to you.
If I can answer any questions about any of their movies, please ask and I will do my best to answer them.
Have a great day.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!
I thought for Pink Saturday I would share a few pinks I got for Christmas.
A great local made soap from Laura and Patrick 
Hand sanitizer from Mom
A Strawberry Shortcake hand poured soy candle from Julia
 really cool Camo Pink Nail Polish Strips and a cute Nail file from Joanne.
Not much going on here today, I have a roast in the crock pot and the house smells great from it!
 I just need to cook up a mess of greens to go with it.
Yes, here in the south we cook up a mess of greens :)
It just means a big ole pot full.

image found on a facebook post

I have some housework to do and yes,
some Christmas decorations to put away.
The good thing about this weekend ... I am OFF work all weekend!
WHOO HOO I get a Saturday and Sunday off!
So I should be able to visit lots of you :)
I am heading to Beverly's Blog now.
Join me there?

Friday, January 13, 2012

January Tag

Hey Y'all how are ya today?
It is cold and windy here in Virginia today.
I wanted to share the tag I made for Tee's Tag A Month Swap.

My partner for the January swap is the lovely Elysia in Canada. I hope she likes it. I think it is a bit too simple, but the more I fiddled with it the less I liked it, so I went clean and simple. I still don't think I am happy with it but I hope Elysia is. You can't really tell in the photo, bit I popped up the embellishments with pop dots for some dimension and of course had to glitter it up with stickles and I used my FAVORITE paper line October Afternoon for the front and back (which I forgot to take a photo of) and all the embellishments.
I can't wait for the next one!
If you are interested visit The Altered Paper (just click on Tee's name above) for more info.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lazy Day

It has been a week!
I have not been feeling well over the past week so for me it has been work, bed, work, bed...poor Lee hasn't had a decent meal in 6 days!
I am much better now.
I feel like I have missed so much over the past week, in some ways it was good to be offline and in others it stinks, I get so much encouragement from my bloggy pals :)

Yesterday we had a couch potato day, we watched 3 movies and went to bed!
We finally got around to seeing the last Pirates of the Caribbean it was ok...I think they need to just stop with

Next up was Crazy, Stupid Love

                                        image from google search 
I laughed quite a few times, but it is not one I would watch over and over...just ok,

 but oh that Ryan Gosling...

(sigh) he is a looker ain't he... lmbo
My mom is shaking her head right now ;)
image from google search

Then it was Green Lantern...

image from google search
we both liked it, we love superhero movies, we both agree on most of them and we enjoy them so out of the 3 that was our favorite.
Lee just watched the newest Planet of the Apes ...he liked it, I have ZERO interest in those movies, he can have them. He loves the old ones and liked this one too.
I still have one more to watch today...Water For Elephants.

image from google search
The book was good, so I am looking forward to watching it.
On a side note I love Elephants, I could watch them all day, I have no idea why, maybe it's their eyes, but I feel so peaceful watching them, in a zoo, on t.v. etc... I just love them.
So how have you been?
How is your New Year starting off?
Mine is not quite how I wanted, but the year is young.
Have a great day and don't forget to talk to God. He loves you....and so do I.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1 year old!

             My Blog is 1 today!

image from google search

                      Thank you so much for
                   sharing this year with me!

1 year ago today, I decided to take a leap of faith and start a blog.
I kind of wanted to do it, if for no other reason than to participate in swaps and pink saturday, but was that enough of a reason to commit to a blog?
I agonized over it for weeks, would any one read it, what on earth would I write about, what should I call it, should I have a theme etc.... Finally I just decided to do it and it didn't matter if anyone read or commented, I was doing this for me! I still feel that way a little bit, but I am so thrilled that you do read, and you do comment, and you like me really like me....teehee.
It has been a year full of learning,
learning I am NOT a photographer so bad photos will be what is here...LOL
learning it is ok that no one comments
learning to not be offended at some comments that are left
learning there are a TON of wonderful women in blog land, that I now can count as friends and sisters
learning that God is alive in the hearts of so many
learning that my Faith is my strength
learning it is ok to be sad and ask for help
learning that to get love you need to give love
learning that the talent and creativity in our little world is AMAZING!
learning I love Pink Saturday and all the ladies there so much!
learning to be a better me.

So many lessons learned; I wonder what this year will hold?

I love y'all so much thank you for making this past year a great one for me!
Please join me for year 2!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

phew last week was busy, but I am a little sad to see it go. I love the Christmas season.
I can't get my photos to load today so maybe later in the week I'll have a few to share.
So what are your plans for 2012?
Do you make resolutions?
I don't.
I do try to make things a little better every year.
This year I want to increase my devotional and prayer time.
I think when you spend quality time with God, everything else falls in place.

On the creative front...
 I am doing Tee's Tag of the Month for this year.
I have my Blogging Sister assigned, and I am excited to have her to make a few goodies for her and pray for her this year.
I have great friends with whom I will exchange letters and maybe a bit more...
I hope to do some swaps and maybe a give away or 2 this year as well.

So this is how my year is starting out, I hope to visit y'all often. Thanks for stopping in and have a great 2012.
May God's blessings pour out over you this year.