Sunday, September 30, 2012

September FPP

Hey Y'all, how are you today?
Doing OK here in Virginia today.
So this month I participated in my second swap with Foodie Pen Pals at The Lean Green Bean.
you can read all about it here. This is such a fun swap! This month I sent my box to New Orleans To Kate at Kate Is Eating, she is such a sweetie and it was great fun putting her box together for her.

My box came from Bridget in Georgia. She is lovely and sent me such yummy gifts! I LOVE to try foods that are regional and specific to where you live; you know Buffalo Wing Sauce from Buffalo, Cheese from Wisconsin...you get the idea, well this southern lady sent me locally stone ground yellow grits...LOVE...I love grits, but have never had yellow grits, I have always eaten and buy white, it's just what I am used to so yellow was new to me, but I made a bowl of cheese grits and chowed down! YUMMY! She also sent me a gift pack of sweet honey harvested and bottled in Savannah. I must admit I have only ever had clover honey, it's what I like and trying new honey never occurred to me, well I got 3 new honey flavors to try, Tupelo which was very mild and sweet,excellent in my hot tea, I am hooked on that one! Sourwood,very dark and strong to me, I used it in my BBQ sauce instead of my usual molasses and it was wonderful! Lastly there was Black Sage, mm mm a mild and delicate flavor just  lovely it was so good drizzled over a bagel with cream cheese!
A yummy Coconut granola which I enjoyed mixed in with Greek Yogurt was a great blend, and lastly some freezer pops, which I have not yet tried.
She did a great job picking out treats for me and I love every yummy bit!
I can't wait for next month's swap!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A RE-Post...

Hey Y'all! How are ya today?
The weather is cooler...I am anxiously awaiting the first frost of fall! I think that is my favorite day of the year...well next to a snow day that is!
I was fiddling around my blog, looking at the page views and out of nowhere this post had 6 views today, so I thought I would re-post it, I still feel it and believe it as much today as I did last year when I wrote it.
As a matter of fact, reading it made me feel better.
This post is from last November, I did a month of counting my blessings, this was day 2.

Today I am thankful and blessed.
I am thankful today that I am saved by grace.
I love knowing Jesus as my savior.

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I love the knowledge that no matter what He is there for me.
My dad told me once that when times are so tough, if you just imagine sitting with Jesus and talking to Him it will get better.
I often picture in my minds eye sitting on the beach with Jesus on my right and my dad on my left and my husband behind me. He holds my hand, sometimes He holds me and just listens. Sometimes we just watch the waves. It comforts me and refreshes me beyond all words.
I am Blessed to live in a country where I can freely practice my Christian faith, without fear. I love my Jesus, My God, My Holy Spirit.
My 4 year old niece said it best "Jesus is my favorite."
If you need Him and think you can't find Him, just look into your heart, you will find Him waiting there for you.
Thank You Jesus for loving me.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September Tag

Hey Y'all,
Here is the tag I made for Frances this month.
I still don't know if I like it....lol

There is still time for October, November and December if you still want to join in!
Just visit Tee over at The Altered Paper and add your name for next month.
October is Halloween
November is Thanksgiving
December is Christmas
So we still have a lot of fun left for the year!

I also did the altered Halloween Pocket Swap at Tee's and for some reason I neglected to take a photo, but Tee did and you can see it Here, mine is labeled as Donna's? It has a rhinestone skull on the back and cute halloween buttons on the front and a few goodies peeking out the top :)

THANKS FOR HOSTING TEE! I LOVE your swaps!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families of those lost 11 years ago.
While I know the greatest loss of life was in New York, we often forget that we lost a multitude of souls  here in Virginia and in a field in Pennsylvania, don't forget them and their families too.
God Bless You All!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Autumn

I am anxiously awaiting FALL!
 This summer has been brutal on all of us and I am so ready for the crisp cool days of fall.
Days free of humidity and full of cool breezes, long walks and cozy nights on the couch.
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Pumpkin Bread and Hot Chocolate.
Apple Cider and Stews cooked in the Crock Pot
Fresh Apples and a fire in the fire pit.
(sigh)
It can't get here fast enough for me!
Time for a trip to Colonial Williamsburg
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It is such a wonderful place. We love to go there and just walk around.
Sadly this is something I can't so with Lee anymore, he just can't walk that much.
Lee and I would drive up for the day and just walk the cobblestone streets for hours holding hands, watching the blacksmith, admiring the architecture and the history of it all.
Sometimes in the fall and sometimes for the Grand Illumination at Christmas.

So maybe this year I will make it to Busch Gardens also in Williamsburg for...
image from google search
It is a ton of fun and so much more enjoyable with out a thousand tourists and also without 
100 degree temps....LOL
I have not been in forever, maybe this fall.
It is also time for the State Fair at the end of the month...maybe a trip there.
Who knows which direction the wind will blow us this Fall.
I for one can't wait for the weather to change!
How about you?