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Monday, August 31, 2009

Strength For Today

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31

All of us have moments when we feel drained.  All of us suffer difficult days, trying times, and hard periods of our lives.  Thankfully, God stands ready and willing to give us comfort and strength if we turn to Him. 

Let’s focus upon God and upon His love for us.  I was listening to this song this morning and it reminded me of the promises God has given us.  Can you imagine?  We will get thru the difficult moments in our lives and soar like eagles.  What a blessing this is to us.  We will soar like eagles.

May all my blogger friends and everyone who reads my blog have a beautiful and blessed day. 


If you’d like to watch the You Tube video, click on my music to turn my blog’s music off and then click on the video’s arrow. :) 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Roosters Go Marching…


Hello!  Welcome to the rooster party going on at  Please visit her to see a complete list of everyone participating!  I am looking forward to visiting every single blog and see the different roosters. :) 

To the tune of “The Ants Go Marching”

The roosters go marching one by one.
Hoorah! Hoorah!
The roosters go marching one by one.
Hoorah! Hoorah!
The roosters go marching one by one;
The little one stops to suck his thumb,
And they all go marching down into the ground
To get out of the rain.
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

I’m very excited to be part of the rooster party that the lovely Barb is hosting! 

First, I’d like to share my little roosters along my window sill.  They love to watch and see what is going on outside.  IMG_3977 

And then to the left of the window, we have this hunk of a rooster keeping an eye on things.  He has to keep order or the lady of the house will be very upset. :)  Check out my towel holder. :)IMG_3969

These match my towel holder.  And………they’re red! IMG_3991

To the right, is a picture that I found at Hobby Lobby.  :)IMG_3978

I just found this little lamp and candle holders at Hobby Lobby.  The rooster to the right came from Home Goods.  I really splurged at that store when we went to Houston!  We don’t have a Home Goods in these parts of Texas.  :D  IMG_3979

A close up of this fall collection from Hobby Lobby.  So pretty!  IMG_3980

How about these fellows?  These pitchers are ready to be used for whatever you’d like to drink.  :)IMG_3988

Would you like a cookie  from this proud rooster?IMG_3987

I can’t leave these out.  They want to be part of the party too. :) IMG_3965 

A close up of these plates.  I purchased these at Hobby Lobby.IMG_3966

And then to the other wall are these plates. :) IMG_3963  

A close up of the plates. :)IMG_3962

And last but not least, are these plates.  I bought them from Ebay a long time ago. :)IMG_3960

Soooo?  Do I have a lot of roosters?  Naaaah…but I wouldn’t be able to add more to the group. :)

I had a lot of fun participating and I’m looking forward to visiting the other participants. 



Joining the “Oil Rubbed Bronze” fan club!

Hello my friends!  Oh wow.  Two posts in one day.  Well it’s because I’m sooo excited!  I have been pondering as to how to paint my fireplace.  Currently it is brass….very outdated.  See this picture?  This is what I’m  talking about. 


I’m also going to paint the picture frame that is above the mantle in a brownish color….maybe the same color….Oil Rubbed Bronze.  Oh I’m sooo excited! 


What do you think?  Has anyone painted anything with the color Oil rubbed Bronze?

I’m off to Wal-mart and hopefully find the paint! 


I’m Transitioning Into Fall!

At least inside my home. :)  Hello friends.  How is everyone doing?  Well I’m really looking forward to fall…cooler weather, love it!  It’s still a ways from getting cooler here in Texas but I sure am looking forward to it! 

Question:  Do the candles look awkward on the end?  Should I put them before the pears or should I just take them off? 

Hmm?  After seeing these photos, I think I’m going to paint the picture frame. You see the picture above the mantel?  I think a bronze or like the color surrounding the picture itself, kwim?  It is more of an espresso color.  What do you think?IMG_3936

I finally distressed these and I love how they look now!IMG_3950

Fall will be here before you know it! What kind of weather do you have in the fall?  Our weather turns into a tad cooler nights and mornings and sunshine during the day.  We do have more warm days than cool days though.  IMG_3915

My entrance hallway is not completely decked out for the fall yet.  What a change these fall colors make though!IMG_3918

I took some of the flowers off from a fall spray and just put them inside my apothecary jar.  Love it! IMG_3919 

These are two sprays and I placed them next to the apothecary jar.  My fall sprays and the rest of the fall decor came from Hobby Lobby.   I don’t remember seeing these sprays last year there?  So pretty! I love the colors!IMG_3921

I need to head into the garage and look for all of my fall decors!  Wish me luck, y’all!  I might get lost in all of my hubby’s things! 

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday!   Please visit our lovely hostess Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer.

Hello everyone!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I have been busy with the kiddos going back to school. 

Here are some random pictures I took outside of my (med student) son’s housing.  I love all the different plants, flowers, and trees around there.   I hope no one minds that I can’t name them.  I just have no idea, except maybe the last picture.  :)  *blush* 





I hope everyone has a wonderful “Outdoor Wednesday”  Take care…..


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Good Read……..

Hi everyone!  I hope my blogger friends are all doing well and feeling full of energy!  Are some of you feeling like you have no energy?  Feeling a little drab?  Drained?  Well have I got something for you!  I have recently started taking apple cider vinegar with water and honey and let me tell you, I feel wonderful!  I had bought this book a long time ago,


and in the midst of cleaning my closet, I found it again!  So I started reading it and went to a health food store to buy “Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar”IMG_3899

Don’t buy the apple cider vinegar (ACV) that is sold at supermarkets.  That one has been filtered and is no good for you.  You need to buy one that is unfiltered. 

Here is a link that you might want to visit. 

I read in the book to add 2 teaspoons of the ACV with 2 teaspoons of raw honey IMG_3900

in a glass of distilled water.  I add about 12 ounces of water.  Stir it all and then sip it slowly.  You can do this first thing in the morning.  Apples are rich in potassium & enzymes.  With the unfiltered apple cider vinegar, you get the potassium. 

Oops, I accidentally spilled some of my drink on my mat.  Oopsie! IMG_3898

You wonder what it tastes like?  I really like it!  I  don’t think it’s tart at all.  I hope you guys don’t think I’m crazy, hee, hee! 

I thought it was worth a try and I’m glad I did!  I hope you all look into it and try it too! 



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday….In Houston!

Hello my precious blogger friends.  Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday!   Please visit our lovely hostess Susan over at A Southern Daydreamer.

I’d like to share pictures I took while in Houston.  :)

Oooh!  Look at this traffic!  It was not even during rush hour!IMG_3838


Would you like to go to the top of this building?  Not me! LOL!IMG_3842

How about driving on one of these bridges?  IMG_3740


And that’s about it.  I am amazed at how busy and fast life is in Houston.  Everyone is always in a hurry there. hee hee.  I come from a quiet city. lol 

I hope everyone has a great Outdoor Wednesday. 


Monday, August 17, 2009

We Are Back!

Hello to all my blogger friends!  We are back from moving our oldest son to Houston!  I have missed all of my blogger friends!!! 

I gotta tell you that it’s tough.  Mama has been shedding rivers of tears.  I miss my boy and it has only been a couple of days.  It’s so hard.  I have to keep busy or I will go into this stage of sadness.  I’m sure that every mama who has moved their child to another city because they are going into a new chapter in their life, totally understand where I’m coming from. 

We attended his “White Coat Ceremony” last Wednesday and I have to tell you that it was fantastic!  We are extremely proud of him!  This is where the ceremony took place.  This is the concert hall at Rice University. 


And this is the inside.  It is beeeaauuutiful!  The entering class is seated up at the front on the balcony and they also had to sit at the bottom at the front there.  It is a huge class!



The ceremony is very symbolic and no one is allowed to take pictures during the ceremony.   We were allowed to take pictures before and after the ceremony. 

Each student is called and then the doctors at the front of the stage put the coat on each student.  After each student has their white coat on, they proceed to sign the book of hippocratic oath.  The ceremony was all videotaped and we will have a chance to buy it! 

And here is my son after the ceremony!  Woohoo!!!  We are proud of you son!!! 


I hope everyone is doing great and I can’t wait to catch up on what everyone I follow has been up too!!!



Saturday, August 1, 2009


Hi y’all!!  I hope everyone is having a nice Saturday. :) 

I want to thank Cathy from Mille Fleur for dedicating a post to me.  She is such a wonderful blogger.  I really enjoy reading her posts.  Go check out her puppy.

Here is my baby!!  I’m still trying to come up with a name for him.  Y’all help me name him, please? :)  He is soooo precious!  We love him!


This is my 11 yr old son.  We are all just loving this pup.  He is sooo precious! IMG_3786 

I hope my blogger friends help me name him! :)