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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Red and Gold

I’m linking with Vanessa & Inspiration Friday Party, Tam & Three or More Tuesday, and Sue & Rednesday.  Please visit these wonderful blogs!  You’ll be glad you did! :)

Slowly but surely, I’m changing things around here.  This is our bedroom.  I bought this bedding at JCP for a great price!  The bedding is called Castlebury.  

JCP Castlebury Bedding

Please excuse the handle there! That’s my treadmill.  We have it in our bedroom cause we don’t have any where else to put it.   It’s ok, I won’t complain. ;)  Aaah, someday we will have a king size bed.  This is a queen size.  It looks small! LOL!

JCP Castlebury Bedding  

I found these two pillows at Kirklands.  They were 2 for 19.99! Perfect!

Pillows from Kirklands

Here is a close-up of the bedding.  Beautiful rich colors but not overpowering!  My boys have informed me that the bed looks like it belongs in a hotel.  Ha ha!  Kids!


I also bought some curtains in a gold color but I won’t put those on until I finish painting our bedroom.  

And speaking of Red!  It’s a red can!    Have y’all gotten a hold of this air freshener?  It is Glade Winter Collection in Apple Cinnamon.  Oh my goodness!  It smells yummy and so fallish!


Have I told you lately that I appreciate you visiting “My Bella Rose”?   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to visit my humble blog.  Y’all have no idea how much it means to me.   Again, thank you!  Thank you!  

Until next time,




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Fall Garland and The Color of Red! :)

Hello y’all!  (I really say “y’all in real life:D)  My goodness, I don’t think we will have fall weather in my parts of the world.  LOL!  It was already sixty degrees early this morning. 

Today I am linking with Susan with Outdoor Wednesday, and Sue with Rednesday.  Please visit these two wonderful blogs. 

So yesterday I mentioned that I was going to share my garland I have out in my front porch.   I think sunflowers look right at home with the fall colors, don’t you think?  

fall garland

First, I hung grapevine and then whatever decorations I use for each season.  I change out the decorations for each season. 

fall garland

fall garland

Marla, can you see the subtle changes? ;)

Here is another view.  I painted the little chair and the pot.   The chair is Posh Red (like the door) from Valspar.  The pot is painted in Spanish Tile by Valspar. 

fall garland 

This also got a makeover.  I gave it just one coat because I wanted some of the previous color to show thru. 

fall garland

I love how the yellow of the mums looks with the red!  I can’t wait for these little flowers to really bloom. :)


Posh Red Paint

And that’s about it.  Y’all have a wonderful day, ok? :) Thank you for visiting My Bella Rose.





Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cozy as Candlelight.

Hello everyone!  Remember me?  *wink*   I hope y’all are enjoying cooler weather.  Our weather is somewhat cool in the mornings but by afternoon it is in the upper eighties.   I hadn’t showed y’all my table arrangement with the candles lit up.  I finally bought some matches! ha!  Doesn’t it all look so cozy?  Aaah! I could sit there and sip a cup of coffee or hot tea. Mmm!   I also added some little styrofoam (balls?) to the bottom of each hurricane.  They’re red!   I found those at Dollar Tree.  


Well I hope you guys visit me tomorrow:)   I’m going to show you my fall garland and some little changes I made in the porch.   Marla, you’ll love my little changes. :D  Hint…Red! 

Y’all have a good evening!




Sunday, October 10, 2010

God Has a Plan.



Yesterday something happened so out of the ordinary that I know it was God’s doing.  I won’t go into details but I had been praying about this for a while.  After praying about this for a little while I said in my mind,  “In your own time, Father”  Our Heavenly Father answered my prayers yesterday! I thank HIM with all of my heart!  You may be going thru something and have prayed and prayed about it.  I’d like to encourage you by telling you that “In HIS own time” prayers are answered.  Don’t give up!  Please keep the faith!  Keep positive and know in your heart that everything is going to be alright.  Sometimes our prayer requests may not be answered in the way that we want but remember that God is our Father and HE knows what’s best for us. 


12-b024f4d8 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

I hope y’all are having a wonderful Sunday full of love and laughter. :) 



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Tassels.

I’ve been busy as a bee around here!   I am linking with The DIY Show Off...Fall For All!   Please visit this wonderful blog to see what others are sharing with us. 

I went to Dollar Tree and found these two little cuties.  Oh my goodness! I had so much fun making them into decorative tassels! 

Little side note here:  I must hurry and finish this post before the Benadryl kicks in.  I was working on my garland outside when my allergies started to act up.   I am allergic to dust.  No seriously. ha ha I am allergic to weeds, grass, and dust. 


I have it hanging here for now.  :)  IMG_6991

And here is the other one I made.  This one is hanging on the curio cabinet in the living room. IMG_6993

I must say that once you make a tassel, there is no stopping!  They are quite addicting! IMG_6995

Ok, I have promised myself that I will NOT buy anything else that is fall related.  *blush*  

Thank you for visiting My Bella Rose.




Fall Party at Rhoda’s!

I am excited to join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her fall party!  Thank you Rhoda for hosting! 
Come on in!   In the front entrance, I have decorated with a few branches, some ceramic pumpkins, and some fall picks.  The wall color is called Tobacco Road. 
Tobacco Road Paint

All I did was add the fall picks to this arrangement.  I already had the red and cream color  flowers in this vase.:)
Fall Decor
Fall Decor

Some of you have seen this photo.  I hope you don’t mind me sharing it again.   This is my dining table.
Fall Decor

Mr Rooster all dressed up for fall. 

Fall Decor

I added fall picks to this wreath as well.
Fall Wreath

and last but not least, my mantle.  I added some rich shades of reds here.  The letter “M” was painted my moi.  I used some paint that I had already called Spanish Tile by Valspar.  I also applied Rub & Buff to it.  Can you tell I that I love the color red?  ha  ha!
Fall Mantle

And this vase is sitting on the fireplace.  More of the vibrant fall colors.
Fall Decor

Again, thank you so much, Rhoda!  Now let’s go see what everyone else is sharing with us!


I have to share this.


Anyone watch The Rachel Ray Show?  I hardly watch tv but I think it was meant to be that I watch it this morning.  While I was cleaning house this morning, I I decided to turn on the tv.   I happen to leave the channel on the Rachel Ray Show and this segment of this young girl really touched my heart.  I had to stop and say a prayer of thanksgiving.  I bet most of us complain about the smallest things but we need to realize that we are lucky.  Lucky to wake each morning.  Lucky that we are even able to complain, kwim?   Please click on the link and watch the touching story about a girl named Chrissy.   I was full of tears this morning y’all.  Omgosh, she really touched my heart.   God Bless her and her family.

The following link is about her triumph.  People thought she could never go on with life.  They thought she would never have a baby! Look at her now!

I hope this story touches your soul like it did me.  



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Table with Fall Decor.

Hello! Welcome to My Bella Rose.  Today I am joining Marty and Tabletop Tuesday.  I really enjoy participating in this weekly party!  Thank you Marty for hosting. :)


I purchased these two sweet little angels two years ago at Hobby Lobby.  I call them “Harvest Angels”  IMG_6959


I placed fall picks in the bottom of the apothecary jar and the bird couple on top of a little piece of styrofoam because I want them to be higher up. :)  On the bottom of the apothecary jar, I made a ring with some of the fall picks.  IMG_6957

These hurricanes were made by moi. :)  This great idea is from Creative Home Expressions.  I didn’t make them exactly as she did because my Dollar Tree was out of the smaller hurricanes.  As soon as they have them and I’m lucky enough to be there, I will definitely buy a couple. :)   This is such a great idea!  You can use these thru out every season! Love them!   I think they would make great gifts too!  Basically, you buy two hurricanes and two candlesticks.  Glue the candlestick to the bottom of the hurricane and that’s it.  Easy peasy!! IMG_6963

Thank you for visiting my blog!   I do hope you enjoyed my little post and I certainly hope you come back for a visit! :)  




Sunday, October 3, 2010



You may think you have challenges, but you have so many blessings. Sometimes it takes only a moment of conscious effort to recognize those blessings. Once you focus on the gifts instead of the problems, your whole perspective will change and you will see blessings everywhere. 

I think most of us tend to think of our challenges day to day.  I know I do. I am now trying to focus more on my blessings.  :) May this be a reminder to all of us to recognize those blessings from our Heavenly Father.

Have a wonderful Sunday.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pumpkin Bread Anyone?


Hi y’all!   We are having some cool mornings finally! Actually, I’ve had my windows open all day today!   It is so nice to have some cool breeze coming in and not having to use the A.C.  This morning I was in the “baking” mood and made a pumpkin bread and a banana bread.  I made the banana bread for a neighbor.  I love baking goodies and sharing with my neighbors. :)  IMG_6953

Here is the recipe I used.  I also made a cream cheese frosting and used just a smidgen of it for the topping.  I don’t like too much frosting, do you? :)


3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin or fresh pumpkin if you’d like.  (I used canned)

Grease and flour pan.  Heat oven to 350*F.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and soda, spices, and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, and eggs; stir until well blended.  Stir pumpkin into the egg mixture.  Gradually add sifted dry ingredients to the pumpkin and egg mixture, stirring well after each addition.  Spoon batter into prepared tube pan.  Bake for 1 hour and around 15 to 20 minutes, or when cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)

  • 6 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • About 2 to 3 cups of powdered sugar.  I didn’t use all three cups.  I used a little over 2 cups.  It was good.
  • 1/3 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and butter in medium bowl.   Add vanilla and milk to reach a smooth texture and desired spreadability.

Well I hope you all are having a wonderful day!  Please take time to relax and enjoy yourselves. :)




Friday, October 1, 2010

How Fights Started

These are so funny!!   I hope y’all get a good laugh at these like I did! 

How Fights Started.......

One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot
as a Christmas gift...
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked him why, he replied, "Well, you still haven't used the
gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started.....


I asked my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?'
It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.
'Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!' she said.
So I suggested, 'How about the kitchen?'
And that's when the fight started....


My wife and I are watching
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were
in bed.. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?'
'No,' she answered.
I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.'
So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'
And that's when the fight started....


I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14.95.
Instead, she bought a jar of cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer

would make her look better at night than the cold cream..
And that's when the fight started.......


I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first..
'I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.'
He said, 'Aren't you worried about the mad cow?'
'Nah, she can order for herself.'
And that's when the fight started.....


My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping

the channels.
She asked, 'What's on TV?'
I said, 'Dust.'
And then the fight started...


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming

She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to
200 in about 3 seconds.'
I bought her a scale.
And then the fight started...


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school
reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as

he sat alone at a nearby table.
I asked her, 'Do you know him?'
'Yes,' she sighed, ' He's my old boyfriend...
I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and
I hear he hasn't been sober since..'
'My God!' I said, 'who would think a
person could go on celebrating that long?'
And then the fight started...


I rear-ended a car this morning.. So, there we were

alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know how sometimes you just get soooo stressed and little things just seem funny? Yeah, well I couldn't believe it... he was a DWARF!!!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted,
So, I looked down at him and said, 'Well, then which one are you?'
And then the fight started...


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife
kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed..
But, somehow I always had something else to take care of
first, the truck, the car, playing golf, 
Always something more important to me.
Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When
I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, 'When you finish cutting the grass,
you might as well sweep the driveway.'
The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.

Have a great day!