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GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER. PSALMS 118:1

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The warmer temps we are having these days 
has urged me outside...
looking at all the outside projects that we need to begin...
to complete.......
More work......

It is hard to find time for posting.....
The busyness has taken away my inspiration....

One of the things I love about visiting other blogs
is they seem to "Inspire" me........
 with wonderful decorating idea.....



To Inspire......
  1.  To fill (someone) with the urge 
  2. or ability to do or feel something,
esp. to do something creative.

Synonyms:

Stimulate, motivate, encourage
move, stir, energize,
influence



I think my "Inspire...ation" for my home has been a little off these days.....


In the past 10 years we have remodeled 3 different style homes....

Remodel:
To change the structure or form of something...

I AM TIRED!
A little Frustrated.......
DEFINITELY "UNINSPIRED"!


I need someone.....
Something....
 to "INSPIRE" me......

Or
Perhaps....
A vacation...
Or
Little men who come out
while we are fast asleep
and
do all the work.....
Leaving me with carefree days...
Yes...
It is storybook fantasy....
I can dream can't I?

I will trudge on....
completing one job at a time....
feeling as if my
"Inspire...ation"....
Is a little off....


Meanwhile....
I could use a boost....
Possibly a push......
I need beautiful pictures.....
Great ideas.......
I need "INSPIRE...ATION"


I Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another 
and build one another up, 
just as you are doing.

So come on girls......
Help a gal out.....
Inspirational Blessings Needed!

Patty




















Monday, April 7, 2014


 I love boxes and baskets.....
Doesn't everyone?
Old ones...
new ones....
large or small...
any color...
any texture...


They are just perfect to store things in......


 This old tool box sits on a serving table in my dining room...
It holds two sets of dishes.....
out of the way.....
until I need them......


They can also be the perfect accessory for your home....
I mean every girl loves a little something extra with her outfit......

This old gathering basket looks perfect on this farm chair....
Please ignore the dust....


This old crate..... 
A great place for your keys as you enter the door.....



They can serve as both accessory and storage......
I love these old picnic baskets.....
You can fill them up...

they look great sitting under my perky blue table...

How about using baskets as filler for shelves
Not so messy...
and not so much dusting....
but lots of hiding of "stuff"~

And I love the round blue baskets.....
A surprise pop of color....... 

Baskets and boxes are great for hiding things away...
The perfect place to get rid of the mess...
The things we do no need everyday....
The things we hang on to...
even though we do not really need them.....
If only you could see inside.....
Not so pretty....

As it is with our lives...
If only others could see what we are hiding inside....
The hurts...
The pain..
Unforgiveness...
anger...
Bitterness...
Bad choices....
Bad decisions....
Not so pretty....


Regardless of how good our cover up job is....
God knows...
He sees all...
There is no hiding....

Take time to talk with God...
Allow him to get into the innermost part of your heart...
To see what others do not...
Regardless of the mess we make....
He loves us...
I am so thankful he sees the beautiful..
The potential...
Not the mess.........



Micah 7:18
There is no other God like you! 
You forgive sin 
and pardon the rebellion 
of those who remain among your people. 
You do not remain angry forever,
 but delight in showing loyal love. 


Eph. 1:7 
He is so rich in kindness
 that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, 
and our sins are forgiven.


BLESSINGS!









Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sweet Sunday Scripture....


Today the birds are singing.....
The grass is ooooooing and aaaahhhhhhhhing....
Even my old man face seems to be smiling........
Look close....
Oh yes he is........

Even pretty little Esther the cat......
I call her "Essie Pearl"...
A real Southern name.....
is basking in the warmth of the sun.....




Oh Yes, What a day Glorious Day this is.....
and tomorrow....
Even warmer...
Can I hear a big Woooo whooooo......


As I was walking through my flowers.....
My quirky little garden bug.....
A gift from my daughter....
Was laying there legs up......



I guess he thought the Winter was never going to end.......
Soon he will be turned over....
and stand proudly among all the beautiful blooms......
He is definitely a good bug
to have in the garden......


 Even the Daffodils seem to be bending and wilting.......
from the last cold snap and snow....
But they are beginning to reach up....
Reaching for the Sun....
Oh Mr. Sun....
Welcome!

Have a blessed and wonderful Lord's Day....
"Sun"day!


2 Samuel 23:4
He dawns on them like the morning light,
 like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning,
 like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.

BLESSINGS!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Blog Fog.....



I have been suffering from the "Blog Fog"
over the past few weeks....

You know what I mean when things are just not as clear 
as they should be.....

This never ending Winter does not help...
Nor the fact that my laptop continues to slowly die.....

You think it is hard for us...
Imagine how all the birdies are feeling..
One day hot..
One day cold..
Next day snow...

Face it Ladies...
There are times we should have to fight our way through...
Look at the brighter side of life....
Don't you just love the pop of red....
so unexpected.....


That is just what I decided to do.....
Look for color throughout my home....


 Notice the patina on that old silver platter behind the birdhouse...
and the Greens on the house....
Just lovely!



 I am really excited about my new rug in the Living area....
Oh the colors..
Can't wait to show you my finished area....
Remember the old living room
Well.. all that is gone.....
I am soooo excited to show you those changes..
a later post....
Keep visiting...
You do not want to miss this...


 Yep a little color goes a lonnnng way!
It just seems to bring on the JOY!....


Of course, the Grands bring JOY....
Always.....
A beautiful pic of those Grands on a little colorful box..
Well...
Makes me very Happy!
Can't you see me smiling....
I am!



 If you are suffering from the "Blog Fog"
Like me.....
Stroll around your house...
Take notice of the colorful things around you...
Every Day can be a colorful day....
If you just look.....



This is the day the Lord has made;

 let us rejoice today and be glad in it!

 Psalm 118:24


Colorful Blessings to you all!





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