Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Abby at Little Birdie Blessings shared this image and scripture passage on her blog. They are perfect just as they are to celebrate Memorial Day.
Visit her blog to read her wonderful Memorial/Decoration Day post honoring those who serve our country. Click here to visit Abby.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy, Happy, Birthday Baby ~

One year ago today on May 25 my great granddaughter arrived prematurely. Some of you will recall she only weighed 3 lbs. 13oz. I did post pictures of her on my blog last year. Click here to see how tiny she was.
Today is Lena's FIRST Birthday!
I wanted to share how much she has grown and how beautiful she has become with all of you. She is my sweet, cuddly doll. 
 Lena, Queen of May, riding her zebra.
She is an amazing gift from God!
I Hope our lovely hostess, Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound, doesn't mind my Lena, Queen of May taking the spotlight on Pink Saturday's 4th year (Saturday, May 26) birthday celebration.
All of the roses are for you Beverly. Thanks for hosting the party!
There is still time to enter my celebration give away. It ends May 31.
Click here to read how to win one of three gifts. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Liebster Award Recipients...

My sweet friend Pam at Cloth And Creation has honored me with this award. 
It's awarded to a Blogger who has inspired others and has less than 200 followers. The word liebster is German and according to it's a word use to describe someone who is a sweetheart, or a beloved person, or a darling.
So you can see why I am so honored.
Thank you Pam! You are a Liebster!!
Here are a few additional rules to follow that go along with accepting the award:
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog
  • Link it back to the blogger who gave you the award
  • Pick your 5 favorite Bloggers with under 200 followers who deserve to be recognized.  Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have received the award.
  • Hope the 5 you have chosen will continue to spread the Liebster Award love
These are the 5 Bloggers I have chosen.  Please visit each one of them to see why they have inspired me. Each one is different, and special, and is a Liebster.

I'm also having a give away - click here or scroll down to my 200th post to my celebration. To have a chance of winning one of three gifts you'll need to be a follower/friend and leave a comment on my celebration post. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In The Merry, Merry, Month Of May ~ Tea

O the month of May, the merry month of May,
So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!....
by Thomas Dekker

I'm so excited to be posting for Tea Cup Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations.  I love to visit her on a Tuesday and look at the beautiful tea cup photos she always shares and visit some of the members of the tea party. 
Months ago I found a tea cup and saucer in a local antique shop. At first I wasn't sure I wanted a tea cup with a month written inside the cup and on the saucer. I thought is was pretty, and I liked the shape and colors. Now, my friend, Terri could write a fabulous description of this cup telling you about the company where it was made and give all the fine details of the cup's design. I know nothing about the company except it is English. There is a pretty Lily Of The Valley flower pattern on the saucer and on the inside and outside of the cup. There is a gold edge on the cup and saucer and a green leaf pattern surrounds the edges of the cup and saucer. The featured month is "May."  My mother and my great granddaughter were both born in May. I will celebrate both of them and drink tea in the cup in the merry month of May. I plan to give the cup to my great granddaughter when she is ready to collect tea cups ( she is having her first birthday this week!).  Come back to visit on Saturday to see my May Queen!

Happy May!!
I'm also having a 200th post and book launching celebration and give away. If you would like to help me celebrate click on the previous post (or click here) leave a comment on that post and become a follower/friend for a chance to win one of my three give away gifts. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Celebration and Give Away~

Celebrating A Milestone
My 200th post!
I wanted to write something special for this celebration but I wasn't sure what I would say until this week. 
I'm so excited to share my very special news with you. 

A Book Launching
Amazon has published my new children's book just in time for my celebration. 

"Molly And The Chocolate Cookie Crumb Race" is about three field mice who risk entering the county church during Sunday services. Molly, Purcey and Charlie race each other every Sunday to the chocolate cookie crumbs that are usually always under the third pew on the right. Molly loves chocolate cookie crumbs very much and she really likes to win the race. Molly also enjoys listening to the children's messages about God and his love. She wonders if God loves her, since most people don't seem to like mice. 
It's available on Amazon

Click here to read a review of my book by my dear friend Cindy Adkins.
Thank you Cindy!
I did say there would be a give away for this celebration...

The give away is for my follower friends, old and new, and for the friends who leave a comment here on my 200th celebration post.  
There will be 3 winners.
I hope you like butterflies as much as I do.
Here are my gifts.
A butterfly pin and a butterfly/fairy tag...

A butterfly journal and a butterfly tag/bookmark

This is the inside front cover and the first page of the journal.

A coconut/lime scented candle
(wrapped in butterfly paper)
and a - you guessed it - a butterfly/fairy tag~

I will select the winning names on May 31.
Tell me in your comment which gift you like best and I'll try to make it happen.
Thanks for helping me celebrate!

Most of the butterflies and fairies are from Dezinaworld. Check out June's fabulous assortment of images. She offers very affordable sets and she also has a large collection of FREE images . 

Please visit the blog parties listed below. Say hello to our hostesses.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

A Tribute To My Mom...

My sweet mom pasted away three years ago. She was a remarkable woman and is greatly missed by her family. 
The vintage frame and poem I used is one of many give-away images on Abby's Little Birdie Blessings blog, click here to visit Abby. 
The poem immediately reminded me of my mother. With the help of PhotoShop I changed the wording slightly and then I added a photo of my mother.

Wishing all of you a Happy Mother's Day
and a Happy Pink Saturday.

Here are a few photos of flowers from our Rhododendron bush. Enjoy!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Enjoying The Season...


Happy Pink Saturday! 
Visit Beverly, our Pink Saturday hostess, at How Sweet The Sound