Wednesday, August 14, 2019

TWO PRAYER REQUESTS FROM BLOGGERS~

I got an urgent request last night
from Sylvia.
Her blog is A Grandma's Blessings.

She would like prayers for 
her hubby, Curtis.
His health has been compromised
for a long time and 
Sylvia has dealt with it admirably.
However, yesterday he was 
admitted to the ICU
with respiratory failure.
She asked me to let everyone 
know that she won't be posting
(for a while) and to ask you to 
please pray.
Here is a picture of them in
better times.

The second prayer request is from

A while back I put out a prayer request
for her beloved nephew, John.
He had cancer and in the picture below
his poor body was already showing
the ravages of the disease.
His spirit was strong and 
he was a loving, giving man.
A man of medicine that helped make others well,
but for him there would be no  earthly healing.

Please pray for his sweet family,
his mom & dad, his wife,
and his beautiful children.
Pray for Debbie too.  
She will miss him terribly.
His obituary is here if you would like to read it.

As always, thanks for your prayers 
and if you don't pray.
please send well wishes 
and healing thoughts their way.
Personally, I believe we are all in this
GAME OF LIFE 
together and we need to support
and uplift each other
as much as possible.

I have been out of town and then
came back to lots of work
so I will do the 
Pick Your Favorite Results
on Friday (Lord willing and the river don't rise).....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

AUGUST-PICK YOUR FAVORITE WEDDING TABLE

About time to do another one of these-
Right?

So, I went searching for  
LATE SUMMER WEDDING TABLES.
I was expecting lots of color
but I was surprised at how many
pale colors there were--
I guess weddings call for doing 
what you love, 
using the colors you love.

REMEMBER THE RULES!
Pick ONE table!
This is NOT a life or death situation, people!
If you hate your seated companions
you can always move- right?

Here we go!
#1-AFLAME WITH LOVE

#2- TABLE #2- GET IT?)


#3-THE BRIDE WORE BLUE

#4-DRINKS ARE PINK


#5- BLUE & WHITE BRIDAL FANTASY

#6- DOGGONE IT-I LIKE SUNFLOWERS


And last but not least-
#7-SWEET SUMMER WHITES

So-there you have it, friends.
Think of your favorite person in the world
that you would like to see get married-
a daughter, a grandkid, even a friend--
Which table would you like to sit at
for the reception?

You will notice there is
NO ALCOHOL
in any of these.
It is a BYOB!
(Can you imagine THAT happening)?
For those that DON'T KNOW-
BYOB means- Bring Your Own Bottle....

Happy Picking!


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Friday, August 2, 2019

I SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM?

You know one thing 
I love about 
summer?

Ice Cream!

Now you can go to
an ice cream shop but----
Is there anything better
than homemade
ice cream?

This tastes like a 
DREAMSCICLE!

Remember those from when
you were a kid?
Well, I made ice cream
that tasted much like that!



ORANGE CRUSH ICE CREAM

Ingredients:

6 cans of ORANGE Crush Soda


2 cans Sweetened Condensed Milk


1 cup sugar


Put 2 cans of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk 

into a big bowl.

Stir in the sugar.

Slowly pour in one can of Orange Crush to
combine the first can of soda with condensed

milk and sugar.


Continue adding 5 more cans of Orange

Crush.

Add the mix to ice cream freezer.

Crank up the ice cream maker.

Mix until the ice cream is firm.

Let sit several minutes to "ripen".

Freezes well.-Makes 3 quarts.


So- after mixing this-
I dug out the old
ice cream maker,
and cranked her up.

Here is where the 
I wanted to SCREAM
comes into play.
She made a few turns
and groaned and moaned.
We "helped" her run
until her motor quit.
Thankfully, the ice cream
was almost done.
Bye-Bye old girl!
At least we got this out
of you before you died.
I went to Sam's Club
and found a new friend.
Hello Baby!
You sure are a pretty thang!
Aroma (don't you love the name)
 ran perfectly and 
we were delighted with
this- 
OLD FASHIONED CUSTARD ICE CREAM
We really like the custard
rather than ice cream.
Ohhhh...This is sooo good!
It's too bad that 
no one in this family likes
ice cream!

THIS ONE
 would rather have
a cupcake
at the local trough buffet.
It's an old picture-
I wonder if SweetCheeks remembers
that day like I do.
Bittersweet-to see them grow up.
isn't it?

Anyway-moving along-
If you don't have an
ice cream maker, or have
never made your own ice cream,
you are missing one of
life's special little joys.

Yes. You. Are.

Have a wonderful weekend.
I will be back with a
PICK YOUR FAVORITE
the first of the week!
Pinky Promise!
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Friday, July 26, 2019

FLOWERS AND A BIKE AND A SMILE---OH MY!!!

I have been going through 
my old photos and sorting and
organizing them.
So, I thought I would share a few 
of them with you.

This beautiful floral came from my oldest daughter
for letting the girls stay at my house 
for a few days.
It sat on the glass-topped cherub "shelf"
 under the living room windows
that overlook the front porch.
It sat next to an old Eastlake wicker rocker.
Across from the chair is a swing that the kids
spent a lot of time on 
when they were at the house.
I see I took this before 
I had the bench pad on...
oh well...it is what it is!

If you looked towards the road from the swing
this is what you would see.
This was right in front of the porch.
Those pillows did not stay!
I tossed them there and forgot to remove them for the photo.
Not sure why some of these pictures are so washed out looking...
Hey- Never said I was a PHOTOGRAPHER,
 did I? No. No. I didn't!
This one is a bit better!
This hung between the tree and porch.
The birdhouse is all wonky because it had
a nest in it and I didn't want to disturb it
by "straightening" it.
The bird flew out in my face and
scared the devil out of me
well, not really! The devil was still
lurking there somewhere...
I think he was downstairs reading
his Bible and praying 
that I will be a good girl...
This looked  towards the garage
which is an ell to the right
(you can't see it-sorry)
taken by the base of the front steps.
Next to the front garage doors
 (there are back ones, too)
is this huge clematis.
I must have done something 
right with this one..
neglect maybe?
Okay---this is the true color...
It's a beaut, isn't it?

Here's another BEAUT for you...
Courtesy of Walmart!
Ready?  SALUTE!!!!!

Bet THAT made you
SMILE!
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

PLAYING HOUSE


When I was a little girl
I loved playing house.
I never had a
REAL playhouse,
but I laid out floor plans
with stones to outline rooms.

Growing up on a farm,
in a rather isolated area,
meant playing alone much
of the time.
I had a brother that was
four years younger,
 but when you are kids
that is a significant
age difference
and he sure didn't want to
"play house".

When we moved to our house
on the bay,
I begged for a
REAL PLAYHOUSE.
My wonderful brother-in law,
and son
made my dream a reality.
For several summers the
playhouse was open
for business.

 Summers were always busy ones
and I loved
cleaning up the playhouse
for Summer
 Dreamdays and Parties.

The little garden

and window boxes
whispered sweet childhood
songs..

This flag outside the door
welcomed everyone..

And the front door,
complete with hat,
offered a sweet invitation
to enter.

You could sit a spell in the
newly painted wicker
furniture.  A rare find
for $2.99 per piece
at a thrift store.
They used to be natural
wicker but looked so much
fresher in white.
Pillows and baby dolls
were the perfect accessories.
The little rose mirror
was a real original and a
$4,00 find and the little
rose picture
is from my friend, Donna,
over at
My Shabby Chateau.
The "hutch" was another
$4.00 find
And the sweet picture above
the settee was $2.50.
I found a close out miniature
chandelier, complete with flowers
and crystals for a few dollars.
It hung over the little
wicker table covered with a
little tablecloth that my mother
hand embroidered when she was young.
Look! Real leaded glass windows
from the salesmen's samples
left over when we sold
our home improvement company.
A playhouse to love.

Built with love,
for the kids we love...
the ones that sat on the grass
in front of the playhouse
and dreamt their childhood dreams..

Then, hearing the call of fairy voices
beckoning them to play,
 they were off and running.

SweetCheeks
ran too far, too fast,
I wanted her to
stay little just a little while
longer...
I loved that she
believed in magic and fairies
and a Nana that could make
any wrong right.

The house is sold to another
and the playhouse is 
NO LONGER A PLAYHOUSE
it serves another purpose,
but-
just for a moment in time
it was a mine.
It was a
dream-come-true 
for me.
I lived a childhood
through the eyes of 
grandchildren that I love.

Can't get any better than that!
Hope you have something
that special in your life
that makes you smile
everytime you remember 
something about it.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HAPPY 14TH ANNIVERSARY TO MY SON & HIS BEAUTIFUL WIFE~

We are so blessed to have a son
who married a girl that is like
A DAUGHTER 
to us
14 years ago today~
(which was also my mom's birthday)

They are so happy together-
and that makes US happy!
If you have a moment
please wish then a
Happy Happy Anniversary!

Here is the by-product
of their union!
What a match made in Heaven!
Today, the munchkin looks 
more like this-
and-
Dad looks more like this~
What a blessing!

Mom opted to hide
from the camera-lol-
so no pictures here of her
pretty face!

Happy, Happy Anniversary-
Love you all to the
moon and back!
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