Monday, November 24, 2008

Giving Thanks:


DAY 24: Thankful this day for:


Beautiful Blogs!




I got to thinking about how through blogging
I have discovered some of the most beautiful things.....

truly........

some blogs are just so pretty that, well, they take your breath away...........


I would like to share one such blog with you............
written by a lady named Charmaine..........
with a name like that, you just know her blog has to be beautiful!


Here is her blog:









I have made a special award to share with some of the beautiful blogs I have found,



and I would like Charmaine's blog to be the first I award it to!






So, congratulations to Charmaine........



I hope you will stop by her lovely blog and say hello!












And, if anyone would like to share the award with a Beautiful Blog you know,



please feel free to right-click and save the award to pass along!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Giving Thanks DAY 23:


thankful this day for:
Peaceful Sundays........





Saturday, November 22, 2008

Giving Thanks DAY 22:

So thankful this day for:

the very sweet ladies I have met while "blogging"......

like sweet Bev of How Sweet The Sound


who organizes Pink Saturdays for us......


which I have so much fun with......


(even when I forget and post late)




thank you Bev!!


This rose is for you:


Friday, November 21, 2008

Giving Thanks.... DAY 21:

Thankful this day for:


FRIDAYS!!!


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Giving Thanks........ DAY 20:


So very thankful this day for:
















Taking the time

to see the world through my camera lens...........


and marveling at all the

incredible beauty.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Giving Thanks, DAY 19:


thankful this day for............









HOPE

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Giving Thanks........DAY 18


Thankful this day for:









"Silly Kittys"

Monday, November 17, 2008


DAY 17:

Thankful this day for...........
well, just simply for
this new day..........

Each new day......
a new chance..........
for a NEW start.......
Thank You God....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Giving Thanks ~~ DAY 16:

Thankful this day for:




















God's tender mercies..........

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Giving Thanks~ DAY 15...........

thankful this day for:

Cleaning........... not always my favorite thing to do,

but it feels good after it's done, right?

"cleaning is something you do..........

that no one notices............

unless you don't do it"

Friday, November 14, 2008

Giving Thanks~ DAY 14...........

Giving thanks to God this day,

from the bottom of my heart.....

for:


our beautiful home..........








Thursday, November 13, 2008

Giving Thanks~ DAY 13:



Thankful this day for............


finding beautiful inspiring ideas...........












Wednesday, November 12, 2008

GIVING THANKS~ DAY 12:
Thankful this day for starting each day with this smile:



Even if it is at 5AM..........

Tuesday, November 11, 2008




Giving Thanks..... DAY 11:
Thankful this day for sharing...........
whether you are on the "giving"
or
the "receiving" end.....
sharing truly is a blessing!
Sharing more Random Acts of Kindness with you today:
13. Send a card to someone in the military overseas.
14. Start a conversation with a co-worker that you don't know.
15. Tutor a child in your neighborhood.
16. Put change in the slots of a row of vending machines.
17. Visit a nursing home and spend time with a person who doesn't get visitors.
18. Put an item you no longer need on Craig's List Free Spot for your community.
19. Leave something for someone at an area where it might be most used.....(a book in reading area, an umbrella near door on rainy day, a few magazines at an airport ...etc.)
20. Pay for the toll charge of the car behind you.
21. Drop off a toy or game at a hospital or a homeless shelter.
22. Get some groceries for a financially-struggling family.
23. Mow someone's lawn, rake their leaves or shovel their snow.
24. Get a picture you have taken of a friend and send it to them with a note recalling when it was taken.

Monday, November 10, 2008


DAY 10: Thankful this day for.......
kindness........
kindness TO others........
kindness FROM others......
kindness that makes your heart......
smile.......
or cry....
November 10 to 16 is
World Kindness Week........
did you know?
Pretty wonderful week I think..........
I have just learned of a wonderful,
uplifting, inspirational site........
they have a list of
"random acts of kindness"
and I thought I would share them with you this week........
here are the first 12:
You Can Make Your Own Life Better by Doing One or Two ofThese Simple Acts of Kindness Every Week:

1. Write a note of appreciation to your mail and newspaper carriers.
2. Compliment a stranger, with sincerity and a smile.
3. If you know someone in financial difficulty, anonymously mail them $5, $10 or $20.
4. Look for anything that can be put away, fixed or picked up. ...(put shopping carts away, pick up some trash, fix something that's fallen over ...etc.)
5. Give a lottery ticket to a stranger.
6. Volunteer your time at a charitable organization.
7. Write a note to management about an individual who has treated you nicely while doing their job. ...(a waiter or waitress, grocery clerk, sales person, mechanic ...etc)
8. Buy something for a stranger from their Amazon.com Wishlist.
9. Cut an article out of the newspaper that would interest a friend and mail it to them.
10. Leave 'Have a Nice Day' stickers for a receptionist or front desk.
11. Clean up gravestones at a local cemetery.
12. When you go out to dinner, order a dessert to go and give it to a neighbor.
And....... a couple of my own:
1. Buy a candy cane and give it to a "bell ringer" stationed outside the stores this time of year.......
2. Tuck a $5 bill into the pocket of a pair of pants in your clothing donation bag.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

DAY 9: So very thankful this day for:


the early morning Sunday sky............


Saturday, November 8, 2008



Pink Saturday!!
Ok, you caught me..........



totally unprepared for Pink Saturday!!




so, I am cheating today..........




in the spirit of the upcoming Holiday season...........





(there is a kind of quiet excitement in the air, can you feel it?)








I went to Martha Stewart's site and searched for "pink Christmas" and here is what I found........ I hope Martha won't mind :-)
















Now, tell me.........aren't they just breathtaking????
sigh..........
May All Your Christmases........
be..........
PINK!
See You Soon!
DAY 8: THANKFUL this day for:



Autumn beauty.............

and the Blessing of being able to see it in all it's glory!

Friday, November 7, 2008

DAY 7: Thankful this day for:
QUIET...........
PEACE.............
SOLITUDE.......
Often rare around here..........but always appreciated.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Giving Thanks




DAY 6: Thankful this day for this young man..........


son..........

brother........

uncle...........

friend............

dancer..........

singer............

comedian...........

stage technician..........

and actor "extraordinaire"...........


and............dare I say it..............
yes...........
just don't tell him!
He is "my baby"..........
who turns 17 today!!!!


Happy Birthday John!
Giving Thanks..........
Day 5:
(yesterday.... ooops!)
Thankful this day for:

It's coming..............

at lightning-speed............

can you feel it?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Giving Thanks




Day 3: Nov 3 (post delayed due to internet problems yesterday)







thankful this day for a long walk in the rain with my youngest boy.......
I love Mom & son time.....






Day 4: Thankful this day for the gift of Faith......

having it.........

keeping it in our hearts........

and sharing it.......



Sunday, November 2, 2008

DAY 2: Thankful this day for the glorious RAIN

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Giving Thanks

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart









Here we are in November, the month of "Thanks"!



Last year at this time, in honor of Thanksgiving



I started a new tradition for me,



and decided to post here on my blog



"30 Days of Giving Thanks"



I wanted to post a thank you each day, for the entire month.



I think I missed a few days,



but, I must say it made a difference in my life.



It was a way for me to remember that despite life's ups and downs,



there is always much to appreciate in our lives.....



I created a special button for this last year,



and if you would like to join me



in this special way to look at the good in our lives



please feel free to take the button for your use....



and pass it on!




DAY 1: So very thankful this day........

for all the special people who have stopped by

and said hello to me

on my blog this year....

May God Bless You!



HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!


What a great day here~ we have rain~ yayyy!


For today's pink post, I decided to look up the meaning of the color pink


here it is according to:






Pink is the color of universal love.


Pink is a quiet color.


Lovers of beauty favor pink.


A pink carnation means "I will never forget you".



Pink Energy
Pink is a combination of red and white.


The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present.


White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential.


Pink combines these energies.


Shades of deep pink, such as magenta, are effective in neutralizing disorder and violence.


Some prisons use limited deep pink tones to diffuse aggressive behaviour.
Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.



Put some pink in your life when you want:
calm feelings
to neutralize disorder
relaxation
acceptance, contentment




Pink gem stone properties
Pink gemstones can be used to promote love, self-worth, order and protection from violence or aggression.


Carry or place pink gemstones around your home or office to stimulate love and beauty.




Check out Emily's site to see some really yummy pink gemstones!
And, here is one of my favorite pink angels from my collection:





And, sharing a plate I painted, which I have "tweaked" a bit with a program called


Photoscape.... really fun program, and it was free!!




TTFN~ HAVE A SWEET PINK WEEKEND!

Saturday, October 18, 2008



Ohhh, here we go again~
it's a PINK SATURDAY!!


Have I got a few treats for you today!!



First.......... there is a lovely blog that I like to follow.......



"for the obsessed bride"


It is definitely a "come by and dream and dream"

kinda blog.......


And, the lovely lady who creates this blog

has been doing a

PINK WEEK

Well, I am telling you......you just have to go and take a look!!

Just click on the blog name above to go there~


You will see some of the most awesome,

breathtaking PINK creations you have ever seen!




And, I want to share with you a couple of

tags I got from this sweet & talented lady:


I just love to look at them
goodness, she is so talented!










And, finally..........

for your relaxing pleasure..........

a

PINK BUBBLE MEDITATION!

I hope you will enjoy!

simple...........and wonderfully effective




Sit or lie down comfortably,

close your eyes, and breathe deeply,

slowly, and naturally.

Gradually relax deeper and deeper.


Imagine something that you would like to manifest.

Imagine that it has already happened.

Picture it as clearly as possible in your mind.


Now, in your mind's eye,

surround your fantasy with a pink bubble;

put your goal inside the bubble.

Pink is the color associated with the heart,

and if this color vibration surrounds whatever you visualize,

it will bring to you only that which is in perfect affinity with your being.

The third step is to let go of the bubble

and imagine it floating off into the universe,

still containing your vision.

This symbolizes that you are emotionally "letting go" of it.

Now it is free to float around in the universe,

attracting and gathering energy for its manifestation.


There is nothing more you need to do.

(how cool is that!?!?)



See you next week!!


Saturday, October 11, 2008






Oh no! I'm late, I'm late............ for this very important date!





It's PINK SATURDAY again!




For today I would like to share some pink items from my kitchen..........



A beautiful vintage pink jar which belonged to my sweet MIL..........

I use it for my "boutons" now..........











My pink ICE CREAM bowl............


from BIG LOTS.............







My favoritest PINK POOH coffee mug............















A sweet Pink cake............made for us by my son's fiance.............

(you will notice half of it disappeared before I could even get a picture of it!)..........




And............ my favorite Rose Wreath........

just look at all those lovely roses............




And that is my offering for todays PINK SATURDAY..............
this is so much fun...........
thank you so much
Beverly for starting this!



Please be sure and stop by to say hi to Bev

and see all the other Pink Saturday ladies!!


and..........one more of my fav Pink things.............


I don't remember where I found this,

but I have had it at the bottom of my front blog page since I began .......

because:



Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's PINK SATURDAY again!
And, I would like to share with you some sweet
"pinky"
vintage greeting cards which belonged
to my sweet Mother-In-Law..........
they are glittered, and sparkly....
and oh so
Pink Saturday Sweet!








This next one I especially love~
how sweet.......
sending a card to someone
just to say
"I'm glad you're better"...........
hmmmm......
I think I need to start doing this!


Wishing you a
Wonderfully
Sweet Weekend!

{{{P.S Please feel free to right-click these
to save and use in your artwork!
Oh, and..........
We have RAIN ........
glorious RAIN!
doin' my happy dance}}}

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Thank you so very much......
to the lovely and kind
for generously bidding on
Nie's Angel.......


And,
thank you to those of you
who stopped by to look.......
and who helped
spread the word
about my auction for Nie.....
May God Bless you always........

Friday, September 19, 2008

Nie Nie Recovery Fund

TODAY IS THE DAY!
AS OF 8:30 AM,
SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 27TH
OUR ANGEL OF HOPE'S
CURRENT BID
IS: $25.00
BIDDING WILL END AT 5 PM PDT TODAY
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!
About Nie:
On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie Nielson was in a plane crash with her husband, Christian Nielson, and his flight instructor, Doug Kinneard, near St. Johns, Arizona. Doug Kinneard passed away soon after arriving at the Maricopa County Hospital.



Christian & Stephanie remain in critical condition at Maricopa Burn Center. Christian has sustained burns on over 30% of his body. His wife Stephanie’s body was burned over 80%.

Nie has been blogging since 2005. Her blog entries are honest, whimsical, and touching. Her love for her family is evident in each one. Her sister, C Jane, is reposting some of her entries, which you can read here: http://www.nierecovery.com/

Word about Nie & Christian has been spreading through the news, and the blogging community. Many have begun special charity functions to raise money for the Nie Recovery fund.






Today I begin my contribution for this amazing family,
and I ask your help.



I am holding a "Silent Blog Auction" ~



Although I am not being SILENT about it,


and I hope you won't either!


PLEASE help spread the word about this auction,


about Nie,


and about her recovery fund.

I will open up the bidding here today, and this is how the auction will work:

Rules for the auction:


AUCTION BIDDING WILL START AT $25.00


1. Place your bid in the comments section of this post.

Please include your email address if your comment does not link back to your blog.





2. The winner will be the last highest bid before auction closes at


5PM PDT, Saturday, September 27, 2008.


I will try to update this post with the current bid at the end of each day.


3. Winner will donate and pay directly to paypal using





Once you have paid, please forward a copy of the receipt of payment to me at Delia252@aol.com


4. I will then send your Angel to your home on golden wings!


5. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at:










6. If you would prefer to donate to Nie's Recovery Fund directly,


you will find a link on my sidebar.





I will begin this auction as soon as this is posted, September 19th,


and I will end the auction in 8 days,


on Saturday, September 27th, at 5:00 PM (PDT)







Thank you for reading.... thank you for spreading the word.......and May God Bless!


And now, without further ado........... May I introduce you to my auction item:





NieNie's "Angel Of Hope"











She is approximately 27" tall from the top of her Halo,
to the bottom of her sweet little feet.





I have attached a small ring, and pretty white sheer ribbon to the back of her wings so you may hang her on your wall or door...... Or you could prop her to sit anywhere if you prefer......





But, please be aware, she is NOT meant to be a toy,
she is for display ONLY.






Her wings are about 13" wide,
and have been "glittered" with angel dust....













Her hair is a sweet Cinnamon color.






Her body is made from muslin. Each seam has been double stitched, so that she can be a part of your family for years to come.





She has been stuffed with

100% polyester antibacterial fiber

and love,

and even contains a small pouch

of rose sachet powder in her chest.


She has a pretty little stitched heart as well,

because we know all angels have beautiful hearts.

She has been lightly sprayed with a rose scented perfume .



Her sweet bloomers are made of a sweet candy-stripe-floral cotton, tied with cotton thread, and adorned with sweet pink bows.




Her dress is a very pretty rose print by Robyn Pandolph, edged with lace and ribbons. The sleeves are a beautiful pink silk print.








She carries a very special bouquet consisting of 7 gorgeous white bridal roses, with one very special perfectly pink rose for Nie in the center.





Her bouquet is surrounded by ribbons, trims and lace, and she carries a very pretty 1 1/2" faux-crystal cross to remind us of the power of prayer......



I hope you love this dear Angel..........
She truly was a Labor of Love.......
Please bid if you would like this sweet Angel to come and live with you.....




Please feel free to use the

"NieNie's Angel button"

I have designed

which you will also see

on my side bar,

on your blog

to help spread the word....

Thank you so very much!

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