It’s Moving Day!

WooHoo!   It's MOVING DAY! Yep - finally, a long awaited move to WORDPRESS is upon me this weekend as Kristi over at LINAUER DESIGNS has transferred my Blogspot to my own hosting at WordPress.  Next week I shall be settling in and slowly re-designing a new look to my blog and pages and I HOPE I don't lose any of you in the process - posts, … [Read more...]

Irish Blessing in a Pot

“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.” Gilbert Highet Ah, yes!  A truer word was never spoken when it comes to the way I think of my own stacks filled with any number of tomes detailing the tales of England, Scotland, and Ireland!  It is there that I escape to the green landscape of the Irish farmlands, … [Read more...]

Petals in Pink

The craft season is upon us and Miss Kathy is up to her rhinestone glasses in frothy fabrics from which she is fabricating frilly florals for fashionable females . . . do TRY to say that ten times fast!Petals in Pink!  And, purples, and golds, and yellows, and blues, and all manner of hues will bedeck and bedazzle my future Etsy customers when I … [Read more...]

Wearing a Garment of Joy

What a mess! I really ruined my lap-desk working a project some time back with glue sticks - and landing most of the glue all over the desk!  How thoughtless and sinful of me to not take precautions and cover my work surface.Well . . . there's only one thing for it . . .A cup of tea, of course!  In a lovely square-shaped mug peppered joyfully with … [Read more...]

September Harvest

A little early for harvest, you say?  Not for me.  Never for me when September 1st rolls around.September always kicks off with my birthday.  Comes precisely on time every year that way.  When I was a kid, I  looked forward to it with great anticipation of cake and gifts and the annual family party to celebrate little me.Some fifty-four years have … [Read more...]

Birthday Pinks

Fare-the-well, Summer, for September is upon us and I am another year older.Image from Little Birdie BlessingsYes - it is birthday month for me and I daresay I have had my fill of birthday celebrations of late!  Specifically, that of my grandbaby, Mackenzie Joy who turned three years old this week.Nana Kathy had the joy of celebrating her big day … [Read more...]

Reflecting on Current Events

So grieved today to be reading all the hype and catching snapshot glimpses of another child exploited beyond recognition of humanity.  For my part, I saw it coming - a wolf in sheep's clothing.  When millions of little girls ran out to the store a handful of years ago, to don wigs so they could look like their pop star idol and fill their minds … [Read more...]

Nana Duty

Another Pink Saturday and another one of my favorite things to post about - that perfect grandchild of mine.  You know the type - don't we ALL have one if we are of the "nana" age? She's just the most beautiful princess!So, I'm packing my bags and heading north to New England to help celebrate THREE delightful years of this precious little soul … [Read more...]

Of Teacups and Healthy Treats

Is there anything more delightful to greet me in the morning than my quiet time corner with my favorite devotional reading and that first sip of tea?Very possibly!  When it is followed in the afternoon by the gift of a new teacup from a dear friend!Recently, I was beyond delighted to enjoy both, one day, when my friend, Nikkole, dropped by with … [Read more...]

Morning Rumination

Why do we doubt the work of the Lord in our lives as though He were some drunk driver who can't be trusted behind the wheel - erratically steering the car of our lives this way and that with no rhyme or reason?It is my own understanding that can't be trusted!  I know my mind is more given to erratic steering when I think I've got it all figured out … [Read more...]

Inspirational Afternoon

Nothing makes me feel more "in the pink" than to enjoy one of "my favorite things" - spending an afternoon with kindred spirits who share the same passions as I do.  INSPIRATION is sure to be the fruit of such an excursion - and indeed was this past week! My friend, Diane, introduced me to an artist friend of hers at an event recently and the … [Read more...]

Beach Bash Foot Bath

Vacation Bible School at Calvary Chapel Vineland comes every Wednesday evening throughout July and August - and with no small about of surprises!  So, it was business as usual this past week when Mr. Ed instructed each of his classes to "Take off your socks and shoes!"Now - that is a matter of course on a sandy beach.  However, on this grassy field … [Read more...]

Beach Bash – Looking Up!

Our Beach Bash VBS at Calvary Chapel Vineland each week is bursting with youngsters and dedicated Bible teachers and mentors turning our lush green grounds into a beach party with lots of hard work and imagination!  Fearless leader, Miss Brenda, pulls everything together from her beach hut office . . .Last week we were challenged to MEET UP WITH … [Read more...]

Royal Baby Shower Teatime

My ticket was in hand and we were ready to go!  Just needed to finish our teatime look with appropriate vintage hats, gloves, and purses . . .My friend, Nikkole, and I were going to tea.  A very special tea - on Princess Kate's due date a couple of weeks ago!  It was hosted by our tea shop friend, Karan, at Across the Pond Tea Shop - often featured … [Read more...]

Kiddie Pinks

Summertime is chock full of pinks!  I seem to find them everywhere I look!Of course, my front garden is teaming with them . . .But, that's to be expected when you plant on-purpose PINK!  Little bits of pink that brighten up the yard - and my face and heart - when I see them.But - not so much as other little bits of pink I might catch a glimpse of … [Read more...]

Christmas in July Thrift Store Teatime

It's 95 degrees in the shade - but no matter - Zena and Phyllis are keeping cool by celebrating Christmas in July with a teatime romp, thrift store strolling downtown today!First - their favorite tea stop on High Street in Millville, New Jersey - ACROSS THE POND TEA SHOP - where all things Merry Christmas are on sale at 50% off!Zena is particularly … [Read more...]

Meme Making

Just a little "Show and Tell" today!  My NEW favorite thing - MEME MAKING!You know, I can get pretty lost for hours scrolling through blogs and - dare I log-in on Pinterest - feeding to my fill on the creative inspiration in word and deed posted for all to see.  I comment on the blogs - and then "pin" my favorites.  On Pinterest - I re-pin and … [Read more...]

Beach Pinks at VBS

Well, if you visited last Pink Saturday, you'd know I spent it hosting a yard sale - in 90+ degree weather.  Sun shining - hot and humid.  To be sure, by 1:30pm I was quite done for and high-tailed it into a cold shower to deter heat stroke while husband and son-in-law loaded the left-overs in the car for a short trip to Goodwill!I spent the rest … [Read more...]

Beach Bash VBS – 2013!

It's that time of year again when we deck the Calvary Chapel Children's Ministry halls with all things VBS for a weekly Wednesday night summer of Son Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School themed lessons and activities with Yours Truly as the official photographer and blogger of the event!Plus - the occasional fill-in when a small fry needs a … [Read more...]

Pinks in the Yard

I've been waiting for a Pink Saturday to share my front yard pinks this year.  Not quite the wildflower garden of the past couple years - we planted some bright annuals this year that we hope will be color all season, in addition to some seed zinnias that will bloom by August.Of course - my rose among the heather that guards our lamppost in the … [Read more...]

The Glorious 4th: Re-telling the Tale!

Happy 4th of July 2013!I never tire of the historical record on this topic - so many amazing documented words left to posterity for us to KNOW the minds and purposes of our Founding Fathers.  It always amazes me to see how contemporary spin doctors want to twist their words to match the seemingly prevailing departure from the bold efforts of the … [Read more...]

Patriotic Teatime Repeat!

WELCOME JULY!And, what a week ahead of me I have!  Yes - I'm supposed to be taking a summer sabbatical - but that means time off to re-group, re-new - and RE-ORGANIZE!  To that end . . . the basement - and, a great deal of sorting and purging and preparation for a "maybe/maybe-not" yard sale this Saturday depending on how much I actually accomplish … [Read more...]

Alice in Wonder-Pinks!

How to begin, indeed, Alice! . . . Especially when it comes to what happens each June when beauty and whimsey take the stage at my friend, Sandy Smith's Magnolia Hill Studios - where children are enriched year round in arts appreciation through dance, masterworks studies, painting, and nature studies!  Oh!  To be a kid again and take classes at … [Read more...]

Forget-Me-Not Teatime & Trade

I WON!!!Yes, I was one of the five blessed winners of the generous give-away at Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques earlier this month - celebrating five years of blogging and trading antiques in her tres bella online shop!Honest - she really did use one of those random generators to pick her five winners of a $25 gift certificate to use at her shop.  … [Read more...]

Bee in the Pink

Summer arrives with no small amount of floral and fragrance - and the honeybee - to brighten our gardens and teach us a thing or too . . .William Shakespeare noted as much in his day . . .For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom. ~ William ShakespeareAnd, not only do our little … [Read more...]