Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday, play day!!

Everyone needs a day to just play and have fun, even me! I mostly hang around the house and do whatever Gordon wants to do when I have a day off. You see, we enjoy each others company which sometimes is good and sometimes not so much! Today, he had 2 furnace repairs to do and I had a day to clean and goof off!! I decided to clean the pantry, so that meant a trip to Shopko for some supplies for the pantry like, stackable shelving units and small plastic bins. I was overwhelmed at first, but prayed for some guidance and made myself a cup of coffee. Thought it through and went to work. I was done in 1 hour and off to another project. I organized my wrapping papers. I bought a stackable drawer system and got to work. Apparently, I don't have as much stuff as I thought. I got this idea from stonegableblog,com from yesterday's blog. Today, Yvonne talked about a table setting for Corelle and Corning ware products. They are still made in the USA, I like that a lot! Have a great evening, Blessings!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

this and that

I've been racking my brain in how to jazz up this site. I can't find much time to deal with it lately! I have a few new favorite sites and I absolutely love how it's put together! My new favorite is and of course,, please check these out. Also, ther's, love Deb and she is working on a new cookbook! I really admire these women. Of course, their blogs are their full time jobs, but 2 of them have small children and 1 home schools her children. I really don't know how they do it, but they are fabulous women!
If you have any ideas please let me know, I'm open to how to make this more fun to come and read! Nothing crass or icky content!!
After looking at stone gables blog, I'm so jealous of all her dishes and front porch, just pea green with envy!!! I'm going to start next spring going to garage sales and flea markets to find some good stuff. Plus she shops the outlet store too. Man, am I going to be in trouble with the hub!! Love you girls, Blessings!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

saying goodbye

In the last week, 1 friend has died and my sister-in-law sister's died. Death does funny things to people. For me , it makes me want to hug my family and friends more, take in the little things, and let people's stupid comments just become stupid comments! People can and have said the strangest things to me when death has been around me. I won't go down that road!! But, if we believe of the final destination for those of us who love Christ, death isn't scary! While Diane(my friend) was sick with cancer, if anyone asked her how she was, she would always say "blessed". She wasn't mad about having cancer, but felt she had a chance to witness to her doctors and nurses! She always wanted to share her faith about Christ to anyone who would listen. Makes me smile just thinking about her, she is dancing in Glory! I didn't know Peggy really well(my sister-in-law sister), but I hope she is also dancing, maybe they are dancing together!! Be blessed my friends. Live the life that would bring praise and Glory to the King!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


As most of you know, I don't like winter, I tolerate winter since I have lived
here for the last 38 years. So, needless to say fall just reminders me of what to come. I found a new blog this week there another blog and I might be falling in love with fall, just maybe! Please check Yvonne;s blog called "" It's a beautiful crafted site with many wonderful things. If you get there, please scroll down as there is a giveaway to enter. The prizes are fabulous! I get nothing in promoting this blog, so go there and enjoy her recipes, tutorials, and beauty in everyday items! Blessings!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Return to Me Book review

I am finally finished with the most thrilling book I have read in a while by Lynn Austin, " Return to Me". It was a great read and made me appreciate the Old Testament more than ever. What the nation endured for hundreds of years just to fulfill prophecy and bring a Savior into the world to save you and me, WOW!!!! I love the way Lynn twists family relationships into her books that makes you feel like you are a neighbor to the whole story and watching in sometimes in unbelief . Sometimes talking to the characters to shape up or no don't do that or don't believe that statement! So, Bethany House is sending me the sequel and I can hardly contain myself! I highly recommend the book, also check out the other ones that Lynn Austin has written. Blessings!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Colorful leaves

My sister in law is the greatest! She has a wonderful and beautiful way with the written word, me, not so much! Kathy can transport you with her letters that is makes you feel like you are right there with her. Makes me have a love/hate with the way she writes. Why can't I spend some time with the blog and write something very profound??? Well, it's not me, there it is! Kathy forgive me for the love/hate comment!! I do love you!
So with all of that out of the way, fall has arrived and like summer it has just came, BAM, it's here! Trees are turning such beautiful colors, the reds are so intense and yellows are so sunny! Makes me fell bad that the colors are going to be gone by mid October.
Tonight on our way out to have the truck worked on person's house, we saw wild turkeys, Sand hill cranes, and geese, all within a 3 mile area. Wild life is abundant around here right now. We saw no deer, but that's okay. Well, that's all from the northwoods, blessings, my friends!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall is coming

Fall is coming very shortly! I have a love /hate relationship with fall, I love the cooler temps and the beautiful leaves, but then winter shows up and all is LOST!!!!!!! Winter is rough for me, long dark hours and the boredom you can cut with a knife. This year I hope will be different as I joined the fitness center and maybe the boredom can be kept at bay!
So I signed up for a week without sugar, it's going okay, not the best. Had a piece of cake last night after Bible study and I made it all day with any sugary treat, man that stunk! I have been toying with the idea of giving up sugar, but this commitment has made me realize how much I eat during the day without knowledge!
I have a box of apples to tackle and make some no sugar applesauce. So, off to work I go! Blessings!