Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Starting my shopping for Holidays

Long title for this blog!!! I usually start like in June, but this year I didn't, funds were short about that time and I wasn't in the mood! 2 weeks ago I went and got a pedicure and bought a gift from the beauty salon that isn't a beauty item. My friend Rhonda makes the prettiest things out of yarn, like knitted gloves, hats, headbands and scarves, but now she is crocheting purses, so pretty!!! So, I bought one for someone special in my life, not saying who as they might read the blog! Mostly, my family doesn't read this thing, boring I think!! That's okay !
I was blessed today with a response to an email to Delta airlines. When Erika and I flew to California last year, we upgraded and then was asked to move because with my cane I was considered disabled, so where they upgraded us was near an exit. I understand this, but never got my accounted credited the amount of the upgrade back. Now, they are making amends, YEAH, Delta!! They also gave me a gift card of $50. So, I am blessed beyond and back!!
I will put up the picture of the purse and just remember it's prettier in person! Blessings!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I am still working on the buffet in the TV room. It is old and the top needs to be covered because of all the scratches on the top surface . So, I got out the ironing board and iron to iron an old buffet scarf. It has quite a few holes in it, but I do believe it was my Grandma Sutton's. Anyway, I got that on the buffet and started to get it together for the holiday season, I think it looks okay, but could look better. It needs something and I am not sure what, can you help me out???? Maybe some lights or candles??? I hope you can and let me know. Blessings to all!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014


October is flying by very quickly!!! It has been quite a month in northern Wisconsin. We have seen beautiful weather, snow, rain)of course), high temp of 70 degrees, low of 20 degrees and everything in between! Fall colors are gone and leaves are falling quickly. I'm still digging up flowers to transplant and putting out mulch. I have one last rocking folding chair to put away(actually the only one I took out) and that is about it for fall clean up for me! Gordon is almost done with putting up the winters worth of wood! It looks very pretty in the shed! I am blessed beyond for all of this!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Yesterday was my day off. So, after fooling around in Spooner doing the weekly errands, like banking, going to the library for a book on CD, going through the drive thru at McDonald's for my (pretty much daily coffee favorite)iced hazelnut coffee(Large) and the hardware store, Gordon and I headed up to Duluth to take furnace parts back. I got a chance to go to TJ MAX for about 20 minutes including a bathroom break. But I got 2 fake out  Mercury Glass trees for a center piece that I am working on for the old buffet. I even spent money for a new omelet pan for myself as my old one is pretty old and icky!!! I am Blessed beyond and back!!!

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!!!

one more thing

This week I got an email from a friend that I have known for 3 years. She and her husband are really great people, but she was telling me an...