Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wanted to share a few pictures

Isn't this the cutest sign? I am waiting for my Boaz!
And the cupcake was divine!! Great idea! However, AFTER eating the cupcake, I realized I really need to focus this coming year on getting healthier. I rarely exercise anymore and looking back I did feel better after exercising...so It's on the 2009 List to a better me! My sister in law looks younger and slimmer every year (my weight is something I have battled all of my life) so she inspired me (the rest of the inspiration kicked in AFTER that cupcake!) I just noticed a walking park near my new house, so I should probably start there...the fire station is right around the corner in case I need CPR!! LOL
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It was so good to be near my family!
Check out the next generation...
Do not be alarmed! These are good guys and promised not to shoot...only to say "Freeze or I'll call my Dad!"

My nephew Elijah. He took the tape measure and said "Yep! You weigh 107 lbs." I smiled and said "Yep! You could possibly be my favorite!" He is such a doll!

This is my nephew Mannaseh (pronounced mannasa) I think he likes his truck!! Can you believe the cute kids in this family?
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 29, 2008


Hi all! I went to Mississippi to see my mama! She is wonderful! I will be posting some pictures soon. I hope all of you had a fantastic Christmas and I am nearly recouperated from my trip. I do not travel much and made a wrong turn that gave me an extra hour and a 1/2 on my trip time...I was so mad at myself! I really should get out more!! Any big plans for the New Year? What are your resolutions??

I want to lose weight LOL...start budgeting better...start writing a Christian book, start an ETSY account and learn how to do Calligraphy. Tell me about yours!! Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!!

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas again Friends! I am off to Mama's house in Pascagoula, Mississippi. I am excited I get to see my family. We all live so far apart it is a treat to get to see everyone!! Please remember to say a kind word to a stranger during the season. So many people are a lone and lonely during the holidays! A smile or a kind word can go very far in someone's life.
Pray for me on my trip. It is about 4 hours from here (If I don't stop at any antique shops LOL) talk to you when I get back. God Bless you All!!
Love Lilly

This is my coffee table. (I'm so busted with the store bought cookies and candy.)
My diet begins right after Christmas dinner at Mama's!
This Christmas season I have not been the ususal Martha Stewart clone. I guess the move, bounced me out of my routine. I just realized I didn't send out Christmas cards!! I'll buy some after Christmas on sale for next year!
I moved "Laurie" off the bar and she looks cute on the little table!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I love this picture of my kids, they were so little and sweet! They are still sweet (most times) I bought the telephone for $5.00 at a yard sale, it is one of those old heavy phones! I had seen one exactly like it at an antique store for $35.oo, so I did good!The little Christmas arrangement is a candle holder from my Grandmother and the other things I purchased at different times. Makes for a pretty side table arrangement. Don't you think? Have a great weekend friends!

Oh my! I've been tagged by Tam athttp://applecreekcottage.blogspot.com/
My first tag!
RULES: Link back to me for nominating you. Nominate five other bloggers and link to them on your blog. List 7 Random Things about yourself
1. I am always on time or early (it's a fault!)
2. I hate wearing a seat belt (I do it because it's the law but I hate it)
3. I wear makeup every day (trust me it is a public service!)
4.I drive with 2 feet (It's how I learned!)
5. I used to be a Police Officer (It's true)
6. I love watching Paula Deen and Joyce Meyer on T.V.
7.I'm right handed LOL
Ladies: I know this is a terrible time to be tagged because we are all so busy, so just when you get around to it!! Merry Christmas friends! God Bless you and yours Richly!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Table and hutch

Lilly's Christmas Table! Ta Da!!!
Here's my White silvercrest Fenton pieces! I only use them at Christmas! Aren't they beautiful! I changed on the 2nd picture and moved the fruit bowl and added a cherry wreath and bowl in its place. It looked more height appropriate!

Pretty Christmas table!! My last place did not have a dining room! How barbaric!! The hutch had to go in the Living room and the table alone in the kitchen slash eat in area. Now they are together and I am doing the happy dance in my seat!!! Thank you Jesus!!

Up close and pretty! I put the fabric in front of the glass on my dining room hutch and it is not permanent so I can change it out if I prefer!!

I don't remember who I "borrowed" this idea from but Thank you!! Oh now I do it was Carolyn from Canada!! http://warrengrovegarden.blogspot.com/2008/12/few-changes_17.html
she has the most amazing home! Please go and visit her! You will fall in love!!!

I did get a little rest last night. I guess I am just the kind of person who can't fully rest until everything is in it's place LOL
I didn't realize how much stuff I had until I packed it and moved it and placed it. Good Grief! But it will be worth it when it is all done! I want to give you a house tour when it is all placed!! Thanks for all your prayers and kind words!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thank you Laurie for this award. Here are the rules for the Christmas award:
You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award.
The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas.
You must link back to the person who gave you the award.
You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space!
Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going!
Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.
The 5 things I love about Christmas are...
1. That I get to celebrate the birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ!!
2. That I get to see my family and friends
3. That I get to give back to the community
4.All the beautiful decorations (Visting with the Snowmen and Snowwomen!)
5. All the food (cooking and eating!)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hello Friends!

This picture reminds me of my daughter!!! I do not know who to give credit to but it is priceless!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I went to an Antique Mall Saturday and did a little retail therapy, so I feel better. Had some surprise company Saturday , and then Sunday after church I cooked for our Church Christmas dinner. I took 2 dozen stuffed eggs (I know they are called Deviled eggs but come on! We were at church LOL), potato salad, cucumber and onion salad, Lima beans , baked beans and a Pig Lickin' cake (it's a manderine orange cake with pineapple, cream cheese and whip cream frosting) one lady at church told me it was sinfully delicious... hope I am not in trouble with the Big Guy!!! Anyhow everyone is suppose to bring 2 side dishes and a dessert, but normally there are some people who can't or won't so I try to bring extra. It's better to have too much at a church social than not enough! Anyhow it was a great success. I was so tired last night I was asleep before my head hit the pillow. Today I promised myself I would rest after work, so I came home and took a short nap, then got up and decorated my dining room table for Christmas and started working on the guest bath (Snowmen in there Miss Laurie!!) I'll post some more pictures soon! Have a great evening!! I'm off to rest again!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Blessings!

My mama gave me this sign! I love it and try so hard to live my life for the Lord!
I love this Armoir. I paid $12.00 for it at the end of an Antique Auction...noone wanted it but me!! Oh I am busted by the box on top LOL, guess I am still unpacking!!

The Santa, the dog and the big Snowguy belonged to my grandmother. The others are mine. Isn't this cute?

Here are my highest accomplishments...my children!

Santa's making his list! Are you on it?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pretty White Christmas tree! What do you think?? Santa may have to be taken off the top but I don't know what to use instead...any suggestions?
Here are some of my snow men collection! I love them!

Look Laurie! It's a girl snow woman!! I think I 'll name her after you!!

These are some of my grandmother's ornaments that I couldn't part with! I miss her so much! Especially at the holidays! She was a great lady, who taught me how to be a lady, how to cook and most of all how to know Jesus!! My mother who loves red birds gave me the table cover, it is actually a tree skirt but it is doing a double duty as a small table cover!! It's starting to feel like Christmas...I think I need some shop therapy for all this hard work I have been doing! LOL

Monday, December 8, 2008

Update! It's coming along well, as you see I have the Christmas lights hung! LOL
Just kidding! I don't even live in a place that has snow!! I am finally moved! I survived!! Thank you for your prayers! Things are starting to really come together. I should be able to take some pictures this week. I put up a tree (first artificial tree ever) but it is white with red christmas bulbs and white lights. It turned out pretty. I am still pretty tired but I feel a huge sense of accomplishment. My son finally showed up YESTERDAY (remember the one I was in labor with for 23 hours), he was astonished! "Mom, who did all this?" he was talking about placing the pieces where they belong...I said " God with a little assistance from me!' He felt guilty and went and raked the back yard for me! hee hee....anyhow I am almost done, so keep those prayers coming!!
God Bless you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stressed from the Move

Yes there was some minor brakage, but I said Lord, if it not meant for me to have then I have to accept it...
"Peace Be Still" said Jesus

I can't find my shoes or my jewelry (I don't have any doubt they are here, I just cant find them!)

I still have to finish cleaning the other place I just moved out of...it's not much but still has to be done! The movers (Led by my own son that I was in labor with for 23 hours) just basically set the furniture in the house and left. I saw him yesterday and calmly suggested he stop by this Friday evening and help me "PLACE" things, like the living room furniture and the armoir's that I can't move by myself. He said he was sorry, he thought the other guys stayed behind and put everything in place! I guess it is kind of funny if you don't live there! But I am still praising God for this new place! It has a shed that I can store things in that I don't use all the time ,so I moved a lot of boxes out there last night! It helped clear a path! But friends...I was tired. I went to bed at 8 pm last night and slept until 6 am!! I am ready to begin a new day and feeling better than yesterday! Hey! Thanks for listening!! God Bless you!!
p.s. I don't know who to give credit for concerning the pictures but I appreciate the use of them!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hello friends! I moved this past weekend! I am excited because it is a beautiful house, but I am impatient and tired and my back feet hurt, um I meant my back AND feet hurt LOL. I am in a hurry to get everything arranged and there is just too many blessings to place right away! So once again, I'm asking for your prayers. I didn't realize how many of those treasures I had until I had to move them! I was just telling another blog lady that my son said in exasperation..."Mama! Every box says FRAGILE...GLASS!!! I smiled and said "Son, that is your inheritance, be careful with it!" He was not amused! Hopefully I will have some pictures to post soon! God Bless you all and Keep writing those great blogs.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all! I am very thankful for all of you guys and I appreciate the love and support you have passed to me thru your emails and blogs! May God Richly Bless all of you!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hey y'all! Thank you so much for your prayers and good thoughts and good advice. My back is feeling a lot better!! I went to a couple of yard sales and enjoyed myself. Here are a few of the things I picked up! Have a beautiful day!!
I found this little beautiful thing for my mom. She loves cats and her beloved cat died last year, it looked regal like this cat, so I am sure she will love it!

I got this cute lamp shade for my daughter. I can't tell you how much I paid because she will see this but it was below $1.01 and over .99 cents LOL She loves anything green! The lady said it is for a tall lamp stand...

I THINK this is a music stand? Not sure. Let me know if you know...I guess know it was $2.00 and wanted to come home with me!

I got all 3 of these for $1.00. I think I will paint them white andmaybe put a jewel or 2 on them!

I love this little basket. I ran a green ribbon thru it and then tied the linen napkins with the same green ribbon! Isn't it cute?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hello Dear! This deer drops by often to eat from the birds bowl (I think he likes the corn in it)
Any hooo...thank all of you so much for the prayers and the suggestions for my back. I have no idea what I did but I am walking much softer now!!! I need some ideas for easy desserts. I will helping be at the Rescue Mission for Thanksgiving and they are asking us to bring desserts. I love cupcakes, that way people can get 1 or 2 if they chose. What do you think? I loved the idea of mini cup cakes but I have never made the very small ones. If you have any recipes send them to me!
Have a great weekend!! God Bless you all!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hey Yall! I hurt my back this weekend, so I am a little grumpy. I do not know how I did it, just woke up for church and had a hard time getting up. I have been working but after work laying down with the heating pad and motrin. Good Grief I am talented!!! I do not know who to give the credit to about this cute picture but she looks like I feel LOL
I did get more Bibles this weekend, so I am so happy about that. I was going to deliver them yesterday but given my back problem, I will go Thursday. I found some cute things this weekend and I will show them to you this week! Hope you all are safe and happy! God Bless you and please pray for my back!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Artist Unknown:

I had to share something with you. Remember I had this burden to get Large Print Bibles for the Rescue Mission. I sent out 12 letters asking specific churches to help and I posted several fliers stating I would pick up any that needed to be transported.( Some people are afraid to go there) Yesterday I got a call from the lady that owns the Christian bookstore. She had a large print bible for me. I thanked her and she said "No thank you. Another church just called and ordered 24 Large Print bibles for the Rescue Mission." I nearly cried! I was so happy! A lot of people there do not have their glasses and cannot see to read the words...I know now it really was God telling me to get this ball rolling...I obeyed! It is a good feeling! God Bless you all and help me pray for more large print Bibles for the Mission!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Here is a Cupid baby I have had for years. she is the last piece I bought at an auction. I got in a bidding war with an old lady and gave her a dirty look so she backed down. I apologized to her and God for that later on, and I haven't been back since, but I love this baby girl!!

This is a collage of things I love. The 2 glass pieces were $1.00 each and the Angels were.50 cent, I think they might be a bird feeder? and the old lamp shade or light shade was $1.00. It is so pretty and I can't wait to have a place to hang it. The book "Being dead is no excuse" is one of the funniest and best Southern books ever written. I keep it in the powder room for light reading lol!!

Look at this cutie! I think it is a candle votive? But it is so pretty!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My humble Thanksgiving table...I realized last night I did not have the silverware and a few other items I use so I added them. I liked the purple and green better!

This is above my desk space...hope for romance to return to my life one day!!

This hangs over my desk at home! I got it at Kirklands!

You may have to click on picture to read it clearly but it is truthful!!!
Hey y'all! I hope you had a great weekend. Here are some of the items I have been getting from yard sales. I will post more tomorrow. I am so happy to finally show you some of these things!!
I was hoodwinked!!LOL, I thought I was buying a copy of Gone with the Wind, but closer look revealed it to be the sequel we all longed for LOL
This canister was given to me for free, the bottom just needed glueing back on. My coworker did it for me, now I need to clean the silver. But isn't it pretty!!

The candle holders were .25 each

The tea pot was $2.50

This beautiful beaded lamp shade was $2.00