Friday, February 27, 2009

Blue Ball jars

These are the jars I told you about! The lighting is not good, as you see it was 603 am, so maybe it was camera operator trouble!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Guess who got asked out on a 2nd date

ME!!!!! It's the guy from the Friday before Valentine's. He seems like a nice guy. He went thru a bad divorce and is gun shy but I think at least I have made a good friend...time will tell...God is so good at least I am not so lonely now!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thank you Rechelle!!

I received an Award from Rechelle at

that is an awesome award and I am forever grateful!! I loooooove shoes! And this shoe is so cute!!

I was suppose to pass this on so here goes...

Deb (when she is well enough)

Tootsie(when she gets out of the garden)

Jeannette (when she is taking a break from making her home beautiful)

Roberta Anne (when she is taking a break from being so sweet!)

Please visit these wonderful ladies!!

Okay believe this or not, LOL batteries are dead again in camera!!! AND I found NO cast iron frying pans (gasp!)

I did find 3 of the blue Mason jars I have been hunting for!! They are so cute, I will post a picture as soon as I get more batteries. We need to invest in battery stock as much as I go thru them!! I am not to upset about the cast iron, I will find some eventually when it warms up here!! Have a fabulous day!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hello fellow bloggers! It is finally Friday!! I hope it will be nice enough to find a treasure or two tomorrow! I am looking for cast iron frying pans so wish me luck!
See ya Monday! God Bless you all!
Love Lilly

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This is the day the Lord has made!

Sometimes I feel like these birds...just sitting waiting for the next thing but it is not always about is about Faith. The substance of things hoped for and not yet seen.
I love the Lord and I trust Him with all of my heart and I believe that all things work for the good of those that love Him.This country has gotten itself into a terrible situation, the news is so bad I don't even want to listen to the t.v. but all I can do is pray. I know God will take care of His children.
I appreciate all of my blogging friends and ask God's many blessings on all of you. Have a wonderful day!!
Love Lilly

Monday, February 16, 2009

Pretty roses from my date Friday night!!!
My son got me these gifts for Valentine's Day.

Look at this cutie!

Sweet card...made me cry!!


I was tagged by "Little House in the desert" and I am supposed to reveal 7 secrets about myself...let's see...

1. I am a romantic
2.I love flowers, Dahlia amaze me and Roses make me smile!
3. I have a heart for helping others . I love God's people, my church feels like my 2nd home.
4.I don't like Ophra. I pray for her but don't watch her.
5. I love to bake and cook
6. I want to write 2 books one day. One recipe book and one Christian encouragement book
7.My little house is clean but my car is always a mess. I am so ashamed!!! Maybe this self exposure will shame me into getting better!
8. I hate imposing on people...
Oh my! I gave one too many see I can't keep a secret LOL
If you want to play this tag let me know...tag you are it!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I do not
know who to give credit to for this picture but she looks like I feel right now!
I have deleted this post in hopes of...well you know...just hope LOL

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

My prayer is that all of you have a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with kind words, beautiful memories and lots of goodies!
Love Lilly!!

p.s. fyi: I had such a good time on the date!!Perfect gentleman!! Cross your fingers and toes he will call again and again. I liked him (He brought beautiful roses!!!) We laughed and talked and enjoyed the company!! Dinner was good and I really enjoyed myself! If he doesn't call then I know that is the good Lord's way of taking care of me...but between us girls...I hope he calls ;)

Friday, February 13, 2009

A tribute to Beverly Eckert/Reunited with Sean

WASHINGTON – One of the victims of the Buffalo commuter plane crash, Beverly Eckert, was a Sept. 11 widow who put her never-ending grief to good use to make the country safer.
President Barack Obama, speaking in the White House's East Room, said Eckert "was an inspiration to me and to so many others, and I pray that her family finds peace and comfort in the hard days ahead."
A week before her death, Eckert met with Obama at the White House as part of a group of 9/11 families and relatives of those killed in the bombing of the USS Cole, discussing how the new administration would handle terror suspects.
Eckert was flying to Buffalo Thursday night to celebrate what would have been her husband Sean Rooney's 58th birthday.
When he died in the World Trade Center, she became one of the most visible, tearful faces in the aftermath of the terror attacks.

She carried that grief to Congress as she tried to make the government do a better job protecting its citizens from terrorism.
Her husband worked at Aon Corp., a risk management firm, at the 98th floor of the south tower.
Eckert would cry when she told the story about how her husband — who was her high school sweetheart — called her on the morning of the attacks, and told her he loved her just before there was a loud explosion and nothing more.
She became part of a small group of Sept. 11 widows, mothers, and children who became amateur lobbyists, ultimately forcing lawmakers in 2004 to pass sweeping reforms of the U.S. intelligence apparatus.
They spent months walking the halls of Congress. All of the women were grieving, but Eckert seemed unable or uninterested in holding back her tears.
When it was over and they'd won passage of the intelligence reform law, Eckert vowed to quit her high-profile role "cold turkey." All she wanted, she said, was to go home, buy groceries, and return to something like a regular life.
"I did all of this for Sean's memory, I did it for him," she said, crying again. "There is a euphoria in knowing that we reached the top of the hill. ... I just wanted Sean to come home from work. Maybe now, someone else's Sean will get to come home."
Eckert was flying to her hometown Thursday night when the plane crashed on approach to the Buffalo airport.
After the 2001 attacks, she co-chaired the 9/11 Family Steering Committee, a group of activists devoted to exposing government failures that led up to the 2001 attacks, and fixing them.
She pushed for a 9/11 Commission. She pushed the Bush administration to provide more information to the commission. And when the commission's work was over, she pushed Congress to adopt their recommendations.
For Eckert, the public role was not easy.
One night after a long day at Congress, she found herself in the New York City train station, without a connecting train to her home in Stamford, Connecticut.
"We slept in the train station. We had no place else to go. That's when you look at yourself and say, 'What am I doing? How can we possibly get this done?'."
As Congress hemmed and hawed, Eckert vowed to sleep there, too, if it would get the law passed.
After the law passed, Eckert turned her energies to Habitat for Humanity, helping build homes for low-income families.
"I'm in shock, I just can't believe it," said Carie Lemack, whose mother died Sept. 11 on one of the hijacked planes. "Beverly had a can-do attitude about everything, and she never gave up."

1 more day until Valentine's Day!

Well I have enjoyed this little countdown!! Here is a picture of the rest of my coffee table. I received the book "A room of her own" It is inspiring but since I LIVE ALONE...they are all my rooms LOL!!
Funny story: Last night I was busy baking cupcakes. My bank is having a fund raiser for March of Dimes which includeds bake sales every friday this month. So I offered to bring some! Well my new home has a gas stove and I was raised cooking on an electric stove soooooo I think you know where this is headed...I was a nervous wreck trying to make sure that I didn't burn anything...all went well until I got cocky and tried to make some Meringues. I reused one of the pans that apparently had some oil left on it unknown to me, I put the parchment paper on there and put them in the oven, next thing I know the smoke alarm is going off. I live right next door to the firestation/sheriff station, so I panicked when I heard the firetruck. I was praying Lord please don't let them be coming here!!! Well they didn't come to my house, it was a coincidence that my smoke alarm and their firetruck sirens went off at the same time. I would have died of embarrassment if they had showed up at my house...but I would have given them the cupcakes!!
There was a fatality...the meringues did not make it!!!!
p.s. Never say Never, I have a blind date tonight... he is not blind! Another fix up, so expect some kind of update tomorrow!!!
Don't forget to get your sweeties a pretty for tomorrow!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I got this little fella at a yard sale for $1.00, I am not sure what the infatuation with birds is about but these are so pretty!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

3 More days until Valentine's Day!

Here is a beautiful little statue I got from the Goodwill for .99 cents! I love it!

I wanted to show you the little ornament that caused some bad feelings at a yard sale on Saturday LOL

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

4 More days until Valentine's Day!

Hey y'all! One last picture from the beach! I have another funny story to know how I have been bummed about being lonely...well a friend of mine set me up with a man, okay word of advice to single girls...NEVER get set up LOL. He was so handsome and seemed to be a perfect gentleman. I hadn't been on a date for over a year and that one was a disaster so I was kind of praying he would ask me out and finally after hours of talking he finally asked me to go golfing with him on Sunday and I told him I couldn't go until after church. (I don't golf but I know how to ride in the cart and be quiet!) He said " Church?Oh my mama would LOVE you! Can I go to church with you sometime?" (Sounded like everything I have been hoping for!)well to make a long story short, he called me after church and I met him at the golf course. It took him 10 minutes before introducing me to his buddies. He knew my name because he said it 3 or 4 times when I got there. Once we started riding in the cart, he said every curse word ever made up, Hacked and Spit about 400 times, blew smoke in my face constantly; then got visible upset when I tried not to cough, I kept smiling and thinking if I ever get off of this golf cart this man will never see me again. At this point I even considered walking back to my car..but I stuck it out!! He pitched repeated fits of throwing golf clubs, and one man walked up on the 7th hole and said "Dang Man, how many girlfriends do you have, everytime I see you, you're with a different woman" I smiled ...thinking "That's because he can't get the same one to go out twice! LOL When the game was over, he drove me back to my car and said "Alright Darling! Where do you want to go to dinner?" I gave him my most playful smile and said " You know I think I will eat at my house. I had a very educational time but I don't think you and I are made for each see you are obviously an Alabama fan. (I could see his golf club head covers had a big "A" on them)and well see I am an Auburn fan so you see it just wouldn't work out. But thank you again for an interesting afternoon!" He looked like I had slapped him, mouth dropped open, eyes bugged out! I just turned and jumped into my car....I was disappointed for a few minutes but then I got tickled and said " Well, I am alone but I am NOT with that man!!!" He tried to call me last night but I did not answer the telephone. He did not leave a message thank goodness! I hope he got the message I gave him in person! Soooooo I am posting this picture to remind me that Jesus loves me!!
Have a great day!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

5 more days until Valentine's Day!

Hey y'all! Guess who went to the beach on Saturday? It was a beautiful day and I wanted to share some pictures with you!
These guys are trying to decide what they want for lunch!

Pretty little shells...I couldn't resist taking their picture!

Pretty Panama City Beach, Florida!

I hope you like the pictures...I NEEDED to go to the beach to relax my mind on Saturday...the morning started out kind of rough!I went to a yard sale earlier on Saturday and met the meanest, nastiest woman. I will show you what I bought later (forgot to take a picture of it LOL) but she was hateful, I nearly walked away and didn't buy anything. She was practically dripping with gold and diamonds and most of the stuff was picked over anyway, but I asked if she would take .25 cents less for the item I picked up and she said "No absolutely not!" Now those of you that know me know that I try so hard to be nice and I know everyone has a bad day...but it almost got my goat about her hateful attitude. I had $3.00 cash with me and the items came to $3.25...she was a bit of a meanie!!! I understand not everyone barters but that is normally on bigger items that they are FIRM. This was a little bitty ornament!
I bit my tongue (I wanted to stick it out at her LOL) and it made me mad. I don't beg anyone one for anything and good grief it was only .25 cents!!! I put back most of the small items and just bought the small one, so she cut herself short with her mean mouth. She just kept making negative comments. I could imagine Abraham Lincoln's comment: I imagine people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be!
I had to have a long talk with God when I left there. I felt like He reminded me that everyone has different personalities, some folks are mean for no reason it just makes them feel powerful and happy, and some folks are sick, upset and depressed inside and they are fighting back the only way they know how and that is to be lady if you happen to read this I prayed for you (it took me several miles away from you to be able to do it , but I prayed for you :) and maybe you should find another way of making extra money because customer service is not your area LOL

Sunday, February 8, 2009

6 more days until Valentine's Day!

Look at this cutie pie!! He is my son! I made him myself lol
Can you believe this beauty! ?! My treasure, my daughter! Where has time gone? Just yesterday it was " Mom can I have Pocahontas bedspread and curtains" good grief!
These 2 are the main reason I celebrate Valentine's Day! I love them so much and I am so proud of the grownups they have become!! sniff sniff, I must be allergic to this post ;)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

7 More days until Valentine's Day!

This is one of those awesome sites ( takes your picture and makes it funny, or am I already funny! This is me showing my nephew Manassa how to properly shoot his toy gun...I know my family is not politically correct. If you remember he promised faithfully to not shoot anyone, just yell "Stop or I will get my dad!"
Look at this cute little bench! I need to find a cushion for it, but it was only $5.00
Hope you are having a great weekend!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

8 more days til Valentine's Day!

Hey y'all! I bought this Valentine Mailbox at a yard sale for $2.00 it was handmade by a sweet lady! also a few of my Valentine's I have collected, some of them have movable legs or arms giving them a higher value should I ever completely lose my mind and sell them LOL

Thursday, February 5, 2009

9 Days until Valentine's Day

Picture of Baby brother with his beautiful bride. How romantic is this!!!! They got married in mama's front yard. It was beautiful!
I know you can't see their faces!! Next Baby Brother and his beautiful bride! Good grief I am dangerous with a pair of Scizzors! LOL
Their wedding was married at the Country Club.
Do I need a plan?
Last night at church the Pastor said we have to plan and prepare for increase. Meaning if you plant a bunch of corn what will you do with it when it is harvest time. Don't put new wine in old wine skins. So I was thinking...maybe if I preplan my wedding...God will send the groom. Heeheheheheee, oh come one give me this one!LOL

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

10 days until Valentine's Day

Rose Wednesday with Rose Haven!
Here's my "boy down on one knee holding girls hand" snow globe again, next to 2 rose arrangements I got at a yard sale. The arrangements were .25 cents each. I thought they looked nice together. If you click on the picture you can get a better view of the boy and girl.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

11 Days until Valentine's Day

This is cute and so appropriate for me and you!!
I finally get to participate in Tablescape Tuesday!! Look at these beautiful soup bowls...I received these from my son on Christmas! Of course I broke one of the saucers but happens right? I replaced it with a white one with gold rimming.

I think it turned out pretty!

What do you think?

Monday, February 2, 2009

12 Days til Valentine's Day

Here are 2 old Valentine's I have, they are dated the 1920's.
I wanted to show y'all what the famous Vikipedia says about Valentine's Day, it is interesting about the beginnings, but kind of bazaar...

Valentine's Day
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Valentine's Day
Traditional symbols of Valentine's Day include hearts, doves, Cupid and love notes.American postcard, circa 1900.
Also called
St. Valentine's Day
Observed by
Christian and Christian-influenced cultures
Christian, cultural, multinational
Lovers express their feelings to each other
February 14
Sending greeting cards and gifts, dating.
Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
An alternative theory from Belarus states that the holiday originates from the story of Saint Valentine, who upon rejection by his mistress was so heartbroken that he took a knife to his chest and sent her his still-beating heart as a token of his undying love for her. Hence, heart-shaped cards are now sent as a tribute to his overwhelming passion and suffering. [1]
The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[2] The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th-century America was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.[3]
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.[4]