Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas Yall!

Unto us a King is born! Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Visiting my neighbors

Only I could go looking for a yard sale and find a bunch of new friends! These guys are a real bunch of animals!
They were as curious about me as I was about them!
I pulled over to get out and talk to them! LOL I really should get out more! They were so cute!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Grand Oaks of Tallahassee Florida

I love these big old oak trees, located in Tallahassee, Florida. They look almost whimsical.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Frog Bird House

Check out this cute little guy I found at Traditions in Havana Florida. My daughter collects Frogs and she just loved this!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Oh Cooler weather please hurry and arrive!

I don't know who to give credit for this picture...but I long for Autumn or Fall...the heat has been just terrible. This picture is beautiful and I had to share it with you. My prayer is that cooler days are a head! God bless!
Love Lilly

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A couple of more pictures then I will stop LOL

This is my son and my daughter on her Wedding day, June 20, 2010
Me with The Williams! My new son in law and my daughter! She got the beach wedding she always wanted!
Nicole and me. She made a beautiful bride!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Twilight...and the Cougar

I am so ashamed...I am an old lady and I absolutely love this movie!! Maybe its not the young man I really want... I think it is the idea of romance and raw love and all that kissing! ...I don't know but I really loved the movie Twilight. I sort of wished I hadn't seen the next one LOL who knew that I am a cougar?! LOL

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Award

Thank you Jami for this award! Please go over and see Jami at she has an awesome blog!! I am supposed to share 7 things about myself...hmmm let's see.
1. I am a Christian 2. I love decorating 3. I love cooking 4. I love the rodeo especially the bull riding 5. I want to own a tearoom one day for just a little while 6. I love reading and learning from all of these talented people in blog land 7. I have a huge crush on Brad Pitt 8. I secretly yearn to live in New Orleans :) oh no I had 8 instead of 7...just forget one of them okay? LOL
I pass this on to all of you wonderful folks in blog land!
Have a blessed day!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A monumental moment in the kitchen !

My daughter cooked her first roast last night and I was so thrilled to be there to assist her. She has never thought much about cooking but now that she's married, she is more interested! The roast was moist and delicious! I was so proud! Since the groom wont be back home from Kuwait until December she has a few months to practice!! Yall send any easy recipes you think she should try okay?
Love Lilly

Friday, July 2, 2010

More fun pictures from

My face but web site and creativity!!

I'm sorry soldier...this is not real, although I may have broken a few hearts in my day ;) I put my picture in and it gave me this picture. Pretty cool huh?

Monday, June 28, 2010

More Wedding Pictures

I've got to tell you this is my LITTLE brother giving me a kiss! How sweet is this! Remember the wedding was outside in the heat and I was exhausted so I dont look my best. But I was so happy!!
Here is the candy table. I had a vision of an Amy Atlas candy table but it went terribly wrong...other family members sort of took over the project and it totally went a different direction than I had planned (sigh) but it still turned out nice...not my vision but nice.
I filled the 15 glass bowls with sand from our beaches and added the candle and the sea shells to every table. It was very pretty!
This was the Sweetheart table. The idea of the blue tulle was for it to look like water LOL The kids loved it! My church loaned us a round table for them and I had white lights underneath the was so pretty!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

More Wedding Pictures

This one was taken by the professional photographer! Beautiful! I love how they just showed the color of the flowers!
This is me and my son Brandon and his girlfriend Cathy.
Nicole at the reception
In our family we always did the "Pinkie Swear" when you lock pinkies. It means you are making a promise that can't be broken or compromised! Just seeing this one made me burst into tears!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mr. and Mrs.

On Sunday June 20, 2010 I watched my little girl get married. While this may be an awww moment to some of was a miracle from God, my Father to me. Nicole was not supposed to live according to the doctors. She was born with a heart defect that put her thru 6 open heart surgeries. The doctors told me she would never see five years old. I guess Dr. Jesus determines who lives to see five years and beyond. I am so thankful that Nicole has met the man of her dreams and that God has blessed us so much. I will post a few more pictures later, I just wanted to share in the good news!!
Have a beautiful day!
Love Lilly

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

To all who have served and have given their lives for our Country I thank you. It is an honor to know you had a choice and you chose to be a hero. God Bless all the mama's and daddy's and children of the men and women who paid a huge sacrifice for our freedom.Thank you for the opportunity to live free. God Bless America.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

No this isn't my birthday cake...but it is so beautiful!! Hello my friends! Sorry I have been gone from blogland for a while. I have been doing a lot of volunteer work and working my job so I have been busy. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! p.s. I did the picture of me on
Love Lilly

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thats no bull...well actually it is ;)

I have a funny story to tell you! I love the rodeo, especially bull riding. I don't ride the bulls I just enjoy watching others ride the bulls. Well, I went to the Bull Jam in Bonifay, Florida a few weeks ago. I was able to walk right up to this bull and get nearly eyeball to eyeball with him. I had never before been this close to a bull and it was exciting for me. We just kind of looked at each other for a while. I was thinking "Wow you are bigger than I thought you were!" Then quickly I hoped he wasn't thinking the same thing about me! Around an hour later this same bull bucked the rider off of his back, made a trip around the arena then JUMPED a 6 foot fence to get back into the pen. I guess they didnt open the gate fast enough to suit him so he let himself back in! I was shocked! I did not know they could jump!!! IF I had known that I probably would not have been that close to him!!!
Have a blessed day !
Love Lilly

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Secret Revealed

My kids don't know this about me! I have been collecting letters (Okay a small collection :) of letters from the White House since they were very young. I have a letter from Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, George Bush Jr and Laura Bush and now President Carter has responded to a letter I wrote to him! The letters I wrote were filled with encouragement, just so you know!

It was the perfect ending to a terrible day! I sat in my driveway and my heart was full of Joy as I read my note from Jimmy Carter!
We live in a world that has been replaced by text messages, emails and voicemail but a note handwritten by Jimmy Carter...that made me smile.
We met in Columbus, Georgia when I was a little girl. He told me I had pretty curly hair. I asked my father "Who is that man daddy?" He said "That is a man that loves Jesus and one day he will be the President of the United States." My father was correct on both accounts.

I have been a fan of Mr and Mrs Carter for a long time. They are doers of the word, not just hearers of the word! He is honest and he cares about God's people and above all He loves the Lord and is not ashamed to admit it publicly!
I'll hide my note in the box for the kids to find long after I am gone. Hopefully they will say...Wow! I never knew my mom had these!!
Have a blessed weekend friends!
Love Lilly

Monday, March 15, 2010

She said Yes!

My daughter was engaged a few weeks ago! My baby! Good grief! I am so happy for you Nicole. It seems like yesterday you were born, now so many years have passed and you are all grown up and soon to be a married woman. I am so very proud of you. You are such a good person, a good heart, you love Jesus and I am so very proud to be your mother!
When your boyfriend called and asked could he ask me a question, I thought he wanted to talk about what to get you for Valentine's Day! Then he said "May I have permission to marry your daughter?" It is a day I will never forget! I cried! It was so hard not to tell you about that telephone call!! I love you and I am so happy for you! God is so good!!
Love the Mother of the soon to be Bride!

p.s. to all my blogging buddies: Nicole's fiance is now active duty in Kuwait until December but he may come back in July for a quick wedding. We do not have the details yet but I will keep you posted!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Jewelry Party

The Stella and Dot Jewelry party was fun! Here are some pictures from the party!!
Some beautiful pieces were offered!!

The ladies had a good time!!

Here are some pictures of the snack table. My friend said to keep it simple! LOL

I wanted to show you the pretty table that had the snacks on it!

These napkins cracked me up!!

I do not know how much money we raised but we had a good time. I invited about 50 people but only 13 showed. My mama always says "Little is much when God is in it!"
Have a great weekend!
Love Lilly

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tomorrow is the big day!

I have purchased the cookies and the drinks for the Jewelry Party, and my friend will be here at 2PM. So everyone please wish us a great success with the Jewelry Party. I am excited! My friend said to keep it simple...however, yall know me simple is hardly a word used to describe me!! I wont just open the cookie bags and let the ladies grab one! LOL I have some cake plates that I am going to stack and make it look pretty!! I bought some small water bottles to put on ice and some 2 liter drinks, and punch and lemonade that will put in glass pitchers :) it will be pretty.
One of the ladies at the church told me not to be upset if not a lot of people bought jewelry; that we could have an "Adopt a tablecloth" campaign and ask the families of the church to purchase one for $10.00 each. I think that is a great idea, however I am praying the Jewelry Party is a great success and we can pay for the tablecloths out of the proceeds!!
I will let you know on Sunday!
Have a blessed weekend!!
Love Lilly

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I am having a Jewelry Party at the church on March 6, 2010. My friend is selling this wonderful line of Jewelry and she is going to donate a portion of her proceeds to me and I am going to use it to buy new tablecloths for my church! I am so see they just put me on the Hospitality Committee specifically on the table team, to set up, decorate and arrange the 40 tables at our church for special events. I have been praying about how I can raise money to replace the worn out tablecloths we have and my friend just called me out of the blue and asked me to host a trunk party! I feel like this is an answer to my prayer! Stella and Dot also has a web site you can visit for more information in your area!!

Have a beautiful day!

Love Lilly

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My choice

Today I decide to be Happy!
Have a beautiful day!
Love Lilly
p.s.Thank you for the picture

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just wondering?

I need to ask advice about starting to sell on ETSY> Does anyone have experience doing this? Please send any advice and good or bad experiences you have had. I heard Jesse Duplantis say the other day that Necessity turns spenders into producers and well as you all know...that is me! One of my favorite bloggers Cindy at Romantic Home opened a store so go shopping at her new store!!
Please send any advice you have for me!!
Have a blessed day!
Love Lilly

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I did not try to kiss him!!

Browsing thru my camera I came across this wonderful picture that I meant to post months ago.
Can you see this TINY little frog that was on my table outside on the patio next to a tea pot?He wasnt as big as my thumb nail! How cute! ohoh he looks like he is unhappy about my intrusion!!
Have a blessed weekend!