Friday, April 13, 2012


I have been working everyday and still have two weeks to go. I am so spoiled...I usually don't work everyday only 2-3 days per week. Getting up at 6:15 is not my favorite thing to do. I prefer 7:30. It's amazing how that hour makes a difference!

I am thankful for the work and the ability to work. There are many people who would love to have my job. Its really not bad, I make my own schedule and choose which jobs I want to take and don't want to take.  I am blessed!

Speaking of Blessed we just finished a study at church called "the Christian Atheist" meaning the christian atheist would say they believe in God but live as if He doesn't exist. It is also a book. It was really interesting. Last week we discussed being blessed and blessings from God. Did you know that "blessed" means "more than happy"? I love that! Blessings come from the Lord. He is the only one that can make you more than happy! 

As I was driving to work this morning, the sun was coming up behind me. I looked in my mirror and saw the sun, farm fields, green grass, and God's glory. I felt blessed. More than happy.

I wish this for all of you. That you will be truly blessed and that you see God's glory all around.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lilacs Galore

The Lilacs have been blooming around these parts and they are beautiful! I love flowers in my house. I think it adds freshness and a little something pretty to a room.
They just make me smile.
This bouquet I bought at Kroger for $5. I didn't think that was bad and they will last a few weeks.
This is on the dining room table.

These are the tulips that were on the mantel. They are now on my stand next to my bed. I added a few pieces out of my Kroger bouquet.

These are in the milk crate on the coffee table. Again from the Kroger bouquet. I can get several bouquets out of one bunch of flowers which makes it a pretty good deal.

These are lilacs off of my bush in the front yard. These are sitting on the dresser in the bedroom.

My bush doesn't have a ton of blooms but my favorite neighbor Bertha has a HUGE bush in her back yard and she let me have an egg basket full!! I LOVE Bertha!

More lilacs in the mudroom.

....and in the kitchen window so I can smell them while I do dishes.

Lilacs replaced the tulips on the mantel.

And I added some to the bathroom!

My house smells wonderful!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Mantel and Office Lights

This is the mantel in the living room or at least part of the mantel.
Its hard to tell but I have a large mirror in the back and then this picture I got from grandma, which I love. An ironstone platter that is waiting to be hung in the bathroom and some tulips from my backyard. I love the spring flowers! Last year there were only two of these tulips that came up and this year there were about 12! I was so excited but then we were suppose to get frost so I cut some of them. The frost never came...

This is a light that is hanging in the office. I wanted barn type lighting in there but once again everything I liked was really expensive and since I'm a tightwad I  had to find something else.
Back to our favorite Lowe's! This is an outdoor light that was galvanized and we painted it black!
It hangs next to the door when you walk in. This gives you a glimpse of the siding wall in the office.

This light hangs from the beam that goes across the office. My Love's cousin took it out of there house and so we took it. The top of the light was brass and the bowl part was mauve. We, rather my Love, just spray painted it and it looks great!!