Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sunshine and Blue Skies ~ Fall Decorating

Hello my friends!
Where ever you may be I hope
your day is filled with
sunshine and blue skies. . 

Kanab, Utah

I know that it isn't possible to have blue skies
and sunshine very day of our lives.
But, hey, we can dream!

Today in Utah it is beautiful.  
Thank goodness the temperature has dropped a little
the sky is blue and there is sunshine.
But. . . . as with all things, it won't last
we are expecting to have rain in the next few days.


Maybe once the weather changes I will feel like
doing some Fall decorating. . 
I just can't think of colored leaves, sunflowers,
and pumpkins when the weather is in the 
high 90's and it is still so hot!


By this time last year I was decorating
my front porch, and the inside of my house
was looking pretty good. . 

I love to decorate for fall. . 
I think it is my favorite time to 
decorate. . I like the colors
I like the flowers. . the leaves. .
The rustic look.

I found these beautiful
rustic, pumpkin, sunflowers decoration
Oh, how cute would one of these look
on my front porch?

No I did not buy them. . .Yikes!
I have some many Fall decorations. .
I have to restrain myself from buying more.

So how are you doing with your decorating?
Are you like me,  just can't get in the mood
 when the weather is too hot?









Friday, September 8, 2017

It Truly Is a Wonderful World

Today I want to scatter some happy thoughts
and share some of my favorite 
quotes on being 
Grateful.

One of my favorite little character is little Piglet.  
He and Winnie the Pooh have such a sweet
friendship and they are so simple in their thoughts.

"Piglet noticed that even though he had
a Very Small Heart,  it could
hold a rather large amount of
Gratitude."
A.A. Milne


It seems that the world is in chaos.
Terrible things have happened to people
across our beautiful earth.
I think we have all paused and wondered. . 
What next?  Why?


Even in the darkest of times, or the times when
our hearts and our soul may be suffereing
There is still much to be thankful for.
Showing Gratitude can change us,
It can turn our life around.  


The world has beautiful mountains and meadows, 
spectacular skies and serene lakes.
It has forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches.
It has plenty of stars and new sunrise and sunset every day.  

What we need is more people to appreciate and enjoy it.




Enjoy the little things for one day you
may look back and realize they were
the big things.

Is this not true.  There have been many times
when I have not recognized how grateful I was
for something very small in my life,
until it was gone.


I hope we can share our Gratefulness 
Spread positive thoughts and actions
Be kind to others, and especially to
those who carry heavy burdens.

Another favorite person of mine.
Maya Angelou

"This is a wonderful day.  I have never seen this one before."

Be Grateful to see the beauty of a new day.













Sunday, September 3, 2017

A Sabbath Thought

He created us to have Joy
We are to be happy
Find Gratitude
Spread Kindness


No matter the trials we must go through
There is always something to 
bring us Joy


Jesus Christ Loves Us



Have a Blessed Sabbath



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

No Change For Me!

Hello!
A few weeks ago I posted that I may be making
changes to my blog.


I gave the idea of changing much thought,
pondering and prayer.

Blogging has changed in the last year or so.
It just isn't the same as it was when I started
Many years ago.
And to tell you the truth I have kind of lost interest
in my little partner, Karie's Chic Creations.
I thought about changing the name.
But how do you change the name of something you 
named to begin with.  Nope, I just couldn't do that.


So then I thought of changing my content.
But geez, I kind of like to show you my little
part of the world. . .it isn't much, but I live here
and I kind of like to show it off.



And what about all of you that follow me?
I have made some friendships here.
And once you are my friend you will
always be my friend.  You see, I believe
Friendships are Eternal.
I don't believe in coincidences. 
We are friends for real.


Sooooo! I don't think I will be changing anytime soon.
I really like to blog, and I like what I write about.
And if someone may not like it, then that is ok too.



So me and the little Terrorists,
Teddy Roosevelt and Johnny Cash
Will still be Blogging  and telling world
about our life here in our little spot in this massive 
place called Earth..
It is a tiny spot, but we like it and we want
to tell you about it.

 

Oh, and one more thing I am a 
Mormon!
I belong to 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


My religion is very important to me.
It is very much a part of who I am.
So you will hear a lot about my life
My Talents, My Activities, My Family and 
My Belief
in God and in His Son Jesus Christ.

Oh, and did I mention we will have  
A Good Time.

I hope you will continue with me.. . .and if you
are new to my blog,  please come back again.

Hugs to all,






Monday, August 28, 2017

A Random Act of Kindness

Hello my friends,
I first want to say how sorry I feel for the  good 
people of Texas.  Oh, my goodness!
My prayers are with  each person
whose life has been 
affected by this devastating act of nature.

May God be with you as you 
recover and rebuild.


A few days ago my dear friend Diane brought me this
beautiful Sunflower.



She told me she was taking the counsel of
President Thomas S. Monson.
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Who said.
"do random acts of kindness".

Diane's random act of kindness certainly
made me feel better.  


Diane had no way of knowing that the day she brought me
the beautiful Sunflower, I was having a very rough day.

Her simple act of bring me a beautiful flower,
cheered my weakened heart.

I challenge whoever reads this post to
do a "Random Act of Kindness".

Let's fill the earth with kindness to one another.







Monday, August 21, 2017

Changes Are Coming

Hello, my friends.
I am making a few changes here at the blog
 Don't get lost, please stay near by as I change
the direction of my blog.
I don't want to lose you.
I really enjoy blogging  but I
Am ready for a few changes.
Hopefully the transition won't take long.
In the mean time keep checking back.


Monday, August 14, 2017

This Beautiful World

With all the turmoil that is going on in the world today
one can become very discouraged and worried.
I certainly have my times of great concern, and anxiety
over events that happen.
I have reflected upon the great blessings 
I receive each day, rather than seeing the world
in such turmoil I stop and view the world
and see all the wonders and beauties.
I know my Heavenly Father loves me
And He loves all his children.
We are more alike than we are different.
I feel honored and blessed that I live at this time
here on earth. . 
 This past week end I had the opportunity to sing in my
Stake Choir, for our semi-annual Stake Conference.
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
The title of the song is 
My Heavenly Father Loves Me
Words and music: Clara W. McMaster

 Several phrases and lines touched my heart deeply.


He gave me my eyes that I might see


He gave the gift of touch.
That I might feel.


He gave me the ability to "feel"
with my heart.


He gave my ears that I might  hear
The magical sound of things.


He gave 
me my life, 
my mind, 
my heart



I thank him reverently
For all his creations, 
of which I’m a part.

We all live on this beautiful planet called earth.
We are part of His Garden. . . with its many colors.
and much diversity. 


I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.



I will be joining
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life








Friday, August 11, 2017

I Have Done What I Could

So much has been going on in my small part of the world.
I have missed my little blog very much.
As simple as it is, it still gives me pleasure
to post pictures and tell about my life.


There are times when "life" gets in the way of "living".
That seems to be the case for me this past month.
I have always know that life is fragile.
Things can change in seconds.
No one is immune to the bitter, but it rings true
for the sweet.  We all experience both.
How would we ever know the sweetness of life,
if we had not tasted the bitterness.


I count my blessings every day. Every hour, every minute.
I know that the trials of life are also here to be counted as
blessings. . .For everything gives us experience.  

Trials change us. . . hopefully for better. . .Nothing
goes unnoticed by our Heavenly Father and His Son
Jesus Christ.  If He cares for the little sparrow how much
more He cares for us.


I certainly have had my fair share of trials.
I have come to realize, that with my head held high
and my eyes wide open, I can face challenges and trials,
with the Grace of a Woman.
I believe God blesses us in all things.  




Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th USA

                                                             
  Hello Everyone! 
A very HAPPY JULY 4TH!


I am celebrating with family and friends.
Small town USA style.
Parade,  park activities, and a fun
Day barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers.
A lot of good food made American style.
Fireworks later this evening. 
The day will be HOT over 100 drgrees.
Sunny and beautiful.  No where else I would rather be.
My home, my town, my family, my friends 
Celebrating the greatest country on this beautiful earth.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hello July

Well, HELLO my friends,
And greetings to 
JULY.
I was so busy in June
I feel like it went way too fast.


It just seems like that is the way it goes. . 
Time is flying. . is that what happens when you get older?


I hardly had time to enjoy my tiny little spot of garden
while the weather was a little cooler.
Now July is here and it is "hot as a 4th of July firecracker."
Speaking of which, it is just around the corner.
I do love July 4th. . .one of my favorite celebrations.


The Birth of A Nation!
Celebrate!
I think another reason I like it so much is that I love
the small town celebration.  
What is more American than Small Town USA
Celebrating the 4th of July?


Right now I spend most of my time in my house.
My ALLERGIES are out of control.
The medication my doctor had me taking was working fine
but for some reason, I feel like it isn't even working.
Between allergies and being HOT, I just stay home.
If I need anything I hurry and do it in the mornings.
But the allergies are all day long.  


I mosey outside in the evenings to water my plants.
Me and the little Terrorists spend a little time enjoying 
the evening outside.
One thing for sure "this too shall pass".
I keep busy while I am inside.  I have several projects
I am working on.  I will show you when I have them completed.
Have a very enjoyable weekend. 
 Enjoy July. . 
for it too shall pass!








Monday, June 26, 2017

June Excitement

Hello Everyone!
This has been a very busy month for me.
A huge celebration!
My first Grandchild was married this month.
June 10, 2017
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah

Joel Russell Jackson Spendlove
and
Lauren P. Frailey.


The beautiful couple starting their new life together
Husband and Wife 
FOREVER!


Lauren is the beautiful bride.
Her dress is gorgeous.  
But most of all she is gorgeous both outside and in.


My daughter and son-in-law and my grandson Andrew
with Joel and Lauren.
My daughter is the happy mother of the groom!
Joel is my oldest Grandchild. . .He is such a delight.
And seeing the next generation marry is truly a blessing
I am so thankful for the blessings of wonderful
Children and Grandchildren.
The day was a beautiful June day for a wedding celebration.

And just this week, my Granddaughter
Bayli got engaged to Ryan.


Oh, dear Grandma has got to get busy!

Have a wonderful week!