Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring Cloche

I'm kinda excited to join in for the cloche party over at 
Marty's blog,  A Stroll Thru Life

For my birthday (back in October) one of my very best friends gave me 
this beautiful Cloche.

Does she know me or what?!

It came fully equiped with all this beautiful bling.

It was so cute decorated for the holiday season. 

 I love it!

For more pretty cloche ideas join us!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Be Still and Know

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

This is a picture that I took at Arbor Crest Winery just outside of Spokane last weekend. 
It was so beautiful! You could certainly see the wonder of God's creation here.

This morning's sermon was so good that I wanted to put it in writing so that I would remember it, and frankly, it is well worth sharing.

Our Pastor has been teaching a series on Passion and this mornings passion was on prayer. 
 These are my notes:

3 Reasons Why We Should Talk About Prayer: 

1. Many of us have put our faith in the "Gospel of Busyness" 
2. We're all a mess but we lie about it. 
3. Many of us are frustrated with prayer.

The "Big Idea
How we pray reflects how we trust God

Psalm 46 NLT

vs 1  1 God is our refuge and strength always ready to help in times of trouble.
We can run to GOD when things get crazy. 
God WANTS to be who we run to in times of trouble. 

vs 2-7    2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
4 A river brings jow to the city of our God, the sacred home of the MOST HIGH.
5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroued. From the very break of day, God will protect it.
6 The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God's voice thunders. and the earth melts!
7 The LORD of Heaven's Armies is here among us; The God of Israel is out fortress.

God's steadfastness removes the need for fear.

vs 8-9  8 Come, see the glorious works of the LORD: See how he brings destruction upon the world. 
9 He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire.

We should stand in AWE of who God is and what he has done.

vs 10  10"Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world"

In Hebrew Be still means to be quite, but it also means to surrender, and give-in.  Know means to know or experience. 
We must cease the striving of our over busy lives in order to know that HE is GOD!

Take time to be still and know
Experience God.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shabby Chic Meets Sweet Salvage on Mother's Day

On Sunday, in the midst of entertaining tons of family, packing her apartment up to move back to Phoenix and just enjoying the satisfaction of finishing law school, Sweet Daughter took my friend Debi and I to a wonderful Mother's Day Lunch.  When I asked her where we were going she said Chaps. Well, I pictured something totally diferent and she said "No! Trust me! You and Debi will 
LOVE this place!" I said " Oh! Okay....."

Oh! My! Gosh! Did she call it right! 

 What a SWEET delightful place! I'm telling you this is my heaven. 
We even got to meet the owner, Celeste Shaw. What a sweetheart. 

If you are ever in the Spokane area you must go here. 
Chaps (the diner)
Cake (the bakery)

Thank you sweet girl for a fabulous afternoon! 
Love you!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

It's Official!

Well, it's official! 

He asked and she said yes!
Our Sweet Daughter is engaged! 
Congratulations and Best Wishes are in order. 
 I'll be traveling to Spokane later this week to see her graduate from Law School. 
It's a Big Week! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May's Fresh-Cut Friday

Welcome to Fresh-Cut Friday #33
I'm so glad your here! 

Come on in and see what I've got going on!

Not much really.

I just added some roses to my dining room centerpiece.

Whenever I see these I just have such a hard time passing them up. 

They have such a pretty touch of green to them 

And they look so pretty with the blue and white that I always have going on.
Oh and P.S.
They were $5.99 for a dozen! How's that for inspirational?

So that's it. 
What about you? 
How did you enjoy flowers this month? 

I can't wait to see. 
I'll be joining:
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party

Fresh-Cut Friday Reminder

Hi Everyone! 
Just a quick reminder.... 
Fresh-Cut Friday starts at 6:00p.m. tonight. 
You can link any post having to do with flowers. 

See you then!