Apple of His Eye

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Memorial March 9

Hi Friends,

I know it's been such a long time since I've blogged but life has been crazy the last 3-4 years.  A year ago this month my sweet mama left this earth and went to heaven.  I celebrate and remember her life. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, and grandmother.

I'm thankful for the legacy she left behind in myself and my brother and her grandchildren.  She loved the Lord and took us faithfully to church.  Mom taught a children's Sunday School class for years and made a difference in so many lives.  She sang in the choir and opened her home to women in her neighborhood.  She prayed for others and treated everyone with love and kindness.

With life not as crazy I hope to begin blogging again and sharing.  My blog isn't like  DIY with a new project every week.  I can't commit to that as it would be overwhelming.  However, I do enjoy reading those bloggers that do.  They give great ideas!

"Mom, there are days I miss you terribly but know I'll see you again."


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Music Lessons

Good Evening,
I realize it's Pink Saturday today and honestly there is no pink in this post.  It's been a year since I've done anything with this blog and thought this would be a great place to start.  I hope you enjoy this post and find it a bit humorous.
I went to see my folks today and stayed busy the whole time attending to their needs and visiting.  My little great niece and her mom came to see my mom and dad which is always a wonderful treat for my parents.  Maddie is 7 years old and very smart.  She's playing violin and has a desire to play piano.  My dad is encouraging her mom and dad to buy her a keyboard and have her take lessons.

My dad desperately wanted to play piano growing up but my grandparents his parents couldn't afford for him to learn thus... he made sure I took piano lessons.  I have to admit it was the last thing I wanted to do.  I'd rather go outside and play than to practice the piano.  There was much more fun outdoors.

I wished I'd apply myself more than I did.  The bunch of black notes in the classical pieces were to intimidating. 
Music is a wonderful gift that I'm thankful for and regardless of my talent I'm able to worship God with it.  I encourage you to take time at home and worship Him. 
"speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music in your hearts to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for each other in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."  Ephesians 5:15
I'm joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's Hot Pink in Florida!

Hi Dear Friends,

You probably have thought I've fallen off the planet but not true.  Life has been so crazy with my parents.

It's been one thing after another, but things are finally getting back to normal whatever that looks like now.  :)

I'm thankful to have both parents still living.  That is a blessing for sure.

I'd like to share a few of my favorite pinks.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Be Blessed!

This is a place I'd love to have to share with my friends.  Maybe one day....

This picture was taken from one of my favorite tea rooms in Mt. Dora Florida called
Garden Gate Tea room.


 This isn't really pink...but love the thought of relaxing outside in this comfy outdoor room!
It would have to be in a place that has cooler temps in the summer!
Love the message of this poster!
Pretty Pink pitcher set I recently acquired a few years ago.

Beautiful pink flowers given to me from friends!
It's my pleasure to be part of Pink Saturday with Beverly at
How Sweet the Sound.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Long Hot Summer!


Just wanted you to know I'm still's been a long hot summer!

Can't believe it's been since June that I posted last.

The reason I haven't blogged is because my computer died and we had to get a new one and the software on this computer we have now has been driving me CRAZY!

It's been the most frustrating thing I've used in a long time!

I've begged my hubby to please take this new software off and let me have the old one, but he says it's not available on the new computers!  Yikes!

It's the most UNFRIENDLY software ever.....  If you have an older version of Microsoft windows I advise you keep it unless you want the upgrade.  OK, I digress....

There were some new pink items I'd love to show you, but another time.  Computer isn't cooperating with me.  LOL!

Today I'm happy to join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

You've seen these before but thought you might get a kick out of them again.

Two good friends of ours.  These guys were goofing off!  Truck belongs to the wife of the man in green shirt.
This door is on an island we enjoy going to.  Boca Grande Island.
I loved this  little fan.  It quit working.  Sad face   :(
This gas pump is located also on Boca Grande Island

Well, these will have to do today.  Until next time!


Friday, June 7, 2013

A Fur baby - Ebony

Hi Friends,

Today I featuring one of my fur babies.  Now that we are emptynesters.  I have them to take care of.  All of us women I guess are that way!  :)

They are so funny...or can be annoying at times.  I feed, water, pet them and sometimes bathe them.  They depend on me to meet their needs.

Ebony is our rescue cat.  We took him in as a skinny, starved kitten that someone had dropped off near our church where I was working.

It was a rainy day and he jumped up in the window sill outside meowing.  We tried to catch him but he ran away.

The next day he showed up again and I went to the fellowship hall kitchen to find something I could feed him.

Well, the only thing I found were frozen hot dogs.  I thawed them quickly and took them to him.  He gobbled 3 up and the entire time he was crying.  It was heartbreaking!  My husband said, that's it!  We're taking him home.

He's been with us ever since and is the best pet ever.  He loves to eat and never misses a meal now as I'm sure you can tell by these pictures.

Ebony's not a lap cat but loves to be near me and sleep at the end of our bed.

I hope you can see his personality in these pictures.  He's very content and gets along with our elderly senior kitty and  dog.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I'm joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for  Pink Saturday.

He loves to be outside in the mornings on our screened porch.  He's all black except for that little white patch.

Pretty eyes

He loves to sleep on the wicker furniture in my foo foo room.

Likes my pink rug.    :)

Ebony actually sat next to this silk flower.  I took a quick pic.  He loved it for some reason.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Where has the time gone?

Hi Friends,

It's been months since I blogged....maybe you know that or not.  I can't believe we're in May.

Life has been busy...that's all I can say.  The days have flown by.

Our daughter is getting married in the Fall.  Mr. Wonderful and I flew up to Virginia last month to help with wedding plans.  While we were there our daughter took me to a Tea Room.

Just so you know... I keep up with many of you even though I've not commented.  I look forward to your post weekly.

Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to write faithfully.  I learn so much and enjoy the
information you provide.

Today I'm just sharing a few random pics so you can see what I've been doing lately.  I'm including pics of the Tea room that Jess took me to.

The weather is beautiful today in Florida.  I keep running outside because it won't last even til the end of the week.
Hope you are doing well.


I'm pleased to join the following parties:

Marti at Inspire Me Tuesday
Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday

Jess in front of the Tea Room.  This is called the Russell house.  It was
built in 1792 located in Abingdon, Virginia

Loved the plates! Everything was purple.

Tea cup.  I added the flower!  :)

Outside the front.  So cute!

I really enjoy using linen napkins!

Our teeny tiny cupcake for dessert.

Saw this in the gift shop.  Loved it.  

Child size tea set w/ bears.  Not a great pic.

This would be easy to make! An envelope with card inside.  Do you see the cute burlap clothepins?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Belated Valentine's Decorations

Hi Friends,

Last night my husband and I were watching Jay Leno.  In his monologue he mentioned that you can't find a belated Valentine's card.  You can buy them for birthday's, etc.  He said, if you missed it you really blew it!

Well, I hope I've not blown it!  This is Valentine's week so I'm sharing the tablescape I worked on for February.  Since over Christmas I decked out our home in reds I chose to decorate in pink's for Valentine's. 

We have cold weather and a freeze expected tonight for Southwestern Florida.  Just covered our delicate plants that could die outside with sheets, pillowcases etc.  It's funny to drive through the neighborhood and see these monster sheets all over folks yards!  LOL

Hope you are staying warm where ever you are and sharing in celebrations with your loved ones!

This weekend I'm proud to be a part of:

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Marti at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Home Sweet Home

Centerpiece from GW and loved the hearts from HL.

Individual place setting

Pink Tea cup.

Cute little heart box picked up at DT years ago.

Another shot of Centerpiece with pink ribbon and pearls
View of table
This is a simple wreath front door

I loved how the bow came out!  Never have worked with such wide ribbon.

Final view of tablescape.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter Wonderland in Florida!

Hi Friends,

Yes, we have winter in Florida but not today.  I think the temp's were in the 80's and it was quite balmy for January.

I realize that this is a late entry, but wanted to be part of the Tuesday events!  Putting tablescapes together takes a lot of work of trial and error for me.  By the time there are completed  I'm pooped and don't even think about taking pictures.

In the early part of January I hosted a ladies meeting at my home and had the table set like this below.

Thank you for your grace and allowing me to post this!  LOL

It's my pleasure to be a part of:

Marti at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Sandi at Rose Chintz  Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

A snowflake hand towel

I love this winter scene in the woods with the snow.  This is a very small painting.

Popular candle holders right now. Can't think of the name.

I found the napkins at TJ Maxx on clearance and the ribbon at DT.  Made my own napkin rings.

I fell in love with these dessert plates with tea/punch cup.  Love the snowflake!
They were in a garage sale and didn't sell.  The owner gave them to me later.  :)

Setting with silver chargers.

Snowflake and silver ornaments from Christmas on a Silver platter  purchased at GW

Another view  - see crystal candle holder and silver S & P

The view with candlelight - lights on

View with lights off.  Ahh...