Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Feeling like Aqua

Hi Everyone!

This spring season I've noticed everywhere I go the stores are decorating with teal, aqua and pretty greens.  March marked a year my mom passing away.

I did an aqua tablescape in her honor with some of her things.

Aqua has been very comforting.  Can't really explain it.  I recently looked up what the color aqua/turquoise meant:

The color turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty.

Now I know why it feels right in this season of my life.

I'd like to show you a few pictures.  I'm still enjoying this and don't know if I'll change it anytime soon.
View of the table
I found these plates at TJ Maxx on clearance.  I was thrilled.  The placemats came from Dollar Tree last year.
I found these napkins from the Christmas Tree store.  I couldn't believe the prices.  The napkin rings came from a friend of mine.
This tablecloth was my inspiration.  It belonged to my mom.  I found it in her hope chest.  Those colors must have been very popular in the late 50's when her and dad got married.
A sweet friend of mine found these at GW in the bargain barn.  I can't believe the cup and saucer weren't broken.  If you've ever been in a bargain barn you hear glass breaking as people go through those bins.  They just throw things around. I remembered I had these and matched up nicely.
I love this huge candle holder/vase not sure what it is.  Purchased at Hobby Lobby recently.
This cross has been my source of comfort and felt it completed the tablescape by hanging on the wall in the dining area.  It is well with my Soul.  Thank you Lord!  You give me comfort and joy during this season in my life.


I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Inspire me Tuesday!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A few flowers

Hi All,

Here in Southwest Florida we are in a drought.  We won't see any relief until middle of June according to our weather forecast.  That is when the rainy season begins.

Our grass is dried up as everyone's yard is and the only thing growing are the weeds.  I have a few flowers that I've been watering.

I mentioned how life has been so crazy for me the last 3-4 years with my parents illness and then passing. 

Easter Sunday I invited my brother and family to come for dinner.  It was bittersweet having my brother over but not our parents.  They would have been here in a heartbeat.  Mom and dad loved to visit and enjoy good home cooked meals.

See the pics of what's growing in my yard.  It's not impressive like some gardens in blog land but I'm working on my green thumb!  LOL

My girls got this miniature gardenia a few years back.  Just started blooming.  Love it!
This is a mum plant that has been blooming since the fall which I think is unusual for Florida.

Don't know what type of flower this is.  I'm surprised it came back up.

I have a couple of more flowers that haven't bloomed yet. Started tomato's from seed.  The plants are doing well.  Sure hope I have success with a harvest.

Hope you have a great weekend!  I'm joining Beverly at:

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Thanks guys!

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."


Feeling like Aqua

Hi Everyone! This spring season I've noticed everywhere I go the stores are decorating with teal, aqua and pretty greens.  March mark...