Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sunday Video

A wonderful Video by Mercy Me. To enjoy, please tune off the music on my playlist in the right sidebar first.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ronald Reagan

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
- Ronald Reagan

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
- Ronald Reagan

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
- Ronald Reagan

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."
- Ronald Reagan

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
- Ronald Reagan

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Reagan

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."
- Ronald Reagan

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."
- Ronald Reagan

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
- Ronald Reagan

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book."
- Ronald Reagan

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
- Ronald Reagan

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
- Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chick Flicks!

With all the cold weather and February just around the corner, I am in the mood for a Chick Flick Weekend! Oh there are so many many options. Most of these are in my DVD Library.

Nothing like a good Cary Grant movie. This one with Deborah Kerr is one of the best romantic tearjerkers of all time. I love this movie. I just love this one. I saw it again a couple of weeks ago. Sigh...
Isn't it time for these two to make another movie together? It has been a while since I have seen "You've Got Mail". I think it might be at the top of my list. :)

And these two... With Patrick Wilson. What a performance. Another tearjerker. DD loves to watch this one with me. The old B&W used to terrify me at her age. She loves all the music and stuff in this movie. When I was little, this was considered a horror film, now it is considered a romantic dark love story. It does make me cry.
I love these films ....
I love the book they are based on... Give me either one on a cold night with a nice comfy blanket. I am happy!

The sweet love of these two, tore my heart out. I cried and cried.... I want to watch it again!

LadyHawke. One of my all time favorites. A fantasy love story. Eternally together, forever apart. Based on some Medieval Tale of sorts. Guys tend to like this one too!

I have some more, but these are the ones I watch over and over. Except for Somewhere in Time. I have only watched it once and that was not long after it came out. I still remember it like yesterday. I need to get that movie and add it to my library. Then it will be watched over and over.

What are some of your favorite Chick Flicks?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Flowers for Outdoor Wednesday

I don't know about y'all, but I am beginning to long for spring. Thank you Susan of A Southern Daydreamer for Hosting!

To see more Outdoor Wednesday posts or to participate, go to Susan's blog-A Southern Daydreamer. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sunday Video

Point of Grace "My God", He will never let you down.

To better enjoy, please turn off my music on the playlist in the sidebar to the right.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Now This is Football!

DH sent me this earlier today. Really fun to watch, whether you are a football fan or not. Before watching the video, make sure you turn of the music on the playlist in my sidebar to the right. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blue Monday!

Today is Blue Monday hosted by Sally @ Smiling Sally's Blog. Thank you Sally for hosting Blue Monday every week. It is much fun!

This week I want to show you a couple of Blue Transferware I picked up a few months ago at an Antique/Flea Market place. (Same place I bought the chandelier for my kitchen.)

I originally bought the plates for my future China Garden. And also for the hangers that were attached. I think I only paid a 1 or 2 dollars for each plate. I was looking for attractive, inexpensive, even chipped plates for the China Garden. When I got them home, I decided I liked them too much and that they would look great hanging on the kitchen wall.

They are stoneware and there is no stamp or mark on the back of them.

The dinner plate is only about 10 inches wide. Here yu can see how much smaller this dinner plate is compared to my everyday stoneware. The small size makes me think it is old.

I bought a couple of bread plates as well. Some of the transferware pattern was smudged when it was placed on the plate before firing/processing. If anyone has any idea of the history of the pattern/stoneware, I would appreciate knowing.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. To see more great Blue Monday posts or to participate in Blue Monday, please stop by Sally's blog by clicking HERE.

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sunday Music Video

A Beautiful Video/Slide show. Steven Curtis Chapman, "God is God".

To better enjoy, please turn off the music on my playlist on the side bar to the right.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Awards and Thank Yous!

Y'all it is cold here in Alabama. I live in what is considered the "Deep South". We do not like for it to get this cold without snow! ;-) DD practices the piano for 30 minutes before going to school every morning. It sounded funny! Terrible funny. I told her to 'warm it up' and she tried. But to be honest, it was so terrible sounding, neither one of could stand it. So I told her that she could practice it this afternoon. Rare that the piano sounds like that, but when the temps drop this low, and the great room is so big with cathedral ceilings. It just effects the sound of the piano. It will sound better this afternoon.

I also want to thank everyone for the Birthday Wishes. I really appreciate them. It meant a lot to me. :-D I had a great day and got another Lowes Gift Card!!! Dinning Room Makeover here I come!!!

Ladies (and Gents) I have been very tardy with this first award. It was given to me by Anya of Hills Creek Quilter before Christmas (I think) and though I put it on my award page, I am just now announcing it. (Sorry Anya...)
The rules are:

1. 5 people are allowed to receive this award
2. 4 dedicated followers
3. 1 new follower to your blog who lives in another part of the world
4. Please link back to the person who gave you this award.
Today I will be a rule breaker and take the easy way out... Sorry folks.
If you are a regular reader and poster of this blog, please feel free to pick up this award for yourself.

Kitty @ A Bit of Fluff, Quite Messy Really... gave me these too lovely awards. The first one is very Valentines looking. And both awards are supposed to go to bloggers who are not into "self-aggrandizement". When I saw the list of ladies that she gave these awards to, then saw my name listed with them, I was humbled. That is very sweet Kitty and thank you!

I am to pass these awards on to 8 bloggers who do not into self-aggrandizement and there are so many wonderful and deserving bloggers out there! As I visit blogs, many of you have already been awarded these awards, so today I will be a rule breaker. If you are a reader and poster to one of my 3 blogs, please feel free to pick up one of these awards for yourself. You deserve it! And please take time to visit these ladies wonderful blogs.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blue Disney Monday!

Of course, Disney is anything, but Blue! :D Happy Blue Monday and thank you Sally for hosting Blue Monday every week.

I had Blue Monday in mind when I took these two photos at downtown Disney.

These two photos were taken in Downtown Disney a couple of months ago.

To see more Blue Monday Posts or to participate in Blue Monday, go to Smiling Sally's Blog by clicking HERE! Or by going to the Blue Jay picture in my Sidebar. Thanks again Sally!

Oh, I forgot to mention... I am 50 today and I can still do THIS!

Sunday Music Video

Mac Powell of Third Day and David DeVane, Minister of Performing Arts at Hunter Street Baptist Church along with a few members of the HSBC orchestra. I know I have featured this one before, but I love it.

Mac Powell and David Nasser did the Glory Reveal Tour together. David Nasser goes to our church. When the tour was in Birmingham, David invited Mac to come to church with him. Then he said, "Oh and we want you to do the special music..." Mac replied that he wouldn't be able something about not having his music back up with him, so on and so forth. David replied, "Don't worry, our people will back you up." Mac did not want to appear ungracious, but he has had less than good experiences...... David repied, "Oh you don't have to worry about that, our musicians are good, you'll see!" David Nasser is always positive!

To better enjoy the video, please turn the music on my playlist on the sidebar off.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Hooked on Chandi's

Good Morning Everyone! I hope that you are having a great day! I am! It is Sunny here in Alabama. We have had a lot of fog and rain. Not that I am complaining. But I like sunshine too. :D

I wanted to join Julia@Hooked on Houses ~ Hooked on Fridays Party today. {Please scroll down for Kelli's Friday Show and Tell.} (Julia, thanks for hosting!) She has been Chandelier shopping and as of late I have been obsessed with them. So that is what my post is about. I even have some older posts where I have gone into stores, flea markets, antique shops and taken photos of chandis.... enough of that. LOL!

Since blogging (I started last summer actually for my photo business, and I hardly ever post to that blog!!! LOL!!! And this is my fun everyday blog. ) I became obsessed with Chandeliers. As I posted in Rhodas 2009 Project Party, I have looked for a Chandi for my kitchen for years.

And here it is!

I love it! About $68 total invested. Some of the arms had to be re-attached, some re-wiring done. I saw where I could hang prisms from it so I ordered a few. Too many and too big makes it 'over done'. It is perfect for my space and the price was right as well. :D

Then there is the Foyer Chandelier. I love it. Perfect for the space. I search long and hard for that one, but bloggerville changed all that for me. Made me step out on a limb, buy something perfect in every way but in color. And you know what? A can of spray paint changed all that. :D

I was also on a "hunt" for a Chandi for my DR. I have one of those 8 arm brass chandeliers and I am tired of it. (It looks a lot like that white Martha Stewart one, but it is brass... There is always spray paint!)

I found one on Craigslist dripping with prisms. And bought it, it is in the basement....I have not taken a photo of it yet or posted about it so everyone will just have to stay tuned. :D

For more Hooked on Friday's Post, click HERE. And again Julia, thank you for hosting. It has been fun!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Look at the Gifts!

Good morning everyone! Welcome to my Friday Show and Tell. And thank you Kelli for hosting Friday Show and Tell every week. It has been a while since I have been able to participate. And actually, I had a textile piece I was going to feature, but I will show it next week. You will just have to come back. :-D

I hope that every one had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We sure did. Looking forward to what God has in store for us in 2009.

Just before Christmas, I won a GiveAWay from Jan at "Jan and Tom's Rose Haven".

I did not get many photos of the package b/c DD got to the mail box first... It was torn open and she promptly acclaimed she knew exactly where to hang it and took off. LOL!

Her former nursery, (she is now 10) our now Beatrix Potter room, was not decorated and DD had a great time...

...stringing this wonderful Pom Pom Garland. I love it!!! I have another place all planed for it for next year. Jan also sent me some wonderful tea, which will be great on these cold winter afternoons. Thank You Jan!

Today as we were walking in from the bus stop, DD discovered another box... who could it be from?!?! (Thank goodness I was able to get if from her before she tore it up. Isn't this wonderful paper?!?)

It is from sweet Shannon of "Bless Our Nest"!

In the box was a lovely Valentines Tea Towel,

And look at this wonderful framed monogrammed plaque she made me! Isn't it divine! I love it. I love them both. Thank you Shannon!

I hope that you enjoyed my Friday Show and Tell. To see other Friday Show and Tells,or to participate, go to Kelli's site There's No Place Like Home. Thank you Kelli for Hosting!

Have a blessed weekend y'all!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Project Review!

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality is having a 2008 Project Review! I am joining in with a few projects. (Thanks Rhoda for Hosting!)

This old frame I found in my basement recycled into a chalkboard in my kitchen.

This old silver plate basket found in my sideboard recycled into a painted metal basket. (Is spray paint food safe?)

For years I have been looking for a new chandi for my foyer. I was sick of this one on the top photo. I would find the right one for the right price, but it would be the wrong color or size. Or I would find the right size and color, but wrong price!!! Bloghood changed that for me. :D

I found one on clearance at Lowes and spray painted it. I did not use my professional photo equipment for this shot. I just used my lil' ole' point and shoot camera. But is is a perfect chandi for the space. When I photograph the whole house for the blog, I will use my pro equipment.

Then there came the cloches. Did you know you can take items around the house and the $$$ store and the $$$ tree and make a Cloche?

Glass Hurricane or Vase, 50 cent votive holder, final and a plate. If you want them to be temporary, use hot glue. If you want them to be permanent, use a heavy duty glue like 6000 (?) or something that will work on glass. Fill it with items and you have a lovely cloche!

Clipboards. The tutorial is on my sidebar.

Christmas Card Ornament

I learned this from watching a Martha Stewart show a few years ago.

I like them and they look nice added to gifts. A great way to recycle cards.

The first project inspired by blogging. This umbrella stand was my late MIL's. I have had it for 13 years and it really needed to go or get a face lift....

Our Magic Christmas Elf needed his own bed. I could not have him sleeping with the American Girl Dolls.... None of that in this house, no siree! So I took this sneaker box...

A few old wooden spools I have been saving (OK, OK 15 cents, so my grandma saved them, then my mom saved them and gave them to me.... at least I am using them and they are no longer just taking up space!!!)

And some fabric and trims from my stash and a few scraps, I made this lovely Elfin bed.

I have tons of projects planned for 2009! A note book filled up. And I got Lowes gift cards for Christmas!!!! Yeah!

To enjoy more 2008 Project Reviews or to join the Party, go to Rhoda's blog Southern Hospitality! And Rhoda, thanks for hosting. It sure has been fun going over these photos and I am going to have fun going over everyone else's projects as well. Thanks so much and have a Blessed day!!!

I almost forgot this tired old Chandi I found in a Flea Market Antique Mall in Leeds, Alabama.

And here it is over my kitchen table. So pretty! And perfect! I cannot tell you how many years I have been looking for the perfect Chandelier for this spot. This one stole my heart. With new wiring, prisms total cost about $68 and I love it!