Wednesday, July 18, 2018

My Creative Journey





So, I have this small yellow binder that I picked up from the Dollar Tree. I also picked up a package of pretty stickers with tea cups, and coffee cups, and other pretty things. I stuck the stickers to the front of the binder, filled it with paper , then I let it set......trying to figure out what was next.

Until this morning while I was reading a copy of the Mary Jane's Farm magazine, and having my coffee,  I read an article titled......."Creativity = Health".  While I have reclaimed some creativity I  had lost in the last five+ years.......a light flashed in my mind......that little yellow binder would become my Creativity Binder.
I plan to fill it with all kinds of creative words and pictures encouraging creative juices to flow more than ever.



Be looking for post to come focusing on my new creative journey. The task at hand won't be perfect, nor flawless......not even great, but it will be me being creative!  And if being creative will be a healthy choice for me, then that will be a good thing.......indeed.

Blessings to all,  Shelley

Saturday, July 7, 2018

4th of july Decorations


Hello dear friends, I hope your 4th of July was fun and safe. I had my grandson Jaxon over for a sleepover. On the 4th we went to the little park here in our small town. They were having "Picnic in the Park, hot dogs, hamburgers and the works. Also a big water slide for the kiddos. Later in the evening Jaxson's big sister picked him up to go home. Then this meme went to bed to read a bit then sleep. I was worn out, but it was a good worn out  😊



So how was your 4th of July my friends? I didn't even watch any fireworks, but I did hear a few going off. My poor Tasha was shaking like a leaf. She is terribly afraid of storms, loud noises, etc. These pictures are some of the decorations I had put up here in my home. Which now are all packed away until next year.











Thanks for stopping by everyone. Have a blessed weekend and please come again.
Blessings to you all, Shelley

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chit, Chat............This and That




Hello friends,  Welcome to my blog.  I hope you are having a blessed week thus far, I am.  We got a small rain shower yesterday and a bit cooler temps, which was wonderful!  So, what have you all been up to? I gave an old shelf and chair a makeover by spray painting them yesterday.  It was a big job for me, and I woke up feeling it this morning.  I may take this day a bit easier, but do have a small forth of July project planned. Have any of you started your decorating for the 4th of July yet?  I have.  Nothing big, just small things......here and there.
It is kinda hard to believe that we are already half way through the year. 
I wouldn't mind rushing through summer to autumn though.  I know some of you probably love the summer time, and I fully understand why, but for me, and on account of the dreaded HOT summers here........... It just isn't a good thing for me, unfortunately!  I stay indoors as much as possible, in the AC.
I putter around the house and find plenty of things to do.


Potted some houseplants

I've been trying to grow some plants. A few edibles and some houseplants. Some are doing well, some are not!

So how you doing? What things have you been working on?   Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hugs and blessings,  Shelley


Me in back, to the right.
With some dear friends


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Early to Rise 🐦


Hello friends, I pray this post finds you all well and at peace. I find myself waking up of a morning earlier than ever before in my life. Up before the birds alot of mornings.
There is always much to enjoy in the early morning hours.
The birds, as soon as day breaks, they are singing their praise to God, the beautiful sky just as daylight breaks through. The sun..... How it shines through the woods surrounding my humble home! All, just wonderful!
I am truly a "morning " person. I have always been a morning person really, but not such an early riser!


A simple little hand turned mug I picked up at the Hospice resale shop yesterday, for a whole .25 cents. 

Coffee is a must for my early morning. Hot Tea...... Comes in the afternoon. 
I have my quiet time with the Lord of a morning as well, with prayer, a devotion and Bible reading. 
A nap usually comes in the afternoon. 

I try and stay as productive as possible through out the day. I have been trying to free up space in my bedroom. I sold my antique full size bed and went with a twin bed. It provided much more walking space in the room.
I am also in the process of downsizing my doll collection. It isn't near as large as it once was, but still larger than I would like. I like to dress and redress my dolls, and I just don't have the energy to do so with the amount of dolls I have at this time. So today I will be doing my best to pack away many of my dolls.
My goal is four dolls.......I'm not sure if I can meet my goal, but we'll see.


Well, I have an appointment this morning so I best be getting ready soon.
Until next time..........God  bless you all,  Shelley



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Good Morning

from Facebook

I am at mama's today. I came yesterday to stay a couple of days. Our plan today is going to a thrift store,one of our favorites....The Mission. It helps the local community in many different areas. I really like shopping at such places,as I like the idea of my moneys going toward a good thing!
Also,we will be visiting my sister and niece.  I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat and a cough. I am hoping this isn't the start of some kind of illness. However,something similar is going around. So how will you spend your Wednesday? If I were home I would probably be sorting through stuff,as I am on a quest to rid some things from my home! It is a on going project,but one I mean to stay on top of. When I come here to visit mama....I get an assurance this is something I need to do continuously. Mama has an abundance of things collected over many years. It is very hard for her to part with her things,which creates much clutter. The reason I laid a rule down for myself a few years ago....the rule  ....(things come in.....things must go out).



Mama and I,with Tasha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Well,with all that said.....I am still learning discipline. That subject will be for another post! I hope you all enjoy your day whatever you may be doing. Thank you all so very much for visiting.
Blessings,Shelley   

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

One Day at a Time




Shame on me! !!!!!
Once again I have neglected this blog of mine. I don't mean to really, it's just happens before I truly realize it. But I have been up to some good things. For so long I had lost my desire to enjoy my home.  Mostly due to some major depression, anxiety, and emotional breakdown.
I finely came to my senses and realized I needed some psychological help, and sought after it.
I am in counseling, and on medications now, and I am finely seeing the light once again.

With all that said,  I have gained an incentive to decorate and enjoy my home once again.
I have been doing some small projects.
I "take tea" every afternoon at 3:30, I am reading and planning other things as well.




I won't make promises to be posting here daily, but will say I would love to share with you all what I have been up to. There are so many things going through my mind. I will take one day at a time, enjoy, look for the positive things, seek peace and quiet contentment in abundance..........

It is truly what I have always desired.
Life in Quite Abundance!

Blessings of peace to you ♡ Thank you for visiting