Monday, November 28, 2016

Seeking a Colonial Christmas


 I will celebrate a Colonial Christmas this year. It's just what I'm feeling. Nothing to flashy...more earthy, natural decor!  Pine cones, ivy and holly, sweet gum seed balls, rose-hips and the like. Candles burning in the windows , pretty bright apples and oranges filling bowls. Popcorn strings and cranberries, gingerbread cookies on the tree. Real things......makes for a simply beautiful Christmas.
It's what I'm feeling.

Blessings on your Christmas season


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Raggedies are Home and so am I


Some have their clothes in the wash. Two are in the wash themselves

My Raggedies are home and so am I ,for a week now since Monday before last. I have been weeding through everything and getting rid of more things. Yes,even some of my dolls. I just can't get the " need to weed" out of my system.  About eight years ago I had at least ten storage boxes stuffed to capacity with holiday decorations, mostly Christmas. Every year when I get them down to unpack I've been going through them and getting rid of some! Well yesterday I had my grandson come over and take down what tubs I had left. There were two and now there is only one. I feel extremely good about that.  I don't plan to buy any thing different this Christmas except for maybe a new snow globe.  I have always loved them and have had some in the past.  At this time I don't have any so that will probably be my gift to me....smile
I never used to ever buy myself any gifts,but as of late. ....I'm feeling better about doing so.

Seems like I always end up making a huge mess when I get in this mode.

Taking a tea break........


Putting my feet up.........


My sweet handmade dollhouse I found at a garage sale a few months ago.  It's a keeper. ..for now anyway. Just never know about me and my weeding moods.

Things are coming together and pretty much back in order. I'm feeling a fine sense of accomplishment.


Blessings to all of you my sweet blogging friends.  Shelley


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lot of Raggedy Love


I just couldn't resist.  I bought the whole lot at a very good price. Raggedies are the best  ♡

Monday, November 7, 2016

Seek...and you shall find.




I really have so very much to be thankful for.......to be "happy" about.  Doesn't mean I won't ever have those days again...when I feel like I am drowning in my sorrows. Just means I will seek happiness...contentment in each day I'm blessed with!

Hailee Mae...my firstborn great grandchild.
Holding babies
 Peace and true happiness....go hand in hand..... so says.....Simply Shelley.
Old things are dear to my heart,especially old rag dolls and such.....they are a comfort just to have around, and bring a smile to my face!


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Tea in pretty tea cups......Awe so comforting.

Taking Tea



Worshiping with mama...always a happy time for me,and for mama.





Wearing a pretty party hat. Who couldn't help but smile. 


Striving to live "one day a time" and to be as happy as I can be! I have decided I don't want to waste my days on..... what was,but to live and to be content with what is! I pray that you too are encouraged to look for happiness in each day.  Truly it is all around us...everyday, in so many ways! Even in a time when our world seems to be in such great a turmoil, there is a day coming when we won't need to seek for true happiness...for all will just.... be happiness!  Oh, what a day that will be!  Blessings to all....Shelley


While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2Cor. 4;18








Sunday, October 30, 2016

GRAND Blessings


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Well,October is winding down. Before we know it it will be November 1st.
Festivities are already being planned at church,etc. And I've been searching the clearance shelves in the stores for presents for the little ones. Speaking of little ones,  I've been blessed with another wee great granddaughter. Little Eden Rose is so full of sweetness she just about melts this meme's heart. Just pure joy!





Feeling grateful for grandchildren.  They are truly a very "grand" blessing.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time for Change

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I've said before that I don't like change ,but now I'm afraid I must retract from saying so. As I'm now so very ready for a change to come in more ways than one!
As it is Autumn at last.....I would love to see and feel a change in the weather.  Cooler temps would be ever so lovely.
This is my favorite season. ...Autumn, I mean.  Although, it still feels very much like summer here in my neck of the woods.  Our nights and mornings are much more comfortable though.  Which has been very refreshing.

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Autumn always brings around fond memories for me. Of family time together.  Church hay rides, caramel apples, cake walks, roasting hotdogs and so much more. I'm trying my best to think on those good memories, and not of misfortunes, pains of grief that are still so raw and tender.  Depression is deep, but there is a faith and a love that is so much deeper, so true.........more true than anything else in my life.

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Faith and relationship in my Heavenly Father, that is where I draw my strength from! I'm looking forward to many wonderful changes coming into my life in what remains of my future.  I'm looking forward to growing even stronger in my faith in God. I'm anxious to know what he has planned for me. I'm thankful. .....and doing my best to think on good, true, just, honest,lovely things.



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Friday, September 23, 2016

In all Things



Give me a new idea," I said,
While musing on a sleepless bed;
"A new idea that'll bring to earth
A balm for souls of priceless worth;
That'll give men thoughts of things above,
And teach them how to serve and love,
That'll banish every selfish thought,
And rid men of the sins they've fought."
The new thought came, just how, I'll tell:
'Twas when on bended knee I fell,
And sought from HIM who knows full well
The way our sorrow to expel.
SEE GOD IN ALL THINGS, great and small,
And give HIM praise whate'er befall,
In life or death, in pain or woe,
See God, and overcome thy foe.
I saw HIM in the morning light,
HE made the day shine clear and bright;
I saw HIM in the noontide hour,
And gained from HIM refreshing shower.
At eventide, when worn and sad,
HE gave me help, and made me glad.
At midnight, when on tossing bed
My weary soul to sleep HE led.
I saw HIM when great losses came,
And found HE loved me just the same.
When heavy loads I had to bear,
I found HE lightened every care.
By sickness, sorrow, sore distress,
HE calmed my mind and gave me rest.
HE'S filled my heart with gladsome praise
Since I gave HIM the upward gaze.
'Twas new to me, yet old to some,
This thought that to me has become
A revelation of the way
We all should live throughout the day;
For as each day unfolds its light,
We'll walk by faith and not by sight.
Life will, indeed, a blessing bring,
If we SEE GOD IN EVERYTHING."


A. E. Finn