Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A new doll friend, Charlotte



Thank you all so very much for your kind and true comments. I truly treasure your friendship. I went home for the week of my birthday. It was wonderful just to be "home".  My girls and Son in laws spoiled me with goodness. I truly am blessed, despite the turmoil! God is good all the time...all the time God is good. The doll above I purchased from eBay. She is handmade by a doll artist that I am not familiar with. She even came with her very own teddy bear and tiny doll that is made in such detail I was amazed. I can't remember her name and being the doll is at my house I can't go check. I do know she is signed .... Charlotte by Pig Pen Dolls
, then the doll maker's name and place of residence. I'll share it again later. I will say I got her at a very good price compared to some other dolls by the same maker selling on eBay. Well, I'm about to be out the door...mom has an appointment today with her doctor. I pray your day is lovely....blessings to all. Shelley  




Friday, July 29, 2016

This To Shall Pass



When I left my other blog, "Simply Shelley" I did so because I believed my life was going in a different direction. A new chapter in my story was beginning.  I felt sure this new chapter would be one of "Quiet Abundance".  So many changes had taken place in my life since I first begun to blog back in 2006. My youngest son grew up and left home.  My time of babysitting grandchildren had passed, due mostly to my health.  I was without a husband after almost 40 years of marriage.  I found myself  wondering .....What's next?  With all that said, I never dreamed of the heartache and chaos that was to be ahead for my family. We never know what our tomorrows hold. We can plan ahead and always hope for the best, but I have found it is so much easier to live one day at a time and do my best to trust God with my tomorrows, my todays, my everything!  We never know. ...things can change for the good or the bad in the blink of an eye.  Our whole life can be turned upside down.  Only God can turn it right side up again! Things may still be a bit shaken up, but day by day. ..things begin to come back together.  You feel yourself feeling a bit "normal" again.  You adjust to the changes. You learn to deal with the situation at hand. For me and my family. ....we could not have survived the storm without  the "Lighthouse" guiding our ship on to safety.  Thank you Lord Jesus for calming my spirit so that I could ride out the storm in my life. Did things turn out as I had prayed they would, as I had wished they would have ? No they did not, but I'm trusting God my Father that. ....

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 


My storm hasn't passed but there is a calm.  A peace that feels very much like a Quiet Abundance. 



Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mobile Cottage Tour



Thought I would share a tour of my little mobile cottage, how it is looking these days. These were from my two weeks spent at home recently. I'm sharing these from my YouTube channel.  Hope you enjoy. Blessings everyone, from my home to your's.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Living in Quietness.............

Fourth of July Wreath 
The two weeks I spend at my little mobile cottage was very special for me. Not only did I managed to get many things accomplished (much weeding) around my home,in and out, but I found peace and solitude just being within the walls where I have spent the last 23 years of my life. These days at home are much different than what they once were though. Not a lot of family coming and going as years before,but little short visits here and there from loved ones and friends are wonderful. No slamming of screen doors, kids running in and out as in days before....just quietness and the regular noise of outdoors. Roosters crowing ,birds singing...church bells ringing...cars,trucks passing by. That's how it is on "Red Rock Hill" these days!

Now,I am back here at mama's. Back in my little cottage style bedroom.....life is as good as you make it, wherever you are. I am contented to be where I am needed.  

Red the Rooster 

Tinkerbell...the tiny sparrow my daughter Regina rescued.  
She has a special way (a gift) with animals, always has! She has rescue many in her life time.




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

At Home for "Wednesday Wee Ones"




I've been home for nearly two weeks,but I'll be going back to mama's this coming Sunday afternoon.  It's been wonderful being here.  I've managed to get a lot done that needed to be caught up on.  I went through many things and got some stuff out of the house. Got the outside took care of as well,with help of course!

That's that....but today I want to join Diane at Lavender Dreams for "Wednesday Wee Ones" Go visit  Diane's Blog  if you like. You won't be disappointed.
I've loved visiting Diane's blog for years now.  We are definitely "Kindred Spirits" when it comes to being doll fans.




These are my babies.  I have them all dressed in very old baby dresses. The sweet baby to the right is a little boy doll,but did you know little baby boys were dressed in baby dresses once upon a time? They were!  Today's style for babies is cute, but not near as sweet as what once was! That's my opinion anyway  ;)


Blessings my friends

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Almost Amish...The Simple Life



Today I cleaned and weeded through my room here at my mama's home. I sorted through my clothing and bagged up a garbage bag full to give to my sister. I also sorted through jewelry,hair accessories,books, and magazines.  Those I will give away to. I always feel so much better after doing this. Someday I will learn to keep my stuff from accumulating. I am seriously thinking of setting a challenge for myself ...To go a full month without purchasing anything at all except things that are absolutely necessary!   After going a month,then I'll go longer the next challenge.
Eventually I'll be in the habit of not spending on what's not necessary. Not that I'll never have fun anymore. I'll still go shopping from time to time,but not near as much as I've been doing  :)  And I'll find other ways of having fun that are more productive and don't cause one to build accumulation, nor invest money.

I've read this book once,but its been awhile,and I'm fixing to begin reading it again. If anyone knows about living a simplistic life,that would be the Amish. This book gives some good ideas as to how the "English" can live simple to. In case you don't know...the Amish call anyone outside the Amish community English! I could almost live the Amish way.




Using a pretty tea towel as a teapot cozy.



Blessings until the next time......