Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas In Our Hearts....

Another Christmas Day has come and gone, but the joy the day brings may it last in your hearts all year long. It is my hope that you and your family enjoyed the brightest most beautiful Christmas Day ever! Enjoy the rest of your week!

More than a day
or a season
Christmas is an experience
of the heart.



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Is Near!

Behold the child! Christmas is oh so near! What a wonderful time of year for so many, a time set a side to celebrate the birth of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is Wonderful Saviour, Redeemer of all man kind! Oh my friends I tell you, I simply do not know just what in this life I would do without Him! I am so glad He came from Heaven to earth, from earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave, arose and now He is seated on the right hand side of the Father! I like so many that love Him are anticipating His eminent return! If you do not know Jesus, get to know Him. I promise you your life will never be the same my friend.:o)

I want to thank the wonderful ladies who have passed along the most wonderful awards to Tea Time. Know that each and everyone is special to me!:o) Recently sweet Deanna from Timeless Things awarded Tea Time with the "Comfy Pillow Award". This is the sweetest and most colorful award, thank you so much Deanna! Carrie from Oak Rise Cottage honored me with the "Lemonade Award", an award given for attitude and or gratitude. This one will surely make you smile. My friend Tracy over at Pink Purl awarded Tea Time with a wonderful and I must say a beautiful award...I love the pink little butterfly! An award for friendship, cheer, and sharing. Thanks to each of you! Now I must admit, I am not very good about following award rules...please forgive me. But I have the most horrible time trying to choose among all my wonderful friends, like trying to choose a perfect rose among perfect roses! I hope you understand. You all are simply wonderful, each and everyone of you!! To see the awards, simply visit my right hand column and scroll down!:o)

My little niece Shalena should be delivering our candy apples this weekend. I can hardly wait to get them! Now I ordered a dozen and a half for gifts of course, but I don't know how many will make it out of the house!:o) Honey and I have been talking about these apples all week, not a good sign!!:o) I still have a little knitting to complete, but I will make the deadline. You know this time of year is quite busy, but I just love it!!:o) Continue to enjoy your time with family and friends, and I will chat with you in a few days! Merry Christmas!!



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Spirit of Christmas......

Hello to each and everyone of you! Oh my have things been busy around here! It simply does not seem like there are enough hours in a day! But one thing for sure, if you have been reading my blog for sometime now, you know just how much I love Christmas!:o) It is the Spirit of Christmas, a time when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and a time when we share with others. I so look forward each year to making potpourri, dried apples, handmade cards, ornaments and goodie bags for my nieces and nephews. I have already received calls asking about those bags, it makes me happy that each year my family looks forward to them.:o) My sweet son-in-law loves old fashion ribbon candy and wanted to make sure I did not forget about placing some in his bag!:o) Yes, the big folks get a bag too, and he sure makes it his business to make sure I do not forget about him!:o) That is the spirit of Christmas! I know I have told this story before, but please bear with me.:o) As a little girl, oh how we looked forward to getting our little goodie bags each Christmas. Inside would be an apple, orange, some nuts, candy, and a little loose change. We were so happy, so delighted! I have held the tradition of the goodie bags for many years, but I must say my bags are somewhat fancier than the brown paper ones as children.:o)

As I often tell my family, it is wonderful that many of us are now fortunate enough to own beautiful cars, houses, and all the rest. Though some may be able to purchase whatever their hearts desire, and that is all well and good. But let us not forget... the Spirit of Christmas are found in gifts of the heart wrapped in lots of something as simple as a goodie bag.

More than a day or season,
Christmas is an experience of the heart.
One that prompts us to give
the very best of ourselves
to those around us.

The Spirit of Christmas



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Something New!

Hello all! I hope your Thanksgiving was a beautiful one! I must say our family had a wonderful day, but I tell you like the little commercial I saw the other day....I've been in a turkey coma!:o) My Mom loved Easter eggs and would often say "eggs just seem to taste their best at Easter!:o) Is it the dye, the decorations or is it simply because we know it is Easter! Well I must say the same for turkey! One may make turkey throughout the year, but turkey at Thanksgiving is the most delicious! I enjoyed it so much...really a little too much!:o) Thank you for all of the wonderful Thanksgiving wishes, and beautiful emails and e-cards too!

I have been tinkering around with my photos the last few days. As many of you know, my sweet hubby is the photo taker of the house!:o) I just cannot seem to get this photo thing down, but Honey I must say is quite good at it. Well sitting at the computer and looking for new photos not yet shown, I was curious about how to enhance a photo! I have had this photo package for over three years and never had any interest in it, or even knew what it could do! So I started playing around with it! You know I think I have found something I am gonna love!!:o) Now I am even thinking of buying a more advanced package and really have some fun! I want to make post cards, photo cards and whatever else I can think of! I think I have found a new craft toy!! These two photos are my embossed note cards found in my Etsy Shop. The first photo, red and pink roses, now in sepia tones with a little text. The next photo I enhanced just a touch! So if anyone is looking for me, I will be in the Photo Shop LOL!! By the way, I will be putting my Christmas tree up this weekend and photos will follow soon! What an exciting time of the year! A time of celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, a beautiful time of year indeed. Each of you have a most beautiful week!

Never let anyone steal your smile.
Not only does it make for
a pleasant face.
A simple smile can brighten
the heart of so many.