Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend Projects

Happy Monday.........

It's a Happy Monday cause..................

The count down to Easter Break is here!

2 1/2 days and counting .............

Oh Yea!!!

Sorry, I'm just a little excited :]


Now on to my weekend projects...........

I got a little sewing bug over the weekend and decided to.......

try and recover some pillows and seat cushions.........

I'm not the greatest at it...........

and definitely a little impatient when

it comes to sewing.............

but I'm learning ...........

So here is a little peek............

definitely not perfect, but that's OK............

It only adds to the charm of handmade {Right}

I wanted to add a little french {chicness}

In the living room and on my porch.

I used all scrap material a had around

cause..............

that's what the budget required......... {no cost}












Remember the dollar store finds ..............

I used the place mates for the tops of the seat cushions..........

I thought it added that french touch......

Oooohhh La La...................





Well, not perfection but I think they turned out Pretty......

and the best part is the { no cost}

I used materials I already had :]

Elizabeth

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Smile





So thankful for the little things that can remind us to smile............

A good friend of mine had given me this photo of this boy a

while ago and every time I look at it I can't help but

Smile...............

I have it on a shelf in my kitchen and

on day's like today when I don't feel like smiling

cause I'm feelin' a bit

tired and grumpy

hopefully it will catch my eye

and remind me to

Smile...............

cause sometimes I forget

and need a little reminder

how important a smile can be.

Just look at his little happy face :]

you know you can't help but smile too..................




Some quotes to help you smile ............

Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other -- it doesn't matter who it is -- and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
Mother Teresa


If I thought that a smile of mine, might linger the whole day through and lighten some heart with a heavier part, I'd not withhold it -- Would you?
Source Unknown

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.
Source Unknown

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
Source unknown

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Pictures, Images and Photos

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Elizabeth :]

Monday, March 22, 2010

Must check out..............

Just had to share

One of my favorite blogs

to read is having a give-away.

Love it!!!!!

and it's one you don't want to miss out on

Trust me go over and take a peek.......

You'll be happy you did!

Hurry not much time left ;]

http://farmgirlpaints.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My little visitor

Yesterday I had a little company......

I got a chance to babysit my sweet lil'

niece and God daughter while they went to

the movies..........




It's been quite a while since we've had the pitter patter

of little footsteps running around......








My boys are gettin bigger :[ so it was fun to have a little one




to hang out with for a while........
{note how I said awhile}


A definite reminder of how busy a 1 old is.....



{And I do mean busy}...........................





She had fun getting books from the shelf and putting





them in a pile...........






and then putting them back on the shelf.............






many....... many......... times..............









she liked to read them.......................





stand on them.....................................


hide them....................................






put things in the basket.........................


dump the basket..................................






We then ventured outside for a little sunshine.............







{May I just say we've been having lovely weather}!!!







She did a little decorating................







and thought the pebbles looked better in the pot...............






and then maybe a little all over..............







It was a fun day with my sweet little niece ..........







Smiling............







Happy.............







Joyful..............







Precious........


just hangin' out {no worries} just lot's of fun...........





{Isn't she a sweetie pie} ...................





{and Did I mention busy} :]





Elizabeth

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is in the air......

The birdies are singing........




We have had beautiful sunshine this week...

It's got me feelin' a bit of spring fever...



So I've been a little busy.....


cleaning and planting......




My poor yard has been neglected........



It's ready for some T .L .C .......



I've never had a garden before until last year......

My hubby built me my very own garden box...



We had two gardens ......

my little garden box

and a bigger one in the ground.....

we learned alot....

like not planting things to close together...

We had quite a jungle by the end of the summer....

So we are ready to try again hopefully with a better plan.....

{There's nothin' better than your very own veggies, you've

grown in your very own garden!}


I will keep you posted on our garden adventures......

My hubby also built a little corner prayer garden for me last year too......

Where I have a beautiful statue of ......

Our Lady Of The Rosary



My prayer garden is in need of some replanting too....

Lot's of work to be done ......

but with much benefits to enjoy in the summer!

May you have a lovely weekend!!!!

Elizabeth










Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Some Irish Blessings.................



May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.






May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


Happy Saint Patricks Day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One of my favorite movies when I was younger was...............

Yes it was.....

Flashdance!

I so wanted to be her!!!

And

{Oh Yes I had to cut off the shoulder of my sweat shirt too}

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Well, last night on my way home from one of those hectic days.....

I was listening to the radio

Yes...............

to the easy listening station.

You know the one that gets you all emotional easy listening music.....

You guessed it............

they played the song from Flashdance

"What A Feeling" from Irene Cara

Here are some of the lyrics.............


First, when there's nothing but a slow glowing dream

That your fear seems to hide deep inside your mind

All alone I have cried silent tears full of pride

In a world made of steel, made of stone

Well I hear the music, close my eyes, feel the rhythm

Wrap around, take a hold of my heart

What a feeling, bein's believin'

I can't have it all, now I'm dancin' for my life

Take your passion, and make it happen

Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life

Now I hear the music, close my eyes, I am rhythm

In a flash it takes hold of my heart

What a feeling!


The words just really hit me ..................

Take your passion and make it happen.....

It's not gonna happen

by constantly living in................

Doubt

Fear

Worry

and that is me always afraid ,

always worried what other people will think..........

Ready to give in before I even get started.

{I'm already talking myself out of this whole blogging thing}


I wanna be that girl who's not afraid to live her dream

To take her passion and make it happen......


FROM THE MOVIE FLASH DANCE Pictures, Images and Photos

What is holding you back...................

Close your eyes

hear the music

What's your passion.............

your freedom........

your fire.........

your life...........

Let it take hold of your heart

Take your passion and make it happen!


Hope your having a blessed week!