Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lady Bugs......

I'm not to keen on bugs......

but ladybugs.....

now they're cool!

Did you Know.......

Ladybugs, ladybirds, or lady beetles—whatever one calls them—are favored by farmers as voracious pest-eaters.

these little ladybugs love to eat up aphids......

and if you have roses......

you are happy to see these pretty little beetles.

A natural way to get rid of those pesky aphids ........

By the end of its three-to-six-week life, a ladybug may eat some 5,000 aphids.

WoW!

As I was clipping some roses I discovered this pretty
little lady bug who looks like she's definitely had her
fill on aphids. {or could be a him}


A little Ladybug History ..........

Ladybugs, properly known as lady beetles, have a rich folklore. Hundreds of years ago, doctors used them as toothache medicine. The Swiss told their children that ladybugs, not storks, brought babies to new parents. Some people believe lady beetles bring good luck if they land on you, and they've even been worshiped as divine pest intervention. That's apparently where the nickname "ladybug" comes from.
In the Middle Ages, swarms of insects devoured crops, and people prayed to the Virgin Mary for relief. The lady beetles flew in and feasted on the other insects, and became known as "The Bug of Our Lady."

Pretty cool..........




Lady Bug, Lady Bug Fly away home.............



Just a little bit of ladybug history for your Friday......

that you might not have known :]

I hope today is a good start to a fabulous weekend!

Elizabeth

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lucky seven.....

What Fun.......

I was tagged by the lovely,sweet, P&h Over at Privet & Holly.

{Thanks for kindly including me}!!!!

The game theme is moths lucky 7

The deal is you count and reveal who your seventh follower is.......

My seventh follower is lovely Saskia from Join My Joy


And a joy it is to vist her blog,

she has always got inspiring ,uplifting

lovely posts and is always so sweet!

I always leave her blog with a big smile :]

I do have to agree with P&H over at Privet & Holly....

about how exciting it is when you log on and you see ...

that new little face! Pure joy!!!!

So a big thank you Saskia .........

And a thank you to all those who do pop by and to say, hi

It brings lots of joy to my heart!!!!!

Ok,now for the seven blogs to tag...........

This is a little hard....

but, here it goes.................

So tag!

you lucky seven.....

your it..............

Bluebird notes

Laughing With Angels

Little Byrd

Wrens Nest

Thoughts from Alice W.

Loving Lifes Little Things


A Vintage Knitter

Have fun choosing your lucky seven!

It's up to you if you want to play. If so have fun !

If not that's ok.....

Still have lots of fun visiting these lovely blogs!

Hope your having a wonderful Thursday!

Elizabeth

When Life Hands You Lemons......



Cut some pretty roses.....................



It's been a lemon kind of day...........

but, how can pretty flowers not make it all better.

Hope your day is a happy day!

If it's been a lemony kind if day........
here is some pretty flowers for you too.



Elizabeth

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Blessings Of Love




A friend had given me this little book of quotes

From {Mother Teresa}

It's called, "The Blessings of Love"

It's just a simple little book....

Yet in each little quote a powerful message......

Here is a quote from this remarkable woman who

dedicated her whole life to serving the poorest of the poor.

This quote is one that I often need to remind myself to do.


I need to trust more, worry less.

Be Not Afraid ......................

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

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Hope your having a wonderful peaceful day!

Elizabeth

Friday, April 23, 2010

Simple Beauty.....

Roses...............



Lovely,beautiful, roses...........

I have a love for these beautiful flowers.....

Simple beauty......

They are so romantic.......

calming.........


They are the perfect touch when decorating

on a budget....





a touch of elegance........


relaxing........


peaceful...........


taking in God's wondrous creations........



simplicity at it's finest............


Pretty,pretty roses................





Some rose print pedestals.......................

Touch of Shabby chicness....................



Perfect Beauty.......


I love this time of year when I can just go out and clip a


few roses and set them all around.....


bringing the beauty of the outdoors in...


It's that perfect touch of pretty.......


especially when decorating on a budget.....





So......

I sure hope you are having a most fabulous weekend!!!!

Elizabeth

Oh My!
You must check out this Fabulous Giveaway
over at Bluebird notes.........

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

And The Winner Is............



Thank you all who participated in my very first

giveaway! I truly appreciate you & your lovely

comments!!!!

Yeah!
Koralee, if you could email me your address so I could
get your lovely prize too you. :]

I used the random number generator on Tara Frey's
blog. Sorry I could not figure out how to paste it.

Thanks again!

Hope you all are having a good beginning to your week!


Elizabeth

Saturday, April 17, 2010

It's A Giveaway!!!

I'm filled with Joy.........

To have my very first giveaway!!!

So here it is.............




An Antique Postage Stamp Pedestal....






AND..............

This peaceful little picture.........

Since it's my very, very first giveaway...

I thought I would do two wonderful prizes..........





Both are handmade pieces by moie.....

Sooooo, how do you win these two lovely pieces........

Well......

Here's the deal.......

Leave a comment.....

That's it!

It's that simple!!!

To increase your chances more....

blog about,tell a friend about it....

Follow........

and come back over a leave me another comment

telling me that you have done so.

The giveaway will end Tuesday at 10 pm {pacific time}

and will be announced Wednesday afternoon....

I hope this brings a little joy to your weekend.....

Here it goes I'm soooo excited!!!!!

Good luck!!!

Elizabeth

Friday, April 16, 2010





Here are a few inspirational pics...........

Just for Joy.........



Vintage love......


Tea anyone?


so peaceful.......


Relax.........


sit and enjoy...

Things to do......


Well ,I hope those lovely pictures brought you

a little joy ....

Spell joy your way and follow it with your heart.

May you have a wonderful weekend full of JOY!

Elizabeth


pictures are past issues from Country Home,Country Living,
Junk style, Martha Stewart Tags Sales and Flea Markets

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Total Inspiration...........

I recently discovered a lovely blog that I want to

share with you called Dreamy Whites........

It's a must to check out if you haven't already.........

Also she has a great interview with Houzz

Pure Inspiration............

I love how she has pops of color........

mixed in with all those dreamy whites.

all my favorites........

Here is a glimpse of her home........







Sooooooo love this!
Dreamy Whites

Dreamy Whites

Her home is Gorgeous..............

Love it!!!

I have always loved whites........

I think it's that pureness and that crisp,

fresh feeling it brings.

I do have bits of whites and creams.........

Like my milk glass collection...........






But I have always hesitated to really go for it with 2 boys..............

Well Ok................

3 boys with my husband {need I explain} :]

Let me say one word ..............MESSY!!!

Maria's decorating definitely inspires me to go for it...

She has 5 children {wow} !

And that hasn't stopped her from having the home of her dreams.

So I got all my decorating books out........



My magazines I can never throw away............



To hopefully motivate me more............

And not hesitate to decorate in those Dreamy Whites.


Also, while i was admiring her blog, she has listed 4 other

fabulous blogs, that are a must see and are having a

give-a-way. So i too will share.....

there are two that end today .

These are the two that are still going...........

French Larkspur

modern Country

Oh also, if you check out her interview at HOUZZ there is a chance to win
a 50.00 Pottery Barn gift certificate.

Have a nice day....
Elizabeth