Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrating Red, White & Blue

I've been a little slow decorating the house for July 4th.
I've already shown you my mantel.

 Red, white & blue in the dining room.
On the side table . . . 
dining table . . . 
Grandma Minnie's guilt with some new place mats from Old Time Pottery.
I'll add a few flags to this antique pitcher.
Another side table . . . 
I just love Holly Hobby! 
 When I saw this plate at my favorite antique/junkin' store I knew it had to come home with me.
 "It's a star spangled day when you share it with a friend."

My littles are coming over in a few days with their Mommy to help me finish decorating for our 4th of July celebration. They have so much fun taking items out of the storage tubs & finding places for them around the house.  I'll share pictures soon.

I'm linking with . . .

Tweak It Tuesday #96

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Words That Inspire

I learned to recite this when I was about 4 years old.  Even though I didn't fully understand the meaning of these words, over the years I have grown to love & honor what it means.
Click here for a history lesson about the pledge.
In the words of  president Theodore Roosevelt . . .
"We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country.
 Either a man is an American and nothing else, 
or he is not an American at all."

Wishing you day of reflection . . .

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Baby Your Appliances

Today I'm sharing a great tip that I found on Pinterest.
How to shine your stainless steel appliances with baby oil - it really works!
Click on picture for instructions.

I tried it on my fridge & dishwasher this morning.
I think it looks great.  There are not streaks.
An added plus is the kitchen smells wonderful.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Words That Inspire

“The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him."
Exodus 15:2

Wishing you a day filled with peace, love & grace . . .

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Missing My Daddy Today & Always

Happy fathers day Saying

Gerald Murray
Daddy & Bobby, 1981
Having fun on vacation, 1978

Wishing you a great day of making memories . . .

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Long May She Wave

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day;
in August 1949, National Flag Day
was established by an Act of Congress.

"Wherever there is a grain of loyalty 
there is a glimpse of freedom."
~Algernon Charles Swinburne

Happy Flag Day!
Long may she wave! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Words That Inspire

There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
written by 
Daniel W. Whittle

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

Wishing you a day filled with blessings . . .

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Day To Remember

D-Day June 6, 1944
70 years ago
So thankful for those who gave all on that day so long ago.
Praying today that we will never forget!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Words That Inspire

This verse from the Old Testament really speaks to my heart.
There are so many people I know who are going through tough, hard times right now.
If you read this, I hope & pray it speaks to your heart and gives you hope.

Wishing you a day filled with blessings . . .