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Updated: 2018-03-10T06:36:42.373-05:00




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"Dare I Dream Again?"


(image) This past year has been very difficult for me. And now I'm trying to allow myself to "Dream" again. I still have alot to catch up on. And still in the process of healing. I suffered an injury that was life changing, and other health issues only complicate the process. This past year, the lesson learned is "Mercy". Mainly because "I" need it. I never know how much to share here because I prefer to be the one who encourages. I'm learning to cast my cares on the Lord.
I'll be back soon.~~Blessings, Deborah

"I love Pink"


I'm still here! Just wanted to let you know I miss you all so very much. Things are a bit crazy at the moment!! ~~~I'll be back in full swing soon.~~~These are some ribbon flowers I made for a swap. ~~~I love working with ribbon so these were so much fun!(image)

(image) I'll have more to look at soon!

"Wishing You A Very Happy New Year"


Dear Friends~~~(image) May Your "New Year" be full of~~~"Faith~~Family~Friends~Fun~Good Health~~and most of all~~~~~"LOVE"

"Let Me Introduce You"


This is the work of an "Amazing" portrait artist, new, to blogland and it is my pleasure to introduce her to you!!! Her name is ~~Jonny Petros~~~ She made a sweet visit to my blog and I ask her for the privilege of introducing her to all of you!! She agreed and I sent her a series of questions to which she so graciously answered and this is the meet and greet of ~~~Jonny Petros! Please grab a cup of hot coffee or a hot cup of tea and sit for a few minutes and let's get to know this sweet "Lady"!~~~~~~Jonny was eight years old when she fell in love with art. Having the desire to create something of her own she began working with pastels and did so up into her twenties. And then ventured into painting portraits with acrylic paints. Her favorite medium is acrylic paints, which she has used for the past 27 years because they dry so quickly, although she says she does love the depth you can achieve with oils. She'll usually paint for days on end but when she does take a break, she loves spending time with her husband Mike. She also enjoys hunting for treasures at thrift and antique shops. ~~~Although now, she has another pass time she really enjoys~~making sweet visits to all her new found friends right here in blogland! She, has a new blog called~~"Salone Di Patros". Jonny said, as she began visiting other blogs she became overwhelmed by the beautiful artwork and poetic words written in such elegant script and was inspired by the unity among the sites and the sharing of heartwarming joy, she couldn't help but be drawn in! Jonny's favorite colors are pinks and purples and she tends to use them alot in her work. She and her husband Mike have a charming red brick home that she adores, and in their Dining room she has it furnished in romantic Victorian style, she painted a sky with cherubs on her ceiling because she loves (painted ceilings), and why not, it's just another canvas waiting for her brush!!! ~~But she does add she does not have high ceilings. Her living room color is cream and is decorated in more of a French influence.(My kinda gal)~~ She and Mike had a "Beautiful" cat named "Sabasgien" for 13 wonderful years and he was their sweetheart! Being a self taught artist, Jonny would love to work towards some personal artistic goals and if had the opportunity would love to spend the day with "Adrian Gottlieb" a portrait artist, and take his class on painting the human figure, which teaches gesture and perspective in portrait painting. She states that there is an luminosity of his technique in his portrait paintings that renders her speechless! She says it reminds her of the "old masters" paintings, where the beauty lives long after the artist who created it! Jonny calls "Adrian's" work ~~~"Beautiful yet Mysterious" because it always leaves her wondering how could someone do that? Jonny listens to opera right before she paints, just to relax and get inspired but while she is painting she prefers the silence, and her thoughts and color and her brush!!! You can see Jonny's work on her blog at ~~~~"Salone Di Petros" ~~~ she will begin listing her "Beautiful" work in Jan. on Ebay and will eventually work towards an on-line boutique. But for now, if you wish a "Stunning" portrait painted, email Jonny! She's one awesome talent!! She's one "Beautiful soul" and her work is "Off the Chain Amazing" !!!!!!!! This is someone you do NOT want to miss!~~~Please stop by and visit Jonny, Welcome her!! And by all means leave a comment to let her know you've been there, leave her with the fragrance of your friendship as only we here in this wonderful place can ~~ This is one "Lady" I expect to see Alot of in the magazines!!!~~~ Go for a visit and just breathe in all the beauty she has created with her brush!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Blessings Sweet Friends~!!!!!!! ~~~Enjoy!!!!!![...]



Please visit Lynn at~~~"Lynns Lovelies"~~~I could not have said this better myself:(image) WE WERE FEW ~~~NOW WE ARE MANY !!!



(image) ~~~~~~I'm still here~~~~~~
This is one ATC card I made. I haven't forgotten about my give away, I've just been very busy~~~I'll tell you all about it real soon!!! Thank-you for all you kind words and encouragement while I've been working......

" Sweet Little Birdie Things "


Sandi at "Wayside Treasures" is having her 300th. post giveaway!!! And if you love birds like I do~~ go get yourself a tall glass of iced tea and sit down for a visit~~leave a comment for a chance to win!!! ~~ Her blog is just lovely!!!! She has lots of eye candy~~and we all like that! I love the softness of her blog.~~This was my first visit but I Will be back~~~I love all the sweet little birdie things!!!!!!!!(image) Hope you Win!!!!!

"Breath Taking Beauty"


OH MY GOODNESS !!!!!!(image) Donna O'Brien of ~~~"The Ribboned Crown"
has a post up!!!! Ladies if you have never seen any of her work, it is absolutely ~Breath Taking !!!~~~~TRUST ME SHE IS A "MUST" SEE !!!!!! I really have missed her.~ I'm glad she's back ! Although I don't know for how long. She is an amazing artist. I do hope you'll treat yourself to some eye candy and go have a "look see" !!! You won't be disappointed! The picture is from her post ~ just a tease so you'll go see!!

"What Talented Hands You Have My Dear"


A few weeks ago I visited Coleen at ~~~" Coleen's Reflection's " and discovered she had made the most beautiful letters and added reflective sayings to them and I just had to have one. I mean at~ $15.00 plus s&h I just couldn't resist! And to own some of her art work~ at that price~~~~~ Well, mine finally came in the mail!!!~~~~And would you take a look at THIS!!!!! I absolutely LOVE IT !!!! Her work is just Beautiful~~~ She puts her whole heart into it! Every detail~from the packaging to the sweet little brooch. These are something you have to see in person! The photo's do not do them justice!The loopy fringe is silk~~the buttons are mother of pearl~~vintage lace~~hand died ribbon~~and I believe German glitter!!! She signs and dates the back~~~I'M STOKED ABOUT THIS ONE LADIES!!!! I love these so much that I've ordered another letter~the letter *B*!Yes, for the word bird. ( hehe ) And after alittle thought ~~~Well~~~why not just get an *I*and an *D*~SOOOO~~~I'm placing my order for the *I* and *D* today!!!! So Coleen if you see this post, I'll be sending you an email in just a few minutes. Coleen I love your work!!!~~~~BEAUTIFUL~~~~My daughter and I are looking at her ~~~WEE FAIRIES~~~ and are placing an order for one of them as well. OH!!! And Coleen is going to have a booth at "FARM CHICKS" in June!!!I'm sure she'll be posting about it soon ~~~So if you happen to be in the area at the time of the show~ stop by for a little instant gratification and buy on the spot!!! AND LOOK AT THIS~~~~~ EVEN THE BACK OF THE BROOCH~~~~~~~~HAS A SWEET MESSAGE ~~~~~~~***SOAR***Just right for a bird lover!!!Thank-You ~~~Sweet Coleen~~May God Continue to Richly Bless Your Talented Hands!!!![...]

~~" The Sweetest Little Bluebird "~~


(image) I received the sweetest package this week. It was my " Pay It Forward "
gifts from ~~~" The French Bear "~~~ They are the cone and the egg in the cup ! I was so surprised to see how large the cone was! ~ BEAUTIFUL ~

(image) Margaret, you really out done yourself ! I love all the blue~~and that little bluebird on top is the sweetest thing ever!~~ I am absolutely taken back by your kindness !~ I will treasure these always! And they will go on my artist ~ " Wall Of Fame "
The brown ribbon goes so well with the blue.
And the message on the cone and egg cup really means alot to me.

(image) Ladies~~~If you haven't seen any of Margaret's work ~PLEASE go take a look,
she makes the sweetest bears.~ And you can tell she puts all her love in them.
There are so many talented women out there and their work is quality and Beautiful~
So next time you need a gift or you just need a pick me up~~buy handmade ! I love to buy from my fellow artist because in buying their work I support them and also I get to own some of their art! That way I have my friends around me all the time.~~ My friends are my muse~~~you all inspire me~~~you all encourage me~~~~

(image) Thank-You Sweet Margaret~ your gifts really touched my heart!
Thanks for sharing a part of yourself with me!!
I will treasure these always!!!

" The Small Things Mean So Much "


I love the color RED. And when this came in the mail ~ I was reduced to tears. What a lovely surprise ! Beth of ~ " Barn Owl Studio " is a collage artist. She and I started blogging about the same time. We became quick friends. I have loved her work from the first time I saw it. She's quite gifted, although she is hesitant to say so. So it is with " we " artist we're our own worst critics! But her work speaks for itself !!!Beth had a little trouble with her blog one day and I withall " MY " computer savyness went over to help!Well, her problem got fixed~~BUT~~ I lost my background~~~ so what did this computer guru DO ???I sent out an ~~S.O.S.~~tonone other than the computer wizard~~~Dawn ~~at ~ " The Feathered Nest " You see Dawn ( whom some of us lovingly call "mamabird" )was the first person to encouraged us to step out~~spread our wings and fly!!SOOOO~~Mamabird ~fixed my booboo and made it all better!!! Well~~~my one small act of kindness touched Beth~~and Beth has touched me~~I truly am humbled by her act of kindness.I now own a piece of her art work !!For me that means alot~~it came from her heart~~made by her hands~You see blogging is more than pretty pictures, although we all love them~~ it's about community~it's reaching out beyond our own needs and trying to meet the needs of others~~it's ministry~~it's" BEING JESUS " IN THAT MOMENT ~to that one person you are touching right then~~~we ALL have a message~ we ALL can do something to help ease the suffering of others~ IT STARTS WITH JUST ONE SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS ~~~BY ONE WILLING HEART~~~YOU~~~ME~~~WE TOGETHER~ FORM AN ARMY~~~A FORMIDABLE ARMY~~~LET'S SPREAD HIS LOVE~~~WHAT WILL BE YOUR ~SMALL~RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS~~~REMEMBER~~UNITED WE STAND~~~UNITED WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE~~UNITED ~~" WE "~~~CAN BRING ABOUT CHANGE~~IT'S NOT ABOUT THE POWERS THAT BE THAT WILL BRING ABOUT CHANGE~~~IT'S ABOUT THE HEART OF THE PEOPLE~~JOHN13:35~~~BY THIS SHALL ALL MEN KNOW YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YOU HAVE LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER...............Lord, Please Begin With Me.......Beth ~ you've touched me more than you know~~you are indeed a Treasure!!![...]



I entered a giveaway~~~and I won!!! Sharon at ~ My Vintage Studio~ sent me these wonderful gifts!! I love this magazine, all the talent in there is amazing!!!!Look ~ Sharon even sent me some other goodies !!! She made the " Easter Greeting "~~~So Pretty!!!!!~~Now for a peek inside this little Treasure Trove of Talent~~I love Robin Sokel work~~She has an etsy site~~ "Vintage Portal "go have a look see!!!!And what about Cheryl Strait~~~Love her work too~her work calls to my steampunk side!!!She also has an etsy Last but not least ~~Diana Frey~~Her work has that vintagelook ~~~so pretty and feminine ~~LOVE IT !!! She has a And this is the little treasure Sharon sent me, shealso sent a small note pad and pen~what lovely little extras.So Sweet ![...]



We are all on a journey. And along the way we meet some truly amazing people. Deena Warner is one such person. Her story and her life, is an inspiration to us all ! Please take the time to get acquainted with her. I came across her blog while walking through blog land. I stumbled upon " Can I Be Pretty In Pink "? And I was hooked!!! She blesses me more than my words can express. Her photos from~~" The Singing Woods" are so beautiful! She is truly a BEAUTIFUL spirit !!!! She was just published in" Victoria "magazine. What an honor to see your name in print~~~This is her business card~~~She had a giveaway and I won~~~ the wire heart shaped basket is for business cards. SHE ALSO SENT ME THESE TWO BUSINESS CARDS WITH MY GIFT !!! I was stoked !!!! I love her cards they are beautiful just like the sweet soul who sent them !!! Please enjoy the pictures of my gifts from sweet Deena of ~~~'' Can I Be Pretty In Pink ? Deena~~~~THANK-YOU~~~I LOVE MY GIFTS~~~But the best gift of all is~ your friendship ~~~you are truly an amazing woman !!!MY SWEET LITTLE BASKET~~~I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE IT " Deena Warner's business cards~~~I'm going to frame these and give them a place of honor in my studio!!!!!I love the little bird on her card !The graphics are sooooo pretty!!!!!~~~~THANK-YOU SWEET DEENA~~~~This is the first award I received~~~it was given to me by Mrs. Barbara Jean at ~" Treasure's From The Heart " ~~~ she is such a sweet spirit, very kind and loving~~she makes some of the most beautiful bird's nest~~and in her giving spirit she teaches you how to make them. I really admire her ~~~she always promotes other people~~~her kindness and love is an inspiration to us all~~~please keep her and her family in your prayers as she is taking some time off ~~~~stop by her blog and send your love and prayers........BARBARA I'M GOING TO MISS YOU~~~YOU HAVE TOUCHED MY LIFE MORE THAN YOU KNOW~~~YOUR LIFE SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE JESUS YOU LOVE AND SERVE~~~YOU LOOK JUST LIKE HIM!!!!! Thank-you for the sweet honor ~~~of attitude and gratitude~~~This honor was given to me by ~~Candy~~of~ Rock Candy~~~Candy is a very creative and sweet person~she loves to encourage people~ she loves the Lord Jesus and it shows in all she does~she is given to hospitality~~I see the fruit of the spirit in her life~ just by reading her blog!!! Thank-you dear Candy for the honor!!! YOU ARE AWESOME !!!These next three awards came from~~ Debbie ~~from ~~~" There's An Angel On My Front Porch "~~~~Debbie LOVES JESUS AND IS A WOMAN OF PRAYER~~SHE IS STRONG~ FULL OF THE SPIRIT~~~SHE IS WHAT I CALL A~~~ WARRIOR !!!! She has an amazing testimony~If you need prayer~leave her a request and she'll take the matter to the Father.~~~DEBBIE YOU ARE VERY VALUABLE TO THE BODY OF CHRIST ~~~AND AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL !!! IT IS AN HONOR KNOWING YOU~~~Thank-You for your service to the kingdom of God and our Lord Jesus Christ!!!~~~~~And thank-you for these sweet awards~~~MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS~~~Deborah WE LIVE AMONG ALOT OF BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING WOMEN ~~~MAY WE ALWAYS ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER ~~LIFT EACH OTHER ~~SPEAK KINDLY OF ONE ANOTHER~~AND STAND BY EACH OTHER~~WE ARE ON THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER~~~AND WE NEED EACH OTHER~~WE ARE TREASURES IN EARTHEN VESSELS ~~~LET US ALWAYS REMEMBER TO VALUE ONE ANOTHER AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER~~~LET US LEAVE THE FRAGRANCE OF JESUS EVERYWHERE WE GO AND IN THE LIVES WE TOUCH~~~[...]

~~~~~" I Hear The Bluebirds Song "~~~~~


A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song . Joan Walsh Anglund taken from "A Cup of Sun"~1967.Nothing stirs my heart more than the melodious sound of the bluebird's song ~I love it's heartfelt voice of "True-ly~True-ly"as he tenderly beckons~~come and see me~come and see me. Ever so softly I walk, so that I might catch a glimpse of~ his royal highness~~ dressed in his brilliant blue regal robe!!! AHHH~~~~SPRING~~~~AT LAST~~~~AWAKE ! ~AWAKE !~The earth is alive once more, the cold winter is past ~the snow is melted~the valley is alive with the sound of ~" THE BLUEBIRDS SONG "!How I love this little winged king!" His soft eyes of jet " ~His vest of rust and red~His sweet song dances in my head !At last...... the " KING and QUEEN of SPRING "!!!!! And what's this ? Dare I hope of an heir to his royal throne~Do I see ~three !!!!~~~SWEET ROYAL FAMILY~~~ Grace me with your presence~~ please!Would you nest in My trees ~PLEASE ?~I'll be at your beckon call~Just ask ~ask ~ANYTHING at all !!!!!My garden awaits your pleasure~ With sumptuous food without measureCOME!!!! ~~Partake of it's treasure!!! Your table is ready with currants and flowers~berries, raisins and meal worms~~~You could dine for hours!!!! And when you are filled ~ I have but one request~~~~That you'd sing me a song from that rust velvet breast !Your sweet songs of Spring ~~~HAPPINESS~ YOU ~BRING !!!~ AND WHEN THE DAY IS AT AN END ~ And the moon has cast her glow~~ My friendYou have a place the rest your head~~~ In the Dogwood by my shed !~" SWEET DREAMS YOUR MAJESTY "~This is an altered ~ Altoids tin ~I call it ~"BLUEBIRDS IN A BOX"~my work~I hope you enjoyed my token of Spring !!!!! BLESSINGS ::::::Deborah[...]



Some things, you just love!!! And for me~it's this sweet bowl with a nest in a branch of a tree. The nest has five little white eggs in it! These little birds are so sweet! When I saw them I just had to have them, so now they live with me all over the house. They go with so many things I own. I love creating vignettes with them.This -nest- my son found, he brought it home so carefully in his sweet little hands. I will always treasure it. IT'S PERFECT!!!!! Now I know you are not to get nest from the wild, but this one is MINE!!!!!!!!! I'll never forget the look on my son's face when he placed his sweet treasure in my hands!!!!! HIS WHOLE FACE LIT UP WHEN HE SAW THE SMILE ON MY FACE!!! He knew I'd LOVE it!!!!!!!I LOVE THIS BOWL.I got this tin the same day I bought the scissors and easel. Remember, from an earlier post? I would like to stop here for a moment and tell you about TWO new bloggers -------FIRST--Please visit Regina, at " The Willow Rose". She has the most beautiful log home that she is decorating in FRENCH STYLE!!!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! She has done alot of the painting and distressing of the furniture herself. She's new to blogland!!!!! Just click on her site name and take in all the beauty and don't forget to leave a sweet word of encouragement!!!!-----Second----Donna, at " The Country Nest ". She is brand new to blogging, she loves all things country, family and gardening. Very sweet!!! Go take a peek, and leave a hug behind!!!!I loved this when I saw it, it was meant for Christmas but I leave it out all year. It goes with everything, even if it didn't I would still leave it out~ the BIRD makes me HAPPY!!!Just a little close up!HAPPY LITTLE BIRDSJust pull things from your yard to dress things up when you're posting, a little GREEN goes a long way! Look at the things you have around in your house, you might surprise yourself at what beautiful vignette you can create.Add a little sparkle with old jewelry. I LIKE MIXING TEXTURE WITH COLOR. Can you see the red in the rust on the keys? See how it works with the sweet gum balls and pine comb?Vintage Lace, vintage shoe buckle, broken vintage neckless -- just because it's broken doesn't mean it still can't be beautiful!!! Add a sweet little seashell and a little wooden egg and now you have---- PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!*****PEARLS*****~~~~~~~~I LOVE THIS BOWL~~~~~~~~See the gold leaves~~~~love it!!! ******A little white feather******~~~~~~~KEYS~~~~~~~THIS TIN HAS BALL FEET""""" AND A FLAT TOP! GREAT FOR DISPLAYING BEAUTIFUL THINGS""""" I hope you have enjoyed all my little tips and treasures!~~~~JUST NEVER FORGET THE LOVE AND LACE~~~~[...]



I love bird cages! All shapes and sizes. New and old! Throw in a "BEAUTIFUL" little nest and my heart leaps with joy!!!Add a vintage brooch and a sweet little angel and now it's a little bit of heaven!I like to use these little houses to display my treasures! They seem to just draw you into the cage with them.This is a vintage bird cage, it's a Hendrix, everything was there when I bought it even the tray inside and the stand! I like how the bottom is bent, it adds to the story of it's past life!This little water dish wouldn't stay put, but alittle vintage ribbon did the trick. Don't you just love the little cement bird planter?These are pictures with the cage part off the base.I LOVE THIS NEST !!! IT'S PERFECT!!!!I collect old keys. Among many other things!I use books to elevate things, to give height and importance!Don't you just love these sweet little love birds!!!!Do you see Cupid?Basket of bird eggs anyone?" HOW SWEET "Pictures with the bird cage door open! See Cupid with his arrow?I used a key to keep the door open.This little picture belonged to my grandmother.OOOPS!!!! This picture is for the next time, see the bowl in the background?"ONE SWEET LITTLE NEST----ONE SWEET LITTLE EGG"IT'S NICE TO BE BACK DEAR FRIENDS!!![...]






Well, I'm back!! And today I have some pretty things to look at. These are from a trip I made to one of my favorite little shops. It's called the " This and That ", cause it has alittle of this and alittle of that! Go figure? Anyway it only has a little path about 18 inches wide to walk around the shop. I love places like that, don't you? I find some of the coolest things in shops like this. And you can get great deals if you look for them. Alot of the time if you're not interested in things being perfect you can walk away with alot of treasure for a small amount of money. And this day I spent $3.25. I was one happy treasure hunter! I really liked the little yellow and red tin, ( altered art maybe? ) We'll see!!! The large spool of thread is from " Sears and Roebuck ", the scissors are old, they are stamped " R.J.ROBERTS " razor. I love the patina. I found all the sewing notions in a tub, the owner was getting ready to trash some of these goodies. Now they will become works of art or, just admired for they're simple beauty. This was the first thing I found at the " This And That " shop!! I absolutely fell in love with it!!! It's a table easel, but it also has a hook on the back so you can hang it on the wall. LOVE IT!!! This part of the easel was missing. But that's o.k., I'll fix it. I have plans for this beauty!!!Don't you just love this sweet little bird? It was headed for the trash by a woman who had bought a wreath from the same shop. ( She didn't like to touch feathers! ) But ... the sweet little gentleman who owned the shop, had the good presence of mind to rescue this little gem! And now she is my PINK TREASURE!!!!!!!! I loved this little shoe, it has been crocheted around, something they did in the late 40's and 50's, the dogwood blossom came off a vanity tray that was at the same little shop I visited that day. It was laying in the tray, didn't want the tray, just the blossom. You'll see what I do with it later! The rhinestone thing is a shoe buckle. I like bling, bling!! I know I'll find a good use for it in some art piece in the future. It's always the things people consider trash that I love! These teaspoons are from the 50's, I think. When ever I find these type of teaspoons, I buy them, they're hard to find. And these were so pretty, I love that they are shaped like leaves! They were .25 each!!! What a deal!!! Well, it's been a long time coming, but I believe I've done it! I hope you will enjoy my modest offerings for your viewing pleasure. I love taking pictures and creating vignettes out of the beautiful things I collect. These are just the beginnings of : "MY BEAUTIFUL OBSESSION INTO THE BLOG WORLD"[...]



Barb from " Treasures from the Heart ", is posting her 103rd blog and is having a wonderful give away!!! She also does beautiful tutorials, so go by and check out her site, let's support this amazing woman as she celebrates her big event!!!! Maybe you'll a winner of one of her beautiful handmade bird's nest!!!! Click on her blog name and it will take you to her site. Hope you win! Blessings, Deborah

"" TAGGED I'M IT ""!!!!!!!


Candy at " Rock Candy " tagged me , so I'm it! Now this is how to play the game ( it helps to think of it as a game, as it is a challenge if you're a newbee, and I am! ) First here's the rules: 1.Link to the person that tagged you & post the rules on your blog 2. Share 7 random/or weird facts about yourself. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post & include links to their blogs. 4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Now Here Are 7 facts about me: 1. I love pickle & mayo sandwiches. 2. I collect miniature birdcages. 3. I flip numbers & letters when I write them. 4. I choose to believe "LOVE NEVER FAILS" 5. I love white painted furniture, my style is; french meets shabby chic meets cottage. 6. I'm a girly girl who likes to wear denim. 7. BIRDS ARE MY PASSION :::: Now I need to tag 7 people I'd like to know better. Crystal at: Just Desserts, Heather at: Pretty Petals, Barb at: Treasures from the Heart,Brandy at: Brandywine Boutique,Sita at: Silver Spoon Scraps, Analise at:" Sugar Sugar ."O.K. There is my 7. Iknow alot of people can breeze right through this, but for someone who doesn't have a clue this was work!!!! Buttttttt---It has honed my linking skills. Hummmmm- Maybe that's why we newbee's must learn to do this. But if you haven't seen some of these blogs you're in for a treat!!!!! Blessings, Deborah

" Setting Things In Order "


Well , If you have been wondering where I've been? I've been setting things in order in my studio. " NESTING "... I am very anxious to get more pictures posted. Also " Misty " (my oldest daughter, Amelia's mama ) and I went shopping for Amelia's birthday cake. The theme is cupcakes, cause she's our little cupcake! SOOOO, the hunt was on Sat., for a bakery to make a large cupcake, cake!!! Well, we found one, a place called " Gabriel's Desserts ", Johnnie Gabriel is the owner. Well, I didn't know it, but she is Paula Deen's cousin! How cool is that? Johnnie is very sweet, and a christian, (I love blessing the body of Christ.) So needless to say we now have a cake ordered! It's been a challenge to find things with cupcakes on them for the party. Misty did order the SWEETEST PARTY HAT from Sita at " Silver Spoon Scraps ". She has vintage inspired things for your home and baby, and really PRETTY custom party hats!!! The party is two weeks away and we've really been busy. I can hardly believe Amelia is going to be a year old! It seems like yesterday we were bringing her home. Where does the time go? I'll post pictures tomorrow. Just wanted to check in to let you know what I've been up to. Oh, by the way, THANK-YOU KIMISKANVAS for becoming a following friend. I tried to visit you but I couldn't because I had no blog address and your profile doesn't leave a link either. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or not. But I wanted you to know I APPRECIATE your kindness. Blessings Always My Dear Friends, Deborah



I'm determined to do this! My Dream Will Happen! Dawn , at " The Feathered Nest " ;;;; YES FRIENDS I DID IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK- YOU JESUS !!!!!!!!! NOTHING FEELS AS GOOD AS OVERCOMING FEAR !!!!!!! THANKS GIRLS FOR HOLDING MY HANDS AS I LEARN TO WALK !!!!!! YALL ARE THE BEST !!!!!! NOW I CAN GET DOWN TO SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS !!!!!! I'LL SEE YOU IN A BIT. BLESSINGS ON YOU ALL !!!! DEBORAH ----- WOO HOO !!!!!!!



Dear Friends, I can't tell you how it warms my heart to see my followers list growing ! (image) Even without pictures. You guys are the best ! I'm having a little trouble with several things. First, I'd like a nice robin's egg blue background for my blog, Second, I'd like a nice " Banner " this is very important to me because it says who I am. And that's just the dressy part , never mind all the technical part. I've really been working hard trying to teach myself how to type and put the blog together, it's been a challenge because I'm not at all familiar with computer language. I've gotten alot of help from Dawn at " The Feathered Nest ", she's the one who really encouraged me to step out and here I am , spreading my wings!! I'm still working on the links thing. I hope I've figured it out. If not then I'll be up again tonight! I mean it , I'm not one to give up!!! Once I start something I stick with it till I master it. So here goes nothing we'll see if I've done it! Wish me the best!

Amelia's Birthday


Well Friends, I've really been busy this week, I've been preparing for my granddaughter's first birthday, it's Feb. 5th. The glitter and glue have been flying!!! I love PINK, I have two grand children, Noah, who just turned one, Jan 7th, and Amelia, who is about to turn one!! I also keep Amelia during the week while my daughter works, and watching her is my absolute pleasure. I LOVE BEING A GRANDMOTHER!!!!!!!! I'll have more pics soon and I'll be launching my etsy shop , I'll keep you posted! I've got some surprises coming!!! I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Blessings, Deborah