Happy is a frame of mind. I love that God gave me joy and lets me find pleasure in the little things. Even if it is simply a video of the Minions dancing. 

I had someone tell me one time that nobody could be as happy as I am all the time. And this was from someone who professed to be a very extremely strong Christian. My answer is that yes, if you give God control of your life and place your faith in Him, yes you CAN be happy all the time like I am. That doesn't mean I don't get upset or I don't ever get aggravated, but I have learned to deal with it. 

I hope you have a blessed day. 



Back in the day.....I remember when we went through the tie dye phase and everybody had to have a tie dye shirt. I remember Mom letting us make our own. It was so much fun.

Now I see tie dye everywhere. I saw somewhere on line a bunch of tie dye bedspreads.

I saw tie dye curtains.

I even saw a tie dye purse.

But even though I liked it back in the day, I just cannot find a love of it like I had back then. However, I gotta admit that the tie dye (water marbling) nails are kind of drawing me in.

Hubby saw a video on You Tube on how to do it. I just might have to try that out one of these days.


4th of July Decor Ideas

Not sure where the summer is going, but it just dawned on me that the 4th is next week and I haven't decorated yet. I went to Pinterest and searched for ideas. This would be really easy to do.

If I could get an old pallet, I would do this in a heart beat and lean it up against the porch facing the road.

These USA Stars would be easy to make. 

I love these nails. But my hand is not steady enough to do the lines. 

I need a chalkboard and colored chalk.

This is cute.

Now this is super duper simple.

Love, love, love this.

Again, something that would be so easy to do.

This is a cute and easy and inexpensive idea.

Now, I could easily do this. I have red, I have blue and I have sparkle.

I just may need to do this for church on Sunday. 


A good week so far....

I bought a new tablecloth about 4 weeks ago but have been so busy tired lazy that I just now got around to putting it on the table. I am really into medallions right now and I fell in love with this when I saw it. 

The pattern goes good with my Town and Country pattern in my Pyrex bowl.

I found a matching dishtowel to go with it. 

I also found this medallion rug that compliments it very well. 

When I came home the other day, the UPS man had dropped off a couple of boxes. 

My new shirt that I wanted to get for Conference was in it. I love it. 

I got my Team Shirt a couple of weeks ago. That's two new Thirty-One shirts for Conference. 

I also got a couple of little mini zipper pouches. These patterns are so cute. 

It's been a pretty good week so far. 


Mid Week Update

I have started back making my plastic canvas coasters. I have given away just about every one I have made. This just took an hour. 

I need to get some of this yellow yarn and make my daughter some Minions. She loves them. 

I came home the other day and I had a box in my chair on the porch. 

I was excited because I knew what it was going to be. I loved how much packing was used to ensure it arrived safely.

When I took the top layer of packing out, she had enclosed this sweet little card. 

I couldn't wait to unlayer all the bubble wrap.

And more bubble wrap....

And finally, the moment I had been waiting on....My Pyrex trade had arrived. It is the golden acorn space saver. I am in love. I have wanted this for so long and all it cost was the shipping for the trade. 

It is now residing in its new space and I think it looks pretty good sitting there. Thank you Diana from the Pyrex 4 Trade Facebook group. 


Fourth of July Sparkle

I have the most adorable great niece. I went to my Facebook page yesterday after looking for some Pinterest 4th of July ideas. I found the prettiest 4th of July sparkle on the face of  Ms. M. Isn't she just adorable?

Too cute for words.


Weekend Wrap Up

I had a pretty uneventful weekend. I caught up on a lot of housework and attended a birthday party for a 4 year old. The Mom had used a lot of Pinterest ideas for a Frozen theme. My favorite was "Do you want to build a snowman?" bags. 

Disney Frozen Birthday Party Ideas | Photo 8 of 19

We did stop by the New Market Fire Department fundraiser for about an hour to check out some of the booths. I was surprised to run into my neighbor, Joe Moore. Yes, I literally live beside Santa Claus.

He not only actively plays the role and lives the life of Santa, he is a published author who brings the real meaning of Christmas back into our lives. I am getting ready to purchase his second book (he has a trilogy right now).

Other than that, I had a pretty relaxing weekend.