family

In like a Lion

The old saying for March, In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb! Briton Rivière, Una and Lion nineteenth century I love March – spring is coming, longer days (tho I hate ‘spring forward’ time change!). warmer weather – good bye coats, hello sweaters!! spring colors are in stores, like a breath of fresh air!… Read More In like a Lion

bits and pieces, holidays

January

January! 2016!! Most have already resolutely approached the beginning of the year.  And I must say, I generally do too. Usually, I have aspirations of greatness, ideas brimming, big plans for the new month and year. My problem – the November/December holidays and selling season are full and packed, busy and long. By New Years,… Read More January

holidays

A Humble Heart

Best wishes this Christmas Season. For some, December 25 passes and the decorations come down, and the January purging begins. For me, I love to let the holiday linger thru the New Year. But then, I don’t put up my tree the day after Thanksgiving either! Ours went up this year on December 20! So… Read More A Humble Heart

devotional

Autumn Thoughts

I’m trying hard to hang onto autumn…once Halloween passes, it seems everywhere you turns, its all out Christmas!! With Remembrance Day this week, and Thanksgiving in a few, I first want to be thoughtful in them before I let the sparkly, warm, feel good holiday sentiments overtake me!! You know, bake and eat all the… Read More Autumn Thoughts

bits and pieces, handmade jewelry

My Gram

My Gram!! This sweet picture of a small girl with a big smile and as big a slice of watermelon at a Sunday afternoon Sunday School picnic is my Gram. (I also love the bits of wheat seen in the background!)  The Kansas kid, Grace Marguerite  must be about 5 years old here. It would… Read More My Gram

feeling it

Feeling It

I hate to focus on, but also can’t ignore that I am sick 24/7….have been for almost 30 years. On these ‘feeling it’ posts, I want to just share some of my day to day thoughts on getting the most out of my days, and how I live so as it is not getting the… Read More Feeling It

creative diy

Lavender Wreath DIY

I love lavender! I love it fresh, newly picked. I love it dried – in wreaths, sachets, for decor.  Every home I have lived in for 20 plus years,  I have always planted lavender! My problem now – we own no dirt! We live in a townhouse, only balconies…no yard space. But lucky me! My… Read More Lavender Wreath DIY

bits and pieces

Lost!!

Sadly! oh so sadly!! the last six months here have been lost!! Granted, I am a newbie here on WordPress, but can hardly believe that six months worth of posts, pictures, follows and comments by you, my so kind readers is lost! Floating around, I presume, in the internets space… I am most sad that… Read More Lost!!

bits and pieces

Remembering

The grandpa I grew up with is not the grandpa I remember today; Remembrance Day, Veterans Day. Growing up, to me he was lovable, huggable, jolly Gramp. He was called Gene, by my Gram. Dusty, by family and close friends – because of his semi pro days at third base. And to us, the grandkids,… Read More Remembering