Friday, February 27, 2009

Book Worm Friday

In this sequel to A Time To Dance, high school football coach John Reynolds and his wife, Abby, are behaving like newlyweds after their reconciliation following a near-divorce. Their happiness is tempered, however, by John's problems at work. In particular, three boys trouble John--Nathan Pike (the "Goth"), who scribbles "death to jocks" in his notebook, and Jake Daniels and Casey Parker, the two football players who make Nathan's life miserable. When Jake and Casey challenge each other to a drag race, they cause an accident in which John is paralyzed from the waist down. As they try to come to terms with this tragedy, the struggles of each character, especially those of John's daughter, who previously held an unshakeable belief in God, are depicted in a believable and sympathetic manner. High school life and the real-world problems faced by the students, such as a brush with cyberporn, are also realistically rendered.

I'm almost done with this book, have at least 100 more pages to go. This story line is heartbreaking, In the end you will believe that with Faith God will get you thru the hard times.

A Time to Dance was a great read and I really loved the ending, if you haven't read these 2 books than I do recommend them to you.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday

This morning I'm dreaming about Spring and Flowers, I'm thinking of the changes I wish to make to the front of our house, nothing major, just the addition of flower pots and such. I'm so ready for Spring that I can taste

This is the front of our house after we pulled up all these overgrown bee infested bushes last year, I'm planning on adding another humming bird feeder next to the bay window and lot more flowers, I want red geraniums all over! I also want some more seating for our porch.

I'm planning on adding some red flowers to this mix this year and making sure that I make time to weed better than I did last year. I love how this looks out my bay window!

It's already been a busy morning, lil Abby missed the bus so I had to drive her and since it's supposed to be so nice today I let HOSS out and play in the pasture. Now lil guy and I are out to take movies back to Blockbuster.

Have a Great Wed.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Some Past Stitches

I thought I'd show ya'll some of my past Stitches, I've always Stitched Pillows and Towels..I'm thinking of re-stitching some of these, which ones would you like to see me Stitch again?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tiny Blurp~Monday Blues

Hey ya'll..I have not done one thing today..very slow going for some reason. This weekend we watched a couple of movies

Mirrors~ horrible
The Happening~ jury is still out on this one, We can't decide
Righteous Kill~ We loved this one and I never saw the ending coming
The Zombie Diaries~ DH has a thing for Zombies but this one was so bad we didn't even finish it.

Well...back to folding laundry and staying warm.. It's flurries here today.

Have you seen any good movies that you'd like to recommend?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Book Worm Friday

A Time to Dance by Karen Kingsbury
John and Abby were the perfect couple. But after surviving 21 years of love, loss, and laughter, they make the sad decision to divorce. Before they can go through with it, they are haunted by questions. Is is possible to find joy, after all these years?

I have never read any of Karen Kingsbury's books before. My DH picked this up on Valentine's Day for me all by himself..Thanks DH!! So far it's a very good book and I'll def. be reading more of her books!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Great Give-Away

Take a peek at these yummy goodies, for a chance to win visit

Whatcha Working on Wed.

I moved this sweet lil Wall-hanging from my kitchen and hung it on the side of my Fireplace, The Flag tray that was here was looking old and cheap to me. DO you ever just get tired of an item that you've had almost Forever? Hopefully I'm not the only one or I'll just kick myself!

I rescued this sweet lil pitcher that my Mom was giving to Goodwill, swiped it right out of the box, shame on me..Shame on my I see sweet Wild flowers soaking up the sun in my bay window this summer..CUTE!!

I really have not done a thing this week except Laundry and keeping house. Do you ever just have an "off" week? Maybe next week will be brighter..
Check out Leslie's Blog for more decorating and fun ideas!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2 Magazines for sale on Bookshelf

I have posted 2 magazines for sale on my Bookshelf, the Country Sampler has just been browsed thru, My Mom bought it the same day as I so now I have 2!

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Bay Window Makeover~Simple and Sweet

This is my poor bamboo plant, I have had her for almost 2 years now, she was a Housewarming present and she is showing her age..I moved her out of the window and back by my sink..less light and more water...leave it to me to kill Bamboo!!! Can anything be done??

I found these lil friends at Jo-Ann's on Friday begging to come home with me, I added an old nest that blew out of our tree last year. I'm looking for some eggs to put in it and a few lil birdie. I'd love to have a glass dome for the plate but that will have to wait.

A close-up of my lil Friends, The plate is pottery from Zanesville OH.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Update On My Neice Emily

Here is an e-mail from my Sister to everyone that is offering prayers/good thoughts, I told her I'd pass it on. They were released from the hospital on Tues. night as they are still searching for a good surgeon, while in the hospital the nurses had to put a sock over Emil's hand so she wouldn't pull out her I.V.

We got a date of Tuesday, February 17th at 10am to meet the Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Sacred Heart in Pensacola Fl.

It will be a short appointment to meet the surgeon and discuss her recommendations and Emilee's over all case of Craniosynostosis.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that her surgery can be performed soon.

Thank you again for all the Prayers.

The Samuelson's

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wed.

Today while sweeping I got a wild hair..I moved the buffet over to the middle of the wall and added my Blue Sunflower vase, which looks so nice next to my wallhanging. Then I added the plate hanger...I had it hanging in our old house and loved the look so after 2 years it's back up! I carefully placed my DH's G'ma's Rooster plates on there, DH used to eat breakfast on these while growing up with G'ma Graves. I wonder how much trouble I'll be in when he gets home..but they are too cute to store away!! They have no markings on the back, could they be hand painted?

Here is a close up of G'ma Graves painted Rooster plates...If these fall send in help cuse I'll be missing FOREVER...LOL..Later this summer I hope to find some Blue dessert plates to replace these and I think I'll paint the plate holder black.

I'm standing on my step up Kitchen now, I like the view from up here..Maybe find something to add height to the flower vase.

I'm debating on adding the long curtains to this window, I have the matching panels but not sure how it would look in the kitchen...Suggestions?

That's all that I was abl to do between folding more laundry and taking care of Lil A that is running a slight fever, it's got to be the strange weather we are having, last Sat. was so nice we let them run outside and play then today we are supposed to have Thunderstorms..UGGHH..

Enjoy your Wed. and check out more decorating ideas over at Leslie's blog

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Big Surprise and New Finds

While at Easton for C's birthday Party DH surprised me with a new purse at the Coach many Fun and Yummy looking purses but in the end I chose the practical, easy to wipe clean Signature Collection. Inside is a lovely shade of Blue..AAHH Love the color Blue..LOL..Now if the kids would only be careful with the juice around Mommy..

I grabbed these Rooster candle holders last Sat. at "All The Sisters" in Bremen. I'm playing with the placement of them, found the candles at Wal-Mart..They smell French Vanilla...YUMM!!

DH picked up this Yummy Coffee for me while at Easton, We don't have this in our small town so I'm hoping to make it last...Hard to

Sunday, February 8, 2009

C's 10th Birthday Party at Gameworks

On Saturday we took the family to Gameworks at Easton to celebrate C's 10th birthday, G'ma Vivian and G'ma Terri were able to come along for the fun too. We spent about 3 hours playing some fun games but our fav. was the Ski Ball! After playing the games we walked around the stores and I got a great surprise which I'll show tomorrow. Everyone had a great time and then we came back home to a Pizza dinner and a homemade chocolate cake followed by opening presents. Since we were not able to invite C's friends due to short notice, we owe her a sleepover.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Grand Opening of "All The Sisters" in Bremen OH

Today was the second day of the grand opening for "All The Sisters", a cute lil shop that carries hand dyed fibers, soy candles, Knitted goods and all sorts of yummy rooster collectibles. I am able to consign my prim pillows in there as well. If your ever in the area drop by and say "HI", the coffee is always hot! They will be offering some great monthly classes are starting in March.

101 Main Street
Bremen, Ohio 43107
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

I stopped in today and was welcomed by warm brownies, sugar cookies and lots of "Howdy Dos" and smiles!

Friday, February 6, 2009

~Please, Need Massive Prayers~

My sister Jennifer just found out that her four month old baby girl Emily (my sweet lil niece) has a condition called Craniosynostosis, where the bones that makeup her skull have fused prematurely. This usually happens around the time you quit growing. Since Emily is still growing, her brain has nowhere to go and is literally squeezing itself as it tries to grow. Therefore she is going to have to undergo some pretty major surgery to completely reconstruct her skull. There are very few surgeons nationwide that perform this operation, so they are going to need your prayers to help find a good one, and for a successful completion of the procedure. And they will also obviously need your prayers for a speedy recovery.

Monday the Doctor's start the search for the best Pediatric Neurosurgen in the country, in addition her white blood count is very high and they have to find out why. Tomorrow Jennifer goes back into the Hospital to have Emily's blood checked again.

Lil Emily has a very long hard road ahead of her, Please pray for my lil Niece!

Early Valentines and Some Fun Tweaking

My DH surprised me with an early Valentine present, I have heard the best comments about this movie so I'm excited to see it! Chocolate is an excellent side goodie..Yummo!

I have moved DH's Grandma's sewing machine under my new picture and added some of my Americana. This summer we hope to find some time to finish painting the living room. Sorry about that flash, love the camera but that flash is ssoo bright.
What do you think?

Tomorrow we celebrate C's 10th birthday, I can't believe we have a lil girl in the double digits now!

Enjoy your Weekend, whatever you do :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Please Meet and Support My DH!!

Please pop over and support my DH..He is in the process of starting his own business and has started a blog to share his journey. Please take his Poll and spread the blog love so he can chat with more business people.

LOL..My DH has a Blog Today!!!

The Forgotten Bookshelf~ Come Peek

I have listed a few Yummy books on my Bookshelf, Come peek!

Whatcha Working on Wed. ~ On Thurs.!

I'm working on these stitchery pillows for my sister's 2 little girls, the back will be a cute pink princess theme with Cinderella. I'm not sure if I will stain these because they are for little girls. Would You stain them?

I have finally began the last book! This looks like it will be a good one, I didn't care to much for the 3rd book, can't pinpoint why though.

This week has really gone by fast, Tomorrow is my girls 10th birthday...I have seen lots of these around Blogville! We are going to Gameworks at Easton to play games and I'll take the lil flash with me!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Should I Stick to Stitching?

Here is my attempt at painting first time ever, I found the time this weekend. Should I sand and start over? Would you hang this in your house? Be