Sunday, January 31, 2010

her favorite...


I should be better at this by now.
Really, I should be.
This is my 4th time.
My fourth time trying to stop, watching,

fighting, conceding, accepting, 
one of my children
prepare to leave our nest.

My Miss G has found her "HIM"

He works hard...He comes from a good home and he honors his parents...

He serves others...

He leads worship...He loves God.

In their courtship he desires purity...He honors us...

This weekend they are in California with his family,
and will be leaving HIM there to attend bible college.
He is waiting and seeking direction,
desiring to be used.

He encourages her...
he makes her laugh...he cherishes her.

He reminds me of her Daddy.

What more could a mother ask for?

All photos were taken by my oldest daughter...
we like our cameras...can you tell?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the texture of white...

For today's WW I'm including some of my favorite things...
the texture
of lace, appliques', and ironwork.
It's what makes white warm and homey.
Not cold and sterile.

to all of you who have given me support
in my give-away and etsy shop.
Now, I'm going to be really busy trying to get around
to visit all of my new and old friends.
Etsy is going really well...I hope I can keep up.
I have so much more to list...
Be sure and sign up on the post below if you haven't already.
(There has been a bit of confusion regarding leaving an email on etsy-follow the link
on the right side where it says contact)
And in the meantime
be sure to check out all of the other gorgeous whites.

Monday, January 25, 2010

it's time to share...

the love.
I have so many treasures...that I want to share with you.

Here's one way I'm sharing:

I've passed my 300th post
so it's time for a


Here's what you'll get:

vintage wooden box
sweet little rose plate
2 handmade and glittered valentine tags
re-print of vintage valentine
wee little tussie mussie
hand-glittered heart
and a few chocolate kisses

to win:
1. leave a comment on this post-1 chance
2. post about it on your blog and let me know on this post-1 chance
3. there will be one more way to enter, I'll tell ya about that in a minute.
I'll be closing the post and drawing on midnight,
Monday, Feb. 1st


HERE'S the other way I'm going to share...

Miss Gracie's is selling online!
Check out my new etsy shop

SO, to get another chance to win that box of goodies
go to my etsy shop
and leave me a comment there
Be sure to leave your blog name
(Look for where is says *contact* on the right hand side of the page)
and I'll put your name in the basket 1 more time!

hugs and kisses,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

a little shabby love...

My White Wednesday
includes a little PINK

This is how I was inspired to perk up my space

Romance and Roses
Just what we need on these January Days.
Enjoy all of the other fabulous whites...
check it out at Kathleen's

Friday, January 15, 2010

once upon a time...

...there was this boy and there was this girl.
they were very much in love.
they wanted to share that love with a baby.
after years of waiting and praying, they were blessed
not one . . . not two . . .
but three little miracles.

there is a lot of love in this family.
and they lived happily ever after.

This is what I found today and what left me in a puddle of tears.
It was on a local photographer's blog.
Isn't she good?
I love her youthful style...
I love how she captured my son and his wife
and the joy they have with their new family.

On my to-do list for 2010
is to book a whole-family photo shoot.

A few more shots...

courtesy of amber fischer photography

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

winter white...

Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.
Edith Sitwel
Winter is the season
in which people try to keep the house as warm
as it was in the summer,
when they complained about the heat.
~Author Unknown~
Hope your winter days are warm and cozy
filled with rest and quietness.

white wednesday sponsored by Kathleen...check it out.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Now, that's a love story...

Young Victoria
perfect for a wow.sweet.beautiful date with my guy
Have you seen it, yet?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

my new white...

Here are 2 of my christmas presents...pretty and white, of course

The pitcher is from my mom...see the pretty lacy gold trim?

The scale is from my has a sweet story.... she bought it from me
at one of my sales before my look had started to change.
The other day I was admiring it in her kitchen...and mentioned that if she ever changed her mind to give me first dibbs on it...
my daughter is NOT a hoarder
(I do not know where she gets THAT from)...
well ,there it was under the christmas tree with my name on it...
whn I told her she should not have done that...
she said she was so glad to be able to give me something I really wanted...
and I do love it!

I had a few minutes the other day to *play*

Life has been really quiet...since Christmas that is...
I've been playing spending a lot of time with my daughter...
we've played games, done more baking, and
had some of that *other kind* of Mom moments...
I've really enjoyed the special time...

my brain is starting to turn again....what shall my next project be?

These gifts just might be my inspiration to get going.