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Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogging in Pink

Before October ends, I would like to blog in Pink to support the fight on Breast Cancer.


Throughout the years I have known many friends fighting for their lives against this disease.

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I saw a man this morning walking into work with a beautiful pink floral potted plant. 


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We got on the elevator together. 

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As I looked at the plant I saw a pink ribbon symbol showing he was supporting someone who has breast cancer.

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I was thinking to myself three things.

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First, how thoughful this man was.

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Second, how the person he was bringing it to would light up and be encouraged by a simple, beautiful pink plant.

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And third, how the support for breast cancer awareness has become part of each and every one of our lives. 

The human spirit continues to fight for the cure, whether it be within one’s own immune system or through supporting those fighting for their lives.

Keep the faith and Godspeed.

The cure will be found.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkins, Candy, and Costumes ~ Oh My!


I have many fond childhood memories of Halloween.



Memories of picking out the perfect pumpkin.  (The stem had to be just right.) 

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Saying “Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww” when reaching into the pumpkin to clean it out.

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 Carving the pumpkin to perfection. (At least our version of perfection)


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Separating the pumpkin seeds from the “yucky” stuff.  (“Ewwwwww!”)

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Roasting the seeds in the oven and then salting them.  (Trying not to over cook them)

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Deciding on what costume I wanted.

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Getting all dressed up on Halloween night.

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The chill in the air as we walked from door to door to each smiling neighbor with their generous treat.

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Getting back home and dumping the candy into one huge pile and always anxious to see what we had received.


Traditions are carried on at our house.  They are the glue holding all my precious memories together. 

I was blessed with a Mother who believed each holiday was an opportunity to celebrate and she always made sure our family traditions were remembered so they could be carried on to her grandchildren.  (And they have been)

Thank you Mom!



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Vintage Lourdes

This is my treasured vintage statue of “Our Lady of Lourdes” made in France.


She has signs of wear, but to me these marks show how she has been loved throughout the years.


She has her hands clasped in prayer.


As she looks up to our Heavenly Father.


This aqua blue antique rosary was made in Italy and matches her eyes perfectly.


I love how the rosary beads sparkle in the candle light.


This French Holy Card translates to, “ At Lourdes Grotto I pray for you.”


Before “Our Lady” appeared in the Grotto, there was a single wild rose bush growing there.  She appeared in the very spot of this single wild rose bush.


If you look close, you can see the roses displayed at her feet on this statue.  These roses represent this wild rose bush.


Above I have an old Holy Card with a real rose petal from the Lourdes Grotto.

Even rose petals from the mountains in France have “fallen” into my life.  And I treasure each and every one of them.

Have a Blessed Thursday!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Teacup Tuesday At Martha’s

Today I am joining Martha’s “Tea Cup Tuesday” No.34.


Be sure to stop by Martha’s Favorites to see her beautiful treasures.


I have her beautiful button at the bottom of this post.


Today I am showing one of my favorite teacups.


I like it because it is nice and BIG!


This Chatsworth breakfast teacup and saucer is made in the “Tea” pattern by Roy Kirkham of England.  It is from the “Hot Drinks” series.


A beautiful display of the history of tea adorn this teacup and saucer.


Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas.  (It must be the the oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange giving it the taste I savor.)


I would like to say “Thank You” to Martha for letting me participate in her “Tea Cup Tuesday”. 
Make sure to click on her button below to check out other links of stunning teacups.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

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Angels around us, angels beside us, angels within us.

Angels are watching over you when times are good or stressed.

Their wings wrap gently around you, whispering you are loved and blessed.


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Simple Elegance


Elegance doesn’t need to be complicated.


Or expensive.


This little Eiffle Tower and the Ball jar was bought at Cost Plus World Market for less than $5.00. (For both)  I just filled it with some vintage buttons I had.


The little silver tray was found at the Dollar Store.


The stacks of white washcloths were purchased at Target for $2.99 each.


They even come all bundled up and tied together.


I can never have too many of these white washcloths.


I am always inspired by the great bargain finds of my fellow bloggers and am always on the lookout for some of my own.