Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Give Thanks!

1 Thess. 5:18 in the Amp. Bible says Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you ...
It is so hard to give thanks with so many bad things going on around us. Loosing a loved one, lost jobs, finance problems, health problems and the list goes on. But God says to we are to give thanks in everything. I look around me and see all the difficulties and wonder how we are going to make it another week but the Lord always provides and in this I give thanks but I know I sure don't give enough. So I am going to post this passage on my mirror and my fridge and challenge myself to give thanks more than once a day.
Are you up for the challenge?
Have a great end of the week! Blessings to all, Karen

Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Goodies in the Mail!

I just love getting goodies in the mail. It is so nice to go to the mailbox and get something besides BILLS! Well I just had to share with you what I received today! I won this also in the OWOH giveaway. Its Applejack and Peel tarts and Prairie Prim Soap Balls Oh! what a heavenly scent. Thanks so much Deb! You can go to her shop at and look or buy yourself some of these lovelies. Also if you haven't been to visit her blog run by there also its
she always has great interesting post.
I went to visit my grandmother today for all of you who have been here a while know shes in the nursing home since she had a stroke. Well she seems to have good days and bad days but her mind is ok although she gets very confused. She really misses being at home with her family. Its always so good to see her sweet face, she has always been so loving.
Don't really have to much going on this weekend, hope each of you are having a great Saturday. Blessings, Karen

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Look what I won!

I won this beautiful print of "The Queen of Hearts" from the during the OWOH giveaway.
It was done by Abigail Folk it is such a beautiful print if you would like one of her prints or some artwork by Kage Harp go over to their blog or you can also visit their etsy @
Thanks you so much for the wonderful print, I will find a special place for her.
We had some rough weather last night here in Georgia and their was some damage through out south Ga. Thank the good Lord we did not have any damage. Today the sun is out and the birds are chirping. The wind is blowing and its a good bit cooler today than it was yesterday. I love hearing the little birds right outside my window, it reminds me how much God does for me each and every day.
Hope each of you have a great Thursday! Blessings, Karen

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I had some sweet company this weekend. My three nephews and their mom came for a visit. They live in Tenn. and have not been to GA in about a yr. Boy have the kids grown! The two oldest knew where they were when they walked in the door the headed straight to the youngest sons room to play. The little one was shy for a few min. but then he saw toys and was ready to go! It was so great to get to see them and what a good weekend their short visit made it.
Hope all of you are having a great start to you week. It is raining here today, which we need the rain so I wont complain just hope we don't have any bad weather. Well I better go get school started. Before I go let me thank each of you for the birthday wishes you sent my way. Blessings to each of you! Karen

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Yesterday was my B-day

and look what a beautiful cake and gifts I received. The cake was red velvet with a whipped topping! Yum ! My favorite. I got so many goodies! Pj's, house shoes, beads, flowers, shirts, pocketbook and money! Yea! What a fun day it was, its hard to believe I'm 38 and my oldest son will be 18 in April. Boy does time fly.
I remember having one of my early birthdays maybe 4yrs old at a place called dipper dans ice cream and I was so excited I could hardly sleep the night before. Well that was until I woke up with the chicken pox! What a horrible present. They had to cancel my party until my chicken pox where gone. Then what a fun party we had ice cream, pin the tail on the donkey and sit on the balloon to pop it! What fun! It seems like just yesterday. Well needless to say the time has flown by and now my youngest son will be a teen this yr. I have lost many family members over the years and each are still missed even today. But I know one day I will see them all again and boy what a party we will have then. Thanks for going down memory lane with me.
On another note I finally made it around to all 911 OWOH giveaways and what wonderful creativity so many fellow bloggers have, I will be going back to visit some of the wonderful blogs I found on my way around the world. If you didn't get a chance to visit the site will still be up for awhile feel free to go by and meet new friends. The link is shown below on another post. I better run and get ready for bed, have a wonderful end of the week! Blessings, Karen

Monday, February 9, 2009

Feels Like Spring!

The weather here in Georgia has been so beautiful the last few days! It has been so pretty the boys and I got outside and straightened up the yards and cleaned up trash and limbs that had fallen. Now we have a nice size burn pile I hope to get burned one afternoon when hunny gets home. This kind of weather makes me want to go campin!
We have 5 more dys to Valentines day. Have you gotten all your goodies bought or made? Why is it that they don't have alot of ideas for men and boys? Its always the same thing tie, boxers or fish cups that say "hooked on you". Well been there and need some new ideas! I hate to get alot of candy because that makes such bad habits. So if you have any ideas to share please do so.
Just to let you all know I am trying some new ideas on my etsy as well. Vintage items! So if you love old things check it out or if you know someone who loves oldies please send them my way. I'm just trying to add new items that I don't have to get more business and get more people to visit that don't normally come by. I am going to try to keep my prices reasonable even on these items. Let me know what you think!
Well I better run and get these boys in gear! Hope you all have a great week! Blessings, Karen

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

10 days to Valentines and

who has your heart? I couldn't resist with this sweet pic. This is KK as we call her, I babysit her and you can bet with having all boys she has my heart!
Hope you all are having a great week. I have been really busy this week trying to get household chores caught up. Schooling and just general everyday things that have to be done. What have you been doing this week? I have alot of craft things that I want to do but just cant find the time when the little one goes home. Sure couldn't do it before, it would be everywhere!
Do you have anything your working on? I'd love to see it.
Well I better run and try to get caught up on getting around to everyone. Don't forget you have until the 11th to join in the fun for One World One Heart giveaways.

Well until next time, stay warm and have a great end of the week! Blessings, Karen

Sunday, February 1, 2009

And the winner is .....

Pumpkin seed! Congrats Bekah! Thanks to all of you who have left comments! Please come back often, I plan to have another giveaway for St. Patty's day! Blessings, Karen



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I am a housewife, love the Lord with all my heart . I have three wonderful boys, and have one of the greatest hubby in the world!


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