Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Word Filled & Outdoor Wednesday

Unto you is born this day a Savior who is Christ the Lord . Luke 2:11

This what my front yard looked like on Christmas Day , before the other 4 inches of snow fell the next day . ;)

Links to WFW & OW

Wishing you the Happiest New Year ever !

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Reds for Today

This is one of a few 60's era Christmas Cards I bought at a Salvation Army Thrift Store.

This is a 60's 0r 70's era maxi apron , I bought in a" lot" from Ebay . It reminded me of when I was younger. I wore it on Christmas Day .

close -up of fabric

A Hull Red Riding Hood Milk pitcher , a gift from my husband .

Christmas Table ,with Happy Birthday Jesus ! cupcakes to celebrate, cause it is his birthday .

Christmas Cookie baking .

For the first time in many years , the second in my lifetime , We had snow on Christmas Day .Our snows usually , if we get any , come in Jan. or Feb. This has been a very snowy year .

I am linking to Ruby Tuesday & Rednesday .

I hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas & Your New Year will be very Happy & Blessed !


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas to You !

Here are scenes of Christmas with red & more around my house.I am hurrying along trying to catch up with Christmas before it runs ahead of me and passes me by this year . My husband is off this week and helping me a lot .I surely appreciate Him and my granddaughter who is helping too. Today she & I will do some baking . :~)

I am linking to Rednesday & It's a Wonderful Life Party .

From my house to yours , I hope this year's Celebration of the Birth of Christ , is a Joy and a Blessing to you!

Merry Christmas !

Sunday, December 19, 2010


"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!"
Mark 1:15

Christmas Prayer By John Leax

Let the snow fall this night
and cover our sins
against the world

Let the scars of our restless flight
from nothing to nowhere
be iced and closed

Let the wires of our false security
be weighted to breaking
and the lamps of our burning earth
be darkened

Let nothing remain
in the emptiness of our hearts
but the dark of need

In that dark
let one star shine

And grant us grace to spring
in the quickening light
it angles at creation


I love this poem. Until God (through his Holy Spirit )reveals to us our desperate situation , we will never need Jesus .
If we never know our need for Him , we will never want Him.
If we never want Him, we will never ask Him to come into our hearts .If we never ask Him, without Jesus we will remain forever lost .

Praise and Thanks to Jesus (Mighty God and Creator of the Universe ) for coming to Earth in the form of a human child to save us all!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah !

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Merry Christmas Everybody!
Blessings ,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winner of CSN Stores $35 Gift Code

I am very happy to announce that Marnie of Marnie's Organized Mess is the winner of The CSN Stores $35 Gift code . Congrats to Marnie ! I would like to thank everyone that entered & A Merry Christmas To you All !

Blessings & Hugs ,

Word Filled Wednesday

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2 : 10-12

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Merry Christmas !

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This little Santa & boots are an Ebay find .They are sitting with my Santa Collection ,which I plan to feature for next weeks reds .

I went shopping over the weekend , This larger than life Toy Soldier greeted us as we walked into the Home Goods store .

In Macy's the Holiday Lane Ornaments were on sale for 60% off.

This was at the entrance to Macy's . ;~)

My last pic is of one of Santa's Reindeer that somehow escaped & made it onto this Mall Carousel .

Thanks for stopping by .Merry Christmas !

I am linking to Rednesday & Ruby Tuesday


Joy to the World ! The Lord is Come !

This is my Nativity , It did not cost a lot ; But it has been my tradition to display it for many years . It and what it symbolizes mean very much to me . I wish you the most Blessed & Happiest Christmas ever !

I have have a $35 Gift certificate code for CSN Stores giveaway open until 12pm tonite . You can enter here .

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Sunday, December 12, 2010


"In Him was life;and his life was the light of men . And
the light shines in darkness."John 1:4-5

Keeping Christmas by Henry Van Dyke

"It is a good thing to observe Christmas Day .The mere making of times and seasons , when men agree to stop work and make merry together , is a wise and wholesome custom.
It helps one to feel the supremacy of the common life over the individual life.
It reminds a man to set his own little watch ,now and then , by the great clock of humanity which runs on sun time .
But there is a better thing than the observance of Christmas Day , and that is keeping Christmas .
Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people and remember what other people have done done for you ; to ignore what the world owes you , and to think what you owe the world;to put your rights in the background ,and your duties in the middle distance , and a chance to do a little more than your duty in the foreground ;to see that your fellowmen are just as real as you are , and to look behind their faces to their hearts hungry for joy; to own that probably the only good reason for your existence is not what you are going to get out of life , but what you are going to give to life ; to close your book of complaints against the management of the universe , and look around for a place you can sow a few seeds of happiness --
are you willing to do these things even for a day ?
Then you can keep Christmas .
Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children ; to remember the the weakness and loneliness of people who are growing old , to stop asking how much your friends love you , and ask yourself whether you love them enough ;
to bear in mind the things other people have to bear in their hearts ;to try to understand what those people living in the same house as you really want without waiting for them to tell you ; to trim your light so that it will give more light and less smoke , and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you ; to make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings,with the gate open ---
Are you willing to do these things even for a day? Then you can keep Christmas.
Are you willing to believe that love in the strongest thing in the world --
stronger than hate ,stronger than evil, stronger than death--
and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love ?
Then you can keep Christmas ,
And if you can keep it for a day , why not always ?
But you can never keep it alone.


If only we could keep Christmas all year . But without Jesus in our hearts we are unable to sustain real goodness in our lives . "I have been put to death on the cross with Christ; still I am living,no longer I ,but Christ is living in me ;and that life which I am now
living in the flesh, I am living by faith , the faith of the
son of God , who in Love gave himself for me . "
Galatians 2:20

Praise to Jesus !

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Merry Christmas !

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Starting to look like Christmas & A CSN Stores G C Give Away

Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas every where you go . Here is a

yummy peppermintHot chocolate I got at Denny's when I was there last week .

To celebrate the season & show appreciation to my followers ; I am giving away a

$35 giftcertificate courtesy of the CSN Stores . Your certificate can be used toward

the purchase ofanything from housewares , to shoes , to flat screen TV stands for

that new flat screen TV thatSanta is bringing you . To enter ,Be a follower via

Google Friend Connect & leave a comment.

The contest will be open until next Tuesday Dec.14th until midnite. You can't win,

if you don't enter, So enter !

On to some reds , Here are some cute strawberries I found at the Good Will. I

thought I would squeeze these in before the Christmas Reds .

A very cute Christmas Elf on my tree.

A Banner I made from printables at The Toymaker &

some Santas from the The Graphics Fairy .

This is a vintage red reindeer , I have had it for about

40 Yrs.

Here is a very simple paper cone I made from printed

sheet music & a GF Santa.

Merry Christmas to you & I hope you enter the Give Away !

I am linking to Ruby Tuesday & Rednesday

Blessings & Hugs ,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, Rednesday & A Brookstone Coupon Code

Hi Blogging Friends,
For my reds today , I'm starting out with orange . This is a cute craft I did my with granddaughters : A Butterfly Pumpkin . The idea came form Living Locurto , but I modified it a bit .

This is a GoodWill find, An Apple birdhouse made from a gourd. I love it as part of my Fall decor.

Another GW find , I've had this tassel for a while , it's still hanging around & looking fine with a paper craft cat lurking in the background .
These cute fellows are a made of paper mache ,I found them on Ebay.They are very happy, they make me happy ,too. ;~)

These are from GW , They store inside each other , when you don't store something in them .A cool storage addition to my kitchen but you could store any kind of STUFF in them.

I have an exciting offer to my readers from Brookstone. You can visit them" rel="nofollow">HERE. They are offering us a coupon code 22SAVE for $10 off any $70 or more online order . If you are shopping for the men in your life , Here some suggestions:" rel="nofollow"> &" rel="nofollow"> I hope these are helpful to you .Blessings to You as we soon start the Holiday Season!

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