Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo Journal of Thanksgiving Weekend

Hello Blogger Friends ,
The following is a photo journal of my Thanksgiving Weekend .
As you learned if you have visited this blog for any length of time , my brain is more about images than words .I love to take pictures , so that is how I share.So as a music teacher once told me ,practice does not make perfect, but it helps . I get plenty of practice . lol

Subway Art from Bunch of Craft .

Thanksgiving Table

Pics of dessert Table .

I don't do Black Friday, My hubby & I( He does most of the work ) Always rake & burn leaves on the day after Thanksgiving so we can decorate the front yard . Living in the woods , in the Fall, we have an ocean of leaves to dispense of .

I think this Holly is very Christmasy .

You can see grass and ground appearing ,ya!

Beautiful blue NC November Fall sky .

Candle we burnt during Advent devotions on Sunday. It was the first Sunday of the Advent Season .

Hot Chocolate , My granddaughter and I enjoyed while watching The Polar Express on Saturday Nite .Two things you need to watch the Polar Express, PJs on & Hot Chocolate .

We got the back deck decorated & the tree in the family room up and decorated .

Bokeh shot of lights .

This tree is the family tree , with old ornaments from Hubby and I's first Christmas together. Things the kids made in school & home ,gifts ,and things collected through the years .It's like our family history on a tree. 8 )

Pic taken through snowflake 3D glasses.

Lights are being reflected in glass door.

I am leaving you with this vintage Christmas postcard image which I found on the internet .I love Vintage Postcards and this one is so cute ! Who knew Santa had a little boy ! lol

I hope this gets you in a Christmasy Mood! ; ) Thanks for stopping by !

I am linking to Blue Monday , Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday , Rednesday ,
Outdoor Wednesday

Love & Blessings,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Sunday of Advent , A Light has dawned

Welcome Blogger Friends,
Today is the first Sunday of Advent , beginning a time of Celebrating the Coming of Christ to this earth to become our Savior and King . Today we will focus on the prophecy of Isaiah 9: 2-6 ,(this was written 700 years before Jesus' Birth .)

" The people walking in darkness have seen a great light ; on those living in the the land of shadow of death a light has dawned ......
For unto us a child is born , to us a son is given and the government will be on His shoulders and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God , Everlasting Father , Prince of Peace ."

These verses refer to the first Advent of Jesus coming as our Savior and the last verses are reference to His second Advent or coming as King of Israel .
That glorious light has been revealed to all,both Jew and Gentile alike.Jesus is the Light and the Hope of the World and anyone coming to Him will not perish but be given Everlasting Life ! Praise Jesus !

Third Day singing Manger Throne . How I do thank you Jesus that you have come !

I wish you a wonderful beginning to this season of Welcoming and Celebrating Christ anew into our Hearts and Homes !

Love & Blessings,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Give away Wins & a Sleigh Ride at the Mall

Thanksgiving Greetings Friends,

I will be very busy this week getting ready for Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas season as I know a lot of you will be too . I will start off today with two giveaways I recently have won;Both are Holiday related and both are beautifully made by the giveaway Hosts.

I won these wonderful burlap placemats from Linda at The White Weathered Hutch .

I think they look amazing in this Thanksgiving Tablescape.Thanks so much Linda , I love them !

The plates are Trade Winds, Staffordshire China .

I added these sunflowers plates I bought on sale from Cracker barrel last year, the tablecloth is a vintage 50's find from Ebay .

For the centerpiece I added a TJ grocery store bouquet in this pretty vase that is a recent GW find .

Close-up of red sunflower from bouquet , have never seen one before , love it !

I think I will sneak in this pic of the pineapple cake I baked for my Hubby's birthday last Friday.

Next is a Fabulous giveaway win from Amy at Life in Pink Hi-Tops . It came in this festive package.

Isn't this beautiful ! Thanks Amy, I love it !

Close-up of beautiful Christmas Poinsettia border on apron .

While at Wal-Mart I snapped this two fun pics.The first pic is of this Santa coke carton art ,

And this pic, because I thought we could all use some extra hands for the holidays .

I also went on a Sleigh ride while I was out at the Mall.

This is Charlie , the horse that drove our sleigh .

No snow yet in my part of NC, but it was still a fun ride !

I wish you all a very Wonderful , Happy Thanksgiving !

Love & Blessings,

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanksgiving is a Blessing

Welcome Friends ,
Happy Thanksgiving season to you all!
It is a wonderful thing that we all gather on one day of the year for prayer,praise and feasting acknowledging the God who made and sustains us.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord,all ye lands!

Serve the Lord with gladness,come before his presence with singing !

Know that the Lord, He is God , It is He that hath made us and not us ourselves. We are His people, and the sheep of his pasture .

Enter His gates with Thanksgiving ,and into his courts with praise ! Be thankful unto Him and Bless His name !

For the Lord is good , His mercy is everlasting ;and His truth endureth to all generations .

Every day I Thank and Praise God for all that He has done for me .The greatest blessing he has given me is Jesus dying for my sins .

Here is the St. John's Children's choir singing" Count Your Blessings"

I am very thankful for the Blessing of Celebrating Thanksgiving ! :)

I am linking to Spiritual Sundays , Then Sings My Soul Saturday, The Finer Things In Life

Love & Blessings,


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Hi Blogging Friends ,

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas , well at Brier Creek Mall in Raleigh, NC it is anyway!
I went shopping Friday nite and they had their annual Christmas tree lighting with the arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Claus . This is a photo journal of Christmasy things that caught my eye.

The tree with a full moon and kids waiting to see Santa .

I walked by and snapped this of two kids with faces painted to look like reindeer , looks like they are part of Santa's team .

I was glad to see Target was wishing me A Merry CHRISTmas !

I love this new Lalaloopsy Suzette La Sweet , I love dolls !

Love red roses , in Target , found these trees , wreaths & flower balls .

I think this would look wonderful in the kitchen for Christmas filled with candy or other treats.

Love these sock moneys .

Beautiful Christmas fairy!

Santa cookie jar,love it !

And everybody needs an elf for their shelf at Christmas time .
I feel it is too early to wish you a Merry Christmas , although that is my wish for you .
But , there is still Thanksgiving and it is a very special holiday so instead I wish you a very Blessed Thanksgiving! I will especially during these coming days to Thanksgiving Day count my many blessings and thank& praise God for them .
I thank him for Blogger Friends , you are a blessing in my life .

Love & Blessings,

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