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Monday, November 28, 2011

What I did today.

Today is my birthday. I took the children out for breakfast to my favorite diner, (Jennie's) where I spent many of my younger years!  I always feel younger in there because that place has a way of transporting me back in time!  It hasn't changed much in twenty years.

Today I did what I do most days, 
just with a little more meaning:


Wrote cards:

Played games with the kiddos:

And decorated for Christmastime:

It was the perfect day and I couldn't ask for more
except for about 29 more weeks for Lovie to grow and form.......  :)

"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dear Wife, I have something to say.

Over the last week my husband has shared some things with me that he's been keeping to himself for years!  YEARS!!(And don't get worried, we're doing just fine)!

There have been some habits that have became all too welcomed/unnoticed/undealt with in my life and he had to say something to me. He's a brave man, to breach that hidden territory of offense that so many of us, (I) can fall into.  Although it wasn't easy to hear, the things he had to share, they were TRUTH and I  knew they were there, my spirit knew he was right on.  I just didn't want to acknowledge them.  Because if you leave something alone it will disappear, right?  It won't grow into something bigger and more deadly, it won't rule you or control you, it will just stay nice and neat and pretty, right?  

Attitudes unchecked become character in action.

There are so many opportunities to take offense when someone THAT TRULY LOVES US tries to bring correction*truth*guidance.  Notice the "truly loves us" part.

My heart felt so secure as he spoke into my life.  He shared out of love for me, protection for me, wanting the best for me, for us. {And perhaps you don't have a husband, (or anyone in your life) that speaks into your heart, that wants to see you become the best you.  I genuinely pray that if that's your desire that there would be an answer, a leading to someone that can help facilitate the wholeness God desires for you and in you}.  

He will make a way, He's been doing that from the beginning. 

"LOVE suffers long and is kind;
LOVE does not envy, 
LOVE does not parade itself;
it is not puffed up, 
does not behave rudely, 
does not seek its own, 
is not provoked, 
thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, 
but rejoices in the TRUTH;
bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things, 
endures all things...."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

I'm a joke.
Looking at those "loving" things and holding them to the mirror of my life is laughable.  

And yet, my God promises so sweetly to HELP me, (and YOU) to become more like HIM.   
To journey us into a place of
atonement and abandonment, 
righteousness and refining, 
holiness and heartache, 
freedom and fire, 
truth and testing.  

And so I say DO IT.  
Do in me what I want done in others.

"God's purposes in our lives lead to humility, 
but Satan's purposes in our lives cultivate self-promotion.
is always the dividing line between the two....."  
~John Paul Jackson~

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Limo ride to Red Robin!

 To our surprise, Tyler was randomly picked as the Kindergarten winner for a special treat.  He, along with one first grader and one second grader and Dr. Young, (their principal) were awarded a trip to Red a limo! :)
He was so excited, he could hardly sleep last night.
Honestly, he talked most of the food he would eat at Red Robin, more then the actual Limo ride.  Such a typical boy! 

 We passed by Red Robin while they were there and snapped a picture of the Limo waiting for them.
"I was excited to go in the Limousine.  It was all black and shiny and I liked it.  It was my favorite car.  I ate a cheeseburger, steamed broccoli and chocolate milk.  And I got a red balloon that says Red Robin.  And I went with two Emily's and I went on a Limousine.  My favorite was eating lunch at Red Robin.  
Love, Tyler S."  
(he was reciting this to me as I typed)!!  

Oh, my sweet boy!  What a special day for you!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Hello Friends, wanted to share with you some GREAT DEALS going on over at Willow House this month. 
 I'm very impressed with the items they picked to put on MAJOR SALE! 
 If you're looking for a teacher's gift, a thoughtful gift for a friend or a gift for yourself....please take a look here!  If you're interested, you can place your order over at  It will ship right to your door in no time at all!
Have a great weekend! 
"The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.  
He also accepteth from a grouch."
  ~Catherine Hall~

Sunday, November 6, 2011




14 South Tower Road,
New Holland.
over 20 vendors in one location!

Many successful designers will be present with their specialty items!
If you're looking for something inexpensive, unique and beautiful for yourself or for others, this is the place to be.

Here are just a few of the vendors:

MOSAIC DESIGNS- (handmade jewelry and bags from international destinations).

CREATIVE MEMORIES- (materials, ideas, and inspiration for capturing your photos).


LovelyCozyPrettiness- (Nursing Covers, quiltlook blankets, car seat strap covers, burp cloths, stroller seat covers and more).

KAEJO DESIGNS- (hand knit creations for children and adults).


BEAUTY FOR ASHES- (handmade jewelry made from glass, pearls, semi-precious stones, and metals).

PAPER POLAROID- (Handmade paper decor and novelties for your best occasions).

ITALIAN LANE PHOTOGRAPHY- (note cards and prints by local photographer).

PARTY LITE- (quality candles and accessories).

WILLOW HOUSE- (unique home decor and outdoor accessories).

THIRTY-ONE- (trendy and affordable purses, totes, and accessories)

A PIECE OF AFIKA- (handmade decor and accessories from Africa).


CREATIONS FROM THE HEART- (flower headbands,clips & pins).

AMWAY- (focusing specifically on quality cleaning supplies)

AUTHOR SHAWN SMUCKER- (with his newest publication "My Amish Roots").

UPPERCASE LIVING- (quality vinyl lettering that will decorate any space you could think of). 

TAIL FEATHERS- (the newest trend on the market, feathers as accessories).

AND MORE...............

Doors open at NOON 
We'll be there to greet and help you until 8 pm.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me: