Thursday, May 28, 2009

Show & Tell: Froggy Devotion

Our plan is to downsize in the near future. I will have to decide what matters the most, and fits into our new small space.

So why do I keep buying? I love this tea cup planter (featured before), and recently a friend who knows I love frogs found this froggy sugar bowl and creamer couple.
Aren't they adorable?

See how he is paying attention to her as she rambles on?
Darling, just darling.

Add in a yummy handpoured, soy, jasmine scented candle (from Darla of Friends and Flowers), and it is SO romantic.

AAAAHHHHH froggy love:)

Have a great weekend!!!!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: 05/26/09

Just a few:
Squash? plant came from compost pile, I'm curious to see what this actually is.

Small Daylily:

don't remember the name, very purple-y

Very small daylily:
Happy Days (love this buttery yellow:)

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!

I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin'" Tuesday!

Come join in or see others!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Thanks

Received as an email:

It is the VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN,

not the campus organizer,

who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN,

not the lawyer,

who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN,

not the politician,

who has given us the right to vote.

It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag,

It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,




God Please Bless America

My deepest thanks and appreciation to all who have, or are serving to keep me safe. God Bless You for blessing my family, and myself.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Son-Day: "I Surrender All"

One of my favorites from my childhood...
~Have a Blessed Son-Day!!!~

I Surrender All - Brian Littrell

All to Jesus, I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender;
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
Take me, Jesus, take me now.

I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus, I surrender;
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.

I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus, I surrender;
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power;
Let Thy blessing fall on me.

I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender;
Now I feel the sacred flame.
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory, to His Name!

I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

Words: Jud­son W. Van De­Vent­er, 1896:

The song was writ­ten while I was con­duct­ing a meet­ing at East Pal­es­tine, Ohio, in the home of George Seb­ring (found­er of the Seb­ring Camp­meet­ing Bi­ble Con­fer­ence in Seb­ring, Ohio, and lat­er de­vel­op­er of the town of Seb­ring, Flor­i­da). For some time, I had strug­gled be­tween de­vel­op­ing my tal­ents in the field of art and go­ing into full-time evan­gel­is­tic work. At last the pi­vot­al hour of my life came, and I sur­ren­dered all. A new day was ushered in­to my life. I became an evang­el­ist and dis­cov­ered down deep in my soul a tal­ent hi­ther­to un­known to me. God had hid­den a song in my heart, and touch­ing a ten­der chord, He caused me to sing.

Music: Win­field S. Weed­en, 1896 (MI­DI, score). Weeden pub­lished a num­ber of books of re­li­gious mu­sic, but this song must have been one of his fa­vo­rites: its ti­tle was on his tomb­stone.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Straight from the doggie's mouth


Happy Dog Pictures, Images and Photos

Dog tags ring, are you listenin'?

In the lane, snow is glistenin'.

It's yellow, NOT white
I've been there tonight,
Marking up my winter wonderland.


Smell that tree? That's my fragrance.
It's a sign for wandering vagrants;
"Avoid where I pee,
it's MY pro-per-ty!
Marked up as my winter wonderland."


In the meadow dad will build a snowman,
Following the classical design.

Then I'll lift my leg
and let it go Man,

So all the world will know that it's mine-mine-mine!


Straight from me to the fence post,

Flows my natural incense boast;

"Stay off my TURF,
this small piece of earth,
I marked it as my winter wonderland." Unknown

mad dog Pictures, Images and Photos

Ten Peeves that Dogs Have About Humans:

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1) Blaming your farts on me..... not funny... not funny at all !!!

dog Pictures, Images and Photos

2) Yelling at me for barking.... I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG

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3) Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?

4) Any trick that involves balancing food on my nose. Stop it!

5) Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.

6) The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Whoooo Hoooooooo what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

Mad Dog Pictures, Images and Photos

7) Taking me to the vet for "the big snip", then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!

8) Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.

9) Dog sweaters. Hello ??? Haven't you noticed the fur?

10) How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth. You're just jealous. Now lay off me on some of these things. We both know who's boss here! You don't see me picking up your poop do you?


(dolled up doggy photo from:

Friday, May 22, 2009

"I Run To You"

Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
I run from hate
I run from prejudice
I run from pessimists
But I run too late
I run my life
Or is it running me
Run from my past
I run too fast
Or too slow it seems
When lies become the truth
That’s when I run to you

This world keeps spinning faster
Into a new disaster so I run to you
I run to you baby
And when it all starts coming undone
Baby you’re the only one I run to I run to you

We run on fumes
Your life and mine
Like the sands of time
Slippin’ right on through
And our love’s the only truth
That’s why I run to you....

Thanks, honey, for loving me rock!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday: Thanks for the ride:)

2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
Psalms 146:2

37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day. Alma 37: 37

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed.

The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.

Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.

The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."
~Gordon B. Hinckley

(quote found on Marivic's Little Grumpy Angels blog )

Squeak squeak...

Sometimes you're the hamster,
sometimes you're wheel:)

Roll with Soul (KIA optional:)

Ok, really think about it, how do you roll?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: 05/19/09

For Mother's Day (from myself)

I ordered from ebay some fun plants.

I was surprised to see plant food,

And a happy face,

Great treat!

My new hibiscus were well wrapped, well watered, and super quick!

If you are interested in hostas, this lady has quite a selection.

Hubby and I went to Lowe's for flower plants for my mom. I found this cool plant on clearance.

(Mulla Mulla, or Pink Pussywillow: Joey Ptilotus exalatus, full sun, semi-moist, 12"x12")

Looks perfect in the new combo pot,

I'm hoping it will continue to bloom when dead headed, and reseed.

I also bought a pot of Aggie Maroon bluebonnets.

But, you can see they bloomed blue!

Thats ok, I just went back and bought one in bloom:)

I'll be saving seeds from these!

(the blue ones needed watering, thats why the leaves are curled up)

What a great hubby who knows for Mother's Day I want cash. Love him, I really do:)

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday!

Come join in or see others!

Monday, May 18, 2009

"I love the rainy nights"

I love the rainy nights...

Really I do, or did, until lightening killed my computer. The computer FILLED with all my precious pictures. All those pictures I didn't transfer to cds like the little voice in my head told me too.
So, just like that, ZAP!!! Gone!!!

I told hubby no hurry on the replacement computer, I could visit my blogpeeps in the eveing on his laptop, BUT him being the sweetheart he is, took it in, got all my old info (hard drive) saved, and moved to my new...

Dell Pictures, Images and Photos

Yep, a Dell, which is supposed to be better than my old HP. Sad thing is, my HP screen and keyboard, which was only three years old, is already out of date, and now my speakers don't work, and I have to get a new keyboard.

computer Pictures, Images and Photos
(meanwhile I'm borrowing hubby's new keyboard, because when he found my Dell, he also bought him a new laptop and work computer)

I still haven't moved my photos to the new computer, or cds, but, trust me, that will be done this week.

Computer love Pictures, Images and Photos

So, I'm baaaaccccckkkkkk!!!
And will be checking in on you guys real soon!!!

Computer Pictures, Images and Photos

My tip to share? When you unplug your power strip to the computer during a lightening storm, ALSO unplug the phone line if the computer is receiving internet service THROUGH it. I just found out our power strip ALSO has a phone jack, so now all can be turned off at the same time. Also, move those photos to CD! Don't trust your computer as reliable storage.

Blue Monday? I was BLUE without my computer and blog-ability, NOW my new BLUE Dell brightens my day!!

Have a GREAT WEEK!!!!!
I'm joining
Smiling Sally's Blue Monday
11th Heavens Homemaking Haven for Home Maker Monday
As for Me and My House for Making A Happy Home Monday

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Son-Day: "Give Me Oil In My Lamp"

This childhood song has been so stuck in my mind I had to go look it up on line. Now the little girls I babysit and I sing it every morning.
What a great start to the day:)

God Bless And Keep You:)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday: Peace

does not mean
to be in a place
where there is no noise,
or hard work,
it means to be in the midst of those things,
and still be calm in your heart.

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you:
not as the world gives, give I to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
John 14:27
Today's prompt is wisdom.
Have a GREAT Thankful Day!!
My goal this year is to soak it up, to bloom where I am planted, and enjoy the ride... Counting my many blessings naming them one by one... Join Spiritually Unequal Marriage, or Women Taking A Stand to join in or see more.

Vote For Happy Cow: Shelby

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday: Rat tail Radish Spotlight

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!
I'm joining MsGreen "thumb" Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday! Come join in or see others!

Because my computer is dead (lightening), I'm using hubby's laptop in the evening, so my pics are repeats, but this is more info on a super cool plant.

Also known as 'aerial' radishes, these plants produce seed pods that are very radishy, and good for fresh or stir-fry (haven't tried stir fry yet:). They have pretty white, pink or purplish blooms. My little 2' plants are covered with pods. It loves heat and humidity (both are exactly what we have here in ETexas), gets anywhere from 2' to 6' tall all parts are edible (blooms and seed pods being the best tasting parts). Seed starting was easy, and next time I will stake them in a tomato cage. I plan on keeping them going this summer to see how they really preform in our heat. More info at the bottom.

Rat-tail Radish in bloom and forming seed pods (click for close up)

Zesty rat-tail radishes (Raphanus caudatus) are easy to grow and make a novel and delicious salad ingredient. While I'm not crazy about the name, I love the crisp, spicy seedpods.

SITING: Plant seed in full sun on well-drained soil. Rat-tail radish grows 2-5 feet tall and about 1 foot wide, so place them appropriately. Plants with green pods usually produce yellow flowers; those with purple or purple-streaked pods, pink flowers.

PLANTING: Sow from mid-June to early August for the best crops; unlike other radishes, rat-tail thrives in summer heat.

Before planting, thoroughly weed the bed and dig in 3 inches of compost, plus a half cup of balanced organic fertilizer per 10 square feet of soil. Direct-sow the seeds 6-9 inches apart to prevent crowding and half an inch deep. Thin seedlings to about 12-18 inches apart, and eat the young thinnings.

CARE: Once the plants are several inches tall, add a 1- to 2-inch mulch to help preserve soil moisture and to suppress weeds. Rat-tail radishes must be grown fast to maintain their quality for eating. Skimping on water or fertilizer will produce smaller, hotter, fibrous pods. Radish beds should not be allowed to dry out, so check them often; the soil should be cool and dark. One inch of water a week should suffice. I always follow up with a dilute application of fish and kelp when plants are about 30-40 days old.

PESTS: Control insects such as flea beetles by using a Reemay row cover or multiple rotenone-pyrethrin sprayings. Root maggots can be kicked out of the kitchen, too, with a row cover, fast-growing plants and by harvesting as soon as possible.

HARVEST: Pick the seedpods when they are mild, crisp and 6-12 inches long, usually 50-60 days from sowing. Harvest of smaller pods can begin earlier. Test for crispness by snapping the pod in two. The pods begin to become dry, fibrous and harsh-tasting quickly after reaching harvest age. Harvest them regularly to keep them coming. Use them immediately, or dampen the inside of a Ziploc bag, put the pods inside, leaving the bag partly open, and store in the refrigerator for a day or so. After trimming off the stem, the entire pod can be eaten in stir-fries or salad, pickled or with a dip. Young leaves can be harvested from well-grown, vigorous plants.


• Succession-plant more seed every couple of weeks.

• Harvest some of the radish flowers as well to add to salads.

• Conventional root-producing radishes also produce edible pods but are more prone to premature bolting. Large-rooted varieties usually produce large pods.


Nichols Garden Nursery, Albany, 800-422-3985

Also check seed racks at garden centers.

--Vern Nelson;

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Son-Day: "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"

What A Friend We Have In Jesus!!

"None of us makes it through this life without problems and challenges—and sometimes tragedies and misfortunes. After all, in large part we are here to learn and grow from such events in our lives. We know that there are times when we will suffer, when we will grieve, and when we will be saddened. However, we are told, “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” How might we have joy in our lives, despite all that we may face? Again from the scriptures: “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you."

--President Thomas S. Monson, "Be of Good Cheer", April 2009 General Conference

Friday, May 8, 2009

My Darling Easter Bunnies!

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My Wisconsin Bunny: GD Audrey

Beautiful Easter bunnies: GD LauraJune & GS David
(The amazing photographer got LauraJune to smile:)

AND one Grandchild baking in the oven!!! (Congrats Daughter!!!)
Can't wait to met you darling!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vote For Happy Cow: Kristen

So far, Kristen is my favorite!
Save Kristen from the wolves!
Vote For Kristen:)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: 05/06/09

Lightening Pictures, Images and Photos

computer love Pictures, Images and Photos

dead computer Pictures, Images and Photos


Join Dixie at the French Lique, Texas for Wordless Wednesday for more:)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Son-Day: "I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus"

So beautifully done...

Happy Son-Day!!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Show & Tell: Tea Anyone?

I don't drink tea, I don't like it, never have, BUT I had to have this little 'tea kettle' when I saw it at Goodwill for a $1
(I use it to heat water for instant oatmeal)
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AND I had to have this HUGE tea cup planter! I've had my eye on these, and for my Easter present to myself, I choose this one (and a bamboo lazy Susan), there were some really cute spring colored ones, but I think these colors will work during all seasons.

So, plop in a plant, and my table is all decked out!!!
(plant is a new fangled airplane plant with a super cool orangish center)

Ta-da! And lately, with hubby and I eating alone together at the table everynight
(part of our new dedication to each other),
it really is 'Tea For Two'

Have a great weekend!!!!
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