Sep 16, 2014

Give Away Winner is.............

Congratulations Denise, I'll mail the dolls out to you on Friday.  My thanks to everyone who played.  I'll have another give away in not to long a time from now. Blessings to all of you, Shelley

Sep 11, 2014


I have said a few times, or more that I was going to offer a give away once again here on my blog, as I have done in times past.  Well I'm finely coming through with my word.  Remember Pearl and Patty, they will come to live at your house, if I draw your name from the basket.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I will leave this post up until Monday the 15th, and draw the name on Tuesday morning.  Nothing else to do. Just a small token of appreciation for you my sweet blogging friends.  Now, start commenting :)  Blessings. I must add unfortunately that I'm only able to offer this give away to those friends in the US,  I'm so sorry, but I just don't think I can afford shipping out of the Country :(

Sep 10, 2014

Learning Contentment

Ladies, yes its true........I have yet unloaded another truckload of stuff from my home. I've been putting together some things for awhile for the antique shop Lady to come by and look at. She has a full time job, plus the shop and has been sick too so she hasn't been able to get by here. Needless to say my pile was getting bigger and bigger.  She finally got to stop by after work yesterday evening.  Of course she like it all and took everything with her. She and I have the same taste in stuff :) her words! My grandson helped her load it and she was on her way, happy as a lark, and I  have another $100.00 credit at her shop. This situation is working out fine for us both, as she said she hasn't had any extra time to go out looking to buy things to restock her shop with, and I am happy to unload some wares on her! Things are paring down nicely here in my cottage and making me feel much more comfortable.  Am I done yet, no....not at all. One day, maybe ;)

Lilly seems to be content in whatever place I am. All she needs from life is food, water, the outdoors and someone to love her. I think we can learn much from our pets on what it truly means to live contented in this life. They don't require much at all,  they're so forgiving, and they give without asking much in return. Lesson learned.

Blessings to you all...... Shelley

Sep 6, 2014


These words below I saved from a previous post years ago. I just thought it would be nice to share them again. Home, what it means to my own words.

Home is a bit of a nest, don't you think? 

Remember,I said I live in a humble home,but it is pleasant and gives me shelter from the heat and the cold. It is a place to come together with children and grandchildren to talk,share meals,and enjoy the fellowship of one another's company. To rejoice together when it is time and to grieve when it is time. To sleep when we are tired then wake to each new day with a promise of a new beginning...... After all isn't that what having a home is all about?
Where Christ is always the unseen guest and where friends and family are welcomed. I know there are many different dwellings in this world,big and small,mansions,cabins,cottages,mobile homes,new homes,old homes whatever they may be,if it is home then there is no other place to compare.
God bless my humble home..................and may God bless your home too.

With all thoughts of home, I also wanted to share a even greater blessing.  
Last Sunday we held our church service at our local park. It was a baptismal service, nine souls baptized.  Including my precious granddaughter, Jalyn.  My heart was about to burst with joy.  She is a sweet precious girl, a kindred spirit to me. I am so proud of this dear child.

Jalyn being baptized by Sis. Elizabeth our Children's Church Pastor.
May your Lord's Day be blessed.........Shelley

Sep 3, 2014

Ruth Anne's Photo Shoot

This was so much fun....I think I've found a hobby I really enjoy,although I can't afford to go all out with buying supplies etc....I can have fun with what I have and make do!  Blessings friends

Sep 2, 2014

Awe, September

I thought this Autumn image from pinterest was very sweet, but the poem really doesn't express my feelings for Autumn.  I love the fall season, and I'm happy its drawing near.  Our summer has been much more mild than usual,  however I'm still anticipated the first day of Autumn.  I will most likely celebrate :)

I am almost finished with my reborn baby. I searched some hobby stores for a pre make body , but couldn't find one to work, so I got brave and sewed one, using the old body as a pattern.  It took me a while, but I did it!

She isn't close to the ones I've seen on ebay , but shes my first and a cheap make do. I named her Ruth Anne......with an E. I haven't dressed her, but I'll give you a picture showing her body I made.

These were took with my tablet and not so clear. After she is dressed I'll take pictures with my camera and post them another day.

Ruth Anne....Reborn by Shelley,  Aug. 2014


Have a great week dear friends,  Shelley

Aug 28, 2014

Tasha's Birthday

Today is Tasha Tudor's birthday.  She would have been 99 years old today. Lots of blogs are celebrating her special day by sharing a post about her. Because I admire her life of simplicity so much, I want to do the same.

Is just what Tasha did.........

Like taking tea on her porch with her corgi close by.

Or spending time playing with her doll house, or strolling around her gardens, drawing illustrations, painting, cooking or one of the other many, many talents she possessed. She was just such a very creative and talented woman.  She is missed by thousands who like me admired so much about her.

Here I am last year on her birthday, having tea on my own porch. 

Jessie helped me celebrate  ;)

She such a sweet girl.

A couple of Tasha's illustrations

From a Tasha Tudor's Museum newsletter.

You can visit the museum here

Google image

Pumpkin Moonshine,  Tasha's very first book she wrote.

I hope you have enjoyed this post about Tasha Tudor, if so you can go here to enjoy  visiting other blogs sharing Tasha's birthday as well. Blessings my friends

Aug 27, 2014

Changing Colors

Remember awhile back I said I was making a few changes around my home? Well,this is another one of those changes. I decided to add some color and did so by painting the drawers on this chest,with help from my daughter Regina.I kinda like how it turned out. It was dark in my house and these pictures didn't turn out as well as I would have liked.  I also painted the base and metal part of this vintage world globe.

And decided to add some colorful flowers to this vintage vase.

He's got the whole world in his hands

I think all the color is helping my mood and making me feel better. Thank you all so much for your very thoughtful comments on my previous post. The hearing went well. I had peace in my heart and God's favor with me the whole day. I saw it in all that took place. I am so relieved that part is over and done with though.  I feel very hopeful for a bright whatever the Lord has planned for me. I'm just going to take my life from here one day at a time! Blessings to you all

Aug 25, 2014

A Prayer for Peace

I have been carrying a big secret, but as I consider you all my friends, I am going to share my secret with you now. I have been separated from my husband for over five years . I could never bring myself to speak about it here so I have kept it under the rug, so to speak.  It came about through no fault of mine. It has took lots of healing on my part to finely bring myself to make the decision to go ahead with a divorce.  No way was this something I ever foresaw, but its for the best.......I am now sure! I've prayed and sought God for his will to be done. I do believe I'm doing the right thing for myself and my family, but after saying all this...its still a very hard thing to endure.  October would have been 40 years together. Tomorrow is the final hearing.  I would appreciate your prayers for peace in my spirit.  Thank you all so much.......blessings

Aug 21, 2014

Home again

I've been at my parents for the last few days.  I always have a good time with them, and try to go visit as much as I can.  Now I'm back home , sitting on my couch , looking out the window watching the hummingbirds feed on the porch.  I have three feeders hanging up under the porch and two little hummingbirds are just flitting and flying around like little fairies :) They are so amazing.  I have a clothesline strung across the porch and they stop and rest on it. Such wonderful entertainment watching these marvelous creations of God . My mama and I went to town one day while I was there and did a bit of shopping.  We stopped by one thrift store.  I purchased a couple of books, another baby doll to reborn and a picture frame.  My mom found a few things as well, but she is careful these days too about not bringing to much home. I am feeling the need to go through my home again soon and do a major weeding project.  I sent my daddy back home today wearing my Amish hat from my amish collection.  He is letting his beard grow out again, I teased him and told him he is my amish daddy. I don't have my own vehicle so they pick me up and bring me home when I visit. Right now its not really in my budget to own a vehicle because my income is so low, but its work out fairly well for me not having one. My daughter Regina takes me to my appointments, grocery shopping, and so on. Since, we live right together, I just go when she does . Makes things quite simple :)

I'm still reading the Mitford series by Jan Karon.  I actually found the whole set at the Salvation Army store, for .25 cents each. I'm reading the second book now, A Light in the Window.  I'm enjoying this series, and looking forward to reading the other books in it as well.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Blessings to you all