Jul 21, 2014

Jalyn's Sleep Over........

My ten year old gran, Jalyn came home with me from church last night for a sleep over.  She brought her American Girl doll , Isabel with her. We took pictures of her doll, and mine which is a Gotz doll. Her American girl doll is a few inches bigger than my Gotz doll. We watched a movie together then talked way into the night. She got up this morning and cooked my breakfast.  She is quite the little homemaker.  I am always blessed with her company.

Her doll and mine. 

Speaking of dolls, I am a hopeless dolly mama. I found an old abused baby at a junk shop and could not resist rescuing her. Not only that , but I also rescued a Raggedy Ann over the weekend as well.  It's a very good thing I've done much weeding in my cottage as of late :) I can now afford the room for a few abandoned dolly children.

Here she is after a much needed scrubbing, and I mean a bleach clean scrubbing.  She has some permanent scaring to her from years of abuse.  Bruising, deep scars, some lost eye lashes, and she is even missing four fingers from one of her hands........poor, poor baby, but she's already looking much happier.  She's two feet tall, a big baby girl. I'm going to find some cute clothes for her and then she will be a whole new doll baby.

Blessings on your week my friends

Jul 20, 2014

Come..........into his presence

With all the sorrows in this world, wars, rumors of war, when tomorrow can't be foreseen of such trouble.......our hearts cry should be, Come Lord Jesus,  come.

And still he waits, he delays. ...in hopes that souls turn their hearts to him.

His desire is for it to be so......blessings my sweet friends

The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake . He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9

Let us come into his presence. ....

Jul 18, 2014

Playing in the Dollhouse

It's a start, howbeit, a small start! I'll be adding more as I find more.
The pictures were taken with my tablet, I'll take better ones at another time with my camera. It's a fun project for sure.....as I said before, not really the dollhouse I originally had in mind, but I am loving it just the same. I know the accessories may not be the appropriate size for this house, but as you know me.......I am the queen of make do ;)  No way am I going for perfection, no such word in my lifes dictionary!

Now, if you want to see some beautiful dollhouses made just for Hitty you can see them here . Blessings my dear friends

Jul 16, 2014

Home is...........

I'm back home, my parents brought me back yesterday.  I awoke this morning to a cheerful bird singing outside my bedroom window ,welcoming me back home.  Isn't it funny how you can miss the sights and sounds of home, even when you have only been gone for a week?  Over the last few weeks I have gone through a time of much worry and distress.  I am happy to say that I have surrendered that to the Lord Jesus and now have my peace back.  Truly, I had peace all along, but I couldn't seem to feel it. Oh ye of little faith, that was me.

A fun thrift mug.

I think a little get away did me a world of good. My mama said it would :)  , and mamas usually know, don't they?   I brought these state plates home from my parents.  Dad had them in his sale items. Regina got them up for me, and the ones hanging before are going to the charity shop.

I have added a few new houseplants as well.

I pray your week is going well my friends.  Blessings  May your home be blessed, may it be a place of peace and tranquility for you.

Jul 11, 2014


Mama and Angel.
 I bought my mama a Berenguer baby doll for her 82nd birthday on the 27th of this month. Her baby came a little prematurly  :)
Mama named her baby Angel. Isn't she a doll?

The little smaller one is mine.
Staying with my parents for a few days....blessings on your weekend dear friends

Jul 7, 2014

Our 4th

We have been coming to this same place for years to watch the fireworks.  The next town over from ours, about 7 miles. Quite impressive show for such a small town too. Its was a wonderfully cool night , very unusual for us to have a cool evening in July.  Blessings on your week my friends

Jul 6, 2014

Simple Sunday

My Dollhouse


May your Lord's Day be blessed

Jun 28, 2014


Sharing some random pictures today.  I hope you are having a great weekend.  The picture below is Lilly, all dressed up and no where to go. 

My loves and I.

Another little love on the way.  Due to arrive in September.
Mommy and daddy are having some differences.  Oh, how I wish we all lived in a perfect world.  One day we shall, l'm trusting God on that one.  Until then all I can do is pray for his will, not mine own.

My eldest daughter, Regina made this beautiful knitted blanket for her younger sister's birthday.  She worked so hard trying to get finished, and was only a few days late getting it to her.  Kathy was so surprised and thrilled.  It fit her bed perfectly.

With some issues and concerns in my life at this time. I have been trying to do just what this sweet image, shared by Little Birdie Blessings conveys.
Doing my best to................

Jun 26, 2014


Facebook credit

I saw this on facebook this morning and it spoke to me. I suffer, like thousands more with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia, plus arthritis.  Achy muscles and joints always.  Some days are better, but they are few and far between!  Still, I will confess......I feel guilty at times when I don't feel up to doing what I once could do. I sometimes feel guilty when my daughter comes to clean, doing for me what I don't feel like doing myself.  Yet, I am so grateful she can and will help. She fights the pain of fibro herself, but deals with it differently than I. She doesn't allow the pain to rule her life. I am trying!  I don't understand this strange disease, even many doctors don't recognize  this as a disease.  They can come up with reasons to explain it away.  Making someone feel crazy, in a sense of the word. At least that has been my experience. I have even been told that most all my pain stems from the weight I carry, or that I may be hiding some unforgiving feelings in my heart toward someone, that was suggested to me by a well meaning Christian sister.  All I know is that I hurt! Whatever the reason, I just have to trust my Lord.  He knows all, he sees all, he is so aware of me. What I need, and when the best time for that need is to be met, if I suffer for some good than so be it!

To let you know dear friends, I won't be able to have the Bariatric surgery at this time. The Psychologist that tested me stated that I am to have some psychological counseling before I am deemed fit for this surgery. So that is where I am at with that news. I don't really enjoy these types of posts, but sometimes sharing helps.  Blessings my sweet friends

Jun 24, 2014


The other thing I said I was going to show you all is a doll house. Yes, just another  part of my swap adventures with Miss Shop Lady :)  I thought long and hard about choosing this particular doll house because it's not just like the one I imagined I wanted.  Its a tin made and judging by the decorative colors and look on the inside I am thinking its one of the more early, maybe 1950's styles.  I wanted this doll house for my Hitty Jane and her friends.  I haven't brought it home yet, so I'm not sure how it's going to suit them. They may appear like giants in this house :) Of course, all is forgiving in the world of dolls and make believe, right?  Speaking of dolls, I am limiting myself to a small number of dolls I'm keeping. I weeded so many and I'm left with no more than ten at this time, but I will weed once again and lower this number as well.

My Hitty Jane

Remember when I showed you this picture and mentioned this was what was left of my Raggedy collection, but not to hold me to this amount because I may weed through then again? Well, I did! Keeping only about six.

I have given up so many small items, in exchange for a few bigger items. Things that won't need to be stored away, but left out to enjoy and use. I am happy with my choice, and believe it's the right choice for me and my little cottage.

I will share that Dollhouse in a later post........blessings friends