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Showing posts from July, 2010

Rooms of our heart.

 What is God’s blueprint for my life? Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

This scripture gave me pause. I wondered if this could be true. It seemed too good to be true. I was questioning God’s “blueprint” for my life. Fears of taking an unknown path in mid-life overwhelmed me. Today, as I share this with you, I walk with confidence, knowing my God is faithful and will carry me to the end. His blueprint for my life is better than any I could have drawn.

Searching out the corners of my heart where the spirit of Jesus resides, I need to refresh and restore this spirit-filled sanctuary. I want to allow Jesus’ light to shine even in the darkest corners. I will call these corners of my heart “my rooms”.

Will you jo…

Feathered Glory.

Well, I'm not the most daring when it comes to fashion. But I'm willing to try some these gorgeous feathered accessories. 
I think I'll treat myself to something feathered before I pay my bills and buy groceries.  What? OK,OK something under $50. Sheeeeesh.
What about you?
Having a great week so far everyone, I hope you are too. God Bless.
Love to all my feathered friends, just kidding.


Coffee Table Books, ...#4.

This is a gem of a book if you dream of turning flea market items into treasures to create your own unique decor.

This amazing surfer and photographer has risked life and limb on the Hawaii coast, amidst some of the largest waves on the planet, to achieve what is the most amazing shorebreak photos by far. You will not find this gorgeous book on Amazon.
NIKON - Welcome to the surf as Clark Little sees it. Don't try this at home!

 Well, its the start of another week and I hope all is well with everyone. To start the week, I'll share some of the books that  I own and totally love and are on my wish list.
Have a good day and welcome to my blog if this is your first time visiting.
Love Lisa

Sunday Arrangements #2.

Today I'm reminded of the little things that make life worth while like these flowers.  The small pleasures that are uniquely our own.
Like for me it's, taking my kids for ice cream,  baking cookies, spending time with family, long walks, spending time with my hubby, holding hands,  going to beach, reading a good book, having tea, time alone to meditate and pray and writing someone a note just  to say how much they mean to you.
Life is short, we can only hope to have tomorrow. Do everything passionately and appreciate all that you can.

Love Lisa

Welcome to the Weekend.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone. Love Lisa.

Mirrors & Chandeliers.

via romantic country

I have been notified by my blog template host site, that I will no longer be able to use the background template I have come to love as the face of my blog any longer. Although I am not happy about this, I have decided to make the necessary changes to my blog sooner than later.
Thank you so much for understanding and please bear with me as I go through this time of transition. So if you come by and happen to see some weird stuff, its me trying to figure out a new look.
Check out these gorgeous mirrors everyone aren't they just divine.
Love you all, Lisa.

Chalkboards 101.

Swiveling Mounted Chalkboards at Bistro Vida, via here.

A vintage carnival wheel and chalkboards are unique accessories to this country kitchen. From here.
 Chalkboard Recipe Wall, from here.
This cafe is pure vintage, dressed with large chalkboards, antique mirrors, huge old school tables with drawers and cardboard packing case seats........source.
Chalkboard paint on closet doors is another great kid’s room idea. From here.
 A stylish home office organizer. A converted panel door into a magnetic chalkboard and salvage the typewriter keys to create 30+ unique magnets. I adore this project from here.
A gorgeous flower shop menu saves on paper. What can I say,  I love the rustic touch of the weathered door. Via here.
 Chalkboard tiles are so whimsical from here.
Enjoy!!! Love from Lisa.

Bookshelf Lust.

Would someone please talk to my hubby about building me some bookshelves. I'm sure if you're like me, you're wanting a home for your most treasured books and objects. I'm way pass longing, I think I've become obsessive-compulsive about this whole bookshelf ordeal. LOL.
So till I can have my custom made bookshelves, I'll have to make do with these lovely pics from Country Living and Domino.

Thank you so much for all the well wishes. I'm still ill but doing lots of blog-surfing.

Love you all.

Sunday Arrangements.

Images from Country Home.

Have a great Sunday everyone. I'm not feeling well at the moment but I wanted to cheer my lovely friends with these images. Take care and I'll see you all next week.
Love Lisa

Its a Fairy's Life.

Images by Nicholas Barnett Photograhy
Don't let that face fool you in the least, she is a handful. I am amazed everyday by her as she is learning so quickly, is that normal for second children, when they have an older sibling??
Just a few days ago I saw her trying to flush the toilet and looking most frustrated. She said," Mummy this toilet isn't working, it needs batteries. Well my toilet is working, but she is now learning how to use it.  (She doesn't like the training potty for some reason.)
Needless to say I almost died laughing. 
Last weekend at a birthday party she walked up to the mini bar and asked for something to drink. When the guy gave her a drink, she said very plainly,  NOT THAT, ORANGE JUICE everyone's amazement.
Well I won't bore with any more stories of how proud I am of my lovely daughter but in a nutshell,...  I feel very fortunate that God has chosen me to be her Mom.  I can't help but feel very Blessed.
Love to All, Lisa

The Award Goes To!

It has been some time since I've given blog awards away, but I have since been inspired and encouraged by these many blogs that I now have the distinct pleasure of awarding. Here goes.
A Country Girl Blogs Cheryl: Oh To Be A Muse Fashion, Art and Other Fancies Girl Whimsy yummy obsessions*
Awarded for their outstanding sense of fashion and their fabulous blogs.

Mustard Seed Collective
Dusty Lu Shabby Chic Diva's Pink Corner Slumber Designs Discovery Street Une Gamine dans la Cuisine The Simply Luxurious Life
Curly and Nerdy A Diary of Lovely Hiking in Stilettos

A reflection by Tuesdai Jumping Tandem
Eve's House  Some What Vintage Our life in a Click
Congrats to everyone.
Love Lisa

In the Mood for Tea.

Images from Country Living.

I'm so in the mood for tea. I'm not sure what it is about tea if it's the tradition and the display of fine china in all it's glory...Or it could be the array of dainty tea sandwiches made of cream cheese and smoked salmon, egg salad or cucumber with tomato. 
I know what, the red velvet cupcakes frosted with butter cream icing, basil chicken salad on rye toast with a decadent Angel Food cake smothered with strawberry preserve. Yum!!!
Maybe it's just the chatter and laughter of good friends sharing a moment over a pot of tea. Whatever it is nothing lift spirits like a good cup of tea. Don't you agree???
Bon Appeti-TEA to all. (My next post will be Blog Awards, stay tuned everyone.)
Love Lisa.