Monday, February 18, 2013

 
Okay sweet Blogging friends and family ... The above picture the shelf on my fireplace is my current Design on a dime.. Thanks to my pop !!!
$30
I think that is a SMOKIN deal !!! I need to paint it etc.. BUT I love it. Notice my old Design on a dime the candles in front was a $2 find...OMGUSH love !!
 
The screen was $20 ..that was featured I think on one of my designs on a dime !!!
 

This was not far from my house.. I want to mark this down as MY 1st photo of the day Journey .. I am starting that today.. Was going to do Valentines as start date but today was kicked off.. I thought this was a good picture.. AND anything with a little RUST on it catches my eye... I love all of GOD'S colors here. Just look at it all.. The next picture was my favorite pic of the day .. I looked at it and felt such peace running thru me. THE wind was blowing, the Sea-Gulls were talking (more like squawking ) but beautiful just the same and the clang of the sails on boats and the rushing water  noise .. OMGUSH felt like a little slice of heaven ... I just loved it all ... I could smell the rain .. It is here NOW in all its glory .. God's Land is being watered . I often thought you can tell alot about a person when it rains.. DO you complain or do you DANCE... I choose to dance.. many a time .. I have gone in the rain and looked up and THANKED GOD ............ GOOD PRAYER weather..It is not just for sleeping you know >........... : )


Can you close your eyes and feel and hear it . ... That is what I think I want to take away from the photo challenge ... HOW I am feeling on this journey.

 
I really do think you can find beauty anywhere... Look around at the Canvas that GOD has placed before us. I am thankful !!!
 
Then as I was driving thru the little Coastal area .. I notice the since of patriotism .. The little houses that had the flags hanging proudly.. Gave me this since of HONOR within me and proud to be here  .. I love all people and I know some of my sweet friends and sisters that are from other lands love our flag and what our country has offered them.. They too are proud to be here.. I just felt full within me as I drove past it all and felt it ..
 

 
See the flags ....
 
 
I love all countries and lands ... I just wanted to show what I noticed today . I am trying to be more aware of all my surroundings and on a complete journey of LOVE and kindness !!
 
AND I think no matter where we live or where we are from .. WE should show PRIDE ..
 
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ONE Other note .. and you can quote me.. I have noticed some areas where people do not take care of their surroundings..> I want to say this and YOU can QUOTE ME .. You do not have to have money .. or be called RICH to be CLEAN ... Pick up your yard people !! OKAY so that is my soap box for the day ...and NOTE : A toilet in the front yard IS NOT A PLANTER ..SOMEONE lied to you if they said it looks great.. TAKE IT DOWN!!!
 
LOL.. sorry that is my VENT for the day ..SO we have had design on a dime, Vent for the day , Photo for the day .. Now I want to share something that Cheri my friend sent to me. I thought it was so beautiful.. She really touched me and has been a blessing since the day I met her. SHE is a GOOD SOUL...
 
She said she used to wake up in the morning and put a cross in her pocket ...as time moved on her cross grew and grew
 
One day she said she awakened and her crosss was bigger than her !! She said she hoisted that cross on her shoulder and carried it proud.. She said If Jesus can carry his cross than so shall she..
 
Meaning all her crosses that she bared .. I just loved it and her vision for that . LOVE her and thanks Cheri for inspiring me..
 
GOD bless everyone and thanks for BLOGGING with me.... Means alot.
 

 


 

21 comments:

  1. Sherry- I am glad you visited me today because for some reason you were not popping up on my sidebar to read. You are now! Great post. I try to find beauty in everything around me, too. It is there if we look for it.

    Now...would you believe-when we were in the mountains out East we went past a place that had old toilets LINING THEIR DRIVEWAY as planters. There must have been 15 of them on each side of this winding driveway up to a passable looking home. How WEIRD!!!! I'm with you. You can be poor and clean and neat- xo Diana

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    1. Yes mam.. I totally agree LOL... Had to vent LOL

      Hugs and as always LOVE your place girl .. HUGS and that sweetcheeks is soooooooooooooo cute

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  2. Great post girl. bits of this and that, and all great!!

    no worries. no toilet in my yard. =)
    hugs
    barb

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    1. barb..........I just hate the toilet thing LOL

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  3. I would like to say..... Sherry.... I am humbled! Bless you beautiful soul!
    I agree.... There is beauty everywhere! I love the flags! I especially love the porches. I also live near the local lake. My honey and I often go there for coffee dates. I love listening to the water, and the sea gulls holler out 'oww, oww' at least that's what they sound like to me.
    Keep the Faith my beloved sister! And don't forget..... You can carry that cross!
    Love you dearly! Thank You for sharing all your beauty! You are an inspiration!
    ~Have Faith~
    Cheri

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    1. Cher Bear... LOVED what you said and you girl .. HUGS ... have a blessed week . Thanks for sharing your heart always .. Love ya

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    2. You inspire me girlfriend! <3

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  4. Beautiful post. I love you photos and the way you describe what it was like being there I could just imagine. Lovely. I dance in the rain, but we hardly ever get it, so I thinks that why. It's exciting for us! We are going to get some tomorrow and I am looking forward to it!
    Karen

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    1. awesome girl .. GO dance in that RAIN !!!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by .... I love your post and thanks for blessing me...... HUGS ..

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  5. LOVE that shelf on your mantel!! Great pictures and thanks for sharing the wisdom of your sweet friend. Have a great day!! Laurel

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    1. Hey my sweet friend.. Thanks so much for the post and I loved her sweet words of wisdom too .. HUGS and have a fabulous day sister ...........

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  6. I try to always do the dance and smell the rain!!

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  7. Your mantel looks awesome! And great job getting started on your photo challenge! Somehow I knew you'd start out by the sea :)

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    1. Yes chickadee .. ME and the Sea ..that is where I started it all .. LOL ... HUGS and see you at your neck of the woods

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  8. Beautiful -- truly agree this is a great find! I too love that picture -- I love any photo by the ocean!

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    1. Thanks Lauren.... SO MUCH . That means alot coming from your creative self .. HUGS my friend

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  9. HaHa, I love what you said about the toilet planter. Who ever started that? I think it is tacky, too! I'm all for eclectic but that's too far! Love your post, Jean

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    1. Jean I am with you .. SOMEONE lied. I am all for upcycle but MAN that is not good on any level.. Hope that does not hurt anyones feelings but YIKES already lol

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  10. Sherry the love of the Lord just shines through you! I have never meet you personally but I can tell you are a believer..The joy of the Lord is truly your strength..Love your mantle..its gorgeous..The pics are just wonderful and truly show God's beautiful creation. Now, here in the mtns of Ky..you never know what you will find in a yard...lol..maybe a couch.. and I agree...a toliet is not for the front yard...yes, cleanliness has nothing to do with money. Anyone can clean and straightened up.. I have redone so many older homes...with a little elbow grease everything looks a little better. Blessings to you and I am sooooo excited about your photo posts...Bring em on!

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    1. Patty .. I just love you girl . .Already know your a great friend ... I look forward to knowing you forever...........HUGS for the sweet words and YES girl I am a believer .. its my small way of passing on GODS word too . Pleases the Lord ..........YES girl on the toilets OMGOODNESS someone lied . That is not a good decor. I love a fixer upper but that is not an upcycle LOL

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