Friday, December 9, 2011

Votives Holders with Apple/Peach Votives Yum!

There is nothing like the scent of a wonderful candle.  Especially those that evoke wonderful memories of days gone by.  I decorated these little votive holders and added the yummy scented apple peach votives to them for my Etsy Shop.  I popped them up this evening and they are adorable.


I think they make perfect gifts for neighbors, bus drivers, postmen and women, anyone who enjoys a smile and a friendly reminder that they are special, needed, and appreciated.


Thanks for stopping by!  Praying all is well with you and yours!  Merry Christmas!

Colleen

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Yes, I said it!  I said it right out loud...I said Merry Christmas!  When I was little we never thought about whether to say it or not, we just wished everyone a Merry Christmas.  It was a time when we remembered the blessings of Christ's love for us.  The need for a Savior and the provision of One by our Lord.  We celebrated because He LIVED for us!

It wasn't that we were trying to offend anyone!  We weren't trying to make someone elses faith diminish.  We were just rejoicing in our Gift from above.  If someone had a different holiday they celebrated, they didn't get upset; they just said Merry Christmas, then would follow up with we celebrate Hanukkah or something and we'd discuss what they believed and how the rejoiced.

What happened?  What in the world happened?!  Now, it's an offense to say Merry Christmas...Lord Jesus help us all!


Merry Christmas everyone!  May the love and joy of Jesus fill your lives, hearts, and season!

Blessings and love,
Colleen

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Gift of Color

I thought I would share some of my favorite Etsy picks in shades of Aqua. One of the greatest gifts that we receive from our Lord is the gift of color. Think of it...it's only for our enjoyment that color has been created. We are "Wowed" by the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets...we are struck with awe at the trees during the fall and we can't help but gape with wonder at the beauty of creation.

Thank you Lord for giving us the colors to make our eyes see with new life and dream with new dreams.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Patriotism

What is the meaning of patriotism according to the dictionary?  It's the "love for or the devotion to ones country". 

So what has happened to our patriotism?  When did it fall away, get lost...all but disappear?  I believe it happens just as it happens with our Christian faith.  It's small steps at first.  We hurry off to work or school before we say a prayer; we cease to open God's Word on a daily basis; the world infiltrates our lives more that God is allowed in.

So it is with patriotism...first we remove it from home and schools.  We forget to share what it costs to be free.  We forget that men and women have died for this flag, this country, and this way of life.

Can you join me in bringing, both, a revival to our Christian walk, as well as, a revival to our patriotism back?  Starting with us, in our homes, communities, and lives.  Let's begin anew to read God's precious Word, to share it with our children and grandchildren...let's begin anew to revive the patriotism we seem to have lost over the generations that have past.

God bless you and God bless this great country!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I discovered the Treasury List function on Etsy and created a couple of lists. Here is a picture of some of my "favorite" treasures. They are all from different shops; don't they make a beautiful collage. If you see something you like just click the photo to access the links to the site.


I've made two lists so far...I hope you'll stop by and take a look. What fun! Thanks for taking the time with me today!

Blessings,
Colleen


 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Liebster Award!

"Liebster" is German for Favorite and my friend Jodi's Book Reviews has honored me with the award and asked me to link back to her. So here it is.


The idea is to create a post with a link back and choose 5 other blogs with under 200 followers to do the same. I'm hoping to capture a few followers and help others in the process...so here goes.

Above are the 5 blogs I would like to share the award with. Thank you so much for Following along. Don't feel bad if you can't do this...I thought it would be fun so I did.

Blessings,

Colleen

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thank you for Visiting

I just had a "Labor Day" visitor and I wanted to say thank you.  It's people like you that make me feel a bit of the joy of the Lord on a day to day basis.

I've been adding to my other blog, Sweet Home Designs, and there are times when this one gets left behind.  I apologize.

I opened an Etsy shop in an effort to support my hobby and hopefully bring a little income in during this difficult time.

Here's one of my latest:



Thank you for visiting and following...I'm so glad you're here!

Blessings and love,
Colleen