Monday, December 28, 2015

Holidays are Joyful!

                              Today, I feel great joy and thankfulness
for all that God has given me. A kind heart, a loving spirit,
and love for mankind. I am so thankful to him for my family and friends, esp. at Christmas! It is surely a time of sharing and caring for one another. 
Its great to feel JOY.. 
     I have a grand daughter who is amazingly talented, at all she does. Well, all of my grand children are! LOL


 Christinas talent is truly growing leaps and bounds and as I see and hear her sing, I feel even more happiness and joy. I would like to share with you, Christina.. Sing on..


Saturday, December 26, 2015

A special delivery on Christmas eve!


                                         Merry Christmas Everyone!

   A special package arrived on our doorstep Christmas Eve..


                        Daryle cook over at woodstown whimsies had a fall give a way and I commented on one of his three adoring creations not really thinking that I could win.. but gave it a try!
                         The results are here! "happy dance still dancing!"

                       I won this wonderfully amazing work of art! I am truly blessed ♡♡.
"All in Good Funnel is truly a character! I keep looking at him, inspecting him as I go, he is just perfect.. the quality of  Daryle's dolls are PERFECT! The funnel on his head is actually a real funnel. lt is lined with old sheet music and dry brushed over.. just amazing. It was our only gift we had on Christmas.
We decided not to give each-other anything due to our huge move back home to Wisconsin!

                                      I wanted to share him with everyone so here he is!

All in good funnel!!

         
I'm still doing the happy dance!

Friday, December 18, 2015

A little bit of Christmas for you!

A painting I did for Christmas in 2011 for a Christmas card.

A Victorian Christmas tree I put together to greet my visitors!
This is when I lived in Wisconsin.

Erics Gingerbread cookie! he took a bit out of it.. look at the top of it. lol

It really is a wonderful LIFE!

Love this room!!
My collectibles at Christmas!

Colored Water filled balloons frozen and out for decoration!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! 
May our Lord be with each one of you 
and call upon his name, he loves you. 
We have so much to be thankful for.. ♥




Monday, November 23, 2015

Preparing for the Holidays continue*

My hubby and I used to start out the Holidays with 
a kick off to Christmas by purchasing tickets
To see

THE CHRISTMAS CAROL!
There really is nothing quite like it at Christmas!
We haven't done it in a few yrs, and do miss it. :-(


                           The photo above is one I have taken from last yr. as I always decorated with
                         my collectibles and interweave them in to our Christmas some how.
                      I think it is the "nostalgia" that I respond to and always will. This is a doll from Germany which is an antique.. shes' adorable. The others are Victorian decor collections.
I'm sharing these for you all as to get you all into the mood of Christmas.
                                Enjoy, Darlene xo

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Holiday to all of my bloggers!

I am on board again!

     
Gosh, there is so much to say as I haven't been on my blog for a few yrs. okay, I have stopped in, but I finally figured out the problem! 
What a great way to start the holiday, back in the 'saddle again', a great feeling! 
 There are so many of you who I need to catch up with, so please be patient I will get to you soon! I missed you all so much and blogging is so much better then FB! Just to touch base and share a bit of holiday cheer with you!
      

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

still trying to get my blog up!

If anyone knows how to get the new google blog up and running,


Please let me know.. mine is horribly confusing.. the reason why I haven't been on here in so long.
contact me .. Thank you.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A time to reflect*

                                     A time to Reflect~
      
              As of late, I have been talking about the past living in Wisconsin, and sharing my stories with friends. As I drive around, I realize things will never be the same. Why?.. I can't go back to where I came from, time wise, or even the same house. Professional's call this "living in the past" and not living in the moment.  Some times I wish I was home again with family and friends. .. then for a moment I sit and think.. Nothing would really be different other then I could visit my mother quicker.
     I can do everything I did in my past now and then some. The fact that reliving things in my mind of the past makes me happy.. shows I have know regrets, and have learned from my past as well.
         I am in the midst of setting up my art room.. (AGAIN).. shhsh!
I will try to think of permanence as that has not been in my vocabulary in quite a while.
I also think since my husband retired 14 yrs. ago.. like has changed dramatically for me. Prior to that, I have had my independence, my own job, friends, students.. and made my own money.
I guess this sums up the large amount of reflecting on my life as well!
        I do so enjoy the warmth of where I live, flowers daily, watching our trees and every plant we planted grow before our eyes. I do love the cool nights and feeling of the ocean in the air.
One thing I will miss is the preparation for Fall .. baking pies, shopping at the local farmers markets.. (we do have them here) but .. just something different. Not having the four seasons makes me sad. Missing my son/ wife and our grandchildren too. So with all that.. I guess you can understand.. why I am "reflecting".. I know.. I need to "Bloom where Planted"!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ending summer for you all... Lets Talk...

 Okay, while I have so much on my mind I will not make this little ditty of mine too long I promise. I have moved once again and am getting settled in now. However I haven't been on blogger due to face book taking up all my time. I get no work done. So today I pledged myself off of fb and onto my blog and work my bum off! I am a go getter when I put my mind to it.
     I am sorry of my absence , I miss my blog, I miss all of you, my followers.. and I am still working out glitches on this blog. Since Blogger changed the format.. everything went haywire for me. blahhhh..
okay.. I am hoping to be able to reach some of you. Some of you say you are unable to post. Please try to post and leave a message so I know if my blog is working correctly or not. God Bless you. xo

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nearing festivities*

Approaching the Holidays, we all look for ideas and festive things to get our hands into. Well, I found this on Facebook and thought it was a real find.. I would love to try this one.. Isn't it beautiful?.. You could just buy white cake mixes and create your very own icing.. and spruce it up! Right......... so cool.. what do you think?