Mar 31, 2009

The New ipop Bra and A Bunny On A Stick!



Wordless Wednesday with Dixie!
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Barb at Grits and Glamour is hosting a "bunny on a stick" show & tell today! I guess so many of these cute, fuzzy little guys from Pier 1 have cropped up on blogs, Barb thought it would be fun for everyone to post how they are displaying them. I've come up with a few possibilities so far for my bunny on a stick.....

.....nestled in a sweet nest on our 25th anniversary silver tray!


.....hiding in a basket of fresh daisies!


.....decorating a vase of paper mache' eggs next to a white wicker bunny friend!

Happy April Fool's Day, Wordless Wednesday, and Bunny On A Stick Day!!!

Mar 30, 2009

Monday Morning Bounce

I received this in an e-mail last week and I thought it was interesting. I don't know if any of it is factual or not to tell you the truth, but some of these uses for Bounce might be worth a try!

The US Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets.. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the lose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18.. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

And all this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

Mar 28, 2009

The Sneeze

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They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, Moms freely brushed away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements - not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.

The principal and several student speakers were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.

The speeches were nice, but they were routine.....until the final speaker, who received a standing ovation.

A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then it happened.

All 92 students, every single one of them in unison, suddenly SNEEZED!!!!

The student on stage... simply looked at the audience and said,

"GOD BLESS YOU, each and every one of you!' And he walked off stage.

The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval!

Mar 25, 2009

Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday

I've never participated in Foodie Friday but I have stopped in to see some of the participants fun posts. SInce my post today about the shower includes a cute little custom cupcake I thought I would participate for the first time this week. Visit Designs by Gollum for more Foodie Friday posts.

On Sunday I hosted a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law. I wanted everything to be perfect for her - and I think it was! The colors for the wedding in June will be orange and Spring green and I incorporated those colors into the shower. About 65 guests attended the shower at a local banquet facility. It's a beautiful place and I was thrilled with the party and the way the facility handled all the details. Now that the shower is over, on to wedding decoration planning! But first. let me show you the tables at the bridal shower.

The linen tablecloths were white and the napkins were orange. I bought a daisy shaped punch at Michael's and my husband helped out by punching out about 300 green and orange daisies to scatter on the tables!

Jen's wedding flowers are going to be Gerbera Daisies. I wanted to stay close to her theme, but not jump the gun and use the table and floral ideas she has so carefully planned for the reception, so I used white daisies for the seven centerpieces. I found darling silver wire baskets in square, round, oval, and oblong at JoAnne Fabric's. A few days before the shower I started with an oasis block lined with plastic. Then I bunched some green tulle around the oasis block to hide it from being seen through the wire basket. Then on Saturday afternoon I filled each basket with daisies, babies breath, frilly ferns, and some little tufts of green tulle. I was very pleased with the centerpieces and the variety of basket shapes made each one a little different.

Each table received two little green flower shaped dishes filled with pastel Cadbury chocolate eggs for the ladies to enjoy.

I thought about what I wanted to do about a cake for months! The lunch was served with vanilla ice cream. A lovely lady who made my daughters wedding cake 7 years ago made these darling vanilla cupcakes for the shower. She swirled white frosting on each cupcake ice cream cone style, then topped each with an orange colored white chocolate daisy. I placed one of the flower shaped green glass plates at each place setting and a cupcake on each plate. I used three different shaped plates and staggered them around each table. They looked adorable! The green petal plates and a candle were favors for the guests to take home.

Finally, I placed malted milk speckled bird eggs in cellophane bags tied with an orange ribbon at each place setting as an additional favor.

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Mar 24, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday

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"Bloggers Choice" Sun Set to Moon Rise

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Springtime!

I was so excited yesterday when I left the house and discovered real living, BLOOMING things in my garden! Has this winter lasted five years or what? I am more than ready for Spring! I thought I'd show you a few pics of the source behind the spring in my step today!

Mar 21, 2009

Carry Your Candle

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"Go Light Your World"

Written and performed by Kathy Troccoli

There is a candle in every soul

Some brightly burning, some dark and cold

There is a Spirit who brings fire

Ignites a candle and makes His home


Carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn

Hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world


Take your candle, and go light your world

Frustrated brother, see how he's tried to

Light his own candle some other way

See now your sister, she's been robbed and lied to

Still holds a candle without a flame


Carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn

Hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world


Take your candle, and go light your world

We are a family whose hearts are blazing

So let's raise our candles and light up the sky

Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus

Make us a beacon in darkest times


Carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor

Hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world

Carry your candle, run to the darknessCheck Spelling

Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn

Hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world

Take your candle, and go light your world

Be sure to stop in to visit Brittany at Sweet Nothings for more Worship & Praise Sunday posts. And don't forget about the many inspirational posts you will find each Spiritual Sunday.

Mar 20, 2009

It's Finally Looking Like Spring!

Happy Show & Tell Friday ladies! Just a few pics today of my Spring mantle. Be sure to visit Kelli to find lots of links for Show & Tell posts!