Showing posts with label VALENTINE TREE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VALENTINE TREE. Show all posts

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Today, I am linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablscaper and Gratitude Sundays at A La Carte.
I am grateful for the sunshine coming through my windows today (even though it doesn’t allow me to take a head-on picture of my Valentine tree).
vtine tree
stnd gls
I am most grateful for the health of our newest grandson.  He weighed 1 pound 14 ounces when he was born on November 30th.  He is still on oxygen and in the hospital, but he now weighs over 4 pounds.  He is a little miracle, and our family is so grateful for all of you who have been praying for our little Cooper.
cooper pjs frame
What are you feeling gratitude for today?  For more Gratitude Sunday posts, go to A La Carte.  For more Seasonal Sunday posts, see The Tablescaper.   laurie

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I guess I took an unscheduled and unannounced blog break.  Taking down Christmas décor left me soooo uninspired.  
I can usually go along, happily blogging.  But sometimes I hit this wall.  A wall with writing on it.  The writing says “what is your blog about?; what can you post that anyone would want to come see?; and why do you even have a blog?”
As much as I love my contacts with all of you, the questions on that wall often stop me in my tracks.
red white

mrcry gls
kiss me
When I look at the unique, clever (even brilliant) ideas that people are posting on their blogs, that wall of questions pops up in front of my computer, and I can’t make myself post.
Does that happen to other bloggers, or is it just me?
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I wouldn’t have to worry about THE WALL if all of you other bloggers weren’t so talented. 
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So, would all you brilliant bloggers just dial it down a notch?
red gls
I mean, how do you keep coming up with all of these ideas and projects?
You amaze me and you intimidate me.  Who has time to come look at my left-over Christmas tree, decorated for Valentine’s Day, when you are out there posting new, innovative ideas?
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Howevah (I say, with my best Arkansas accent), I want to blog, so I’m gonna blog.
In case you were yawning your way through another tablescape on my blog, I’ll leave you with a kiss (nothing like chocolate to bribe a blog reader to return to my blog).  I’ve always said I’d never make it as a salesperson.  My pitch would be, “you wouldn’t want to buy this, would you?”  I guess that carries over to blogging too.
(Red metal charger topped by: white metal charger, red heart doily, clear glass plate, white compote.  Heart doily purchased at $ Store, everything else from estate sales.)
I will be hosting my third annual Valentine link up party on February 11th.  I sure do hope you’ll join in, and spread the love with a Valentine-related post.
I’m partying at Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Our tiny grandson seems to face a new medical battle every day, so please continue to pray for him.  Thank you for visiting me.  laurie
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