Friday, July 31, 2009

Heirloom Party

It's an Heirloom Party! Marie is hosting this fun party and I cannot wait to see every one's heirlooms. When we moved into our new house 4 years ago, my Grandparents gave us their dining room furniture.

I love the French lines of the set and the color actually works well with our chocolate walls. I think it was bought in the 60's. The only thing I would change is the gold design on the cabinet doors. I think I could scrape it off if I just took the time. I love that it came from my Grandparents.

Something I would love to pass down to my children would be this green cabinet. Cody and I bought it our first Christmas together. Supposedly it is an old dry goods cupboard. I love the color and the lock on the doors. Be sure to stop by Marie's blog to check out more heirlooms!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Limelights and Blogging Friends

I cannot tell you enough how excited I am about my Limelights! I will definitely be getting more next spring. I was so surprised at how many blooms it has this first year. I love the color too. Katie at Harrington House said her plants are 3 years old and over 5'8" tall! She said one of hers has close to 100 blooms.
In the back of the picture you might be able to see my "No Soliciting" sign. It works so good! I have seen several people walk up to the door and turn around and walk away. :)

Look at these goodies that Sherri from Sherri's Southern Style sent me:

She has been such a faithful reader and commenter. She is one of the first people I met in blogland. She sells Southern Living and sent me some fun products. The funny thing is, the day before her package arrived I was thinking I needed a napkin holder! I love this silver one.

I also love these ornaments. These will look great on my Christmas tree. I love the subtle colors.
She also sent this fun table topper. The colors are perfect in my kitchen. I love how you have the option of just using the solid rust one or the sheer buttery yellow one or both together. Sherri, you made my day. I love everything! Thank you so much!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birthday Celebration

This past week I celebrated my 27th birthday. It truly was a week long celebration! I got birthday cards in the mail all week and we kicked off the celebration on Wednesday at Jason and Katie's house for a party at Family Night.

For some reason Zach really wanted this puppy dog in the picture. When he sees a dog, instead of saying "dog" or "puppy" he says "good dog". It is so cute. :)
Cody and I under her cute birthday banner.
Katie and I.

Zach pointing to the fish and telling me what it is.

Elizabeth, me and Katie.

My younger brother Andrew and Zach. Andrew has a motorcycle so if Zach sees one on the road or even a motorcycle helmet he says, "And-roooo". It is so funny how he associates him with a bike.

As a birthday present to myself, I cut some of my limelight hydrangeas to enjoy. I have never enjoyed a plant more than my limelight. I am so glad I saw them on Katie's (Harrington House) blog.

Over the weekend my parents came up for another celebration. My mom got me these bird salt and pepper shakers and silver plated plate.

She also got me these baby cups. She knows I am hosting a baby shower in October so these will be perfect to use for decoration.
I took some of my birthday cash and went to Hob Lob! I got this USA sign for 66% off. I'll use it next year in my 4th of July decorating.

I also got the glass bottles at Hob Lob. I have had my eye on these for a long time. I love them! To make it even better, they were half off.
I have them in my bathroom window sill right now but I'm not sure they are going to stay there. What would you do with them? I kind of like them without anything in them but I'm always open to suggestions. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Song

Fairest Lord Jesus
Anonymous German Hymn

Fairest Lord Jesus; Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son.
Thee will I cherish; The will I honor,
Thou my soul's glory, joy, and crown.

Fair are the meadows; Fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring.
Jesus is fairer; Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine; Fairer the moonlight
And all the twinkling starry host.
Jesus shines brighter; Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heav'n can boast.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!
Son of God and Son of man!
Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

This hymn first appeared in 1677 in a Jesuit hymnbook. However it was in existence since 1662. We do not know who wrote it or translated it to English. It originally had six verses. The fourth stanza that we sing today was added in 1873 by Joseph A. Seiss and was written in a Lutheran Sunday School book.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More Chalkboard Paint

My Mom sent me some pictures of her finished projects. She painted two of her silver platters with chalkboard paint too.

She got the platter above for a dollar on one of our flea market trips.
This platter has mother of pearl around the edges. I think they both turned out so cute!

Here is a little sneak peak of a chalkboard paint project that I am working on:

I am also working on a really big backyard project. I am really getting into landscaping and plants! Cody always says that I like plants but not the work it involves in having them. He is kind of right...I like having them and watering them, I just don't like digging the hole for them, keeping the weeds out of the beds, or the bugs they attract. :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Song

The Star-Spangled Banner
Francis Scott Key

O say, can you see,
by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed
at the twilight's last gleaming.

O'er the ramparts we watched
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there.

O say, does that star spangled
banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free
and the home of the brave?
Francis Scott Key was a Georgetown attorney who was an evangelical Christian and heavily involved in national politics. Francis was sent on a mission by the President to release a prominent physician who was taken hostage. On the way he was stopped by enemy troops but 25 hours later he realized that America had not been stopped by the bombardment. On that morning he wrote another hymn, "The Star-Spangled Banner". Can you imagine what it would be like if instead of the first verse, we sang the last verse:

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must when our cause it is just.
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July!
I have just been enjoying the summer with friends and family. I am still here, I just haven't been working on any projects or doing much shopping....so not much to post about. My posts this summer will probably be few and far between so I hope you stick with me. :)
Happy 4th of July!!