Archive: Life and Love

Mikel’s Christmas Decor

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: 2 comments
Mikel is Number One Son’s sweet wife, and she is a woman after my own heart.  She loves to decorate for Christmas.  We stopped by  their home a few days ago, and I had to get Trusty Camera.  In the midst of practicing and singing in the church’s Carols’ presentation, she found time to display […]

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Things

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: One comment
Each year I can get bawl-eyed when I put out Christmas decorations.  Here are just a few of my favorite Christmas things.  Oh, there are many more, but…. This year I put an arrangement on the bench in our “entry”.  I do not think I have ever decorated this space before, and I think I […]

Deck the Trees With Jewels and Baubbles

Posted on: Dec 14, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: 2 comments
Maybe there could be a Christmas song that would go something like this: Deck the trees with jewels and babbles Fa-la-la-la-la–la-la-la-la Sweet Mother of Pearl.  That is exactly what three of my friends have done.  They have created beautiful Christmas trees from jewelry – pearls, gems, gold, silver, beads, and rhinestones.  They have used bracelets, […]

Pretty Baby’s Nativity

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: 3 comments
This is not something new, but it is something new for us and Pretty Baby.  Fisher Price makes a Little People Nativity Playset. I first learned of this playset when The Queen of Everything bought Fisher Price Nativity Playsets for her grandchildren.  I wanted one then, but I didn’t have a reason to buy one.  This […]

RISD – Red Brick Schoolhouse 100th Anniversary

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: 2 comments
On the Monday after Thanksgiving in 1914, students moved into an eight room modern red brick schoolhouse on Greenville Avenue.  On December 6, 2014, students, staff, alumni, and members of the Richardson community, celebrated the 100th anniversary of this historic building. In 1927 more rooms were added to the red brick schoolhouse.  At that time, people […]

Hanging the Wreath

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: One comment
I just couldn’t do it.  I couldn’t hang my beautiful wreath that Super Sister made for me on the outside door.  That wreath is so special, and….  Bottom line – I didn’t want it outside. But where was I going to put it?  I wanted it someplace where I could see it and enjoy it.  The […]

For the Beauty of the Earth

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: 3 comments
The colors of fall are ablaze.  In our little neighborhood, the yellow, orange, and red leaves are glistening. Seeing the gorgeous trees along Campbell Road left me with a sense of awe. Then I was amazed at what I found as I drove the alleys and streets in our little neighborhood. Golden yellow leaves shimmer […]

Buckner – Sharing Shoes Around the World and at Home

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: One comment
An additional blessing of volunteering at Buckner is meeting volunteers from other churches.  It is fun and rewarding to sort shoes and hear the stories of how these shoes impact lives around the world, but it is an added bonus to hear the stories other groups have to share. On this day, a group of students […]

Sara and Neighbor’s Table

Posted on: Nov 23, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: One comment
Mostly by Excellent Cook Nancy. Tonight I feel blessed, inspired, and challenged. On this Sunday morning in the Living Stones Bible Fellowship class, Sara from Neighbor’s Table shared her personal journey of discovering her life’s calling.  By identifying her spiritual gift of evangelism and prayerfully intepretating it in her own life, she has created a ministry […]

Bless This House

Posted on: Nov 21, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: One comment
I love the blog Housepitality Designs.  If you haven’t visited it, do check it out.  Shirley posts beautiful pictures of her lovely home.  Back in October, she posted a blog – Fall Tablescapes and Vignettes where she shared pictures of her previous fall displays.  They were all gorgeous.  There was one small display on a […]