Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wishing You a Happy New Year

I will be away this week spending some much needed time with family and friends.
So, I wanted to extend my best wishes for a wonderful New Year to my blog buddies a little early...

I hope you have a Happy and Peaceful New Year!
I pray that this year finds you much Health, Happiness !
Best Wishes to You and Your Family!

Many Blessings,

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Best Wishes for a Blessed and Joyous Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Christmas Eve and Santa will be coming soon...

Here's hoping all of your Christmas wishes come true!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Secret Santa Soiree

This year I participated in the Secret Santa Soiree hosted by the lovely Georgie at Decisionally Challenged.
Well, my packaged arrived! What great gifts I received!
I really want to thank my secret Santa for the wonderful gifts, and the thought and care that went into the gift.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
And Merry Christmas to You and Your Family!

I was like a kid when the box came. I could not wait to get it into the house and take a peek inside.
What a lucky girl I am! :o)

Here's what was inside:

First, a Christmas card with very sweet greetings inside:

Next, a box of beautiful pink rose soaps. These are so pretty, they look like paper roses, but are soaps. Just peel a petal off and use. They are sweet pea scented...yum! They smell divine!

Then, yankee candles in delicious scents... I LOVE them!
Double yum!

The sweetest 2009 snowman ornament from a church fair . It was boxed in a snowman tin...wonderful! This guy has a prominent place on our Christmas tree already!

Wait, there's more...
A Christmas sack filled with...

Yummy chocolate treats!!
Now located in a safe hiding place away from little hands and big hubby hands !

Oh my! This very beautiful pink rose dish.
Now how did my Secret Santa know I have a thing for pink roses??!!! Hmmm...
This is so very pretty and I will treasure it forever.
I especially love the open work around the rim..oooh ahhh!!

And finally, a wonderful Mary Engelbreit Christmas Journal. I love this. Family , tradition and making beautiful memories for my Children are so important to me. This journal will make a lovely keepsake for so many Christmas' to come.

So, now you see why I say I am a lucky girl! :o)

I love all of my sweet gifts!!
Thank you Secret Santa from the bottom of my heart!!
Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Meet my favorite furry friend. This is our cockerspaniel Kandy (named so because she is so darned sweet.) I put this doggie sized Santa hat on her while we were decking the halls at our house after Thanksgiving. She did not complain one bit about it. She jumped on the couch near the fireplace and took a little snooze with her Santa hat on. I imagine she is dreaming of what Santa will put in her stocking this year. I'm sure she will find her stocking stuffed with lots of doggie treats and toys on Christmas morning...afterall, she has been a good girl all year!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

And the Winner is....

A heartfelt thank you to all who entered my giveaway. I had so much fun. I will be holding another holiday giveaway soon. Christmas is coming upon us quickly!

All of the entries were placed in a bag and my daughter closed her eyes and drew a winner.

And the winner is...

Barbara Jean of Treasures From the Heart

Congratulations Barbara Jean!

Contact me with your info and I will send your candy cane ornaments out to you right away!

Have a blessed weekend,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pink Saturday

It's Pink Saturday again! Thank you Beverly for hosting each weekend. Stop by Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound for more pinkness.

This Pink Saturday I am sharing some beautiful pink feathered friends.

They are all gorgeous shades of pink. I am sure their songs are as pretty as their feathers.

P.S. Don't forget to enter my pink giveaway!

Click on the picture of the giveaway below to enter!

Good Luck!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veteran's Day 2009

"This nation will remain the land of the free

only so long as it is the home of the brave."

~Elmer Davis

In honor of and gratitude to all Veterans and members of our armed forces who

have protected our freedom

and continue to courageously protect our freedom today.

May God bless you, protect you and keep you .

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Pink Saturday and a Giveaway!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Thank you Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday each week.
Stop by her blog to see who else is participating this Saturday.

This Saturday my pink is the pretty ribbon on this box that holds my giveaway!

The other pink I am sharing this weekend is the pink Prize...

A set of three of my wooden candy cane ornaments.

I painted them pink and white and sugared them with sparkly glass glitter.

I added one of my hand made clay roses to each( of course in pink).

Then, pearly accents and a pink bow.

They have an eye screw at the top to hang on your tree, garland or wreath. They also look wonderful as bowl-fillers.

They are about 6" long each.

So, how to enter...

*Leave a comment on this post for one entry.

*Follow this blog for another entry ( if you already do, that counts also).

*Mention the giveaway on your blog for an entry (please let me know if you do)

*Post giveaway on your sidebar for an entry (please let me know if you do).

The giveaway will end at 12:00 noon Friday November 20th. Giveaway winner will be announced in my Pink Saturday post on Saturday November 21st.

Have a beautiful Pink Saturday and Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Coming Soon...

There's something inside this box that I will be giving away to one lucky blogger friend!

What could it be ?!

Do you think maybe it's PINK ?!

Maybe something rosey ?!!

Well, you'll have to come on back this Pink Saturday

and see what the giveaway will be!

Hope to see you then!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Have a wonderful Halloween!

Personalized Ornaments

A wonderful gift for the holidays that would be treasured for years to come is a hand painted personalized ornament. They are great for sisters, daughters, Mom, Grandma, girlfriends, hairdresser, teacher, newlyweds... They can be dated with the year, a birth date, an anniversary, or no date.

The ornaments sparkle beautifully on the tree because they are sugared with fine glass glitter.

These ornaments are currently available at Rose Brook Cottage.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Countdown

Well, it's almost here...Halloween!
The kids are SO excited. Their costumes are ready to go.
The front porch is decked out to greet the neighborhood children..."Trick or Treat!"
The candy bowl is filled with...

Hershey bars!
Just have to keep my hubby out of the bowl until Halloween! :)

What treat are you giving out for Halloween this year?

Autumn Blessings,

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Yankees Win the Pennant!


...just had to get that out :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

~ Pink Saturday 10/24/2009 ~

Happy Pink Saturday!

This Pink Saturday I am sharing this candy dispenser I recently gave a new rose cottage look to. Primed and painted pink, then adorned with my hand made clay roses and pale green leaves.

Wouldn't this look sweet filled with these...

or these...

how about these...

or some of these...

these would do...

Now that you've had a sugar rush, head on over to Beverly's blog, How Sweet the Sound, and check out other pink postings from participants in this week's Pink Saturday. Then, stop by and see Coralie at A Vintage Cottage Home, I know you'll love her blog...I do!

Have a Sweet Day,