Israel March 2013! Family picture before the wedding. Son (Noah) on the left, granddaughter Londyn, myself, daughter Jordan and husband Doug on the right. I am recovering from Jet lag! Just wanted to post a quick picture and say I am glad to be home! I will have several pictures to post in the near future. We had my dad's service today with a lunch afterwords. The sun shined and the day was good! Blessings Pam
I have no regrets! God continues to bless me and be in control... My dad went home sometime in the night.
As I prepare for my trip to Israel, I wanted to go see my dad even if he was asleep just to give him a kiss, hug and tell him I loved him. He is 45 mins away and last evening we headed down to see him. I decided as it was approaching 7:00 pm to call first to let them know I was coming. They said he was up eating dinner and they would wheel him in his chair to the living room and he would wait for me! They told him his daughter was coming and he smiled real big. Now he has 4 daughters so I cant take the credit for that as he didn't know which one was coming but any of us and he was always excited. He was awake and as I got to the glass door I could see him and I smiled real big. He had oxygen on and was very frail, thin in the face but always clean shaven, smelled good. I said Hi dad, hugged him, kissed his head and said oh I love you so much. Asked him if he was in any pain, he said softly no, asked him if he needed anything and he said I'm all right. I replied you never complain. I told him about our trip and how I was taking my son Noah, daughter Jordan, husband and granddaughter and that Penny's whole family was going too! He smiled and shook his head. Told him everyone sends their love and that Brother Bill would be there Sunday to see him. He smiled. I asked if he was tired and he said yes. I could tell. I said ok dad you can go to bed. I knew in my heart that would be the last time I saw him.... He went sometime last evening. It has been a day of shock, peace and comfort knowing he is not suffering anymore, sadness, tears. However I have no regret and know everything went the way it was suppose too! Our family is holding service until we return. I believe it will be the 30th of March. I pray for healing this trip. It has only been about 7weeks since moms passing. I miss them both dearly.. Thanks for all your continued support and prayers. Blessings Pam
"At Shabby Apple, we believe in both femininity and feminism. As feminine women, we create clothing that is artful in design and crafted with a vintage-style flare. Each piece is carefully constructed to both flatter a women’s figure and maintain her mystery. As feminists, we created a company that is women-owned and operated and that donates to help other women start their own businesses. With our old-fashioned style and modern ideals, we believe the best is yet to come!"
What I like about these dresses is that you can dress up or keep it simple. Just slip one on with a nice pair of sandals... either way, you will be stylish, feminine, very pretty and very comfortable.
If only I could stay home and craft all day and shop for treasures!
Trying to get everything done before we leave early early Monday morning for our trip. Did manage to remove the love banner from the door from Valentine's Day. Made a spring one! Hung the love one under our family photo! Found a $5.00 chair for the office and a $2.00 old bucket which I love. Off to day eleven of work. Hope your having a great day! It is beautiful here. Blessings Pam
1 vintage glove mold, 1 crochet cuff bracelet, 1 handmade flower pin, 1 butterfly wreath, 1 sheet of Jeanne D Arc gift wrap, 1 glass flower frog, 1 vintage faux pearl necklace, 1 bar of handmade soap.
So head on over to http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/ to get all the details.. Would love to win this one.
Several weeks ago I entered for this drawing. I won! They arrived at my door yesterday. I am so excited for these. Our flight next week to Israel is a long one and I am going to wait to look at them than. It is hard not to peek though. http://shabbyfufu.blogspot.com/2013/02/shabby-style-magazine-giveaway.html is the link if you want to check it out. I saved it for this post.
This is what it said: A BIG thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway for the 2 issues of Shabby Style Magazine...announcing the winners below. The publisher was generous in sending many extra copies and I'm going to extend this to you and give FIVE randomly picked winners this prize.You will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them....even if you don't speak French!
1. Julie Marie at Idyllhours
3. Shabby chic Sandy
5. Tania, The Old French Doors
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" Winston Churchill
So Thanks again Janet! I am truly blessed. Blessings Pam
"My items are created using upcycled vintage finds to create one of a kind wearable pieces of art. For my signature flower pins and hair accessories, I love a good scrap of pretty fabric and a jar of vintage buttons. Everyone's grandma had that big tin of buttons...I put my inheritance of the tin to good use! A rogue earring, a sparkly brooch, a colorful button...THESE are what make my world go 'round!"
"Vintage Reborn" is her slogan for Bel Monili, which means "Beautiful Jewelry" in Italian, and beautiful it is; one-of-a-kind designs that reflect her nostalgic love for vintage elements. Come take a peek at all her wonderful designs just perfect for Spring! Here are just three of her many wonderful pieces.
Adorable Purple Butterfly Necklace would be perfect with that floral sundress, this Summer.
A Pastel Cluster Bracelet that has all the wonderful pastel colors of Easter. What a fun way to dress up those Spring outfits.
And this Stamped Leather and Metal Quote Bracelet will give you a daily dose of optimism!
Bel Monili is excited to be giving away a $30 Gift Certificate for one lucky reader to choose their own favorite piece. So head on over to http://www.commonground-do.com/ to find out all the details for this awesome giveaway!
Also check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/belmonili and look at her amazing pieces. Hope your day is great! Blessings Pam
Anne's sweet friends, Robin Brown and John Gray of Magnolia Pearl Clothing are selling their incredible ranch in Bandera, Texas and Anne is so thrilled that in conjunction with this post,they are giving away almost $2000 of Magnolia Pearl Clothing to TWO lucky readers!
Anne was fortunate enough to be able to photograph this wonderland last month, and she is beyond thrilled to help her dear friend Robin and John present this treasure to the world.
"On earth as it is in Heaven" And indeed it is.Nestled in the beautiful Bandera countryside, in the heart of the Texas hill country, is a slice of Heaven on earth.
"On earth as it is in Heaven"Surrounded by majestic ranches, the former homestead of renowned clothing designer Robin "Magnolia Pearl" Brown and John Gray is being offered for sale, and utopian paradise hardly describes the treasures to be found on this exceptional property.On 38 acres, this expansive estate features 3 complete homes with central heat and air, 18 external structures, 3 delightful outdoor shower / baths
supplied by on demand hot water heaters, and imaginatively adorned structures such as a whimsical chicken coop complete with chandelier and birdhouses galore.
photo courtesy Magnolia Pearl
Upon entering the living spaces, you will be charmed to discover that not only do all the fully functioning appliances convey, but that artistic adornments are found around each and every corner.Between the 3 houses, enchantments such as antique cast iron beds, 25 chandeliers collected from around the world, 3 clawfoot tubs, large stone fireplaces, and spacious porches, are only the beginning.The interior walls were a captivating canvas for hand-painted artistic designs, true works of art in and of themselves.
The interior ceilings are covered in antique tins rescued and restored from an abandoned movie theater
in New York City.The bath in the main house boasts a magnificent sink designed by Robin herself,
featuring an abundance of antique French majolica roses acquired from the Marbuger Farm Antique Show.
photo courtesy Magnolia Pearl
In keeping with this theme, the entry gate leading up to the main house is framed by a spellbinding stone archway also designed by Robin. This too is embellished by the same lovely majolica roses as well as an exquisite antique cloisonne vase which belonged to Robin's grandmother.
This labor of love, 12 years in the making, was where Robin's internationally acclaimed clothing line was birthed.It has been featured in numerous magazine publications as well as also being the subject of a book
published by Country Living.
photo courtesy Magnolia Pearl
Offered at $695,000, this property is centrally located one hour from San Antonio, Texasand 7 miles from Bandera.Grab a little slice of Heaven for yourself.For inquiries, contact John Gray at 210-508-9552 or 830-990-9600 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
And now the giveaway!Robin has graciously picked out TWO complete outfits to give away to two incredibly blessed readers.
Outfit number one is below, and is worth $800....
Ensemble #1 includes
Handwoven European Linen Ms. Peaches Ruffle Tank with collar and antique buttons in rose petal
Long voile dress in white Embroidered cotton Alice in Wonderland bloomers with eyelet ruffles in white
And on to ensemble #2, also generously donated by Robin and John...worth $1100!!!
It features Linen stripe Ms. Peaches Ruffle Jacket with collar and antique buttons in honey comb
Voile Whinnie Mae tank with tucks and side buttons in white
European handwoven linen bloomers with pleats, lace and backtie in moss
and a hand drawn / hand embroidered European garden bag
So please go over to http://fionaandtwig.blogspot.com/2013/03/magnolia-pearl-ranch-and-giveaway.html
to get all the details. I am working hard for this one. Would love to win!
~ Giveaway Ends Friday, March 15, 2013~