Monday, August 29, 2016

A White Harvest

September is fast approaching
and here in Texas if you try real hard
you can feel the slightest coolness
to the evening breeze


It's put me in the mood to 
start my Harvest decorating

 I recently bought a few
cotton stalks for my table centerpiece

Good start!!

Since I'm not an ORANGE girl
I tend to go with warm fall colors 
and WHITE for my Harvest decor

Here are some of my favorite
pins from my P INTEREST
Fall Decorating board 

Black and Gold Tablescape- A Place For Us-Amazing Thanksgiving Table-Feature at the Inspiration Exchange:  

Who says White isn't right for FALL!! 

Can we talk about non-traditional Autumn for a minute?Like maybe adding a little bit of blue?...:  

I love this color palette with a splash of turquoise

2013 Fall Decor and a Link Party:  
 If you're brave enough to cut your own,
the fields are full of cotton right now

stunning fall centerpiece by tone on tone with muted colors, antlers, white pumpkins, and white hydrangeas.:  

and if you've got as many deer around
as I do this is a great idea 

This fall color scheme and decorations are just about perfect! So different and refreshing. 

and last but not least 
don't forget your outside decor!!

Every Little Birdie says
From My Front Porch To Yours: 9/16/12 - 9/23/12:  
I'll post again when I finish my 


Saturday, August 20, 2016

I'm back.....

As some of you know 
I've been recouping from 
surgery and haven't had
the stamina or enthusiasm
to go junkin'


When I was in Nacogdoches for my
daughter's graduation
my sister and I hit the cute 
downtown shops

Found the white stand with hooks
in one antique store
It's perfect to hang my creamers on!!

I created this new vignette
for my dining table
using an old clock, my beautiful orchid
in an old porcelain coffee pot, and the hanger

Yesterday my friend Judy and I
hit the estate sales in town

I found (the above) wonderful old suitcase
which inspired me to redo
the top of my entertainment center

Every Little Birdie says
You just can't keep a Junker down!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

When wings take flight.......

Once there was a girl who dared to dream......

God heard her dreams and said,
"This child has the faith and determination 
to accomplish the impossible. 

And He set her dreams on wings to fly!

She soared on those God given wings,
she reached for the highest of heights.
Sometimes star bound, occasionally 
dipping and falling but always rebounding 
to greater heights.

Her wings grew strong and she flew with courage.
When fear and disappointment tried to take her off course, 
she would find the ability to overcome each challenge, 
she would think above the
problem and gain wind beneath her wings 
to lift her even higher.

She believed in the beauty of her dreams, 
she found inner strength, patience, and endurance
to direct her path toward her vision.

And finally, Our Sweet Girl, your dreams
which took flight and soared towards the heavens 
have become your DESTINY !!

You have fought the good fight 
and you have accomplished the impossible.  
We are so very proud of you 
and give eternal thanks to God 
for giving you wings to fly.

SFA Alumni, My Sister Tricia, 1974 and Jennifer 2016

   With tremendous pride, admiration,
 and love from your entire family

Congratulations "Miss Jennifer"
Your future is bright!! 

Every Little Birdie says,
I'm One Proud Mama

Jennifer has always wanted to teach!

 She started college after high school but dropped out when marriage and children came along.  She decided to home school her children through their elementary years, loving every minute of it.  Once they reached  Middle School they started public school and Jennifer started teaching Pre-K at the Early Childhood Development Center in Grapevine, Texas.  Her extreme love for teaching finally lead her back to college in pursuit of her teaching degree.  While juggling the role of wife, mother of two teens, and Pre-K teacher she took online courses and attended evening classes. It took years of determination, sacrifice, hard work, long hours, and a strong focus.

I am proud to say that this weekend our daughter, Jennifer, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree. 

She is starting her new job as a Kindergarten teacher
at Cannon Elementary in Grapevine, Texas
Cannon is the leading STEM school in Texas

Jennifer loves the STEM concept of teaching
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) 

Check out her "Sweet Pea" blog here
 Jennifer created this blog for the parents 
of her Pre-K students