Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It only takes a Sprig or two...

...of some beautiful Forsythia (real or fake)...
...to make the warm days of spring seem ever so closer.
It snowed AGAIN today - but next Monday - 73 degrees!
Come on Spring!
Hope your Spring Spruce-up is well under way!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Time for a "Spring Spruce-up"...

O.k. friends - Spring "officially" begins this week (never mind the sleet/snow that is falling right now)!
I'm ready for Baseball and Pansies and the smell of cut grass. 
I'm ready to open up the windows and let in the fresh air.
And I'm ready to change things up a bit in the house.
A little change always does me good!
So I'm gonna start with my entryway...seems like a good place to start!
I finally erased my "peace on earth" from my chalkboard...
I added my sweet egg wreath - kindly gifted to me by my dear friends at CFS.  I attached my lil' wooden polka dot bunny to the right side...
Time to get out the chalk...
I found this saying that reminded me of exactly what "spring" means.
I put my turquoise bunny in my glass greenhouse...
I added my grass and my burlap shaded lamp...
Kept my bargain rug and yard sale baskets as is and well...
there you have it...
My "welcome spring" entryway!
What are your "spring spruce-up" projects? - I'd love to know!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saying Goodbye to Papaw...

Hello friends, sorry I've been gone for a while. 
Just a few days shy of my 42nd birthday I lost my beloved Papaw Jodi. 
He was 88 years old.
Yes, I know - that is a wonderfully long life.
But... I will miss him terribly.
I have been so blessed to have had all FOUR of my grandparents for this long.
Each of them so very instrumental in my life as well as my son's life.
He has been loved tremendously by his great-grandparents - what a gift to have known and loved them like he has.
Alzheimer's overcame my Papaw's mind and after nearly a month of no sleep - his body just gave out.
He was a fighter and he never lost his spirit.
I'm certain that many of you have been affected by this terrible disease and I understand the heartache, the emotional, financial and physical toll it takes.  I totally admire my grandmother and my parents for the unending love and support they showered my grandfather with. 
I just ask that we all continue to remember and pray for those who are suffering from this heart-wrenching, debilitating disease as well as their amazing caregivers. 
Oh, what incredible strength they must have to endure this journey.
I love you Papaw - and I'm so thankful for the 42 years I got to love you back. 
May your precious mind and body rest peacefully in the presence of God.