Coming Soon to the Shop


This summer has been filled with travel, gift-making and lots of extra activities and all day adventures. And the shop has been very quiet with few new additions, due to a lack of time to create. I think this is the last gift-making for awhile, (except for some Christmas items, perhaps).

So here’s a preview of the adorableness you may spot showing up in the shop soon!!!!


Such sweetness!


Work in progress!


Who wouldn’t LOVE this at ANY age????!!!!

Autumn Tablecloth


Celebrating the first day of Autumn with this lovely tablecloth from the in-laws. I’m not sure where it came from, but they knew these were my colors!! As a redhead with darker eyes, eyebrows and eyelashes, I look great in these colors and maybe that has influenced the colors I prefer. Although I’ve also always liked pink, and I liked purple in high school. The only color this cloth is  missing is brown!!

But I really love it! Once I put it on the table, I realized I REALLY LOVE it!! :>




So pretty! Happy Autumn!!

Pretty and Unique Tea Cup


Isn’t this adorable? I have to be picky about adding tea cups to my collection because I have so many now. They have to be extra special, like this pedestal-style, pinkish-lavender set I found at a garage sale. Actually my Sweetie found the “tons of tea cups” sale and sent me over…he’s so thoughtful…sometimes.  ;>

So this 75c tea cup has joined my collection, and I’ve even broken it in already!!




Without the flash, I got this cool, shadowy shot I love!


Tea in a pretty cup always makes for a better day!

My New $8 Dress


Over the weekend, my in-laws stopped after church and lunch to look for a new cabinet for their new TV. Bye bye old Napoleon Dynamite cabinet!  While they looked at furniture, I looked at clearance clothing and found some great finds that you are sure to see in future Modest Monday posts. :>

I bought five $8.00 items!!! Who Hoo!!

One of these fabulous buys was this BEAUTIFUL dress!!! My normal size was too big, yay! And I found a size that is a PERFECT fit!!


I just ADORE the special, lovely and feminine touches on this dress: from the flowers to the ruffles, it’s a win!! And not low cut, another plus!!


I can’t wait to wear it!! And my Sweetie wants me to wear it on a date with him. I told him he needs to plan the type of date where I could wear it! ;> I’m all for that!!

An Interesting Sunset View


This summer has been so much busier than I expected, so I haven’t been blogging much. I thought our summer would be fairly quiet after our European trip, and frankly, I was looking forward to that! But, it’s actually been very busy with unexpected travel, a death in the family, birthdays, etc. I’m planning to get back to posting photos from our big trip soon, but in the meantime, here’s an interesting view of an Irish sunset from our very last day! Rain splatters on the mirror and all!

It was a GORGEOUS sunset!!! I really wanted to pull over and take some good photos, but we really needed to get back to Dublin and PACK for our trip HOME!!! Sunsets happen SOOOO much later when you are that far north, so we needed to make tracks!

I’m off to Women of Faith this weekend. Have a great weekend everyone!!

Feminine and Modest Game Day


I’m a Duck. I’m from Oregon AND I studied Dance and Elementary Education at the University of Oregon. I planned to be a wife and mom, but teach dance until then. I did eventually marry at 31 and have taught ballet, tap and Irish Step dancing. I was even blessed with a precious little darling girl for 16 months of her life. But. of course, my life did not turn out the way I planned, but the way GOD planned!

So why am I talking about the Ducks? As an Oregonian and a Duck living in California, I get excited about the football games we sometimes get to see on TV here. Today’s game is the first one for me and I’ve had to figure out the issue of team spirit yet again. I don’t normally wear t-shirts. They’re unflattering and not feminine in any way! I do my best, but ugh! So I went on a search for something more feminine to wear on game days, and found a cute dress! I will have to alter it a bit, as I waited too long and they ran out of my size, and I’ll wear a Haftee underneath for modesty. And I can wear it in support of my home state in general, not just on game days. That helps with the price, and I LOVE green. I showed it to my Sweetie and it turns out he doesn’t really like seeing me in  my Ducks t-shirt. He likes me to look like a girl! Decision made!! So now I’ just waiting for the new dress to arrive! Besides, I wear skirts or dresses most of the time, so it’s great. I do sometimes wear pants that are modest, if a top “hides the hiney,” as another blogger terms it. My goals for clothing are modesty and femininity, as I’m a Christ Follower and a lady.

My Ducks t-shirt is modest enough, but far from feminine, as my Sweetie definitely noticed!! :>

So here’s the dress I’m waiting for:



The package that DID arrive today was my 3rd book to review from Bethany House Publishers by my FAVORITE author!!! Yippie!!!


Look, she’s wearing GREEN!!!

Happy Saturday and GO DUCKS!!

modest mondays 3

Hello to Monday with Lisa Leonard

pleated poppy