Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sponsor A Child!!

Hi my dear Friends,

I just received a letter from my little girl, Joselin, that I sponsor in Nicaragua. I've been in partnership with Compassion International for almost 4 years. I've just gotta tell you all, this little girl has brought so much joy to my life. I've never met her, but our hearts connect.

These children need our help! Financially, and more than that spiritually. For just $32.00 a month, you can change a child's life. That child will get food, education, medical attention, and thru your letters, love and hope. I waste sometimes more than $32.00 a month, and it's just $l.lo a day.

Please comment, and even if you can't make a commitment today, will you say a prayer, and ask God to guide and direct you in this matter?

Thanks, and God Bless you all.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Delish...Yummy .... Fruit Cocktail Handpainted bowls

Handpainted bowls with my own Fruit Cocktail Candle....yummmm

Alls I can say is YUMMY!!! These delicious bowls are handpainted by ME! I'm not an artist by no means, but I must say they are very cute. The paint is baked on, so they shouldn't wash off, but I would still handwash this bowl when it's empty!! The blue cornflowers are just what you need for a spring pick me up. Both bowls are filled with my popular "FRUIT COCKTAIL" fragrance, topped with yummy fruit that I also handmold. Strawberrys, blueberrys, chunks of apricot, peaches and blackberrys make this bowl of fruit delish!

They look so cute out on your counter, but make sure they don't get eatten!!

Have a wonderful Sunday........It's snowin' here in KY, we've started'm pumped for the Lord and for spring!

Blessings to all my wonderful friends....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm Inspired

Key Lime Pie Tarts

My oh my, so many of you ladies inspire me. I mean it...the talent out there is incredible. I am enjoying reading your thoughts, looking at your talents, watching your flowers grow, and gaining weight(not enjoying that lol) just looking at all the wonderful recipes that you make. Another wonderful thing is making new friends. One person can not have too many friends, that's for sure.

I'm going to soon be posting soon some pics of my new candles in handpainted bowls ( that I hand painted. ) They have turned out so cute, if I must say so myself.
Sugar Plum Tarts/Blueberry Tarts/Strawberries in the Snow

Picture taken by Cathy @ Cobblestone Farms
You can shop at Cobblestone Farms and purchase these unique candles.

Please leave me a comment on what is your favorite spring/summer fragrance?

Here's a few tarts to leave you with.....have a wonderful Friday!


Monday, February 16, 2009

It's A Girl

The picture of Ashley on the phone is when she was telling her big sister Audrey what she was having.

Yes, it's a Girl. My daughter Ashley is going to be a mother in June. I was privledged to go to the ultra sound. Baby girl is active and growing. The proud parents do not have a name for this little sweetie, but I guess it should be a beauty. My lil' booger will now have a little girl cousin that she will be able to be good friends with. I know as they grow, they'll share secrets, and do fun girl stuff, maybe play Barbies like their mama's did when they were little.
The Fabric is what I plan to make little one a quilt out of. She needs some "bling" and color . I'm thinking of either a log cabin or a 9 patch, what do you think?

Cute sayings I can remember my little ones saying so long ago: I took Audrey to a fast food chinese place, placed my order then went to sit down, she said, "mama, I thought this was suppose to be fast food". Ashley randomly said one time as we were driving down the road, "I'm gonna color my hair red, and change my name to Ariel", she was about 6 years old then. Then Zach, we went to McDonalds, they weren't really too friendly, He said " and I thought they said they like to see you smile" he was about 6 too. Kids really do observe, so be careful what you do and say, you just might be reminded sometime.

Have a wonderful week in the Lord and God Bless.

With Blessings and Love, Linda

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kindred Spirits

This is John O'Banion, son of one of my most beloved friends, Betty. John's music is found on my song list. He passed away 2 years ago, 2 days shy of his 60th birthday. His tragic death was complicated by an accident that happened to him in New Orleans years ago, leaving certain damage done to his brain. He was an passionate singer, actor, friend, father, husband, and son. Although John and his family made his home Hollywood, his terrific mother makes her home in a small town in Kentucky, a neighboring community of mine. Betty is my "Kindred Spirit" friend. Although she's thirty something years older than me, I couldn't ask for a sweeter friend. This beloved friend of mine prays for me, share jokes and laughs with me. We've shared recipes of tweeking candle making and other crafts. She is a very giving person, and I'm a better person just for knowing her. If you want to read more about John, just google his name, John O'Banion. Andy Williams, Johnny Carson, and several other people is worked with. He became a big name in Japan, even now, his is well known and loved by the Japanese people. Please listen to the two songs I have on my tunes. (#1 and #7 on my playlist)
Most of all, remember the special people in your life now, give them a call, drop them a note, or if they've passed on..........light a candle and just remember...............<spanPhotobucket src="" border=0>

Monday, February 9, 2009

Oh What Fun!

I have had a ball, reading and finding out about all the wonderfully talented people out there. I'm learning, and would appreciate any constructive imput and help. After all, I not only want to tell you what's going on in my live and the people that I am closest to, but I want to be an inspiration to others too.

I decided to cut loose and paint a pie safe that I bought 17 years ago when I got married. I've had it in my main restroom all this time, holding lots and lots of, after so many ladies inspiring me to Get With It, I decluttered and painted. Now ladies, I couldn't get too daring with my paint, so I painted a solid black. Please let me know what you think.........


Friday, February 6, 2009

My Beautiful Grandbaby

A Big thank you to Audrey.....She's tring to keep me on track and up to date with my blog. She's my talented daughter, Extension Agent for my community, and also the mother of my beautiful grandbaby. She also is the owner and bow artist for "Lil Booger Bows".

One thing I must admit, my blog does not show my true talent or personality. I look at so many other blogs and am so impressed by how much the blog reflects the peoples personality. I just don't have the knowledge to create on the computer, but I'm not giving up! I haven't figured out how to juggle my public work, family life, creating wonderful candles, being a great mom and grandmama, serving the Lord and having a great blog. Someday, the Lord willith, it will all come together.

Thanks for sticking with me, and hopefully with practice I can inspire you from my little part of the world.Photobucket

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Enjoy your new signature mom!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's Cold Outside!

Took a break from everything other than concentrating on my new job! I love it! I am so blessed to have found a public job in my tiny little community, working for the school system. I'm now secretary of transportation and maintenance. All the people are fabulous, and it's so good to be close to my son, daughter, and grand baby.

Anyway, I'm planning some great new scents in candles, tarts, and yummys for the spring. Let me hear from you what fragrances your looking for, and then I'll tweak it to make a super unique scent or look.

Thanks for visiting my little part of the world. Oh, and visit Miss Cathy Cobblestone, she's opening for 2009 today! Blessings to you for a prosperous New Year 2009!!!
I'm really looking forward to your spring time harvest for beautiful flowers!!