Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gray Skies

are gonna clear up
 ' ' ' '
' ' '
' '
after it rains
cats and dogs

but for now
we're inside where it's warm and cozy

Into each life some rain must fall.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
{just not all at once, please!}
Sending up prayers for all of us in the east, especially those near the coast...
for all of you in the south-west where it's hot and dry,
and all of you dear hearts on the west coast
and around the world.

God Bless you all
~ Maria

ps.  Thank you to all who contributed to help my sister with her store name.
She was thrilled to get so many nice ideas.
I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

ideas for a store name needed

A store's name is so important.
My sister, Doreen, is opening up a little shop right in her town called
Fancy That!
I love that name!
She will be selling cupcake wrappers, plates, tiered trays and cake plates
sprinkles, toppers and creative things galore.
It's all about cupcakes and joy!

She needs a little help though, and I thought my blog friends would have 
ideas for the "subtitle" to her business.
She needs something that wouldn't sound as industrial as
"Fancy That, Cupcake Supplies and Gifts"
...rather, something cute, sweet and memorable.

I would just love to pass along some great ideas to her.
I know you are all so very creative and those great ideas will flow like a river!

Doreen misses blogging and visiting you as often as she used to. 
 I know she will be so grateful for your help.

Thank you all so much for being such beautiful friends.

Added information about the store from Doreen:
{"I plan to have beautiful cupcake wrappers, baking cups, embellishments, 
and then cupcake pedestals, stands and other cupcake related gift items.
It's so fun to find sweet little things to fancy up the cupcakes."}

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a cozy teapot

This spring

I didn't want to put away my winter teapot.

so I bought it a summer outfit.

...that makes me smile...

and it keeps my tea nice and cozy!

It will be fun to shop for an autumn tea cozy,
... there are so many to choose from at Dot's Pass Time. 
*   *   *

Trying to spend my time wisely during these final weeks of August
...remembering to rest and stop for tea...

Many blessings to you all

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

He whispers

"The Lord said,
“Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord,
for the Lord is about to pass by.”

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart
and shattered the rocks before the Lord,
but the Lord was not in the wind.

After the wind there was an earthquake,
but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

After the earthquake came a fire,
but the Lord was not in the fire.

And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

When Elijah heard it,
he pulled his cloak over his face and went out
and stood at the mouth of the cave."

1 Kings 19:11-13

~ Listening for His gentle whispers ~
 welcoming the calm and peace into our souls.

Joining Beverley at "How Sweet the Sound"
for "Miracle Makeover" Saturday!


Friday, August 5, 2011

So Sweet of You

I won this beautiful pillow from Rebecca @ A Gathering Place.
Thank you, Rebecca,
for adding something so sweet to my home.

I love the message and it will be a treasured gift.
~ for 33 years, I have followed its advice~

 Rebecca makes the most beautiful things.
My new favorites are her cupcake designs.

 Visit A Gathering Place etsy shop to see more!

Enjoy more of Pink Saturday at Beverly's

My new sweet pillow is from Rebecca at

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

at the heart of a flower

~ Love and Joy ~

can be found in the center.

I never noticed that at the center of a pink begonia is a bouquet of golden joy!

Wishing you new discoveries of the Creator's love and joy


{sweet little begonias from Ann's garden}