Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Smiles

Where did my weekend go? 
It has been another lovely and productive weekend. I am sad it's almost over, but next weekend my daughter and her friend are coming for the weekend, so I have something to look forward to! 
I found myself smiling a lot today. Smiling at the simple things in life that I thoroughly enjoy. I thought I would share a few of them.

My beautiful Miranda sent me a text of the photo she took with her new Insta Camera. She is in love with it! It's similar to the old Polaroids and takes the cutest little pictures! Of course, when the subject is this beautiful, it doesn't matter what kind of camera you use...:)

I went down to my Aunt Loretta's this morning to visit for a few minutes and get a few pieces of fabric she picked up for me. One of them is this awesome black and white with city names from all over the world. See Prague there on the left? That's Miranda's dream destination. She is hoping to move there this year to teach English as a second language. I will be making her something from this fabric to take with her if she goes...:)

Leaving Aunt Loretta's house, I stopped and picked a few branches off her red bud tree to put in a vase. 

I love the color of these tiny blooms!

I had fun covering this lamp shade today. I needed a larger bedside lamp and I had this one in the closet. It needed a shade, so I purchased a plain white one at Wal Mart for $5. It was a little too plain though, so I got creative today. I used some crocheted lace from my stash. It was thrifted at some point. I also used a little mustard gold burlap and a couple pieces old earrings to create the center of the rosette.

I love the way the lace looks with the light on,,,,so pretty!

I got a new B H & G yesterday and am looking forward to sitting down to look at all the beautiful decor inside...:)

I lit a candle on the table earlier and was instantly enchanted with the reflection on the calendar. So pretty...definitely made me smile.

I finally remembered to take down the Valentine's day clipboard  artwork and print something new for spring. You can see some more of our newly installed trim here too!

Here's a closer view. I am so ready for spring!

I went to a Memorial Service for a dear man today. He was the husband of my former Sunday School teacher. She is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever had the privilege to know. It was one of the sweetest services I have ever attended. He was 95 years young...:) His birthday was the day before mine so he was exactly 50 years and 1 day older than me. Such a precious man and such a pillar in our community, I smiled through my tears many times throughout the service. 

When I got home, my cousin across the road invited us over to eat. They had a cookout so it was outdoors. We have had amazingly beautiful days this weekend after a cold week. It was so nice to sit outside in short sleeves. I was sitting under the oak trees and looked up to see a beautiful crescent moon peeking through the trees at me. I tried to get a good shot, but that was nearly impossible with my iPhone. You get the idea though.,...another smile for the day!

And the last smile for the day is this delicious lemon blueberry bread my sweet Mama baked today. She made some banana blueberry last weekend and it was so delicious. I mentioned at Aunt Loretta's earlier that I would like to have some more so she baked this one today, I am about to go lightly toast it in the toaster oven and spread a little butter on it for a snack. We indulge a little more on the weekends that through the week, so I am looking forward to this yumminess! 

I hope you smiled many times today. And, I hope this week gives you many reasons to smile as well. Have a beautiful week my friends. Thank you for visiting!

Until next time.......


  1. I will sleep peacefully now that I have read this post. Smile!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful and productive weekend Vicky!

  3. Lots of smiles here! Love the pic of your daughter, such a pretty girl. I really like how the crochet pieces look on the shade, I might have to give that a try for my bedroom! Have a good week!

  4. There is a big smile on my face right pearly whites are showing :) Vicki, I gasped when I saw your lace lamp's gorgeous!!

    And speaking of gorgeous, your daughter is quite the beauty...just like her sweet mom :) Happy Monday! Hugs

  5. Dear Vicky, I am blessed to read of the tribute you wrote about your Sunday school teacher! These are the things that matter...
    You did a great job on that lampshade, and I really need to look at doing a project like that one! Now, I will need to go thrift store shopping...
    I hope you have a lovely week! My daughter said they finally got some warm weather also.
    Love, Roxy

  6. You daughter is such a pretty girl. I think it's funny that they've brought back something like polaroids. My daughter is enthralled with them.

    I'm glad you had a good week, Vicky :)

  7. I have seen those camera's.. they look so neat, in fact I almost bought one for my daughter at Christmas, but couldn't make up my mind.. ha.. so fun! Your lamp shade turned out lovely! I think we indulge more on the weekends around here too.. :0) Have a great week! -Tina

  8. A beautiful daughter you have Vicky! Love all of your craftiness too but now you have me sitting here, wishing I was eating a piece of that delicious lemon blueberry bread. Cheers.

  9. Oh Vicky, such a sweet post. Your daughter looks so much like you. She's beautiful! Love the fabric! Can't wait to see what you do to it. Our redbuds are blooming too. The blooms are adorable. I like your lampshade too with its fabric flower. Nice! I'm ready for Spring too! We had a nice warm Saturday then bam! Winter again. I spy Sadie! She looks good on your gallery wall. :) and lastly, my mouth is watering thinking about the lemon blueberry bread. I want some!!
    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  10. Somehow I missed this Vicky! Your Miranda is such a beauty. Wish we have barbeque weather, instead of waiting for another storm tonight. Sounds like fun. I sat down with my coffee and new copy of Southern Living this morning, one of my guilty pleasures, getting lost in a magazine. Enjoy!

  11. Love your lampshade, and your daughter is just beautiful, That lemon blueberry bread looks delicious and is making me hungry. Lemon and blueberryare a match made in dessert heaven.

  12. Oh Vicky!! Such a beautiful and creative home you have - I just love all the beautiful touches you've added and the lampshade you covered is simply lovely!!
    The new fabric you added to your collection is so striking - I love all the names of the cities:)
    Hugs and love to you and thank you for your very dear comments on my blog - I always enjoy reading them!
    Love, Kelly-Anne

  13. I love the lampshade! I have seen these before and have always wanted to do one myself. Just lovely! Have a great Friday :)

  14. What a sweet post! I have never heard of that insta camera but I want one! I was looking for a picture to put in a new little frame and realized that everything is on my computer! I have to send it off to be printed...what a pain! That camera would come in handy. Your daughter is beautiful! I just LOVE your lampshade! I have a whole pinterest board called I Need to Fix My Lampshade. This looks perfect! I have two of those old clipboards....what a cute way to use them. So nice that you have family so close by to be able to stop by and go to eat there. Also I am envious of your nice weather!!

  15. My BH&G just arrived too. We both need to find some time to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy every springy moment within it! XOXO

  16. What a pretty daughter. My oldest daughter is 19 and she loves the old Polaroid cameras.. I know she would love to have an insta camera. Pretty vignette on your table. I'm so ready for spring!


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