Is this photo a blast from the past or what?!!!
MYADHD, of Monkeys Are Funny, surprised me this week by mailing a box of my absolute favorite childhood sweets!!!!!!!!! I beebopped down the driveway to my mailbox and upon opening it, this surprise- box was just waiting in there! I hadn't ordered anything....? Then I saw thee cutest little red firetruck on the return label...... my very favorite firefighter on the planet sent me a package!????????????
Every Tuesday, at Monkeys Are Funny, Mary has a "special guest." It's always alot of fun to see who she brings back from our past! One Tuesday, I stopped by and Donny and Marie were there. I commented and I can't remember what I said but it was something to do with the fact that I used to love them I think and it brought back my chicko sticks and moonpie days.
It musta stuck in her head because thee other day she said she was standing in the candy isle and before her eyes were my favorite childhood treats. She bought them for me, and sent them all the way from VIRGINIA! How did i get so blessed? Thank you Mary with all my heart!!!!!! And please, if you haven't been by her blog go say hi! Tomorrow after church, ... that moonpie is soooo gonna be history! heehee ( I can hardly wait!) I've made a strategy to eat the chickosticks strrrrretching them out to savor them awhile!!! YeehaaaAAAA!
Then at the revival last night, my dear friend Maxi walks in bearing more gifts! She knows I love chocolate and gardening, so she blessed me with this chocolate mint herb! I had to show it to yall in case you want to make this up for a gift as well. It's soooo cute! She stuck the miniature hersheys in there like it's already bearing fruit! lololol I love it. If you rub the leaves, then smell.... mmmmmm it really does smell just like chocolate! Fat free too; which I need after eating all Mary's candy! lol
Speaking of the revival, we are on night 3.
We've been hearing about Noah, and how awful and evil the times were... that it saddened God so much that He decided to cause the great flood. Everyone but Noah and his family would be killed. Only Noah was blameless and found favor with the Lord. Why?... well the Word says that he did everything God commanded him.* That really hit home last night. That and the fact that Noah built thee ark as God told him, and it had never ever rained before. Now that's faith. Inspite of sarcasm from others, ....who thought he was nuts... a fruitloop... It took him 120 years to build thee ark and he lived on rainless ground, far away from thee ocean. He'd never seen rain! Talk about having faith, and a love for God! --- It re-affirmed to me; that in this day... when people look at me and think I'm nuts... a fruitloop because of my faith in Jesus Christ.... I'm gonna keep doing what He says, no matter what.
Speaking of rain, it's still been raining off and on here. I just walked out and took this picture of the puddleducks doing what they do best: puddleplay. Is "hairdoo" not a looker? I keep telling her it's her crown; to wear it proudly, and never mind when all thee other ducklings laugh and call her names.
This morning, I got a chance to hit a Thrift and Flea. Had a ball and found some fun things inexpensively. This plate squealed "Take me home!" Click on it and take a stroll through the park and stop and pet the horse pulling the flower cart! The back says California Poppy Trails. (Janie from Dixon will want to move into one of the Victorian houses!)
Been hunting bottles to alter for gifts and found a beautiful lot! The antique shaker will be filled with German glass glitter and the patterns cut for altered projects. Those were only .10 each. You can barely see them but two glass prisms are in front of the bottles. Somehow they'll be made into bottle stoppers. If any of you solder bottle tops, please write me!
This is a bottle I made for Phyllis of Blissitydoodah! She loves altered bottles too and this one went to live with her. I used a vintage hymnal to decoupage to the front and tied on a vintage cabinet key, and pinned some antique mother of pearl buttons to the tea stained cheesecloth.
Found the words "pearly" and "flower" and decoupaged those to the bottle neck, and then made a FLOWER out of a mother of pearl FLOWER button. You take a flower stemwire, and loop one end around the shank of the button and twist it, then use floral tape and go around all the wire, and add a couple velvet stems. Walaaa . The inside of the bottle was filled with micca flakes and vintage pearls... it's the kind of potting soil "pearlybuttons" prefer. Pearly buttons grow wild around the potting shed, and bloom by the light of the moon. -- I hope it's still blOOming for Miss Phyllis. heehee
Yesterday, we had some SUN! Could hardly wait to strip the bed and hang the sheets on the clothesline. Crawling into it last night was sheer heaven! Even Myguy noticed! There's just something about crisp sheets dried in the SONshine!!!
I'm off to start washing bottles and play in the craftroom for a little while before the revival. I can hardly wait for it to start!!!!!!!!!
~His banner over us is LOVE!~
(my 10th Scripture challenge verse)
"He has taken me to the banquet hall, and His banner over me is love." Song of Solomon 2:4