Saturday, May 8, 2010

~ Happy Mother’s Day ~ Happy Spring ~

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far! It has been chilly but beautiful here lately. I don’t mind grabbing a light jacket. We even had a thunderstorm one night, I slept like a baby!

Colleen and I did a swap and boy, did I get lucky! She sent me some of her Spring Salt Dough Bowl Fillers! I was like a kid on Christmas opening up my box and then opening up all the darling little bags of fillers she packaged up so cute!

I got most of them displayed already, I couldn’t wait! Here are where some of them found homes. Believe it or not, I will need to post a couple more pictures when I get them ALL displayed! Thank you Colleen for your sweet gifts! I will enjoy them for many Springs to come!

Here is my doughboard with two of Colleen’s salt dough flowers~

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My little beeswax bunny fits right in~

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Here are her “Primitive Welcome” fillers. Crows, Pineapples and stars~

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These are her bees and beehive! Aren’t they the cutest! Instant Spring!

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Now, I need to keep the Spring cleaning and decorating going! I have to say, I am in the mood! Time to refresh and renew my displays inside and out!

I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy Mother’s Day! May you all spend the day exactly as you wish! And don’t forget to “take a load off”! You have earned it!

I would like to share a poem that my Mom gave to me when I was in high school. I am sure I was going through what at that time in my life seemed like a “rough” time. My Mom always knew what to say, she always knew just what to do. And this poem has rang true throughout my life, even more so now with a family of my own. I hope some of you find inspiration in it as well~

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


I have referred back to this poem so many times to get me through whatever challenges I may have faced.Thank you Mom, you are one of the greatest blessings in my life! I love you!


Until next time, take care.



  1. What cute displays, Sarah!!! I always love seeing pictures of your home. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!! :-) Fondly, Rachel

    What adorable treasures!....and I like where you put them.

    Hugs, Karen

  3. You always put together such lovely displays Sarah!

    Happy Mother's Day!


  4. Happy Mother's Day, Sarah!

    It's such fun to see my little creations so lovingly displayed in your home. They look so sweet! Enjoy! Enjoy!

    And that poem is a definite keeper :)


  5. I always enjoy visiting your blog! It is very warm and inviting! I love looking at new pics of your home. always nice.
    Have a good day! :-)


  6. After seeing you'r doughboard I just had to tweak mine. Lovely gifts!


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