Friday, May 11, 2012

✿ Happy Mother’s Day ✿

Wanting to wish all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day. May your day be filled with love & laughter spent with the ones that mean the most to you!

I couldn’t be more fortunate. My Mom is amazing! No matter how old I get I will always need her. The best part is now that I am older we are also wonderful friends. She is always there for me, to pick me up, cheer me up, build me up, encourage me, tell me she is proud of me & she has done all of these things for all of these years. She can help you through the trials & challenges of raising a family, she has been there & done that. Or she can share in the true joy of raising a family, she has been there & done that too. Sometimes her advice is the same as it was so many years ago when she would sit on the edge of my bed & tell me that everything was going to be alright. Isn’t that really all you ever want & need to hear?  And those words just sound so reassuring coming from her mouth. Whether I am 4 or 44 & more it doesn’t matter I will always seek out my Mom’s wise advice. I am so blessed. I love you Mom. ♥

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This is a poem that my Mom gave to me on a plaque several years ago. I will never forget it & it will always ring true, it is called:

Don’t Quit~

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 do not quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure 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 victors cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
Its when things seem worst that you must not quit.


For my dear friends that no longer have your Mothers here with you. I am sending out comforting hugs. May the precious memories live in your hearts forever. ♥

Have a wonderful weekend. Until next time, take care.



Winners Of My Village Candle Giveaway!

Hello everyone! A big thank you to each of you who entered this fun giveaway!! I used to choose the winners. Each person was given a number in the order that they entered the giveaway. I took those numbers & entered them into the true random number generator, pushed the button and viola…two winners were born!

The first drawing was for the 22oz Country Pine Cone candle. And the winner is……. Sandi she came over to my blog from her blog The Primitive Skate. Congratulations Sandi! I will be in touch via email to get your mailing address so that Village Candle can get that wonderful Country Pine Cone candle sent to you!

The second drawing was for the 14.5oz Cider Donut candle. And the winner is……… Elisha she came over to my blog from her blog Grown By Grace. Congratulations Elisha! I will be in touch with you via email as well to get your mailing address so that Village Candle can get your yummy Cider Donut candle sent to you!

Here’s what these gals won in case you missed it!

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Country Pine Cone is on the left & Cider Donut is on the right!

The jars, the labels, the lids, the scents…Sandi & Elisha you are going to love them! Enjoy! :)

Thanks again to Village Candle for allowing me to review two of their wonderful candles from their NEW Kitchen Line! It is always such an honor to do so. And so much fun too!

Thank you my friends! I appreciate your visits & your comments so much! It means the world to me that you take the time to stop by!

Until next time, take care.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vacation Photos & Don’t Forget To Enter My Village Candle Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Hope you have all been well. I had a wonderful vacation in Arizona with my Sister. Thought I would share some scenic photos that I took while I was there. Of course it was gorgeous weather. We did A LOT of relaxing in & by the pool. A little bit of shopping , A LOT of gabbing  & played a ton of gin rummy. It was just the pick me up that I needed!

The first photo that I took after I arrived. This is where we spent our days.


Happy feet after our pedicures!


Our little crackling “fire pit” each night.


Our dessert, a Baked Beignet. Yes, we did share it! It was delicious!


We went on a golf cart ride one evening & took some sunset shots.






Just look at the changing colors. The sky was so beautiful!


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A funky water shot that I took while my feet were dangling  :)


Time to fly home. Thanks to my Sister for being the perfect hostess as always. And I got to come home to my wonderful hubby & sweet kiddos! The best of both worlds!  ♥


I had these two Village Candles sent to my Sister while I was there as a thank you gift. Desert Cactus & Canyon Sunset. Perfect candles for her Mesa home! I couldn’t resist taking a photo of them with a real Arizona sunset in the background!

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Speaking of Village Candles….Don’t forget to enter my Village Candle Giveaway! It ends tomorrow night, May 10th at midnight (central time)! Click HERE to see the details of the Giveaway, to leave a comment & be entered!!

Remember there will be TWO lucky winners: One will win a 22 oz Country Pine Cone candle & one will win a 14.5 oz Cider Donut candle!

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I will be using to choose the winners for this Giveaway. And will make the announcement on Friday May 11th…so stay tuned!!

Until next time, take care!