Monday, November 25, 2013

A thankful heart ~

As I thank the Lord each night in my prayers,
I am reminded of all the precious blessings He has given our family.
No, things are not always perfect around here,
and I don't share all that here....
but when you get down to the nitty gritty,
no matter how tough things get,
no matter how many trials and tribulations we have been through,
our family is truly blessed!!!

I created the image below just for you...
a quote straight from a Veggie Tales video
out little Noah (now almost 16 yrs old) used to watch!

I have to show you these beautiful elf shoes that
Beth of Gathering Dust created
she has a beautiful way of putting them together, don't you think?
I think they are just GORGEOUS!

And what have I been up to?
We had a precious house guest this past weekend...
Clara came to spend the night Saturday and helped me decorate our Christmas tree
and put out the Christmas village....we had the BEST time together!!!
I normally don't put the tree up before Thanksgiving but my parents
are coming into town this week and
next weekend will be so busy visiting with them ~ 

Here's the fruit of our labor!!!

Doesn't everyone have a Christmas village surrounding their TV???
It was the only available space I had and guess what?
Our precious granddaughter Clara didn't mind at all!!!!

She just loved helping me set it up and playing with it ~
These truly are the things that memories are made of.

I'm working on an order for ten rose petal sachets that has made the studio
smell like a beautiful garden!!!
And we're also working on TONS of soap orders as well ~

I hope you are doing so good and
thank you so much for stopping by to see what I'm up to ~
Happy Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,


marda said...

Your tree looks so sweet and why not already? I'll be working on Christmas d├ęcor starting Tues. probably. I've been out of commission for over a month with a bad back, so it's going to take me a looonnnggg time to do what needs doing. Family all here this year. I haven't put out my Christmas houses for some time. I finally made room for them a few years ago, thinking my grandkids would be thrilled.... NOT!!!! So not going to bother this year!
Glad your soap business is still booming, and the little elf shoes are a pure delight. I've been thinking about trying my hand, but so far I've just been thinking!!!!
You know that bug a boo of trying new things????? Have a wonderful week.

Theresa said...

I am itching to get the Christmas out... I'll do it Friday:) Love your sweet Clara, what a joy to have her to help with the decorating! Enjoy your day dear Dawn, BIG HUGS and Thanksgiving blessings!

Shabby Sheshe said...

Good morning! It's always so nice to stop by and see what you've been up to!i hope you have a blessed day!

GigiBeth said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations! Tell Gloria and Don I love them!

Dorthe said...

Dearest friend,
as you already know, I so adore your tree, that Clara and you decorated so beautiful,- it is alwayes a beautiful moment seing your christmas tree ,every year,-as I so love you fill it up with lovely handmade items, inbetween the old pieces.-Gorgeous on the table with the Holy Family beneath.
Love to you my precious friend, and congratulations on all your orders Dawn- I`m so happy for you.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

jeanniemc said...

Loved the post today! The tree made me smile and the village is awesome! So happy for all your orders--I think its so cool when someone can do what they love to do...Hugs, Jeannie

Vee said...

The look on Clara's face...priceless! I had to pin your is gorgeous. The village adds a lot of pizazz to the tv center. I like it!

Brigitte said...

I love following your blog. Your words are always inspiring and you create beautiful art!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

Beth Leintz said...

Oh Sweetie, I've had so much fun making shoes. It seems like the more I rummage through my stash looking for embellishments, the more ideas I get.

The picture of Clara decorating the tree is absolutely precious.

Did you make the ornaments for your tree- I'd love a closer look...hint, hint...


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