Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Taking a Break

Dear blogging friends

I'm taking a short break and going to enjoy Easter with my family.  Be back soon.

Rhondi xo

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tea Party Tuesday

Welcome to my tea party.  I am so glad you were able to stop by today for a cup of tea.  I picked some flowers from the garden just for you.
Since it's almost Easter I got out my bunny tea set.  My cute little bunny teapot only holds two cups of tea so I hope you come one at a time today!

Bunny sugar bowl
and bunny creamer.
A blue striped tea cup

Put it all on a wicker tray and we have a perfect little Easter tea.

The weather has been so beautiful so I thought you'd enjoy sitting  on the front porch today.

I just didn't have time to bake anything to have with our tea today, but I do have some Oreos and they are great to dip in our tea, so I'll just go in the house and get us some.  You can enjoy the spring flowers that are blooming in my garden and I'll be right back!

Rhondi xo

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pink Saturday

Look what I just bought...pink boots!
Aren't they cute?  Just perfect for gardening.

I got them at Target and they happened to be on sale.  My lucky day!

Don't they look cute sitting by the back door?

For lots more pink posts visit Beverly who hosts Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Rhondi xo

Friday, March 26, 2010

Playing With Spray Paint Again

The day was warm, the air was still.  A perfect day to spray paint! 

I covered the seats with fabric left over from a project years ago.



I'm in love with this color!
Rhondi xo

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday

My list of what I am thankful for today is short and sweet.
Today I am thankful for:
the days being longer so we can go for a walk after dinner
our son painting the deck (I'll show it to you when it's done)
fresh flowers picked from our garden
the magic of spray paint (I'll show you tomorrow)

What are you thankful for today?
Rhondi xo

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Tea Party Tuesday

Hi!  I'm so glad you came to my tea party today because I want to tell you about a very special person in my life and how tea at her home had a great influence on my life. The person is Aunt Lottie, my dad's older sister.  It was Aunt Lottie that started me on collecting my Dainty Blue china.
She had a wonderful collection of tea cups and whenever we went to visit she always used them for tea.  I feel so fortunate to have a couple of them.

Aren't they beautiful?
So let me tell you about my aunt.  She was always so loving and caring , but there was a particular time in my life when she was an even greater blessing than usual. I lived fairly close to her for a few years when the children were young and often when we needed an outing, we would  just drop by to visit unannounced. She was always so happy to see us and stopped whatever she was doing and put the kettle on for tea. Then she would get out her bone china cups and saucers and we would sit at her kitchen table. 
She ALWAYS had a fresh baked batch of chocolate chip cookies and she always had time to stop and have a visit. For a young mom who desperately needed some adult conversation, it was heaven!

I can't remember what kind of a teapot she had but I don't think it was anything fancy. 

We would chat about all kinds of things, how the children were doing, how her ministry to all the ladies in the apartment building across the street was going, and how the rest of the family was.  There was always this little plastic loaf of bread with bible verses which the kids loved to pick and have her read it to them.
I have such fond memories as a young child, then a teenager and then a young mother with children of my own of sitting at her simple kitchen table, with her fancy cups munching on chocolate chip cookies enjoying the peace that filled her home and  feeling so loved.   Thank you Aunt Lottie..
So come sit at my table, munch on some chocolate chip cookies and have some tea from one of Aunt Lottie's teacups and maybe I can make you feel special and loved the way my Aunt Lottie did.  After all, you are special and I do love every one of you.

Rhondi xo

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Wash Day

Monday is wash day at my house.  I often hear people complaining about doing the wash.  This lady doesn't look too happy about it.  Do you remember these washing machines? We had one like this with a wringer  when I was a little girl and I was always worried I would get my fingers caught in it.
Wash day here is so easy.  No hauling water and bending over.

No  beating the clothes clean with a stick.
No carrying my laundry a long distance and then have to wash in dirty water.

All I have to do is sort the clothes, put them in the machine,  pour in soap, and press
" start".  When it's done I just pop it into the dryer and listen for the buzzer to tell me it's done. If I get the clothes out of the dryer quickly I don't even have to iron them!

Easy shmeasy laundry day, so no complaining okay?

Happy Monday
Rhondi xo

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring!  I'm so glad you're here!

Rhondi xo

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

This week  I have talked to several people whose family members don't get along.  One had a sister who never spoke to them.  Another had a father who was very uncaring.  Another had a mother who was constantly putting them down.
So today I am thankful for a family that like each other.We all get along well.  Our kids call us and keep connected with each other even though they live miles apart. We look forward to times when we can all be together and we genuinely love each other.  That is a gift.

What are you thankful for today?

Rhondi xo

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

One Day At a Time

Our lives are made up of a million moments, spent in a million ways. 

Some are spent searching for love, peace and harmony.   Others are spent surviving day to day. 

But there is no greater moment than when we discover the most wonderful truth of all: we have within ourselves the power to be fully satisfied and live a life with true meaning.
One day at a time-

we have that ability, through cherishing each moment and rejoicing in each dream. 

We can experience each day anew , and with this fresh start we have what it takes to make all our dreams come true. 

 Each day is new, and living one day at a time enables us to truly enjoy life and live it to its fullest.

These words were written by Regina Hill and I read them on Kim's blog Daisy Cottage when I first began my blog.  They are encouraging and true and I just wanted to share them with you today.

Rhondi xo

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tea Party Tuesday

Hi.  I am so glad you came for tea today!  I just finished picking some daffodils for you!
And I made some lemon squares.

The yellow teapot just seemed to say "Use me today."
I got a couple of mugs for us, blue and white of course.

and lemon for those of you who don't like milk.

and I put it all on the wicker tea cart
and rolled it in front of the window in our dining room.

Then I moved the dining room table over against the wall and got two of our dining room chairs  for us to sit in.
We can enjoy the sunshine coming through the window
and have a view of outside as we drink our tea today.
Just having a cup of tea and a chat with a good friend like you is my idea of the ideal way to spend an afternoon.  Thanks for coming to my Tea Party Tuesday.

Rhondi xo

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