Saturday, December 10, 2011


 I have nothing deep and thought provoking for you today.  Um... as opposed to the millions of other days when all I post is hard-hitting journalistic material.

(Well, maybe except for the fact that Adrain dragged us all out of bed at the butt crack of dawn this morning so we could go see the Lunar eclipse.  I discovered that my hoodlums ask entirely too many questions requiring an intelligent response at 5:00 in the morning.  Now I'm brain-dead and will be, for the entirely of this day....I'm not exactly a morning person.) 

Anyway, I gravitate toward uncluttered, non-fussy and traditional styles most of the time.  Except when I like colorful, whimsical, or eclectic things. 

I know.  I'm a mystery.
 I had a bunch of pine cones in this old wooden tool caddy that I found while perusing an antique mall with my friend Kristin a few months ago.  It was kind of boring me.  Just a tad.  So, on a whim, I tucked some cedar and juniper sprigs into it and now I'm madly in love with it.  Who knew that's all it would take!  Tiny tweaking... fresh greenery... lovely.
 And that's what I came here to share with you today.  Pretty pictures. 

Happy Weekend... what's everyone doing this weekend?  Did anyone else see the Lunar eclipse?  Isn't it amazing God made that?  The moon was covered with fog and clouds last night when we first set out, and my sweet son bowed his little head and prayed that God would let us see it, and that very second, the clouds moved and the sky cleared... like crystal clear... and we had the sense that He loves it when He gets to show off His handiwork.  It was a fun moment.  Even though I was half-asleep, that is.  


  1. I do love pretty pictures and yours are always the best! sigh..

  2. it is prettyish indeed!!
    & you ? a mystery? you are too funny!!rise & shine woman, rise & shine!!

  3. Isn't it amazing what some greenery will do? Super cute! I always cut some and put it in the chandelier above our dinning room table. I love how it brings the outdoors in!

  4. love the pinecones in your wooden caddy...and the Christmas bokeh.....figuring out how to do that this year.

    we didn't see anything at 5 am this morning...our eyes were closed!!!

  5. love the tool caddy
    I want one:)
    and yes..His handiwork can stop a heart
    when we take time to notice
    and I smiled when you said
    the but crack of dawn...I say that too
    happy weekend

  6. It was cloudy, so we couldn't see it, but we would have had to be up at 1am here in Australia to see it apparently!

  7. Heard about the lunar eclipse but didn't get to see it here in southern England (sigh). Love your little caddy and the photo of it with your tree in the background is so beautiful. Very inspiring...

  8. He sounds like fun. Can't see my man caring to do anything at the butt crack of dawn except......well you fill in the blank;). Love your pretties...those pics were gorg. Did ya get my text last night? We were at the boathouse. I was thinking so much of you.

  9. I have to say, I'm in love with your photos, they are stunning. What is there not to love.

  10. So cute!! I agree, it looks much better with pinecones and juniper.

    I didn't see the lunar eclipse. All I saw was the inside of my eyelids!

  11. you are simply a joy to read every day. Thank you for your authentic and vulnerable posts for your readers to be blessed by.

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  13. Love the picture and the idea! I may just steal it!! Did not see the lunar eclipse, because down here in Southern Cali, we had rain! Yep you read that right! I treasure the "seasons" we do get, and so I stayed warm and cozy in bed!

  14. I missed the eclipse, I did see a pic that was posted on FB. Does that count? Saturday evening, we were traveling to a party and we watched the moon rise. It was huge and glowed orange. I marveled at His handy work and how He holds it all in place. A marvilous plan - for each of our lives if we let Him control us just like he does nature.

  15. I like to sleep in too. I hate it when people wake me up early.