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The Fray- Never say Never

Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars

For my 200th post please enjoy a few sweet words written by:
Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.


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My Favorite Things chose *me* for friday favorites!

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Molly, thank you! Very cute post!



oh, j. crew. that is the total of everything that i want!

i always get an instant thrill when i open my mail box to find a *new* j. crew catalog, especially the fall issue. i love fall clothes! but after my instant high, i get an instant low. as soon as i open that first page, i get in a depressed mode. i know this sounds dramatic but it really does happen. there are so many things that i want but i cant afford.

my current j. crew wish list {well, some of it}...


{quilt of the week}

I just love this small patchwork... they are about the size of a quarter. It would be a perfect blanket for a picnic. Too old to use now but still has the vibrant colors to enjoy! My other quilts!


{quilt of the week}

Today's quilt is a crazy quilt and it's a favorite of mine. I must admit, I do have a lot of favorites though! It has soft pretty colors and it's a great size. It's just perfect when it comes to snuggling up with. It's thin but not super thin. I actually can't cozy up to this one too much since it's starting to frail in some parts. I can admire it though and I do!

Link to my original {quilt of the week} post if you have any to share!


Just a sec or two.. that's all!

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Please vote daily until 8/31.

Team Boo!


my {next} home project!

I was inspired by this picture....

Isn't it pretty!!!

I thought that maybe I could do this with some of my vintage hankies.

Ya.... they look a little messy. Sorry about that! I really adore my collection of hankies. So, I have some issues. How am I going to use them without hurting them? I don't want to cute them nor glue them! I was thinking I could pin them??? What do you think? I don't like the idea of putting small holes in them either though! Do you know of a strong tape that is used for fabric?

I have some hoops, just want to get a few more.... and I need to figure out what wall I want to display them on. After all is done and finished, I'll show you how it all comes out!


movie weekend!

saw this tonight!

seeing this tomorrow!



{quilt of the week}

One of my favorite things are quilts! Thanks to my lovely grandma, I have a nice little collection of vintage quilts going! She has a HUGE collection {which I often drool over} but she enjoys giving me one or two every now and then!

This pink one shown is very old and was the first quilt my grandma ever gave to me. I loved it so much and I'm pretty sure I reminded her often. I was in a "butterfly" phase at the time and thought the quilt should be mine. It's very fragile... I was so happy when she decided to trust me with this oldie!

Quilts are so beautiful and cozy. I admire all the hard work and the love that is put in to them. I also love thinking about the history of my quilts... who used it, who made it, where has it been, where did it come from, what has it gone through!? Some are shredding to pieces and I know they've been around the block a few times.

I'm going to try and do something new and display some of my collections, starting with my quilts! I'll call it "Quilt of the Week" ... if you want to join in, please do and tell your friends to as well! I would love to see all your beautiful collections and hear any stories that you have about them!

I would love to know where you keep them, how you display them, where did get them? Whats their story! Why are they special to you?

Link your quilts here...



Okay, it's not that serious but I need urgent help!!!!

Here's the scoop:

I'm going to Vegas this weekend with 4 other girls. One just turned 26 yesterday and the other turns 30 a few days after we get back.

So, the other 3 of us wanted to do something a little special for them while we're there. Probably get their dinner but we all probally will give them a little gift individually as well and thats where I need YOUR help.

We are all new friends so we're not super close... just in the stages of getting to know each other.

I dont want anything over the top or expensive. Something just sweet, thoughtful and creative.... Something small and different, no what I mean?

One of my friends is going to give them a card with a Starbucks gift card inside but I just wanted something a little more special than that.

Would love to hear your thoughts! Would realllly appreciate it!!! Gift ideas and/or any ideas on how to make them feel more special why on our girls weekend in Vegas.

Like I said, we are leaving for Vegas in 3 days so I cant get anything online. Its something I have to go pick up and buy or put together myself.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. xo.

PLEASE give me your ideas.. i know you all have them!!!!

my purse story

it resembles a rooftop but my husband said a bird. men.

okay. so here is my purse story. in May i bought a purse that i thought i liked... but it turned out that i didnt really like it as much as i thought. so, by the time i got back home from a trip and wanted to return it i couldnt find the receipt anywhere! i kind of put it off... in hope that it would turn up but it never really did.

then online i found a new purse {at the same store} that i REALLY wanted and got the great idea, "i can just take my purse back and exchange for the new purse since i can't find the receipt"! brilliant! ...but when i called, they said my purse was now on sale for $40 when it was originally $88. i didn't want to do that when i knew i had the receipt some where! i looked everywhere for 3 days straight and couldnt find it.

just being curious... i acted as if i was going to buy the purse online so i could see how soon i would get it and what the whole total would be. well, after doing that, it showed that it was on back order for 2 months!!! i didnt like that idea at all because i wanted it now {of course}.

so, i called up the two stores in my area. one of them didnt have anymore but the other one said she had 2 left. i thought.. "i gotta find that receipt because i have to go get this purse now!!!"

after searching and searching and searching, i said a prayer and guess what? God is good. i literally found the receipt within 30 seconds!!!! and... just a side note: what is so interesting to me is: EVERY SINGLE TIME i lose something and i pray, I ALWAYS, ALWAYS find it... ALWAYS. but why didnt i pray sooner!!!! like 3 days sooner.

i grabbed that receipt and rushed {with a smile} to the store. i looked everywhere for my purse but couldnt find it. then i got the idea that maybe the girl looked up the wrong bag. i was hoping she found the right purse because what if i came all the way here for nothing. then, out of the corner of my eye, i saw the 2 purses that they had left laying on their counter. it was a happy moment.

the purse was a lot bigger in person that i thought so i didnt know if i was going to like it but i LOOOVE it!!!

the exchange didnt pay for the whole thing because my new purse was more but it payed a good chunk so it all worked out well.

so, here's my purse. love it or hate it. it's not something you would see every day which is why i like it. i don't like buying things that you see everywhere.


Blogging for BLISS!

Oh, hello there! Welcome to my little nook in this bloggy world!

Today is ArtsyMama’s Blogging For Bliss Blog Party to celebrate Tara Frey’s new book Blogging For Bliss!

Artsymama has asked us to share how our blogs came to be and what it means to us...

I love decorating and making my home feel comfy cozy and I accidently ran into a blog that caught my attention..... Warm Pie, Happy Home ! After looking through her blog for hours {and hours and hours} I was hooked! Ruthie inspired me in so many ways!

I started my blog not knowing what I was going to do with it {still don't really}. It's just a bunch of randomness... but it's my randomness and it's fun having this sweet escape!

There's so much creativity, beauty, love and support from all over the world! I have made some really great friends in here and I truly hope to keep making them!!! Genuine friends are hard to find!

Thank you for stopping by... please come back anytime!

God bless you! xo.


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Loved this movie and the soundtrack and everything else about it! 500 days of Summer! Such a sweet, happy, sad movie!

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