Saturday, March 29, 2008

Random Shots of Happiness............

Good Morning Dear Blogging Buddies~

Hope you are having a beautiful day. The sun is in it's full glory, with the birds chirping and a gentle breeze blowing. My spring bulbs are slowly emerging from the chilly soil, in an attempt to say, "welcome spring." Soon it will be time to assemble my patio into the private oasis that I so crave, but until then, I am enjoying the little things inside my cottage.

This morning I was wandering around my home, admiring the way the sun beckon's me into each room, seeing things in a different way. That inspired me for the title of todays blog, Random Shots of Happiness. The few shots I've taken, are special places in my home, that just make me happy whenever I walk by them. They are little "still lifes" that resonate a mood or a feeling at different times of my life. They just make me smile!

Being content in the simple things clears the way for contentment in the big things that really a warm home, a beautiful family, food to eat, clothes to wear, things I so often take for granted. I am often reminded of the blessings I am given everyday and humbled by God for His blessings to me and my family. It is my prayer that you, too, are reminded of the blessings He gives all of us. A reminder to worship the Creator, and not the creation,

"for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21

Have a beautiful day!!!

xxxooo Ruth

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Daffy's....

Hi Everyone~

Happy spring! I hope all of you are doing well and had a blessed Easter. It's been awhile since my last post, but I thought this adorable arrangement of mini daffodils would make up for it. I just can't help but smile everytime I look at them. (They actually smile back at me!)

It is so very warm and seasonable today, 59 degrees and sunny. It's the kind of day that I love sitting outside and just letting the warm sunrays soak into my very being. It is energizing and medicinal at the same time, and so good for the soul!

I hope each and every one of you is having a wonderful spring day, and make sure you take time to smell the daffodils!

xxxooo Holly

Friday, March 7, 2008

Feeling the Need for Spring!

Feeling a little antsy and craving the outside was the inspiration behind the decor of my mantle in my family room...hmmmm...looks like I have summer more in mind!

I love seashells and pinecones together. Reminds me of my summers in Long Beach Island....

Hope you are having a great day!

xxxooo Holly

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Easter Bunny Find at Michaels

Sweetest Little Easter Find at Michaels Craft Store...

I was at Michaels Crafts yesterday and found this ADORABLE little bunny..isn't he sweet?
Could not resist, so he HAD to come home with me and meet all of my other Easter buddies.
Hope you have a Michaels near you...they have really cool stuff for the home, too~
xxxooo Ruth (Holly!)