Monday, May 29, 2023


 Patriotic holidays are normally the time when we enjoy picnics, bar-b-ques, football games and other outdoor events.

But sometimes......... it is a time of quiet and reflection.

And enjoy a peaceful dinner on the porch.

As we observe Memorial Day, I am thankful to honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives to keep our country free. I am thankful for a Savior who saved me from the punishment I deserve and gave me the free gift of Life eternal.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast
 (Ephesians 2:8-9).


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Monday, May 22, 2023

Mother's Day flowers

 Mother's day has just past. But the beautiful arrangement that my daughter sent still graces the table.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Wildflower Falls



September 12, 2023


Denise Hunter surprised us with a fourth edition for the Riverbend Romance series. This wraps up the story of the Robinson siblings, only to find a fourth one.

When Charlotte Simpson's mother passed away, she and her step-sister inherit the horse ranch her mother ran.  Charlotte's mother would never reveal who Charlotte's biological father was.  But it was Charlotte's deepest desire to know who he was.

Gunner Dawson takes the temporary job as the horse trainer. He travels from one job to another. Never letting the grass grow under his feet. But when he meets Charlotte, he somehow lets his feelings get in the way when sparks start to fly.

This is a stand alone story, but it does touch on the other stories along the way. There are so many emotions going on. Charlotte is trying to not hurt anyone, but it is hard not to hurt everyone. Family, compassion, forgiveness, and a romance round out this tale. As always Denise Hunter is a master at writing well rounded characters. Her stories never disappoint. 

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Royal Albert Tea

 I have always loved this pattern

I used to pick up Old Country Roses years ago when they were still made in England. It sets such a beautiful table.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Dublin Georgia?

Yes Dublin in Georgia! I never heard of Dublin, but we soon made our way through this unique hometown USA.

Wonderful clock in the middle of town. It was in front of what used to be the Carnagie Library, which is now the Dublin Museum.
This monument was in honor of those who fought in the Civil War. It was quite impressive. The Dublin Museum sits behind the statute.

We were allowed to take pictures inside the museum. This was a grouping set up like a parlor room from the late 1800's-early 1900's.

Antique crazy quilts were draped over the furniture. They were very impressive.

Betty Page was the curator at the museum. She was very helpful in filling us in on the history of Dublin. We mentioned that there were some very beautiful homes in the area. She told us that as a child she lived in the big white house that was now a Bed and Breakfast.
We drove back by to take another look ~
Wow, can you imagine growing up here??

I love visiting little towns around the country. I find it interesting that many of the small towns look very similar. Their little "town squares" are so quaint and reminiscent of a simpler time. We live in such a fast paced world now, we sometimes miss the roses along the way.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

In the Pink


In the Pink Afternoon Tea is so delightful.

I found this lovely Paragon pink teacup at an Antique Mall on a recent trip.

White chargers and pink depression glass dishes.

The lace tablecloth is vintage as it was a gift from my Mother over 40 years ago.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Overcoming Father Wounds


This book. written by Kia Stephens, covers the hurts, rejection, abandonment of 'father wounds.' There is much I can relate to, as my father was basically absent during my formative years. Kia has researched this subject well. It is a resource that will help women discover the wounds they have experienced over a lifetime. 

The book is practical and helpful, as Kia shares honestly from her own life experience. It is often hard for a child to let go of past hurts. But Overcoming Father Wounds definitely gives a compass to follow in a very real way. Finding direction via a biblical view is not only healing but growing in moving forward in faith.

"The good news is, for every woman who's ever contemplated what it would be like to have a different father, whether real of imagined, there's an exchange that is possible."

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Net Galley and the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Sweet Baby Roses

With the arrival of Spring, I love to set my table with Sweet Baby Roses.

Baby Roses are that pure breath of beauty which add color and fragrance to this season of blooms.