Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year....

 It certainly is something exciting about entering into a new year.  Each new year is like a gift wrapped with many possibilities.  Happy New Year to each and everyone of you!  

Smiles♥

Beverly

Saturday, December 24, 2011

merry christmas....


It is Christmas Eve, and a beautiful Christmas Eve it is.  Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you!  Blessings and joy abundantly is my prayer for you.  Merry Christmas!

Smiles♥

Beverly

Thursday, December 8, 2011

for the love of christmas....


The tree is dressed and the excitement of Christmas is in the air.  Hello all, I hope each of you are enjoying a beautiful week.  It certainly is a busy time of year for so many of us.  Last evening Honey and I went in search of Christmas lights.  If you have followed me for sometime here on the blog, you know how much I love all those pretty twinkling colorful lights, simply wonderful!  Christmas is certainly a special time of the year!

Tomorrow I will be making a trip to the market in search of some lovely red delicious apples, some for eating and some for oven drying for apple cinnamon potpourri.  I missed making them last year and was determined to do so this year.  Once the slow process of drying the apples is done then the real fun begins.  I then add to the apples...cinnamon, apple spice potpourri oil, cinnamon sticks and a few small dried pods. Once all ingredients are added, I place it all in a bag and shake shake shake.  Once the shaking is complete I the potpourri in a pretty bowl. The wonderful smell of these apples certainly say Christmas and last and last.  If the smell fades simply add a few drops of potpourri oil.  Click here for complete instructions on drying apples. I hope you try it. :)

Continue to enjoy a lovely week each and everyone of you♥

Smiles♥

Beverly

Sunday, December 4, 2011

thank you.....

I am indeed thrilled to be a part of the beautiful Discover Paper 2011 Holiday Guide.  After receiving the notice and seeing this lovely guide filled with the most beautiful and talented paper artist and crafters my very heart leaped.  You must take a look at this beautiful Holiday Guide.  I promise it will not disappoint.


Thank you so much Discover Paper, a sweet Christmas gift for sure.  Click here to visit the guide.  Enjoy a lovely Sunday and a beautiful coming week my friends♥

Smiles♥

Beverly

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy thanksgiving....


Honey and I jumped out of bed this morning with much anticipation of putting the turkey in the oven.  It is Thanksgiving eve!  I can imagine you too are making a list and checking it twice making sure you've not missed anything. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family dear friends.  We have so much to be thankful for, indeed so much.

As a tradition at our house we set aside time to allow each person to give personal thanks.  I want you to know that I am truly thankful for each of you.  I hope you really know just how special you are, quite special I must say.  Enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving Day each and everyone of you.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Friday, November 18, 2011

a lovely one......

 Wanted to take a moment to wish each and everyone of you a lovely weekend!  I indeed do have plans for a restful one after a very busy week.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are certainly excited around our house.  Turkey, stuffing and all the fixings, oh yes. :)  I promise to be back with more in a few days.

Take care dear friends.  Enjoy a beautiful one.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Sunday, October 23, 2011

delightful moments.....


Hello to each of you!  Oh I know it has been a while since I was last here and cannot believe how time simply flies.  The moments have been filled with lots of little things and a few big things too. :)   I hope you are enjoying the season.  I tell you I am enjoying this season to its fullest.  The leaves with their golden hues are beautiful as ever. Some of you may recognize the photo above.  It was taken a few seasons ago and is as beautiful as ever this Autumn season.  The tree stands right outside my studio window.  Its leaves are beautiful and golden in Autumn, and blossoms with pretty little white blooms in the winter.  Visiting Nan's lovely blog "Letters From a Hill Farm" she had the most beautiful quote of Autumn.  It read "Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits".  How true of this lovely season.  If you have not visited Nan's lovely blog, I invite you to do so.  There you will find a wealth of knowledge, beautiful reads and book reviews.


Winter knitting has begun as request from family and friends for warm chunky scarves are made.  When it comes to knitting I love the intricate patterns, but for winter scarves I keep them simple but pretty.  I have a half a dozen to be knitted in the coming weeks and expect even more request.  When it comes to knitting, all I need is some sweet music, candle light and tea and I am good to go. :)  I also have a lovely triangle scarf/shawl on the needles which I hope to finish not long from now.  Knitting is one of those little delights that make me smile.

Continue to delight in the things that make you happy and I promise to do the same. :)   Take care dear friends.  Will chat with you soon♥

Smiles♥

Beverly