Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Counting Our Blessings - Link Up!

I love counting my blessings. Do you? For me, it helps to remind me that God is there for me - blessing me in big and small ways. Really, are there small ways? I don't think so when they make you feel better and you see God's hand working in your life. I'm so thankful for God's grace and all His many blessings!!

7.  I know it's past Valentine's Day, but I wanted to share some of the decorations that I put out this year. I have favorites that I've had forever, it seems, that I always look forward to seeing each year. First is my centerpiece that I put on my dining room table.

I painted those ceramic bears quite a few years ago and I still love them.

This is my display on my side table in my living room.

Here's my Valentine gift from my hubby! Isn't it adorable? It reminded me of Mitzi when I saw it and it's so soft. Don't you love the little, red heart on it's paw? I just love this little puppy.  What a blessing to have a hubby who knows exactly what will thrill my heart.

8.  Speaking of puppies - look at this girl.

Can you stand that adorable face? She was sitting on my lap and looked up at me. Thankfully, I had my camera at the ready and snapped this picture. She blesses me more and more every day!

9.  I finished my gingerbread ornament! I'm so happy with how it turned out. I'm going to use some gingerbread fabric on the back to finish it off and I'm hoping I can do a pretty ribbon finish around the edge. I enjoyed this so much and it was a good project to get back into my cross stitching.

10.  Hubby got me a couple more gifts lately. I have been wanting a 3-tier rolling cart for awhile but I didn't want to pay the Ikea price. One day I got an email from Sam's Club and they had the carts for $15.00 less! Now, that I could get behind. Plus it was a beautiful teal color. So, hubby and I went off to Sam's club and I got a cart.

This has been such a blessing!! I have loaded it up with my art journaling supplies and roll it from room to room, depending on where I want to work. It rolls very smoothly, even on our carpet, and I love that I can have all my supplies at the ready.

We went to Wal-Mart another day and they had a bunch of their plants marked 1/2 off. I got two African Violets for a total of $1.75 and then found this beauty!

I do love cactus and this guy was only $3.50! It has a ton of little babies and I'm so thrilled to have it. I haven't had a really large cactus for a long time because they are always too cost prohibitive for me. It was such a blessing to find this guy!

What are your blessings? Please link up and share your blessings!! Be sure to grab my button and share it on your blog - I really appreciate it.

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Aww, can tell you, Mitzi just blessed me right now.
    I am blessed to have a loving husband who does so much for me and the household. Picking up the slack, where I am no longer able to do things due to pain.


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