Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Roses of Inspiration #42

Greetings of love to you, dear friends!
May I warmly welcome you to another Roses of Inspiration.
It is truly a joy to have the party back up and running
and I am very thankful for the lovely turn-out last week.
Many thanks to those who linked up last week
even when it was a full week of Thanksgiving celebration.
Speaking of Thanksgiving,
I hope you, my American friends, had a blessed holiday.

Now let's get the party started. . .

Let's start with some beautiful features.

Roses of Inspiration Features. . .
If you were featured than please feel free to take the "I was featured" button.
Simply copy the HTML code and paste it onto your blog.

The Enchanting Rose

Please do not pin from my site!
Go to the original source and pin from there IF it is okay with the blog owner!

. . . { Baking Inspiration } . . .

shared a delicious recipe for Persimmon Bread.
I have never tried a Persimmon - have you?

shared a unique and oh-so-tasty recipe for a banana and raspberry bread.

. . . { Creative Inspiration } . . .

showed a sweet way to add a personal message to yummy treats.

. . . { Christmas Inspiration } . . .

shared a stunning dress from that was transformed into a Christmas tree.

showed us her darling boots/stockings -
are these not the sweetest!

took us on a tour of this stunning bedroom.

. . . { Christmas Tablescape Inspiration } . . .

showed us how to make candle holders out of pomegranates.

. . . { Beautiful Beads Inspiration } . . .

shared some delightful pins made from beads-
this owl is darling!

If you are new to our party than here are the basics. . .

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You can link up anything that your heart desires. . .
{please keep it family friendly}

crafting - recipes - encouragement
Scripture - devotionals - photography
healthy living - gardening - home living
sewing - crochet/knitting - fashion
beauty - tea time - home decor 
and even giveaways.

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You can link up as many posts as you want
and they can be posts you have written today, last week, last month, or last year.

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There will be fun giveaways throughout the year.
I will simply add up the amount of people who participated in one of the link ups,
write the numbers down on paper and draw the number of the winner.
So if you link-up more than one post you will have a greater chance of winning.
These giveaways will be random

so you never know which link up I will choose for a giveaway.

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Below is a button available for your sidebar
to let others know about Roses of Inspiration.

The Enchanting Rose

Please take a few minutes to visit at least two blogs. . .
everyone loves a visit and comments.
I look forward to seeing what you share
and I will be around to visit throughout the week.
Have fun, sweet friends, and enjoy your day!

Monday, November 30, 2015

A Christmas Giveaway

'Tis the season to be merry :)
I just love Christmas and I love spreading Christmas cheer.
So in honor of Christmas and the joy this holiday brings
I'm having a little giveaway for you, sweet friends.

I don't tell you enough 
how thankful I am for you.

Many of you have touched my heart in such a beautiful and meaningful way
that my life has forever been changed because of YOU!
It's an honor to "know" many of you
and I count it a blessing to have your friendship.

This giveaway will be today, tomorrow, and Wednesday.
I will then announce the winner on Thursday, December 3rd.
I am sorry it's open only three days,
but I want the winner to enjoy the goodies during the holiday season.

Let me show you what you could win. . .

A beautiful Christmas box.

A stunning glass vase with a snowflake jewel on the front.

A sparkly Christmas ornament for your tree.

This sweet frame.

And a handmade Christmas pocket card.

To enter the giveaway:

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Please be a follower of the blog by 
GFC, Email, Bloglovin', Facebook or other.

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Leave me a comment
sharing a special Christmas memory.

The giveaway is open to everyone including the lovely people overseas.

Thank you for enriching my life with your sweetness, dear friends.
May each one of you have a beautiful Christmas season.

Love and hugs!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Each Day Is A Day Of Thanksgiving

Now therefore, our God,
we thank thee,
and praise thy glorious name.
- I Chronicles 29:13 -

My dear friends,
each day is truly a day for thanksgiving,
and each moment of our lives is a moment that we have the privilege 
of thanking our precious Lord for all that He has blessed us with.
It's easy to get caught up in our daily routines and the busyness of life,
but the Thanksgiving holiday is such a beautiful time 
to pause and take a moment to think upon the many blessings
that our Heavenly Father has so richly bestowed upon us.

As I celebrated this sweet and pure holiday I was reminded of not only the physical blessings
such as loving family and friends, a warm home, food to sustain me, a car to take me places,
but also the spiritual blessings.
The third stanza of How Great Thou Art has been playing through my mind
and I would like to share the precious words with you. . .

And when I think that God His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in-
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, 
How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Tee;
How great Thou art, 
How great Thou art.
- Carl Boberg -

Sweet friends, the salvation Jesus Christ so freely offers to us
is truly the greatest blessing of all and during this Thanksgiving season
I can't help but think about the love and grace
the Lord so tenderly wraps around us.

Salvation. . .a free gift-
a gift recieved by simple faith in Jesus Christ.
A gift that is for eternity.

My Lord and Savior gladly bore my sin and shame on the cross. . .
is there anything sweeter and more humbling than that?
How I rejoice and praise His name for such a selfless act.
This Thanksgiving we have so much to be thankful for
both physical and spiritual.

Thanks to God, for boundless mercy
From Thy gracious throne above;
Thanks for every need provided
From the fullness of Thy love!
Thanks for daily toil and labor
And for rest when shadows fall;
Thanks for love of friend and neighbor
And Thy goodness unto all!
- August Ludvig Storm -

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Sale

Hi friends!

I hope you had a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving.
This holiday season has been extra special as I think of all the blessings and gifts 
the Lord has given to us. 
Even in times of heartache and despair there is still so much to be grateful for.

As the holidays take off and get in full swing
I wanted to offer you, sweet friends, a coupon code for my Etsy shop.
Christmas is just around the corner and if you need a little something 
for a friend or family member than Rose Petal Blessings 
may be just the place for you {{smiles}}

Take 20% off your order of $30.00 or more
and please remember that USA residents receive free shipping.

Have a delightful day, lovelies!
My family and I are headed to my sister's home 
for another day of Thanksgiving joy. . .and yummy food :)

Sweet hugs to you!

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Blessings

Now thank we all our God
With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom His world rejoices.
- Martin Rinkart -

The flames in the fireplace are dancing in time
To the hearts of our children at play,
And fragrance of turkey is drifting about
Like the tunes they are singing today.

The pies in the oven are light golden brown
And the pudding is still steaming hot,
The table is laden with delicacies
Brightly set and nothing forgot.

The chores are completed, the family arrives;
Now good friends and relations as well,
And the walls reecho fond greetings around
And nice things we've been saving to tell.

Our dinner is served, and each plate quickly heaped
With the best things that a wife can prepare.
Now voices are hushed and our heads slowly bow
While we pause for a moment of prayer.

As once did the Pilgrims on old Plymouth Rock,
We pilgrims of earth now thank Thee, God,
For all Thy goodness and blessings and love,
For abundance we reap from the sod.

Please grant us perception of beauty and worth.
Help us look at the things which we see,
That learning the value of life and its gifts
We'll be evermore grateful to Thee.
- James W. McLaughlin -

Sweet friends, enjoy this beautiful Thanksgiving season.
May we never forget the many, many blessings the Lord has so lovingly given to us.
I am thanking the Lord for YOU.
Love and tender hugs.

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