Thursday, May 29, 2014

5 Things I Love About Dad For Father's Day

Having little ones in our lives is such a sweet joy.
Whether they are your kiddos or your grandchildren,
you can always create something memorable with them.
And Father's Day is the perfect time to make a simple yet sweet gift for dad
or grandpa by using their precious hands :)


All you need is some card stock, a brad, marker for writing, scissors,
and of course a sweet little hand for tracing :)

Trace your cutie pie's hand.
Cut out five hand shapes from card stock.
Ask them what five things they love about their daddy or grandpa
and write them down on each hand.



Poke a brad through all five hand shapes so that they can easily be fanned out to read.


Make Father's Day special for that wonderful man in your child's life.


Have a glorious day, my friends!

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back,
nor a sail to take us there,
but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Gift Of Friendship

My dear, dear friends, thank you for the beautiful and precious anniversary wishes.
My heart was about to burst with joy and gratitude from all of the kind words
that each one of you shared.
Each one of you is a sweet gift and I am thankful for YOU. 

Friendship is a priceless gift
That cannot be bought or sold,


But it's value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold -


For gold is cold and lifeless,
It can neither see nor hear,


And in the time of trouble
It is powerless to cheer -


It has no ears to listen,
No heart to understand,


It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand -


So when you ask God for a Gift,
Be thankful if He sends
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,


But the love of real true friends.
~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

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I am very thankful for my blogging friends!
Have a delightful day.

Don't forget about the 15% off coupon at
Today is the last day to use the coupon code
MEMORIAL.
Just enter it when you check out for 15% off your entire purchase.
And in case you missed it, there are several new items in the shoppe :)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

I Am My Beloved's, And My Beloved Is Mine


Seven years ago I walked down the aisle on the arm of my Dad
while wearing a delicate wedding dress, and holding a bouquet of 17 white roses.
You are probably wondering why I carried 17 roses. . .
well let me tell you, my darling asked me to marry him on the 17th of December :)

Join me as I tell the tale of our wedding day through pictures and music. . .
(Click on the music for sweet enjoyment as you scroll down)





Charge to the Couple. . . 
Proverbs 15:1 - 17

1. A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: 
but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:
but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5. A fool despiseth his father's instruction:
but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6. In the house of the righteous is much treasure:
but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:
but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD:
but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9. The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD:
but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
10. Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way:
and he that hateth reproof shall die.
11. Hell and destruction are before the LORD:
how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12. A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him:
neither will he go unto the wise.
13. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14. The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:
but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15. All the days of the afflicted are evil:
but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16. Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

It is only by the grace of God that I have been blessed with such a special man.
He is my true love, the beating of my heart, the man I admire - he is my home.
My heart is so full of joy and gratitude to have seven years with my darling.
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine.
Song of Solomon 6:3a


Have a blessed Lord's Day, sweet friends!

* * * * * * *

A nation that does not honor its heroes,
will not long endure.
Abraham Lincoln

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
Francis Marion Crawford

Thank you to the men and women who have and still continue to fight 
for our country and our blessed freedom.
It is because of YOU that we enjoy the freedom that we do.

Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
Wallace Bruce

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Special At Rose Petal Blessings

Good evening, my dearies!
I hope your Saturday has been extra sweet :)

I just wanted to let you know that I have a special going on at
Enter the coupon code MEMORIAL when you check out
for 15% off your entire order.
Plus free shipping is offered to all USA orders.
This offer is good until Tuesday, May 27th.

And did I mention I just listed a bunch of new items on the shoppe?
Let me show you. . .

Lovely tea towels.


Plush and pretty hand towels.



And fabulous new tote bags.



Blessings to you, friends!

Mourning The Loss Of A Precious Blogger

My dear friends, 
I have some very sad news. . .


I have just been to Marilyn's blog 
and was heart-broken to see she has passed away.
I have never met this precious woman in person,
but did have the privilege of knowing her through blogging.

She was a kind-hearted lady who would always comment on the hymns I shared
and would then tell me she was going to play that hymn in church the next Sunday.

She knew the Lord as her Savior so it is a sweet joy knowing she is now sitting with Him.
She will be dearly missed by many!


If you have time, friends, please stop by her blog 
and leave a note of encouragement for the family.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Let's Reveal Our Mugs - Link up

Good morning, dearies!
Today is the start of the long weekend - yay!
Do you have any plans?
We are not doing much as the forecast is calling for rain all weekend long!
There is something special taking place on Sunday, 
but you won't find out what it is until then :)
Whatever you do, my sweet friends, I hope your weekend is beautiful.

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It's now time to reveal our mugs.
There were 25 dear ladies that joined the exchange and
once again there were ladies from Canada, Australia, Scotland, Germany, and England.
It is a blessing to be able to meet new friends from around the world
and I am always so thankful for the ladies that join.
For those of you with blogs the link-up is at the end of this post.
As you scroll down enjoy looking at what the ladies without blogs received.

Lets have some fun. . .

Sweet Claudia sent me a charming mug all the way from Germany!
I eagerly opened my package and was delighted to find delicious sounding teas
as well as a German mug.



I can't wait to try both teas - one is a Pansy flower tea.
I have never tried that before :)
Thank you, dear Claudia, for the generous and beautiful items!
My heart is richly blessed.
You can visit Claudia at her blog


I was privileged to send a mug to a precious lady in Australia.
I met Belle through the exchange and through emails we have become friends - she is pure joy!
Here are the items that I sent to her. . .does the mug and mug rug look familiar?


Lauren was given this extremely pretty mug from Jennifer.
The tea towel is just too cute - I wonder if Jennifer embroidered it :)
Lauren has a blog where she shares beautiful pictures along with precious Scripture.
Since that is all she shares she thought it best to have me post her photo,
but you can go visit her at
Your heart will be blessed by what she shares.


Look at these lovely items that Susan received from Lynn!
I am still ooohing and awwwing over everything!


Betty got this pretty mug from Susan.
I see chocolates among those goodies. . . 


Gina got these beautiful items from Ida - love the chicken theme!
I bet that candle smells delicious!
Gina has a sweet blog, but is rather busy right now so wasn't able to get her post ready
which is why I'm sharing her photo,
but if you have time, please stop by her peaceful place for a visit.


Christine got this feminine mug and beautiful items from Belle.
The blue on that mug is simply lovely!


Lynn was blessed with this gorgeous mug from Debby.
The sweet little figurines are for a Fairy Garden - isn't that wonderful!


Adria was given this darling snowman mug from Gina - I love the Winter scene.
She also got a DVD - perfect for a cozy night cuddled up on the sofa :)


Jennifer got this wonderful mug from Linda.
I am loving the card and the Suisse Mocha sound delicious!


Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who participated!
I hope you were blessed :)

Have a wonderful weekend, lovelies.
Hugs to you!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quilted Mug Rug

Take a moment out of your busy day
and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea out of your favorite mug.
And don't forget to use your mug rug :)


Wait. . .you don't have one?
No worries, here is an easy and quick tutorial on how to make your own.


Items Needed:

scrap fabric
batting
sewing machine
thread
scissors
measuring tape

Cut out two 5-inch squares.


Place right sides together
and sew around the entire square with a 1/8-inch seam allowance.


Cut down the center of the sewn squares.


Then cut again down the opposite center 
and you should have 4 pieces like the below picture shows.


Iron the 4 pieces open and trim the pointy corners off.


Place two squares with right sides together and sew together.


Sew the two strips together and you'll have your square.


Cut one strip of fabric that is 5.5-inches x 3.5-inches,
another strip of fabric that is 5.5-inches x 2-inches,
and 2 strips of fabric that are 8-inches x 1 1/4-inches.

(measurements are taken from using a 1/8-inch seam allowance)


Sew the two shorter strips onto the ends than iron open.
Attach the two longer strips and iron open.

Place the square onto the batting and sew 1/4 inch lines up and down the square.
(I did not want the backing quilted, just the top, so that is why I did it this way.
If I were quilting a bigger piece I would have quilted the front and back).


Trim the edges.


Cut out a piece of backing the same size as your square
and place the backing and square right sides together.


Sew along the edge and leave a small opening 
so that you can turn your mug rug right side out.


Turn right side out and sew the small opening closed.


Add a pretty touch by pulling some embroidery thread through the center


and tying it into a knot.


Iron the creases out and you're done :)




Blessings and hugs to you, friends!
Looking forward to tomorrow's mug reveal :)
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