8/31/18

Labor Day Sale

The long weekend is here, my friends,
and that means extra time to shop.
Please enjoy the Labor Day sale
taking place in my shop right now.
The sale will last until Monday
so shop away, dear ones.
All you have to do 
is add some handmade items to your cart,
enter LABORDAY in the coupon section 
when you check out,
and voila. . .you save 15%.
No minimum required.
And let's not forget the free shipping.


Here are just a few things
available in Rose Petal Blessings.

- - Zippered Pouches - -




- - Tote Bags - -



- - Autumn Goodies - -





- - Bowl Filler Ornies - -


- - Fabric Gift Bags - -


- - Tea Time Items - -


- - Bookmarks - -


And there is so much more, my friends.
Remember. . .
just enter LABORDAY
when you checkout and you will receive 15% off.

Have a most beautiful weekend!
Love and hugs.
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8/29/18

Get Ready For Pumpkin Season

Advice From a Pumpkin
Be well-rounded.
Get plenty of sunshine.
Give thanks for life's bounty.
Have a thick skin.
Keep growing.
Be outstanding in your field.
Think big.


A very happy hello to you!
Can you believe September will arrive 
in just a few days?
My oh my, where did August go?
The coming arrival of September 
has me gearing up for pumpkins.
How about you, lovely friends,
are you getting ready for sweet autumn?

I have been busy in my craft room
making pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
I thought I would share them with you, dear friends,
along with a tutorial.


To make your own pumpkin,
you will need:

fabric
batting
small glass stones {optional}
cinnamon stick
Spanish moss
embellishments

To begin,
you will need a piece of fabric 
that is 8 x 16-inches in size.
This will give you a fairly decent sized pumpkin.
If you want yuor pumpkin bigger or smaller,
simply double the measurement of the width.
For example, if the width is only 5-inches
then your length would be double so it would be 10-inches.
Make sense?


Fold the fabric right sides together
and sew along the edge to create a tube.


Sew a gathering stitch along the bottom of the tube.


Pull tightly 
and knot the end to keep the bottom sealed.


Turn the fabric right side out
and fill with a few glass stones and batting.
The stones help weigh the pumpkin down.
You could also use sand
or simply don't use anything but batting.


Sew a gathering stitch along the to edge
to close up the pumpkin.


Leave a small opening at the top
so that you can add a little bit of Spanish moss.

For the stem,
gently push the cinnamon stick 
into the center of the pumpkin.



I added a shabby rose
to the bottom of the pumpkin.


Now the fun part. . .
it's time to embellish your pumpkin.


For one of my sequin pumpkins
I added a lovely little cameo
to the center.


And finished it off with some pearls,
glittery ribbon, and a paper flower.


I added a glittery bow to the stem
of the other sequin pumpkin.


And on the center I placed two burlap leaves
and a darling squirrel pin.


I made this pumpkin out of jersey type fabric
and used a vintage doily and flower for the centerpiece.


I also included a bow
and several flowers on the stem.


Next up is this sweet velvet pumpkin.
Once again you'll find a vintage doily on the center
along with a stunning treble clef pin.


This pumpkin is made with charming silk fabric
that has roses all over it.


And finally. . .
this last one I made with the sequin and silk fabric.


Most of these pumpkins are available in my shop
and are sure to add some sweet autumn charm to your home.
Feel free to visit my SHOP.
You will also find several other autumn treasures.

Last week I held a giveaway for a Thrive mascara.
Today is the day to find out who won, my friends.
The delightful winner is:
Andrea Matlock
Congatulations, lovely lady!
You will be hearing from me via an email
and I will have the mascara shipped directly to you.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Your visits always touch my heart.
{{{hugs}}}
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8/26/18

Just Breathe. . .

The quieter you become
the more you can hear.
- Ram Dass -


Join me, friends, for a few quiet moments.
Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. . .
close your eyes for a minute 
and listen. . .
listen to the sweet quietness.

I've poured the tea and served the cake,
won't you have some?


Take this time to simply be still, my friends,
and in the stillness let us turn our hearts toward the Lord.
Let us praise His Holy name.

- - - - -

 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side;
bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
leave to thy God to order and provide;
in ev'ry change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav'nly Friend
thro' thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
to guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice, who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
and all is darkened in the veil of tears,
then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
from His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hast'ning on
when we shall be forever with the Lord,
when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past,
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
- - Kathrina von Schlegel - -


Get lost in the beauty, the stillness, and the peace
of our Heavenly Father.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, 
to the which also ye are called in one body; 
and be ye thankful.
- Colossians 3:15 -


In this quiet moment
think upon the goodness of God
and all that He stands for. . .
love
mercy
grace
forgiveness
gentleness
joy
and so much more.


Sometimes we need to take a few minutes out of our busy day
to just breathe and be still.
Reflection upon Jesus Christ 
is good for the heart, mind, and soul.

Jesus said unto him, 
Thou shalt love the LORD thy God 
with all thy heart, 
and with all thy soul, 
and with all thy mind.
- Matthew 22:37 -

Thank you for joining me,
dear friends.


My soul, wait thou only upon God; 
for my expectation is from him.
- - Psalm 62:5 - -

Have a most blessed Lord's Day!

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8/22/18

Come Bake With Me, Friends....And a Giveaway!

On the menu today
we have peach cobbler bars.


Life is as peachy
as we make it to be.


'Tis the season. . .
that is, the season for peaches.
Sweet, juciy, flavorful peaches. . .
Mmmm!


Ingredients needed:

- - BARS - -
1 package Krusteaz Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix 
1 egg 
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 
2-3 fresh peaches, peeled and thinly sliced

- - GLAZE - -
1 cup powdered sugar 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/2 teaspoon almond extract 
2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350°F. 
Lightly grease an 8x8x2-inch square inch pan. 

In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, and egg until blended
(set aside the cinnamon sugar mix from the box). 


Press 1/2 of dough into bottom of the baking dish. 
Sprinkle 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar topping onto the dough.
 Arrange sliced peaches evenly over the dough. 
Sprinkle 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar over the peaches.


Crumble small pieces of remaining dough onto the peaches 
to create a delicious crumb topping. 


Top with remaining cinnamon sugar. 
Bake 30 minutes or golden brown. 
Cool on a wire rack. 

Combine all the ingredients for the glace
in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. 
Drizzle over cooled bars. 
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
for an oh-so-good treat.


Please know, dear friends,
that I ap-PEACH-iate you!
{{smiles}}

Thank you for the many, many sweet comments on last week's post
"What's in my Makeup Bag."
I enjoyed reading what you had to say
and I want to thank you for the helpful information
that some of you shared.
In fact, "Dots" mentioned her daughter using "Buff Puffs"
and of course I checked them out on Amazon and yes,
I will be getting some to try.
I had never heard of these little lovelies before.
Have you heard of them or tried them, my friends?
A lot of people LOVE them
so I am hopeful and excited to give them a whirl.

- - GIVEAWAY - -

I wanted to have a little giveaway for you.
I want to give one of you
{well, I would love to give ALL of you}
a Thrive mascara.
I love it so much that I want you to enjoy it as well.


To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment
telling me that you would like to be entered.
I will announce the winner Wednesday, August 29th.

And today is the last day to enjoy 25% off your order
at Rose Petal Blessings.
Simply enter FLASHSALE
when you checkout.


Happy day to you!
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8/19/18

Showers Of Blessing

And I will make them 
and the places round about my hill a blessing; 
and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; 
there shall be showers of blessing.
- Ezekiel 34:26 -


There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

There shall be showers of blessing—
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord!
Grant to us now a refreshing;
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

There shall be showers of blessing;
O that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

- - Chorus - -
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need;
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
- - David W. Whittle - - 


It rained, my friends!
It rained here in dry Colorado
and it rained for most of the morning yesterday.
Oh, how it refreshed our dry and parched mountains!
I couldn't help but run outside and soak it in.
Standing there as the rain dropped upon my upturned face
I smiled. . .
I twirled around. . .
and I rejoiced. . . 
Rain, sweet blessed rain.
Indeed, we enjoyed "Showers of Blessing."


He shall come down 
like rain upon the mown grass: 
as showers that water the earth.
- - Psalm 72:6 - -


Blessings and love to you
on this Lord's Day!
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