French Plates, Burlap Chalkboard Tags, Photography and a Coffee Sack

Thanks so much to all of those who left comments for my hubby on his Guest Post! Even though it was rainy and dark here this past weekend, I saw sunshine on his face, several times, while he sat in front of his laptop. I knew exactly what he was reading. :-)

It’s almost been a year since I started this blog. (mental note: have a giveaway on May 26th)
The wonderful world of blogging has really allowed me to “enjoy the life of my time”. So many fantastic people, so many beautiful & interesting blogs.

One of which, is the
Old Painted Cottage. Jennifer and I exchanged goods & services recently, and I couldn’t be happier with the sweet little plates that arrived on my front porch today…

I want to use them either in the Kitchen, or the Dining Room…not sure yet. I love having stuff like this to think about….thank you for cultivating my creativity Jennifer. :-)


I also received these darling little burlap/chalkboard tags from Grace at Coastline:

I used them in the Kitchen, on the baskets that I have in my open cabinets…

Grace (noun) 1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity Grace- your name, most certainly, defines you.


I have also been chatting with a woman named Karen, from Georgia, who was kind enough to send me this (and several other) burlap coffee bean sacks…

I can’t wait to create things with them! The one in the photo above may end up in my Office as a bulletin board. Of course I wouldn’t actually want to clutter it up by pinning anything to it. How could I? Look at the beauty in its color, texture and black, stamped type!

Karen, your gift quickened my pulse, made my heart sing and put sunshine in my step yesterday. Thank you for being the bright & shiny person you are.


You may have noticed the button on the side of my blog advertising Kelly Ann Studio.

She is a tremendously talented photographer, located here in Alabama.
I recently received this 8×10 print of her work titled, “Heartpages”…

Thank you Kelly Ann. You have created an image that relays a wonderful message. From different perspectives, the view can often look very different. I will be reminded to search for the beauty in everything, every time I look at your “work of heart”.



Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.

~David Thomas

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