Nov 17, 2009


I love this time of year. For the most part, people are friendlier and you see Christmas decorations every where. I start this blog on January 1, 2009. It was my New Year's Resolution. I wanted a place to share my heart. I became an "empty nest Mom" in February of this year. The "empty" part was going to very real for me. So, I wanted to share my heart in a blog. Who knows, many be one day, some one will read it, was my thought.

Now almost a year later, I have made dear friends. Friends who love me just the way I am. Even if that is weird. You never are criticized my ever going collections, you just ask "what don't you collect?"

I am feeling sentimental today, I had three people that I love very much, sick this week and I guess it was harder than I thought to just give it to God. Although, I did give it my best shot.

My daughter, Monique is doing well. All tumors removed and she can still have a baby if God grants her one. My dear friend Sharon, has successfully gone through her eye surgery. She has a few things to worry about yet, but this has pasted. Tonight, I heard from Bunny, she is a little sore but all is well with her. Thank God.

We are so much a like out here in Blog land. There is so much love here and acceptance. We are very lucky. I am still working on the job of Christmas decorating. I feel like I have a good handle on things. It is all so different, because I am doing it all with Noah in mind. This pictures are just a little more peeks at the whole transformation. Blessings to you my dear friends and thank you for every prayer you said on my behalf and on behalf of my family and friends.

There is one more thing I just have to show you, I got a present, for no apparent reason (the best kind) from Rebecca at It is beautiful, it made me cry. I guess, you have figuired out that is easy to do. I also want to show off the necklace I won from Heidi at These two ladies, I just love. They are the best. Thanks for letting be a part of your life!


My Vintage Treasures said...

Can totally feel the spirit!!!

Arts and Herbs said...

Lovely to hear that your daughter is going to be all better, that's a nice Christmas present to start with. It's too warm for November here, so it wouldn't feel like Christmas is coming, if it wasn't for your beautiful blog !

Brialee said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out and join my blog! You are getting me in the holiday spirit big time with all your lovely pictures! :) I don't even begin decorating until after Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Dear Martha....Lovely snow falling! It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You are doing an awesome job on your blog. Wasn't that the best resolution you ever made? Or one of the best, anyway! Have an awesome day! Sincerely, Susan from

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Martha, you are so sweet and sentimental. I am glad to hear that your daughter is well and now it is in God's hands; best wishes to your friend after eye surgery; and so glad to know that Bunny is fine and recuperating. Good luck with all your decorating. What lovely gifts you received and well-deserved. Blessings to you, ;) Tammy

Claudia said...

Hello Martha, I am so glad to hear your daughter is free of tumors and healing well - and that your friends are better. Congratulations on your gifts - you deserve them, my friend.


Just Me said...

Martha, everything is so beautiful at your place. You are making it a "dreamy Christmas". So thankful everyone is doing better. As always, special thoughts going your way. Hugs and glitter, Patti

Unknown said...

Martha, what a beautiful post!

Your decorating is just dreamy . . . everything is placed perfectly. What really caught my eye was that rose teapot! Oh my! What a treasure! I love your use of red too . . . it really pops and showcases the things around it.

Your blog is looking beautiful too, Martha! I love the falling snowflakes . . . too much fun!

I'm glad to hear that your friends and loved ones are doing better.

Thanks so much for sharing!


Kelly said...

I'm so pleased all your special people are doing well!
I love this time of year it really brings the best out in people xx
Your decorations look lovely, Can't wait to get started on mine xxx

Lots of Love

Kelly xxx

Lisa said...

Lovely Christmas! Heidi is such a sweetie! you are a lucky girl! I need to post my lovelies from you! I have the dress and pin hanging on my wall you can glimpse in a few pics!
Hugs, Lisa
love your Christmas look here!

Tara said...

I'm so happy to hear about your daughter, it's wonderful news! I'm glad your other friends are doing well to. It looks like you've been busy with the Christmas Decorations. It's harder to decorate with a toddler around that wants to get his hands into everything! I recognized Rebecca's cookie cutter, what a sweetie she is to send it to you, but you deserve unexpected gifts! Congratulations again on winning the necklace. I hope your week is going well, and please come by for a visit tomorrow when I have my Name Party, I'd love to have a visit from you!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I am glad that you started blogging so we have had the chance to meet you. You are a sweetheart.
I love all the Christmas decorations.
I was so happy to hear that your daughter and friends are doing well.

Hope your week is going well.


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just found you tonight through Bunnys site and so glad I did.
Your site is so sweet and I can so relate to things that you posted about. I too have found a lot of lovely ladies in what we call blogland.
Glad I found you

Eileen said...

I love all your decorations. And I'm so glad to hear your daughter and friends are doing better. I will say a little prayer they continue to do so. Blessings to you.

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