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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Did You Hear Me Squeal?

My morning started out as a typical Tuesday morning.  Darbee Rae has a song on her Kids Tunes CD that I try to sing to myself every morning when I get out of bed and open the blinds.  It goes like  Rise and Shine and give God the Glory children of the Lord. I am thankful for the dawn of another day. Then off to the kitchen to visit with my buddy, the coffee pot. Was just sitting down having my morning cup of coffee and looked out back and there was the mail truck in the drive.  Hmmm, maybe today was going to be a special day. I found this on my table on the carport.

I couldn't wait to get inside and see what goodies I had recieved. The package was from a blogging friend, Linda  at Parker's Paradise.  She has become such a good friend thru blogger. If you haven't visited her blog you are missing a treat.  Click here to visit.

This is what I saw when I opened my package.

Linda has a wonderful collection of whisk brooms.  I had showed one I had got on a recent junkin trip and was so proud to have found it.  She shared one of her brooms with me.  How sweet of her and so thoughtful. She also sent me 2 cute kitchen towels in a precious prim drawstring bag and a very sweet angel picture.  I could not wait to find new homes for my goodies.
The broom from Linda is in the middle with Home stitched on it.  Thanks again Linda.  It will always be special to me.  With the purchase of my next broom, I will have to find a new place to display.  Don't you just love to be on the hunt for something.  Yep, I now have a collection ongoing.
The neat little drawstring bag found it's home in my upstairs bathroom.  It will hold extra soap for guest.  Love it hanging on the peg shelf.

The angel picture found a home on my desk in the guest room.  The colors match perfect up there and I will be reminded of my far away friend every time I sit there to write a note.  Thanks again Linda for making me SMILE today.

I was home most of the day and got some of my patriotic decorations out.  I decorate for Memorial Day and leave it out until Fourth of July is over.  Altho I am actually making a few things for myself this year I have had fun "playing house" today.  Was going to share the decor with you but with my special gift that can wait until another day.

I will show you what Mr. P. surprised me with this weekend.  I have always wanted a barn sink so he came in on Saturday and this is what  he had made.
 I love it.  It shows a lot lighter than it actually is.  It is mustard with dark walnut stain over it.  Thanks Mr. P. for  taking the time to make something for me.  Love ya.

So,,,,,, this is a recap of my fun filled day.  Tonight we had WMU at church and the evening just flew by spending time with the ladies of the church.  Hope you all had something to smile about today.  Thank you all for stopping by and for leaving your sweet comments.  Until next time.....


  1. How nice to get a surprise in the mail. I collect whisk brooms at our cottage and hang them across our mantel. I'm always on the lookout for a very different one. Glad you had a great day, Dawn

  2. That was sweet of Linda! She is quite the bargain finder too! I have a few of those brooms too, they are neat, mine have longer handles though. I am hoping to find some with the shorter handles. I also love your barn sink! The Americana items look great! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Morning girl..what great treasures and what a sweet friend Linda is to share them with you..love that pretty mustard piece...hope you are having a great week sweetie...Picket

  4. Good Morning, dear.. What a lovely day you had.. I so love everything you recieved from Linda.. She is one sweet lady..
    You have a kind husband, too.
    Blessings for a continued lovely week..

  5. What a great morning Angela! Thanks for sharing ~*~Lisa

  6. Isn't Linda just a sweetheart!! I love what your hubby made for you...just perfect!!


  7. Wow, what a way to start the day! Isn't it funny how a simple act of kindness can make you feel so good? There were two blessings for sure out of that, as well as those of us who read it. It was a feel good for everyone.

  8. Linda is wonderful isn't she?? I love all your goodies from her. The barn sink from your hubby is perfect!!

    Have a wonderful evening~Becky

  9. Wow! That is some beautiful display piece. Your Americana looks beautiful in it and mustard is currently my favorite color!
    I am so happy that I could make you smile! Really glad I could share with you!
    Linda :)