Friday, May 27, 2016

Yesterday's God Moment

Do you believe in luck?
Chance? Happenstance? Putting out good energy and getting back good in return (as opposed to bad energy and bad returns)?  Karma?

I don't.

I believe that very existence is by design.
For a purpose, a reason.

I believe in God.
In His ever present love and intimate interaction in our lives.

I also believe in the devil.
In his ever present hate for God's creations and his strong desire to destroy us.

Yesterday evening, these 2 pulls on my life came together in what I call,
A God Moment.

This morning, instead of sharing this with you, my family could have been arranging my funeral.

BUT GOD....

I had to go to the neighborhood drug store and it was raining.  Not just a shower, but intermittent buckets of water pouring from the sky.  Now, while I have fun with the kids in the car, I am actually a very careful driver.  Especially in bad weather.  There is a sharp, mostly blind curve on the road near our home.  I almost always slow down for this curve.  Mainly because people think that there is no speed limit on country roads.  (But yes, there is).  Yesterday, as I was nearing the bottom of the curve, I got an irritable itch on my right shin.  The kind that makes you try to rip your skin off.  The kind you can't ignore.  So I took my foot off the accelerator, but did not stop, and bent to scratch the itch, which pulled me a little to the right.  Just then, a car came FLYING AROUND THE CURVE crossing the double yellow line.  It swerved back to it's own lane, and continued on it's way.

But I stopped.  Stopped to thank God once again for watching over me.  You see, if I had not slowed down and pulled right, I would have been in the middle of that curve, and that speeding car would have hit me head on.  I know that I know that an angel pinched my leg.

I'm trying not to cry as I write this, because while I know that God loves me, moments like this remind me....

GOD LOVES ME!

There are many moments like this in my life.
Not luck.
Not karma.
God moments.

I bet there are many in your life too, if you just keep your eyes open to recognize them when they come.

Share with me your God moments in a comment.
I would love to hear it.

Be blessed,
Debbi

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Contentless Post

Are you a blogger?  Or have an online sales presence with all the social media bells and whistles?
I do, and I hear so much, so often, about content.
You must post good content.
You must share good content.
Well....I've been sick for 4 days, in my pj's all day, lounging on the sofa, and my mind is a cold induced mush....no content there today.  So, without anymore ado....
here's to a contentless post.
Just for fun, because everyone needs a good laugh.







Laughter is the best medicine.
Be blessed,
Debbi

Monday, May 23, 2016

Decorating With Handmade

What is your decor style?  Shabby chic? Rustic? Traditional?
Would you like me to tell you what looks great with every style?
Handmade.
Adding handmade decor to any style brings a uniqueness to your home that you just can't find in any big box stores or factory made furnishings.  A little touch here, and little touch there, and
VIOLA'
your home is uniquely yours.  Here's a few great ideas to get you started.
(If any links are available, you will find them under the pictures.)



Isn't this a great way to create mood lighting in a room?  Stop at any flea market and scoop up some old ladles.  Bend them and mount them on a piece of wood, add a candle...and perfect.  Use wonderfully white chippy wood for a shabby chic look, or use rough wood for rustic, and smooth painted wood for a more traditional look.  A great and easy DIY project.




UHL art






No home is completely "you" without an original piece of artwork that represents your style.  Not only does art express your inner feelings, it is also a great investment.

Ali's pots











And sometimes it's just the little things that can make a house your home.

What's your favorite decorating idea to bring personality to your home?

Be blessed,
Debbi

Monday, May 9, 2016

Time For A Little Local Shopping

When you shop, do you look at labels?  Do you wonder where the item came from?  Who made it?
I know I do, and that's why I really like Scott's Marketplace.
You can search by location, and thereby support your local small businesses.
Let's see what I found in my part of North Carolina.
who says sign





I like this sign.  It's much better than the "oh, the smoke detector went off, dinner must be ready" comments I get around here. lol
I found this, and other signs, in Simply Stef's, located in Raleigh NC.



enamelware baby dish set













I enjoy everything vintage.
And the shop Noble Niches Treasures has great vintage, like this enamelware baby dish set.
Noble Niches is located in Mint Hill.










lavender bliss soap

I love handcrafted soaps...they are so luxurious and scrumptious.  I tried making my own, but it is very time consuming, so let's support Karess Kraters Apothercary and let her do all the work in Holly Springs.

Speaking of time...that's all I have this morning.
Time to get my girl going on her schoolwork.
Check out these and other great businesses at Scott's Marketplace, and until next time...

Be blessed,
Debbi

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