Friday, April 4, 2014

Candid Moments~ Dreaming


Dreaming of sunnier places!
This is a photo taken this past  December
Tampa Bay!
What a grand time we had.
So yes!
I'm dreaming of warming places with this long drawn out Winter.
I think the weather man missed up.
Spring needs to come and stay awhile so Summer will arrive!

April Joy Dare

Day 3
3 Gifts surprisingly found
1. More appointments on my books than I thought I had! An extra blessing for sure! One appointment that started out as a shampoo set, then added a hair cut then switched it up to a color. WOW! Pleasant surprise! Thank you Jesus!
2. That when I open and share what is on my heart with my business there are people out there that want what my Mary Kay business has to offer! Very exciting! And they want to know more and try the products and help me be a success! WOW!!! 
3. Some money at the bottom of my bag that I carry some of my hair supplies in. Very exciting! it paid for lunch today! Thank you Jesus!

April Joy Dare
Day 4
3 Gifts in His word
1. Provision
Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
2. Travel
Psalm 91:11
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
3. Open
Matthew 7:7
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Challenge Catch UP~ Photo & Joy Dare

Photo Challenge

March Photo Challenge
March 27~ Favorite Quiet Place
Some of the great fun that I had at the beach in Florida with my dear friend and her hubby.
The Cathedral at Christmas
Tub time is always relaxing
A beautiful sunset!

March Photo Challenge
March 28~ Flowers
Many of the beautiful flowers that I have capture the last few months
With Spring here many more to capture and share

March Photo Challenge
March 29~ Twinkle
Bling in hotel in Tacoma
Shopping with sisters
Glitter twinkle 
And things that put smiles on your face

March Photo Challenge
March 30~ Laughter
Friends that bring smiles and laughter
Kathrine and I
Edie and Mary
Little smile on a little Taffy dog
Smiles for all
Laughter that makes each day worth while

March Photo Challenge
March 31~ Shabby Chic
Just some pretty rooms done in shabby chic I found on line
It is so fun to dream and post photos of things you love
Pinks and pastels 
Light blues 
With linens and lace 
With fragrant flowers
And homemade bake goods

April Photo Challenge
April 1 ~Fun/Fools Day
No one played a joke on me on April Fool!
This is good!
So fun I had
Beware you never know when you might be had!
Happy April's Fools Day!

April Photo Challenge
April 2~ Umbrella's
This is one of many of my umbrellas 
Sadly this was the only one I could find
It is one of my favorites
It is from MK line girlfriends line

March joy Dare

Day 27

3 Gifts redeemed

1. My week that was looking like I wasn't going to have much work....Then the Lord blessed it in a very interesting way. In my Mary Kay business. Guess I shouldn't try and figure it out. His plans are much grander than mine.

2. The Lord redeemed me from so much and everyday a grace shown in my life. Thank you Lord!
3. My time that slips away the Lord blesses it with His mercy and grace. Then it all works together in a beautiful thread of beauty creating my amazing journey through my life.

March Joy Dare

Day 28

3 Gifts Entwined

1. The lives of those that I see at the salon they share their live and stories with me as I do their hair. 
2. How my work overlaps into pleasure on a daily basis
3. Those that come into my life and share theirs with me and mine with theirs. 

March Joy Dare

Day 29

3 Gifts of His promises
1. Genesis 9:16
The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
2. Matthew 6:25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
3. Genesis 9:11
And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

March Joy Dare
Day 30
3 Gifts Uncovered
1. The joys of adventures and places I have never been 
2. That red potatoes salad by Reese is very yummy!
3. That farming communities have lots of adventures to offer {Especially in old buildings}

March Joy Dare
Day 31
A gift heard, held, hoped for
Heard would be the water hitting up against the rocks and the geese and ducks flapping in the water and honking
Held would be the wonderful cup of hot chocolate Thank you Katherine Fischer Huston
Hoped for is the home that I will soon have and live in that is ours!

April Joy Dare
Day 1 
3 Gifts round
1. My rollers and perm rods that I use to make the ladies beautiful each day with. Thank you Lord for the tools of my trade!
2. Pen and pencil tips that I write my schedules with and tickets and so many other little notes and things with. I would be lost with out. What a great little tool they are for our daily lives.
3. My skillets and pots and pans that I need to cook dinner with.

April Joy Dare
Day 2
3 Gifts white
1. The whip cream on the hot chocolate today with Edie Ricker Cowell! Thank you so much! It was great to see you before you left for your travels and me for mine!
2. The paper that all of my challenges are printed on
3. The towels that I use at the beauty shop!

A Holy Experience

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Letter "A" ~ Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2014

The hands clapping 
Each success
A job well done
A thundering applause
Of recognition
Achieving ones goals
Going that extra mile 
To assure that 
One person will 
Know she made a difference
The applause 
That says 
Thank you!
A job well done

Do you get applauded for a job well done?


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thankful Thursday

I have so many wonderful things to be 

thankful for............

1. Helpful police woman at the police station counter.
2. Getting some answers and results about the letter of failure to appear from the police and DMV
3. New skirt, blouses, nylons, and shoes for business trip 
4. Laughter
5. The prayers of the saints that stand in the gap when you need them the most
6. Celebrating my grandsons birthday and the day I became a grandma for the first time AKA Mema! WOW! How amazing and what a gift of love and so much more!
7. Business trip with my Mary Kay girlfriends
8. Coffee
9. The Lords amazing blessings fresh and new everyday
10. Being loved by family and friends!
11. Dressed for success and feeling Victorious
12. Beautiful drive to Mary Kay Conference
13. New girlfriends
14. Winning a beautiful necklace at the luncheon
14. God's favor
15. Speakers that inspire and encourage you to do your best and challenge you to beat your best
16. Realizing sometimes what you want isn't the best things for you
17. God's hand of protection
18. Traveling mercies
19. Seeing the beauty that God places in each one of us
20. Men's rooms turned into ladies rooms at the convention center during the Conference
21. Getting my household chores done
22. Laundry completed for another round
23. The beautiful sunshine that streams through my living room window
24. God's word
25. The women the Lord has placed in the my life that up lift and encourage me daily
26. A walk to the box store and the post mart to mail off package and bills
27. Getting the rest of my friends tax papers so I can help him with them
28. Setting up a business Face book Page
29. God's provision even when I cannot see it
30. The gift of friendship that God gives us daily
31. Conference calls that bring joy and laughter with encouragement and growth in business and personally
32. Going to the movies and seeing "God's Not Dead" and "Divergent" both are excellent
33. Eating huge buckets of popcorn and drinking Sprite
34. Handing out business cards today (Felt good)
35. God's promise in the rainbow that was seen when crossing the bridge "LOVE"
36. The rain that keeps the PNW green 
37. Chocolate covered coffee beans
38. Phone call with my oldest granddaughter and youngest granddaughter
39. Long conversation with my oldest daughter
40. The hope I find in the Lord everyday!
41. Early morning phone calls that bring good cheer and prayer time 
42. Lights that tell me when I need to fix something in the car
43. Healthy birth of eight baby kittens
44. Surprise discounts on my TV bill
45. Fresh running water

"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations. -Psalm 100:3-5

thankful thursday

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Candid Moments~ Blossom's


Some of the Spring beauty 
Of the magnolia blossom's
Beads of raindrops
Kissing each petal
With the promise 
Of the gray skies
Turning to Spring sunlight

Layered in magnolia blossom's
Each step kissed with
Scattered petals of pink
Dressing the landscape with
The beauty of Spring

With rain drop kisses
Each petal 
Creased in a water pearl
Bringing new life
As Spring
Burst forth

Today I started my new schedule at the beauty shop.
I will be working on Wednesdays instead of Fridays.
Though for the next two weeks I will be working on Fridays as we all adjust to the new day.
Praying the Lord bless this new work schedule and day.
It was quiet today.
But am looking forward to what the future holds.
It has bee a rather rainy gloomy day here in the PNW.
Seems it is here to stay with us for the next ten days...or...longer.
Thank you for coming by and saying hello!
Please leave a comment.

What is your most favorite blooming tree?
Photo Challenge

March Photo Challenge
March 26~ Wheels
Just some various wheels
My cart wheel 
My suitcase wheels
BBQ wheels
Car wheels
And my steering wheel
And strangers car wheels
Wheels and more wheels

"The Lord shall open thee His good treasure."
~Deuteronomy 28:12
O Lord, Let my life reflect the joy you have put into my heart, that your name may be glorified.

March joy Dare

Day 26
3 Gifts almost gone
1. The month of March is slipping away 
2. My wonderful chocolate covered coffee beans are almost gone. I have been enjoying them very much. Thank you Cindy Forsythe Rieder. I think I need to find out where you bought them.
3. My girl scout cookies!

A Holy Experience