Mar 1, 2008

Today's Bouquets

  • My sister-in-law, Hanh, just celebrated her first Birthday on American soil! My brother, KC, met Hanh several years back on a missions trip to Vinh Long, Viet Nam—located in the Mekong Delta. It was there that he met this beautifully joyful, Christian Vietnamese woman. Hanh was in her late 30's and KC in his 40's and neither had been married before. They corresponded for awhile as love bloomed and they eventually followed their hearts into marriage. After wading through months of bureaucracy and a melange of paperwork, it was the fervent prayers of many that ultimately gave them favor. Now, happily, Hanh is sharing life with us!
  • I mentioned in a previous post that Barry has been looking for new employment due to the sale the business he worked for. Thankfully, income opportunities are surfacing, many of which will assist us this week. There have also been new private lesson inquiries for me! Your prayers are appreciated!
  • I have an update to Briana and Brian's engagement (scroll down to see the original post)! Brian's brother, Gil, took over 300 photos of the proposal and celebration. I will be sharing some of those photos as soon as I receive them!
NOTE: If you enjoy Giveaways, be sure to check out the top sidebar of my blog. I endeavor to keep an updated list of any current Giveaways that I am aware of.

Image from 123 Royalty Free - Quote added.

Feb 29, 2008

A Meme: Six Word Memoir

"Romance charms Routine . . . with a dance."

SHEILA at Gim'Me Memories tagged me with this MEME! So, I chose the above painting, En Vendanges by Daniel Ridgeway Knight (1839-1924), Rehs Galleries. Although using an image was optional—and most of the Meme's that I veiwed used personal photos—I was entranced by this spontaneous gesture of love. Look to the right of this couple to see the expression of delight and suprise on the older woman's face. In my mind, picking grapes couldn't get any better!

Now, I get to SURPRISE 5 more unsuspecting souls...

Here are the MEME rules:
  • Write your own six word memoir.
  • Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
  • Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible, so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
  • Tag five more blogs with links.
  • Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
Tag, you're it!
  1. JUDY at Fabric Arts & Crafts
  2. JOYCE at The Secret Gardener
  3. MISS SHABBY at Shabby in the City
  4. PAT at Back Porch Musings
  5. JULIE at Celtic Lady.

Feb 27, 2008

"Nell Hill's Stylish Weddings" Giveaway!

Pat from Back Porch Musings is having a Blogoversary Giveaway! In celebration of her first year of blogging, she is giving away Nell Hill's Stylish Weddings, by the impressive entrepreneur, Mary Carol Garrity. Garrity is the founder of Nell Hill, a hugely popular home furnishings emporium in Atchison, Kansas.

With my daughter's recent engagement, I know this book would be a wonderful asset for our wedding preparation! If a wedding is not on your agenda, Nell Hill books are fountainheads of inspiration. To enter, CLICK HERE. The winner will be chosen on the evening of Wednesday, March 5th.

Certainly, Pat's own sense of design permeates her quaint and informative Back Porch Musings! Wait until you see her master bedroom makeover which can be accessed by clicking on "Older Posts" at the bottom of her site! It even caught the attention of HGTV!

Feb 25, 2008

Another Mrs. Kwitty Pretty

If you've read "eye-dyllic" for any length of time, you will know that I am a fan of Mrs. Kwitty who is the proprietor of Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage at I have several of her winsome and whimsical creations which include a framed fabric collage songbird and some fanciful fabric coasters!

Recently, Mrs. Kwitty was featured and interviewed by Angie at The Downtown Boutique. A number of Kwitty pretties were also spotlighted.
In honor of this special occasion, Mrs. Kwitty is giving away a 2008 Planner with a matching Key Chain Wallet (pictured). The winner will be drawn on Friday, February 29th. To enter this Giveaway, CLICK HERE.

I am aware that many of my blog visitors do not have blogs of their own. Please know that you are welcome to enter any Giveaway as long as you leave a valid email with your comment.

ALSO, Mary from Across the Pond is celebrating her blog's One Year Anniversary by giving away a copy of Rachel Ashwell's book on home decor; Shabby Chic. The drawing will be held on the evening of Wednesday, February 27th. Click HERE to enter.