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I’ve been given a very sweet award from Deborah at Songs from My Journey .  Thanks so much Deb!  You should go check out her site, she writes beautiful, inspirational posts, I love visiting her blog.

 “This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are extremely charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.


I’ve met so many wonderful women through blogging, even though we will probably never meet face to face I feel as if I know them.  They have become friends that I look forward to visiting (even though it’s through cyberspace).  These are women that I admire and respect, you can tell by reading their blogs that they live their faith every day.  These are a few of my favorites ( in alphabetical order):

Encouragement from My Heart – Lorie’s blog

More Sugar than Spice – Angie’s blog

Over the Moon with Joy – Kimmie’s blog

Rose of Sharon – Sharon’s blog

Songs from My Journey – Deborah’s blog

When you get a chance you should grab a cup of coffee or tea (or Diet Coke if you’re like me), and drop by their blog  to meet them.  They’d love to have you visit and you won’t be disappointed, these women are amazing!

Have a great night!

Love, Velvia


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Happy Fall Ya’ll!

I haven’t been blogging lately, in fact, it’s been over three weeks.  I’ve been debating about whether to stop entirely as it’s been difficult to find the time to blog.  I usually blog in the late evening and I’ve found it hard to make the time to sit down and do it.  I’ve had other things I needed or wanted to get done, so blogging has taken a back seat to those things, but I decided to give it another shot. 

The weather has been so beautiful here lately, a little cooler than usual for this time of year, but I love it!   Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons,  so I’m sharing this beautiful graphic from Pat’s Web Graphics.  It’s a great site for really beautiful graphics for your blog.

Well, I’m off to bed, I hope you have a great Thursday!

Love, Velvia

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I received my first blogging award, actually I received two, from a precious blogger friend, Lorie, at Encouragement from My Heart.  The first is the Friendship Award, isn’t it adorable? 

And the second one is Sharing the Love, which is something I hope shines through in my blog, the love of our Heavenly Father, as well as love for one another.  I have been so blessed by other sisters in Christ who share their hearts through their blogs, it is my prayer that God is glorified through mine as well.  Thank you Lorie for bestowing this honor on me!

Well, our homeschooling has gotten off to a great start, we’ve had a wonderful first week so far.  I’m so pleased with the progress Drama Queen has made in the past year.  It’s difficult sometimes to measure academic success when you have a child with a learning disability, but as we begin a new school year I can see definite progress was made last year, and more importantly, that she has grown and matured spiritually.  I’m excited about what God has in store for us this school year,  I am determined to let the Holy Spirit be our guide and to not sweat the small stuff. 

I know God wants to work in me as well, He reminded me of this just today as we were making our volcano out of homemade play clay.  As we were molding the clay to form the volcano, I thought of how He wants me to be pliable in His hands so that He can mold me into the woman He wants me to be.   Even though the shaping process is rarely easy or comfortable, there’s no safer place to be than in the hands of the Father.

Have a great Friday!

Love, Velvia

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Back to School

This post will be short and sweet as I’m trying to finish up last minute details to begin homeschooling tomorrow.  Drama Queen and I will be starting a new school year tomorrow, and we’re both excited about it.  I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been enjoying the final days of our summer break and trying to get organized and prepared for school.  I’ve really missed reading my favorite blogs, and as soon as I get my act together I will be stopping by to catch up with each of you.  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer, and that this school year will be fantastic for both you and your children.

Love, Velvia

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I find it hard to blog lately,  I’ve been enjoying the relaxed, unhurried days of summer.  Not having to do lesson plans, research, or studying for homeschooling, and being able to read books just for fun when we go to the pool or in the evenings after dinner has made me lazy when it comes to blogging.  Not that I don’t enjoy it, I do, but there are so many other things I want to do instead.  This cute image was on my Mary Engelbreit calendar a few days ago and it fits perfectly with my summer state of mind.  I had to scan it on my computer so the image in a little fuzzy, but you get the idea. 

I’ve been trying to get some projects done that I haven’t had time to get to before, I made a couple of wreaths and a picture frame from shells that I’ve collected over the years.  I had a huge bag of shells that I wanted to do something with so I filled a hurricane jar with some for my kitchen table, and then made a wreath for my kitchen and bathroom, and a picture frame that I put on the antique sideboard in my dining room.  I was very pleased with the results because it reminds me of the beach which I love, and makes me feel summery (is that actually a word?) every time I look a them. 

This frame took quite a while to make because it was trial and error, but I finally finished it.  I found a wooden frame at the thrift store for fifty cents, sanded it down, and painted it with off white acrylic paint mixed with sandbox sand.  I let it dry overnight, then painted it again with the off white paint and sprinkled sand all over it while the paint was still dry.  When it was completely dry, I glued the seashells on and sprayed it with hairspray (that’s all I had on hand) to keep the sand intact.  I was pretty pleased with the outcome.

These are the wreaths I made, the top one is smaller although you can’t really tell from the pictures, and it hangs in my kitchen.  The bottom one I hung in my bathroom.  These wreaths make me smile every time I look at them, because they evoke great memories from trips to the beach.  I really enjoy doing these kinds of crafts, although I’m not very creative, it’s still a lot of fun.

Well, I’m going to indulge in one of my favorite pasttimes, reading, before I turn in for the night.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Love, Velvia

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I’m Back Online

Well, after more than a week I’m back online and glad to be here!  Our antivirus software was not up to date and guess what, our computer got a very nasty virus.  Thankfully, a guy that Ashley works with fixes computers, he fixed ours and installed up to date antivirus and spyware software that is supposed to be very effective.  He charged us a super reasonable fee and we are very grateful.  Thanks Donny!!

There is still one kink to be worked out, for some reason everything shows up on the screen slightly blurred, so until we get that fixed I’m a little wary about posting pictures since I’m not sure how they will look on my blog.   Hopefully, Donny will be able to help us find out what’s up with that and soon I’ll be able to post my pictures again.

This past Saturday, Drama Queen and I helped our dear friend Mia with her booth at a local Arts & Crafts fair.  We had so much fun, we laughed, talked, and people watched,  it was a great experience.  I will post pictures when we get the blurriness worked out.   Mama Mia, as she is known to her friends, is Drama Queen’s art teacher and she is wonderful!  DQ just loves her and looks forward to art class every Thursday, Mia makes it fun.  

God has blessed us with Mia and her husband, Rod,  we have been going to church together for the past 2 1/2 years, but just in the last few months He has drawn us together as friends.   We are looking forward to spending more time with them and getting to know them even better.  It’s awesome how God brings people together and builds friendships that stand the test of time. 

Well, I’m off to try and catch up on more of my favorite blogs, I’ve missed reading them while the computer was down.  Have a great night!

Love, Velvia



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A precious blogger friend, Lorie, at Encouragement from My Heart,  has tagged me for a Six Word Memoir meme.  Whenever you get a chance go over to her site and check it out, she writes beautiful, inspirational poetry and has such a heart for God.

Here is my Six Word Memoir: (I changed it just a little and used phrases instead.)

1. Crying – out for mercy

2. Forgiven – by God

3. Grateful – for His blessings

4. Open – to His Will

5. Praying – for wisdom

6. Focused – on heaven

Here are the rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir.

2. Post it on your blog, and include visual illustration if you like.

3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post.

4. Tag five more blogs with links.

5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

I am tagging:

Daisy – A Daisy a Day 

Angie – More Sugar Than Spice

Kimmie – Over the Moon with Joy

Sharon – Rose of Sharon

Kim – The Chosen Child

Anyone else who reads this and would like to play along, consider yourself tagged!

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Friday!

Love, Velvia

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