Friday, July 31, 2009

Enter a great giveaway!

Greetings from Mount Pleasant, Texas to AGD!

Also shown in the photo are delicious pralines
made locally by Golden Gals Candy Company.

Mount Pleasant is known as
"The Sweetest City" in Texas since we
are fortunate to have so many fine sweets
made here and shipped all over the world.

Mt. Pleasant offers Laura's Cheesecakes,
Sweet Shop U. S. A.,
& Golden Gals Candy Company,
to name some of our favorites!
And sending a bouquet of roses cut this afternoon
for Angie (AGD), her precious family
and my faithful blog readers.

I'm sure that I am disqualified automatically
to win 'the engraved tile' in her great giveaway,
but I am very hopeful to win some of the other
great prizes she is offering!

Be creative and join in on sweet Angie's
great giveaway she has going on!
Go here to read all about it!

You'll be glad you did.....promise!!!
Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

When times are good, be happy;
but when times are bad, consider:
God has made the one as well as the other.
Therefore, a man cannot discover
anything about his future.
Ecclesiastes 7:14 NIV

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Beauty only He can provide

Wonderful rain has certainly turned the grass
green once again.The rainbow & the Moon as the skies begin to clear.You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:3-4 NIV

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Couple of Cutie Pies

Katie & one of the cats...
oh how she wanted to take this one home,
and oh how we wanted her to.....
...& Trace with his swimming partner Maddie.

"For we have not a high priest which cannot
be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are,
yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne
of grace, that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:15-16 KJV

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sharing Some School Sidewalk

These are some of the tiles recently engraved
that will be added to the
sidewalk at Chapel Hill Elementary School.
Several of these were done to
honor former teachers.
Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

Be strong and of good courage, and do it;
do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God-
my God - will be with you.
He will not leave you nor forsake you,
until you have finished
all the work for the service
of the house of the Lord.
1 Chronicles 28:20 NKJV

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock"

Welcome and thanks for visiting from
Kelly's Home Tours!

This engraved tile in our entry signifies
the Scripture that first came to mind to
my brother when he drove up our driveway
after traveling with my sister
from Mississippi after hearing we'd lost our home
in a fire. It has been a favorite of mine since
2005 and because of its significance, I engraved
the date we moved into our new home
in the bottom right hand corner of this tile.
We moved in exactly 2 years to the day
after losing our home.
Revelation 21:5
This photo shows the entry from the
main room in our home.
The empty frames are significant of
the loss of photos. Prayerfully these
will hold treasured photos once again
in the future.
Loved the corbels we found at our
favorite auction spot!
..and more empty frames in every
shape and form found at various estate sales,
auctions and garage sales.
Notice once again there is no lack of lamps,
one of my terrible weaknesses. LOVE them!

The simple old small table in the
center of our entry was the
first piece of furniture
we purchased for our new home.
This light fixture was the
first one I bought for our home.
I loved its simplicity and I found it at the same place
I found our first furniture purchase.

Our contractor wanted to do what he called,
"a special ceiling treatment" for us in the
center of the foyer. We purchased the beams
from a local man who does demolition work and
these beams came out of the first hospital built
here in town.
Another photo of the tile in the entry
and a special framed print I found which
is a picture of Jesus knocking, with the
Scripture, "Behold, I stand at the door
and knock."
More auction furniture finds...
the corner cabinets reminded me
of a piece of furniture
I inherited from my Grandmother,
and yet another piano that I wish I could play!
The Cross on this piano was the first of many
given to us after the fire by friends.
..more auction wins, more lamps,
and another special Cross given to us on our
25th Wedding Anniversary...
..the other corner cabinet
won at the auction and a painting
I found at Goodwill...

Thanks so much for stopping by
and please visit Kelly's Korner
to 'entry way' hop this weekend.
Thanks so much sweet Kelly for hosting
the home tours.

Blessings to everyone for a safe
and enjoyable weekend,
Surely your goodness and unfailing love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the
Lord forever.
Psalm 23:6 NLT

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Please visit our new website!

Please go here to visit our new & improved website!

Thanks Gabe for your help in making this dream
a reality. I can never thank you enough for your
design work as well as your patience while working
with me through this process.
I'd highly recommend him if you are looking
for web design and hosting help!

We'd love to hear what you think and please always
know we're "open" to suggestions.
Blessings today and always,
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills,
and I will know, not the word of those
who are puffed up, but the power.
1 Corinthians 4:19 NKJV

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Go ahead Katie..Make My Day!

In the midst of a long list of 'to do's'
consisting of piles of paperwork,
end of month paperwork and quarterly taxes,
as well as trying out the new website to see if I
can work on it, make changes, etc., before
publishing it to the World Wide Web,
and many other 'to do's'....

The U. S. Mail arrived much earlier today
than usual and I decided to take a break
to go through the mail.

This was a most welcome surprise!
Katie KNOWS how KK LOVES American Flags
and as I don't yet know 'the story' behind
her making this for me,
I couldn't wait to share a picture of her 'art'
and sweet message!

Katie also panicked a little late on the 4th
after watching fireworks and reminded
her Mom, "It is Flag Day and I have to call KK",
which she did and that was a
welcome surprise as well.

Thanks Katie for the sweet note and stickers
and the sweet phone call!

You made my day,
Matthew 21:22

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
wrapped in light as with a garment.
You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
you set the beams of your chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your chariot,
you ride on the wings of the wind...
You set the earth on its foundations,
so that it shall never be shaken.
Psalm 104:1-3, 5

Monday, July 6, 2009

Congratulations LSU & Other New Items!

Congratulations to the LSU Baseball Team
on winning the
NCAA Division I Baseball National Championship...
...Jeremiah 29:11 engraved on an 8" x 8"
Porcelain Tile using a new font...
...a gift Katie will give to her teachers she has
been blessed to have the last two years....
complete with her autograph...
...coasters made for an Experiencing God
Bible Study group...
...a new saying & hearts added for a new
16" x 8" tile... 8" x 8" stone tile shipped today with the
couples last name and the date of their wedding...
...and 1st Corinthians 13:4, 5, 7 & 8...
which was engraved with no personalization...

And when you can please visit
Operation Beautiful, a wonderful blog
...and a great reminder of the following:

You are loved! You are beautiful!
You're a gift from God, His own creation!
You're a gift to all mankind,
His gift of love to us! You are loved!
God danced the day you were born!
-A Kairos Song

"The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th Of July & Congratulations to Winners!

We've been celebrating by
eating far too much good food...
and that pretty much sums up our holiday.

Happy BIG 60 Larry!
Hope & pray you are well very soon!
Surely with chocolate cake, complete with
"Sparklers" you must feel better:) aerial view of the TEA Party held
downtown today...
..and some ribs smoking compliments
of David earlier today...yummmy...
not to mention homemade ice cream brought
to us by a friend, and divine fish caught yesterday
morning, then cooked along with all of the
trimmings; hush puppies, coleslaw & fries....
to celebrate Larry's birthday a day early...
..another aerial of downtown at noon today...
..a WONDERFUL discovery brought to Jack
by some friends...if you work outdoors in this heat,
these are a 'must have'!!!!
...Jack taking GOOD care of Maddie
(our adopted grand-dog),
opening the door for her....and helping her in,
before our 4th of July flight....
..all the while we TRY to grow some grass ...
as we pray for desperately needed rain!

I hope this has been a wonderfully
blessed day for you and your family.

Thanks so much for entering the giveaway
and thanks for every single suggestion
for the new website.
Gabe and I have worked back and forth
the last few days
and he and I both are taking your suggestions
to heart and we hope you'll be
pleased with the new site once it is
'up and running'!

The winners have been chosen by
and they are as follows:
1st Prize:
3Blessings - 8 x 16 Engraved Tile
2nd Prize:
Rhonda @ The Turner Family - 6 x 12 Engraved Tile
3rd Prize:
Queen of the Click - 2 Engraved Coasters
4th Prize:
Bourg Family - Engraved Wood Frame

Congratulations Winners!
Please contact me via email to let me know
what you'd like on your engraved items.

Blessings this Independence Day & Always,

If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 8:36

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4th of July Giveaway!

The above tile was engraved for one of our
retail stores for customers to see
the endless possibilities for purchasing
and gift-giving of our personalized engraved
line of products.
As you can read on the bottom of this tile,
"The ONLY limit is your imagination",
which is so very true in what we do!

This only mentions a few occasions..
so I'm asking for your help!

Gabe & I, (yes, mainly Gabe:)
are in the process of rebuilding my website
and I am VERY excited & want to make sure
most all gift giving ideas will be shown on the new site...'ll have 4 chances to win to commemorate
the upcoming 4th of July weekend,
and to help celebrate my "pretend" birthday...

Being a middle child & having a December
birthday has affected me that way....:(
...please think of reasons you find to buy for yourself
or give personalized gifts other than the holidays-occasions
I engraved on the tile for the store.
In the past after giveaways ended,
I haven't heard from some winners mainly
because there was no way for me to contact them.
I'd like for all of the winners to WIN for a change...
so please...please...please type in your email address
with EACH comment-entry....

After visiting the website please come back
and comment each time for your 4 chances to win:

1. Visit the website and come back here to
comment on any suggestions,
on what you'd like to see new, changed and/or
special occasions not listed on the tile at the top of
this post.

2. Twitter or Facebook about the giveaway.

3. Add 'my button' to your blog.
(If you already have 'my button' on your blog
please comment to tell me.)

4. Blog about the giveaway.

1st Prize: Personalized Wood Frame
2nd Prize: 2 each 4" x 4" Personalized Coasters
3rd Prize: 6" x 12" Personalized Tile
4th Prize: 8" x 16" Personalized Tile

Comment away
and thanks so much for taking the time
to stop by...
and thanks in advance for your help in trying
to rebuild a very user friendly website
showing endless possibilities for personal buying
and gift-giving.

Hope you have a wonderfully safe and
Happy 4th of July!

Blessings today and always,

The winners will be announced
Saturday evening
so please check back then to
see if you are A WINNER
of one of the 4 Giveaway Prizes!

Literally praying 'over' the Steeple being raised...

Yesterday approximately 100+ members
of First Baptist Church
gathered to watch and pray over
the Steeple being raised on our
new Church facility.

We took several hundred aerial
pictures while the Steeple was being raised
and placed. Afterwards when the
crane had been removed we went back
to take more photos.

Have a great day,
Matthew 21:22

I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In loving kindness and mercy;
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And you shall know the Lord.
Hosea 2:19-20 NKJV
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