Tag Archives: gratitude

A Season For…

December is a season for…

Holiday celebrations with family and friends near,

A bouquet of flowers with reds and greens from my dear,

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It’s a season of giving and sharing good cheer,

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And saying, thank you, to YOU, my blogging friends this time of year!

Wishing you ALL a very Merry Everything!! 

Cheers! 🙂

Her Heart Overflowed

Her heart overflowed with love…

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She felt grateful for this gift…

So she gave it away freely!

I think LOVE is a gift that I can give away “freely”…  How about you?

And the funny thing about this gift, the more I give it away, the MORE I get in return!

Cheers! 🙂

A Thousand Reasons To Smile

Life can give me unexpected surprises… How about YOU?

When I discovered this quote yesterday on the Internet, it encouraged me:

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Last Saturday, I discovered these flowers from  A Walk In The Park

They were my inspiration for today’s artwork in my journal…

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I hope my art and this quote will encourage you to smile too in difficult times.

Sunny weather last weekend changed to 30’s and SNOW this weekend!  😮

I’m thankful we were able to get our yard work done yesterday before the snow accumulates…

Wishing you one thousand reasons to smile every day!

Cheers! 🙂

 

A Little “Extra” Lake Time

It is difficult to believe that summer is almost over!  September brings cooler evenings, shorter days and changing colors.

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In the states, we are celebrating an extra long weekend called Labor Day (always the first Monday in September) which pays tribute to contributions and achievements of American workers.  It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and came a federal holiday in 1894.

I took a little extra time to paint outdoors at the lake today.  I gathered some flowers, a wild rose hip and a couple of beach rocks.

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I’m not really liking the black online but I wanted to try something different.  I gave this little painting to a friend who kindly brought me dinner last week.  It was an extra nice treat for me! 🙂

How do like to spend a little extra time to relax?!  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

 

Celebrating Our Freedom

Red, White and Blue… Today we celebrate our freedom in the United States!

I thought it would be fun to revisit what I posted on my blog in 2016:

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And 2015:

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you ALL a day celebrating WHAT and WHO you hold dear!! ❤💙❤

Cheers! 🙂

A Day To Reflect

Some days I just need to slow down and reflect on life…

Yesterday seemed like the perfect day at the lake!  😃

A good morning reflection – so thankful to be alive here at the lake!

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An evening boat ride on calm waters:

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Just breathe!  Love these cotton ball clouds and calm waters.  Thank you God for this beautiful place to unwind and recharge.

Pink clouds… such an amazing view!

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Thank you for this day!  Wow!  God!  Your masterpieces are such a work of art in nature!!

Wishing you a day to relax and enjoy what brings you happiness in life!

Cheers!  🙂

Amazing Feet!

Maybe you remember the art doodle I started before my foot surgery?  I’m pleased to say that I have finished it!  Here is the final one that is on 5.5 x 8.5 inch paper:

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And here are the stages of my progress:

I am pleased to say my left foot is healing well from my surgery too!  I got my stitches out yesterday… YAY!  🙂  I will have to wear my foot boot (brace) for another month but I am thrilled to be moving forward.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words of encouragement!

Cheers!  🙂

Winter’s Wonderland

My hubby and I took a drive to the lake yesterday. The roads were wet so it was a good day to travel.  It was so lovely to see the trees covered with snow!  A little cold by the lake as the wind was blowing so I took a quick photo while it was snowing:

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The lake water is lowered in the winter so it always looks a bit strange to see so much shoreline.  It would be a bit chilly for a beach fire today!  😉

We walked around near our lake place.  It was so beautiful and peaceful!

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We saw a few deer tracks and that was about it.  And a little sunshine as we were leaving but mostly it felt really cold.  Brrr!

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So we stopped for a cup of coffee and hot cocoa to warm-up by a crackling fire at a local resort before heading home.

It was lovely to enjoy winter’s wonderland for a day and return to our warm home!

Enjoy your day!  🙂

Have A Seat!

I’m happy to say that I have FINALLY made a decision!  YAY!

The bookmark that I am going to submit to Uppercase is….

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Yep, the wine and cheese!  🙂  I softened the background colors and decided I like this one best as it represents the art I enjoy making!  Lots of color and patterns!

I’d like to thank ALL of you who so graciously shared your ideas with me!  As a way to show my gratitude, I’ve decided to give away my chair bookmarker below:

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So if you’d like to WIN this original bookmarker – please make a comment below.  I will make the drawing this Friday, January 29th at 6 pm PST and will post the winner on Saturday, January 30th on my blog.

Cheers to you, my friends!  🙂

Jill

Camping in Winter?

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We had a big wind storm yesterday with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour!

I have been without power for almost 24 hours.  The house sure gets cold without heat in a hurry. It makes one appreciate the basic amenities.

I’m not sure how long we and 168,000 other people will be without power.  The newspaper reported that it could take several days.  So I tried to keep some of our food cold in an ice chest.

It helped to sketch the ice chest to take my mind off of how cold I feel at the moment.   😨

A friend who has heat – invited us for dinner.  I feel so grateful! ❤️

May you share a warm cup of kindness to someone today!  ☕️