Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday - Let the Celebrations Begin

Are you worn out yet?
I am! LOL

So many things to do.
So many things to buy.
So many places to be....

(See a pattern?)


I am glad we aren't covered in snow!

I only managed to set out the small tree on the front porch and hand the wreath on the front door.

No tree in the house.
No Christmas cards decorating the door.

My neighbors have a giant inflatable Santa 
that is taller than their house!

I am not being a Scrooge, 
I just don't want to get it all out!

Christmas celebrations are being held elsewhere 
and I figured I cold take a break!

I hope you each get time to kick back 
and enjoy the lights on your tree (if you put one up!).

Here's some lights!



Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 19, 2014

I forgot... Friday Fun!

Yep, I had stuff that I was going to post today, but since it is so late in the day, I am saving them for next week!


I hope you were just smiling because it is Friday!

Here's a little something to get you through until next week!













Be safe!
Smile at people.

Put a dollar in the cans of people that are begging. (Even if you don't think they need it, you will feel better for having done it!)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday Thoughts-Childhood memories of Christmas

Thoughts...

Childhood memories of Christmas



 A Christmas pageant at church many, many years ago. My brother was Joseph, my older sister was Mary and I was the shepherd. They glued a beard on my brother's face with the wrong kind of glue. He had a beard for weeks!  A fuzzy mess! My parents scrubbed his face and used all kinds of things to try to get it off. No luck! Makes me smile when I remember it!

Have a wonderful Thursday!



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Twitter Tree© 12/15/14

Twitter Tree©


Three days a week, we come together to promote each other. You are invited to join us, as long as you promote all others who share their items and tweets here. This is a great traffic generator which leads to the opportunity for sales.

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different blog M-W-F.




Instructions:
  •          Only 2 Items per person
  •          Each Tweet must contain the hashtag #CCFRNDS
  •          Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
  •          Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet. 
  •    Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).
  •          No Mature Items
  •          Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate.)

Limit of two (2) hashtags.
My items for Monday:

Stocking Stuffers Knit Lip Balm Lipstick pouch Set 3, Black , Blue, Yellow http://shar.es/13ZlaV #CCfrnds @christiecottage #CAPSTeam


Make-up Bag - #Gift Bag - Maroon - Drawstring - Silk Flowers $5 http://shar.es/13Zl71 via @sharethis #CCfrnds @christiecottage




Sunday Spiritual

Hustle and Bustle
getting you down?

Take a moment 
Remember 
the true meaning of 
Christmas!



It gives you great pause...
Thinking of this miracle.

Knowing how much God loves us.
God knowing that His son would die a horrible death for our sins.

As you become overwhelmed with 
the shopping 
and spending 
and worry about 
affording gifts for your friends, 
give them the gift of prayer!

It is a powerful gift!

Wishing you a day full of God's blessings!

...
Here is an email I received from a friend. Well worth a read!

I AM THANKFUL: FOR THE WIFEWHO SAYS ITS HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,
AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE. 


FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO, BECAUSE HE
IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
 


FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES BECAUSE
IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.
 


FOR THE TAXES I PAYBECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED.


FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTYBECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS. 


FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUGBECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.


FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORKBECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE 


FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME


FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING
I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. 


FOR THE PARKING SPOT
I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION. 


FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILLBECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM. 


FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH
WHO SINGS OFF KEY
  BECAUSE IT MEANS
I CAN HEAR.


FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONINGBECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR. 


FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES
AT THE END OF THE DAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.

Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Sale-A-Thon

It's coming.....



Christmas is 12 days away!

All these items are on sale or have coupons or free shipping.


Cross Body Bag, Maroon, Large Flowers and Lace COUPON 500off    




Share your sale, coupons, or free shipping!



Visit me on Etsy!

Check out directly from here. Fast. Secure. Simple.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When I started blogging I didn't know what I would blog about each day.

Once I set myself a schedule, it has become easy!

Mostly Business - Monday Business, promoting, tools, goals and achievements.

Two for Tuesday Featuring 2 items from 2 shops.

Win It - Wednesday A new giveaway begins Wednesday and a winner is chosen.

Thursday Thoughts Just random posts of whatever seems to be on my mind.

Friday Fun Generally a cartoon or a funny story, to make you SMILE

Saturday Not always a post on Saturday's.

Sunday Spiritual posts honoring God.