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Monday, December 27, 2010

Sholom is Peace

"Let all who enter enjoy nature in the spirit of human enhancement.  Let this park be the seed that grows and flowers.  Peace is the world's goal."

 

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It's so nice to have a beautiful park nearby. I spent an hour in Sholom Park this weekend and enjoyed the serenity of this beautiful place!

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I found this wonderful site with more info and photos....

Click on this link !

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With the cold weather here in Florida, many of the trees look like Autumn!

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I hope your weekend was filled with peace and serenity.

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(all  photos were taken with my cell phone!)

Enjoy the week ahead! ♥♥♥

Friday, December 24, 2010

*** Merry Christmas from sunny Florida ***

Have a very Merry Christmas !

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Lots of warm wishes coming your way for the best of holidays!

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I've been very very good.....really I have!

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Peeking out our front door.....

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ready for Santa...

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Best wishes to all of my blogging buddies!  island

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Welcome to my home!

Come on in!

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Thought I'd show a few photos of our living room!

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This is the entry....

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and where we relax.....

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when we're not in the lanai!

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We don't have a big screen TV yet...

but we don't watch much TV so we don't miss it! lol

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*** Merry Christmas***

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ENJOY your week!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

*** Florida Fun ***

It's great fun to live in Florida when Christmas comes!

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These first two photos are our Lavender Cottage!

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Everyone decorates with style...(our neighbor's home!)

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and holiday decorations show up everywhere!

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These are hand painted Christmas balls...

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and a painted shell with glitter!

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And when you get a delivery

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here comes UPS! (I think he liked getting his photo taken!)

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Our Christmas cards...

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and  tea towels!

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*** Merry Christmas Y'all from Florida! ***

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 island We're having FUN in the SUN! island

I'm linking with Kim at Savvy Southern Style for the 'Boring to Better Party'! Click on the link to visit the other party goers!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Crafting with 'limited' supplies!

The best gift I ever received from Santa Claus was a shoebox. I was about 7 years old and the box was covered in Christmas paper and filled with craft supplies! A new box of crayons, colored pencils, scissors, craft paper, a ruler and cut outs to glue into a little tablet. I still love having my art bag with an assortment of crafting tools and I love to find new Christmas coloring books!

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But of course when you get ready to do a craft project, you never have exactly what you need! Does this happen to you?

I printed the beautiful robin from Diane Knott's Musings 

and cut out my card stock...but low and behold...NO brown paper!

So my robin is more of a "Christmas bird"....

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one that you won't see in the feeders!

And this one is some kind of crazy blue bird!

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But they were great fun to make and I want to thank Diane for giving us the pattern as a gift!

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I found a few cute things at the Thrift store last week to share....

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I can't resist these cute little "Made in Taiwan" ornaments...

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and don't they look cute around my  little tree in the lanai!

For more vintage Christmas...visit Oodles and Oodles ! She has an amazing collection and a FUN blog!

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I hope your week is happy and filled with good times!

*** Happy Holidays ***

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Neighborhood Christmas decorations...

I am joining in Sunday favorites with this post from last year. I don't think it will happen again so here it is for those who didn't see it, and for those who will enjoy it again this year! Happy holidays!  Click on the photo below to go to more Sunday favorites!

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We decorate a little differently here in Florida!

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The weather is mild and it seems like everyone goes all out!

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And some decorations seem so REAL!!!

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WAIT.....

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HE IS REAL! heehee!!!

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I saw this Great Egret next door, ran out with my camera

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and watched him walk from house to house

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posing along the way...

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until he FLEW!

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And here is a glimpse of our Lavender Cottage....

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my hubby will probably do more outside but this is a start.

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He got a new flag today and that looks nice!

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Have you ever seen anything a bit unusual in outdoor holiday decorations? What do you like best?

♥♥♥Merry Christmas♥♥♥