Monday, March 30, 2015

lilac collection

(pic from mph)

I love lilacs, they are one of my favorite flowers.
 I am really looking forward to having these new products from 

Happy Monday!


Saturday, March 28, 2015

creamer bottle re-purpose

I enjoy flavored coffee creamers.

What to do with all of the empty containers?

Peel off the label.
Wash and rinse thoroughly.
I set the bottles upside down to drain & dry.
You could also dry the inside with a blow dryer on low setting.

Make sure the bottle is completely dry.
 Fill with "pour-able" ingredients.

In these bottles I have sugar, chocolate chips, marshmallows.


Friday, March 27, 2015


the snow is hard to see in this photo, but believe me it was snowing!

geese & snowflakes

This was yesterday...

It is not a bit unusual to have snow here in Michigan in March.
 But I am ready for warm weather and flowers!



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monica Potter Home

I adore Monica Potter Home

one of my latest orders

All of the Monica Potter Home products are fabulous.

 candles and body products

I love my new apron!

my photo isn't the greatest 
so here is a photo of the apron 
from  MPH website. 

Monica Potter star ceramic ornament on our Christmas tree

pretty shamrock, star and heart ornaments.

I have the ornaments hanging in our kitchen
 on a shelf my Dad made me.

I keep the MPH Frosted Pinecone Room Spray
at our cottage.

Sparkling Snowflake Room Spray in our guest bath
during the Christmas holidays. 

I have enjoyed several different scents of the MPH candles. 
 All of them have been so delightful that I can't choose a favorite!


Sunday, March 22, 2015


waiting for flowers...

"Beauty does.
God gave us flowers for a reason.
Flowers remind us to put away fear,
to stop our rushing and running and
worrying about this and that, and for
 a moment, have a piece of paradise
right here on earth."

quote from 'Where Lilacs Still Bloom'
by author, Jane Kirkpatrick


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Taylor Scout Mission

 Please watch and consider helping my friend Mary Ellen with 
her mission trip to honor her daughter Taylor's life and dreams.
Thank you!



Friday, March 20, 2015

happy spring!

Today is officially the first day of Spring.

We probably won't experience any warm, spring-like weather until later next month.
But I am still happy to see this winter coming to an end and on to a new season!

(pic from wallboom)

Hello, Mr. Robin


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Have a happy & blessed day! 


Saturday, March 14, 2015

new blog

Welcome to my new blog. 
I've had my old blog, Splashes of Joy for several years.
 Lately I have felt a desire to start a fresh, new blog. 
So here I am with this new blog,

I will post again soon.