Monday, March 10, 2008


Good Mornin' Yall,

I do hope that everyone had a Blessed Sunday and ready to start a new day. It is currently 39 degrees and the winds are calm, therefore we have no winchill as of right now. Yesterday was a beautiful day and it warmed up to 52 degrees. It was just a tad bit on the windy side, but not too bad. Today we are suppose to have a high of around 55 degrees. More of our Snow melted yesterday but we still have a little left. I'm sure as the week progresses and the temperatures continue's to warm, it will all be gone soon.

Since St. Patrick's Day is just a week away, I thought I would get an early start and start using some St. Patrick's Day Graphics and Dividers. Since Green is my favorite color, I will enjoy doing this. I hope you will enjoy my St. Patrick's Day Decorations this week.

I would like to acknowledge a couple of things right now. First of all, Mary@ has given all of her Friends this beautiful St. Patrick's Day Card.

Isn't that a beautiful card? "THANK YOU" so much Mary for this beautiful St. Patrick's Day Card. I will cherish it always. Yall may remember that I won Mary's Easter Giveaway here not too long ago. I got to pick out 3 of her cards that I liked. Since they are Easter Cards, I am going to wait and take a picture of them on Easter Morning. I had Mary to fix a card for both of our girls and then one for my DH. Since I have my new camera now, I will use the camera to take pictures of them with the cards. If you have never been to visit Mary, PLEASE take some time and visit her. She is such a wonderful person and she lives in Canada as well. I always enjoy reading her stories and seeing what is going on in her part of the world. "THANK YOU" so much again Mary for the beautiful card.

Also, last week I was given a Stamp of Approval by Betty@ "THANK YOU" so much Betty for giving me your Stamp of Approval. I will cherish this always. If you have never been to visit Betty, PLEASE drop by and visit her sometime as well. She lives in Tennessee and she finally got some Snow the other day. Me and her both have been wanting some measureable Snow this Winter, and we finally got it. "THANK YOU" so much again Betty for this Stamp of Approval.

I would also like to mention a Giveaway. It is being hosted by Pea@
Here is what Pea is saying about her Easter Giveaway.
With Easter fast approaching, I'm in the giving mood once again:-) Just add your name in the comments and on Friday, March 14th, at 8 a.m., I will draw a name. The winner will win the pictured goodies...Easter basket filled with a bunny candy dish, egg shaped candles, a bunny figurine, Marshmallow bunnies, egg decorations, Easter stickers and Lindor Easter eggs. You can click on the pictures to enlarge:-) Good luck everyone!! xoxo
Now just look at all those beautiful goodies. Who wouldn't want to win those. PLEASE go and visit Pea and enter her Easter Giveaway. Pea is such a wonderful and caring person. She lives in Canada also. I do enjoying visiting her and seeing what is going on in her part of the world. Someday I would love to go to Canada and visit with her and Mary. "THANK YOU" Pea for hosting this Easter Giveaway.

Yesterday not much went on around here. The girls did go outside a few times and played with their Friends and went up to our local park for a while. Yesterday morning I washed up some dishes that had piled up. LOL. We eat out of Paper Plates around here most of the time and since it's just me and the girls here most of the time, I let them pile up till there is enough to really wash. I also watched Food Network some and by 6:30p.m I was ready for bed. We did go up to our local Dollar General Store and I got me some more minutes for my Cell Phone and a few other things I needed here at the house. I also spent some quality time with the girls and we played around and talked for a while.

I have some laundry to do today. The girls are suppose to have Softball practice this afternoon. Our youngest daughter's practice starts at 3:30p.m. and goes to 5:00p.m. Our oldest daughter's practice starts at 6:00p.m. and ends at 7:30p.m. I don't know if the field will be too wet or not, but they will let me know for sure when they come in from School this afternoon. I do know our oldest daughter has her first game on the 29th of this month. It is the Pre-Season Tournament. I'm not sure yet where it will be held at, but I do hope the weather is warm by then. LOL. I remember going to games in the past and it was so cold that they had to wear their big coats while playing Softball. For our supper last night the girls was wanting some Fried Hot Dog and Bologna Sandwiches. That is what I fixed for them. I don't know what we will have tonight for supper since we maybe having Softball practices. I'll just have to wait and see. If they do have practice, it will have to be something quick tho.

Well, guess I'll go for now. I am just now having my first cup of coffee. I talked to my DH last night around 8:00p.m. and he was in Nebraska. I told him I was fixing to go to sleep and he said he was about 100 miles from where him and his Uncle would be switching out and then he was going to bed. He said he would call me this morning when he got up. Take care my friends and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.



Mary said...

Good morning, Karen,

I love your Betty Boop graphic. Green is my favorite color. I do like different shades but emerald green is the one I like best.

I'm glad you finally got some snow. I know you don't get it in your part of the US very often, so it was nice for the girls and for you.

I'm glad you are enjoying the card I made. It was made from one of my St. Patrick's Day postcards. It is one of my favorites.

Glad you and the girls got to spend some quality time together. Keeping DH in my prayers.


Mimi said...

sounds like you have a busy day planned for yourself... you take care of yourself....hope you get to move this week.. I love your St Patrick graphics...
I pray for your DH as he is on the road through all of this bad weather...uzmexqjs

Denise said...

Good morning my dear friend, praying that you have a lovely day. I enjoy visiting your blog, you always make me smile. Take care, I love you.

Nonna said...

Goodmorning Karen!! I really do like the way your blog looks now! And the St. Patrick's Day graphics are perfect! Its fun decorating our blogs, isnt it? Take care and have a great day!!

Sharon said...

Good morning Karen and top o the morn'n to ya! I love all your St. Patty's day decorations! I hope you have a great day today!

Love Sharon

P.S. For some reason I always have trouble leaving comments on your blog, it says that it cannot open the comments. I don't know why! Weird huh!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Karen! I loved seeing the pictures of your girls and your home! Thank you so much for sharing those with us!

Thank you for your kinds comments on my new boxes! Your such a sweetheart!

I hope you have a wonderful day and all is well for you and your family!

Love ya,

miss magpie-pixie said...

Hi karen ,
Thanks for entering my giveaway !
I stopped to hear Skid Row !
I`ve not heard that for ages ! I loved `em ! or are they still going ? I have a vinyl record ,but no player for it now !

Love Bears All Things said...

Hi Karen,
I'm having a hard time getting started this a.m. I know its this pesky time change. I feel like I could just go back to bed and sleep. I've had my 4 cups of coffee but it hasn't made a difference. Anyway, I was on the laptop for a while and thought I would drop by before I head to the sewing room. Maybe if I take a shower it will wake me up.
I like your St Paddy decor. I tried to find a bear one and had no luck. Maybe you could tell me another place to look. I went to GranGrans, Cute Colors and glitter graphics.
I hope you have a great day!
Mama Bear

Hootin' Anni said...

Me? I'm Irish...hubby is 3/4 Irish that makes 1 3/4 of us Irish all together. So, "Kiss me, I'm Irish!!" I love St Patty's excuse to consume green beer. And yes, I do. No difference in taste actually...just pretty. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking by it.

I'm doing laundry too. We just cleaned out one of the rose/amaryllis flower boxes in the front yard. The amaryllis have huge buds on them already. It's 71° F here---with the humidity of about 40% so that makes us have a HEAT index of about 75...we rarely have a wind chill factor. LOL

Have a great day!!! I want to say "Top o' the mornin' to ye!!"

Chrissie said...

I love the green! VBS! My, you and your kids keep real busy! God bless their tournament games! Hope it won't be too cold!
Take care, dear friend! I'm always blessed when I come to visit!

bj said...

I love all your green graphics...very pretty.
Glad you got to spend good time with your girls. It matters !!!!
Guess you are busy packing things up for the move. Boy, I sure would hate to have to move out of this house we've been in for 32 about accuumlation of STUFF.....ohhhh, brother! Good luck to you on the move!
hugs, bj

CIELO said...

Good morning, Karen.... just paying my visits so say hi and make sure you are are OK...
Love that "free coffee--everlasting life" sign on your church! What an awesome idea to bring people in....

Praying that you have a lovely day.


Hope said...

Hi Karen,
You know how much I like green so I'm going to love your new decorations here. It doesn't hurt that you serve coffee either! :o)

We never did get any of the threatened snow here but we have been getting a lot of rain which we needed. We are having warm sunny days and cold nights! March around here is so unpredictable.

My grandson is playing baseball and they have already started having games! I couldn't believe it! He's been wearing those Under Armours (like long johns) to stay warm. Who wants to go sit in the cold to watch a baseball game?? Not me!!

Have you been moving anything in the slush and mud? That's the bad part of snow when it starts to melt.

Have a good evening and thanks for the Birthday wishes for my son.

Love and Hugs,

Jackie said...

Love your Betty Boop graphic. Green is my favorite colour as well. Talk to you again later, a friend just called and she needs me to help her out for a bit.

Michelle said...

Hi Karen,
Love the green! Stopy by for a visit .. I tagged you for a meme!


Elizabeth Ann said...

Hi Karen! Love the Betty Boop leprechan in her sparkling outfit! And the green bear, too. Your graphics are always such fun to see!

Hope the move goes smoothly...thanks for the pictures of your lovely girls..nice to see your family.

Take care of you.

Lisa said...

Hey Karen,
I miss that hour of sleep to. I still like more daylight though. I love your ST Patrick's Day graphics.I hope your day was a great one. Our weather was sunny and spring like here today!. Have a wonderful evening. Love ~N~ Hugs

Anonymous said...

Our clocks go forward soon too, I hate losing that hour of sleep!

Love your st Patrick's Day decorations they're really pretty.

We've had a real mix of weather today, it was windy last night, then lovely this morning, but then it started raining, then sunny, then rain all afternoon.

Hope you have a great day.

Love and hugs

Sarah x

Sandra said...

Hi Karen, I've finally gotten some time to catch up on all my blogs :)

You know here in Arizona we never change the clocks at all, we just stay the same, I guess it's good in a way but in another, I would give anything for an extra hour of sleep LOL

Hope you're having a wonderful day, stay warm and good luck on the move, I just finished unpacking the last box so I'm finally done.


Betty said...

Hi Karen,

I've been gone most of the day again today, so I'm late visiting. Most of our snow is gone already, and I suppose all of your's is gone, too. It's nice when it snows like that and then melts quickly.

Congratulations on your St. Patrick's Day card. Very pretty.

Phyllis is giving away a handbag she made to celebrate her birthday today. Check my blog for more details if you are interested.

I hope you get to move this weekend. I know you are anxious to get in your new home.

Betty said...


I forgot to comment on your St. Patrick's Day decorations. I especially love the one at the top of your post where the green hat is sitting on the K of Karen. Love it. The dividers are nice too.

Have a good week.

Betty said...

I like your St Patrick's Day graphics too! You have done a lovely job with it!! Love and hugs Grams

PEA said...

Hello dear Karen:-)

I've just caught up with your last two posts! I loved seeing the pictures you took of your house and the girls...your camera takes beautiful pictures. I gagged, though, when I saw the girls eating the snow...they were just saying on the news not to eat the snow because even though it looks so white and clean, it's full of bacteria. They were showing microscopic pictures and BLECH! lol That's all thanks to the junk we have in our atmosphere!!

Love your St. Patrick's Day decor...I should change the look of my blog for that holiday too, just haven't had time to work on a St. Patrick's Day header yet.

Congratulations on the Stamp of Approval button from Betty:-) Love it!!

Thank you so much for announcing my giveaway...of course I don't mind you doing that:-) I always appreciate it!!

Hope your day went well...I was busy going through some more boxes and putting some order to some papers in the filing cabinet. Always something to do! lol Love you! xoxo

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow Karen...your blog sure is dressed up for St Patricks Day!! LOL

....very nice!

Jackie said...

I am back and now I can finish our conversation.

Hope the girls have a great softball practice. It will be awhile before we get out in the fields here. They are still under snow.

Take care my friend.

God bless.

Shari said...

Your girls like to play sports. :)

I'm glad that you finally, finally got the snow you were waiting for all winter!! I was worried that spring would come and you wouldn't really have any real smow.

I like the graphics.:)

Dawn said...

Your site looks very festive. YOu sure do know how to change things around. I'm waiting for my dear daughter to change me to spring. But - it might be awhile! She doesn't have a second to herself, or won't until seh goes back to work in two weeks. Two weeks! Doesn't seem possible.

Mary said...


Please drop by my blog. I have tagged you for a meme. :-)

Denise said...

You did sooooooooooo GOOD on your St Paddy's Day graphics.. You are a talented little lady... I have just been too busy to do much on the blog but always enjoy coming and reading about your day... I played softball all through highschool and then a few years after.. Love loved the game.. I wish that I had gone on to college and became a coach... anyway.. You have a great Tuesday....


Diane J. said...

I like a good baloney sandwich every now and then, with plenty of mustard. Since I'm being more careful about what I eat though it will probably be a good while before I have fried baloney again. :-(

Well it got even warmer than predicted today so I hope you got to move some more things over to the new house.

I went to Jonesboro to the Dr. today and then came home and had brown beans and cornbread and panbread, and onion for lunch. Jessica and Emmy were here all afternoon, and Cecil and Sue got here about 1 pm and spent the rest of the afternoon with us.

I need to do some laundry but I've talked myself out of it tonight. I'll start on it tomorrow, I think.

Normandy style vegetables are just a mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, and this particular frozen mix also has zucchini squash and yellow squash in it.

Regarding your pictures not enlarging, I think it may be because you chose to upload them on the small setting. If you upload them on the medium or large setting they might enlarge okay.I'm not really sure though. I've had that happen and I never did figure it out at the time, but the next time I posted pictures they'd enlarge fine when you clicked on them. I'm just not really sure, Karen. Maybe someone else can answer that for you.

Have a good evening, Karen, what's left of it. ;o)

Love and hugs,


Shelley said...

Hi Dear Karen, hope you had a great day. I did have a very blessed Sunday and hope you did the same. My family has had more than a few of those fied bolonga sandwiches. They are pretty good eat'en. My daughter signed her girls up for t-ball and softball. They are seven and four. Her weekends will be full with ball games for a while now. The kids really enjoy sports and it keeps them busy. Sometimes I think it's a bit much for the wee ones though. Guess thats being a Meme for ya.
Always enjoy your post Karen and my Mom thinks the world of you.

Thanks for sharing....

Blessings your way, Shelley

Mary Isabella said...

I am late in getting around tonight. Please pray for us my husband finds out tomorrow if he will be needing surgery on his leg.....Blessings