Sunday, April 3, 2011

{New Blog!!}

Please follow me on my new blog {adventure} HopeChest Bride!!

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I have news.....BIG NEWS....big big really....I mean this is BIG! I've been busy {very busy} working on a new blog....well not just a new blog...a new blog/business/foundation/lifestyle.  Let me tell you changes are in  Okay okay....all I can tell you is in a few weeks I will post a link to my new blog and you can read all about it then!! Thanks to everyone who has followed me since day one of Simply Blessed Bliss.  Although I haven't posted on a consistent basis, I have never stopped reading your blogs and enjoying all the wonderful ideas and inspiration. the way HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

{My Sanctuary}

I'm finally getting around to decorating my master bedroom. I knew I wanted it to be a place where I could go at the days end and "rest".

My hearts desire list:
  • A padded headboard

  • A vintage bedside chest

  • Lucite lamp

  • French Trumeau Mirror

  • Simple linens

  • Embroidered linens

  • Marble top bedside table

  • Artwork

  • Silk window panels

I have been scouring Craigslist and antique stores looking for the items on my list. Many items will need a little revamping but that's okay....we all love a design challange right?....rightttt.

You see those beautiful sweet roses...I stole um from my moms rose bush last week...yep sure did.
I think what I love most are the items that I've been lovingly blessed with from family and friends are finding a place in this space.

Although I live alone, I've kept the rest of my home pretty gender neutral. My master bedroom and bath is the one shabby fu fu space in my entire home. Oh well...I'm off to shop for bedlinens...I may even make a stop by mama's;p



Sunday, September 20, 2009

{Proverbs 31:27}

"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness"
Thanks Mary at Little Red House for hosting "Mosaic Monday".

Thursday, September 17, 2009


My baby boy was sworn in last friday {9/11} as a City Policeman and I'm so very proud.

This is the same child I refused to buy a toy gun and they go and give him a REAL one! It's been his desire to be a police officer ever since he was a little boy. YES I'm afraid for his safety, but I try to remember that The Father does not give us the spirit of fear {Romans 8:15}. Please pray for him, the other recruits and all the lawmen, service men and women everywhere.

Thank you Lord for giving my child the desires of his heart.


Thursday, September 10, 2009


the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
a person, act, or thing that causes shame, reproach, or dishonor or is dishonorable or shameful.
the state of being out of favor; exclusion from favor, confidence, or trust: courtiers and ministers in disgrace.

to bring or reflect shame or reproach upon: to be disgraced by cowardice.
to dismiss with discredit; put out of grace or favor; rebuke or humiliate: to be disgraced at court.

Although the South has never been favored by most of my people {African Americans}, I have always been proud of the fact that I am from South Carolina. When asked "Where are you from?", I always respond, "South Carolina, born and raised". I have fondly referred to myself as a Southern Black Belle. Last evening I have never been more ashamed of being a South Carolinian in my life.

How disgraceful, rude, & obnoxious could you possibly be to heckle the President of the United States of America, especially when good people have voted and placed you in a position where they feel you are capable of representing their state before Congress. You are a disgrace not only to the state of South Carolina, but you are a disgrace to America. Would you have done the same to ANY of our previous Presidents? I doubt it. The fact is you can not stand to see a BLACK MAN representing America.

However; true to form our President, Barack Obama, carried himself with dignity and grace both of which you know nothing about. While watching him I could not help but think of the verse, "let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" {Matthew 5:16}. What a true testament of character. My minister constantly reminds us that "The truth shall set you free or find you out", well Mr. Wilson you have just been found out!

Recently South Carolina has been on every comedians lips, in every newspaper, magazine and the talk of every talk show host. There's our illustrious Governor, Mark Sanford, who disgraced his wife, family and the entire state of South Carolina with his blatant affair and elusive behavior. Then there's Senator Jim Demint, with his biased and callous remarks regarding our President and now this. What I find truly amazing in all this is that none of these men are African American; however THEY have the audacity to judge a man who is out there fighting tooth and nail every day to provide a better way of life for ALL Americans. A man who is ten times the man they will ever be.

To ALL these men and the many others like them: "An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

To ALL Americans who continue to vote for these men: "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan."

To OUR President, Barack Obama: "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."

Quote's courtesy of Martin Luther King Jr.