Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Jewel

Today is one of my precious God-daughter's birthday. Happy 5th Birthday "Sweet Jewel"!!

(That's her on the left. Picture courtesy of
Cynthia (that's mom) and I have been best friends for many years. She has a great site, In Season Mom, that provides wonderful information for mothers that are 35 and over.

What a beautiful girl. Behind that sweet face and baby brown eyes beats the heart of an Ole Soul. Aunt Lisa loves you Sweet Jewel.

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Blog Award and A Giveaway

I received this beautiful award from my sweet new bloggie friend @Chocolate Covered Dreams.

The rules are:

1. Put the award up on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog

Here are my Nominees:
1. Donna @The Decorated House
2. Yolanda @Mocha Moments
3. Charmaine @Beautiful Things To Share
4. Pat @Back Porch Musings
5. DeNiece @Organized Homemaking For Christ
6. Tabitha @I Choose Bliss
7. Catherine @Catherine De The Cups
Enjoy the award ladies

Monogram Chick is having a giveaway Love This!! Go sign up to win and tell her Simply Blessed Bliss sent you.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Priceless Picture

I just had to share this photo with you that I found on the web today. Isn't she the cutest little baby, and just look at that coy little smile. She is the new infant baby girl of actor, Michael Jai White and his beautiful wife Courtenay. Pictures like that are truly Priceless.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Long Awaited Day

Today is a day of rejoicing and praise to the Lord for He heard the many crys and prayers of His people and He answered. I just want to say Thank You Lord for you are worthy to be praised. I can't explain or put into words how much He means to me. I am truly humbled by how steadfast He is and how merciful He is to such a one as I. Witnessing such an event as the Inauguration of the First Black President of the United States, a day that many feared we could never achieve, but our Lord said "YES WE CAN".

Monday, January 19, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

Wow...2 posts in one out yall!hehe. Anyhoo,Susan at Between Naps on The Porch is having a "Metamorphosis Monday" and I just had to show off my Ribbon Chest, just ONE more time...yall I promise.
Here's the before:

And here's the after:

Wooohoo...I LOVE IT! Now I'm off to take a look at everyone elses Metamorphosis.

He is Everything You Need

He will lift you up, He will fight your battles for you, He will always be there for you, He will always love you, You are good enough for Him, What He gives you is sufficient....He is EVERYTHING to you.

This is beautiful.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My attempt at Organization

I've been reading many bloggers blogs this past week and the resounding voice is of "ORGANIZATION". I for one love having everything in it's rightful place where I can go look and find...easy piezy...right??? Welllll I decided to start in the room I spend the bulk of my time, my office/studio.

My "Sweet Girl" gave me a bookcase, which was much needed I might add, for my birthday in August. I gave it a couple of coats of black paint and removed one of the lower shelves for better display. I love it. I may add some trim around the edges one day, but right now it serves a purpose.

The apothocary jars hold my overflow of ribbow and trims and the beautiful blue box on top holds my many paint chips I refer to on a regular basis.
I found those green leather boxes at Stein Mart many years ago and they house my tassels. I also have repurposed that huge corbel many times over the years. I decided this time to paint it and give it a bronze glaze. I think it turned out pretty good. I'll try to post pictures of the the before and after later. I used an easy paint tecnique. Well that's it for now. I'm currently working on another area of my humble abode. I'll post about that later.

**Also, Diane @A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words is have a "Trash to Treasure" post. I found that acorn in the bookcase above at a local consignment shop for a couple of dollars. A few coats of paint and that baby is all mine;0)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year....and "The Shack"

I pray that everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season. I have to say that one of my highlights of last year was realizing what a blessing this blogging has been in my life. Not only have I had the wonderful opportunity to be introduced to some of the most caring and creative people I have ever met, but I have found blogging to be very therapeutic. Now onto the second part of my post....

"The Shack"!! Wow!

I truly love this book. I read this book through in pretty much one day. I had heard nothing but good things about it for many months and now I too can say that it has to be one of the best books ever written. If you've read it, let me know what you think. I would love to hear your perspective on it??? If you have yet to read it, please do!!