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Monday, July 27, 2015

Medjugorje

This is where my next adventurous trip is. It's in Bosina Herzegovina

It's a very spiritual village in the mountains on the western coast of Bosina. This is where the apparitions of the Blessed Mother Mary has been appearing to 6 village people since they were very young 1981.
Have you ever heard of Lourdes France or Fatima ?where apparitions appeared also to young children,?

While these apparitions are happening the Vatican does not recognize them. The Church didn't authenticate Fatima or Lourdes until the apparitions stopped and they interviewed people who had miracle healing and where lives were completely changed.. Which this is a very slow process by the Vatican

                                             



Over 50 million people have visited this village where Apparition Hill And Cross Mountain are.
They have Mass every day in any language. People of all faiths have visited this place.
Saint Pope John Paul  II was a frequent visitor and believed in the apparitions of Mary Mother of God

Since this so close to Italy I have been told by people who have visited Medjugorje many bus loads of Italian vist this site. Wish I could speak Italian

Some of my little hand rosaries I got at auctions before I was a Catholic convert in 2014.
I have been a Protestant most of my life however was always interested in the Catholic faith and what the Popes had to say.

                                                   


I have believed in these apparitions since I first heard about it on the news back in 1992. The show 20/20 had a feature story about this years ago with Barbara Walters and Stone Phillips.

I have read every book that the author Wayne Weible has written about Medjugorje. I requested my local library to get some of the books. 

My trip is in September this year. A  Catholic friend who had never heard of this place until recently  is going with me.
The lady we are going with  is the Mother of 2 sons who are priests one in Raytown and one in Independence Missouri. 
One lady from my parish has been 13 times! She said it's just a heavenly place so peaceable and the presence  of the Holy Spirit is for sure in this place of miracles of healing of the body and spirit of many, she also said many prayers have been answered for her.


I was really surprised when watching QVC one night recently a gal who was selling prayer bracelets had been to Medjugorje and also said how she felt it was a very special place where the Holy Spirit was.

Međugorje, or Medjugorje, is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around 25 km southwest of Mostar and close to the border of Croatia. The town is part of the municipality of Čitluk.


Have you been there or known any one to have visited this palce?




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Sparkles

I am deep cleaning my kitchen this morning, like the walls behind the trash can and the cat food bowl.How can it get that gross so quick, well it's been a few months LOL since I got down and really cleaned. So much for that

I had to take a break and went into my front bedroom to look at some luggage I might take on my next trip and spotted my jewel box. I go from one thing to another  you know.
Anyway I just love these and they are some of my collection of rhinestone jewelry from years back

                                                        The pearl pins                          

                 
                                       The green sets
                                                                             

The blue sets

           Divided box I store them in it has a glass lid, I got the box at Michael's few years back

Just something to show today now I need to get back to the cleaning
These pieces were all to good to use in repurposed jewelry 




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Monday, July 20, 2015

Pie Bird

I got to thinking about all the antiques pie birds I use to have and got to looking around the shelves in my kitchen to see if I still had one .

                                                             

I use to have several back when I lived in the south Paducah Kentucky that is and when I still had my country and primitive kitchen where I live now. I have sold them all except this little spongeware pie bird. You set them in the middle of your pie and as the pie bakes the steam comes out the pie birds mouth.


I even used them once in a blackberry pie.I had a friend visit not long ago talking about a blueberry pie and I found a recipe in one of my Mom's old cookbooks. I just might have to use this little guy again. I think as far back as 1940's they were a special item to have in your kitchen 


Do you have a pie bird? most common ones were the little black birds, my Great Aunt had one when I first discovered such a thing. That's what great about being young and discovering all the old kitchen items our families use to use and now they are just pretty collectables.



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Coastal Charm 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pink

Inside boquet of my pink hydrangeas

                                                                       
Sitting outside in natural light even though we have a few sprinkles today

My favorite all time flower and my bushes are full.
Just doing a little housework laundry watching reruns of Say Yes To The Dress LOL today


I know a lot of blogs have been showing their hydrangeas but they are just to fabulous not to show them off ? right girls and boys?


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Monday, July 6, 2015

Money Compact

Are any of you gals old enough to remember these?

                                                                     

I was looking through a little cabinet I have setting on my kitchen bar and had forget this was in it.


It has its section for half dollars, quarters , dimes, nickels. I can remember as a child if I had change to put in this I was so happy and felt so girly girly to carry it in my little purse.

This is in my little treasure cabinet aslo, Rhinestone stuff which I have loved all my life 


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Window Art


It has been a lazy day here and a busy one. I have had a nap read 1/2 a book now cleaning. I  had a rug cleaning company early this morning pick up my living room and guest bedroom area rugs  and hallway runner to be cleaned. So guess i'll clean my hardwood floors while those rugs are gone. Then I need my entry rugs and my office rug cleaned.My office rug is a gorgeous leopard area rug LOL I love it

I washed my red and white toile tablecloth and decided to wipe off the bottles sitting on my window sill.I still like bottles in a window to let the light through

                                                                       

 Can you believe tomorrow is July 1st WOW ? I gave $1.75 each for these at a hospital gift shop sale

Then I always like colored glass also, you can see a little bit of my flower bed out back.

A friend is on her way over to pick up some DVD's about a destination we are going to this fall .
I have wanted to go to this place since about 1992 ,finally going. I'll be sure and tell you about this heavenly place before we go .


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Round Iron Bed

 I just love this time of year it keeps me motivated to get things done around the house and yard.
Not saying neither one is tip top shape however liveable. LOL

I am rearranging my house downstairs where my studio and another guest room is. I have this heavy beautiful 1800's  iron bed I bought years ago in an antique shop from one of our river towns.anyway I can't move the thing and I am going to sell it so I can paint the floor in this bedroom. I can surely find another bed like a day bed that I will like as much

                                                            


This bed must weigh 500 lbs ?  LOL I remember buying it and struggling to get it in my house , however I just love it because it was the first round iron bed I had ever seen

                                                                   


This is the head board in the above picture
I have changed the bed covering several times, It's time to remove the pink quilts and put the white lace cover back on. It's such a nice day ,no rain anyway I can hang the bedding outside on the clothes line to dry 



I have never painted it I always wanted to paint it white and friends told me no leave it like it is , so here it is black and gold 



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