Wednesday, 31 July 2013

20 things a Mother should Tell Her Son


    1. Play a sport.
    It will teach you how to win honorably,
    lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage y...our time
    and stay out of trouble.
    And maybe even throw or catch.

    2. You will set the tone
    for the sexual relationship,
    so don't take something away from her
    that you can't give back.

    3. Use careful aim when you pee.
    Somebody's got to clean that up, you know.

    4. Save money when you're young
    because you're going to need it someday.

    5. Allow me to introduce you
    to the dishwasher, oven,
    washing machine, iron,
    vacuum, mop and broom.
    Now please go use them.

    6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

    7. Don't ever be a bully
    and don't ever start a fight,
    but if some idiot clocks you,
    please defend yourself.

    8. Your knowledge and education is something
    that nobody can take away from you.

    9. Treat women kindly.
    Forever is a long time to live alone
    and it's even longer to live with somebody
    who hates your guts.

    10. Take pride in your appearance.

    11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

    12. A woman can do everything that you can do.
    This includes her having a successful career
    and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.
    Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

    13. "Yes ma'am" and "yes sir"
    still go a long way.

    14. The reason that they're called "private parts"
    is because they're "private".
    Please do not scratch them in public.

    15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.
    Be a good leader and others will follow.

    16. Bringing her flowers for no reason
    is always a good idea.

    17. It is better to be kind
    than to be right.

    18. A sense of humor
    goes a long way
    in the healing process.

    19. Please choose your spouse wisely.
    My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me
    spending time with you and my grandchildren.

    20. Remember to call your mother
    because I might be missing you.

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    Dear Logan, YOU ARE LOVED.... for being YOU" sweet wonderful you.  my eternal springtime.

     *´¨(✿◠‿◠)❀ ♫ ☼ ☾*

    Family faces are magic mirrors to me.

    I'm letting go of expectations, and that's opening me up to moments of transcendent bliss." - Anne Hathaway

    "Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know." 
    - Pema Chödrön

    Thanks dear Chel for these quotes♥

    Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.

    ~Steve Maraboli

    Thanks dear Wendy for recommending the book The Shoemaker's Wife. Very sentimental title for our family history indeed.   I picked it up from the library right at the corner today.    I know I will love it if you did............I love you my Laotong.  I am having a healthy drink from the blender just like the one you made me.  I love you Wendy McCallum with all my heart♥

    I love and adore all my family and friends and thank each one of you for loving me so well.

    Cheryl special thanks for yesterday.  It meant the world to me.

    You never lose by loving. 
    You always lose by holding back.
    ~Barbara DeAngelis~

    “In the space between yes and no, there's a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it's the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; its the legroom for the lies you'll tell yourself in the future.”

    ~ Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

    "Teach only Love,
    For that is what you are."
    ~ A Course In Miracles 

    Basil Buttermilk Dressing
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
    • 2 Tbsp. minced onions
    • 2 Tbsp. freshly chopped basil
    • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
    • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 2 cloves minced garlic
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
    • 1/4 tsp. paprika
    Whisk all ingredients until blended.  Cover and refrigerate for one hour before using.
    I like this tangy dressing packed with herbs. Paprika gives it that smoky taste.


    1. Grill or cook extra cobs when making corn on the cob...its can be used for salads later on in the week. I always butter the corn first prior to placing it on the BBQ using medium heat.
    2. Freshly cooked shrimp is my suggestion, rather than using frozen cooked shrimp.
    3. Drizzle lime juice over avocado to prevent from darkening.
    4. Greek yogurt combined with buttermilk, creates a  consistency for a butter milk dressing that's just perfect.  It's never too runny.  I've experimented with sour cream and mayonnaise and find it's always runny.
    As seen on the fabulous blog
    Mennonite Girls Can Cook
    (Link in my sidebar)

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Ruby Tuesday

♥“The true way to live
is to enjoy every moment as it passes,
and surely it is in the everyday things around us
that the beauty of life lies.”
... ~Laura Ingalls Wilder~
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Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts 
to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. 
No matter what is going on outside of us, 
there's always something we could be grateful for....
- Barry Neil Kaufman

.(ღ/\ღ) -:Have a Beautiful Day dear Family and Friends´´¯`•.¸¸.-:¦:-

Above quotes and Icons from the beautiful Rose Cottage from Facebook.

A photograph of my dear cousin Cheryl and I side by
side at our Aunt's pool.

I am so happy that some things in life never change.
We are still side by side after all these years.
I love you my dearest one.

My lovely friend Deb has a wonderful tutorial on how she makes her gorgeous prayer flags.
I love them................

Please visit Posted from Home in my Sidebar.

I love prayer flags and love my friend many talented and beautiful bloggers.

A wise man once said, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Today is a new beginning; treat it that way. Stop thinking about what might have been and starting looking at what can be. Say to yourself: “Dear Past, thank you for all the life lessons you have taught me. Dear Future, I am ready now!” Because a great beginning always occurs at the exact moment you thought would be the end of everything. - via:

"Surrender to what is...let go of what was...have faith in what
will be.." Sonia Ricotti

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be delightful. ~George Bernard Shaw

There is another alphabet, 
whispering from every leaf, 
singing from every river, 
shimmering from every sky.
~ Dejan Stojanovic ~

Monday, 29 July 2013

Monday again

It's almost August and Monday once again.

How fast the time is flying by as summer always does.

Love one another it is as simple as that.

Have a great Monday

Love to you all

A butterfly ornament on our patio...........I love butterflies.

Life is a pure flame,
and we live by an invisible sun within us.
~Sir Thomas Brown

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Keeping The Faith Dear Family and Friends..
"In every crisis there is a message.
Crises are nature's way of forcing change -
... breaking down old structures,
shaking loose negative habits
so that something new and better can take their place."
~Susan Taylor~ྀ.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

~Steve Jobs

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Have a Sweet and Super Sunday

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... Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Og Mandino

 ✫May all of your prayers be answered... and all of your
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Always pray to have eyes that see the best,
a heart that forgives the worst,
a mind that forgets the bad,
and a soul that never loses faith in God.
Remember what worries you masters you.
Count your rainbows and not your thunderstorms.

Photograph courtesy of my lovely cousin Wendy.  Her and Erinn in a beautiful garden
in Washington State.

How enchanting

The kiss of the sun for pardon
The songs of the birds for mirth
There is no place closer to Heaven
Than a garden here on Earth.

 The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~Oprah Winfrey

H A P P Y ★ SUN ★ D A Y
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Happy Sunday
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I am loving these wonderful cool temperatures.................I hope you are too
Have a fabulous day in every way

The best things in life are nearest.
Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet, duties at your hand,
the path of right just before you.
... ~Robert Louis Stevenson~

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    “Love recognizes no barriers.
    It jumps hurdles, leaps fences,
    penetrates walls to arrive
    at its destination full of hope.” ~ Maya Angelou‿✿

Saturday, 27 July 2013


Above all, the only thing
you have to heal is the present thought.
Get that right and the whole picture will change
into one of harmony and joy."
~ Eckhart Tolle

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"Sending love to all as we begin a brand new day....
... May you be blessed with the very best health,
experience joy,
and find comfort in the beauty that surrounds you!

Quote and icon from the
Rose Cottage on Facebook♥

Flowers are food for our souls.
Embrace your bliss and hav♥♥♥♥
"Just Ḻike Ṱhe Ḃutterfly
Ї Ṱoo Шill Åwaken and Transform..
Їn Ḿy ϴwn Ṱime."
☆`•.¸¸.✻´´¯`•.¸¸.٭✻.☆e a beautiful Saturday
Love Jeanne

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
~From the television show The Wonder Years

Friday, 26 July 2013

Happy Friday

If you have a sacred place and use it,
take advantage of it,
something will happen.
~ Joseph Campbell ~

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I love to hear my bells and wind chimes on the balcony
It has been so lovely and cool the last few days
a pure slice of Heaven.
Have a great Friday everyone and a most fabulous weekend.
♥“The true way to live
is to enjoy every moment as it passes,
and surely it is in the everyday things around us
that the beauty of life lies.”
... ~Laura Ingalls Wilder~
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I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles

― Audrey Hepburn 

Embrace your bliss
Grateful for those with a beautiful heart . . .
"Because your heart is so beautiful everything looks beautiful to you."
-Zen Proverb
I wish you enough!
by Bob Perks

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
... I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."
 "Seek the wisdom of the ages,
but look at the world through
the eyes of a child."

~ Ron Wild
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” Rachel Carson

“How would your life be different if…You stopped worrying about things you can’t control and started focusing on the things you can? Let today be the day…You free yourself from fruitless worry, seize the day and take effective action on things you can change.”
-Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

You can either focus on what is wrong in your life or what is right
Choose wisely

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Every moment of your life is a constant invitation to live happily ever after. ~Robert Holden

Thursday, 25 July 2013


Life isn't that long.... Don't waste it being angry or sad. Be happy and enjoy the time you spend with your loved ones.

A beautiful photograph from my darling cousin Wendy
a gorgeous  butterfly in her garden.

Thanks my Laotong

I love you with all my heart♥

Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, 
but mostly we will be enchanted. 
~ Jean Houston ~

Thanks Justin and Chris for sharing this link


“He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.” 

~ Margery Williams ~

"Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away."

~ Barbara De Angelis

“There are far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis

"We are spiritual beings who are mutually dependent on each other.." - Melvin Morse, M.D. Foreword to Embraced by the Light


Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. CS Lewis
 Many of the icons and quotes are given credit to the Rose Cottage on Facebook
Thank you so very much
"Just like flowers in a garden, we are all here to play our part in making the world a beautiful place. So, bloom, spread your petals, and touch someone's life today."

Our entire life is made up of choices,
What we decide,
the action we take,
the attitude we display
All represent the steps of life.
Sometimes we take two steps forward
And one-step back.
Some of us take baby steps
Some of us take giant steps
But the secret is not to let that
one step back turn into a failure.
Learn from backward steps
And keep on stepping forward in this dance
Called Life!
~Catherine Pulsifer © 2007~

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Empty yourself of everything. 
Let the mind rest at peace. 
~ Lao Tzu ~

one's life is not in the abundance of possessions." Luke 12:15

*(¯`v´¯)•* " Good morning all, another lovely day.
(¯`:✿:´¯)•* Be happy, smile and enjoy! Hugs always! ♥♥
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Wednesday, 24 July 2013


.(ღ/\ღ) -:Have a Beautiful Day Dear Family and  Friends´´¯`•.¸¸.-:¦:-

Feathers appear when Angels are near.

May Angels protect you 
May troubles neglect you

Love Jeanne

“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith.
Accept things as they are,
and look realistically at the world around you.
Have faith in yourself
and in the direction you have chosen.”
~ Ralph Marston

"We live in a self-organizing and self-correcting universe. For every problem, there is a potentially miraculous solution. A closed heart deflects the miracle, while an open heart brings it forth....In every moment, we make a choice between the heavenly awareness of our connection to all living things, or the hell of the delusion that we are separate and alone. The mind will manufacture according to our choice; whichever we choose, we will seem to experience."

~Marianne Williamson

Beautiful view in Seoul
photograph courtesy of Ahram and Justin

Blessings to you all on this beautiful cool Wednesday morning.

Much love and have a great day in every way.

Beautiful unsure of the source of this photgraph
but it looks fabulous

Your life is your canvas paint yourself a masterpiece
my sweet love

“I carry your heart with me I carry it in my heart

I am never without it anywhere I go you go,
I carry your heart I carry it in my heart.” 
~ E.E. Cummings (adapted)

Little ray of sunshine and my eternal springtime.

Sweet Logan Love I love you with all my heart

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I love you
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah...........♥♪

I've learned, less advice is often the best advice. People don’t need lots of advice, they need a listening ear and some positive reinforcement. What they want to know is already somewhere inside of them. They just need time to think, be and breathe, and continue to explore the undirected journeys that will eventually help them find their direction.

To be rich is not what you have in your bank account, but what you have in your heart 

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. 
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. 
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ― Mother Teresa 

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.” Irish Blessing 

Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.

  • Simple Pleasures
    I like a simple little house

    With flowers by the door,
    An ample larder for my needs

    And not much more in store.

    I like a window toward the sun

    And doors that open wide,

    The trickle of a bath for birds

    With feathered friends beside.

    I like a tidy nook inside

    Where my books and slippers lie,

    A cup for tea, a magazine,

    And warming hearth nearby.

    I like some trinkets on the sills,

    White ruffles at the panes,

    The comfort of a sturdy roof

    To shelter me from rains.

    I like the Cozy ambience,

    A place of sweet retreat

    Where life unfolds along the way

    And each new day's a treat.

    ~Virginia Borman Grimmer~

Life is what you make it.
Always has been,
always will be.
~Eleanor Roosevelt~