Pink Saturday

Friday, December 25, 2009


it was a wonderful day.  my daughter came to spend the day and we totally enjoyed it.  the neighbour guys cut me down a real christmas tree to which the decorations were hurridly put on as i was not going to have one this year. i used pink netting, poinsettias and lace that was in the sewing room...... but here it is!!! 

the night before, christmas eve, i made dinner for my other daughter and her family.  we made special K roast, peas and carrots, a greek salad and we even put together a lemon pie which was all very delicious.  the kid s loved their meal too

the most exciting thing for me was i bought myself a PINK RUBBER SCRAPER  i am so excited as i have been without one for a long time. 

both of us were very lazy and stayed in our pjs all day.   we had a fancy breakfast of french toast, fruit and cranberry cocktail in tall glasses,  later on i made her birthday cake of poppyseeds and lemon frosting covered with flowers.  so much fun as it was a surprise to her.  we sort of nibbled for christmas dinner on all sorts of things but not over doing it and settled in to various things in the living room enjoing the lights and fire on the hearth.

i also looked a raw food blogs and made a roast which even my daughter liked.  here it is if you are into raw food

merry christmas everyone.  i hope you enjoyed your day.  and have a wonderful pink saturday.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Traditions and Always

Christmas has always seemed a very lonely time for me and always found it hard to keep traditions. But thinking back there was always something to do on this day. The first Christmas alone as a teenager was looking after my friends apartment in Abbotsford, i remember going for a walk around the city looking at the lights with the snow falling gently on the ground. It was a beautiful walk.

Then when I was married we would always go to Saskatoon to visit his folks and sometimes surprise them with the three kids under the Christmas tree. Grandma would come out into the living room and give a great big gasp and laugh and say how did you guys get in here!!!! that was fun.

Then there were the days my children were born--the oldest was born on Christmas day, then the twins were born on Christmas day two years later. was that fun well it was very rewarding and yes --santa did come around and gave me a present! what Christmases we had. Always until the children got much older would i make each one a separate cake for their own besides the Christmas pajamas i would sew each one!! Then later the youngest girl came along in January and the same traditions were kept up for her also.

Now as you see in the picture above is the church we go to. I have for many years decorated the church, put up the bulletin board and put poinsettas and pinecones and wreaths around the sanctuary. One year whild the kids were at home we made a lifelike manger scene. Last year i made banners and bought the flowers and did quite a bit less but the other ladies took over now as i work out of town a lot. Our church is still quite nice and always it is the place where i like to go -- a good sanctuary.

happy Christmas to you all and may God give you a miracle also. may the angels sing in your heart and help you to feel loved.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Memories 2 --thru my pink curtain

 Christmas and red ornaments,
Christmas and a red overstuffed chair,
Tis the time for poinsettias
And cranberry sauce.

And northern lights
This was one of my most favorite chairs.  Mom had reapolstered this chair and given it to me after much thought, after all it was a lot of work for her to finish it!!! And Dad liked it too. 
I always liked to cover my tree with red ornaments and babys breath flowers, with a layer of red tinsel.
I remember one time i drove fourteen hours to Anahim Lake where mom and dad were staying, visited them for the weekend and usually left at two o'clock in the morning for the trip back.  I went outside to start the car and looked up at the sky.  What a most amazing sight i saw!  I think the whole world saw the sky at that time.  It was literally pink with Northern Lights just moving and swaying and swishing all over the sky.  You never saw such a wonderful sight.

another one of my favorite ornaments that i have had a long time and that is this victorian lady dressed in beige and pink touches

Merry Christmas to you all with warmest times with your families.  May you find blessing this season.

now i don't know if you can see this or not, but in the middle of the window, on the right side, is the head of a bird melted in the frost. 

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas memories

this is going to be a really hard post to put in writing as i don't have any pictures and the memories are hard to remember .  Both parents are gone now and i feel so estranged from my family but here goes.......

We were such a poor family, dad was a bus driver and mom stayed at home looking after the home fires and the needs of the home.  We were without running water except for us kids who would run to the creek to carry back two 5 gallon buckets of water.

Every year mom decorated a green tree that grew in plentiful supply in the back yard. the colored baubles and silver icicles on its branches glistened in the light of the huge barrel wood heater in the living room of the school house we lived in.

We could not afford presents and we felt so lonely not getting anything under the tree.  But every year my mom's uncle, who lived in the states, mailed us a parcel that we just lived for.  It was the highlight of our year!!!  He was called Uncle Perley.  Inside this box was always a big box of chocolates called Pot of Gold.  They most certainlly would not last very long!!!  there were other things like manicure sets and socks and other things i can't remember right now, but we felt happy and were ready for the next year!!!!

Then we would all get dressed in our warm clothes and all three of us girls would go with dad in the old hearse made into a pickup, to cut three or four loads of wood.  Back home mom was making the most delicious Christmas meal.  After all that work!!!  which made us girls very strong and hungry, even the donkey meat that mom made was good!!!!

Actually it was not donkey meat as we were vegetarians, it was actually left over oatmeal porridge, with cornflakes, onions and a few spices, formed into patties, fried and a tomato soup sauce was poured on top and baked.  with a generous supply of butter on top it was very good to eat. the mashed potatoes and veggies with gravy were very good.  For dessert mom made pumkin pie.  yum.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Window into Liberia

This picture is about the seventh-day-adventists in Liberia who have set up more than 8,000 students in --21 primary schools and also boarding schools among others including ADRA.  But look at the color of the shirts they are wearing.   praise the Lord for pink!!!!!



click on the link after the hyphens!!!!  you can tell i am really getting nostalgic!!!   and in the Christmas mood.  Well sort of...i have a women's christmas program to plan for next week.  here is another one of our Christmas banquets..


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Into my heart

Into my heart,

Into my heart,
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
Come in today,
Come in to stay,
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.

OK!  so i had a good nights sleep and inspiration came to me in the morning!  Mom used to make lots of these boxes to put little things in.  This one is especially cute.  It is only about two inches across.  And it reminded me of the little childrens song above.


we are going to have a pink christmas ladies banquet this year and this is the start of the decorations.  it is very hard to find pink decortions this year.  i wanted the guys to wear pink ties also.  i may have to make some.

Friday, November 13, 2009



these are my favorite pink dresses on the royal family, they are so lovely and elegant and perfect for each one.  Have a wonderful pink saturday!!

At the end of my rainbow
 I seek no golden prize
For the key to my kingdom
Is the face of the Master.
Gain and power and riches
Are thrills I'll never miss
For the key to my kingdom
Is the thrill of His voice

Savior!, I have more
Than fame and fortune
Every time I read your Word
And with the Spirit around my soul
All the world's at my command

If this world should ever fail
And friends should leave me
My world would tumble down
But You're the key to my kingdom
And your love is my crown

Yes, yes, if this world should ever fail
Ever friends should leave me
All of my world would tumble down
For Savior you are the key to my kingdom
And your love is my crown
Yes, You're the key to my kingdom
And your love is my crown
Yes, You're the key to my kingdom
And your love, your love is my crown

Friday, November 6, 2009


There are many different kinds of nails!!  construction nails, pretty nails like the pink ones here!!  fake nails for your fingernails, my son says in .bolivia nails are hard to find and are very expensive,  he is right because i tried  to find a couple of nails when i was down there and we only found three on the whole campus which were lying on a tucked away table, unused and red dirt lined and when i tried to pound them into the post it was near to impossible as the wood is very hard down there.  the girl in this picture  is making a business out of selling these nails and if anyone knows where i can get a couple i would love to know!!!
and then we have another kind of nail, although the look and material that they were made out of is the same as ordinary nails, these ones had a purpose and fulfilled a prophecy.  Three rusty nails describes the picture.........

This is a story of long ago of a man who owned a little store.
As he would tell it, "I was proud to have my name above the door."
This took place, oh, about two thousand years ago, as I recall,
I was located in Jerusalem, just across the street from Pilate's hall.

And I had everything anyone would ever need;
Why, folks would come from miles around, regardless of their creed.
But there was only one thing I had I thought would never sell,
So I placed it in a corner on a shelf ----three old rusty spike nails.

Then one day a Roman soldier came through the door,
And as he walked up to me, it seemed he shook the floor.
I said, "Can I help you, Sir?" in a voice I 'm sure seemed frail.
He looked at me with a sneering grin and said,
"I'd like to buy some nails - some big, big nails."

"Well, you see, Sir, three's all I have."
"Oh, That'll do. For the job I have, three's enough - - -Now how much do I owe you?"
He placed the money in my hand, and I was glad to make the sale.
Then I began to wonder, and I asked,
"Sir, what can you do with just three spike nails?"

"Did you ever hear of a man called Jesus the Nazarene?"
"You mean the one they call the Son of God?"
"Yes, that's the one. Today I intend to show the world who's boss,
For with these three nails I'm going to nail that man Jesus to a cross."

You'll never know how numb I felt - as on my knees I fell.
"Please sir, don't do that!" - but he just turned and walked away
I said, "Please, let me buy them back!"
But he just looked at me and grinned.

And in the distance, I could see the howling mob
Through the tears that filled my eyes.
"Away with him" "Crucify him!" I could hear their angry cries.
But over the top of all the noise and groans of agony,
I can still hear the sound of a hammer as that big Roman soldier---Nailed my Jesus to a tree."
With three rusty nails, they nailed Jesus to a tree;
And His blood washed my sins away.


carrot cake recipe                            

Yields 9" round cake (3 layers)

4 large eggs
1 ½ cups oil
2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground mace
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins (optional)

Chai Spice Cheesecake Filling

perfect Cream Cheese Filling Recipe:

◦¾ pound powdered sugar
◦1 pound cream cheese
◦1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
◦1 teaspoon Vanilla
◦3 sticks butter

Add to the basic recipe :

◦¼ cup Chai Tea concentrate
◦1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
◦1 teaspoon ground ginger
◦½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
◦½ teaspoon ground cardamom
◦¼ teaspoon ground cloves

omit the lemon juice from the basic recipe

Saturday, October 31, 2009

being happy--having a sanctuary

one of my favorite pictures from a bed and bathroom magazine, it is called sanctuary, sort of pinkish colors to the room and that is where i am heading now!!, i am dreaming of building a new house and love the high ceiling this room has and the window where a tub would go. 
granddaughters helping each other put on their boots which seems to be too small for her, push girl pull it on!!!!
they love jumping on the bed and sleeping in it as well becase of the pedestals and roses on the spread,  they are pink of course!!
lady at the royal bank till, nice pink hair,
 obviously she liked pink also, 
our sanctuaries take so many forms and where we feel comfortable and happy....happy pink saturday.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

trip to see the sights....


Grab a chair!!,
Sit high or sit low, watch the birds, watch the show,

nibble on a pink chocolate cupcake

enjoy the flowers on the table which happen to be deep fried potato slices, isn't this a marvelous invention!

put on your hat and travel around the country to see this......

 aren't these cute, the way the towels are folded
finally lets visit............a castle on the wall.....

have a cup of tea...........

and settle down in a nice pink chair and listen to the music

all borrowed pictures, but all my favorite,  have a wonderful week coming up
who is your favorite singer????? make sure to tell me!!!

happy birthday

Animated Happy Birthday#5

happy new year

happy new year

vintage from Shabby Cotage Studio


leona lewis--the first time
lara fabian--
ivana and luka--bed of roses
josipa lisac--ava maria