Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Changes

I enjoy this time of year when summer comes to a close and fall is right at our doorstep.  Truth be told, I like it when all of the seasons are changing from one to the next...the 1st snow fall, the 1st hint of spring, the 1st beachy-type day.  And while spring is my favorite season of all, fall comes in as a very close second.  The cool, crisp chill in the air, the colors of the leaves, the nutty smell in the air...I just love it all!  So, I tend to jump the gun a little and start to decorate my house for the season change Labor Day weekend...a time when most of us are pushing for that last little bit of summer.  So, as I was getting ready to change over my decor, I came upon these lovely little items from my friend Kim at Valley Primatives:

These lil pumpkins are just the cutest ever! 

And I have always loved her selection of framed stitchery.  (I think I own about 12 different ones.)

Kim does a fantastic job on her creations...I highly recommend her crafts if you love the "prim" look.  I can't tell you how excited I am when there is a box from her filled with country-prim goodies!  Thanks Kim.  She has started listing Christmas and winter items too, so be sure to check her out!

This weekend I had the opportunity to meet and work with some amazing women as we gathered for a retreat and convention to commit to "Acting Boldly" for God.  I am a part of the Women of the ELCA (the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) and our district, the New England W/ELCA gather every two years to recommit our faith and service.  Among the many women I had an opportunity to met, I connected with a powerful woman named Moloko, who is from South Africa.  In an instant she changed my life forever!  Words cannot express the way she impacted my life.  I am truly blessed to have met her, and sincerly hope that we will remain friends for a lifetime. 

My newest friend Moloko and my friend Sharon from my church.  Both of these women are amazing to me.

I urge all of my friends to take a moment to stop and reconnect with our higher power.  Whatever your personal beliefs are, stop and listen and breathe in peace.  If we all took a moment to do just that, our world would be a much better place.  I wish all of you a blessed day! ♥

5 comments:

debbiefitz said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful retreat! Those decorations are beautiful. Fall is my favorite season of all.

sue said...

I'm thinking that summer comment was directed at me! smile! :D

Just Scrappin Happy said...

sue...it was :)
xoxox

Just Scrappin Happy said...

thanks fitz!
:)

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful feature Christy! I am so glad you are pleased with your purchases! It's always a pleasure to work with you and a blessing to have such a wonderful customer *friend*.
Kim