Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Focus on Blessings

Today I would like to share a little something that has been on my heart this week, that is keeping our focus on our blessings.  On this journey of life we all have hard times and bad things that happen, it is part of life.  It is important to acknowledge the hard things, and let ourselves feel the feelings that they bring, but then we should shift our focus on to our blessings.  Nothing breeds a heart of gratitude better than focusing on the blessings in our life.  Focusing on all the love we have been given through out our lives and treasuring memories of the past while making new memories in the present. I was just talking with my son Justin last evening about shifting our focus on our blessings instead of our hardships.  I showed him my list of things in my life that I am thankful for.  Some of which are big things such as God's love and my family and others are small things such as my glasses and my favorite pens.  I like having a list ready to look at, so when I am feeling a bit down, I can easily look at my blessings and shift my focus back to them.  That is just what I have been thinking about this week.  I hope you all are having a cozy week.  Thank you for stopping by my space.  Hugs to you. ~Juli

Thursday, October 10, 2019

A New YouTube Video

I just wanted to let you know that I have a new YouTube video up on my channel showing where I store my entire wax collection.

If you click on the above link it should take you to my video.  Have a cozy day!  Hugs. ~Juli

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Season Of Cozy

I have been enjoying the cooler fall temperatures as of lately.  Fall is just such a blessing to my spirit.  It is a time when I find is so very easy to count my simple blessings.  I just love to have our windows open and let the crisp fresh fall breeze gently blow our curtains and fill my house with the fresh outside air.  I love to melt fall wax melts, and scent our little house with such sweet smells.  I even enjoy my morning coffee outside and just let my spirit soak up this fall weather.  Fall is a time where we start to slow down our pace of life, and just enjoy our simple family time visiting in our living room in the evenings.  I truly think fall should be called the season of cozy!  Thank you for stopping by my space, I hope you all are having a blessed week.  Hugs to you.  ~Juli

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

~Fall Vibes

I decorated my planner for fall!  Fall is my favorite season and I just love to add little fall touches, it just makes my heart happy.
I have to admit, I have already watched It's The Great Pumkin Charlie Brown.  Such a cute & cozy little movie.

I have been enjoying going on little outings especially on the mornings when the weather feels like fall!
My mother sent me this photo of the balloon lamp that was in our childhood bedroom growing up.  Oh such sweet memories.
I've been enjoying a cup of afternoon coffee as of lately.  It just is such a cozy drink.
My faith is such a gift to my life.  Oh what a blessing doing my devotionals and prayer journal is.  I am far from a perfect person, but I just trust in Jesus to help me along my path.  I fall often, but He is always there to help me get up again.
This week we celebrated my husband's birthday, he is such a wonderful man, and a great father.  I got a lot done around our little house today.  It always feels nice to have things in order.  I still need to do some deep cleaning, but I think that will wait until tomorrow.  I believe in budgeting my energy much as I do our money.  I hope you all are having a cozy week.  Thanks for stopping by my little space.  Hugs to you. ~Juli  

Friday, September 20, 2019

~A Few Of My Favorite Things~

I just love this coaster that my cousin Teri gave to me.  The message on it comforts my heart.  I keep it on my bedside table.
This is my no burn candle collection.  I change up the front candles for the different seasons.  I just love having these, as they are special to me.  Can you tell that I am eager to celebrate the Holidays?
I love Big Band Music.  This is my favorite CD.  I have one for my car, as listening to it while I drive calms me.  I also keep one to listen to in my little house.
These are some of my birthday dishes.  I got them years ago, and they still warm my heart.  They are Pioneer Woman and they are such nice quality.  

This little fan I found on Amazon, and it is such a blessing when I have those pesky hot flashes.  It even comes with a little case, so it is easy to transport!
Years ago, my sister Lori purchased for me a flannel night gown from LLBEAN.  I loved it so much that I now have four.  I wear them year round and they are just so very comfortable.  
This is a three ring binder that I call my budget notebook.  In this notebook, I track all of our purchases and do a monthly report.  I keep a monthly budget for both our household account and our main account.  It truly has helped me to become good with money, something I had to work very hard to become!
I love my Sugarcreek Amish Mystery books by Guidepost.  My cousin Teri told me about them, and I plan to read them again and again because the characters are so very dear.

When I was a girl I had a sticker book that was very dear to me.  I now have one again.  Every now and then I purchase a 80's sticker on Ebay to add to my collection. I have had it for a few years now, so I have quite a few neat stickers.  I keep it in my Childhood Memories Closet.
This is what I call my Childhood Memories Closet Museum.  It is filled with things that remind me of my childhood and those special memories.  I will sit and look at it, and it just takes me back to those sweet childhood days.
This is my prayer journal.  It is a blessing as I pray for many people in this journal, as well as special prayers and it also contains scripture that I like to read often.  It is such a blessing.
I am thankful for my little cubby that I use to keep my planners and devotionals as well as my Bible.
I just love Victoria Magazine.  I have been reading it since before my children were born. So for about 24 years now.  It did go out of print for a few years, but then it came back!  
I am a firm believer in counting your blessings and having a heart of gratitude for what you do have.  It just helps me to have a happy heart.  I hope you all have had a nice week. This Sunday is my birthday, and I plan to spend some family time with my children and husband.  Thank you for stopping by my little space.  Have a cozy weekend.  Hugs to you.  ~Juli

Friday, September 13, 2019

~A Peek Into Our Weeks~

This morning the crisp cool fall breeze is in the air, so I have the windows open in our little house and have been just loving the fall weather.
Steven and I have our outside fall decorations up!  Oh how I love fall.  
I have been loving burning fall candles and melting fall wax melts.
I even put up a few little fall decorations inside our home.  This is a little treasure I found at Dollar Tree.
I started book number 8 in the Sugarcreek Amsih Mysteries series.  I try to pace myself, but I need to work on that, as I have read half the book in two days. These books are just so very good.
Lauren has her room all cute and cozy.  
Here is the new bedding that she purchased over the summer to add a bit of color to her room.  So cute!
As always I am making iced tea.  My family loves it!
September is my birthday month, so I have my planner decorated for it.  I just love decorating my planner for each new month.
I have enjoyed watching Disney vlogs on YouTube in my little Disney Guest room, it just makes my heart happy.
Fall is my favorite season, and my heart just rejoices in the pretty colors and crisp cool air that it brings.  I know it is not officially fall as of yet, but I do like to start celebrating it early.  Such a cozy time.  I hope you are all having a cozy week.  Thank you for stopping by my space.  Hugs to you. ~Juli

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

~A Peek Into Our Weeks~

Sunday, August 18th Steven and I had  our 18 year wedding anniversary.  We celebrated on Saturday so that we could enjoy our favorite restaurant, The Carriage Crossing.  This is the sweet card my cousin Teri made for us, oh how I love it so very much!!!
They have the tastiest pies at Carriage Crossing, I just thought they looked so yummy, I had to snap a photo.

They always serve a little loaf of home made, warm bread and butter with cinnamon and sugar to top it.
After we enjoyed a nice lunch we looked through the little gift shop.  I love looking at all the candles and wax they carry.
I really liked this little picture.  It reminds me of my grandpa Kelly's old blue truck.  Finding the joy in the ordinary is the way I choose to live my life.  It is in the little things in life where I find the greatest joy.
After we left Carriage Crossing we stopped by this old fashioned little grocery store to get some Colorado peaches to take home and share with our family.
Here is Steven picking out some peaches.
I was happy we celebrated our anniversary on Saturday, because my oldest son Tristyn was very sick Sunday morning and tested positive for flu.  I cared for him, and came down with the flu myself a few days later.  Today is the first day in a long while that I am feeling a bit better.  I'm still weak, but am out of bed, so that is a blessing.  I was too sick to attend my sweet niece Madison's wedding, which was very sad.  I know that she and Brad will have such a wonderful life together, and I have just kept them in my prayers.  One of the great blessings in prayer is it connects us to those we pray for in such a special way.  I hope you are all having a nice week.  I thank you for stopping by my little space.  Hugs to you.  ~Juli