Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Let My Little Light Shine....

For some reason, my COMPOSE page has changed and I have no control of centering my words....OR my photos....SOOO STRANGE. 
Why do they have to keep changing things up ?
 I've always been taught that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it..."
*WELL....just right in the middle of it all,
every thing centered....strange ! ! 

One of my favorite things to decorate is our mantel 
and I change it often but nothing major...

I had little white lights on the mantel during Christmas
and LOVED them...
but, for some reason, took them off when storing holiday decos.

Then, missing the bling, I just got them back out and now, 
I'm enjoying them again.

I don't have a wintertime wreath..
I am sooo deprived...😙
out came my FALL wreath because my mantel NEEDED a wreath...

what you do when you don't have something you want NEED,
you just use what you DO have...
and besides...I love these colors....
and the little lights tell that wreath that it's a ROCK STAR...

...shine on
little lights...
you make me happy

I added a vase of faux Lime green hydrangeas...
so what if it's winter....
my mantel is confused...and full of COLOR...
a fall wreath
summer flowers
and little lights...
♥ ♥ ♥
confused but delightful to mine eyes...
and that's what matters.......right ? 

and, in other news,

 I made Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch this morning...
my goodness but they are good.

 I made enuf to have some in the morning,
and maybe one to put cinnamon and sugar on...
the best bed-time snack in the world is CINNAMON TOAST...
guess what my snack will be tonight...
LOL....ain't life grand !
linking with
Our sincere thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts
you so kindly are sending our way.
He had a test yesterday...
saw his cardiologist this morning and he suspects a light stroke
so will do echo and dopplers in 2 weeks ...
he goes back in a few days for another MRI...

As always in cases like this,
we are playing the waiting game and nothing has been 
actually diagnosed other than
"a small tumor on the brain".


  1. Check your html coding, you probably have a center instruction embedded in your template.

  2. Well, I like your four season mantel . Is that a Pete Rumney Painting? I love the red umbrella paintings!
    Those biscuits look amazing!

  3. I will continue to pray for your precious husband and for you too my friend. We all know that prayer makes a difference. Sending lots of love to you both, Diane

  4. the waiting game is no fun, but I love your positive energy.

  5. Having blog issues as well. Cannot review post now before publishing. Compose page way too big and do not not know how to change. I am not as smart as most of you when it comes to blogging. Mr. Sweet is a stronger person than we think, and will do fine. Maybe the problem will be in an early stage,and he'll keep enjoying those homemade biscuits.

  6. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love homemade biscuits.

    God bless.

  7. You know I am praying for you. I love your mantle. bj. You could throw a beach ball and a sand pail up there and it would look good! You never give yourself enough credit but you have a very good eye for putting things together. xo Diana

  8. Stay positive! It is what it is. The older we get, it's more of one day at a time.

  9. Oh that waiting game. It's true but hard to bear sometimes. We've just had a series at church on "Being on Hold" Sometimes we are in the waiting room wondering and praying and persevering. God has his own timing and we can always trust Him. Love and hugs to you and please pass me a biscuit.

  10. BJ, your mantle looks lovely. You have a real knack for putting the right things together. I adore your black and white!
    I'm praying for you all as you wait to know the course of treatment for your dear Mr. Sweet. ♥

  11. Sending you a big hug and prayers for Mr Sweet. The mantle looks beautiful and it's good you're keeping busy. Lucy

  12. Hoping you and the Mr get answers and good news soon. They waiting is sometimes the hardest and I truly hope it is so in your case.

  13. bj I just read about Mr. Sweet in your prior post and this one and I will keep him in my prayers! I love small lights on a mantel or tabletop...thye really warm up a room at night and look good any time of the year

  14. The waiting game is one I don't like to play very well and I don't imagine that you folks do either. Oh I have thought of making biscuits from scratch for days now...no handy little mixes in the house...it's not that they are difficult, but I have not done it. Now I just wish that I had some already baked so I could have a little snack before toodling off to bed. Some better planning is in order. I like that you fished your lights back out for the mantel. They look splendid. Your entire mantel does.

  15. Our best wishes to them (listed at bottom)...
    Hope that you and yours are well ... and the lights look nice...

  16. Praying for Mr.Sweet and you Bj. I know how it is to wait on answers! Love your mantle1

  17. Well then we will all wait right along with you BJ! Your home is always lovely no matter what you do to it, seems that's agreed by all. Those biscuits, well you just make me want to go in and get to baking some myself...I've never done that either! Hope your day is a lovely one! Hugs to both of you!

  18. Do you know I am so in love with your mantel scarf BJ! The color in your home is just so vibrant, stunning and makes one so happy! Love to visit you!

  19. That happened to me in blogger. Then I clicked on an old post and opened it and went back to the current one and reopened it and it was fine. Probably the equivalent of blogger PMS.

    Love the look in your lovely home and thinking very positive thoughts for you and Mr. Sweet. Hang in there.

  20. I have lights on my mantel too:) LOVE that little bit of light in the evenings and early mornings! I prayed for Mr. Sweet as promised, last night and this morning! I am praying for you too, 'cause I know you love him SO much! I totally believe he is gonna be just fine! HUGS!

  21. Continiued prayers for you and Mr. Sweet! May God bless and watch over you all!

    Have a wonderful day!

  22. Your mantel is so pretty as always. Those biscuits look heavenly!! I'm trying to lose a little weight so I'll walk away but wait...the apricot jam is calling my name. :)

    The report from the doctor actually sounds good to me. Who knows how long that small brain tumor has been there!!

  23. I know that waiting is hard to do but with the prayers of your followers and Gods help everything will be ok. Love your mantel. The biscuits look delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  24. I think that romantic painting is perfect for February! I am about sick of winter anything at this point so I LOVE your mantel!

  25. I love the little fairy lights too and that's the one thing I always miss when the Christmas decorations come down. Your biscuit looks so good! Biscuits are my weakness :-)

    Bit Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  26. Who cares if it was or is a fall wreath, right. Pretty, pretty. You know how to make me hungry girl


  27. Your mantle looks terrific - love everything that you put up there.

    How is Mr Sweet doing? Any word on what they are going to do?

    Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your mantle.


  28. So pretty BJ. Keeping my prayers going for your hubby. It is maddening waiting on results so I hope you will get good news when they get all the reports in. Then they can start some treatment. Have a good evening.

  29. I kept my lights on my Hoosier Cabinet after Christmas, just because I love them. Prayers will continue for Mr. Sweet.

  30. Your mantle looks wonderful, you're the one who gets to enjoy it, so it should be what makes you happy! Lights always help brighten the dark winter days. Will be praying for you during this waiting time. Your biscuits look so yummy, and cinnamon toast - yes please! Hugs to you today :)

  31. Oh dear me, bj, prayers will be coming for your Mr. Sweet. Your mantle looks so pretty...I love blingy lights year round. Love, hugs and God bless both of you.....

  32. Love your mantel ... I always use the tiny clear lights on my mantel because our living room does not get a lot of natural light. I am hoping to post my Christmas/Winter mantel before Spring gets here. I had better hurry!!! Biscuits look so good and I know they are very tasty. Still keeping Mr. Sweet in my prayers. Wishing for the best.
    Audrey Z.

  33. I love that wreath. Looks like it could go with any seasonal decor. Your pics of home show a bright and cheerful place. That smells like biscuits, I bet! (:

  34. Ill just have you know, that little clock on your mantal? I went to three antuiqe shops lookin for one!!! Love it!

  35. Praying for you and your adorable husband.

  36. I adore your mantle BJ. And blogger periodically puts my comment section way at the bottom of my post! I am with you...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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