As I scanned through my friends posts on Facebook I came across the most adorable interpretation of a Christmas Tree...From what I can tell from where I came in on the story is that Sue at Reblinged was asking her Facebook friends to help name her creation…I read a few of the comments and there were several clever suggestions…However, I agree with Sue and have to say that there was absolutely no other choice…So let me introduce you to Audtree Hepburn! Isn’t she a knockout!
You can also check out Sue and Re-Blinged on Pinterest….
How sweet it is to watch the faces of the children when they see the big tree in the lobby of the church. This year we decided to go with a new theme and it is sweet if I do say so myself.
…Snowflakes and Cupcakes!
…Colorful Coned Shaped Trees!
…Houses covered in frosting and gumdrops!
…Candy Canes Twisted and Swirled!
…Glittery Snowflakes with colorful sprinkles!
Cupcakes that would satisfy any sweet tooth!
I can’t wait to see the kids faces light up when they see the tree for the first time this weekend.
In the giving spirit of Christmas the Gift of Saving Grace shared this incredible rendition of Carol of the Bells by the Acapella group the Pentatonix. I have chosen to reblog this to you on this 6th of December. Merry Christmas!
Originally posted on Gift Of Saving Grace:
As Christmas gets closer I like to listen to Christmas music even more ( yes I listen to it sometimes year-round.) Carol of the Bells is one of my favorite songs (or melody). This group did such a good Acapella job, I wanted to show you!
Thanks to Sherry at Fabulous 50′s for this beautiful pictorial of the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill. A true labor of love and worthy of today’s Christmas reblog…Merry Christmas y’all!
Originally posted on Fabulous 50's:
Last night my husband and I drove an hour North to see the Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio. I was excited to test out my new photography skills, since I’ve taken a few classes, and am now shooting only in Manual mode and RAW format. And because I now have a remote shutter release for night-time shots. The 50 degree temperatures and weekday night made it the perfect time to go. We didn’t freeze and weren’t squeezed by too many people! We arrived at 5:30pm and there were already a few photographers set up even though the lights don’t come on until 6:00pm. As we munched on some popcorn, since we didn’t have dinner, I talked with the other photographers a bit. An announcer came on a loud-speaker two minutes before the lights came on to notify us and once they did, I heard a collective “Ahh”. As you can see, they’re spectacular!
While we were waiting, one of the other photographers took our photograph for us…
Step up…this is not a political issue. This is a human rights issue. Be Saeed’s voice. Let this be your random act of kindness today. Use your social medium platform today for something other than posting what you had for lunch. #FREESAEED
Originally posted on thesisterslice:
||Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, has been imprisoned in Iran for over a year for the crime of being a Christian.In recent negotiations with the government of Iran over their nuclear program, his plight was left unresolved by our administration.Use your platform to speak out and demand his release. Don’t have a platform? If you have a voice or a cell phone or email or twitter account or face book page or instagram or linkedin or blog, etc – you have a platform. Use the hashtag: #freesaeed and/or #savesaeed on all your platforms today!What if it were you? What if it was your spouse, son, brother, father?
And lest you think that he is being cared for as a political prisoner know that he is in a horrific, over crowded prison. A prison in the middle of nowhere built to house 5,000 currently holds over 20,000. He is surrounded by murderers and rapists. They have held him at knife point to take what few items he was given. Prison officials have denied him the right to receive prescribed medication given him to help heal internal beatings at the hand of his interrogators. He is covered with louse from head to toe. He is gaunt and in pain.
Demand that our government use it’s God given power for good to secure his release.
There’s much we all disagree on, but over the issue of human rights, dignity and injustice we’ll unite our voices.
Saeed Abedini may not be of interest to President Obama but he is to “us” and therefore as an elected official working “for the people” we want it to be his priority too.
Also, because Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani حسن روحانی has both FB & Twitter accounts, we want him to be aware that Saeed is not forgotten nor insignificant, and we want his immediate release.
PRAY: Saeed’s life and his future are ultimately in God’s hands. This God, is a Father who lovingly gave this broken/sinful world his greatest treasure, not because they were asking, but because he is Good.
The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will. – Proverbs 21:1
I have held the hand and watched the tears roll down the cheeks of his beautiful wife Naghmeh. She is a woman of great faith whose heart is breaking for her husband and their children. She has been his voice and champion since his abduction. Please stand in support with her for her Saeed.
Please help, Amy
Tweet President Hassan Rouhani حسن روحانی
Contact your Senator (U.S. Senate: Senators Home)
Contact the House of Representatives:
Pray anywhere and all the time.
I have a thing for trees…all shapes and sizes. I especially like the cone shaped trees you see during the Christmas season. Here are a few that a friend and I made today. They are part of our Christmas Tree themed decor at church.
All you need to make these festive trees are a few cone shaped tree forms. You can use Styrofoam, Paper Mache or Grapevine forms. You can even make your own if you are feeling especially crafty. Next you will need fabric pins and floral wire. Finally, you will need some fabric or burlap ribbon, and lots of bling on a string.
The point of making any craft is to let your personality shine through. Remember to have fun!
Every day this month I am going to reblog one post that screams Christmas…And this one form The Worlds top 10 of Anything and Everything! does just that. This post has captured some of the most unusual Christmas Trees I have ever seen. Each one is more amazing than the one before it…I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Merry Christmas!
Originally posted on The top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!:
The World’s Top 10 Most Unconventional Christmas Trees
Some people have real ones, some have plastic ones and some people (like myself) even have fakes ones with built in lights! I am of course talking about Christmas trees! We all think out own trees are works of art, but some people like to make a nice festive tree out of anything they can find, so I would like to show you….
I am not sure who or what determines when you graduate from amateur to expert wino… I was a wine Rep for one of the premiere wine distributors in the Houston area in the late 80′s. Although my palette received an excellent education, I left the industry before I received my degree…My enthusiasm for good wine has continued through the years. Although back in the day I enjoyed Big Bad California Cabernet’s and Oakey Toasty Chardonnay’s…Now I prefer softer reds; Merlot, Pinot Noir and dare I say a Blend…I rarely drink white.
Today I spent more time doing less and accomplished more in the end…
Time spent in thoughtful reflection can bring you to a place that no amount of rushing and running around will ever do…being busy can be counter-productive.