Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Favorite Things

friday favorite things | finding joy
These are a few of my favorite things this week

Gifts from friends

A darling vintage ATC card from Linda stating that "Birds of a feather will gather together"
A refrigerator magnet from Vee with the message you need plenty of root beer in Phoenix--how true!

Signs of Spring

Bottle brush bush

Lemon tree blossoms

Cloudy sky, windy day quite unusual for Phoenix

Each week, Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Brenda from Fiction with a purpose.  She came up with the last two statements.

1. If I could meet one person living or dead, I would want to meet_Benjamin Franklin--he was a great thinker, patriot, inventor, and writer.
2. I find it hard to __keep my opinions to myself I am rather an outspoken person, but I wasn't always that way.  I started out as a shy little girl_
3. The last time _I heard a helicopter overhead_ and _saw police lights flashing_ then _I locked the doors and turned up the TV
4. Where are the _home owners down the block_ when the _repo men who are trying to take their truck_ are here?  As you can tell, this was a busy night in the hood.  Not unusual.but this is my place and I have faith that God is caring for me. 


  1. Love your photos. Weather in Arizona this time of year is fabulous. I so love being outside cuz you know there will be a time when one cannot. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  2. I love your SPRING photos! we aren't quite there yet here in NJ but I do hear the birds chirping in the morning. That's a start!

    have a good weekend.

  3. Love your answers today! I can't imagine living in a city with all the crime that is out there these days. Not that it doesn't happen in small, rural areas - it does but the only helicopter that ever flies over is LifeFlight - and that's never good news.

  4. That picture of the sky is amazing and it looked sort of like that here this week too.... my favorite kind of weather.
    All of my freesias are blooming.

  5. I love the magnet and root beer :) Glad you are safe with all that activity!
    Have a great weekend.

  6. I wish I had flowers blooming here ... about the only things blooming in my neck of the woods are crocuses (and since I keep forgetting to plant spring bulbs, I don't even see them out my door).

  7. I have bloomin snow. lots of bloomin snow :(

    but your pics have given me assurance that other things will bloom again soon enough.

  8. I really enjoyed reading your 'statements.' And the photos are beautiful. I like that root beer button. :-)

  9. Such beautiful spring photos, Marti! Spring has definitely sprung here in Georgia and I'm loving every second of it! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Ben Franklin is a great answer!

  11. Ben Franklin is a great answer!

  12. In our old neighborhood the police helicopter used to be up all the time. We used to call it the ghetto bird!!! :) Stay safe.

  13. You lead an exciting life, I use to go out to look up at the helicopters with their spot lights on until I figured out they were looking for bad guys LOL! I love when the flowers start blooming, even here in Florida we have more in the spring and summer. You have a great weekend!


  14. Good for you, trusting the Lord to care for you. Smart gal! Does sound like it's been an exciting last few days for you.

    We need more Ben Franklin's around today.

    Have a wonderful and care free weekend!

  15. You made me *LOL*. It's a good thing I don't get afraid being alone!
    You have such a great blog!

  16. I love your fill in the blanks thing you do every week. Also, some nice little blessings in your mailbox! xo Diana

  17. I always like reading the Favorite things that bloggers do, it's a neat way to get to know each other better. Your magnet is cute!

  18. I used to be shy too, but now, not so much!

  19. Sounds like a very active neighborhood!! We've had some nights like that. Well, not so much action at once, but action nonetheless!