Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Favorite Things

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

Remembering John--passed on to Heaven on the 21st.

I received this lovely box of teas from Marcia from In Stillness and Simplicity . It was a giveaway prize.  She also included a bag of mini tags. Thank you so much Marcia

Then on my birthday, I received this box of wonderfulness from by blogging secret sister.
It was a birthday in a box with balloons, a star glow stick, a candle,  a bag of chocolates, and wonderful gifts--a stationary box with French notes, a bag of honeydew wax cubes, a sweet bird's nest with three robin eggs. a lavender sachet, two decorated clothespins, and a wonderful crocheted doily.  I truly enjoyed this party!  Thank you BSS.
Daughter and SIL putting new roof on my patio--their birthday gift to me

Ended the day with a surprise birthday dinner at  Raul and Theresa's Mexican Restaurant, celebrating with son, daughters and their family, grandkids, and my youngest's MIL and FIL

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 statements:
 1.       I loved _art___as a kid and still do.

2.       I drive_an old Ford Contour, before that a Chevy S10 truck, a MGB convertible, and others.  My first car was a 1948 Nash _
3.       I am currently reading _Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Stewart--_The letters begin in 1909, apparently right after a homestead act made it possible for the author, Elinore Pruitt Stewart, to claim a homestead of 160 acres in Wyoming. Ms. Stewart is a very resourceful woman as well as a wonderful story-teller. 

4.       I wish I could instantly have a body just like __Kim Basinger.  She still looks great at 59.  If I can't have a body like hers, I'll settle for the car._


  1. Well it must be your birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    You must have been a good girl - you received some very nice things!


  2. Happy birthday... and Kim Basinger does look really good!

  3. You truly had a blessed Happy Birthday! I wish you many more. I wish you health, provisions a plenty, and peace.

    Happy Birthday.

  4. I loved art as a kid and still do too!

  5. Happy Birthday my friend!! wishing you a fabulous birthday !!I'm with you on Kim B!! xo HHL

  6. A big and wonderful family. Happy Birthday to you. Looks like a warm and loving celebration. I love your list of cars that you have driven. The first car I wrecked was a Nash ... those were the days. That is a secret not many know, so mums the word. Love your blog ... I'll be back.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  7. Happy Birthday. Cars and bodies...they both break down eventually! In Heaven I am sure there will be no cars and we will all get new bodies. Hooray!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Marti! ... Isn't Raul & Theresa's the best? :)