Monday, May 30, 2011

A SimpleThank You Is Not Enough

With the deepest of gratitude.....thank you for your sacrifice

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Blessings

"Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel,
And His Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:
I am the First and I am the Last;
Besides Me there is no God.
And who can proclaim as I do?
Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me,
Since I appointed the ancient people.
And the things that are coming and shall come,
Let them show these to them.
Do not fear, nor be afraid;
Have I not told you from that time, and declared it?
You are My witnesses.
Is there a God beside me?
Indeed there is no other Rock;
I know not one!"

ISAIAH 44:6-8

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Blessings

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road,
 while others cut branches from the trees 
and spread them on the road.
The crowds that went ahead of Him 
and those that followed shouted,
"Hosanna to the Son of David!"
"Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Hosanna in the highest!"

Matthew 21:8-9

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hudson's Holidays & Funky Junk Antique Show

Here's a fun Spring giveaway
just hop on over to

to sign up for Shirley's  giveaway of a lovely collection
fit for a *Queen*

Look for more of her lovely work @

Saturday and Sunday
April 9th and 10th

Hollie is having a giveaway, you know what to do!

See ya on Saturday!

Blessings, Mumsie

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Simple Splurge

Sometimes we need to splurge a little......
On ourselves.....

To brighten our day

Make us smile

Give us hope

Chase away the teardrops

Be in awe of His creation

Blessings, Mumsie

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Blessings

On a hill faraway
Stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross
Where the Dearest and Best
For a world of lost sinners was slain
So...I'll cherish that old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to that old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown

Monday, March 21, 2011


It is a tad gray and gloomy here on this 2nd day of Spring.
But my sweet hubs is out raking and doing some light winter clean up. The raked areas smell sooo wonderful...
earthy. damp. promising.  
The snow is melting  off the new simple potager and I pray I will soon be lifting handfuls of that garden soil 
to my face and breathing deep of that same wonderful smell...
earthy. damp. promising.

Blessings, Mumsie


Kindred Friends

I truly love making new friends
Kindred friends
Blogging has brought just that into my life 
here at the Cottage.
Let me encourage you to make new friends
Kindred friends

Here's a *Delightsome* place to begin

Blessings, Mumsie

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Blessings

And you shall know the truth,
And the truth shall set you free.

John 8:32

Blessings, Mumsie


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good Day Sunshine

The *girls* certainly are enjoying 
the beginnings of Spring here at the cottage

 Do these feathers make me look fat?

 A good spot for a little snooze

Blessings, Mumsie
The *girls*


A Wee Irish Blessing

From our wee Irish cottage ~

Wishing you always...
Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain
And tea beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire.

(Irish) Blessings, Mumsie



Saturday, March 12, 2011


It's early...
The hubs is not here....
I'm alone......


The dishes will have to wait!  ;o)

Blessings, Mumsie

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm Telling You!

I am telling you for sure!
To quote my friend, Julia
"Oh my giddy Aunt!"

You just have to sit for a spell...
Grab a cuppa tea or coffee first,
maybe a sandwich, too
'Cause your going to need some time..

You're gonna love it there! make it even sweeter..
Ang is doing a giveaway on her blog!
You need to be a *follower*..leave a comment telling her so
And you might win some of the new *Tattler*
reusable canning lids!
Now, who wouldn't love that!
Click on the links to start the adventure
*Follow* won't regret it!

Blessings, Mumsie

P.S.  Love ya Ang!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Bird's Perspective

This looong winter at the cottage is for the birds  ;o}

I'm just saying....

Blessings, Mumsie

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Blessing

I will praise you with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
I will worship toward Your holy temple,
and praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word
above all Your name.
In the day when I cried out,
You answered me,
And made me bold with strength
in my soul.
All the kings of the earth shall praise
You, O LORD,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.
Yes, they shall sing of the ways
of the LORD,
For great is the glory of the LORD.
Though the LORD is on high,
Yet He regards the lowly;
But the proud He knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Psalm 138

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

For you..Dear

In honor of my hubs heritage
And the fact that it's his birthday *month*
And the last year he will be in his 5th decade

I say.....

Blessings, Mumsie

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm So Vintage

Do you love vintage?
Do you love winning vintage treasures?
Check out the awesome giveaway @

Blessings, Mumsie

Monday, February 28, 2011

She's done it again!

She's gone and done it again!

Beth, from Ruby & Co.

has done the most wonderful blog post on cottage living!

And you all know that I am rather partial to living
in a cottage! ;o)
Doesn't that sink remind you of mine?

BTW...this pic is from last fall....I've been redoing
a LOT of my decor.. pics coming soon ;o)

Anyway..just had to share! ;o)

Blessings, Mumsie
p.s.    3 posts in one day...phew! 


Okay...I'm a least when it comes to decorating our
wee little homestead cottage~
I do have some original ideas...but when I see an idea
I can copy that is a nice fresh change
using what I have on hand..well...I'm just gonna copy it.
I find lots of inspiration from favorite mags
but...honestly...the many lovely blogs I follow
have  such wonderful inspiration...
('s almost an addiction)
Not just decorating..mind you
I've made some wonderful new kindred friends
 But...I digress ;o)
to see Anne Marie's wonderful blog
Then....(promise you'll come back) and check out the pathetic photo of my version
(I am sooo not a photographer...and I have a puny little camera)

My sweet tattered  gardening hat
ready to grab as I go out the door to work in my *potager*
(This is in the *mudroom*...not the *kitchen*)
Works for me~
Some more copycat stuff coming up soon!  ;o)

Blessings, Mumsie

Homestead Barn Hop

I've hopped on about you!

and applies to today ...cause it's STILL snowing like crazy and *the girls* are
STILL  thinking  Spring is a looong way off!
And so am I...*sigh*

Blessings, Mumsie

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Blessings

He was taken from prison and from judgement,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
And they made His grave with the wicked -
But with the rich at His death.
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

ISAIAH 53:8-9

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Seeking Direction

Been seeking some direction lately...where to go from here.

Wanting to move forward...stay on the right road.

Sometimes the directions aren't as clear as I would like.

This kinda sums it up.

Good thing I have built in GPS.

God's Plan System.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

Blessings, Mumsie xoxo

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Blessings

All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, everyone, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet, He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as sheep before it's shearer is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
ISAIAH 53: 6-7

Monday, February 14, 2011

To Thee and Thine





"Behold, what manner of Love the Father hath
bestowed upon us....."    I John 3:1

Blessings, Mumsie  

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Blessings

                              He is despised and rejected by men,
                        A Man of sorrows and aquainted with grief.
                         And we hid as it were, our faces from Him;
                      He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
                Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
                                 Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
                                  Smitten by God, and afflicted.
                     But He was wounded for our transgressions,
                                 He was bruised for our iniquities;
                   The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
                                And by His stripes we are healed.
                                            Isaiah  53:3-5