Monday, September 28, 2009

More fall pics--and a MS bike ride

I really liked this one...really the ONLY one that turned out, may be my header in time!

The view from my deck....

Saturday was cool enough that I could make Pastina--an Italian version of beef vegetable was SOOOOOO poor husband loves soup and he has been begging for it all summer. I was simply too warm for it! I also was able to light some of my candles....and tarts....oh, it smelled so good...soup, cider, cinnamon......mmmmmm....wonderful! It was warm again yesterday and today, but it is supposed to cool down this week! Yeah!

Just wanted to mention that my husband is again this year doing the NC/SC MS bike ride.... MS Biketober....he has an aunt and three cousins that have it we have many friends that have struggled with this he rides it for them. This is second year..last year was 105 miles, this year 100....from Rock Hill SC to Greenville SC. It is a big day for him, and I will be there to cheer him on!!!!

I wanted to try my hand again at some fall pics.....please bear with me---if there is anyone out there!!!!!

These are some of the items I made for the booth with my labels from Yankee them!

I thought I did a pic of the cheesebox, but it isn't here, so.....I just don't know!!!!

Well, y'all have a great week.....I am trying to do better....
Enjoy Every Moment!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Orange/Clove Pomanders

I am wanting to do some of these and cannot find the blog person that highlighted them in the last few weeks....SO if you know who it was or know of a good tutorial...and one that doesn't take forever to dry...PLEASE let me know!!!!!

Thanks a bushel!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Textures in my home sort of...and more

Ok,,,first off...I know nothing of this macro stuff that you speak of, so,,,this is my feeble attempt to do the textures thing....

Here are some of the fall pics from my home also.....more to come as I am completely moving every room in the house around!

These are pics of my fathers Dr. Pepper collection that was passed on to my son when Dad passed away. I boxed it all up for Seth to take to his home to display. It has been fun to collect even more things for it as you don't see them everyday like Coke or Pepsi!

of course then there is Sarah!!!!

Hope all of you are enjoying the far....! It is still pretty warm here, so it doesn't "feel" like it!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New booth pics

Went Saturday and updated the booth a little for fall. I am way behind, but I had a few things to put in that we got over the summer and was waiting for some things to sell so they would fit!

I Love this white chippy grain bin...guess that is what you call it! Got it out of an old barn...looks very old....but I think it would be a good piece for the porch for Pumpkins, etc in the fall and in the winter I can see a Christmas tree in it.....Lots of possibilities....

The other thing I added was an old handmade white kitchen table...simply primilicious!!!!

A Flag made from beadboard from an old one room schoolhouse in WV

Well, this will have to be another quickie...but if you have a minute check out the blog form yesterday and try to answer my question!

Take care...
Enjoy Every Moment!

Kim @a Thyme Remembered

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I need to ask you a question.please....

Just one......but it is a BIG one!!!!!

I read alot of your blogs and admire your "prim" homes, and all of your pretties that you find at GW and Thrift Shops and Prim Shops and yard sales.......NOW....the question....

What do you do with your Non-prim things around your home...I don't see much of them around. Like items that were handed down or you inherited...or just are sentimental . Give me your thoughts on this...I am having a hard time mixing it in with my prim things....and I can't bear to get rid of some things!!!! Is there a ratio...or do you just put away those things??? Ok, quit laughing at me...and give me an answer!!!!

Kim@A Thyme Remembered

Friday, September 11, 2009

Where were you ?

I wrote this last year...2008...but as I think and watch /rewatch what events unfolded 8 years ago today, I felt it all again!

Where were you on September 11th....?

I was sitting on my bed--looking out at the beautiful blue southern
sky. I had just returned from taking my son to school and kissed my
husband goodbye for the day. I was watching the news when they began
announcing that a plane had just hit the World Trade Center. Talking
about shock and awe-----it was all over everyones faces! As we were
reeling from that, another plane came into view and it hit the other
building-right in front of our eyes.

My thoughts and emotions racing, I began to cry. I looked out my
window and saw cars driving by, all strangers, as we had recently just
moved here. The announcers were beginning to confirm what I was
thinking, but didn't want to hear. This was a terrorist attack. I
began to be afraid. My heart wanted to be with those that I love. My
husband did not have a cell phone at that time. My son was safe in
school and didn't want to scare him more than he would already be. I
called my Mother. She didn't know. Mom, please turn on your TV! We
sat in silence. It was SO shocking. I then called my Mother and
Father in Law. I called my sister and brother. Why was I calling all
these people? I think I wanted to make sure that all were safe. They
were concerned that I was alone. I just wanted to hear from Mike.
Where was he? Did he know? As the day rushed by, I wanted--- needed
to be close to my family. I called the school to see how they were
handling all of this. They were letting the older kids watch TV an
discussing it with them. That, I decided, was where Seth needed to
be. Finally, somewhere in the middle of the day, Mike called. He was
supposed to be on the road overnight, but he was coming home!

My flag! I wanted to put my American Flag out! Front and center. I
went to find it and ready it to hang. Then it was time for me to go
and get my son! I was shaking as I picked up he and his friend
Derrick. They were full of thoughts and just chatting away, but oh
how happy I was to see them, touch them, to listen to their words.
Words filled with fear, anger, questions, excitement. There was no
understanding all of this. When we got home, Mike was home and we
decided to put out the flag right away. We did so as a family and
then offered a prayer for our country, our President, the families of
those that were lost.

We sat together watching the news. Glued to the horror that was
unfolding. Happy, though to be with each other.

My parents in law called the next morning. Did Seth and Mike stay at
home? No. Everyone wanted it all to be as normal as possible.
What was normal? Would it ever be normal again? It didn't seem like it.
Bob and Rosemary wanted to be here with me. They were driving down
tomorrow. Everyone just wanted to be close to family.

So, they did.

And our lives have changed. Our world has changed.

But Our God is still in control.

Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct
your path.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The BIG day! Just breathe...

I sure do hope I am not boring you with all of the details of this wedding, but I feel a need to write it down...if only for drink it all in....and treasure it. So here goes!

Seth and Mollie's wedding was at 2pm on Saturday the 29th of August. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the day has passed actually---so much thought and time went into that moment in! We were already tired from Friday and the rehearsal dinner and was exhausting emotionally...and physically.... We got up early and sat out on the porch and drank coffee and some friends of ours came over and we fixed a nice breakfast to start the day...actually feeling relaxed! Mollie had asked if I wanted to go with she and her mom and sisters when they got their hair done and I had said yes...thinking I might actually need to get something done to mine to fight humidity of the day--didn't want to look like a frizz ball all day! So I got showered and washed and dried my hair and then Katie, Mollie's older sister picked me up to go to the place where we were to get our hair done. It was about an hour away and she and I got to talk...really love that girl--she is funny and beautiful--inside and out! It was nice sharing this time with the Franklin women....and seeing them get ready for the BIG day! It was running late, though and we had to rush to get back for pictures!

We got back to the cabin and everyone else was where they were supposed to be to take the before pics....except ME!!!! So, I rushed and got ready....not what I wanted, but probably better in retrospect! Our friend Jenn and her daughter Emma came and picked me up to got o the Lodge. Mollie and Seth had decided to do the bulk of the pictures before the wedding so they could spend time with family and friends that had come to share in their special day. When Jenn and I pulled up to the Lodge...there they two boys and Greg ( Jenn's husband and Emma's Daddy) and it took my breath away! It was hard ...but I held on and my eyes just stayed was so sweet...and I was so proud! sweet Emma

I have to insert here about the craziness of getting the dress for the BIG day! I didn't get the dress til the Saturday that was not the first was the 6th dress! I am not a fan of being in front of alot people--so, it was hard for me to think of that! But my hubby really liked this dress, and I was given my Grandmothers pearls to wear with it and then he bought me a Pearl bracelet to go with it and it felt just right! Very special....

The time came for the big "reveal".....hearts pounding, smiles broad on our faces, eyes misty(again)....They had Seth come to the base of the castle stairs and turn his back to them and then had Mollie come down and put her back to him.....and then .......bumtobum bum.....They turned around....and we were there to was a beautiful moment shared by all!! My son's face was radiant.....I cannot think of another word! It was beautiful! They chose to make it a big deal as it would have been if he was seeing her for the first time in the ceremony...and I think it was perfect!
The Big reveal

Then we went our separate ways to await the ceremony...this time was full of fun and we got to see alot f our friends and family arriving....I wass starting to relax a bit by now....and I think others were also....

The line up began...Greg and Seth came in from the side and then they began to seat the Grandmas and Moms....they wanted Seth to see all of this....we all sat in Rocking chairs at the front sides of the Lodge.....this was nice, but scary at the same time, as I was too short to sit back in the rocker...I was afraid of looking like Edith Ann( am Itelling my age? Does anyone remember her?) Well, I know I mentioned that my breath had been taken away earlier, but at this point...I am not sure I WAS breathing! When Mike (hubby) seated me he kissed me...and gave me "the look" and said "I love You". ....ok that was a reminder to I did...for a sec anyway! Then Mollie came out....oh my.....beautiful......! The ceremony was one of the most meaningful ceremonies I have ever witnessed.......More on that later.....They did their vows and did the Cord of Three Strands and then Kissed---more on that later too!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!! Breathe Kim!!!!!!!

All in all, a wondeful day....I got to watch my son and his bride dance and
Mollie and her poppa dance and then I got to dance with my boy...oh what a feeling...I chose "My Wish" for us to dance to and I ace had a hard tome listening to it till now....but I actually caught myself SINGING it to him while we were dancing! These are some of the words....

My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big , your worries stay small
you never need to carry more than you can hold..

And when your out there getting where your getting to
I hope you know somebody loves you
and wants the same things to
yeah this is My Wish....

I can't believe I sang it TO him, but I was definitely feeling it! Shew!!!

Well I must stop much was special, but just to us.....
But I am SO happy for them.....They are happy! Very.....
Now all their days are the BIG days!
Thanks for reading and sharing---

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wow...what a mind and heart are still reeling! I am tired....but feel sort of reflective...don't know how to describe it! I have so many things to share, but don't know where to start!

Well, it was a beautiful weekend! If you are close and can get to Table Rock State Park in Pickens SC, you should! It is breath taking! It is inspiring! ....So it was a great place for a wedding! We stayed in the cabins there and so enjoyed the fresh air and the rustic feel to them! They have all of the amenities that you need...and there was a kitchen so we never had to leave there if we didn't want to!!!! Each morning and evening was spent sitting on the screened porch watching the deer and listening to the birds wake up....ahhh,...nice!

This is outside of the front porch...

Our bedroom.....very comfy bed....nice surprise!My hubby and Mom standing on their sides in excitement for the upcoming festivities!! :)
....SEE all of the lasagna???? WOW!

Seth made this to give to Linda (my sis) for being their wedding coordinator. It is a quilt rack/shelf thingy......My boy has become quite the craftsman!

This is us doing the Jordan Almond Favors I had for the dinner...I will need to take a pic of them when I can so you can see...they turned out great....

The next pic is one of just my car...showing you how full we were...had to take everything BUT the kitchen sink---thank goodness...wouldn't have known what to do with it!

Mike and I---it was becoming increasingly REAL right here.....there was gonna be a wedding! :D

I will tell you about the Rehearsal dinner...and hope it doesn't sound to much like bragging! It went off great!!! Way too much food, but that is better than not enough!!!! The decorations I chose fit in so nicely in the Lodge and the surroundings.. My mom and Sis and I were able to get done all of the things we needed to do and and then get the kitchen ready....It was nearing time for us to go and get dressed and ready for the evening and I was getting worried.....but my Sis in law came to the rescue! They were coming form Kentucky and got there just in time! She took over the kitchen duties along with my Mom in law and Brothers in law and my mom's husband, Frank! What a blessing! They would not let us back in to do anything...go and a grandma, or mom, etc! Wow! Truly a wonderful gesture...and SO much appreciated! The food was good and the music was nice{actually found Italian Dinner Music Cd at the dollar store--woohoo!} Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time! A nice blend of two families~got to meet some new faces on Mollies side and she ours...and I got to see alot of my nieces and nephews and their was just a perfect evening!
Tammy -sis in law---what a trooper!!!

Well, I don't want to bore you completely in one setting, so I suppose I will share a few pics and then come back another day to share the rest of the story! The best part that is!!!!