Sunday, August 31, 2008


This is my Hot Pink Roses. I think is called David Autin Roses. When it bloom to a is yellow....then it turn dark hot pink....after when it fully bloom....few day later it turn lighter....pretty light pink. It's so interestin g to watch this roses. .I purchase this from Cottage QVC. Cottage Farm is in Mobil, AL...

Good morning to my blogfriends.....I haven't been on the computer since Friday evening....I have been so busy preparing for Hurricane Gustav. I am having company from Pascagoula,MS come and stay with us. It's my sister-in-law & brother-in-law. We will know about Gustav probably this afternoon....Where is Gustav is going? We all have to be prepared..from Florida to Texas. I am about 90 miles from the Mississippi Gulfcoast (1 1/2 hrs) and 2 1/2 hrs from New Orleans. We all are kinda nervous....because of what we went through with Katrina. I do know that we are more prepared this have plenty of water,ice,batterries,food,gas, and cash. Last time we wasn't prepared enough of ice and water for not having electric for 15 days.....Now we got enough of everthing in case that will happen again. During Katrina...we could not find ice or water..... I'm telling that ICE was like GOLD...... I wasn't much of water drinker but after Katrina...I drink ice water all the time. Katrina did alots of damage from Gulfcoast to Jackson/Meridian. And don't forget New's devastating......We are praying that it won't be bad as Katrina..... Gustav is a strong category 4 right now. Same as Katrina was....maybe it won't be bad. God is in control....we will make it....We did through Katrina. My favorite verse is " I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthen me." Phillippians 4:13 With the Lord help....we will help each other through this...... I will try to keep you all in long as I have electricity. My local new web-site is or I live in Laurel .... close to Rose ( about 3 miles..... Go to her blog..she had the posts about Remembering Katrina......I am close to Hattiesburg (30 miles) About 60 miles from Meridian. and 90 miles from Jackson. I hope everyone is having a great weekends. I want to thank everyone for your sweet comments and thanks for praying for us....Continue to keep us in your prayers.....You all have a Blessed Sunday! :) Smiles ~Katherinelln~

Friday, August 29, 2008


WOW!! I just recieved " A Smile Award" from a sweet friend....I am honor to recieved this award from Kim at Kim is a cancer survivor....and she loves life. She deserved to have "A Smile Award".....Congratulation Kim! She has a wonderful christian family. I love to visit her blog because she share all about his words "Jesus".....who loves us and die for us so we can have everlasting life. She always has a uplifting and encouragement posts....I enjoyed reading her blog everyday. Thank you Kim for sharing a wonderful thoughts and words about Jesus....."We Speak Of Him" Go on over to visit her blog....and you will recieve a SMILE after you read her blog. Thank ;you...Kim

THE SMILE AWARD's rules are:
1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator (it's right on the award)
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award (see below.)
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver. (s)
Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human).
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from other.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.
5 people that make me smile, that's hard because I have a lot of blog friends that have some great sites, but here are just 5:

Cindee at Cindee has an intersting blog.....beautiful garden that will make you smile. She always give me a sweet comment that make me smile....she deserve "A Smile Award". Go on over to visit her blog to see her beautiful garden. Thank you Cindee!

Beverly at Beverly blog will make you smile.....She hosted the "Pink Saturday" It's has become sucessful.....each blog that share their "Pink Saturday' will make you smile. She knows what brings a happiness to the blogland. I love it! She alway leave me a sweet comment and make me smile....She deserve "A Smile Award" Thank you Beverly!

Tammy at Tammy always leave me a uplifting comments. She make me smile.....She deserve "A Smile Award" She has a wonderful husband and two wonderful children she loves so much. She share about happiness through her childhood and had a wonderful parents. Her blog make me smile.....she had so much love and caring about her family and friends. Thank you Tammy!

Kindra at Kindra deserved "A Smile Award" She loves her children and her husband. She also love her family and friends. She is such a giving and lovely young lady. I love to visit her blog....she has a beautiful pics of her family....she bring happiness and smile through her blog. I enjoyed reading her blog...Thank you Kindra!

Brandie at Brandie is such a wonderful young lady. Her blog always make me smile. She share about her crafts and her family she loves. She always leave a sweet comments.....and make me smile. She deserve "A Smile Award" Thank you Brandie!

To all the blog all make me SMILE.....I only could pick friends. Everyone on my blog list deserve "A Smile Award"...

The 3rd Anniversary of Katrina today.......and preparing for another major storm!!

Today we are preparing for another storm on the Anniversary of Katrina. It's been 3 years ago....that we will never forget. Memories will always be with us. Mississippi and Louisianna is getting nervous about the storm of Gustav. I know each one of you have heard many stories about Katrina....that it will always will be remembered. I don't have pictures....of the Katrina storm....I did not have a camera that work at the time. My families has pictures but I didn't think about getting it and post it....I have mention about our experience during Katrina.....My daughter was planning the most important day of her life....Her Wedding Day on Sept. 24th. Three weeks later aftier the storm "Katrina"...We went on with the wedding. It's was Beautiful! You can view the wedding pics and story on my older posts. We did not have electricity for 15 days.....It was HOT! No communication.....Cell phone did not work..Cell phone tower was knock down..It's was like a "War Zone" here.....We had 26 tornadoes touch down in our county......The wind gust up 100 mph winds and plus. Lots of rain.....Trees and power line down....It's was devastating! As you go more down South to Mississippi Gulfcoast and New Orlean.....It was just devastating! I had relatives here from Mississippi Gulfcoast.....they were blessed that they just had damages and their house was still there....There were many many people that came to their place and their home was gone...... Go on over to Diane at A picture is worth a 1,000 words posts "Show and Tell" Friday of 3rd Anniversary story of Hurricane Katrina. Diane live close by me....about 1 hrs North of my town. She has lots of pictures.....Keep us in your prayers.....I don't know if Mississippi Gulfcoast and New Orleans can go through this again.....( I don't know if I can) From Texas to Florida....keep us in prayers. Tropical Gustav will become a Category 3 Hurricane. And we are watching Tropical Hanna too! You all have a wonderful weekends... :) Kathy

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Handbag of Flowers and The Birthday Party

I almost waited too late to post this continue of the Handbag of Flowers and The Surprise Birthday Party..... I have been busy the house,mop,vacumn,wash 5 loads of clothes,clean the bathroom & kitchen,and fold clothes. Also went to lunch with my friends. Now I finally sat down at the computer to post you the pics. Yesterday I show you how I put an idea of making a centerpiece for my friend Dee. It was for the surprise birthday party for her Aunt Margaret... So here we go......

This is the centerpiece I made.....It's the handbag....add flowers into it....and arranged it. It only took me about 15 min......

Here it is on the table......with balloon tied to it........we put play high heel on the table by the handbag....I hope you can see it...and also you will see a black bead necklace.....the pics below might show a little better.....Had cute napkins....different styles..... the cake had purse and high heel on the cake.......This table is decorated with hat boxes.....with ribbons....and also we had paper for everyone to write to Margaret. Like old memories,and friendship notes. Then Dee is going to finish the scrapbook with all the paper that was created by her friends and families.....add pictures of the party to it. This is the gift for her Aunt Margaret.

This is the cake.....It's so CUTE!

Another cake in case we need more....There were over 50 people at the party.....We all had a great time. Ms. Margaret was very surprise....was happy and crying.......She enjoyed so much..........

The tables where people sat and ate....was decorated with prim jewelry....The jewelry belong to Dee mother.....She has some old were beautiful.....This the picture of Margaret friend ushering her in for the surprise party...Margaret...was surprise! She came in and then backup...she had no idea about the party....This is the picture of Margaret walking in....It's camera did not take that one good......hope Dee has a better one..... :O

This is most of Margaret friend and family......Margaret is the first one on the left front row.....I know some of the ladies name but not all them.....Dee is the second lady in the back row....This is Margaret and friends......
And this is ME.....Thank you for stopping all mean alots to me....You all have a Wonderful Wednesday! ~Smiles~ Kathy

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


My friend Dee needed a flower arrangement for a birthday party. So I came up with this handbag,flowers,and supply.
So I got a gift box that would fit in the handbags...filled with tissue paper in open places inside. Packed it with tissue paper in the side area inside so it can hold the handbag up straight....then I put the flower foam inside the giftbox. The gift box give it more support to stand up straight. You will see the tissue pack on the side at the picture below.......Then I put the flowers in ......and arranged it....... Ta Da.....It's done! It only took me maybe about 15 minutes.....I'm sure someone has thought of this before......But this one was my ideas. Never had seen anyone or seen in the magazine. I was just so excited...when I got through with it.....It's just sooooo...CUTE! The birthday cake was going to have a purse and high heel shoes on it.....Black and pink polka dotted. So my friend wanted something for a centerpiece. So this is what I did for her. I have several purses and handbags that I haven't sold. And it work out that I had this pink polka dotted. ..Everything works in place....But one things that I wish I would have to add wired ribbon to it....... to add a little feminine to it...Next time I will......The party was yesterday....I wanted to save the pics for tomorrow post.......It's was a Cute party! Can't wait for you to see......:-D

Thank you all for stopping by.....I will stop by yours as soon I can...If I don't....please allow me a couple a day to get back with you. I want to thanks each blog friends (old and new)....that I have enjoyed reading and knowing about you all....Hope you all have a Terrific Tuesday! Tomorrow will be continue of the handbag of flowers at the Birthday Party! Thanks again.....Smiles and Hugs~Kathy~

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Watch the rain and the hummingbirds.....And Welcome Back Pamela!

This afternoon I sat out on my porch and watch it rain...rain...rain..

This is at the front of my house....look and see what I see.....Do you see it? It's a Bluebird House...... Rose (Sugarplum cottage) husband made that for me....isn't he sweet! Rose and Walter are very special to me. Thank you both so much! Go on over to visit Rose She has beautiful garden and she has a etsy shop. She is a dear friend of mine. This pics is right in front of my house looking across the street. I love this so peaceful. If you look real your right...there a pond...I don't think I see the ducks...guess they didn't want to play out in the rain today..... The hummingbirds didn't let the rain stop them. They were playing in the rain......enjoying the cool weather. It's so nice and cool here (75 to 80)....It's about time we got cool weather after having temp. 90 to100 degrees.... Tropical Fay didn't affect us too they had predicted. It just steady rain and very little wind. It's good news to us but not to some people in other places. So far we hope it don't give us flooding problem. We just gonna have a lots of rain.... I have two hummingbirds.......This one above is little fatter than the one on the bottom pics. They are so Cute! I loves to sit and watch them. Sorry the pics is a little blurry. I wanted to get closer but didn't want to play in the rain...LOL Maybe I'll get some closer on a pretty day... :)

Well, I had a wonderful time today..... did you? I want to welcome PAMELA Go on over there and visit her blog. She is Rose(Sugarplum Cottage) sister. She has a wonderful shop,prims decor. and garden tips. I love to visit her....WELCOME BACK PAM!

I want to express my thanks to you all for the prayers ....continue to pray for others who are affected by the Tropical Fay... My daughter and son-in=law had a short trip stay at Gulfcoast...but had a great time. Thanks again for your prayers.
You all have A Blessed Monday! :) Kathy....

Friday, August 22, 2008

AWARD & Tropical Fay

"Smile Award"
I received this "Smile Award" from my sweetest friend, Wendy I just recently got to know Wendy about a month ago. I feel like I have know her all my life. She is a sweet lovely lady. When I visit her blog....she always make me smile. She always so apprecitive about life. She loves her families and blog friends. She is always happy and always giving a happy heart comments.. I know if you need her she would be there for you in a heartbeat. Wendy....I am honored to have you as a friend. Thank you so much! I'm Blessed!

    THE SMILE AWARD's rules are:
    1. The recipient must link back to the awards creator (it's right on the award)
    2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
    3. You must choose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
    4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award (see below.)
    5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
    6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
    7. You must thank your giver. (s)

    Characteristics for the Smile Award:
    1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times--we are all human).
    2. Must love one another.
    3. Must make mistakes.
    4. Must learn from others.
    5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
    6. Must love life.
    7. Must love kids.
    The 5 people I chose are (whether they have this award already or not) :

    I just met her the same time I met Wendy. She is always keeping me smiling and laughting. She has a great sense of humor. I love that about her. She has a reason to smile...she has a wonderful families she loves and they love her. She is full of happiness. Jeanne, thank you for making me smile each day. I'm Blessed in my life!

    She is my special friend that actually claimed her as my sister. We lived in the same city. I met Rose at my church about 2 years. Our relationship grows sweeter and sweeter. She is a sweet,caring friend that I adore. She loves her families and her friends. She is the one that told me about the blog. And I glad she did....Because all of you are Special! Thank you my are a blessing to me. I thank my Lord for sending you in my life.

    She is a wonderful lady. I met her when I first starting blogging. She is always sharing her happy life. Reading her make me Smile. She has the same interests as I do.....We both loves the beach. Denise, thank you and I'm Blessed to have you in my life.

    Nancy Jo
    I met Nancy Jo about the same time I met Denise. They were the first two I met. Nancy Jo is a wonderful sweet lady. She has a wonderful blog sharing about her family and her life. She is full of happiness. Nancy Jo, thank you and I'm Blessed have you in my life.

    Diane @A picture is worth a 1,000 words
    She is a Mississippi Girl like me. I first met her about 3 months ago. She is a sweet caring lady. She loves her family. She also loves childrens because she an teacher. She has a wonderful blog...I love to visit. She also make me smile. Maybe one day Diane....that me and Rose will meet you in person....Have to do that one day! Diane...Thank you and I'm Blessed to have you in my life.

    I want to Thank everyone who stopped by....You all are a Blessing to me. You all enter in my life with A HAPPY HEART.....Thank you so much. You all make me SMILES everyday!

    Watching the Tropical Storm Fay

    We are watching out for Fay.......About this time 3 years ago....we were the most important day of my daughter life. We were planning her wedding that we have been prepared for 10 months. On August 29th; the Hurricane Katrina came at the wrong time. With the Lord helps; we made it. We almost had to postponed it but we finally got the electricity after 15 days. There were still some places in our city and other area of Mississippi that still didn't have electricity, home damaged, no homes to stay...and more. It was a disaster zone. But my daughter did not want to cancel so we went on with the wedding. The weekends of her come Hurricane Rita that hits Texas coast....Oh MY! Well we got the storm from it as it pass across LA,MS,TN,Al, GA,SC,NC...other states. The day of the wedding; Hurricane Rita became a tropical storm and came through our area. The wedding went on....the light flicker on and off 3 times during the wedding.. But we just kept doing the wedding ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful even though it was stormy outside...... She was a Beautiful Bride. They had planned to go to Gulf Coast for the honeymoon but the gulfcoast was WIPE OUT! So they changed the plan to go to Clarko State Park for the honeymoon close to Meridian. They stay in a cozy little cabin......the night of the honeymoon...there were a tornado warning twice there. They just did not have any good luck....but the main thing the Lord was always by their side. Today we are watching Tropical Fay....don't know what she is going to do. Well, it will be almost 3 yrs. of my daughter and son-in-law anniversary on Sept.24th. They had planned to leave today to go to our favorite place...Gulfshores, AL. But they canceled. They decided to go to Gulfcoast in MS...closer to home. In case they need to come home earlier. We do need rain but no flooding and strong winds....We still have loose trees...frome Hurrcane Katrina in South & Central Mississippi. .I request to keep all the people of FL,SC,GA,Al,LA and MS in your prayers... I want to Thank You all for your sweet get well notes....I'm much much better. Love you all blog friends...I'm blessed to have you all. I'm off to Hattiesburg to go shopping....I will be back later and check your blog.....You all have a Fantastic Friday! Love you All! ~Kathy~.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    Homemade Chicken Soup~ Friends~Chicken Soup for the Soul~Poll Voting~Giveaway at Wendy Kindra Jeanne & Kelli

    My friend Dee made me this homemade chicken soup yesterday. It's was out of this world....Mmmmmm! Delicious! I even had enought for today. So after I get through posting....I gonna get me some more chicken soup. She also took me the the doctor yesterday. She made sure I was going to get well. She is an retired RN. She is a wonderful nurse. I am blessed to have her in my life. Well, the doctor said I had asthma,and brochodis. So I had to get a shot,inhaler,cough med and antibiotic. I am already feeling better today.....hopefully I will be back in a swing by Thurs. I want to thank Dee for everything she has done. Thank you Rose & Sonya for the phone calls! Rose haven't post awhile...she been so busy at work and Sunday she was sick. Also Sonya haven't felt good either she has ear pain and fever keep Sonya,Rose and me in your prayer.This is my two wonderful friends who mean a lots to me.
    (L to R) Me,Dee,and Sonya
    Dee is also my Sunday Scholl Teacher and Sonya is also my Curve Trainer They are the BEST! If there anything I need...They are there for me.They have been making sure I'll get well and get back to my routine!
    Back to Laughting and Excercising. Laughter and smiling is the greatest medicine of all! I love to be with someone who keep me laughting.
    Dee and Sonya does a great job in that...Love ya girl!
    I have many friend who keep me smiling and laughting...
    is my Sisters, families, church friends, highschool & college friends, former work friend,and BLOGLAND FRIENDS....... I love you all! Thank you for being a wonderful friend. If you get a friend,Rose,who live in the same town and got me starting blogging.....go visit her.....Rosemarie at

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
    I love "The Chicken Soup for the Soul".....I order this one because it new edition and has LARGE print...Horray! I love to read their stories. They have many different "Chicken Soup for the Soul" novels. Go to

    There's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our faith in God, as a nation. NBC is taking a poll on "In God We Trust" to stay on our American currency. Please send this to every Christian you know so they can vote on this important subject. Please do it right away, before NBC takes this off the web page.MSNBC poll is still open so you can vote .

    Let all take the stand!!


    It only takes less than 2 min.

    Thank You!

    God bless you!




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    Monday, August 18, 2008

    Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe

    Kindra had left me a comment to me about how great the blueberry pound cake was. She said it was delicious! She made it twice! So I decided to post it again. This is my older post, it has the previous sweet comment from Cindee and
    Patty They have left me a sweet comment.....Thank you Cindee,Patty and Kindra for your sweet comments. So my blogland friends......Try the recipe...It's delicious with coffee or a big glass of milk...Mmmmm! So enjoy!

    Blueberry Pound Cake

    1 box Duncan Hines cake mix (butter classic)

    2 tsp. firmed margerine

    1/2 cups brown sugar

    8 oz. sour cream

    1/3 cups chopped pecans

    1 1/2 cups blueberries

    3 eggs

    Cream cake mix, margerine, brown sugar, eggs, and sour cream together. Then add pecans and blueberries. Spray bundt pan with pam or cooking oil. Preheat oven at 350. Bake 40 -50 min. Let cool!


    1 1/2 cups confectioner sugar

    2 tsp. melted margerine

    2 tsp. warm water

    1 1/2 vanilla flavor

    Mix ingredients and drizzle on cake. ENJOY!

    I made the Blueberry Pound Cake for our 85th years Homecoming at our Church this past Sunday, July 13,2008. I forgot to take the picture of the cake. So I took the picture of the last slice of cake. It's so good! Mmmmmm! Especially with the cup of coffee. You all have a Blessing Day!

    Sunday, August 17, 2008


    Whatever beside you;
    God is always besides
    you so "Let not your heart be troubled"
    Nor your mind be filled with fear;
    For you have God's reassurance;
    That he's always very near;
    And no prayers goes
    And no one walks alone;
    And if we trust the Savior;
    We are never on our own;
    Seek him and your prayers
    will be heard;
    And in the Father care;
    Things will all be well with you.


    Thank you all for stopping by and your sweet comments....I am blessed to have you as a friend. May the Lord bless you all!

    The update on the "Christmas in July". Go over to Wendy She did a beautiful job of prim fixin on the ornaments. Can't wait to see her prim tree at Christmas. She is one sweet lady and friend. Smiles :)

    Friday, August 15, 2008

    I'M BACK.... ..

    I'm back! I have missed you all so much! My computer is working wonderful! Had some program errors....and now it fix. Thank you all for your sweet comments. Getting the computer took longer than I expected. My computer tech has a job with the school system. He does repair for the school computer. He was very busy and it took awhile to get to mine. It's so good to be back!

    Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary. We have been married for 26 years. We went out to eat for dinner....then we was going to eat the cake I had gotten. But we were so full. We will eat our cake tonight with a BIG GLASS of MILK. Mmmmmm! :) Here is the picture of the beautiful card and cake.

    Thank you all for stopping by! I will visit you all and give me time to catch up viewing each one of you. It's so GOOD to be back! Have a wonderful day! :) Smiles and Hugs

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