Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I thought you would like this very SWEET VALENTINE .... Today the mailman dropped off a package...:) I joined the Very Vintage Valentine swap that Dolly hostessed. My swap partner is Connie from Living Beautifully.

Connie sent me some sweet notepaper, which I so enjoy. I have an addiction to paper. She also included some treats for my Sweet Tooth .... and ...

This darling Birdhouse that SHE MADE...just for me:) Perfect pink colors with a little red and roses.

It looks Pretty Perfect on my mantle. I will send out her package tomorrow. THANK YOU CONNIE SO MUCH....IT'S A HAPPY DAY...FOR SURE...
On Friday, husband and I are going to take a test for the U.S. Census Bureau. They are hiring for this spring. They have both full time and part time jobs. If selected, I could go door to door, in my area and interview households. It pays pretty good. It's all in God's hands. I will also be making a brochure for housecleaning and place it at the local workout place that I am going to.
I stopped my membership at Curves and have joined one that has more equipment to use plus treadmills and weights. It's almost the same price. I needed a change.
Not sure if you are going to any estate sales this weekend. $$$ Our little Granddaughter will stay over night on Saturday and she and I will go to church on Sunday.
I hope you all are having a good week.
Deb :)


Judy said...

Hi Deb, Sweet valentine and I love the birdhouse. Lucky girl. Good luck with your housecleaning and the census interview.

Glenda said...

Well those are some sweet things you got.

I didn't like curves, I too like treadmills.

Happy weekend

Rose Haven said...

Deb...I love your Valentine goodies from Connie...especially the bird house!!!

It's been a while since I've even seen an Estate Sale advertised in the Toledo paper...none of those around here this time of year. Not at all like the Milwaukee, WI area...where we had them ALL YEAR long. Sounds like you do, too!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

The arrangement on your mantle is So pretty! Good luck with your new jobs. Twyla

Raggedy Girl said...

I did the census once and it was a fun job. Good Luck to you. And your little birdhouse is too sweet. I saw it at Connie's yesterday, she is really talented.
Roberta Anne

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Deb,
Wow you got your really early!! I'm still finishing up my partners one.Thanks for sharing yours with us today!!! I love the birdhouse..

Hugz Lorie

Edie Marie's Attic said...

The birdhouse looks adorable on your mantle! It's so festive!! I love vintage Valentines, they're so sweet.

Hugs, Sherry

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... Awwww... such sweet goodies from Connie... isn't it nice to be in a Swap? I'm hoping for a better financial situation, soon, so I can get back into doing them... I hope you get the Census job, and that the housecleaning business takes off well... Sure do wish I could attend that Estate Sale with you!

Please stop by when you can... I just did a post featuring Vintage Garden Catalogue covers... there might be a few images that you'd like to take for a project... anyway, come over and help yourself, please! And, I still have alot of Vintage Valentine's to post... Loved the one at the beginning of this post - Toooo Cute!

Hope you enjoy your time with your sweet granddaughter... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~


Holly said...

Now that's what I call a "girly" bird house! How sweet and fun!

Concerning your job situation- Knowing that God knows what you need is such a blessing!

~ ♥ ♥ ~

Kim's Treasures said...

Sweet Valentine's! How sweet Connie is!

Have a great day! Good luck today!


Michelle said...

What a beautiful package of treasures you favorite is that birdhouse!

Hope all goes well with your the housecleaning & census interview...keep us posted!

Enjoy that visit with your sweet lil granddaughter!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Sweeet gifts!!! Thanks for the Valentine!!..m.

linda said...

Valentine good mail! How fun!

Good luck on the test tomorrow. You're right, it's all in God's hands and that's a good way to view it too. If God wants you to work, he will provide the jobs.

Enjoy the time with your granddaughter! I want to be a grandmother sooo bad...but all in God's timing I know!

Have a great weekend friend!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Sis ~ OMG, you got such great things. I am in love with that birdhouse...Connie is so talented!

I've been trying to work on some things after I get home from work at night. All my houses sold on Etsy, so I need to replenish the stock! I guess that's a good thing!

Lil Sis

Tootsie said...

I love that bird house!!!! lucky you

Neabear said...

What fun to get cute things in the mail! You are one lucky gal! Have fun with your granddaughter!

emily said...

Hi Deb,

What a sweet little birdhouse you received!! What a great swap:) I'll have to join in next time!

Janet, said...

You got a nice swap in the mail. Enjoy

Joyce said...

Hi Deb! Good luck with the jobs! Hope it all works out the way you want it to.

Thanks for sharing your swap. I'm doing that swap also and having never done one, I wasn't sure exactly how much I should send - I tend to get carried away!! Connie did such a great job on that birdhouse and it looks wonderful on your mantle with the other things.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Joy said...

What nice gifts you got and Connie makes such pretty things!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie, What a great swap package you received from Connie! The bird house is precious!

Best wishes with your job alternatives! And THANK You so much for your prayers for my family, and the encouraging comments. They meant so much! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Linda said...

Hi Deb, what sweet swap goodies, and your birdhouse is darling.
I really like your "shelf" in the previous post....wonderful things displayed. I especially like the your plate and the wonderfully huge mason jar.
Wishing you successs in your job efforts, keeping my fingers crossed:)...hugs, Linda

p.s. I keep forgetting to tell you I did make the heart banner you liked, thank you for the nice comments...L

Margaret Cloud said...

I love Valentines day, the things you can buy are so pretty, after all it is love time. Your gifts are so pretty, I really like that birdhouse, it does look good on your mantle.

Lola Enchanted said...

that's one lovely package!


Hi Deb, I was hoping you would leave a comment so I could replace your link. I wiped out everything last night trying to learn a few things.
I hope all is well with you. It is freezing here again.
I won't be blogging as much since I am working with hubby.
Love and blessings,

Amy said...

Hi Deb...thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment. My Emily really enjoys your blog, and now I will add you to my faves. Slowly but surely I am becoming enamored of a good thrifty find. I'll keep you "posted." : )


Shirl said...

Hi Deb, thank you so much for stopping by. I love your blog, so many cute things to look at. Your birdhouse from Connie is just so cute! I have Connie for a swap partner in my PRH group. Shh!!! I'm making her something really pretty!!!! You'll have to stop back and see later in the month. Your boys are adorable, I loved that pic of the two of them in the same dog bed. Soooo cute. I have two girls, a Newf and a little rescue dog that looks like a mini golden. Now cats is another story. The strays keep coming in and were up to 8 now. ALot of work I have to say but someone has to feed and care for the poor animals.
Yes I do love dishtowels too, I'm glad to hear someone else does! LOL
Bless You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Tea Time and Roses said...

Look at all these goodies, and I love the little birdhouse! A birdhouse with roses, it does not get any better!!:o) Enjoy!



Queenie~ said...

That birdhouse is precious that Connie made for you...and the views of the snow and snow draped trees are so beautiful...all that white against that blue sky...breathtaking. Your darling husband has a great toy collection...what fun!

*Noelle* said...

very cute birdhouse! i ♥ swaps so much now!


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