Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello everyone

I've been away for a bit... but I'm still alive and well :-)

Family Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and then one of my daughters and I will be heading back to the Outer Banks for three days at the sea.

Lots of stuff to catch you up on so more posts coming soon.

Will pick back up with the Happenings post on Sundays and maybe a crafting post during the week.

Will start some more "series" posts in the coming New Year.

Much love to all


Sunday, October 15, 2017


Hi there!  Welcome to the ending of one week and the beginning of a Brand New Week!

The weather here in Virginia has been so very lovely.   The trees seem slow to change.. but it's suppose to be getting colder at night this coming week.

I've got a ton of photos for you this week.  

Going to start out with my hubby's little watermelon patch.

He had thrown some water melon seeds out behind our shed.. just for the heck of it...
and now -- look what we have.

They are the cutest little things.  One of them is pretty good size.

Needless to say.. with November fast approaching, they won't survive the frost.

But they did so well that next year, I think another watermelon patch and maybe some pumpkins!!

Next are a few fall shots from our dealership in Roanoke VA

And.. grocery shopping was fun.... Look at all the Pumpkin Spice stuff.... :-)

And I bought some of the Butter Toffee creamer....

Sharing this.. just because they are so beautiful

The week was pretty good.   I'm doing great with the start of my Ten Thousand Things journal - which I'll be working on for the next fifteen months.

Week was full of working and time at home...ordinary days but each so full of blessings that I could never count them all.

I got in a little crochet and reading time.   Photos next week of my progress in crochet. 

The knitted project is moving along nicely too.  Again.. photos next week.

Today I went to my youngest daughters and we did our weekly grocery shopping together.

We stopped by to see two of my little granddaughters.. I'm sharing their painted pumpkins with you.

Here are some scenic photos from today...

and last but not least... one of the pretty boys 

This is Smudge ♥

Wednesday will be the first part of a new series... Sleep time Anxiety and then Friday will be my new Creative blog day.  The Reviews were fun but it's time to change it up.   I will share things I am crafting and some stuff about journals as well as progress on my Ten Thousand Things.

Sending love and light to you all
and Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Reviews

Hello and Welcome to Friday!!

I don't have to work this weekend... so today is even more excited.

This week I'm starting out my reviews with a item I have used for Years!

Probably since the first time they came out..

Glimmersticks by Avon

I have only used the eyeliner ones.

I've tried other brands over the years, and always revert back to these.

Black and Brown are my favorites.

Years past, I had trouble with the green and blue.  By the end of the day, they didn't stay in place and "ran" a little.   Hopefully they have improved by now.

Cosmic Brown was my eyeliner of choice   Today, it's either brown or black.

Next is about Skin Care.

About a year ago, I was introduced to Posh.   As I began trying and buying the products, I really fell in love with their skin care items.

My absolute favorite is their Night and Day moisturizer.

I usually use this one in the morning and another of their products at night.  But I want to say this.. this moisturizer is so light.  It goes on beautifully and I don't find it greasy at all.   I love the results.

Actually, I'm almost out!   I don't have a Perfectly Posh person to buy from at the moment... anyone know of anyone?

And last this week, I'm going to review Glass Plus

This has always been my favorite glass cleaner.   It does a wonderful job and I like the scent.  It is the best I've used to prevent streaking.  Once I had a glass top dining room table and honestly, it just sparkled after cleaning it with Glass Plus.

Lately, I haven't been able to find it at my local Walmart... and hope they will bring it back.

That's all for this week!

Have a great rest of your day.. and a Fabulous Weekend!

I'll be back on Sunday with Happenings.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Prayer - Part 3

Finishing up my prayer series this week.   I hope you enjoyed the beautiful prayers that were put up last Wednesday.

This week, I'm going to talk about my brand new Prayer Journal.

Years ago, I was part of a group on the internet and we had to make Prayer Journals for one another.  I remember that I had such a good time.   We used regular three ring binders and added pages for the person we were making the journal for to use.   Colored pages, decorated pages, pages with lines and without.  Artwork added.  Stickers added.   It was so much fun and even tho I don't have a photo anymore of what I sent and received.. I can still see them and feel the excitement when making one, sending it and then receiving one that was made for me.

I remember that I used mine for people on my prayer list.  For world events.  For my family.  I don't remember using it for myself at all.

I have started a new prayer journal now.   This is using a blank book that I bought a while back and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it.   My daughter Mary told me about using washi tape when creating a journal.. so I'm using that.  Plus stickers.  Plus there will be artwork as time moves on.   I have only just started this new Prayer Journal.  As always, I started out with my prayer list.. listing a prayer I love and that will be continued throughout.  But this time, I will be adding a section with prayers just for myself.

Here are a few photos of the very beginning.   Later, as the journal fills,, I will add it now and then to my Happenings posts.

Now.. about journals.   

A while back,  my daughter talked about 1001 Things to Do journal.  I loved the idea and thought I would start one.  Which I did.  Sort of anyway.   I decided to add a section on my Listography page devoted to that. 

And then... it all sat there.

I just couldn't seem to connect to it.

The other day... on my personal Twitter account, I reached 10,000 Tweets.   This made me smile because I still remember the day I reached 100 and was so excited.

Find my personal Twitter @debmitch63

Whispering Horn also has a Twitter @whisperinghorn

So... the 10,000 stuck with me.   It kept playing around in my mind.  And then I was inspired and knew exactly what I was going to do.....

Oct 2017 - Dec 31 2018 ---  Well over a full year... 

I have started a Ten Thousand Things to Do - Things to Finish  binder journal.

I am so excited about this concept for myself.

So many things I want to do.  Things I want to stick with.  Places I hope to visit.  Self care - art - movies - books - journals- crafting... decluttering.. giving things away... 

and the list goes on and on.

This is going to be quite a journey for me.  

There will be a page for the month with any goals I have.. plus things I need to do, want to do or need to stick with etc ....

There is also a Tally page and the "points" I received over the month will tally into the Ten Thousand.

Here are just a few images from the very very beginning.

and a page from my daily journal... ♥

Later, I will do a journal series here on the blog and share more and it progresses.

Remember, these are the beginning.. and I hope to use more creativity in the pages as time moves on.

So here I go.... Ten Thousand Things!!!   Woohoo!

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

I want to share my daughter Mary's Art post today on her blog. 
What a wonderful, wonderful way to therapy and revealing the beautiful goddess inside.

Friday will be a Review post to share some reviews with you all and then on Sunday, Happenings will be up.

Next week, I'll be starting a new series on Wednesdays... This time I'm going to talk about my personal journal with anxiety at Sleep time.    

Much love to you all

And by the way... all of my readers... are already added to my prayer journal.  I may not know you all individually - but God does.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Hi everyone!   Hope your week was wonderful and today.. the first day of a brand new week is filled with warm reflections of the past seven days.

I finished up some crochet bookmarks and got them all out in the mail to the ones I made them for.  I've never done these in brown before... and the sunflower ribbon that I found on sale really set them off I think :-)

I'm going to start some Christmas ones soon.  I think I will make them white and then use colorful Christmas ribbon.

I started a new doily for a very special person in my life.   Here is my progress...

Progress through next week should reveal what is going to be created with the stitches....(more than just a doily )

and then... there was the night that the moon had her sunglasses on ♥♥

Midweek came.. and I got a little silly with snapchat like I like to do.....

Later in the week, my son moved forward with his dream to start his own business... and he got his business name registered in the county and also obtained his new federal ID number from the IRS.

I also made the first manual entry in his general ledger... 

He has a mom that will keep his books for him.   Just manually to finish this year and then we will start to use some software in 2018

and speaking of my son.... here is his cat... Chevy ♥  Just saying hello to you all.

I worked my three hours Saturday and we sold three cars, took in a number of payments and processed some DMV for a customer.   Sat my purse on my desk when I walked in and was never able to go back there... but the three hours went by very very fast. :-D

I finished the week with a great day yesterday spent with some of my awesome kids and grandkids.

Today was a lil grocery shopping and not much of anything else -- which is always good for my only day off from work this week.

Sharing a few fall photos from my yard that I took this afternoon.

Thanks so much for stopping by.   Part three of my Prayer series will be up on Wednesday and then a Review or two for Friday.

Have a joyful week!

Much love to you