Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Learn How To Leave A Little Sparkle Wherever You Go...

Dandelion Seeds, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

~Leaving A Little Bit Of Sparkle Wherever You Go~

When you stop and think for just a moment of the impact you are making;

Life can be so daunting, yet if I can only learn to just let it flow!
Sometimes we can over think a matter to death, and leave ourselves,
overworked and a wee bit discouraged.

So may I suggest learning to allow the Holy Spirit a bit more control!
Look for His Grace and stop trying to control everyone and every situation!

Everything needs to not be written in stone and on a list!

Why we do some things in our everyday is because it stops
our homes and lives from falling apart.
We need certain structures and daily to do list!

But what I am talking about is really living here and there!
Just going through the motions will leave you high and dry and bored!

We are told we are but a vapor and yet we can see that our
very lives can and will leave a huge impact!

John 12:24

"Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
it remains by itself alone; But if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Do not believe that old lie of the enemy;
You are not making an impact or a difference!!

Let me encourage you today and tell you this...
Every word or thought or lifting up a quick prayer or a kind word is a seed! 

You do not have to be a preacher or teacher to spread life and truth!

Everyone needs a bit of SPARKLE...

Shine on!!
Sparkle and make someones day!!
It's not all about you, but we have a choice every day to make 
someones day.

Be someones Sparkle today!

Love & Hugs,

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Why Having A Fullbreed Toy Poodle Was So Worth It... Natasha Our Pretty Girl...

A Red Toy Poodle, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

 A Red Toy Poodle

She was born on Christmas Eve 2017

My Hubby named her Natasha!
The name has a few meanings, but he named her without knowing
any of the meanings. He said I know her name!
It will be Natasha...
One meaning is the birthday of Christ
Very Russian name
Very pretty name
We call her Tashi, Tasha, Sweet Girl, Pretty Girl,
The boys call her the Tasha Terminator (smiles)

Hubby really enjoys her company also!
He calls her Baby!

Pure breed Red Toy Poodle, Living From Glory To Glory Blog

Her first photo at 5 weeks, the breeder sent us this one!
I remember first meeting her and she licked my chin!
We prayed for a long time before we even looked for an indoor small breed dog!
One of the things this breeder told me was I do not raise yappers
"Not Rappers"
I thought well how does she do that??
Well, for what it is worth, our little Tasha is not a barker,
But she does bark when there is a weird noise or someone walks in the house!
But we quickly tell her to hush, and I kid you not she does!

I personally do not care for the face to be shaven, but she was groomed before,
we picked her up!

Here she is getting fluffier everyday!
she is so soft, and very smart.
She can sit
She speaks
She lies down
She is very well behaved when being brush and bathed.
A very sweet little companion for me now days!

Here is Hank playing with her, he is so gentle with her!
Now remember we do not call Hank the Tank for nothing;
He is huge...

Here she is now, almost 6 months old...

Just thought I would share this darling little girl with you all!
I think she was the perfect fit for my lifestyle!

They say dogs are mans best friend; now why do you think thats
a saying that has stuck around.

Well, just wanted to say hi and share my new best buddy!

Always, Roxy

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Marines Motto, Why Are So Many People Mean To The Elderly ...

A Few Good Men, Living from glory to glory blog...

The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away.

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him.

I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying:

'You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a car at your age.' And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went back to his car and again looked at the engine.

He then went to his wife and spoke with her; he appeared to tell her it would be okay. I had seen enough, and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight, and as I got near him I said, 'Looks like you're having a problem.'

He smiled sheepishly, and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood myself, and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me. Looking around, I saw a gas station up the road, and I told the old man that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went inside. I saw three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them, and related the problem the old man had with his car. I offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated engine), I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier, he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, 'What outfit did you serve with?'

He had mentioned that he served with the first Marine Division at Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal.

He had hit all the big ones and retired from the Corps after the war was over. As we talked we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me. I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his name and address on it and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all around again, and I said my goodbye's to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the station. Once at the station, I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the help, but they refused to charge me

One of them pulled out a card from his pocket, looking exactly like the card the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then that they were Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given to me. I said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks, when I pulled over and took the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time. The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his name was written: 'Congressional Medal of Honor Society.'

I sat there motionless, looking at the card and reading it over and over. I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on this day, four Marines had all come together because one of us needed help. He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage, and an honor to have been in his presence. Remember, OLD men like him gave you FREEDOM for America. Thanks to those who served and still serve, and to all of those who supported them, and who continue to support them.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!

Remember, Freedom isn't Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today.

Please Pray...

This prayer is so powerful. Share this, if you will.
My brother was a marine and when I was sent, this sweet story I cried!
Why are so many people mean and impatient with older folks?
We must be kind!!
If you could only see the trials and hardship, others have gone through!

Living from Glory To Glory...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

How To Get Back Your Green Padlock SECURE Symbol Back On Your Blog...

How To Fix Your Blog To Get Back The Green Padlock, Living From Glory To Glory Blog

Is Your Blog showing NOT SECURE

Is there a circle with and Exclamation Point ! in the middle of it,
Before your Blogs name in the Address Box ??

Well, You need to try to find out why!!!

Google has changed a few things as I am sure Blogger has also;
The World Wide Web is always changing;
Threats loom out there!

But I want to share a few things you can try to fix it yourself!
But, You still may need some real technical support.
Here are a few things to try for yourself first!

After all Blogging is not for Dummies!

1. Go to your DASHBOARD and hit SETTINGS
Under the Basics you will see, Basics, Publishing, Then
HTTPS Redirect,( If it says NO Click the Arrow and hit YES)

Hopefully this will give you back the Green Padlock that is a must.

2. Also I found this amazing site you can enter your Blog address into;
And it will give you any errors that might be in your HTML or another problem source.
It is a tool called---- Why No Padlock
Google this and give it a try!

Mixed contents is no longer being given the Green Padlock!

Blogger: How to display a Cookie Banner/notice
3. Also you will need to add the I use COOKIE NOTICE
You can Google this site for a free one;
Support. pigdig  // Blogger Cookie Notice 
Just submit...

I did not put direct links to these sites on my blog as it can cause problems also!

I hope this may help a few of you Bloggers!
It was so hard to figure out all that was causing this prompt A circle With this!

I was just stumped, I managed to figure out most of it, but still needed
some support from a wonderful man that was a God send!
Thanks Jon !!!

I am now planning on trying to write something on a fun and easy subject!
I was thinking about starting a NEW BLOG...

~Still Thinking~

Do You Still ENJOY Reading THIS Blog???

As Always, Love Going Out To You All...

Friday, June 22, 2018

Home Coming...

Contentment, Living from glory to glory blog...

Greetings, May I encourage those that are weary today;
Many have gone before us that have had really  tough times.

But, I love to read a story or watch a movie that displaces the
inward virtue of making the best of every situation!

I have found that being out in the world shopping and buying;
has a way of actually leaving one a bit deflated.

I understand we all need to work and bring in a income,
at some time of our lives. But what I am referring to is this;
"Wanting To Be Home"

I have seen the loss and devastation of homes being broken,
And empty feeling
The loss of the value of the families and home chores and production!

Or even the loss art of being quiet and still for a little each day!

Every time we come HOME from being gone or shopping;
Even coming back from a vacation we always say;
"There Is No Place Like HOME"

I have seen such a lack of contentment!
Maybe it is from the entitlement mentality we have allowed
We all just want way to much...

So many even no longer take care of what they already have!

Look, I want peace in my heart and in my HOME!
This world is running after something that is not really satisfying

If you have never learned to be content; then you will always
Live in the gimme gimme stage and never mature.

I hope when I go to my heavenly HOME,
I pray my children and grandchildren do not
Say well, why did she keep this old thing!

I do not like clutter, but if its still good keep it!
Or give it to someone who will be blessed!

Take Care Of What God has given you!

Make Your Home A Haven...

Thursday, June 14, 2018

How To Decorate A Miniature Doll House...


A Minature Doll House, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

Here is the doll house I worked on all last spring!
It was a doll house already constructed;
My daughter found it on Craig's list for me, now that was such
a nice and easy way to start my project to decorate it for the State Fair!

It was a pretty blue color, but was faded and and some yellowing.
I felt that I was more of a yellow color kinda gal,
especially for a Victorian style home.

A Minature Victorian Doll House, Living From Glory To Glory Blog

The cost of this doll house was only thirty dollars,
I truly felt I had found the bargain I was hoping for!
Because, I first went to Hobby Lobby and brought home
a very large box filled with a zillion pieces...
My son told me this;
"Mother this will only take you maybe 300 hours to construct and paint!"

I looked at him and said your kidding right?
Well needless to say I closed that huge box up and
returned it to Hobby Lobby.

Minature Doll House, Living from glory to glory blog...

It took over three coats of paint to cover the faded and dulled blue color.
I primed it inside and out, then painted the outside a pretty yellow.

I also had to paint the inside with primer and still three coats of a beige color.

Decorating the kitchen was so much fun!
Cherry curtains and sweet place mats and a apron I sewed for it!
Minature Country Doll House Kitchen, Living from Glory To Glory Blog...
I also made a little red rug!

I went to Hobby Lobby every few days buying little kitchen things.
Went to a specialty shop and found some darling treasures.
I also ordered a few things on line.
~Everything Miniture~

My Little Itsy Bitsy Apron

The bedroom was really fun!
loved the little Hope Chest filled with goodies
I made little perfume bottles from glass beads!
Also, I sewed the bedding, a wee comforter blanket and shams.
Pillows and the bed skirt...
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This room I used as the office, loved that little Banjo!!!
Everything in the details...
My Granddaughter made me some wee little colored pencils.
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And of course I had a sewing room in the attic!
I found a little box with spools of thread,
How adorable is that??
It even has a little ironing board and iron.
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Here is the whole layout of the house!
The living room had a fireplace, and of course a kitty and a puppy!
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I really enjoyed doing this project!
It was a challenge and took a few months to paint and to decorate!

My grandson said now let me get this straight;
You paid only thirty dollars for it, but what did all the furnishings cost?
"We won't go there"

It was a project I always wanted to do!
I did enter it into the State Fair and I did take 3rd place!
That was really amazing, because you would be surprised at how many
 there were in the minature doll House category!

It was something that brought me great joy;
And taught me that it is in the details;
No matter how small a thing is it can be big...

Now, I am thinking about entering something for this year;
I may or may not, as it all depends if I can get a project started
and completed before next month...
(Me Laughing Hysterically)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my sweet project;
I told my youngest granddaughter she could have it one day!

Sending a hug to each of you out in Blogland...
Love, Living From Glory To Glory

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

You Must Focus On What Is Important...

What Are Your Treasures, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

You must focus...

If you spend all your time and energy on things and people;
That will never bring true longevity!

When you our kinder to strangers or people you have just met;
then your own family or spouse!

When you give your best to those that truly do not give a hoot about you!

Some days you may have a ton of energy, others days not so much!
Why we must focus on what is eternal, and within your own household!

Where you lay up your treasures is very important!

Blogging is important to me;
But making sure my hubby has a good meal and a clean home,
Is way above on the priority list!

When we are challenged in any realm; we must focus on the
portion that is from Gods way of perception.

If you run all over town to even get the best deal on an item'
You just may be wasting valuable time.

Everything has a action and will cause a reaction!
I get it, it's not real profound, but we all need reminders.

If you find  yourself just running in circles in any given day;
Stop, and refocus and do the next thing with intent.

Can you just feel time slipping away?
Well. stop and smell the roses, because they even have a small
window to grow and bloom and to fill the air with their fragrance.

When I started this Blog it was never my goal to be famous;
Or to be on my computer all day long!
But to have a place to encourage those that want
"what is best for their marriages and home life"
If I use my gift to encourage others,
But not my own family, that is a problem.

What I am doing on the home front!
I have found that I love to paint with watercolor!

My Painting Of Watercolor Painting, Living From Glory to Glory Blog

Wildflower watercolor, Living From Glory To glory Blog...

I love to read on a hot afternoon!
Or Paint...

I find it much wiser to grow my tomatoes in a pot!

Well as usual, I am finding the higher ground!
Livng from Glory to Glory...

Hope you are having and making a good life!

Hugs, Roxy

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lovely Table Coverings And A few Things To Make The Home Cozy...

I Truly Think That Doing This One Thing Makes A Home So Cozy

Using a pretty material of a fabric that accentuates your room's color or style,
Can make a table look very nice!
 or lace can just make a room look elegant!

I have seen a movement in many ways to remove all the fluff in one's home.

I understand that too much clutter is a bit much;
But I have covered many of my end tables and dresser tops;
And I have found it much easier to clean them.
Just take things off it and give the covering a good shake outside.

Also, you do not have to add so many knicknacks as the covering
 Decorates it for you!

Finding the pretty fabrics and lace is all a part of the fun!

Being on the lookout for these at yard sales and second hand stores.
Wash and iron them and maybe a bit of altering, and it will fit each
top perfectly, and you can even find different colors or design and patterns.

I have been working on a plan for keeping my home interesting!
Clean and organized, but useful and allow myself to surround
myself with the things I love and use!

My many different yarns!
A boat load of Washi tape and beautiful stickers!
My piano that takes up a whole wall!
A doggy bed that it blush pink for Natash my Red toy poodle!
Pretties hanging on the wall!
A rocking chair that rocks away my stress...

Small comforts, pay big dividends!

Lace, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

A Little Lace, its in the details...

A Kimball Piano, Living From Glory To glory Blog...

Making melody in my heart...

Rose Pattern Fabrics, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

Fabrics I adore...

Books, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

~ Books ~

Dried Roses, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

Dried Flowers...

Fresh Garlic, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

Spices and Flavor...

These are just a few of my favorite things...

As Always, Sending a bit of my home to yours!
Loving And Learning
Living From Glory To Glory Blog

Blessings, Roxy