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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Reflecting, thinking, and thanking....

Sometimes I get a bit sentimental, and sometimes I over think Life!
I think it is because, I treasure and value  it so very much!
I am very grateful for so very much!

I treasure my "true" and genuine friendships, I have and have had throughout my life.
It is the little things, like a funny little card you get for no reason...

It's the flowers you buy for yourself, just because they make you smile.

The thoughtful things people do for you,  make for you, just because...
they simply want to.

The simple pleasures of a pretty vignette, that you can create, it makes you smile, just because you think it looks pretty and happy!
Again, the simple things.

I cherish my family, my husband, my boys, for loving me, and putting up with me...
I am not always easy!
{hey, but either are they}:)

I cherish my times with my Mom and sissie, and they too for putting up with me throughout the years.

You see, I wasn't the easiest kid by no means...
I would say I was a tad bit of a wouldn't think that now would you?
Don't answer that, any of YOU!
Thank goodness I grew up!

And of course, my little lucy girl, who just loves NO matter what!

and of course, YOU!

my many blog friends that I have made.  You come and read my antics, I show you crazy stuff sometimes.. and you stick with me!
 I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Have a wonderful Saturday!
 I will see you tomorrow night for the newbie party.

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Blogger bj said...

This post popped up while reading your DIY post and has me smiling from ear to ear. You are such an adorable lady...and your MOM...DROP. DEAD. GEORGUS !! :))

October 22, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Very pretty picture of all three of you Deb! You know I always stop by to see what your up to, makes my day!
PS. I always thought it was "buck naked" :)

October 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful post Debbie!

October 22, 2011 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

YOU are very special to SO many of us in blogland! Hey, I've wondered the same it "Butt Naked" or "Buck Naked"?

October 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger  Always Nesting said...

Such a sweet post. Why wouldn't we stick around is the question - you are so sweet and have the best sense of humor!!!

October 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

I believe it is BUTT naked LOL! Thank you ladies. Have a great day.

October 22, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Well said. Seems the older I get the more grateful I am for everything in my life. A reminder now and then is a good thing. Lovely post...and putting up with each other is a part of life. Happy Weekend Debbie! (I still miss your Newbie party.)

October 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LoveLoveLove this, Debbie!

Thank you!!

October 22, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Thank you. For being genuine in a world of phonies.

October 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Kathy Owen, Petticoat Junktion said...

If you haven't grown up yet, that's ok. I like you like you are.

October 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A day without Debbie is dull! You are a true gem, sweetie.

Love the photo of your Mom, knock out lady!

Have a beautiful weekend ~

October 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great post Debbie! I feel the same way about you my friend! You are such a special, super sweet person who touches the lives of so many people lucky enough to know you! Have a great weekend, Martina

October 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

You are welcome! Thank YOU, Debbie, for answering all of my crazy @$$ questions when I was a Newbie! You probably have no idea, really, how much you have helped so many of us.

You have a cute family, by the way....

Ricki Jill

October 22, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Such a great 3 girls are so adorable, great, me thinking that I need to stop and think of how grateful I am today..thank you!

October 22, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

What a wonderful post. I just love the picture of you, your mom and sister.

Thank you so much for making the blogging world easier to maneuver.

We always say "buck @__ naked!!

October 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

You're such a sweetie, Debbie.♥

October 22, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

You, a rebel? Really? I never would've guessed that. Your mom and sister are very pretty. It looks like you have a very loving and supportive family wich is the best thing you can have in life. It is the foundation of everything. A grateful heart is the best kind too.

October 22, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie , you must be the most kind blogger -you truly connect the most with your readers. Your post today is so heartwarming -you captured everything good in your life. Beautiiful picture of you with mom and sister. and of course the family :-) Love Lucy in her sun spot. I like the candles in the glass vase on your kitchen island and where did you get the light above your sink? I bet in the evening it casts such a pretty glow. --Kathy t

October 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

We are thankful for you Debbie! You truly make this blogging community such a fun and welcoming place and we think you are pretty special...and pretty! :-)

October 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Debbie, I have been thinking about this very subject lately, and you've said it so beautifully.

I'm thankful to have met you through cyber space, appreciate your constant support, and remain a loyal friend. You're the only one left from my first round of alphabe-thursday.

Thank you for the lasting friendship!

October 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Debbie, you are such a sweet lady and such a precious friend to everyone in blogland. You are always so helpful, kind and you do some of the greatest posts. Thank you for making blogging so much fun. Hugs, Marty

October 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Super sweet post! I do agree that having blogging friends is wonderful. Life is such a gift and to embrace each aspect of it brings such joy. I am so glad you have realized that at your young age! hugs, Linda

October 22, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thank you Kathy, I know you do not have a blog, because I do try to come over and comment:) The light over the sink came from Lowes a few years back..thanks for saying that, because I have been thinking about changing them out. They are pretty, and I will keep them as I love color.

October 22, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger linda said...

i always thought it was butt naked myself.What a lovely post to wake up to .you put everything in great words .And you and Sissy have been the light of my life as far as that goes i would have not had it any other way.Oh thanks Girls for complements so nice of you all Hugs:)

October 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Awwwwwe, Debbie, I love this post. It is so sincere and sweet. You sound a little like me. I've been a little blue this week and you have made my day. Thank you back bloggy friend. Have a wonderful weekend.

October 22, 2011 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great post, Debbie. You're still a rebel, but in a good way. lol Sometimes we take the simplest things for granted. I always try to acknowledge the people who bring joy to my life, and to be thankful for little pleasures.

October 22, 2011 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

What a sweet post! I think we all come here because you are the real deal my friend.

October 22, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

I LOVE this post, Debbie! I could not agree more! I have been sentimental these days too and often find myself over thinking life as said it so perfectly! Thank you for this post!

Liesl :)

October 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

I think we all need to Thank you Debbie for what you do, what you say and who you are! Friends like you are a rare treasure.

Have a wonderful weekend,

October 22, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Wow, how sweet are you! Thanks for tearing me up just a tad. I say buck naked? But it probably is butt naked?

October 22, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I get sentimental too Debbie- I love coming by and reading your posts and thank you so much for being such a sweet friend!! Love this post- Happy Saturday!!(i'm thinking it's butt naked too!) lol!

October 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

I absolutely KNEW in my heart of hearts that you were a rebel! I can just tell you have that cocky streak in you-that's why I LOVE you!

I am one of those happy, grateful people, too. xo Diana

October 22, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Rhissanna said...

Thank you for saying this. And, yes, a time to look at our lives and see what's good is always a good thing.

October 22, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

Ya'll look so pretty.
I too was a rebel and umm I've almost grown up lol..
Luv ya bunches back~!

October 22, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Maureen Wyatt said...

Your site and No Minimalist here were the first two blogs I screwed up courage to do a linky party. You two sounded so nice and I trusted you to understand if I screwed it up. I think that says it all! ~ Maureen

October 22, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You difficult...who woulda thunk. Probably not any worse than I. Love that picture of the boys. And the one of the girls.. And the one of the pup in the sun. Here's the question, are you all still wearing summer clothes there like that....brrrrr....we've moved right into winter stuff here.

October 22, 2011 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

You are a treasure to all of us! :-)
I love that card...can't tell you how many I've sent. A rebel? No way! LOL I've always been one and I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

Beautiful post from a beautiful person ~

October 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, how sweet. We love you, too!

October 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Love your sentiment - so important to keep the right perspective.

October 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So sweet Debbie! Amazing picture of you with your mom and Sissy! Cute card, too cute!!!

October 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, "just because" things are a wonderful part of life. You are a treasure to many! ~ Sarah

October 22, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Thank you for being you! Talented, humorous, caring, sharing....the list goes on! I appreciate all that you do!

October 22, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Aw, Debbie, you're so sweet and we love ya! I'll have to tell you, though, that in the South it's nekkid instead of naked!!!!

October 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

What a touching post this is Debbie. I don't think we ever take enough time to be happy over the basic simple pleasures in life, and this post with all the wonderful pictures and thoughts really touched my heart. Peggy

October 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger tina said...

I love those cards... they always make me bust out laughing !!

October 22, 2011 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Thank you Peggy, I was thinking of you too when I wrote have been so kind to me, and giving, and you don't even have a blog or know me:) That means a lot. Thanks all of you!~ XO

October 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Rhissanna said...

Oh! Oh! Thank you for the follow! Wow! Every follower is a big thrill, and I'm so grateful for your support and everything you do for us raw, scared newbies. And yes! I'll be there for the Newbie party.

October 22, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

Shucks Debbie! We all love you back! You're an inspiration and a fun one!
I don't always comment but I am always amazed with what you do! We all appreciate you and thank-you for sharing your happy bubbly personality!

October 22, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

This post is so sweet of you, and it really shows your kind and generous heart. You started with that funny card ~ I vote for buck naked but BUTT makes more sense ~ then you started thanking us for being there for you. We all know it's the other way around. You do so much to encourage other bloggers. Every time you've replied to one of my questions, I've been amazed that you took the time to do that. You are the BEST.

October 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Kristens Creations said...

Hi Debbie, What a sweet post...the picture of you, your mom and sister is just beautiful!

I am thankful for so much too...there are so many great ladies here in blogland. I am so blessed to have made so many great friendships.

Thanks for the congrats! You are right, blogging definitely leads to some wonderful know the feeling!! Now, we will just have to wait about a year! lol...oh well, I will definitely learn patience.

Thanks for joining my Share your Creations party. I am always happy when I see your link! Kristen

October 22, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Very well said my friend. I feel the same way!!

October 23, 2011 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

Aww we love you too Debbie!

October 23, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Everyone likes you....Because you are so easy to like! I think it is buck naked????


October 23, 2011 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, what a great post, with beautiful photos!! You have truly been a blessing to me!! I agree...the older I get the more I value how truly blessed I am, with a very supportive hubby and really great kids!! I wish nothing but many more blessings to you!!!

October 23, 2011 at 1:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Real nice post, Debbie. I love your home and the above post with you friends. You know how to live and have your priorities in place.
Thanks for following me.

October 23, 2011 at 5:15 PM  

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