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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Welcome Back To My HOME

"The good, the true, the tender, these form the wealth of home." ~ Sarah J. Hale

Hello my lovely friends and welcome to my cottage! I hope you are all well and looking forward to the summertime!

As most of you know, I have been on a little blog break. I was beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed with all the blogging and going to physio therapy twice a week. With my sons coming home for a visit; one from Vancouver and the other from Illinois, I thought it was a good time to take a break.

While my boys were home, I had another bad fall, which caused more damage to my already injured back. I'm using my walker again but I will see the surgeon this week which is a good thing. The bright side is that I seem to be bouncing back quicker this time around and it was nice to have my guys fussing over me instead of the other way around. Sons can be so very sweet!

The lilacs are in bloom on the Island now and I love to bring some indoors to enjoy. They are such a sensory delight!

Even my little turtle enjoys them!

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey." ~ Victor Hugo

I enjoy having flowers in my kitchen right beside the kitchen sink. These white roses were losing their petals and I love how they puddle around the sprinkling can.

Now I'm wondering what is growing in your garden. Some of my tea friends may have a tea post to share and I invite all of you to link up with my HOME party this week. Hopefully Tea Time Tuesday will be back next week. I am easing myself back into Blogland so please be patient with me.

Do you have something HOME related that you would like to share with us? Please link up below and I will be happy to come and visit you.

I am sharing this post with:

Bernideen's Open House-
Sherry's Home Sweet Home-

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. So sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you continue to mend faster.

    Your lilacs are simply gorgeous. I absolutely love their scent. Enjoy.

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Sandi, so sorry you had a fall! Good thing you had the guys to wait on you. Hope you recover fast. I will be praying for you.

    Peace and Love,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

    Oh and thanks for hosting the party for us.

  3. Sandi, What a shame. I'm sure that must have been so painful, added to your back problems already. I'm glad you are healing faster. It's good that the boys are there to take care of Mama. Thank you for hosting. I always love visiting your Home and your lilacs are outstanding..Happy Wednesday..Judy and take care of yourself.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your fall Sandi..hope you mend quickly! Thank you so much for hosting...hugs, Penny

  5. How sad that you fell once again but how proud you must be to know that you raised two caring sons.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery,

  6. Hi Sandi!!

    Welcome back- missed you, Tuesday especially - and because I actually had cake with my tea and peonies, haha, an actual TEA instead of just china.

    I am SO SORRY to learn of your latest fall, that's terrible. May God be mmerciful in your healing and may it be quick. I am so sorry you are hurting.

    Healing hugs.

  7. Hi Sandi,
    Welcome back! I'm so sorry about your recent fall. I'll be praying for you.
    Your lilacs are gorgeous! We enjoyed ours here in Missouri back at the beginning of May, they are so lovely and fragrant. Your photos are beautiful as usual. Have a great rest of your week and take care of yourself. Gina

  8. Hello Sandi
    Nice to have you back in blogland, I've missed our weekly tea together.
    Sorry to hear you took a spill but happy that your sons were home to help Mom get better and rest.
    As our lilacs finish, yours come into season and I can enjoy them all over again.
    Take care.

  9. I am so glad you had your boys home with you. I know back problems are no fun. God bless you and heal fast.
    Lovely pictures today.'

  10. Hi Sandi,
    the fun to see a new post on your blog changes into sadness that you have fallen again. So sorry for all the pain and fright you had. What a luck, your sons came and cared a bit for you. Yes, sons can be very sweet. I hope you will recover soon. Thank you for sharing sweet pictures of your lovely home. A always appreciate this.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. I completely understand about a blog break. Good to see you posting again. I am sorry to hear about your fall. Take care and I hope you get to feeling better soon.

  12. Oh Sandi, I'm so sorry about your fall, but thankfully you sweet boys were there to tend to you! It's good to know that you're healing more quickly this time. Prayers are still with you sweet friend. Thank you for hosting and blessings and hugs sent to you. xo

  13. Sandi,
    So sorry that you had another Fall but glad to hear that you are on the mend! I bet your visit with your sons was just heaven!! Good For you!!

    I am glad to see you back though! I missed you , my friend!!Thanks for hosting!!



  14. Hi Sandi, I've missed seeing you here and am glad you are back and feeling a bit better. I hope you get your surgery soon. It's such a long wait isn't it? Blessings to you my friend. Pam

  15. Hi Sandi,
    So sorry to hear of your fall - hope you are all better soon.

    Nice to have your boys home for awhile though.

    The lilacs are beautiful!

    Thank you for hosting,
    p.s. I have the magazine here you asked about-anytime you want it.

  16. Dear Sandi,
    I am so glad you are back hosting your lovely parties. You have been missed. So sorry about your falling. I'm praying you will soon feel better. Your lilacs are gorgeous. Mine are just now starting to open and I'm enjoying them, too.
    Blessings to you,

  17. Sandi, hope that you are feeliing better soon, you'll be in my prayers.

  18. Hi Sandy
    So sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you will soon be on the mend. God bless you!

  19. I hope that you are all better very soon. Good luck with the surgeon's visit.

  20. How good of you to host the party when you are recovering from your fall! It's nice the boys were there to make you feel a little better.

  21. So sorry to hear about your fall, Sandi! Hope you mend quickly :) Love your lilacs - one of my absolute favourite flowers! Thanks for hosting too :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  22. Hi Sandi, welcome back. Hope you have recovered from the fall. Thank you for hosting, it's a pleasure to be part of your tea party.

    Wishing you a safe week.



  23. Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your fall but I know you will heal quickly.

  24. Hi Sandi,
    I missed you on Teacup Tuesday and I am looking forward to another one of your beautiful blogs next week. I am sorry to hear about your fall and I am worried about you and hope that your back improves quickly. Your sons sound wonderful - because they have a wonderful mother! Thank you so much for hosting.
    Take care,

  25. I am sending you a warm hug and healing thoughts Sandi. Do not rush your recovery. Have a blessed weekend. Jen

  26. Hi Sandi,

    So nice to have you back again! Missed your lovely contributions in blogland. Sorry to hear about the nasty fall, but very glad that your sons 'ran' to your rescue!:)

    It's a pleasure to join you here today and hope to see you very soon.

    Welcome back and thanks for hosting!


  27. Sandi:
    What lovely lilacs and table vignettes! I hope and pray you are on the mend and will continue to improve everyday! This is a beautiful post. Over 360 homes have burned north of where we live. It is very sad - 4 fires going in Colorado but safe at my house and business.

  28. Sandi, you are in my prayers.
    I'm so sorry to read that you had another fall!
    How frustrating for you!
    Thank the Lord for a good husband and loving sons :-)
    I hope your beautiful lilacs are helping to cheer you up.
    Take care, my friend!
    love and blessings...Trish x

  29. Hello Sandi,
    We all could use a break every once in a while - so glad your back - I hope you heal quickly and the surgeon can do something good to help you - you're in my heart and prayers,

  30. Sandi, I am so sorry about your back problems. Glad your sons were able to visit. Don't put pressure on yourself regarding blogging. Do what you WANT to do and feel you are able to do. It's supposed to be fun, not stressful. God bless you with improved health!

  31. Dearest Sandi, OH NO! I am so sorry to hear that you have had another fall. Do take good care and I pray that you continue to mend and will back to normal soon. I think you know that we ALL just love you and your blog, but we will always be there when you are able to really is a lot to keep up with blogging. Do what you feel up to! You will never loose my blogger friendship.
    Take care,

  32. Sandi why did you fall? what happened? I'm so glad to know your sons have been around fussing over you. It's exactly what you need. Wishing you a fast recovery and no more falls!!!! Pinky swear that okay!

  33. j'espère que vous aller vous remettre très vite
    et que cela ne sera pas trop grave
    ce n'est pas normal de tomber aussi
    vous devez avoir une ossature qui
    se fragilise
    je reviendrais prendre des nouvelles
    à très bientôt

  34. Oh Sandi I am so sorry to hear about another fall...gladd you had some attentive nurses! I have been on a break as well...but both forced and voluntary. I hope you will be back soon feeling much better, my dear sister. We will be praying for you.


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