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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.

Saturday 20 June 2009

Spiritual Sundays ~ Father's Day

Welcome to Spiritual Sundays! This weekend we celebrate Father's Day, and in honour of Father's Day, I would like to pay tribute to the three 'Fathers' in my life.


My earthly father passed away in May of 1995 at the age of 67, and I miss him still. Daddy was a vital part of my life while I was growing up. He made sure my brother and I got to church every week and he was faithfully involved in so many areas of church life himself, that it was only natural that I would be involved too. Growing up, I thought he was the wisest man walking the face of the earth. Right into my late teens, I thought that. My father was charming, intelligent, witty, and loved very deeply. He was a character, and a great story-teller too. He was always pulling pranks on his family and friends. He had many friends, many hobbies, and was blessed with many talents. He worked as an Accountant his whole life but spent time putting his other talents to good use. During his lifetime he built many projects, including our first home. There were times while I was growing up, I wondered why God had placed me in my particular family. Looking back, I now realize that God in His wisdom knew that I would never have learned the lessons I needed to learn had I grown up in any other family. My father taught me much; perhaps the most important of all was to have integrity. So, thank you Lord, for giving me who You considered to be the best for me, and help me to always treasure my Daddy's memory.

The father of my children is my most favourite person in the whole world. He's my best friend! My hubby is everything I ever dreamed of in a husband, and I am so blessed to have him in my life! God knew exactly what I needed when He brought Hubby my way, and I'll always be thankful for the love and the life we have shared together. My hubby is a man of God; faithful, and true to his calling. He is so proud of his family and loves them dearly. There is nothing he wouldn't do for any of us if it was within his power to do so. He is precious to all of us! I thank God for him every day, and this being Father's Day weekend, I ask His special blessing upon this wonderful man in my life. Love you, Hubby!

My heavenly Father is the most important Person in my life and He is the reason I'm here today. From the time I was a little girl, I have felt His hand upon my life. There was a time however, when my life was somewhat of a wreck; much like a construction site. It was messy, without an engineer to build something beautiful out of the mess that was made there. Some of the ground had been broken and there were all kinds of equipment on the site but no one to take charge of it. When Jesus came into my life, He changed all that. He took control and little by little, He has moulded me into the person He wants me to be. He's still working on me and I won't be complete until He takes me home. In the meantime, my life is better, happier, and more secure because of my faithful Father's love and care. I can honestly say that I give Him all the glory for who I am, because aside from Him, I am nothing!

"Faith of our fathers! we will love Both friend and foe in all our strife;

And preach thee, too, as love knows how, By kindly words and virtuous life.

Faith of our fathers! holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!" - Frederick W. Faber {1814-1863}

On this very special day, I want to say 'Thank you' to both Charlotte and Ginger for their work behind the scenes on Spiritual Sundays. It is because of their contribution and caring for others that we are able to participate in this event each week. And of course there are the men in their lives, giving them the love and support they need too. So thanks, guys for being there for your wives! Please click on the link or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar to go visit these wonderful ladies and all the other folks who participate. I pray you will be blessed! Have a wonderful day everyone; especially all you fathers out there!

Pink Saturday ~ Primping in All It's Pinkness!

Pink Saturday has arrived again and I have decided to share something a little bit different from my usual line-up.

Before my hubby and I got married, I had gone to College to take Cosmetology and one of my favourite classes was Aesthetics. I enjoyed creating new hairstyles, but even more, I enjoyed working with cosmetics and learning how to make the most of one's appearance. I loved helping someone look more attractive and playing up their best features. Today aesthetics has transitioned into a whole new art form and it is a booming business. Even though the 'seasons' are not so much in vogue, I still feel you will look better by wearing your seasonal colours; be it make up or clothing!

Anyway, I thought I would show you some of my cosmetics and the other things I use to spruce myself up. If you will observe, almost EVERYTHING is pink or has pink on it. Indulge yourself in pink, it is a 'feel good colour.'
I think it's important to start at one end and go to the other; that includes your tootsies! Make sure they are well taken care of too. Do your pedicure ladies or have someone else do that for you! Now that summer is here, and sandals are your most comfortable footwear, it's important to have your feet looking their best. These adorable glittery flip-flops I showed you last week, but they are part of my beauty regimen so I'm showing them again. I slip them on after a nice bubble bath or shower. With something pretty on your feet, you're ready to take the next step!

This is my pink velour robe. It's hard to show you the right shade of it but it is a bright, almost hot pink and very luxurious in satin and velour. Makes me feel pampered when I wear it!Of course, there must be candles; pink candles!
A bit of my pink line-up....Pink lipstick, nail polish, nail polish remover, blush; even the Oil of Olay is pink!
A bottle of Ombra lavender bubble bath, my favourite, is in a pink-capped bottle! {in the little basket in the background with the shampoo, conditioner, and shaving gel}.
Even my pink water jug gets to play a part in my beauty routine, because a jug of water a day helps keep the wrinkles away!! And its good for your system too.
A pink bath sponge, and a pretty apothecary jar full of cotton balls with a pretty pink rose adorning it.
~ a pink brush, shaving gel, razor, even the package of razors is pink!

Pink herbal shampoo and conditioner. My hair towel is pink too! I wrap it around my head like a turban!

And what is a beauty routine without a cup of coffee sitting close by in its pink mug! Don't forget to pick up your favourite beauty magazine or book. I won this one in a giveaway and the tips are fabulous!
Be sure to get your fresh air and exercise too.
Well, there you have it! Yup! I'm a Pink Lady! I use an assortment of beauty products; from Avon to Clinique and Elizabeth Arden, to Clairol's Herbal products.
I also love Chanel No.5 perfume and White Linen too, but very seldom get to wear them because there are so many with allergies out there now.

My beauty tip for the day: If you are over 35, wear a pink lipstick that is right for you. It is softer and gives you a more youthful appearance!
Now skip on over to visit our charming hostess Beverly, by clicking on the link or the Pink Saturday button to the right on my sidebar, and see what other pinks are being offered today. Enjoy your pink day, take good care of yourself, inside and out, and have a lovely weekend everybody!

Another tip: Don't forget to treat your man like a king this weekend. If you treat him like a king, chances are he'll treat you like a queen! Hugs, Sandi