Jan 18, 2017

HAPPY ~ DANCE ! ! ! ! !

 The inauguration is near - I am SO EXCITED, SO THANKFUL, SO HAPPY and  I am celebrating. I don't remember being this happy for a very long time. As an American I feel a sense of hope again. The last guy who promised hope and change created changes alright, and those changes created many hopeless Americans with changes that weakened and disgraced and divided  America and her legal citizens. This past eight years and down till the very last hrs of his reign has sickened me, as I have watched my country on an out of control  downward spiral. With only hours left until the garbage company comes to DC to pick up trash - I will await a real president whom once again makes me proud to be an American. A new sheriff is riding in to town and I am doing a happy dance. The following photos express my JOY and HAPPINESS.


                                                                           
HAPPY - HAPPY - HAPPY , Photo credit Pinterest



                                                                              

GO TRUMP GO ! ! !


Photo credit - Pinterest




ADORABLE DEPLORABLE -  HAPPY DANCE - Photo credit-Giphy




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Photo-MistyWaggoner


TRUMP HAPPY DANCE - animated photo by Giphy






Photo credit - JulieWinegard.com









And when you have a president who wants to make America great again


A girl and her guns - Happy Dance


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Photo credit - Pinterest , CELEBRATE


Thank God - 


















Even if Trump did not do one wonderful thing while president...Her loss alone is enough for me to do happy dancing


Photo credit - Jeff Hunter





And that's for sure.

 I want to give a shout out to my biker friends and all the thousands of dedicated and amazing bikers that have traveled thousands of miles to the inuguration to support our new president. God bless you all. You men and women rock and I wish I could be there with you in person for this amazing historic event.  Love that you are forming a "wall of meat" to help keep the vibes good for the inauguration and following events. I can hear the roar of those Harley Davidson's from my farmhouse, all the way in North Carolina. Safe travels.

Now go dance, celebrate and create a happy childhood - it is NEVER to late. 

Deplorable farm girl,
Tonita









Dec 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016

Many blessings to you and yours on this Christmas Day.  I hope each of you were able to be present with the ones you shared your day with, really present - not with a phone in hand waiting for the latest text to come across your screen or whatever it is that people do on cell phones these days????
                                                                
                                                              
My mantle decorated for Christmas     

 I myself often wish they had never been invented. The world seemed like a much better place before people got addicted to electronics and cell phones especially. Life seemed like it was just way more simple, to me anyway. People looked into each others eyes more often than they do these days. They used full sentences to communicate, they had longer attention spans and were not so scattered and stressed out.

                                                                       
My chalk painted vintage mantle done in Annie Sloan French Linen with white dry brushing technique on top

 I suppose that is one reason why I really feel so blessed to be  here in these old Appalachian mountains. The older folks still sit on their front porches and sip sweet tea and talk to one another and invite total strangers over and all with no cell phones in their hands or at their side. Most people here are not so rushed, fragmented and stressed. I find it kinda sad that technology is changing people and not so much for the better. Many old folks have succumb to having flip phones, but at least its mostly for road emergencies which is a good thing I guess. Like myself, many have never sent a text in their life.
                                                                   
Jeweled garland from Pottery Barn hangs across the mantle 

 Texting.... well I just don't get it. Why do people have to be on some device all hours of the day?  It drives me nuts to see this sort of thing. I even take breaks shutting down my computer for weeks at a time. I often wonder what folks are going to do when the grid goes down one day?
                                                               
                                                                   
Farmhouse vintage mantle dressed in Christmas decor
 Speaking of texting.... I wonder if you texting folks know what the fist text in life said? It was written by a British testing engineer - Neil Papworth, back on December 3, 1992. It said "Merry Christmas".
                                                             
Front room fireplace in my TEENY TINY 570 square foot vintage farmhouse

I am so thankful we have a living God who didn't just send a text or written message - even though the old testament is filled with prophecy that reveals Yshua (Jesus) as the Messiah. Words were not enough, Jesus came to the earth in person to be with mankind. This is what Christmas is all about.

                                                                          
This sweet vintage wood mantle covers a rock and mortar job that someone drinking moonshine must have slapped up there?

Y'shua (Jesus) came, HE died, HE rose from death, He carried our sin so we could live. So we could be forgiven and be free from bondage and from death. To give us ever lasting life IF we come to HIM.

                                                                        
Old original planks grace the farmhouse walls as well as wavy glass windows

I am only a sinner saved by his grace, a child of an alcoholic mother that died when I was 21, an abusive father, a dysfunctional home and yet God revealed HIMSELF to me when I searched for HIS reality.
                                                                        
Did you know that the Christmas tree symbolizes Calvary? He was hung from timbers to give you life

 He touched my life and gave me joy. He worked forgiveness in me. He touched my heart and started healing it. He gave me victory in exchange for being a victim. He gave me rest on restless nights.
                                                                      
A pencil tree is tall and very narrow and fits perfectly in my tiny farmhouse. I decorated it in Snowflakes. See my last post to learn what SNOWFLAKE means.

 He gave me eternal life, He gave me TRUE love. He blesses me more than I ever deserve. He just rocks my world. I am in love with HIM. Yes, I am still a mess, I still continue daily to screw up, but he specializes in turning ashes into beauty and I am beautiful in HIS sight.
                                                              
The coffee table is a re-purposed wash basin stand that folds down flat, with a glass top.

 And ladies (and men also) so are YOU. You are made in the image of God and HE is completely in love with HIS creation. He loves you like crazy. Invite HIM to overtake you and ravish you with pure love, what in the world do you have to lose but yourself?

                                                                               
The farmhouse is full of funky little nooks, so these shelves fit in that space just perfectly





     


Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah & Many Blessings to you and yours. Remember - It is never to late to create a happy childhood, no matter what your age is. Now go play and be blessed.

                                                                        Tonita

       

Dec 20, 2016

Snowflakes appear for holiday cheer

The Meaning of the Snowflake 
Every new snowflake comes to the earth .....


is a picture of our Saviors birth .....

 
because they are sent from up above .....

 
and remind us of God’s care and love.
 
 
Each one is so intricate and small .....


because Christ sees the details of us all, .....

 
and just as two are never the same .....

 
the Lord knows and calls us each by name.

 
Snowflakes gently cover the world in white .....


and hide what’s unlovely from our sight, .....

 
showing us how He covers our sin .....


and gives us His grace when we come to Him.


 
So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind .....


and in every bit of white may you find .....


a reason to celebrate anew .....
 

and a reminder of His love for you.


The lovely poem above was written by Holly Gerth. All pictures were taken at my tiny (570')  century plus old farmhouse in the Appalachian mountains. Many of the windows in my farmhouse still have the wavy glass, which makes them extra special to me. The window with the cafe curtain has sixteen
window panes and the grids allow me to merchandise them with collectibles. I have sweet little faux birds and nests scattered throughout my home year round.

 Snowflakes just spell W-I-N-T-E-R which is obviously fitting for this time of year. And they are so inexpensive to decorate with. I found several styles at the dollar store.The best part is that they do not take up much space when it comes time to pack them up and store them until next year.

A cold snap seemed to happen overnight here. Burrrrrrrr !!!!!!!
Baby it's cold outside and being that my farmhouse is a real old farmhouse that means it can get a bit more chilly than the new pretend to be farm homes. Anyone with a (REAL) farmhouse can appreciate what I am saying here, right?  So, the fireplace is in full use every evening now. Hot mulled cider drizzled with salted caramel sauce is in hand, as I warm up, both inside and out.

Blessings, and remember even at your age, it is NEVER too late to have a happy childhood.