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Tuesday, January 8, 2008


While having some cinnamon rolls ( homemade rolls around here...takes too long for me! ) and coffee this morning, I started looking around at all the signs I have. I'm not sure why I love them so much but I do. I like old, new, large, small, silly, serious, entertaining and mostly the ones reminding me how much God loves me.

One of my favorites and it's just on a plain, ole board..nothing fancy at all. But don't you love the way the signmaker made her/his letters? So pretty and flowing.....It just makes me feel good to look at it. And, just the words "AMAZING GRACE' fill my heart........

JOHNNY CASH...*double sigh*.....This is just like THE MAN IN BLACK looked when I saw him IN PERSON in 1957. I will still swear today that he looked right at me once and winked!! My girlfriend said he was looking at HER but Johnny and I both knew it was at ME !!!!!! :)

Being in love with him made him look, to me, better as he grew older. Better lookin', better singer.....just like fine wine and old books.. just got better with age!! I sure do miss him! Just knowing he is gone, I suppose. If I've seen WALK THE LINE once, I've seen it 15 times. I don't buy many dvds but I sure bought this one!

Tee, hee...... there's bound to be some truth in this....I've heard it all my life !!!!!

This one is on a shelf in my entry hall and turned so that you see it as you leave. I've glanced over at it more times than not as I've left for the day and HE always seems to be blessing me.

I love this one, too. It reminds me every day not to take myself too seriously!!

Beautiful Daughter bought this one for me in Fredericksburg, Texas a few years back and it's also the perfect color, brick red, for my living room. I really have enjoyed it......

Now this one, I DO NOT like so much. It seems it's always hanging in the door of the most precious junque shop that you would eat a LIVE ZEBRA just to get inside and you are traveling and it will be at LEAST one hundred years before you are back thru this little town!!! :)

If any of you have a collection of signs, I would dearly love to see them.



Michelle said...

Love your signs! It would be hard to pick a favorite.. I hope you are going to be having fun over this next week :) We'll miss ya!


Anonymous said...

I like your signs BJ, and it reminded me that I wanted a sign for my laundry room! I'll have to keep my eye out for that. I hope everything's fine and will miss seeing your blog every day!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I will miss you BJ! You are part of my cup of coffee ritual everyday.

I love the "stumble" sign. I'm going to have to find one like that.

Take care of yourself........Rosie

Marcela said...

Hello my dear Bj
I love all you signs...and looking at yours make me feel like buying some...
I will miss you BJ!!!!!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful week.

Anita said...

Ah, the Man in Black... Doesn't get much better than that!

Hey! You have a sign about coffee and men too... Did you see the little picture I did on my blog with that saying on it? lol..

Love your signs... I seem to see signs and think "Well, I could make that myself..." and then I don't... lol

Have a great day!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ, Thanks for stopping by. You asked me to stop by again really soon. Is this soon enough? I like signs too. Your signs are great and I especially like the amazing grace and the God bless ones. Having God Bless at your entrance really means that you are "blessed going out and blessed coming in!" I'll show pictures of my signs sometime also. I'll mis you while you're offline! God bless. Rhondi

BittersweetPunkin said...

BJ...I love your signs.....even though you are going to be away from your computer for a while make sure you swing by my blog every now and then.....thats all I'm gonna say.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi BJ,
Love your signs. Especially the "stumble" one!

See you when you get back!

Cottage Contessa said...

I'm a sign lover too BJ, yours are great! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers while you're away for a few days. Take care sweetie.
Amanda(aka Cottage Contessa)

Julie said...

I had to laugh when I saw your Johnny Cash sign...because I am wearing all black today and someone already called me J. Cash! Have a good blogging vacation and don't worry - you are one of my favorite blogs - I will get back to you next week!

Tea Time and Roses said...


I love all your signs! It is so nice to have all these little reminders and messages around you, you can simply draw encouragement with a glance or they may simply make you smile.



PEA said...

Hello BJ:-)

I so love your signs and you've made me realize how many signs I have throughout my own house! The one I have that is my favourite is the word "BELIEVE":-) Oh wow, you actually got to go see Johnny Cash in very lucky!! I've always been a huge fan of his also, couldn't help it since mom use to play his records all the time! hehe As you say, he got better and better as he aged. It's funny you should mention him because last night when I was looking for videos of Elvis to post today, I came across one of Johnny impersonating Elvis, it's just too funny. When you have a chance go on and search for Johnny Cash does Elvis and you should find it that way:-) xox

Tammy said...

Doggonit...I'm gonna miss ya!

Betty said...

I enjoyed looking at all your neat signs. Thank you for showing them. I'm afraid I don't have any to share with you. Haven't started collecting those.

I'll miss you while you are gone, BJ, but thank you for letting everyone know that you are just away but that you are okay.

Stay safe and have fun.

Jackie said...

Love, love, love your signs. I really don't have many around the house. Outside in the garden is another story all together. Enjoy your time away from blogging and we will see you when you return.

Nan said...

Love your signs. I'll be looking forward to your return!
Luv ya,

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Love your signs BJ especially that stumble one :) I have SO many signs and I find that mine are generally about food...LOL!


Meggie said...

Love your signs, BJ. One of my favorites that hangs in my kitchen that I'm sure you have seen, Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much. I will miss you while you're gone. I hope you will be having fun.

Brenda said...

BJ, I like you love signs. I have some new ones I have to get up. I am redoing my visitors bath. I need a sign in there.

Marcela said...

I already miss you!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope everything is ok..
Kisses and hugs to you

Anonymous said...

I love all your signs! Just more of your beautiful personality spilling out of you and into your home! Love, Christy

Kari & Kijsa said...


Love the one about the "If you stumble, make it part of the dance" that is one of our core beliefs! Enjoy your time off and we will see you when you get back!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Tammy B. said...

You have some unique signs ! What a message just 3 or 4 words can have?!!!

Mary said...

Love your signs, bj, especially the "amazing grace." I'll miss you this week, hope you're back soon!

FarmHouse Style said...

I love your signs, BJ! Especially Amazing Grace:)

Hope you are enjoying whatever it is that is taking you away and hope to see you soon.

BTW, to answer your question from Monday; Yes, I will be able to take my son to the school were I work. That will make this transition so much eaiser.


Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi BJ, I love your signs ..I must copy one that I have and show you... Have a great relaxing week and we will see you soon.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Like your signs, BJ. And I love the Stevie Wonder song.

NAME: CIELO said...

Yes, from first to last, from our cradle to our grave,
from the earliest pang of sin's conviction to the last
thrill of sin's forgiveness, GOD'S AMAZING GRACE is everything....

Love all your signs, particularly that one!

Have a beautiful day!


Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon BJ,
I have been offline for a couple of days and am trying to catch up with everyone this afternoon. I hope to be able to do a post in the morning. "THANK YOU" for being concerned about me. We didn't have any Severe Weather here where I live at, but it was very close by us tho. "PRAISE GOD" for watching over and protecting us. I love all of your signs. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. I do love the "MAN IN BLACK" myself. You know, his hometown of Dyess, AR, is not very far from my hometown. They have been working on a Museum there and fixing it up. You should travel up there sometime and visit it. You could also come by and see me. LOL. I loved his movie that they made of him. I can watch it over and over as well. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H. said...

Just loved your signs BJ so neat!
I am just back and you are leaving!! Have a great time! Blessings Grams

Donna said...

Love your signs! I paint signs and have quite a few out on the back porch and garden.
Also love those cinnamon buns and coffee!

Bristol said...

I love the Johnny Cash sign. He is wonderful. No wonder June hung on every word~~

Stephanie said...

I love your signs, I always feel like I have too many of them. But, you can never have enough of anything , right!!!
I still need one for my laundry room !!!

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi BJ sweetie, just wondering how you're feeling today? Thinking of you!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

BJ I'm a sign addict as well!! Wonder if there's a 12 step program for that? LOL!! BTW, the chocolate sign is definately true!!Hope you have a wonderful week!!

p.s. I left you something on my latest post for when you return:)

Suzy said...

I really love your signs! Since I can't buy such signs here I am planing to make few for my new home. This will be fun project to do.

Love Suzy

Terri and Bob said...

Love the signs! I am sorry you are going to be gone because I like having you come and visit! said...

I have a Fun award for you when you get back home BJ!! Come on over and pick it up when you get time!! Love and Hugs. Grams