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Monday, April 21, 2008

SMILE MAKERS



I happen to love coke IN A GLASS BOTTLE....


I buy those tiny bottles every now and then...especially if I know g-kids are going to be around.....

They LOVE to use this old, wall bottle opener, so, OF COURSE, this opener makes me SMILE......

OUR TWINS...and one of their big sisters.....

The expressions on these little faces make me LAUGH OUT LOUD....
They were, oh,
so serious that day !

I was keeping the three and decided to get their pictures made to surprise HANDSOME SON and LOVELY DAUGHTER IN LAW....

We were all glad that the pictures turned out so cute...even if the babies DIDN'T smile !
"My, my, little girls....what big eyes you have!"

I LOVE YOU, GIRLS !


HANDSOME SON, riding in a college rodeo....

PLEASE NOTE:

NONE OF THE 6 FEET INVOLVED HERE WERE TOUCHING THE GROUND!

I do have to mention here that, AT THE TIME, I was NOT smiling NOR laughing!! :O(


This precious picture makes me laugh out loud every time I glance at it......

....her long hair, sticking straight UP and such a serious expression.....



Isn't it funny how a silly little photo can make your heart smile with every glance?

BUT.....it does ! Yes..... it does!!


Cute little coasters Beautiful Daughter made for me at Christmas.....
Each time I use them, they bring a HEART SMILE.........


My mother's bible, hymnal and prayer book, all tied up with a satin ribbon ~

Another true HEART SMILE maker............

A grandson's silhouette and a "thank you, Memaw" note ......

....a SMILE .....AND a hugh LUMP in the throat !

Stacks of softness and cuddles and love are definitely SMILE MAKERS.....


My old TREASURE CHEST..... aka as a TRUNK.....:)

THIS makes me smile because of all I have in it......

....chock full of TREASURES....family pictures !


BOXES to hold other family pictures.....




An apple a day................... maybe it's the color of RED that makes me smile here...


Decided to leave the little ones empty ..... the different colors and shapes make me happy.....PLUS....a BIG plus, they belonged to my mother.....


Yep...you were right, ANITA...the old clothes pins DO look cute here...

.......and all of these old jars make me smile.

I know you all have SMILE MAKERS around your cottages.....we sure would like to see them, if you please!

Hugs
bj


EDITED to tell you that last night, I made the BAKED EGGS that KIM told us about on her blog and, LET ME TELL YOU, they are just DELICIOUS !!!

Be sure to go over, get the recipe and try these easy*to*fix*in*a*hurry eggs..... the sour creme makes them sooo smooth!

YUMMY .....and please tell her I said HELLO !

28 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Good Morning BJ! I can see that you have a lot to be happy about with your beautiful family and home:>) Glad you found a use for those blue jars, I am still trying to come up with a great way to use mine. You have a great collection of quilts too! I love the colors and patterns. I always wished I had the patience for quilting but the thought of cutting out and sewing all those little bits makes my hair curl! I will have to be happy with enjoying the work of others. Have a great day and a great week, BJ, and keep on smiling:>)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, I love your smile makers. I especially love your old bibles and quilts. I love to quilt. But, I haven't made one for a long time.
Have a beautiful day! xoxox Terrie

Cottage Contessa said...

I'm happy to see a picture of you in there with all those wonderful smile makers sweetie, because you dear heart, make me smile everyday I visit you! Fun post BJ!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Beverly said...

Lady, you always make me smile. Every single morning you bring a smile to my face. By sharing each one of your "make me smile" photos, you have made me smile even more.

And, we all know that smiling is good for the soul.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

BJ, you do such a darn good job bringing life and love to your home! And as far as "smile makers" go....you are one of the best! :-) Rosie

Marcela said...

Hello sweet BJ
I always enjoy visiting your lovely blog!!!
I wish you a wonderful and blessed week.
xoxo
Marcela

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Good Morning BJ,

Those pictures are all so sweet, but the one with the shampoo "do" is my absolute favorite! I love that you tied your mom's bible and things with ribbon. My mom's bible is one of my most cherished possessions :)

Hugs,
Dena

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi BJ! I love all your photos! I also love old canning jars...I have them full of "stuff"...LOL.
Love the quilts too!
Hugs,
Robin

CIELO said...

Beautiful pictures and happy memories... you are an inspiration! Always happy, and enjoying every moment of life... when I'm depress I think about you, and your example works wonders!

Have another happy day, BJ.

Please make sure to announce the dessert carnival :)

cielo

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

This entire post made me "smile" ☺

You are such a sweet blessing in Blogland!!♥

PEA said...

Have to add that your posts are smile makers as well:-) I so enjoyed seeing pictures of things that make you smile on a daily basis...you've made me look around and be aware of what I have that makes me smile! Omigosh, I can see why you weren't smiling at the time when that picture was taken of your son riding that horse in the rodeo...I noticed right away neither rider or horse's feet were touching the ground! lol xox

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

You're smiling and so am I! Thank you for sharing those darling pictures :)

About the farmhouse... We have called the bank and actually had some friends that worked for various companies call and they said, "no, you have to wait for the for sale sign". That's why we're waiting instead of moving in. Although, I'd like to LOL

Thanks for crossing your fingers ;)

hugs,
rue

Linda said...

BJ, I love all your smile makers...they made me smile too. Surrounding yourself with things that make you smile and give you joy is so up-lifting...and that's a good thing. Hugs, Linda

Betty said...

Interesting photos, BJ. I see you found a use for that old canning jar, using it to hold very old clothes pins. They don't make those like that any more.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You sure made me smile BJ. Loved this post. Mind if I do the same thing in my blog? xo Lynn

Janera said...

So nice of you to visit my little blog and leave a comment. Come any time! I check yours every day because it's always so refreshing and fun!

Mary said...

BJ,

I loved all of your smile makers. That photo of your son riding the bull is awesome. I know that you must have been holding your breath while that was going on.

You beautiful smile makers did their job and made me smile. Such pretties.

Take care and have a great week.

Blessings,
Mary

Anita said...

So many fabulous pictures!!
I just love coming here... it's like sitting down at your kitchen table for a cup of coffee and a long chat! :)
Hope your evening is going well... I'm going to take a picture of my jars and post them to show you mine since you showed me yours! LOL...

Susie said...

What a happy post! Loved seeing the things that make you smile! You have so many reasons to be happy!
hugs!

Jackie said...

Smiles make the world a brighter place.

Take care my friend.

God bless.

Charlotte said...

Hi BJ. By the way, it doesn't stand for Barbara Jean does it? I just got through watching Reba. I think that show is so funny.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for the encouraging comments. Please come back anytime. I love to have visitors.
These are great treasures you shared. Coke? I don't like it in a can or bottle either one. I like it the way we use to get it in the drug stores -- in a glass with ice. I loved those fountain cokes, especially the vanilla ones.

daisy cottage said...

BJ - thank you for making ME smile with your wonderful photos of sweet and fun things!! You are so blessed... and so deserving! I'm thrilled you liked the eggs - they were easy weren't they? Thank you for sharing that... ((((hugs)))))

xo,
Kim

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wonderful smiles all around!!! We (of Course) have to heart the diet coke opener!!!! ANd so many fabulous family photos and memories!! Your quilts are just amazing!!

The flower on our Sunday post is the bloom of an oak leaf hydrangea! We can't wait for those to fully develop!! Have a fabulous evening!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Janera said...

Love the bibles tied in a nice ribbon. Super idea!

oh, btw, come by and sign in for my giveaway drawing, k?

You and your readers are so very welcome!

www.mygardenhat.blogspot.com

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!
You made me smile! Love all the wonderful things you posted! There's alot to smile about in our lives!!
Hugs, Sherry

Donna said...

BJ

Love your "SMILE MAKERS"! I can't decide which one I enjoyed the most.

Of course, with my love of quilting, I might have to choose the quilt picture.

Thanks for sharing!

Donna

beddow said...

Thanks BJ for sharing your smile makers and for reminding me about my own.
Have a great day!

Mary / Mariah said...

I love all the pretty thing you have to show us . A lot of great Ideas , things I'd love to do . I mowed to day and planted some summer blooming bulbs some frends and family gave me . I love flower so much . I weeded some , well it was chives and Grass sneaking in to my beds . Have a great day . Mary