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Sunday, June 7, 2009


I love playing BLUE MONDAY
with our sweet SMILING SALLY...
She has BLUE and a long list of others that have it, too..
is also one of my favorites...
WORK OF THE POET has wonderful REDS for you, along
with the list of other REDS in the neighborhood...
My REDS and BLUES today was made possible
by the most generous lady you can imagine....
I received the cute little RED BICYCLE, trimed with blue....with a basket full of RED GERANIUMS
painting from sweet ERIN over at
When the mailman left the package on my porch,
I started HYPERVENTILATING when I saw who it was from....

O....ERIN...I LOVE IT !!

ERIN is a highly talented painter located in beautiful CALIFORNIA..
She has the most delightful and beautiful blog that you
MUST visit, if you haven't already.
She also has the most caring heart given to her by our GOD..
Go over and see all her credits...her press coverage...her wonderful
step by step instructions on helping others to paint...
showing her paintings from the inspiration all around her,
in God's beauty.
I had admired (actually COVETED) this darling painting
and much to my surprise, she gifted me with it......and I nearly DIED !!
SO AWESOME is her heart....

IT LOOKS as if it were MADE for SWEET NOTHINGS front porch..


isn't it just the most darling thing !!

Hi BJ,
"Well, you are so sweet I want to cry. A friend told me and my sister that she feels our ministry for the Lord is sharing our gifts from him with others. She sews adorable pillows and gives them away and lots of times to someone she does not know. We have become internet friends with a lady who is recovering from breast cancer – we met her on Fabulous Fifi’s blog, and I painted her roses and my sister, Leslie, made her a pillow with roses and we shared our gifts with her and prayed for her. We are happy that she is doing well and is now sharing her gifts from the Lord with others by supporting other women who have breast cancer with love and prayer. We have both been blessed by the Lord and feel he has opened our hearts to sharing, whether with family, friends or total stranger. We love to share and it brings us joy. "
Xo Erin


To add another touch of RED and BLUE, with a little GREEN thrown in, I just HAD to post this adorable photo of the cutest little BABY TRIPLETS.....

I have no idea who these little BUNDLES OF BLESSINGS belong to...I don't even know for sure where I came up with the photo.....furthermore....I DON'T EVEN CARE if I GO TO JAIL for stealing someone's picture.............

THEY ARE SO BLAMED CUTE, I wanted all of ya'll to see them!!


Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; What a sweet Welcome sign, how sweet of Erin to send it to you. She sounds like a very special lady,I will make sure I stop by for a visit. And those sweet little babies just to darn adorable. have a beautiful week.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a cute post, BJ! Loved all the blues AND the reds, too! And speaking of red, I saw some cute reds aat Marshalll's this week and thought of you. And some black and white polka dots, too! Naturally, they were in the plate area!!! You might want to check your local Marshall's and see if they have anything you didn't know you couldn't live without!

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

Tootsie said...

I love your sign!!! what a great friend!

niartist said...

Oh BJ, that looks right at home there on your porch! PERFECTION! How sweet of Erin to gift that to you! I'll have to visit her. :)

Happy To Be said...

Wonderful post my blessed you are the sign and it is so you...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love that Welcome sign...very darling indeed!

SharDon Exclusives said...

BJ, thank you for your lovely comments on my post. My sister loves red and I love pink/rose but I love your reds. I wil put you on my list so that I will know when you post next. Come often to SharDon Exclusives. I will soon have another giveaway once "baby" gets her new close I want to get her a name...tks again for stopping in...sharon

Kathleen Grace said...

What a darling sign and a sweet gesture for Erin to send it to you as a gift:>) I need to hop over and see who she is:>) The baby picture is just the sweetest!

Beverly said...

BJ, I know you were thrilled with your wonderful gift. And, Erin is so very special - just like you.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

I am so happy to see the little red bicycle has such a wonderful and loving home on your adorable front porch. It looks like it was painted just to match your red brick and black and white swing cushions. I loved seeing where you hung it.
Have a wonderful week

Terri and Bob said...

Love that sign. TOOO cute!

Marcela said...

Hi dear
I haven't been around lately. I 've been very busy.
I love the sweet welcome sign!!! and your photos are beautiful as usual.

Have a nice week BJ !!!


Stacey said...

Oh BJ! Your porch is just perfect now. Erin's art work is amazing...I visit her site all the time! You are a lucky girl and she shared with the right person! I love the pillows too. It looks like a dreamy porch. :)

Southern Lady said...

Oh, what precious babies, BJ ... and I love your welcome sign. It's so perfect for your front porch. Erin is very talented.

Libby Murphy said...

Hey BJ
Your place is looking fab as always. What a great sign! Have a marvelous week.
Happy Twirls

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love that sweet sign BJ. It is so unique.And those babies are just too cute !

Smilingsal said...

Your new sign looks right at home beside your swing. I love those babies--especially the one with the BLUE ribbon! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....I just love that little welcome sign. I love bicycles in general. My welcome sign in the back yard is a waving flag with a bike.

Many blessings this week.

Hugs, Barb

salmagundi said...

Your new sign is perfect for your porch. And what a good friend you have in Erin! Those babies are adorable - I always love the way they sleep with their little butts in the air. Sally

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi BJ,
Your Welcome sign looks wonderful right there beside your porch swing! Happy Blue Monday.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I love the welcome sigh..and you found the perfect place for it! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Rue said...

Hi Bj :)

How cute is that sign and how nice is she to send it to you??!! LOVE it :)

Those babies are too cute too!!


Mary said...

What wonderful pictures! I love that sign. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon, I'm stopping by to say hello, and Happy Monday (and for some, happy blue Monday or happy belated Pink Saturday - WHEW!)

What an adorable sign! The goodness of people amazes me, blesses me, and teaches me. Nice post!

My blog topic today is about a man, a dog, a love story, and a bit about embroidery. Please stop by if you have a moment.


srp said...

Everyone today has such beautiful porches and gardens... it inspires me to do something with ours. Just a little at a time.. have a lovely week.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The sign is absolute perfection BJ. You found the perfect place for it!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the blues! Happy Blue Monday to you.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hey BJ...I think your idea of Show Us Your Signs is fabulous.....really great. BJ, I have heard so many horror stories about Mr. of my blog friends lost her entire site...she had it backed up but it took a week to reclaim everything.

I am very creative but not the least bit technical. Yikes and good grief. But, it is a wonderful idea.....what do you think????


Linda's Blue Gate said...

That sign is so sweet and what a giving lady...... I know the Lord will bless her...... the red bike is so you..

Carrie said...

what a neat sign. What a neat gift.

Midlife Mom said...

Oh my that sign is just adorable! So perfect for your front porch. I must hop on over and visit her shop as I am looking to buy a sign that says Kiss the Cook for my kitchen. Thanks for the info!!!

anythinggoeshere said...

Look at that. You covered two colors with one post. A most clever girl. Love painting of the bike, Happy blue Monday. xo Joan

Carrie said...

I love your site, the song surprised me and I found myself bopping along on my stool as I read your posts.

Carletta said...

This is just the sweetest post.
Ms. Erin has got some talent! What a lovely welcome sign for your porch. You took some great pictures to let us see how it all comes together so beautifully!
Having just welcomed a new grandbaby - I love the triplets image - soooo cute!

Ralph said...

The reds are alluring starting with the mundane (bricks) to the colorful (bicycle) to the nature's own artistic touches (ruby flowers). An inviting porch for simple (or profound) conversation among friends. Beauty is not just external, but truly comes from within!

Boo-Bah said...

Oh what a cute sign. How nice of Erin to give you such a nice gift. I love all the blues and reds, such a pretty color combination. Those adorable little babies are just so cute.


the pleasures of homemaking said...

That is such a cute cute sign! I'll have to go have a look around her shop. Those triplets are so sweet!

I'm sorry it's too hot for you to grow Hydrangeas. I wish everyone could grow everything they wanted! I'd grow lilacs which don't do well in Georgia but which I just love!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, BJ, there are so many of us thrifters out there. I hope you will join me one Monday for my party. Thanks for stopping by!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great photos all of them, especially the babies, they are cute.

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear BJness! Oh, I love your sign and it's perfect by your lovely swing! I'll have to go and check out Erin's blog!
Now those are some awfully darling little baby bums! :)
Be a sweetie,
Sheila ;)

CailinMarie said...

oh aren't you lucky! what a nice gift. looks like you had fun pulling together your blu monday and ruby tuesday posts this week.

Terry said...

Hi B.J.
Happy Blue Monday
Oh my what precious little bundles of joy.
They are so adorable .
I am so glad you shared.
Hey if anyone even tried to make an arrest your blogging family would be all over it in a heartbeat !
The new sign is so lovely.
I love visiting sweet lady you are truly a gift from God.
Thank you for sharing today.

Anonymous said...

I love your welcome sign. Great choice for RT!

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, please tell me you won't go to jail. Lord have mercy. BIG smile here. I steal stuff from the internet all the time. Unless it has a patent it's available. I HOPE!!!
Your are a lucky girl to receive such sweet gifts, but on top of that you are sweet and we love you. I love your red and blue but then I love all of your posts. So what's new??? The babies are just the cutest little things ever.

Boy, it is late and I better go to bed. We have been on the road all day. We now are in Grand Junction, Colorado. A new adventure.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

♥peachkins♥ said...

That sign is the cutest!!

happy RT!

Barb said...

Thanks for coming by and for your encouraging words about my gift shop blog.
We are up and running, but starting out slow.

Barbara Jean

Robin said...

What a sweet sign, it suits your porch perfectly.

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

great post and pics.

Lots of luv,

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

great post and pics.

Lots of luv,

Daisy Cottage said...

Oh how adorable AND wonderful AND special!!! Love your sign - Erin is a love and a VERY talented one at that! Your porch is darling... love it all BJ!


The Raggedy Girl said...

I love those sweet babies.

The Raggedy Girl

Mevely317 said...

I've just recently "discovered" your blog... thank you Smiling Sal for "spotlighting" you last month!
...Coming the long way 'round to my point :), I've thoroughly enjoyed dropping by. And, when I learned you're in West Texas, well that was icing on the proverbial cake. Yes, I still miss it!

Hope you enjoy a blessed day!

Dianne said...

all the scenes of the flowers and the plaque and the red brick are so pretty

the babies are priceless

Raven said...

What a lovely post! Nice to receive such a special gift and to share your own. THe babies are cute. A friend of mine just became grandma to triplets. They are doing well but still in the hospital.

Julie said...

Your welcome sigh is adorable and you could not have found a more perfect place to hang it!! I was eyeballing an outdoor swing the last time I went to Canton, TX. It was one that could even be left out in the weather! I just love them!

PEA said...

Helllllloooooo dear BJ:-) Don't pass out now, it's really me! lol I've been slowly catching up with everyone on my Bloglines the last two days and it's finally your turn...I've so been missing visiting everyone regularly but life tends to get in the way at times and I hardly had my computer on at all lately!! Just know that I always end up showing up eventually! lol

You're right, that little bicycle sign is just perfect for you and I love where you put it. Such talented bloggers out there and they sure know how to surprise us and make us so happy:-)

Oh my, that picture of the 3 babies is absolutely adorable!! Love ya!! xoxoxo