Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Helping our feathered friends ...

Yesterday Emma Jayne and I decided to "Feed the Birds" by making pine cone feeders. Emma LOVES to collect pine cones, so we were set there, but I was worried about her peanut allergy. 

FEAR NOT little birdies!

 A quick google search informed us that Crisco was a fine substitute, so we grabbed our seeds, a big bowl and some ribbon then set to work. After we had a cookie sheet full, we headed out to the tree in our front yard to hang our feeders (Well, I hung them, she hunted for rocks!). As we were admiring our decorated tree, we decided that our favorite one actually looked like a bird! Can you spot it in the picture? Oh, and notice the big rock Emma found? She brought it inside and covered it with seeds as well. I'm not sure how I feel about that. After all, Midnight is a pretty big cat, and putting a rock covered with birdseed on the ground is just an accident waiting to happen ...

Maybe I can find a safe spot out of his reach ... :)

~Have a great day~

*All of these great images were designed by Michelle Underwood. 
She is a FABULOUSLY talented Digital artist. 
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this crazy life...michelle underwood designs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Defending Pollyanna ...

Am I ashamed to admit to being a "Pollyanna"? Should I be? Is it a positive or negative label? Recently I have had a few conversations on this very topic. In my perfect world, people are friendly, helpful and genuine. In the real world things are much different. I try my hardest to surround myself with the positive, uplifting people, but sometimes I see the other side and it's not pretty. There are self serving, rude, bigoted and hateful people. With all the negative things happening all around us, how do we cope? Do we all throw on our rose colored glasses and forget it exists? I know there I days that I want to, but that's no solution. So how about we take a page from the book Pollyanna and implement our own version of "The Glad Game". Simply put, let's make our world a better place like Pollyanna did to Beldingsville, Vermont.

Out with the negative, in with the positive!

 Who's with me? 

Join me fellow Pollyanna's!

We may just change our little corner of the world!

"Keep on the Sunnyside"...

There's a dark and a troubled side of life
There's a bright and a sunny side, too
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way
If we'll keep on the sunny side of life
Tho' the storm in its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherished so dear;
Storm and cloud will in time pass away
The sun again will shine bright and clear.
Let us greet with a song of hope each day
Tho' the moments be cloudy or fair
Let us trust in our Saviour alway
Who keepeth everyone in His care.
*Written by Ada Blenkhorn in 1899