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Hip-Hip-Hooray for Spring and Hallelujah for Easter! I can’t even tell you how happy I am for the warmer temperatures that we’ve been having here in the Ozark Mountains of Southern Missouri!! The trees here are just beginning to bud, the grass is green and the birds are chirping again! Can I get a YEE HAW! I think I hear joy-bells ringin’ in my heart!

We’ve had a surprising amount of snow this winter, and while is sure is “purdy” I’m looking forward to lots of sunshine and flip-flops!   Spring and summer just thrill my heart like a kid running through the sprinklers with a cherry popsicle in her hand! The warmth! The green on the trees! The flowers! The fruit so juicy and sweet! Yay for sunshine and blue skies! Yay for the goodness of our Lord!

I love that God thought of seasons! They refresh our spirit with new sights, new hope and new beauty. The seasons also prove to us that God is faithful in His tender loving care.

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I chose “Hallelujah” for my Spring and Easter chalkboard. It means “God be praised”! Certainly as we approach Easter–Resrrection Day–it is cause for   grand celebration!

Above the chalkboard is a garland I made from colorful cupcake liners and the pink striped garland is from Target. I can’t get enough of those white frosted- globe barn-dance lights! I used them for my Christmas decorating and now for Easter.  They’re just so fesive and happy! You can find them at Target in the garden department. I just duck-taped them to the shelf.


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Last year these bunnies were on the mantle. This year they’re nestled in this lantern with a bouquet of Lily-of-the-Valley…perfect spring-y flowers!

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The colorful egg wreath is from Walmart, I think I only paid around $7. The other things I’ve had for a few years.

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Golden light from the sunset poured through the leaded glass front doors and bathed this little chair, chalkboard and nest with glowing hues of honey. I found the nest a couple years ago that had fallen in my yard after a blustery wind storm. So now I bring it out every spring.

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The mama robin that built this nest worked hard to create a strong, stable and nurturing home for her babies. It’s such a beautiful symbol of our job as mamas and keepers of our home.

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Springtime is chickie time! Last week when I was out junkin’ I found this darling 1940’s print of a sweet little darling in a straw bonnet with her baby chicks, it was marked down half price…just the way I like it! Then I found the top part of a farmers garden or hay fork. It made the perfect stand for the print.

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“He will cover you with his feathers.

He will shelter you with his wings.

His faithful promises are your armor and protection”. Psalm 91:4,5

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This dear little chickie seems to be gazing longingly at the photo of the fluffly chicks. Maybe she’s thinking “well hay! I think that’s my great, great, grandmama!” lol!

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Bessie Mae’s all gussied up with a new springtime wreath! I found it at Pier 1 Imports…%20 off!

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On that same junkin’ trip I found these sweet granny dishes for only $3 each at a local flea market. Don’t you just know that those pretty plates held Grandma’s fried chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, fresh sweet corn and hot biscuits with homemade blackberry jam! That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! So down-home and comforting!

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 My little “Chocolate” bunny with his sugared eggs sparkling like jewels.

IMG_2109 The treasure of Easter…the old rugged cross the symbol of the wondrous love Jesus has for us!

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word.
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus,
Sang as they welcomed His birth.
“Glory to God in the highest!
Peace and good tidings to earth.”

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word.
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.

Tell of the cross where they nailed Him,
Writhing in anguish and pain.
Tell of the grave where they laid Him,
Tell how He liveth again.
Love in that story so tender,
Clearer than ever I see.
Stay, let me weep while you whisper,
Love paid the ransom for me.

–Fanny Crosby–1880

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 Farmy and festive! That’s my kinda decoratin’ and I’m stickin’ to it! Heehee!

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Well honey, I’m wishin’ you a happy

church-goin’-Lord praisin’

hymn singin’-egg-huntin’-flower-filled Easter

with lots of chocolate bunnies and little kids giggles!

God bless your darlin’ heart!

You are loved!

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Aunt Ruthie

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