My Beautiful New Grandson

Friday, July 8, 2011


Happy July Friends!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer!! I like to keep the suspense going, but since I am Soooo late already I won't keep you waiting. It took a bit to tally up, but the name that comes out of the hat this time is......... The lovely Lynn over at Teacupstitches!!! If you can, click over and ooh and ahh, and say hello!!(Lynn, please send me your info!!)

I still owe a "Pay it Forward". Also watch for another giveaway.
I LOVE spreading Random Acts of Kindness. If you live close to where I am, and find flowers on your car, or a card with word of encouragement, we may have already "met". As always I wish joy to you and those you love.

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Friday, June 24, 2011

FREE image Friday............................

Happy Summer Dear Friends,

I hope that life is treating you well. With all the scary weather I also hope you are safe!!! Things just never want to just calm down over at the ol' H and H residence!! Do you ever feel like you are the a lawn and the world is one big dog who ate too much? Well, that pretty much describes it. I know it's bound to get better. Before I die. Probably minutes before, but hey, I have something to look forward too!

Since I have been a neglectful blog hostess here are some images to remind you I am still around. Also before I have to change the name of this blog to the "Dung Beetle's Habitat".

(The blah...blah...blah...stuff, personal use only, please don't sell them unaltered, I don't own the rights, you know the drill.)

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bead Swap Pictures!!!!

Hello Friends!
Thank you ALL so much for participating in my giveaway! Isn't it fun to enter them?
Today I am showing you the beads I received when I joined the the bead swap over at "My So Called Junky Life". My partner was Breana from Vault31

She sent some pretty pearls, a soldered pendant from broken china I can't wait to use, and yummy ribbon. Thank you for a fun swap Breana also for the use of your pics! Pop over and say hello to her. My pics should be posted there too!

I hope you all have a great week!

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Friday, June 3, 2011

June FREE Giveaway!!!!!

Hello Wonderful friends!

I may be back!! Hopefully no more computer problems!! I hope you all are well and happy! I promised a giveaway, and although it's late, here it is!!! This bracelet I named Queen of The Sea. I hope you like it!! I will have a drawing for it on June 30th. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment here. If you want extra chances:

* Become a follower

* Grab the button for your Blog

* Blog about it

* For an EXTRA chance, 5 in all- Grab my Home and Heart Button

None of the above are required to win, you can just leave a comment for entry. I do verify all the entries though to make it fair, not that I really need to.

I am SO excited to visit you all once again. It's amazing how you can miss people you have never met. How dear you all have become.

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Hello Lovelies!!
It has been an electronic nightmare at the Ol' H and H home. My computer was infected, crashed or invaded. So hopefully it looks like things may be back to normal. Now maybe I can post the promised giveaway in a day or two. Until then please enjoy this image of "how I see myself" and my little grandson in the future. Hugs to all!!

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FREE image DAY............................

Hello Dear Friends!
I decided to shake things up a bit and post free Friday images on another day. (Which really means I forgot!!) *sigh* Thank goodness my head's attached. I wish I could say the same about my thighs!!! So here's a few I hope you might enjoy.

I hope everyone's week is going well, and hopefully by the weekend I can post the next giveaway
and Pay It Forward.

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory books of our children"

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Saturday, April 30, 2011

WINNER WINNER Chicken Dinner! Okay, necklace winner!!!!

Here it is the day I am sure you have all been losing sleep over!! :-)

The winner is MAGGIE aka grandma yellow hair of "Just Between Me and You" PLEASE send me your info!!

I will be announcing another giveaway as well as a "Pay It Forward" next week. Thank you everyone for your entries and sweet comments. They mean so much!!

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Friday, April 29, 2011

FREE Necklace giveaway! Last chance!!!!

Hello Friends!
Just a reminder tomorrow is the big (okay not so big) day for the FREE GIVEAWAY You still have time to throw your name in the hat! Then watch for May's!!

From my Home and Heart to yours,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

From the KITCHEN.......................................

Hello Friends!!

When I first started this blog I originally intended it to be more than just a crafting site. In my effort to steer it back in the right direction I want to share some ideas from other blogs that look darling and sound delicious. Besides, what is in most homes, "The Heart?" Yep. The kitchen.

Since strawberry season is on it's way, Ooh and Aah over these "fresh from the patch look"
Strawberry cupcakes topped with fondant blossoms and berries over at
Glorious Treats

Ice cream cookie sandwich by Not Quite Nigella
Talk about adorable.

My cuteness meter is off the chart with these pink dipped strawberries by

Any mermaid would LOVE these seahorses. The pretty undersea cookies can be found at
Bake at 350

Or if you are in a hurry you can always use a mix or top store bought cupcakes with these pretty Marie cupcake picks from papernosh. Who will know the difference? I'll never tell. Queens don't bake anyway!!!

From my home and heart to yours,

Friday, April 22, 2011

FREE image Friday............................

Happy Weekend Friends!

Whether you are relaxing and spending time with family and friends, or viciously biting the ears of off chocolate bunnies, I wish you a safe and joy filled weekend.

I hope you enjoy creating something with this weeks offerings. Remember I would LOVE to see and share anything you make with them here on my humble cyber home.

Please personal use only, user is responsible for images. I DON'T own the rights.

From my home and heart to yours,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hello Friends!

To My Mother
You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

I LOVE the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson. They touch this mother deeply. Sadly poetry, something even the manliest of men would quote and pen is being lost to many of the the younger generation. My own included.

Oh to go back in time, just an hour or so for each year of my children's lives! How quickly the time goes! My youngest now seven, my middle almost driving, my oldest not quite 19, and a father himself. Do you ever long for a few more moments in the rocking chair singing lullabies, or laughing at your little one's joy in the simplest of things? Sometimes my heart aches for it.

So a prayer from me for your children and mine.............

From my home and heart to yours,

Friday, April 15, 2011

FREE image Day............................

Hello Friends!

When I first started this little blog in a tiny corner of cyber space I had a bit of an idea of what I wanted to do...... I haven't done hardly any of it!!! I keep having camera problems, time and health issues, yadda, yadda, yadda. It can be time suckingly addictive! I haven't been spending the time I should, or would, like. It is easy to get lost in the wonder and joy of blogland! I hope to re-vamp in the next few months, parcel out my time into a better schedule, and actually turn Home and Heart into the place I originally envisioned when I started.

I hope to continue seeing you here. I often rip through your blogs without commenting, so forgive my rudeness, but I am still impressed! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

From my home and heart to yours,

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WHAT are you making Wednesday?.................Link up

Greetings and Happy Springtime All!!

I hope you are getting lots of sunshine. I love walking outside and smelling the scent of mowed lawns. Hearing the birds sings, children giggling, and seeing new buds beginning. Spring is one of my favorite times of year.

Here is a box I made for a swap. This was only the top. My partner was from the Netherlands. I am looking forward to snooping around your lovely blogs and seeing what you are up too!!

If you would like to share what YOU are making link up!!

From my home and heart to yours,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WHAT are you making Wednesday?.................

Happy Wednesday Friends!

We have all had the flu and sore throats at the Home and Heart household. Since I am behind there will be no link up today. :-( I hope you are all feeling better than we are. My poor little grandson had to go to the Dr. he has RSV, a respiratory infection. SO scary! He thankfully seems to be doing better.

Ladies I don't know how you do it! All the creating, blogging and homemaking, and taking pictures of it all too! You are amazing!

This weeks pic is a paperclay pendant I made that was inspired by one I saw in one of the Somerset magazines. Paperclay is totally addictive! I tinted it a very pale pink with stamp ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek!

From my home and heart to yours,