My Alpine Home

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BEE Happy!

I have always considered myself to be a happy person.  Life’s too short to spend each day being sad.

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If you don’t realize that now, believe me by the time you reach my age, (pushing 60) you will.

Inside I feel just like I did as a teenager hiking to the ‘G’ mountain.  But sometimes I feel my age. Some days I ache as though I have been hiking ‘G’ mountain. lol!

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Still I am happy.  I love life and life loves me.   I am very blessed and feel my makers love every single day.

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I see the beauty in so many things.  One might say, I have a positive attitude.

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I love meeting new people and spending time with family and friends.

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One of the greatest compliments I was ever given was told to me by my 17 year old grandson three years ago.

He said, “Grandma, it doesn’t take much to make you happy”.

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Yup, a few pretty dishes,  will even do the trick.  Which by the way are my youngest daughters.  I gave them to her for her wedding shower.  They are being stored here while they are in Spain.

You’ll never guess where they came from, the Dollar Store.

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My sweet Bee Skep is one of my favorite vacation finds.  I bought it at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

The burlap bee container was a $7 clearance item at Ross and my cute doily I just bought at Fleattitude for $2.50

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If I had one wish for you it would be to “BEE HAPPY”!

Sure there will be days that one might have sadness.  But I pray that if that be the case that you will be able to pick yourself back up and be happy.

Hubby and I love the show, Duck Dynasty.  Uncle Si is always sipping on his sweet tea.  It makes him happy.

No sweet tea, but a Fresh Lime every now and then is so refreshing.

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And it’s ever so easy:

Just mix a lemon-lime soda (7-up, Sprite, Fresca, Squirt) with freshly squeezed limes and a bit of cherry juice.

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And don’t forget a few slices and cherries to make it ever so pretty.

Especially in my bright green and black thrift find pitcher.

This is sure to make you happy, happy, happy!

hugs,

Jann

p.s. Share Your Cup will start early tomorrow.  Sometime before noon.  I am heading to St. George for a ‘Girls Trip’.  Like I said, happy, happy happy!

How do you like my new header?  My daughter, Kylee revamped my blog as an early Mother’s Day gift.  May be doing a few more changes.  I woke up to this sweet surprise.

I will be sharing with:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Hope in Every Season for Homemaking Party

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

Common Ground for Be Inspired

42 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have always thought about buying a bee skep but never have. I love the flowers embroidery too. I think the older I get the easier it is to make me happy or at least content!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Hi, Jann! Thanks for sharing your positive "Bee Attitudes!" You really expressed how I feel now that I am the same age as you are. Why is the face behind my eyes so much cuter and younger than the one in the mirror. It's sometimes a bit of a rude awakening...lol! But I loved this fun positive post...I'll bet you are as fun as your blog! =D

Susie said...

Jann, You and I would be great friends...we think alike. I try my best to stay up-beat. Yes I worry, yes I have woes...But I pray and then give my burden to the Lord...just as He wants us to do. Stay happy girl. xoxo,Susie

priscilla said...

Pretty dishes Jann , Love all your bee things ! Your blog shows that you are a happy person :) Hope you have a great weekend !

Gayle said...

I have some bee skeps, but have always used them outside - might have to bring them in for a change! I was so sad to have missed Flea-ology since I was out of town over the weekend - hope I can make it to the next sale. Have fun in St. George - the weather should be nice and warm there!

Stacey said...

Love this post! I'm a pretty happy girl too and feel blessed to be that way. I realize that not everyone finds it easy to be happy.

Jen Jorgensen said...

LUV your new blog upgrade...
It's really "Spring'ee & Cheery"
Thanks for the smile this morning~!
Jen~
=)

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your bee skep looks so great with your adorable Dollar Store dishes and other cute table things. I used to have a large bee skep that I kept out in my flower bed. It was so pretty amongst the flowers and even in winter when snow decorated it. I was glad though that no bees ever started living in it. I wish now that I would have brought it in during winter, because it finally got too tattered to keep. I priced the large ones last year and they were pretty expensive (for me).

Sometimes it catches me by surprise to be thinking of doing something and then realize that I, too, am pushing 60. In my mind I feel as young as I ever did. But when it comes to my body, especially my knees, it feels like instead of me pushing 60, 59 is pushing (stomping on) me. Even so, it is better than the alternative.

Linda W. said...

I like your outlook! My hubby's grandmother always said insted of looking for fun, you need to create your own fun. So true!

Nancy said...

This is my first time here. Coming from NanaDiana's. I believe I will be following since I love upbeat ladies. :) I love the pattern on those dishes. I have found a few really good deals at the Dollar Store on things my daughter still doesn't believe could come from there. lol I believe Si's tea is unsweet. ;) We don't watch "tv" around here but borrow our daughters Duck Dynasty dvd's and enjoy watching them together. It's nice to have something to watch that the grandkids can watch with us. They love it as well. Have a great day and I'll be back to visit.

Peg said...

Jann, I love you. I am still smiling from reading this. You are a great friend and I am so thankful to have such a happy friend. Have a fun weekend.

Peg said...

Jann, I love you. I am still smiling from reading this. You are a great friend and I am so thankful to have such a happy friend. Have a fun weekend.

Rachel O. said...

Love these things that make you happy. You're totally right - life is too short to not choose happiness. And Duck Dynasty... oh man. That show gives me some good laughs. There's nothing better than a good laugh.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Jann, What a great post! I really enjoyed it and your "bee" items are just terrific! Love your new look, kinda gasped when I first clicked on and saw your new heading, I love it, it's wonderful! Kudos to your daughter. :) Pam

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Love the new heading Jann! What a sweet daughter. Love the bee skep, and burlap container. I can't believe you got those cute plates at the dollar store!

It's so funny that you should mention Duck Dynasty. Our church just did a Duck Dynasty Sunday. Everyone dressed in camo, the church was decorated with real pines, branches, duck decoys and ponds (camoflaughed pools). The theme was Happy, Happy, Happy! The message was about how true happiness is not an emotion. Only a relationship with Jesus brings true happiness.

Love your post. Have a super week!
Hugs, Deborah

Pamela Gordon said...

Jann, this is a beautiful post. I love your new header! What a great daughter and mother's day gift. Your table vignette is really sweet and I love the black and white with the pops of yellow. The little stitchery is sweet. I hope you have a great day. Hugs, Pam

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Awww, what a great post. I love your upbeat attitude, and, you're right.

Donna Wilkes said...

Great attitude for you to have. I love that bee skep - I have a collection of them around the house.

Gina said...

That is such a pretty vignette! Your new header looks great!

Enjoy your trip! Be safe & have fun!

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Jann, everything is lovely, and I love your new header. I can't believe those dishes are from the dollar store......cute!

Hugs,
Meri

Kirsty Girl said...

I get that compliment a lot too... it makes me happy! haha :) Lovely post.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your blog looks great, your daughter did a wonderful job!! Love the BEE Happy! I enjoyed this post and your very positive outlook on life!
hugs,
Linda

Maureen said...

Love the new header! Looks like having a happy mom makes for a talented and loving daughter! Every thing on your 'happy' table is wonderful. I was taking a close look at the dishes (because you know I love black and white) and couldn't believe they are from the $ store!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the pretty dishes from the dollar store!!
Your new blog header looks great!!
hugs,
Cindy

Jemma said...

Jann,
What a perfect post! I love how you
share your happiness and positive outlook with all of us!
Your vignette is simply precious and I love your new header!
Have a safe and fun trip!
Sweet Hugs!
Jemma

Kris said...

What a sweet daughter to revamp your blog for you!! I love Duck Dynasty too!!
xo Kris

Maria Elena said...

Love, love this post! And you lovely outlook on life. Your new header is beautiful! It is the first thing I noticed. Enjoy your trip!

Ruby and Arthur said...

Hi Jann, we just started watching Duck Dynasty, too! Have a great trip, Jean

Susan Clayton said...

Love the new header!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful new header, Jann! And I love all of your bees - so cute :)

Hugs to you,
Stephanie

amy mayen said...

Err...I can't remember if I commented or not earlier..but I wanted to say I always leave here in a good mood. Your happiness is contagious!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Just beautiful! I can't believe your finds! The Dollar Store? Wow. And, I love the burlap bee container...great find as well!
Karen

Rose L said...

Continue to be happy and at the end of life you will have no regrets.

Christina said...

What a delightful post! I love all things bee- and last year I got bright yellow kayak- so of course I painted a giant bee on it and "christened" it "Bee Happy"-as a reminder to paddle through life with a positive attitude- Thanks for sharing some sunshine (and a lovely table)

Cynthia said...

I love, love the new header!! These are great pictures and a beautiful vignette!

Cynthia

lynn cockrell said...

Hello, Jann! Your post is lovely with all the bee items, right down to the little candle under the cloche dome. Your bee skep is a wonderful keepsake from Williamsburg. We visited there only once. It was a good trip, however, it was in July during the hottest span of days I can ever remember. We hope to go back during the fall one year. We ate at a couple of places in within the colonial area. One of them was Christiana Campbells. I purchased a decorative plate and also a picture of Christiana Campbells establishment and continue to enjoy both. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your positive attitude and thoughts!

kitty said...

Goodness, I certainly agree with you, Jann! Bee Happy is a good motto! Those raspberry cream cheese bars sure look tasty in your previous post, too. A big slice of that would make ME happy!!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That was a very happy post to read, very uplifting. The yellow teacups in the header are just as happy as you!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
So pretty!! Love the colors!
Thanks again for always stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is a very very positive post! Love the colours.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, I agree with your philosophy one hundred per cent. Life is just too short to spend it being sad! Your post today is so cute and I love the positive attitude that one can feel here. Love the bee hive! Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Mmmm...your lime drink sounds so refreshing! :) I love this HAPPY encouraging post. Hope you have a lovely weekend! Visiting you from Sandi's HOME party. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

Blessings,
Mrs. Sarah Coller