Sunday, April 24, 2011

If BYCC were a dessert bar....

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Then we would look like this.
Hoping you had an Easter filled with all things good!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wishing you a Blessed Easter....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This is a very special week.
 Have you taken time
to think about
the sacrifice that was made for you?

 Leonardo Di'Vinci painting of the Last Supper

 The room of the Last Supper.

Thank you Lord,
 for sending your Son to be the Savior of the world.

Thank you Jesus for taking the sins of the world,
Thank you for enduring the pain
and punishment that was meant for me.
Thank you for the FREE gift of salvation.
I receive it.

Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart...
will you let him in?

Monday, April 18, 2011

If BYCC were a summer picinic...

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Then this is how we'd look.
Hope the weather is fit for a picinic wherever you are.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday night, my Grandma went to be with Jesus.
It was time.
I saw her draw her last breath.
It was heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time.
She suffered from Alzheimers and for the last
year and a half,
she has been in a nursing home.

Margaret Messer

It is so bittersweet.
Of course we want her here with us.
But now her body is whole and she is dancing with her Lord.

Things I love and will miss about her....
She had the patience of a Saint.  She would spend hours playing games with us as children and never made us feel like she had more important things to be doing.  Her noodle pancakes.  Her warm smile.  Her A-MAZING sugar cookies that she always had for us.
The way she made me feel so special and loved.
There are so many more things I could say about her.
 How artistic she was with all of her beautiful paintings. 
She could sew anything.
How beautifully she played the piano.
(She was my piano teacher and also my Sunday School teacher.)
She was a women of many talents.
She loooooved her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren with her whole heart
we all loved her.

I'm sad that her life on earth is over, but I'm so happy she is with Jesus and she is no longer suffering.

BYCC will be closed on Wednesday, April 20th,
so that we can attend her funeral.
Thank you for your understanding.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

If BYCC were a Candy Shop....

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Then this is how we'd look.

Hoping your weekend is SAAAAWEET!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Junk Jubilee Finds & Other New Additions....

Last Friday, the hubs and I headed West
to Des Moines for the very first
It was soooo amazingly awesome!
There were about 35 or so vendors
(which may not seem very big to some of you, but for their very first year, I think its great!)
in the 4-H building at the
State Fair Grounds.
the amount of talent and creativity out there
BLOWS my mind!
It was almost sensory overload,
so I had to do a few walk throughs
so I wouldn't miss anything!

I of course did get some new things for the store,
but I thought I would just show you some of the things
I had to have for myself!

I love decorating with fun and unique things....
I HAD to have this old milk crate
that I upcycled into a wine bottle holder.

I added two more seltzer bottles to my collection.

I fell IN LOVE with this lil' pink lamp
with shabby shade! 

And then I layed my eyes on this hanging beauty!
She may not seem like much, but I find it
to be interesting and soooo cool!

I hung it over my clawfoot tub
and I couldn't love it more!

This new mantle addition didn't come from Junk Jubilee
but I still wanted to share.
I have wanted a mantle FOREVER
and now I finally have one!
I of course had to paint it white.
Or should I say, Clay painted it white for me!
I still owe him 20 bucks for doing it!

And lastly, this white rocker with burlap seat.
It fits perfectly in this spot next to the piano.

Believe you me, If money were no object,
there would have been a WHOLE lot more to show you!
I hope that they plan on doing this every year!
It's so nice to have something like this so close to home!

If you are curious to see what I found for the store,
you will have to stop in soon!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

If Backyard Candle Co.
were an ice cream cone.....
Then this is what we would be.
What kind of ice cream would
YOU be?

If Backyard Candle Co.
were a flower.....

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This is what we would be. 
What kind of flower would you be?
Enjoy this beautiful day!

Pics coming soon of my Junk Jubilee finds!