Wednesday, December 30, 2009



(this is a good lesson not to leave yourself signed in! bwahahaha!) ;)

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Brother Orchid (1940)

Another Great One...Our family just enjoyed this last night... Oh this is a good one!

Brother Orchid (1940)

All parts are graciously being shared at this time on youtube...You may get started here with Part I if you like. : )

See how crime boss, John Sarto finds himself in a monastery...This is really a sweet show...You'll see. ; ) We had never heard of the film before... Great life lessons. So glad to have caught this one.

Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart star in this film. Enjoy!

The ending is great....Just wait and see.


See my other blog, for some sweet and economical Christmas gift ideas plus a recipe for homemade marshamallows. : )

Please pray for my back, I'm in a bit of pain and hope to get back to normal soon, thank the Lord, I'm improving day by day. It's been a good time to be alone with God.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Feel Like the Invisible Woman? You're Not Alone...

Let's all remember the Eternal dividends... It's not easy sometimes but may we encourage one another. : )

I've personally been dealing with a hurt back this week, and in pain, so this was refreshing to me. Our daughter, Michelle has been a dear to cook for me several days this week. *happy sigh* I know all is well when I see that. That love comes strongly from the kitchen many a day.

Hope you all are having a sweet Christmas season as we meditate upon our Lord, Jesus. I bet the Lord feels very invisible at times...Can you imagine how He must feel especially at Christmas time?

Grace and Peace to you this Holy Season... ~Amelia

P.S. Please don't forget to see my other blog... Perhaps this will provide a good chuckle and a good ponder as well! Don't let the Heelots get ya. ; )

Monday, December 7, 2009

Let's Give Ourselves Peace this Christmas...

loading ... Let's give ourselves Peace this Christmas, let's make this Christmas something to sing about!

One way I have found is to glean from flylady. You will find great crockpot recipes and common sense tips on keeping house and obtaining that peaceful Christmas season.

I hope you find this link helpful for flying through the Christmas season! I just really get a kick out of flylady!

As usual I have a movie suggestion for you...Our family is in the middle of watching it and I think you will really enjoy it... The name of the movie is, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes. (1945)

I like what a reviewer said about it: This is a wonderful movie starring Edward G Robinson and a very young Margaret O'Brien in "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes". What a splendid movie. They don't make films like this anymore and that's a shame. Edward G Robinson was the greatest actor of all time.

This clip really doesn't do the movie justice although it is precious indeed, the majority of the movie takes place in a lovely rural area... So far the movie and message is one of poignancy, joy and even a tear shed....even by my husband as we are viewing the movie this week....

A Charming Film That Offers Lessons In Living

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)

If the youtube box is not working you may go directly to it HERE

Don't forget my other blog, Vision for a Godly Home, for a gentle reminder of keeping Peace in Christmas....

Monday, November 30, 2009

Meet John Doe (1941)

Another Capra Great... Perfect for Christmas or anytime... All parts are presented on youtube at this time... Enjoy.

I remember the first time I saw this movie, it was the week my youngest baby girl, Rebecca was born...Back in 1993. What a sweet week in my life...

The movie? It was made in 1941.

Make sure and acquaint yourself and your young people with these old great movies...

The end of this movie will have you on the edge of the seat. Jesus Christ is mentioned in a most interesting, poignant and powerful way.....Beautiful.

Meet John Doe (1941)

If the youtube clip is not working see here for IMDb's clip:

So glad to see IMDb hosting these great movies in entirity!

Please see my other blog, Vision for a Godly Home for a wonderful deal on modest sewing patterns and ebooks for beginning sewing...modest swimwear patterns found there too as well as apron patterns. I was thrilled to find a nice stylish do-able blouse pattern. : ) Today (Monday) only! Sweetness at every angle...Anyone looking for God glorifying sweet gifts? This would be a wonderful option. Big brothers? Looking for something for your sis? Check it out. : )

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Good Cup O'Coffee & Bing

It's that time of year once again...Time to count our many blessings and as always lift our country up in prayer. Many of us are scratching our heads thinking of our Thanksgiving menus...perhaps special but simple things to do for guests...

Here's one great reasonable find...

Looking for a good cup of coffee to serve guests? We recently found the Eight O'clock Coffee, Hazelnut flavor to be quite divine. I walked into the kitchen and said.... "Wowee..What do have here?" The "Hazelnut" fragrance as the coffee brewed was grand as it wafted through my kitchen...Haven't been that impressed with a flavored coffee in a while...

Check out their site for a coupon as well:

The price is right... At Target we found this flavored coffee for $3.49 a bag. That should make you smile. Our area store had this brand placed along the bottom shelf.

A Sweet, Fun Movie Suggestion for Your Family...

Here's a sweet video clip for you I would like to share from a recent movie we enjoyed as a family: It's Frank Capra's Here Comes the Groom with Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman. 1951. In the movie, there is a delightful scene where Jane Wyman makes an appearance as an imaginary tiny little lady on a spinning record album as Bing talks with her from his heart... Fascinating. I tried to find a clip of that particular scene, I couldn't locate it but did find this singing number:

Capra insisted that this musical number be filmed live.  In other words, Crosby and Wyman didn't pre-record the song and then lip-sync to it on camera, they sang it while the camera was rolling. You can hear the changes in their voices when they start cavorting around the room. A delightful number!

Capra for some reason decided he needed something more, so he threw in a grab bag of other elements. Before Crosby and his two adoptees fly back to the States, there's an extended operatic solo by the quite young and show-stopping Anna Maria Alberghetti. And when Crosby and the youthful pair finally get on the plane, they happen to sitting next to a group of USO entertainers, so of course there's a song, "Cristofo Columbo," which brings in fleeting contributions by Louis Armstrong, Frank Fontaine, Dorothy Lamour and Phil Harris.

Please see my other blog, Vison For a Godly Home, You will find an uplifting and challenging message posted there by David Wilkerson.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Esther's Marmalade Cake & The Nelson Brothers, a Winning Combination.

A winning combination I do believe!

I think I discovered the recipe for the famous Orange Marmalade Cake made by Esther in the famous and most enjoyed.... Mitford Series by Jan Karon.

I hope you enjoy it... I have not tried it yet, but one day when I get the druthers...I may very well try this labor of love. : )

Esther's Marmalade Cake Recipe

And if you would like something to put a zip in your doo dah this rainy Sunday eve, this is darling...Enjoy.

"Fred Astaire once called this performance 'the greatest dance number ever filmed.'"

Don't forget to check out my other blog when you have time: I have a wonderful old movie posted there...You Can't Take it With You, directed by Frank Capra, one of our favorites. Enjoy, be blessed!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bluebirds in my Belfrey!

Notice how Ms. Hutton dedicates this then new-song to our brave men serving in WWII, she names specific flyers by name as well as mine sweepers and other servicemen.

Mrs. Hutton was known to entertain our soldiers overseas on two flatboard trailers parked side by side in the ruins of previously bombed areas.

Bluebirds In My Belfry
From the film And The Angels Sing

Performed by Betty Hutton

Words by Johnny Burke
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
© 1944 Paramount Music Corp.

Do I look funny? Do I act strange?
I can feel a mysterious change

I saw the best psychiatrist uptown
He stroked his beard and he started to frown
He said, “I don’t know what’s wrong with you”
There wasn’t anything that he could do
Don’t want to knock you, Doc
But anyone here could see
Something’s wrong with me

I do weird things, I can’t help it
Bluebirds in my belfry
I turn cartwheels and I fumble
Bluebirds in my belfry

Call into radar contact
I think we’ll fly right through that cloud
Sometimes I draw a crowd
Too late to call a doctor

I start dancing without music
How’d I get poor etic?
I said “Darling” to a lamppost
Isn’t that pathetic?

Last night I tried to jump over the moon above
I’ve got bluebirds in my belfry
I mean I’m in love

I hear echoes, I hear echoes
Bluebirds in my belfry
I play leapfrog with my shadow
Bluebirds in my belfry

I don’t know why I imagine I’m loaded with dynamite
I’m probably wrong but who’s got a light?
Boom! Call out the fire department

I take sleigh rides across rooftops
Some dark night you’ll spot me
I walk backwards ‘cause I’m followed
Now my skin is crawling

I don’t know why I’m out to be Frankenstein’s protégé
I’ve got bluebirds in my belfry
And they won’t fly away
I say, “Hey! Fly away, fly away!”
But they stay and they sting every day
‘Till I’m crazy

I’ve got bluebirds in my belfry

Here's another....This is great... Bob Hope calls her, "A vitamin pill on legs!" I love this video, it has actual footage of our G.I.'s overseas listening to the radio in their barracks during WWII, and dancing as they are working! This is darling.

And here's a real cutie for you to enjoy... If this doesn't put a zip in your doo-dah nothing will!

Let your hair down and enjoy your week everyone....What have I done lately? Last week dear hubby and I were out on datenight at a local and very nice Target store after dinner....When dear hubby picked me up at the store exit door after loading our items? I came out of the store ballet dancing whirling and twirling complete with hands in perfect form above my head as I gracefully plopped myself into the car....All under the glow of the store lights in the darkness of night!

This activity is suggested only for longer ankle length skirts and ballet flat shoes....They aren't called ballet flats for nothing dahling... : ) I've come to find low heels and flats very liberating indeed!

I've received a report from another mom... She was in a crowded post office waiting to buy two stamps...behind her was a man waiting to have his envelope weighed...."Sweet Caroline" came playing over the speakers...She started to sing, they both started to sing...The song ended and they laughed, and this my friends started such a bond between them.... The man briefly left the room to have his envelope weighed by an employee. He came back in, quite a feat for a man on crutches....He had the two extra stamps for his new friend he did not need on his envelope....

These are the things life is truly made of...

Tracts anyone? I personally feel like Christ is such a precious treasure and would so like to share His love with others. One of my favorite tracts is entitled: "Have a Nice Day"....I buy them from the publisher, Rod and Staff Publications of Kentucky. 606-522-4348

Every single clerk I gave one to yesterday at the mall smiled and was so very grateful to receive that tract! Yesterday night we were at Fry's and I had slipped into the Fry's coffee I paid for my coffee, I smiled and gave the tired clerk the tract....She almost cried and clasped the tract to her chest telling me I was an angel and the tract was a confirmation to her... We hugged and it was a very special moment indeed....

A true gift from the Lord for the both of us. Take care all, enjoy life to the fullest, share Jesus from your heart....He is worthy to be shared, praised and adored! ~Amelia

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