Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

This is one of the sweetest clips ever. It definitely puts things in perspective this holy Christmas season.

It's been a trying week, Monday in the ER with my dd22. Seven kidney stones, one blocking. I'm so tired but thought I would put this clip up for you to enjoy as I hope you will. I know I so enjoyed this.

I hope we can get back to this sweet simplicity in the country, it might take a miracle. But God specializes in miracles. : ) 

Blessings to All,  Amelia

Saturday, September 22, 2012

So Darling! Love the Words. No Fuddy - Duddies Allowed. ; )

I Haven't Time to be a Millionaire

I think this song is so darling, this is Bing Crosby and Deanna Durbin I believe...The words are so meaningful to me.

 I listen to this very same song by a very young Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey almost daily as I get ready for the day, it makes me smile and it's in keeping with my quest for a sweet simplicity not to mention that sweet, precious 40s theme. ....I just love the sweet message here.

Sweets for the sweet, no fuddy-duddies aloud.

I haven't time to be a millionaire...     

God's Contentment to All,   For an Audience of One....   ~Amelia

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I've Been Awarded! The Liebster Award from my Friend, Ann


My dear friend, Ann at Learning Late in Life awarded me with the Liebster award! Thank you dear Ann. My friend Ann is half Italian like me. In fact, I adore her Italian maiden name...I think it's plumb beautimous! I wish I could put it down but I'm not so sure she may want it over the worldwide web. ; )

These award things can be fun and will get us into the swing of some good blogging if we take advantage of them and you may just meet some other nice friends too!

Okay, here are 7 random things about me:

1. I think deeply. I see things in artistic ways, shapes, the way the light shines, an expression of someone, a feel in a room...Just ask my husband, he'll tell you about my happy sighs and musings as we drive through the country side or take walks together...even nudges I feel.

2. This morning I was thinking that I could be a female version of Will Rogers. I'm not near as witty or quick thinking as he was but my thoughts are similar and the way I spit them out at times too. ; )

3. I enjoy solitude at times. Today I'm so enjoying the birds singing and God's still small Voice. The girls are away at jobs and nursing home. I'm on the tail end of getting well so I decided to bite the bullet and stay home, it's nice being quiet.

4. I love living in the country. There is nothing like walking outside in the morning in your robe with a hot cup of coffee...plopping yourself down on the porch to talk to the good Lord. Cows in the distance, perhaps a horse neighing from another homestead nearby...

5. I grew up in an old town on the bay, both my mom and dad were old families from the town. One Italian family business next to the German business. I grew up very practically and matter of fact as far as material goods and what was necessary in life even though I'm an only child. I remember the first time I saw my Italian cousins closet she shared with her sisters and the huge mounds of shoes I was appalled! In our family, you used it up and wore it out first before buying another. We paid cash for our new car or truck and drove them til they fell apart. Neither my parents or grandparents gave a hoot about appearances. Our sweet older 30s home was paid for and my dad would roll his eyes at the new suburbs popping up. Now I know just what he was rolling those eyes about.

6. I love to sew and create my own clothes. I'm not a master seamstress by any means. I sew simple and use accessories such as belts, patterned hose, a ribbon holding a pony tail to spruce things up.

7. I love to keep our home in a sweet atmosphere, an old fashioned 40s atmosphere. Why not? The culture doesn't own me. ; ) My world consists of old screwback earrings, black and white 40s movies and music and the works. Hubs calls me his 40s glamor girl. : ) But at the same time as much as I am frail at times.... I also love putting on rubber boots and going on a country walk, getting my hands in the earth feels good at times. No manicures here! : )..Speaking of, my hands remind me of my Italian grandma's hands when she cooked. When I cook, chop etc. I so see my Grandma's mannerisms in myself.

8. (One to grow on) I really enjoy beating the system. I sew with a Brothers sewing machine from Walmart, the bottom of the line. I adore my machine, I take care of it and it is nice to me, a blessing. I have the same theory on pretty shoes. I buy cheap and take care of them, I put insoles in them and I'm set to go. My favorite pair of Laura Petrie-style black flats were $5.00 regular price from Walmart. The shape and femininity of the shoe is adorable.

Here are Ann's questions!

1. What is your favorite flavor? Oh goodness...Chocolate?
2. Does anybody really know what time it is? No. In fact I think I'll get rid of my watch and go with life unabashedly.
3. What is the first thing that you do upon rising in the morning? Brush my teeth, hair, and clip it back, pour coffee give my four doglets a treat and go outside to pray.
4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Right here in my own backyard.
5. If you could do anything other than what you currently do, what would it be and why? I like just what I am and do. But if I really had to choose something else?...hmmm...perhaps a vet?
6. What is your favorite vegetable? Eggplant.
7. Just what makes that little old ant think he can move that rubber tree plant? Determination! : )

Okay folks, now for picking some bloggy friends who might enjoy this too...Hmmm...I've picked 7 on My Forest Cathedral blog and two sweethearts responded so far... Let's see if I can pick some more friends who would enjoy this. People sure are fuddy duddies now days aren't they??? : P

Let's see now.....*squinting eyes smiling* ...Let me find some lively ones... ; ) Keep in mind, it's supposed to be blogging friends who have less then 200 followers...

An Old Familiar Place


Beloved's Bride

The Man Who Would Be Knight

Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Poetic Capture

The Musings and Life of a Daughter of the King

Now for 7 - 11 questions for you all!

1. What's for supper at your house tonight?

2. Favorite time period?

3. What are your thoughts on the signs of the times lately?

4. Did you grow up rural, city? Do you live rural or city now?

5. How do you manage blogging time? Spontaneous or planned?

6. How do you witness to others? What comes naturally for you?

7. What are your surroundings at this moment?

Okay Folks! I hope you enjoy this little award/mixer of sorts... This can be fun! When you get the druthers try answering these questions and meeting other blogging friends! If you're not on this list participate anyhow if you want too...I tried to pick active bloggers.

The idea is:

You tell 7 -11 things about yourself

You ask 7 -11 things to 7 - 11 others.

You answer the awarders questions to you.

Make sense? I hope so. : )

Y'all have a wonderful day! God bless y'all! ~Amelia

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Guest Post at The Little Acre: 'Peace Adds, Busyness Takes Away'  

EDIT: 10.01.12  The below guest posts will be reposted here soon. The blog that the guest posts were on is unavailable at this time. Thanks everyone!

Hello Everyone! Long time no see? It's been such a busy summer of sorts. I just wanted to drop a line to sweet friends and those who I am privileged to have read and visit here to know I have a guest post series on my sweet friend, Amanda's blog, The Little Acre:

Peace Adds, Busyness Takes Away. Click here for Part I
Part II

Part III

I hope you are blessed and encouraged by the series, the Lord put it on my heart as I sat at my keyboard last week. I asked God what He would have me share? There are soooo many things on my heart these days in these perilous times we are in and the thoughts flowed.

Please be encouraged, in His Great Love, ~Amelia

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Destination Tokyo (1943) and a Glimpse of Yesteryear

I've been intrigued by this movie:

Destination Tokyo

Such a touching, sweet and enduring movie with plenty of WWII submarine thrill as well! The underwater scenes are fascinating and our boys were precious back then. You'll see.

One of the most precious parts as the movie opens is Cary Grant reading the sweetest letter to his sweet.

My mother says:
"Things were so different then, just so different" ...Yes they were and it breaks my heart.

Our family just loves these old 40s movies, it's our little world in the safe haven of our home. Why wouldn't everyone love these movies? They are so much sweeter than what we have now.

We choose to keep it sweet. K.I.S.S. You know me, it's a favorite acronym...It usually means... Keep it simple sweetie but in this case...Keep it SWEET sweetie!

Here is a clip from the movie, I hope you too enjoy it.

Robert Hutton the ill sailor and patient, a sweet southern guy in the above clip is especially a darling. I love his character, I really do. He was used in movies many times as they thought he resembled Jimmy Stewart who was away at war. Yes,many of our stars were really stars back then and had a healthy respect and love for our country.

The scene above later shifts to Hutton praying the Lord's prayer. So poignant and meaningful. People had respect for the things of the Lord then. We can now too.

The country as a whole had a healthy fear of God then.

Hutton suffered a broken back in an in-home fall and spent his last days in a nursing-care facility. He told an interviewer, "I lived a fantasy in Hollywood. I met and worked with so many people now considered legends. And then, just when I wondered why I was even alive, I broke my back, and the Lord opened up a whole new world of opportunity for me".

There is one disclaimer for me...There is a very tiny part; John Garfield holds up a women's nightgown as a Christmas gag gift and makes the remark he wishes it were filled. It 's not the end of the world, but at the same time if you have little boys or young people at all, you may want to fast forward that one teensy part.

A very interesting fact about this movie is that Tony Curtis saw this movie as he was away at war in WWII and it inspired him to become an actor.

I think you too may enjoy this WWII submarine thriller with plenty of sweetness sandwiched inbetween suspense.

I thought those who may be interested int his movie may also enjoy this neat retro shot of my mom and dad. This was taken in the early 50s when they were first married. It's a bit Italian and German! My mom is Italian and my dad is German. They are both Christians now in their later years. Both are 82 years old and still handsome people. Sweet people. Daddy used to write some salty editorials, did a little acting and public speaking as well as serving on city counsel, self employed in other businesses of his own ...and mother was a stay at home mom who had gone to art school at one time, just a cute waterfront couple who grew up together until my dad would be shipped away to military schcool as a little boy until they were reunited later upon his return. Always perfect sailing? No, but it doesn't matter. : ) They loved ballroom dancing... I still remember my mother's perfume and dangly ear rings, flowie full skirted polka dot dress, very pretty... as she would tip-toe in my Grandma's dark bedroom and pick me up from bed after their dancing lesson... Daddy always a handsome head turner too, he still says, I'm his sweetheart. : )


Take care now...Until the next time... Blessings to All! Please lift up our country in prayers in this critical time. May the church be the Church. ~Amelia

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Great Easy-Breezy Punch Idea for Showers or Anything to Celebrate!

Easy-Breezy Refreshing Punch Idea, Sure to Give you an Extra Punch in Your Schedule and Pocketbook Plus Smiles Galore!
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Here in the South we love cool and refreshing. : ) For me? I've found this to be the best punch idea ever! Economical and sooooo easy dahlings!

For my punch idea? It's easy. It's pretty. Just grab your grandma's pretty punch bowl and place plenty of crushed ice in it and pour prepared pink lemonade over it, the frozen canned version that you add water to is the most economical of course. You could use the plain yellow lemonade as well for a neutral color. It's pretty and it's refreshing too. Plenty of crushed ice is a must of course! : )

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With four daughters who like to entertain we have done this in the past many times and it never fails! : D

Here at the Forest Cathedral you can see our girls preparing for their Cowboy Party here at MyForestCathedral.blogspot

You may enjoy my Vision for a Godly Home too. From a mom with four daughters ages 18 to 29 homeschooling and walking with the Lord through the trenches and high tops of life with the Lord as we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Heavenly Father.

Make sure and see the Roy Rogers video with Trigger dancing on my below entry....It is so darling!

Keep it sweet. Keep it simple sweetie! K.I.S.S.

This post is linked to Life As Mom Recipe Swap as well as Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.

Love in Christ, ~Mrs. Amelia

Monday, April 9, 2012

'The Hollywood Canteen' Trailer (1945) With Special Clip of Roy Rogers and TRIGGER Dancing!

'The Hollywood Canteen' (1945) Trailer

Nothing like it folks. Our family really enjoyed this movie. The good part of Hollywood, the part that makes one's heart melt. One of the sweetest movies ever...It's a 40s patriotic music fest at it's best. Adorable. Joan Leslie and Robert Hutton...I call this SWELL.

Just look at this incredible CAST!

This is one of our favorites! Roy Rogers and TRIGGER! Look at Trigger DANCE! Is this not the sweetest thing ever? If this ain't the cutest thing ever I don't know what is.

Roy Rogers & TRIGGER "Don't Fence Me In"

I thing your family might like this too. So sweet, and I like to keep it sweet.

One day I'll have to write up the story of the two handsome cowboys on their horses on our land looking for their lost cow. You can see some of our family antics here at MyForestCathedral.blogspot

I hope you enjoy your week, check this movie out if you get the druthers. It's plum wonderful.

I hope everyone had a sweet Easter Sunday. Thank you Jesus for what you have done for me.

Love to All, ~Amelia

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Old Movie Night with Jim Thorpe the All American and Italian Cauliflower Cutlets, Ya Can't Beat That!

As you know our family loves, loves, loves old black and white movies especially from the late- 30s, 40s - early 50s era. Allow me to say, if you haven't delved into the wonderful refreshing world of old movies you are missing out. When we see most modern movies, even the ones that are supposed to be clean with the exception of some great Christian movies we just cringe. Why cringe? Because the culture is warped and I don't want to be part of it. I do not want to be conditioned to the culture. We don't want our girls conditioned to the culture either. Diplomacy isn't my thing when the prophet side peeps out is it? ; ) But I really don't know why folks would want to watch things that God hates. Yes, God does hate things, look it up. : ) I mean that with a loving heart like a Italian mama who loves the Lord. Most churches won't say it so I will. Isn't that pitiful? An Italian mama has to say what churches won't say?

Here is this neat old movie, Jim Thorpe - All American. (1951) Make sure and take the time to see the trailer on the above link, you'll see the sweetness of the times glowing through.

Wow. That Burt Lancaster is handsome dandsome, and Phyllis Thaxter is a doll.

Our family really enjoyed it, and it definitely shows what can happen to a person disillusioned with life. A bit sad in the end, it just goes to show what bad choices do to a person's life. In the beginning of the movie when it shows Jim Thorpe going to college and how he has his eye on his sweet gal, my husband remarked: "Now THAT'S how a NORMAL young man is SUPPOSED to behave when he sees what he likes!" So true hubby, so true. We don't get young men now days. ; ) If you watch the trailer you'll see Americana at some of it's best years ever. Enjoy!

Now for that recipe that we loved. It's easy-breezy too!

Easy-Breezy Italian Cauliflower Cutlets

Here goes, it's easy-breezy! If you like this recipe and use it for your blog I consider that a compliment but please link to my blog here. It's nice to be nice! Please be a thoughtful blogger. : )

You take a head of cauliflower and cut it in fourths and make each slice right under an inch thick. You can also use the florettes on the pan too. Don't worry about stragglers. They will be yummy extras.

Take a cookie sheet and put a nice amount of olive oil on it, place your cauliflower slices and pieces on the pan and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake at around 400 degrees around ten minutes and turn. Each side should be a bit brown, it will become very tender.

Done. Great little veggie dinner. You could serve this with a seasoned rice, pasta and gravy (yes we old time Italians call it gravy) : ), a green salad, a veggie burger patty with a gravy etc. It's good. And YES. This would make my Italian Grandma and Grandpa both... SMILE. This recipe will be brought to Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday. : )

If you want to see what my family is up to in the country these days? Country-Italian at it's finest? ; ) You may enjoy my My Forest Cathedral.blogspot. If you would like to join me in some of the best books ever, and encouraging and challenging spiritual messages? You may want to take a peek at my Vision For a Godly Home.blogspot.

Blessings to All! Love, ~Amelia

Sunday, March 11, 2012

'Old Acquaintance' (1943) Worth Seeing, Funny, Sad, the Works

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'Old Acquaintance' (1943) The trailer....This was a very enjoyable movie. My daughters are older, ages 18 to 29 and oh boy did we understand the jealousy and envy that can occur between women..not pretty but represented very well and humorously in this movie. A bit sad and a bit funny...worth seeing. I think men too would (should) understand plenty if they are perceptive of life's wiles.

This is hilarious. At around... 3:57 Bette Davis really does something many only talk about. ; ) Bette Davis plays a great part in this movie, the character Bette Davis plays is so right on here. Our entire family including hubby laughed out loud in unbelief. "Sorry". Ha!

Yep, the part played by Miriam Hopkins is something I've seen way too much of in my lifetime as I'm sure some of you have too. My girls give me reports of this as well many a day. Ought not be in certain circles. Insecure, sneaky and envious women, girls of all ages. Is it any wonder the Bible says, Envy - Who can stand against it?

Monday, March 5, 2012

'The War Against Mrs. Hadley' (1942) A Plum Wonderful Movie!

Hi Everyone,

Our family just saw this movie the other night. This is one of those movies we had in our album but hadn't seen it yet...Oh I'm so glad we took a chance! We've watched it several more times since!

A snobbish Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II. We see those who are truly rich in character in this movie...poignant, humorous at times, just a plum wonderful movie. I especially love the down-to-earth Irish mother in law...Oh what a sweetheart. Oh does she have some choice words for Mrs. Hadley at times...Made me *smile*. And made me say....*oh wow* *so true* You'll see....

Enjoy. : ) Love to All, ~Amelia

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Cost of Sickness

I thought this was neat. It's a British WWII poster describing the cost of the common cold:

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Wow, they weren't just a-kidding on reminding people to use a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing to prevent a cold!

I've been fighting a cold for more than three weeks, I have no idea what it going on with my immune system. It's been one thing after another, infection after infection and who knows if the flu is part of it? I was up in the middle of the night looking up articles on antibiotics and such along with local doctor reviews....I know there is a time and a place for antibiotics when truly needed. I've never seen a sickness hang on in such a way as this! I admit I'm becoming a bit depressed. I've tried over the counter, natural and am now taking cloves of garlic 3 crushed cloves each dose at least 3 or 4x a day. If this doesn't work I may be making a visit to the doctor. Pray for me please whoever reads this and will pray.

The last time I was on antibiotics was 18 years ago when I delivered my Baby-Becca, I had tested positive for beta-strep, my RN midwife ran the antibiotics through IV as I was in labor. Interesting experience indeed! Dr. Ron Paul would have delivered my baby if I would have been transported the the hospital. I'm not so sure about his foreign policy but I must admit Dr. Paul was hilarious in the last debate, such a humorous personality I think he displayed. Our family was rolling when he answered "I would ask why he called!" : ) I thought it was cute the way he talked about his wife's cookbooks. I have both of them, the old and the new one. Really sweet and down to earth.

Praying for Rick Santorum and his family as they have admitted their daughter, Bella into the hospital. It must be very difficult for them. I thought Santorum was bravissimo in the debate. I like the guy as a whole...he's the same generation Italian like me to boot. Both our grandparents were immigrants from Italy. I agree with Mark Levin on him, in my opinion Santorum is a likable guy, he says what he says and means what he says.

I love this:
Rick Santorum with Bella.  “This child…can do nothing but love me.”  Santorum observed, “That’s me with the (Heavenly) Father—I am so profoundly disabled in His eyes.”    ~Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum with Bella.

“This child…can do nothing but love me.” Santorum observed, “That’s me with the (Heavenly) Father—I am so profoundly disabled in His eyes.” ~Rick Santorum

Sure is a lot to think about on the candidates don't you agree? There are questions on all. Our family is not big government and we don't want the government in our private affairs. We want things the way they used to be, especially in the medicine department. I sure don't believe in any "System" and I hate hearing about the system as if it's the norm and is an entitlement as if insurance is a given. No thank you. In our families years ago, they were friends with their doctors, my dad's running buddy was the doc's son and the families traded for services, my dad still visits over the phone with the boy now also an elderly retired doctor. My grandpa gave the then boy advice on who he married at the parents request! People had time to care about people and wanted to help each other, it wasn't about paper work and insurance payments. If a candidate wants to turn this mom off, just start talking about the system as if it's the norm. What a tangled web they have turned medicine into!

Praying for a real prolife President who will keep us and Israel safe.

Please lift me up in prayers as well, my aging parents are about to have a cow on how long I've been sick and I can't blame them. Please pray God would give me and my family wisdom in this area, we need it desperately. My dad called this morning and wanted to hear me talk, he wanted to hear my voice.

Praying for our country, praying for the spiritual sickness and the anemic pulpits, praying for me to get well. Simple. I can't do it on my own.

Love to Friends, a hug. ~Amelia

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Human Comedy (1943) ...A Funny Name for Such a Poignant Movie


My husband, youngest daughter and I viewed this most heartwarming movie last night.

This is one of those movies I've had on in the background but last night was different. Having a cold on the mend turned ear infection I put all other distractions down, and soaked in this beautiful movie. So glad I did...

There are many wonderful. wonderful, stars in the movie, a beautiful Donna Reed, darling Mickey Rooney, sweetheart of an older man, Frank Morgan and a very young Robert Mitchum and many other wonderful classic actors.

The movie is one of those movies that will stay with me forever...My husband had the use of a handy kleenex box at the end of the movie. This movie clearly hits the heartstrings for so many of us in so many ways indeed.

Here are some fellow reviewers from Turner Classics site that were also touched by this great movie:

... It is so evocative of the period during WWII, when The USA was gearing up to fight the War, and the servicemen were just starting to be put in action. The scenes of Van Johnson, who plays the part of Marcus McCauley, newly inducted into the army, are especially heartwarming. Van is the older brother of Homer (Mickey Rooney) and he is exceptionally appealing in the scenes he appears in. This was one of Van's first really good rolls at MGM, in an "A" picture, and he proves himself a extremely capable actor, making every line of dialogue, and emotion count. You don't know that he is acting, he seems so real. We can't recommend this film highly enough, and, certainly must give the whole cast an "A" plus for coming through at a time when the country needed a tremendous amount of moral support. Cheers go to Louis B. Mayer and MGM for a job well done! Henry Shaffner

is a true slice of idealized wartime Americana at its best. I had read the novel long before having seen the movie. This movie remains in my mind as perhaps one of my all-time favorites, both for its production values and its content. Mike

This movie is tremendous. One of the best I have ever watched. Would be a great reminder to people now of what our young men and women fought so hard to preserve. Great for all ages and members of our families... Betty Miller

An Oscar Winner and rightly so. They just don't make them like this anymore folks. I prefer to give my family the best in movies, why give them cheap and synthetic when we can give them the real deal. Who says we have to bow to the culture. I say keep it sweet Sweetie. : )

The Human Comedy (1943)

Please don't forget about the article on my other blog, Vision For a Godly Home.blogspot:

Roe Vs. Wade, What Has Become of Us?

Please pray for our nation, as my dear mother of 82 sighs and whispers...Oh things are so different now.....Just so different...

Yes Mother I know, they are. Pray Mother, it's all a sign of the times I'm afraid.

God is bigger.

Love to All, ~Amelia

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Very Good Deal! Over 5 Pounds of Laundry Detergent UNDER $3 You do NOT Have to Make!

A Very Good Deal!

A 5 pounds and 6 ounce box of laundry soap! ...For $2.79! It works and it lasts forever! Glorioski I say!

Michelle and I stopped by Dollar General for a few things, and purchased this huge box of laundry detergent for $3.50. This huge box contains 5lbs. 6oz. of glorious laundry soap. But wait there's more! When Michelle and I arrived at H.E.B. our little grocery store, they had the same size box for only$2.79! Now that is a wowee in my book! I also enjoy using the Foca brand too. It sure beats making my own. I tried making my own once and almost lost my religion if you know what I mean. ; ) On most of these powdered soaps we can experiment and use a smaller amount then what is recommended.

I tried making my own once and almost lost my religion if you know what I mean! ; )

~Mrs. Amelia, Yours truly.

This week marks the anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade. Please see my article I wrote two years ago entitled:
Roe Vs. Wade, What Has Become of Us?
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True Black and White Memories and strong truths ...The laughter you will hear in the music reminds me of my oldest daughter Lea's little laugh when she was a little baby girl toddling around.

That was then this is now. : )

Me and the three oldest of our four daughters, some of my best friends on earth... Michelle, Lea and Marianna taken last year, our youngest, our "baby", Rebecca our resident photographer (who misses out being in the photos bless her heart!:

Have a sweet week in Jesus, God makes all things new if we release our lives to Him. He is the loving Redeemer of our souls. I am proof! Amen.

Please vote prolife, Love to All, ~Amelia

Monday, January 2, 2012

Need a Wee Pick-Me-Up? Check this Out!

Mint Julep Masque

I love the simple things in life...

I saw this at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago, and I thought to myself...

Ya know? I'd sure like to try some of that!

I like the old fashioned look of the Queen Helene brand and I know it's been around for years...

For around $2.79 I thought I'd give it a whirl and treat myself, so in my happy little cart it went!

I've never been one to use masks and expensive cosmetics...I figure moisture is moisture and most cosmetics are pretty much the same unless they are on the extremely organic side with no parabens.

To make a long story short, this stuff really works! I have what some may call- worry lines and it actually smoothed them right out, with a tightening effect. This was so very refreshing for me and to make things humorous it's GREEN. The mask is green! You leave it on for at least 15 minutes and as it has it's mintie-cooling effect, you can walk around the house scaring everyone out of their whits! My husband jumped! : D

This stuff is more ways than one it is great. I'm thinking this will be a new staple in my bag of tricks. If I have any special places to go, banquets to attend etc. this will be part of my regime for the day. It will also be a weekly pamper mission for myself.

I think this would also make a great addition to a gift bag or a simple thoughtful treat for a fellow girlfriend. (And ya know *whispered voice* I think it would work for men too!).

Love the stuff.

Take care now, love to All ...Have a blessed New Years. I'm enjoying it here in the country. ~Amelia at the Forest Cathedral. : )

Speaking of beauty see one of my other blogs, Vision for a Godly home.

Be Pretty not Hot

Godly Womanhood by Peter Marshall