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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 16, 2008

Old is made new

I just love glitter...I love walking into a room and a little glitter catches my eye...a little sparkle...that's what happened when I first met my hubby....he took my breath away!
He saw me playing the piano in chapel and wondered who I was...a ditzy freshman...but I struck a 'chord' shall we say musically in his little farmers heart. We met later when I donned a nurses uniform, dressed up for some silly college day, with a "new" enema bag around my neck. I filled it with water, and as people walked by me I would squirt them from behind. Oh that was soo much fun, he was intrigued and wanted to meet me...after I drenched him...I had no idea he was the assistant Dean of Men!

He brought me home to meet his family...they stood at the front room window and laughed hysterically while I was outside (I found out much later) as I helped him shovel turkey manure onto the area to be gardened...in my designer jeans...they howled as I wore my cute little outfit(after all we weren't engaged yet) while I planted beans, squash, corn. He had three sisters that I had to prove myself too. They didn't think a woman with makeup and foofy hair could farm...so I had to show them! Years later farmer hubby asks me to plant (1,000) brocolli plant/starter plants...and I said "are you kidding? I'm heading to the craft store...I'm out of glitter!"

Many, many years later....as we still make music together (I'll get a line, you get a pole honey...)
I have found new ways to sparkle...Martha Stewart glitter...it is everywhere.
I asked my husband after I was finished with this project if he noticed anything different about me? He said I sparkled...literally...my heart again swoons...
Such joy, to be married to the man (farmer) of my dreams and he still thinks I sparkle! (He better! I told him if I didn't sparkle he might get clobbered with a Rhode Island Red Chicken!) We have hundreds of them...anyhoo
The glass dome is from the thrift store, a wooden plate spray painted (I'm still trying to figure out if spray painting really is a power tool?), and pine cones, and pecans decked out for the holidays....
Sparkling is optional but preferred!
Tomorrow I will share my most embarassing moment with my hubby during my college days! Tomorrow also starts my week of "Christmas planners and ideas" so stay tuned!
"In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."


CatHerder said...

Oh they look so pretty! I have a hanging ribbon for the holidays with glittered pinecones....im thinking its from the 1960's..its been around as long as i can remember it as a little girl...it is a little shabby now, but i still hang it every year since im so nostalgic!...i LOVE the copper pecans, they look wonderful!

Juanita said...

O.k. Debbie I just copies this decorating idea from you!!! LOL I Love it.I can't wait for next week. Have a blessed day!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I'll leave the glitter to you - you do it so well!! Love the nurse story - too cute. I am so glad you passed the manure test so we get to enjoy all your fun ideas and sweet stories!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Your blog sparkles and your words sparkle when you talk about your dh! What a sparkly, fun post! I enjoyed it so much. You have such a way with words and with glitter. laurie

Jinx said...

It's nice to know I'm not alone in my love for glitter!

I'm off to go scour the yard for pine cones!!!

B J's Corner said...

Your story of meeting your husband is the best! It was so cute I had to drag my husband in so I could read it to him, and let me tell you something that takes some doing.
Keep up the glitter....its fun.

Elise said...

What a cute story!! And I too, love glitter!!

Darlene said...

I just LOVE your story today.....what a great beginning to your story together!!

I am definitely going to glitter some pine cones (and whatever else might get in my way)!!!

Can't wait to see all your Christmas decorating ideas.....when is the book coming out?????????

Neabear said...

Full of glitter and fun. You have such wonderful craft ideas! I love the story of how you and dh met. So cute, well, funny too. But that is what is wonderful about you two. You seem to have a great time together. Happy Sunday!

Ramona said...

Debbie ~ your decor is so beautiful...I love it. I love your story too...I have happy tears...very cute. I am looking forward to reading what you have in store next week...Happy Sunday my friend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Robin Beck said...

Hi Debbie,
My husband and I moved out of the town my parents lived in 4 years ago. So every morning I have a cup of coffee and talk to my mom on the phone. This morning before church we were busy talking about crafts and Christmas and plans and she said, "OH! Did you see Debbie's cute post today? You HAVE to go check it out she is just too cute!" So here I am and as always Mom is right. What a precious story about you and your hubby.
They say that everything that glitters isn't gold but I'd have to disagree-It's all what's in your heart, the things that bring you joy~♥ You are the Queen of glitter...Designer jeans and all!

God Bless You,

Birgit said...

How blessed you are to have such a gift for writing! I loved the story of how you met your dh. It gave me a good belly laugh. :)
I also love all the projects you do on here. Thanks for your sharing and inspiration!
Hugs & blessings to you~

Tami said...

What a cute story! I love glitter too!

Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

What a sweet story!

Mimi Sue said...

I'm glad you are still sparkling for him. It's looking very festive at your house. Mimi

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Very pretty... I bet you glitter everywhere you go!

The Little Miss said...

i did this with my 3 year old a couple weeks ago! It was soooooo fun! Now that is getting near to christmas I think Im going to spray some with some silvery white too look like snow! You have a great blog