Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Week of the Year

Here it is, the first whole week of the New Year!
All the Christmas decorations are put back up for 
another year when they'll be brought back out again 
to celebrate this year, 2015 coming to a close. I am
thankful for the blessings my good Lord has given me.
We've had good days and some bad days, but He saw
us through them all.

My daughter gave me this Scentsy Candle warmer for
Christmas. I love it because it's electric and  I don't need to
 worry about it burning anything, it uses a night light bulb 
to melt the wax. Oh and it smells so good!

 Yes, Christmas with all it's trimmings are all 
packed up and the only thing left at my home
is the candy on my Two Tier Server another
daughter gave me for Christmas. 
They know their daddy's favorite candy is
Hershey's  kisses, so they always give him
a large bag of them. I'm hoping every time
someone walks by they'll eat a hand full.
I have lost 5 lbs. since Christmas from not
eating sweets. Proud of myself cause it sure
isn't easy. Love Sweets!!

Well I have to admit that 
I did eat just a very small piece
 of my granddaughter's 16th birthday cake.
Who could resist, isn't it beautiful! 
My daughter's friend made it for her.

With a new year comes decisions to change things, 
maybe our habits, are our decor in our homes. But
the best decision would be to be a light to this
world. Showing God's love and kindness to others.

 "Ye are the light of the world. A City
that is set on an hill can not be hid,
Neither do men light a candle,
and put it under a bushel, but 
on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto
all that are in thy house.
Let your Light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 5:14-16 (kjv bible)

Have a Blessed Week


  1. such a beautiful warmer, it looks vintage! The cake is lovely as well, so elegant! Best wishes on this New Year, good for you resisting the sweets, I have a super sweet tooth as well, I failed at resisting I am afraid to say, ahhh well, next year, lol,

  2. Congratulations on putting your Christmas decorations away! I still have the few I put out up.....one of these days I will de-Christmas the house. I love the candle warmer, I thought it was an antique at first. Yay for you for not eating the candy and losing weight! I've lost my craving for sweets too, only eat a few :-) Happy New Year to you!!!

  3. Good morning, dear Sylvia! Your little pink tea pot is just too sweet and I bet it smells delightful.

    And congratulations on losing 5 pounds, sweet friend! I must confess that I have a terrible sweet tooth and find it hard to pull away from desserts.

    I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Thinking of you. Hugs!

  4. Scentsy Candle warmer... Oh I love the idea of that. Must look them up.

    Candles are so worrisome. Must remember not to leave them alone, and etc.

    But the electric and etc. Love it.

    Congratulations to you, on the results of not having candy!!! Even with those temptations, right there. :-)

  5. Wonderful 1st week! I love your 2 tier server! Been looking for one like that for a while. Sounds like you are getting off to a healthy 2015!

  6. I almost bought that warmer myself Sylvia, may still yet as I love their products. I've not been burning candles since acquiring the 2 Scentsy burners I have. Losing some weight is my priority this year and the chocolates that remain in the house keep calling to me... :-)

  7. I love your tea pot that lights up! How sweet a gift for you. Little Chocolate Kisses would truly be hard to resist; and they are on such a pretty display. Wishing your grand-daughter a very happy 16th Birthday. Her cake is so pretty! Love your words of sharing one's light.

  8. Thanks for stopping by. Come back anytime...Sylvia, that is a warmer? I love it!! Thank you for sharing...very lovely post. Blessings.

  9. Sylvia, Good for you losing that weight...you are right it is not easy. The older we get the harder it is to do. Love your pretty candle warmer. Happy birthday to your g.daughter. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

  10. Hi Sylvia, I love the way your tea warmer looks so pretty. Thanks for stopping my blog before and glad you like my Makeup Monday post. It is very hard to not eat anything sweet for the holidays and how great to lose albs. I'm now following you by Google + Hope you have a nice 1st week of the new year.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  11. That is a lovely gift, very pretty. How can you lose weight so soon after Christmas? I think I'm still putting it on, haha.


  12. Love your post! Pinning to my Favorite Blog Posts board!

  13. Dear Sylvia, What a pretty little wax warmer. I have a Scentsy warmer that plugs into my kitchen wall outlet, it does smell lovely. That is a really gorgeous birthday cake. Happy New Year and Warm Blessings, Valerie

  14. Oh Sylvia...what a lovely, lovely post! and the tea candle warmer is just perfect :) mari

  15. Sylvia,

    This is my third try to come by and thank you for joining us at Lawn Tea---the "follow" went through, but not the notes. I appreciate your company and your comments, and hope you'll drop in any time!!

    stay well and warm,


  16. Sylvia, that tea pot is perfect for you!
    I bet your home smell heavenly.
    Congratulations on losing 5 pounds!!
    It is not always easy. My knees have been so abused with all the work that was done with my parents that I have not been able to exercise the same, but I got the exercise ball out a week ago and will give that a try.

    May this New Year and all that you hope to accomplish bring you many blessings.

    Love and hugs, Debbie

  17. Light and love to you!
    And I love that 16th birthday cake, it is lovely. xx

  18. I am so far behind on blog reading. This is a lovely post!


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