My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pink Saturday Apron Giveaway #4

The winner of last week's apron is:


I've contacted her and it'll be on its way very soon.

Today is the 4th apron giveaway of the 12 I'm giving away. I want to thank Beverly for having Pink Saturday but also her kind help to me in getting them to bloggers who will love them.


This seems to be the most popular one. Could it be the cupcakes or the black polka dots? I don't know, but several women have emailed me saying they hope they win this particular one.


Random Thoughts:

Many, many years ago Love Bunny (hubs for the new viewers) told me 2 things that rocked my world. One is the world does not revolve around me. Now, this might sound silly or even difficult to believe, but I was shocked. I thought of course the world revolved around me. I am the center of the universe. This is not said with narcissism in mind at all. I just truly thought it. See how sheltered I had been up until that time.

The 2nd thing he told me what that not everyone thought as I did. Now, that was almost too much for me to register in my brain. Right is right, right? Well, it took me a long while to get my feeble brain wrapped around that. I finally came to realize as I got out into the world that he was correct in his assessment. As I look at the world today, it sure makes sense now. But back then I really thought everyone thought as I did. See how far I've come in the 50 years I've been married to a very wise man. I'm a great deal wiser now, trust me on this one.

"That's all there is" is usually an excuse for bad behavior. Some people do not believe there is a reason we are here on this earth so they tend to live morally corrupt lives believing there isn't a price to pay sometime down the line. I'm here to tell you "YES, there is." There is a life after this one, and I intend to live as moral and honest as I possibly can. I know there is life eternal. I'm far, far from perfect but I'm striving the best I can. Some people are gifted liars who seem to have never been saddled with a cumbersome moral compass.

I'm a tad sick of the government telling me what foods to eat and trying to limit salt and/or sugar. I can do that perfectly well without their help. We have free agency to eat what we please. And this just might include a Big Mac once or twice a year when the mood strikes me.

Recently, I saw a "How Rich Are You" on a news site advertisement and if you entered your income it would tell you where you ranked in the world wealth. I passed on that one because I didn't want to embarrass myself.

Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. I hope mine are proud of me. I truly falter sometimes. ;-)

Views overheard in the nursery are always harder to dislodge than those taught in the classroom. Teach your children well, my friends. Don't let others teach them their principles; teach them yours.

Until next time, blogger chicks.


  1. Great words of wisdom. I think you said it very well. I try to do the best I can each day and enjoy it.

  2. Oh, my, Connie ... you always ALWAYS bring such joy & wisdom. AMEN to every single world. I tell everyone, do NOT make my mistakes I have made ... do NOT be your children's friend, you are a parent ... & so on. Trust me, Connie is ALWAYS RIGHT!

    Love the apron, sweet friend.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~

  3. Ooh, very thought-provoking and very zen, Grasshopper. And very true.

    Hugs & Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

  4. Happy Pink Saturday Connie, Love that apron for my sweet Granddaughter as she is a big cupcake fan! Love your post today! Hugs Marilou

  5. Happy Pink Saturday Connie, I'm so excited to hear that I'm a lucky winner. Thank you! XO, Linda

  6. happy pink saturday. How do you keep coming up with such beautiful aprons? You are so creative. wow love it nancy

  7. So pretty!

    Would you please visit my PINK too? Thanks a lot!

  8. Mr. Sweet also told ME that not everyone thought like I did. IMAGINE THAT !! The nerve. :)

    ROSES are red,
    Mr. Sweet sure is snappy,
    If I win this apron,
    I sure will be happy.......:)))

    haaaahhaa....ANYone will be happy to win this sexy little number.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    xo bj

  9. Hello Connie,
    Love your post today, sometimes people do forget that the Universe DOES NOT revolve around them.
    Happy Pink Saturday!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  10. Hello Connie, Happy Pink Saturday to you! I love your random thoughts. How true. That is one cute apron! I can see why so many people are hoping they get it.

  11. I'm going with Susie's comment.. "zen" ahh.. all us grasshoppers have a lot to learn!
    Love the apron!
    You need to do a beachy one for a surfer chick like me! LOL!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Cricket @ gypsea nurse

  12. Hey Chic! You are the coolest with your post and giveaway! Love it! Pretty cute what love bunny has to say...even sweeter that he was downright honest with you!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  13. What a cute apron! Cupcakes are really in now as well as aprons. Have a great weekend!

  14. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Connie.

    Your lessons from hubs made me smile. It is a better world when people realize that "it's not all about them", but it is a lesson that some never learn.

    I think everyone loves this particular apron because of the cupcakes, polka-dots and great colors. It is pretty and fun.

  15. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share. I absolutely love it when you share your thoughts. They always make me smile and laugh out loud. One day I would love to sit and visit with you. Such love and laughter would be shared.

    I simply adore this apron. How sweet it is. Of course if I were to win it, it would be adorning my new Miss Minnie. You will have to check her out.

    So happy to be out and about once again blogging. Marydon blessed me with an early Christmas gift, a new laptop. I don't know what I did to deserve her, but I am keeping her.

    Hope you are well sweet friend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  16. Connie, it's really funny that you should post about eating. I am on a diabetic diet and I have to watch what I eat but I do cheat when I crave something. I have lost 7 lbs in the meantime, so all is good.
    Love your words of wisdom about teaching your child your values and not someone else's because the kids today are out of control. Babies are having babies and I still think it begins at home. Love ya chickie

  17. That is one cute apron! And I really appreciated your comments today. Wise husbands are great, aren't they? Happy PS!

  18. Oh!Happy Day! Pink Day; that is..and late as usual ....I will spend most of the rest of this week-end skipping all over blog land...God Bless You All..and I mean really bless you!

  19. CONNIE,
    YOU ARE A STAND UP COMIC TELLING THE TRUTH, we all need to hear.
    I would rather have a husband that told me the truth than live with a liar...but then I too tell my husband the
    CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDA M for winning one of your beautiful aprons. I feel if I won one it would come with your wisdom and I could bake anything...
    Speaking of the government...I do not like the way they are treating Mitt
    Romney because he is a morman...look how he has lived his life and the fine children he and Mrs. Romney have raised. I have many, many friends who are mormons and they everyone live their life the way Christ ask us to...They prepare for the future, they are family oriented, always willing to help...what is the bet one day we will stand accountable...I made sure my kids accepted christ out of seeing their parents living by example and they wanted what we had...I am just having the hardest time getting over my only daughter's will be 2 years oct. 23, 2011, and I miss her every day so deeply. A mother's strings are not cut just because their child goes to heaven.
    I just love to talk with you. It always makes me feel normal.
    Have a wonderful week sweet lady.

  20. I know I have told you this before, but...I simply love your blog! Your sense of humor makes it all the more fun to read...Love Bunny pulls NO PUNCHES, does he??!!
    I have been told "I march to the beat of a different drummer"....I am never sure it is meant as a compliment!!!! LOL But, I do know I am my own person!!
    Your aprons are wonderful...I have said THAT to you before, too!! The cupcakes one is adorable!! I would love ANY from your "batch" of them!
    Have a happy week....cooler weather
    is here and that is sooo nice, isn't it??
    Hugs, Yasmin

  21. Good SONday Morning,
    I'm enjoying your music and agree it is very relaxing...
    scrolling down I'm drooling over this gorgeous apron and reading your wonderful thoughts...
    i know how i felt when i found out the world didn't revolve around me!!! enjoying your blog!

  22. Hi Connie, I haven't been around as much lately - and I apologize. Lots of stress and worries about my mom, plus a pesky cold! Love your apron and always love reading your random thoughts.



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