Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pink Saturday: Finding Peace In the Busy Times {and PINK Christmas!}

Happy Pink Saturday!

It's been months since I've participated in Beverly's Pink Saturday and I'm missing all my Pink Ladies! As I announced earlier this year, my Mom, Christy, has come on board as a Creative Contributor here at Hope In Every Season, and today she makes her debut as official co-authoress! She's offering us some words of wisdom about finding peace. Thanks, Mom!

Peacefully Pushing Sixty
Are you peaceful? You have heard people say, other people can not make you happy. Only you can make yourself happy. The older I get the more I realize how true this is.

You can have a perfect husband, perfect kids, perfect home, perfect income, etc. and still spend your time wishing instead of enjoying.

Let's compare it to making a grocery list two weeks before payday. Every time you think of something you want in your kitchen, you write it on the list. By the time payday arrives, your list is so long that it would cost way more than your budget allows, not to mention you would not have the room to stock everything. On top of that, it would all spoil before you could use it. This worthless list leaves you wanting and anxious. If you wait until a couple of days before shopping time and make a list of what you need or would like, within reason, you can give yourself the freedom to be satisfied. Don't spend all month wishing and wanting. Enjoy and use the things you have. 

Another saying that is popular with some is, slow down and smell the roses. Try it! It is ok to stop and read a book, work a jigsaw puzzle, or listen to the wind blow. Rest your soul and shorten your want list for a happier, more peaceful life!

I've been slowly decorating our house for Christmas. I'm finding that my collection of PINK Christmas ornaments is quite larger than I'd originally thought! Pink and silver may be taking the place of red and green as traditional Christmas colors very soon! Fine with me, though. Who can get enough pink?

Does anyone know anything about these bristly sparkly things? I found a whole box of them, along with some clear plastic stars and things, at a yard sale a couple years ago. The box looks 50s-ish. 

 These are the two pink Christmas trees I made this year.

Make sure you stop by Beverly's Pink Saturday to see what everyone's up to this week! Also, make sure to link up with the Homemaking Party and enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Family Christian Bookstore!


  1. Hi Christy! So nice to meet you and I will be enjoying your posts now too. I totally agree with everything you said. It has taken me a while to learn that only we can make ourselves happy. No one ever has everything and even if one did it would not bring happiness. Thanks for the reminder.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. You are welcome, Susan, and I am so happy to be working with Sarah. May you all have peace and happiness this Christmas season and always!

  3. Very well said. I have enjoyed your daughter and family for sometime. I have the highest respect for them. Best wishes to all of you during the holidays.

  4. Time to take that teacup out of the cabinet and treat yourself!
    Great to meet you, Christy, and welcome :)

  5. Happy Pink Saturday. Cute and beautiful decorations.

  6. I have been retired for 14 months and am finally learning how to slow down and just enjoy each day without feeling like I need to make a list of everything I have accomplished for the day. I have two of the choir boy ornaments like yours from childhood but yours are in much better condition. The paint has run a little so they look like they have black eyes - my fighting choirboys! Merry Christmas!

  7. Ellen, it is a good feeling to retire and have some free time. I am so glad you are slowing down and enjoying your days. Merry Christmas to you.

  8. Sarah, we have missed you at Pink Saturday. Thank you for joining us today, and welcome to your mother, Christy.

    Your photos are gorgeous, and you know we all love your Christmas pinks. I don't ever remember seeing anything like your bristly and sparkly finds, but I love how the look with your decor.

    I have pushed to the other side of sixty a couple of years ago, and I concur with the importance of acknowledging and enjoying each of our blessings.

  9. Sarah,
    I got the very pleasant surprise of meeting your Mom, Christy, here today!!

    Hello, Christy!! Nice to meet you!!

    This is great advice and something that i need to do especially the "Stop and Smell the Roses" thing....
    I feel like a master on one of those running wheels and I can not get off. I need to try to get off of the proverbial "wheel" and enjoy life more. I usually pick a WORD of each year and my WORD for 2015 will have a lot to do with this mind set.

    LOVE all your pinks, Christy!! I am a color gal and LOVE pink. You have some beautiful vintage items and I also have some of the same ones that you showcased!!

    What a pleasure my visit here was today!!


  10. Hi Christy! So nice to see you writing here, and it's easy to see where Sarah gets her talent. I have to agree about slowing down to smell the roses, and I often do that literally. Curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea or having a puzzle on top of a coffee table for everyone to stop and find a piece or two are both two ways I also love to stop the world and step off for a rest! Thank you for sharing and can't wait to read what you ladies post again real soon!


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