Tuesday, April 27, 2010

bucket of spring~

Spring is my very favorite time of the year! I have so many fond memories of it growing up. My Birthday is in April so it always meant it was the first pool party of the year (i grew up with a swimming pool)! The flowers are popping their little heads up everywhere representing that new life-and then there is the sweet fragrance that fills the air and just sends me! I love to walk the neighbourhoods...I must say I go weak in the knees for roses and any pink flowers. I have been known to carry clippers and a basket (i know!).

Last night we had our first dinner party! We had a few friends over. I cooked all day....a traditional kiwi dinner with a little xtra spice (he he)! We had lamb....yes, it was from Australia....so so good as Mark threw it on the barby! And of course i made a double decker pavlova....as i explained the claim to fame between OZ and NZ ...who's is it anyway? I actually grew up having this lovely dessert made by my mum who as you know is Australian. Either way the Aussies and the Kiwi's have it down when it comes to a perfect pavlova! My guests were sooo delighted and loved it! So, I guess I must be a little of both sides-heavy sigh! We are so thankful for our friends here and there.....and yes i received two huge bouquets of pink flowers!

Here are some random shots of a bucket of roses from a garden.....so lovely~

bless and hugs!

pamy j

Friday, April 23, 2010

whatever things are lovely~

Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


friends~ thankful!


i love this!! you can so glean from fashion for your home too~simple pretty!
Look at the bucket....oooh so cute! Fresh flowers in a tin bucket~ O.k. go get your buckets from outside and bring them in the house. How cute would that be? You could place that anywhere. I am going to do just that and then I will show you!
bless & hugs!
pamy j

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a day with kenzie in orange coutny~

We had a lovely day with kenzie in orange county yesterday~ we just jumped in the car ( 3 hour drive) and went to see her! We spent the day just wondering around~ South Coast Plaza~ Fashion Island~the beach and home~ it was really fun to just be together! Here are some pictures of some homes by Kenzie's house (she lives in Huntington Beach down by the water). The homes are really lovely~One thing about California there is never a shortage of palm trees! South Coast Plaza and Fashion island are HUGE shopping malls that would make you weep-very upscale! Of course I saw this cute little antique shop & it was closed! It was in Corona Del Mar is case your wondering...I did peek in the window... just died! I had to leave all my chairs like that in New Zealand-boo hoo! Oh, and this poor wee dog! He was tied up out side of some bar in that flower pot as we were driving by! Giving thanks as usual to be with Kenzie again!

bless & hugs!

pamy j

Sunday, April 18, 2010

séjourner = to stay, to sojourn

French~ to stay~


well, mckenzie is moving home for the summer! i cannot begin to tell you the excitement mark and i are feeling right now!! she has put forth her whole heart with school while working almost full time! one thing about her is she is definitely not lazy. i cannot wait to just have her around again ....we plan on long walks on the beach, bike rides and looking for girly junk while she takes her wonderful pictures! she is going to help me update my blog...
i am truly blessed.....she will be home in 4-5 weeks....heavy sigh~i'm starting to feel a little more complete...although mark completes me completely and of course without Jesus we wouldn't be complete!
here are some pictures of where we bike ride by our home plus some pictures of the kenzie, jonathan her boyfriend scottie and his brother and friend.
bless & hugs!
pamy j

Friday, April 16, 2010

loose myself in the tulle~

I'm sitting here tonight loosing myself in some wonderful blog sites~ i shall post you the sites ~ i could loose myself in these dreamy pictures~ but i have always been a dreamer.....a bit of a hopeless romantic too!

look at these dresses....oh my!
bless & hugs!
pamy j

darling kitchen~

simple white with a splash of colour~

inspired~ le sac à main = handbag

i love this picture~lovely, lovely plus more yummy pink ruffles!
I'm designing and creating bags. I can't wait to share them with you! I have a few things in the works along with these. I will let you know! I might open an Etsy account to sell them too!
~by the way here is the site i get my French words from in case you think I've made a mistake~
bless & hugs!
pamy j

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


i'm kind of hooked on all things French at the moment~ when i have time i like to look at some of the sites with French decor & words...i even find myself cleaning house to French or Italian music~
the colour pink in French is rose~
my favorite colour is pink and my favorite flower and fragrance is rose... of course!

éveiller (ay-veh-yay) verb : to wake up, to excite... "to pull from sleep" (tirer du sommeil

learn a french word a day~

wake up wake up....don't be asleep!


sweet pink blessings ~

Sometimes I have found in my life the simple colour of pink will brighten my day!
I love this! It's from Coastal Living magazine~where on earth did they find the pink fridge and stove!
Thank you Lord for pink!
bless & hugs
pamy j


how could I resist ~
bless & hugs~
pamy j

Friday, April 9, 2010


and God remembered Noah~ as i read that in my devotions yesterday (in Genesis) I was filled to full with a joy that warmed my whole being!
Such simple words that just jumped right out at me....God remembered.
He never forgets...
I thought to myself, then God remembered pamy j.....how about your name? I was so comforted by the sweetness of His remembrance of me....He knows me by name....

(cute pic....don't know where it came from though sorry~ although I did use to sell those hearts in my shoppe~ I use to make hundreds of them)~

bless & hugs!
pamy j

Thursday, April 8, 2010


a few pics of my kids, Jonathan & McKenzie~my dad and of course my love~ aren't they lovely!
bless & hugs!
pamy j

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


darling shop in San Luis Obispo (one of my FAVORITE)
...i went in here a week ago with McKenzie when she was home for the school break
.... we had so much fun looking!
bless & hugs!
pamy j

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter ~ He has risen!

He conquered the grave~

Saturday, April 3, 2010

this man of mine blesses me~

My husband is just Mr. gift from above! He surprised me today with gifts (which he wrapped in lovely pink paper) a pink cake, balloons pink flowers all sitting so perfect on our dinning room table! He has always been like that, very thoughtful. He loves to wrap little gifts for me (which he does perfectly!). I think this year he was trying to make my day extra special because of the move and stress. We had a lovely day with lunch in a sweet little town and looking through a few adorable shops.......I'm SO blessed.....He is Mr. Gift! He always gives me the sweetest cards which make me cry....thought I'd share...

I also got a lovely pillow from Kenzie from Renovation Hardware....oooh love it...vintage linen with French writing....will show...

Here are some cute pics of the store we went into....Mark is so fun to go places with because he loves to look in shops with me....I'm really fortunate and so blessed...not only is he a hunk but a friend!
We came home and had my favorite cake with birthday cake ice cream from Doc Bernstein's OH INCREDIBLE!!
I love you honey.....thanks for making my day sooo special!
bless & hugs!
pamy j