Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Good Morning…..


….sweetness and light.

Good morning, sweetness and light…….. A friend’s mother used to say this to me when I

P1010053 would come over to visit. Back then I thought it to be an odd thing to say, sweetness and light. Being 19 and kind of goofy and all, it was a sentiment that I really did not understand until later. In all honesty, those words made me feel rather awkward when she said it. I cannot explain why. Maybe I was just use to hearing, “Hey, chickie” or “What’s a happening?” from my friends.

The words from a much wiser woman, who I thought to be rather “old” at her young age of 47, were graceful and sincere - gentle and kind.


Looking back now, it was her way of showing me affection through words. Now I get it and no longer does it make me feel awkward. So I say it to you,

“Good morning, dear friends, who bring sweetness and light to my days! God Bless each and every one of YOU!”




As you can see, my blog is in transformation. Amber has been so patient during this process. Thank you, Amber, for all of your expertise in designing my new look! You are wonderful!

And to all of you, I am slowly moving my blog roll to the LINKS section at the top of the page. If you would like to be added to my blog roll, please leave me your URL (link to your blog page) in a comment. Thank you!!



Vee said...

It's going to be very nice, Becky. I'm certain that it's quite the process because it is for me and I know nothing. :D Lovely yellow roses today!

fiberdoodles said...

What a sweet greeting and lovely flowers! Your new blog design is just as lovely. Have a wonderful day my friend :0)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your blog is looking wonderful Becky! I need to update mine too.

Your pictures are stunning....

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Hi Becky - my mother used to say "Good Morning Sunshine". And I always loved it.

Your blog looks great - please add me to your blogrol -

Claudia said...

The blog is looking very nice, Becky. Amber did mine, too. She is so talented!


Kathleen Grace said...

Good morning (afternoon really) to you too! I have always loved your blog design but I really do understnd the need to frshen things up. I hope I can do mine on my break in a couple weeks:>) It looks great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky! I love that saying too and you've captured it beautifully with your pretty vignette!
I'm really liking your look!
Please include me:

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ruthie said...

Good morning sunshine and light to you my friend(on the west coast).Love the way the blog is turning out.Have a wonderful day sweetie!xoxo Ruthie

trish said...

Hi Becky. Your blog is looking so pretty. :o) Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Elsie said...

Becky~ I like the greeting,very nice. Your blog is "lookin' Good".
I can't wait to see all of it when
it's finished. :O)

Sinta Renee said...

I like your new fresh look! Your mother did use wise words... it's easy to see where you get your kindness from. xxoo

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such a sweet post!

Lori Lucas said...

I have never heard that expression. And I especially loved the part about the older woman of 47 telling you that? How quickly we change our perspective on age after 35 huh? Please do add me to your roll. I love reading your blog and absolutely love your pictures. I always come away feeling better after reading you. Thanks. Lori L

Tins and Treasures said...

I love what's going on at your place...I would be honored to be included in your blog roll.

I visit you nearly everyday. You provide me with much inspiration!

Take care ~Natalie

jane and the happy crow said...

Your blog is looking lovely, especially all the little doggie pictures down the side.
Lovely post, what a nice thing to be greeted with.
Would love to be on your blog roll. Jane xx

Amy said...

What a nice thing for your friend's mother to say to you. Isn't it special when someone says something to you so long ago and you still carry it with you for so many years? Have a fun day Becky!

Unknown said...

I like the changes so far! Very crisp and clean....I would like to be on your blog roll so here goes!

Love the flowers too! :)

Duke said...

What a lovely greeting!
Your blog looks beautiful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


Hi Becky, What a lovely post, I love the yellow roses! Your blog looks very pretty! I'd love to be added to your blog roll!


Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

OH, Becky, it's wonderful! I love the buttons at the top...It makes your pages easier to find! I love Amber, she's the one that designed my blog, too! She's sweet and talented and I'd recommend her to ANYONE! I'd love to be included in your blog roll, too!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Very nice sweetie pie........Beckaro approved, which you know is quite a compliment. Truly a work in progress.
Missing a good chat darlin' you snail mail next week....your God-Dawg reminded me to end a couple of items!
Love ya!
Nebby, G-dog and Beckers

Elyse said...

hi becky,

thanks for your superfunhappyexcited comment on my blog! :)

lovely sentiment in this post.

i'm liking the little changes i can spy so far ... amber is very talented!


Lisa said...

What a lovely post! Your blog is looking good!! I like the words they are really great!!
Have a super great day my sweet friend!
Hugs, Lisa

The Green Pea said...

Becky, your friends mother could see what a lovely young girl you were. What a compliment to you. You have not changed, you still are a sweet morning lady....sandi

ChaChaneen said...

Hi there! Lurve the transformation taking place here and those GORGEOUS flowers! I wish I knew flowers... I do not have an emerald thumb! ha ha
Would lurve to stay connected with you on the blog roll...

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I would be honored to be included in your blog roll. Your sweet little pillow sits right here beside my computer to remind me of you and your sweet little dogs!!!
Love your new look so far. Love & blessings from NC!

Sandy said...

I would love to be added to your blog roll. Here's my URL:

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

I am going to adopt "....sweetness and light. Good Morning sweetness and light....." Interestingly enough I am ending my day with your sweetness and light and I feel good about it. Thanks!
It would be an honour to be included in your list"

marie said...

I like the new look ~ especially the links section at the top. My daughter just did that on her blog. Nice!

Your yellow rose photos would be so pretty as notecards ~ you always take such wonderful photos!!

Speaking of sweetness and light ~ that's a great description of you and your blog. Each visit sure does brighten my day!

Oh yes ~ I'd love to be included in your blog roll. Here's my URL:

Thanks Becky ~ have a joyfilled day!

"Create Beauty" said...

Beautiful photos. Refreshing, sweetness and light filled!!! And Amber is doing a wonderful job on your design, I may have to visit her! I would like to have larger photos like yours....

I'd love to be on your blog roll, here is my link: "Create Beauty" ~

Thanks Becky,
~ Violet

P.S. Mailed your package yesterday.

Rose said...

love the flowers. you did a good design. rose

Susan Freeman said...

I do like the new look!! I also want to take the time to thank you for your dear son's service to our country!! What a wonderful young man he was and I appreciate the sacrifice he made for keeping our country safe.

God Bless,
Susan and Bentley

Miss Jean said...

Hey there little sis! Put me on your blog roll. You know what it is!

Emma said...

what a beautiful rose...yellow ones are my favourite!! I love the new look...simple and refreshing and spring like!

I would love to be on your blog role~

Hugs to you and the those adorable pups of yours
Emma xxxx

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your blog is looking wonderful. Different but not totally different!
Beautiful photos too!


Unknown said...

I think it looks darling! Very organized and clean. And I have to say that is the longest blog roll I have ever seen! :)


bee'nme said...

Hey Beck!

Lovely photos dearest...and such a sweet sentiment from the's still beautiful today! Blog is looking great too! Thank you for being you and sharing your heart so freely and with such grace!

Hugs & Blessings,

Daisy Cottage said...

Gorgeous images and message...

Your new blog-do is fabulous - love it! Feels just like home.


BUT there is one very important element missing....

A photo of YOU. Our precious Becky. Whatcha think? Me thinks that we need to see your beautiful face too.

Love you,