Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Love And Princeses

Welcome to the Hodgepodge!
Come join all the faithful as we share our thoughts on the questions Joyce poses each week.
1. Describe love using all five senses.
My Paraphrase of the "Love Chapter", 1 Corinthians 13:1-11
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but taste not of my spouse, I am missing the sweetest use of my tongue.
And though I hear all the wise sayings and understand the mysteries of the world and not recognize and love the worth of my spouse, I am nothing.
 And though I see the hurting and hungry around me and try to help them all, but do not seek to meet the needs of my spouse, it profits me nothing.
And though I smell the suffering and injustice around me, but fail to sense the hurt and disappointment in my spouse, I am not being kind.
And though I touch all the good things love has to offer but fail to touch the cheek and heart of my spouse, I have missed out on touching love.

2. February is Canned Food Month. What's your favorite food that comes straight from a can?

Black Beans

3. A principal in a UK school recently sent home a letter to parents requesting they (the parents!) dress appropriately when escorting their children to/from school (basically saying please don't wear your pajamas) You can read the letter here. It's gotten a lot of publicity, both positive and negative. Your thoughts? And do/did you ever make the school run (or hit Starbucks, Walmart, etc) in your pjs?

I could not agree more.  I wish businesses in my area could be so bold as to take such a stand.  I saw both a mother and older teenage daughter wearing their pj's and slippers in a main-line store the other day.  At least the mother thought enough to wear her robe.  UGH!

I can honestly and proudly say I have never left the house in my pjs and unless it's in an ambulance, I don't plan to.

4. Crew neck, V-neck, turtleneck, scoop neck...which is most prevalent in your wardrobe?

Scoop neck

5. I read here recently a list of four things to avoid so you wake up happier. They were late night snacks, hitting the snooze button, social media just before bed/upon waking, checking emails.

Are you guilty of any of these behaviors? Which on that list do you need to work harder at avoiding?

I am probably guilty of checking both social media and emails at some point before going to bed.  I am also guilty of playing mindless games on my iphone or ipad during the night if I wake up and can't go back to sleep.  I am doing better with this though.

6. Share something you remember about a house you lived in as a child? Of all the homes you lived in as a child, which did you love best?

I guess perhaps the most memorable one was the little house with a stump as a step to the porch.

I really didn't love any of the houses we lived in.  They were all parsonages provided by rural churches and not pretty at all.  However, my mother always made them as nice and pretty inside as she possibly could.  I do have some great memories from each of these humble abodes though.

7.Your favorite movie based on a true story?

I'm having trouble remembering any from the distant past, so will go with the last two I've seen; American Sniper and 13 Hours in Benghazi.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

In case you missed my Monday blog post on "Love Your Home" #3, and appreciate Victorian Country, you will want to click HERE to see how my friend decorated her retirement "cabin" in the Arkansas hills.

The niece of one of my good friends was featured on the cover of our SB Magazine (Shreveport/Bossier).  We are so proud of her.  By the way, she is the princess and the pea here, hence the mattresses.  And the princess's dress is said to cost approx. $20,000.  Truly made for a princess.
And this weekend we are off to spend some overdue time with our own little princess and her family in Dallas.  This is our Ava Grace and her dad before leaving for the Daddy/Daughter Dance at her school last week.  Isn't she adorable!

Now, this has nothing to do with being a princess except to possibly make you smell like one, but have you tried the Geranium scent in the Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products?

This Geranium floral fragrance is said to uplift and soothe.  Nothing like Peace of mind while you clean!  Hubby even likes it.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. I loved your answer to #1! As I read it I kind of measured how I'm living it out. There is room for improvement : ) Also, Daddy-Daughter dances. Sigh.

  2. oh I loved your answer to number 1! Soo incredibly true! Enjoy your visit with your family! What a cutie...I love those father/daughter events!

  3. I love black beans. Can't believe I didn't think of them! I'm a fan of the scoop neck too. I haven't seen 13 Hours yet but American Sniper was a very good movie. I love Mrs. Meyer's products.

  4. She is cute! I love Mrs. Meyers cleaning products and need to try the Geranium. Great job with answering #1, like that approach. Any place can be made into a nice home with just the right touch, like your mom did. That is such a great memory to have.

  5. That was a wonderful paraphrase of the love chapter! Just perfect. Hope you have a blessed day. xo


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