Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A New Year, A New Attitude

2010 was a year of change.

 2011 will be a year of new opportunities!

I am praying for courage
 to embrace the opportunities that present themselves
 and hoping that I don't let fear or doubt get in the way.

One of my favorite Christmas presents
 was from my baby sister Mary Beth who scooped up some free leftovers from her church rummage sale.
  She gave me an assortment of old soft covered cookbooks and a deliciously rusty blue gray enamel colander.
 LOVE them!

The old recipe cards pictured here are from an old box of cards that once belonged to a relative of Mr. Flea.
Some look pretty tasty and worth trying.
 Can you believe after all the goodies we have consumed this holiday season...I am still pondering more sweets?

I wonder if this recipe works?


On the road...
Hoping to get to see Mom and Dad
 and the rest of my family soon!


Anne Lorys said...

Oh my goodness.....for dysentery? What a riot!

And Laura, I'll be praying right along with you for the courage to not only embrace the opportunities but to seize them and to emerge triumphant!

Have a safe trip!

Vintage Gal said...

I pray that you find the courage to embrace all opportunities in 2011 ~ and emerge through it all with confidence!
Have a wonderful trip

Andy's Attic said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip. You made it through the year of change....I have no doubt you will grab every opportunity and flourish!
Happy New Year, Dear Laura,

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi there Laura,
I just KNOW that 2011 will be a wonderful year for you, filled with new beginnings, happy times and success. It's lovely to hear that you will be seeing your Mum and dad soon and I hope that your mum is feeling comfortable and in good spirits. Please say 'Hi' from me and give them and you and yours a big kiss when the clock strikes midnight from Jackie in England.
..... and, I think that that recipe for Blackcurrant cordial could come in handy after the excesses that have been going on over here in our house this past week !!
With much love... XXXX

Gert said...

Oh I love the cordial recipe...humm like you wonder if it have a safe trip & enjoy your family!

xoxo Gert

Maija said...

Cheerio! To a year of opportunity!!

trash talk said...

If you added a little sour mash, I bet it would cure everything...including self doubts. Hang on, follow your heart and God will lead the way.
Enjoy the time with your family...which I'm sure you will.

Unknown said...

I look forward to your 2011-creativity. But first I wish you wonderful days with your family and a perfect start into all possibilities and opportunities!!!

Love hugs


Unknown said...

Laura, I'm a strong believer that fear is not from God. It paralyzes you, will disable and bond you. Yes, we are to be cautious and in everything prayerful. My biggest accomplishments have come out of taking a leap of faith and believing that if I do my part God will do the rest, and guess what, you might try and fail, it might not work out but you will never have to wonder what if. To fail is not to try and for forever wonder. I wish you a year of abundant blessings and may your dreams will come true, Marta.

Julie Pierce, Owner of The Loft on 2nd said...

A perfect prayer for everyone, everyday. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

A lovely sentiment that can inspire us all. Happy New Year!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Cute post, Laura! I am trying to be willing to take more risks and embrace opportunities, too!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am looking for a better year and attitude for myself also. Have a safe trip, and enjoy your family.
Have a Very Happy New year!

pamq said...

Does that recipe work???

I don't want to know.

Happy New Year!

Vicki Boster said...

Laura - I love old recipe cards - you will have great fun trying these out! Have a wonderful trip -


ps - your new years resolution are ones that we all should strive for!

Burlap Luxe said...

Like the birds in the winter they take shelter and let God worry about them. You my little bird let God worry about your year. You have courage girl trust in that, fill yourself only with powerful words of encouraging thoughts no doubtful thoughts will take over your plan.

That little bird has chosen his shelter. Above it are the stars and the
deep heaven of worlds. Yet he is rocking himself to sleep without
caring for tomorrow's lodging, calmly clinging to his little twig,
and leaving God to think for him.
- Martin Luther

Beautiful gifting of love was bestowed upon you for a beautiful Christmas. I love that your sister does what I love to do, find a treasure that suits the love one and recycle its beauty unto another. My kind of sister, tell her she is someone to love :)

Thank you for your beautiful visits and a year of admired beauty filled with inspiration.

Happy New Year 2011

Anonymous said...

For dysentery... I'm laughing! Next time I get dysentery I'll give that recipe a try.

Andi's English Attic said...

How well does your babysitter know you!
Have a very happy and couragous 2011. xx

LizlovesVintage said...

I like your attitude and spunk for the New Year! Hey, I'll take a cordial! Cheers xxx Liz

Sheila Rumney said...

Wishing you all the best in 2011! Enjoy your precious time with you family.

Floss said...

Have a wonderful and trully blessed 2011. And isn't that last recipe a great reminder of our blessings??? Honestly, being a mum is hard enough in the 21st century, but trying to cope with dysentry at home alone... Hurray for modern medicine, I say!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Laura,
Yes, I love the old recipe...and isn't it interesting that they often didn't write down the quantity...

Happy New Year to You too. Have a thoughtful Thursday ~Natalie

Patty C. said...

Enjoy the New Year !!

Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

I bet you crack up laughing when you saw that recipe! giggle.
Happy New Year.

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello dear Laura,
wonderful recipe cards you receive... Wishing you a great time with your family and all the best in 2011! I'm looking forward to a new year with you...

Casa Mia said...

Wishing you the very best filled with opportunities and best wishes.

La Petite Gallery said...

Have a Healthy ,Happy and Prosperious New Year.
Nice post. I like what you did with the wine carrier.

G-STYLE said...

Hi Laura,
I wish you and your family a very happy new years eve and lots of luck for 2011 !!

Big hug from Gea

Anonymous said...

such lovely finds! wishing you a very happy new year Laura! May it be filled with wonderful opportunities :)

Heaven's Walk said...

We never know til we try! Here's hoping that the new year will help us all try something new! :)

xoxo laurie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

No fear, Laura. I know you can do it and so does everyone else. Just do what you'd do for a friend... believe and fly with your dreams!

Scared of that last recipe here, a pound of sugar, yikes!

All the best for 2011 although you won't need it one little bit.

cheryl kuhn said...

Enjoy the precious time with your family and may the New Year bring you many blessings!

Susan Freeman said...

A lovely post. Happy New Year!

Susan and Bentley

Les Cotrions said...

Dear Laura,
I hope you'll have a lot of new opportunities and dreams in the new year!
My best wishes to you and your family and a lot of happiness!

Carole said...

Wishing you and your family happiness for 2011. Give your mom and dad an extra big hug and kiss for me!
Enjoy your time with them.

Fete et Fleur said...

Dear Laura,

I feel the same way. May this New Year be filled with your dreams coming true.


Pretty Things said...


"I am praying for courage to embrace the opportunities that present themselves and hoping that I don't let fear or doubt get in the way."

... is brilliant.

Rebecca said...

Presents like that are the best! Happy New Year!

Faded Plains said...

Sending you all my best for a fulfilling and wonderful New Year!

xoxo, Andrea