Saturday, October 29, 2011

Good Times

Papaw, Olivia, and Lonnie Ray on the church hayride.


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Friday, October 28, 2011

With Love from Jolene from Ukraine

Jolene and her sweet family are missionaries to Ukraine. I have enjoyed meeting her and getting to know her through her blogas well as meetingg her in person when they came to our church. You can read about that here. She is such a sweet Christian woman! The Lord hascrecently allowed them to build a beautiful house. I am so happy for them. She has donr a great job decorating her house, and she has been so kind to take us on a tour of the house. I have re-posted the most recent one of the master bedroom. You can see the rest of the beautiful rooms on her beautiful blog. Hope she doesn't mind my posting this. It is a blessing to me, and I believe it will be to you as well! By the way, my husband stayed in their home when he was in Ukraine a couple years ago.

With Love from Ukraine...: Tour My Home - part 5 {master bedroom}: Part 1 {The outside} Part 2 {Garage entryway} Part 3 {Brianna and Micah's Room} Part 4 {Main bathroom} So, here it is... the m...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Celebrating 100 posts

Well, I almost forgot to make a blog post about posting 100 blog posts!  I started blogging in January of 2009.  I actually had another blog that I began on.  I really don't know what happened to those posts.  I know I deleted the actual blog, but I thought I saved the posts.  Oh well, this is post 102 on this blog, Gleanings From Gail.  I guess I have learned some about blogging since I began, but not a tremendous amount.  It is something I enjoy.  I have made new friends, found my "niche" I guess you could say (home decorating), and came across so many great ideas.  All  the projects that people get done in their homes simply amaze me.  I have also saved my husband some money by having a blog.  Before I started blogging, I would pour over home decorating magazines.  I haven't bought but two or three magazines all year.  Sorry magazine companies.  I just get to look at so much more decorating in home decorating blogs! 

I wanted to do a giveaway for my 100th post, but I didn't know what to give away!  I actually did do one give away.  It was for my 30th follower.  I need to learn more about this. 

Anyway, to celebrate my 100th post, I thought I would re post my very first post on this blog.  Hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you do.  I don't get many comments! 

Speaking of comments, I do want to thank all of you who have visited Gleanings from Gail, and all those who have commented.  I hope to be able to improve my blogging skills and to have grown to some degree in the next 100 posts!

Go to the link below to see my first post.  Thanks!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Decorating With What You've Got .....In Your Backyard!

As I said here, I don't usually do a lot of Fall decorating, but I do enjoy what I do manage to get
done. I like to use as much natural "stuff" as I can when decorating. Where better yo get the "stuff" to do that than right from your own backyard. Can we say cheap? Oh yes, and fresh, and natural, and plentiful, and pretty! (to me, anyway)

This year, it's been nice to have the resource of a goldenrod bush (Kentucky's state flower) to decorate with. Here are some pictures of some "golden" decorating!

It's A Kentucky Thing!

It's A Kentucky Thing

These golden rods (Kentucky's state flower), seem to have been blooming in more abundance this year than I have ever seen. Maybe it's because this one grew up right at our back porch and walkway, and my husband did not cut it down. I'm glad he decided to just let it grow. I have enjoyed looking at it as well as using it to decorate with. I love using real flowers to decorate with. Because of the "green thumb" of my husband, (notice I did not mention my name here!), I can almost have some kind of a bouquet from our yard all year long. The pretty warm, mustard yellow of this golden rod, is perfect for fall decorating. will not believe what was in our yard this morning; Kentucky 's state bird, the Cardinal.  Actually not just one, but a half dozen or more!  Amazing!  They are beautiful too!  It's just a "Kentucky thing"!  You just have to be here!!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011



My husband jokes that he is thankful for West Virginia because it takes some of the pressure off of Kentucky! I don't know about all that, but I do know that West Virginia is simply breathtakingly beautiful; especially in the fall.
I'm thankful for the opportunity we've had to enjoy some of God's handiwork here in the magnificent, color - splased, October hills of West Virginia. They say that next week they will be at their peak, but I don't see how they could be much prettier than now. Here are some pics to prove: (well, one pic ; cause I can't figure out how to do more than one with an iPad.  I would welcome some instructions on how to do that from any of my "many tech savvy" friends!  Lol)


Happy Birthday to our third-born, Sarah B!