A way too early...

Is it?

My family members just shoke their heads when they saw me gathering some of my Christmas pretties. "Oh NO!" my cousins aghast, LoL* I told them, I am just preparing and well prepared to what I wanted, although, this year, it will be not be like the other years.

Me & GH had decided to share and offer our Christmas food to a whole school in the rural areas in Leyte. There is a school that I wanted to share what I have coz I know of what I have is more than what I and my family needed. I am gathering school supplies and some money for the children's Christmas lunch with some gifts. In this way, I am more than blessed and hope every child who receive the blessings from my effort and a very dear heart friend's effort so the children feel that they are love, in any ways.

Just sharing a simple Swedish Table ( rendition by Me)
 
 
B4 I put the Christmas village in place, I used it in my centerpiece
Starting with the simple gadgets...
I found the salad plate in our Dollar Store




Now, I am waiting for the kiddos to come for a short chat and plans for our bonding time.

Hope you all have a great weekend and WEEK ahead.
Thank You Marty for your never ending effort to make us happy and enjoy what we are doing.
Enjoy Susan...


God Bless...




Lacerated but Standing Still fighting...

Fighting for a brighter FUTURE...

After  a week and a half, my fellow Filipinos are still struggling to survive but you can see in their faces that they don't lost the HOPE for a brighter future.

My Sunday Words of God...
Not so me as I never showed that I am indeed a true BELIEVER...

"In the midst of a very sever trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able  and beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us to the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord's people."

2 Corithians 8:2-4

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(My own Philippine flag, devastated but still serving my heart as a true blooded Filipina)

Thank You my World for helping my countrymen
May God blesses YOU All...
SSS2 am late and many days of absence...
Yes, Smiling Sally... misses your party...

ENJOY THE BEST OF OUR LIVES...
LOVE
FORGIVENESS



Just Another Life... A Blessing...

ABSOLUTELY, NEW LIFE...

My long days of silence doesn't meant forgetfulness nor negligence. It was just a pause due to what happened in my country. My concerned was well devastating, knowing that my eldest sister live in Tacloban City just beside San Juanico bridge near Leyte Bay where the typhoons favorite routes.

Today, me and my siblings and the whole family are relieved when we know that no one was harmed. Although they are devastated and so much exhausted of the nightmare they experienced. Thanks to the good foundation of their houses. Thanks to my nephews and nieces who supported to built a good habitat, that saved everyone's live. The roof of their houses and their belongings were gone. But they all thankful enough to survive.

Thank you dear Lord, you heard my/our prayers. Thank you America and all countries of the world for the never ending support and the concern to the Filipino people. God will always be with you. 

Anyway, as mentioned, I am happy enough to celebrate my simple Thanksgiving table...
Last summer, a mother Bambi delivered a baby in our backyard... my inspiration, a blessing...
Looks Fall? Yes! Sweden is still in Fall mood. Awesome---
I couldn't get my eyes away from Fall... love it!
All we NEED is LOVE...

Thankful to the graces...

Have a nice week ahead, dear blogiefriends...

I will be linking with the party hostesses when they are up and going...


Ladies, not quite sure what logo to link on...




Can I Inspire You this time? Can you Inspire me?

Guess if I can?

I might be an unlucky lady this 2013, as I speak, although there are times that I am so happy. Maybe everyone knows that last winter, Mindanao, Philippines experienced a natural calamity typhoon Pablo that almost demolished the whole city and at the same time, Mum passed away.  Many of my nearest relatives lost their families and loveones. Unbelivable...

November 9, 2013, the most powerful typhoon ever in the history in the whole world with a signal No. 5  struck once again and it struck in Central Visayas. Tacloban City where my eldest sister and her family live was the city the hit the most and decimated in its wake... OMG! I couldn't believe how the city became a ghost town. The real ghost town. 3 days, I never heard from anyone of them. 3 hrs ago, Swedish time, my niece who flew to Manila waiting for the C130 cargo plane rung and said "Auntie!!! Mama, your sis is ALIVE! although in bad condition". We still looking for our cousin, Angelie (who is pregnant)". I couldn't kept my tears and so happy to heard her voice.

Today/tonight another strong typhoon Zoraida is coming or already devastating what is left standing. My dear countrymen, still standing, struggling the pain. What can we do for them? Heartbreaking!!!


My post is the most delicate I created for them..
My new winter curtains, match for the soon motives around...
Glasses or crystals are so delicate. My Fleur de Lis plates from Paris
Etched vintage salad plates are on top...
M
Mixed the new Dollar Store coffee etched coffee set, perfect!
As well as the wine glasses but the drinking glasses are vintage from Greece...
The hurricane jars are one of the most beautiful blings I have...
Butterdish, a wedding gift from my classmate and crystal cake slicer also a gift
Both are a 24 yrs old. Can we call them a vintag-y? LoL*
How about this dome cakestand? Do you like it? A new member of my table...
Pls don't mind my stairs ( I just changed my curtains).
Flatwares are not old but with an old touch in a way...
A V&B teapot was my first purchased in 1990. I know, I love kitchen...
I elevated the pot of an azalea. Candle lit for all the victims in The Philippines...
Dear son, work as chef cook at one of the best hotel/restaurant in Stockholm.
Bern's Hotel/Asian kitchen, thank you for the compliments for Father's Day.
Pls pray for my dear countrymen. No harm will cross their paths again.

Thank You for dropping at my home and hope you share a prayer to All who are in vain. 80% of the area was demolished, as in DEMOLISHED! God, bless Us All.

Linking with you again, Marty? 
And of course, to you Susan...
Thanks Nici for hosting. Fist time for me to join...

Halloween in Sweden...

Sweden is hanging on?


It is now funny when you see that American tradition is on the way to be practice in Europé, at least in Sweden.

For me, who used to run around for a trick & treat evening was one of the most memorable moment, this time of the year. So, here I am, standing here, get ready for a 3kgs goodies and if everything's finish? then coins and more things to offer for the kids to make them happy.

Our Halloween
Just a kg left after the boys waited for me...



Aren't they cute? Funny they are well ready to my treat and how happy they are! 
Sunny evening...
 Offering my prayers to all the Souls and Saints that I really missed a lot.
God Bless You loveones? You are Always be in my heart, forever.
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Linking once again to our meme hosted by:
Gemma
Rose
Magical Teacher...

Happy Blue Monday Sally.




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