Saturday, December 28, 2013

Merry Christmas and Have a Safe and Happy Blessed New Year.

Always amazed by the Christmas Season.  We can have Christmas in hearts every day.
We have had a very quiet Christmas..... 2 of our 3 adult children could not be here in New England with us....It's ok, I  tell myself, it won't always be like this.  Grandbabies some day.....Yes!!  31st Anniversary tomorrow...can not believe that.....I am not that old.  My brother and sister in law will visit us and stay with us a few days.  Love the week between Christmas and New Years...don't you?

Nest in Peace..........................Karen

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's snowing on Ol Cape Cod

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Simply. Hand-made

The hubby made this coat rack shelf. I got the glass door knobs from Craig's list  a bit ago. We wanted a simple design. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful, grateful, and blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!  May you experience joy, fun, and laughter this Thanksgiving.  May your hearts be full of gratefulness.  If we take a moment and just think of...let's say .....five things we are grateful for.....we then will see....we truly are blessed.  There is always something in our lives to be grateful for to be thankful for.  No matter what we are facing in our lives right now.....there is something.....

Have a wonderful day with family and friends.....

 Nest in Peace.....................Karen

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Favorite

Hello friend, how are you this lovely Tuesday, on this beautiful day the Lord has made?  The sun is peering thru my window near the chair I am sitting in, with my cup of joe in hand.... the warmth of it is comforting, soothing to my soul.  I adore the Fall. There is nothing like the colors of the in New England.  God's paint brush.....always at work each Autumn season.  The most breath-taking views just outside our windows.  I recall when my kids were little, this sounds crazy but we would walk thru grave the Fall.  The trees are huge and beautiful.....all is quiet.  Isn't it  strange....that leaves are their most vibrant....full deep colors of orange, yellows, and reds and mixtures of them all... are really dying....and they gracefully fall to the ground....those leaves are done....they had their youth (green, soft leaves), then their "golden years" if you will.  Oh the trees spring forth new leaves again and the process starts all over for us to enjoy  yet another  Fall Show.  Thank you Lord for this beauty you created. Thank you for the seasons we experience......and for the "seasons" we experience personally......enjoy ....soak in the golden rays that shine thru the leaves...... Thank you Lord for the Fall, full of it's bounty and harvest.  Enjoy the hot bubbling apple pies.  View the frost covered pumpkins in the fields as they sparkle like diamond the early morning sun.  My kids would say...."mom look Jack the Frost came last night"......cute....but it's really {God's breath} over the earth....over His bounty to us.

Nest in peace friend.........Karen

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Today's Fall Project

It has been a beautiful New England Fall here on The Cape. It. Is hard to believe we moved to our Cape Cod Nest a year ago. We love this home more and more. We feel very blessed indeed. I worked on our infamous purple door today. No more shall our home be known as "the house with the purple door"   

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wadding in the water, dunkin some precious souls.

Hello all, hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We are coming to a close to August....can you believe it.  Our littlest Bonitto is heading back to school this week.  The Lord blessed her with a car (she worked all summer here on The Cape) and God blessed her 7 fold.
Went to a beach baptism last was precious.  Just perfect, and God's presence was there.
Our daughter...her friend & me...great night.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Maiden Voyage- A shoppe near my Wed. Weight Watchers Meeting Place

Well today is Wednesday, August 14th, my eldest child's birthday.  We will celebrate tomorrow with her favorite meal, and cup cakes and presents.  On Wednesdays I with my neighbor attend a Weight Watchers meeting at a place located in Mashpee Commons, an out door mall type place.  Wonderful shoppes are located at this place. My neighbor and I like to see what The Maiden Voyage store has from time to time.  Love this "Capee".  {As for weight's a process, a journey} I am told...{don't rush it}......I will keep going forward with this journey.

Enjoy these pics, taken from Maiden Voyage face book page

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tomorrow August 14th, my first born...blessed my life, our life.

My Sarah Rose and me.

Sarah Rose and her bestie.

Oldest and youngest.

Most recent my oldest and son.

All us moms can be such saps...but that's's our make-up.  I am so grateful for the blessings of our children.  Our first born came into this world August 14, 29 years ago.  Still remember that moment...and won't ever forget.  Thank you Lord Jesus.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Weekend Wishs for you...have a blessed one!

Hello friends, are you finding yourself busier than ever?  I sure am.  I don't like being so busy the summer is getting away...gotta catch it and quick.  In the mist of being busy...I have out of state family coming.  I am so excited to receive them.  I find when I have company coming....I do lots to the you?  I am getting  their sleeping quarters ready....Getting some new things, just to spruce up around here. New bath and kitchen towels and bath rugs....freshens up the Nest. 
It is so nice to anticipate family coming to The Cape...

Have a great weekend...enjoy family and friends  Nest in Peace


Thursday, August 1, 2013

August....I can't believe it.

Hello friends, how was your July?  Does it not seem like July goes by so very fast after the 4th of July?  I'm telling you every year I say this...."where did July go?"   We had our son and daughter-in-law visit from VA.  We had a wedding.....a memorial...saw lots of family members and old friends this past month. The littlest birdie is home in the nest...working and saving for a car to take back to college. I am very busy with real estate at this time....{that is a good thing}, hubby is quite busy too. 

I want to get to the beach hopefully soon.  After all I live on The Cape....we have some of the best beaches....and folks come from all over the world to visit "Ol Cape Cod"....  I have no excuse...just need to kick off the shoes put on the flip flops and get to the beach.  Are you enjoying your summer....?  Being from New England....we have to grab this time of year and fully enjoy it....winter will be here before we know it.  Well Fall {my fav} will be here first, but I can wait, and soak in August. 

Be well..................Nest in Peace..........................................Karen

Friday, July 12, 2013

Some Cape Cod Beauty......and the man child is coming home with his bride for a visit.

The color of July-August here on Cape Cod and the Islands.  Lovely deep blue hydrangeas.

I put up lil flags in my front yard...

The marshlands by The "cottages" I call them right near the beach....lucky bluebirds.

The Borad-walk, in Sandwich, MA

An old fishing boat going thru the Cape Cod Canal.  The Annie Wilder.

Salt water roses along a picket fence....such a beautiful sight.  Hubby was driving while I snapped a "blurry" shot, but could not resist.

So it's been a bit rainy here on The Cape....then really humid too.  The sights are still awesome......rainy or not I am son and daughter in law are on their way up from NC to New England for a weeks vacation.  I so treasure our times together.....having adult take what ever time you can get with them...they have their lives to live......It's going to be a wonderful week.

I wish everyone of friends a wonderful....blessed weekend and week to come.......until next time........Nest in Peace........Karen

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A peak a an adorable shoppe, here in Sandwich, MA on "The Cape"

This is the name of the Shoppe.  Two gal friends started the shoppe.  They paint and re purpose furniture, and just simply create a modern twist to a vintage piece.

Love the the sea.

An adorable spindle bed painted a calming green.  Mix match light weight linens....a lovely summer bed, to retire in.

A vintage 1940 "beach bathing beauties",  How risqué...they were.  I love this pic. 

When I can....and not go crazy purchasing stuff....I will be featuring wonderful little shops here on Ole Cape Cod.....Summer time....just can't resist, the shops, cafes, and the blue berry muffins!!

Nest in Peace,    Karen

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Friends are wonderful..

How precious is the picture.  Saw it on facebook and loved it.  Who is your precious old friend?  We have many types of friends in our lives...but there are those friends who have hung in there with you all through the years....many years....  That friend(s) knows you like a good old worn out book.  They have been with you through the good, the bad, and yes the ugly.  They are faithful, non judgemental....loving, caring....and they keep your deepest secrets deep down in their heart.  I am grateful to God for the gals He has put in my whole life.  My friends.....but there are those {besties}....or {bestie}, that just have your back no matter what.  I treasure them.  Their value in your life is priceless.  What a treasure friendship is.  I am blessed.  You are blessed with who you consider to be your dear old friend.  Isn't it nice to go thru life with a wonderful close friend?
Thankful for my friends.  One of God's wonderful gifts to us.  Treasurers.

Nest in Peace Friends............Karen

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy Wednesday to you dear friends.

Hello friends hope your Wednesday was a great one.  It is cool here on Cape Cod....still Spring weather....waiting for the warmer days to come, and oh they will.   Today was weigh-in day at W.W.  well I did loose just almost 1/2 pound.....the counselor's in the right direction....yes it is I will take it.   Take two sticks of butter and hold them....that's a 1/2 lb.  off your body.  Pretty cool mental picture.  Remember the mental picture Oprah gave with going on her studio stage pulling a red wagon of pure fat...????  Yuck...

Love this Hymns and Verses too.  We buried our friend this week.  His service was beautiful, such a testament to his life seeing all the people fill...jam pack the funeral home.  He was a giving wonderful man.  He leaves behind a wife and three children ages 15-10yrs.  The Lord is faithful.....He knows the number of days we all have on this earth...and our friends was last Wednesday....he knows my end of days and shall we live those days out?  Lord may I live them out well....I am so thankful for your Faithfulness.  Lord help Scott's family during this time of grief and sorrow.  May we remember them in our prayers....may your saints do what is needed to help them.

Be well dear friends...know we have a hope..and a future with Jesus if you believe in His salvation...Scott did, he is in His glorious presence this day.

Nest in Peace................Karen

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A life too short, but God is in charge.

Our hearts are heavy.  Lost a dear friend yesterday at 4pm.  He found out he had stage 4 cancer last February....we went thru the last four months with him and his family with chemo and radiation.....and saw him failing.  We prayed for a healing we know the Lord can...He has....but the Lord took our friend home.  We know where he is....he knew where he was going being a strong believer, and accepting Christ as his's still sad.  Our precious friend leaves a wife and three children behind.  He was only 50...just turned 50.  We will miss you dear friend.  We will miss you calling...with your silly jokes...your laugh.  We know your grieving family will miss you.  We will visit them...and take your son fishing.  We will see you again.....we will all be free from these

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's Wednesday....after Memorial Day Weekend.

I saw this on FB this weekend, and had to post it on my blog.  This picture is beyond words.....just no words at all.  My heart just felt...pain....sadness.....humbleness.....I don't know this precious person who died or the one who is mourning for them....but the Lord does...may He comfort her soul.

On a different subject for this Wednesday...after Memorial Day....I went to W.W. down 2.4lbs.  Very happy slow and steady..that is good I will take it. 

Just a really cool vintage...very vintage scale.

Nest in Peace friends...............Karen

Monday, May 27, 2013

It's Memorial Day.

We thank all in our armed forces....thank you to our Louie.  Thank you Lord.

Friday, May 24, 2013

A little change. & Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

I don't normally take pics of's just a lil journey I am going thru at this stage of my life.  Joining Weight Watchers (down almost 1lb this week) total of just about 5lbs. since I joined 2 weeks ago.

When we are young...we take so much for granted...oh youth where did you go?  I don't go there too much but sometimes when we look in the mirror we don't recognize that person staring back at us ....but it's all's suppose to be this way.  Honestly, I just want to be "proactive" with being as healthy as I can...get in reasonable shape...take care of me.... be the best Karen I can I can be a blessing to my

My friend of 22 years, has always cut my hair love how she creates....this pic does not due this pixie cut justice....I love it.  I wore the "pixie" in the 60's when I was 6years old maybe you did as well. :)....had short hair in my late 30's grew it out some.....wanted to go short again.  My hair is's not gorgeous full thick hair...(like my girls).  So I decided to cut my hair... and rock it short.

So it's the long Memorial Day weekend.  I am so thankful for our brave men and woman who have served this country for decades.  We have an amazing country, and we must keep our faith in God and pray for our America.  Thank you to my son who served in the Marines...he is out now.  Thank you soldiers...thank you, thank you.  Thank you military families!  I will be working on my yard this weekend....enjoying visiting friends....but my heart is remembering those who served (serving).. fought, died and pondering the real meaning of this weekend.

God bless our soldiers.  God bless America.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Littlest Bonitto is Home.

I am so thrilled, happy beyond words.  Our youngest came home this past weekend for the WHOLE SUMMER!!!  Normally our Kayla stays in Cali. where she is attending school but put her things in storage and came home to the Cape to work and be with her family.  This is Kayla when she was about 3yrs old with her bud Nathan.  They are still close buds.

 Here is Kay...Kayla....aka Bina...with her roommates in Cali.  These are awesome girls.  Some have come to Masssachusettes to spend time with us New first they are shocked...we are a different breed us folks from the North East....but then they settle right in.  Molly one of Kaylas buds is coming in August to be with us on Cape Cod.
Be well, Nest in Peace...................Karen