Happy New Year 2023

Happy New Year Blogger’s !!! I meant to do this last night, but I guess on purpose I waited until this morning b/c I’m going to be reinventing my blog this year. It’s going to be fun, so I hope you’ll be checking back regularly…

The Holiday’s were just the best this year. We had so much fun with the family. It really didn’t matter that there were miles between us. We were all together in such a good place.

Happy New Year to Everyone…

Christmas Baking @ Kendall College, Chicago, IL
Merry Christmas, 2022
Happy Christmas 2022

I’m wishing and hoping for the best New Year ever !!!! Let’s get this party started !!! Happy 2023 to all from Scarlet …. Today is the day.

Happy Christmas & Merry Everything

A Christmas Prayer

By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

Loving Father, 

Help us remember the birth of Jesus, 

that we may share in the song of the angels,

the gladness of the shepherds, 

and the worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate

and open the door of love all over the world.

Let kindness come with every gift 

and good desires with every greeting. 

Deliver us from evil by the blessing

which Christ brings, 

and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning

make us happy to be Thy children, 

and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds 

with grateful thoughts,

forgiving and forgiven, 

for Jesus’ sake. 


Share Your World…

Share Your World <3


Who do you think is an example of a successful person?

A person who is kind and is loved. Someone who is a giver and not always taking.

Why are you doing what you’re currently doing?

Staying inside keeping warm and getting the house back to ground zero from the holiday’s. Setting up my plan for the next year and finishing up on decorating. I just have 1 room to paint, 1 bathroom and then the kitchen. I should have it all done by the summer and then we’ll move 😉 Isn’t that how it always works out ???

What is your personal theme song?

This one is an easy one and for anyone who knows me, well it will always be this song…

Nothings Gonna Stop Us <3

What do you think about tofu?

I don’t like it. I thinks it’s just blah…

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)

Where did you find bliss this past week?

I am loved and I have a friend. We went out to an exhibit of “Princess Diana and to dinner. It’s nice to have a friend to do things with <3 . She is my royal friend…We watched both of the wedding’s together and we love all things Royal…Yeah we’re kind of geeky that way but we have fun <3 Love ya, Mz. Beth <3 .

Princess Diana Exhibit
Beth <3 Princess Diana

One LinerWednesday & Jusjojan…

“Don’t worry about the people from your past, there’s a reason they didn’t make it into your future 😉 .”

January Blogging Challenge/Widget

Today I’ll get to catch up on #jusjojanThe prompt for today is “Generosity.” Another great word!!! It brings positive thoughts of kindness and consideration. Both of what the world could use a lot of at this time.

” gen-er-os-i-ty…noun I was overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and neighbors <3 . It is so much better to give than receive. Saying that, You cannot keep it, unless you give it away … Which is true about so much in life <3 …


This was a gift our 4th son, the ballet dancer, brought home from China for us when he went there to dance with his company…I didn’t learn until this past Christmas when he visited that those markings in the pic were our name in Mandarin…How cool is that <3 . We love you Matthew <3 .

Christmas Eve, 2021

I’ve got the best kids ever !!! I love you <3 .

Merry Everything & Happy Always …

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Christmas Eve Dinner at Sullivan’s, Naperville
Matthew & Hannah, Christmas Eve Dinner at Sullivan’s, Naperville <3 ..

And Goblin, the sweetest <3 …

Scarlet79 <3 …

Monday’s Masterpiece…

Happy Monday and prayer’s and blessings to all impacted by the weather this past Friday. So sad to see all of the destruction and loss of life. It really does put much into perspective, especially at this time of year.

On the lighter side of today, we should all just count our blessings and be grateful for all that we have. On Father’s Day of this year our neighborhood was too hit by a tornado so it reminded me of how fragile life is…

I was just looking on Amazon to get some ideas for my Christmas list. I have to admit, I’m more of a Happy New Year person. I really don’t know why, but I do love the new year. Probably b/c I’m a planner girl and I don’t really get a plan until like now which is a little late. It’s still a great time of year though.

I came across one of the husband’s painting’s that I absolutely love, love, love <3 , so I thought I would post it for Monday’s Masterpiece…It’s Santa and his Christmas Mouse, Winston..

Santa Selfie

Santa Selfie & Winston 

Brand: Elan Creations

You can click on the link above and see more of the Artist amazing artwork…Still able to get the prints out before Christmas but do it soon. They make a great gift. Blessings Blogger Family wishing you all the best this Holiday Season, Happy Christmas and Merry Everything <3 …

Monday’s Masterpiece

Good Monday Morning Blogger’s. Hope all are having a great start to their week, I am. In fact Monday is probably one of my fav’s !!! Always love, love, love the beginning of anything, so many possibilities. It’s fresh, it’s new and that’s always a good thing.

I have a brand new page to start in my planner, Mz. Serena…

Planner Desk…Isn’t it beautius

Sorry, I digress back to Monday’s Masterpiece. I’m really loving this one for a couple of reasons. First would be it is my 3rd Son and always love pictures/painting of my kiddo’s. Second, it’s Ballet and anything that has to do with that well that says it all. The Artist i.e. husband has really out done himself this time <3 Drumroll please…..

Really loving this painting !!! What do you think ???

Stream of conciousness saturday

The first thing I’m going to say is if you don’t like politics or reading about our President, move on. I’m going to do it. I’m going to write about how I feel about this entire situation. It is deeply disturbing to me that I have to feel that I cannot talk about this w/o being hated. For what, I truly just don’t get it. The level of hatred and vitriol against our President from the day he came down the elevator with his beautiful wife, I just don’t get it. I am off of facebook b/c the level of hypocrisy from their sight was more than I could bare. I just have to ask myself why do they get to censor me. Back in the day after Thomas Edison discovered electricity, could you only use it if you did it the way he said. One guy, or Alexander Graham Bell. Were you only allowed to talk to who he said you could or talk about the way he believed. What has happened to this Country and no I don’t think our President did anything to create this situation. I think it is the media and Big Tech. I don’t know, what will happen to WordPress if they don’t like what I say ??? Are they coming for me next ??? Or maybe you, because the pendulum always swings back. I have earned the right to say, write whatever I want too. I got off of FB because I will not be censored and I never was on Twitter…Twitter is just stupid. “I’m standing on a corner right now.” Who cares or maybe I just don’t understand Twitter. I am a very tolerant and forgiving person. I don’t judge b/c I don’t know everything. I just think I know one thing and this situation is very dangerous for this great nation !!! “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We all better realize this before it’s too late. We all know that Joe Biden is not going to be the president. It will be Kamala or however you spell her name. She is very dangerous to our Republic. I’m going to have to say a lot of prayer’s for our country and our right to be free with her at the helm. I really hate to be right on that point. Please look at my family picture that I took at Christmas time. Like they say, “A picture is worth 1000 words !!!” That is the last thing I’m going to say <3

Merry Christmas, 2020 Husband Son’s Daughter’s Granddaughter’s

Merry Christmas, 2020

It was the best Christmas ever !!! Family, Food, Movies, Games and yes of course presents. I am blessed with so much all I want to say is Thank You for giving me so much. So much love, so much grace. My life’s is guided by God and guarded by his Angel’s. There are just no words. I am at peace and my heart is full of love. Merry Christmas and Happy Everything <3 …

Oh and I got my Christmas Card for next year 😉 …Happy Everything Bloggers <3 …

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve <3 So I had such a hard time figuring out what to buy the husband for Christmas. I asked God to please help me and he did…So excited 🙂 Here’s what I got him. As you know he is an amazing artist. The painting above is his most recent painting. (I’m giving it to Connie & Missy for a Christmas present, shhhhh)

I bought him tickets to Immersive Van Gough in March Y A Y He’s going to love it <3 Merry Christmas everyone. Be safe out there, and Connie and Missy are on their way. Safe Travels, let the game begin <3 …