The Grower's Daughter

The Grower's Daughter

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Celebrations










While we had a lovely weekend celebrating with family, we celebrated our risen Saviour, and His perfect love for us. And right now, I don't even have words for all of that, but this song has just stayed with me all weekend, as a sort of anthem of victory. It's titled Man of Sorrows by Hillsong.

Man of sorrows Lamb of God, by His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God, has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused, beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father's will, He took a crown of thorns

Oh that rugged cross, my salvation, where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out, Hallelujah, praise and honour unto Thee

Sent of heaven God's own Son, to purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones, who nailed Him to that tree
Oh that rugged cross, my salvation, where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out, Hallelujah, praise and honour unto Thee

Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full
By the precious blood, that my Jesus spilled


Now the curse of sin, has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free, oh is free indeed

Oh that rugged cross, my salvation, where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out, Hallelujah, praise and honour unto Thee

See the stone is rolled away, behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised, He's risen from the grave

Happy Easter.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

First Day of Spring



Happy first day of Spring!

While the temperatures were still quite cool today, we enjoyed a day full of sunshine. The warmth will come, and when it does, I can't wait to throw open the windows and air out the house.


I haven't done much in the way of changing the house for the season, but I have added a few potted Hydrangeas (a favourite of mine) around the house. I also have some fragrant Spring bulbs planted as well. If you're local, you can pick up these Hydrangeas in Blue and Pink, as well as an assortment of bulbs at the shop.





I just couldn't get over how many blooms were on this one!


Aside from that, I'm looking forward to tackling some Spring cleaning, and hosting Easter dinner this weekend.


And while it's not cleaning, we've slowly been checking small items off our to-do lists like hanging artwork etc... This was a painting I picked up at Christie's Antique Show last Spring, I can't wait for this year's show at the end of May.


Isn't the sunlight just wonderful?


And as today is the first day of Spring, I took a walk through our gardens to see what new growth was popping up. This is our first Spring in this house, so I had no idea what, if anything, would pop up where. I was thrilled to find some patches of Daffodils,


Finally, in preparation for Spring Cleaning, here is a great little Spring Cleaning list I came across from Jenny Hobbick at Everyday Occasions. I plan to use it to organize my own list. This is her example, but if you follow the link above, you can find blank printables.