Monday, December 17, 2012

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.144

Here we are, just one week away from Christmas, are you ready? I'm sure not, so I better get it going this last week. I will say, I really didn't want to have a party this week. With what has happened at the Sandy Hook school on Friday, a linky party, was far from what I want to do today. I am sure you are all just as heart broken as I am over this tragedy. As a mother of two young teachers, this has really hit home. Both of my daughters are just starting their teaching careers, and they both work with young children (K5-3rd grade). The young 27 year old teacher, that made sure that her students were hidden from the shooter, and died while saving them, oh my, these children are so blessed that she was there for them. Let's all continue praying for all the families that have lost loved ones. The lost of these twenty children, is by far, more than any of us can understand. I do know, that our God is with the families of these little ones, and will always be there for them. Also, we need to pray for all the people that were there at the school, they are all, forever changed. Thank you for coming by today, and now, let's see some wonderful features, from last weeks party.
                                      Blessings,
                                         Linda

                          Susan @Oh My! Creative

                           Lynn @The Vintage Nest

                              Joy @A Vintage Green

                            Heather @Our Life in a Click

                         Rondell @Something Nice and Pretty
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43 comments:

With A Blast said...

Thank you for hosting - have a lovely week :-)

Blue Creek Home said...

No matter how we may try, sense just cannot be made of the senseless deaths of those precious children and staff.
I cannot imagine the pain that these families are suffering. Prayer is all we have to offer, but what a powerful offering it is.
You are a most hospitable hostess!!!
Rhonda

suzyq said...

The world was forever changed on Friday morning - the grief will never " quite " go away with this one -
Big hugs - to you and your daughters as they enter this most noble of professions..........
Thanks so much for hosting admist all of this - when we so desperately need
a little normalcy in our days.
xxx

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Blessings on your sweet daughters for their dedication to teaching the little ones. Have a blessed week, Linda!

Mary said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all too! Bless your daughters for their vocation. It is so hard to carry on with all the suffering going on. Thank you for hosting.

Stephanie said...

Bless your sweet daughters! Thank you for hosting and have a joyful week!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love the features! Thanks for hosting! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sue said...

Linda, Your insight and thoughtfulness re: last week's incident are duly noted. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the families of the innocent victims. Thank you for hosting in light of it all. We need some normalcy in these crazy times.
Our son's girlfriend is a public school teacher in a "not so good" district here in Dayton. She related that while there is a security guard on the premises, he does not holster a weapon. The grounds are not gated and visitors are buzzed in, sight unseen. On top of this are students who toss chairs at teachers in the classroom and have knock down, drag out fights with their classmates. These are 4th and 5th graders!!! I never saw this type of violence when I was growing up or working as a substitute teacher in the 80's. It is all a very scary situation that many educators are in these days.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Linda; thank you for featuring my Joy Mantel this week. A sweet surprise.

And thank you for hosting this week as well.

And thank you for writing so clearly about the loss of the tragedy of the senseless loss of such little children and their teachers, principal and psychologist. A horror and great sadness. Prayers.

Joy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

As a retired teacher, I can't help but put myself in that place...so hard! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Thanks so much for hosting.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone touched by this tragedy.

Tuula

Alderberry Hill said...

I am happy to be linking here this week, thanks so much for this wonderful party. Happy Monday & Happy Holidays!{Hugs}
alderberryhill@nl.rogers.com

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm so glad you decided to go ahead with your party this week. We need to see all the pretty and joyous things we can at this terrible time.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Linda, I am thrilled to be featured this week. Thank you for this honor! And I am so happy you decided to have the linky party. Simple things like this give us hope and joy and we need that so badly right now. Bless your heart...xxo Lynn

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, I have two grandchildren in first grade. My heart is breaking over the loss of those innocent children and for the women that lost their lives trying to stop the shooter.

Artsy VaVa said...

Thanks for hosting the party! Merry Christmas!

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Linda, I so appreciate you featuring My Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees - may your holidays be Merry and Bright!

It is sad to say that this is a very difficult time...

Cottage and Broome said...

We are all sadden by the losses at Sandy Hook. I can hardly look and young children with out crying.. Thanks you so much for hosting, Laura

Anne said...

I continue to keep all who's lives were cut so short in my prayers.And I will never forget them.Even though I did not know them they will always remain in my heart.
But we have to go on living and am glad to see some pretty so thank you for hosting and for sharing.
xx
Anne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for hosting yet, another great party at, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Wishing you and yours a blessed C'mas.
FABBY

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You sure put a smile on my face this evening Linda, I sure needed it, I posted about it just a little while ago. My granddaughter's school was in lockdown today...they are fine and they caught the "crazy" before he got to near the school.
Thank you for your post, I think this has tragedy has devastated everyone but I think all we can do is pray for everyone that was touched by this madman!

Gail said...

My thoughts and prayers are with those precious babies,their families and the heros. I can't even watch the news because I get so upset. Thanks for hosting Linda.

Karen Albert said...

Dear Linda, it has been such a soul searching week. The little angels are protected in heaven and now we must protect our children here!

Love & Hugs,
Karena
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Karen Albert said...

PS Linda, The Linky Tool was not accepting my blog as a valid website when I tried to post to your Party!

Love & Hugs,
Karena
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must love junk said...

I agree, nothing seems quite right after the tragedy that has just happened. Still, thank you for hosting.
Susan

Pamela said...

Thank you for hosting LInda! Your party is a great diversion.

Jann Olson said...

Yes Linda, it is a hearwrenching tragedy. My prayers go out for all of them! Thanks for hosting. Some really great features.
Hugs,
Jann

Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting today Linda. Its been a very sad several days. Prayers.
Rob

Pam said...

Thank you for hosting. Lots of great features.

Heather said...

Thanks so much for the feature! It really made my day!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Linda. I understand your reluctance to party this week. Such a needless tragedy.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting! I debated whether or not to post my party today, but I felt that I must continue on and not give place to fear and sadness. Fantastic features. Wishing you a pretty week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jody and Stan said...

Thank you for hosting! Prayers go out to everyone from the tragedy.

Jody

Crystelle Boutique said...

Thank you! You throw fun parties... :)

hugs x
Crystelle

andrea@townandprairie said...

Sad...teaching has become a battleground for all of us. I cannot get the children and teacher out of my mind. I did not want to go to school yesterday. Did not want to send a sub to take my place, either.

I've tried linking up but my computer internet connection keeps throwing me out! I will keep on keepin' on!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Thanks for the party, have a Merry Christmas!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Thanks for hosting, Linda. I am a former elementary school teacher and I am heartbroken. Prayers to all those involved in this tragedy and to all our teachers/students.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

There are so so many wonderful and creative posts this week. I'm sharing a very easy way to make a live wreath!
Thanks for hosting!!!

Katie Sue said...

Thank you for hosting.I love the features.
Have a great week.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Thanks for hosting, Linda!

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Becca said...

I know ... so hard to wrap our heads around. Coming from a family of female teachers, I can understand your concern, but I'm sure your daughters will be just fine! Thanks so much for hosting ... have a Merry Christmas.

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