A Valentine for a Friend

 


Friendship Valentine Greeting note cards and postcards

Good day everyone, and thank you for visiting Leisure Lane.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and this sweet, whimsical Valentine card is perfect for letting friends know you’re thinking of them. Available on Redbubble in my LeisureLane1 shop as a greeting card and postcard and more. To see this card and order, click on images. There are many lovely designs in the shop, so take a look around. Click on any thumbnail and it will show you all the products the design is offered on for your home and/or office.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

Arise and Shine!


“Arise and Shine” coffee/tea mug

Good morning, friends. Arise and Shine! I hope you’re enjoying a sunny day, no matter the weather.

I love this Arise and Shine design. It just seems to make me want to start the day with vigor. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll notice that most of the lovely photos that have accompanied my articles here on the Leisure Lane blog over the years are now available on products for you to enjoy. It was a dream of mine for you (and me) to enjoy these lovely photos in your own home – everyday.


“Arise and Shine!” phone cases

to see all the products this design is available on, click here.

Another intent of mine has always been to encourage, motivate, and inspire others to be their best – to grow in confidence, knowing that their total well-being is supported by someone. The journey is a lifetime, and sometimes arduous – so many steps back along with the steps forward – but it should be sprayed with joy knowing that progress is being made. That’s how I look at it. Being able to show my authentic self after so many years of hiding who I really was at a struggling job is one of the most liberating things God has done for me. It was like he said, “You don’t have to start all over, my dear one…we’ll just brush off some of the dust on your soul and continue on.” What a gift to know I am so important to the LORD, the one who flung the Universe into existence.

So, Arise and Shine and let your light shine through – there’s no better day than today!

Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit here today, and you found something to inspire and uplift you. If you have, share it with someone else – spread the positive aspects of everything about you, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

 

 

On Spirit Communing with spirit


Dear friends, the following is an excerpt from prayers and dialogues written from 2004 – 2007, which I call The Gardener of My Soul. I hope this helps you, inspires you, soothes you – whatever you can glean from it to give your mind peace.

February, 2007

I understood today why I am overwhelmed by silence in the yearning for the Lover.  He is there with my spirit.  He is embracing the soul.  Words end. There are no words to express, no sounds to mutter, no utterances from the vocal chords.  My lips open longing to say what I feel, but Spirit is engaged with His beloved and there is no room for my flesh.  That is Spirit communing with spirit.  Silence is the marriage bed, where two become one.  There is only the ecstasy of the soul for her Lover, and the knowledge that only He has the power to come to her through her passionate and silent urging.

Note to the beloved: 

It is sometimes very difficult to remain in silence.  Talking to God makes us seem like there is a true communication going on.  And certainly, it is vitally important for us to verbally express our longings, our intentions, and heart-felt feelings to our Eternal Parent.  But sometimes, when the longing becomes so intense, and a sensation washes over us like a soothing balm, words have no place, and quiet is the best antidote.  This is the moment when God can fully embrace you with the Love He so patiently has waited to pour on you.  Embrace it with all of your heart.  Remain silent, and let His Spirit love yours.  It is a communication between them, though you may not fully comprehend with your mind, it will be fully appreciated in the very core of your being.

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Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane today. If this inspired you, I’d love to hear from you. May God bless you along your soul’s path, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1.redbubble.com

Note: The above excerpt is from personal and copyrighted material, The Gardener of My Soul. Please do not use for commercial purposes without consent of the author, Marianne Coyne. Thank you.

February Spiral Notebook for Dreams, Thoughts, Ideas, and More

February Spiral Notebook from The Knittington Fairies collection.
Also available in note cards, postcards, stickers, and more.

Good day, friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane. I hope you’re all enjoying the beginning of the new year with good health and new dreams (or expansions on some older ones).

A February spiral notebook is available to write down dreams, aspirations, thoughts, gratitude, ideas, and so much more. I began a gratitude journal in 2012 to switch my thoughts from the negative side of the day to the positive. It works wonders and turned into a gratitude/affirmation journal, as I make the scriptures my personal affirmations about how God sees me and who I am in and with Him. After all, Jesus’ whole life was one big affirmation of God’s love for us. That should make us very grateful.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you find something here to inspire your day. Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1.redbubble.com

 

 

God Notices Me [and You]

I am like the tiny little flowers that grow as weeds.
Most would never notice them, but I notice them.
So God notices me. He sees me, though I am as
low in the world as those littlest flowers. He sees
my smallest petals. He sees my beauty as I see
theirs. And he says, “Come to Me My little flower.
I have a place for you in My garden.”

Marianne Coyne
©2004

My friends, until next time may happy days abound!

Marianne

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day – Love is in the Air

Valentine mug Love is always

Valentine mug Love is always side view

Another well loved Knittington Fairies designs…
Just in time for Valentine’s Day

Merry Christmas, everyone. I’d like to thank all of you for appreciating the hard (yet joyful) work I’ve put into my creative ventures over the years and for helping to make this year an exciting and prosperous one. May you have a healthy and prosperous holiday and all the new year to come!

As you can see, I’m already uploading St. Valentine’s Day designs on my LeisureLane1 Redbubble shop. The mug makes a perfect seasonal or all year round gift to yourself or someone you love. There are quite a few products to choose from with this design.

Postcards, Note cards, Stickers and more available

I’ll be posting more designs in the future, so keep checking my shop. Thank you for stopping by today. God bless you, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

 

 

Collage of Cards

Collage of Cards

Good Monday, everyone. I hope you will all have a great new week ahead, beginning with today.

Saturday, I received 4x 6 inch postcards I ordered from LeisureLane1 on Redbubble. They are so pretty and I can’t wait for them to greet someone special in their mail box. And they’re even nice enough to frame. I’ll have to keep checking for some cute frames while I’m out and about.

Seeing them together reminded me of all the beauty life has to offer, and the beauty we get to create with our thoughts, our words, and our hands.


I also received two stickers, and I can use them in many ways; give them as gifts, stick them on card stock and make my own postcards or little note cards with them, or use them on the outside of envelopes, on my computer, in my journal…the possibilities are many. One I just thought of now, is sticking them on a sturdy backing and adding the flat magnets on the back for my refrigerator – that way I’ll always be reminded of good things.

The “Peace – Snow on the Berries” mug is precious. It also comes in “Merry & Bright”, “Happy Holidays”, “Merry Christmas”, and no text.

I hope these images inspire you to seek out, see, and enjoy the collage of all pretty things in life. May you enjoy your day, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Merry Christmas with Sprinkles on Top

“Merry Christmas with Sprinkles on Top” sticker

“Merry Christmas with Sprinkles on Top” is one of my new designs in my LeisureLane1 shop.

Hello everyone…I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful day. It is very nice here with cool temps and lots of sunshine today.


“Merry Christmas with Sprinkles on Top” note card

A quick note to introduce one of my new designs for the holidays. The sticker and note card are just a couple of the products it comes in.

And for those who don’t like sprinkles (I have no idea who that would be), we have the simple message available as well.


“Merry Christmas” mug


(side)

Anyway you like it, we have it – and more. Okay, now I want to snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate – with whipped cream of course!

Thank you for strolling by the lane today. I wish you every pleasantness, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

 

My Little Bloomin’ Shop Now Features Products from My Redbubble Shop

Hi everyone. Just a quick note to let you know My Little Bloomin’ Shop page is up and running with some new changes.

I’ll be featuring the products and designs available in my LeisureLane1 Redbubble shop on My Little Bloomin’ Shop page. That way you can check there as well, in case you missed any and keep up with what’s available.

Thank you for your interest, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1

The Midnight Monster – That Eerie Time of Year

OooeeeOooo! It’s that eerie time of year, and if you’re looking for a good, fun children’s mystery to read to your kids, check out The Midnight Monster on Amazon kindle. A perfect bedtime story that will keep them engaged, but won’t give them nightmares.

Reading with your children creates a bonding experience that will last a lifetime and memories they can pass on to their own children. I began reading to my son when he was about 6 – 8 months old with cloth books. We read together for many years and if I knew the last time I read to him was going to be the last time, I would have soaked in the moment more. Alas, he finally grew out of being read to and now I look forward to reading to grandchildren when that season arrives.

I hope you and your child enjoy The Midnight Monster – let me know.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

 

 

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