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Quotes & Phrases:

My quotes and phrases are a collection of suggested phrases that can be ordered for your wall expression, tiles and plaques. I invite you to browse my selection for fresh ideas.


A happy home is but an early heaven

A house is built with boards and beams; a home is built with love and dreams

A house is made of brick and stone, but only love can make it home

A house is who you are, not who you ought to be – Jill Robinson

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it – George Moor

Ah! There’s nothing like staying home for real comfort – Jane Austen

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord

Be it ever so humble – there’s no place like HOME

Bless all who enter

Bless our Home

Bless this Home

Bless this Home with Friends and Family – Love and Laughter Forever After

Bless this home with love and laughter

Bless this house

Carpe Diem (means: seize the day)

Enter with a HAPPY heart

Everyone brings joy to this house – some when they enter, some when they leave

Happiness is homemade

Happy is the HOUSE that shelters a FRIEND

Have LOVE in your HEART and PEACE in your HOME

Having someplace to go is HOME . . . Having someone to love is FAMILY . . . Having both is a BLESSING

Heart – Hearth – Home

HOME – the gathering room

HOME – where you are always loved

Home is where our story began

Home is where our story begins

Home is where the story begins

Home is where they love you

Home is where you hang your hat

Home is where you hang your heart

Home is where your heart is

Home is where your story begins

Home Sweet Home

Housework is HOMECARING, and a manifestation of Spirit in the home – Sarah Ban Breathnach

I dwell in possibility – Emily Dickinson

I like the things that look used, especially when they were used by someone who matters to me – Gary Hager

If you take it out, put it back. If you open it, close it. If you throw it down, pick it up. If you take it off, hang it up.

If you’re here, you’re family

In our home let love abide, and bless all those who step inside

It embraces, nurtures, sustains, and inspires (HOME underlay)

Let there be love in our hearts, harmony in our homes, peace in our land

LIVE every moment. LAUGH every day. LOVE beyond words.

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much

Live, Laugh, Love

Lord, let there be Love in our Hearts, Harmony in our Homes, Peace in our Land

Love and Laughter welcome here

Love, Laughter, and Friends always welcome

May ALL who enter as Guests, Leave as Friends

May our home be warm and our friends be many

May our home know joy, each room hold laughter, every window open to great possibilities

May our home radiate our love of living

May peace be with you while you stay and joy be with you on your way

May this House Always Be Too Small to hold our Friends and Family

My house was clean last week … sorry you missed it!

No Empty Chairs

Oh, there’s One who smiles on high, when there’s love at home

Our home is filled with peace and rest – may all who enter in be blessed

Peace, Love and Joy to all who enter here

Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order – Anne Wilson Schaef

Prayer and housekeeping go together – when we clean and order our homes, we are somehow cleaning and ordering ourselves – Gunilla Norris

Sit long, Talk much, Laugh often

The Gathering Place

There is no reason, either in prose or in rhyme, why a whole house should not be a poem – Ella Church Rodman

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home . . . except the cabin

This home is filled with dreams and love and endless blessings from above

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all


WELCOME – to the mountains!

Welcome Friends

Welcome to our Home

When children laugh and families play, home is where they want to stay

Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace.


A candle looses nothing by lighting another candle

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us – Gandolf the Grey

Be your own kind of beautiful

Family – isn’t it about Time?!

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future – Gail Lumet Buckley

Have you received His image in your countenance?

I am a part of all I have read – John Kieran

I need Thee every hour

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to hide those who don’t – Blaise Pascal

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain – Louisa May Alcott

The cyclone drives its powers from a calm center – Norman Vincent Peake

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it – Edith Wharton

There is only one journey. Going inside yourself – Rainer Maria Rilke

Time doth softly sweetly glide when there’s love at home

We measure time by the moments we share

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become – Ursula K. LeGuin

When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes – Oprah Winfrey



Bon Appetite

Come gather at our table

Cooking is love made visible

Dinner choices: 1. Take it 2. Leave it

Flops are part of life’s menu and I’m never a girl to miss out on a course – Rosaline Russell

Grandmas are Moms with LOTS of frosting.

Hot Fudge Fills Deep Needs

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and homemade bread

Kitchens were made to bring family together

Life itself is the proper binge – Julia Childs

Life’s too short to drink cheap coffee!

My favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations

Never eat more than you can lift – Miss Piggy

No matter where we serve our guests – they seem to like the Kitchen best!

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul – Oscar Wilde


Polly, put the kettle on – we’ll all have tea! - Charles Dickens

Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run – Jenny Craig

Sugar and Spice

This kitchen is SEASONED with love


Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life

Crayons – Markers – Pencils – Paint – Stamps – Cards

Create – Imagine – Learn – Laugh – Art – Games

Crop – Punch – Create – Photos – Enjoy – Memories

Dream – Believe – Explore – Fly – Pretend – Play

Families that PLAY together, stay together

God gave us music so that we might pray without words

Great symphonies begin with just one note

Music expresses that which cannot be saved and on which it is impossible to be silent – Victor Hugo

Music is the song of the heart

The Imagination Factory

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides. –Arthur Schnabel

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing – George Bernard Shaw

You’re Really Measuring Up (Growth Chart)


Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else – Judy Garland

Bare Bottoms Welcome Here


Be a sweetie and wipe the seatie

Clean hands – clean faces – clean hearts

Don’t squat with your spurs on!

If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese? – Dame Edith Sitwell

Life is But a Dream (ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT underlay)

Remember to wash your hands – with soap!



Splish, Splash – I was taking a BATH! – Bobby Darren

The Bath: My Secret Haven of Self-Absorption – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion – Yves Saint Laurent

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them – Syliva Plath

Those with short bats, step up to the plate

When I Grow Up – I want to be ME!


Drop your drawers!

It Will All Come Out in the Wash

Laundry – loads of fun!

MUD ROOM – The dirt stops here

Our life is frittered away by details (SIMPLIFY underlay)

The Laundry Room

Wash Day

Wash Dry Fold Repeat


A weed is no more than a flower in disguise

All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today

Ah! Life grows lovely where you are

And forget not that the earth delights to feel our bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair – Kahlil Gibran

Bless These Blooms

Bloom where you’re Planted

Don’t go through Life – GROW through life

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant – Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams

Every bunny loves a garden

Expect abundance on every level

I’d rather have roses on my table, than diamonds on my neck – Emma Goldman

In search of my mother’s garden I found my own – Alice Walker

It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow

Leaf-Stem-Root…Mind-Body-Soul -- Spirit’s seamless thread of mystery.

Love is the only flower which grows and blossoms without the aid of seasons – Kahil Gibran

May all your weeds be wildflowers

Plant kindness in your garden

Plant seeds of kindness…harvest a garden of love

Plant smiles, grow laughs, harvest love

Scatter Sunshine OR Scatter Kindness OR Scatter Love

Seeds of Love

Smell ALL the flowers, as opposed to just the roses

Study the cycles of Mother Nature - they correspond with the cycles of your soul’s growth. Quiet your mind. Rope in the restlessness. Be here. Learn to labor. Learn to wait. Learn to wait expectantly – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Take the Gentle Path – George Herbert

Take thyme to smell the flowers!

Take time to smell the roses and the tulips and the daisies and the lilacs and the. . .

The Earth is my Mother, She takes care of me. The Earth is my Mother, I take care of Her – Native American Chant

Welcome to my Garden

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to people

What you sow is what you grow

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go – Louise Driscoll


A baby is God’s opinion the world should go on

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re fast asleep

All you need is faith and trust and a little Pixie Dust!

Angels danced the day you were born

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures – Loyelle Drachman

Boy, oh boy!

Butterfly Kisses

Children need two things: A dog and a mom willing to let them have one

Courage – Explore – Adventure – Strength – Achieve – Fly – Dream

DANCE like nobody is watching. SING like no one is listening. LOVE like you’ll never get hurt. LIVE like each day is your last.

Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies

Dance to the Music of your Dreams

Dance to the Rhythm of your Heart

Dance Yourself Silly

Daughter of God or Son of God (child name underlay)

Don’t let the fear from striking out keep you from playing the game

Every Little Boy Needs His Own Spot

Fairytales, dragonflies, and happy endings

Fairytales, magic spells, and happy endings

Fairy tales and fairy wings spun through quiet Fairy dreams

Fly with the Angels, Dance with the Stars

Football – Basketball – Baseball – Soccer – Hockey – Wrestling

Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails

Good night, sweet prince!

Good night sweet Princess

Got Milk?

Hitch Your Wagon to a Star

I hope they call me on a mission

I hope you dance

I love to see the temple. I’m going there someday

I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck

I’m a princess – all girls are

If friends were flowers, I’d pick you

It takes courage to become who you are

It’s a Girl’s World – Boys just live in it

It’s not easy being a princess. But, hey, if the crown fits!

I wasn’t born a Princess – but hey, if the crown fits!

Let them be little because they’re only that way for a while

Life is Simple – Eat, Sleep, DANCE

Little one from up above sent to bring us lots of love

Lullaby and goodnight

Mighty Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow – Greek proverb

No more monkeys jumpin’ on the bed

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss

One thing is true – we LOVE being parents of you!

Play ball


Read to Me

Remember who you are

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden

Sisters are little girls who grow up to be your best friend!

Sisters make the best of friends

Snips – Snails – Tails – Romp – Play – Laugh

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails – that’s what little boys are made of

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails

Sometimes being a Brother is better than being a superhero

Starlight, star bright

Sugar and spice

Sugar and spice and everything nice

Sugar and spice and everything nice – that’s what little GIRLS are made of!

Sunset fades, stars appear, Garden Fairies gather here

Sweet Dreams Little One

Tennis – Volleyball – Swim – Softball – Cheer – Dance

Thank heaven for little girls

There is no Buddy like a Brother

Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes, Little Itty Bitty Clothes

To become a real boy, you must prove yourself brave, truthful & unselfish – Pinnochio

Twinkle, twinkle in your eyes, are you an angel in disguise?

Twinkle, twinkle little star, do you know how loved you are?

TWINS – two little blessings sent from above

Walk tall – you’re a daughter of God!

We can’t all be stars, but we can all twinkle

When in doubt … Dance

When in Doubt, tell the Truth

When you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep. Talk to the shepherd

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think


‘Cuz I’m the mom

A child is the root of the heart

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be your friend

A family blossoms with a Mother’s love

A friend is a present you give yourself

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words

A friend is your needs answered

A happy family is but an earlier heaven

A mother can divide her love among her children and each child still has all her love

A mother holds her children’s hands for a while … their hearts forever

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them – Victor Hugo

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path – Agatha Christie

A rose can say “I love you”; and orchid can enthrall; but a weed bouquet in a little fist, that’s the best of all!

A soft voice turneth away wrath

A true friend is one soul in two bodies -- Aristotle

All because two people fell in love

And in the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures

Angels can’t be everywhere, that’s why God gave us friends

Angels gather here

Are we going to be friends forever, asked Piglet – Even longer, Pooh answered. – A Milne

Because I’m the Dad

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. – Jane Howard

Children are the keys of paradise

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see – John H. Whitehead

Children stand more in need of example than criticism – Joseph Joubert

Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do – Jean de La Bruyere

Daddy’s little girl

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say

Faith Family Friends

Families are Forever

Family is what happens when two people fall in love

Families are like quilts, pieced with memories, bound with love

Families ties are precious threads

FAMILY … a journey to forever

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future – Gail Lumet Buckley

First my mother, forever my friend

Friends and family make this house a home

Friends are angels in disguise

Friends are God’s way of taking care of us

Friends are like quilts, they never loose their warmth

Friends are the family we choose

Friendship is a sheltering tree

Friendship sweetens the cares of life

Gems may be precious, but friends are priceless

Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go often to the house of thy friend for weeds soon choke up the unused path

God, Family, Country

Good Food, Good Friends, Good Company

Good friends are good for your health

Grandkids welcome – Parents by appointment

Grandparents’ hearts are so big there’s always room for one more

Grow old along with me

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be

Happiness is being married to your best friend

Happiness is homemade

Happiness is my friend’s hand

Happiness is the sense that one matters

Happy is the house that shelters a friend

Have I told you lately that I love you?

Have love in your heart and peace in your home

Having someplace to go is Home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.

I get by with a little help from my friends – John Lennon

If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in my hand

If you don’t know your family’s history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree – Michael Chrichton

If you’re here, you’re family

It all started because two people fell in love

It’s never too late for happily ever after

Keep company with those who make you better – English saying

Laugh, and the worlds laughs with you; Cry and you cry with your girlfriends – Laurie Kuslansky

Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds – Hebrews 10:24

Life’s truest happiness is in the friendships we make along the way

Live well, laugh often, love much

Love generously, praise loudly, live fully

Love is blind. Friendship quietly closes its eyes

Love One Another

Love, laughter and friends always welcome

Many men can build a fortune, but very few can build a family – JS Bryan

Mom: A title just above queen

Once in a while, right in the middle of life – LOVE gives us a fairytale

Once upon a time…

One does not make friends. . . one recognizes them

Our Forever Family


Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a kind prayer and kiss me goodnight

Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person . . . It is a matter of BEING the right person

Thank heaven for friends

The best times are always found when friends and family gather round

The only way to have a friend is to be one – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while

Together is the happiest place to be

Together we make a family

When families gather, hearts warm

Where love is, there God is also


A heart in love with beauty never grows old – Turkish Proverb

A mother can divide her love among her children and each child still has all her love

A promise made is a promise forever

All because two people fell in love

All things grow with love

Always a kiss goodnight

Always kiss me goodmorning

Always kiss me goodnight

Always and forever

Always and forever – no matter what!

And they lived happily ever after …

By Love Possessed

EVER AFTER – It’s never too late to live happily ever after …

Everything grows with love

Family is what happens when two people fall in love

Everything I understand, I understand because I love – Leo Tolstoy

Fairytales do come true

Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more: and all good things are yours

Follow the Heart

Happiness is being married to your best friend

He who is the holder of my hand, is also the holder of my heart

HEARTS (a package of different sized hearts)

I have found the one my soul adores

I love the way that you love me

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach

I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck

I love you, not only for who you are, but for what I am when I am with you – Roy Croft

I loved you once, I love you still, I always have, I always will

If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving

If you obey all the rules, you miss the fun – Katharine Hepburn

In loving you, I am forever changed

In union there is strength

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower – Hans Christian Anderson

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not – Samuel Johnson

Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action – 1 John 3:18

Live Laugh Love

Live simply Laugh often Love life

Lord, let there be love in our hearts, harmony in our homes, peace in our land

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain – Shakespeare

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction – Antoine de Daint-Exupery

Love every day. Each one is so short and they are so few – Norman Vincent Peale

Love generously, Praise loudly, Live fully

Love is an endless act of forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit – Peter Ustinov

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired – Robert Frost

Love is blind; Friendship quietly closes its eyes

Love is spoken here

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence - HL Mencken

Love lifts us up where we belong

Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Dance as if no one is watching, Live like it’s heaven on earth.

Love One Another

Loved you then, love you still, always have, always will

One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats – Iris Murcdoch

Peace, love and joy to all who enter here

Perhaps loving something is the only starting place there is for making your life your own – Alice Koller

Plant seeds of kindness…harvest a garden of love

Plant smiles, grow laughs, harvest love

Real love stories never have endings

Sealed with Love

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts

Still cozy after all these years

Still crazy in love after all these years

Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person … its is a matter of being the right person

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things – Henry

Ward Beecher

There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day – Alexander Woollcott

Two hearts, one love

Two hearts, Two lives, One love

We can do no great things – only small things with great love – Mother Teresa

We were created by Love, for Love, to Love.

When I count my blessings, I count you twice

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out – Elizabeth Bowen

When you smiled at me, I was afraid to like you. When you hugged me, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I’m afraid to lose you.​

Where love is, there God is also

Where there is great love, there are always miracles – Willa Cather

You and me for eternity


… because every picture has a story to tell

A complete life depends on what it was lived for

Babies are such a nice way to start people – Don Herold


Life in abundance only comes through great love – Elbert Hubbard

Live your life to be a story worth telling

Love begins with a smile, grows into a kiss, and ends with a tear

Make your life a story worth telling


Memories are timeless treasures of the heart

The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of family

Time is made up of Captured Moments

We do not remember days – We remember moments

We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up – Christopher Morley

When the one you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure


Each day is a gift

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

Just breathe – you’ll never live this moment again.

Real Life – the real life of joy we are meant to be living – begins when we restore a sense of reverence to our daily affairs. Today, search for the Sacred in the ordinary with gratitude in your heart and you will surely find it. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Rhythm – Reverence – Reflection

Take a Secret Anniversary of the Heart – pause, remember and commemorate what you cherish – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The eyes of my eyes are opened – EE Cummings (GRATITUDE underlay)

There is calmness to life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy – Ralph H. Blum


…and life is what we make it. Always has been. Always will be – Grandma Moses

After all, tomorrow is another day – S. Ohara

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much – Helen Keller

And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be – Grandma Moses

Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars – Henry Van Dyke

Be Patient – you’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead – Ram Dass

Believe in yourself

Calmness is the cradle of power – Joshiah Gilbert Holland

Cherish today

Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow, Live Today

Do unto others as you would have done unto you

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are – Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t dream your life

Dreams are illustrations … from the book your soul is writing about you – Marsha Norman

Enjoy the journey

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things


Follow your heart

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp – but, which if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happy people don’t necessarily have everything; they just make the most of everything they have

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all – Laura Ingalls Wilder

I have made my world and it is a much better world than I ever saw outside – Louise Nevelson (RHYTHM underlay)

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Imagination is more important that knowledge – Albert Einstein

In all living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured – Gordon B. Hinckley

In my life’s chain of events nothing was accidental. Everything happened according to an inner need – Hannah Senesh

In the mist of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you – Deepak Chopra

It is not our abilities that show us what we truly are; it is our choices – Professor Dumbledor

It’s a Wonderful Life

Just BE

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love – Lao Tzu

Knowledge is power

Lengthen your Stride

Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion – Leo Buscalgia

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing – Helen Keller

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments – Rose Kennedy

Live every moment. Laugh every day. Love beyond words.

Live Life Joyfully

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries – Corita Kent

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst

Man’s reach should exceed his grasp – or what’s a heaven for? – Robert Browning

May you LIVE all the days of your life.

No act of kindness, how ever small, is never wasted

No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap – Carrie Snow

Once in a lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold.

Rest is the sweet sauce of labor – Plutarch

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child – Ron Wild


Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality – Nikos Kazantzakis

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt

The future is made up of the same stuff as the present

The heart has reasons which reason cannot understand – Blaise Pascal

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand – Robert Vallett

The mind is never right but when it is at peace with itself – Seneca

The most important things in life aren’t things

The Real is the sole foundation of the Ideal – Grace Aquilar

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is – Albert Einstein

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm – Willa Cather

There is more to life than increasing its speed – Gandhi

There is no better exercise for strengthening the heart, than reaching down and lifting up another.

Things do not change – we change – Henry David Thoreau

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves – Sir James Matthew Barrie

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it – Mother Teresa

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world

Try to be the person your dog thinks you are

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have – Doris Mortman

We all smile in the same language

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us – Joseph Campbell

We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are – Cardinal Mercia

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you are, be a good one – Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has power, genius, and magic in it. Begin it now – Goethe

Wish It! Dream It! Do It!

Work like you need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, Dance like nobody is watching – Mark Twain

Your obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself – Richard Bach


Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else

Grandma says that when God made me, He was just showing off

Grant me patience to deal with my blessings

I can resist anything except temptation

I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks!

If you pray for rain, be prepared for some mud

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened

Laughter is the closest distance between two people – Victor Borge

The house isn’t under construction – children live here

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!

You know you are over the hill when happy hour means nap time


… and to all a good night!

A Season of Peace

A Silent Night, A Star Above, A Blessed Gift of Hope & Love

All is calm, all is bright

America – God shed His grace on thee

Be warm inside and out – Mary Engelbreit

Believe in the Magic


Freedom isn’t free

God Bless America

God bless us, every one

Happy Haunting

Happy Holidays

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Ho Ho Ho

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Jesus is the reason for the season

Let freedom ring

Let it snow!

Merry Christmas

O Holy Night

Once there was a snowman

One Flag, One Land, One Heart, One Hand, One Nation

Seasons Greetings

Shepherds Saw, Angels Sang, Wise Men Came

Silent Night, Holy Night

SNOWFLAKES (a package of different shaped stars)

Sweet land of Liberty

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring – Bern Williams

Think Spring

United We Stand


Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Welcome Little King

Wise Men Still Seek Him


A bad day fishing is better than a good day working

A Simple Life … by the sea

Are you GAME?

Attitude is EVERYTHING

BEACH – Welcome to Paradise

Beach House Rules – relax … relax … relax


Dribble – Rebound – Shoot – SCORE!

ESCAPE from everyday life

Fishing stories told here

Fishing tales told here

Game ON!

Get Reel! Go Fishing!

Gone Fishin’

Good things come from those who Bait!

Here … fishy, fishy

Home is where the beach is …

I love to watch the seasons change – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey

If I can’t be seen, I’m on the green

It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game

Just Wishin’ I was Fishin’

Let your dreams set SAIL

Old fisherman never die, they just loose their bobbers

One fine fisherman lives here with the catch of his life!

School Name or Mascot (with child’s name OVERLAY)

Something’s fishy around here!

Take me out to the ball game

Welcome Aboard

Wiggle your toes in the sand


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

A family that prays together stays together

All is well

All that I have seen readies me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anybody can observe the Sabbath but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week – Alice Walker

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord – Joshua 24:15

Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you – Matthew 7:7

Be assured. God is in the details

Be grateful, be smart, be clean, be true, be humble, be prayerful – Gordon B. Hinckley

Be steadfast when all hell breaks loose

Be Still and Know that I am God

Be Thou Humble

Because I have been given much

Belief is truth held in the mind; faith is a fire in the heart – Joseph Fort Newton


Believe – Remember – Follow – Obey (COME UNTO CHRIST underlay)

Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you … If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it. – Emmet Fox

Bless his Holy name

Bless our home

Bless this house

Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God – Matthew 5:8

Blessed be the name of the Lord

By living fully, recognizing that all we do is by His power, we honor God; He is turn blesses us – Becky Laird

Choose the right

Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all – St. Augustine

Christ is the Center of our Home, a Guest at every Meal, A silent listener to every conversation.

Commit thy Way unto the Lord – Psalm 37:4

Count your blessings

CROSS shaped pattern of scriptures

Daughter of a Heavenly King

David wasn’t thinking of being king when he was tending sheep; he was just doing what God set before Him – John Fisher

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart – Psalm 37:4

Did you think to pray?

Don’t be afraid to try. Remember, amateurs built the ark – professionals built the Titanic.

Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows - Henry David Thoreau

Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Expect miracles and see them take place. Hold ever before you the thought of prosperity and abundance, and know that doing so sets in motion forces that will bring it into being. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Faith Family Friends

FAITH is not believing that God can – it is knowing that He will.

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark –Rabindnanath Tagore

Faith sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible

Faith will ALWAYS be tested by fire.

Faith, Hope & Charity

Follow the Prophet

For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him – Hebrews 11:6 (FAITH underlay)

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also – Matthew 6:21

For with God, nothing is impossible – Luke 1:37

Give thanks

Give thanks with a happy heart

Give us this day our daily bread

God didn’t call us to be successful, just faithful – Mother Teresa

God gave us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them

God has given us our memories that we might have roses in December – J.M. Barrie

God is in the details – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

God your guide, faith your companion

God, give me guts!

Hate the evil – Love the good - Amos 5:15

Having someplace to go is a home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.

He Died for You

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery – Anne Frank

He who is filled with love, is filled with God himself – Saint Augustine

Hem your blessings with gratitude so they don’t unravel

Human knowledge must be understood to be loved, but divine knowledge must be loved to be understood – Pascal

I am a child of God

I am a daughter of God, and He loves me.

I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last – Revelation 22:13

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly – John 10:10

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life (CHRIST underlay)

I believe in Christ

I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13

I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness. – Mother Teresa

I don’t believe; I know – Carl Jung (FAITH underlay)

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much – Mother Teresa

I love to see the temple … I’m going there someday.

I need Thee every hour

I will Glory in the Cross

I will never leave you or forsake you – Hebrews 13:5

I’m trying to be like Jesus

If you love me, keep my commandments

Improve the shining moments; don’t let them pass you by

In all of living have much laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured – Gordon B. Hinckley

In all things, give thanks

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths – Proverbs 3:6

In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only One – Horatius Bonar

Intuition is a spiritual faculty, and does not explain, but simply points the way – Florence Scovel Shinn

It is better, much better, to have wisdom and knowledge than gold and silver – Proverbs 16:16

It is only by forgetting yourself that you draw near to God – Henry David Thoreau

JESUS – For God so Loved the World

Jesus is the center of our Home (LAST NAME & the word FAMILY underlay)

Jesus loves me


Keep the commandments

Kindness begins with me

Know then that this world exists for YOU – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Let peace abound

Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God

Life is fragile – handle with Prayer

Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God – Psalm 5:2

Lord, let there e love in our hearts, harmony in our homes, peace in our land

Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity – Matthew Henry

May God Bless You

May the Word of God be made Flesh in your life today.

Miracles happen to those who believe

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best of what God made – Robert Browning

Nature is the ART of God – Dante

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God

Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lives the peace of God. – A Course in miracles

Oh, there’s One who smiles on high where there’s love at home.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand – all other ground is sinking sand.

Open the door for God to work (PRAY underlay)

Peace I give unto you. Peace I leave with you.

Persons of true godly character are neither optimists nor pessimists, but rather realists who have confidence in God – Warren W. Wiersbe

Praise the Lord

Pray always

Prayer does not change God, but change him who prays – Soren Kierkegaard

Prayers go up…blessings come down

Progress, not perfection

Read me a story, tuck me in tight, say a kind prayer, and kiss me goodnight

Remember who you are

Return With Honor

Reverence is that altered state of consciousness when you feel awe and wonder because you know you are in the presence of Spirit – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Search, ponder and pray

See the invisible, do the impossible, believe in miracles

Seek not outside yourself – heaven is within – Mary Lou Cook

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all THESE things shall be given unto you.

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up!

Stand for Something

The Beatitudes …. Blessed are the poor in spirit … Blessed are the poor in spirit … Blessed are the meek … Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness … Blessed are the merciful … Blessed are the pure in heart … Blessed are the peacemakers … Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness – Matthew 5:3-10

The cross made the difference for me

The eternal purposes of the Lord SHALL roll on until his promises are fulfilled ..

The Lord is my shepherd – I shall not want – Psalm 23:1

The Lord’s Prayer (in its entirety) - Matthew 6:9-13

The thing with feathers that perches in the soul – Emily Dickinson (HOPE underlay)

The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small. – Mary Webb

The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you

There are but three things that last – Faith, Hope, & Love – 1 Corinthians 13:13

Therefore I tell you, do not worry … your Heavenly Father knows you need all of these things – Matthew 6:25, 32

This is the day the Lord has made – let us be glad and rejoice – Psalm 118:24

To everything there is a season – Ecclesiastes 3:1

We are not beggars. COME BOLDY … We are believers.

We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human – Jacquelyn Small

We are not placed on this earth to see through each other, but to see each other through – William M. Kinnaird

What you are is God’s gift to you – What you become is your gift to God

When eating bamboo shots, remember the man who planted them – Chinese proverb

When God closes a door, He always opens a window … close your eyes and feel the breeze

When life gets too be more than you can stand – KNEEL

Where love is, there God is also

With the Touch of the Master’s Hand ----

You shall love the Lord your God with all your HEART, all your SOUL, and with all your MIND – Matthew 22:37


Age is of no importance, unless you are a cheese

All is well

All things grow with love

Be a light in a chamber that can’t be a star in the sky

Be good. Do good

Be of good cheer

Be. Do. Have.

Because nice matters

Begin somewhere

Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad. But it’s the middle that counts the most – Sandra Bullock


Believe in the beauty of your dreams

Born to hunt/golf/fish/ski, forced to work

Cherish the little things

Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today

Choose the right

Choose your love…love your choice

Clear your mind of can’t

Come gather at our table

Count your blessings

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway

Do I dare disturb the universe?

Do it now

Do not follow where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

Do what you can with what you have where you are – Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life

Don’t hurry; don’t worry

Each day is a gift

Embrace life

Enjoy the Journey

Even from a dark night songs of beauty can be born

Everything grows with love

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more and all good things are yours.

Follow your Bliss

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls – Joseph Campbell

Follow your heart

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed – “The Prophet”

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a happy heart

God gave us memory that we might have roses in December

God gives us dreams a size too big so we can grow into them

God is love

God your guide – faith your companion

God, give me guts!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life


Happiness is something you decide ahead of time

Happiness is the sense that one matters

Happy is the house that shelters a friend

Have love in your heart and peace in your home

He who laughs, lasts

Hot fudge fills deep needs

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these – George Washington Carver

I am but what I was born to be – John Halifax

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education – Mark Twain

If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand

If you can dream it, you can do it – Walt Disney

If you can laugh at it, you can live with it – Erma Bombeck

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.


Improve the shining moments; don’t let them pass you by

In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured – Gordon B. Hinckley

In all things, give thanks

In union there is strength

Inner happiness is the fuel of success

It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business – Gertrude Stein

It is never too late to be what you might have been

It’s a wonderful life

It’s never too late for happily ever after

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood

It’s not the length of life, but the depth – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s your life – make it great


Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower – Hans Christian Andersen

Just trust yourself and you will know how to live

Keep it Simple

Keep the Commandments

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows – Helen Keller

Kindness begins with me

Kindness is wisdom

Kindness matters

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. – Johann von Goethe

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow – Gandhi

Let peace abound

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely

Life in abundance comes only through great love – Elbert Hubbard

Life is a journey

Life is a journey not a guided tour

Life is beautiful

Life is fragile…handle with prayer

Life is good

Life is journey

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away

Life is too short to be little

Life is what happens to you while you’re working for your future

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments

Like water, be gentle and strong, be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world – Brenda Peterson

Live Laugh Love

Live simply Give more Expect less

Live simply Laugh often Love life

Live well. Laugh often. Love much

Love absolutely everything that happens in your life – Paul Cantalupo

Love every day. Each one is so short and they are so few.

Make the most of the best and least of the worst

Miracles happen to those who believe

Never lose a chance to say a kind word

Never, never, never give up

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something

Nobody ever died of laughter

Not all who wonder are lost --- Tolkien

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength

Nurture your authentic flare

Obey thy heart

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off you goal – Henry Ford

Oh, the wondrous things you will see – Dr. Seuss

One of the virtues for being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of imagination

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree – Thomas Fuller

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty

Pray always

Prayers go up…blessings come down

Progress – not perfection

Quiet your mind

Reach high for the stars are hidden in your soul. Dream deep for every dream precedes the goal.

Read to me

Remember to live

Remember who you are

Return with Honor

Sadness flies away on the wings of time – Jean de La Fontaine

See the invisible, do the impossible, believe in miracles

Simple Abundance


Simplify Simplify Simplify

Sit long, talk much, laugh often

Speak kind words and receive kind echoes

Stand for Something

Strive for excellence, not perfection

Take time to smell the roses and the tulips and the daisies and the lilacs and the. . .

The best blush to use is laughter – it puts roses in your cheeks and in your soul – Linda Knight

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time – Abraham Lincoln

The best things in life aren’t things

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving – Oliver Wendell Holmes

The harder you work the luckier you get – McAlexander

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this” decide what you want – Ben Stein

The miracle is this…the more we share, the more we have

The more we give of anything, the more we shall get back

The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed

The most wasted of all days is the one without laughter

The place to be happy is here…the time to be happy is NOW

The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues

The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy – Jim Rohn

There are no rules…just follow your heart

There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for

There is only one journey going inside yourself

There is sunshine in my soul today

This one step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything – Scott Reed

Thou shalt not whine

To everything there is a season

Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference – Robert Frost

Until you make peace with who you are you’ll never be content with what you have

Wake up, dive in, indulge, rejoice, believe

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails

We have one simple rule here: Be Kind

We learn the rope of life by untying its knots

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving

We measure time by the moments we share

We must always have old memories and young hopes

Whatever you are, be a good one – Abraham Lincoln

When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars

When you wish upon a star…

Where much is given, much is required

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right

With every deed, you are sowing a seed though the harvest you may not see

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present

Yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our enquiries.

You can if you think you can

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself – Harry Firestone

You go girl!

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself – Ethel Barrymore

You laugh at me because I’m different. I laugh at you because you’re all the same information.


United We Stand

In God we Trust

Stars & Stripes

Let Freedom Ring

Sweet Land of Liverty

Forever in peace may it wave

God Bless America - land that I love

Three cheers for the Red, White & B

I'm proud to be an American

God Bless the USA

God Bless our Troops

God Bless America 


•  Family

•  Friends

•  Believe

•  Smile

•  Imagine

•  Dream

•  Home

•  Laugh

•  Peace

•  Simplify

•  Faith

•  Hope

•  Charity

•  Sassy

•  Diva

•  Ballerina

•  Dance

•  Love

•  Integrity

•  Serenity

•  Serendipity

•  Karma