DeDivahDeals

Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Posts Tagged ‘aviation’

God's Greatest Gift To Man Is Light

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

Today’s “Friday Foodie Feature” is being preempted by these images which I captured this morning from my driveway.

As I sat in the car saying my “commuting prayer” I looked up to see a beautiful sun filled sky.  I immediately stopped praying, grabbed the camera from the back seat and snapped three pictures.  It was a few minutes past 8:00 am, and running late as usual I didn’t take time to review them.  The sun was so bright while taking these pictures I couldn’t really see what I had shot.

OOTD 8 23 13 028 OOTD 8 23 13 030 OOTD 8 23 13 032

Everyday when I get to work the first thing I do is read “Our Daily Bread” Devotion of the day.  I hadn’t planned on viewing the pictures until later but when I saw the title of today’s devotion – THE GIFT OF LIGHT, I was filled with chills!

OOTD 8 23 13 034

Now if you look at the pictures again you will notice red spots, strategic in their placement which may have come from the glare on the camera lens…

…but take a look at these cell phone pictures that I took last Saturday night as we crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge a little after 8:00 p.m.

2013-08-17-19-01-00 2013-08-17-19-01-20

Are these my Guardian Angels?

dedivahdeals-signature


God’s Greatest Gift To Man Is Light

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay

Today’s “Friday Foodie Feature” is being preempted by these images which I captured this morning from my driveway.

As I sat in the car saying my “commuting prayer” I looked up to see a beautiful sun filled sky.  I immediately stopped praying, grabbed the camera from the back seat and snapped three pictures.  It was a few minutes past 8:00 am, and running late as usual I didn’t take time to review them.  The sun was so bright while taking these pictures I couldn’t really see what I had shot.

OOTD 8 23 13 028 OOTD 8 23 13 030 OOTD 8 23 13 032

Everyday when I get to work the first thing I do is read “Our Daily Bread” Devotion of the day.  I hadn’t planned on viewing the pictures until later but when I saw the title of today’s devotion – THE GIFT OF LIGHT, I was filled with chills!

OOTD 8 23 13 034

Now if you look at the pictures again you will notice red spots, strategic in their placement which may have come from the glare on the camera lens…

…but take a look at these cell phone pictures that I took last Saturday night as we crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge a little after 8:00 p.m.

2013-08-17-19-01-00 2013-08-17-19-01-20

Are these my Guardian Angels?

dedivahdeals-signature


23rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

On Sunday hubby and I celebrated our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and had dinner at our favorite restaurant, Chesapeake Inn and Marina.  This lovely restaurant is located in Chesapeake City, Maryland on the waterfront and overlooks the C&D Canal.  We have enjoyed having our Anniversary dinner here for years not only because of it’s location which is only 10 mins from the house, but because it has the best seafood and the atmosphere is enjoyable.

Before leaving for the evening our son took a few pictures of us on the back deck.

23rd Anniversary 003

23rd Anniversary 002

23rd Anniversary 005

23rd Anniversary 006

23rd Anniversary 007

When I think back on our courtship, relationship and marriage I can only say – God is Good!

23rd Anniversary 024

Settled in for our Anniversary Dinner

23rd Anniversary 025

23rd Anniversary 026

23rd Anniversary 027

Overlooking the C&D Canal

23rd Anniversary 033

23rd Anniversary 031

23rd Anniversary 035

23rd Anniversary 030

23rd Anniversary 029

Partying on the lower deck

23rd Anniversary 028

23rd Anniversary 041

23rd Anniversary 036

23rd Anniversary 040

23rd Anniversary 039

23rd wedding

Here’s to another 23!

Linking up today for Thursday Favorite Thing at Katherine’s Corner.

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

dedivahdeals-signature


Nikon CoolPix P520 Camera

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Inspired by some awesome photos I’ve seen taken by you guys I decided to upgrade my camera from a Canon PowerShot SX150 to a Nikon CoolPix. Not that a camera will make me a better photographer, it will however, (I hope) make my photos pop with less of a need to rely on editing software.

My husband recommended that I go to Cameras etc and take a look at their selection of used cameras of which was extensive, but I was more interested in the Nikon Coolpix P100 on sale that I had seen in the newspaper.

August 2013 094

Armed with the advertisement I drove into Newark, to Main Street on the campus of the University of Delaware and fed 4 quarters into the parking meter.  Entering the store I was immediately greeted by Imaging Consultant Todd.  I explained what I wanted, showed him the ad and stated that I had “Liked” them on Facebook hoping for a discount.

Cameras etc

Unfortunately, they didn’t have the advertised model in stock but Todd did show me a higher priced model the P520, but before you scream, “bait and switch”, he didn’t try to push me into purchasing it.  He called their Wilmington store and asked to have one shipped for  arrival the next day.

Nikon Camera

Todd explained all the features on the P520 and how it compared to the P100 so that I would be familiar and comfortable before making the purchase.  He also took time to show me some used Nikon cameras in the same price range but after I took the camera outside, snapped a few pictures I decided then to buy it.

The time and patience that Todd spent in explaining all the features was awesome, I even had to feed two additional quarters into the meter, I see why they have been a successful business since 1977.

Cameras etc.

This camera is an early birthday present to myself and I am looking forward to using it this weekend as we celebrate our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and at the BLMGirls event in DC on the 31st.

August 2013 097

August 2013 098

August 2013 100

August 2013 102

Thank you friends for your inspiration and thank you Todd for your patience!

dedivahdeals-signature


Chasing The Dream Entrepreneurship Camp

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

Chasing the Dream Entrepreneurship Camp sponsored by The Money School of Delaware provided youngsters between the ages of 9-13, an opportunity to learn the basics of starting a business.  Last Thursday they were given the tools and a venue to showcase what they had learned.

PicMonkey Collage (1)

A miniature Marketplace was set up in Rodney Square in Wilmington where the campers had an opportunity to sell their products, which included body scrubs, hand crafted jewelry, sunglasses, candy, plants, lemonade, popcorn, metal sculptures even hourly math tutoring sessions.

PicMonkey Collage (1) (1)

These young entrepreneurs obviously also learned another very important lesson, the value of customer satisfaction.  They greeted each passerby with a smile and eagerly answered questions about their products.

PicMonkey Collage (2) (1)

There was a heavy downpour on and off during the day but that did not stop people from coming out to support.  There was a steady stream of customers as well as WDEL Radio personality, Amy Cherry and a 6ABC News cameraman.

PicMonkey Collage (3) (1)

I was truly impressed with not only the products these entrepreneurs had created, but how each of their personalities and positive attitudes showed brightly despite the dark clouds looming overhead.

PicMonkey Collage (4) (1)

Kudos to The Money School of Delaware for supporting the youth of today with their futures of tomorrow.

dedivahdeals-signature


World's Longest Yard Sale

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

Here we are again, the 1st Saturday of the month so you know where to find me – set up at Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown.  I am still trying to purge household items, clothing, books, shoes anything I don’t need in order to make a few extra dollars and leave less to pack or donate when we decide to downsize.

Flea Market in Middletown

community-yard-sale-300x214

As in most states you’ll find community yard sales, but did you know that the longest yard sale starts in North Addison, Michigan and goes through to Gadsen, Alabama?   It is 690 miles long and people stake out their front yards along Hwy 127 for 4 days to sell new and used items!

According to the 127sale.com website, the yard sale officially starts the first Thursday in August and runs through to the following Sunday but this year it started on the 1st.  People travel from the North, South, East and West some make it an annual event renting RV’s and camping out year after year.  “An exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sale!”

127sale

Can you imagine taking a week’s vacation to go to a Yard Sale?  Oh well, I’ll just stick with my little space in the parking lot on the first Saturday of the month from April to November!

Flea Markets are fun because you never know what you’ll find!

Flea Market Finds

Dutch Country Farmers Market

Pyrex Bowls

Custom Designed T-Shirts

Nicole and Susan of Mom & Chick Custom T-Shirts

Custom T-Shirt Design

Door Stoppers

Tastefully Simple Consultant

Tastefully Simple Consultant Keira Miller

Leopard Print Shoe Chair

For the ultimate shoe lover!

Metal Table and Chairs

Desk from the 60's

This school desk is refinished, but did you ever carve your initials into yours?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

dedivahdeals-signature


World’s Longest Yard Sale

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

Here we are again, the 1st Saturday of the month so you know where to find me – set up at Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown.  I am still trying to purge household items, clothing, books, shoes anything I don’t need in order to make a few extra dollars and leave less to pack or donate when we decide to downsize.

Flea Market in Middletown

community-yard-sale-300x214

As in most states you’ll find community yard sales, but did you know that the longest yard sale starts in North Addison, Michigan and goes through to Gadsen, Alabama?   It is 690 miles long and people stake out their front yards along Hwy 127 for 4 days to sell new and used items!

According to the 127sale.com website, the yard sale officially starts the first Thursday in August and runs through to the following Sunday but this year it started on the 1st.  People travel from the North, South, East and West some make it an annual event renting RV’s and camping out year after year.  “An exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sale!”

127sale

Can you imagine taking a week’s vacation to go to a Yard Sale?  Oh well, I’ll just stick with my little space in the parking lot on the first Saturday of the month from April to November!

Flea Markets are fun because you never know what you’ll find!

Flea Market Finds

Dutch Country Farmers Market

Pyrex Bowls

Custom Designed T-Shirts

Nicole and Susan of Mom & Chick Custom T-Shirts

Custom T-Shirt Design

Door Stoppers

Tastefully Simple Consultant

Tastefully Simple Consultant Keira Miller

Leopard Print Shoe Chair

For the ultimate shoe lover!

Metal Table and Chairs

Desk from the 60's

This school desk is refinished, but did you ever carve your initials into yours?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

dedivahdeals-signature


Saturday’s 60th Birthday Bash

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, the weather was simply gorgeous in Delaware despite a few intermittent rain drops.  Saturday I spent most of the morning in my son’s closet gathering clothes to be donated to the Cancer Federation. He doesn’t outgrow his clothes as quickly as his younger brother, but I was able to find enough to fill two large bags.

60th Birthday Bash 062

Saturday evening hubby and I attended a celebration in honor of his friend’s 60th birthday. Hollywood is a long time friend and is the lead singer of Hollywood And The Final Kutt Band.  They have played all over Delaware and can be seen next at the World Cafe Live in Wilmington on September 5th.

60th Birthday Bash 027

60th Birthday Bash 029 60th Birthday Bash 030

He and his wife live in a lovely row home in Wilmington where they have created a mini outdoor sanctuary filled with plants, a fish pond, cats, dogs and birds.

60th Birthday Bash 031 60th Birthday Bash 032 60th Birthday Bash 035 60th Birthday Bash 036 60th Birthday Bash 037 60th Birthday Bash 038

For several hours we talked, laughed, shared stories and simply enjoyed ourselves in blessings and celebration of this milestone birthday.

60th Birthday Bash 054

60th Birthday Bash 043

60th Birthday Bash 046 60th Birthday Bash 047 60th Birthday Bash 050 60th Birthday Bash 053 60th Birthday Bash 039
60th Birthday Bash 040 60th Birthday Bash 041 60th Birthday Bash 042 60th Birthday Bash 044 60th Birthday Bash 056

60th Birthday Bash 05160th Birthday Bash 058
Did you have an opportunity to spend time with your family or friends this weekend?

dedivahdeals-signature


Saturday's 60th Birthday Bash

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, the weather was simply gorgeous in Delaware despite a few intermittent rain drops.  Saturday I spent most of the morning in my son’s closet gathering clothes to be donated to the Cancer Federation. He doesn’t outgrow his clothes as quickly as his younger brother, but I was able to find enough to fill two large bags.

60th Birthday Bash 062

Saturday evening hubby and I attended a celebration in honor of his friend’s 60th birthday. Hollywood is a long time friend and is the lead singer of Hollywood And The Final Kutt Band.  They have played all over Delaware and can be seen next at the World Cafe Live in Wilmington on September 5th.

60th Birthday Bash 027

60th Birthday Bash 029 60th Birthday Bash 030

He and his wife live in a lovely row home in Wilmington where they have created a mini outdoor sanctuary filled with plants, a fish pond, cats, dogs and birds.

60th Birthday Bash 031 60th Birthday Bash 032 60th Birthday Bash 035 60th Birthday Bash 036 60th Birthday Bash 037 60th Birthday Bash 038

For several hours we talked, laughed, shared stories and simply enjoyed ourselves in blessings and celebration of this milestone birthday.

60th Birthday Bash 054

60th Birthday Bash 043

60th Birthday Bash 046 60th Birthday Bash 047 60th Birthday Bash 050 60th Birthday Bash 053 60th Birthday Bash 039
60th Birthday Bash 040 60th Birthday Bash 041 60th Birthday Bash 042 60th Birthday Bash 044 60th Birthday Bash 056

60th Birthday Bash 05160th Birthday Bash 058
Did you have an opportunity to spend time with your family or friends this weekend?

dedivahdeals-signature


Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Help us Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday! 

Please place a bag of nonperishables (no glass) besides your mailbox prior to mail delivery on Saturday.

Your letter carrier will take care of the rest!

Volunteers are needed at local post offices in New Castle County on Saturday to help unload mail vehicles.

Shifts vary! To sign up or learn more, please click here!

SOH-Bagweb For more information contact the Food Bank of Delaware

Tweet #StampOutHunger and spread the word!

dedivahdeals signature