Saturday, December 25, 2010

For Unto Us...

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savoir has been born to you: he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

~Luke 2:10-14
Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Peace On Earth

As we wait for this Christmas to come. Celebrating the birth of our Savior~ His grace, mercy, and love. Let us not forget he will return again- according to scripture. For He is and was and is to come again.
For He is the Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the End!!!
Come Lord Jesus Come.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Warmth

Who wouldn't wake with a smile if this were on your night stand?I love poinsettias, and this one makes me smile every morning.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Christmas Stockings

Yesterday at the thrift store I found a canvas shower curtain (which was purchased for another project, more on that later) that I knew I needed. After getting home I kept having visions of Christmas stockings... I didn't like my dollar store stockings from a few years ago!! :) So after a few hours of trying to resist the stocking visions, I succumbed to the whimsy of whipping up a few. I used the canvas and traced out the stockings. Then decided to dress them up with a little Christmas cheer. I drew little embellishments out with pencil (so it would wash away). I did four designs because that is all that are left at home. Here they are...

A Christmas tree in a pot.
A fluffy snowman!

A cute little raindeer!

And last but not least, a Christmas Wreath!

For now (mostly to get a picture) they hang on my book case.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Simple Wisdom

"I mean that sometimes, at first reading, the Bible does seem like a jumble of unrelated writings, especially to an unbeliever. But if you believe it is the Word of God, and so have patience to go on and learn how to divide it and put it together, you soon see that each part fits into the rest without discord or contradiction and the whole presents a perfect portrait."
-- Grace Livingston Hill, The Substitute Guest

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

French Toast

Warm and cozy eating...
Here is the back story...
I thought I would be a wonderful mother for my two cute kids. I got up a little earlier and made french toast, and delicious sausage for an extra warm breakfast. Yet my two stinkers slept and slept and slept until around 9:30. Later when I rounded the corner what did I find the cute kid doing??? Eating from the can of pringles...
Lets just say: It's a darn good thing I love those two!! :)
The breakfast was at last enjoyed by all!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Little's make a paper town

We started this as a project together... But I must have craft A.D.D, because I lasted all of one house (the gold one) then I was done! Little's finished off the lovly town. We need to put the glitter on, and the snow on the ground. More to come...
I could live here...
and walk to church!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

All dressed up...

I love sewing baskets!! I found this one for .75 at the thrift store. But it was a little plain, it needed to be beautified like my other vintage basket. So for now it is being adorned with a lovely holiday pick. For now I love it, and it's a great addition to my teeny tiny collection.
All topped off...
What do you think? Mom, I must figure out how they did the decor on my (your) basket. Stiff fabric or something...

Friday, October 29, 2010

One little fish

Remembering to pack the important things...
Socks, t-shirts, uniforms the list goes on and on. But one must always remember to pack the mascot. This tiny fish made one trip to Iraq and is now on his second deployment. Sara my oldest gave this to her daddy when he left a few years ago.

Isn't it funny, how in life, it's always the little things that count the most.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Is...

A girl with her favorite food,
at her favorite place...
A happy smile.
A happy lick.

An incredibly happy long tongue.
One happy mom loving her Little's with a trip to the zoo.
Thanks cute guy for the pass.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Smells like fall...

tastes like heavenand so cozy with butter!
Pumpkin peacan loaf, a little afternoon treat.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Every year my grandma made Jam, but not just any Jam~ Raspberry Jam from berries grown in Canada. (She would stow away redman tobacco ( from the U.S. )and trade it for huge fat berries). Gotta love her. So I decided to give it a try. I think I had it a little easier, because I purchased my berries locally (Sorry Redman~no trades for you). I got out the old Fanny Farmer Cookbook... And whipped up a few jars... The result, kinda grainy not at all like grandmas. I don't know what I did wrong, but will try again next year. I feel some what ashamed... I got four jars. Grandma about 60. Berries you beat me this year, but wait till next year!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sights from our daily walks.

Moving is always tiresome. Yet it is always neat to find new sights.

The evening sunsets are wonderful.
Green trees, are always a favorite of mine.

A new berry to look up.
Old rail cars .

Fat bulls...
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Toasty toes!!

I finished up some knitting today. Who can resist soft and cozy yarn? I know I can't!! ( I am also working on a blanket for the baby~the green project)Hopefully these will keep Benjamin's toes warm this winter. My daughter is expecting her 2ed child in early November. But the baby seems to think different. He must be like his big sister who was over a month early also. Please pray that the Lord will have his hand covering them, and that all will be well.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One thing is true...

This girl loves her dad!!! We were at an award ceremony for her choir this weekend. The cute guy had to work, fortunately it was at an event on the other side of the park. He was so sweet to pop in to see her. It always makes her smile. Me too.


Laundry day...

I have a million things I should be doing, the movers will be one week from today. My house is a wreck. Things everywhere!!! Junk everywhere!! However, I took a moment to enjoy life... I love washing delicate garments, I don't know why. Well I truly find it relaxing. So today I chose to indulge myself in a little luxury...


Enjoy your day, try to find something that brings you joy.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Things that make me smile...

Cupcakes with fresh berries...
A hot cup of coffee and a good book... in my vintage buffalo china.
My painting, a mother's day gift from the cute guy.

A bowl of fresh lemons...
How about you? What makes you smile?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sew Pretty

An up-cycled linen dress, and sweet vintage pillow case found a new purpose. They are no longer lingering in the bins of the local thrift store, but are ready for the farmers market.
My new market bag... I loved this pillow case, the perfect adornment for lining the simple linen.
~ Blessings

Hello Santa Barbara!

This is what we found during spring break...

The Beach

New Friends

The City

the views
Fun for all to be found!

~Blessings to all

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweet Salvation

For it is you who light my lamp;
the Lord my God lightens my darkness.
~Psalm 18:28 ESV

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter Wreath

My last project for a few at least....

made with love

by me....

I love it.
Blessings to all