Monday, November 28, 2011

Book Wreath Project...

After only 25 minutes of working on my 1st home-made wreath ever!!! - I finished the back side- YAY!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Feeling Crafty...

This is what I've been up to tonight... Feeling Very crafty- I have been wanting to make one of these wreaths FOREVER!!!! Finally tonight I have begun; after 40 minutes of work and a new hot glue gun- wa la`~

I have to say; my friend has one in her living room that my eye is naturally drawn to each and every time I visit her house;now I will soon have one of my own I can stare at. ;)
If you would like a tutorial on how to do this; and see what the finished project will look like- go to this link; you wont be bummed you did; that's for sure.

OH- I FORGOT ONE OF THE BEST PARTS- It Costs about $2.00 !!!! I got a great idea on pinterest to buy foam pipe-lining from the plumbing department at Home Depot. ONLY .95 cents for a six foot long piece; simply cut it to whatever size you'd like and duck tape the two ends together- YAY for another fabulous idea!!!

I miss them already...

My children that is; I miss them already. Today is the last day of their school Thanksgiving break. It went by way too fast; weeks like this I sometimes wish they were home schooled. In 3 weeks they will be off for Christmas Break; I'll have even more time with them then I'm excited to make these:

How cute is that? Got this cute idea off of pinterest.
On another note, today I say goodbye to Fall :(

- Yes I love Christmas but I don't have very many Christmas decorations that I love. I desire that flow thing; you know where everything just flows together?
I have accomplished this in my Fall decor; but not quite Christmas. I hate to say it; but I am not a big fan of reds; never have been- I'm actually quite afraid of color- lol. Therefore; I am dreaming of a white Christmas; and somehow this year or the next I'm gonna try and make some beautiful neutral Christmas decorations. I'll be on pinterest a lot; that's for sure. I would love to create something like this... Crisp- clean and pulled together; this is very classy..

I'll keep you posted! ;)
I'm off to brainstorm some more...

Friday, November 11, 2011

"Expect the Unexpected" Five Minute Friday

"Expect the Unexpected", a phrase often heard.
Sometimes the unexpected details in life are clear blessings,
and sometimes they come disguised,
making everything around you feel like everything's crashing in-
Oh, and you can feel it!!!
In these unexpected moments we need to be reminded that at the end of the heavy burden;
we will find the blessing God has for us tucked safely inside.
So... "Expect the Unexpected".

Now it's your turn click here to participate, or just to read some beautiful entries based on the one word- Unexpected.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

October 31st- Time to Dress up and eat lots of candy!!!

This is another one of those posts of mine- with no words just pictures... The kids are growing up so fast- I thank God for them everyday.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Welcoming Fall...

I Love Gods Seasons. Just when one season ends we naturally desire a new ones arrival.

We grow tired of the heat and can't wait for the cold- we bring in the breezy chilled air until our bodies are naturally ready to be bundled up in our favorite blanket- with a cup of hot cocoa, held so tightly by both hands, as a fireplace flickers with warmth nearby.

Then we are ready for a break; time to watch beautiful flowers bloom, and begin to enjoy beautiful days outdoors- not too cold- not too hot; and beautiful sights of butterflies everywhere(what I like to think as one of Gods most beautiful creatures)!

Then we find ourselves ready for beach days- at least I am anyway; there is something about escaping the heat and enjoying a beautiful day at the beach; knowing it wont be too cold there.

Seasons- they are a beautiful gift from God.
Truthfully- as I tire from the same-o, same-o- Sometimes toward the end of a ripe season- I find myself ready for the next; not in climate; but in life.

I have found that not every season is enjoyable all the time; but that God gets us ready for a new one; something we cannot yet grasp; without experiencing the season we are in.

I have been in a season recently of just not feeling much connection with God; attempting to get through on my own- only for Him to remind me in that season to start anew with Him.

And for this I am thankful for Gods gift of seasons. There is always a new one right around the corner. Seasons grow our faith; and grow our love and gratitude to the things God has done- and will do.
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him" 1 Corinthians 2:9

Habakkuk 3:17,18 "Even though the fig trees are all destroyed, and their is neither blossom left nor fruit, and though the olive crops all fail, and the fields lie barren; even if the flocks die in the fields and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will be happy in the God of my salvation."

Eccl: 3:1 "There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under Heaven".