Friday, July 22, 2011

The Good Ole' Summertime!





Salvation Army Deals can't be beat!

This was a recent purchase at our Salvation Army! A wonderful way to spend $3.00!!! The cute doll baby was 99cents and the doll carrier was $2.00. See the smile on my real-live doll there. She was happy as can be... and that is priceless! :)

If you never shopped at a thrift store.. give it a try. We found bags full of great items so inexpensive ... and the money goes to help those in need!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Great Idea: Jewelry Organization!

I just found this wonderful idea while browsing through some of my favorite blogs.I have many hooks in closets to hold necklaces (in both my own and in my daughter's closets) but this idea is nicer because it can also hold earrings and bracelets.

I even have a very neat old shabby chic door I've had for years. I love the look of but never knew just what to do with it. I think that is what I will use.

Since I needed to bookmark and remember this idea to get this project done, I thought I'd post it here too because someone else might like this great idea as much as I do!

Here is the link to the blog with project directions for the above jewelry organizer!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mothering: Greatest job ever!


Being a mother is the greatest job ever....
(Thank you Lord for the privilege of raising these children for you!)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Secrets of the Proverbs 31 Woman

This is a cross-stich pattern done by my mother-in-law. It hung in their kitchen. Upon her death, this is one of the two cross-stiches I got of hers.

And here is something I recommend you read....
It is just a very encouraging quick-read from this morning. I wanted to share it with you all!...

Check out this blog post: Here is the link

Sure her family saw this woman at her worst, but her best was what has been remembered by generations.

“Her children rise up and call her blessed;

Her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.” Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.”

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our 4th of July picnic!

For many years now, our family didn't really have 4th of July plans. We usually go to a fireworks display somewhere but our 4th of July was pretty open. My husband and I were talking about this a few days prior to the holiday and we wondered how many other people had no plans. We decided to do an impromptu picnic at our house. This can be hard for me sometimes because I like to have my house to a certain level (of cleanliness, organization, and food prep) but I am beginning to enjoy the last minute stuff just as much! This was one of our best 4th of July holidays so far! Thanks to all the families that came out and enjoyed celebrating with us! Just maybe... we'll keep this as an annual event! We are blessed by our American freedoms, and blessed with our wonderful family and friendships and we are all so abundantly blessed by God and His amazing love towards us!!

Here is a photo collage I made of some of the photos from our picnic. I used "Smilebox". Click the purple play button and the images should enlarge indidividually.
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We also had an uninvited visitor: No one seemed bothered by him for the most part. I didn't greet and welcome him (I do not like snakes!) but instead asked the kids to encourage him to wander back into the woods! :0