Saturday, October 31, 2009


Just popping in to share the Nov. Scrap-Tastic kit. The Flirtatious kit is so full of bright fun papers and embellies! I really love the trim in this kit, it's great!

And here are some of the things I made this month...

I was loving my glimmer mist this month...and of course more distressing's like an illness... I can't NOT distress! lol

Aren't the Prima leaves just too cute?!?!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Few Sneaks

Tomorrow is the big reveal day over at Color Me Daisy for the November kit, but I thought that while you wait I'd give you some sneaks of what I've done so far with the kit. The colors are just delicious and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the embellies Michelle has included this month!

there are some great transparencies...and I LOVE the MR flowers.
hehehe..thanks for packing all those tiny houses Mike!

I do so love buttons too! Stayed tuned for the reveal tomorrow! Hopefully I'll have more time to play more before then too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I had so much fun taking these pictures of my DH's aunt and uncle. Thanks for being so patient and putting up with the cold day! The lighting at the only time we could get together was NOT kind to me...but we did still get some good ones. Here are a few of my favs.

I think Spencer even had a good time! (until we headed for the dock that is...)

Oh, and for anyone who cares...yes the room remodel is still in progress. Very VERY SLOOOOOOOOOOW progress. If you love mudding or just want to watch my kids so I can mud give me a call! lol!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Water 4 Christmas

I know if you're like our family you struggle with knowing how to balance the "traditional" celebration of Christmas with making CHRIST centered. Well...this won't solve all your problems but it sure is a good way (and easy to boot!) to serve others.
is a site that has partnered with Charity: Water to help provide people in Liberian villages with clean drinking water. Just $20 can provide one person with clean water for 20 years!

So what can you do? You can go shopping!!!! Water4Christmas's etsy shop is now open and 100% of the profits go straight to providing clean water to Liberia, Africa.

I also think these would be a great way to get your kids involved in "missions" and open their eyes to how blessed they are.
(how cute would these burp clothes be for all your new mom friends?!?!)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"It" Can Wait

Sometimes I need to be reminded that...
It can wait.

When my children are playing and enjoying life
to whatever is calling me away...
It can wait.

When my daughter wants me to linger at bed time
and I have a different plan...
It can wait.

When he asks for one more book
and I can only think of "my" time...
It can wait.

"It" will always be around
"It" won't be bothered if you leave it alone
"It" has no eternal value and...
It can wait.

Just some random thoughts running through my head tonight when my dd wanted me to "stay in here for a few minutes" after bedtime because she didn't like the rain...and I had new stamping goodies for me. I thank God for reminding me that they truly can wait...and so can I. I want to enjoy this time now because in a few years she might not be willing to tell me she wants me to stay or that she doesn't like the rain...especially if I don't stay and reassure her now.

Hopefully ya'all don't think I'm a bad mom now that I've made my confession, but I really did enjoy my time with her even though my new punches were waiting! lol ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nicknames and Sneaks

I'm having so much fun playing along with our Fall into Fall challenges over at Color Me Daisy when I get a chance! I thought I'd share a LO I did for Michelle's challenge (although I didn't meet ALL her criteria! lol) to scrap about a nickname.

I'm not sure how I feel about people calling Grace "Gracie" kinda seems to take away some of the significants of her name...but Zeke has called her "My Gacie!" since the gitgo and I LOVE it. Melts my heart every time! However I think it's also made me not want other people to call her Gracie even more...I want that to be HIS name for her! lol

And how about some sneaks of the CMD November kit? I'm going to be stalking the mailman for this one too!!!! I can't wait!

I love all the custom pieces Michelle finds and adds to the kits!

Doesn't it just SCREAM spiced apple cider and pumpkin pie to you?!?! Big cozy sweaters and a good book...oh how I love fall!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I {heart} Lists

Well if you've been around me much at all you know that I LOVE lists. I love lists and I REALLY love marking things off lists. I'm one of Those People who write things down on their lists that they've already done just so they can mark them off!

So obviously when I saw this great post over on Whatever, which was inspired by Michelle's list, which was inspired by the always fantastic list maker over at Hula Seventy, I KNEW I had to make one!!!

Wanna sneak? I can only give you a sneak though because I'm using my brand spanking new Scrap-Tastic kit for this particular list/LO and it's not available yet...but oh there are some great colors! (and if you're doing the math I decided to give myself until my 27th birthday since there were things I wanted on my list that had to be done in the summer and I'll be 26 in Feb!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This One's for You Kirsten!!

*photo heavy*

Soo...I know it's not facebook, but my poor little blog was feeling neglected and Kirsten wanted new pictures of my "cute kids" (her words, not mine! ;)

So I thought I'd share with you all...even though ye little blog has been idle our little family has not.

We have been...

taking naps with teddy bears.

trying to bathe ourselves.

watching YouTube with daddy.

going to weddings.

hanging with Grace during tummy time.

playing with George. (on a side NOT paint a room yellow. No matter how good it looks IRL (and it does look good IRL) it will NOT look good in pictures...E.V.E.R.)

and last but not least....

"helping" mommy on the office/nursery. (which btw has turned out to be a LOT more work than expected, but I'll update that when I have some decent "in progress" shots!)

(note the partially torn down boarder...more than that is missing now I'm happy to report!)

So you see...we have very full lives! :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Eye Candy's late and I need to hit the hay because tomorrow is Sunday...I always try to make sure the kids get to bed early on Saturday nights and I remind them it's so that they'll be well rested and better able to learn about and worship Jesus...I think I need to start taking my own advice!

Anyway, just realized I haven't shared anything I made with the oh so yummy Season's Change kit from Color Me Daisy...(at least I don't think I have....)
some simple and cute pumpkins for my bay window. I used my SIL's cricut to cut the leaves.
The first thing I did when I got this kit. It's a very simple LO which isn't usually my style but I'm finding I like more and more. I listed some of Kessa's favorite books right now in the circle in the upper right.
and I know I already shared the front of this mini but I thought I'd show you the back too...and ask for advice! I'm putting a tiny picture from each month on the page thumbnails...but what do you think I should do on the black where I painted over the words? I'm undecided as of right now.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Decently and in Order

I've been thinking a lot lately. Thinking about order...and chaos. Life always tends towards chaos but I believe that our God is a God of Order. He brought order to the worlds...and brought order out of the chaos of nothingness. I believe that my life being well ordered honors him because it brings peace and calm with it...and that is what I've truly been striving and praying and struggling towards with every fiber of my being of late. I want to let my adornment be that of the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which in God's sight is very precious. (1 Peter 3:4)

So order...order helps me have a gentle and quiet spirit...if I know what's next...if I know where things are...if my home is beautiful and brings me's much easier to have a quiet and gentle spirit and I believe that is directly related to our God of order.

That said...I am a mother of three very small children and God is constantly reminding me that His is also the God of Interruptions. I have to remember that what I see as an interruption or distraction from the task at hand was ordained by God before the foundation of the worlds...more than likely to teach me me some way to more fully enjoy Him and to better reflect Him to my children.

So tomorrow...tomorrow will be a day of order...full of interruptions...all to the glory of God.

(sorry no pictures today it's too late.)

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Office/Nursery

Ok, this room is totally driving me CRAZY!!! It's like melding pot of all things cluttery...and my baby sleeps in here! So I've decided I'm going to join the Fall Procrastinators Party over at The Inspired Room.

I'll be back later tonight with before pictures...and I'm not going to clean up ANYTHING before I take them! Talk about embarrassment! lol.

Ok, pictures...the weird wood at the top just gonna have to deal with that...but I hate the boarder and the sponge painting the previous owners did...

our huge computer desk...full of JUNK!!! We've already moved one of Tim's guitars and amps out of just one more amp and one more guitar to find a better home for!

Why yes, that IS clothing hanging from the shadeless floor lamp. The shade was glass and the kids knocked it over and broke it...before Grace was even born! and my sweatshirt from a late night feeding gone wrong probably...moving on...

The little cutie that's causing all the chaos in the "former" office (and a ton of headbands and shoes and such on top of her dresser!)

There you have it! Those are the befores...No cleaning or tidying or anything. Hopefully I'll be able to show you some "in progress" shots soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Zeke Mini

I only got one add on this month (besides some letters) from Color Me Daisy, but I just LOVE the one I got and I'm sooo glad I did! I got the Fancy Pants Rough and Tough Journaling Book and turned it into a mini album of Ezekiel.

It has 24 journaling cards in it (2 each of 12 different designs) so I decided to tear out half of them (the duplicates) and save them for later use. I designated each card with a month of the year and I'm making him a "Grow with Me" type album (I say making because we've still got three months to go this year! lol) Here's the cover

and if you want to see the rest, just hop over to the CMD Gallery or our Facebook Page (side note, once we hit 100 fans on FB we're giving away a rack so go join up if you haven't already!)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Just Testing this Out

My blog has been driving me crazy for a several months and I'm attempting to fix it....just a post to see if I've succeeded yet.