Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crazy Kids!

Recently our kids went to a party w/lots of their friends...

They got the insane  inspired idea to "stuff our VW bug"

They fit as many people as they could in our poor little beetle!

Their GRAND TOTAL was....
only the young! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lord's Day Thoughts

Someone sent me this picture this week, and I've had this song on my heart ever since. It is particularly meaningful to me right now. Hope it blesses you too.

Under His Wings

By William O. Cushing, 1823-1902
He shall cover thee with His feathers,
and under His wings shalt thou trust . . .

-Psalm 91:4

Under His wings I am safely abiding,
Tho the night deepens and tempests are wild;
Still I can trust Him—I know He will keep me,
He has redeemed me and I am His child.

Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest!
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort and there I am blest.

Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

Under His wings, O what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus I’m safe evermore.

Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Home Organization Notebook

Back in 2007, my dear friend Marci made me one of the best gifts ever for my

She handpainted this lovely notebook for me!
And, it's beauty is not its only feature!

I have tabs in it to keep a lot of my organizational pages all together in one place
The one above is a booklist page

This one is for prayer--there are also pages for prayer lists behind this one

These pages are "To Do Lists"
I can jot down things I need to do for the day

This one is good for an overall of what I need to do for the day/week/month etc...

This master shopping list is kept in a plastic sleeve that I can mark on
and also wipe off when I want to start a new list

This is another list that is in there that I can use to jot down items
needed at the store

I love this sheet--it is a list of menu items for "company"
I have them listed per menu item: Main Dish, Side Dish, Dessert etc...
I keep some of the recipes on sheets behind this.

I love the reminder to be faithful in the basics--I need that from time to time!
What a lovely and practical gift!
I was using it today, and thought I'd do a little post on it.
Hope it gave you some ideas too!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Creativity

Bri has been using her art-gifting to make these neat fall creations...

She started w/plain pumpkins, added some wording...

some pretty dried flowers...

and these little pumpkins turned out so adorable!

A sweet friend of ours let her sell them through her beauty salon
(thanks Lydia!)
I love seeing my daughter use her talents!
May the Lord bless you Briana!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Busy baking day etc...

Bri gave me a big helping hand on Thursday as we had a baking day

Above she puts the finishing touches on Applesauce Gingerbread

We used our new Tropical Traditions shortening--we love it!!!
It's the best I've ever used.

Bri's been wanting Banana Bread...she holds the loaf she just took out of the oven
It turned out sooo delicious!

After we got the baking done, we hopped to reorganizing this cabinet
(This is the only food storage I have in my kitchen cabinets)
I should have taken a "before"--it was a mess! lol

With this cooler weather, I hope to be getting more organizing done!
I want it done before the holidays come--which will be sooo soon!
What are you up to this week?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

To every thing there is a season...even for being sick

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Ecclesiastes 3:1

And this was my season to be sick.
I rarely get sick like this, and that is often hard for me to "knuckle under to"...
but this time, instead, I tried to count my blessings...
  • My comfy home to shelter me while I'm sick
  • My lovely daughter to keep the house running while I"m "down"
  • My responsible son who does everything that is needed w/o being asked
  • My sweet husband who is compassionate and caring
  • My wonderful Mom who brings me chicken noodle soup
  • I have no "outside job" to pressure me to return to work
  • I have friends who pray for me
  • I had lots of extra time to pray
I have to admit that I hope this season for being sick is coming to a close, but I am thankful for this season as I know God uses it for my good.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Photography Feature by Briana

For those of you who don't know her, my daughter Briana is a talented photographer and artist.
She is currently taking a photography class at our local community college, and had to
take several pictures for assignments.
I asked her if I could do a post using her class assignment photos and she didn't
mind a bit!

A lot of these are maybe a little different than normal angles etc...
she shot per assignment info

Enjoy looking through her lens!

Thanks Bri for letting me share!