Monday, July 23, 2012


Yes, you heard me.  The latest trend has arrived at my door step.  And even though we rent I am pretty sure my landlord will not mind me making the house look better.  After all he did pay for paint for the interior of the house!!!  And I already have some black paint in the garage calling my name!  But what leaves me holding off is do I do black or brown?  Or maybe even grey?  I am not sure.  I was thinking black because I already have the paint, but now I am not sure.  Comments?  I ran across this ladies blog Rhoda and she is also jumping aboard the craze.  Lets just hope my hubby sees my same desire and over all want for our house to look its finest.  I really just want my nasty white dirty doors to go away, plus the pen design on the interior garage door that my son decided to leave.  lol. 

Friday, July 20, 2012


Wow that week went by fast.  Last Friday it hit me early in the morning that I had a 50th wedding anniversary party on saturday to go to and had not even thought of a gift.  Like, not even crossed my mind!!  So being the crafty person I can be sometimes, I choose to make them something.  Researched it and found this cute saying and I had all the supplies at home to make it what it became. Loved it!  Of course I did mess up a bit, but no one will ever know. OH WAIT, I just told you.  haha.  Nah! it was nothing a little panic and paint wouldn't cure! Check it out.  Also, like most of my things, they are available on
Then work kept me busy most of this week.  When is vacation? lol.  The boy decided to try the "great escape" with his crib.  Can't believe he will be 2, almost potty trained and out of a crib!! Just makes me realize how much I really want a little girl.   Well, here is to hoping!! Till then, I will be crafting away! Did I mention the hubsters helped me clean out the garage so I would have space to finish my projects??!? I think he really does love me after all...awwwwweee. :)

Friday, July 13, 2012


We got it hung.  I will admit, I sit and stare at this at times.  Mostly noticing that the words are WAY crooked and that I still love it.  But like anything if I even wanted to do it again, I would change a few things.  Here are some more pictures of it hanging and the detail of the wood.  I am really happy with that part at least!!  I still took these pictures with my phone so they are not the best that I have taken but you can still admire ( I hope).

Monday, July 9, 2012


So after some great disappointent and blood, sweat and some tears, I finished my rules sign.  I have to say that I have always wanted one of these hung in my home, it gives visitors a sense of what we are about and how we stand on certain things.  I love that my home can speak or show what kind of family we are and want to be.  But like anything we really want, the price tag is always out of reach, so I turned to DIY.  I warn all who may read this and think they too want to make one of your own, it takes time and work space.  Of course I think mine was a bit bigger than your usual, it measures a foot across and is around 25" long.  What can I say? I have alot of rules!! lol.  Here are a few pictures taken with my phone.  Since I took so much time doing this and then doing it again, there will certainly be more pictures to follow as I haven't even begun to figure out how to hang the monstrosity. 

I used the mod podge technique with the words. The first take didn't work because I tried to do the mod podge all at once and some of the letters dried before I was done.  So next step after sanding and resanding some more, I cut up sections, it came out a little uneven in some spots but overall fit pretty good.  Then after it was done, removing the paper was fun.  As I took the paper off if I rubbed too hard the letters came off with it, so here inserts the time factor.  It took me a few sittings to get it all done.  Then I had to wait for it to dry so I could sand off the remaining paper, paint some of the letters back and then sand again.  Whew!!!  Ta da!!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012


I ran across these thoughts I wrote down from June 2008 and I thought I would share. 

I write today after having thoughts during praise and worship on Sunday.  I thought came to mind while I was singing amazing grace and there is a phrase that sings…..

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God, Who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

It was the forever mine phrase that keeps ringing in my head.  Why are we not possessive over our God? 

Example: Christmas when you were a child.  If it was anything like my childhood being one of seven, when it came time to open gifts you had your spot and were ready to receive.  Then your parents gave you the gift that you franticly opened and gave it the surprise wow look and gasp.  Then later through the day you spot one of your siblings eyeing your prized gift.  You rush over only to say, “This is mine!” 

When someone threatens our beliefs or our God we are so easy to walk over or when Satan tries to kill or destroy?  Why do I not say, No, That is mine!   God has given us something so precious, himself.  What a wonderful gift.  Does it not deserve the surprise wow look and gasp? 

As I write this even now there are things going on in my life that are not in my control and things I don’t understand. But I find peace in him whom gave me the ultimate gift.  And today I say, “He will forever be mine”.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Family Rules Sign

I just don't want to talk about it......