Sunday, February 13, 2011
And on to a few more projects. This I have shared before, but I added a little more to it. It was to simple for me like it was, so I added a few fabric rosettes. I think it finishes it off quite well.
This picture is hanging in our kitchen. We have a phone outlet in our kitchen that doesn't screw into the wall very well. It sometimes just hangs there and it is kind of an eye sore so this painting is covering that up. It is another frame I had and just painted black. I picked out some scrapbook paper that I liked and put it in the frame. The saying and the flourish I did myself on the Silhouette. I cut it out on some vinyl and applied it to the outside of the frame. Because I change my mind quite often, I put the vinyl on the glass. That way I can change the paper out whenever I want!
Looking back, I should have made the words a little bigger, but over all, I love how it turned out.
I see this picture everday, multiple times a day. This phrase is a constant reminder to find joy in whatever season I am in. No matter what trials, uncertainties, or problems I am having, it is a reminder to rejoice and find joy because our lives are a journey to a much better place. We are just passing through this life. Where we end up is undescribable. I am also reminded of Romans 8:18, "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is be revealed to us." (Thanks Krissy for sharing that verse with me) I have so much to be thankful for and even though I will encounter trials, I will learn to rejoice through them!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
These are some frames (the two smaller ones) I have had put away for a while. They were boxed up when we were "staging" our house to sell. They could use a painting, but for now thew will do.
Friday, January 21, 2011
But getting on to one of the most amazing parts of my Christmas.... Remember I said I had two amazing sisters. Well, they are so amazing and thoughtful, they gave me one of these for my gift!
I was so surprised and thankful! And excited! And speechless! They way over did themselves with this one!
The other amazing part of my Christmas was going skiing with my hubs out west. We had a blast skiing 4 days and resting in between. We definitely didn't need a vacation from our vacation when we got home. When we did get home we hit the ground running and haven't slowed down much.
I started watching a friend's two children 3 1/2 days a week. It is very enjoyable, but needless to say I haven't had much "craft/sewing time." Once I get use to the working schedule I hope to reserve Fridays for such a thing.
I have been able to play with my Silhouette and experiment with it a bit. I am trying to cut fabric with it, but haven't been 100% successful. Any tips or suggestions will be very much appreciated! I have many projects floating around in my head and hope to post on them soon. I have some vinyl and Silhouette pins on the way! I can't wait to start using them!
Even though it is a little late, Happy New Year and God Bless!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Yes, the room is a little bare. I am working on that. There is a dresser in front of the bed that you can't see in the picture. I want a really fun lamp, maybe blue or green. Actually, the color I am looking for is cheap! I can make do with just about anything!
Hope you have a great Friday and weekend!
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This is the entrance from the garage. The dresser below is facing the garage door. This is another project. I want to paint it and glaze it. I can't decide to go green or blue. And of course I would like something for the wall above the dresser.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I don't have a picture of the whole front of the house. That will have to come later. 1) because I don't feel like doing it (I just got done running six miles) and 2) there is a guy from water billing in my front yard and I have no idea what he is doing. I don't want to bother him!
Here is our courtyard in the front of the house. It is to the right of the picture above. It has a beautiful crape myrtle tree and lots of plants. I don't know exactly what I want to do with this area, but I do plan to add an herb garden in here somewhere.
Here is our backyard. This is a picture of our sun room.This is our storage shed and workroom. The room on the right has counters and cabinets. It even has electricity and plumbing. It is Michael's dream to turn it into a man cave. We shall see!
This is our patio in the backyard. It is lacking furniture, but that is way down on the list. We will make do with what we have for now. I love coming out here in the mornings or afternoons and read while Tyler (our crazy dog) plays outside. He loves our backyard too!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Today reminds me of a similar day. I was visiting my sister when she had her last baby, Abby. One day it was raining and had been all day. The older kids were getting stir crazy from being inside so we decided to go outside and play in the rain. They had so much fun running and driving tractors through the puddles. That is one of my favorite memories. Hannah who didn't like to get dirty was soaked and was screaming with laughter running through the puddles. Manny and Hannah were making mud patties. They had so much fun playing with their ordinary toys, but in a whole new way.
Rain can often be such a burden sometimes. We have to deal with getting wet while getting in and out of our cars. And even though we have an umbrella, getting in the car and collapsing the umbrella while not getting wet is a trick I have not mastered! Then we have to deal with wet shoes and tracking in leaves and water into the house. I think you get the picture. But rain is a necessity for life. We need it, the Earth needs it.
Well, this is not how I envisioned this post going. I was planning on showing pictures of the house. Since this post has turned out to be pretty long, I will post house pictures later.
I hope you all have a great day. Enjoy the rain!