Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

(Edited with iPiccy)
after all,
is a 

Best Wishes,
from our house
to yours!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Morning - Gratitude

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns 
denial into acceptance
chaos to order
confusion to clarity

It can turn 
a meal into a feast
a house into a home
a stranger into a friend

makes sense of our past
brings peace for today
and creates a vision 
for tomorrow"
-Melanie Beattie

He is our source of Gratitude

That's why we Sing!

 "Let us come before His presence with 
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."
Psalm 95:2

Have a Blessed Day! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

N.O.E.L. Banner - DIY

Are you like me?
Do you like to give little handmade gifts
during the Holidays?

If you do you might enjoy this


This little banner is small enough to tuck inside
Christmas Cards 

Let Me Show You How
  • Tape  a book page to a piece of printer paper, and print the letters directly onto the book page.
  • Draw  a box around each letter approximately 1½" x 2" to form each tab for the NOEL banner.

  • Cut around each tab and also cut out a piece of scrapbook paper the exact same size.

  • Use  a decorative hole punch to add a design to the bottom of each book page tab

  • Attach  a piece of scrapbook paper to the back of each letter using double sticky tape (for design and strength)

  • Punch  a hole in the top corners  of each tab for string.

  • I used tulle for this one, but you could use ribbon, string, yarn,  cording ... etc 

This is the first one I've made 
and I've already thought 
of several ways
I'd use it myself.

the possibilities are endless


Have FuN!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pine Cones & Acorns

We've had our first freeze of the season this week, and it's changing everything.

I'm going to miss some of the blooms, however
Buzz has taken advantage of the cooler weather to look for 

Pine Cones and Acorns

If you've followed me for very long ... you'll already know that Buzz is a Gatherer. 

 My Hero!

(From his Cub Scout Banquet ... Way Back When)

He's filled a Basket

just for me 


this is what I'd like to do.

Make an Acorn Garland
 Bleach some Pine Cones

Or make something like These
(it appears they're no longer available)

All of these ideas Are
My Pinterest Board

If you find some ideas 
I'll bet
Your Hero 
will help you too!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Painted Lampshade - DIY

We've had these lamps for at least ten years and I thought you might 
like to see how I freshened them up by painting their shades.

If you've followed this blog for very long, 
you will have seen these lamps
 in almost every picture of our dining room,
and if you're really observant, 
you will have noticed that the lamps 
have been painted as well.

But back to the Shades -

I'm shameless ... showing you dust and all.

Painted Lampshade DIY
This is how I did it: 
I painted the entire surface of each shade with primer.
(Allowed to dry for 4 hours)

Then I painted them with the colors I wanted
(Allowed to dry for 4 hours)

Finally, I distressed them by lightly sanding with a medium grit sanding pad.


I actually like the way the lamp shades look in our space, but I'll admit, they're not as wonderful as my inspiration.

It's simply gorgeous, isn't it!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Psalm 27:8 - Come And Talk With Me

"The effect of God is astonishing.

His work in our lives 
leaves us with a sense of wonder.

His entrance and His appearance
can be
quoting - "Approaching the Heart of Prophecy" - Graham Cooke

He makes it so easy to talk with Him!