Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sweet Babies

I was thrilled to spend the weekend with my darling, darling nephew, Noah.

Trying to get a picture of five brothers... and the newest member of the next generation... all on one couch... is difficult.

From Right to Left is Danny, Noah (Danny's son), Charlie (the youngest), Steven, Hubby (the oldest), and Joey.
Poor Charlie is squished terribly! :) But what precious memories.

Phooo, Phooo

(thats the sound of me blowing the dust off of my sewing machine) :-D

It is my opinion that every girl should have a plaid circle skirt to wear with tights in the autumn.

Buying organic fabric? Way out of my crafty price range.

Buying organic cotton sheets on clearance at a discount store? *So* in my price range.
Oh, the plans I have for these queen sheets... I think they'll have a much more exciting life than just clothing a bed!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008



We were very blessed to attend a free screening of Fireproof (from the same church who made Facing the Giants) last week. It was a *wonderful* date night for me and hubby- and how great to be able to see a wholesome movie with a great message... for free! I would encourage you all to see it. It is a movie that deals with adult subjects though, so I would exercise some caution in bringing wee ones.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A bowl of cherries...

I've been really enjoying doing a wee bit of "redecorating" around our home. Mostly my efforts have been focused on "finishing out" the kitchen... and our bedroom shall be my October project. I long ago happened upon this pretty little clock. I adored it. I wanted it. But alas, it was too much! So I waited and waited, and the waiting ended up being worth it :)

I love saving my allowance for things around the house. It's the little things that make the difference, I think!

I painted a few more things for the kitchen- this magnetic clippy was free because it had an advertisement on the top. A little primer and some paint fixed that right up! Perfect for those sweet invitations to baby showers...

That of course inspired me to be a little more bold. My sweet momma had bought me a jewelry holder a long time ago, with pretty roses painted around the edges. After time I noticed the roses beginning to flake off, and since this jewelry holder lived in my kitchen (for holding rings and such while washing dishes) I primed... and painted... and I am oh so happy I did. It's the same color as the clippy- it just photographed darker since I wasn't using the flash.

I better put away my paint now!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The New Chair

That we want for our living room. It's petite enough for an apartment... and the price is oh-so-right. Too bad Ikea is two hours away! Sniff. And what's funny enough to be a joke? I checked it out on the site- shipping for this pretty little chair is 230$ extra. Lets just say... that's not gonna happen! :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008


This morning, joyous morning, was quite cool (to me). I was thrilled. Granted, it reached 99 degrees later in the day, but its been months and months since I felt anything even resembling a cool crisp morning. Thanks be to God for the beautiful change in seasons. I know I'll be happy to say goodbye to summer! Here are some of my favorite autumnal quotations-

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
- Stanley Horowitz

"Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
- Humbert Wolfe

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus

"No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face."
- John Donne

And my absolute favorites:

October's Party
by George Cooper (1838-1927)

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."

Psalm 67:6

Then the land will yield its harvest,
and God, our God, will bless us.


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