Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Daze

It is hot. And humid. So humid that you can see it.
I really don't have anything to post tonight. But I wanted to post anyway.
I've only used my dryer a couple times in the last month. I love my clothesline.
I think my favorite skirt loves it, too.

How is that for the worst post ever?

{Generous in love—God, give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry. Psalm 51:1}

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Red Table

I haven't been very creative lately. Couldn't even think of a creative title for this post. Things are a bit stressful around here and probably will be for awhile. Sorry I can't go in to details. Just keep our family in your prayers. Thanks.

Now on to the red table. About a month ago I spotted a fabulous red table at a garage sale. It was priced right, but I didn't buy it. As I was driving home I kept thinking about it. When I got home and told my hubby about it he told me to measure to see if it would fit the spot I had in mind for it. Then I went back and bought it.
It is my new craft table. (Just thought I would keep things real and take the picture "as is".) Isn't it a great table? I like to stand up when I am crafting and this table is just about waist-high. Perfect! It also has casters so it is easy to move around.
It is handmade and I think it was probably in a man's workshop. The top has some spots, stuck-on glue, etc. but I decided to just leave it for now. After all, I am certainly not going to go easy on it. If it had a perfect finish I would always be worried about ruining it.

My favorite part is the shelf. So nice for keeping things handy that I use often.

This red table just makes me happy! Do you have a favorite piece of furniture that makes you happy?

I'm tired tonight and all the sudden my mind is blank. I guess that is all I have to say.

{"Once again I'll go over what God has done, lay out on the table the ancient wonders; I'll ponder all the things you've accomplished, and give a long, loving look at your acts." Pslam 77:11}

Monday, June 15, 2009


We drove to Missouri this past weekend for a family reunion. My mom's family is wonderful! There were 43 adults and 42 children from at least eight different states. We laughed. We sang. We worshipped. We cried. One of my favorite parts of the reunion is when we sing around the campfire. There are some gifted musicians in this family (although I am not one of them). On Saturday evening we were singing praises and a lady camping nearby stopped to listen. She told my aunt that we sounded like a choir. I truly hope that our singing was a blessing to other campers in the area.

My SIL, one of my cousins and I snuck away for a bit and went to an antique mall. It was fun to look, but we didn't buy much. My big purchase was this pretty postcard. I like the sweet little cottage and I love the verse. It is so fitting for my family.

I was inspired by the work over at Things With Wings and decided to make this collage for a give away at the reunion. The quote says, "May the roots of our family tree grow deep and strong." The hymn is "Beautiful River" (Shall we gather at the river) and was one of my Grandma's favorites. We sang it at the cemetery as we said our final goodbyes last year. My aunt who organized the reunion got to take this home with her.

This doesn't really have anything to do with the reunion. It is a birthday card I made for my niece's 15th birthday. I guess I did give it to her at the reunion.

We arrived home about 11:00 last night. The first thing I noticed was how tall the grass was. It looked like we had been gone for over a week. It is 94° and my poor hubby is out mowing it right now.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are off to a good start with the week. I've got to get off the computer and get my Sweet Girl in bed.

{The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11}

Monday, June 8, 2009

To Pluto and Back

It was kind of a rough afternoon. And then I got this....
Enough said.

{Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Psalm 32:1}

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Peaceful Vignette

Good afternoon! I have been struggling with finding something to blog about. It is not that I have just been sitting around twiddling my thumbs. But certainly you don't want to read about sunburns, kids who won't sleep in, my never-ending "to do" list......

So, I believe I will share with you a peaceful little vignette. Welcome to my master bathroom.
It is so enjoyable to find things here and there that just seem to go together. It is even more enjoyable when very little money is spent. The little $5 table spent some time in the living room, but recently moved to the bathroom. I bought the mirror at an estate sale a couple months ago for $2. The empty frame was $1 or maybe $2.

Do you know what this chippy white metal piece used to be? It was a light fixture from the porch of our very first home that we owned; a nice reminder of our beautiful old house in Kansas.
For a $1.50 I definitely couldn't pass up this little silver loving cup. Now, go here to see the pretty egg soap. Make sure to look at the prices. These eggs are beautiful, but I could never pay that much for soap. Instead, I found a bag of these (six eggs) at an estate sale for $1. Honestly, I kind of felt guilty for buying pretty soap. That's usually not my thing.
But, look! Even the tag and ribbon are pretty! And now that I know how much they really cost I don't feel so bad. In fact, I love them even more.
I could have used the other three egg soaps here, but I wanted something different. The little polka dot saucer is by Homer Laughlin. Again, I think I paid $1. I would love to find more dishes in this pattern. The thread spools are from my stash and the "cloche" was 39 cents at the thrift store.

Pretty and peaceful. And cheap! Do you have a favorite vignette in your home right now? I would love for you to leave me a comment about it (and a link to it). I love the inspiration I get from fellow bloggers. Thanks!

{First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God. This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Savior. I Timothy 2:1-3}