Monday, November 30, 2009

We're Having...

I'm so excited we're having another girl! My husband really wanted a boy BUT he is thankful that we are being blessed with another baby girl. She already has her own stocking hanging by the fire place :)Can't wait to meet you!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I was thankfully able to put something together for my Key, despite my long Christmas gift list, and my list of Christmas decorations awaiting there turn for "the machine of wonders." I'm VERY excited for the turkey and all the fixins! Oh, and I'm equally excited to get our home ready for Christmas! YAY!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thrifty Finds

I found Miss Molly (the name I gave her), and I was so excited to see this beauty on someone. Since I'm preggie, I will give this dress up, but I definitely won't mind if it stays in the shop ;)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Naughty or Nice

This year in an attempt to try and save money, and give thoughtful handmade gifts, I realized I needed to start early on the crafting. I've gotten a handful done, but I still have many on my list unchecked! As I thought about gift giving, I was struck on the idea, "What if people really did receive gifts based on behavior?" I took it a step futher and began thinking of us human beings and our innate view of rewarding people based on. At times this works quite well in arenas such as the workforce, and school. We also take the good vs. bad scale into our moral values, and to the extreme end, we take it to our relationship with God (or a higher being). I know I did. Maybe you didn't. Or maybe you agree with that concept...interesting. I hope this is not a downer, but I just wanted us to take a second, and think about what we really believe in regarding good vs. bad, who decides, and where that leaves us. Any thoughts?
Have a great rest of the day! Much love to you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Don't Forget Your Fruits and Vegetables

I initially cut the apple shape out and left my idea stranded. I actually got back to it, and made a little cute apple. It was suppose to be a brooch but decided to make a hair piece.

Just a friendly reminder to eat your five a day! We need to fight the nasty viruses and bacteria going around. My son is sick, and other church families. Let's keep fighting these sicknesses with prayer and love :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thrifty Finds

Hand held mirrors are just darling. I've purchased a couple from ebay, and I'm always looking for cheap, adorable treasures. I'd love to have a mini wall of beautiful, interesting, hand-held mirrors. I must say, I like mirrors in general.
For some odd reason my household is being plagued with sickness. My son Rock was sick, then my daughter Key, then myself, and now my son Rock again! There really is joy in everything, even when it doesn't seem like it. In everything give thanks (1 Thess5:18).

Friday, November 13, 2009


I have this fascination, and love for maps and globes--new maps, old maps, foreign maps, local maps, big maps, small maps, etc. I've tried looking for a really big old map (or new, depending how it looks) for a good price, but have not yet stumbled upon that big treasure. I did buy a big map but have not framed it, or figured out how I would, since it's a good size.

I thought I'd decorate Rock's room with various maps (and globes). He does like looking at them. We also thought it would be good for him (and the family) to know the various people around the world. With that said, I started collecting maps a year ago, and I finished framing five of them. I still need a couple more, but I'll see when I can get to that. I like the way they turned out, and amazingly it cost me nothing!  The maps I got for free at AAA (we're members, but not sure if anyone else can walk in and ask), and the frames were old baby wooden frames that Rock outgrew.  I simply cut the map according to the wood block frame, and then pasted it on.  I also want to make a map banner out of the maps (I'll be sure to post latter).
I made some of places we visited, lived, and where we live now. In June, hopefully we can set one up for Seattle! How exciting.

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Hello Joleen"

I finally had the time, and the encouragement (congrats again!) to set these cuties up in the shop. We'll see how it goes...but God is still good and he is always in control.

(visit here to see the adorable doily clock giveaway)

Thrifty Finds

So I'm back on with the incredible adventures of thrifty finds! It's really exciting when you do find little treasures. I wasn't blogging because of my pregnancy, it really made me icky...all day long :( But I'm feeling a whole lot better. I will be officially four months the 17th, and I am big and showing since the egg was lie!

Anyways, I saw these two adorable fighter planes many months ago. Once I saw these two I knew they were definitely coming home with me .
Displaying the flag of France.
They shall be displayed in my sons room.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

...After Max steps off his private boat tumbled by the ocean, he begins exploring.
Max hears some rustling of leaves...
he turns to see if anyone is following...
someone or something is lurking in the forest...
the unknown wild thing wants to befriend Max.
she begins to follow him
Max sees the wild thing!
So, she roars her terrible roar...
Gnashes her terrible teeth, rolls her terrible eyes, and shows her terrible claws...
But Max says "be still!"
She fears this creature, and declares Max to be the king of the wild things!
Max the king, exclaims "let the wild rumpus start!!!"

What a splendid wild rumpus.