Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It came with this little tag on the inside with a note from my swap partner that she had received one years ago from her mother, and that every night before she goes to bed she writes down what she is thankful for. Anything as simple as a warm bed to sleep in to a thoughtful thing that someone did that day. She said looking back makes her really appreciate how much God has given us, and that when our day seems bad there really is something to be thankful for. I will start using it tonight.
Isn't this little felt pillow wonderful! My photography is lacking a little, but I love it!
Thanks so much Amy!
Have a blessed evening! Jackie
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
My son was home this weekend to keep me company and we attended a wedding on Sunday. It was a 2 hour drive away which I had been dreading, but ended up being a great time to talk and visit. The wedding was a beautiful outdoor wedding and the weather was perfect. They chose mostly contemporary christian music and a young man sang solo unaccompanied and did a great job. Very worshipful.
Today has however been a lonesome day with just me and the two dogs, so I have been slow about getting it together. I have Bible study tonight, which I am so looking forward to! I feel the need to be continually hearing from God these days.
Great fall colors!
I told the lady at the thrift store, "I buy nostalgia". Which is mostly true. I buy a lot of things that remind me of my grandparents, and simpler days. This little bowl is one of them . It is old, chipped and cracked, but reminded me of my something my grandmother would have had.
This little old scale reminds me of the scale my granddaddy would weigh his vegetables with. See he was what I called a truck farmer. He grew vegetables and had a route that he traveled to sell them. This is how he made a living. He had an old pick-up truck with a homemade cover. One day he would pick the vegetables, and the next he would travel his route to sell them. That was a time when he sold to all of the local grocery stores too. This is not exactly like his scale, but it still reminds me of him. So my question to you what do you buy? Mine is mostly a hodge podge of memories. Have a blessed week! Jackie
Friday, October 24, 2008
This is her box of goodies. I hope she likes them. Remember the "Give Thanks" plaque, the candle and the note cards? She will be getting those along with 2 pretty pumpkin towels, a journal, notepad, small cookbook of Holiday Appetizers, and Easy Weeknight Favorites, a turkey tea light holder, bag of spice potpouri , a little acorn dish filled with chocolates and some spice cider mix for juice? I hope she likes it. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, and maybe I will have some more projects next week. See Ya, Jackie
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Next, some of this. Just pick your favorite pattern.
Some of this and one of these.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Then some of this.
One of these.
To make some of these!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
and here's the back.
Last of all this is the quick and easy little project that I promised you. This is the small jar candle that I told you I purchased from Wal-Mart. Very fragrant, I am still amazed that such a wonderful smell comes from a Wal-Mart candle. I wanted to pretty it up just a little. I measured a strip of scrapbook paper. Wrapped it around the jar, hot glued it. Added a strip of ribbon and glued the little resin pumpkin right in the center. A simple companion for my "Give Thanks" sign. These little goodies will be on their way by Friday. Now I am off to my first project of the day today....a little hair color. Have a blessed day! Jackie
Monday, October 20, 2008
I may add a small hanging wire at the top, with a bow on the side.
What do you think?Set of "FALL" note cards, with matching envelopes.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We did go to some yard sales Saturday and found a few things. I will leave you with that...
This little lady had a hard time deciding what her prices were. She would say one thing then it was at least double when you picked it up. Needless to say, we moved on. I may check a few out this weekend, I will have to see. Typically October is a good month for some great yard sales here, but they have been less than the best this year.
Finally last but not least, Sandy is having her 100th post giveaway of her favorite things for today only. So hurry over to leave a comment and enter.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
We also went to see the movie FIREPROOF yesterday. It was a great movie and one that I hope you will choose to see. We are not big movie goers but a good movie is worth seeing. This is a valuable message about what God intends for marriage. I hope you won't miss it.
The above arrangement is one I finished on Monday, and have been meaning to share this picture with you, just kept forgetting. I had seen a similar arrangement in a specialty shop up town and I thought to myself, I have everything at home to do the same thing, and I did. The small pebbles in the hurricane, make for some easy arranging of the sticks and feathers.
Thanks for all the great suggestionsyou gave for the Thanksgiving Swap, I think I am headed in the right direction. I hope to post some pics of what I am working on this week. Have a wonderful and blessed week!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
My posting has been a little sporadic, but I am trying to get used to substitute teaching, along with having Chloe with us again. She is a lot of fun, but still very much a puppy. There is something to what we have heard, that when children get really quiet they must be into something. Well, the little girls were really quiet this afternoon and when I checked I had forgotten about the stick that Chloe came in with after our walk. Needless to say by the time I found them the stick was in shreds all over the bedroom floor, but it could have been worse. This is my third week as a substitute, and I have been in a different school each week, and it is surprising to me, how much I have enjoyed it.
Now for my question. I need a little help from all of you. I am participating in Emilie's Mini-Thanksgiving Swap. Being new to the Blog World and Swaps, I am asking for a little help. I want to be sure my partner is blessed, so here is where you all come in. The rules were to spend around $10-15 minimum, send at least 3 items related to Thanksgiving, and we were given a little survey of some likes, styles etc. If you were on the receiving end what 3 items would you like to receive. Keep in mind it can be store bought or homemade. So how about it, will you help me be a good partner? This is my big pumpkin sitting on my breakfast room table with the best value in a candle this season. A little over $2.00 for this spiced cider candle from Wal-Mart. Well worth it and very fragrant. I am not usually a Wal-Mart candle purchaser, but this one was a good deal.
Hope you have had a blessed day. Jackie
Monday, October 6, 2008
Here's a close-up of my dishes. This was my china that I picked when I got married.
I never realized it would make the perfect fall china.
Original aren't I?
I did all that with my trusty little helpers.
I did some major house cleaning today along with getting the decorations almost finished. I need just an ounce of the creativity that I have seen over at Kimba's.
You will not want to miss it! Jackie
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
What a day it has been! Being the perky A.M person that I am (not), getting a call at 7:15 asking me to be at the high school to sub by 7:45. This meant I would have to move from my typical slow gear to turbo-speed! My morning routine in the past has begun with several cups of coffee, this morning it was a travel mug to go as I ran out the door. God is teaching me that I can be flexible. I am realizing I may have to return to the days of having an outfit picked out and ready the night before. All that hurry, and my students would not be arriving for another 30 minutes. So thankful I would have some time to pray and finish that coffee!
Continuing in top speed, I arrived home this afternoon and began preparing a meal for our neighbors before heading out to church.
I have also concluded that God is also teaching me a few things about control . I am a planner. I like to have things planned out ahead of time. As my husband and most of my family would kindly put it , I am a Control-Freak! I am progressing in making some changes but God has shown me , I am certainly not there yet. I like being in control. That being said, this is my heart I would like to share with you.
So much is out there lately reminding me that not many things are certain, and so many are out of my control. Our economy, political stability, health and many other things we will face on a daily basis. I have even been surprised at all of the comments about this among us bloggers. Today I would like to offer you this encouragement. GOD is in Control! Nothing, not even our economy catches Him by surprise. Being a child of God we can know He alone is bigger than any crisis we will face. He has called us to be salt and light to a world that does not understand this. We can offer hope to those around us that God gives a peace that passes all understanding to face any uncertainty surrounding us. How are you sharing that peace with those around you?
P.S. I promise I will lighten up a little tomorrow, and hopefully finish fine-tuning for fall. And by the way it really was a great day! Busy, but great. God is good.
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?" Psalm 27:1