Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Latest Project

Just a little something that I have been promising my girl for quite

Hope she likes it.
Have a blessed week.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Not the right color?

 Just paint it like I did!



The christmas cactus' that I shared about in an earlier post almost froze with our sudden cold weather here in South GA! I had been wanting to put them in cream colored pots. When I started looking I could not find cream/off white pots anywhere, not to mention the expense of buying new flower pots. I actually wanted old vintage planters, which meant more$$$$$$, so I did the next best thing....I painted what I already had. I am in the process of repotting most of them . I had to wait until they had finished blooming, and re-pot what I had salvaged from the ones that almost froze. They are now inside recuperating from the freezing weather, and getting new pots. The moral of this story...don't think you live to far south for your plants to freeze, and never underestimate the power of spray paint. Linking up to ASPTL for DIY day. Head over and check it out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric!

As of late I am realizing that I have a thing for fabric! I had the opportunity to do a little shopping while I was in Augusta this weekend, and most of what I purchased was fabric.

1/2  price Moda Christmas Fabric.

75% Off Christmas fabric at Hancocks

    1/2 Bargain Table Fabric at Joann's

And last but not least the biggest bargain of all! Almost 5 yards of linen remnants at the Decorator Fabric Outlet for a mere $1.75. I couldn't believe it when the lady told me .25 for each piece. Each piece is 54 inch wide fabric. I can see some great possibilies here. 

Now to get my sewing machine going. Looking forward to showing you all some finished projects.
Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

God's Eyes

     I had a wonderful weekend away in Augusta, visiting my sweet boy. Already missing him after just a few days, and filling one of his Christmas requests was the reason for my visit. Mostly the first reason, but taking care of his Christmas request was a very good Excuse!  One of the gifts that he wanted for Christmas was curtains for all of the windows in his townhouse (which isnt' very many). He asked for absolutely nothing else but this one thing. Not just any curtains however, curtains MADE by his Mama! He said it would seem more homey with them. Being an artist he just isn't quite into ready made, manufactured anything. So my task was to find the material at a bargain price. Bargain might not be quite an accurate description, for almost nothing would really be more what I am meaning. God provided!I have all of the fabric ready to sew for 45.00! I am making 2 pr. of floor length curtains, and 3 valances. Sort of mistreatment style, however there will be sewing involved(I just have to sew).
     I am sure you are already thinking what in the world does this have to do with God's eyes. Here it is. When I got all of my things together for church Sunday morning, I couldn't remember if I had gotten my makeup. When I realized I might have forgotten it (around 11:00 p.m) I told Blaine that I hoped I had not forgotten my makeup because I surely could not go to Sunday morning church without it. Of course he thought that was absurd, but not me. Fortunately I only forgot half of it. Eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, and brow pencil. I was not crazy about half of a made up face. This morning more than usual,  I had a more intense longing to hear from God, and just worship him, so I knew it would really be no big deal. I went and you know what? nobody noticed! No one came up and said" You know you forgot your eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner, and eyebrow pencil" Not a single person! Isn't it funny just the smallest things that Satan will try to use to get our focus from where it should be!
     Please forgive the rambling here! It was refreshing worship. Different from our church here, but exactly what I needed for today. The worship songs were just that for me, WORSHIP. As I was driving home, and thinking back on how easily I could have been silly and stayed home, and I do mean SILLY! God brought theses words,HIS words to mind.

"for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
I Samuel 16:7b

 I think God is has more than once this year spoken to me about FOCUS. My focus needs to be on HIM.
He is not at all interested in my makeup, whether my house is the most stylish, my clothes, etc. He is interested in my heart. Hope you have a blessed week. Striving to stay focused.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Baby It's COLD Outside..............

..........and I got out of bed at 6:30 to go substitute this morning,

and they had forgot to call and tell me the day had been changed,

so I came back home,

 put on flannel pajama pants, fuzzy socks, and a long sleeve t-shirt that doesn't match,

and put the finishing touches on this in the crockpot. Great weather for this soup! I have been using this mix for quite some time, but it occurred to me that I can put together the dried beans myself, since I don't use the flavor packet(too salty for me). You can use this with either smoked sausage or hamhock. I usually save the ham bone from spiral hams when I get them on sale, and it makes the best soup! I hope you don't EVER throw those ham bones away!
What are some favorite things you like to warm up with on these cold winter days? Have a blessed day, and stay warm.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year

It's the First day of a New  week, of a New year. So much to look forward to! Hope the few readers I have will stick with me. I hope the things that I share this year, will be worth reading, real, from the heart, and meaningful. Today is the last day before my boy heads back to school. I am already missing him! This has been a wonderful visit. My sweet daughter and her husband spent a few days with us during Christmas, and it is never long enough! Not enough time for all of those projects that are bouncing around in our heads.

 Mercy me, and I have a lot of projects to get with this year!!! I would like to actually accomplish a kitchen re-do, two bathroom updates, but I have got to quit being the procrastinator that I often am. I have to confess that I put things off for fear of messing it up, or not choosing a GREAT paint color, or it not ending up as I had hoped. We have a friend who does remodeling and I think I may be enlisting his help and advice on some of the projects that we would like to tackle.

What about you. What projects and new things are you looking forward to thisNew Year?
Subbing starts back Wednesday and Thursday, so that will be keeping me busy too. Have a blessed week!