Friday, September 11, 2009


I thought I'd share two quick, little projects I did in my office/scraproom that I just love. On the wall above my desk, I added a vinyl rub-on: "Family Is Everything" I bought from Upppercase Living. I just scooted around the photos and centered the wording above the shelf ~ within minutes, it was on the wall...eazy, peazy, and I think it added alot! (Yesterday, I received an email from Mandi over at White House Gifts. I am the winner in a give-away she was doing!! (Yay for me!) So I will soon be receiving a "Welcome" vinyl for my front door. I will be sure to post a picture when I get it put up. Thanks, Mandi!!)

Then I found some 12 x 12 scrapbook paper in a cool black and white design at Hobby Lobby for half price (30 cents a sheet), and I just glued it to the back of my bookshelf. And ta easy transformation, and I love it.

Oh, and then I can't forget about the cute rug I found at Walmart...

That's all for now....happy nesting!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Time for Family

And how was your labor day weekend? We spent ours with a picnic in the park to be exact. The weather was glorious, the food delicious, and we welcomed this time to reconnect with family. We hadn't seen alot of them in over a year, and some of the "cousins" had grown a foot. We are now promising ourselves to make this labor day picnic a new we can keep in touch, keep involved in each others lives...knowing that family is so important to who we are.

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. -- Anthony Brandt

And now, fall, here we come..........

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back-to-school Blues...

for me!! School has started back, and my little one is in jr. high school!

Every year when school starts, I go through a "blue" phase.....I guess I always find it hard to let go, especially after a wonderful summer where we spend so much time together. And, wow, Kenzie has certainly blossomed the past few months. A new hair cut and contacts, along with a newly found confidence, and she seems to have matured not just a couple of months, but a couple of years! I'm pretty sure it was only yesterday that she was in kindergarten!

So, Kenzie, here's to a great year! I love you, and I pray that you will learn, grow, laugh, make new friends, study hard, pick yourself back up when you fall, determine to do right, have fun, trust God, try your best ... and continue to be just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside!

"...And clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God." I Peter 3:4