Thursday, May 31, 2012

snapshots from lately...

  >>>>  snapshots from this week  <<<<
1-3. Cute vintage dishes from a new flea market & a goodwill that just opened.
4. Chocolate pie from my family's memorial day celebration.
5-6. Freshly stained deck, it looks brand new.
7. My grandparent's peach tree.
8. Just a self-shot.
9-10. From the 5th floor at the hospital, my mom had surgery this week.
11. Just another shot of the sky.
12. Pretty flowers that a kind friend from church gave my mom.
13. Making kale chips.
14. Making homemade ice cream sandwiches.

(more about the ice cream sandwiches soon...)

I hope you all had a lovely week!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

the winners are...

First of all, I have to say...
To everyone who entered my giveaway
It means so much to me to have so many amazing people
reading my blog & supporting my shop! :)

For this giveaway, I decided to choose one big winner
& two runners-up!!!
(because it is always so hard for me to only pick one winner...)

So, the big winner is....

And the two runners-up are...


Congratulations to each of you!!

Please send me an email (with your mailing address) to
& I will get your special gift in the mail very soon! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

{week twenty-two} memory verse...

see my verses from weeks...
one & two  ||  three  ||  four  || five  || six || seven  ||  eight  || nine || ten  || eleven || twelve || thirteen 
fourteen || fifteen || sixteen || seventeen || eighteen || nineteen || twenty || twenty-one

Friday, May 25, 2012

snapshots from my week...

instagram shots from my week...
Strawberries. Yellow flowers. Pretty sunsets, every night. Homemade scone with apricot preserves. 
Sonic lemon-berry slush. Enjoying my way through Mere Christianity. 
Watching my Rockies actually win a game. Bright green nail polish.

* * * * *
Without going in to the details, I will say that this week has had it's ups & downs... Of course, God has been faithful through it all & I know He will work out a few difficult things that some of my family members are going through right now. Not every day or week is picture-perfect, but I have always believed in finding joy in little things & most importantly in thanking God for everything!

 The words of this verse come to my mind often...
...give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

& Here is another encouraging verse that I read this week...
But now, this is what the Lord says...
 “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Isaiah 43:1

There is nothing to fear! God is in control!
We must give thanks & Trust In Him always!

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


The WINNER of this GIVEAWAY will get their 
choice of any photo print from my etsy shop!

To Enter the Giveaway...
Visit my etsy shop & leave a comment on this post!
Be sure to tell me which print is your favorite...

I will announce the winner on Monday, May 28th.
One comment per person.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

handmade granny-square pillow...

 For my birthday (earlier this month), my sister got me this new duvet cover from Ikea! The pillows I had were not quite right with it, so I decided to crochet my own granny-square pillow... & today I finished it!!
I love the way it looks with the stripes & it will be even better when I finish my granny-square blanket...
& Here is a close up of the wall art that is above my bed... I love this wall! 
about each item...
The flower photo was taken from a calendar by Alica Bock.
The floral heart print is by Rifle Paper Co.
The vases & camera are vintage.
The "love" quote (by Oscar Hammerstein) is painted on a fabric-covered canvas.
The two small frames in the upper left are vintage stamps.
I used fabric & a doilies in the embroidery hoops.
The yellow flowers are from JoAnn's.
The little black & white photo is a behind-the-scenes photo from Roman Holiday.


Monday, May 21, 2012

sunshine & wildflowers...

Hopefully these bright yellow flowers 
will bring a little extra happiness to your day!!

Just a head's up... I will be having a giveaway this week!!
So, be on the look out for that!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

{week twenty-one} memory verse...

see my verses from weeks...
one & two  ||  three  ||  four  || five  || six || seven  ||  eight  || nine || ten  || eleven || twelve || thirteen 
fourteen || fifteen || sixteen || seventeen || eighteen || nineteen || twenty

Saturday, May 19, 2012

snapshots from my week...

... A pretty sunset.

... Peach roses in the front yard!

... Me & my doggie!

... Picked a few wildflowers!

... Loving gummi bears lately!

... Processing from a 1st birthday party! Cute!!

... Finished the first side of my pillow! 

... I love sweet potato fries!

... While cleaning out my closet, I found my heart sunglasses!

... Played tennis this week & had the courts to ourselves!

... Got beautiful prints in the mail from Laney Butler! Love them! 

... Take-out from one of my favorite restaurants!

... Jane Austen movie night!! Loved it!! :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

snapshots from lately...

... flowers for my mama on mother's day! :)
... wore my new striped dress!
... played dominoes with my family on mother's day! 
... wearing silly glasses with my friend, at a 1st birthday party!
... my friend & her little boy are visiting this week! what a cutie!!
...working on some colorful knitted bows! 
... my nails, inspired by this!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

{week twenty} memory verse...

see my verses from weeks...
one & two  ||  three  ||  four  || five  || six || seven  ||  eight  || nine || ten  || eleven || twelve || thirteen 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

snapshots from my week...

Flowers in my new vase & afternoon tea!

This week I have been re-arranging & organizing... I finished this wall!

I went through some of my favorite vintage stamps... love looking at these!

I color coordinated my buttons... pinks, oranges, & yellows are my favorite right now!!

Roses & peach cobbler at my grandparents house!

Reading & underlining in Mere Christianity!
I love quotes that get me thinking...

While watering flowers, i realized that my nail polish matched the hose! Ha!
& My favorite flavor of yogurt!

I love my doggie's expression in that shot!
& Ice cream from baskin robbins is my favorite treat!!!

Sold these knits in my shop this week!!
I am so thankful for all who have supported my shop in the past. 
I am so blessed to be able to make things that are special to me & then pass them on!

This week has been a really good one! 
Thank you Jesus, for all of your blessings!