Thursday, September 29, 2011

Every Good Day Includes............

A good day is the kind of day where you have everything all planned out. You are so ambitious, and going to be so productive! You are right on track to get more stuff accomplished than you've gotten done all week so far. AND THEN, it all changes with a little text message saying, "Let's go get pumpkins and paint them!"

All my plans fly to to wind.
Who's going to care if my house is in disarray, my windows are so full of finger prints it's hard to see the crisp blue Autumn sky.
My sewing corner is hard to get to because of all the piles of fabric and tangled thread, And the GI Joe men are tangled up with legos and baby dolls.
      But who cares??
There's fun to be had, and Memories to be made!
And If you're anything like me you are not the one usually planning these impromptu days, But all you need is one little text message from a friend and you're all to ready to sweep the not-so-fun stuff under the rug!

And so a Good day turns into a perfect Memory kind of day!
Every Great Day starts with a great cup of coffee!

And of course includes Best friends and Apple trees!

And spotting creatures in their natural habitat!

Pumpkin picking!

And painting!

The many faces of an intent artist!

Budding artist!

Because 'Real Art' requires you to get messy!!!

And Now to really get you ready for Autumn you need a few cute wardrobe items from HaddyGrace!

perfect when paired with a shirt and leggings!

Can't forget Owl Shoes to keep her toes toasty!

Got to keep His toes cozy too!!
Thanks for reading!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's a Jungle out Here (in there)

It's a Jungle, A jungle of amidst Mt. Laundry, The river of dirty dish water runs right through the middle of my day. The creatures are out of control, fighting over, no not food and nourishment, but playthings and rights. There are monkey vines of tangled thread. Foothills of fabric ranging from faux fur to satin.
The master of the Jungle leaves early each morning with a kiss to his 'Second in command' confident that she can keep the jungle under control for another day!
As the sun rises I step out onto the deck where all is at peace. God's world is so very organized. It soothes my sol as I drink in the quietness! 

Yes I can manage this Jungle called FAMILY! I can keep the little creatures' attitudes in check, I can keep Mt laundry from erupting, I can exercise self control and not spend all my time in my sewing corner and cook something nutritious for my family at least a few times a week!

I can Because With my God I can do all things!

So On the Jungle theme...  Giraffe Coat here
                                                          Zoey Zebra 2 pc outfit here

Zebra coat here

                                                               Zebra birthday outfit here

                                                      Zebra soft sole baby shoes here

And of course the Zebra pillowcase dress here

Blessed to be Queen of my Jungle!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Best Month Ever

September Is the Best Month Ever

It's a photo contest!!  link up here !!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Staying Colorful

My Family and I stood and appreciated a rainbow from our back deck the other night. As we talked about the many shades of color and God's never ending promise, I wanted to take those colors and put them somewhere, maybe in a jar or a Tupperware container so that on blue, and sad days I could open up that container and add some happy color!
I think as we (here in the frigid Midwest anyway) face another winter, another season of short bleak days, long frigid nights, punctuated with bone-chilling winds, and blizzards, we already start thinking of ways to spend those days. for me it's scrap booking, doing preschool with 'Little Blue' sewing (of course), reading good books.
Here are some things that can rob the color out of any day, (If I allow it too!!)
  • When the kids wake up before me and super grumpy!
  • Unexpected bills
  • When I allow my house to get DIRTY
  • Grocery shopping
Can you relate to any of these?? :)

Here are some things that bring The COLOR into my Days

Jesus Christ

My Marriage

Their Giggles
My Beautiful first born

My Lovely second born
all 3 of the girls together!!Like these pictures?? take a look at my photographer's website for more CUTENESS  here .
AND...... New fabric!!! Yesterday was a shopping trip to the Fabric store with my Fashion diva friend Beka Fox  and she talked me into this CUTE fabric!! (well I really only needed encouragement to buy the WHOLE BOLT) !! :)
Call me weird, but my heart was pounding as I made these cute little shoes!!
Perfect for adding color to those bleak , chilly winter days! Plus they keep baby's feet toasty warm!!
buy them here

buy them here