Nov 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,

For song of bird, and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,

Father in heaven we thank thee.

{Photography credit to Photography by Jack}

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Nov 16, 2011

a look back

I was going through some old photos from my highschool days
and came across some pictures of the "foursome."

From 7th-12th grade we were the inseparable crew.

We were all so very different.
Different goals, different plans, different ideals...

But that's what made our friendship so special...
At my 16th birthday party we all sat down and individually compiled a list of what we were looking for in a future mate.  After all, college was just two years away and we wanted to put this down on paper!  :)
I hung on to them through the years and was able to give Theresa hers when she was married in 2010.

Tabitha was married in August, but amongst all the wedding activities I entirely forgot about this piece of paper.
Until yesterday...

As I read through her list, I suddenly felt nostalgic.
I could see us all giggling on the couch as we made out these ideals.  

I contemplated on her list and found myself comparing it with her hubby-David.

I could feel the tears welling up as I discovered what I had not known as a 16 year old.
God will give you your match
Tabitha's list pretty much sums of David.

He was her ideal as a 16 year old and she didn't even know it!

Today I am missing her; missing the foursome of high school days past,
however I am so very happy that God gave her the desires of her heart by putting David in her life.

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Nov 5, 2011

Thankful Tree

Thanksgiving is probably my absolute favorite holiday.
I love the story of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving,
and I love to count my blessings.
When you stop a moment to do that, you realize how much you 
truly have.  
So, I decided to make a thankful tree for my family to contribute to every day::

I collected some twigs and stuck them in a mason jar.
I added some ribbon I already had and used my cricut to cut out circles from fallish paper then  hung them from the branches...

By Thanksgiving we should have a tree full of blessings!

{This idea was adapted from my pinterest board}
See the original that I pinned  from here.

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Nov 1, 2011

DIY headboard

A project in pictures::

 Recently we moved; and in doing so my sister and I ended up switching beds.
Since hers - which was now mine - was without a headboard I decided to make one.
I found this ugly thing at a local furniture consignment store.

And I covered it first with this batting.

And then proceeded with the material on top.

My mom and I tucked and folded the material tight around the headboard and secured with hot glue.
{this is the lazy man's way of sewing and speaking from experience works wonders!}

Then I had my first attempts at making rosettes...

Presenting the finished product!!

I absolutely love it!
And the great thing about it is I can always pull apart and recover with a different fabric if I want.

This was definitely my favorite project of the month.
Visit Traci's to see more diy ideas!

{Linking up here}
beneath my heart

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