Saturday, April 21, 2012

Think on These Things #10 Abundance

 The abundant blooms on my lilac bush this year reminded me of the
abundant blessing the Lord pours into my life.
 The profuse sweet fragrance also lifted my thoughts heavenward 

Linking to Scripture Thursday @Little Birdie Blessings
Has God impressed on your heart something special this week?
Was there a Scripture verse, a song, a quote, a poem or an encouraging word that came your way and caused you to pause.
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 With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Kiddos

 Cambrie loving Chloe
 Cambrie Keri & Chloe
 Keri ~ motherly and girly
 Cambrie ~ tiny and independent (capable of holding her own as one of six siblings)
 Also... soft and pixie-ish  (loud and clear when defending herself)
 Silas ~ sweet and connected
Ella (like a grandchild) Very girly, bright, capable
Keri ~ thoughtful artistic and creative
Noah ~ strong, athletic and organized 
Caleb John ~ full of fun quirky character.  Wish you could hear the sweet musical way he talks.  It would warm your heart.
 Keri and Chloe
Chloe Keri and wiggly Cambrie (even Gummy Bears couldn't keep her in place for a photo)
Jared ~ self-proclaimed geek, academic neat organized even-keeled, affectionate and tender-hearted
Baby Chloe ~ tiny soft kissable snugly happy smiley
Jamie and Chloe
Family gathered together for a lovely bridal shower for my niece Toni
sisters ~ caring, thoughtful encouraging helpful fun-loving and oft times downright giddy
Carol is the mother-of-the-bride
 Ryan's birthday gift from Aunt Erin ~ he thought this was very cool
 Ryan ~ Bright, athletic, respectful, attentive considerate
Brenna ~ quiet, athletic, thoughtful and nurturing
Shaela ~ Adorable, fun, affectionate leader and Daddy's girl
and Ella who love spending time with the kids.
Guess who lost her first baby tooth while visiting Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop's?
Linking to:
Happy Family Times @Crafty Moms Share

Monday, April 16, 2012

Simple Re-Purposing

When replacing the light over our kitchen table I saved the glass lamp shades because I thought they could be used as pretty pots for flowers.
The shades have been in the garage all winter waiting for springtime to bring warmer weather and cheerful flowers.
I covered the bottom opening by inserting a coffee filter.  The ones I used are little circles from my coffee press and they fit just right.  You could cut a circle from regular filters - I would double up just to be sure the soil remains securely inside.  If you are careful to not over-water, a plastic sandwich bag would work too  and you wouldn't need a saucer for drips. 
Trailing ivy, Pothos or African Violet could be used if you want a houseplant rather that an annual.
 The saucers were made using discarded lids from jars.  I roughed up the surface and painted with acrylic paint giving the lids several coats for complete coverage.  When dried, I applied a coat of gloss clear acrylic sealer.
Pretty Pansies on Parade
Here is the new light... and it does have all five light bulbs now :)


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