I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations.
I always find things I love on Pinterest, but either forget to do them or think they are beyond my expertise. I cannot paint. I'm no artist at all. But I really, really loved this that I posted the other day.
I have a friend who is part Cherokee and has an amazing artistic talent from face painting all the way to wall murals in local attractions. So I asked her if she could possibly do this for me. She said drop off the jar I wanted to use and she would do it. She suggested these colors: turquoise, black, brown , coral, Indian rose, white and maybe a silver metallic. So I took her this jar minus the lid. And all she is charging me is a batch of my peanut butter candy. I love to barter.
I also saw this pretty dream catcher on Pinterest. I bet it would be easy to make. I'm going to Google how to make a dream catcher to see if I can do this.
I also liked this little thing somebody made called a sun catcher. It's adorable.
But what I saw that I absolutely fell in love with was this......
Talk about talented.
Well that's it for today. Have a great weekend.
I know that bloggers tend to get a little excited about clouds and skies and sunrise and sunset. So when you see a sunrise like this, it is very hard to NOT grab our camera. These were Thursday morning around 6:30 a.m. at my house.
Thanks Ms. Debbie for Friday Foto Friends and a chance to share our pics.
As I used the last of the peanut butter, I went to start a grocery list for those "out of" items I don't want to forget. I normally write them on a piece of paper and then forget they are written down. As I was turning off the kitchen light, I thought "I need something to hang by the light switch for these HAVE to remember items. And I remembered I have a little chalk board (I love chalk boards). A light bulb went off in my head and I knew I wouldn't be happy with just hanging a plain chalkboard. So I gathered some items together and got to work.
First I opened a pack of jewelry wire I had never used. It is brown and is sturdy so I thought it would work perfect.
I dug in my tool drawer and found two tiny tack nails.
I made a loop in the wire so it would fit around the head of the nail.
Once I hammered the little tacks in with the wire under the head, I then shot some glue gun on it to make sure it didn't slide off.
Next, I glued a red button in each corner.
I tore a strip of the fabric and tied it in a bow around a wire so I could hook it on easier. I like to tear the cloth instead of cutting and hemming so it looks more rustic.
Here's the finished product.
And there it hangs over the kitchen light by one of my favorite kitchen pictures.
Oh, and I did this at 9:45 at night just because that is when I was inspired to do it.
Saw these on Pinterest the other day. They just spoke to me. I would love to start a wall with framed art of these inspirational quotes.
I love, love, love this one. What a beautiful thought. It is so great to know that even when we can't find the words, He still knows what we are saying.
I have always said that God is not always that soft sweet voice that speaks peace to our soul. He sometimes has to knock me upside the head with a 2 x 4 to get my attention. I remember vividly one time when I was whining to Him with the "Why me?" attitude that I had one of those 2 x 4 moments and could hear Him say "Not everything that you go through is about you. Some of your tribulations are to bring others closer to me." So I shut up and decided that my faith needed to be stronger and have strived for that ever since that day. That's why I like this so much.
Have a blessed Wednesday!
Top 10 things I am loving today.
1. Round beach towels.
2. Initial door hangings.
3. This little basket to have some dishtowels handy.
4. Purses with laser cut patterns.
5. Pipe cleaner flowers for Children's Church craft for Mother's Day.
6. Cards with cutout hearts and fill the back with strips of magazine photos for color. These are also great for the kids at church to make for Mother's Day.
7. This idea for pictures of The Grands.
8. This manicure. I am so into whales right now (don't know why). I may do this for the beach.
9. I love this. I have a friend who is a great artist. I am going to see if she could do this for me.
10. And last but not least, more painted rock ideas.
It's been a rainy weekend here in East Tennessee. Flood warnings are out this morning as the creeks and rivers are rising.
Friday night, Colby stayed all night with me all by himself. He loves his sister Alexis and cousin Shelby to stay when he comes over. Always has stayed with one or two of the other grandchildren.
But Friday it was just me and him. We had a blast. I love this little boy to pieces. When I was taking him home, I said "So how did you like staying by yourself? Will you do it again one day?" His response was "I loved it. I'm going to stay by myself again only this time with Alexis and Shelby. LOL. Gotta love the mind of a 6 year old.
Worked both days this weekend. Saturday my group greeting partner, Alan, had a wedding to preach at so I had to greet 11 groups. Close to 800 guests arrived on those 11 groups and some of them had 2 or 3 buses to greet. Did this during a lot of rain as well so I wasn't feeling to good when I got home. I did get a good pic of Alan and my friend Kendra who is one of our beautiful Southern Belles at Dixie.
Then Sunday, we all somehow got to talking about breakfast for supper and it made me so hungry that when I got off work I decided to go to Waffle House for supper. It was only 8:00. Called my daughter to see if she had heard if school was called off for the flooding. When I asked what she was doing, she said "We are heading to Waffle House for supper." So I ended up having supper with her family since we arrived about 2 minutes apart. Had a great time and it was delicious.
I have brownies in the oven this morning and going to put the Milky Way Peanut Butter frosting on them like the pan I made a few weeks ago.
I don't usually go to work until afternoon, so my plan was to sleep in this morning and listen to the rain. It turned out that the rain stopped overnight and I woke up at 5:40 and could not go back to sleep. Laid there tossing and turning until 7:00. I finally just got up. I got this week's schedule out to copy to my calendar only to realize they changed things up and I have to be there two hours earlier than I thought. So I had a mad rush to get the brownies made and do everything I need to do before I head to work. Ugh. I hate when that happens. Makes me crazy. Maybe if I misbehave a little today they will give me a time out.
I hope everybody has a good start to the new week. Have a great day.