Tuesday, August 30, 2011

All is Well!

        Hurricane Irene is Gone...
Power's Back On...
 Children in School...
  All is Well...
 Feeling Inspired....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Will Be Back...

It is my prayer to be back after Hurricane Irene passes. 
Everyone in the East Coast Be Safe. 
Blessings upon you all!
xo

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

5.8 on the Richter Scale

Today we had an Earthquake!  
This is the first time I have ever experienced an Earthquake of this magnitude ever!  
I was at work when it hit.  First the door shook...gradually increasing, then the floor and Oh My Goodness...the ceiling shook so hard it felt like it was going to just fall in.  My legs felt so unstable as the floor beneath me moved.   I grabbed my desk to level myself and immediately got my students under the table.  Phones went down.  No texting, no Lan Lines...nothing!  That was hard on me because as you know...I have little people of my own, and not being able to reach them was...well not cool.
But.... 
and this is a BIG BUT...(smiles)
This morning when I posted Beauty for Ashes...
I had a Peace all about me...
And reading your comments...touched my heart...
I felt covered by His Grace...
I said a Prayer (during the quake)...and I was settled.
All was well...
Peace took hold of me...and I knew...
"It shall not come nigh my dwelling..."
Thus said the Lord...
My heart has been enlightened...
My Prayers go out to everyone around the World experiencing (Un)Natural Disasters!
Pray...
and
Prepare your hearts....

Beauty for Ashes...


"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified."—Isaiah 61:3.
Be of good cheer...
Thinking of all my blogland friends that need encouragement....
Be of good cheer!
You are Beautiful!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Angel Connection...

I woke up extremely early this morning taking pictures of some beautiful Old Book Style Book Boxes with Angels featured on them that I picked up yesterday.  I was so drawn to these boxes that I picked up several of them.   I could not figure out why I was so taken in by them, but I was.
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  This morning after I took the pictures, I learned of my Dearest Suzy of Suzy Qu's Threadworks, Dad's  passing.  I also saw that she too, was drawn to similar Angel images that she included in a collage she was working on when she found out her beloved father had passed. 
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I am so close to Suzy, our relationship, even across countries has blossomed into one of great admiration, respect and love.  I feel sorry for her Heart, as I remember when my mom went on to Glory, there was and is an ache in my heart that was/is relentless.  Please pray her strength to get through these early days of loss.
  I now understand why I was so drawn to these old style book boxes, with these Angel Images.  
And although I know that the images are not real; I know that Angels are...and they somehow found a way to get our attention...when we had not yet realized why...
Please love on Suzy today and visit her blog...
You will see what I mean about our...
"Angel Connection"
Suzy, I love you dearly and I'm praying for your strength during this time of bereavement. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Latest Venture~Mini Photo Book!

Hello Friends!
My latest venture was to create a Mini Photo Book of some of my favorite "ladies"...which I have completed! The books have been printed and the copies are just the Cutest Ever!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

What!!??

So yesterday I had a doctor's appointment for a nuclear stress test (I'm fine...smiles).  Anyway, I took my boys with me as my DH was out of town.  An hour after my arrival, the nurse called me back and when she saw my childen said out loud "oh no, this won't work!"

Friday, August 12, 2011

End of Summer Fun...

Hanging out with my Family...
Happy End of Summer!!!
BTW...
(I just found this artist...Jason Mraz...luv his sound!)
Makes you Happy!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Loving Best Buy Today!

I just had to share this one with you all...
Today, we decided to take the boys to the park for a train and carousel ride.  We had a wonderful time.  Afterwords we stopped by Best Buy to pick up some headphones.  Well whenever I go into BB, I always take a look at the printers.  I have a thing for printers, especially ones that work well for my fabric photo transfers...and of course when there's a sale on inks...I'm on it.
 So my DH, and boys take off to look for headphones and I head over to the printers.  I approach one that reads "FREE...Artisan 710/ Regular Price $179.99." I stopped, read it again and again and again.  Trying to find the catch...but there wasn't one.  I immediately went to the manager and said...I'll take this printer please for "Free."  She paused and wanted me to show her what I was talking about and so I did...
She read the sign and paused and then told me to wait a minute...
She went and made a few phone calls...
and 20 minutes later resurfaced and said...
"The printer is yours!"
I was "Shocked!"
I really didn't think I would get it!
But they had to honor their sign I guess,
(which by the way...she was holding onto like a hawk! I couldn't get a picture of it!) 
That was fine with me though...hee hee!
She met me over at the registers...rang me up..
And...
I walked out of BB with this printer BRAND NEW!!!!
for
FREE!
C'mon now...How GOD... Sa-Weet was that?
Now if this wasn't great enough (I'm just sayin)...
I already have an Artisan 800 which is what I use for my photo transfers.

And...
This Artisan 710 uses the same Awesome Ink!!
Oh Yeah!!!
I am super excited right about now!!!!
Just Loving BB today!
Happy Sunday Friends!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Not So Easy to Do...

Yesterday I took my boy's out to the Thrift Store.  I love thrift store shopping especially for old lace curtains and nicknacks.  Well on Thursday's the Thrift Store has a 25% off sale for all "card toting members" like me (a discount card), so I thought it would be a great day to check out what they had.  
When we arrived there were so many cars in the parking lot I almost turned around to leave...but I didn't!
Smiles...
So let's take a look at what I found...Oh but wait...
In all fairness to my boys for dragging them in the store, they did find something for themselves as well.  My littlest found a batman flying mobile for .99¢ and my eldest found a Pokemon character for $1.99 before the discount was added...sa-weet)
Well as for me...I have always wanted to try my hand at re-vamping an old piece of luggage...
I was able to find one for $2.42 (before the discount)...
Here are the before pictures...
And here are the after...
(Not so easy to do...whew...)
Filled with my Lace Goodies...
The Back...
 The Top...
 The Side...
 The Front...
Now putting this baby together was no easy task for me...burned my fingers with the hot glue too!
Yikes! but boy am I pleased with the outcome.
This one is Sooooo me!
Let me know what you think....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Makeshift Video Recording Studio

I'm super excited about this one.  
Check it out!
I have been looking for a way to record my "how to videos" in my little studio.  Up until this point, I have had to set up additional tables, move around the house, adjust and re-adjust the tripod...(no fun), even move to an outside location just to get the best lighting.  It was so much of a hassle that after my first batch of videos...I laid the whole thing down...just tabled the idea for a season.
Then today, after feeling a bit heavy...the Lord showed me this idea...
For my son's 9th birthday (3 years ago!) we bought him a really nice drum set.  We were so excited! He wanted one so badly, we, I had to get it for him...
Well to our, my surprise, he used it all of maybe two times before he wasn't interested in it any further.  Bummer!  I took it down and put the drum pads in the closet, leaving the frame on the side of his desk folded neatly in the corner....never looked at it again...never thought about it again...never dusted the thing...(smiles) 
Until...
Today!
And Now Look!
I used my Gorilla Pod to connect my camcorder and sat the frame perfectly on my work table.
Completely adjustable (without hassle)!
Out of the way...
Great lighting...
I can stand or sit...
And by Golly...the perfect angles are achievable...without breaking a sweat!
C'mon now....how cool is that?

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Monday, August 1, 2011

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