Thursday, December 11, 2014

Where I've Been...

No where! I've been right here, just have had so many other things to preoccupy my time...

Even now I have what feels like a gazillion things to do before Christmas arrives, but with only 14 days till then, I felt like posting something here.

Last night I was briefly looking at my feed on Pinterest and saw this great baby quilt...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/271553052507812394/

Which then lead me down the page to some more great inspiration quilts...


Now I just need to get sewing! :)

Merry Christmas!
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." ~ Matthew 1:23

Amanda

Friday, July 18, 2014

Our 10th Anniversary...

Today is our wedding anniversary, so, I put together a short video that highlights our past 10 years together.


10th Wedding Anniversary

Chad... I love you very much and look forward to many more years together serving God faithfully!
Amanda
"His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend..." ~ Song of Solomon 5:16

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lost Art...

When I was in high school, I loved art class...shocked, right? LOL!  Well some of the projects I did I've kept over the years, among them was one particular favorite pastel drawing that I thought I'd lost...

Well, yesterday I was thrilled to find it in the back of a picture frame I was getting out to use for Chad's Father's Day present.

Here it is...a pastel drawing I did about 18 years ago!
I still like this picture a lot...I don't really wear hats much, but I like this one :) maybe it's the scarf around it...I may need to try that!

And although I put the picture back into the back of the frame (for safe keeping) I'm happy to know where it is and that it was not thrown out or ruined!

Amanda
"And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:" ~ Philippians 3:9

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Reusable Kitchen Supplies...

Typically when I make bread or cookies or muffins, I store them on the counter in plastic bags. But for a little while I've been thinking that I could make some fabric bags and save a little $ on not having to buy the plastic bags, especially since I seem to be making bread and cookies/muffins more lately. The fabric is much easier to reuse than plastic...makes the washing and drying simpler! lol

So yesterday, I was finally able to spend a little time whipping out a few reusable kitchen supplies...

A set of napkins:

A cookie bag and baggie:

A bread bag:
This is made from a vintage flour sack from Chad's grandma! Love it!

I need to make couple more of each so that I have one available if the others are in the wash or I make a variety of items, but they are pretty fast items, so maybe today...

Every little bit of reusing items helps...and my counter is prettier too!!!

Amanda
"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands."
~Proverbs 31:13

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Power Source...

I was working with my glue gun on a project this morning...I took a short break and when I came back to the project, I had a issue...the glue gun seemed like it didn't want to squeeze out any glue. I looked a little closer and felt that the temperature seemed to be cooling down.


There is no on/off switch on it...so, I look at the candles in our windows. They were off....hmmm.

Our top outlets in our living room all run together and can be controlled by a light switch...and I was using one of these top outlets. Well, my oldest girl thought she was being helpful in turning the candles off since it was daytime!

My power source was turned off! Made me think of how, if we are turned off and not learning from God, our power source, we can be ineffective in our work. Reading the Bible daily and going to church regularly are the best ways to stay plugged-in...

And we also have to make sure our Power source is working... Although my daughter was trying to be helpful, she hindered my work till I got the power to the outlets turned back on. Sometimes people and things that seem helpful can actually turn us off or distract us from doing our best work for God or learning what He is trying to teach us.

Make sure we are plugged into the power source and allow God to empower us to do His work!
Amanda
"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength." ~ Isaiah 40:29

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