Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Because he lives I can face tomorrow,
Because he lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know he holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just Because HE LIVES!

I am starting to count my 1,000 gifts and there is no better time than now.
I so want to see and recognize the small everyday things….

1. For the gift of Hope that Easter brings
2. That God created families
3. The Joy of children and then when mine married I got two more. 
4. The Unspeakable Gift of grandchildren and in my case 4 little boys
5. The Miracle that we all live in the same town
6. That Amanda has the opportunity to go back to school and achieve her DREAM
7. Blog friends
8. That I live in America, as messed up as it seems most days.
9. That I have money for gas
10. An email from an old friend on just the day I need it.
11. Parker's invitation to a Youth Leadership Conference in Washington and that he can afford to attend.
12. A new beginning for one of my kids.
13. New Beginnings for all of us.
14. Jacks recovery, nothing short of a MIRACLE
15. Snail mail
16. Today, grateful that its not tree season
17. That I had the energy to clean out our storage building.  (I really was not sure I did)
18. New grandbabies  coming for friends this month
19.  A doctor that is a phone call away, ALWAYS
20. That we finished our taxes, probably the most dreaded work of the year.
to be continued……
 He is RISEN
Wishing you a BLESSED EASTER!

In case you you missed Kristen's guest post 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kristen's Creations

Welcome KRISTEN, my sweet blog friend and check out the links she is sharing...

 Hello! This is Kristen from Kristen's Creations. Teresa contacted me a while back and asked if I would like to do a guest post..I was excited about the opportunity.  We have been blog friends for quite a while now and I met her in person last year at market! She is a talented and amazing woman in so many ways! Thanks again Teresa for allowing me to guest post and show some of my work on your blog! 

I started my blog about two years ago. I talk about a little bit of everything including decorating projects and life in general. I would love for you to come by for a visit and follow me if you would like!  I also have an Etsy store. I sell silk arrangements, decorative frames, embellished albums and tassels. My favorite thing in the world is to create! 

Here are some of my most recent creations that are listed in my store...

Here are some things I recently showed on my blog...

This is my patio that I recently updated. I bought new patio furniture and I dressed it up with recovered pillows . If you would like to see more pics come for a visit!

 I recently painted and glazed my kitchen cabinets and island. There is a tutorial on glazing cabinets here.
 You can also learn how to make your own mesh wreath for any holiday! Just click here.
 Thank you again Teresa! I wish you all a wonderful week!!