Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let's See...

What have I been up to lately?

It snowed! ... and then it melted :(

Spending time with my kiddos...I can't believe he's almost 3!

Going on 'adventures'

Literally a month after this conversation, Amy announced that she was pregnant! Gift of prophecy perhaps? Haha...I kid, I kid...but seriously, how funny is that! I can't wait to meet this little one in July!

We made bird feeders out of pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed

Enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends...along with some delicious desserts like this Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake...Mmm!

Today we spent the afternoon in search of the perfect Christmas tree!

It was fun being up in the snow! In some places it was knee deep!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What Can We Do?

As we come away from the election this year, some may feel discouraged and not sure what to think. But, as we were reminded in church this morning - 

"And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:" (Daniel 2:21)

"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will." (Proverbs 21:1)

God is in control. He allowed those who were elected to be placed there. We may not understand, but there is one thing we can do. We can PRAY! Pray for their hearts to become softened and that they would turn to the Lord. Pray for revival in our country.

I love the words to this song, Turn the Tide. Let's remember that God is in control, we are on the winning side...and don't forget to pray!!

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." ~ James 5:16b

*Turn the Tide by Abigail Miller

Friday, November 9, 2012

Our Best Kept Secret

Tucked away in a little corner of town in the best thrift store. It's run by the senior citizens of the community, and on any given day you go in you might find the ladies talking about how they think a certain gentleman might have a crush on them or the men are playing a game of pool. :) They have the greatest prices and lots of treasures waiting to go home with you!

On my first visit there I found this J. Crew skirt for 50 cents! It's brown corduroy and perfect!

The other day I was able to go again and look what I found!

25 cents ... I plan on giving this a coat of paint

50 cents ... this is going to get some paint too. I've seen painted baskets on Pinterest (go figure!) and love how they look! Now to figure out what color!

25 cents ... I have big plans for this wreath form.

1 dollar ... I couldn't pass up this milk bottle. I thought it was so cool! It's currently sitting on my dresser acting as a vase with some mums in it.

50 cents ... these mini ornaments will be adorning my Christmas wreath

2 dollars ... their clothes can be really hit and miss, but I saw this dress and loved it! Can't wait to wear it!

All of this for $4.50! Needless to say, I was pretty excited about it. :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Joy Dare

As I was scrolling through my blog list today, a post jumped out at me. It was a November Joy Dare by Ann Voskamp who blogs over at A Holy Experience. If you're not familiar with her, she encourages her readers to have gratitude journals - to look for the beauty in life. This Joy Dare is part of a series that she's been having monthly. Those who started in January will have written down 1000 gifts they are thankful for by the end of the year. It's like Thanksgiving all year round...sounds pretty amazing. Just imagine what an impact it would have on your attitude and outlook on life if you are consciously looking for things to be thankful for!


I'm looking forward to this challenge. Will you join me?

This video is inspiring...let's make an effort to treasure every little detail, every moment, every day of life.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~ In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
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