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WFW- Be Still

Sometimes just being still is the hardest thing we will ever do in life.  I am a doer, and I love to have a plan. But sometimes, I just don't see what God has for me, the big picture.  But I know, His masterpiece is greater and more beautiful than I could ever come up with. Join us at:

My Favorite Card to Make

Do you make your own cards?  They are easy to do and you can make a bunch for just pennies.  I went to the store the other day and was shocked at how much a card was?!?!?! I wanted to show you a card fold that I just love! It is called a gatefold card and you see them around quite a bit. For this card, you can make it any size you want. I started with a 5 x10 piece of cardstock. Score in 2 1/2 " on either side, giving you a 5 inch base. Then cut you pattern paper a 1/4" shorter ie : cut (2) 2 1/4 and (1) 4 3/4 Adhere the papers to the base Decorate the inside of your card Then cut a second piece of cardstock for "gate" part of your card I cut mine 3 x4 Adhere it to the left flap of your base card Decorate/embellish it like you want There you go! A very easy card to make, esp in any size and shape :)

Double Blessings- Bloggy Award

So I have been busy the last couple of days in preparation for the new school year.  I am so excited to have 2 in school now, the third starts next year hopefully.  She is a September baby so we have to wait and see. I am so blessed this week!  First I got a great blog award from Jen @   I love her button!!!! Drum Roll Please.... For this award, I must list 5 interesting things about myself. My favorite food is chicken gizzards and hearts (hey, don"t hate...appreciate, lol) I sing in the church choir I love to go camping I love purses (see below) I prefer dark chocolate over reg chocolate    I must nominate 5 bloggers for this Lovely Blog Award.  Well, I don't really have 5 to choose from this time around.  I am just getting into the swing of things but I think I will save this aware for later and pick 5 then. Now onto my second blessing.... As I posted above, I love purses but I also love thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales, antique malls, etc.  Put the two together and

Sunday Blessings

<a href=""><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket" /></a> Welcome to my hosted meme. I decided a while ago to give God all the glory on this journey called my life. One way that I do this, is to thank him for the blessings that he has given me. And since Sunday is the day of rest and worship, what better day is there to have Sunday Blessings. So I invite you all to join me in this weekly meme; and let us give ourselves the fellowship and support as sisters in Christ, and God the glory. BLESSINGS: the   act   or   words   of   a   person   who   blesses . a   special   favor,   mercy,   or   benefit:   the   blessings   of   liberty . a   favor   or   gift   bestowed   by   God,   thereby   bringing   happiness . the   invoking   of   God's   favor   upon   a   person:   The   son   was denied   his   father's   blessing. prai

TSMSS- Lifesong

I'm starting to see the fruit of my weight loss now. I wore a size smaller pants and shirt plus..... HIGH HEELS!!! I didn't have pain! That's a biggie for me. If you know me, you know I love my shoes!!! The question I ask my self... "What did I do this for?", plays over and over in my mind. I did this not only to feel good, be healthy, wear high heels, lol... I did this so I could be the woman, wife, mother that God wants me to be. I love this song, LIFESONG by Casting Crowns. There is more than just me that is going to be affect and/or changed by what God has enabled me to do. Empty hands held high Such small sacrifice If not joined with my life I sing in vain tonight May the words I say And the things I do Make my lifesong sing Bring a smile to You Let my lifesong sing to You Let my lifesong sing to You I want to sign Your name to the end of this day Knowing that my heart was true Let my lifesong sing to You Lord I give my life A living sacrifice To reach a worl

Friday Fill-Ins we go! 1. I picked out a new nail polish today at Target .  2. I spread out cream cheese for a dip for the church picnic tonight .  3. I heard the Fresh Beat Band the whole way to Target and back .  4. I wanted to take a nap but have too many things to do .  5. I wish the sun was shining and it was a little warmer out .  6. I noticed that my front window needs cleaned . 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to church picnic , tomorrow my plans include going on a mini road trip with the family and then having a sleep over for my dtr with 2 other 7 year olds  and Sunday, I want to go to my moms and enjoy a nice soak in her hot tub (hubby taking the kids to a b-day barty) !


Today I am very thankful for my extended family.  I love how close we are, not only in distance but in relationship and fellowship.  We are not only family but friends.  Yes, we fight and bicker at times, but we make up and love.  Loving unconditionally is the key to a good healthy family.  My family has its share of drama but where there is drama, is usually the person that doesn't grasp the concept of true love. Love is patient, kind, humble,caring,compassionate, truthful, sacrificing, hopeful,persevering and unending. Tonight, I have my sister and mom coming for scrap booking, we try to do this every Thursday at my house. However, I kept getting calls from hubby today. Now my brother is coming over with baby Jake ( I get my cute baby fix!) and my grandma is coming with my aunt. It is becoming a big party house now!!! Loving forward to great eats and a lot of fellowship!!!  My house will always be open to my family.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8    Love is patient and kind; love does not

WFW- Love when despised...

 I am called to love my neighbor but I am not commanded to have to agree with them. -me God has really shown me in my heart that I am to love no matter what.  Recently, I have been persecuted, threatened, hated on... all for being me.  But it is okay and well in my heart.  I will make sure that all I do will be in love.  Jesus says to give him your burdens and take on His yoke.  I give it all to Him and I will love like He loves.   We are called to love. Perfect example, my BFF and I disagree on this subject but I respect her opinions because that is how she feels. Who am I to say she is wrong even though that is not my same feelings on the subject. Nothing will separate the love I have for her and she feels the same way about me  . "Our culture has accepted two huge LIES: The first is that if you disagree with some one's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are Nonsense. you don

My secret, not so secret obsession...

Here it goes... I AM ADDICTED TO PINTEREST !!!  There I said it, I own up to it, lol!  I have even woken up in the middle of the night, turned on the computer and checked if there were any new pins?!?!?!  I have the Pinterest toolbar button so I can pin anything, have 27 boards and over 700 pins and I am not done!  Don't know what Pinterest is?!?!  Then you are missing out my friend.  It is a site that you can "pin" links to different "boards" but not only that, the best part is you can repin what other people find!!!! My favorite is finding all these great ideas for the kiddos and parties.  I've done about a dozen or so of them already.  The other thing I like is finding all these great recipes online and I am able to pin them to my boards.  Very easy to find something quick and since I am a visual person, I love seeing how the food is intended to look (not how I really made it, lol) Are you a Pinner? Let me know if you need and "invite".  

Sunday Blessings Meme- My Church Family

BLESSINGS: the   act   or   words   of   a   person   who   blesses . a   special   favor,   mercy,   or   benefit:   the   blessings   of   liberty . a   favor   or   gift   bestowed   by   God,   thereby   bringing   happiness . the   invoking   of   God's   favor   upon   a   person:   The   son   was denied   his   father's   blessing. praise;   devotion;   worship,   especially   grace   said   before   a meal:   The   children   took   turns   reciting   the   blessing.   This week I am blessed by my church family. They are a wonderful group of people that I have surround myself with.  They speak words of edification and love always even in situations that are not good in my life.  There is no condemnation from them.  They are a giving body in the community and reach their hands outward throughout the world. Now a days your hear about how unloving, uncaring, hypocritical etc the "church" is but that is just a lie from satan.   The church is alive and strong, tru

TSMSS- I Will Not Be Moved

(I wrote this post in 2010 and it still holds true 2 years later.  This is still my fav song!) "My brokenness helped me to see that it is Grace I'm standing on." Natalie Grant Last week, I shared my God song with you. The song that ministers to me through out the week. This week, I thought I would share my "anthem" so to speak. This is the song that reminds me... no matter what trials and tribulations that come my way, I will not be moved. I will stumble, I will fall, I will face heartaches, I will feel alone, I will feel confused, I will feel helpless.... BUT I WILL NOT BE MOVED! Nothing, no one is going to take the Blessed Hope that I have in Jesus. My faith will not be shaken even though, at times, it seems as my life has been. I know I will not understand everything, but I understand He died for me, and my place is eternity with him. Nothing on this green Earth is going to change my mind and believe me, it has tried! What is your anthem song?

Wow, I didn't know my break was gonna be so long...

I come back to blogger and everything changes!!!!  Now I have to relearn how to use it.  So how are you all doing?  For me, I am too blessed to be stressed, at least that is what I tell myself. I updated on my roller coaster ride of weight loss, its one I just can't seem to get off of.  I am still working but now I do 40 hrs in 4 days, like having fridays off even though I just spend them at home with the kiddos.  My second is going to be in kindergarten now.  My oldest kiddo is in first grade (we kept her behind a year).   And I am so excited to only have one in preschool, my bill is going down dramatically!!!!  Hubby is good.  He is happy with less financial stress ( we refinanced).  We went from a 30 year morgage to a 15... big shout out to my bestie for leading us in that direction!!!  Loving to have the house paid off my the time our oldest graduates from high school! Church is wonderful.  I started back in the choir now that the kiddos are older.  It is such a blessing to me