Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thankful and Prayers Requested

This Sabbath Morning I am thankful.
I just finished reading Sarah Young's"Jesus Calling" devotion for the day.

I do not have to figure everything out for my life. I have a Heavenly Father who does that for me. If I stand still and rest in His peace, He will lead the way.
In lieu of the fall season upon us, I decided it was time to craft a new plate for display.
I decided on a design, our monogram for our last name, and simply the word "thankful".

I think it is really easy to focus on ourselves and the things we wish we could change or would like to happen in our lives but for some reason they are out of reach. 

Yesterday, I learned of Tim's childhood friend's wife receiving devastating news. For over a year she has been fighting breast cancer. She was diagnosed mid-pregnancy with her third child. She delivered her child early when it was safe to do so and baby is doing fine. They have three children 5 and under. She had a bilateral radical mastectomy and immediately began chemo and her treatment plan.

Yesterday she shared the doctors have found the cancer has now spread to several hotspots on her lungs. She plans to have them biopsied to see if her course needs to change, but is faced with losing her life WAY too soon. She is planning on making video diaries for her children and husband. I simply CANNOT imagine what she and her family is going through. Life does not make sense sometimes.

Thankfully, God can make sense of it all. If not today, there will come a day where there will be NO MORE tears and we'll see Jesus face-to-face.
Please join our home in praying for Gina.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My Favorite Season!

I love fall. I think it is because all of my favorite colors are those of fall. I love the anticipation of Pumkin Spice Lattes, knee high boots and sweaters!

I love finding inspiration in the blog world. This summer I discovered Pinterest. Finally a way to "pin up" my favorite links on inspiration boards which display the images of what I'm inpsired by. AAHHHHH!

See what I mean??? Doesn't this wreath inspire you this season???
DECOR CHICK posted this beautiful yarn wreath tutorial HERE.
Thankfully, Pinterest to the rescue to PIN this image to one of my boards so I could quickly link back to it. I knew this fall I was going to take a shot at my own fall wreath with hers as my inspiration!

I picked up all my supplies from Joann's. I wasn't sure what embellishments I would need or use so I picked a bunch of options. Oh yes....I HAVE RETURNS.
I marked my sections with a sharpee just as she said and this worked really well. I didn't literally measure but just eyeballed the spacing.

Again following her instruction, I used my hot glue gun as I wrapped to keep the yarn in place. She said this took her 2-3 hours and I was SURE it would go faster than that...NOPE...3 hours!

I wrapped the wreath form last night and tonight I embellished it. I didn't use the bouquet of dried flowers because I thought it would be too much.
I LOVED the idea of using feathers since those are so in. Albeit, I haven't taken to the style of putting them in my hair...I totally love the look of them!

I really like how it turned out! A little different than hers, but I like how my own spin on her AMAZING wreath turned out.

I will have to hang in on our front door. It's dark out now. I'll have to do that tomorrow and see how it looks...CAN'T WAIT!
Who would have ever thought I'd be soooo into crafts and house projects?!?!?
I just love being inspired and challenging myself to make things myself.


ya, ya, ya....I KNOW...FLORIDA...we still have a while for summer to cool off, but hey...IMAGINATION! Pumpkin Spice Lattes are out so I think that counts! lol