Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pray for Marj

Please pray for my friend Marj who is expecting twin boys. She was admitted to the hospital Saturday and will remain there until the babies are born. She has a sweet 3 year old Ian who my boys adore and they live in our neighborhood. My twins and Ian will be going to preschool together this fall! Check out her cute blog and give her some encouragement if you feel led.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It all started with a few gallons of paint

So about a month ago, I decided I wanted to paint my bedroom. Home Depot was having a paint sale, so I picked out a great color, Sweet Georgia Brown. I wanted to do a chocolate brown and blue bedroom. My bedroom has mauve faux paint. It's really not pretty. My husband liked the paint color and decided we should paint downstairs first, because no one really ever sees our bedroom. He also decided to install a wood laminate floor (he's handy like that!). Our carpet was very nasty after the weeks of potty training. So we finally got that project done.

This week, my parents took Noah and Megan to Colorado with them. I wanted to do a room makeover as a surprise for Noah. So we have painted, trimmed, and put in a new closet organization system. We are almost done...they get home Saturday. I told my husband we have to take a break from all these projects. He is wore out! He deserves a break!! So my bedroom will have to wait.

During all this construction, I found these books. I am hooked! My mom told me about these book a while ago, and when I found them at the library I was so excited. I can't stop reading.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What am I stockpiling?!?

There has been lots of buzz about stockpiling. I have a friend whose father has been stockpiling gas, water, and food for some time now. I try not to get caught up in the "what ifs?" and trust completely in God for my provisions. He takes care of the birds, right? But this weekend at my scrapbook retreat I found out some big news!!

Creative Memories is going to a true 12x12 scrapbook. What are they thinking?!? I have been using their books for over 8 years, and never knew their 12x12 pages and albums weren't really 12x12!! So they are discontinuing the pages that I have used. There was a consultant there, and between my mom, sister, and I we bought all of her page refills and protectors! Some people are worried about food and water, but not me. If there is a crisis, at least I can scrap!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Crafter's Paradise

If you live anywhere near the Hoosier state, you must check this place out! My mom, sister, and I got to spend last weekend there. We were able to scrapbook our little hearts out, and we ate some great food. My favorites were the peach trifle and the chicken wraps! Deeeelicious!! We were treated like royalty the entire weekend. The owner said she changes her menu quarterly, so we may have to go back in the fall to check it out. It was great to get away for a bit and just relax.