Thursday, September 30, 2010

Library Thing

Library Thing is
a social cataloging web application for storing
sharing personal library catalogs and book lists!

my favorite part is
that it offers you book recommendations based off of your book list!

Whoop Whoop!
Check it out!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

These Is My Words

These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner is a vivid story of love, adventure,
and a woman's courage
with a historical backdrop in the Arizona Territory of the late 1800s.

I will be honest and say that I was not sold on this book within the first 10 pages, but
I am glad that I continued past those first few dry pages. It was well worth it.

Sarah Prine preserves her life in a diary, recording all of her
uncensored thoughts...
silly, naive, rash, raw, yet authentic emotions...
deepest secret hopes and desires as a daughter, a mother, and a wife...
greatest and most simple joys in life...
characteristics of her husband and children...
and her biggest dreams.

I laughed.
I huffed in anger.
I cried.
I stopped and thought about my own naive decisions throughout my life.
I hugged my children and Andy as I told them how much I love them.
I thanked God for my wonderful life.

Any book that makes you reflect on your blessings and what brought you to your current place in life is a book well worth reading in my opinion.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Couple Fave Crafting Books

I am head over hills in love with these two books!
Put them on your Christmas list now!
Just flipping through them makes my heart skip a beat.
I have big plans for many hand embroidered tea towels!
I have made many pairs of bloomers from these pages!
& can't wait to make this shirt!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Decorations

I love everything fall!
It is my absolute favorite time of year!
I love Halloween!
I love costumes!
I love the crisp cool air!
I love the leaves changing colors!
I love pumpkins!
I love caramel apples!
I love fall decorations!
I love scarves and mittens!
I got this stinkin' cute pennant banner here...
along with a few other things...
shhh...don't tell Andy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Do


Heaven Through A Straw Times Two

McDonald's Pumpkin Pie Shake

Go treat yourself to one RIGHT DOWN!
You will not be disappointed!
Sonic's Iced Hazelnut Latte

Next time you see a Sonic, quickly pull in and order one!
You will have the best day ever!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

On My Mind

but on the back burner for now...

Friday, September 24, 2010

These Things Make Me Happy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ahoy Matey! Where All Me Extra Time Is Going

Yo ho, yo ho, it's a pirate's life for me!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunflowers In August

My quilt group is still rockin' with our block of the month quilt.

Sunflowers have a special place in my heart, so our August block is one of my faves.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brought To You By Andy

Check out Beanforest for your own snarky buttons.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy & Oh So Practical

Check out AJ's new reusable snack bags!

I was inspired by my friend Lisa to make these handy dandy little guys!

The top just flips over to hold the snack in...
kinda like those old school baggies my mom used to buy.

They are very simple to make and use little fabric...
A great way to use up some of your fabric scraps!

They work great for dry snacks like graham crackers or gold fish...

but I'm thinking if you made them with some oilcloth, Fablon, or Thermoweb (clear iron on vinyl that transforms any fabric into oilcloth) they could be air tight enough for sandwiches or more!

Click HERE to make some of your own!

Whoop! Whoop!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Circus Junkies I Tell Ya

Saturday we went to our second circus of the year!

There were no lions...or tigers...or bears.

But lots to ride...
like ponies...
and elephants...
and camels.