Sunday, March 31, 2013

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!

SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013



HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY,
HAPPY EASTER!


HAPPY EASTER!
found online

My greatest desire for you today, 
of all days past, present and future,
in all your joys and sorrows to come......
is that you would know Jesus.

He is the gift we were given.
He loves you.
God loves you.
They want nothing more than to have a relationship with you.

What will you lose in saying "yes" to Him?

When I think about them I'm filled with joy and warmth.
I can't help but smile.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

HELLO KITTY ROOM UPDATE!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013


It's down to the wire!
I'm days away from my deadline.

*For those of you just popping in,
I've been working on redo-ing my daughter's room.
She has requested a Hello Kitty theme.
here,   here,  here , here 

Even with an unexpected setback,
 kiddos on Spring break,
and
helping my church with Easter preparations,
 I have finished lots of projects,
+
some that I didn't list.

I've been scurrying like a squirrel
aka madman trying to get this done,
I just haven't had time to post anything.

I still have a few more things to do
but I can safely say, the majority is done.

I love the changes, just not sure it flows like I'd like it to.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CHEVRON DOOR + LITTLE TREES


TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013



Well.....a good part of me is nervous.
Nervous about not completing my daughter's room in time,
preferably before Easter,
that my ideas won't mesh well with each other,
that my daughter won't approve, like love, her room,
that it won't be "hello kitty" enough
and 
that mom would have messed up hugely hahaha
PRESSURE? oh no, not here.

I've got all kinds of things started, 
not many fully complete.
I say, "while this is drying, on hold, etc I'll start this"

So here's that very thing in action,
while waiting for 2 of the walls to dry
(working on the other 2 today)
I looked at the bedroom door and started thinking, 
"what am I to do with these chipped off areas?"

I already bought 1 can of paint,
I don't want to use the same color again, 
and I don't want to spend more money. 

WHAT TO DO?
WHAT TO DO?


CHEVRON DOOR WITH LITTLE TREES


Eh, make the chips into trees!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

STAFF RETREAT 2013- SALVATION ARMY CAMP

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013


Along with my daughter's room  make-over
and the jean dolls
I'll be doing my best to catch up on old news
and share anything extra along the way.

The first few days of March got spent with great people 
up in the Grass Valley, Ca area.

It was a staff retreat for the pastoral staff
SALVATION ARMY CAMP
Salvation Army camp
Although it wasn't a get-away like hubby and I would love to take,
we've had at least 2 opportunities, while short and aside from this one,
 to hang sans kids.

It was totally awesome to hang with friends(adults) and fellow leaders.
We had the whole place to ourselves too!

We use to have these in the Tahoe area once a year but its been about 5-6 years.
Its a time to relax, have fun, regroup, pray, plan and EAT, EAT, EAT!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BED SKIRT & 1ST HELLO KITTY WALL ART

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

Here's what I've got completed so far...

http://sowseeksewreap.blogspot.com/2013/03/bed-skirt-1st-kitty-framed-decor.html

I've been busy with multiple things
(working on my kitchen!)
including the redo-ing of my daughter's room and trying to make jean babies.

My living room floor has jeans, threads, dolls & old t-shirts
all piled up, waiting patiently for me to get back them.

The far end of my table has frames,
cheesecloth and other craft items for my daughter's room.
I'm between both, jumping from thoughts, ideas
deadlines, to what's for dinner and my regular weekly duties.
Its madness, but just in my brain hahaha

At least the rest of the house is orderly and my kitchen is spotless!

Monday, March 11, 2013

A LOOK INTO MY DAUGHTER'S ROOM & PLANS FOR IT

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013




 Did you all drag out of bed this morning? 


TIME CHANGE 2013
here
 The time change this weekend did me in.
(many states in the U.S. do yearly time changes...
"Spring Forward" lose an hour
"Fall Back" gain an hour)

I wanted to use that as an excuse, as to why I COULDN'T hop on the treadmill today.
You know, its not safe to "handle" large equipment while drowsy.
haha
It didn't work.

 I DRAGGED my feet all morning,
while reminding myself it wasn't an option
 and finally got to it.



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SPRING ROOMS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013


I haven't started my daughter's room yet
except for straightening it up and taking a few before pics.

I'm "itching" to get started!
I have so many ideas running through my head I had to write them down.
From little things that need to be fixed, replaced, painted,
to being made and thrifted.

Not sure that it will all happen 
but its safer for me to make big plans and work towards them
than take the easy/safe route of just buying her Hello Kitty decor items.
(Not that its bad, I just want to create her room myself)

I know for sure that I DON'T want to spend lots of $
or 
make it look like HELLO KITTY threw up in there.
hahahaha
For reals!
I've gotten to some jean babies but need to make more
LOTS, LOTS MORE.



For now, here's the change up in our home.
:)

Monday, March 4, 2013

BUILD-A-DUDE= JEAN BABIES

MONDAY, MARCH 4th, 2013



Before anyone believes I came up with such a "great, creative, resourceful" idea....
 It was this young man Nate, who created it

HERE
and The Lord who totally brought it back to memory! 


 I originally saw the article Summer of 2012 in  COMPASSION EXPLORER ,
the kids magazine included in every Compassion Magazine we get.


So when my heart said I could & must do something for kids in Africa too,
here 
this little project jumped out at me.

I searched for the magazine, praying I hadn't tossed it out,
  it had been MONTHS since I'd first read the article.

I wasn't sure if it was something I could look up, had I not found it, 
but I did 
and that's where this all began!


Friday, March 1, 2013

HELLO KITTY MAKEOVER AND JEREMIAH BABIES

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013



Didn't we JUST start the year?!
I can't believe the time has passed so quickly.

Well, in honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday 3/2/13
the kids wore PJ's to school
and took books to share.
(school-wide activity) 
And that's about the best of it because the rest is just nonsense.


found online
We had discussed his birthday yesterday,
 the excitement,
the events of today,
 memories of their kindergarten years
and how they had gotten to eat green eggs & ham back then.

So, I comply with my daughters request of GREEN EGGS & HAM for breakfast.
Breakfast is made.

My son begins to complain, he doesn't want green eggs & ham, 
he wants waffles instead.


DR. SEUSS, GREEN EGGS AND HAM
I agree to waffles but state that the egg/ham combo is NOT optional.

I being a "bright" mom think, "oh I can green up their blueberry syrup too!"
NOW my daughter complains she doesn't want green syrup.
REALLY?!
kids...the color change does nothing to the taste


GREEN EGGS AND HAM
Can you feel the love?

See what you did to me Dr. Seuss?
I was trying to help celebrate lol

After everything, I just ended the whole convo with
"you just lost your Jamba Juice for complaining, being ungrateful,
 wasting time AND being late to school"
boo.





SIDE NOTE*
BIBLE 

I can't wait to watch this!
Guess what we'll be doing this weekend? 


OK, aside from that mess, I'm really excited about something little.