Friday, September 21, 2007
I often hear people talk about what they would change about themselves whether it is their physical appearance or other characteristics. Some of us put a lot of time and effort into changing how we look or how we act. I am not saying there is anything wrong with trying to change for the better. But my weekend question for you is what is one characteristic you have (not physical) that you would not change about yourself. What is something you like about you?
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I thought I would share a few more simple cards today. I got the idea for the one of the right hand side from a papercrafts magazine. I made the one on the left to match it. I think this paper would be really cute to make a whole set of matching cards with. I used up the whole sheet making cards and I was actually sad to see it go!
- Paper: My Mind's Eye, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White-Stampin' Up
- Ink: Close to Cocoa
- Stamp: It's Your Birthday
- other: Primas, brads (Bashful Blue, Stampin' Up)
On another note...only a few more days until I get to see this smiling face!
Monday, September 17, 2007
On to my topic for today though...Today my friend Jami stepped up to the daunting challenge of cleaning out one of her closets that really needed a lot of work. Check out her blog to read about her day and make sure you read the quote she shared! While encouraging Jami that she could do it I was inspired to do some cleaning of my own. As I have shared before I don't have a lot of storage in my house. The place where I have the most is actually under my bed. My bed is a loft of sorts, about 4 feet off the ground. Under my bed I have my Christmas decorations, luggage, tools, a space heater, out of season clothes, a box of children's books, a sewing machine, a 3 drawer unit for extra office supplies, stamping stuff, and sewing stuff....and a few more items. I also have a box of junk with items that I just don't know where to put.
I decided to reorganize the space under my bed today. It wasn't necessarily messy, but it was VERY dusty under there. I took everything out and dusted each item, vacuumed underneath, combined a few boxes and put everything back. It looks so neat and organized now. And for those of you that read my blog regularly I know I promised pictures after my "clean sweep"...well I am not quite finished yet...soon though, very soon!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
So my question is more of a "tell me a story" kind of thing. Do you have a bad haircut experience? I will tell you about my worst one on Monday.
Monday Update: Now when I tell you this picture it through the eyes of a young teenager (everything is a little more traumatic then ;) ). My mom and I tried out this new place to get our hair cut that was pretty inexpensive. I had just recently gone from long hair down to my butt to shorter hair, maybe shoulder length. So I had never had anything other than straight cuts pretty much--so no layers, no fancy stuff. Okay, so the lady cut my hair regular and then took out one of those scissors that thins your hair (at least I think that is what it is supposed to do. It cuts some of the hair, but not all of it) and without asking if I wanted that started using it. Only she didn't do it at the bottom of my hair she did it about an inch from my scalp. I don't know if this technique works on some people's hair, but what I ended up with was a grouping of hair at the top of my head that was about an inch long and liked to spike up out of the rest of my hair. So I had shoulder length hair and then some spikey hair that stuck straight up. I think I cried. Needless to say we never tried that place again ;)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
This song is called "I'm Not Who I was."
I saw an interview with Brandon Heath who was talking about how he wrote the song. He said he was looking at a box of old photos and a memory came back of a person who had hurt him in the past. So he wrote the song as if it were a letter to that person.
I think we all have people in our past who have wounded us deeply. (And if we think about it we probably can think of a time when we were the ones that caused someone else pain) Forgiveness isn't easy. And even when we forgive we sometimes still feel the sting of the hurt.
My favorite line is "The thing I find most amazing about amazing grace is the chance to give it out, maybe that's what love is all about."
Is there someone you need to extend grace to?
Sunday, September 09, 2007
So when will I start appreciating looking younger?!?!?!?!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Here is Card #4. I saw a layout like this on a blog and even e-mailed the author to see if it was their layout and now I can't find the e-mail or the blog...grrrr. So if it is yours please tell me so I can give you credit.
I made all the circles for this card using my circle coluzzle--it makes cutting circles so easy!
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I had friends that invited me to hang out on their boat with them for the day. If I was a boat person I could tell you what kind of boat they have, but I am so not interested in that kind of stuff. All I can tell you is that it was so much fun! We hung out on the boat, swam in the water near the boat and kayaked. Then when it was time for dinner we took the boat up the coast to Long Beach for dinner. I walked up to the front of the boat and stood with the wind in my hair while we were going. What a free feeling! I had the "perfect" California day.
Can I just say how thankful I am for my friends out here? I am thankful for the families that have taken me in and embraced me as their own. It is kind of like I have a California extended family. It means the world to me to have people who care about me like that. Please don't underestimate the magnitude of acts of kindness like that.