Saturday, March 28, 2009

The perfect craft room

You know how you look at something in a magazine and you just say "wow! that would be perfect for me!" Well, this is it. This is my dream work/craft room. It is really a sewing room - but, it could be for scrapbooking and all other forms of crafting. You have to click on the picture above to see all the before and after pictures on this lady's family room makeover. It's just divine. Sigh.

And these pin cushions. Is that clever or what? She used old hankies and vintage fabric to cover tomato pin cushions and strawberries. Pure genius!

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Daddy time

I saw this over at Familyman and it is just such a great message. Spend time with your kids today!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Red Envelope Project - March 31

They are about ready. It was tricky printing them with my printer - but I am thankful because it kept me praying throughout the long ordeal. And that is really the key to this whole problem - prayer. Wouldn't it be just awesome if over a million envelopes hit the White House just before Easter?

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Creative Repurposing

The annual Brady Family Reunion is quickly approaching. My parents are the hosts this year and they decided on a 50's theme. Fun. My sister and I were given the job of organizing the lunch get together. We are trying to find something creative to decorate the tables. My sister once bought an adorable LP bowl - a melted and shaped record. Last night I gave it a try and they turned out very cute. Won't the pink tablecloths look great with the LP bowls of peanuts?

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Friday, March 13, 2009

What is it?

Yesterday we hit a thrift store and found this little item - the wood and metal thing. I was so excited to see it and it brought back some fond memories from my childhood. The two little girls with me kept asking "what is it?" Well, I wonder, do you know? Post a comment and let's compare notes. I will reveal the answer later on.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Clinique Bonus at Dillards

Choose from two different bonuses - lip or eye. Spend $21.50 and get one free at Dillards. Offer available until March 22nd.

Sew & Quilt Show Atlanta

I don't want to be boring and repeat everything that I put on my dd's blog - you can go there to see all the pictures and details about what we did and saw. I am STILL coveting the rose velvet corsage that Evy (pictured above with my dd) had at her booth. Ruth says don't fret it . . . I will get one, but patience isn't one of my virtues, Evy said those machines are affordable . . . I think it is time to start saving money.

On to other things. A huge congratulations goes out to my niece Emily and her husband Caleb - they are proud parents of a sweet little baby boy, Jack. They made me a great-aunt. Is that possible? My sister a grandmother? hmmm. All our love to this sweet new family. Babies are pure pleasure and special gifts from heaven.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009


Finally! Snow! We had to wait until all the little buds began to show up on trees to get it . . . but it finally came. While we were at church this morning we watched the rain turn to snow, big fluffy snowflakes. So purrty. There is actually some accumulation. Wow. I know what you northerners are thinking, I was once a northerner too. But we haven't seen hardly any snow in two years, so it was a /bit/ exciting today. Church was even cancelled tonight! Wow. (That's a Mickey Mouse snowperson.)

So we had our Disney party today with the "R" family cause we are getting all pumped up about our trip. I am not going to tell you how far away it is because that too will seem crazy. We are crazy. No doubt. We celebrated with a Pop Century Tye-Dyed Cheesecake. It was a funky cake. I wasn't hugely impressed with the taste, the cake seemed too dry. I made us new countdown calendars and keyring reminders. Let the fun begin.

Just thinking aloud here, well . . . typing my thoughts. Yesterday we visited two malls - they were so packed with people it felt like Christmas. The restaurants had lines, the stores were amazingly full and people were spending . . . is the economy really hurting? Really? Then, a couple of days ago, our college class cabin was broken into - it's a small house on the church property, labeled "The Cabin" of NMFBC. Someone came in and stole the few things we had, an X-Box game, TV, VCR, couches, lamps, chairs, washing machine and dryer, all the snacks and drinks and paper goods. We are sad of course, it seemed strange this morning in Sunday School without our lights or comfortable seating. (Bathroom had no mirror or TP.) Hopefully the desperate persons that did this thing will get what they need out of the items. It just makes you want to stop . . . and reflect on the world . . . and its need of the only real help, the Savior.

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