Tuesday, February 15, 2011


We did this song sunday at Grace. I just love it! The words really spoke to me, and I cannot stop singing it around the house!!

Here I am before You, falling in love and seeking Your truth
Knowing that Your perfect grace has brought me to this place
Because of You I freely live, my life to You, oh God, I give
So I stand before You, God
I lift my voice cause You set me free!

So I shout out Your name, from the rooftops I proclaim
That I am Yours, I am Yours

All the good You've done for me, I lift up my hands for all to see
You're the only one who brings me to my knees
To share this love across the earth, the beauty of Your holy worth
So I kneel before You, God
I lift my hands cause You set me free!

So I shout out Your name, from the rooftops I proclaim
That I am Yours, I am Yours
All that I am, I place into Your loving hands
And I am Yours, I am Yours

Here I am, I stand, with arms wide open
To the One, the Son, the Everlasting God, The Everlasting God

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I'm a sucker for Valentine's Day! Actually, any holiday for that matter. It's a chance to decorate and give a gift, which I enjoy doing.

This year, with Noah being in preschool, we did Valentines for his classmates and teachers.
I got this idea from Eva on her valentine's post from last year.  I've been pretty excited about doing it this year! I think they turned out really cute. The project was very simple. We broke up several crayons, and them baked them for 15 mintues in a heartshaped mold. I then attached them to the print out and then tied them onto celophane bags with a few conversation hearts.

  "Have a colorful Valentine's Day!"
The print out came from the long thread.

 I also wanted to make something for his two teachers who he adores. They are so sweet to him, so I wanted them to know I was thankful for them loving on my baby.
I made heart shaped brownies and filled the bag with chocolate and the brownie.


 covered clothes pens with some red paper...
 and attached this cute print out to the brown paper bag.
{idea came from eighteen25}

very simple, but cute, simple and inexpensive.

My sweet boy headed to school. (I also made the shirt, which took me several hours, no joke.)

this is the best smile I could get!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crafty Thursday

I have been trying to be productive lately. Especially on the mornings when Noah goes to preschool. We have been super busy but I have managed to fit in some craft time.

I made this key fob for my sis Erika...

bibs and burpcloths for my sweet niece Norah

but the most exciting!! Finally finishing this piece of furniture! I have been wanting to redo it for years. I really love the finished result.

I don't know if you can tell, but I spilled paint all over my hand. :)

Also, last week I told you about some frames I picked up at an estate sale. I have been wanting to do a frame wall for a long time as well, but hadn't collected enough frames. So another house project finally completed!!  


I have no picture to prove it, but during this painting process, I spray painted by left hand and wedding bands with white spray paint. Apparently I am a very messy painter.
Lastly, this is the bookshelf I picked up at an estate sale last week. It was intended for Naomi's room, but I need to move some things around in there for it to fit, so it currently it happy in my living room. =)

and the hydrangeas were a sweet gift from my hubby yesterday. He's the best.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sweet Petes

Last week we visited Sweet Pete's. Twice actually, monday I went with the kiddos and they were closed sadly. Here is Noah sad that he can't go inside!

so on Friday, Adam had off and we headed back. It is a super cute place. The candy was delish, Noah had fun picking out what he wanted.


I even got a bag for myself!

I am heading back the week of President's Day. Let me know if you would like to join!


So I have obviously not been keeping up with my Crafty Thursday posts. I can't even keep up with my blog reading like I would like, much less do any blogging of my own. BUT, this week I am on a mission! I have 2 projects I have been wanting to complete since moving into our house. One is this piece of furniture:

As you can see I started experimenting with it, only to be seriously let down at my color choice. So I'm going to give it a go again, and go with a completely different color and see how it turns out! What do you think??

Also, these guys will hopefully be turned into something great this week as well! Pending that my children take wonderful naps at the same time. I'll keep you posted of the final results!

Lastly, check out this piece of furniture I picked up from an estate sale this weekend. I L.O.V.E. it! It was intended for Naomi's room as a book shelf, but now I'm not sure it will fit. So it may end up in the play room as more storage.

So here's to a wonderful home improvement week for me! I'm going to go get to work...