Friday, April 8, 2011

Five Minute Friday: If you met me

Hop on over Here to see what it's all about, and be sure to leave me a link if you decide to play along!

If you met me, 

you might think I'm a little crazy.  My hair might not be the same the next time you see me, I have a cosmetology license and it doesn't take much to have the urge to change the color or cut or style at any time. My hubby and I have 5 kiddo's under 10 and I wouldn't mind having more if God chooses to bless us in that way.  Our house is always somewhat crazy and noisy unless all the kids are sleeping, but really I like it that way.  I love each of them and how different they are, and it's difficult sometimes don't get me wrong but I truly feel God matches kids and parents up for a reason and I am fascinated each day.

you would find me wanting to know all about you, I love meeting new people and seeing the work God's doing in their lives.  Sometimes it's easier for me to listen than it is for me to talk about what's going on in my life, at least when we're face to face.

you'd see that I am learning to love life and all it's imperfections and oddities.  God is taking me through a season where I'm learning to find the blessing in every situation and giving me some perspective as well about what truly is important.  Our youngest babe is in the hospital and has been off and on for the last 3 months and she is still only 9 pounds after being 7 pounds when she was born 5 months ago.  She is awaiting heart surgery that will most likely happen in about 2 weeks.  It's not been easy but I know that we've done all we can and that God has her (and us) in his hands and loves her more than we do which gives me some peace and helps me not to worry too much.

you would also probably find me in bare feet or mismatched socks....I gave up matching socks a long time ago and I prefer to not wear shoes at all when possible {;0)

Okay it's your turn!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I always wanted to "make" an umbrella

I don't know about you, but I've always wanted a cute umbrella and can't ever find one that I really like and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.... found this tutorial that shows how to recover your existing umbrella so you can use whatever cute fabric you like and end up with an umbrella that puts a smile on your face every time you get to use it on a rainy day!

another Awesome thing on my "to-do" list

Found this tutorial today,

I am making plans to make this dress for each of my girlies...I have been hoarding fabric and such for a while but haven't had time to sew with our baby so sick, but hopefully after surgery this month we will have a few months to just be a family again and I will have a bit of time to sew for my kiddo's.  I have some fantastic Dr. Seuss fabric I will pair with red for my Rue, and some fantastic mod fabric for my Raven, some funky eclectic fabric for V and some sweet soft fabric for our Ari.  This looks easy enough that it shouldn't take me forever and they will each have something fun for the upcoming summer months.  I will post pics whenever I get them finished, be sure to leave a link if you make one so I can come see!

Thought Provoking Tuesday: The grass is always greener over there

I meant to post this yesterday, but things were a bit nutsy here at the hospital with my baby so I'm just a few hours late.  I found this gem of a read yesterday and thought I would share.  I'm sure a lot of us have this problem in at least one or more area's in our lives, I know I do.  It's really easy to get sucked in to seeing all the nice in someone elses life and/or blog and not consider that they have their own issues to deal with and that no one is perfect.  There's no such thing as a "perfect" life or situation, no one has it all together all the time, and if they appear to then they are putting a whole lot of effort into their facade.  They aren't being "Real", and eventually it will all come crumbling down and be worse for them in the long run.  Plus, it's no good comparing ourselves as God made us each unique and gave us all different talents and gifts to use for his glory.... Yes, you do have talents and gifts, you are just overlooking something if you try to tell yourself that you don't have any.  It's that thing that comes so easy for you that doesn't come so easy to others, the thing s that give you great joy when you are able to do them.  Just because it doesn't fit into the "mold" you think it should or doesn't look like "everyone's" doesn't make it any less important or special.  We seem to have this problem where it's always easier to see their gifts and covet them rather than rooting out our own and figuring out how to best use them, and then we are wasting all our energy on coveting instead of using our talent and being content.
Anywhoo, hop over Here to read the fabulous posting at InCourage and let me know what you think!

When keeping my eyes on Christ and His calling on me, I find my confidence.
It is then that I can rest and enjoy the gifts I see in other people.  And on other blogs.
Let us have faith that, in Christ, we are far beyond average.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another Gem Of an Idea

Here's another fabulous idea by itself or to bounce off of for some inspiration,
if you make one leave me a link so I can see your fabulous fabric (I think I have a fabric addiction) 
and what you come up with!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

mmm....something good to eat

These look awesome... if I get a moment when I'm home I may even tinker with an egg/dairy free version, as the docs feel that Ari may have a milk protein intolerance and since she is getting my milk that means no egg/dairy products for me {;0)  Luckily I have found dairy free chocolate chips and margarine/butter and a fantastic site on substitutions for eggs, so we shall see what I can come up with.  

I never really new all the things that contain some sort of dairy or egg product until I had to cut it out....
Anywhoo, here's the link, go check it out and let me know how they turn out

Friday, April 1, 2011

Something to Share

So, here's the first of many yet to come of some projects I have found that I want to try or use for inspiration... this is a blog that I have just recently stumbled upon but has many awesome idea's so be sure to check it out when you have a moment!