Monday, June 27, 2011

No Training Wheels, Pinkabella, Beth Moore and a whole lotta smiles

Look who's six and riding without training wheels...

The grin says it all!

Sissy Lynn sent our weekend of Pinkabella with Betty and Kitt to Stampington who has came out with a new magazine called, "Create with Me".  It's a magazine for parents and kids...ideas, and what have you.  

Well, our girls are most blessed around here!  

Click here for more!

While they were looking through the magazine, I was being blessed at Beth Moore.  She's a Women's Bible study teacher and a gifted one to say the least.  God has given her the ability to teach and reach many, many women.  

Here we are waiting for the doors to open...

After running down the hallway of Pershing like a crazy woman, I found seats in the third row!  A little embarrassing, but it was so much fun!

She spoke on Knowing Better...

Can you see her here?  She's looking up at the screen on stage.  

And, for those who do not know her, she has great taste in fashion, as you can see.  

I feel so blessed to have time with friends, learning, sharing, growing.  It truly was a great time, thanks Mandy, Jen and Shelly for an wonderful weekend!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

buckle bling

Isn't this a fabulous idea?

I found it from here and could not help myself.  I had a few items from my grandma's jewelry box that were going to be donated.  I love the idea of repurposing something she enjoyed too.

 Now, I need to find a piece of leather to finish the belt!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bling Swap is almost done!

Look at these beauties...

Playing playdough and eating pb and j....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Embracing Change

Trent will be leaving Kearney High as an Assistant Principal and starting a new journey with NSEA.  We are thankful that we do not have to relocate.  The next year will have challenges financially but the second year we will be fine.  So, budget cuts at our house.  Creative ways to cut back will have to be thought of.  I would love to be able to create from home and make up the difference but realize that 'that dream' may not be as close to coming true as what I hope.  I am looking forward to finding a job that will work with our new family schedule.  Trent will be able to walk us for Bennett's first day of school!  We are thankful for a more family time.    Here is the big preschooler graduate...

I have started my own challenge about 3 weeks see...I LOVE fashion and I LOVE a bargain.  I have a wardrobe that consists of lots of bargains- be it brand new shoes for .50 cents--like these...

but, I'm challenging my self to wear a different outfit for a only from my closet or making something new to wear from my fabric stash...did I mention that I also LOVE fabric?

What ideas do you have for me?  Note:  I do know coupons are a good way to save.  I carry them in my purse and then always forget to use them!  Any thoughts on a job?


Friday, June 10, 2011

Changes are a comin'

Not always what we had in mind...

It calls us to be flexible instead of fearful...

The degree of change can be difficult to accept...

But change brings forth beauty that is unseen...

Changes are coming to our household.  

How do you handle change?  I'm thankful our He never changes when all else is.

Monday, June 6, 2011

7 years of I Do

Trent and I celebrated our 7th year wedding anniversary this past weekend.  

We had a lovely time strolling around the Old Market.  

I love seeing our wedding flower on every anniversary.  This year, they were in full bloom.

I took this picture because my great grandmother Sigrid would be having a heart attack knowing that peonies are being sold at this price!  She used to have a yard full of them and sell them for Memorial Day.  (When my sister and I were younger, my dad thought it would be a good idea for a money maker for my sister and I...we didn't sell one!)

Look closely...this is the wall you see entering into the Goodwill at the Market.  Items attached to the wall and then spray painted.  Funky and a good way to use junk!

Lunch, ice cream and then went to see Wicked, which was unbelievable!

Thank you Trent, for a wonderful day, and many more to come...I love you.

Perfect day.