Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Level Shelf

I don't collect many things and when I do, I keep the collection small because I just don't want an overwhelming amount stuff.

While unpacking (yes, still 8 months later) some boxes last week I discovered my wind-up alarm clock collection.
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I haven't seen this collection in awhile because I had put it away about a year or so before we sold our house.  I decided it was time to display it again.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party


Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
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First, let's take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fusion Blues Paint Giveaway

Blue is my favorite color, all shades of it, so when asked to join other bloggers in showing off the Fusion Mineral Paint Blue colors (they have 8 to choose from), I jumped right in.  
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Look at all these purdy shades of blue at these blogs!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Verses

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Happy Sunday! Our lives are a race, sometimes a slow crawl and other times a sprint. Our races are each different, with different obstacles and pit stops, and they are often difficult and so challenging we want to give up. We need to know that we have people surrounding us, not only those in heaven, but here on earth, cheering us on and supporting us as we run and we need to look to these people and let them support us when we we get tripped up by the hard things in life--our failings and shortcomings, our unbelief. When the race is tough we need to throw off the things (sins) slowing us down, we MUST let others help us and encourage us, and we need to keep our eyes on Jesus, who is with us from the very start to the finish. Keep running my friends, even when it gets hard, until He says we have crossed the finish line.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Foodie Friday: Gluten Free Cookie Butter Pretzel Bites

I think when we went gluten free (because my husband has Celiacs), finding treats and yummy munchies was the biggest challenge.  
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I was a baker--cookies, bars, bread and it took a while for me to come up with yummy alternatives. This concoction that I whipped up one day has become a family favorite.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Beachy Patio Table

Do you ever buy something at a garage sale and then wonder why?
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That is how it was with this patio set I picked up a couple years ago.  I didn't look it over well enough and it had some issues I didn't see.  It has a couple leaves that pop up that the previous owner said worked great, but they didn't and I was stupid and didn't test them.  The table was pretty wobbly too.  

But, it was mine, so I decided to make it work.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Outdoor Dreamin"

As the weather took a turn for the worse this week (white stuff was spotted, but didn't stick around), I have been planning and dreaming about the projects I want to get done outside.

When we bought our old schoolhouse last summer, we traded a VERY SMALL yard for 1.2 acres.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Talk of the Town Link Party with Knick of Time, My Salvaged Treasures, Beyond the Picket Fence, My Repurposed Life, Holy Craft, Love My Simple Home, and Sadie Seasongoods - Knick of Time.net

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Verses

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Happy Sunday! My family often hears me say, "Look out the window, look at the light!" The other evening the light was amazing--an incredible golden color that faded into the most beautiful pink (this photo does not do it justice). Good light makes everything look better. Light makes seeing things easier, it warms us, gives us energy, and it is necessary for survival. Jesus came to this world to bring us light. But, there is so much darkness in our world that we forget to stop and look at the Light. We bury our heads, walk around in our black clouds, and only see darkness. When life gets dark, look to the LIGHT, Jesus. See the beauty, let Him illuminate the way, give you energy, help you survive. And, this is vital, if you find that you are in such a deep darkness that you cannot see the Light, PLEASE ask someone to help you to find it.