"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Photo Friday!!!

Craft Time.....
Happy Friday!!!!!!


Over at Nesting Place there is a Lamp Party going on. I thought it would be so fun to participate in Lampapalooza and share all the lamps that light up my day!

What Lights up your day? Go to Nesting Place and share yours :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just Skirting Around!

Every since I moved Poops into his big boy bed I have been on a endless search for a denim bed skirt. I got his bedding at Target but for some reason they didn't have a skirt that matched the set. I have had my heart set on denim because his curtains are denim and I wanted to tie everything together.
Bed Before......

The other day I had a brilliant idea, Why not just make a denim skirt! Since Paxton's bed is against the wall and has a foot board, I only need a skirt on one side of the bed. I need a skirt that could easily be moved out of the way because we store some of Poopoos toys under his bed.
Here is what I did.......

I sewed a rectangle skirt out of denim fabric and then sewed loops on it using camo ribbon.

I Spray painted round wooden craft knobs black to match the frame of the bed.

I glued the wooden knobs on the bed using a hot glue gun so I would not permanently mess up the frame. Then I attached the fabric by the ribbon loops......

Here is Poopoos big boy bed after.....

Super Cute!!!!

Wordless Wednesday

$5 Sprinkler = Hours of Fun!!!!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Honoring My Hero

I would like to take a minute to honor my hero on this Memorial Day. My Baby brother Matthew is a United States Marine and is currently serving in Iraq.

Mathew is so incredibly brave! I have never met someone so proud to serve and defend there country. I am so amazed at his willingness to sacrifice so much for our safety and freedom.

Not only is Matt so strong but he is also very loving and funny. No matter how grown up he gets I will always see him as that 7 year old kid twirling is hair begging me to build a tent. I love him so much and cant even begin to express how grateful I am for what he is doing and how proud I am to be his sister......
Matthew I love you more than you know and I pray everyday that the Lord brings you home safe. Thank you for all you do!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


When we first brought Ian home I was so nervous about how Poops would respond! He has been the center of attention or 2 years so I didn't know how well he would take to sharing the spotlight. Paxton is such an awesome big brother! He loves peanut, he is always giving him kisses and trying to help Mommy with his little brother. I am so proud of my big boy and seeing them together makes me tear up..............

Sweet Boys!!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Praying For Ezra

All my blog moms please open your hearts to help this poor family in there time of need! One of the Blogs I follow Manic Mother just found out her 2 year old son Ezra has been diagnosed with cancer. She is asking for donations to help during this trying time.

I myself have watched a family I love very much struggle with a child who has been diagnosed with cancer. When your baby is sick your who life gets put on hold including jobs and bills. Every little bit will help this family even if all you can give is a few dollars.

For those of you who are not in a situation to be able to donate to this family please do your part and Pray. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer and this family will need all the prayers they can get!
If you would like to donate go here.

Playing Around with my Blog........ Again!

Playing around with my blog today, still trying to find my new look! I have been considering a custom blog but I am to cheap to pay someone else for something I could possibly figure out for myself!
To Make my header I went to Picnik.com. Picnik is a great editing website that has some really fun tools to edit your pics. The Layout is a basic Blogger template that I have used in the past and still love. Of coarse I will continue the search for the perfect layout to go with my new homemade header.

Happy 1 Month Birthday Baby Boy!

When you are pregnant a month drags on forever but once the baby is born you cant believe how fast a month flies by! 4 weeks ago today at 12:05 a.m. I welcomed my precious Ian into this world. He is such a good baby, I don't know if its easier the second time around or if he is just easier period! In just four short weeks Ian has filled our hearts with more love than we could possibly imagine. He is truly heaven sent!

Happy 1 Month Birthday Sweet Ian James!!!!!