Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I can't believe we are almost into March. We've had a great February. We've spent time at the park, celebrated Paul's birthday, visited my grandparents, enjoyed heart-shaped pancakes that Paul made for me and Georgia on V-day and we even had a snow day! What a great month it was!

Monday, February 25, 2013

spring planting

I must have spring on the brain. I think it's because I'm now suffering a nasty cold that Georgia had last week. I am so ready for warmer weather. I checked the 10 day forecast today and it doesn't look pretty. Hopefully all this rain will help our spring flowers and summer gardens though. Speaking of, I've been contemplating growing a vegetable garden. Now is the time to start thinking about it. From what I've read, most of the seeds need to be planted after the last frost. I'm thinking some time in April. My vegetable garden needs to be simple and manageable. I like the idea of a container garden, but a small raised bed garden would be nice to. I welcome tips if you've ever done this! I'll keep you posted on what I decide. Here are some pictures that are getting me excited about spring planting! Happy Monday!

via pinterest and bhg

Thursday, February 21, 2013

giddy for spring

Each winter I always wish for one snow. Well, we got our 'one' snow last week. It was beautiful. Now I'm ready and just plain giddy for spring! These bright colors, prints and stripes have got me excited for warmer weather.

via here, here, here, here, here and here

Saturday, February 9, 2013

a craft i'd like to try: leather vase and votives

I just love the look of these votives and vase. Don't you?!?! This is one craft that I'm adding to my list to try. I hope you've had a lovely Saturday. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

thankful to see the horses

I think I've mentioned before that we live really close to a horse pasture. We can see them from out of our windows. That's probably one of my favorite things about our house - it's just so peaceful. Occasionally we'll walk down to feed them, but we talk about them daily with Georgia. Leighton, my niece, loves to see them when she comes over to the house. She asks about them every time she visits just as she did on Friday. All children love animals, but I think Leighton has a special connection with horses. Well, I know she does. You see, seven years ago today her grandmother Voneda met her Savior face to face. Voneda loved horses and her favorite horse, Lacey, is still living. Some beautiful pictures were taken of Leighton with Lacey here. Leighton never met her grandmother Voneda, but she sure shares her love of horses. Voneda has just been on my brain the last few days for some reason. I heard a version of Give Me Jesus by Jeremy Camp just yesterday and I remember hearing that song a ton the year Voneda passed away so every time I hear it I think of her. The words are simple, but powerful - "you can have all this world, but give me Jesus".  All the pain, suffering and yes pleasures of this world you can have because all I need is Jesus. That's what I think of when I see the horses and the pasture. I think of Voneda and am reminded that nothing in this world matters, but Jesus. So today, I'm thankful to see the horses and thankful for what I'm reminded of.