Friday, September 30, 2011

30 days hath september...


I don't have enough to do.
I gave myself a challenge...

one  photo per day
Remember, one of my goals for August?

learn more about my camera

This is the only way to do it, right?

Just use it.
get out of auto
take pictures of different things
so I did 
(i did kind of cheat~ there were days I missed so i picked 2 subjects the next day)
same result

here. it. goes.
be warned: roses are my favorite subject;
they sit still
are always smiling.

sept 1: ruffled roses straight from the bush and into my heart

sept 2: more of the same

sept 3: opening day of college football...
I am a fan of this team...
go figure

sept 4:  view of home

sept 5: the beginning of the library/craft room re-do...
it was supposed to take 3 days...3 weeks...3 months?
time will tell

sept 6: these zinnias jumped into my cart at the produce stand

sept 7: details i love

sept 8:  howdy, neighbor

sept 9: getting my craft's been since forever since i have created

sept 10:  family fun on the ferris wheel

 sept 11: a gentle reminder

sept 12: pretty pink

sept 13: sweetness

sept 14: look, more roses!

sept 15: young love~still newlyweds

sept 16: the pink lady

sept 17: my girl loves her some converse

sept 18: peach pie on pretty pink plates on the porch

sept 19: teamwork...and a finishing touch
reveal coming soon

sept 20: across the street

sept 21: a peek at progress

sept 22: sunrise

sept 23: sunset

sept 24: it's my birthday...NO, it's my birthday...waaaah, it's MY birthday!

sept 25: a little lotta denim love

sept 26: my front door...never before seen on this blog

sept 27: tradition continues

sept 28: my youngest grandbaby

sept 29: I'm almost done and I'm out of words. yes, it happens.

sept 30: and finally, more pink roses.
What can I say?
My roses are a reminder to me of grace.
I so do NOT deserve them.

As for my camera, I did learn a bit. 
I did get out of auto...sometimes.  
I did learn (I think I already knew it) 
that what I really like to do is
to sit in the evening and photo edit.  
It's like decorating 
 I don't have to move and I don't make a mess. 

You do not  know 
what a boost 
it gave me to finish one of my projects.
Maybe, there's hope yet?

I have been away (from the computer) for a couple of weeks...
keeping my head down and focusing on the work at hand.  
I am getting there. 

It feels good.

I will be back soon,

with project reveals and a giveaway.

Have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

p is for...

peach pie
fresh peach pie favorite

making homemade pie crust is a must-learn in this house
mrs mk was our first pie-baker
then mrs (miss) g took on the role
she took pie crust to an all new level

before she (miss g) left home, 
we made sure to get her recipe 
little sis had a private cooking lesson 

last week the peaches were finally ripe
so girl young-in went solo


big out...there's a new girl in town
you taught her well

here's the recipe for the crust
it has shortening and butter in it
shortening for flakiness
butter for flavor
it is good

(and soon to be Abigail's) 
World Famous PieCrust
2 1/2 cup flour
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup FROZEN shortening cut into small pieces
pulse above ingred in food processor 9 times
move to separate bowl 
6 Tablespoons cold water
Add 2 Tablespoons water if needed.

Divide into 2 piles
wrap each pile in saran wrap
Refrigerate for 1 hour

~ enjoy ~

Thursday, September 15, 2011

seeing the whole picture...


my love/hate relationship with blogging

I love blogging.
Blogging is good for me
Blogging makes me go out of my own little world;
out of my comfort zone

 Blogging  makes me look for beauty

even when the bigger picture looks like this

To be honest,  much of my life  looks like this
(we're still working on painting the house)
a pile of unfinished  projects

every now and then I feel the need to  'fess up
let you know this

lest you think I have it all together.

I don't.

To be honest, 
I'm drowning right now in unfinished projects,
including blogging.

I hate that I feel so behind.

I think I'll focus on this right now.

thank you for the sweet words regarding my last post...I'm not really that close to either situation...they both just really touched my heart.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today was a rough day.
My heart is heavy.
My mother's heart is aching.
For mothers here in my world 
mothers in the blog world.

I have been praying for a friend 
whose daughter attempted suicide last night.

Can you imagine this mother's heart?
I can't.

I have been praying for a fellow blogger 
who buried her son today.

Can you imagine this mother's heart?
I can't.

Both ladies are my  sisters in the Lord.
won't you join me, 
in praying 
for these ladies and their families?

My day was a bit out of sorts.

Normal felt wrong.
Normal felt selfish.
Normal felt frivolous.

But in keeping with the challenge of 1000 gifts...
to find the gift  in today
I went searching.

and I found these to add to my list:

pink roses
the written Word of Hope.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted...
psalm 34:18

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

white after labor day?


of course,


I do so  love *white* vintage clothing

soft, lacey, 


a bit of my collection

plus a few  favorite cabinet cards

I just love vintage clothing, don't you?