Sunday, June 29, 2008

Here with a bang!

Summer, that is!
After all of that wind and cool weather
we've had

it is now officially summer-

It is supposed to be 103 today.

New plan for painting!
I think it is called 6 am-
not my favorite time of day!

We've been to a family reunion
with my husband's family
There were 4 brothers together-
all as ornery as my husband

Gotta love 'em

Boys will be boys!

They just wanted to do this!

I hear there was a bounty for throwing me in


even my son said

I don't think there is enough money to get me to do that...

I don't mind some good fun teasing,

in fact, I miss it from my boys,

but this would not have been fun-I HATE the water!

Earlier in the week,
we hosted a bridal shower
for a sweet young lady from our homeschool group
that we have watched grow up...

yummy food:

lemon cake
chocolate cheesecake

chocolate cups filled with chocolate creme

fresh local strawberries

It has been a busy but good week.
talk to y'all soon,


Thank you Kelly at Rose Vine Cottage for thinking of me!

I pick:

Fairmaiden~Sea Cottage

These are some fun blogs-check them out if you haven't already!
Now for the rules:
1. Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4. The award winner and one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

pruning with love...

I've been spending the cool hours
of the morning out in my roses.

I'm ashamed to say
that it is the first time this year
I've been out to work with them.
Needless to say they needed a lot of love...

I can't help but think
of life applications
when gardening.

pruning:to cut off or cut out,
as useless parts

all these dead and diseased branches

and this wild growth
that wants to go back to the old rose

I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes it so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2

God is soo patient to prune us,
to cut out the dead, diseased and wild stuff.
the stuff that does not bear fruit
Why do we resist it so?

I try to hang on to the hurts,
the what-if's,
the issues of the day.

Everyday is a new opportunity of grace,
to be pruned by His loving hand.

Now, isn't that better?

Now, being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:6

Saturday, June 21, 2008

ARLENE, the junque' lady...

Yesterday was a horrible day for yardsales-
I don't know if my timing was off or what
but I just couldn't find anything cool...

I was a-needin' something
it had been 2 whole weeks
without thrifting treasures...

So after dinner I asked Curt
if he would take me to Arlene's

I told you about her last week

She is my inside source

my go-to lady

I got my junque' *fix*!

I found this awesome iron bed

for yard art

these old mirror frames

and bed parts

I'm set now with new projects

for the week...

whew-that was close !

there isn't show and tell tomorrow

but I'm working on a post

remember this...

Well, I'll be back tomorrow!

Until then

have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I found it...

After going to

Barnes and Noble, Borders,

and 3 trips to Wal-Mart

I finally found it!

You girls know what I mean!

I couldn't wait to soak it in...

This is it!

I love the look!

Vicorian shabby romance at its best,

I'm wanting to paint some of my walls this color

maybe just a tad lighter.

Fun to see and maybe fun to do...

We'll see.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

words to live by...

I've been thinking on this verse for some time now.

when life brings its challenges, annoyances,

and there are decisions to be made,

the Lord brings this to mind.

Her husband has full confidence in her,

and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

show and tell...

I forget about you ladies on the east coast...
I'm hurrying to get this finished
but it is time to get ready for church!
I'll be back this afternoon with show and tell
so come on back!

I'm finishing the story....

Saturday, June 14, 2008


These are some of the things I worked on during the movie!
I've had the cake domes for years
and never had done anything with them.

I also finished up some furniture

to take over

to The Painted Chair

This piece ended up at Gayle's in her guest room.

soo pretty-it was hard to get rid of

soo soft pink and dreamy

I'll be back tomorrow for show and tell
our topic is flea market finds
the kind that made the heart go
pitter patter!

Friday, June 13, 2008

friday fun...

I just love this movie!
Have you seen it?

I love the coloring,
the use of contrasts
and of course the clothes!
The heroines in these movies are
soo kind and devoted to family.
It is beauty and inspiration.

I had a bunch of little things I needed to finish -


Instead of hitting the yard sales this week-

I'm trying to work with what I have on hand

This movie is a 4-part series

just right for getting a lot finished!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

faithful to all generations

Sweet baby Brogan

Grandma Rene'
that still sounds weird:)

Aunty Abigail
Braden and Nathan

Our little Ian-


an awesome responsibility

these precious little ones are...

For the Lord is good

& his love endures forever

his faithfulness continues

throughout all generations.

Psalm 100:5

Now that is HOPE!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Oh my...

Cindy from cutepinkstuff sent me this!
This is my first award-I'm honored!

It says I'm supposed to pick 5 more blogs to send it on to...
How will I ever pick?
I have met soo many new friends..
some that encourage me in the Lord,
some that have the cutest decorating stuff,
and some that just pull at my heartstrings!
I'm going to have to think about this!
but for now,
THANKS, Cindy!!

"This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few, the people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read, but I will name the first 10 and will leave the rest of the work to all the bloggers that visit other's blogs and are nourished by them."

~~~~~There are 5 rules for this award:

1. Choose 5 blogs you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community regardless of the language.

2. Each award should have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that presented him/her with the award. I know it says this is a rule but I also know that not everyone likes to do this. I won't be hurt if you don't

.4. The award winner and the one who has given the award should show the Arte Y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. Show these rules.