Thursday, July 22, 2010


May the mind of Christ, my Savior,
Live in me from day to day,
By his love and power controlling
All I do and say.

May the word of God dwell richly 
in my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through his power.

May the peace of God, my Father,
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea.
Him exalting self abasing:
This is victory.

Kate B. Wilkinson

Ephesians 3: 14-21

Yummy Kitchens

3. ABC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keep Calm

Our sweet girl loves her princess bandages, but how about these for mommy! 
Keep Calm and Carry On Bandages from Paper-Source.

Barn Owl Primitives, Keep Calm and Carry On, hand painted on pine board.

Something About Silver has a lot of pretty pieces including this cute Keep Calm and Carry On necklace.

Want to know more about the slogan? Click here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I Spy

I have been home sick for the past two days, and believe it or not, just cracked open the old lap top!
Let's play a game of I Spy.

First, I spy a great party game and conversation starter from MSweddings

A photographic scavenger hunt for little wedding guests! This could be used as a fun game at a kid or adult party as well.

 I knew you when... This will get party guests talking, as they pin point the year they first met the honored guest(s).

 Next, I spy Ginger the Dollie at I Sew Lucky.
I just love the pink and green polka dots!

I spy these wonderfully charming Family Rules over at Signs of Vintage

Last, I spy this peculiar house via Design Sponge.

I hope you all enjoyed playing I Spy.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Mommy, that is not good for my mouth!"

I have been so very convicted this week about keeping on track with my goal for healthy weight. The holiday weekend was killer for the diet, but Monday brought renewed motivation as I read the bible lesson for this coming Sunday. (As many of you know, hubby and I teach Sunday School to an awesome group of three year olds). The Lesson is on Daniel 1: 1-20, "I can make choices". Here is the basic breakdown for the kids.
  • God loved Daniel and took care of him. God helped Daniel grow and learn.
  • Daniel learned to do the things God told him to do.
  • Daniel chose to eat foods that would help him grow.
  • This was Daniel's way to show he loved God.
We are supposed to talk about taking care of ourselves, making good choices, while this past weekend was packed with cupcakes and Nutella! To top it all off, our sweet girl thankfully does not share in my love of sweets, as she turns her nose up at most everything loaded with sugar. She hit me with this lovely quote when offered a cupcake..."Mommy, that is not good for my mouth!". Oh, that hurts! hahaha. You have to love the honesty of a toddler.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

America The Beautiful

The origins of July 4th & Independence Day

This is a very special post written by my hubby! He is the biggest history buff you will ever meet, and has put together a little history lesson on "The origins of July 4th and Independence Day". Thank you sweetie!

The origins of July 4th and Independence Day:
April 19th, 1775 the first battle at Lexington, VA “the shot heard round the world” and at Concord, MA; begins six years of war for Independence from Britain.

June 11, Congress appoints a committee to draft a declaration of Independence. Committee members are Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Livingston and Roger Sherman. Jefferson is chosen by the committee to prepare the first draft of the declaration, which he completes in one day.

July 1, 1776 one representative, Caesar Rodney despite being ill and bad weather, rode 80 miles by horseback from Dover, Delaware to reach Philadelphia.

July 2, 1776 Caesar
Rodney voted with McKean and thereby allowed Delaware to join eleven other states in voting in favor of the resolution of Independence. Twelve of thirteen colonial delegations (New York abstains) vote in support of Richard Henry Lee, a Virginia delegate on his resolution for Independence.

July 4, 1776 the Congress formally endorses Jefferson's Declaration. Copies of the Declaration to be sent to all of the colonies, the actual signing of the document occurs on August 2, 1776 as most of the 55 members of Congress place their names on the parchment copy. This is declaring Independence from Britain; we have not won our Independence yet.
The war would effectively end at Yorktown, VA. British troops under Gen. Charles Cornwallis had been driven out of the Carolinas and into Virginia. The French fleet under Admiral Francois de Grasse bottled up the British fleet in Chesapeake Bay while an American and French army under Washington marched south to confront Cornwallis. For Cornwallis, surrounded and outnumbered, he had no choice on Oct. 19, 1781 he surrendered.

The fighting was over, and the rebellion was successful. It would take two more years to get a peace treaty signed in Paris, but long before that, the British began making plans to evacuate America.
The Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War and was signed on September 3, 1783; those 13 colonies have now gained its Independence from Britain and those United States of America became one Nation under God.
So on July 4th we not only celebrate our Independence we celebrate the Declaration of it and we declare our Independence from tyranny, Government monopoly, and our freedom as a Nation under God.
The Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life (Genesis 2:7), Liberty ( II Corinthians 3:17), and the Pursuit of Happiness (Ecclesiastes 3:3)".
The coin representing Delaware, "The First State," shows Caesar Rodney on horseback.

Independence Day was not declared a legal holiday until 1870.
For a free copy of the Declaration of Independence / The Constitution of the United States.
To Purchase a parchment replica.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tie The Knot

My dear friend is getting married soon and I am having a blast helping her plan for the big day. I am also co-hosting a couples shower for her that is going to be full of tropical glitz! I will have to share details for this after the party, as I don't want to give away the surprise.

While playing wedding, I came across these fun finds on Etsy
Perfectly preppy for a summer wedding. I love this save the date from 'I do' it yourself
Tie it together with this adorable wedding cake topper from Together Forever!

Send thanks to the guests via message in a bottle from Miniature Rhino.