Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Here is a picture of our cat and 4 year old safe tree. I decorated a mini tree and put it on our mantle. Most of the decorations have come from my swap-bot friends including meggart and craftybeach girl. She sent the hanging ball on the left-it's so beautiful!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Poem written by Lorene McPherson

The days are long, the nights are even longer.
I'm fettered and shackled by the burden og
illness, discontent and loneliness.

I try to free myself to face a new tomorrow
But instead the straps are drawn tight
And the burden is made heavy

I'm weary, I'm tired, I hope for a place
To rest and then new trials surround me.
I search for a song and find only discord.

I long for sunshine and laughter.
I find grey clouds of doubt and a mocking
Bitter wind to chill the aching body as ne'er before.

I life my head in an effort to call for help but feel God is too far away.
The walls of my abode seem to imprison me and I wonder will there be a tomorrow!

Yes, tomorrow will come and it will bring Victory!
For I know too well my Redeemer liveth.
For yes, I've been surrounded by doubt before
But have always found God was always near.
He never leaves me alone.
He only lets me find the true patch through the maze.

The Clouds of doubt begin to life and a blue sky of promise
Shines through. Faith is truly renewed and another battle
Is won over the oppressor, which gives me the courage to go on.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Poem written by my talented brother

New Beginnings

history has been changed today
its a day of new beginnings
a black president has been elected
regardless of my opinion

the election was made to be about race
not voting on the facts
for many voted on the color of skin
trying to make an impact

or should i have said trying to make history
the ignorance is incredible
who cares if he was raised by radical Muslims
all this seemed to be invisible

or what about the lack of patriotism
for the country he would lead
its as if he doesn't even care
its manifested in every deed


p.s. hope the minorities are happy, they finally got their black president whether its best for the country or not.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New tea to try

Everyone knows how much I love tea and I just stumbled onto this site today, so check it out:

Here is their specific page for teas:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Last pictures of my long, beautiful red hair

I am considering cutting my hair and selling it, so here's some before pictures:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Many topics

Justin's now wife is pregnant, as I'm sure was expected by the hasty wedding. They are having a boy and kicking around the name Aiden-a favorite of mine.
I have been practicing singing for a few weeks now and can sing:
Tonight I Wanna Cry-Keith Urban
Hold on to Jesus-Michelle Tumes
Harlan-Kathy Mattea and Brad Paisley both recorded it
I Wonder-Kellie Pickler
Me and God-Josh Turner
Lead me Hone-Greg West
Why They Call it Fallin'-Lee Ann Womack
Send Down an Angel-Alison Moorer
I Miss My Friend-Darryl Worley
Stay Gone-Jimmy Wayne
I love you this much-Jimmy Wayne
When Love Finds You-Vince Gill
My Heart Will Never Know-Clay Walker
By His Wounds-Various Artists

Monday, June 2, 2008

Brother got married

Today my second to youngest brother, Justin got married to his girlfriend of 3 1/2 years Rachel. Their wedding was small and the theme was lavender and green, just like mine. I will post some pics when I get them. He was so nervous. But I guess I would be too at 19. I hope and pray that they make it.

Stuff for sale-new page

Check out my Etsy page for a few of the many items I have for sale. I have been working on it for a while and think it looks pretty good. Here's the link:

Custom orders are as always welcome as is comments!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Stuff for sale

Check out my photobucket page for items for sale:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Trade-snacks for soaps

I sent soaps, pianoheart sends snacks. These are called sakura arare and nori crunch. My husband loves them.

Super Quick January Tea Swap

Received 11 tea bags and a bookmark from LisseasLuxuries.

Raise your Rate Swap

Received this cool package from Dixie Witch for this swap. She sent two different fabric, one hello kitty christmas and one raggedy & andy, some buttons, bag of beads, ribbon pieces and a whole roll of ribbon, and 2 tea bags.

Swap received-Loose tea of the month club-January

I received some tea from a swapper in Finland. She also sent a black and white postcard with the ingredients translated from Finnish to English so I would know what I am drinking. How sweet! She also sent me some extra tea bags.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New soap recipe-Amber's Aromatherapy

I have been experienting with different soap receipes and oils, and here is I think the best soap I've ever made. Everyone who has tried it absolutely loves it. It's Lavender Castile Soap. Yep, 100% pure olive oil with lavender essential oil. (organic, high grade)