Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Journey and God's Comforts: Stand!

My Journey and God's Comforts: Stand!: "I have been sitting for a little over 19 months now. One thing that has never ceased to catch my attention, is when I see or hear the word '..."

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Granna's Little Helpers

HELP!  That's the way I feel sometimes when it comes to cleaning house!   Never fear, HELP is on it's way!  Four granddaughthers are perfect for that!  Not that I wouldn't take the help from four grandsons as well!

It really needs to be described in a post all of it's own, but the roof over our heads covers a pretty large amount of floor space.  I think the exact measurements are something like 3600 sq. ft.  To be honest, it was not originally intended to be that big.  It grew as it was being built!  Actually, there was a mistake in the pouring of the footer at the  very beginning, which caused the foundation to have to be 4 ft. wider all the way around.  I call it a mistake, but really it wasn't.  The Lord knew what He was doing.  He knew the size family we would have to need all the space.  It does make it nice when they are all here.  When it's just the two of us, (which is not very often), it is a BIG house!

It's also a Big house when it comes time to clean it!  I, of all people know that, since I am the maid, I mean the one who cleans it! 

I am so thankful for any help I can get, which brings me to the subject of this post, my Helpers!
 They're pictured below:

Go ahead, tell me she's the cutest thing you've ever seen!

Oh, there is another helper!  I am very thankful for any help he can give. He is a very busy man!
 I am in no way complaining about anything.  God has been so good to us and I am so thankful for the nice, BIG  house God has blessed us with and for all the helplers I have.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I've Lost It

The doors to a few of my kitchen cabinets, that is! 

I know some would think me crazy, Lonnie Love being one of them, but this is something I have been wanting to do for a long time.

One of the reasons I have wanted to do this is because some of the doors which started out a beautiful crisp white, have yellowed through the years. ?????? (ugh!)

Since I started seeing it done on some of the decorating blogs I follow, I thought I might as well give it a try.
When I've seen pictures of it done, it really gives the cabinets an updated look. 

So,one Friday evening, while home alone, I took the plunge.....
 I removed the doors off of three of the kitchen cabinets.  (Got one more to do when I figure out what to do with the stuff that is inside it.)

 Think me crazy but,  I love, love, love it.

  It's sooooo easy; only takes about 5 minutes to remove the doors.  Now, the cleaning the insides and arranging what you put in them might take a little longer, but to me that's the fun part.

  I personally think this looks much better than the yellowed doors. 

You decide which you like better.

(First five pics are before)

A must to see the "after" pic of this messy spice cabinet!

(The next six pics are after)

This is the after of that messy spice cabinet!

I think I like them better this way.  What do you think?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Table Top First

This little Table Top vignette is one of my of those that I really, really like good enough to say it's a "keeper". 

That is definitely not normal for me...ask my family.

 Every time I look at it, it makes me happy, so I guess that's a good indication that it is OK!  Hope you enjoy as well.

Linking this to: A Stroll Stroll Thru Life 34th table top tuesday

Meeting Jolene

Jolene and David Sloan (, missionaries to Ukraine, along with their three beautiful children, David, Nate, and Brianna, came to visit us last Saturday and Sunday. 

My husband stayed with them and was at their church in Ukraine last year.

I have followed Jolene on her blog for sometime now, but had never met her.  It made me feel like those bloggers who follow each other and don't know each other,  and then meet face to face. 

I felt like I knew her, but it was so good to see her in person and to hear her sweet voice (that's interesting too, because you really don't think about what a person sounds like when you never hear them talk, only read about their life). 

Their family is home on furlough and for her to have her fourth child here in January.  They are here (at our house) to visit our church.

What a sweet missionary family!