September 30, 2009
September 27, 2009
Recently stopped by one of my favorite stores, Tai Pan Trading Co. in Rancho Cucamonga. It's that kind of a store that gives you goose bumps when you walk in, or in my case causes me to have a hot flash. You have to put several hours aside just to be able to visit all the nooks and crannies filled with goodness. Their decorating team does such a great job of placement and merchandising. And the prices... well let's just say you get a darn good bang for your buck. Both of us LOVING the holidays, my sister and I were enthralled at the decor for the upcoming holidays. From whimsical to country from dramatic to every day use. Can't wait to start decorating for the holidays... guess I better start saving up those pennies for some more trips to Tai Pan. I'm sure I can use another pumpkin or two somewhere in my house.
September 21, 2009
.."Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."- Elizabeth Lawrence
September 20, 2009
This was a quick and easy project I made using a cardboard box, which I cut into equal sizes, then covered with paper of choice. Then I used coffee sleeves for the cd holders. I covered them and glued them in place. And just had fun embellishing everywhere. On the front cover I used a piece of plastic that was from packaging , which my sister saved to later use for altering, but I scavenged it from her.....hee hee. I inked it with Ranger alcohol inks "caramel" for that aged photo negative look. I'm going to use it to store my photo cd's that i have collecting in my desk. My daughter thought this would be a cute Christmas gift idea for her girl friends who have lots of music cd's just lying around. Remember.... think twice before throwing out that trash.... hummmm what treasure can I make from that.... Have fun
September 14, 2009
September 13, 2009
September 11, 2009
Today marks the 8th anniversary of the tragedy that should have forever changed the world. I think for a few months, maybe a year it did. But I think as time has gone by, we have forgotten what took place that September 11th or how it impacted our lives.
I remember getting ready for work that morning, and the news was on. And the broadcast came over of what was taking place. I remember standing there staring at the tv, I think my heart stopped for just a moment. Gazing with confusion. Feeling I really needed to be with people to confirm what I had just seen on television was real. Their was an eery quietness in the office when I arrived. A feeling I will never forget. People standing around with a glazed over look in their eyes. I remember a few of us gathered together right away to pray for what we weren't sure was taking place, but remembering how comforted I was after the prayer... I'm not sure how people endure trials or terrifying situations without Jesus but I am so glad I have him. The comfort He provides that no one else can possibly understand..
The tragedy that took place 8 years ago should remind us how we need to be "On our knees" way more than we are.