Monday, February 11, 2013
We had a pretty painful experience last spring/summer that kind of put a damper on the entire year. We felt compelled to stand up for truth and do what we really felt was right before the Lord. Not that it was easy. It wasn't. Not that it wasn't humiliating. It was. At the end of several months of hoping for something better, we realized it wasn't going to happen, that we had to move on with our lives. Sometimes there are things worth standing up for, and yes, I would have done it again, as painful as it was.
I am finally feeling like spring has come! To my heart, to my life again. There are a lot of things new for us. A fresh-air-gust in fellowship! Yes! Thank you Lord for providing a place for us to worship you. That is truly refreshing, and healing! Spring is literally right around the corner, I'm getting my seeds in order, my garden planned. I'm even going to say I can't wait for yard work! I can think and think and think while working with a weedeater! No kidding!
I've recently given up my hot tub in favor or using the space for an enclosed porch/office room. I'm really excited to have a better planned area to work on my Etsy stuff, to do projects in, etc. My sons are very anxious for me to leave the other room I had so they can each have their own room.
My husband has been waiting 5 months for a loan officer to get some paperwork off his desk and get a loan approved so that he can build a local man a new home. Today he gets to start that job! Finally! Fall is NOT a good time to find out the job you thought was going to be able to start isn't going to happen. And winter is NOT a time when very many people call to have a carpenter start a job, so you can say it's felt like a long winter here. BUT, God, like he always has, provided all our needs, above and beyond! I won't say I never had a meltdown, but it wasn't too bad, really. And now that he is back to work, and spring will be here very shortly, I'm very excited to see what else He has in store for our lives!
If saying it will make it so, Happy Spring!
Monday, November 19, 2012
|Friends to share a meal with.|
|Night time at our little country church. (Ignore the blue paint, hopefully we'll get to paint in the coming year!)|
|The table. All set and ready.|
|My Finnish Cardamom Bread|
This week, we're going to be doing something I love to do before the holidays. Cleaning! I'm talking about sending my husband out onto the beams in our living room with a vacuum lol. Today we got the bedroom all dusted, floors done, everything all nice and clean. I like to spring clean once in spring, once in fall/winter. All the knicknacks cleaned, all those books dusted. When I met my husband I had NO IDEA he was such a book freak! At least his books are beautiful! Well, when the cleaning is done, the nice warm fire is going, the Christmas music is playing, it'll be a day of decorating. Not all-out decorating, but a little holiday cheer. Some warm welcoming on the porch for visitors. Sometimes the stress of what this old world brings gets me down, but you know, I just keep looking up! There is a very good plan to it all!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of blessing, full of reflection on how much we have all been blessed! ~Karen
Thursday, October 25, 2012
|Wood Frame 36 Tube Candle Mold|
I hope everyone's adjusting to the cool season. It just doesn't seem like some people should have snow already, or that the temperatures have dropped almost instantly. I wasn't quite ready for the rains and cold, but at least I'm getting some stuff done inside!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I just listed it on Craigslist, if you,re interested. The photos aren't great, b/c I didn't have it in a place with great light. But I did meet one goal for the day, yay! My other accomplishment was to go with my daughter-in-law to her midwife appt. to hear my granddaughter's heartbeat! Now isn't that something!?
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We have a HUGE maple tree in our yard. In the summer, we like to sit in the swing, around an outdoor fire, enjoying family and friends. In the fall, let's just say it is a LOT of leaves to clean up. I admit I think it's kind of awesome when stormy, rainy windy days make the mess; it's all worth it.
I've had a great summer doing things with friends and family. I've had some rough stuff to go through too. I won't go into all the details but, like the maple in my yard, we may have lost some leaves, but we're still standing, roots dug in deep, leaning on the Lord, who wills and works His way in us. I am so appreciative of the friends who have prayed for us along the way!
I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, getting my Etsy shop stocked with so many wonderful finds I accumulated this year.
|Odd things I find! This pin strip roll is awesome!|
|Hang it from a wall on the piece of string! Neat sewing room decor!|
|Cute shabby bear!|
|Precious nursery dresser jars!|
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Some friends of the vintage style are having an awesome flea market down near Salem that you might really want to know about! Looks fabulous and I hope I'll be able to go! Check it out!