vent my spleen

This is a process shot of the house sign I’m painting for my parents’ new house. I was inspired by the work of 1Canoe2. DIY for sure, which I take on with gusto! However, with the bathroom remodel I did some serious assessment of my DIY, can-do approach to everything. I am perfectly capable, after…

Soft Focus

Soft focus vs. Out of Control It’s been a while because it’s May, which is always busy. End of year banquets, college boys transitioning, a 14-month old home wrecker, yard work to do, blah blah blah. Throw in a lightening jolt to the computer, an unexpected but WAY overdue bathroom remodel, car repairs, and last…

marinating

Marinating in Spring, and Emery, and the boys, and marriage, and chores, and thoughts, and messages of life and hope and God, and ideas, and projects……………

H2O in Tanzania

Remember my 50th birthday campaign – the one where several of you contributed to Charity Water? I just received an email this morning regarding the water project the money will be going towards. They will be working in Tanzania, here is some information from the email: “Tanzania is one of the largest countries in Africa,…

personal space

Today I am subbing for the grade school counselor. This is what I’m doing during my lunch 20. In the school setting there’s no such thing as a lunch hour. I have a handbag that a pen leaked in it and stained the outside. So I’m just adding buttons, patches and stitches. Anyway, my counselor…

you matter, and why everything is making me cry…

you know, well, ahem, *eyes averted, blushing color rising to my cheeks, trying to shrink within my skin*…. i am one of those people who just struggles. a lot. struggles with wondering what the meaning of this life is, especially in the face of such suffering, hardship, cruelty, etc. that exists in this world. and…

I did it!

I made a light box!! I’ve only wanted to do this for. ever. The awesome thing is – it cost me virtually nothing to make. A cardboard box, poster board, and some parchment paper. I used this tutorial to make it. Even on days where there is no sun, I can set up some lamps…

too big for your britches?

I have the most efficient and effective solution. Just hang around a 15-year old, preferably one of your own. Within minutes you will notice that the oxygen you are breathing is completely wasted on yourself. In addition, anything that comes out of your mouth will be treated as the verbiage of a complete idiot, especially…

for your listening pleasure

https://vimeo.com/89715091 Had the pleasure of another excursion to Lake Leatherwood. Proof positive besides the date yesterday that Spring is indeed here. Spring peepers and bull frogs creating a beautiful cacophony. And people, did you know there’s a new Johnny Cash album out!

willy nilly

Complete willy nillyiness. I am under mad preparations to leave my family for the weekend so ┬ájust a quick post with a few things making me smile. 1. First off my new, gosh dang cowboy boots!! Mr. Smoothpebble gave me a gift certificate for Christmas to pick out some new boots. Sorry if this all…