"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Music To My Ears

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Last night while working on a sewing project, my girls were playing nearby with their dolls.

My hubby and sons were downstairs working on their model airplanes. So, other than the chatter of the girls, the house seemed so quiet to me.  I decided to put on some classical music. I got ready to stand up and walk over to the stereo, then stopped.

Then  I sat back in my chair and listened to their sweet voices.

And  I realized that music was wafting through my house. Their voices were  music...music to my ears.   There will be time for classical music when my nest is empty.

With two older children who have married and have families of their own, I know how fast the time passes.....

 It seems like yesterday that we brought our firstborn home from the hospital.  And it seems like just a few days later we watched him leave for Navy life.

It seems like yesterday that I watched our oldest daughter take her first steps. And it seems like a few days later, I watched her dad walk her down the aisle.

May each of us relish each day with our little ones..knowing that one day, there will be classical music in our homes,  but realizing  nothing will ever sound so sweet as the voices of our children.

Have a blessed day, friends!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

 A big thanks to Rebecca @ Country Mouse Musings for choosing my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award!   I was very surprised and excited  to find out that I had received it.

There are a few rules for this award....
1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 random things about yourself.
3. Nominate 5 fellow bloggers and let them know about it.

First, 7 random things about me..

1. I only wear silver jewelry.
2. I love turnips.
3. I am the youngest of four children.
4. I am really good at killing houseplants. 
5. I don't like iced tea...southern girl or not. 
6. I wear skirts/dresses all of the time.
7. I collect blue dishes.

And here are my 5 nominees for the Versatile Blog Award:

 A Woman's Walk

She and the Willow Tree

 Happy in Dole Valley

Girls To Grow

She Shall Be Called Woman

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

This recipe is from my sister.  She gave it to me years ago, but I never tried it til two weeks ago. It was a big hit with my family. It's a fast and easy recipe.

Breakfast Pizza

1 lb. sausage
1/2 - 3/4 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
1 can crescent rolls

Mix together: 4 eggs, 3/4 c. milk. Set aside.
Cook and crumble sausage. Set aside.
Spread crescent rolls in the bottom of a greased 9 x 13" pan. 
Sprinkle sausage over rolls.
Sprinkle cheese over sausage.
Pour egg mixture over cheese.

 Bake at 425 for 15 - 20 minutes.


Have a blessed day, friends!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A New Season

My children love to hear stories about when they were babies.  Yesterday was no exception.

As we cleared the lunch dishes from the table, I told the stories that they've heard many times before. And as I recalled the memories of those days, I was reminded  - once again - of the fact that my "baby days" are over.

No more feeling the movement of a new life inside of me.

No more snuggling with a newborn.

No more dozing on the sofa with a baby sleeping on my chest.

No more of the host of many other wonderful experiences that come from having a baby in my home.

I miss those days with my babies. But I do not miss the days of being a young mother with virtually no Titus 2 women in my life to be a mentor to me. I had so many questions. And so many times, I needed the listening ear of an older, godly lady, and so many times  I was in desperate need of an encouraging word.

So I find myself  in a new season of life now. And  the Lord has impressed upon me to be the  Titus 2 woman that I didn't have.  Which is the sole purpose of this blog.

With (almost) 30 years of marriage, 7 earthly children, and 3 granchildren (our 4th grandbaby is due this summer - yippee!), I might have a few words of encouragement for young mothers.  ;)

Not that I am anything in and of myself. But I pray that the Lord will use me however He sees fit in this area...whether the encouragement comes through this blog, or in person.

What about you, friends? What has the Lord been nudging you to do for Him?  I'd love to hear  from you!

 "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven."  Eccl. 3:1

Have a blessed day!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Natty's First Quilt

For Natty's 8th birthday in November, her Sunday school teacher gave her a gift that was perfect for a budding seamstress : a package of beautiful quilting material.

Natty was so excited and could hardly wait to get started. She decided  to make a quilt for her doll.  :)

So she started cutting the squares (with a little help from Mom)....

 Then she sewed the squares together....

Next, she measured the batting to the front and back of the quilt....

After trimming the batting, she sewed the borders....

And finally, a quilting stitch along the seams for the finishing touch....

 The back of the quilt.....

And the front....

                                            It turned out beautifully!!

And last but certainly not least, I'm including a photo of Mimi, who, in the midst of all the quilting, just had to take a turn on Natty's sewing machine.  And she did really well!  :)

We had so much fun together. And we made memories. Memories that will hopefully last a lifetime.
Memories that will be recalled every time Natty looks at her quilt.  :)

"..she.. works willingly with her hands."  Proverbs 31:13

Have a blessed day,  friends!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Homemade Hair Jewelry

I love all the hair jewelry that I'm seeing online these days. But to buy for me and my girls could be a little pricey.

So instead of spending my hubby's hard-earned money, I decided to try to make some hair jewelry myself.

I started with some regular hair pins......

Then, I bought some "blingy" buttons at Wal Mart.....

Finally, I hot-glued the buttons to tops of the hair pins.......and here's how they turned out.....
                                      Not bad for the penny-pinching version.  :)

 I also made some for my girls with these buttons (also from Wal Mart).....

And they turned out like this....

Next on my list: homemade hair sticks.  :)

"Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will.
But the very hairs of your head  are all numbered.
Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows." - Matthew 10: 29-31

Have a blessed day,

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