Sunday, March 30, 2014

Five Things to Catch Up 2014


It has been almost five months since my last post. Obviously I don't deserve to call myself a blogger. Not that it matters. The likelihood that anyone reads this is slim. If you are here, thanks, and welcome. I thought I'd do a quick bullet point to recap the beginning of 2014.

  1. Our student ministry hosted DNow in January. We had over 300 students, and I loved hanging out with the junior and senior girls from Park Hill and Baring Cross.


  2. I had the opportunity to go on my second mission trip to work with the Landing Church in the Seattle area. We spent time praying over the community and helping the church set-up and break-down the portable church service.
Snoqualmie Falls Washington


  3. March has been a super month too. Tiffany and I had a fun afternoon painting canvases. The same evening my Caitie Bug came over for a TaterBug weekend. A week later, my OBU friend, Kristi drove up for a spontaneous Girls' Day.
Lunch with Kristi - fish tacos from the Flying Fish.



  4. Caitie and I had another TaterBug Day to celebrate her going away to the USAF boot camp. Okay, it wasn't a celebration of her leaving. In fact, I feel a little like curling into a ball and sucking my thumb about losing her for four and a half months. She will come back as a USAF reservist and a trained dental assistant. We celebrated her 19th birthday and the beginning of her grown-up life. 

  5.  In just over a week, I leave for NY. I really enjoyed my time in the city last fall. I'm looking forward to spending time with my beautiful friend Jerri.  Here are a couple of shots from my first visit in Ocotober.



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Thursday, November 7, 2013

10 Ways to Have a Better Vacation Than Greg



My brother-in-law Greg was on vacation last week. Unfortunately it ended with pancreatitis and a seriously messed up gall bladder. It ended with a couple of trips to the hospital and surgery.

It was not a fun week, so I decided to help him out by suggesting better ways he could have spent his time. So here are 10 ways to have a better vacation than Greg.


10.  Get a full body wax followed by an alcohol rub.


  9.  French braid a porcupine.



  8.  Take a nap on a mound of fire ants.


  7.  Tie a live chicken around your neck all week.


  6.  Swim with sharks- with a live chicken around your neck.


  5.  Mistake Super Glue for eye drops.
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(I hope you guys didn't seriously expect a picture for this one!)





3.  Be this guy on any given day.



2. Carpool with Sasquatch
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1. Throw up every day until your pancreas swells until you have your gall bladder removed.
(Oh wait! That's just what Greg did!)


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Jar o' Pumpkins


I have so much to write about. My planner has been quite full, but that isn't a complaint. I spent the last few years with an anemic calendar, so it's nice to be busy. 

One of the things I've been doing is working at a pumpkin patch on the weekends. I decided to bring home a bunch of pumpkins, including a collection of minis. I put the tiny pumpkins in a large, old jar and placed it on my table. I think it's a darling centerpiece, and one that's easily moved when needed.

Maybe I'll get around to posting pictures of the 15 other pumpkins I got. In the meantime, click HERE or on the picture below to revisit the fabric pumpkin tutorial from the archives.



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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Squeezing September & Overflowing October


Life has been good. 

Scratch that. God has been good, and life has been busy. 

The last few weeks have been a tornado of activity. The next few are slated to be the same, and I like it!

Here's some of what has been going on...

 I went on a mission trip to Seattle to work with The Landing Church. Our group did landscaping and clean up at a local elementary school. We also fed the faculty and staff a yummy lunch from Q'doba.

Andy and Trang Brown moved from Arkansas to the Seattle area earlier this year to start The Landing Church. They are doing a fabulous job of getting to know the people in their area, and showing them that God's love is all about relationship.


I spent the day helping in a classroom. That is where I met THE MOST AMAZING kindergarten teacher EVAH! Mrs. Menon has the enthusiasm of a brand new teacher - even after more than a decade in the classroom. She struck a beautiful harmony between discipline and fun, and her communication skills were a joy to witness. Mrs. Menon used words that were above her students, but then she would follow up by repeating her instructions with a synonym of the hard word. Why wait to expand a child's vocabulary? 
Their brains are sponges, they can take it.


I enjoyed the art instillation that decorated downtown.

The flowers at Pike's Place Market overwhelmed my happy senses.

Another project we accomplished was to serve the homeless population downtown. We packed duffle bags with socks, blankets, hygiene products, and a Bible. My group met Mike and Trish. We bought their lunch, and talked with one another. I sat next to Trish in the dirty parking lot between a car and a concrete wall and let her tell me her story.We prayed for them before we left. I'm still praying for them. 

This is the famous Gum Wall at Pike's Place Market.

A view of Puget sound from the top of an apartment building.



When I returned from Seattle I got to do a senior photo shoot with this BEAUTIFUL young lady.

Anna was is such a doll. We had a lot of fun at this horse ranch.

She even makes an old shed look good.

What a beauty.


I also started working at a pumpkin patch on the weekends. The Hicks family are a blast. They make me laugh. 

I am overwhelmed with God's provision and opportunities. I am blessed.

Next I'm off to NYC to see my crazy friend Jerri. I'll be there in less than 48 hours and I'm shaking with excitement. She may find me living in her basement refusing to come home. If I do make it back, I have a couple of more photo shoots lined up and a few more activities on the calendar.

Stay tuned. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Psalm 46:10


Recently my friend Jennifer mentioned the story of Mary and Martha from Luke 10 on her blog. It was another reminder that I truly need to stop letting so many things get in the way of spending time with my beautiful LORD. 

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Mod Podge a Paper Copy of a Fabric Print (Sparking Creativity)



Good heavens. It's been two months since I introduced the Sparking Creativity feature. Oops.




It all started with a trip to a flea market where I found this dandy fabric. It's a a 60" poplin called French Fox, and it runs $25/yard. I paid $7 for four yards! That said, I still don't know what I'm going to use it for, but it did give me a spark of an idea.



I printed a copy of the pattern from the internet, Mod Podged it onto a chipboard letter, and placed it inside an empty frame. The outer edges were covered with a contrasting paper to pop against the blue wall of my office. I think it's adorable. Now to come up with a fab idea for the actual fabric.


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Friday, August 2, 2013



I am pleased to be featured as a guest blogger on A More Organized Life

Click on the link below to see how easy it is to create an organized art station, and be sure to poke around Jennifer's blog to get other great tips for everyday life.

http://jenniferbooth.com/2013/08/02/how-to-create-an-art-station/
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