Monday, August 23, 2010

Catch Up...

Why, hello there.

I have been awfully busy lately, and I have really missed blogging, crafting, and also keeping up with all of my favorite blogs! My hubby and I just got home last night after 4 days in Washington for my step-sisters wedding. It was wonderful, and we even got to enjoy Seattle for a little while. Now we are back home, and just trying to get back in the groove of things. I made the wedding cake, and will be posting pics soon... it turned out really nice. :-) Besides the wedding, we had a blast just spending time with family, and of course the very, very long road trip was filled with memories!

While in Seattle on Sunday, I insisted that we stop by The Blue Bottle Art Gallery to see Jessie Olson of CakeSpy. I brought her a cupcake. :-) She was super nice, and I just loved looking around the gallery at all her wonderful stuff! I am so glad that my family was nice enough to let me stop in. I <3 CakeSpy!

I am awfully sleepy today, so I am going to cut this post short, but I do want to give BIG THANK YOU to The Paper Mama for giving me (and her other sponsers) a big shout out today. I love advertising with you! I am looking forward to adding some new items to my Etsy shop this week!

Goodnight all!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


... I am hurt. I am broken hearted. I am sad. I am angry. I feel sick. I feel overwhelmed. I want to hate you.

And yet... I have peace. I have calm. I have healing. I have love. I have love for you despite how much my heart hurts.

That can only come from God. Only God can show me healing when I am broken. Only God can show me peace when I am angry. Only God can show me love when I don't want to feel it. Only God can teach me love when every human bone in my body wants to hate.

The truth is, I can't hate you. It isn't possible. I don't know how. I don't know how to NOT love you. And as much as it hurts, I am thankful for that. Because with love comes forgiveness, and redemption. If I can love you even an ounce of how much God loves me... If you can see me love you even through this, than maybe you will see a glimpse of the love Christ offers us.

I am praying today.... I am praying that you give your life to Christ. That you surrender your heart to Him and turn away from everything else. I am praying for me... praying that I show you love, even when it hurts... especially when it hurts. I am praying that I fight through my earthly feelings, and instead take Godly actions.

There is nothing I can do now, except for love you and trust in the Lord.  And that... that is enough.


Saturday, August 7, 2010


So, I'm working again... Yay! It is really nice to have a job again after a year of unemployment. I started my job 2 weeks ago, and I am currently in training for a total of 9 weeks. That is a crazy long time for training! But, there is a lot of information to learn before I start working with clients.

Anyways, that's where I have been for the last few weeks. I have been acclimating to the life of a employed person again.... not staying up to late, getting up early, having to be somewhere at a set time, etc. I have gotten used to crafting/blogging/web surfing whenever I want,  so having a schedule is a big change! I am trying to develop a weekly schedule for myself so that I make time for my blog and my Etsy shop. I am thinking I may start blogging once or twice a week, on specific days, and updating my Etsy shop at the same time. I am hoping that a set schedule will keep me from going M.I.A. for long periods of time!

This weekend I am busy finishing all my entries for our county fair. I turned in my photography, jewelry, and ceramic entries today, and all my baked goods are due on Tuesday, the day before the fair. Below are some of the pictures that I entered. Let me know what you think!

Goodnight all!