Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What a difference a little paint can make

Remember my good will find?

I just had to spiff it up a little and get her all ready for spring.

What do you think?  I love the color.  I am going to see what else I can find to paint. 

I think I will throw some Easter eggs and grass in there to really set the spring scene!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

We are Family!!

This past weekend we had a cookout/party/shower/celebration for my nephew and his fiance.  They live in Tennessee and we don't see them very often so while they were visiting we got ALL of the family together to congratulate the beautiful couple and celebrate with the whole family.

This is the happy couple! 

They look good together don't they?

We had so much fun, the kids had a blast playing games.

All of the kids!

Check out that adorable pillowcase dress!

Even the littlest one had a good time.

We had great food, but even better than that was the fellowship of family!

But the food was really good!

We are so blessed to have such a close family. 

It's true what they say, blood is definitely thicker than water.

Here are the sisters, just a little FYI, they are all named for jewels.
Opal, Ruby, Jewel, Pearl.
Cool, right?

This is all the cousins.  All that showed up anyway.

And a good time was had by all!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Farm house table

Well, it took a little longer than I had planned, and I still have some more to do on it, but at least it's far enough along to show you.

It started out as the kitchen table.

After I (baby boy and myself) took it apart, it looked like this.

Then, the carpenter elves took over and modified the Farm house table plans from Anna's site, so that I could use these legs.

And after a long weekend, it was finally  coming together.

So, I primed, and painted, and stained.

Until it looked like this.

I still have to put another coat of stain and paint, then polyurethane.

But I love, love, love, love, love it!!!!!!

Linked up here and here and here!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Facts about Lent

Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning Springtime.

Lent last 40 days, like when Moses was on the mountain and when Jesus was in the wilderness.

The color for lent is Purple, representing sorrow and repentance.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and goes through Easter.

Ashes were applied to Christians foreheads to represent humility and repentance.  
Ex. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Have you seen this?

It's the 40 bags in 40 days challenge.

What an awesome idea.  

I was just talking with Nonny about Lent and this definitely sounds like something I am capable of doing.  

Not only am I capable but I have been wanting to do something cleansing for a while so I am definitely in!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tearing down, to build up!

I can't wait to get finished with my next project.  I have been tearing some perfectly good stuff up, which really stumps Mr. Wonderful.  

More to come. . . . .